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JL Audio 10WXv2

WXv2 Series 10" 4-ohm subwoofer

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Our take on the JL Audio 10WXv2

JL Audio builds their hard-hitting WX Series subs for the long haul. Patented cooling and construction technologies allow these subs to pump out accurate, lifelike bass, while standing up to the inevitable abuse that every sub will see. Plus, JL Audio designs the sub's inner works to deliver a one-two punch of extended cone excursion and precise response.

Built for hard-hitting, long-lasting performance

JL Audio builds their hard-hitting WX Series subs for the long haul. Patented cooling and construction technologies allow these subs to pump out accurate, lifelike bass, while standing up to the inevitable abuse that every sub will see. Plus, JL Audio designs the sub's inner works to deliver a one-two punch of extended cone excursion and precise response.

Ideal when space is tight

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The 10WXv2 works great in both sealed and ported enclosures, utilizing a polypropylene cone with a foam surround for powerful, reliable bass reproduction. The rear gasket provides improved sealing in your enclosure, while the heavy-duty 4-ohm voice coil resists breakdown under extreme conditions. The customizable trim ring lets you add a personalized look to your setup.

To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 150 and 300 watts RMS at 4 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.

I've had JL subs in the past, for some reason I tried another brand. After a year or so of not being totally satisfied, I finally bought a JL again. Even the wife and kids notice the difference!

David, Missouri

What's in the Box:

  • 10" Single voice coil 4-ohm subwoofer
  • Owner's manual

Product Highlights:

  • 10" 4-ohm subwoofer
  • polypropylene cone with foam surround
  • power range: 50-200 watts RMS
  • frequency response: 25-250 Hz
  • sensitivity: 86.06 dB
  • top-mount depth: 4-13/16"
  • sealed box volume: 0.625 cubic feet
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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JL Audio 10WXv2 Reviews

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Fantastic for the money

Jeff from Memphis, TN on 8/30/2016

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For the money, these things are as good as it gets. I have two of them with a Sound Ordinance 350 watt amp in a sealed enclosure (all purchased from Crutchfield). They are in the back of a 2010 Lexus is250. Let me say, I was very apprehensive about these at first because I was concerned that they wouldn't put out enough bass to "travel" through the backseat etc (I have had SUVs previously) but boy was I wrong. These things really put out some great sound. The only reason I've given it a 4 ranking is because I feel that at certain frequencies there is some lacking, the "deep bass" is fantastic but anything midlevel or above really doesn't quite perform the way I would hope. Overall, for the money, I would buy these time and time again.

Pros: Deep, deep, deep low bass. Compact size, fantastic overall sound quality.

Cons: Seems to lack a bit in the midrange.

Great sub

David from Missouri on 8/29/2016

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I've had JL subs in the past, for some reason I tried another brand. After a year or so of not being totally satisfied, I finally bought a JL again. Even the wife and kids notice the difference!

Pros: Great value and sound

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Guam on 8/22/2016

2010 Toyota Tacoma
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JL are proven subwoofers and great quality sound

Pros: Like there design and pricing.

Cons: Non

"Feel the bass.."

T from Okc, OK on 7/10/2016

2012 Toyota Tundra
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Replaced blown Fosgates with these 10" subs. It's a huge difference. Lower frequency response, deeper and louder bass with less distortion, and also still shallow enough to fit my custom truck box. (RF Punch series are too deep) These are great subs especially for the price!

Pros: Price, performance, and mounting depth

Cons: None

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Jason from Carmel, IN on 4/26/2016

2007 Kia Sedona
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Great sub, sounds awesome.

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Cooper from Corpus Christi, TX on 4/17/2016

2013 Toyota Tundra
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Nice sub

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Tomcat from Mt View Wy on 2/10/2016

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Sounds good but thought it would be a lot more than the 8" I replaced

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: Low end for Jl audio

Very Happy

2001 Ram from New York on 1/13/2016

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I am extremely happy with this sub. Added great bass, and vocals to my 2001 ram. Very impressed with the clarity. I also like how it has male connectors instead of the spring/crush style. Can't beat it for the price.

Pros: Great bass and vocals. Looks good. Great price.

Cons: None

awesome product

turtle from jackson, nj on 10/13/2015

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The subwoofer is awesome

Pros: Sounds great, gits really hard with my amp and everything turned all the way down, best brand on the market for a awesome price!

Cons: No cons at all!

Great speaker

Scott_w35 from Vacaville Ca on 7/26/2015

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What can I say, they're JL's. Best speaker on the market as far as I'm concerned.

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Matt N from Minnesota on 6/17/2015

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Great Sub works great in my 96 extended cab chevy have it paired with a Rockford Fosgate R250X1 Prime 1-Channel Mono Block Amplifier and Polk Audio 4x6 in the rear and Polk Audio 6.5 DXi components in the doors was a great upgrade for the truck

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Anonymous from Woodridge, IL on 5/19/2015

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I just wanted a little extra bass in my 300c it fit in my factory upgrade sub box and worked extremely well, it seemed to be higher end than the price led me to believe.

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thumperluv from Tucson, AZ on 5/15/2015

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Put one of these in my 79 GMC pick up powered by a 120w rms Clarion 2way amp bridged with a Kenwood deck and 4 Clarion 6X9s. Sounds like a concert in my cab with any type of music I play.

Pros: looks good, sounds good for a truck cab

Cons: none for my application. If your trying to outfit a car go to the next level up with a little more power.

JL's baby

Dr.VK from LVNV on 4/4/2015

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I'm running a JL JX250/1 through this subwoofer, with a Pioneer DEH-80PRS head unit. The bass stage is placed in the trunk of my mid-sized sedan. It's a fairly low-power setup, but it gives me exactly what I want. I get some deep bass extension on classical recordings, and I can tune in some rumble for rock & electronic tracks. I can even make my mirrors shake a little without disturbing other drivers on the road. I have dug deep into the Pioneer head's EQ, crossover, and time alignment settings to get a solid & balanced bass tone. This is not really a high-fidelity subwoofer, but it can be made to sound great with some meticulous sound shaping. Since I have so much tone control with my head unit, my bass needs are covered. My next step is to get some higher-fidelity midrange & treble and switch the head unit to complete active tone control. I am very satisfied with my JL bass stage.

Pros: Low power sub & amp mix well with the stock speakers, which are run from the head unit's internal amp.

Cons: Some enthusiasts may prefer more SPL, while others may need robust processing to maxize SQ. (I prefer SQ, and I get it all with this setup.)

Best economy sub ever!

Brian S. from Brownsburg, IN on 3/17/2015

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I am a fan of this sub! I have had budget subs in the past and they have sounded terrible in the end, waste of money. I bought this sub and put it in a custom box for under the rear seat of my Dodge Ram, and let me tell you, it sounds fantastic! No distortion whatsoever. Now mind you, I am an 80s and Classic Rock kind of guy, not into the rap scene, so if that type of bass is your style, I can't guide you that direction. However, if you are a Boston, Chicago, etc. etc. this sub sounds fantastic. I have the infinity sound system that came standard, but a JVC HU, and it sounds great! I may not even upgrade anything else for a while. I bought the scratch and dent version, and it looked brand spanking new, minus any sort of paperwork that may normally come with it.. Other than that, it appeared flawless.

Pros: Price, coolness factor, amazing sound!

Cons: Nothing I can find...

Great sub with reduced mounting depth

Todd157k from CA on 3/4/2015

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This was my first JL sub. I've always used MTX and Pioneer (when mounting depth is really restricted). I'm using it in a motorhome with a 300w Fosgate amp. I like the sub. Good clean response. It can get a little "boomy" but my amp has a crossover adjustment. It's very stable at higher volumes (where a Pioneer would get floopy and distorted). I like 10" subs because I like a nice, tight bass. The JL works great for this.

Pros: Reduced mounting depth w/o the loss of a great high powered sub. Very stable at high volume, very usable at low volume/soft music. Nice top mount edge. Heavy duty frame but not built for tanks.

Cons: Doesn't come with a grill. Top mount only and does stick up about 1". With the grill is almost 2".

Boomin

Dave from Sierra Vista, Arizona on 9/27/2014

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The best speaker made

Pros: Value vs performance A plus

Cons: None

Grea buy!

Casey from Texarkana, Arkansas on 9/1/2014

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I put these in a dual downfire box .75 volume on each side. They are amazing! I upgraded from jbl 10s. I wanted to hit the deep bass that hip hop has and the jbl's couldn't do it. But these can. I had to lift the box 3/4 of a inch off the ground so the subs wouldn't hit. That's makes it a lot louder so the sound can escape. I would recommend everyone with downfire to do that.

Pros: Sounds good, looks good, hits deep, not a bad price.

Cons: Doesn't sound as good as my jbl's but still sound better than everyone else I've heard.

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DLaw from Wickliffe, OH on 5/6/2014

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I recently purchased this sub as a replacement to replace my old JL Audio 10W0-4 that was 14 years old. It had finally failed due to age and some moisture issues from a leaky back window. Bought this as a Scratch-n-Dent, except for a opened box, it's perfect. I reinstalled it in a Stealth box, sealed, downward firing enclosure with batting. Much beefier than the original as I now needed longer screws. You don't see it so there really is no "Coolness Factor" build Quality appears good. The only downside is my original JL Sub was made in the U.S.A. and the new one of course is now made in China. Either my old sub was failing much earlier than I realized or the new one is more advanced. This sub hits hard! Very very impressed.

Pros: Sounds better than old JL sub it replaced.

Cons: Made in China now.

Great replacement

Anonymous from 06067 on 12/27/2013

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Replaced JL sub with this speaker. Fills the sound stage in the car w/o bothering anyone in the neighborhood.

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Just what I was looking for!

1QWK SUV from Jacksonville, FL on 7/15/2013

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I was adding a small sub and amp to the factory BOSE system in my 2008 Trailblazer SS. I have the sub mounted in a .77 cu ft sealed box with a light layer of poly fill. Powered by an Alpine MRV-M250 (150 x 1 into 4 ohm) it has just the right amount of low end to compliment the factory system. Thea amp is installed in the storage compartment in the right rear of the truck which made it easy to tie into the factory amp for low level signal.

Pros: Price, Performance

Cons: Not a competition quality sub, but works great for what it is intended for.

Quite good

Mark from Austin, TX on 7/3/2013

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Still making adjustments, but it shakes the rear-view mirror even at moderate listening levels. Kind of disappears at low volumes. Would have liked a little more resolution but overall quite pleased with it.

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Anonymous from wisconsin on 11/26/2012

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nice for price

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Matt C. from Montpelier, ID on 6/12/2012

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These JL Audio subs get LOUD! I have mine in a custom built vented box at 1.92 cu.ft. behind the rear seat in a 98' GMC 1500, powered by an Alpine MRX-M50 wired @ 2 ohms and these things pound! Very happy with these subs, there are some out there that have crisper sound but for the money you can't beat these.

Pros: Loud for the money!

Cons: Lose a little sound quality but these are alot cheaper than most subs

Great little sub

Dave D from K.C. MO on 2/24/2012

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I don't have much experience with subwoofers, and this JL sub was the first one I've ever installed in my own vehicle. That said, it works really well. I'm just running an Alpine MRP-F250 4channel amp, with channels 3 and 4 bridged to the sub. Channels 1 and 2 power the door speakers. The sub is in a S/O Bass Bunker. After playing a lot of different music through it and getting it fine tuned, I feel like it sounds great. Nice tight punch, accurate tones. Even turned up loud though, you can barely tell there's a sub in the truck from 15 feet away. The sub itself is a lightweight....magnet is pretty small. But hey, less weight to haul around in the car all the time. This is in a 2001 Toyota 4Runner. For comparison, my sister has an Infinity 1062w in her 4runner, powered by a Alpine MRV-F353. Our setups are very similar, except she has the better amp and the Infinity sub....and her's definitely sounds better. The overall sound quality from that infinity sub is better, and it gets WAY louder without losing quality. If you've got the amp for it, I'd get the Infinity over this JL everyday. Otherwise for low power applications, this JL is solid.

Pros: -Affordable -Lightweight -Good for low power application

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Features

Dynamic Motor Analysis (DMA): DMA is a JL Audio proprietary method of improving dynamic motor behavior. As a result of DMA optimization, the woofer's motor remains linear in motor force over a long excursion range, and 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.

Elevated Frame Cooling: The elevated frame design of the 10WXv2 delivers cool air through slots directly above the top-plate to the voice coil. This not only enhances power handling, but also sound quality by minimizing dynamic parameter shifts and power compression.

Rear Gasket: The woofer has an integrated foam rear gasket which provides an optimal seal when installing into the enclosure.

Enclosure Compatibility

Sealed Box Volume: JL Audio recommends a 0.625 cubic foot sealed box. A diagram is provided in the owner's manual for a sealed box with external dimensions of 17-1/4" W x 11" H x 9" D, assuming 3/4" thick material. (If using 5/8" thick materials, you should subtract 1/4" from each dimension.)

Ported Box Volume: JL Audio recommends a 1.0 cubic foot ported box. A diagram is provided in the owner's manual for a ported box with external dimensions of 22" W x 12" H x 10-1/2" D, assuming 3/4" thick material. (If using 5/8" thick materials, you should subtract 1/4" from each dimension.) A single 3" diameter x 13-1/2" long port is recommended, resulting in a tuning frequency of 35 Hz.

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JLAudio is affordable and this 10WXv2 has a very solid sound of power [ Jim  Jul 13, 2016 ]
just because they`re the best [ Eric F.  Jun 18, 2016 ]
Power requirements were a good match for the system I was building. JL name. [ SHAWN  Jun 08, 2016 ]
Bass [ Timothy  Jan 19, 2016 ]
My son requested these as a Christmas gift. [ Kelly  Dec 04, 2015 ]

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Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Krissy  May 20, 2016 ]  Staff
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