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Subwoofers

o w n e r ’ s m a n u a l

Congratulations on your purchase of a JL Audio subwoofer component. Your JL Audio subwoofer is a precision loudspeaker which has been engineered to produce the highest quality sub-bassperformance in your vehicle. Authorized JL Audio dealers have extensive technical information for many different applications of your new speaker. They also have the knowledge, skills and tools to build ahigh-qualityenclosure that will maximize the performance of your speaker. We highly recommend that you have your enclosure built by an authorized JL Audio dealer.

Inside you will find specifications and two recommended enclosures for your speaker; one is a sealed enclosure, the other is a ported design. Both types of enclosures will give you excellent sound quality and low-frequencyextension. The sealed enclosure is a better choice if space is extremely tight, but the ported enclosure will produce 3dB more output at the same power if you have the extra space to work with.

SUBWOOFER SPECIFICATIONS

 

 

SUBWOOFER:

10W6v2-D4

 

12W6v2-D4

13W6v2-D4

 

* Xmax specifications are derived via one-wayvoice coil overhang method with

 

 

 

 

 

 

no correction factors applied.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Air Resonance (Fs):

 

 

28.5 Hz

 

25.0 Hz

 

24.3 Hz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

** Efficiency (1W/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer’s output

 

Electrical “Q” (Qes):

0.497

 

 

 

 

 

0.480

 

 

 

0.464

 

 

 

 

capability and should not be used as a comparison to other subwoofers to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

determine which one is “louder” !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mechanical “Q” (Qms):

8.458

 

 

 

 

 

7.100

 

 

 

6.700

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*** Re (DC resistance) is measured with the voice coils in series, for parallel-

 

Total Speaker “Q” (Qts):

0.469

 

 

 

 

 

0.450

 

 

 

0.434

 

 

 

 

wired specification divide Re by 4. All other specifications remain the same.

 

Equiv. Compliance (Vas):

 

 

1.18 ft3

 

2.82 ft3

 

3.94 ft3

•TheW6v2’s employ a pole vent to remove heat and pressure from the inside of the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

33.4 litres

 

79.9 litres

 

111.6 litres

 

speaker.This vent is located around the JL Audio badge at the rear of the speaker. A

One-way,Linear Excursion:

 

 

0.60 in

 

0.65 in

 

0.85 in.

 

minimum distance of 3/4-inch(20mm) is required between the back of the speaker

 

 

(Xmax)*

 

15.2 mm

 

16.5 mm

 

21.6 mm

 

and any wall of the enclosure to allow proper operation of the pole vent.

 

Efficiency (1W/1m)**:

 

83.7 dB SPL

 

85.9 dB SPL

 

87.4 dB SPL

•The enclosure recommendations listed are external dimensions which assume the

 

Effective Piston Area (Sd):

 

 

51.4 in2

 

77.8 in2

 

100.4 in2

 

use of 3/4" (19mm) thick material. If you are using 5/8" (16mm) thick material, subtract

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/4" (6.5mm) from each dimension. Do not use any material with a thickness of less

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.0332 m2

 

0.0502 m2

 

0.0648 m2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

than 5/8" (16mm) as this may compromise the rigidity of the enclosure.

 

DC Resistance (Re)***:

 

 

6.30Ω

 

6.75Ω

 

6.50Ω

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• All enclosure volumes listed are net internal volumes! Box volume displacement,

 

Nominal Impedance:

 

Dual 4Ω

 

Dual 4Ω

 

Dual 4Ω

 

 

 

 

 

port displacement and brace displacement must be added to obtain the final gross

Power Handling (continuous):

 

 

600W

 

600W

 

750W

 

 

 

 

 

 

internal volume. All enclosure dimensions listed have already taken this into account.

 

 

Mounting Depth:

 

 

6.9 in

 

7.6 in

 

9.2 in

 

• When using two subwoofers in a

common enclosure simply double the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

175 mm

 

193 mm

 

234 mm

 

required volume and, in the case of a ported enclosure, use two times the

 

Mounting Hole Diameter:

 

 

9.0 in

 

11.0 in

 

12.5 in

 

recommended port(s).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

229 mm

 

279 mm

 

318 mm

• We recommend the use of this speaker in a bi-amplifiedsystem using high-

 

Driver Displacement:

 

 

0.068 ft3

 

0.090 ft3

 

0.120 ft3

 

quality satellite speakers and amplifiers. We do not recommend the use of this

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.9 litres

 

2.5 litres

 

3.4 litres

 

subwoofer with a passive crossover (coil), as this type of device will adversely

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

affect performance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED ENCLOSURES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUBWOOFER

 

 

 

 

 

SEALED ENCLOSURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PORTED ENCLOSURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volume

 

 

External Dimensions

 

Volume

Enclosure External Dimensions

 

Slot Port Internal Dimensions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(net int.)

 

(Width xHeight xDepth)

 

(net int.)

 

 

 

(Width xHeight xDepth)

(SlotWidth xSlotHeight xSlotLength)

 

10W6v2-D4

 

 

 

 

0.625 ft3

 

 

14.5" x 12" x 10.25"

 

0.75 ft3

 

 

 

 

 

22" x 12" x 10.75"

 

 

 

1.25" x 10.5" x 30"

 

 

 

 

17.7 litres

 

368mm x 305mm x 260mm

 

21.2 litres

 

 

559mm x 305mm x 273mm

 

 

 

32mm x 267mm x 762mm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12W6v2-D4

 

 

 

 

1.25 ft3

 

 

18" x 14" x 12.75"

 

1.50 ft3

 

 

 

 

 

26.25" x 14" x 13"

 

 

 

1.5" x 12.5" x 29"

 

 

 

 

35.4 litres

 

457mm x 356mm x 324mm

 

42.5 litres

 

 

667mm x 356mm x 330mm

 

 

 

38mm x 318mm x 737mm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13W6v2-D4

 

 

 

 

1.625 ft3

 

 

18" x 16" x 14.125"

 

1.875 ft3

 

 

 

18.875" x 16.5" x 18.625"

 

 

 

1.75" x 15" x 27.625" 35.4 litres

 

 

 

 

 

46 litres

 

457mm x 406mm x 359mm

 

53.1 litres

 

 

479mm x 419mm x 473mm

 

 

 

44mm x 381mm x 702mm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

!!

C A U T I O N

 

!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prolonged

exposure

to

sound

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pressure levels in excess of 100dB can

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cause permanent hearing loss. This high-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

performance speaker can exceed this level.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please exercise restraint in its operation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

in order to preserve your ability to enjoy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

its fidelity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When installing a subwoofer in your

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vehicle, it is extremely important to secure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the enclosure firmly. We recommend

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bolting the enclosure through the metal of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the floorpan or the frame of the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vehicle with large diameter washers for

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“EL” (Port Extension Length):

reinforcement. If an enclosure is not firmly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10W6v2: 17.25" (438mm)

attached, it can become a projectile in a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

collision. This

is particularly

important

in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12W6v2: 16" (406mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a hatchback, station wagon, sports utility

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13W6v2: 9.75" (248mm)

vehicle, or van.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

W6v2TECHNOLOGIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 - Customizable Trim Ring: (U.S. Patent

 

6 - Forced-Air-CooledAluminum Alloy Frame

 

#D480,709) This removable ring can be painted to

 

(U.S. Patent #6,219,431, #6,229,902 and

 

match the installation theme, if desired.

 

#D472,891): Cool air is directly pumped onto the

 

2 - W-Cone™ (U.S. Patent #6,496,590) The

 

voice coil of the speaker through slots between the

 

W-Cone™unit-bodycone assembly delivers

 

frame and top-plate.Thisenhances power handling

 

astonishing cone-stiffnesswith minimal mass.

 

and sound quality by minimizing dynamic parameter

 

3 - Floating-Cone™Attach Method

 

shifts and power compression.

 

(U.S. Patent #6,501,844): This unique assembly

 

7 - Highly Optimized Motor Systems:

 

technique ensures proper surround geometry in the

 

Highly linear, FEA-optimizedmotors reduce audible

 

assembled speaker for better excursion control

 

distortion and improve transient behavior for

 

and dynamic voice coil alignment.

 

superior sound quality and dynamic stability.

 

4 - Plateau-ReinforcedSpider Attachment

 

8 - Large, Progressive-RollSpiders:

 

(U.S. Patent #6,118,884): A derivative of JL Audio's

 

Optimized to control the long excursion of the

 

famous VRC technology, this bulletproof suspension

 

W6v2's without limiting it.

 

attachment relieves stress from the spider material

 

9 - Engineered Lead Wires and Connectors:

 

at high excursions for enhanced reliability.

 

Connections for both voice coils terminate in a

 

5 - Pole and Cone Venting (Patent-Pending):

 

unique configuration block on one side of the

 

Vents at the neck of the lower cone body work in

 

basket.The extruded lead wire casing and

 

conjunction with the pole vent at the rear of the

 

carefully engineered attachments ensure controlled

 

motor structure.These vents effectively remove hot

 

behavior and improved reliability under extreme

 

air during high power operation to improve sound

 

excursion demands.

 

quality and reliability.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W6v2TERMINAL JUMPER SYSTEM

Please note that the W6v2 is a dual voice coil driver. BOTH voice coils must be connected to the amplifier (in series or parallel) for the speaker to operate properly. To accomplish this, each W6v2 features a pair of main input connection push-terminalsand four voice coil configuration tab terminals.These are located behind the main input connectors and are used to interconnect the dual voice coils in one of two ways: Diagram A shows a series connection (8Ω nominal impedance per speaker). Diagram B shows a parallel connection (2Ω nominal impedance per speaker) and is the way the speaker is configured at the factory. After verifying that the tabs are properly configured using the supplied jumper(s), connect the amplifier’s output wires to the W6v2’s main inputpush-terminalsand install the speaker into the enclosure.

Warning! Failure to properly connect the configuration tabs will result in no output and may damage the speaker.

Diagram A: Series Connection (8Ω):

Use one jumper from “VC1–”to “VC2+”

Diagram B: Parallel Connection (2Ω):

Use two jumpers... one from “VC1–”to“VC2–”and one from “VC1+ to “VC2+”.

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JL AUDIO 10W6v2-D4/12W6v2-D4/13W6v2-D4

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Recommended Continuous (RMS) Power Range for One Subwoofer Driver:

7 5 W

1 5 0 W

 

3 0 0 W

6 0 0 W

1 0 0 0 W

 

 

13W6v2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12W6v2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10W6v2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L E G E N D :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M I N I M U M

O P T I M U M

 

M A X I M U M

WA R R A N T Y VO I D

 

 

MEDIUM GRAY (MINIMUM):

From a reliability standpoint, this zone represents a very comfortable operating power range for each driver. This level of power will not stress the woofer but will not extract all of its performance potential, either.

Use of less than the minimum power level will not damage the woofer, but may result in unsatisfactory performance.

LIGHT GRAY (OPTIMUM):

This zone represents the best compromise between long-termreliability,high-outputandlow-distortionperformance. This power level is lower than the woofer’s continuous power rating (as published in its specifications), but you will still be taking advantage of the woofer’s,low-distortionperformance range without undue risk of failure.

DARK GRAY (MAXIMUM):

Slightly more SPL will be gained by pushing the power into this zone, but typically not more than 2dB, compared to the light gray zone.The subwoofer driver is designed to operate safely up to this power range, but not beyond. Operate with caution.

BLACK (WARRANTY VOID):

We do not recommend operating woofers at this level of power. In this zone, there is a very high probability that the driver will fail due to excessive heat and/or mechanical stress.

Subwoofer drivers operated at these levels of power are NOT covered under warranty.

JL Audio offers an extensive line of high-performancesubwoofer drivers to fit a wide variety of enclosure and power applications.When designing systems with our drivers, it is very important to achieve a good power match between the subwoofer amplifier and the subwoofer driver's capabilities. The power levels listed in the above chart represent continuous (RMS) amplifier power per woofer and assume that the user will regularly make full use of that powerwithout drastically overdriving the amplifier(s). Make sure you factor system impedance and the total number of subwoofers into your calculations.Adhering to these power recommendations will result in systems that are both reliable and enjoyable.

JL AUDIO LIMITED WARRANTY (USA)

Automotive Subwoofer Components

JJL AUDIO warrants this speaker to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the original date of purchase.

Damage caused by the following is not covered under warranty: accident, misuse, abuse, product modification or neglect, failure to follow installation instructions, unauthorized repair attempts, misrepresentations by the seller. This warranty does not cover incidental or consequential damages and does not cover the cost of removing or reinstalling the unit(s). Cosmetic damage due to accident or normal wear and tear is not covered under warranty.

This warranty is not transferable and applies only to the original purchaser of the product from an authorized JL AUDIO dealer. Warranty is voided if the factory-appliedproduct serial number is removed or defaced.

Should service be necessary under this warranty for any reason due to manufacturing defect or malfunction, JL AUDIO will, at its discretion, repair or replace the defective product with new or remanufactured product at no charge.

Any applicable implied warranties are limited in duration to the period of the express warranty as provided herein beginning with the date of the original purchase at retail, and no warranties, whether express or implied, shall apply to this product thereafter. Some states do not allow limitations on implied warranties, therefore these exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

If you need service on your JL AUDIO product:

All warranty returns should be sent to JL AUDIO freight prepaid through an authorized JL AUDIO dealer and must be accompanied by proof of purchase (a copy of the original sales receipt.) Direct returns from consumers or non-authorizeddealers will be refused unless specifically authorized by JL AUDIO with a valid return authorization number. Warranty expiration on products returned without proof of purchase will be determined from the manufacturing date code. Coverage may be invalidated as this date is previous to purchase date. Return only defective components.Non-defectiveitems received will be returnedfreight-collect.Customer is responsible for shipping charges and insurance in sending the product to JL AUDIO. Freight damage on returns is not covered under warranty. Always include proof of purchase (sales receipt).

For Service Information in the U.S.A. please call:

JL Audio customer service: (954) 443-1100during normal business hours (Eastern Time)

JL Audio, Inc

10369 North Commerce Parkway, Miramar, FL 33025

International Warranties:

Products purchased outside the United States of America are covered only by that country’s distributor and not by JL Audio, Inc.

Printed in USA

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