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JL Audio 13W1v2-4

13.5" Single 4 ohm W1v2 Series Car Subwoofer

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  • 13.5" Single 4 Ohm W1v2 Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 700 watts
    • RMS: 350 watts
    • Recommended Power Range: 75-350 watts
  • Impedance: Single 4 ohm
  • Polypropylene cone woofer
  • Nitrile-butyl rubber surround
  • Patented VRC™ technology and floating cone Attach Method™ technologies
  • Elevated frame-cooling
  • Innovative, insert-molded spider assembly
  • Integral push-terminals
  • JL Audio’s proprietary DMA modeling system delivers outstanding dynamic stability and low-distortion operation
  • Optimized for compact enclosures
  • Specifically engineered to reduce mounting depth
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty
JL Audio 13W1v24 Recommended Power Range

Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Series
Each subwoofer manufactured is part of a series. This is the name of the subwoofer's series.
W1v2 (JL Audio)
Subwoofer Size
Refers to the diameter of the subwoofer, measured in inches.
13.5"
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.
700 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.
350 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.
Single
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.
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.
Silver
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.
Rubber
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.
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.
1.5 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.
1.5 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.
2.625 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.
2.625 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.
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.
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.

No

Electromechanical Parameters

Free-Air Resonance (Fs)
The free-air resonance frequency of the subwoofer, measured in Hz. At this frequency the weight of the moving parts is perfectly balanced with the subwoofers suspension system.
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.

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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
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4 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
5.0
Value
4.9
Features
4.7
Design
4.7
Usability
5.0
James Anvil Schneider

Le Roy, MN

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W1 13 JL Audio

March 9, 2013

Great gap filler between 12s and15s. Sounds awesome with 500 Rms rockford amp. JL always puts out a solid woofer.

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Kevin

Saugus, CA

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Love the Quality!

January 27, 2013

The sub woofer definitely correlates and balances with the audio. The quality of it amazes me. The bass does not overpower the music you are listening to which makes it great for music such as rock, alternative, and country. It sounds great with hard rap and hip hop but if you want to go all out with a "hard-core-boom" sound with your rap music, you should probably get something a little more powerful. Overall, it's still a great quality sound sub. Purchasing this sub was definitely worth it!

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bigdean

arkansas

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theses are bad!!!!!!

December 19, 2012

These are bad I have 6 of them in my 1985 jimmy

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Big C

Centreville, MS

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Great Subs

November 1, 2010

I have 2 of these in a ported box on a JL 500/1 and man let me tell u they hit HARD. My friend said he heard me 2 mins before I got to his house. I live about 7 miles away. If you want good clean hard hittin bass these r the subs for u!

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Zach

Millerstown, PA

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great sub

May 4, 2010

I bought this sub from a friend of mine and it didn't fit in my trunk opening in my car. So I sold it to one of my other friends. I installed it for him. This thing pounds. It is only an entry level sub but its amazing. It has very clear bass. I plugged it to a two channel lightning Audio amp. I bridged it and it is getting about 250 watts rms. I couldn't find anyway to distort the bass. I turned the gain and cross over up the whole way, and the bass was still very clear, but that isn't good for it so I turned it down some. Overall this is one of the best subs I have ever heard. It has the clearest bass of any sub I have ever heard. I would definitely recommend this sub to anyone who wants clear hard hitting bass...

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alex

Huntsville, AL

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Great Sub

April 30, 2010

I love this sub! it can hit some real good lows and it will do the job with nice,clean,clear bass (with the name of JL audio) worth the money and a great buy

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Travis

Randleman, NC

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Ranger

December 17, 2009

I bought 2 of these in a seled Jl Audio Box with a 1400 watt Jl Audio amp. Man, that is the deal of the century. The 1400watt amp is just powerful enough for one sub and since i still haven't upgraded my door speakers (that's tomorrows project) I can only put my HU to 25 out of 40. Basically at my max volume i'm only putting 5/16ths of the power these subs can handle and EVERYTHING rattles when they are this high. The mirros, cars beside me, my eardrums feel like they are about to fall off. I'm telling you theses are the best subs I have ever owned and I plan on sticking with these for as long as i can find them.

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Jonann

Hartford City, IN

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a great sub

September 8, 2008

I purchased two of these JL's for my '93 camry ....wow. I have had several systems and this puts all of them to shame. Even with a amp not capable of giving them the power they need they still beat harder than the kickers , alpines, memphis , and audiobahn subs that ive had that did have a correct power supply.A good buy for anyone who loves bass.

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aaron

Panama City Beach, FL

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July 11, 2008

this is a great basic sub for people that want high end products

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jacob

Bellevue, IA

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BoomBuggy

July 13, 2007

I bought one of the jlw1 in the prted box from a JL dealer for $350. it was awesome, so i boght another one from sonicelectronix and built a custom box for both of my 13w1's. Keep in mind i only have them powered by a Kenwood amp that gives each approx. 150 watts RMS, they arew in the back of a 98 new Beetle, and i have had to replace the hatch latch twice now. These 2 subs alone are more than any kicker or alpine i have met yet, for the money im beating other kids in the area with 12w3's and kicker mono's that they are paying 400 a piece for. Im now installing 13w7's and praying the hatch holds. These are absolutely worth the money and are really easy on amp power, and LOUD.

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Wesley

Santee, CA

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JL entry level

July 12, 2007

Quite possibly in my mind one of the greatest entry level subs in the industry. Definately one of the most durable subs out there! Put two of these in a hatch with the right box and it will blow your mind!

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Mike

Hobbs, NM

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amazing for price

July 12, 2007

I bought 2 of these and i have them in a sealed enclosure and am powering them with a Rockford P325-1 amplifier and they sound great. These two and my amp hit harder than 2 12 inch Rockford p1's and 2 10 inch Rockford p1's on two 900 watt Rockford amps...definitely worth buying for the price!

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Brian

St. Clair, MI

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July 5, 2006

This woofer has great sound quality. I have had this sub for a few months now in my 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 and I havent heard anything better in the same price range. This sub is perfect if you like to listen to all types of music, because it will handle them all. Everything from metal,rock,classic,and rap. Overall I would say this is a great buy if you appreciate great sound quality.

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Jake

North Platte, NE

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Loud as hell

May 3, 2006

I owned 2 of these 13" W1's. In had them in my 95 Suzuki Sidekick (P.O.S.), and i had them hooked up to a crappy walmart sony 1000 watt amp and they pounded like hell. I was driving to the store and this kid from school was a block ahead of me and he said that he could feel the bass vibrating his hair. I strongly recommend this sub. I LOVE JL Audio. They are the best of the best.

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Jeff

Eugene, OR

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Sweet

February 28, 2006

This is probably the best JL product for the money. This sub is suprisingly loud and conservativly rated at 150 wrms. I have this sub in a 2.2 ft2 box behind the seat of my single cab truck and it is pretty loud. I have about 250 wrms going into it, which is more then reccomended but it doesnt distort at all. I can just imagine what it would be like in the rated box. Good spl and sq if you have a slim space to work with and on a tight budget. Looks pretty sweet too.

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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

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

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 $14.99

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 13W1v2-4 Subwoofer

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

2 JL Audio 13W1v2-4 Subwoofers

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp

4 Channel Amp - Bridged

3 JL Audio 13W1v2-4 Subwoofers

4 Channel Amp

4 JL Audio 13W1v2-4 Subwoofers

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

2 Channel Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

4 Channel Amp

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

13W1v2-4

UPC

699440920766

Weight

16.00lbs

Internal SKU

13w1v24

Internal Product ID

6312

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 13W1v2-4