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JL Audio 10W7-3

750W 10" W7 Series Single 3 ohm Subwoofer

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Product Features:

  • 10" Single 3 Ohms W7 Series Subwoofer
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  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1500 watts
    • RMS: 750 watts
    • Recommended Power Range: 250-750 watts
  • Impedance: Single 3 ohms
  • OverRoll Surround
  • W-Cone
  • Floating-Cone Attach Method
  • Plateau-Reinforced Spider Attachment
  • Radially Cross-Drilled Pole Piece
  • Massive Forced-Air-Cooled Aluminum Alloy Frame
  • Highly Linear, DMA-Optimized Motor System
  • Huge Diameter, Progressive Roll Spider
  • Co-Extruded Double Lead Wires
  • Ultra-Long Voice Coil
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty
JL Audio 10W7 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

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
JL Audio 10W7 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by JL Audio 10W7AE-3)

Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Series
Each subwoofer manufactured is part of a series. This is the name of the subwoofer's series.
W7 (JL Audio)
Subwoofer Size
Refers to the diameter of the subwoofer, measured in inches.
10"
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.
1500 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.
750 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.
3 ohms
Voice Coil Diameter
Diameter of voice coil, usually measured in inches.
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".
84 dB
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.
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.
OveRoll
Magnet Structure
Defines the overall structure of the subwoofers magnet.
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.
No
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.

Bandpass
Ported / Vented
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.
1.25 cubic feet
Optimum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the ideal sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in 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.
1.25 cubic feet
Minimum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the minimum ported box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
1.5 cubic feet
Optimum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the ideal ported box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
Maximum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the maximum ported box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
1.5 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.
8"
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.
8-3/4"

Electromechanical Parameters

Free-Air Resonance (Fs)
The free-air resonance frequency of the subwoofer, measured in Hz. At this frequency the weight of the moving parts is perfectly balanced with the subwoofers suspension system.
Equivalent Compliance (Vas)
This is the amount of air that has the same stiffness as the subwoofers suspension. The greater the rating, the lower the stiffness and larger recommended enclosure. It is measured in Liters.
Total Speaker Q Value (Qts)
This is the subwoofers relative damping (Q) at the resonance frequency (Fs), including all dimensionless losses. Essentially, a high Qts value (closer to 1.0) means the subwoofer is great for sealed enclosures and a low Qts value (closer to 0) means the woofer is great in vented enclosures. A Qts of around 0.45 means the woofer will work decently in either enclosure type.
Electrical Q Value (Qes)
The subwoofers relative damping (Q) at the resonance frequency (Fs), including electrical losses. Also called the mechanical damping of the subwoofer. The unitless measurement usually varies from 0.5 10.
Electrical Resistance of Voice Coil (Re)
Amount of DC resistance of the subwoofer when measured with an ohm meter. Typically, this will read less than the impedance rating of the subwoofer.
Mechanical Q Value (Qms)
This is the subwoofers relative damping (Q) at the resonance frequency (Fs), including mechanical losses. Also called the mechanical damping of the subwoofer. This unitless measurement usually varies from 0.5 10.
Efficiency Bandwidth Product (EBP)
This number represents the trade off between having an efficient woofer and one with a wide bandwidth. To calculate this number, take the Fs and divide it by the Qes. If the number is below 50, the woofer is designed for a sealed enclosure only. If it's between 50-100 it can be used in either. Lastly, if it's greater than 100 it's designed for vented enclosures.

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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

5 Star
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3 Star
4%
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.9
Value
4.5
Features
4.7
Design
4.8
Usability
4.5

Ryan

Lapeer Michigan

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jl w7

June 7, 2010

JL really take care of the subs they produce.. When it comes to jl they really don't have a garbage sub, and since this is the top of the line jl audio has to offer it comes to no surprise that this sub hits every note with clarity and precision. I listen to all types of music and this w7 is perfect for me. You're getting the quality you expect from JL and i would recommend this sub to everyone.

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BDPF

Rochester Hills, MI

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10 Dub 7's

November 12, 2013

I run two of these 10" subs in a custom ported enclosure, with 4 sets of Focal p165 components & the Rockford Fosgate 25 to life power 1000. The subs are seeing about 1088 watts RMS, they love it!!! They are clean, punchy, & Low. Actually have had several people ask me to pop the hatch on my Explorer because they didn't believe I was only running 2 ten inch subs. They thought on several occasions I was running 15's!!! 2.25ft3 per sub, tuned at 37hz, will keep a smile on your face and set off a couple car alarms in the process. HIGHLY recommend sound deadening material! My roof still flexed over an inch. VERY QUICK & RESPONSIVE. Also recommend 500-600RMS per sub, they can handle more, but they perform best IMO in that power range. Quality box & Amp are crucial to the performance. They perform great at with any type of music.

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RANDY

PITTSBURGH, PA

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SIZE DOESNT MATTER WHEN IT KUMS TO THIS SUB

November 26, 2012

I have one 10" w7 in a JL Audio h.O wedge, JL Audio GMAX amp rated at 600 watts at 4ohms at 12.5volts, 900watts at 2ohms at 12.5 volts ... At 14.4 volts @4ohms 800watts and at 14.4v, 1200watts @ 2ohms.. So you can say my system is around 800 watts give or take since the sub is only 3ohms. And I have a 5 fared capacitor, I bought this off of a long time friend for a very very reasonable price and for this sub being 6+ years old this lil thing pounds like i have 2 12's and it does a pretty good job at low beats also considering mu back seats do not fold down.. Def worth every bit of $$$$$ do it right quality over quantity.. "size doesn't matter!!!"

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Dream killa 71 aka Antman

College Park, Ga Old Nat'l

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Tha champ is here!

December 31, 2011

I have owned my 10" w7's for about seven years and have had no problems out of them what so ever. I have them in a 98 Ford f150. I took out the backseat. I always get challenged at stop lights and I quickly make them turn their music down and ask me what I have beatin the block. When I tell them two ten inch W7's they are amazed. I have two JL 1000's on each. Magnificent baby that's all I have to say.

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Rodney

san antonio texas

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jl w7 10

November 25, 2011

Generation 1- w7 10. 7 years or more, beat the hell out of it. It hurts me. Sound quality is second to none still kickin like new. Not cheap, but the best never is. Nuff said.

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Dan

Hartland, MI

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AWESOME SUB WORTH EVERY DOLLAR!!!

November 22, 2011

I bought one of these for my 99 Sonoma extended cab, put it in a 1.5 cu ft ported box sounds amazing. hits the lows like no other. truthfully i have never heard a 10 put out so much boom and its crystal clear, no distortion or anything and i'm powerin it with a hfi 1500d perfect amp for it as well.

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MustangDuke

Canada

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Outstanding subs!!!!!

August 4, 2011

I ordered the two 10W7 JL Audio subs for my 07 Mustang and they are outstanding! I listen to a wide variety of music so Im kind of partial to a tight bass. These subs inside my two custom made form fitting sealed sub boxes sound so SWEET I swear Im in heaven when Im driving my car. Sonic delivered the two subs in a very timely manner, and the price was the best on the net. Thanks Sonic! Now its time to purchase new JL 3 way door speakers!

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Josh

Provo, UT

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Best Woofer I've Ever Owned!

July 21, 2011

Title says it all. I've owned a number of different subwoofers and this one by far is my favorite. As far as I'm concerned, I will probably never get any different brand of subwoofer now. Though a little pricey, these are worth every penny! Incredibly good shipping (almost obnoxious actually how well it was shipped--I don't hold a grudge however, considering the price for it!). You get what you pay for here and I would definitely recommend this product. JL is "king of the hill" when it comes to car audio in my opinion. High quality product!

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chassity

Philadelphia, pa

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3 10" dub7's

February 7, 2011

Yup! that right 3, I'm sure its been done before but I have never see it so I did it to my 08 Max I first had one 10 in a jl h.o. box (fyi is tuned to 32hz) great sq luv'd it but it didn't hit hard enough just outrageously deeeeep!!! So I decided to buy two more and place each of them in a 2.5 cu sealed chamber each firing up being pushed by a rockford fosgate power t2500.1bd 3-4 layers of dynamate 2 runs of 0 gauge 1 deepcycle battery and one 10 Farad in the trunk..W.T.F!! LOUD,DEEP, HITS HARD and sounds good !!!!! I'm not goona lie a few times unsuspected bass notes hit me by surprise & scared the Sugar Honey Ice Tea out of me!!!!!!!! I have the amps gain less then half up and head unit at -6 UNREAL ,I have own several subs and haven't heard anything like these PERIOD. Ppl please stop saying their overpriced... overprice is MTX's 22" jackhammer, 13,000.00 for a sub that only hit a 135.3 db. We all seen that Pimp my ride episode lol! If ur the what's a rescission club like me just buy it..

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blackice

az

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geeeez

January 22, 2011

A friend got in my car and thought it was a pair of 12s or 15s and didn't believe that it was just this little 10. This little sub gives me a headache after 15-20 min with the bass turned down way low. Looking to go with a more powerful amp. currently runs on the 500/1. Someone looking for great bass the amp is fine. someone looking to be heard several blocks away might want the HD750/1 or the 1000/1 if used carefully.

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David

Arizona

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A Lot of Bass

December 20, 2010

These subs are monsters in sheeps clothing. I have (1) 10" W7 pushed by a JL Audio 500/1 series amp and the thing makes my head hurt after 15. It is almost too much. It hits very low and gets very loud. If bass is your goal, this is where you start. If you can't afford one, save up for it. You won't worry about selling lower end stuff later. This gear rocks.

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munzy

Canada

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JL 10w7

November 23, 2010

There is no need at all for this sub. But once you listen to it, you can't live without it. So deep and clean. Every note is there, where is supposed to be. Went from a w6 to this and, man It's like having 2 10w6. Run at least 500watts to it and you will love it. Go for a 500/1, follow the guide online at JL's site for shutting off all the filters. The sub is so good they are not required. Took my sub out for the winter, went with a Alpine Type R, lol what a joke. Gonna try a RE SEX10D2 10" dual 2 ohm. I hope it will be close to my w7.

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Rick

Hartford,ct

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Great value

September 17, 2010

I have one w7 and the sound is incredible!!!! Worth every penny

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JOSE

ORLANDO, FL

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Excellent Product, Excellent Sound!

June 15, 2010

This sub is very excellent! I love this product and it is the best that I have had.

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Taco

Bossier City, LA

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Worth every penny

May 30, 2010

After a lot of research and going to JL Audio dealers I saved my money and went with this sub. I am very glad I did and don't regret buying it. I don't see how anyone wouldn't like this sub. I listen to all types of music and the output is really unbelievable, for just a 10". I've had many setups and this one is by far my favorite. Very clean tight sound and ooh Very loud. If you are shopping for a system and have the money I strongly recommend this woofer. I am very picky when it comes to sound and this thing blew me away.

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Jabaniz

Minot, ND

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Best sub!

March 28, 2010

I truly think this is one of the best subs I have heard! It seems to handle any music type. And for the size of the sub really doesn't take up too much room. I have it paired with a 500v1 JL sub and it works flawlessly

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bhill618

Woodlawn, Illinois

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Brock Hill

March 21, 2010

My friend had 1 and was loudest in the county. these things are little monsters. now he has upgraded to a 13w7. W7 is the best woofer ever made

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Josh

Denver, CO

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Great Product

December 25, 2009

This subwoofer is worth every penny, I have had it for 6 months now and love it. It hits every note with clarity and it hits hard!

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Nick

Napa, CA

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Perfect

May 15, 2009

This speaker has performed even better than I was promised. Amazingly crisp sound with the potential of heart-stopping, resonating bass when pushed a little bit. Superb quality at an unbeatable price from sonicelectronix. Much more expensive anywhere else. The 10' W7 is far and away the best in its class.

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Jon

Canada

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Great bang for your buck

August 11, 2008

I have run one of these subs in my escort for the past year or so and have nothing but great things to say about it. Powerful enough to be noticed and clear enough to enjoy at any volume.

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20 oz. Bag of Poly-Fil

Polyester fiber fiberfill adds better bass to your system.

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Spray adhesive used for adhering carpet to subwoofer boxes without bubbles.

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Makes adding a spring post terminal to an enclosure simple! Banana clip ready!

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Gold Plated Dual Terminal Banana Plug Connector

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

Provides abrasion resistance and added protection for your cables.

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

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

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1mm All Purpose Solder

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

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Universal 10" Subwoofer Grille

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

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

10W7

UPC

699440921107

Weight

35.50lbs

Internal SKU

10w7

Internal Product ID

4006

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.

Product Name: JL Audio 10W7-3