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JL Audio 13W7-D1.5

13" Dual 1.5 ohm W7 Series Car Subwoofer

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Product Features

  • 13" Dual 1.5 Ohm W7 Series Subwoofer
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  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 3000 watts
    • RMS: 1500 watts
    • Recommended Power Range: 500-1500 watts
  • Impedance: Dual 1.5 ohm
  • W-Cone woofer
  • 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
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty
JL Audio 13W7 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:

JL Audio 13W7AE-D1.5 thumbnail
(newest, current model)
JL Audio 13W7 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by JL Audio 13W7AE-D1.5)

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"
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.
3000 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.
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
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
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.
W-Cone
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
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.
1.875 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.
1.875 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.
2.375 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.
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.
10-1/2"
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.
12"
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.

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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
78%
4 Star
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3 Star
3%
2 Star
6%
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Average Attribution Rating

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4.7
Value
4.1
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4.6
Design
4.6
Usability
4.4

Wolf4Life

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

idkevenknow

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

NVX 20 ft. of True Spec 8 Gauge Speaker Wire

Flexible multi-strand cable bends and twists to meet your installation needs.

Your Price $49.99

25 Ft. 12 Gauge JL Audio Speaker Cable

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

Your Price $34.95

Belva 23 ft. of 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

Ultra-flexible PVC blended jacket for easy installation.

Your Price $14.99

13 Pro Single Sealed Double Face W7 Subwoofer Box

Engineered for the JL Audio 13W7-D1.5 & JL Audio 13W7AE-D1.5

Your Price $119.95

13" Single Slot Ported/Vented JL W7 Pro Subwoofer Enclosure

Engineered for the JL Audio 13W7-D1.5 & JL Audio 13W7AE-D1.5

Your Price $134.95

Dynamat Sound Dampening Bulk Kit

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

Your Price $151.95

Stinger Sound Dampening Bulk Kit

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

Your Price $109.99

40" x 15 Ft Piece of Premium Un-Backed Automotive Trim Carpet

Durable design for long life-span, available in many colors and shades.

Your Price $39.99

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.

Your Price $8.99

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

Your Price $11.99

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

13W7

UPC

699440921138

Weight

74.00lbs

Internal SKU

13w7

Internal Product ID

4008

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 13W7-D1.5