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JL Audio 13W7AE-D1.5

Anniversary Edition W7 Series 13.5" subwoofer with dual 1.5-ohm voice coils

Item # 13692116

Each W7 sub is built to meticulous standards at JL Audio's factory in Miramar, Florida.

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About the JL Audio 13W7AE-D1.5

Celebrating 10 years of unrivaled bass performance

Each W7 sub is built to meticulous standards at JL Audio's factory in Miramar, Florida. JL Audio put 30+ years of sonic expertise into their legendary W7 subwoofers, so you can expect smooth, powerful bass that enhances your favorite music.
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Celebrating 10 years of unrivaled bass performance

Ten years ago, JL Audio redefined low-frequency reproduction with their masterful, designed-from-scratch W7 subs. Now, the Anniversary Edition W7 Series 13W7AE-D1.5 13.5" subwoofer features the latest refinements to this groundbreaking design, highlighted by a satin-black frame, silvery anodized trim ring, and special anniversary logo.

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Profound bass for the music-lover

Each W7 sub is built to meticulous standards at JL Audio's factory in Miramar, Florida. JL Audio put 30+ years of sonic expertise into their legendary W7 subwoofers, so you can expect smooth, powerful bass that enhances your favorite music.

Innovative design for impressive performance

Six patented technologies help this W7 sub deliver unmatched performance:

W-Cone

W-Cone™: a dish-shaped outer cone is supported by a second W-shaped inner cone attached to the sub's voice coil structure. This design creates a super-rigid, lightweight cone that responds rapidly for accurate bass without unwanted coloration.

OverRoll surround

OverRoll™: an innovative mounting method lets the surround wrap around the outside of the mounting flange. This method allows for more useable cone area than conventional surrounds, so this sub moves more air for deeper lows.

Floating Cone Attach Method

Floating Cone Attach Method (FCAM™): precision engineering aligns the voice coil, and woofer cone for incredibly linear woofer movement, which means you'll hear exceptionally accurate bass.

Spider attachment

Plateau-reinforced spider attachment: a collar on the voice coil eases stress on the spider for extended excursion and improved reliability.

Elevated frame cooling and pole piece

Elevated frame cooling and cross-drilled pole-piece: cone movement pumps air through vents in the frame and machined holes in the pole piece. Your voice coils stay cooler, even when you're pushing your system.

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Product highlights:

  • 13.5" subwoofer with dual 1.5-ohm voice coils
  • polypropylene W-Cone with polyester foam surround
  • solid cast-alloy basket
  • power range: 500-1,500 watts RMS
  • peak power handling: 3,000 watts
  • frequency response: 15-200 Hz
  • sensitivity: 86.3 dB
  • top-mount depth: 10-1/2"
  • sealed box volume: 1.875 cubic feet
  • ported box volume: 2.375 cubic feet
  • grille not included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 92116
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What's in the box:

  • One 13.5" Dual voice coil subwoofer (attached to an MDF baffle board with 12 Phillips-head screws)
  • Owner's manual
  • On-line product registration information

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Features

W-Cone: The JL Audio W7AE subwoofers utilize a patented W-Cone design; the unit-body cone assembly maximizes cone stiffness with minimal mass. The shape also provides torsional rigidity, critical to maintaining voice coil alignment at the suspension limits. Two lightweight mineral-filled polypropylene skins are bonded together at the perimeter and the center of the assembly. The lower skin's cross-section is shaped like a W and the upper skin is the part of the cone visible from the top.

OverRoll Surround: OverRoll Surround technology allows JL Audio to make use of the entire footprint of the speaker, placing the surround further to the outside than in a conventional woofer. This means the oversized surround can support greater x-max without sacrificing cone area. An added benefit is that the mounting holes are sealed by the surround, resulting in an improved box seal.

Dual Voice Coil: Due to the 13W7AE's dual 1.5 ohm voice coils, there is greater amplifier application flexibility. The speaker may be configured as a 0.75-ohm woofer (voice coils wired in parallel) or a 3 ohm woofer (voice coils wired in series).

Ultra-Long Voice Coil: The W7AE subwoofers feature an ultra-long voice coil to enhance linear excursion, power handling and control. The large surface area of the coil offers excellent heat dissipation, while the winding height provides the necessary motivational force to achieve the excursion of the W7AE design.

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.

Dynamic Motor Analysis (DMA): DMA is JL Audio's proprietary analysis method aimed at improving dynamic motor behavior. As a result of DMA optimization, W7AE motors remain linear in motor force over a long range of excursion, and also maintain a stable fixed magnetic field in the gap over a wide power range. This leads to reduced distortion, faithfully reproduced transients, and tight, clean, articulate bass.

Forced Air Cooled: The elevated frame design of the W7AE 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.

Radial Cross-Drilled Pole Piece: This venting system enhances heat dissipation and power handling by directing air flow onto the voice coil former, working in conjunction with the Forced Air Cooling technology.

Progressive-Roll Spider: The large, progressive-roll spider provides precise control and motor/voice coil alignment without limiting excursion prematurely.

Plateau-Reinforced Spider Attachment: A derivative of JL Audio's VRC technology, this suspension attachment relieves stress from the spider material at high excursions for enhanced reliability.

Co-Extruded Double Lead Wires: The extruded casing and carefully engineered attachments ensure controlled lead-wire behavior under the most extreme excursion demands. Two conductors are used per connection for ample current carrying capability.

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Sealed Box: The recommended sealed box volume is 1.875 cubic feet; a diagram is provided in the owner's manual for a sealed box with external dimensions of 17.0" W x 17.25" H x 16.5" D, assuming 3/4" thick box material (If you are using 5/8" thick materials, you should subtract 1/4" from each dimension).

Ported Box: The recommended ported box volume is 2.375 cubic feet; a diagram is provided in the owner's manual for a slot ported box with external dimensions of 25.125" W x 17.25" H x 16.5" D, assuming 3/4" thick box 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: 2.0"
  • Slot Height: 15.75"
  • Slot Length: 25.375" (a right angled port with a 7.875" extension)

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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I already have 2 of these . I just keep adding to my system because I like the WOW FACTOR as you hear my coming from around the corner. [ Sheldon  May 01, 2018 ]
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Best of the best!! [ jose  Jul 03, 2016 ]
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the best speaker [ rarael  Dec 30, 2015 ]

7 questions already asked

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Will a soundstream ar1.8000 match up good with this speaker?
[ Homer  Nov 17, 2018 ]
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In my opinion I recommend keeping everything the same brand as the speaker. I got 2 of these subs with 2 of the jl hd 1200/1 amps and it's awesome!! But I do believe the sound steam amp will work. But I also believe u are not useing the subs full potential! Hope this helps..
[ Anthony  Nov 23, 2018 ]
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I'm not familiar with that particular model of Soundstrream. Soundstrream does make good quality equipment so I'm sure if the amplifier is at least 1200 watts it will sound great. I'm running a JL AUDIO HD 1200 to each of my 4 13W7AE spwakers. Sounds and feels great. USACI WORLD CHAMPION 2018 I play my speakers HARD and I haven't had ANY issues with ANY JL AUDIO COMPONENTS in the last 10 years. 2007 HUMMER H2 26 speakers 8 amplifiers 3 alternators 2 XS POWER BATTERIES. H8RGNH8
[ Sheldon  Nov 18, 2018 ]
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I have a JL Audio 1200 watt and I don't even turn it all the way up
[ Benjamin  Nov 18, 2018 ]
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I I think it's a bit too much
[ Benjamin  Nov 18, 2018 ]
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Can this be ran by a 2ohm amp ?
[ Justin  Sep 05, 2018 ]
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No
[ Benjamin  Nov 18, 2018 ]
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Yes when both coils are wired it's a 3 ohm load so ur amp needs to be 2 ohm stable to run efficiently it sounds awesome I'm very happy with it
[ Jeremy  Sep 10, 2018 ]
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Is the jx 1000 good for these speakers?
[ Devin  Jul 04, 2017 ]
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Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp/sub combo 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.
[ Kenny  Jul 06, 2017 ]  Staff
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What amp would you recommend for this speaker?
[ James  Jul 21, 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  Jul 22, 2016 ]  Staff
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how to repair cone?
[ dwain  May 20, 2016 ]
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
[ Krissy  May 20, 2016 ]  Staff
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can you run a 2-ohm amp with this ? if not what amp do you suggest with this sub being 1.5-ohm ?
[ jarett  Mar 19, 2015 ]
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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.
[ Jeff  Mar 20, 2015 ]  Staff
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i run the two i have on jl hd 1200/1 and i love it i have it wired to 1.5 ohm because the hd1200/1 puts out 1200 watts anywhere from 1 to 4 ohm on a 2 ohm stable amp it would over work the amp at 1.5 ohm
[ dennis  Mar 19, 2015 ]
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What else am I going to need to purchase for my sound system if I buy this product? I have a 2010 Lincoln MKX.
[ Leo  Feb 12, 2014 ]
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This will depend largely on the system in your vehicle. For details on 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 what you will need for an installation.
[ Jeff  Feb 12, 2014 ]  Staff
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