JBL S3-1024 **Toggle between 2-Ohm & 4-Ohm Impedance!**

1350W 10" Series III Subwoofer with Selectable 2-Ohm or 4-Ohm Impedance

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    JBL S3-1024
    10" (250mm) High-Performance Car Audio Subwoofer

    JBL believes sound quality should never be compromised. And Series III subwoofers make sure you don't have to compromise flexibility, either. That's because the high-performance, step-up subwoofers feature SSI™ (Selectable Smart Impedance), an exclusive impedance switch that lets you select the optimum impedance—2 or 4 ohms—for your system. Special aero-cooling design in the voice coil boosts power handling as well as reliability. And an oversized voice coil handles more power than common two-inch voice coils. More power, more reliability, more flexibility—and no compromising. When you're ready to step up, Series III is your subwoofer.


    Key Features:

      SSI™ (Selectable Smart Impedance)

      Most car audio system designs call for 2- or 4-ohm impedance. Series III subwoofers feature an exclusive dual impedance switch that lets you choose either load impedance option. Not available from any other manufacturer, SSI lets you reconfigure your system by simply flipping a switch.

      Aero-cooled voice coil

      The Series III voice coil significantly increases power handling and improves reliability by going with the flow—of air. The woofer's motor channels air pumped by the cone movement past the voice coil, and the voice coil former exposes the coil's inner and outer surfaces to the airflow. This aero-cooling design is unique among aftermarket subwoofers.

      Oversized voice coil

      The three-inch (75mm) voice coil proves you don't have to be a heavyweight to pack a serious punch. It handles more power than conventional two-inch voice coils, yet it's lighter than four-inch voice coils. It strikes the perfect balance between thermal power handling and low mass.

      Premium screw-down terminals

      Power is the lifeblood of any subwoofer. The terminals on the Series III accommodate up to 8-guage wire (8.37mm2 cross section), which transfers low-resistance, low-loss power to the woofer, even over long wire runs. This ensures the subwoofer—and your music—has the power it needs.



    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.




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    General Features:

    • 10" Series III Subwoofer
    • Power Handling:
      • Peak: 1350 watts
      • RMS: 450 watts
    • Recommended power range: 200 - 450 watts RMS
    • Nominal Impedance: Single 2 or 4 ohm
    • Polypropylene Cone Material
    • Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR) Surround
    • SSI™ (Selectable Smart Impedance)
    • Aero-cooled voice coil
    • Oversized 3.0" voice coil
    • Premium 8 AWG Screw-down Terminals
    • Stamped Steel Basket Frame
    • Top-mount depth: 6-15/16"
    • Cutout diameter: 9-7/16"
    • Frequency Response: 30 ~ 175 Hz
    • Sensitivity: 91 dB
    • Sealed Enclosure Recommendation: 0.50ft³
    • Ported Enclosure Recommendation: 1.50ft³
    • *Infinite-baffle Mountable
    • Authorized Internet Dealer
    • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

    • Priced Individually



    Check out the JBL S3-1024 Owner's Manual

    *Infinite-baffle mounting is possible, but the subwoofer's mechanical power handling will be reduced because there will be no volume of air to stiffen the subwoofer's suspension and prevent overexcursion. If you choose infinite-baffle mounting, consider the RMS and peak power-handling ratings to be half of what is listed

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    Subwoofer Specifications

    Subwoofer Size
    Refers to the diameter of the subwoofer, measured in inches.
    10"
    Peak Power Handling
    Peak power handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle during a brief musical burst. The RMS power range figure is a much more reliable rating for determining the speaker's power requirements. The Peak power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
    1350 watts
    RMS Power Handling
    The RMS power is the amount of power the speaker requires to operate safely and properly. RMS Power Handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle on a continuous basis. We recommend powering your speakers or subwoofer with 80%-120% of its recommended RMS rating. The RMS power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
    450 watts
    Voice Coil(s)
    Dual voice coil subs have more wiring flexibility than single voice coils subs; however, single voice coil subwoofers provide easier hookup options for wiring multiple subwoofers in parallel or series. You may also run a dual voice coil (DVC) sub in parallel, series, or combination. A quad voice coil has four voice coils and is equal to two dual voice coil subwoofers as far as wiring goes.
    Single
    Impedance (Per Voice Coil)
    The load value (in ohms) that the speakers present to the amplifier per voice coil - the amount of resistance to the current flow. This is a key specification as subs wired in parallel or low impedances can create problems with your amplifier and potentially void all warranties. We encourage you to ask our support department prior to purchase if you do not understand which impedance level will suit your application best.
    2 or 4 ohms
    Voice Coil Diameter
    Diameter of voice coil, usually measured in inches.
    3.0"
    Frequency Response
    The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
    30 - 175 Hz
    Sensitivity
    An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
     
    Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
    91 dB
    Xmax (millimeters)
    Typically measured in millimeters, the Xmax value is the measure of a speaker cone's maximum excursion in one direction while maintaining a linear behavior.
    12 mm
    Subwoofer Design
    This is the design of the subwoofer or the opening of the subwoofer enclosure. Each design has it's own benefits, whether it is a square, circle, or oval.

    Round/Circle: This is the typical and common subwoofer design. They have a round cone and are a circle in design.

    Square: These woofers are able to achieve a greater cone area in a smaller space. Because of the greater surface area, some square subwoofers will be louder than a round subwoofer of the same size.

    Round / Circle
    Main Cone Color
    This is the color of the speaker's or subwoofer's cone.
    Black
    Woofer Composition
    Lightweight woofer cone materials are essential for efficient operation. Poly cones produce exceptional sound and are sturdy against various changes in temperature. Paper cones are very efficient, and when treated for moisture resistance, will perform at a high level. Poly refers to polypropylene, which is thermoplastic or fibers that are polymers of propylene. IMPP refers to injection molded polypropylene, a commonly used process and material in speakers.
    Polypropylene
    Woofer Surround
    A speakers surround is part of the suspension system. The surround protects the cone and prevents it from being displaced as it flexes out from the basket. It is usually made of a durable material like treated foam or rubber in order to withstand the strenuous job of producing bass frequencies.
    Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR)
    Subwoofer Grille
    Most subwoofers are able to accommodate a universal grille; however, some subs include a grille and others have a specific, optional grille available for purchase separately. If "yes", then the subwoofer includes a grille. If "optional (sold separately)" the matching grille will need to be purchased in addition to the sub.
    No
    Re-Cone Kit Available
    Some higher end subwoofers have replaceable cone assemblies. In case of a blown woofer, a recone kit allows for a simple replacement, as opposed to purchasing an entire new subwoofer.
    No

    Recommended Enclosure Specifications

    Recommended Enclosure Type
    This is the recommended type of enclosure that the subwoofer should be installed into. Some subwoofers are specially designed for particular enclosures.

    Sealed: These enclosures completely enclose the air inside the box. These boxes produce a tight bass.

    Ported/Vented: These enclosures have a slot of air to escape from the box. The result is a sound that has more "boom".

    Bandpass: These are a combination of both sealed and ported enclosures. They can be very efficient, but require tuning for the best response.

    Ported / Vented
    Sealed
    Optimum Sealed Box Volume
    This value indicates the ideal sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
    0.50 cubic feet
    Optimum Ported Box Volume
    This value indicates the ideal ported box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
    1.50 cubic feet
    Top-Mount Depth
    The depth when installed on top of the mounting surface. Measured from the bottom of the speaker's magnet to the bottom of the mounting holes on the rim of the speaker.
    6-15/16"
    Cutout Diameter
    The actual diameter of the hole you will need to cut out if you are creating a new mounting location for this speaker, or if you are mounting a subwoofer in a box.
    9-7/16"
    Shallow Mount Installation
    This means that the subwoofer/speaker is designed to be installed in areas that do not have a lot of space. Shallow mount subwoofers are typically found under a seat or behind the seat in some trucks.

    Shallow mount speakers will typically have a mounting depth of 2" or less, while shallow mount subwoofers will typically have a mounting depth of 3" or less.

    No

    Warranty and Return Policy

    Parts Warranty Duration
    1 year
    Labor Warranty Duration
    1 year
    Warranty Provider
    Manufacturer

    Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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    4 Star
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    4.5
    Value
    4.8
    Features
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    Design
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    Usability
    5.0
    Jose

    El Paso, TX

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    Nice looking subwoofer

    October 27, 2016

    Pros:Looks
    Reputable brand.
    Impedance switch
    Very detailed subwoofer.
    Cons:Tinsel leads not sewn to spider.
    Plastic magnet hides the size of it.

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    travis

    kingsport, TN

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    rockford head

    August 19, 2016

    First off, I work at a car audio shop in virginia . I 've been in the industry since 1998 . I bought a couple of these subs thinking of moving to four in the very near future.I replaced 2 re se subs with these . I am very pleased with the sound and responce of these .
    They seem to have more punch than the re's.
    The only thing that disturbs me is jbl lists a 3 " voice coil but they only have a 2 1/2" v.c. , i did not know this until i opened the box
    One look and i knew something was amiss . And sure enough the paperwork that comes with the sub says 2 1/2" .

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    Larry

    Tacoma, WA

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    under the radar steal

    June 30, 2016

    a lot of people go for the marketing hype, JL, rockford blah blah .. JBL put out a monster sub at this price, it does about 500W and just looking at the heavy duty build when you unbox this you know you got yourself a lot of bang for the buck. it delivers, this thing blows away the competition. just make sure you have enough watts from your amp bc it would be shame to underpower this beauty

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    The Bass Lord

    Waco, Texas

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    BEAST MODE!

    June 29, 2016

    Looking for a heavy duty sub with serious bass, look no further. I bought this sub just under 2 months ago and I could not be more pleased. The screw down terminals make a huge difference in sound and performance. When I first got this sub, I was running 16 gauge speaker wires and when I installed 8 gauge wires to the sub, I noticed a huge difference. My sub instantly sounded more bold and clear. Lastly, I really like the build quality of this sub. Everything feels very high quality and sturdy unlike some of the other brands that I have owned in the past.

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    Product Summary

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    Model Number

    S3-1024

    UPC

    050036326001

    Weight

    19.50lbs

    Internal SKU

    s31024

    Internal Product ID

    98700

    Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

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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.

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