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JL Audio 13W7-D1.5

1,500W RMS 13.5" W7 Series Subwoofer

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• Sensitivity: 86.3 dB
• OverRoll™ Surround
• W-Cone
• Forced-Air-Cooled Aluminum Alloy Frame
• Radially Cross-Drilled Pole Piece
• Dual Ultra-Long Voice Coils
• Black Powder-Coating

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• Sensitivity: 86.3 dB
• OverRoll™ Surround
• W-Cone
• Forced-Air-Cooled Aluminum Alloy Frame
• Radially Cross-Drilled Pole Piece
• Dual Ultra-Long Voice Coils
• Black Powder-Coating


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JL Audio W7 Subwoofer Driver

The W7 embodies JL Audio's commitment to pushing the envelope of speaker technology. It features over half a dozen JL Audio patented technologies - Including, an OverRoll™ Surround, W-Cone technology and a Floating-Cone attach method which are just a few of the JL Audio exclusive assets that set the W7 above any other "high end" subwoofer driver currently on the market. These drivers have set the bar for drivers wanting to provide the deep transparent lows of a Sound Quality woofer and the hard hitting power of an SPL sub. The W7 is able to provide its sublime sound quality and extreme output by efficiently dissipating thermal buildup and optimizing its staggering linear excursion.

Although the 13W7-D1.5 can be driven with as little as 500 Watts, for best audio performance it is recommended to run an amplifier capable of between 750 - 1200 Watts of continuous power per driver, like the JL Audio HD750/1, JL Audio HD1200/1, or - best of all - JL Audio 1200/1v3. In addition, these subwoofers are optimized to operate in either a ported or sealed enclosures, needing 1.875 cubic feet of air space in a sealed box and 2.375 cubic feet in a ported/vented enclosure. (Specific dimensions and figures can be found in the user manual, linked further below.)

Every 13W7 subwoofer is built to exacting quality standards in JL Audio's Miramar, Florida factory. Each of the four models is a completely original design from surround to back-plate (even the bolts and screws used in assembly have been purpose-designed and manufactured to our specifications). Its this attention to detail that delivers the JL Audio quality and performance we have all become accustomed to.

JL Audio 13W7AE3 Recommended Power Range

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  • 13.5" W7 Series Subwoofer Driver
  • Power Handling:
    • RMS: 1500 watts
  • Recommended Power Range: 500 - 1500 watts
  • Impedance: Dual 1.5 Ohm
  • Polypropylene W-Cone assembly
  • Polyester foam OverRoll surround
  • Floating-cone attach method
  • Plateau-reinforced spider attachment
  • Radially cross-drilled pole piece
  • Massive forced-air-cooled aluminum alloy frame
  • Highly linear, DMA-Optimized motor system
  • Huge diameter, progressive roll spider
  • Co-extruded double lead wires
  • Dual ultra-long voice coils
  • Aluminum Bar Grille Available: JL Audio SGR-13W7
  • Precision-built in USA at JL Audios Miramar, Florida factory
  • Mounting depth: 10.5 "
  • Cutout dimensions: 11.9 "
  • Free Air Resonance (Fs): 23.5 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 86.3 dB
  • Xmax: 32 mm
  • Reference Efficiency (no): 0.2700%
  • Frequency response: ~15 ~ 200 Hz
    • 85 Hz LPF recommended
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  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

JL Model Comparison
From entry level woofers to competition grade, JL has them all. Let us find which one works for you.

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

Product history:

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Specifications & Details

Subwoofer Specifications
W7 Series
Subwoofer Size
RMS Power Handling
1500 watts
Voice Coil(s)
Impedance (Per Voice Coil)
1.5 ohms
Frequency Response
15 - 200 Hz
86.3 dB
Xmax (millimeters)
32 mm
Subwoofer Design
Round / Circle
Main Cone Color
Woofer Composition
Woofer Surround
Subwoofer Grille
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)
Re-Cone Kit Available
Recommended Enclosure Specifications
Recommended Enclosure Type
Ported / Vented
Optimum Sealed Box Volume
1.875 cubic feet
Optimum Ported Box Volume
2.375 cubic feet
Top-Mount Depth (Mounting Depth)
Cutout Diameter
Shallow Mount Installation
Electromechanical Parameters
Free-Air Resonance (Fs)
23.50 Hz
Equivalent Compliance (Vas)
104.3 liters
Total Speaker Q Value (Qts)
Electrical Q Value (Qes)
Electrical Resistance of Voice Coil (Re)
2.41 ohms
Mechanical Q Value (Qms)
What is in the box?
User manual
WITB: Subwoofers
Warranty and Return Policy
Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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I dont't get what all the hype is about JL ! ! !

The following review is for 13W7AE-D1.5, which is a part of the bundle you are viewing.

SQ sound quality subwoofer made. This makes me laugh as I have competed since 1994 and if this is sound quality then im Santa Clause! I have had the 13W6 and the 13W7 and have to say that I have found many better subs for way less. I switched to the RE Audio XXX and am much happier and payed less than my W7. I feel JL is just living off the reputation they built as the subs have not changed in about 7 years. 500 to 1100 dollars for these subs is robbery but if you just have to have JL then have at it.

By MACS on August 9, 2011


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The following review is for 13W7AE-D1.5, which is a part of the bundle you are viewing.

I have 3 of these subs in my yukon running on a rf bd1500 1 at .75 ohms. Each sub is getting a lil over 2100 watts absolutely clean and loud. there is a reason JL has not changed theses subs in 10 years there is no need i play at full volume all the time an for the first time in 6 years i blew one. 365$ to jl and i get re-coned back in business all i can say is this sub is the best sub ive ever heard. There are alot of other subs out there that claim to be louder an most of them are 18's an need 6000 watts. I promise 3 jls running on 2000 watts each is gonna be louder then any 18.

By mcds on January 6, 2012


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good buy

The following review is for 13W7AE-D1.5, which is a part of the bundle you are viewing.

These subs are beasts they are probably the loudest and best sounding sub for the money. they have a well rounded range of bass and the clarity of it is amazing.

By alonzo on August 10, 2011


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Great sound!!

The following review is for 13W7AE-D1.5, which is a part of the bundle you are viewing.

Would recommend this to whoever wants bass. looks good and sounds good. i am thinking of getting another one.

By Luis on August 10, 2011


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damn fine sounding sub

The following review is for 13W7AE-D1.5, which is a part of the bundle you are viewing.

This sub is pricey, but is extremely loud and sounds good too. Paired with a spec vented enclosure, this thing rocks any type of music. A single 13w7 with a true 1000 watts rms will make your windows flex and I still don't have mine set up properly yet nor is it even broken in. Expensive, but well worth it. It's money you won't regret spending. Gave 4 stars for value because of price, and 4 stars for features and ease of use because of the odd dual 1.5 ohm voice coils.

By Larry on August 30, 2014


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The following review is for 13W7AE-D1.5, which is a part of the bundle you are viewing.

This is one of the best subwoofers ive ever heard. I have one hooked up in my car with a 1000/1v2 and it bangs hard! ive never heard anything like it. The only down side is they are a little spendy and are really heavy. But are definatly worth the money. If you can get your hands on one of these, they sound great and bump hard. Plus it will make everyone in your neighborhood jealous.

By rajs on October 19, 2011


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W7 Rocks

The following review is for 13W7AE-D1.5, which is a part of the bundle you are viewing.

This is my second review of this sub. I now have it "broken in" and have switched up my amp to a JL 1000/1 amp from an Alpine PDX1.1000. There is a noticeable difference, but not a drastic difference. The difference is only in the fact that the JL amp maintains its 1000 watts over a range of voltage(from 11.6 to 14.4) whereas the Alpine amp puts out its 1000 watts at 14.4 volts and starts to drop as your voltage drains(which it will unless you have multiple batteries AND a cap). I have come to the conclusion that JL has a wicked good marketing department, and is very much like Apple Inc. They both charge TOP dollar for their products, which are top notch, but you can find a comparable product for a fraction of the price. In hindsight, if I had the room, I would have gotten an RE Audio XXX15 or a Skar Audio TXL15 for less money and had extra cash to beef up my electrical system more(Mechman Alternator, 3rd Battery). But, I didn't have the room for the box requirements for the RE or Skar subs. That being said, it still amazes me of the output of this 13w7 in only 2.375 ft3 vented. There is no other sub that can come close to the output of the 13w7 AND do it in less than 2 and half cubes. If your looking for extreme output and have limited space, then this is most definitely the best choice out there, but if you have the room for 5 or 6 cubes of sub box, I would go with the Skar TXL18 for half the money, twice the power handling and more output. But, that is comparing an 18" competition woofer to a 13.5"(more like 15" because of the way the surround goes all the way to the edge of the frame, instead of having a visible frame using up what could have been another inch of cone area). So, with that said, to the people that say"I wish JL made a 15w7", they pretty much are a 15" woofer. After using this sub and after having owned two 10w3v3's and using countless other brands of subs, this one is one of the most musical sounding I have ever used. It hits lows effortlessly and doesn't sound like a "giant bass hum or buzz" as a lot of other woofers sound. Plays music with authority and accuracy. I would recommend this sub to anyone looking for extreme output with a moderate sized enclosure(vented) and SMALL enclosure(sealed). I just wish JL would come down on their price a little. If this sub was in the $500-$700 range, I would have 2 of them in a sealed enclosure and still be at only 3.6 ft3 total box volume. To sum this up, great sub. Works awesome in Small enclosure sizes. A bit overpriced.

By Larry on September 20, 2014


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13W7 review

The following review is for 13W7AE-D1.5, which is a part of the bundle you are viewing.

I purchased a 13W7 and a ported box tuned to jl specs and this one sub hits very hard! In a 01 civic the 13 hits pretty tight when needed and super low and very deep. The sound quality is pretty remarkable! I'm running a JL 1000 on it and it loves it. I previously was running two MTX thunder 12 7500's and this one sub destroys them on the same amp. However on some music I still miss the MTX's sound. The only real drawback to the 13w7 would be the weight in a good box is close to 100 pounds, I would recommend a high output alternator and a XS Power battery and 1 gauge wire to maximize the full potential.

By Jstall7543 on September 3, 2012


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This Speaker Knocks Hard

The following review is for 13W7AE-D1.5, which is a part of the bundle you are viewing.

I have this thing in a custom 13w7 box in the back of my Toyota Land Cruiser, and it is ridiculous!!! That truck has a lot of air space inside, and that speaker fills it up and then some. It's just small enough to keep up with the double bass drums in metal (and it sounds like a machine gun), but so deep that it sounds like an earthquake from down the street when I'm listening to rap or whatever thumps. I would buy another but I dont want to go deaf and shatter my windows.

By Wesley on August 24, 2012


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even though its expensive it is well worth the money... VERY loud and good deep bass coming from this

By Seth on August 22, 2005


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