JL Audio 10w7 10 W7 Subwoofer

Each - MPN: 10W7
Product Details
Description
The W7 embodies JL Audio’s commitment to pushing the envelope of speaker technology, with six patented technologies and a completely unique set of component parts. Each W7 model has been meticulously engineered to reproduce sub-bass with extreme fidelity at any volume level, provided it is installed and tuned properly.At first glance, you may only see a rather massive woofer, but as you begin to analyze the technology and the performance envelope of a W7, you will realize that they are much more than just another big SPL speaker. For us, designing a pure SPL speaker, with no regard to sound quality, would have presented a far lesser challenge than the one we chose to undertake with the W7 project. The goal was to design subwoofer drivers that deliver immense output with an extremely high level of fidelity. It wouldn’t be enough for the speaker to sound great or be loud, it had to do both. This goal required us to develop a deeper understanding of the inner behavior of speakers, proprietary modeling systems and six patented or patent-pending technologies. We could have made a good-sounding, big speaker without going through any of this effort, but we chose to stretch our limits and devote the time and resources necessary to create a real breakthrough. Along the way, we encountered many obstacles and dead ends which affected our design direction. We considered countless solution sets and discovered, through modeling, experimentation and dozens of prototype generations, which ones would help achieve our goal (and which would not).
Quick Glance
Diameter 10 in
Nominal Impedance 3 ohm(s)
Expert Reviews
Best High End Car Subwoofer
5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Sep 3, 2009

Bestcovery experts have rated the JL Audio 10W7-3 Subwoofer as the Best High End Car Subwoofer. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

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JL Audio 10W7
4.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Mar 12, 2011

The JL Audio 10W7 is a 10" audio subwoofer, in the W7 product series. This series provides models in 8, 10, 12 and 13 inches. The core design is consistent across the product line. The first number represents the size in inches for the surface area of the speaker. The 10W7 offers a free air resonance of 30.6 Hz and a thermal power handling of 750 W. The 10W7 offers between 125 to 500 watts of power. Operation over 750 watts is not recommended for this model and voids the warranty. To go up to 1,000 Watts, look at the 12W7 model. A detailed product manual is included with the subwoofer, along with a visual installation guide. Online tutorials provide step by step instructions on the wiring and installation of the subwoofer. Features Free Air Resonance is 30.6 Hz Electrical Q is 0.578 Qms Mechanical Q is 7.647 Qms Total Speaker ... PROS: (1) easy to install, doesnt need any special mounting brackets (2) sound quality is clearly defined, good detail (3) works well in ported or sealed setups (4) excellent power output, especially for the size (5) built durable enough not to need extra grill protection ... CONS: (1) fairly expensive subwoofer, price puts it out of range for entry-level users

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User Reviews
dont waste your money
1 Star Review     

Weakness: cheaply built and sounds terrible campared to others that are much cheaper

dont waste your money on this piece of crap it is very cheaply made and not worth any were near what you pay for the price of this you could get an amp,subs,and box for cheaper and it will blow this out of the water check out powerbass 3xls better known as the jl w7 killers and are cheaper all im saying is you are just buying the name.

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the best
5 Star Review     

Strengths: the best 10" ever

Weakness: price...which is compounded by the explination below.

this is the best sub you can buy...it is well worth saving up for this, however dont be expecting this to make your stereo. You need top of the line amps, mids, tweets or else this WILL drown out everytthing else in your car. Although they sound good at any volume, these are made to pound fast, clean, and loud...don't waste the power or money if your not into getting a complete stereo.

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W7 is the way to go...if you have the money
5 Star Review   By member kicker240 - Sep 28, 2007   

Strengths: So clear, even when not turned up it sounds amazing. As a 10 inch sub it doesnt take up a lot of space. Can blow girls clothes off when turned up!

Weakness: Price, also this is a heavy sub...but that is also why it rocks.

I have had a number of sub set ups in my various vehicles. I started with 2 12 inch sony explodes, then switched to 2 10 inch MTX subs, then 2 JL 12 inch W6 and finally 1 10 inch W7. My set up is using the factory built box with a 500/1 amp. The W7 is by far the best I have heard or used. The box takes up a lot less space and sounds much cleaner then the 2 12 W6 i had before at low volume. The 2 W6's *might* be louder all the way turned up, but if they are it is not a noticeable difference. THIS SUB IS WHAT A SUB IS MEANT TO BE. The sound quality is again amazing. Also since this is a w7 it is virtually bulletproof. IF you are on the fence this is the set up to have. Who cares if someone elses setup looks more impressive, this one is all about performance

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Not for the weak hearted
5 Star Review   By member Thanos_Exodus - Feb 22, 2007   

Strengths: Clean loud sound. I can't emphasize how loud and clean this sub is. For the size, this sub is clearly in another league of it's own, bottom line.

Weakness: Don't put this sub in a clearly unperpared vehicle! Again, not for the weak hearted or poseur types.

How many " 10 subs do you know out right now that rivals subs in the "15 range and better? Better yet, just do the research, this SUB has no peer at this size, regardless of category, period. I'd urge anyone that's thinking of using this sub on a daily basis to rethink the notion that they could use two of them. Trust me, on a daily basis, just one "10 W7 is well more than enough. It may seem pricey, but JL gives you what you paid for. The chances of the average everyday joe destroying this sub through normal use is very unlikely. If you're looking for a SUB to hit rock bottom bass with clarity, you've found it. Notice that JL Audio doesn't give you a frequency rating. It's all dependent on the box you've constructed or using. A well built box is surely needed with the resonant freq the W7 puts out. Find a JL amp capable of keeping up and I promise you, this will be THE LAST sub you'll ever want in your lifetime as an everyday user.

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great sub.............period.
5 Star Review   By member hotone666 - Apr 13, 2006   

Strengths: all

da** man this speaker will bump no bull****. i got one 10 w7 with a 500/1 amp hooked up in my mazda 626 and it looks and sounds like my da** trunks coming off..buy one if possible it want fell you!!!!!

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Product Details
Description
The W7 embodies JL Audio’s commitment to pushing the envelope of speaker technology, with six patented technologies and a completely unique set of component parts. Each W7 model has been meticulously engineered to reproduce sub-bass with extreme fidelity at any volume level, provided it is installed and tuned properly.At first glance, you may only see a rather massive woofer, but as you begin to analyze the technology and the performance envelope of a W7, you will realize that they are much more than just another big SPL speaker. For us, designing a pure SPL speaker, with no regard to sound quality, would have presented a far lesser challenge than the one we chose to undertake with the W7 project. The goal was to design subwoofer drivers that deliver immense output with an extremely high level of fidelity. It wouldn’t be enough for the speaker to sound great or be loud, it had to do both. This goal required us to develop a deeper understanding of the inner behavior of speakers, proprietary modeling systems and six patented or patent-pending technologies. We could have made a good-sounding, big speaker without going through any of this effort, but we chose to stretch our limits and devote the time and resources necessary to create a real breakthrough. Along the way, we encountered many obstacles and dead ends which affected our design direction. We considered countless solution sets and discovered, through modeling, experimentation and dozens of prototype generations, which ones would help achieve our goal (and which would not).
Quick Glance
Diameter 10 in
Nominal Impedance 3 ohm(s)
Summary
Product Title JL Audio 10w7 10 W7 Subwoofer
Manufacturer JL Audio
Power Score 4.5 | 7 Reviews
Material
Cone Style: Cone
General
Mounting Width: 8.74 in
Height: 10.5 in
Mounting Depth: 8 in
URL: Manufacturer Link
Width: 10.5 in
Depth: 9.63 in
Mounting Height: 8.74 in
Additional Specifications
Nominal Input Power Rating: 500 W
Speaker Configuration: Single Speaker
Maximum Input Power Rating: 1000 W
General Features: Vented Frame Design, Vented Pole Piece
Expert Reviews
Best High End Car Subwoofer
5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Sep 3, 2009

Bestcovery experts have rated the JL Audio 10W7-3 Subwoofer as the Best High End Car Subwoofer. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

Read the full review »

JL Audio 10W7
4.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Mar 12, 2011

The JL Audio 10W7 is a 10" audio subwoofer, in the W7 product series. This series provides models in 8, 10, 12 and 13 inches. The core design is consistent across the product line. The first number represents the size in inches for the surface area of the speaker. The 10W7 offers a free air resonance of 30.6 Hz and a thermal power handling of 750 W. The 10W7 offers between 125 to 500 watts of power. Operation over 750 watts is not recommended for this model and voids the warranty. To go up to 1,000 Watts, look at the 12W7 model. A detailed product manual is included with the subwoofer, along with a visual installation guide. Online tutorials provide step by step instructions on the wiring and installation of the subwoofer. Features Free Air Resonance is 30.6 Hz Electrical Q is 0.578 Qms Mechanical Q is 7.647 Qms Total Speaker ... PROS: (1) easy to install, doesnt need any special mounting brackets (2) sound quality is clearly defined, good detail (3) works well in ported or sealed setups (4) excellent power output, especially for the size (5) built durable enough not to need extra grill protection ... CONS: (1) fairly expensive subwoofer, price puts it out of range for entry-level users

Read the full review »

User Reviews
dont waste your money
1 Star Review     

Weakness: cheaply built and sounds terrible campared to others that are much cheaper

dont waste your money on this piece of crap it is very cheaply made and not worth any were near what you pay for the price of this you could get an amp,subs,and box for cheaper and it will blow this out of the water check out powerbass 3xls better known as the jl w7 killers and are cheaper all im saying is you are just buying the name.

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the best
5 Star Review     

Strengths: the best 10" ever

Weakness: price...which is compounded by the explination below.

this is the best sub you can buy...it is well worth saving up for this, however dont be expecting this to make your stereo. You need top of the line amps, mids, tweets or else this WILL drown out everytthing else in your car. Although they sound good at any volume, these are made to pound fast, clean, and loud...don't waste the power or money if your not into getting a complete stereo.

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W7 is the way to go...if you have the money
5 Star Review   By member kicker240 - Sep 28, 2007   

Strengths: So clear, even when not turned up it sounds amazing. As a 10 inch sub it doesnt take up a lot of space. Can blow girls clothes off when turned up!

Weakness: Price, also this is a heavy sub...but that is also why it rocks.

I have had a number of sub set ups in my various vehicles. I started with 2 12 inch sony explodes, then switched to 2 10 inch MTX subs, then 2 JL 12 inch W6 and finally 1 10 inch W7. My set up is using the factory built box with a 500/1 amp. The W7 is by far the best I have heard or used. The box takes up a lot less space and sounds much cleaner then the 2 12 W6 i had before at low volume. The 2 W6's *might* be louder all the way turned up, but if they are it is not a noticeable difference. THIS SUB IS WHAT A SUB IS MEANT TO BE. The sound quality is again amazing. Also since this is a w7 it is virtually bulletproof. IF you are on the fence this is the set up to have. Who cares if someone elses setup looks more impressive, this one is all about performance

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Not for the weak hearted
5 Star Review   By member Thanos_Exodus - Feb 22, 2007   

Strengths: Clean loud sound. I can't emphasize how loud and clean this sub is. For the size, this sub is clearly in another league of it's own, bottom line.

Weakness: Don't put this sub in a clearly unperpared vehicle! Again, not for the weak hearted or poseur types.

How many " 10 subs do you know out right now that rivals subs in the "15 range and better? Better yet, just do the research, this SUB has no peer at this size, regardless of category, period. I'd urge anyone that's thinking of using this sub on a daily basis to rethink the notion that they could use two of them. Trust me, on a daily basis, just one "10 W7 is well more than enough. It may seem pricey, but JL gives you what you paid for. The chances of the average everyday joe destroying this sub through normal use is very unlikely. If you're looking for a SUB to hit rock bottom bass with clarity, you've found it. Notice that JL Audio doesn't give you a frequency rating. It's all dependent on the box you've constructed or using. A well built box is surely needed with the resonant freq the W7 puts out. Find a JL amp capable of keeping up and I promise you, this will be THE LAST sub you'll ever want in your lifetime as an everyday user.

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great sub.............period.
5 Star Review   By member hotone666 - Apr 13, 2006   

Strengths: all

da** man this speaker will bump no bull****. i got one 10 w7 with a 500/1 amp hooked up in my mazda 626 and it looks and sounds like my da** trunks coming off..buy one if possible it want fell you!!!!!

23% of readers found this review helpful.

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