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JL Audio HO112R-W7

12" W7 Subwoofer loaded in a W7 H.O. Wedge Enclosure

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JL Audio HO112R-W7AE

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Subwoofer Features:

  • 12" Subwoofer loaded in a Wedge Enclosure
  • Power Handling:
    • RMS: 750 watts
    • Peak: 1500 watts
  • W-Cone™ Design: A unit-body cone assembly that delivers astonishing cone stiffness with minimal mass
  • Highly Linear, DMA Optimized Motor System
  • Ultra-Long Voice Coil
  • OverRoll™ Surround: Utilizes space wasted in conventional designs to maintain cone area while permitting a large surround.
  • Elevated Frame-Cooling
  • Radially Cross-Drilled Pole-Piece
  • Floating Cone Attach Method (FCAM™)
  • Plateau-Reinforced Spider Attachment
  • Huge Diameter, Progressive-Roll Spider 
  • Co-Extruded, Double Lead-Wires
  • Massive, Forced-Air-Cooled Aluminum Alloy Frame
  • Insanely powerful H.O. (High Output) system deliver very high SPL while retaining excellent sound quality
  • Chamber-coupled Port Design
  • More output and better sound quality than traditional ported and bandpass designs
  • Outstanding output regardless of placement within the vehicle
  • Angled back design saves precious cargo space
  • Port wall integration / Internal bracing ensures structural integrity
  • Rear-Firing Design
  • Slot Ported
  • Dark gray carpet with red insert
  • 3 ohm Impedance
  • 119 lbs
  • Dimensions: 14-1/2"TD x 20-1/2"BD x 34"W x 17"H
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix warranty (subwoofer only)

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
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(previous model, replaced by JL Audio HO112R-W7AE)

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.
12"
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.
3 ohms
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
Total RMS Power Handling
This is the total RMS power handling of all the subwoofers included in the package or enclosure.

If the loaded enclosure or amplifier and subwoofer package includes more than a single subwoofer, then this is the total RMS power handling for all of the subs combined.

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 giving your subwoofer(s) 75% - 90% of the recommended RMS rating.
750 watts
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
Total Peak Power Handling
This is the Total Peak Power handling of all the subwoofers included in the package or enclosure.

If the loaded enclosure or amplifier and subwoofer package includes more than a single subwoofer, then this is the total peak power handling for all of the subs combined.

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.
1500 watts
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.
OverRoll™ Design
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.
29 mm

Enclosure Specifications

Box Type
Represents the style of the enclosure. Be sure to purchase the appropriate enclosure type and internal volume that will be compatible with your subwoofer's recommendation.

Sealed - Sealed boxes are those that have no holes or vents in it. The only hole in a sealed box is where the subwoofer is installed. Smaller sealed boxes require more power than a larger sealed box. They provide a tight, accurate bass, while the larger sealed enclosures provide a "boomier" and louder bass.

Ported / Vented - Ported/Vented Enclosures provide an even boomier, louder bass, but less accurate then a small, sealed box. Ported enclosures typically require more airspace per sub and also less power output from an amplifier to perform correctly.

Bandpass - Bandpass enclosures make subwoofers perform efficiently, but loose. The bass is not as "boomy" as a ported enclosure nor as punchy as a sealed enclosure. Bandpass enclosures work well with lower to mid-level subwoofers.
Vented / Ported
Number of Subs/Speakers
This value represents the number of speakers or subwoofers that the enclosure accommodates.
1
Box Style/Shape
The box style or shape refers to the actual shape of the box. Square and rectangular boxes are straight-edged boxes on all sides, whereas hatchback and truck style enclosures feature an angled front or back design that allows for installation in places short on depth such as single cab pickup trucks. You can also use such enclosures in hatchback cars or other vehicles where space is a premium. Tube and cylinder shaped boxes were made popular by Bazooka and are a great option for those looking for a nice amount of bass without sacrificing lots of space. They may even fit in locations that slim truck boxes cannot fit in. If the enclosure is vehicle specific, we encourage you to read the product description to find out which vehicles the enclosure is made for.
Truck Style, Slim with Angled Front
Height
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
17"
Width
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
34"
Depth
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.
14-1/2"
Second Depth
The second depth is used only when the box is slanted or angled. This value is the top measurement and it is measured in inches.
20-1/2"
Wood Thickness
The thickness of the wood the enclosure is made of, measured in inches.
3/4"
Number of Terminals
The number of terminals the enclosure has. Each terminal represents 1 positive and 1 negative.
1
Terminal Type
Spring clip terminals work best with bare wire connections with small-gauge speaker wire, or pin-type connectors.

Binding post terminals are a sturdier, more versatile type of speaker terminal. Because binding post terminals are are threaded, you can tighten them down against the wire or connector for a tight, clean connection. The most popular style of binding post terminals is known as a "5-way binding post". This type can accept bare wire, or any of the common speaker wire connectors. Binding posts with the option to be used with banana clips are even more versatile

Spring posts are a hybrid of the two. Instead of using a thread and "screwing" them tight, they use a spring to allow the wire to fit and tighten against the terminal.

Binding posts (banana clip ready)
Box Exterior Color
The color of the enclosure's exterior/outer finish.
Gray
Box Finish
The material used on the outside of the box. Most boxes are carpeted to prevent exterior scratches; however vinyl is popular as it can often be color-matched to a near exact look of your leather factory interior.
Carpet

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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
83%
4 Star
17%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
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1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.8
Value
4.7
Features
4.7
Design
4.7
Usability
5.0

T

Mandeville, LA

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Knocks hardd

March 11, 2009

This box makes the 12 w7 sound great and you can hear every note/tone so clearly. I have mine hooked up to a jl 2000 watt amp and it hits so hard that I've had people little rally have to get out the car when I showed them. :) it's awesome. Beats everyone at my school including people with like 2 15s. Also, the red on the inside looks tight with red street glow.Jl audio is the best.

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Tadas

Ireland

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Kestas

April 25, 2008

yes it`s a little expensive, but when you hear it you`ll be proud to have one of these quality beasts. Had lots of subs during 10 years time but this is something else. Save your time and space, one of these fellas is enough on a perfect wiring,believe me. I would recommend Pioneer Premier PRS-D2000SPL amp, it`s perfect mach for this sub(better then JL Audio 1000/1).drives 2 JL`s on 1.5 ohms with no problem

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Charlie

Loveland, OH

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Jesus in a Box

July 13, 2007

there is only one sub better than this one. Its the same sub just an inch a half bigger. this things hit so hard and have a huge range of low and high bass. if you want a system that can do anything. this is the sub to buy

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Souka

HobartHobart, OK

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February 27, 2007

THIS IS REALLY A DECENT SPEAKER. ITS PRETY GOOD FOR ONLY ONE SPEAKER. IF YOU WANT SOMETHING THAT HITS PRETTY GOOD. I RECOMMEND ON GETTING THIS. ITS A LITTLE PRICEY BUT WORTH EVERY PENNY.

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chris

La vergne, TN

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amazing

June 8, 2006

I have always been a kicker L5/L7 fan, untill i hear the w7 from JL. It is pricey but is some of the cleanest, hardest hitting bass you will find. Top of the line by far.

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Paul

thousand oaks, CA

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120lbs of loudness

June 8, 2006

THIS THING POUNDS. i picked it up locally from SE and it took 2 guys just to put the thing in my trunk. It's a very good product and SE has it for CHEAP CHEAP. My local car audio store carries it for $1,000 and i saved a grip by getting it from SE. I order everything from SE.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

HO112R-W7

UPC

699440931120

Weight

131.00lbs

Internal SKU

ho112rw7

Internal Product ID

6977

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 HO112R-W7