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JL Audio 15W0v3-4

W0v3 Series 15" 4-ohm subwoofer

Item # 13615W0V34

The JL Audio name means high-quality sound, and the 15W0v3-4 15" subwoofer doesn't come up short when...

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About the JL Audio 15W0v3-4

Precision-built bass

The JL Audio name means high-quality sound, and the 15W0v3-4 15" subwoofer doesn't come up short when delivering trademark JL performance. You'll find patented technologies like an optimized motor system that promotes precise, linear cone movement, plus advanced cooling systems throughout the frame for rapid heat dissipation.

Precision-built bass

The JL Audio name means high-quality sound, and the 15W0v3-4 15" subwoofer doesn't come up short when delivering trademark JL performance. You'll find patented technologies like an optimized motor system that promotes precise, linear cone movement, plus advanced cooling systems throughout the frame for rapid heat dissipation.

Side view of 15W0v3-4 subwoofer

Long-lasting performance

This W0v3 Series sub features a tough polypropylene cone that resists flexing, and a durable foam surround that'll stand up to hard use. The cone's extra-long excursion capability lets it hit truly deep notes without distorting, while the hefty 2.5-inch voice coil drives the woofer accurately for top-notch performance under extreme conditions.

The patented elevated frame design delivers air flow directly to the voice coil, cooling it for better power handling. JL Audio designed this sub to work in compact sealed or medium-sized ported enclosures.

To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 375 and 750 watts RMS at 4 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.

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Product highlights:

  • 15" 4-ohm subwoofer
  • polypropylene cone with foam surround
  • power range: 150-500 watts RMS
  • peak power handling: 800 watts
  • frequency response: 20-200 Hz
  • sensitivity: 88.2 dB
  • top-mount depth: 7-1/8"
  • sealed box volume: 1.875 cubic feet
  • ported box volume: 2.75 cubic feet
  • grille not included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 92167
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What's in the box:

  • 15" Single voice coil 4-ohm subwoofer
  • Owner's Manual

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Features

Dynamic Motor Analysis (DMA): DMA is JL Audio's proprietary method aimed at improving dynamic motor behavior. As a result of DMA optimization, 15W0v3-4 motors display linear force over a long excursion range, and also maintain a 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.

Elevated Frame Cooling: The elevated frame design of the 12W0v3-4 delivers cool air through slots directly above the top plate to the voice coil. This not only enhances power handling, but also sound quality by minimizing dynamic parameter shifts and power compression.

Rear Gasket: The woofer has a rear gasket to provide an optimal seal when installing into the enclosure.

Long Excursion: The 15W0v3-4 subwoofer has 12.7mm of linear excursion, giving you louder bass with less distortion.

Enclosure Compatibility

Recommended Sealed Box Volume: JL Audio recommends a 1.875 ft³ sealed box. A diagram is provided in the owner's manual for a sealed box with external dimensions of 16" W x 15.75" H x 18" 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: JL Audio recommends a 2.75 ft³ ported box. A diagram is provided in the owner's manual for a sealed box with external dimensions of 20" W x 18" H x 18.5" D, assuming 3/4" thick material. (If you are using 5/8" thick materials, you should subtract 1/4" from each dimension.) A round port with a diameter of 4" and a length of 16.85" is recommended, resulting in a tuning frequency of 25 Hz and a -3 dB point of 30 Hz.

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Can NOT go wrong with JL. Low power requirements, good reviews. I have a 12" JL currently and want something a bit beefier. [ Kelton  Jul 31, 2018 ]
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wanted more and deeper bass!! [ kristopher  Oct 12, 2017 ]
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Lower power. single voice coil. 15 inch. JL. PERIOD. [ JOSH A  Jun 22, 2017 ]
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Because it's jl [ kelly  Oct 04, 2016 ]

4 questions already asked

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Would this pair ok with a fosgate 600.1bd?
[ Michael  Apr 03, 2017 ]
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Thanks for your question. For information on comparing the different models available I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
[ Kenny  Apr 03, 2017 ]  Staff
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when can you expect these subs to be in stock again?
[ kristopher  Dec 02, 2016 ]
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Thanks for your question. We have updated the website. Currently we are showing an ETA of 12-19. Hope this helps.
[ Kenny  Dec 02, 2016 ]  Staff
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A JL Audio15w0v3-4 would a mmats digital class D amp that's 600 rms and 1 ohm stable is that going to work for it even though its a 4ogm sub?
[ Anthony  Nov 26, 2016 ]
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Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp for your subs I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system.
[ Kenny  Nov 29, 2016 ]  Staff
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I used to own a JL 15W6 in a custom box which was made for that sub. Will this 15W0v3-4 sub fit properly in my enclosure?
[ S  Oct 25, 2014 ]
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For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
[ Krissy  Oct 27, 2014 ]  Staff

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