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JL Audio MX10IB3-CG-WH
10" marine subwoofer with "Classic" grille
Our take on the JL Audio MX10IB3-CG-WH by Crutchfield's Ken Nail
Great bass on your boat
The MX10IB3-CG-WH 10" marine subwoofer reflects JL Audio's commitment to top-quality engineering and sound quality. The sparkling white finish and "Classic Grille" design make it a perfect match for many boat interiors.
Built for life on the water
Built from the ground up for the marine environment, the MX10IB3-CG-WH sports a corrosion-resistant Centrex® polymer basket that surrounds the sub's internal structure for extra protection. The marine-grade synthetic fiber spider, injection-molded polypropylene cone, and synthetic rubber surround provide top performance, while shrugging off the corrosive effects of sun, salt, and moisture. The UV-resistant polymer basket encases and protects the entire structure, plus UV protection ensures that the grilles will stay white, looking factory-fresh even after years of sun exposure.
Designed for a variety of enclosures
This subwoofer's motor structure allows extended cone movement, so you'll hear bass that's loud and low, yet precise and smooth. The versatile MX10IB3-CG-WH works in sealed enclosures, but it also works well in free-air applications, so you can mount it directly into a bulkhead if there's no space for a box.
Bought this sub to replace a blown no name sub. Sounds great but need to be careful with the volume on tunes with heavy bass. If a tune has too much bass the sub "drowns out" and won't recover until the volume is turned down and the woofer stops moving.
Todd, Holland, MI
What's in the Box:
- One 10" Marine subwoofer
- White polymer grille (attached)
- Six 1-1/4" Stainless-steel philips-head screws
- 6 Stainless-steel flat-washers
- Owner's Manual
- 10" 4-ohm marine subwoofer
- injection-molded mica-filled polypropylene woofer with synthetic rubber surround
- Centrex polymer basket and grille, with stainless steel back plate
- gold-plated, marine-grade brass binding posts
- marine-grade synthetic fiber spider
- works in sealed boxes and free air applications
- power range: 50-175 watts RMS (350 watts peak power)
- sensitivity: 87.2 dB
- top-mount depth: 5-1/8"
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
JL Audio MX10IB3-CG-WH Reviews
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Marine Tested: JL Audio's marine subwoofers go through ultraviolet testing chambers (to simulate years of sun exposure) and salt fog chambers (to simulate years of exposure to salt-water environments) and are built to withstand the rigors of marine use.
Woofer: The subwoofer features an injection-molded, mica-filled polypropylene cone woofer with a synthetic rubber surround specifically formulated for marine use.
DMA (Dynamic Motor Analysis): JL Audio's proprietary Dynamic Motor Analysis (DMA) technology results in ultra-linear motor force over a long range of excursion and a wide range of power inputs to reduce distortion and improve sound quality.
Infinite-Baffle Operation: The M10IB3 is optimized for infinite-baffle operation so that it can be installed in a variety of locations, without the need for a dedicated enclosure.
Polymer Basket And Grille: The polymer basket and grille are corrosion and UV-resistant, and the basket encapsulates the motor assembly to prevent corrosion.
Connections: The speaker terminals are 0.25" wide gold-plated, marine-grade brass, male quick slide connections.
Mounting Hardware: Marine-grade stainless-steel mounting screws and washers are included.
Box Type: If mounting in an enclosure, JL Audio recommends a 2.5 ft³ sealed box (2.0 ft³ minimum). The M10IB3 should not be mounted in a ported enclosure.
Grille: The woofer is shipped with the grille attached (using three screws). The grille can be removed, but the woofer can be installed without removing the grille. If the woofer is mounted without the grille, several measurements are different:
- Mounting Height: changes from 1.469" to 0.791"
- Flange Height: changes from 1.065" to 0.5"
- Frame Diameter: changes from 10.734" to 10.382"
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Why did you buy this?
Exact match for original equipment. Best upgrade option. [ Emile Jun 06, 2017 ]
great product and warranty. Crutchfield is always there to assist with expert install information or troubleshooting! [ ricky Apr 28, 2017 ]
Great product [ Robert Mar 30, 2016 ]
1 question already asked
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, 2016 ] Staff