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JL Audio 13TW5v2-4 Shallow-mount 13.5" 4-ohm subwoofer

Item # 13613TW524

You can get great-sounding, big bass in your sports car, truck, or any other compact vehicle.

You can get great-sounding, big bass in your sports car, truck, or any other compact vehicle.

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Item # 13613TW524

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$849.99 each

About the JL Audio 13TW5v2-4

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JL Audio Built In USA Fit huge bass into tight spaces

You can get great-sounding, big bass in your sports car, truck, or any other compact vehicle. JL Audio rises to the challenge of compact spaces with their TW5 thin-line subwoofers. Engineered for use in extremely small boxes, these subs fit in places where only 6-1/2" or 8" subs would previously go, for astoundingly deep, resonant bass without the large enclosure.

JL Audio Built In USA Fit huge bass into tight spaces

You can get great-sounding, big bass in your sports car, truck, or any other compact vehicle. JL Audio rises to the challenge of compact spaces with their TW5 thin-line subwoofers. Engineered for use in extremely small boxes, these subs fit in places where only 6-1/2" or 8" subs would previously go, for astoundingly deep, resonant bass without the large enclosure.

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This sub can fit places many subs can't.

A super-thin sub that rivals bulkier speakers

The 13TW5v2-4 13.5" subwoofer handles up to 600 watts RMS, while boasting a 2-5/8" mounting depth that makes it ideal for tight spaces. The cast-alloy frame provides a rock-solid platform for the mica-filled polypropylene cone and its resilient Santoprene™ rubber surround — you'll enjoy consistent, full-bodied bass output that won't distort under heavy excursion. The sub's 4-ohm impedance makes it a great candidate for multi-sub installations.

Subwoofer Wiring Diagrams

To see sample wiring diagrams for all common subwoofer/amplifier combinations, check out this informative article.

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Product highlights:

  • Featured in our article: Best shallow-mount car subwoofers for 2024
  • 13.5" 4-ohm subwoofer
  • radical shallow-mount design with extremely small airspace requirements
  • mica-filled polypropylene cone with Santoprene rubber surround
  • cast alloy basket
  • power range: 250-600 watts RMS
  • peak power handling: 1,200 watts
  • frequency response: 20-200 Hz
  • sensitivity: 85.63 dB
  • top-mount depth: 2-5/8"
  • sealed box volume: 0.8 cubic feet
  • grille not included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • MFR # 92183

What's in the box:

  • 13.5" Thin-Line subwoofer
  • Owner's manual
  • Grille note

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Features

Thin-Line Design: The patented thin-line woofer technology compresses the architecture of the JL Audio 13TW5v2-4 subwoofer and allows it to deliver great bass performance in tight space applications, requiring only 2-5/8" depth. Central to the technology is the Concentric Tube structure that supports the oversized voice coil and the suspension attachments. This permits placing the motor structure much further forward in the speaker than in conventional designs, while maintaining excellent linear excursion capability. Equally important, the design is optimized for extremely small box volume applications.

Concentric Tube Suspension: A challenge in any low-profile woofer design is to permit enough mechanical clearance for the speaker to handle power and generate good output at low frequencies. JL Audio's patented solution employs a molded structure which spans over the edge of the motor system, supporting the spider on the outside of the motor's boundaries and the large diameter voice coil on the inside. The large voice coil permits the magnet to sit inside it, rather than surrounding the coil as is typical in most woofers. The concentric tube structure and the elimination of a conventional top-plate helps JL Audio move the motor structure into the cone body's space to further compress depth, while still permitting substantial mechanical excursion.

Dynamic Motor Analysis (DMA): DMA is JL Audio's proprietary method of improving dynamic motor behavior. As a result of DMA optimization, the 13TW5v2-4 motor maintains a linear force over a long excursion range and 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.

Floating Cone Attachment Method (FCAM): JL Audio's patented FCAM technology is a method of attaching the surround/cone assembly to the voice coil/spider assembly to maintain proper surround geometry, thus improving excursion control and dynamic voice coil alignment.

Voice Coil: To counteract the efficiency tradeoff of small box volume, the 13TW5v2-4 is designed to handle very high power levels thanks to the use of a very large 7-inch diameter voice coil.

Recommended Sealed Box Volume: JL Audio recommends a sealed box size volume of 0.8 ft³, resulting in a -3dB point of 41.42 Hz. A diagram is provided in the owner's manual for a sealed box with external dimensions of 19" W x 15" H x 7.75" D, assuming 3/4" thick MDF. (If using 5/8" thick MDF, subtract 1/4" from each dimension.)

Shallow Mount Design: The JL Audio 13TW5v2-4 only requires a mounting depth of 2-5/8" (top mounted).

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Can I run these at 2 ohm?
mike  Sep 13, 2023
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The 13TW5v2-4 is a single voice coil 4-ohm subwoofer. It is not possible to run a single 13TW5v2-4 at 2-ohm. Two 13TW5v2-4 wired in parallel would achieve a 2-ohm impedance. Alternatively, JL Audio has also produced the 13TW5v2-2, which is a 2-ohm variant of this subwoofer. Unfortunately, we do not have the 13TW5v2-2 available for purchase.
zachary  Sep 13, 2023 (Staff)
Q
I have a jl audio HD 1200 amp do you recommend running two 13TW5V2-4 ?
danny  Jan 18, 2023
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This would be an excellent combination. The HD1200/1 will offer 1200w RMS when presented with a 2-ohm impedance, which would be the total impedance with two 13TW5v2-4 wired together in a parallel configuration. Each 13TW5v2-4 is rated to handle 600w RMS, which means 1200w for two.
zachary  Jan 18, 2023 (Staff)
Q
Does JL Audio make a box for this subwoofer? If not, what box did yawl use?
denaro  Apr 23, 2022
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Yes JL Audio makes several custom stealth boxes with the 13tw5... they also make their CS113TG-TW5v2 "PowerWedge" box with a 2 ohm 13TW5. All their boxes are sold with the woofer installed in the enclosure... they do not sell empty boxes... one consumer benefit of buying their loaded boxes is your JL sub is actually quality checked TWICE before you receive it! (Once after the woofer is manufactured and once after it is installed in their enclosure). In 2022 their facility is capable of manufacturing 800 boxes a day (per shift), but supplies for the 13TW5 itself haven't been available. Here is some irony for you to consider about JL boxes with the 13TW5... their owners manual suggests 19X15X7.75 with 3/4MDF that creates .85cuft. Their power wedge is constructed with 5/8MDF 21-1/4"W x 15-3/4"H x 7-1/4"D1 x 4-1/2"D2 ***which equates to .78cuft*** Driver displacement is .052 so the box they're suggesting YOU build in their manual will equal net volume of .798-close enough! ...their power wedge net volume is .728 (not the ".80" they recommend). Bizarre.
scott  Oct 25, 2022
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Yes
anthony  Apr 25, 2022
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They make a box for wranglers idk about other cars
antonio  Apr 23, 2022
Q
Can you run this on a jx1000/1d?
cody  May 27, 2019
1 answer
A
Yes the JX1000/1D will push 500 watts RMS at 4 ohms which should be enough to drive one of those shallow-mount W5s. If you have additional questions or concerns or want to make sure you have everything you'll need for installation you can connect with one of our product advisors here: https://bit.ly/2QNxGQB
casey  Jun 09, 2019 (Staff)

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