JL Audio 12WXv2

WXv2 Series 12" 4-ohm subwoofer

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Built for hard-hitting, long-lasting performance

JL Audio builds their hard-hitting WXv2 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 12WXv2 12" sub 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.

Product Highlights:

  • 12" 4-ohm subwoofer
  • polypropylene cone with foam surround
  • power range: 50-200 watts RMS
  • frequency response: 22-250 Hz
  • sensitivity: 87.17 dB
  • top-mount depth: 5-5/16"
  • sealed box volume: 1.375 cubic feet
  • ported box volume: 1.75 cubic feet
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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.

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

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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 12WXv2 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 1-3/8 cubic foot sealed box. A diagram is provided in the owner's manual for a sealed box with external dimensions of 16" W x 19" H x 11-3/4" 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 1-3/4 cubic foot ported box. A diagram is provided in the owner's manual for a ported box with external dimensions of 18-1/5" W x 14-3/4" H x 16-1/2" D, assuming 3/4" thick material. (If using 5/8" thick materials, you should subtract 1/4" from each dimension.) A single 4" diameter x 18-3/4" long port is recommended, resulting in a tuning frequency of 30 Hz.

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JL audio is amazing

Written By Jared A., Guam on Thursday, September 25, 2014

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Man this sub for the price is outstanding! All I got to say is if your on a budget and you wanna add some bump in the trunk, then you can't goo wrong getting this. I got one getting powered by a m1500 SO at 300watts rms at 4 ohms and it sounds better than I expected in a ported box.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

Great sound and loud!!

Written By Thomas C., Tahoe City, CA on Saturday, September 20, 2014

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Installed a pair of these subs in my buddy's truck with a Jensen Duba1450. After wiring was completed I set the levels on the amp to about half and that was enough to shake the mirrors of the cars around us.

Pros: Great sound, can be used to show off

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Written By Chris, Iowa on Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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This is a great sub for the money. I have it in a sealed enclosure powered by a Sound Ordinance 1350 amp and it sounds very good. Even though it is a lower watt sub it produces very clean powerful sound. If your looking for something that will shake your car apart this is not for you. If your looking for something that won't overpower you music with bass then this is a great choice.

Pros: Well built, very lightweight, sounds great, affordable

Cons: None

Couldn't be happier

Written By Andrew D, Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, October 27, 2013

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I have 2 of these in separate custom compartments and I couldn't be any happier. I have EDM turned up all the time and get all of the low notes I couldn't get with my 10. Accidentally hit the plastic rim doing some work in my car and it didn't even show a scratch. Low rms allowed me to use a 300.1 amp and keep my system on a small budget.

Pros: Great build quality clear lows easily handles daily use at high volume

Cons: none

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Written By Kelly Layton, Belle, West Virginia on Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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It worked will well

Pros: It sounds good

Cons: Nothing bad

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Written By Jeremy, Oklahoma City, OK on Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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Written By Don B, Fayetteville, NC on Saturday, May 11, 2013

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I purchased these for my son's truck and installed them after building cabinets for them. They are excellent choices and were a good value which made the purchase very positive.

Pros: Cost, quality of design and sound

Cons: None known

deep bass, bargain price

Written By rodney c., richmond va, on Monday, April 29, 2013

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im very happy with this jl audio woofer, i paired it with a s/o bass bunker (ported) and it hits hard.im a family guy, so i cant spend a lot on toys, so this was a real bargain for me, thanks crutchfield for years of great products & services!!!

Pros: sounds good, looks good, well built,great price

Cons: none

Awesome sub

Written By Jake, Wentzville, MO on Tuesday, November 06, 2012

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This sub is great sub for the price. Just because the sub doesn't have a low RMS power range doesn't mean it doesn't bump. This sub hits real hard and it's loud. I have a sound ordnance M2100 amp and my system bumps for the money. The only flaw is to install the box wires to sub you need clips but they cost little to nothing at Home Depot

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Sound Ordnance™ Bass Bunker

Sound Ordnance™ Bass Bunker

Sealed single 12" subwoofer enclosure (Model BB12-125S)

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Sound Ordnance™ Bass Bunker

Sound Ordnance™ Bass Bunker

Ported single 12" subwoofer enclosure (Model BB12-200V)

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Sound Ordnance™ Bass Bunker

Sound Ordnance™ Bass Bunker

Ported single 12" subwoofer enclosure (Model BB12-150V)

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Sound Ordnance™ Bass Bunker

Ported dual 12" subwoofer enclosure (Model BB122-175V)

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T-Spec 16-gauge Speaker Wire

T-Spec 16-gauge Speaker Wire

Black/white jacket — priced per foot

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T-Spec 12-gauge Speaker Wire

T-Spec 12-gauge Speaker Wire

Black/white jacket — priced per foot

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Stinger PRO Series Speaker Wire

Stinger PRO Series Speaker Wire

Priced per foot (16 Gauge)

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Dynamat SuperLite Tri-Pak

Dynamat SuperLite Tri-Pak

Triple package — 3 sheets, 12 square feet (Model #10612)

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Dynamat Xtreme Trunk Kit

Dynamat Xtreme Trunk Kit

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Dynamat 19100

Dynamat 19100

License Frame Kit

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Dynamat Xtreme Wedge Pack

Dynamat Xtreme Wedge Pack

1 sheet, 4 square feet

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Dynamat Dynaliner

Dynamat Dynaliner

One 54" x 32" sheet (1/8" thick)

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JL Audio SGR-12

JL Audio SGR-12

Grille for 12" WX, WXv2, W0v2, W0v3, W1v2, and W3v3 subwoofers

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Speaker Grilles

Speaker Grilles

(12" waffle style)

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Polyester Fiber Stuffing

Polyester Fiber Stuffing

Make your subwoofer think it's in a bigger box (1-pound pack)

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Metra Speaker Terminal

Metra Speaker Terminal

Round terminal cup with binding post connectors (for do-it-yourself box builders)

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Metra Box Carpet

Carpet roll (54" x 5 yards) — available in 3 colors (Black)

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Rubber Feet

Rubber Feet

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Metra Speaker Terminal

Metra Speaker Terminal

Square terminal cup with binding post connectors (for do-it-yourself box builders)

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Grille Clamps

Grille Clamps

(Front/top mount clamps)

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Metra Speaker Terminal

Metra Speaker Terminal

Round terminal cup with spring clip connectors (for do-it-yourself box builders)

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Corner Protectors

Corner Protectors

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Metra Speaker Terminal

Metra Speaker Terminal

Square terminal cup with spring clip connectors (for do-it-yourself box builders)

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Springback Handle

Springback Handle

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Port Tube

Port Tube

4" diameter, 4-1/2" long

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Autosound 2000 Disc One

Autosound 2000 Disc One

Low Frequency Test CD (Disc One)

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Autosound 2000 Disc Five

Autosound 2000 Disc Five

System Demonstration — Test CD

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