JL Audio 15W0v3 : 15-Inch 500-Watt Subwoofer Driver, 4-Ohm SVC
The JL Audio 15" W0v3 automotive subwoofer driver offers excellent excursion capability and linearity in a 500W price point. This 15-Inch sub features a very beefy 2.5 in. diameter voice coil and JL's patented Elevated Frame Cooling design for enhanced power handling and reliability.
The 15W0v3-4 is best used with an amplifier in the 150-Watt - 500-Watt range and is optimized to operate in a moderately sized 1.875 cu. ft. (53.1 l) sealed enclosure, or a 2.75 cu. ft. (77.88 l) ported enclosure.
|Continuous Power Handling||500W RMS|
|Recommended Amplifier Power||150W - 500W RMS|
|Nominal Diameter||15.0 in / 380 mm|
|Overall Diameter (A)||15.5 in / 394 mm|
|Mounting Hole Diameter (B)||13.75 in / 349 mm|
|Bolt Hole Circle Diameter (C)||14.56 in / 370 mm|
|Motor Outer Diameter (D)||6.3 in / 160 mm|
|Mounting Depth (E)||7.15 in / 182 mm|
|Driver Displacement||0.109 cu ft / 3.09 L|
|Net Weight||15.8 lb / 7.2 kg|
|Free Air Resonance (Fs)||24.43 Hz|
|Electrical “Q” (Qes)||0.508|
|Mechanical “Q” (Qms)||9.474|
|Total Speaker “Q” (Qts)||0.482|
|Equivalent Compliance (Vas)||5.106 cu ft / 144.60 L|
|One-Way Linear Excursion (Xmax)*||0.50 in / 12.7 mm|
|Reference Efficiency (no)||0.18%|
|Efficiency (1 W / 1 m)**||88.20 dB SPL|
|Effective Piston Area (Sd)||122.317 sq in / 0.0789 sq m|
|DC Resistance (Re)||3.555 Ω|
* Xmax specifications are derived via one-way voice coil overhang method with no correction factors applied.
** Efficiency (1 W / 1 m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer’s output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other subwoofers to determine which one is “louder”.