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JL Audio HO110-W6v3

Ported H.O. Wedge™ enclosure with one 10" W6v3 subwoofer

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The "H.O." in JL Audio's H.O. Wedge enclosed subwoofer systems stands for "High Output," and that's exactly what you'll hear and feel. High Output Wedges deliver efficient, accurate bass, with better sound quality than conventional ported and bandpass boxes. The woofer sits in recessed baffle, part of a separate chamber within the enclosure, and the front-firing port output combines with woofer output for extremely efficient performance.

JL Audio Built In USA High-powered sub in a High Output enclosure

The "H.O." in JL Audio's H.O. Wedge enclosed subwoofer systems stands for "High Output," and that's exactly what you'll hear and feel. High Output Wedges deliver efficient, accurate bass, with better sound quality than conventional ported and bandpass boxes. The woofer sits in recessed baffle, part of a separate chamber within the enclosure, and the front-firing port output combines with woofer output for extremely efficient performance.

JL Audio HO110-W6v3

The port provides air flow for high output, while also making the enclosure stronger.

This HO110-W6v3 enclosure hosts a powerful 10" W6v3 subwoofer, and its 2-ohm impedance makes it a great match for a powerful mono amplifier. JL Audio designed the enclosure as a perfect mate for the sub so you can count on maximum performance.

Hand finished by JL Audio

JL Audio employs advanced woodcutting machinery to fabricate these enclosures, which are finished by hand at their facility in Florida. The compact design saves precious cargo space, while strong internal bracing and the recessed 1" thick mounting baffle maintain the enclosure's integrity and protect the sub.

Product Highlights:

  • ported enclosure with one 10" W6v3 subwoofer
  • 5/8" medium density fiberboard construction covered with gray carpet
  • 2-ohm total impedance
  • power handling: 200-600 watts RMS (1,200 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 22-200 Hz
  • sensitivity: 82.7 dB
  • 12-1/2"W x 14"H x 21-3/4"D
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Holy Cow. This thing rumps for 1 10". Easily sounds like two twelves. I have owned everything from Hifonics,Earthquake and Kicker. I'm most certainly impressed.

Justin, Cleveland, OH

What's in the Box:

  • Ported high output enclosure with one 10" 10W6v3 subwoofer installed
  • Warranty information

JL Audio HO110-W6v3 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(27 Reviews)


Christian from Springfield, MO on 10/16/2017

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If you're looking for a thumpin' sub in a compact size look no further. I have it hooked up to a JL 600/1v3 and I can't even describe how beautifully this thing produces music. It can be so delicate on your lighter songs then wreck your hearing on the hard hitting ones! I've owned a 15 w/3.5 cubic feet, two 10s, and a 12. This thing sounds close to the 15! Doesn't produce such lows as a 15 would but damn! I was astounded by this thing. JL never ceases to put a smile on my face. Would recommend to anyone!

Pros: Hits deep lows with a powerful punch. Well crafted box that looks great and sounds great. Accurate, tight bass. I can't imagine what the 12 sounds like bc this 10 is plenty! Thanks Crutchfield!

Cons: Pretty hefty for a 10. But weight shouldn't matter when it comes to such quality

Very very Nice

Lance from Phoenix, AZ on 6/27/2017

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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I've always only had sealed subwoofer boxes. But since I heard about the reviews and the details around this particular sub box combo, I thought why not. I have it powered by the alpine pdx v9 amp. It sounds really really nice. The lows are punchy and deep. There definitely is a difference between rock and rap music now. I think it still sounds great with rock music but definitely a difference there vs a sealed box. I have this tuned at 80hz. I am a bit remorseful I didn't get the 12 inch version since this one sounds so awesome. I might return this box and get the 12 inch version still.

Pros: Low clean sounding bass, accurate bass response and impactful.

Cons: None so far

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Justin from Cleveland, OH on 4/26/2017

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Holy Cow. This thing rumps for 1 10". Easily sounds like two twelves. I have owned everything from Hifonics,Earthquake and Kicker. I'm most certainly impressed.

Pros: Compact

Cons: None

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Andrew from Tracy, CA on 4/10/2017

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The bass is very strong and powerful. I had it on less than 50% and it was hard hitting and I felt my hair stand on edge. In my small car, this sub is like an earthquake, which is what I want. I love it.



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Anonymous from Atlanta, GA on 10/25/2016

I have the JL Audio HD 750/1 pushing this sub and the sound it produces is simply amazing.



Awesome monster combo

Della from Saipan, MP on 8/29/2016

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I've had this 1 sub almost 6 months now. It sounds a bit louder than my 2 15inch Polk MM in sealed boxes. The sound quality is what amazes me the most with this 1 Powerhouse! I enjoy strong Bass but sound quality is a must. Having the right box for your sub makes all the difference in my opinion. This combo takes all the guessing out finding the right box. Get the right box the first time will save you down the road. I was never really satisfied till I got this sub. Be gentle during the break-in period and give it time before you crank it up, at least 2-4 weeks depending on how long you play it daily. This single sub will literally shake my sedan. I'm powering it with a JBL Mono amp 1000wats rms, but my gain is about 1/4 or less. I enjoy my ride everyday. I had to upgrade my mids and treb powered by another amp to try to keep with this sub.

Pros: Sound quality and huge punch with not much power required from amp.

Cons: Takes a while to break in properly.

Blew away my expectations

bdub from Madison, WI on 6/12/2016

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX
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I have been installing car stereos for about 20 years as a hobbyist so I was a bit skeptical of this sub's performance. I was completely blown away when I fired it up with the XD600/1v2. The response and output was amazing from such a compact box.

Pros: Looks great, sounds great & hits hard

Cons: None

JL Audio always surprises.

Ron from San Francisco, CA on 5/19/2016

2011 Audi A6

I've had JL subs for over 15 years. I have a JX500/1 with the bass knob and this thing is a monster!!! Deep nasty bass from a single 10" is incredible. Like most things in life, you get what you pay for. I recommend paying the extra for JL. If your in doubt about buying this sub, just but it you will be surprised!!!

Pros: Clean bass, the box just looks awesome.

Cons: None.

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Anonymous from williston, ND on 3/28/2016

2009 Honda Civic EX
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Awesome product



Best Subwoofer I've owned by far!

Connor from Dallas, TX on 3/8/2016

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Recently upgraded from a JL 10w3v3 to this sub and WOW what a difference it made. This sub absolutely sings at 30-40hz, and I'm hearing notes that definitely weren't there before. The 2ohm impedance is definitely a plus, pick up a JL JX500/1D with this and you won't be disappointed.



Great Subwoofer

Camerone from olathe, KS on 1/19/2016

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Tight clean bass..couldn't ask for more from a small package



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kolonahe from Hawaii on 8/17/2015

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This sub is the bomb

Pros: All good

Cons: N/A

Small footprint, great sub!

Andrew from Beech Grove, IN on 6/12/2015

First off, I am still in the "breaking in" phase of this sub, so my amp is not pushing a full 600w. It's paired with xd600/1. The bass knocks! The bass is very clean sounding. I read a lot of the reviews for this box and sub so I knew alot of thump from a 10" sub. I was still blown away! The box is tucked away in the trunk and I still have plenty of space for belongings. It definitely carries a heavy price tag but quality always does. I couldn't be happier! Get the bass knob too. Can't wait to turn the amp up in a few weeks!



Wicked little box

Anonymous from Tennessee on 6/9/2015

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This is a very well-built box. Like others have said, the sound that comes out of this little guy is enormous.

Pros: It provides a nice bump without annoying your neighbors.

Cons: It is a little pricey, but it's worth it.

Holy subwoofer, Batman!

DaveH from Indiana on 5/3/2015

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I like to install my own stuff rather than let some hack at a local store install my speakers with wire ties and bubble gum. :) I want to know where everything is, why it was done, That it's the best I could afford, and that it performs exactly as it should. A little OCD, maybe? I found myself in a situation where I just don't have time to remove the interior, hide amp racks, and design custom enclosures. Well, I could, but it would have been a very long install. I bought a new car and paid out the nose for the upgraded Pioneer premium system in hopes it would hold me over for a bit. Five minutes after driving off the lot I realized I had just wasted $1000. Oh my God was it bad! Lackluster lows and mids with shrill highs. Something had to change. I found a few free hours, treated the doors and installed JL C5-650's in the front. It was a drastic improvement, but the factory "sub" and power levels were just not there. Still trying to cut corners for time I bought an Infinity BassLink to fill out the bottom end. While the BassLink was an improvement over the OEM premium system it lacked low end authority & response for me. I ended up with an Alpine MRV-F300 for the components and MRV-M500 for the low end. Ordered the HO110-W6v3 based on my experience with JL Audio. What a difference! This blows away my previous 12" Type R (ported 34HZ) in low end excursion and authority. Amazing product! Just wish I would have skipped the OEM upgrade and went this route 1st. Great product!

Pros: Sound Quality - Amazing with great presence and authority. Keep your crossover low. Ease of Use - Ah, plug in the positive and negative wires. Well, you need to find a suitable mounting location and test different placements for sound quality. It doesn't get much easier than this! Build Quality - Not one visible seam and it is sturdy as hell. In an emergency you could probably use it as a jack stand for a 747. Very well made! The JL W6v3 is an amazing sub and JL makes some wonderful speakers

Cons: Value - I think it's a bit overpriced, but the build and sound quality is amazing. Would be a better value @ the $499 level. Coolness Factor - It's a great design, but it doesn't have the coolness factor of a custom fiberglass enclosure that blends perfectly with the interior which you've made with your own hands. Who really cares? Not really Cons. Most people don't spend a whole lot of time in their trunk (we hope they don't) and the look, build, and function of this sub enclosure is perfect!

Great quality

Anonymous from Casper wy on 3/22/2015

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I've always been a big fan or JL Audio and they have impressed me again with the new design.

Pros: Great look and sound


Sounds Good!

Anonymous from Chattanooga, TN on 2/2/2015

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Sub hits hard and sounds nice. Only place it drops off is with super lower bass notes (15-25HZ).

Pros: Volume and Sound Quality

Cons: None

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Dennis from Virginia on 12/31/2014

Over the years i've had a bunch different brand subs, custom built and off the shelf. JL has been my go to brand for a while now and I can't see that changing. I bought this one for my son to go into a Subaru Crosstrek. Car has limited space and this sub has a small footprint and a lot of attitude.

Pros: Compact with a big ego !

Cons: May need 2 if Hip Hop is your main pleasure, but 2 of these will be painful and in most cases unnecessary.

JL Audio HO110-W6v3

Anonymous from Durham, NC on 12/8/2014

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This is a great subwoofer to add to any system you have. It is clean and clear through any range of music whether it be rap, rock, pop, oldies or anywhere in between. I've run it in both a ported and sealed box, i prefer the sealed because it is a much cleaner sound than a ported but the ported is much louder. I only have 400 watts rms running into it and its still sick. i'm going to get a better amp that will push it to the limits and back once i save up some more money. I'd highly recommend this sub for any person wanting to add a lot of clean bass to their setup.



Sweet Sub

Raptor from Loveland, CO on 11/28/2014

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Very excellent sub, JL Audio never ceases to amaze. This sub hits like a pair of 10"s. I am powering it with a 1200w kicker amp. I paired it with Focal 165S components in the front doors and Infinity 5x7s in the rear. They are powered by a kicker 4x100w amp. This set up is in an '03 Ford Ranger. The space is a bit small for the power this sub puts out. The sound gets somewhat muddy at lower volumes but clears up at higher volumes. I love the sub, but it would sound better in a bigger vehicle.

Pros: Hits like a truck.

Cons: Muddy in confined spaces.

Amazing Enclosure! JL 10W6v3

Ron from Brandon, MS on 11/20/2014

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This single 10" sub is very nice. The enclosure is built very well. I have this sub connected to the NVX JAD900.5 and man let me tell you, it hits hard! It's hard to believe that one 10 can sound like that. The sub hits high and low bass notes. I sounds nice on your punchy stuff and will shock you on the lows. I highly recommend!!

Pros: Great sound, good all around bass, but shocking lows. Sounds like more than one.

Cons: None to speak of!

Worth it!

TRiAC from Minneapolis, MN on 9/2/2014

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So happy I spent the extra $100 and got this sub in the H.O. enclosure! Was a nice change of pace to just toss the sub in my trunk, hook it up to my MRV-M500 (500w RMS), and crank it up (usually spend a few days designing and building an enclosure while my new sub stares at me from the shelf in my garage). Not to mention - building my own enclosure would have cost $40+ just in materials anyways and I am confident it wouldn't have looked or sounded as nice. Speaking of... the sound is AMAZING! The bass hits hard, smooth, clean, and extends lower than I expected. I have played several types of music (rock, country, dubstep, pop, rap, and even watched some DVDs) and feel the HO110-W6V3 performed exceptionally in all instances. Also - I saw another review comment on the high/punchy bass lacking a bit. I'll agree the deeper bass is more prominent, but after some quick EQ adjustments, I can confidently say it is not lacking at all.

Pros: Loud, Clean, Powerful, Punchy, Low Bass. Compact, Stylish, and High-Quality Enclosure. Incredibly easy to install.

Cons: None I can think of...

Amazing clean loud bass

Graham from Whittier, NC on 7/28/2014

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I have this sub paired with a 600 watt rms amp and gain at about a quarter. This thing will shake my front windshield wipers and still sounds great.



low bass

john k from wixom mi on 6/28/2014

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the 10" sub sounds like a 15 in this box and in my trunk with a back seat folded down... it sounds really good hits lower bass then expected but not as much high bass then i expected but overall satisfied

Pros: good quality, low bass, small space required

Cons: not that much high bass, not too much punchy bass

Great setup

LMLHD from APO Germany on 5/9/2014

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This setup is great. It was cake to install and sounds amazing! I am powering the sub with an MTX 500.1 which works just fine.

Pros: Easy install and amazing bass!

Cons: No instruction manual.

This thing is the truth

Bohdisat45 from Phoenix, AZ on 2/17/2014

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Just got this box hooked up and THANK GOD I got the bass control knob with it as well. I hooked this up in my 2013 Honda Accord with a JL XD600/1 amp running it, and it hits hard and clean right out of the box. I am running C2650x co-ax's in the front with ambient C@ .075ct tweeters in the door, with another pair of C@650x's in the rear deck for fill. My lows and mids are running off of a JL XD400/4 amp. The entire set up in a sedan is amazing. I listen to everything except country and have already found that it will fit the bill for any type of music. Get the control knob, so that you can dial it in for rock and alternative, and then crank it up for Hip Hop, and Dub step. If your thinking you need more output..... give it a try before you fill your trunk with speakers. This thing easily beats any two 10" set up, one 12", and will compete with most two 12" set ups. Massive output and great sound quality. This is all with it not even being broke in yet.



It packs a PUNCH

Anonymous from Bozeman, MT on 1/8/2014

My local shop just got one of these in for me. It's Impressive what that 10 sounds like. Can't wait till I get it broken in.


Cons: None so far.


Hands-on research

Product Research


H.O. Wedge Enclosure: The HO110-W6v3 enclosure is designed around JL Audio's 10W6v3 subwoofer, using V-groove MDF construction with internal bracing to ensure structural integrity. The patented, chamber-coupled port design wraps around the inner enclosure boundary and terminates just above the woofer, coupling the port output to the woofer's direct output. This also provides the necessary surface area and port length to maximize the performance of the driver. The woofer's dual 4Ω voice coils are internally wired in parallel to present a 2Ω load.

Terminal: The enclosure features a pair of 5-way binding posts; they will accept pin connectors, spade connectors, single banana plugs, dual banana plugs (standard 3/4" width), and bare wire up to 10 gauge.

Enclosure Dimensions:

  • Width: 12-3/8"
  • Height: 14-1/8"
  • Depth: 21-5/8"

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Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

This subwoofer has excellent reviews and I know it will be quality because it bears the JL Audio name. I like that this purchase comes with the subwoofer installed in a nice ported box, which means I don't have to search for the correct size box to purchase separately. I have limited trunk space but I wanted a sub that can still thump my brains out, and this 10" combo from JL Audio will do just that. [ Oliver  Jul 25, 2017 ]
Reviews and the technical data put on the crutchfield site [ jason  May 02, 2017 ]
bass pounding [ Nicholas  Mar 21, 2017 ]
I've used JL Audio in the past and was very pleased .. so I decided to try again. Once again I'm very pleased! I drive heavy haul big trucks... this fits perfect under my bunk in sleeper and rocks for hours not stop with no issue! Only complaint is that I should have gone with sealed box because I like more rock music and the ported box doesn't produce as tight a bass note in some of the songs. [ SEAN  Mar 11, 2017 ]
Needed something that saves space, but packs a punch [ Anthony  Jan 06, 2017 ]
the name. also because of all the positive reviews. [ gilbert  Dec 04, 2016 ]
I wanted the best and JL can provide that! Especially with this talked up W6v3. I'm very excited to see how this performs. [ Gary  Dec 01, 2016 ]
JL Audio has a solid reputation for not only sound quality, but also build quality. For just a bit more than the cost of the just the woofer, this item is pre-installed in a box that the manufacturer designed and tuned specifically for maximum performance. [ Daniel  Nov 08, 2016 ]
Brand reputation and size. A little on the expensive side though. [ ABELARDO  Oct 12, 2016 ]
Made in the usa! Its pretty compact for a ported box and from what I read / been told it's supposed to be super clean and super powerful but we'll see. I also think it looks pretty cool and hope its one of the "you get what you pay for" situations because its a bit pricey.. [ David  Sep 12, 2016 ]
I am always shopping for the best price and quality. [ Lamont  Aug 01, 2016 ]
It's a W6. Need I say more lol [ John  May 13, 2016 ]
Big fan of JL. Great subwoofer and box combination. [ Grayson  Mar 10, 2016 ]
Size [ Brian  Dec 14, 2015 ]

8 questions already asked

I have it set up with similar power and that's perfect either one of those. Face speaker 6 or more inches away from side panel and it sounds awesome. Good luck. [ Hector  Oct 26, 2017 ]
This sub is amazing, beautiful to look at, pleasure to lesten to It can be placed in any angle, currently on its side and it rocks the heck out of my car. Facing rear or forward this thing sounds the same to me. [ Elvis  Sep 18, 2017 ]
Mine is on its side with no issues. [ Frank  Sep 18, 2017 ]
Yea you can lay it any way you want. Also test with the speaker facing towards the rear of the car and with the face firing towards the front of the car as well as sideways. The port and design is made to lay any way you need and still sound solid. Just don't block the face of the speaker that is where the air port is and it needs space for the air to push out freely and not bounce back off a wall back to the face of the speaker. [ michael  Sep 18, 2017 ]
Yes, I have it laid on its side for the same reason. The speaker terminals will be on the top side (and a little hard to access), but you can attach the speaker wires before you put it in the trunk. [ Connor  Sep 18, 2017 ]
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 19, 2017 ]  Staff
John; I have my facing the wheel weld which is double Fat_matted and it sounds great! My entire trunk is matted for isolation from road noise and proper dampening.This unit has outstanding sound quality and "awesome" deep bass! I would be concerned about positioning in the direction of a license tag since it will surely rattle. Toward the seat is also not a dampened sound enhancing surface. [ Gary  Jun 21, 2016 ]
I had mine facing the passenger side of the trunk. Sounded just fine and took up less floor space when pushed directly up against the rear seats. [ Grayson  Jun 16, 2016 ]
In all of my experience with this situation it would be better facing towards the rear, the sub will still sound just fine facing other directions however it will not achieve it's full db potential....hope this helps. [ JASON M  Jun 16, 2016 ]
I've had it facing both left and right and it does sound good in both directions, however, it really shines with the port facing the back of the trunk. It's extremely loud for just a single 10 inch subwoofer and will play just about any type of music very well. Be sure to get the crossover points just right. I filter out anything below 33 Hz and anything above 65 Hz . It truly is a beast. I've had mine for 3 years now and couldn't be happier. [ MICHAEL C  Jun 15, 2016 ]
It did not matter which direction I turned the sub because I I had my old subwoofer removed from my back deck and the ho110-w6v3 emits its tones through the sub hole and it sounds fantastic. When the sub was installed on the deck there was a slight delay in the sound due to sub having to go through back seat now there is no delay. You will love the effect if you do decide to buy. Good Luck Greg Langhorne [ Gregory  Jun 15, 2016 ]
I had it in my trunk and it didn't seem to make a big difference where I placed it - great sound no matter what. I'd suggest just moving it around and see for yourself. [ Nicole  Jun 15, 2016 ]
Thanks for your question. The weight is listed as 56 lbs. [ Kenny  Jun 11, 2016 ]  Staff
Unfortunately we don't have that information listed in our product research and JL doesn't provide it in the owner's manual either. You may want to contact JL Audio directly at 954-443-1100 for more information. [ Larry  Dec 03, 2015 ]  Staff
My top pick is the Alpine MRV-M500. That is what I am using. It is a very compact amp (only about 8x8x2 inches), it is at least 500W RMS (the certificate on mine stated 536W RMS x 1 @ 2ohm & 14.4V), and it can handle hours on end without over heating. I played mine for a 3-hour trip cranked up fairly loud non-stop with no issues. Hope this helps! [ Nicole  Dec 08, 2014 ]
Alpine PDX-M6 [ Kenneth  Dec 07, 2014 ]
NVX makes a great line of amps that would do the job, and not break the pocketbook. I am using the JAD900.5 and it slams, and is only warm to the touch. [ Ronald  Dec 05, 2014 ]
I haven't found the perfect amp for this sub yet but i just ordered a JBL MS-A5001 which has been discontinued but can still be found available. It has a small footprint and is rated for 500 wattts RMS @ 2 ohm but many people say they actually get around 750 watts RMS @ 2 ohm which should be ideal for this sub. hope that helps a bit. [ NICHOLAS  Dec 04, 2014 ]
I personally don't prefer kicker speakers or subs, but they make pretty solid amps i paired my w6 with a cx600.1 and i couldn't be happier its very small and i haven't had a problem with over heating yet. If you have the extra money jl makes a amp that i was also looking at but the only noticable difference i could find was that the jl went about 3hz lower but in my opinion that did not justify the extra 200 dollars. [ Graham  Dec 04, 2014 ]
On the HO110-W6V3 I received the terminal cup was on the left side with the JL logo on the right. [ George  Jul 08, 2014 ]
The terminal cup is on the right side for the 10" version. [ Christopher  Jul 08, 2014 ]
The terminals on my 10" version are on the right side too. In my case, they are where I need them. I know the picture shows something different!!! [ Marcelo  Jul 08, 2014 ]
Mine was also on the right [ Graham  Jul 08, 2014 ]