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JL Audio 12W6v3-D4

600W 12" W6 Series Dual 4 Ohm Subwoofer

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While the JL Audio 12W6v3-D4 is a truly great subwoofer, there are other woofers of comparable, and even superior specs for a better value. The Image Dynamics IDMAX12 D4 V.4 amplifier provides higher power ratings (1000W RMS) with greater excursion for the same price. The RE Audio MX12v2D2 provides more than double the RMS power (1700W) for a similar price with coupon code 50JL12SW!

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RMS Power 600 Watts 1000 Watts 1700 Watts
Cone Construction Mineral-Filled Polypropylene Reinforced Paper Composite Polypropylene Cone (CPPC)
Excursion 19mm 24.9mm 22mm
Sensitivity 85.4dB 93.1dB 83.5dB
Impedance 4 ohms 4 ohms 2 ohms
Dual Voice Coil




 

General Features:

  • 12" Dual 4 Ohm W6 Series Car Subwoofer
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  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1200 watts
    • RMS: 200 - 600 watts
  • Mineral-filled IMPP cone
  • Nitrile-butylene rubber surround
  • Elevated Frame Cooling
  • DMA Optimized Motor structure
  • Satin black cast-alloy basket
  • Push terminals
  • Single stacked ferrite magnet
  • Resonance Frequency (Fs): 26.21 Hz
  • Top-mount depth: 7-9/16"
  • Sensitivity: 85.4 dB
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix Warranty

JL Model Comparison

Model Peak power RMS Power Cone Material Surround Material Sensitivity Frequency Response Xmax Terminals Made In America
W7 Series 1000-3000 Watts 500-1500 Watts Polypropylene Foam Overroll 83-86.3 dB 15-250 Hz 19-32 mm Push Terminals
W6 Series 1200 Watts 600 Watts Polypropylene Nitrile-butylene Rubber 84-85.4 dB 20-250 Hz 19 mm Push Terminals
W3 Series 500-1200 Watts 250-600 Watts Polypropylene Rubber 80-88 dB 20-250 Hz 9-15.5 mm Push Terminals
W1 Series 600 Watts 300 Watts Polypropylene Rubber 83.9 dB Not Specified 11 mm Push Terminals
W0 Series 600 Watts 300 Watts Polypropylene Rubber 85.64 dB 22-250 Hz 11-11.4 mm Push Terminals
WX Series 400-500 Watts 200 Watts Polypropylene Foam 86-87 dB 22-250 Hz 9.5-9.8 mm Spade Terminals

Product History:

JL Audio 12W6v3-D4 thumbnail
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JL Audio 12W6v2-D4 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by JL Audio 12W6v3-D4)

Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Series
Each subwoofer manufactured is part of a series. This is the name of the subwoofer's series.
W6v3 (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
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
20 - 200 Hz
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".
85.4 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.
19 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.
Mineral-Filled 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.
Butyl Rubber
Magnet Structure
Defines the overall structure of the subwoofers magnet.
Double Stacked
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

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.
26.919 Hz
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.
1.920 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.
0.463
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.
0.487
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.
6.493 ohms
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.
9.365

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

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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
5.0
Value
4.7
Features
5.0
Design
5.0
Usability
5.0
JQueezy

Colorado Springs. CO

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Durability
Value
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Usability
Clear, powerful bass

August 3, 2014

These subs are amazing. I could finish the review there. I used to run two Kicker CVRs (as a first pair) but was sold on a pair of W6s after a demo by an audio retailer. I am running these with a Rockford T-1000 in a ported box, and stock radio (waiting for an interface kit on backorder), and these subs are monsters. I have to warn people before they sit in the backseat of my car (2014 Elantra) because these things HIT. You would think they were in the cab with you, and the SQ is unbelievably clean. I have friends with L7 SoloBarics, and while they might get louder, it sounds clangy and choppy. They are envious of how clean these W6s hit compared to the SoloBarics. Sure, they are a bit pricey, but any audiophile would be proud to own subs that sound like this. The only downside really is that when I run them at over +9 db, they shake the mirror and the sunglasses holder in my car loose. I really look forward to hearing them with the Excelon touchscreen that's going in. I'd like to hear the highs a bit more, but I'll probably have to tune the inside speakers for that.

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Greg

Saint Louis

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12W6. High Price, High Quality

April 22, 2014

I have owned this subwoofer for 6 years now and it is still going. I'm very impressed since I have ran it on many 12 hour long trips. I feel that I abuse this thing. Hours of Dubstep and how my brother in-law puts it, "Speaker murder." I am running it off a JL 500/1v2 at 2ohms and it is placed in a ported box with 1.5cubic feet tuned to 31hrz just as recommended. I was surprised that it hits the high notes pretty good and destroys your chest with the low notes. Many people look for LOUD woofers and think that is 'good bass' or 'sound' quality. This sub is loud but it is so impressively clearly! I love when people tell me there subs are louder. Yea maybe 5-10db, but I hear their's bottoming out and distortion filled. The excursion really helps keep this thing cool and the quality build is meant to last. It is a lot of money up front for one sub but over the coarse of 6 years, not so bad. I would definitely purchase again IF I could afford the money upfront at that point in time. As of now, I'm 6 years in and its still experiencing 'speaker murder' by my favorite DJs. ps: I know 12's can get a little slopping and can get behind on notes. I was shocked to hear this thing punch 16th note bass sequences. Every note clear and precise. Amazing. Running: 5001v2 on 1 12w6v2, 400/4v2 on c2650s with Clean Sweep sound processor. Pros: Amazing sound quality through the full range. Quality build. Made in U.S.A. You only need one. Cons: Box size (if your worried about cargo space), Upfront price, your fiancé will think its to loud, and hearing loss.

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Joseph

Cheyenne, WY

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Worth Every Penny!!

August 7, 2013

This sub is really expensive so it might turn a lot of people away. But for those looking for high quality stuff that isnt going to crap out once you turn your volume up, jl is the way to go. In terms of performance this sub gets really loud in the custom ported box i have for it. it sounds like two 13 w1's in a sealed box loud wise. it carries farther so it seems louder and it reproduces notes on a level on its own. the lows are as deep and as clear as you're gonna get and it hits every note subs are supposed to. my subs take a toll because i use them for every day use and i like my music to pound. i have this sub wired at eight ohms hooked to a rockford 1000 bdcp with the gain at five and it takes it like a champ and performs like the hype says it should.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

12W6v3-D4

UPC

699440921411

Weight

32.20lbs

Internal SKU

12w6v3d4

Internal Product ID

69574

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.

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