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JL Audio CP112-W0v3

BassWedge™ slot-ported enclosure with one 12" W0v3 subwoofer

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Our take on the JL Audio CP112-W0v3

by John Pollard
JL Audio

Enclosed Subwoofers 101

An enclosed subwoofer is a box with a subwoofer already installed. The advantage to buying an enclosed sub is that the manufacturer made the sub, then designed and built the box as a perfect match, so you'll get the best possible performance. Every enclosed sub has a maximum RMS power handling rating, so pair it with an amp with a similar RMS power rating to get the best performance.

JL quality at a great price

JL Audio built the BassWedge CP112-W0v3 enclosure to make car-rattling bass for a reasonable price, without the need for a ton of power. The enclosure's designed to match the 12" sub loaded into it, so you know you'll get every ounce of performance out of this enclosure.

BassWedge CP112-W0v3 enclosure

An excellent combination

The CP112-W0v3 BassWedge contains one 12" W0v3 subwoofer that handles up to 300 watts RMS, and is loaded into a specially built slot-ported enclosure. The enclosure can be placed with the woofer firing downwards, or in typical front or rear firing applications, giving you immense bass regardless of how you place it.

Rear view of BassWedge CP112-W0v3 enclosure

Solid MDF enclosure

JL Audio uses state-of-the-art automated woodworking equipment to fabricate the high-quality MDF enclosure with rugged automotive carpeting, nickel-plated push terminals, and solid internal wiring. The enclosure is finished and inspected by hand at the manufacturing facility in Florida to ensure that you get the bass that you expect from JL Audio.

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Highlights:

  • slot-ported enclosure with one 12" W0v3 subwoofer
  • 5/8" medium density fiberboard construction covered with dark gray carpet
  • 4-ohm impedance
  • power handling: 75-300 watts RMS (600 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 22-250 Hz
  • sensitivity: 86 dB
  • 16-1/2"W x 15-3/8"H x 20-3/4"D1 x 16-5/8"D2
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General
Woofer Size (inches)
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12
Woofer Material
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Polypropylene
Enclosure Type
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Ported
Color
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Gray
Pieces in System
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1
Width (inches)
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16-1/2
Height (inches)
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15-3/8
Depth (inches)
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20-3/4
Second Depth (inches)
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16-5/8
Connector Type
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Spring post
Frequency Response
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22-250 Hz
Power Range (Watts RMS)
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75-300
Maximum Wattage
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600
Sensitivity
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86 dB
Impedance
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4 ohms
Parts Warranty
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2 Years
Labor Warranty
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2 Years
Product Research
What's in the box?

  • Slot-Ported BassWedge enclosure containing one 12" W0v3-4 Subwoofer

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At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team — they open the box, verify contents, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.

Features

Overview: The JL Audio slot-ported BassWedge subwoofer enclosure is designed around JL Audio's 12" W0v3-4 (4Ω) subwoofer. Aggressive tuning delivers powerful bass without the need for a huge amplifier. The MDF enclosure is covered with gray carpet and has JL AUDIO logos embroidered across the top and front. The enclosure design offers a variety of installation options: forward, rear or down firing. The slot-port runs along the bottom of the enclosure and fires on the same plane as the woofer; the port mouth is flared to minimize air-flow noises.

Speaker Terminal: The enclosure uses one pair of nickel-plated, high current spring posts. The posts are located on the left side of the box and will accept pin connectors, single or dual banana plugs, or bare wire up to 10 gauge.

W0v3 Woofer Features:

  • Dynamic Motor Analysis (DMA): DMA is JL Audio's proprietary method of improving dynamic motor behavior. As a result of DMA optimization, the 12W0v3-4 motor displays linear force over a long excursion range, and also maintains a stable fixed magnetic field in the gap over a wide power range. The result is a reduced distortion, faithfully reproduced transients, and tight, clean, articulate bass.
  • Elevated Frame Cooling: The elevated frame design of the 12W0v3-4 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 a rear gasket to provide an optimal seal when installing into the enclosure.
  • Long Excursion: The subwoofer has an Xmax of 11.4mm, giving you louder bass with less distortion.

Optional Grille: The optional SGRU-12 grille (item number 136SGR1231, sold separately) can be added to protect the woofer cone.

Dimensions: The CP112-W0v3 enclosure isn't symmetrical; it's approximately 16-1/2" wide, 15-3/8" tall at its tallest point (toward the front), 13-1/8" tall at its shortest point (toward the back), 20-3/4" deep at the base, and 16-5/8" deep at the top.

 
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JL Audio CP 112-W0V3 Sub

Written By Davis459, North Carolina on Tuesday, February 11, 2014
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This is an awesome ported sub, sound quality is what you would expect from JL Audio, if I had the space I would have purchased two of these subs!
Pros:
Sound quality from a proven company! You truly get what you pay for..
Cons:
It's a little large, with the given dimensions, it seems larger and it does take up some space.
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Written By Joe, Kamas, UT on Tuesday, December 11, 2012
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I just received this sub and have it on the back seat of my 2007 Dodge Ram 2500, I have a Pioneer AVH-4400BT Head Unit, my Amp is a Kenwood 8105D 300W @4ohm and 500W @2ohm. I did have a under seat 10" Rockford sub in a small sealed enclosure. This JL is a perfect fit for the kenwood amp, JL is known for building "SQ" Sound Quality Subs, this thing sounds amazing, I listen to Heavy Metal and Thrash Metal with lots of kick drums and I am so glad to finally have a JL sub again. I don't think that you could find anything better for the price, and of course the peace of mind with CrutchFields return policy. If you are looking for a killer 12" SQ Sub that wont break the bank then look no further. And for those of you wondering yes this thing does boom. Also a plus is this enclosure is designed by JL to fit the sub which is 1.75 cu ft which is the same requirements as the 12" W3V3 JL sub if you want to do an upgrade in the future. Thanks Crutchfield!!!!
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Great Price, Awesome Sound Quality and good looks.
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