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JL Audio 13TW5v2-4

Shallow-mount 13.5" 4-ohm subwoofer

Item # 13613TW524

You can get great-sounding, big bass in your sports car, truck, or any other compact vehicle.

You can get great-sounding, big bass in your sports car, truck, or any other compact vehicle.

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About the JL Audio 13TW5v2-4

JL Audio Built In USA Fit huge bass into tight spaces

You can get great-sounding, big bass in your sports car, truck, or any other compact vehicle. JL Audio rises to the challenge of compact spaces with their TW5 thin-line subwoofers. Engineered for use in extremely small boxes, these subs fit in places where only 6-1/2" or 8" subs would previously go, for astoundingly deep, resonant bass without the large enclosure.

JL Audio Built In USA Fit huge bass into tight spaces

You can get great-sounding, big bass in your sports car, truck, or any other compact vehicle. JL Audio rises to the challenge of compact spaces with their TW5 thin-line subwoofers. Engineered for use in extremely small boxes, these subs fit in places where only 6-1/2" or 8" subs would previously go, for astoundingly deep, resonant bass without the large enclosure.

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This sub can fit places many subs can't.

A super-thin sub that rivals bulkier speakers

The 13TW5v2-4 13.5" subwoofer handles up to 600 watts RMS, while boasting a 2-5/8" mounting depth that makes it ideal for tight spaces. The cast-alloy frame provides a rock-solid platform for the mica-filled polypropylene cone and its resilient Santoprene™ rubber surround — you'll enjoy consistent, full-bodied bass output that won't distort under heavy excursion. The sub's 4-ohm impedance makes it a great candidate for multi-sub installations.

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Product highlights:

  • 13.5" 4-ohm subwoofer
  • radical shallow-mount design with extremely small airspace requirements
  • mica-filled polypropylene cone with Santoprene rubber surround
  • cast alloy basket
  • top-mount depth: 2-5/8"
  • power range: 250-600 watts RMS
  • peak power handling: 1,200 watts
  • frequency response: 20-200 Hz
  • sensitivity: 85.63 dB
  • sealed box volume: 0.8 cubic feet
  • grille not included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 92183

What's in the box:

  • 13.5" Thin-Line subwoofer
  • Owner's manual
  • Grille note

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It WILL hit the lows w/ some work

Slater from Dallas, TX on 8/15/2018

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7 years ago I had a kid and the 1st to go is the car audio so e/t came out of the car to make room for the little 1. I recently bought a new Ram Quad Cab and saw this line including the TW3's and as a lifelong JL diehard I had to give it a chance. The 1st box I got (from a Tundra) didn't fit so I made 1 to go under the seat and utilize the storage space as airspace. The sub may be a shallow mount but the actual footprint is large, the entire depth of the sub is as wide as the diameter which made it tricky to give it sufficient airspace and not invade the cab or seats. I am powering 1 of these with a Slash 1000/1 @ 4ohms and the rest of my components on a 300/4. It took a few days to dial in my amp but once it was I couldn't be more happy. I definitely see what people were talking about that it doesn't hit the lows but I found out it just take slightly more work to get there. It has that classic JL sound that hits EVERY note you put through it but at 1st the lows seemed lacking but as soon as I lined my amp up to boost around 38hz I couldn't believe the capability of the TW5. If you are buying the 4ohm version I definitely recommend running it on the 750/1 Slash since it runs all wattage the same regardless of impedance and even w/ the 1000/1 (warranty voider) it runs barely warm after 2 hours of slamming. Just as I am amazed at the capability of this sub I am even more so that they retained the JL sound to the T. I will get another after I beef up the electrical.

Pros: Compact, 7" VC, no sacrifice by going this route, superior JL construction

Cons: Underrated RMS handling, magnet wiped my credit card by just leaning over it and the JL badge in the dust cap is metal and the magnet pushed it off so just be careful handling the sub.

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Expensive but worth it

Sean from Long Island, NY on 4/26/2018

2015 Ford F-350

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This was installed in a Ford F350 behind the rear seat. It is powered by an JL audio HD 750/1 amp and it sounds unbelievable. I still can't believe how hard it can hit and it's a shallow mount speaker. The old saying you get what you pay for holds true here. It is expensive but I wouldn't hesitate to purchase another one if need be.

Pros: Everything

Cons: none

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JL Audio 13TW5v2-4

D from TX on 7/20/2017

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mine is paired to a 500/1 amp, 2ohm. it's really worth every penny to me. i have 2 10W7's each on a 500/1 in a dual sealed box, and i honestly prefer the single 13TW5V2-2. its extremely controlled and tunable, and it gives you bass where you want it if you're SQ and punch oriented.

Pros: clarity, punch, control, power handling

Cons: none

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JL Audio 13TW5v2-4 Shallow Mount Subwoofer

EMR from tempe, AZ on 3/16/2016

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If you are looking for big bass and you are restricted on the amount of room you have for an enclosure, these are the subs for you. They cover the low frequencies extremely well and hit hard. I will say that if they are not paired with the right amp you will not get the performance out of these. Do your research to run them with the right amp and they will out perform any shallow mount sub on the market by a long shot. I have nothing negative to say about these subs, the price is high compared to most but if you make the investment and run them with the right amp they are well worth the money. I am running 2 of these in a down fired enclosure off a JL Audio XD1000/1v2 in my F150 Supercrew. This amps does well with for this set up but the performance was a little better running them off of my (2) 500/1 slash amps. Just don't have the room for the larger bodied amps in this truck.

Pros: It's JL Audio

Cons: None

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Potent Woofer

RayDawg from Corpus Christi, TX on 11/23/2014

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This woofer will be more than enough for the average bass head. The two main things to get the full potential is the exact box, and matching amp which in my case is a kicker cx1200.1 mono putting out the 600 rms@4 ohms this woofer craves. I tuned my gain to get the full volume from my deck and this thing just hits you where it hurts. This is all done in my s2000 which are incredibly hard to get great sound out of, but with this woofer there is no issue. I'd love to hear how it would sound in a hatchback/SUV. JL has hit a homerun with this bad boy! Do yourself a favor and grab one or better yet 2. ;)

Pros: Eveything

Cons: None, people complain about the price but the simple matter of it is if you wanna sound great it's gonna cost.

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Crutchfield customer from Orange,Texas on 6/23/2013

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Good powerful base

Pros: will fit in tight spaces and still rock out

Cons: Pricey

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Unbelievable Performance

BD from Memphis on 6/7/2013

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Although a little expensive, you get what you pay for; this sub is incredible. Getting this type of low frequency performance out of any similar size sub is rare. Getting it with a 2.625" mounting depth and .8 ft^3 of sealed airspace is rediculous.

Pros: High quality, truly unique

Cons: Price (totally worth it IMO)

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Massive Slam

Jerry from Indiana on 4/16/2013

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This sub is excellent for its purpose and very capable. I built a fiberglass enclosure for my spare tire well (2013 Mazda2) and measured .815 cubic foot. I initially powered the sub with 240 verified RMS and it sounded bad. Since then I have reamped up to 600 RMS and it sounds great and it plays low frequency like 20-30hz very well but kick drums could have more punch and authority. The sub has already knocked of my rear view mirror and the sub really isn't broken in. I have considered a new enclosure and adding maybe 3 more subs, but I don't know if the car would hold together!

Pros: Very small concealable enclosures, terrific low frequency

Cons: Pricey, not as punchy as long Xmax subs, long break in period

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More details on the JL Audio 13TW5v2-4

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Features

Thin-Line Design: The patented thin-line woofer technology compresses the architecture of the JL Audio 13TW5v2-4 subwoofer and allows it to deliver great bass performance in tight space applications, requiring only 2-5/8" depth. Central to the technology is the Concentric Tube structure that supports the oversized voice coil and the suspension attachments. This permits placing the motor structure much further forward in the speaker than in conventional designs, while maintaining excellent linear excursion capability. Equally important, the design is optimized for extremely small box volume applications.

Concentric Tube Suspension: A challenge in any low-profile woofer design is to permit enough mechanical clearance for the speaker to handle power and generate good output at low frequencies. JL Audio's patented solution employs a molded structure which spans over the edge of the motor system, supporting the spider on the outside of the motor's boundaries and the large diameter voice coil on the inside. The large voice coil permits the magnet to sit inside it, rather than surrounding the coil as is typical in most woofers. The concentric tube structure and the elimination of a conventional top-plate helps JL Audio move the motor structure into the cone body's space to further compress depth, while still permitting substantial mechanical excursion.

Dynamic Motor Analysis (DMA): DMA is JL Audio's proprietary method of improving dynamic motor behavior. As a result of DMA optimization, the 13TW5v2-4 motor maintains a linear force over a long excursion range and stable, fixed magnetic field in the gap over a wide power range. The result is reduced distortion, faithfully reproduced transients, and tight, clean, articulate bass.

Floating Cone Attachment Method (FCAM): JL Audio's patented FCAM technology is a method of attaching the surround/cone assembly to the voice coil/spider assembly to maintain proper surround geometry, thus improving excursion control and dynamic voice coil alignment.

Voice Coil: To counteract the efficiency tradeoff of small box volume, the 13TW5v2-4 is designed to handle very high power levels thanks to the use of a very large 7-inch diameter voice coil.

Recommended Sealed Box Volume: JL Audio recommends a sealed box size volume of 0.8 ft³, resulting in a -3dB point of 41.42 Hz. A diagram is provided in the owner's manual for a sealed box with external dimensions of 19" W x 15" H x 7.75" D, assuming 3/4" thick MDF. (If using 5/8" thick MDF, subtract 1/4" from each dimension.)

Shallow Mount Design: The JL Audio 13TW5v2-4 only requires a mounting depth of 2-5/8" (top mounted).

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THE NAME JL AUDIO QUAILTY PREFORMANCE AND THE SOUND [ Paul  Nov 03, 2018 ]

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Can you run this on a jx1000/1d?
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Yes the JX1000/1D will push 500 watts RMS at 4 ohms which should be enough to drive one of those shallow-mount W5s. If you have additional questions or concerns or want to make sure you have everything you'll need for installation you can connect with one of our product advisors here: https://bit.ly/2QNxGQB
[ Cosmo  Jun 09, 2019 ]  Staff

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