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12" W0 model • 4 ohms Single Voice Coil • 125W RMS power handling • VRC™ Technology • Work in sealed, ported and even bandpass enclosures

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JL Audio 12W0v3-4

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Product Highlights


12" W0 model • 4 ohms Single Voice Coil • 125W RMS power handling • VRC™ Technology • Work in sealed, ported and even bandpass enclosures

Description


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  • Nominal Diameter: 12 inches (300 mm)
  • Continuous Power Handling: 125 Watts
  • Voice Coil: 1.38" diameter, 6-layer, Kapton former
  • Single 4 ohm Voice Coil
  • Xmax (one-way, linear): 0.34" (8.6 mm)
  • VRC™ Technology: The patented VRC system cools the voice coil and mechanically locks the critical joint between the spider, cone and voice coil former, resulting in exceptional reliability
  • Work well in compact enclosures
  • Class-leading excursion capabilities
  • Work in sealed, ported and even bandpass enclosures
  • Black Steel-Mesh Grille Insert Available: JL Audio SGR-12

Product history:

JL Audio 12W0v3-4 thumbnail
(newest, current model)
JL Audio 12W0v2-4 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by JL Audio 12W0v3-4)
JL Audio 12W0 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by JL Audio 12W0v2-4)

Subwoofer Wiring Guide


Wiring Guide to Wire 1 JL Audio 12W0 12" ( 12W0-4 ) Subwoofer

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

Wiring Guide to Wire 2 JL Audio 12W0 12" ( 12W0-4 ) Subwoofers

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp

4 Channel Amp - Bridged

Wiring Guide to Wire 3 JL Audio 12W0 12" ( 12W0-4 ) Subwoofers

4 Channel Amp

Wiring Guide to Wire 4 JL Audio 12W0 12" ( 12W0-4 ) Subwoofers

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

2 Channel Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

4 Channel Amp

Specifications & Details


Subwoofer Specifications
Subwoofer Size
12"
Peak Power Handling
300 watts approx.
RMS Power Handling
125 watts
Voice Coil(s)
Single
Impedance (Per Voice Coil)
4 ohms
Sensitivity
87.6 dB
Woofer Surround
Foam
Recommended Enclosure Specifications
Top-Mount Depth (Mounting Depth)
6"
Cutout Diameter
11"
Warranty and Return Policy
Parts Warranty Duration
Not warranted
Labor Warranty Duration
Not warranted
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Item Details


Manufacturer:

Model Number:

12W0

Weight:

15.00lbs

Internal SKU:

12w0

Internal Product ID:

2383

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Customer Ratings & Reviews



5 star
78%
4 star
22%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%



Durability
4.6
Value
4.8
Features
4.1
Design
4.5
Usability
4.9

Customer Reviews

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Jl audio 12W0

ive had three of these subs in my jimmy before and they hit and sound unbelievably and sound so clear with little wattage. i would reccomend them to anyone!

By anthony on July 18, 2005

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found this helpful.

awsome

ive had a pair(2) jl 12w0-4 for 8 years,in several different cars. these speakers faithfully pounded my ears. replaced 1 shortly after i got them under warrenty. on a punch 100 amp bridged. bottom line these are the sheeeit.

By tbfastr on November 29, 2009

33

found this helpful.

good subs

i have 2 of these w0-4 12's in a box 1cube ft per chamber with 2 inch ports. i am pushing them with a 900watt rms amp and they sound great. although when the box was sealed the one made a popping noise. as soon as i ported the box the popping sound went away for the most part but you can still hear it when you open the trunk (i think the sub is partially blown :( but still sound amazing). 900rms is ALOT more than JL has rated these subs for but they seem to take it very well (for now at least). i have the gain and bass boost on my amp almost the whole way up and the hertz level is around 57. also the excursion is amazing for a low watt subwoofer. the only thing i don't like about them is they are single 4ohm and not dual 4 or 2ohm subs. after having these i would never buy any other brand of woofer besides JL and MA audio.

By t snizzle on August 12, 2009

33

found this helpful.

AMAZING!!!!

Just bought 4 of these old beasts. 2 off a friend and the other 2 off ebay. cant wait to find me a car to do a wall with the old beasts. 2 are pretty loud cant wait to here all 4 at once in a wall.

By Josh on January 16, 2013

32

found this helpful.

Nice SQ subs!

I just got a pair of these in on trade.... Very impressed! Ive owned Fi, Earthquakes, HCCA's, every kind of Rockford and Kicker. And these little things are nice, Of coarse they arent super loud but they r loud enough.

I have 2 in about a 2.5 cu ft ported box tuned around 35 hz wired to 2 ohms running on a Memphis MClass MC500D amp so they r getting the full 500w rms (and thats under rated) so each sub is getting 250rms and they r alot louder than i would of thought and hit pretty low too.

Great for the daily driver that doesnt want his vocals to be drownded by stupid loud bass, or someone that can appreciate sq. put these on a nice class D monoblock and enjoy

By Raptor660 on March 29, 2011

32

found this helpful.

great sub

great subs. i have one. they can handle tons of wattage i have mine hooked up at 250 rms. sounds great. the rubber surround is ripped but still sounds amazing. i glued it back together =]

By jake on April 25, 2010

31

found this helpful.

Good Speakers

I have 2 of these in my mustang running on a 200 watt fosgate amp and they hit really hard. My nieghbor thought I had W3's. Would highly recomend for any one who wants good sound quality from a low wattage speaker.

By Ernesto on July 20, 2005

31

found this helpful.

first pair of subs, amazing

Have had these for 6 years and they still got life in them. Had them wired to an old Rockford P600.1BD and they sounded incredible. Good SQ with some nice solid volume. Eventually had them replaced by some Rockford Fosgate P2's but I still have them and still love them. Great subs to start off with.

By Jared on May 8, 2011

29

found this helpful.

bang for your buck

these subs are awesome! I have 4 of them in a tempo, and it knocks. they are a cheap sub (good), they pound at a low wattage(good) and the retro look is cool too. The only thing that i could possibly recommend to anyone is that these subs are NOT made for ported boxes. i had them in my first box with ports and it sounded horrible, but put them in a sealed box and you'll be happy.

By Marise on July 11, 2008

28

found this helpful.

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