JBL GT5-10

250W 10" GT Series Single 4 ohm Subwoofer

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• 1100W Peak
• 250W RMS
• Impedance: Single 4 ohms
• Polypropylene cone woofer
• High-roll rubber surround
• Progressive spider
• Vented pole piece
• Fully vented motor structure

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Product Highlights

• 1100W Peak
• 250W RMS
• Impedance: Single 4 ohms
• Polypropylene cone woofer
• High-roll rubber surround
• Progressive spider
• Vented pole piece
• Fully vented motor structure



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For anyone who likes to crank it up in the car, the JBL® high-output GT5-10 subwoofer is the real deal. The JBL GT5-10 subwoofer features single 4-ohm voice coils and a vented motor structure, and offers 1100 watts of peak power handling. The GT5-10D also features JBL’s newest design, combining classic elements with modern ones.

All-New Design

The GT5-10 follows the design of the more-expensive JBL subwoofers, combining classic elements with modern ones.

Significant Power Handling Capabilities

The GT5-10 handles 275W/1100W (RMS/Peak) power and offers nearly 20 percent higher Xmax than many competitors.

Increased Reliability

With its fully vented motor structure and rubber-coated tinsel leads, the GT5-10 is able to withstand even the most intense bass assault.

Dual-Stacked, Oversized Magnets

Unlike competing entry-level subwoofers, the GT5-10 is based on a solid motor structure featuring two large magnets covered by the classic JBL rubber ring.

The Sound of quality

Sonic Electronix, one of the leaders in car audio, recently visited Harman, the premium global audio and infotainment group, at their research and development locations in Northridge, California and Detroit, Michigan. The purpose of these visits was to utilize and combine the powerful brand of Harman and the industry leading knowledge behind Sonic Electronix to begin working together on developing future car audio projects.

General Features:

  • 10" Single 4 ohm GT Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1100 watts
    • RMS: 250 watts
  • Impedance: Single 4 ohms
  • Polypropylene cone woofer
  • High-roll rubber surround
  • Progressive spider
  • Vented pole piece
  • Fully vented motor structure
  • Rubber coated tinsel leads
  • Dual stacked oversized magnet structure
  • Frequency response: 30-500 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 88 dB
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty
Tips for Installing the your subwoofer

Product history:

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(previous model, replaced by ** DO NOT USE - DUPLICATE ** JBL Club 1024AM (Club 1024))
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(previous model, replaced by JBL Club 1024 (CLUB1024AM))
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(previous model, replaced by JBL S2-1024 **Toggle between 2-Ohm & 4-Ohm Impedance!**)

Subwoofer Wiring Guide

Wiring Guide to Wire 1 JBL GT5-10 Subwoofer

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

Wiring Guide to Wire 2 JBL GT5-10 Subwoofers

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp

4 Channel Amp - Bridged

Wiring Guide to Wire 3 JBL GT5-10 Subwoofers

4 Channel Amp

Wiring Guide to Wire 4 JBL GT5-10 Subwoofers

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

2 Channel Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

4 Channel Amp

Specifications & Details

Subwoofer Specifications
GT5 Series
Subwoofer Size
Peak Power Handling
1100 watts
RMS Power Handling
250 watts
Voice Coil(s)
Impedance (Per Voice Coil)
4 ohms
Voice Coil Diameter
Frequency Response
30 - 500 Hz
88 dB
Xmax (millimeters)
14.2 mm
Subwoofer Design
Round / Circle
Main Cone Color
Woofer Composition
Woofer Surround
Magnet Structure
Double Stacked
Subwoofer Grille
Re-Cone Kit Available
Recommended Enclosure Specifications
Recommended Enclosure Type
Ported / Vented
Minimum Sealed Box Volume
0.75 cubic feet
Maximum Sealed Box Volume
0.75 cubic feet
Minimum Ported Box Volume
1.25 cubic feet
Maximum Ported Box Volume
1.25 cubic feet
Top-Mount Depth (Mounting Depth)
Cutout Diameter
Shallow Mount Installation
Electromechanical Parameters
Free-Air Resonance (Fs)
30.00 Hz
Equivalent Compliance (Vas)
31.50 liters
Total Speaker Q Value (Qts)
Electrical Q Value (Qes)
Electrical Resistance of Voice Coil (Re)
4.00 ohms
Mechanical Q Value (Qms)
Warranty and Return Policy
Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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Product and How-to Videos

  • Harman International: The Pursuit of Great Sound
  • Car Subwoofer Size Buying Guide | What Size of Sub Should I Get?
  • How to Install a Car Subwoofer in a Box

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a great driver

i have owned a set of these subs for a week now and they sound great. clear and loud. there replacements for my infinity dual vc 10", and i think these are a beater built driver. i repair and run live sound systems and jbl is one of the big brand so you know there stuff is gonna be good

By ben -automotive sound systems on June 11, 2009


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Great budget subwoofer

I bought a pair of these for a friend. I installed them the recommended sealed enclosure (.75cuft ea) and they were powered with a 320wrms amplifier. Note that the cut out dimensions in the manual is not correct, its actually a bit smaller.

These subs sound very smooth and can get decently loud. This model excels with jazz, light rock, and adult contemporary music (very smooth) but bottoms out in bass heavy types of music.

Overall, my friend likes the subwoofers a lot, they suit his taste of music and for the money they are definitely worth the money.

On a side note, these subs are pretty cheap looking, not that it has anything to do with performance.

By Vin on May 27, 2010


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Wonderful budget subwoofer, Very Pleased!

I became a car audio junkie relatively recently and while requesting advice on a good budget setup through mainly online car audio formus, I came a across this product. I purchased two of the GT5-10's and a Rockford Fosgate R500-1 Amp. The RMS on these are 275 and the Birthsheet Rated RMS on the R500-1 was 537 at 2 ohms so after wiring the subs parallel, I ended up with an almost perfect match-up. I originally planned to build a custom ported box but due to my lack of tools and carpentry knowledge, I went with a pre-built ported box with 1.2 cubic ft. of airspace per chamber. Install was easy and they look great! They handle the 270ish watts like a pro and sounds awesome! Would definitely recommend!

By satisfiedGT510user on May 20, 2010


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Great sub for the money!

I have 1 10" in a sealed enclosure in my crew cab pickup. It sounds great & hits hard!

By C.J. on April 14, 2014


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Great Value

The product is very good for handling the power . Only problem i had was the gasket around the cone came unglued . It was a easy fix i would purchase again

By Theo on March 26, 2013


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Best boom for the buck

At $90 this sub pounds like subs twice the cost. I have two of these in 3.2 cubes tuned to 30hz with 31.5 sq inches of port area. Plays stupid flat and can handle more than what it's rated, at least mechanically. I have them on about 750wrms and did get them a little stinky once but never bottomed out even on stupid low notes like the new 2 Chainz CD or your pick of any Decaf track.

By srp365 on September 30, 2013


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Long time owner. No regrets!

I've had two of these subs since August 2009. I kid you not. These subs have been kicking just as hard as the day I bought them after over 6 years of abuse. The rubber surrounds are still flawless and undamaged by use, weather, and all the random junk that gets thrown in my trunk (skimboard, suitcases, guitars, groceries, etc.) I bought mine almost as soon as sonic had them on their website when the price was just like 45 bucks (like it is now as of December 2015) then the price went up to 99 bucks. These subs are worth it for 100 bucks, easily. But right now, at just 45 bucks, you cannot pass these up if you want reliable, good sounding, hard hitting subs. But just a word of caution, put these subs in a slightly larger enclosure than JBL recommends. They do need a little bit more room to fully realize their potential. I personally have mine in a dual ported enclosure (unfortunately, I can't remember the exact cubic footage. Sorry! it was 6 years ago). But these subs LOVE ported enclosures. The ten inch size keeps them accurate but putting them in a slightly larger ported enclosure allows them to hit the deepest of bass notes. Most of the time you have to choose between depth or accuracy. With these subs, you truly get the best of both worlds.

By Brennan on December 17, 2015 checkmarkIcon Verified purchase


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Sweet equipment for the right prices

Excellent product and price I have not installed it yet in to one of my vehicles thank you

By Scott Deeran on November 24, 2015


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Great for small cars

I purchased two of these for my 69 Camaro. I must say, I was not expecting these subs to preform so well on so little power. I would recommend these for anyone who is looking for great sound quality and punchy bass.

By MC on January 6, 2017 checkmarkIcon Verified purchase


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JBL GT5-10 = Best bang for the buck!

First it had fast free shipping and arrived on time. Great care is needed to get the most out of this subwoofer. The first thing that you will notice when you take it out of the box. Is how stiff this subwoofer is. A low and slow breakin is a must before installing it in your vehicle. Because you risk ripping the spider right next to the voice coil. Do not crank this subwoofer to its max staght out of the box! This subwoofer is rated 250 watts rms and 1000 watts max @ 4 ohm. Not 275 rms and 1100 like the box says. A slightly more powerful amplifier would be ok. That gives you room to properly a just the gains without distortion and clipping. It is a single 4 ohm voice coil. It doesn't have push terminals. As far as sound goes, it has fast deep punchy bass. Sounds great in sealed, ported and bandpass enclosures. It has been voted the best price on the web. I will have to say for its price rang. It is totally worth it. So, if you are on a very tight budget like I was. I recommend this subwoofer.

By Basshead 1990 on July 16, 2016


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