JL Audio HO112-W6v3

High Output Enclosure with single 12" subwoofer

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Powerful output, beautiful bass

JL Audio built their High Output Enclosures to give you a great combination of high sound quality and powerful output. Engineers at JL Audio used a patented chamber-coupled port design to maximize bass production, and this unique enclosure is assembled by hand to exacting standards by the craftsmen at their Florida plant.

Tough 12" sub

The HO112-W6v3 is built around the 12" W6v3 subwoofer, which uses its rigid polypropylene cone to push plenty of air for some serious bass output. Extensive venting helps prevent thermal breakdown in the voice coil, so you'll get lasting, consistent performance. The enclosure is wired for 2-ohm total impedance and will handle up to 600 watts RMS.

Patented ported enclosure

JL Audio makes this enclosure from CNC-cut, industrial-grade 5/8" medium density fiberboard, covered by thick gray carpeting, The recessed mount for the speaker offers protection for the driver; a grille is also available separately for additional protection.

Product Highlights:

  • 12" subwoofer in ported enclosure
  • 12" 12W6v3 speaker with dual 4-ohm voice coils
  • 5/8" medium density fiberboard sealed enclosure with carpet covering
  • enclosure's patented chamber-coupled port design maximizes bass performance
  • maximum power handling: 600 watts RMS
  • 2-ohm total impedance
  • assembled in the U.S.A.
  • dimensions: 12-1/8"W x 14" H x 21-3/4"D
  • weight: 51-1/4 lbs.
  • warranty: 2 years (limited)
  • 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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Features

H.O. Wedge Enclosure: The HO112-W6v3 enclosure is designed around JL Audio's 12W6v3 subwoofer, using V-groove MDF construction with internal bracing to ensure structural integrity. The patented, chamber-coupled port design wraps around the inner enclosure boundary and terminates just above the woofer, coupling the port output to the woofer's direct output. This also provides the necessary surface area and port length to maximize the performance of the driver. The woofer's dual 4Ω voice coils are internally wired in parallel to present a 2Ω load.

Terminal: The enclosure features one pair of 5-way binding posts on the right side. They will accept pin connectors, spade connectors, single banana plugs, dual banana plugs (standard 3/4" width), and bare wire up to 10 gauge.

Enclosure Dimensions:

  • Width: 14-3/8"
  • Height: 16-1/4"
  • Depth: 23-7/8"

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JL Audio HO112-W6v3

Written By CRUZAN, Toronto Canada on Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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Good Sound quality.. Was skeptical but I'm happy. sounds like 2 12's

Pros: Sounds like how a 12 suppose to...

Cons: It's more for clear clean sounds... that's deep bass sound like 15in deep naw not there..

Simply Amazing

Written By Ryan H, Montana on Sunday, October 26, 2014

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All I can say is wow... I have been searching for a single sub solution that would work well to fill the cab of a Buick Enclave, without sacrificing a lot of cargo space, for some time now, and I think I have finally found my solution. Sure there are other, cheaper ways to have gone about it, but I have not heard anything that comes close to the sound quality of this sub and box combo. Everything I have tried before this either sounded good, but didn't deliver the "punch" I was looking for, or they were very loud, but without much music clarity. This JL W6v3 in its matching H.O. box fulfilled the needs of both sound quality and loudness for my Enclave! I am still surprised every day that something this small produces such hard hitting, clean bass!

Also forgot to mention that I have it paired to a JL Slash 600/1v3. Such a perfect fit for the 12W6v3!

Pros: Hard Hitting Clean Sounding

Cons: Price

Whoa

Written By jason, houston on Monday, August 18, 2014

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I have this paired with a JL Audio JX 500/1D amp in a 2011 Ford Explorer. It hits really hard and clean. I have my bass knob turned up about 1/3 and you can hear me coming from blocks away!!!

Pros: Sound quality Don't need a huge amp (it's wired at 2 ohms)

Cons: It's large but I have plenty of room so no biggie

H/O box with HD750 JL

Written By Walshie1, Sunnyvale on Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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This product is loud it hits hard and clean. Deep lows and pushes a Lot of sound. All the sound I need in my c350 Mercedes gonna hav to dynamat the trunk and the doors it hits. Better and lower bass sounds than 12 twelves in my tahoe. Excellent product pair the two and JL does it again. If you want the best go with JL audio

Pros: Wide range of bass hard and deep it's what you want in a subwoofer. Bigger sound out of 12 than I've ever heard.

Cons: Large box but well worth it

JL 12W6

Written By Ken, Georgetown, Ky. on Saturday, July 19, 2014

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Great sound for a reasonable price. Well constructed.

Pros: Great low bass with a ported box.

Cons: A little too large.

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