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JL Audio CP212-W0v3

BassWedge™ slot-ported enclosure with two 12" W0v3 subwoofers

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Our take on the JL Audio CP212-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 CP212-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 two 12" subs loaded into it, so you know you'll get every ounce of performance out of this enclosure.

An excellent combination

The CP212-W0v3 BassWedge contains two 12" W0v3 subwoofers that handle up to 600 watts RMS, and are loaded into a specially built slot-ported enclosure. The enclosure can be placed with the woofers firing downwards, or in typical front or rear firing applications, giving you immense bass regardless of how you place it.

 BassWedge CP212-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.

Highlights:

  • slot-ported enclosure with two 12" W0v3 subwoofers
  • 5/8" medium density fiberboard construction covered with dark gray carpet
  • 2-ohm impedance
  • power handling: 150-600 watts RMS (1200 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 22-250 Hz
  • sensitivity: 86 dB
  • 31-5/8"W x 15-1/4"H x 20-5/8"D1 x 16-5/8"D2
  • warranty: 2 years
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Features and Specs
General
Woofer Size (inches)
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12 x 2
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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31-5/8
Height (inches)
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15-1/4
Depth (inches)
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20-5/8
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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150-600
Maximum Wattage
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1200
Sensitivity
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86 dB
Impedance
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2 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 two 12" W0v3-4 Subwoofers

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Features

Overview: The JL Audio slot-ported BassWedge subwoofer enclosure is designed around two of JL Audio's 12" W0v3-4 (4Ω) subwoofers. 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 grilles (item number 136SGR1231, sold separately and individually) can be added to protect the woofer cones.

Dimensions: The CP212-W0v3 enclosure isn't symmetrical; it's approximately 31-5/8" wide, 15-1/4" tall at its tallest point (toward the front), 12-7/8" tall at its shorted point (toward the back), 20-5/8" deep at the base, and 16-5/8" deep at the top.

 
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5 out of 5

JL is the King of mobile audio!!

Written By Ghostryda, Charlotte,NC on Sunday, March 30, 2014
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This is by far the best sub enclosure that I've purchased yet. JL Audio subs & amps are some the best products offered in the mobile audio industry today. I'm very pleased.
Pros:
Sounds excellent any way you place it.
Cons:
No speaker grilles.
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5 out of 5

Great Subs

Written By Ivan, Baltimore on Wednesday, November 27, 2013
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Purchased to replace crappy Walmart Dual subs in a bandpass box. The difference is like night and day. very responsive unlike my previous set up. I cant wait t upgrade my head until and amp (stock and Bass Inferno 1500). This fits perfectly in my 05 Accord coupe
Pros:
great sould, looks cool and very easy to install
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none
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5 out of 5

Great subs and enclosure

Written By Brian96, Boston, MA on Sunday, September 15, 2013
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These subs blew away my expectations. I turned up the gain on these from my amp and my trunk rattles like a chainsaw. My windshield wipers actually rattle also, and my rear view mirror is useless at times. I was upgrading from one 12" sub and these sound way louder then I thought they would! Impressed.
Pros:
Nice sound, great quality enclosure
Cons:
A little on the expensive side, but worth it!
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5 out of 5

This Box Thumps

Written By rickyr5773, Allentown, PA on Sunday, March 10, 2013
 
I always loved JL Audio & I still do! These subs will know your socks off.
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