JL Audio CS212-WXv2

Sealed BassWedge™ enclosure with two 12" WXv2 subwoofers

Item #: 136212WXV2

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JL quality at a great price

JL Audio built their BassWedge CS212-WXv2 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" subwoofers loaded into it, so you know you'll get every ounce of performance out of this system.

An excellent combination

The CS212-WXv2 BassWedge contains two 12" WXv2 subwoofers that together handle up to 400 watts RMS, loaded into a specially built sealed enclosure. You'll enjoy punchy, detailed bass without taking up too much room in your vehicle's trunk or cargo area.

BassWedge CS212-WXv2 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.

Product Highlights:

  • sealed enclosure with two 12" WXv2 subwoofers
  • 5/8" medium density fiberboard construction covered with dark gray carpet
  • 2-ohm impedance
  • power handling: 150-400 watts RMS (800 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 22-250 Hz
  • sensitivity: 87 dB
  • 32-1/8"W x 15-3/8"H x 11-7/8"D
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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.

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What's in the box?

  • BassWedge sealed enclosure containing two 12" WXv2-4 subwoofers

Features and Specs

General
Woofer Size (inches) 12 x 2
Woofer Material Polypropylene
Enclosure Type Sealed
Color Gray
Pieces in System 1
Width (inches) 32-1/8
Height (inches) 15-3/8
Depth (inches) 11-7/8
Second Depth (inches) N/A
Connector Type Spring post
Frequency Response 22-250 Hz
Power Range (Watts RMS) 150-400
Maximum Wattage 800
Sensitivity 87 dB
Impedance 2 ohms
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years

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Features

Overview: The JL Audio BassWedge sealed subwoofer enclosure is designed around two of JL Audio's 12" WXv2 (4Ω) subwoofers, delivering tight, powerful bass. The MDF enclosure is covered with gray carpet and has a JL AUDIO logo embroidered across the top.

Speaker Terminal: The enclosure uses one pair of high current spring posts; the subwoofers are internally wired in parallel to a single terminal, presenting a 2Ω load to the amplifier. 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.

WXv2 Woofer 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.

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

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JL AUDIO CS212 WXV2

Written By DJ, SC on Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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These sound great all around and hit hard when the bass hits!

Pros: look and sound awesome

Cons: the only complaint is that you have to buy the protective grills separately

Thump box!!!

Written By Mike B., El Paso, TX on Thursday, October 16, 2014

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This box delivers plenty of the low notes and tones you just don't hear normally.

Pros: JL Audio really produced an incredible product!!!

THESE SUBS ROCK

Written By Mike, Fort mill sc on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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Wow is all I can say. Plug and play. Everything that comes from JL is so high quality. Sounds amazing. Thumps hard.

Pros: Light to lift. Very high quality. Sounds great. Nice connectors.

Cons: None

High Definition Bass

Written By BURG, Lumberton,NJ on Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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This subwoofer is installed in a 2013 Honda Acoord EX-L V6 with NAVIGATION. It is powered by a 500 watt mono Soundstream REFERENCE 1.500 amp.The bass is clean and tight with excellent pitch definition. Synthesizer and pipe organ pressurize the air with Visceral impact! The CS212WXv2 is an outstanding value for the money. You would have to spend a substantial amount of money to get better performance!

Pros: Excellent fit and finish,looks great with the grill covers installed! After about 150 to 200 hours of break-in these woofers really open up! You get a wide deep soundstage that will put a big smile on your face!

Cons: NONE

Dope Subs

Written By Wyatt R, Rochester, MN on Thursday, December 19, 2013

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I've had these subs for two months at this time. They sound great and they don't take up nearly as much space as my last sub did. They aren't the most powerful given that I don't have the best amp, but I plan on getting a better amp that will deliver more power to them and I will report back. So far I'm really liking them.

Pros: Don't Take Up Much Space, Great Look, Pretty Decent Sound

Cons: None So Far,

Great for the $

Written By Angelos L, Hickory, NC on Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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I bought these specifically to fit behind the third row seats of my 13 Pilot. I wasn't looking for earth shattering bass, but to add a little something extra when I don't have my kids in the car. It was perfect, and my third row seat can stay up!

Pros: Sounds good

Awesome Sound Awesome Price

Written By Brad, Winston Salem, NC on Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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Cant beat the sound for this kind of price

Pros: even quality, good control

These joints KICK!!!

Written By Shadez, Bk,NY on Friday, August 16, 2013

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Amazing BASS!!!!! Have it sounding like a concert in my ride!!!

Pros: It's all good

Powerful Sub

Written By John T, Chicago, il. on Wednesday, May 22, 2013

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Powerfull sub, sometimes overwelming. I had to set the sub volumne to -2 db!. Rather large, just bearly fits in my trunk.. Using with JL 369 watt amps in bridged mode. Clean bass.

Pros: Powerfull.

Cons: Just barely fits in my trunk

Just what i needed

Written By AWal, Houston, TX on Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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Got this box paired with a RF P300-1 amp pushing 412 watts RMS. The bass won't shake the Earth, but it sure does shake my little Civic like crazy. If you want the boom, then go with a ported or bandpass box. If you want clean bass, where you can hear the notes all nice and clean, then this is for you! I just hope my Civic doesn't fall apart on the road when it hits those lows! Have mercy...

Pros: Box has small footprint and is not too heavy. Cool JL logos on the box and woofers.

Cons: Mine was damaged slightly during shipping, but i know it's cause UPS throws stuff around like trash. Crutchfield hooked me up with a discount though, which is cool.

Great!!!!

Written By Clint, Chico, TX on Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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This was an awesome sub, but i blew it but still its an amazing sound.

Pros: Great Back massage machine lol. Great Sound Quality

Cons: For me not enough power

JL quality @ not so much JL prices

Written By poloboriqq, Austin, TX on Friday, April 20, 2012

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I bought these subs not expecting much as they are JL Audio's least expensive subs and boy was I off. The subs hit hard and accurate bass notes and do not require much power. The box and subs look great and don't take up much space and they definitely look high end for not so much high end $$$$$$$$$$$.

Get everything you’ll need to enjoy your new JL Audio CS212-WXv2

It's critical to have good wire, and none is included with the sub.
Dynamat helps reduce ambient road noise and your vehicle's "rattles," making it easier for you to hear your music better. Easy to install.
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For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Jun 07, 2014 ]  Staff