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JL Audio CP208LG-W3v3

MicroSub™ slot-ported enclosure with dual 8" W3v3 subwoofers

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JL Audio's CP208LG-W3v3 MicroSub enclosed subwoofer system delivers impressive bass without needing a lot of power...

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About the JL Audio CP208LG-W3v3

EJL Audio Built In USAngineered for performance

JL Audio's CP208LG-W3v3 MicroSub enclosed subwoofer system delivers impressive bass without needing a lot of power or taking up much space. This MicroSub handles up to 500 watts RMS, housing two 8" W3v3 subwoofers that offer impressive low end. The enclosure is designed from the ground up to get optimum performance from its drivers, so you get much more than just a box with speakers inside.

EJL Audio Built In USAngineered for performance

JL Audio's CP208LG-W3v3 MicroSub enclosed subwoofer system delivers impressive bass without needing a lot of power or taking up much space. This MicroSub handles up to 500 watts RMS, housing two 8" W3v3 subwoofers that offer impressive low end. The enclosure is designed from the ground up to get optimum performance from its drivers, so you get much more than just a box with speakers inside.

 CP208LG-W3v3 MicroSub enclosed subwoofer

JL Audio uses state-of-the-art automated woodworking equipment to fabricate the high-quality MDF enclosure with rugged automotive carpeting, steel-mesh grilles, 5-way binding posts, and solid internal wiring. The enclosure is finished and inspected by hand at the manufacturing facility in Florida to ensure that you get the bass that you expect from JL Audio.

specially designed, slot-ported enclosure

Small enclosure, big sound

The specially designed, slot-ported enclosure measures 6-1/4 inches thick — it'll fit just about anywhere but it's an especially good candidate for regular cab pickups. Its flared slot-port design cuts down on air turbulence and keeps your bass rich and clear. You'll enjoy thick low-frequency response from all of your music with this capable enclosure in your vehicle.

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Product highlights:

  • ported enclosure with two 8" W3v3 subwoofers
  • 5/8" medium density fiberboard construction covered with black carpet
  • steel-mesh grilles
  • 2-ohm total impedance
  • power handling: 200-500 watts RMS
  • frequency response: 28-250 Hz
  • sensitivity: 83 dB
  • 36"W x 11"H x 6-1/4"D
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 93295
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What's in the box:

  • Ported subwoofer enclosure loaded with two 8W3v3-4 woofers
  • 2 Black metal grilles (installed)
  • Warranty information

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Features & specs

General
Woofer Size (inches) 8
Speakers Per Box 2
Woofer Material Mineral/Poly
Enclosure Type Ported
Color Black
Pieces in System 1
Width (inches) 36
Height (inches) 11
Depth (inches) 6-1/4
Second Depth (inches) N/A
Connector Type 5-Way posts
Frequency Response 28-250 Hz
Power Range (Watts RMS) 500
Maximum Wattage Not Given
Sensitivity 83 dB
Impedance 2 ohms
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years

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Features

Overview: The CP208LG-W3v3 MicroSub is a compact bass solution for vehicles with limited space. This slot-ported enclosure is loaded with two 4-ohm 8W3v3-4 woofers, internally wired in parallel to present a 2-ohm load.

Enclosure Design: The enclosure features top quality MDF (medium density fiberboard), cut using state-of-the-art CNC woodworking equipment, and covered with high grade automotive carpeting. Extensive interior bracing permits the use of thinner MDF that maximizes the enclosure's internal volume relative to its exterior volume. Each driver has its own airspace and is protected by a black steel-mesh grille.

Flared Ports: The enclosure has side firing slot ports. The flared port opening minimizes turbulence and improves overall fidelity. The ports are 1-1/2" high and 4-1/8" wide at the openings and wrap around two walls of the enclosure to produce the necessary low tuning frequency.

Driver: The 8" W3v3 drivers have the following features:

  • 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 radiused 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.

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Jl is the best in the business, plus I need something that won't take up space in my car. [ Julian  Jul 07, 2018 ]
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small footprint for C7 Corvette (targa top storage) [ Robert  May 24, 2018 ]
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a little expensive for me, but it should fit where i want to place it in the car. plus good reviews. [ christopher  Apr 11, 2018 ]
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Had the single speaker version and wanted more bump. Sounds much better with two. [ Robert  Dec 08, 2016 ]
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I saw and heard this sub in a local stereo shop. I bought it here for $100 less. [ Thor  Nov 22, 2016 ]
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Fits [ T  Mar 02, 2016 ]
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11 questions already asked

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Would this fit under the seat of a 1991 King cab K Series Silverado?
[ bobby  Mar 05, 2019 ]
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Not sure you will probably need to tape measure the height of the back seat compare with the size of the speaker cabinet
[ NOJIR  Mar 06, 2019 ]
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Yes! If I could buy the speakers again, I'd buy two 10s
[ Amy  Mar 05, 2019 ]
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Will this fit under the 2nd or 3rd row seating in a 2001 Ford Excursion?
[ josh  Feb 25, 2017 ]
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Probably as long as the inside measurement under the seat from bracket to bracket match outside diameter of the box. We fit one under the rear of an f-150 but the seat sat up a little because of the hump in the center.
[ GEORGE  Feb 25, 2017 ]
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Would this be loud enough in a jeep with the top off? Obviously with a proper amp.
[ TroyD  Jan 29, 2017 ]
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When properly powered, the JL CP208LG-W3v3 should produce plenty of volume in a Jeep with the top down. If you would like to discuss further, feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Larry  Feb 10, 2017 ]  Staff
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Will this fit under rear seat of 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited?
[ TroyD  Jan 29, 2017 ]
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I'm afraid we don't have any information on the available space under the rear seats in your '14 Wrangler Unlimited. However, the JL Audio CP208LG-W3v3 measures 35-1/2" (width) x 11" (height) x 5-1/8" (depth) if you want to try and measure the space on your own to verify fit. If you would like to discuss further, feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Larry  Feb 09, 2017 ]  Staff
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so all i need is an amp that runs 500w rms to the sub? theres only the one terminal?
[ Blake  Jan 20, 2017 ]
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There is only 1 terminal pair input (1 positive/ 1 negative). [I'm running a 5 ch JL amp. Using 4 of the channels for the door speakers, and the last channel is 300wx1 at 2ohm. Plenty of power for me. Shakes mirrors, hits hard.] If you just want to power this sub, a mono (1 channel) sub would do the trick. 500w at 2 ohm would be a lot of power.
[ Ryan  Jan 21, 2017 ]
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Yes there's only the 1 terminal but with 500 w job amp put both outputs to the one speaker input and spearkers sound good. Have the same setup in my 2016 f150 and it sounds good for 2-10's.
[ PAUL  Jan 21, 2017 ]
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Can I use a JL XD 1000/5v2 on these 2 8"s and my front and rear doors? The Rms for the sub out is 600w. Will that be pushing them to hard if it's turned down?
[ Long  Oct 17, 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  Oct 17, 2016 ]  Staff
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How much does this dual JL 8w3 enclosure weigh loaded with both woofers(non amplified)?
[ Christopher  Oct 01, 2016 ]
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The weight of the JL Audio CP208LG-W3v3 alone isn't provided--however, the shipping weight (including the box its shipped in) is 36lbs. So the enclosure and dual woofers are likely somewhere between 32-35lbs. If you would like to discuss further, feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. I hope that helps!
[ Larry  Oct 05, 2016 ]  Staff
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Would the JL Audio XD700/5v2 5-channel car amplifier work with this sub? I want to run my JL Audio c5-650 component front speakers and and rear speakers with 4 of the channels and run this sub with the 5th channel. Will the XD700 be powerful enough for this sub?
[ Peter  Dec 22, 2014 ]
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I have this exact setup. Works awesome
[ Ryan  Jan 21, 2017 ]
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Yes the XD700 will be fine. I was wanting to do the same amp in my truck..Good choice.
[ JOSE A  Dec 23, 2014 ]
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Yes the XD700 will be fine. I was wanting to do the same amp in my truck..Good choice.
[ JOSE A  Dec 23, 2014 ]
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I would like that should be more than enough power. This sub rocks. You will be surprised.
[ STEVEN J  Dec 22, 2014 ]
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WHATS THE BEST AMP TO GO WITH AND WORK WELL WITH THESE 8" JL 'S ???
[ Raymond  Jun 23, 2014 ]
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I have the JL Audio JX500/1D with the bass control knob. A quality amplifier of this output should do.
[ JOSE A  Jun 23, 2014 ]
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I went with the Pioneer GM-D8601. It is 500 watts at 2 ohms and comes with the bass boost know while only being $200. It sounds Great in the back of my 2005 4runner. Highly recommended for the price. Hope this helps.
[ TREVOR  Jun 23, 2014 ]
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What is the best way to mount this in a car's trunk? I realize it's top heavy, worried about it tipping over.
[ R  Jan 01, 2014 ]
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For details on installation please contact an Advisor by phone or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on what you will need for an installation. If you run into any issues during installation our Tech Support team will be happy to help.
[ Jeff  Jan 01, 2014 ]  Staff
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As this is 2 4 ohm subs could I just pull them and rewire them to run 4ohms on 2 different channels?
[ alex  Dec 30, 2013 ]
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This would not be recommended as you would need to add a separate set of terminals for the second subwoofer wiring (which would mean modifying the box). For details on a sub box that might fit your needs please contact an Advisor by phone or online chat.
[ Jeff  Dec 31, 2013 ]  Staff
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