• Sensitivity: 87.15 dB
• Mounting depth: 6.65 inches
• 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 300 - 500 Watts of continuous power per driver, like the JL Audio JX500/1D or JL Audio XD300/1v2. In addition, these subwoofers are optimized to operate in either a ported or sealed enclosure, needing only 1.125 cubic feet of air space in a sealed box and 1.75 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 manufacturer'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|
Dual 12" 3/4 MDF Sealed Subwoofer Enclosure (Belva MDFD12)
Dual 12-inch Sealed Car Sub Box Made with 3/4" MDF and lined w/Polyfil (2.46 cu ft Airspace - 12SQB)
You've got an awesome subwoofer there, pal. But where's it gonna go? You can't just throw that thing in the trunk and call it a day. Don't worry, Belva's got your back. With superior construction, great features and everything you need for bass, you'll be ready to pass up that entry-level box you've been eyeballing.
You get quality boxes with solid 3/4" MDF because nothing else will do the job right. You want to flex your windshield, not your box's innards. You get polyfill built into the box, making sure your subs perform perfectly. On top of that, you get a box that's CARB Phase 2 Compliant, meaning your box won't emit as much nasty formaldehyde as the competition. Better for your bass and better for you.
Look, nobody buys a subwoofer and says, 'Aw man, I just want a teeny bit of thump.' Naw man, you want something that kicks you in the chest, but you need a box that's gonna put up with it. That's where Belva comes in. While other brands use less-than-optimal 1/2-inch MDF, we've got 3/4-inch MDF to make sure you get all the bass you can handle. Why risk a busted box? Belva's the obvious choice when it comes to giving your sub a good home and giving you the low end you're looking for.
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February 3, 2014
I would recommend this product for the guy's out there that are serious about their music. If you got good, high quality subs, then this box will make them perform to your sub's max output with out worry of blowing up your box.
October 8, 2013
solid sealed box!!!
Cant beat the price. But it is really very good box. I put two 12" hifonic,also bought from here, with a 2 channel 1000 watt amp.It really shook my rearview mirror in my '97 towncar. My brother loved it so we put it in his '92 prelude.Wow!!! You can hear him before you see him. Great buy!!!
January 3, 2014
Fast and easy great buy
I got my complete set up: 12" kicker subs box 1000watt Mbquart amp and amp kit. I have always installed my own equipment, I found it helpful that they have videos that covered some of the product they carry. There are a few shop's in Texas like Best buy and Custom Sounds that offer equipment. But the professionalism of the knowledgeable staff the price and the reliability made it clear that I wanted to do business with them.
October 25, 2013
Awesome "BANG" for your buck
I am on a budget, like most of us. I needed a nice looking box for a reasonable price. For $52.00 you can't beat it.
I loaded my 2 12" Alpine TypeS subwoofers in it. Mounted my amp to the back and they are still going strong.
February 16, 2012
Amazing Enclosure, Even Better Price.
Ordered this as my first enclosure, put two 12" subs in it and I haven't found a box that hits as hard and as clean as this one has. Will definitely buy from SonicElectronix again for my car audio needs.
November 1, 2014
The Box that Rocks
Appears to be fairly well built. Arrived with a little dent and a tear but its too little to bother with. Sounds nice but doesn't hit as deep as I would have liked. Small size however, leaves me some room for a couple of bags of groceries. Three stars for durability since I've only owned this for about a month.
June 19, 2013
good box cheap but good
this box is deferentially cheap but i put my 2 kicker comp 12's in there makes the sound good but i am thinking of getting a ported box soon, box is made with good material and i like it have it wired down to 2 ohms its sound good
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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
• Premium Audio/Video (AV) System (No CD/DVD)
• Unique ultra-shallow installation
• Two-finger swipe user interface
• Works with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
• Compatible with Google Assistant
• PowerStack Capability
• Built-in Bluetooth Hands-free
• 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
• 80w x 4 Chan. Max
• 17W x 4 Chan. RMS
• 3 Sets of Preamp Outputs
• Equalizer With Selectable Presets
• Backup Camera Included
• Bluetooth Connectivity
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