• Sensitivity: 84.87 dB
• Mounting depth: 5.93 "
• Injection-molded, mineral-filled polypropylene cone
• Nitrile butadiene rubber surround
•Customization trim ring
• Floating Cone Attach Method
• DMA Optimized Motor
Easily the best selling subwoofer driver, next to the W6v3, the JL Audio W3v3 provides phenomenal performance at moderate power levels with superb sound quality. The W3 series is in its 3rd iteration, embodying the series' pursuit for providing outstanding output and world-class sound quality. This is accomplished by utilizing a whole suite of advanced technologies originally developed for JL Audio's flagship W7. An Elevated Frame Cooling design helps in delivering enhanced power handling and sound quality. The DMA-optimized, long linear excursion capability minimizes distortion and increases output, while multiple patented technologies enhance performance and reliability. Such advances make the v3's the best sounding, most reliable W3's yet.
Although the W3v3 Subwoofer can be driven with as little as 150 Watts, for best audio performance it is recommended to run an amplifier capable of between 400 - 500 Watts of continuous power per driver, like the JL Audio XD600/1v2 or JL Audio JX1000/1D. In addition, these subwoofers are optimized to operate in either a ported or sealed enclosure, needing only 0.625 cubic feet of air space in a sealed box and 1.125 cubic feet in a ported/vented enclosure. (Specific dimensions and figures can be found in the user manual, linked further below.)
Like many other high quality JL Audio products, all W3v3 subwoofers are built in JL Audio's Miramar, Florida factory, with extreme precision and top-notch build quality. Its this attention to detail that delivers the JL Audio quality and performance we have all become accustomed to.
JL Audio's patented Elevated Frame Cooling design delivers cool air into the heart of the subwoofer in ways no other manufacture's driver can. Purpose-engineered slots located directly above the top-plate stream air to the voice coil. In addition, the upper surface of the top-plate is directly exposed to this air flow, whereas on a conventional design it is isolated from this flow by the lower flange of the frame. This technology not only increases thermal power handling, but also sound quality by minimizing dynamic parameter shifts and power compression. In plain English, this driver keeps itself cool so you can play your system longer, safer and without having to worry about frying the motor.
DMA is JL Audio's proprietary Dynamic Motor Analysis system and is aimed at improving dynamic motor behavior. As a result of DMA optimization, W3v3 motors remain linear in motor force over an extreme range of excursion and also maintain a highly stable fixed magnetic field in the gap over a wide power range. This leads to vastly reduced distortion and faithfully reproduced transients... or put simply: tight, clean, articulate bass. Its main catalyst is the driver's Ultra-long Voice Coil, that allows extreme linear excursion, phenomenal power handling and control, control, control.
JL Model Comparison
|Model||RMS Power||Cone Material||Surround Material||Sensitivity (dB)||Frequency Response||Xmax (mm||Terminals||Made In America|
|W7 Series||500-1500 Watts||Polypropylene||Foam Overroll||82.7 - 86.3||15-250 Hz||19-32||Push Terminals|
|W6 Series||600 Watts||Polypropylene||Rubber||82.7 - 85.4||20-200 Hz||19||Push Terminals|
|W3 Series||150-600 Watts||Polypropylene||Rubber||80.5-87.90||20-250 Hz||8.89-15.5||Push Terminals|
|W1 Series||150-300 Watts||Polypropylene||Rubber||83.9-86.1||22-200||8-11||Push Terminals|
|W0 Series||300-500 Watts||Polypropylene||Foam||84-88.20||20-250 Hz||11.4-12.7||Push Terminals|
|WX Series||200 Watts||Polypropylene||Foam||86-87.17||22-250 Hz||10||Spade Terminals|
*The Sonic Electronix Certified Power Ratings listed are based on a test of a specific sample amplifier. Actual power ratings may slightly vary between amps.
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March 23, 2010
Un Excelente Sub
Tengo instalado uno solo de éstos en un pick-up cabina sencilla, caja ventilada y creanme que estoy mas que satisfecho con el desempeño de éste subwoofer, una calidad excelente de sonido y no existe distorsión alguna, lo muevo con un Phoenix Gold de 600nom. y es mas que suficiente, quieres calidad en sonido y resistencia???? no lo dudes, adquierelo....!!!
I have one of these installed in my pickup truck, single cabin, vented box. Believe me, I am more than satisfied with its performance. This Subwoofer has excellent quality and there is no distortion. I push it with a Phoenix Gold of 600watts and its more than enough.
If you want good quality sound, don't even doubt about it and get it!
August 17, 2015
Works as expected
The amp is working as expected nice power and it offers the ability to adjust gain and cut off which is helpful when trying to tune the system.
Build quality is poor this due to my amp arriving with both adjustment knobs pushed in a bent.
This did not happen in shipping (as the amp was well packed) so it was in the build and as such this should not have passed QC at the factory.
Sonic requested photos which I sent but did not peruse the issue as the damage did not affect the amps performance and circumstances (I was out of the country and the car was at the installers) prevented me from returning the amp for a replacement.
It was not Sonics fault as the amp was sealed but they are the seller so the responsibility lays with them.
December 10, 2011
JL Audio never lets me down
2 10" JL Audio3v3-4, paralleled down to 2 ohm. Amp is a G1700 Mono and can handle the load, won't push them up to optimum at 2ohm which is 500rms but takes them close enough for me. Box is sealed and fits nicely in the back of my Nissan Maxima, ported might be louder but I wanted the clean slap to the back of the head when a drumbeat kicks one out not a synthesizer. Kept the factory head and used the jl cleansweep to level out the signals for the amp to work with.
November 19, 2011
Love my JL 10w3
This gave me just the right amount of bass in my crew cab truck. I prefer the sealed box because it gives you a much more clean bass. Not the distorted bass you hear with cheap subs. I would recommend this to everyone. This is the perfect mid size sub for small spaces. It has much better bass then my friends 8w7 overall! That 8w7 gets low but if you just want GREAT quality bass stick with the 10w3 its an amazing thing. I am running a JL Slash V2 500/1 and you can tell they are meant for each other. I would for sure say buy this sub!
March 18, 2010
I recently put in a system in my 04 Chevy Reg. cab. And picked JL Audio cause I know they make one of the best speakers and subs out there, and that they would last. Anyways to make the story short, I hooked one up to a MTX Jackhammer(jh600) that is wired at 4ohms throwing 450rms. With the bass on +1 from my deck and it bangs so hard my rear view shakes as do my side mirrors. So if your looking for a sub for a small enclosure, that's quality, and cheap. Buy it at Sonic electronix.
March 31, 2011
Jl audio rocks!
The single 10 inch woofer is enough for quality sound in my Honda accord. Of course the speaker was professionally installed in a custom enclosure with alpine 117. If I wanted to upgrade I would buy again from Sonic.
March 23, 2009
Looks can be deceiving
I purchased 2 of these subs from a friend who wanted to sell them. I purchased them due to the fact that I accidentally punctured one of 2- Old School 12" Soundstream EXACT subwoofers (really good SQ). I new going in that the SQ would not be on the same level as the Soundstreams but I was actually surprised that they sound as good as they do. They are not for the purist but what they lack in SQ, which is not much they make up for in output. For amplification I am using a Zapco Reference 500.1 *500 watts at two ohms mono* Believe it or not they are louder than my 2 Soundstream 12" subs. They are still not broken in yet but for 10's they hit really hard. Nice balance between SQ/SPL. Good stuff JL.
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• 7" LCD Display
• Compatible with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
• Built-in Bluetooth
• 7 EQ Presets
• 10-Band EQ
• Backup Camera Input
• Detachable Face
• 50W x 4 Chan. Peak
• 18W x 4 Chan. RMS
• Pandora iPhone App Control
• 3 Sets of 4V Preamp Outputs
• Single USB Input
• White LCD Text Display
• In-Dash MP3/USB Car Stereo Receiver
• 10.1" Capacitive Touchscreen Display
• 80 W x 4 Chan. MAX • 3 Sets of 4V Preamp Outputs
• In-Dash MP3/USB Car Stereo Receiver
• 6.2" Touchscreen Display
• 80 W x 4 Chan. MAX • 3 Sets of 2V Preamp Outputs
• Mechless AM/FM receiver with Bluetooth Connectivity
• Front 3.5mm aux input
• Front panel USB 1A charging port
• 2-band EQ & 4 preset EQ
• 1 pair of 2V RCA preamp outputs
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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.