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JL Audio 12W6v2-D4

12" Dual 4 ohm W6v2 Series Car Subwoofer

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Product Features:

  • 12" Dual 4 Ohm W6v2 Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1200 watts
    • RMS: 600 watts
    • Recommended Power Range: 150-600 watts
  • Impedance: Dual 4 ohms
  • W-Cone: unibody design, extremely stiff and light
  • Large, progressive-roll spiders: optimized to controls long excursion without limiting it
  • Floating-Cone attach method: ensures proper surround geometry for better excursion and voice coil alignment
  • Plateau-reinforced spider attachment: relieves stress from the spider at high excursions
  • Pole and cone venting: removes hot air during high power operation to improve sound quality and reliability
  • Forced-air-cooled aluminum alloy frame: enhances power handling and sound quality
  • Highly optimized motor systems: reduce distortion, and improve transient behavior
  • Kapton voice coil former
  • Customizable trim ring: can be painted to match installation colors
  • 2.75" 4-layer dual 4 ohms voice coils
  • Black Steel-Mesh Grille Insert Available: JL Audio SGR-12W6v2/v3
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty
JL Audio 12W6v2-D4 Recommended Power Range

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.
W6v2 (JL Audio)
Subwoofer Size
Refers to the diameter of the subwoofer, measured in inches.
12"
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.
1200 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.
600 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.
4 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 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.
17 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.
Injection Molded Polypropylene (IMPP)
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.

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
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
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.
7.6"
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"
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
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
93%
4 Star
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3 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

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4.9
Value
4.5
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4.8
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4.8
Usability
4.8
james

cola. sc

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great product and value

November 25, 2009

its jl that says it all and i had to try it to see for myself the single w6 in my tiburon sounds great nobody thinks its just one sub

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Ice cold

winnsboro,sc

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13'w7

February 10, 2013

This is a monster,its not a subwoofer,its a machine,awsome tecnology in this sub..highly recommend it,not the average subwoofer,i have 1 13'5 w7 in my 1986 300zx turbo,with a 1000/1v2 slash.ears cant take it half way up

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Anton

Uzbekistan

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Outstanding Subwoofer from Great Company!

July 26, 2012

I listen to a jazz.
It is a "musical" subwoofer, it is ideal for jazz music.
If is necessary to you the detailed, musical bass - this is your choice.

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Tim

Fort Lauderdale,Fl.

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Great Buy!!!

August 25, 2010

I love this speaker it takes a beating everyday with no problems and Sonic Electronix had the best price for the best speaker on the planet.

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brandon

clayton, NC

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Great

August 13, 2010

I used to have kicker subs. Im a 17 year old kid and i have a great system now. I bought 2 of these subs and they are greattttttt. Loud,crisp,and clear. I would never buy anything other then jl ever again. I thought my kickers were good,but they are NOTHING compared to these!!

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JE

Denver, CO

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WOW!

April 13, 2009

I bought this sub over a year ago, have it installed in my '71 Monte Carlo. I had a terrible amp hooked up to it at first, but now I have a nice Sony powering it at about 580 RMS.

This thing is rediculous... There are kids at my school with 3 12's and i roll up and watch their faces melt.

Put this baby in a sealed box, and listen to it do whatever you want it to. Bump hard, sound amazing, blast your rear view mirror to the floor.

Great Subwoofer, definitely worth the money!

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Brett

Bristolville, OH

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this is the way to go....

November 30, 2008

i have two of these in a ported box in my extended cab s-10. i used to have them in my chrysler and they were louder than my four rockford fosgate p2s in a sealed box. don't get me wrong rockfrod has great subs, but the jl w6 is better. i currently am running the off a 1050.2 but getting a soundstream 2000d to power them better. every one compliments me on my subs. better sounding and louder than the memphis mojo 12. these subs WILL NOT let you down. i would also recommend getting another battery because these will dim all you lights.

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matt

Arvadaa, CO

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Best in 3's

October 13, 2005

I used to have 3 of these in my s 10 I was hard to breathe with they were hooked up to my Mmats amp, if you have got the space and the power these are great subs!

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Joshua

San diego

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Best subwoofer

February 6, 2012

I have owned and approved of only jl. The w6 is by far the best for its price. I paid 4 hundred for it used and feel it is definitely worth it once in and set up.

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Rene

Los Angeles,CA

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Greatest Sub Ever!

January 4, 2012

This is by far the best sub i have heard ever, i have two in a ported downfiring custom box and wow do they pound, the bass is so accurate and clean, JL Audio is the best!

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alex

bothell, WA

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w6

November 15, 2011

Very expensive. The only reason i got my w6 is becuase i got it and a hug box for 250 from a guy on craigslist. But about 4-5 months after i got it got damaged so i got a type-r. The w6 was really nice wen it wasnt damaged, i was running a rockford fosgate prime r-500 that was giving it 528 rms. It would pound. It set off car alarms multiple times when i was driving down the street and it had amazing sound quality for how loud it was. It hit sooo many notes compared to the type-r and the transition between the notes was so crisp i wish it didnt get damaged. I loved it i would recomend it to anybody that wants a loud ass sub thats extremely clear. However, you have to be willing to shell out some cash for it.

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Fortitude253

Seattle, WA.

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VERY pleased!

April 10, 2011

It's a W6! What else do I need to say? 2 driven with an Alpine PDX-M12, sealed box; Excellent sound!

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Billy

Norfolk, VA

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A must have!

February 8, 2011

I have had my 12 inch Jl W6 for 5 months now and it sounds great. It has progressively gotten louder and the sound quality is amazing. I have it amped on 500 watts and it is perfect for what I need. People always ask me what the heck i got back there because it is a powerful low wattage sub.

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Ryan

Valencia, CA

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jlw6 12in

October 21, 2010

Great sub for the price. Very very loud. I have it in a sealed box, so its a nice tight base. great sound quality but you def. need mids and highs with this thing. i actually have the base on my head unit set at 0 its so loud. very heavy weighs about 25 or 30lbs

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Ty

washington

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JL believer

October 14, 2009

so i have been in the car audio game for 5 years now i have had sony,mtx,kicker,pioneer,rockford,alpine you name it ive tried it right now i have a ford focus Zx3 hatch with kenwood excelon x792 deck, infinity refrence 5 1/4 s in the front doors and 6x8 s in the rear panel, street wires 4 gauge wiring kit and a 1.25 farad cap with a Alpine mrd-m605 amp with a upgraded battery.

first i had an mtx 5512 it was okay but not great, then i put in a rockford p312 in a 1.8cuft slot ported box and loved it but wanted more so i just recently bought a rockford t110d4 and it was super nice but i realized i missed the low lows and a buddy had 1 of these for sale and OMG this thing is amazing blurs ur vision, hurts ur hears, u feel it in ur chest, mine is in a 4 cube areoported obcon box and it absolutely pounds i have to put in more dynamat because my door speakers connectors are rattling lose. I am now a believer JL is head and shoulders above everyone else. worth the $

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Mikael

Decatur

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WOW!!

March 9, 2009

I would recommend people to buy these subs. they are worth the money. So if you are looking for a great sub that bring\'s the bass these are it, but you better have enough power. I have my 2 w6\'s on a hifonics 2000 brutus and 5 farad capacitor and it hits hard! so these are well worth the price tag!!

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Enrique

Edison, NJ

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Worth the money

March 1, 2007

I have found that JL audio products are well worth the money. You get what you pay for and it is very true for the W6. I have it matched with a JL 500/1 and it hits hard when i want it to but is still crystal clear. Amazing product, it is one of the strongest and clearest subs out there.

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Fredrick

Simi Valley, CA

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Awsome SUB, Reliable and Loud

December 22, 2006

All around, besides the price, this subwoofer kicks butt. I had 2 of these subwoofers and a audiobahn amp, it felt like my windows would shatter everytime i played em.

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Richard

National City, CA

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Crazy Sub, Crazy Price!

October 17, 2005

My friend has one of these, just one, in a huge box with a JL 500/1 amp. The whole system is second-hand, but in good condition, and dam this thing hits. One of the best I've ever heard. Better than anything I've ever had in the past. It's both loud and clean. I would have one myself but the price is just crazy high, even for second-hand stuff. JL.. hands down.

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jay

hudson, nh

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good subs

October 11, 2013

I'm running 2 12 w6v2's loud subs but bass wise don't hit that hard. I used to run 2 kicker l7's they did on volume 10 what the jl's do on 20.

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Ben

Anaheim, CA

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Deep BASS....

October 8, 2013

Have two in a custom made slot ported enclosure made out of 1" mdf board, powered by a Hifonics BRUTUS 1200 wired down to 2 ohm. These subs hit hard , great product.

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John

El Dorado Hills, CA

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SICK

May 3, 2010

I have two of these in a sealed enclosure being powered by 2 JBL amps putting 700 watts rms to each and let me tell you they POUND like nobody's business. I would recommend these subs to anyone who likes to see some excursion as well because that's what these do best.

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supra boat

graham n.c.

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the best

October 28, 2009

the jl w6 is the best all around sub you can buy. i have 1 w6 in my boat and with the right music u can watch the water ripple. i recomend a sealed box

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Nick

Fort Myers, FL

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Amazing sound quality

September 11, 2008

This is one of the best sounding subs you can buy! It has crystal clear sound and awesome power handling. Really good price, too

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Jesse

Keene, NH

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July 11, 2008

I have this sub in a sealed enclosure paired with the JL 500/1v2 in my extended cab truck and it's so clear, tight and loud. I can't believe how low this thing can get and still sounds amazing. This sub replaced my new Kicker L7, but I sold it to get this. I've wasted a lot of money on alot of different stuff and have never really been completely satisfied until I finally sucked it up and spent top dollar on the sub and amp. JL is the best, hands down!

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Charles

Camby, IN

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BOOM!

February 26, 2007

I own a 07 ford escape and I've got 2 of these running off a JL 1000/1 in a slot ported box @ 1.5cu per. All I can say is BOOM!! I have talked to people that have had 4 of others subs in the same kind of vehicle with less bass. You definitely get what you pay for when you buy JL.

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Jaythan

Franklinton, LA

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This thing Hits

October 20, 2006

I have one of this subs with a 500/1 in my jeep and it hits very hard. This is one of the best subs.I'am buying 3 more and one more 500/1.I recommend this sub for everyone.

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isabel

Hayward, CA

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Amazing but expensive

February 25, 2006

My friend has two of these in his dodge intrepid. this thing rattles so much that the trunk is bent and wont close right becouse of all the air it moves. He has A jl audio 1000 watt amp. I'm impressed but the price he paid for was ridiculas!

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mike

marshfield, MA

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nice sub

November 27, 2005

i had 2 of these and then i got the 1208t's and these are put in there grave comparred to price 1208t's beat these in sound diff. and price

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MIKE

Grants, NM

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UNREAL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

September 14, 2005

AT FIRST I HAD TO THINK ABOUT IT BECAUSE OF THE $, BUT I DID IT I BOUGHT 2 12W6D4'S AND A SUPER BASS FIBER GLASS INFORCED PORTED BOX. PUSHED BY 2 CRUNCH V-DRIVE-2800 AMPS. A DIGITAL AUDIOBAHN CROSSOVER WITH A PXG-1.5 FARAD CAP.IF WIRED RIGHT YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE THE DB'S. YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY. MY NEXT SET WILL BE 2 13.5W7'S YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!!!!!MIKE ALBURQUERQUE NEW MEXICO

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Jake

Louisiana

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12w6v2-d4

August 3, 2012

This would be the second time I own one of these. Sound quality is amazing!!! It hits the lows great. With the rite box it gets pretty loud!!

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Fin

los angeles

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Real Power Subs

May 9, 2012

I bought 2 of these subs and they shake the ground, I have them hooked up to the latest T1500-1bd mono amp. I'm currently running them @ 1ohm, I would recommend it to anyone who likes the power bass..

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Cody

Oklahoma City, OK

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12W6: Great Sub

December 19, 2011

I've had this sub for about 6 months. It's in a sealed 1cu' box powered by an XD600/1 with a small bit of the better polyfill, in my 06 Reg' Cab Silverado. It sounds great. This sub seems to work well in all sizes of enclosures and always sounds awesome. I like accuracy and it shines in small sealed boxes. It's tight, fast, big, loud and hits with force when you want it to, but you can also listen to it low and it sounds just right. It's got great excursion capabilities as well. The motor structure/basket are one of the coolest, cleanest designs I've seen. I listen to all kinds of music from metalcore, metal, rap, rock, indie, my girlfriend likes some country (haha)...etc. It sounds great with everything and it doesn't color everything like other subs do, it sounds so much more controlled. This is my favorite sub. It'll drop down to 20Hz in my setup just fine and lower. Get a good set of components and upgrade your system all around and you'll hear this sub shine even more. I didn't think this sub was gonna get any better until I heard it with my 6,1/2" C5's, wow. It's amazingly clean and gets loud too. I'm planning on getting another one and an HD1200/1 to power them both. Don't listen to the JL haters repping the internet brands. Simply do some research and you'll see JL is on top of the game. I recommend 500 to 600 RMS, it's perfect for this sub. If you're into SQ meet the JL W6v2. It's one of the cleanest out there and by far the nicest sounding sub I've heard.

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Purcell

Fpo, AE

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Best Subs no questions asked

August 31, 2011

These subs deliver that tight bass while the excursion helps the sounds travel. I have a Fosgate Power Series 1000 amp running and it turn heads. I had to double dynamat my trunk plus take other parts together. Sometimes I think I have shaken something loose in my car.

Highly recommend this sub to anyone that wants either deep bass or hurt someone's feelings int he competition world. JL Audio name/ quality speaks for itself.

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christian

Valencia, CA

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Is that just one sub?

January 24, 2011

I had this in my mustang and people would think it was 2 12s ... this is a really good sub

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Bill

Iowa

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Sound quality !

December 12, 2010

This is the best sound quality sub made, though it does get pretty loud for one 12". Highly recommended, I have it in a ported box to specs so I don't know what it's like sealed, it's actually recommended to be in a sealed box. Power it with a JL Audio 500/1.

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benedict

Austin, TX

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Impressive

September 15, 2009

I would personally recommend this product. I found the reviews that said this subwoofer was accurate, smooth and naturally extended very low was very true. The price for this sub seemed on par with its performance and makes me curious what the W7 series is like!

I presently have this sub in my home with a 120V AC to 13.8V DC power converter supplying a 600W amp and it is the lowest, most accurate sub I have owned.

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christopher

Waldorf, MD

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its jl... what do you expect?

October 6, 2008

some of the best subs ive ever heard... hits all types of notes... rattles the hell out of my brothers car... has sq you cant beat... i love them but not getting them cause i like to compete... we'll see what the polk sr's can do against these!!!

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mike

Norfolk, VA

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great sub

August 4, 2008

really responsive, takes anything you can throw at it and it doesnt require alot of air space, the recomended sealed enclosure is 1.25 cubic feet and only like 1.75 slot ported well worth the money

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patrick

saugus, CA

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amazing sub

July 13, 2007

This sub is amazing. It delivered deep clean crisp bass. I had two of these powered by a jl 1000/1 mono amp and i could set off car alarms down my street.

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Jon

Brownsburg, IN

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JL Audio

June 9, 2006

I have 2 of these in a Grand Am GT with a A8000T amp in 2 ohm, and a ported box tuned to 30 hz, I just got my car tested and it was 153 DB. I have beaten many 15's in sq and spl so if your thinking you wnat 15's just for loudness or cuz the money, keep track of the money you spend trying to find the system you want as loud as that, then you will realize they are definitely worth the price.

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dBHedz

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you only need one

May 28, 2012

I have 2 12W6's, but only use one. I got the first one on trade and decided I wanted two. So I found a second one that needed a new surround. I repaired the foam. After a break-in period, I hooked it up to my KX500.2 amp and realized the amp only takes the pounding of one sub. I'm using a JL basswedge deep slot ported box designed for the 12w1 sub. 500-700w is plenty of power. I prefer the oldschool class A/B amps of my generation. (MTX,RF,KICKER,ORION, etc...) I have a customer that wants to trade me his mojo for my other one, but I think I will just hold onto it because I can't buy another one for what I have invested so far. Definitely recommended! Please know your amp and how to tune a system. I also recommend some type of subsonic filter and parametric eq.

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Ernie

Downey ca

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JL audio all the way

November 10, 2010

I have 2 12w6v2 powered with a JL 1000/1 slash series amp and let me tell you these subs are by far the best I have had. There in my dodge ram 1500 quad cab, in a custom fiberglass box under my rear seats. I just love how loud they sound in such little space they require with my audio control epicenter u can see all my windows flexing I also have a 450/4 amp for the mids and high powering 2 JL Audio 6x9 zr and 2 6.5 vr series. 1 thing is for sure u will need and extra power battery I have a optima yellow top with a kinetic hc1800.

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Tim

Australia

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well worth the money hits as hard as some 15"

February 15, 2010

this sub is awesome and very cheap (well where i'm from it retails about $1300) just wish it could go lower and deeper but i think that's what the W7 dose

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Mack

Detroit, MI

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12w6v2

November 17, 2009

This is a great subwoofer to add to any system you have. It is clean and clear through any range of music whether it be rap, rock, pop, oldies or anywhere in between. I've run it in both a ported and sealed box, i prefer the sealed because it is a much cleaner sound than a ported but the ported is much louder. I only have 400 watts rms running into it and its still sick. i'm going to get a better amp that will push it to the limits and back once i save up some more money.

I'd highly recommend this sub for any person wanting to add a lot of clean bass to their setup.

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Patrick

Akron, OH

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BREATH TAKING

August 16, 2007

These also take your breath away if there hooked up perfectly.

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Tyler

Anthem, AZ

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best subs ive ever had

July 13, 2007

I have two of these and barely pushing 200watts and they even sound loud i have a 1000/1 in my mind well worth the money

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Randal

Seguin, TX

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sweet

September 13, 2006

i have 2 of these in my single cab dually. the boxes i have them in are too small, but still i have a JBL bp1200.1 pushing these and it bumps great i cant even imagine what they would do if i had bigger boxes these subs are the s**t price isnt cute but you get what you payfor im almost certain i have the loudest truck in my high school lol JL all the way

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Diane

Winchester, MA

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very nice subs

May 24, 2005

i own 2 12w6v2's and i run them on a jl 500/1 currently , but im replacing it with a pg x 1200.1. Even on the 500.1 these things sounds very loud, very clear, and very deep. If your goal is sq put this in a nice sealed box, but sinse this sub's sq is so good if you put it in a nice ported box it will shake the fillings out of your teeth and still sound very nice. other kids in my town that have systems are jelous of mine.. and they should be :)

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Jgofx

Miami fl HOME OF THE BASS!

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Worth the big bucks

May 22, 2012

I have had these in 2 of my suv now for the last 7yrs started with 1 on 500w rms and now moved up to 2 with hd750/1 .I'm very happy with the way it sounds with my factory set up in a sealed box they hit hard And tite .I like sound clean sound and I have to say this is the best sub i heard that sound good with any kinda of music you play. Some speaker can only sound good when you plan hip hop or bass but can do much with rock or a slow jam these speaker will make anything sound good.I had some kind of sound system from a full blown 4 amp set up 2000watts rms with13 speaker epic center all out in my cars to just adding a single sub to a mark levinson system for the last 20yrs and I never thought jl was worth all that money man was I wrong . these speakers are tanks they don't die and the over all sound is AMAZING!

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t-roy

palermo,ca

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jl w6

January 30, 2012

I bought this sub a couple days ago and this thing pounds. I had 2 12" kickers comp and it out does them both. Would recommend this sub to anyone into systems plan on getting a nother one in the near future.

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Zak

Salt Lake City, UT

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Very nice sub

July 8, 2010

I've got 4 12w6's. 2 are in a sealed box (2.4 cu) with an MB Quart 1500.1 amp. They sound very nice and they do get low. They're probably seeing right around 1200 watts RMS between the two. The second pair I have are in a ported box (3 cu) with a Hifonics 1601 (1600 wRMS) and sound better than the sealed pair. I bought mine used only b/c there are subs out there that perform just as well for HALF the cost. I got all 4 of mine for $800 used.

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Clint

Selmer, TN

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My Opinion: BEST SUB EVER MADE!!!

July 13, 2007

I LOVE JL AUDIO!! These subs are UNREAL I own 2 of these! they are well worth the money These subs with the right amp combination can win competitions with ease!....

The only drawbacks about these subs is you better have ALOT of air space! and alot of amp!!

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Ken

Phoenix, AZ

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OK but needs

November 17, 2010

I have a PPI2400 which is not a class D amp. It pushes out 5000 watts of peak power. These subs can not handle the power that the amp gives. The subs sound great and work perfect but my recommendation is to get an efficient class D amp or mono block amp with these subs. They are very expensive and will work great with an efficient class D or mono block amp but if you have a class A or B circuitry amp I would not recommend these subs. If you have a class D amp or a mono block amp then these subs are awesome! just make sure you match them with what you have or what you want.

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kiley

greensboro, PA

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perfect

February 23, 2012

I put one of these in my tsx, and man did that thing rock. Great sound quality its worth every penny.

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Product Summary

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12W6v2-D4

UPC

699440921213

Weight

27.00lbs

Internal SKU

12w6v2d4

Internal Product ID

4010

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 12W6v2-D4