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JL Audio Stealthbox®

Custom-fit fiberglass enclosure with two 10" W1v2 subwoofers
Fits 1982-2003 Chevrolet S-10 & S-15 / GMC Sonoma Extended Cab models (Medium beige)

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by Dominic Devito
JL Audio

Vehicle-specific enclosures with subs? Say what?

Instead of the usual sub in a box, the manufacturer creates a molded enclosure that fits perfectly into a convenient spot in your specific vehicle, housing a high-quality sub. Some enclosures even include a built-in amp, for the ultimate in stealth bass. The advantages? You don't lose much space (if any), your sub is perfectly matched to its enclosure, and your enclosure has a factory look that won't tell potential thieves you have an awesome sound system. Doesn't get better than that.

The JL Audio Stealthbox® custom-fit subwoofer delivers incredible bass in a package that takes up minimal space and blends in with your vehicle's interior. JL Audio designs Stealthboxes to fit in specific vehicles, then loads them with appropriate subwoofers for optimal performance. Pair the system with an appropriate amp and wiring for stellar, concealed bass.

Perfect sound to go with the perfect fit
JL Audio puts months of research and design into each Stealthbox® custom-fit subwoofer to ensure not only that it fits, but that it sounds better than any other custom enclosed system. First, JL Audio determines the ideal shape and mounting location for each enclosure, so that it looks like an original part of the vehicle it's designed for. Next, they mount each high-performance subwoofer so it delivers amazing firepower from within its unique enclosure, without sacrificing clarity or musical depth.

The fiberglass enclosure offers superior rigidity while allowing more interior volume, so the sub can turn out louder, deeper bass. JL Audio craftsmen then laminate, grind, join, and finish each Stealthbox® by hand. The end result: full-bodied, distortion-free bass from an impressively stealthy enclosure.

Enjoy enhanced, custom-fit sound
This Stealthbox® enclosure fits 1982-2003 Chevrolet S-10, S-15 and GMC Sonoma pickups with extended cabs and two or three doors. It installs on the floor of the extended cab. This Stealthbox® includes two W1v2 10" 8-ohm subwoofers from JL Audio wired for 4-ohm mono impedance. Please check with us before purchasing by using the vehicle selector on our site, or calling a Sales Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to verify fit information.

JL Audio has rated the difficulty of this Stealthbox® installation as low. You should be able to install this enclosure if you have any experience with car audio.

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Highlights:

  • Stealthbox® custom-fit subwoofer
  • sealed fiberglass enclosure
  • two W1v2 10" 8-ohm subwoofers wired for 4-ohm mono
  • installs on the floor of the extended cab
  • power handling: 100-300 watts RMS (150 watts per speaker); 600 watts peak power
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

  • Custom subwoofer box with two loaded 10" woofers
  • Two 4" x 4" wax squares
  • Two 3/8" x 1-1/4" bolts
  • Two 3/8" Split-lock washers
  • Four 3/8" x 1-1/4" flat fender washers
  • Installation Guide
  • Warranty sheet

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Features

Overview: JL Audio's Stealthbox subwoofer systems are designed to hide away in a specific vehicle. Please consult "Outfit My Car" to confirm compatibility with your vehicle.

Construction: Stealthboxes are hand-crafted from fiberglass and/or Advanced Molded Composite (AMC) materials. Fiberglass delivers a level of enclosure rigidity and dimensional stability not possible with other enclosure materials, allowing wall thickness to be reduced compared to a typical wood enclosure. This gives you more interior box volume for a given external volume. Fiberglass and AMC materials are very strong and can be molded into very complex shapes; giving JL Audio the ability to design your Stealthbox to fit perfectly into tight spots and minimize intrusion into your vehicle's useful space. Each Stealthbox is laminated, ground, joined, and finished by hand in the USA. Proprietary techniques and materials developed by JL Audio through years of fiberglass manufacturing experience ensure consistent quality and performance.

Woofers: Two10" JL Audio W1v2, 8-ohm subwoofers are loaded in this sealed enclosure and wired for a 4-ohm mono load at the enclosure's speaker terminals.

  • Surround Stress Relief: By creating a radius feature on the edge of the cone, stress is relieved from the surround material at maximum forward excursion, resulting in longer life and more consistent surround behavior.
  • Interlocking Cone & Dust Cap: The W1v2's utilize a dust cap that is not just glued, but also interlocks with features molded into the cone body for a tight snap-fit. This creates a more rigid cone assembly and a more reliable dust cap attachment.
  • Dynamic Motor Analysis (DMA): DMA is JL Audio's proprietary method aimed at improving dynamic motor behavior. As a result of DMA optimization, W1v2 motors remain linear in motor force over a very long range of excursion, and also maintain a highly stable fixed magnetic field in the gap over a wide power range. The result is vastly reduced distortion, faithfully reproduced transients, and tight, clean, articulate bass.
  • Floating Cone Attachment Method (FCAM): JL Audio's patented FCAM technology is an innovative method of bonding the surround/cone assembly to the voice coil/spider assembly. This assembly technique ensures proper surround geometry in the assembled speaker for better excursion control and dynamic voice coil alignment.
  • Vented Reinforcement Collar: The Vented Reinforcement Collar (VRC) is a composite structure that addresses two issues related to reliability.
    • Stress Relief: By reinforcing the critical junction between the cone, voice coil and spider, the VRC greatly reduces failures due to glue breakdown or material weakness. It does this by greatly increasing adhesive contact area and providing stress relief to the spider material at excursion extremes
    • Air Flow: The VRC also features slots that facilitate air flow directly onto the voice coil windings. This reduces thermal compression effects and enhances reliability
  • Insert Molded Suspension/Coil/Terminal Sub-Assembly: The W1v2 features a unique spider, coil and terminal subassembly which is assembled prior to installation in the speaker frame for optimum alignment and glue-joint integrity. This type of assembly ensures precise lead wire length, lead wire entry and exit angles; and coil to spider perpendicularity.
  • Elevated Frame Cooling System: The elevated frame design of the W1v2 delivers cool air through slots directly above the top-plate to the voice coil of the speaker. This not only enhances power handling, but also sound quality by minimizing dynamic parameter shifts and power compression.
 
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Great product

Written By Rob, Montgomery, AL on Thursday, June 13, 2013
 
Looks great!!! The graphite color is a perfect match for my interior! Fit and finish are outstanding! It really molds to the contures of my truck. Hits hard for 10"! I had a 250w JL Audio Amp that lasted until stolen, replaced with the "new" JL 250w amp, amp kept burning up so the dealer recommened a 500w amp. Sounds even better and handles the extra power with no problems. I've had this for just over 11 years, finally, one of the speakers separated from the surround. I belive this is outstanding durability considering the use and age. Even thou the speaker separated, it still sounds good as long as you don't "crank it up". The carpet still looks quite nice too! It is a bit "fuzzy" but I'm putting stuff on top all the time and my 7yr sometimes rides in the jumper seat with her feet on the box. It is a bit pricy, but when my amp was stolen, they couldn't get the box/speakers and it almost looks like it came from the factory! I would buy this again in a heartbeat!
Pros:
Durability, sound quality, perfect match for factory carpet, can still use the jumper seat!
Cons:
A bit on the pricy side but worth it!
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