Expert Service 1-877-289-7664 [Hours]

Fall Blow Out Dot Sale

JL Audio 10W3v2 ( 10W3v2D4 )

Dual 4 ohms 10" W3v2 Subwoofer W3

Discontinued
|

Good news and a little bad...

This item has been discontinued

But you may be interested in the newest model that's available.

10w3v34 thumbnail

JL Audio 10W3v3-4

OUR PRICE: $219.95

View item

Get FAST answers from customers ASK a Question See questions answers

  • 10" W3v2 Series Dual 4 ohm Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 600 watts
    • RMS: 300 watts
  • Impedance: Dual 4 ohm
  • VRC Technology: Cools the voice coil
  • Kapton voice coil former
  • Powder-coated silver frame finish
  • Elevated frame technology: Enhanced cooling
  • 2-1/4" 4-Layer voice coil
  • Dish cone/dust-cap design
  • Rubber mounting flange design
  • No Warranty

Product History:

JL Audio 10W3v3-4 thumbnail
(newest, current model)
JL Audio 10W3v2 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by JL Audio 10W3v3-4)

Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Series
Each subwoofer manufactured is part of a series. This is the name of the subwoofer's series.
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.
600 watts approx.
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.
300 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
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".
85.2 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.
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.

Main Cone Color
This is the color of the speaker's or subwoofer's cone.
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.
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
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.
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.

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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5-3/4"
Cutout Diameter
The actual diameter of the hole you will need to cut out if you are creating a new mounting location for this speaker, or if you are mounting a subwoofer in a box.
9-1/8"
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.

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.

Specials with this Item

Promotions
Promotions we have offer More Ways to Shop for items that are on clearance, last chance, special offer and sales, Made in America, and more!

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
Not warranted
Labor Warranty Duration
Not warranted
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
58%
4 Star
25%
3 Star
17%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.5
Value
4.2
Features
4.3
Design
4.2
Usability
4.8
Cody

Cedar Rapids, IA

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Exceeded expectations

December 15, 2012

I just aquired 1 10w3v2-d2 from a buddy. I have it wired @ 4ohms pushing 300 rms in a sealed .75 cu. ft. enclosure... And WOW!!! This little 10 BANGS and sounds absolutely fantastic. Very clear and very strong bass without the un-necessary boom and rattles ive had with 12's. This babyvalso has some great excursion. Im still shaking my head!

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

TwinBassDaddy

Lost Wages, NV

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Best Subs For The $$$

September 23, 2010

I've got 2 of these running in .675 cubic feet each, sealed, seeing about 450 watts from my ARC Audio KAR 1000.2T and these things take it all in stride. Very clean, clear and powerful bass, never muddy or sloppy. These replaced a pair of Rockford Fosgate Power HX2's, and I believe these are a much better subwoofers. The HX2's were never this precise or musical, but I guess they weren't meant to be either. If you're thinking about these, STOP..... Just buy them. You'll be happy.

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Josh

Nixa, MO

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
really now let's talk about quality

January 30, 2008

this sub is amazing. i have 2 at the moment be pumped by only a 250 watt amp. at 2 ohms they are running 125 a piece bridged and they are REALLY impressive.i have an amp en route that will push at 325 RMS. the RMS on JL is always a range because these are tested same and satisfactory all the way from 115-450RMS!! have you ever tried to power a 450 watt sub with 115 watts? it would be awful. but JL allows for a massive range of wattage based on amp. very tight deep and clear. never a dull time when JL is involved

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Curren

San Clemente, CA

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Crisp Clear Sound

January 4, 2008

These subs are great for the person who absolutely must have sound quality from their subwoofers. They have tight, punchy response, and have a quick response. They don't put out the loudest bass (I have two in a sealed box), but they do remain crisp and clear when they're pushed at high volumes. If your looking for crisp, clear bass, look no further. If your just looking for loud bass, and I mean ridiculously loud bass, then these probably aren't the subs for you, unless you're looking to grab more than a few of 'em.

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

kevin

Abilene, TX

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Clean sound and awesome bass!!!

December 12, 2007

I had three of these hooked up in a single cab truck for about three years. The bass was great and the sound was very clean. Still sounded brand new when I took them out about a month ago. For the price they are now, you can't beat it.

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Stuart

Glasgow, KY

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Crisp bass for a good price

October 25, 2007

I have had a set of W3's since around 1997, running on Fosgate amps. I have 2 10's in a sealed box around and originally had them running on the old edition "bat wing" Fosgate punch 500, rated at 634watts. Bridged these bad boys cranked it out. Then I sold them to a friend, and about 3 years later decided to repurchase them when he needed money. Hooked them back up and they are still running today, 10 years after their original purchase. I love JL subs, they give you tight crisp bass, and the right setup will make them rock!

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Calvin

Ellenwood, GA

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Overpriced!!!

October 12, 2007

I have had Kicker, Mtx, Alpine,Infinity, this has got to be the best sounding sub I've ever heard. But it's not durable. I've had to swap these 4 times over a 3 year period. They are not constructed that well so if you shoot any more that 300 watts to these, they will fall apart. Stay well under 300 watts and you should be o.k. The W6 models are constructed well and can take a pounding but for $200 a sub, the W3's are very overpriced. I don't recommend.

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Aaron

Lincoln, NE

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Alright Subs for the price

October 11, 2007

I have two of these right know in my pt cruiser they do hit very hard but they also blow very easy on is blown and i am know going to buy kicker cvrs.

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Alex

Muncy, PA

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Best Subs on the market

January 30, 2006

I have these subs powered by an 800 watt Pioneer mono-block amp and they are great. My friend at 2 12" Kicker subs and my 10" JL's blow him away! These subs are great and they are at a great price on this site. I have 4" x 6" Alpine speakers in the front and 6" x 9" speakers in the back. The system is awesome! i would recommend these subs to anyone and everyone looking for a great thump.

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

jerry

Saint Marys, GA

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
10w3

October 10, 2005

In my opinion JL Audio sells the best subs on the market. I have hooked up 2 10w3v2d2's and 3 10w0d4's in a 2000 Eclipse. Bass loud enough to set off car alarms from 4 levels above and deep enough to shatter the window in Sonic. Top Notch!!!!

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Rick

Canada

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Great Sub

September 29, 2005

I used to have (2)12" Alpine Type R's with a JL Audio 500/1 amp and i had a alpine 300/4 with all Alpine Type R Components and Coaxials . I sold my (2)12" Type R's and Components as well after 2 months of using them because it didn't sound too clean. I traded the Alpine Type R Subs for (2)12" W3 and the Alpine Type R Components I went with MB Quart Premiums Kept the Coaxials in there anyways because Type R Coaxials are better than Stock Bose' anyways.The Subwoofer was hella clean and hit hard. I've used this Subwoofer for about 6 months no problems at all and recently sold it to my friend i am getting a W7 Custom. JL Audio is the way to go Ahead Of The Curve.#1

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Brandon

Lawrenceville, GA

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Great Sounding Subwoofer

May 19, 2005

I had 2 of these 12" in a sealed box and fed 500 watts of power to them and they held deep window shattering bass and also had alot of sound quality which is hard to find in subwoofers. These subwoofers are very durable I had them for over 6 months no problem out of them sound quality remained the same and god knows I was abusing them.

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

NVX 25 ft. of True Spec 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

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

Your Price $39.99

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

20 Square Feet of Sound Dampening Material

NVX Sound dampening is thicker than competitors, eliminates rattles and gives you bigger bass!

Your Price $59.99

Dynamat Sound Dampening Trunk Kit

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

Your Price $109.95

Stinger Sound Dampening Trunk Kit

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

Your Price $69.99

12 oz. Can of Adhesive Spray

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

Your Price $6.99

Spring Post Terminal Cup

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

Your Price $3.99

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 $1.99

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

Cordless Multi-Functional Heat Tool Soldering Iron Kit

Continuous working lock allows you to work without holding down trigger.

Your Price $79.99

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

Impedance Meter / Signal Generator

Easy to locate tuning frequencies of passive radiators and ported enclosures

Your Price $299.99

1 JL Audio 10W3v2 ( 10W3v2D4 ) Subwoofer

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

2 JL Audio 10W3v2 ( 10W3v2D4 ) Subwoofers

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

2 Channel Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

4 Channel Amp - Bridged

3 JL Audio 10W3v2 ( 10W3v2D4 ) Subwoofers

Mono Amp

4 Channel Amp

4 JL Audio 10W3v2 ( 10W3v2D4 ) Subwoofers

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

4 Channel Amp

Hide answersShow all answers | Sort by
No questions have been asked about this item. Be the first!

Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

10W3v2

Weight

14.00lbs

Internal SKU

10w3v2d4

Internal Product ID

4213

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 10W3v2 ( 10W3v2D4 )