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JL Audio 10TW1-2

10" shallow-mount 2-ohm component subwoofer

Item # 13692188

JL Audio applied all their design know-how to creating the 10TW1-2 subwoofer.

JL Audio applied all their design know-how to creating the 10TW1-2 subwoofer.

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JL Audio applied all their design know-how to creating the 10TW1-2 subwoofer. This shallow-mount 10" sub works in very small enclosures and, with a mounting depth of only 4-3/8 inches, it'll fit in all kinds of tight places you don't expect a subwoofer to go.

JL Audio Built In USA Seriously shallow

JL Audio applied all their design know-how to creating the 10TW1-2 subwoofer. This shallow-mount 10" sub works in very small enclosures and, with a mounting depth of only 4-3/8 inches, it'll fit in all kinds of tight places you don't expect a subwoofer to go.

Unique construction, built in the USA

The injection-molded mica-filled polypropylene cone with its rubber surround is housed in a specially designed cast-alloy frame that minimizes resonances. JL Audio builds this sub at their Florida factory, using their patented "concentric tube" design to compress the sub's motor structure for a smaller profile without sacrificing performance.

You can mount this sub right up against the back wall of your enclosure and it requires almost no clearance in front. If you're looking for a subwoofer that brings maximum boom to minimal space, you're looking in the right place. 

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Product highlights:

  • 10" 2-ohm subwoofer
  • mica-filled polypropylene injection-molded cone with rubber surround
  • cast-alloy frame
  • power range: 75-300 watts RMS
  • peak power handling: 600 watts
  • top-mount depth: 4-3/8"
  • sealed box volume: 0.35 cubic feet
  • ported box volume: 0.625 cubic feet
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 92188

What's in the box:

  • One 10" Thin-Line 2-ohm subwoofer
  • Grille (installed)
  • Owner's manual
  • On-line product registration information

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Great for trucks!

Crutchfield customer from Niceville, FL on 5/17/2019

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Sick bass in a shallow under the seat box

Pros: Very shallow, thump great, super frequency range

Cons: Kinda pricy

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Powerful compact sub

Corry from Rancho Cucamonga, CA on 2/24/2019

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Very impressed by the bass this woofer provides. Built a custom ported box to fit in my hatchback and this sub was the perfect fit.

Pros: Compact and very powerful.

Cons: None

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JL Audio 10TW1-2

Crutchfield customer from Otis Orchards, WA on 7/18/2018

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I installed this sub combined with a alpine pdv-75 amp in my 17 tundra double cab. when deciding on all the components I wanted I wasn't sure if a single 10" would be enough. well this is more than enough.

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Awesome JL performance

John from Ruston, LA on 5/4/2018

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I just replaced a JBL that had blown. I have a behind the truck seat box with about 1.3cu ft space. This JL audio is rated for I believe .65 cu ft. I added extra poly fill and it sounds great. Better than the old sub ever did. I'm very happy with the JL and probably will never buy any other brand now.

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Huge bang for the buck

Don from Atlanta, GA on 3/5/2018

2006 Cadillac DTS

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Wow. Very clean and efficient subwoofer. I attached it to what I thought was a conservative amp and BOOM... clean, physical, thumping bass. Highly recommend this subwoofer.

Pros: Very clean, super efficient. Great sound.

Cons: Not quite the "drop in" fit for my Cadillac DTS I was hoping for, but its the only sub indicated for that space. Not an issue with the speaker itself.

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JL Audio 10TW1-2

Crutchfield customer from St Augustine, FL on 3/3/2018

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Used to replace a 4ohm sub in a stealthbox. Sounds great

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Terrific Value

Manuel from California on 1/3/2018

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This speaker is very reliable and outperformed another flat 10" that just died 8 months into action. This was a surprise to get that much bass out of .42 cubic feet sealed enclosure! Passengers cannot believe the side panel location is very well hidden until the music plays. This will be a great addition to any level of audio quality you are looking for.

Pros: Reliable, very well assembled and JL Audio reputation products can't go wrong.

Cons: Didn't get this one first instead of other shallow sub.

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It sounds awesome.

Jason from Las Cruces, NM on 12/24/2017

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Very remarkable sub. Excellent job JL. I replaced n older cheap sub with the JL 10TW1-2. And WOW, I had turn the sub levels down. It is as advertised. I would highly recommend the JL 10TW1-2. It's worth it.

Pros: It and the box fits behind the backseat of a crew cab Silverado. Handles a variety of low frequencies. It hits hard.

Cons: Had to modify the inside of the box a bit to fit, but not a big issue.

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Nice Sub for spar and money.

Brad from Coppell, TX on 5/30/2017

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Great buy

Pros: Sounds great for space it needs

Cons: Can't think of any

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Great bass from small space

Michael from Chattanooga, TN on 5/7/2017

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I have a '17 Toyota Tacoma. Replaced the factory 6x9 in front door, 6.5 in rear, and dash tweets. Added amplifier to factory head unit. Still missing bass. It's a lease vehicle so I didn't want to hack away at it, and wanted to put a subwoofer in one of the TINY little pockets behind the rear seats, while still having access to child seat anchors. My requirements; 1) limited enclosure volume, 2) limited depth, 3) limited front clearance, 4) needed 2 ohm of dual 4 ohm voice coils, 5) must sound musical and have extended bass, not just poppy mid-bass you hear in many small enclosures. My research led me to JL 10TW1-2. I always knew JL had reputation for quality products, but it was more than I had ever spent on a sub. So I tried another (cheaper) driver from another brand, and it just didn't fit. I built 3 enclosures before I landed on one I liked (3rd). The volume is precisely what is required (.35 ft3) plus the driver offset. There was a depth limitation that I didn't take into account even on the 3rd gen when building with .75 MDF...the basket diameter is very large in the rear..like just smaller than the cutout. Luckily the driver requires no space vent behind, so a ground and filed away the small amount needed in just the right places so the driver clears. So how does it sound? It sounds very good, very musical, not whompy or boomy. It's hard to believe out the quality bass of that tiny little enclosure, better suited for many 8" drivers. I am please

Pros: 1) Very small enclosure requirement, 2) Limited (but not shallow) depth 3) Includes integral grill 4) Driver is recesses in basket to minimize front clearance needs 5) Very musical and has extended bass from VERY small enclosure

Cons: 1) The basket is large at the rear, take special care when measuring depth clearance as the basket is nearly as wide as the mounting hole at the rear.

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Subtle rumble or feel it thump

Jeff from Loveland, CO on 4/24/2017

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10TW1-02 update. Still thumping. Added the Rux Gain Adjustment knob. Now it can have very subtle rumble at volume 1, or shake the mirrors at 25. Garth's thunder rolls is awesome, and then Pounding dubstep with the kids.

Pros: Infectious smiles Wife likes Barbershop even more now

Cons: Do not think there are any. Worth every penny spent.

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JL Audio 10TW1-2

Crutchfield customer from Loveland, CO on 4/18/2017

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Wow, This think thumps and in a .4 cub foot box is all. Huge sound from Tiny box

Pros: Tiny box demands, huge sound, shakes the mirrors and makes the neighbors look at you.

Cons: Makes me want to take long, long road trips more often now.

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Perfect solution! Deep, clean BASS out of a tiny space.... love it!!!

Ben from Boise, ID on 6/1/2016

2014 Ram 1500

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There is very little space available for a subwoofer(s) in the RAM Crew cab, I fiberglassed the passenger side underseat pocket and had a PG SX slim 10" in there - sounded OK but just would not play deep enough, there is only about .47 ft3 of airspace available. When I saw the airspace requirement on this sub I figured it was worth the gamble - it is deeper (just under 5") but depth was not my issue, total airspace was. The sub fits perfect, plays clean and deep, typical JL build quality, worth it, 100%!! (Running of an older Alpine 5 channel PDX amp, just over 300 watts RMS to sub)

Pros: Minimal airspace requirements!!!!! JL build quality.

Cons: none, this sub is purpose built to fit a need

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upgrade!!!

P.H.L. from port townsend, WA on 3/9/2016

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I was replacing a traditional behind seat truck box with this JL sub. sound quality is not even in the same sport let alone ball park.. So yes it is an upgrade.. The depth and range is impressive, especially for something that requires so little box volume. I powered the sub with a jl 4 channel amp, front speakers are powered by the front and the rear channels are bridged to the sub. Its a healthy amount of power considering its just the cab of a pickup but I dont know if I was ready for how much this sub sounded closer to a 12. But again Im in a 2dr pickup standard cab. The staff at Crutchfield was very helpful and knowledgable. I went back and forth and they walked me through the process.

Pros: depth/range of sound, grill included, worth the money

Cons: it wasn't cheap, but you get what you pay for!

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Mike from Manchester Tn on 2/7/2016

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Replaced an cheap alpine 10 with this one. Bass is so much more controlled. Sounds great for what it is. I wasn't looking to shake my fillings loose. Powering it with alpine mrp-m500.

Pros: Works in very small enclosure

Cons: Jl audio is pricey

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Compact sub

Butch from Louisiana on 12/29/2015

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Great sound and great size for the space I have in my truck

Pros: Compact size great sound like the grill

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Features
Enclosure Compatibility

Features

Thin-Line Design: JL Audio's patented thin-line woofer technology compresses the architecture of the 10TW1-2 subwoofer and allows it to deliver great bass performance in tight space applications (less than 4-3/8" deep). Central to the technology is the Concentric Tube structure that supports the oversized voice coil and the suspension attachments. This permits placing the motor structure much further forward in the speaker than conventional designs, while maintaining excellent linear excursion capability. Equally important, the 10TW1-2 is designed for extremely small enclosure applications (0.35 ft³ sealed and 0.625 ft³ ported) and there is no pole vent, so no space is needed between the woofer and the back of the enclosure.

Concentric Tube Suspension: JL Audio's patented Concentric Tube Suspension employs a molded structure which spans beyond the edge of the motor structure, supporting the spider on the outside of the motor's boundaries and the large diameter voice coil on the inside. The large voice coil permits the magnet to sit inside it, rather than surrounding the coil as is typical in most woofers. The concentric tube structure and the elimination of a conventional top-plate helps JL Audio place the motor higher up into the cone body's space to further compress depth, while still permitting excellent mechanical excursion.

Mica-Filled Polypropylene Woofer: The subwoofer features an injection-molded, mica-filled polypropylene cone with a rubber surround for added durability, 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 10TW1-2 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, 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.

Enclosure Compatibility

Sealed Box Volume: JL Audio recommends a sealed box volume of 0.35 ft³. A diagram is provided in the owner's manual for a sealed box with external dimensions of 16-1/8" W x 14" H x 5-1/4" D, assuming 3/4" thick material. (If you are using 5/8" thick materials, subtract 1/4" from each dimension.)

Ported Box Volume: JL Audio recommends a ported box volume of 0.625 ft³. A diagram is provided in the owner's manual for a ported box with external dimensions of 26-5/8" W x 16" H x 5-1/4" D, assuming 3/4" thick material. (If you are using 5/8" thick materials, subtract 1/4" from each dimension.) A slot port is recommended with the following dimensions:

  • Slot Width: 3-3/4"
  • Slot Height: 1-7/8"
  • Slot Length: 22-1/2"

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Customer Q&A

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This will work well with JL sub box and 5 channel amp we have that fits in our 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited!! [ Becky  Sep 07, 2017 ]
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works in small enclosure space....it's a JL! [ MICHAEL  Apr 19, 2017 ]
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Fantastic! [ Ben  Nov 24, 2016 ]
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It goes hard in the paint [ Douglas  Jul 03, 2016 ]
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Compact space for my custom stealth box [ JACEK  Apr 23, 2016 ]
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Upgraded my system from a truck box behind the seat (which sacrificed space and appearance) to a down firing box that replaced the center seat foam in my chev. I went back and forth and I settled on this one due to it matched with the small custom enclosure I was using. [ Paul  Mar 14, 2016 ]
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Shallow mount... [ Justin  Feb 05, 2016 ]
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7 questions already asked

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Will this work in a prefab box with .40 gross Cu. Ft. and speaker hole cutout of 9.20" ?
[ Dave  Mar 22, 2019 ]
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For a nonported enclosure a net volume of 0.35 cubic ft is suggested. Driver displacement is 0.047 so exact gross volume is 0.397 cubic ft so 0.40 is correct. Suggested hole cutout for driver is 9.06" And mounting screw diameter is 9.70" so with a hole of 9.20" this leaves only 0.25" for screws. Driver depth is 4.36" so ideally there should be 4.5" min from face of enclosure to back of the inside.
[ dave  Apr 02, 2019 ]
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What's the best amp to go with two of these subs?
[ Mr.Steel  Oct 25, 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  Oct 26, 2018 ]  Staff
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Can I mount this on my rear deck? I have a stock OEM 8" mid-sub, and I'm thinking about making the cut-out bigger. Would this sound good using my trunk as a it's "box"?
[ T-Mills  Oct 23, 2017 ]
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The space in a typical trunk is large enough to on influence the subwoofer like a box will and needs a free air subwoofer to sound good. This subwoofer is not free air. We have some that are. I recommend contacting an advisor on 1-800-324-9695 for a personal recommendation! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101
[ Paul  Oct 30, 2017 ]  Staff
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Will this work in a .8 cubic ft sealed box?
[ Markw  Oct 14, 2017 ]
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No you need to be around .4 cu.ft. On a sealed box.
[ Ben  Oct 15, 2017 ]
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The box I used had a volume of .4 cubic feet. I would think the larger box would bring more sound. I've had good results as I'm only filling a regular cab pickup. I've also fully sound deadened the interior of the cab with tiles, closed loop foam and mass loaded vinyl. Hope that helps
[ Paul  Oct 15, 2017 ]
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Yes they will I have the same style box and they fit perfect
[ Alan  Oct 15, 2017 ]
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Will this sub work in a downfire box with .81 Cu ft?
[ Cole  Jun 25, 2015 ]
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I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: This sub can work in that box but it really calls for a much smaller box of only box volume: 0.35 cubic feet If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Krissy  Jun 29, 2015 ]  Staff
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