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JL Audio 6W3V3-4

150W 6.5" W3v3 Series Single 4 ohm Subwoofer

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Clean and Efficient W3v3 Series JL Audio Woofers

If space is limited but you still want unmatched bass, then the JL Audio 6W3v3-4 is the best solution to your problem. This 6.5" inch subwoofer might be small but it carries all the qualities an expectations of any JL Audio product. With 150 watts RMS and a Single 4 ohm voice coil, this woofer will provide rich and responsive bass.

JL Audio is all about performance and quality. They manufacture products to meet extremely high standards and anything less than those standards is not good enough to carry the JL Audio name. The W3v3 subwoofer is one of the cleanest, most efficient, and best sounding subwoofers in its class. This series is available in a 6.5, 8, 10, 12, and 13.5 size woofer that can pretty much fit any vehicle size. The W3v3 features a DM Optimized Motor System that provides constant and strong linear excursion that result in reduced distortion and higher bass reproduction. These woofers also feature Elevated Frame Cooling technology that delivers cool air directly to the voice coil of the woofer. This increases power handling and sound quality. The W3v3 series subwoofers offer many more patented technologies that truly make this series stand out above the rest. If you are struggling on a decision, JL Audio will never disappoint.


 

Product Features

  • 6-1/2" Single 4 ohm W3v3 Series Subwoofer
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  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 300 watts
    • RMS: 150 watts
    • Recommended Power Range: 40-150 watts
  • Impedance: Single 4 ohm
  • Mineral-filled polypropylene cone woofer
  • Rubber surround
  • DMA optimized motor system
  • Elevated frame cooling
  • Vented reinforcement collar
  • Floating Cone Attach Method (FCAM)
  • Insert molded suspension, coil, and terminal-sub assembly
  • Surround stress relief design
  • Customizable trim ring
  • Sensitivity: 80 dB
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty
JL Audio 6W3v34 Recommended Power Range

JL Model Comparison

Model Peak power RMS Power Cone Material Surround Material Sensitivity Frequency Response Xmax Terminals Made In America
W7 Series 1000-3000 Watts 500-1500 Watts Polypropylene Foam Overroll 83-86.3 dB 15-250 Hz 19-32 mm Push Terminals
W6 Series 1200 Watts 600 Watts Polypropylene Nitrile-butylene Rubber 84-85.4 dB 20-250 Hz 19 mm Push Terminals
W3 Series 500-1200 Watts 250-600 Watts Polypropylene Rubber 80-88 dB 20-250 Hz 9-15.5 mm Push Terminals
W1 Series 600 Watts 300 Watts Polypropylene Rubber 83.9 dB Not Specified 11 mm Push Terminals
W0 Series 600 Watts 300 Watts Polypropylene Rubber 85.64 dB 22-250 Hz 11-11.4 mm Push Terminals
WX Series 400-500 Watts 200 Watts Polypropylene Foam 86-87 dB 22-250 Hz 9.5-9.8 mm Spade Terminals

Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Series
Each subwoofer manufactured is part of a series. This is the name of the subwoofer's series.
W3v3 (JL Audio)
Subwoofer Size
Refers to the diameter of the subwoofer, measured in inches.
6.5"
Peak Power Handling
Peak power handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle during a brief musical burst. The RMS power range figure is a much more reliable rating for determining the speaker's power requirements. The Peak power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
300 watts
RMS Power Handling
The RMS power is the amount of power the speaker requires to operate safely and properly. RMS Power Handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle on a continuous basis. We recommend powering your speakers or subwoofer with 80%-120% of its recommended RMS rating. The RMS power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
150 watts
Voice Coil(s)
Dual voice coil subs have more wiring flexibility than single voice coils subs; however, single voice coil subwoofers provide easier hookup options for wiring multiple subwoofers in parallel or series. You may also run a dual voice coil (DVC) sub in parallel, series, or combination. A quad voice coil has four voice coils and is equal to two dual voice coil subwoofers as far as wiring goes.
Single
Impedance (Per Voice Coil)
The load value (in ohms) that the speakers present to the amplifier per voice coil - the amount of resistance to the current flow. This is a key specification as subs wired in parallel or low impedances can create problems with your amplifier and potentially void all warranties. We encourage you to ask our support department prior to purchase if you do not understand which impedance level will suit your application best.
4 ohms
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
30 - 300 Hz
Sensitivity
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
 
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
80.49 dB
Xmax (millimeters)
Typically measured in millimeters, the Xmax value is the measure of a speaker cone's maximum excursion in one direction while maintaining a linear behavior.
9 mm
Subwoofer Design
This is the design of the subwoofer or the opening of the subwoofer enclosure. Each design has it's own benefits, whether it is a square, circle, or oval.

Round/Circle: This is the typical and common subwoofer design. They have a round cone and are a circle in design.

Square: These woofers are able to achieve a greater cone area in a smaller space. Because of the greater surface area, some square subwoofers will be louder than a round subwoofer of the same size.

Round / Circle
Main Cone Color
This is the color of the speaker's or subwoofer's cone.
Black
Woofer Composition
Lightweight woofer cone materials are essential for efficient operation. Poly cones produce exceptional sound and are sturdy against various changes in temperature. Paper cones are very efficient, and when treated for moisture resistance, will perform at a high level. Poly refers to polypropylene, which is thermoplastic or fibers that are polymers of propylene. IMPP refers to injection molded polypropylene, a commonly used process and material in speakers.
Mineral-Filled Polypropylene
Woofer Surround
A speakers surround is part of the suspension system. The surround protects the cone and prevents it from being displaced as it flexes out from the basket. It is usually made of a durable material like treated foam or rubber in order to withstand the strenuous job of producing bass frequencies.
Rubber
Subwoofer Grille
Most subwoofers are able to accommodate a universal grille; however, some subs include a grille and others have a specific, optional grille available for purchase separately. If "yes", then the subwoofer includes a grille. If "optional (sold separately)" the matching grille will need to be purchased in addition to the sub.
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)
Re-Cone Kit Available
Some higher end subwoofers have replaceable cone assemblies. In case of a blown woofer, a recone kit allows for a simple replacement, as opposed to purchasing an entire new subwoofer.
No

Recommended Enclosure Specifications

Recommended Enclosure Type
This is the recommended type of enclosure that the subwoofer should be installed into. Some subwoofers are specially designed for particular enclosures.

Sealed: These enclosures completely enclose the air inside the box. These boxes produce a tight bass.

Ported/Vented: These enclosures have a slot of air to escape from the box. The result is a sound that has more "boom".

Bandpass: These are a combination of both sealed and ported enclosures. They can be very efficient, but require tuning for the best response.

Sealed
Minimum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the minimum sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
0.15 cubic feet
Maximum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the maximum sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
0.15 cubic feet
Top-Mount Depth
The depth when installed on top of the mounting surface. Measured from the bottom of the speaker's magnet to the bottom of the mounting holes on the rim of the speaker.
4-1/4"
Cutout Diameter
The actual diameter of the hole you will need to cut out if you are creating a new mounting location for this speaker, or if you are mounting a subwoofer in a box.
5-1/2"
Shallow Mount Installation
This means that the subwoofer/speaker is designed to be installed in areas that do not have a lot of space. Shallow mount subwoofers are typically found under a seat or behind the seat in some trucks.

Shallow mount speakers will typically have a mounting depth of 2" or less, while shallow mount subwoofers will typically have a mounting depth of 3" or less.

No

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

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Usability
4.9

John

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Amazing

September 17, 2013

Bought 4 of the them to but under my back seat in my 2009 Ford F-150 Super Crew Cab. I made a custom box to fit. The hit hard and sound great. Small enough not to have to change any sitting. Had them shipped to a location in the US and then shipped to me in the Middle East. Nothing else around like it.

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Maximillian

New Zealand

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Little beast behind the seat.

October 24, 2012

This sub packs a punch, and if set up right inside a well constructed box, outperforms the cheaper, 8" and 10" that I've heard. Looks amazing reversed as well. But the real winner on this amp is the size, for a sealed enclosure it only requires .15cf! You could put this thing under your kids bed and give him nightmares, 'cause this sub is a monster! Perfect for small cars with little to no room like my MR2 Rev.2, MX-5 etc. Great for precision and filling out the bottom end of your frequencies, but can't compete with the larger, properly installed and powered 8 and 10" subs but still a stunner!

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jon

delaware

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awesome little speaker

October 8, 2012

Great price, fast shipping, speaker works great and performs better than expected. Thanks.

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Usman Carlucci

Grand Prairie, TX

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Excellente!

August 27, 2012

Performed beyond my expectations, simply excellent! The bass is just right, not enough to be a nuisance to other road user but enough to really enjoy music. I am buying another one for my other car.

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PAUL

Canada

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small and sweet

July 2, 2012

I bought this for my little motorhome. It works great with my alpine head and amp. I put it in a little oak cabinet, behind the driver's seat. It is very good audio quality, not just a big boom box.

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Sioux city Iowa

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Jl audio 6w3v3-4

April 15, 2012

I would recommend this sub to someone who wants that little extra bit of bass without over doing it. They work great for metal and rock and would pair up great with a bigger sub to get some of the higher ranged tones.

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Gary

Garden Grove

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Wow... can take a beating!

January 12, 2011

Ok, so powering this sub together with the 2 4" drivers was just a lil too much for my MoTo's electrical system. So I decided to quickly build a Ported box to manufacturer specs. Figured I'd use this in my Ford SportTrac for those time when I need to remove my Alpine Type-R 12" Enclosure I usually have seat-belted in behind the drivers seat. Powering this 4-Ohm sub with my Pioneer GM-D8500M equates to a possible 300 Watts RMS. I didn't have to adjust my gains at all. It sounds great! Obviously a significant drop in output from having a Type-R 12" right behind me... but I'll bet you with all the windows down you could still piss-off a lotta folks! I slid the little enclosure underneath the passenger rear seat no problem. The amount of output you're getting... from such a small device... it's totally UNREAL though!

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Gary

Garden Grove, CA

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Nice Bump for my MoTo!

March 26, 2010

Put one of these in a sealed, molded, form-fitting fiberclass enclosure 0.20 - 0.25 cu. ft. I hand-made to fit in the trunk of my MoTo. It's being powered by 2 rear channels of Eclipse EA4200 amp with those 2 channels set to Mono and LPF. (140 watts @ 4 Ohms), Front channels of amp are full-range powering 2 4" Polk Audio db401's in the fairing. I've been steadily getting astonished looks and comments about how good my system sounds, and people are shocked it's coming from my moto!

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Jmejm

Los Angeles

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The Perfect Woofer

March 14, 2010

I have an MR2 Spyder with NO ROOM FOR ANYTHING so i decided to put two of these bad boys in my doors. I've never been so satisfied with something so small in my life. Beautifully defined sound when coupled with my Memphis monoblock. Highly recommended to anyone who needs bass but doesn't have the room for a box.

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Tyler

Iron Station, NC

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Bass Monster!

February 21, 2010

I bought one from Sonic and built the recommended sealed enclosure. This thing slams for it's size, it's comparable, if not better than some 8" subs. I'm running it on 170 watts rms and it sounds incredibly clean. It blends with my RF Power series coaxials nicely. You won't be disappointed with this sub if your looking for tight and accurate sound. Don't forget to buy the grille too!

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Jason

MI, MI

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wow

September 29, 2009

I have two of these in a 2007 frontier and they sound great. I really hate giving up space that is why I got these very nice.

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dan the man

san antonio tx

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A++++++++++++++++++++++++

September 18, 2009

I put this 6w3v3-4 in the back of my single cab pick up where the jack was in a custom box it fit like a glove an the seat still slides all the way back it sounds like if i have two 10"s in the back this is one bad a** sub. very happy A ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++.

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Eldar

Norway

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Amazing subwoofer

February 12, 2009

I bought two of these, and i am stunned.. They play amazing, considering there size.. They can handle any tone without getting "tired".........

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Edgar

Norway

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Amazing subwoofer

February 12, 2009

I bought two of these, and they are amazing. They really bounce considering their size...

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Shea

Kirbyville, TX

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wow!

December 1, 2008

my friend has two of these in the truck of his car and when i sat in the car i thought he had 12's. These things beat hard for their size... im gettin a wall of them put in my suv very good subs

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Kenny J

Los Angeles, CA

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Outstanding Customer Service

February 26, 2011

I purchased a speaker to replace a blown factory sub. I purchased one that was too deep for my factory enclosure. My sales rep was a big help in finding a speaker that fit into my shallow factory enclosure. Took the original purchase back with no questions asked and got the new one out right away. Back to enjoying some bass to go along with the treble!

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

NVX 25 ft. of True Spec 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

100% OFC wire with EnvyFlex metallic jacket insulates and protects against damage from extreme conditions.

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25 Ft. 12 Gauge JL Audio Speaker Cable

Get true gauge JL Audio speaker wire to match your JL Audio subwoofer!

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Belva 23 ft. of 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

Ultra-flexible PVC blended jacket for easy installation.

Your Price $14.99

Dynamat Sound Dampening Trunk Kit

Did you know sound dampening will reduce those annoying rattles and even increase your SPL?

Your Price $109.95

Stinger Sound Dampening Trunk Kit

Stinger's Roadkill sound dampening series is sure to kill unwanted road noise and rattles! Enough sound dampening for your whole trunk!

Your Price $79.99

Gold Plated Dual Terminal Banana Plug Connector

Enables an expandable, secure connection accepting up to 8 gauge wire.

Your Price $4.99

Car Stereo and Speaker Installation Tool Kit

Includes Test Light, Crimp/Splice Tool, Multi-bit Screwdriver and more.

Your Price $12.99

Xscorpion 9-Piece Nylon Plastic Pry and Chisel Tool Set

Easily removes dash/trims, door clips, panels and pins, rubber grommets and vehicle emblems.

Your Price $14.99

4 Ft of 1/4" Thick Black Heat Shrink Tubing

Provides abrasion resistance and added protection for your cables.

Your Price $3.99

2" Universal, Professional Heavy Duty Roller for Sound Damping/Dampening

Universal rubber roller to make it easy to install sound dampening.

Your Price $7.99

1mm All Purpose Solder

Solder is all purpose for use on most projects where solder is needed.

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Scosche SPL Meter

Monitor the noise level of your new car audio system with this SPL meter measuring from 60-135 dB.

Your Price $21.99

AutoSound 2000 CD-101

Low frequency test CD

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Impedance Meter / Signal Generator

Easy to locate tuning frequencies of passive radiators and ported enclosures

Your Price $299.99

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

6W3V3-4

UPC

699440921459

Weight

7.00lbs

Internal SKU

6w3v34

Internal Product ID

13227

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

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