About the JL Audio Stealthbox®
The JL Audio Stealthbox® custom-fit subwoofer delivers incredible bass in a package that takes up minimal space and blends in with your vehicle's interior. JL Audio designs Stealthboxes to fit in specific vehicles, then loads them with appropriate subwoofers for optimal performance. Pair the system with an appropriate amp and wiring for stellar concealed bass.
Perfect sound to go with the perfect fit
JL Audio puts months of research and design into each Stealthbox® custom-fit subwoofer to ensure not only that it fits, but that it sounds better than any other custom enclosed system. First, JL Audio determines the ideal shape and mounting location for each enclosure, so that it looks like an original part of the vehicle it's designed for. Next, they mount each high-performance subwoofer so it delivers amazing firepower from within its unique enclosure, without sacrificing clarity or musical depth.
The fiberglass enclosure offers superior rigidity while allowing more interior volume, so the sub can turn out louder, deeper bass. JL Audio craftsmen then laminate, grind, join, and finish each Stealthbox® by hand. The end result: full-bodied, distortion-free bass from an impressively stealthy enclosure.
Enjoy enhanced, custom-fit sound
This single Stealthbox® enclosure fits in the driver side rear corner of the trunk of select 2006-14 Volkswagen models. It includes one TW3-D4 10" dual voice coil subwoofer from JL Audio, wired for 2-ohm mono impedance. A steel-mesh grille protects the sub. Please check with us before purchasing by using the vehicle selector on our site, or calling a Sales Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to verify fit information.
JL Audio has rated the difficulty of this Stealthbox® installation as low. You should be able to install this enclosure if you have any experience with car audio.
- Stealthbox® custom-fit subwoofer
- sealed fiberglass enclosure
- TW3-D4 10" DVC subwoofer wired for 2-ohm mono
- steel-mesh grille included
- fits in the driver side rear corner of the trunk
- power handling: 150-400 watts RMS (800 watts peak power)
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # 94572
What's in the box:
- Custom subwoofer enclosure loaded with a single 10" 10TW3-D4 subwoofer
JL Audio Stealthbox® reviews
Very well made, perfect fit. Costly but worth every penny. Now have my room back in hatch. Ray.
Pros: Great sound, still have room. Looks factory.
Cons: Only one, price!
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There's not a lot of room in a 2010 VW GTI for a subwoofer and the installations I've seen all had compromises. I was looking for a stealth installation that wouldn't require giving up the spare tire or room in the cargo area. This unit fit the bill perfectly. Once installed, it takes very little room from the cargo area, leaving enough width to handle most carrying needs I have. While not a perfect match, the fabric used on the exterior of the box is a very close match and of high quality. The unit looks great when installed. The speaker is well protected by a see-through grill. It was important to me to not have to give up any space, though, so I used an L bracket at the top of the box to secure it to the trim. You can see it in the closeup picture. Now I can remove the screw and pull the whole unit out on those rare occasions when I really need the maximum width. This is a very nice sounding subwoofer. It provides plenty of punch, but remains clear and is not boomy. I installed a Rockford-Fosgate T1000x5ad amplifier and Infinity Kappa 60.11cs speakers and this subwoofer balances very well with them, even up to ear-ringing volume levels. If you're looking for a subwoofer that will blow the windows out of your car, this is not the one for you. I also installed a fader knob under the dashboard to allow me to balance the woofer from the driver's seat - highly recommended. PS: I apologize for the dirty car - it's winter time up here.
Pros: Looks really good. Excellent sound that is just the right volume to balance with the regular channels in this car. Doesn't take up much room. Very high quality. Easy installation (if you do it my way).
Cons: The installation in the instructions involves drilling a hole through the wheel well and using a supplied bolt and hardware to secure the speaker box. I wanted to be able to easily remove the unit and didn't want to introduce a path for water to enter the car, so I simply used an L bracket to secure the top of the speaker box to the interior trim (see pictures). The unit is quite expensive. It can be difficult to remove the floor panel to get to the spare tire.
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I upgraded my 6.5 inch voice speakers and had to upgrade my bass to get the sound right. At first i was looking just for function, but with the fitment of the stealth box, there was no other option. I installed the stealth box after using a loaner 10" kicker in a sealed box from the shop that installed my amplifier. I could immediately tell the difference with the range and clarity of the jl Audio system. I highly recommend this system, it has more than enough power for the daily commute.
Pros: Great fitment in the left side of the boot. Speaker is clear and has excellent range. The speaker has more than enough power, I find myself playing the bass on the lowest setting. Comes complete, plug and play.
Cons: Some labor required to install speaker. Speaker is pricey.
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Let me preface this by saying that I have no professional qualifications and I have a very low awareness of the finer points of audio excellence, but WOW! this thing sounds great. I've paired the Stealthbox with a Sound Ordinance 350-1 and I now have more than enough deep rich base. This box is the idea solution for my car and takes up no otherwise usable space. It might be perfect. Good job JL!
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This is a truly outstanding audio investment. Speaker fits perfectly in my 2008 VW GTI, takes up minimum space, and appears as if it came right off the VW factory floor. Delivers the kind of deep, full, and powerful bass only possible with a separate subwoofer system. It is matched to a Crutchfield recommended Sound Ordnance M-350 Power Amplifier which is a very important complementary component of the subwoofer total system, necessary in order for the speaker to deliver to its full potential. And the Crutchfield specified installation kit (wires, fuses, etc.) provides all the needed electrical power and audio connections of the proper gauge, custom lengths, and factory-like fit.
Pros: - Outstanding sound quality; powerful yet natural bass - Factory-look custom fit - Straight-forward installation - High quality parts
Cons: - Should have purchased it 4 years ago when I first got the car
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I love how the JL Audio Stealthbox fits in my GTI 2010 MK6. I still got my trunk space, can put my seats down. The sub seats pretty flush and blends in with the trunk of the car. it looks like a factory sub but of higher quality. The sub sounds good and clear. Its nothing too loud or too much its just enough for the right sound. I recommend hiding the amp under the trunk carpet. its fits perfectly.
Pros: Fits flush and clean in your truck without taking your space. Very functional to store and use your trunk for its intended use.
Cons: The bass box is shallow therefore its not a really heavy or deep bass.
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I'm enjoying every moment of it.That was the best decision I have ever made to go with Crutchfield subwoofer box and power amps.Great sound,just what I expected.
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More details on the JL Audio Stealthbox®
Overview: JL Audio's SB-VW-GTI/10TW3 Stealthbox has been specifically designed to fit select 2006 - 2013 Volkswagen GTI, Rabbit, and R32 (A5) 2dr/4dr models. It features a single 10" 10TW3-D4 subwoofer in a custom sealed enclosure that mounts in the driver's side rear corner of the trunk.
Note: Use our online vehicle selector to see what products work with your vehicle.
Subwoofers: The JL Audio Stealthbox's 10" 10TW3-D4 subwoofer offers a powerful combination of a shallow mounting depth and high excursion capability, producing deep powerful bass from a small enclosure. The dual 4 ohm voice-coil subwoofer is wired for a 2 ohm output to a single set of terminals, and is capable of handling up to 400 watts RMS. A black steel mesh grill is included for protecting the subwoofer.
Enclosure: The Stealthbox enclosure is made from fiberglass coated in dark grey carpet and is designed to mount in the driver's side rear corner of the trunk.
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