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JL Audio 13W6V2-D4

13" Dual 4 ohm W6v2 Series Car Subwoofer

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Product Features:

  • 13" Dual 4 Ohm W6v2 Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1500 watts
    • RMS: 750 watts
    • Recommended Power Range: 200-750
  • Impedance: Dual 4 ohm
  • W-Cone: Unibody design, extremely stiff and light
  • Woofer surround type
  • 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
  • Large, progressive-roll spiders: optimized to controls long excursion without limiting it
  • Customizable trim ring can be painted to match installation colors
  • Dual 4 Ohm 2.75" diameter, 4-layer voice coils
  • Kapton voice coil former
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty
JL Audio 13W6v2D4 Recommended Power Range

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.
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.
1500 watts
RMS Power Handling
The RMS power is the amount of power the speaker requires to operate safely and properly. RMS Power Handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle on a continuous basis. We recommend powering your speakers or subwoofer with 80%-120% of its recommended RMS rating. The RMS power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
750 watts
Voice Coil(s)
Dual voice coil subs have more wiring flexibility than single voice coils subs; however, single voice coil subwoofers provide easier hookup options for wiring multiple subwoofers in parallel or series. You may also run a dual voice coil (DVC) sub in parallel, series, or combination. A quad voice coil has four voice coils and is equal to two dual voice coil subwoofers as far as wiring goes.
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".
87 dB
Subwoofer Design
This is the design of the subwoofer or the opening of the subwoofer enclosure. Each design has it's own benefits, whether it is a square, circle, or oval.

Round/Circle: This is the typical and common subwoofer design. They have a round cone and are a circle in design.

Square: These woofers are able to achieve a greater cone area in a smaller space. Because of the greater surface area, some square subwoofers will be louder than a round subwoofer of the same size.

Round / Circle
Main Cone Color
This is the color of the speaker's or subwoofer's cone.
Black
Woofer Composition
Lightweight woofer cone materials are essential for efficient operation. Poly cones produce exceptional sound and are sturdy against various changes in temperature. Paper cones are very efficient, and when treated for moisture resistance, will perform at a high level. Poly refers to polypropylene, which is thermoplastic or fibers that are polymers of propylene. IMPP refers to injection molded polypropylene, a commonly used process and material in speakers.
Polypropylene
Woofer Surround
A speakers surround is part of the suspension system. The surround protects the cone and prevents it from being displaced as it flexes out from the basket. It is usually made of a durable material like treated foam or rubber in order to withstand the strenuous job of producing bass frequencies.
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.
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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.
1.0 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.
2.0 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.
2.5 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.
9-1/4"
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.
12-1/2"
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
85%
4 Star
4%
3 Star
4%
2 Star
4%
1 Star
4%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.5
Value
4.2
Features
4.5
Design
4.7
Usability
4.8

Thomas

Boca Raton, FL

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GREAT SUBWOOFER!!!

January 19, 2007

Hands down one of the top subwoofers on the market. I went with the 13w6 instead of the 12w6 because the 13w6 inch pushes 89% more air than the 12w6..And this this POUNDS!!! I'm simply amazed. Sonic has the best prices..you cant find deals like this anywhere else on the internet. THANKS SONIC!!!

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alex

Lutz, FL

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good

December 19, 2005

this is a very good brand and very good sub. The only problem with JL is that it is overpriced. even though it is expensive, its why you buy mercedes over a dodge. the benz will last much longer and is overall a much better vehicle. JL products are all top knotch so still recommended if you have the money

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Sam

Portland, OR

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Hard to pay almost 500 dollars for a sub that will break after time.

October 9, 2012

These subs are very musical, sound great and hit hard! However the durability is not so much. They do suffer from crappy soft parts that will break. I own two of them, and they are both suffering from surround failures as well as ripped spiders. Being driven off a JL 1000/1, and in a JL built box, they are not being over powered or abused. After doing some research, I have seen that many owners of these subs and other W6 sizes are also having issues with it as well. They do offer surround kits online for these subs, but I feel like that shouldn't be an issue when I pay as much as I did! Shame on you, JL, use some better parts if your going to charge me top dollar!

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Josh

El Paso, TX

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Excellent Sub

September 23, 2012

I had one of these in my 05 mustang gt in a sealed fender well enclosure, It was hooked up to a slash 500w amplifier and all I can say is wow, yes the sub is fairly pricy but its well worth the money. You can also find them used at a very reasonable prices, It hit very hard and very low and was incredibly responsive to fast paced bass.

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Maximus Audio

matawan

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JL 13w6

September 8, 2012

save yourself the headache and time,,,save up and buy this sub,,,the 13w6,,is the most user fiendly flexable sub out there. ,,its well built and expensive for a reason,,,dont waste time with ID Max or Digital Designs,,or Re audio,,JL w6 line has minimal break in time,,demand is high for this brand becasue its a well built product,,,ive owned them all one time or the other,,,ID MAX is one of the worst subs made,,,,600watts of real unclipped power with start to max this sub out,,,DD is a very well built sub but needs exact breakin procedure,,the jl 13,,with 700watts for power will last you the rest of your life,,

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rob thomas

pittsburgh, pa

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best speakers i've ever owned!

May 16, 2012

I bought a pair of JL Audio 13w6v2d4s. They are wired in parallel down to 1ohm. I have them wired to a rockford fosgate t1501bd amp. My birth sheet reads 1893 actual watts! And let me tell you, these speakers hit really hard, tight, accurate, and low. Had to get ear plugs! I have them in a sealed box so they can handle a lil more power vs. Ported. Had em for about 6months, hittn em hard, and they seem like there getting even better with age. Like a fine wine! Love these speakers!

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Munja75

Canada

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Awesome

March 15, 2012

Prompt service and great guys to deal with. Will buy from again!

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Eric

White Haven, PA

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JL Audio 13W6V2-D4

February 22, 2012

Excellent product!

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cadillac

Ca anahiem

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13w6v2

February 19, 2012

i had the 2x12w6v2 and they pounder with the right amp but i want more more i want that crazy bass but JL is very pricey. I dont know if i want to buy the 13w6 if i wasnt pleased with the 12's but you cant go wrong from the forums ive been reading the 13w6 is equal with the 12w7. I'm interested in buying these though they are great quality subs. I'm thinking about waiting for the realese of the v3's thoughs should be nice the lip on them resembles the w7 and there coming out with a 1300v3 amp soon so stay tuned for SonicElectronix im sure they will have the best prices with the warranty to match it.

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Toe

Helena MT

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Jl w6v2

October 24, 2011

I am running 2 of the jl 13w6v2's in a custom box on a rockford fosgate p1000/2 amp at 1 ohm resistance bridged in my ford expedition and these two pound hard!! Defently worth the money! Will be buying 2 12w7's in my bmw but that's for later talk the w6's flat out pound hard!

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MACS

Buffalo NY

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I don" get it

August 9, 2011

I have to say that for the price of JL audio (both the w6 and w7) they are way over rated. I hear many people claim they are the "best" SQ sound quality subwoofer made. This makes me laugh as I have competed since 1994 and if this is sound quality then im Santa Clause! I have had the 13W6 and the 13W7 and have to say that I have found many better subs for way less. I switched to the RE Audio XXX and am much happier and payed less than my W7. I feel JL is just living off the reputation they built as the subs have not changed in about 7 years. 500 to 1100 dollars for these subs is robbery but if you just have to have JL then have at it.

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jake

holland, MI

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great subwoofer!

July 31, 2011

I just bought two of these beast and they pound, I only have a rockfordfosgate 500.1 amp hooked up to them right now so there only getting 250 watts rms each and there rated at 750 watts rms, they are louder then my two type r's at 1200 watts rms when the w6's are getting 250 rms each, my friend has one in his Lexus with a 2 cubic foot box and a 1200 watt rms JL audio amp and up by his mirror the windshield is cracking and they wasn't there before he got the w6, these subs sound really good and there loud, don't think about it just buy there there worth the money!

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jake

holland, MI

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sounds amazing and loud!

July 30, 2011

I just bought two 13w6v2 and put them in a 4 cubic foot box, in my s-10, and now I'm waiting for my t1500.1bd to come in. But as of right now I have just a 500 watt rms Rockford Fosgate amp at 1 ohm hooked up to both and they hit so hard, I upgraded from two 12" alpine type r's and had a 1200 watt rms amp at 1 ohm hooked up to both and the 13w6's are just as loud at 250 watts rms each, don't listen to people saying that JL audio is all about SQ, they do sound great but there also loud as crap! My buddy has just one and that thing broke his windshield, he has a Lexus and the sub is in the trunk, don't think about it just buy it you will be impressed!!!

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Gustavo

Brazil

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Deep bass guarantee!

July 28, 2011

Definitely one of the best subwoofers I have ever had the pleasure of listening. Mounted it on a bandpass enclosure with an alpine PDX-M6 amp and the responses are amazing. Recommended to all who enjoy deep and well defined bass.

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Smitty

New Jersey

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Good product

March 24, 2011

Well I bought this sub and for the 30 minutes or so it worked it sounded incredible but I have blown 4 amps at this point and have yet to figure out the problem so I have given up hope for now and just have a big change holder where my center consol once was

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KC

chicago, il

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Quality subs

March 10, 2011

These replaced a set of JBL P1224's. Those weren't bad subs, but this is a whole different level. They require a custom box. I went sealed because of available space. I currently have them running on an Alpine PDX 1.1000 and i'm going to swap to something a little more powerful since the subs get distorted at LOUD volumes (because the amp can't keep up with them). They sound great with all types of music and at all volumes. They sound very controlled as well as loud. It is hard to criticize such a phenomenal sub. (BUT...) They are pricey even at sonic's prices. I wish the outside cosmetics of them were better. The surrounds have an old foamy rubber look to them. The surrounds also highlight dust/saw dust. The terminals on them are extremely easy to use and seem very durable. These have a great combination of spl and sq. They are heavy, but the old p1224's were about the same weight. Plan on using bracing in the box.

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LT

Grand Island, Nebraska

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Best Subwoofer

January 23, 2011

I had 3 13w3v3s before I got my 3 13w6v2 and man the sound quality from the w3 to the w6 its just amazing the w6 hits harder and has better sq than the w3. The w6 doesnt bottom out like my w3s did. Overall Im hitting 150 plus on the floor board with my w6s. Im using a mrp 2000 and cant be any happier. If you want a woofer that slams hard and has the best sq in the world the w6 is the sub to get.

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The Kid

Daytona Fl

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You get what you pay for

October 24, 2010

People b**** about how much these things cost i got 2 in a ported box done right and it hurts your ears you cant turn it up all the way cause of the pain. THESE ARE THE BEST SPEAKERS ON THE MARKET

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Logan

Crestview, Florida

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Awesome Sub

August 13, 2010

I love this sub! I have 2 of them running off of a rockford t1000-1bd and it pounds!!! It is in a ported box and it hits all the notes clean and loud! I have not got it metered yet but it is one of those setups that everyone turns there head and looks at you and since it is so clean sounding it doesn't even hurt your ears, it just rattles everything that is not fastened down. Dynamat is a must to be able to hear the music with all the bass it has!

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Josh

Boston, MA

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Best woofer I've ever heard.

May 8, 2010

I just purchased a single 13W6v2 and I can't be any happier. I've got a 500/1 driving and I now what know what the true meaning of an SQ woofer is. I've worked my way through the W3 lines, swapping from 12's to 10's here and there, but this is by far the truest "sub"woofer I've ever heard. The deeps are deep and pronounced (but not boomy) and the response is ridiculous. I enjoy a good amount of metal and the double-bass response & transients are crystal clear no matter what the listening volume. Whether you decide on a 13, 12, or 10 you honestly cannot go wrong with a W6v2.

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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

Belva 23 ft. of 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

Ultra-flexible PVC blended jacket for easy installation.

Your Price $14.99

40 Square Feet of Sound Dampening Material

Thicker than the competition, complete sound damping kit for entire vehicle! Use for trunk, doors, roof and floor.

Your Price $119.99

Dynamat Sound Dampening Bulk Kit

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

Your Price $159.95

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 $99.99

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 $3.99

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

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

1 JL Audio 13W6V2-D4 Subwoofer

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

2 JL Audio 13W6V2-D4 Subwoofers

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

2 Channel Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

4 Channel Amp - Bridged

3 JL Audio 13W6V2-D4 Subwoofers

Mono Amp

4 Channel Amp

4 JL Audio 13W6V2-D4 Subwoofers

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

4 Channel Amp

Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

13W6V2-D4

UPC

699440921312

Weight

34.00lbs

Internal SKU

13w6v2d4

Internal Product ID

4810

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 13W6V2-D4