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JL Audio CLS110RG-W7

ProWedge™ enclosure with one 10" W7 subwoofer

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JL Audio CLS110RG-W7

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JL Audio's ProWedge enclosure provides the ideal home for their W7 subwoofer, a hand-assembled sealed housing that allows the sub to produce bass notes with impressive depth, detail and clarity. This versatile sub will enhance the impact of any type of music, from the subtle thrum of the stand-up bass in a jazz ensemble, to the satisfying gut punch of a rock band's kick drum.

JL Audio's ProWedge enclosure provides the ideal home for their W7 subwoofer, a hand-assembled sealed housing that allows the sub to produce bass notes with impressive depth, detail and clarity. This versatile sub will enhance the impact of any type of music, from the subtle thrum of the stand-up bass in a jazz ensemble, to the satisfying gut punch of a rock band's kick drum.

The W7 ProWedge features a unbelievably rigid sealed enclosure, made from solid 1" thick medium-density fiberboard and optimized for the W7 subwoofer. The glossy black laminate baffle with its embossed logos adds a touch of class, while the durable black carpet covering keeps nicks and scratches at bay. Three stylish brushed aluminum rods protect the woofer so it can deliver long-lasting bass in your vehicle. Gold-plated, five-way binding posts allow for convenient and secure hookup.

The CLS110RG-W7 contains one 10" W7 subwoofer, creating premium bass with the help of six patented features and a computer-optimized motor assembly design. Match this amazing enclosure with the proper amplifier and wiring to enjoy inspiring bass — call 1-888-955-6000 if you have questions on how to power the W7 ProWedge.

Best Money I spent. You would have to hear the clarity in the Bass to understand, its like being at the Rock concert or feeling the bass guitars in a nice jazz club.

Joey, Georgia

What's in the Box:

  • Sealed hatchback-style enclosure with a 10" W7 subwoofer installed
  • Warranty information

Product Highlights:

  • sealed enclosure with one 10" W7 subwoofer
  • 1" medium density fiberboard construction covered with black carpet
  • brushed aluminum grille rods
  • 3-ohm total impedance
  • power handling: 250-750 watts RMS (1,500 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 20-250 Hz
  • sensitivity: 84 dB
  • 17-7/8"W x 14-3/4"H x 16-3/4"D (18-9/16"D with grille)
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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JL Audio CLS110RG-W7 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

4 Reviews

Awesome!

Written by: Fleming from Quantico, VA on March 21, 2011

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I can only imaging what the 12" and 13" sounds like compared to this 10"! They may be overkill for normal listeners, however, if you're into competitions, you cant beat these JL W7's. Deep hard hitting bass is what you get for your money and they will not disappoint unless you you hook it up to an inferior amplifier. The 10" needs 500 watts RMS! I have it hooked up to the JL HD 750/1 amp and it ROCKS! Be prepared to fall in love with this speaker and upgrade your Hi's and Mid's if you haven't done so, the BASS may drown them out. This thing is AWESOME!

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Written by: Daniel from NY on May 31, 2008

I was skeptical on buying this product because spending almost 700 dollars on a sub + enclosure sounds like madness. I could imagine getting a sub for the home environment that cost this much because when you listen to music at home.. you're not driving 75mph on the highway with cars racing by you and all that ambient noise would cancel all this bad boy's audiophile quality sound. But anyway. this product hits as hard as you want it albeit it is enclosed. I put it in my 2003 mustang and the only thing that rattles besides my head when it hits hard is my license plate cover which is an easy fix. I know every vehicle is different but as for me, I highly recommend this product to anyone who has money to blow and loves music so much that he or she just has to have something that sounds elite. I listen to many different kinds of music. For instance, I was listening to Lamb of God and the bass hits right on and can keep up with the fast pace of the song. Then I tried out some rap and hip hop like Busta Rhymes, Black Eyed Peas, Ludacrious and even the Sugar Hill Gang and it sounded like it was a ported box. The lows were very accurate and you felt it vibrate throughout the car with an even flow. Every car will sound different with this sub but give it a try. You won't regret it.

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JL Audio CLS110RG-W7

Written by: Joey from Georgia on March 16, 2008

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Best Money I spent. You would have to hear the clarity in the Bass to understand, its like being at the Rock concert or feeling the bass guitars in a nice jazz club.

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JL Audio CLS110RG-W7 Review

Written by: Weo from Milwaukee, WI on March 16, 2008

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I'm a recovering bass head here. As a teenager, I wanted the loudest, lowest bass I could afford. I ended up with two 12's in a dual bandpass ported into the cabin plus two 10's free air for midbass. Very boomy, but it's what I wanted at the time. If you want big, boomy bass, this JL Audio sealed box is not cost effective... But... In my late teens, I started working for a professional speaker company which taught me the difference between being loud, and accurately reproducing music at loud levels. As I got older, I really pursued this philosophy for my car, as I take many long, straight, and sometimes bumper-to-bumper highway trips where music keeps my sanity. I listen to everything from rock to classic, and hip-hop to techno. For my current vehicle, I wanted something that would accurately and powerfully fill in the lower bass that my component sets just couldn't deliver (2 pair of Pioneer PRS 6 1/2 components powered by two antique RF Punch 200 DSM amps). Additionally, I wanted something easily removed that wouldn't take up too much trunk space. For these priorities, this subwoofer setup delivers 110%. A big plus, is that the enclosure is made up of thicker MDF (1 inch thick) , and constructed like a tank. I have it powered by a JL Audio 500/1 amplifier, and it gives me more than I want at half volume. Again, if you are looking for "bigger than life" bass, there are more cost effective setups out their.

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What's in the box?

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  • Sealed hatchback-style enclosure with a 10" W7 subwoofer installed
  • Warranty information

Features and Specs

General
Woofer Size (inches) 10
Woofer Material Polypropylene
Enclosure Type Sealed
Color Black
Pieces in System 1
Width (inches) 17-7/8
Height (inches) 14-3/4
Depth (inches) 18-9/16
Second Depth (inches) 13-3/16
Connector Type 5-way post
Frequency Response 20-250 Hz
Power Range (Watts RMS) 250-750
Maximum Wattage 1500
Sensitivity 84 dB
Impedance 3 ohms
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years

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Enclosure Features
Driver Features

Enclosure Features

Enclosure: The ProWedge sealed enclosure is optimized for the 10" W7 subwoofer and built from 1" MDF. It's finished in high-grade black carpet with a gloss-black laminate front baffle trim featuring engraved "JL Audio" and "W7" logos. Three solid, brushed aluminum rods provide stylish woofer protection.

Terminal: The enclosure features a pair of gold plated 5-way binding posts on the left side. They will accept pin connectors, spade connectors, single banana plugs, dual banana plugs, and bare up to 10 gauge.

Enclosure Dimensions:

  • Width: 17.875"
  • Height: 14.75"
  • Depth (including grille): 18.54"
  • Depth (top of enclosure): 11.375"
  • Depth (bottom of enclosure): 16.75"

Driver Features

W-Cone: The JL Audio W7 subwoofer utilizes a W-Cone design, a unit-body cone assembly, that delivers astonishing cone stiffness with minimal mass. The shape also provides incredible torsional rigidity, which is critical to maintaining voice coil alignment at the suspension limits. In order to gain maximum stiffness, two lightweight mineral-filled polypropylene skins are bonded together at the perimeter and the center of the assembly. The lower skin's cross-section is shaped like a "W", and provides incredible rigidity when bonded to the dished upper skin.

OverRoll Surround: OverRoll Surround technology allows JL Audio to make full use of the entire footprint of the speaker, placing the surround further to the outside than in a conventional woofer. This means that W7 subwoofer can use a large roll for all its benefits without sacrificing cone area. By maximizing the effective piston/total footprint ratio, the W7 subwoofer can deliver more output for a given excursion and outside frame diameter. This means that the prodigious excursion advantage of the W7 can be put to full use enhancing output, rather than making up for lost piston area. This technology also provides a geometry advantage on the outside edge of the surround roll, allowing for more linear operation. A further benefit is that the mounting holes are inherently sealed by the surround, resulting in an improved box seal.

Ultra-Long Voice Coil: The W7 subwoofer features an ultra-long voice coil to allow extreme linear excursion, phenomenal power handling and control. The massive surface area of these coils is excellent for heat dissipation, while the huge winding height provides the necessary motivational force to achieve the huge excursion of the W7 designs. Considering their size, the W7 voice coils are extremely light in weight. The W7 uses aluminum-alloy wire (instead of conventional copper) and a specific winding method to achieve JL Audio's desired electrical properties. The light weight of the coils helps keep the overall moving mass down at manageable levels, which is extremely important for efficiency and sound quality reasons.

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.

Dynamic Motor Analysis (DMA): DMA is JL Audio's proprietary method aimed at improving dynamic motor behavior. As a result of DMA optimization, W7 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.

Massive Forced Air Cooled: The elevated frame design of the W7 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.

Radial Cross-Drilled Pole Piece: This innovative venting system greatly enhances thermal dissipation and power handling by directing air flow onto the voice coil former and works in conjunction with the Elevated Frame cooling technology to effectively remove heat from the voice coil. This improves power handling and reduces power compression effects, leading to more linear performance.

Progressive-Roll Spider: The large, progressive-roll spider provides precise control and motor/voice coil alignment without limiting excursion prematurely.

Plateau-Reinforced Spider Attachment: The lower reinforcement collar, attached to the voice coil former of the W7, incorporates a plateau design dedicated to relieving material stress and providing a solid attachment surface for the inner edge of the spider.  The plateau of the reinforcement collar provides excellent contact area for adhesive therefore creating an incredibly strong bond at a critical point within the driver.

Co-Extruded Double Lead Wires: The extruded casing and carefully engineered attachments ensure controlled lead-wire behavior under the most extreme excursion demands. Two conductors are used per connection for ample current carrying capability.

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