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JL Audio 12WXv2
WXv2 Series 12" 4-ohm subwoofer
Our take on the JL Audio 12WXv2 by Crutchfield's Ken Nail
Built for hard-hitting, long-lasting performance
JL Audio builds their hard-hitting WXv2 Series subs for the long haul. Patented cooling and construction technologies allow these subs to pump out accurate, lifelike bass, while standing up to the inevitable abuse that every sub will see. Plus, JL Audio designs the sub's inner works to deliver a one-two punch of extended cone excursion and precise response.
Ideal when space is tight
The 12WXv2 12" sub works great in both sealed and ported enclosures, utilizing a polypropylene cone with a foam surround for powerful, reliable bass reproduction. The rear gasket provides improved sealing in your enclosure, while the heavy-duty 4-ohm voice coil resists breakdown under extreme conditions. The customizable trim ring lets you add a personalized look to your setup.
To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 150 and 300 watts RMS at 4 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.
Even though the cost was higher, the response was higher as well. The kickers RMS level was lower and the jl audios RMS was higher. After turning the gain up to about 1/3 of a twist, I immediately noticed that the jl audio wx v2 series 12" 4-ohm sub-woofers compatibility was noted.
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What's in the Box:
- One 12" Single voice coil 4-ohm subwoofer
- Owner's manual
- 12" 4-ohm subwoofer
- polypropylene cone with foam surround
- power range: 50-200 watts RMS
- frequency response: 22-250 Hz
- sensitivity: 87.17 dB
- top-mount depth: 5-5/16"
- sealed box volume: 1.375 cubic feet
- ported box volume: 1.75 cubic feet
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs
|Ideal Sealed Box Volume (cubic feet)||1.375|
|Ideal Ported Box Volume (cubic feet)||1.75|
|Port diameter (inches)||4|
|Port length (inches)||18.75|
|Dual Voice Coil||No|
87.17 dB at 1 watt
|Frequency Response||22 - 250 Hz|
|RMS Power Range (Watts)||50-200|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||500|
|Top Mount Depth (inches)||5 5/16|
|Bottom Mount Depth (inches)||N/A|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||10 13/16|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Dynamic Motor Analysis (DMA): DMA is a JL Audio proprietary method of improving dynamic motor behavior. As a result of DMA optimization, the woofer's motor remains linear in motor force over a long excursion range, and 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.
Elevated Frame Cooling: The elevated frame design of the 12WXv2 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.
Rear Gasket: The woofer has an integrated foam rear gasket which provides an optimal seal when installing into the enclosure.
Sealed Box Volume: JL Audio recommends a 1-3/8 cubic foot sealed box. A diagram is provided in the owner's manual for a sealed box with external dimensions of 16" W x 19" H x 11-3/4" D, assuming 3/4" thick material. (If using 5/8" thick materials, you should subtract 1/4" from each dimension.)
Ported Box Volume: JL Audio recommends a 1-3/4 cubic foot ported box. A diagram is provided in the owner's manual for a ported box with external dimensions of 18-1/5" W x 14-3/4" H x 16-1/2" D, assuming 3/4" thick material. (If using 5/8" thick materials, you should subtract 1/4" from each dimension.) A single 4" diameter x 18-3/4" long port is recommended, resulting in a tuning frequency of 30 Hz.
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Why did you buy this?
Try something new [ CHUNG DING Oct 17, 2016 ]
Recommendation from a friend. [ David B. May 17, 2016 ]
The reliability of JL Audio Products are one of the main reasons I purchase their products. Great sound will always be there when you crank it up!!!! [ Paul Feb 29, 2016 ]
2 questions already asked
Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best sub for your amp 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 sub models and help you make the best choice for your system. [ Kenny Mar 15, 2017 ] Staff
The basic answer to your question is yes. The port dimensions are the same for both boxes BUT your not gonna want to tune the 4th order box as low as a ported enclosure due to the response curve being broader. Also keep in mind the sealed side of the enclosure affects the tuning also. [ CHARLES Jan 20, 2016 ]
Yes [ Jason Jan 19, 2016 ]
A 4th order bandpass acts like a ported enclosure but i amnot sure what speaker parameters a box design uses for a 4th order. Google it. [ Robert Jan 18, 2016 ]