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JL Audio 10W1v3-2

W1v3 Series 10" 2-ohm subwoofer

Item # 13692080

The affordable W1v3 subwoofer incorporates patented features developed by JL Audio for their legendary W7 subs.

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About the JL Audio 10W1v3-2

Legendary JL Audio engineering

The affordable W1v3 subwoofer incorporates patented features developed by JL Audio for their legendary W7 subs. Special venting keeps the W1v3 sub running cool for trouble-free performance, while extensive research in cone bonding and motor assembly construction keeps its cone movement linear for precise, dependable output. The cone interlocks with the dust cap for superior rigidity, and a sophisticated suspension system keeps internal parts aligned properly when you're jamming hard.

Legendary JL Audio engineering

The affordable W1v3 subwoofer incorporates patented features developed by JL Audio for their legendary W7 subs. Special venting keeps the W1v3 sub running cool for trouble-free performance, while extensive research in cone bonding and motor assembly construction keeps its cone movement linear for precise, dependable output. The cone interlocks with the dust cap for superior rigidity, and a sophisticated suspension system keeps internal parts aligned properly when you're jamming hard.

Side-view of JL Audio 10W1v3-4 10" sub

These subs look as good as they sound.

Solid bass made for compact boxes

The low-profile 10W1v3-2 10" subwoofer works best in compact enclosures, so you can put quality bass in smaller and hard-to-fit vehicles. It features a polypropylene cone with an embossed JL Audio logo for a look that stands out as much as the sound. The removable, customizable trim ring lets you put a personal touch on your system, and makes optional grille installation a snap. This punchy W1v3 sub works well with moderate power, delivering impressive performance without costing a fortune.

To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 225 and 450 watts RMS at 2 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.

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Product highlights:

  • 10" 2-ohm subwoofer
  • polypropylene cone with nitrile-butylene rubber surround
  • power range: 75-300 watts RMS
  • peak power handling: 600 watts
  • frequency response: 25-250 Hz
  • sensitivity: 83.9 dB
  • top-mount depth: 4-5/8"
  • sealed box volume: 0.55 cubic feet
  • ported box volume: 0.94 cubic feet
  • grille not included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 92080
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What's in the box:

  • One 10" Single 2-ohm voice coil subwoofer
  • Black plastic trim ring
  • Owner's manual

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Features

Woofer: The JL Audio W1v3-2 subwoofer features an injection-molded, mica-filled polypropylene cone with an embossed metallic JL Audio logo and a rubber surround for added durability, woofer excursion and bass response.

Dynamic Motor Analysis (DMA): DMA is JL Audio's proprietary method of improving dynamic motor behavior. As a result of DMA optimization, the W1v3-2 motor remains linear over a long excursion range, and also maintains 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.

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: The Vented Reinforcement Collar (VRC) is a composite structure that addresses two issues related to reliability:

  • Stress Relief: By reinforcing the critical junction between the cone, voice coil and spider, the VRC reduces failures due to glue breakdown or material weakness. It does this by increasing adhesive contact area and providing stress relief to the spider material at excursion extremes.
  • Air Flow: The VRC also features slots that facilitate air flow directly onto the voice coil windings, thus reducing thermal compression effects and enhancing reliability.

Insert Molded Suspension/Coil/Terminal Sub-Assembly: The W1v3-2 features a unique spider, coil and terminal subassembly, assembled prior to installation in the speaker frame for optimum alignment and glue-joint integrity. This type of assembly ensures precise lead wire length, lead wire entry and exit angles, and coil/spider alignment.

Elevated Frame Cooling System: The elevated frame design of the W1v3-2 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.

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 an optional grille mesh insert specifically designed to fit into the inner diameter of the trim ring (item number 136SGR1031, sold separately).

Enclosure Compatibility

Sealed Enclosure: JL Audio recommends an optimum sealed enclosure volume for the 10W1v3-2 of 0.587 ft³ (0.55 ft³ net, plus the sub's 0.037 ft³ displacement), resulting in a -3dB point of 42.3 Hz.

Ported Enclosure: JL Audio recommends an optimum ported enclosure volume for the 10W1v3-2 of 0.937 ft³ (0.9 ft³ net, plus the sub's 0.037 ft³ displacement). The recommended slot port is 1-1/8" (wide) x 10" (tall) x 29-3/4" (long), resulting in a tuning frequency of 32.17 Hz and a -3dB point of 31.65 Hz.

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Recommended by Crutchfield staff (Troy) [ Dore  Sep 29, 2018 ]
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Suggested by Crutchfield and Grillo [ Floyd Wm  Jan 05, 2018 ]
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One of the best subs for its price and size. [ Rohit  Oct 23, 2017 ]
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Excellent value (price/performance ratio) for a quality SQ oriented sub. [ RaceCond1tion  Oct 06, 2017 ]
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Quality, nephew recommended. [ Robert  Feb 07, 2017 ]
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dude its jl audio !! [ jimmie  Jan 21, 2017 ]
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This is a replacement speaker for a bad speaker in my Nissan Titan Stealth box 10W3V2-4 that are no longer in production. [ Cornelious  Oct 22, 2016 ]
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Brand Experience, and Ohm rating that I wanted. [ Christopher  May 18, 2016 ]
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great customer service [ Chris  Apr 05, 2016 ]
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2 questions already asked

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would you recommend running and 300/1 or a 500/1 amp? I know you never want to under power a speaker but would 500 RMS be too much to handle?
[ MrKrbenz09  Jan 13, 2018 ]
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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.
[ Krissy  Jan 14, 2018 ]  Staff
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What is the height of the speaker, including excursion, above the mounting plane? Thanks!
[ Robert  Apr 23, 2016 ]
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The woofer has a mounting height of 0.7" and an Xmax (maximum cone excursion) of 11.4 millimeters. I hope that helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5
[ Ryan  Apr 25, 2016 ]  Staff

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