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JL Audio Stealthbox®

Custom-fit fiberglass enclosure with 10" W3v3 subwoofer
Fits 2005-up Toyota Tacoma Access Cab (Graphite)

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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 2005-up Toyota Tacoma Access Cab trucks. It installs inside the factory center console and some permanent modification of the console is required, resulting in loss of storage space. This Stealthbox® includes one 10" 2-ohm W3v3 subwoofer from JL Audio. 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
  • 10" 2-ohm W3v3 subwoofer
  • fits in the factory center console
  • power handling: 100-500 watts RMS (1,000 watts peak power)
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

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  • Custom subwoofer box loaded with 10" woofer
  • 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.

Woofer: One 10" JL Audio W3v3-2 subwoofer is loaded in this sealed enclosure and wired as a 2Ω load at the enclosure's 5-way post speaker terminal.

  • Dynamic Motor Analysis (DMA): DMA is JL Audio's proprietary method aimed at improving dynamic motor behavior. As a result of DMA optimization, W3v3 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 (VRC): The Vented Reinforcement Collar is a composite structure that addresses two issues related to reliability. By reinforcing the critical junction between the cone, voice coil and spider, the VRC greatly reduces failures due to glue breakdown or material weaknesses. It does this by greatly increasing adhesive contact area and providing stress relief to the spider material at excursion extremes. the VRC also feature slots that facilitate air flow directly onto the voice coil windings to reduce thermal compression effects and enhances reliability.
  • Spider/Lead Wire Assembly: The W3v3 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. The spider is insert-molded into a composite carrier tray which also incorporates the terminal assembly and lead wire strain relief features for enhanced reliability and optimal alignment of parts. The flying lead wires are carefully controlled and strain-relieved without resorting to woven-in lead wires, which can degrade spider performance.
  • Elevated Frame Cooling: The elevated frame design of the W3v3 delivers high-velocity air flow 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.
  • Surround Stress Relief: By creating a radiused 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.


 

 
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JL Audio Stealthbox

Written By MGT46, Chattanooga, TN on Wednesday, July 25, 2012
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The speaker came well packed and in good condition. The turn around time was excellent. The communication via email was great. Crutchfield let me know what was going on at all times. Great customer service. I can not wait to get the speaker installed and hear what it sounds like.
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5 out of 5

Amazing Product!

Written By Slate, Sacramento, CA on Friday, December 17, 2010
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For starters, I hope you appreciate this review as I did a LOT of research before my purchase and there's just not many reviews out there on this product. So I feel it necessary to write some good words about it here.

It's definitely not a 1-2 hour install as mentioned in the instructions, but it never is. As long as you have a dremel tool or equivalent to cut your center console with and all other tools you should be fine with the install. Nothing too complicated, just time consuming. KEEP IN MIND WHAT SIZE AMP YOU PURCHASE. I'm talking dimensions not power. I went with the Kenwood KAC-9105D and it sounds like a perfect match HOWEVER it will not fit under either seat or really anywhere else for that matter. It's a truck. I ended up mounting it against the back panel between the two seats just under the rear window. It looks like a very professional install and actually great for cooling, but it also advertises that you have an aftermarket stereo installed.

Conclusion: I would very much recommend this speaker/enclosure to anyone with an access cab Tacoma. PERFECT sound if you ask me. It doesn't blow out your windows, but I'm sure it might if I pushed the volume more. It's got great a strong tight punch to it and all of my music sounds good with it. Which is everything but country music. Everything from Tool to Eminem sounds awesome! I'm extremely pleased with my purchase here and highly recommend it. Another great product produced by the folk at JL Audio R&D.
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5 out of 5

Perfect Fit

Written By bhanses, Newport Beach, CA on Tuesday, September 23, 2008
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There were a lot of custom sub enclosures that I
was looking for that would still allow me to use my rear bench seats either as seats, or laid flat, and still blend in with the interior. After weighing my
options on different custom built ones (MDF or fiberglass), I decided to go with one of the most
trusted names in the auto sound industry.

Let me first say that this set up (pushed by a Alpine
MRP-M450 amp) does not bump, so if you're wanting
window rattling bass that can be felt from a mile away, steer clear of this. This combination fills in the bass perfectly without distorting anything. The bass is lower than that of the designed mid-bass drivers and allow all the factory speakers to work as they should, as well as a bit more efficiently.

I wish I could give more information about the actual
install, but I was only able to get to the point before I had to cut into the console before I realized that my dremel was nowhere to be found. The install up to that point is pretty strait forward, for the trucks that come with the power inverter; this will
need to be taken out completely, or relocated to make room for the box underneath the console.

I'm not going to go into extreme detail about how much space is left and why I did not see that as
an issue because if you are thinking about buying this, you probably have already done your homework on the specifics of this matter.
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