JL Audio W6-Series 12-Inch 600-Watt Subwoofer Driver, 4-Ohm DVC
The 12" W6v3 subwoofer driver is an audiophile subwoofer that offers powerful advantages in motor linearity and suspension behavior. The 12W6v3 sub offers a very efficient cooling circuit to deliver reduced distortion and outstanding dynamic balance.
The JL 12W6v3-4 automotive sub is best used with an amplifier in the 200-Watt - 600-Watt RMS range and is optimized to operate in a sealed enclosure with only 1.0 cu. ft. (28.3 l) of air space, or a 1.3 cu. ft (36.8 l) ported enclosure.
Greater excursion capability and higher power handling distinguish the 12" JL W6v3 subwoofer from the 12W3v3 12-inch subwoofer driver, allowing for higher output. Dual 4Ω voice coils allow the W6v3 to be wired in a 2Ω or 8Ω configuration.
|Continuous Power Handling||600W RMS|
|Recommended Amplifier Power||200W - 600W RMS|
|Nominal Impedance||Dual 4Ω|
|Nominal Diameter||12.0 in / 300 mm|
|Overall Diameter (A)||12.5 in / 318 mm|
|Mounting Hole Diameter (B)||11.02 in / 280 mm|
|Bolt Hole Circle Diameter (C)||11.86 in / 301 mm|
|Motor Outer Diameter (D)||7.0 in / 178 mm|
|Required Pole Vent Clearance||0.50 in / 13 mm|
|Mounting Depth (E)||7.52 in / 191 mm|
|Driver Displacement||0.105 cu ft / 297 L|
|Net Weight||25.6 lb / 11.6 kg|
|Free Air Resonance (Fs)||26.919 Hz|
|Electrical “Q” (Qes)||0.487|
|Mechanical “Q” (Qms)||9.365|
|Total Speaker “Q” (Qts)||0.463|
|Equivalent Compliance (Vas)||1.920 cu ft / 54.37 L|
|One-Way Linear Excursion (Xmax)*||0.75 in / 19 mm|
|Reference Efficiency (no)||0.11%|
|Efficiency (1 W / 1 m)**||85.4 dB SPL|
|Effective Piston Area (Sd)||75.338 sq in / 0.0486 sq m|
|DC Resistance (Re)***||6.493 Ω|
* Xmax specifications are derived via one-way voice coil overhang method with no correction factors applied.
** For parallel-wired voice coils, divide "Re" by 4. All other specifications remain the same.
*** Re (DC resistance) is measured with the voice coils in series, for parallel-wired specification divide Re by 4. All other specifications remain the same.