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JL Audio 10W6v3-D4

W6v3 Series 10" subwoofer with dual 4-ohm voice coils

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Our take on the JL Audio 10W6v3-D4

by John Pollard
JL Audio

What's a component sub and why would I want one?

A component sub is simply a speaker that's designed to reproduce bass once it's installed in a compatible enclosure. Think about the impact of a movie soundtrack in a big theater or even in your own home HDTV setup. A component sub can add the same kind of power to the music in your car. And a car sub is not all about the boom that you hear on a street corner (although that's cool too) - you can pair a component sub with your choice of enclosure to get bass just the way you like it, from tight and punchy to fat and loose. And once you experience music in your car with a well-tuned subwoofer, you'll never go back.

W6v3 magnet

Pole-venting helps the sub stay cool when you turn the volume up.

Bass that means business

JL Audio's celebrated W6v3 subwoofers deliver knockout low end with incredible accuracy. The 10W6v3-D4 10" subwoofer uses a tough, mineral-filled polypropylene cone that offers incredible strength without the extra bulk that can slow woofer response. JL Audio conducted extensive research to develop a motor structure that operates efficiently and precisely, so this sub can deliver powerful, reliable bass while handling up to 600 watts RMS. Exclusive cone-bonding assemblies, advanced cooling systems, and a highly stable spider attachment enhance reliability and promote long performance life.

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Precision-crafted low end

The sub's solid cast-alloy basket allows your W6v3 sub to handle big-time power without any distortion-causing flexing. A sophisticated suspension system promotes linear cone movement for greater accuracy. The simple terminal jumper wiring system allows you to set the subwoofer's impedance to draw maximum power from your amplifier, or to design a multi-sub setup.

Get the sound and look you want

The elegant JL Audio medallion on the front shows the competition you mean business. Go for a special look with the removable black trim ring, which can be painted to match your installation theme. The 10W6v3-D4 works best in a compact enclosure, so you can get great bass in some tight places.

W6v3 terminals

The terminal jumper system lets you easily adjust the sub's impedance.

To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 450 and 900 watts RMS at 2 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.

Highlights:

  • 10" subwoofer with dual 4-ohm voice coils
  • mineral-filled polypropylene cone with rubber surround
  • satin black cast-alloy basket
  • power range: 200-600 watts RMS
  • peak power handling: 1200 watts
  • frequency response: 22-200 Hz
  • sensitivity: 82.7 dB
  • top-mount depth: 6-15/16"
  • sealed box volume: 0.628 cubic feet
  • ported box volume: 0.828 cubic feet
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
Size 10 -inch
Impedance 4 ohms
Cone Material Mineral-filled IMPP
Surround Material Rubber
Ideal Sealed Box Volume (cubic feet) 0.628
Ideal Ported Box Volume (cubic feet) 0.828
Port diameter (inches) N/A
Port length (inches) N/A
Free-Air No
Dual Voice Coil Yes
Sensitivity 82.7 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response 22 - 200 Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts) 200-600
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 1200
Top Mount Depth (inches) 6 15/16
Bottom Mount Depth (inches) N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 9
Vas (liters) 23.25
Fs (Hz) 30.12
Qts 0.513
Xmax (millimeters) 19
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
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What's in the box?

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  • 10" Dual 4-ohm voice coil subwoofer
  • 2 Voice coil jumper wires (installed)
  • Black plastic trim ring (installed)
  • Owner's manual
  • Voice coil connection warning

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Features
Enclosure Compatibility

Features

Dual Voice Coils: Due to the 10W6v3-D4's dual 4 ohm voice coils, the subwoofer can be configured as a 2-ohm (voice coils wired in parallel) or 8-ohm (voice coils wired in series) driver. The included jumper wires allow easy adjustment from one configuration to the other (the factory jumper position is 2-ohm).

Dynamic Motor Analysis (DMA): DMA is JL Audio's proprietary method of improving dynamic motor behavior. As a result of DMA optimization, the 10W6v3-D4 motor remains linear over a long excursion range, and also maintains a stable fixed magnetic field in the gap over a wide power range. The result is reduced distortion, faithfully reproduced transients, and tight, clean, articulate bass.

Pole-Vent Airflow Control (PVAC): The bullet-shaped structure inside the pole-vent directs airflow and increases air velocity to effectively reduce voice coil temperature, leading to improved fidelity and reliability.

Floating Cone Attachment Method (FCAM): JL Audio's patented FCAM technology is an innovative method of bonding the surround/cone assembly to the voice coil/spider assembly. This assembly technique ensures proper surround geometry in the assembled speaker for better excursion control and dynamic voice coil alignment.

Elevated Frame Cooling System: The elevated frame design of the 10W6v3-D4 delivers cool air through slots directly above the top-plate to the voice coil of the speaker. This not only enhances power handling, but also sound quality by minimizing dynamic parameter shifts and power compression.

Customizable Trim Ring: The woofer has a removable ring made of black ABS plastic which can be painted to match the installation theme and create a personalized look. You can purchase an optional mesh grille insert specifically designed to fit into the inner diameter of the trim ring (item number 136SGR106, sold separately).

Engineered Lead Wire System: JL Audio's engineered flying lead-wires have carefully engineered entry and exit support structures molded into the terminals and the voice coil collar and are jacketed to further reduce the likelihood of shorting and fatigue. The result is predictable high-excursion lead-wire behavior with long term reliability, and none of the compromises inherent to a woven-in lead wire system (when attached or woven into the spider material, lead-wires can alter the spider's motion, leading to asymmetrical spider behavior).

Enclosure Compatibility

Sealed Enclosure: JL Audio recommends a sealed box size of 0.628 ft³ (0.55 ft³ net, plus the sub's 0.078 ft³ displacement). A diagram is provided in the owner's manual for a sealed box with external dimensions of 12-1/2" W x 12-1/2" H x 10-1/2" D, assuming 3/4" thick material. (If you are using 5/8" thick materials, subtract 1/4" from each dimension.)

Ported Enclosure: The ported box size JL Audio recommends is 0.828 ft³ (0.75 ft³ net, plus the sub's 0.078 ft³ displacement). The recommended slot port is 10-7/8" x 1-3/8" x 27-5/8", resulting in a tuning frequency of 39 Hz and a -3dB point of 33 Hz.

 
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5 out of 5

JL ftw

Written By sp414, santa clara on Sunday, January 19, 2014
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Heavy, sturdy, beautiful, superb low freq response
Pros:
everything. great build quality, beautifully constructed, keeps great frequency response when I play it at high volumes.
Cons:
For what it is, I have none. The only thing you have to watch out for is that it is back heavy. So don't use a cheap box with it. Not really a Con, just FYI.
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Can't go wrong

Written By Doug, Roscoe, IL on Friday, October 11, 2013
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It's crisp, hit's hard. Built to last, look great sound Awesome. These 10" subs deliver on every thing throne at them. You can't go wrong with these.
Pros:
Build Quality, sound unbelievable, for 10" subs. Every type of music sounds great.
Cons:
NOTHING
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A lot of power for a 10

Written By ckopp, Hilo, HI on Wednesday, October 09, 2013
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This sub sounds amazing. It's hard to think that it only a 10. It hits at several different ranges and always sound crisp and clear.
Pros:
Great build that will last, and it looks and sounds amazing
Cons:
A little on the pricey side
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