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JL Audio 13W3v3-2

W3v3 Series 13.5" 2-ohm subwoofer

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About the JL Audio 13W3v3-2

JL Audio Built In USA Remarkably realistic bass

JL Audio designed their W3v3 subwoofers to deliver powerful, accurate bass with a medium-power amplifier. Their extensive motor assembly research resulted in a design that ensures smooth, precise cone movement at any power level. Exclusive cooling features shunt heat away from the sub's internal motor structure for long term durability and reduced distortion. The W3v3 sub works well in a sealed or ported enclosure.

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JL Audio W3v3 interior

The 13W3v3-2 subwoofer boasts a 13.5" mineral-filled polypropylene cone with a distinctive metallic JL Audio medallion. A patented design eases the stress felt by the rubber surround during cone movement, for increased reliability and consistent bass output. The removable, customizable trim ring accepts optional JL Audio grilles, and can be painted to enhance your installation.

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Product highlights:

  • 13.5" 2-ohm subwoofer
  • mineral-filled polypropylene cone with nitrile-butylene rubber surround
  • power range: 150-600 watts RMS
  • peak power handling:1,200 watts
  • frequency response: 20-200 Hz
  • sensitivity: 87.63 dB
  • top-mount depth: 7-5/8"
  • sealed box volume: 1.75 cubic feet
  • ported box volume: 2.5 cubic feet
  • grille not included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 92156

What's in the box:

  • 13.5" Subwoofer
  • Black plastic trim ring
  • Owner's Manual

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JL Audio 13W3v3-2

Crutchfield customer from Las Vegas, NV on 4/2/2018

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This sub is amazing sounds so good



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Crutchfield customer from Greer SC on 5/1/2017

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Great sound quality, delivered fast



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I can't stop listening to this 13 inch JL Audio W 3 speaker al is the

Eclass55 from Woodbridge Virginia on 7/26/2015

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best speaker I have a bought

Pros: a lot of power Real Clear

Cons: there are none with JL Audio

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Crutchfield customer from cabot ar on 8/11/2014

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I have owned several JL subs. They are great quality. I wanted a single sub that would give me the bass I wanted Without taking up too much space. This sub exceeded my expectations. it will rattle the change right out of the ash tray! Always have and will recommend JL subs. Crutchfield is a great company to work with. I recommend them also. I order all my stuff thru them!

Pros: Quality

Cons: None

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Product Research

Enclosure Compatibility


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 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.

Customizable Trim Ring: The woofer comes with a removable ring made of black ABS plastic which can be painted to match the installation theme and create a personalized look. You can purchase optional grille mesh inserts which are specifically designed to fit into the inner diameter of the trim ring.

Enclosure Compatibility

Recommended Sealed Box Volume: The sealed box size recommended by JL Audio is 1.75 cu/ft. A diagram is provided in the owner's manual for a sealed box with external dimensions of 16.625" W x 16" H x 16" D, assuming 3/4" thick material. (If you are using 5/8" thick materials, you should subtract 1/4" from each dimension.)

Recommended Ported Box Volume: The ported box size recommended by JL Audio is 2.5 cu/ft. A diagram is provided in the owner's manual for a sealed box with external dimensions of 23.75" W x 17" H x 18.125" D, assuming 3/4" thick material. (If you are using 5/8" thick materials, you should subtract 1/4" from each dimension.) A slot port is recommended with the following dimensions:

  • Slot Width = 1.5"
  • Slot Height =15.5"
  • Slot Length = 34.375" (a right angled port with a 18.125" extension)

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