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JL Audio Stealthbox®

Custom-fit fiberglass enclosure with 10" W1v2 subwoofer
Fits 2005-up Jeep Grand Cherokee (Medium Khaki)

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by Kristen Schaub
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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 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs. It installs in the passenger side rear corner of the cargo area. This Stealthbox® includes one 4-ohm 10" W1v2 subwoofer from JL Audio. A black steel-mesh grille protects the sub. 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 moderate or high. Crutchfield recommends using a car audio professional to install this enclosure, unless you have extensive experience installing car audio gear.

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Highlights:

  • Stealthbox® custom-fit subwoofer
  • sealed fiberglass enclosure
  • 4-ohm 10" W1v2 subwoofer
  • steel-mesh grille included
  • installs in the passenger side rear corner of the cargo area
  • power handling: 50-300 watts RMS (600 watts peak power)
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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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 W1v2.4 subwoofer is loaded in this sealed enclosure and wired as a 4Ω load at the enclosure's spring-clip speaker terminals. The JL Audio W1v2 subwoofers feature an injection-molded, metallic-finish polypropylene cone woofer with an embossed metallic JL Audio logo with a butyl rubber surround for added durability, woofer excursion and bass response.

  • 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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5 out of 5

Great sound and cool looks

Written By Jason, Lakeland, FL on Monday, November 25, 2013
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This JL Stealth box was installed into a 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. Installation was a breeze!!! Took about 3 hours total and this included installing an aftermarket amp to drive the sub.
Pros:
Sound, ease of installation.
Cons:
Color of carpet doesn't exactly match the interior.
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5 out of 5

good as expected

Written By idc, ny on Thursday, July 11, 2013
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good quality. performs as expected from a small sealed sub. the only thing i didn't like was the carpet color. for the price & name brand, it should have matched closer to the interior tan color. overall, i'm happy with it.
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5 out of 5

Great things do come in small packages

Written By Mike D, Harrisburg, PA on Sunday, February 27, 2011
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I wasn't sure how I would feel going from a 12" JL to a 10" but I wanted to free up the cargo space in my 2006 GC Laredo. I have to say I am pleasantly surprised. This compact box has nice tight and clean lows. It's going to work well with the SQ system I'm putting together. The only issue I had was that the mounting hole on the box did not align with the sheet metal where I needed to add the mounting post. My hole was aligned with one of the two big holes in the sheet metal. I had to drill a new hole in the box about an inch and a half to the right. Luckily JL sends some sort of filler putty along with the box. I used that to fill the original hole. So far so good.

Overall I am very happy, sounds and looks great. Glad I decided to spend the money.
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5 out of 5

Great Sound in a small package

Written By Louie, Chicago, IL on Thursday, May 13, 2010
 
I just bought a new 2010 Grand Cherokee Limited. The sound system is factory Navigation with Boston Acoustics speakers and amp. The sound is great, far better than the 2001 and 2004 Cherokee but it was missing that full rich bass that I love. I ordered the JL Audio Stealthbox with the 10 ' sub woofer. I also ordered the Rockford Fosgate punch 400.2 amp because of the size. The 400.1 would have been better but I didn't want to wait for it to be delivered. Either amp has the power that you need and is small enough to mount in the back panel behind the sub. The sound is amazing! I also bought the bass knob to adjust the bass boost for each type of music. I got exactly what I wanted, great sound and the least amount of space taken up in my new truck. I took it to a local store to get it installed. They suggested that I get a smaller amp like the Fosgate 400.1 so that he could install it behind the sub out of sight. My Crutchfield advisor recommended the 400.1 amp and the JL Audio Stealthbox. I couldn't be more happy with the finished product.
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1 question already asked

Does this system hook up with the factory head unit? I have the Navigation and rear camera and I am not trying to lose it. [ Erica  Apr 07, 2014 ]
1 answer
  • You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Krissy Staff  Apr 08, 2014 ]

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