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JL Audio CLS110RG-W7

ProWedge™ enclosure with one 10" W7 subwoofer

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by Dominic Devito
JL Audio

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.

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.

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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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Features and Specs
General
Woofer Size (inches)
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10
Woofer Material
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Polypropylene
Enclosure Type
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Sealed
Color
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Black
Pieces in System
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1
Width (inches)
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17-7/8
Height (inches)
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14-3/4
Depth (inches)
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18-9/16
Second Depth (inches)
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13-3/16
Connector Type
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5-way post
Frequency Response
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20-250 Hz
Power Range (Watts RMS)
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250-750
Maximum Wattage
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1500
Sensitivity
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84 dB
Impedance
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3 ohms
Parts Warranty
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2 Years
Labor Warranty
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2 Years
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  • Sealed hatchback-style enclosure with a 10" W7 subwoofer installed
  • Warranty information

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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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5 out of 5

Awesome!

Written By Fleming, Quantico, VA on Monday, 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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5 out of 5

You get what you pay for

Written By Daniel, NY on Saturday, 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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5 out of 5

JL Audio CLS110RG-W7

Written By Joey, Georgia on Sunday, 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.
8 out of 8 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

JL Audio CLS110RG-W7 Review

Written By Weo, Milwaukee, WI on Sunday, 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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