JL Audio 10W6V2-D4 User Manual

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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.










* 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):
















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














determine which one is “louder” !










Mechanical “Q” (Qms):


































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


Total Speaker “Q” (Qts):
















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





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)***:
















• 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):














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.



































































































































































External Dimensions



Enclosure External Dimensions


Slot Port Internal Dimensions









(net int.)


(Width xHeight xDepth)


(net int.)




(Width xHeight xDepth)

(SlotWidth xSlotHeight xSlotLength)







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





















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





















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































































































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

































12W6v2: 16" (406mm)































a hatchback, station wagon, sports utility





























































13W6v2: 9.75" (248mm)

vehicle, or van.













































































All specifications are subject to change without notice.

































































































































































































































































































































































































































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.

















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+”.


JL AUDIO 10W6v2-D4/12W6v2-D410W6v2-D4/13W6v2-D4

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


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






















































































L E G E N D :






























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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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