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JL Audio CP106LG-W3v3

MicroSub™ slot-ported enclosure with one 6-1/2" W3v3 subwoofer

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JL Audio's CP106LG-W3v3 MicroSub enclosed subwoofer system delivers impressive bass without needing a lot of power or taking up much space. This MicroSub handles up to 150 watts RMS, housing one 6-1/2" W3v3 subwoofer that offers impressive low end. The enclosure is designed from the ground up to get optimum performance from its driver, so you get much more than just a box with a speaker inside.

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JL Audio's CP106LG-W3v3 MicroSub enclosed subwoofer system delivers impressive bass without needing a lot of power or taking up much space. This MicroSub handles up to 150 watts RMS, housing one 6-1/2" W3v3 subwoofer that offers impressive low end. The enclosure is designed from the ground up to get optimum performance from its driver, so you get much more than just a box with a speaker inside.

JL Audio uses state-of-the-art automated woodworking equipment to fabricate the high-quality MDF enclosure with rugged automotive carpeting, a steel-mesh grille, 5-way binding posts, and solid internal wiring. The enclosure is finished and inspected by hand at the manufacturing facility in Florida to ensure that you get the bass that you expect from JL Audio.

CP106LG-W3v3 MicroSub

Small enclosure, big sound

The specially designed, slot-ported enclosure measures just over 5 inches thick, so it'll fit just about anywhere. Its flared slot-port design cuts down on air turbulence and keeps your bass rich and clear. You'll enjoy thick low-frequency response from all of your music with this capable enclosure in your vehicle.

You will need to cut vents let the sound of of the Sattlebag, use frogzskin to cover the holes to keep it waterproof. Pull out the sub and strap to passenger seat for best experience.

Robert, St. Louis, mo

What's in the Box:

  • Ported subwoofer enclosure loaded with one 6W3v3-4 woofer
  • Black metal grille (installed)

Product Highlights:

  • ported enclosure with one 6-1/2" W3v3 subwoofer
  • 5/8" medium density fiberboard construction covered with black carpet
  • steel-mesh grille
  • 4-ohm total impedance
  • power handling: 40-150 watts RMS
  • frequency response: 30-300 Hz
  • sensitivity: 80 dB
  • 14-1/4"W x 9-3/4"H x 5-1/4"D (6-5/8" with grille)
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Overview: The CP106LG-W3v3 MicroSub is a compact bass solution for vehicles with limited space. This slot-ported enclosure is loaded with one 4-ohm 6W3v3-4 woofer.

Enclosure Design: The enclosure features top quality MDF (medium density fiberboard), cut using state-of-the-art CNC woodworking equipment, and covered with high grade automotive carpeting. Extensive interior bracing permits the use of thinner MDF that maximizes the enclosure's internal volume relative to its exterior volume. Each driver has its own airspace and is protected by a black steel-mesh grille.

Flared Port: The enclosure has a side firing slot port. The flared port opening minimizes turbulence and improves overall fidelity. The port is 1/2" high and 4-1/8" wide at the opening.

Enclosure Depth: The depth of the enclosure is 5-1/4 inches, but the woofer and grille protrude an additional 1-3/8 inch, making the total depth 6-5/8 inches.

Driver: The 6-1/2" W3v3 driver has the following features:

  • Dynamic Motor Analysis (DMA): DMA is JL Audio's proprietary method aimed at improving dynamic motor behavior. As a result of DMA optimization, W3v3 motors remain linear in motor force over a very long range of excursion, and also maintain a highly stable fixed magnetic field in the gap over a wide power range. The result is vastly 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 (VRC): The Vented Reinforcement Collar is a composite structure that addresses two issues related to reliability. By reinforcing the critical junction between the cone, voice coil and spider, the VRC greatly reduces failures due to glue breakdown or material weaknesses. It does this by greatly increasing adhesive contact area and providing stress relief to the spider material at excursion extremes. the VRC also feature slots that facilitate air flow directly onto the voice coil windings to reduce thermal compression effects and enhances reliability.
  • Spider/Lead Wire Assembly: The W3v3 features a unique spider, coil and terminal subassembly which is assembled prior to installation in the speaker frame for optimum alignment and glue-joint integrity. The spider is insert-molded into a composite carrier tray which also incorporates the terminal assembly and lead wire strain relief features for enhanced reliability and optimal alignment of parts. The flying lead wires are carefully controlled and strain-relieved without resorting to woven-in lead wires, which can degrade spider performance.
  • Elevated Frame Cooling: The elevated frame design of the W3v3 delivers high-velocity air flow through slots directly above the top plate to the voice coil of the speaker. This not only enhances power handling, but also sound quality by minimizing dynamic parameter shifts and power compression.
  • Surround Stress Relief: By creating a radiused feature on the edge of the cone, stress is relieved from the surround material at maximum forward excursion, resulting in longer life and more consistent surround behavior.
  • 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 optional grille mesh inserts which are specifically designed to fit into the inner diameter of the trim ring.

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small enough to fit in my spare tire compartment and with lots of power from a micro sub [ Victor  Dec 21, 2016 ]
Recommendation [ Joe  Jul 21, 2016 ]
Great sub, plenty of kick for adults. [ Craig  Jul 15, 2016 ]
Sound is amazing! [ monique  May 06, 2016 ]

3 questions already asked

I have this behind the seat of my regular cab F150. I am very pleased with it but I use it for music, not thump. This is probably too small to be used in a trunk but you would have to try it for yourself. [ Joel  Sep 22, 2015 ]
THis is a small sub. It puts out a lot of base . I have mine in a Z3. Depends how much volume you like. Good Luck. [ Joseph E.  Sep 21, 2015 ]
No, if you have the space use a JL Audio CP110-W0v3. It have much more output! And sound very good. Use at least a 400 watts amp. If you do not have the space use the same model but with a 8" that is more capable. [ CARLOS  Sep 20, 2015 ]
I put this behind the seat of my daughter's '93 GMC pickup, and the bass is really good even in the small space. I'd imagine in a vehicle with some trunk space it'd sound even better. [ Todd  Sep 20, 2015 ]
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 25, 2015 ]  Staff
This is a sub woofer, so I don't understand the question ; ) [ Todd  Feb 24, 2014 ]
This is a subwoofer. You don't necessarily need an amp, but it would help. There are two wire connections that you could splice into you car stereo directly. [ John  Feb 24, 2014 ]
This enclosure includes the subwoofer. [ Andrew  Feb 21, 2014 ]
U mean an amplifier ? I don't understand ur question ? This is already a sub woofer.. [ JUAN  Feb 21, 2014 ]
If you mean is already a 6" subwoofer speaker in the box that has a passive radiator...which by the way sounds great. If you mean an'll need an amp. Not sure you what vehicle you're putting it in but it definitely has some kick especially for a six'll be surprised. If you are able, point it in a direction to make the most waves (like a Tsunami). If not, you'll still get some good bass but better if you can get it to bounce. Hope that helps. [ MICHAEL  Feb 21, 2014 ]
This is a subwoofer box with speaker all in one. [ BOBBY  Feb 21, 2014 ]