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JL Audio W7 Subwoofer Driver

The W7 embodies JL Audio's commitment to pushing the envelope of speaker technology. It features over half a dozen JL Audio patented technologies - Including, an OverRoll™ Surround, W-Cone technology and a Floating-Cone attach method which are just a few of the JL Audio exclusive assets that set the W7 above any other "high end" subwoofer driver currently on the market. These drivers have set the bar for drivers wanting to provide the deep transparent lows of a Sound Quality woofer and the hard hitting power of an SPL sub. The W7 is able to provide its sublime sound quality and extreme output by efficiently dissipating thermal buildup and optimizing its staggering linear excursion.

Although the 13W7-D1.5 can be driven with as little as 500 Watts, for best audio performance it is recommended to run an amplifier capable of between 750 - 1200 Watts of continuous power per driver, like the JL Audio HD750/1, JL Audio HD1200/1, or - best of all - JL Audio 1200/1v3. In addition, these subwoofers are optimized to operate in either a ported or sealed enclosures, needing 1.875 cubic feet of air space in a sealed box and 2.375 cubic feet in a ported/vented enclosure. (Specific dimensions and figures can be found in the user manual, linked further below.)


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  • 13.5" W7 Series Subwoofer Driver
  • Power Handling:
    • RMS: 1500 watts
  • Recommended Power Range: 500 - 1500 watts
  • Impedance: Dual 1.5 Ohm
  • Polypropylene W-Cone assembly
  • Polyester foam OverRoll surround
  • 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
  • Dual ultra-long voice coils
  • Aluminum Bar Grille Available: JL Audio SGR-13W7
  • Mounting depth: 10.5 "
  • Cutout dimensions: 11.9 "
  • Free Air Resonance (Fs): 23.5 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 86.3 dB
  • Xmax: 32 mm
  • Reference Efficiency (no): 0.2700%
  • Frequency response: ~15 ~ 200 Hz
    • 85 Hz LPF recommended
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  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty


JL Model Comparison
From entry level woofers to competition grade, JL has them all. Let us find which one works for you.

Model RMS Power Cone Material Surround Material Sensitivity (dB) Frequency Response Xmax (mm Terminals Made In America
W7 Series 500-1500 Watts Polypropylene Foam Overroll 82.7 - 86.3 15-250 Hz 19-32 Push Terminals
W6 Series 600 Watts Polypropylene Rubber 82.7 - 85.4 20-200 Hz 19 Push Terminals
W3 Series 150-600 Watts Polypropylene Rubber 80.5-87.90 20-250 Hz 8.89-15.5 Push Terminals
W1 Series 150-300 Watts Polypropylene Rubber 83.9-86.1 22-200 8-11 Push Terminals
W0 Series 300-500 Watts Polypropylene Foam 84-88.20 20-250 Hz 11.4-12.7 Push Terminals
WX Series 200 Watts Polypropylene Foam 86-87.17 22-250 Hz 10 Spade Terminals


Product History:

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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.
13.5"
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.
1500 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.
Dual
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.
1.5 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).
15 - 200 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".
86.3 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.
32 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.
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.
Foam
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.

Ported / Vented
Sealed
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.
1.875 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.
2.375 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.
10.50"
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.
11.90"
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

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.
23.50 Hz
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.
104.3 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.
0.448
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.
0.476
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.
2.41 ohms
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.
7.517

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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

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Sergio

Roswell, NM

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December 20, 2005

This sub is worth every dollar.All u need is one because the bass is so deep.

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Seth

carencro, LA

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THE BEST

August 22, 2005

even though its expensive it is well worth the money... VERY loud and good deep bass coming from this

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andrew

port st luciePort Saint Lucie, FL

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jl is awesome

July 9, 2005

I was in sound advice the other day when i put on two 13W6V2's in a sealed box and then just for fun I put on a single 13W7 and it hit so much harder and lower than the two 13W6V2's and the were running the same JL 1000/1 amp and they were both in sealed boxe's and i could not believe there would be such a differace but there was so before you go with Audiobahn who makes some of the worst sounding speakers i would look at these
or any JL's for that fact, hope i could help

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vincent

east moriches, NY

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sick

December 24, 2009

Best sub made hands down. Had my friends car for a week with two of them in the car and I couldn't hear people after the volume half way up. Only problem money because ull need one 1000/1 amp to power one and you have to have custom box. But if you have the money well worth it.

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sw

Wisconsin

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Great sub with some minor issues

December 20, 2008

This sub is unreal. To think that one sub can hit this hard and still sound this good just blows me away. I am powering this with a Rockford Fosgate T10001.bd running the coils in series, so I'm putting about 800 watts to it. Now the bad part, When I ran it in parallel (1500 watts) the sub actually started clipping! What $600 sub starts clipping at that wattage?
If I run the sub at 800 watts there are no problems at all and it still hits extremely hard.

***Admin Note: The sub is not clipping, the amp is because it is running at .75 ohms which the amp is not stable at.***

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aviam

travis afb, CA

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July 13, 2007

I have four of these subs in a custom homemade box. I am running 4 JL audio 1000/1 amps to each sub. I am not the one to boast but i am sure i have the loudest car in my town. I recommend this sub to anyone. It is expensive but its worth it.

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Bryan

West Palm Beach, FL

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JL's finest.

October 3, 2005

Unmatched. That is the word to describe this sub. The deep low bass is amazing, the SQ is immersive, and the overall quality and design is elite.

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none

none, IL

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Really Amazing

July 5, 2005

I was in a car audio shop, and just for fun I asked them if I could hear 2-12" w6v2's and some other model 12's, then he put on one 13.5" w7... WOW. Very deep bass even at low volumes, it by far is better (in every way) than any 2-12's I've heard. My brother had 2-15" W3's with a JL 1000 watt amp to them... still the W7 is easily louder, deeper and more clear. If you have the money, you won't be dissappointed. * EDITED FOR CONTENT *

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Venfayon

New Baltimore, Michigan

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Quad box

October 2, 2010

I put 4 of these in a sealed quad box and it hit good. I had 2 MTX T9515-04 in a custom vented box tuned at 38.38 hz and the MTX subs had that insane bass and beat the sealed on low end shaking. For the recommended sealed enclosure JL specs, the sealed box sounds good when it hits 30 Hz, but the bass sounds funny when higher notes are hit, it makes you worry if the voice coil will be damaged. I'd never buy JL Audio subs again. Their components and HD amps are phenomenal though.

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kiKI

Omaha, NE

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JL monster

January 9, 2010

I had a friend who had 2 of those, Damn, this is one of the best subs. It blew 2 15" Kicker L7 far far away, sound like no other. If you want to go big and loud, I would suggest go with this one, and you can't go wrong with this big monster.

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Kirk

Tecumseh, MI

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13w7

December 10, 2009

This sub is awesome. It sounds great paired with the 1000/1. I recommend this to anyone who has a strong back, because this beast is heavy!

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shawn

albuquerque, NM

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best sub ever

September 23, 2009

i have 2 of these in my yukon ported @ 34hrz running off 2 rf bd 1500s at .75 ohm it runs all day tested at 5000ft elevation 150.1 db dont know what this type r guy is saying but before the w7s i had 8 10inch type r with about 3000 watts on them and the jls smash the alpines if the box is right and the power is there these subs will out perform any 12 or 15 inch sub out there

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Aaron

brandon, FL

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nice

March 16, 2006

my friend had 4 of these in his car and when he would turn them up it would blow my hat off my head there worth the money they hit sooo hard!!!

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Andy

Enid, OK

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What can I say.

December 31, 2005

I've never been more impressed by a subs output. this thing wangs like no other, and the SQ is still really good. If you can afford the sub, then get it. You will not be disapointeed.

Just make sure you have a monster of an amp to power this thing, cause its gonna need it. a JL1/1000, would do nice, especially because of this subs odd impedance loads. This is a bit pricey, but definately worth it.

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trucker

Tampa Florida

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JL 13w7

February 26, 2015

I recently installed a custom ported box and a 13 w7 in my 2015 peterbilt.
The amp is a power acoustic 3500d gothic on a new Kenwood bt head unit running 4 4x6's. I have never heard a sub so loud throughout a vehicle in my life. I listen to all genres of music off an ipod and any rap or house music with alot of bass I have to turn the sub controls down. The only problem I'm having is having to dynamat the entire sleeper because the rattling is almost as loud as the music. Very very impressed with the sub and the sound off a so so amp.

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Spencer

Estherville, IA

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WOW just one sub beats 2 12s

November 6, 2010

I love this sub it looks awesome and sounds even better. not only is it loud but its sq is so d*** nice. I had mine ona 1000/1 v2 and it slapped the s*** out of my 83 eldorado. Only cons is the 1.5 ohm load and the fact that its way over priced for a sub in this RMS range. Way better subs for cheaper than this

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andrew

weaverville nc

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jl audio everyones competition

January 2, 2010

i don't own one of these and i haven't heard one before im actually new to the car audio so this is my first set up but after reviewing all the good subs rf t2's jbl gti kicker l7's mtx 9500's orion hcca's so on iv come to the point where...every site has the same thing on it..jl w7s ares are better than the w7s this and that if everyone's comparing there subs to jl w7's why not buy jl w7's? i mean com-on you can never find a really good deal on these they must be worth there cost but yea this is the best deal iv seen and iv been to ebay 2 so ill buy from here =) very good prices

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Brandon

peabody, MA

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JL audio

April 18, 2005

Best sub made hands down. Had my friends car for a week with two of them in the car and I couldnt hear people after the volume half way up. BLOW THE CLOTHES OFF THE GIRLZ no joke. Only problem money because ull need one 1000/1 amp to power one and you have to have custom box. But if you have the money well worth it.

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paulwallsautomallcom

VA. Beach, VA.

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BEWARE,, 13w7, R Only Good in a JL Pro Wedge Sealed Box..... 100% the Truth

January 2, 2010

The W7- 8,10,12s can be in a Vented or Sealed box, Only the 13.5 has to be in Their Special Box that cost $300. WOW!!
Trust me, I've went thru 5 Diff. box's, till I broke down and bought a Pro Wedge Box, I've researched it for weeks.. JL even says it, FOR OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE.. Because of the Special Baffles & Chambers that surround & support the Sub inside the box.. Help build up pressure for that DEEP INSANE BASS!! Unless you duplicate & copy it to the T. of a Pro Wedge Inside & out, ur NOT feeling the Full effect or Hitting as Hard as you should or Feeling that CRAZY W7 Deep Bass... I'm Hitting a 148bds wit just 1...
My cousin has 2-12W7's in the Pro Wedge box's in a small SUV... Man you cant sit in there.. He's Hitting 156dbs. wit a 3000Watt MA Audio D class Amp.. ALL THAT BASS FOR THE LITTLE SPACE... NO OTHER SUB CAN TOUCH IT..But for the $$$ part,, it should of been LESS!!

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KB

Canada

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Wicked Sub

November 28, 2009

Best sound quality sub hands down. Only competition for the same price range would be the RF T2 15 inch which is a bit louder but not the same quality. Put this sub in a doubled up 2 inch mdf box sounds nice.

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somedude

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type r guy

November 16, 2009

whoever this guy is has no clue wtf hes talkin about. ima rockford guy but this w7 will beat the brakes off them type r's allllllllll day. my buddys got a type R with a 1000w TMA amp n they SAY 1200w max on type r. nope we turned it not even halfway up n bout melted the coils.

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M eazy

lumberton, NC

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one of the lowest hitting single subs i have heard

October 21, 2009

i put it in a Honda civic si 08. i put it in a 3ft box port and tune to 30hz . it hit the lows like a mac truck. you definitely get ur money worth. ppl think you have two 15s. they will be surprised. the first hour i had it. it cracked the spoiler straight down the middle lol.

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cheif

Canada

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better out there.

August 20, 2009

the price for this sub is just too much money for the amount of power it puts out. my friends type r cost half the price of this, and matched it in every sound possible. the recommended sub for this price range on sonic electronix would be the Orion HCCA 12.2 woofer. it'll put this sub 6 feet under.

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jason

Silver City, NM

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Great value

March 22, 2009

Worth every penny, all you need is one of these to make you ride bump

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Jack

Salinas, CA

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JL

February 5, 2009

I have 2 of these JL13W7's in my Cadillac. I have 2 JL1000/1 going to each of the subs. Most of the time I don't use bass boost, and I keep my sub level at -6(the lowest) and you get a nice clean bass. If you add the bass boost and increase the sub level bass is still deep and clean. Spent a lot on my system but worth every single penny.

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delvin

joliet, IL

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:) best sub hands down

August 11, 2008

i have just one in a 04 explorer and man when i pull up to some one else or at the store every body ask me what i got they think its like 4 15' in their and all i got on there is a punch 800 but it sounds good

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Joe

Marquette, MI

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Did you say something?

March 16, 2006

Ok, so I got this sub in part of a local clear out sale... and got it for 500 dollars. So I couldn't pass it up. I'm running it with an Orion 1200D at .75ohm so the sub is seeing about 1750RMS. It's quite possibly the loudest... and most BA sounding sub ever. I love it! and BTW, if running sealed box... go about 2.5 - 3 ft^3, amazing difference.

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the dude

Chicago, IL

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JL audio 13.5" w7

December 15, 2010

Recommend. If you're trying to crack the pavement when you ride by, I highly suggest you grab a pair or maybe even 1 of these. Ordered mine from Sonic and I'm 100% satisfied. I have two 13.5 JL W7 with one 1000/1 JL amp and It's exactly what I expected. I wanted one 1000/1 amp per speaker but didn't need it at all. I have more than enough with just 1 amp. Just my opinion.

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jaritt

grand junction, CO

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Not worth the price.

April 25, 2010

My friend owns one of these paired with the JL performance box. and feeding it the correct RMS, and all i have to say is... BOO.... no way are these subs worth $650. I have two old MTX 8000 thunder 10" in my car that are louder then his $650 sub. It was loud don't get me wrong but not $650 loud.

*Admin Note: Make sure you build a custom box to specifications for the best sound quality and loudness*

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bubba

alabama

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i love my w7s

November 3, 2009

i have two of these baby's in my 01 ext. cab Silverado and they are insanely loud all my friends envy me b/c of it lol and idk what the guy is talking about with the type Rs and Orions but you put this sub in the right box and it will beat with 500 watts, its a very picky sub when it comes to the enclosure though ... build a great box and you'll have and amazing sounding system with any w6 or w7 sub

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intigam

woodmere, NY

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March 3, 2007

i have 2 W7 running on 2 JL 1000/1 in my X5 and that combo hit so hard i got 7 tikets in 3 days and i made a chik in a cafe throw up just by stopping at a red light... everytime i turn the volume up all the way all 5 of my tvs shut off... these subs are no joke... people with good subs trip off car alarms i trip off house alarms going down the block... deffinatly recomend these if u got the cash...

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Jake

North Platte, NE

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Oh My God

May 3, 2006

This thing is a beast. Why would anyone who can afford one of these not get one. They are the ultimate sub. The main thing about the 13W7 is that it only runs on an RMS of 1000. All other subs must run on like 3000 to 5000 to match it. Eveyone else is to worried about what their subs look like and how their shaped (Kicker). They need to just stop where their at cause they dont even come close to JL. The only thing i didnt like about this sub is that i couldnt get a High Output box for it. Which wasnt even anything about the sub. Buy this if you can cause it is worth it. JL all the way.

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Wolf4Life

OK

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Awesome subs don't understand the negitive reviews

March 13, 2014

I currently have a JL w7 13.5 love it and have had DD,FI,AQ/SQ,Alpine T-R and others and nothing sounds as good or clean as the JL. Sure it cost a bit but you get what you pay for and more then anything have a good custom box make for optimum performance. This one sub is louder and moves more air then 2 FI BL 12s or a FL BL 18 I had. As for SPL come on people JL is known for quality/sound quality not a SPL/burp sub, though they can get very loud but also sound good doing it once again depends on the box. If you can't or know how to build a proper box stick to JL specs. Mine in in a 4th order bandpass and goes from 30Hz at the -3db F3 point to 90Hz and has a sensitivity rating of +17db is all about the box.

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Toledo Ohio

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Hehe.

February 3, 2011

Have one of these in a spec box with a jl 1000/1 v2 in my eclipse hatchback. Loudest system around. Louder than my previous system of 2 kicker cvx 12s. Unremarkable prrformance. Kudos to jl audio.

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ArmyPreston

Germany

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Bangin'

July 31, 2010

I just put this sub in today mounted in a box built to JL specs for the sub on a PowerAcoustik A2400DB amp and this thing is like an earthquake in my trunk!!! If you can afford it, buy it. This thing bangs. The trunk lid looks like it's about to blow off. Classic JL quality.

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SeanConRR

Fresno, CA

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A Hard Hitter But Over Rated

March 7, 2010

No Doubt This Is A Good Sub But Over Rated & Too Pricey. I Own 2 Of These, Yes They Do Hit Hard But Just Too Overpriced. For The Money You Spend On These From JL Audio You Might As Well Go To Some Of These Other Well Known Competition Car Audio Companies Like - Fi Car Audio, DC Audio, RD Audio, Digital Designs, RE Audio & Get Some Subs For Less Or Same Price That Will Hit So Much Harder Than These & Out Play Them & Even Last Longer. But Overall This Is A Great Sub Though I Just Think JL Audio Needs To Lower Their Prices.

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Kenneth

Gainesville, VA

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Wow, friend's truck...

December 8, 2007

MY friend's dad had EIGHT of these installed by SafeAndSound in an F350 Harley edition. It's sick. The most SPL I've heard ever, and I'm a professional installer.

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Ruben

Whittier, CA

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Awesome W7s

June 18, 2014

Review by cheif from Moose Jaw, SK, Canada---you mentioned that the Alpine type r will outdo the W7, well I have owned the type r's and the type x, and let me tell you they don't even come close to either the sound quality or spl. Alpine type x is the top of the line and it does not compare, not even close to the W7, so how can the type r be any better, it's lower grade. IF YOU WANT THE BEST THEN JLAUDIO W7'S IS THE ONLY WAY TO GO!

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

13W7

UPC

699440921138

Weight

74.00lbs

Internal SKU

13w7

Internal Product ID

4008

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

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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 13W7-D1.5