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  JL Audio 8W3v3-4 8" 4-ohm Component Subwoofer
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W3v3 Series 8" 4-ohm subwoofer

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List Price: CAD $249.99

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Product Code: 1368W3V34

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Remarkably realistic bass

JL Audio designed their W3v3 subwoofers to deliver powerful, accurate bass with a medium-power amplifier. Their extensive motor assembly research resulted in a design that ensures smooth, precise cone movement at any power level. Exclusive cooling features shunt heat away from the sub's internal motor structure for long term durability and reduced distortion. The W3v3 sub works well in a sealed or ported enclosure.

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Well-rounded performance

JL Audio W3v3 interior

The 8W3v3-4 subwoofer boasts an 8" mineral-filled polypropylene cone with a distinctive metallic JL Audio medallion. A patented design eases the stress felt by the rubber surround during cone movement, for increased reliability and consistent bass output. The removable, customizable trim ring accepts optional JL Audio grilles, and can be painted to enhance your installation.

   » 8" 4-ohm subwoofer
   » mineral-filled polypropylene cone with nitrile-butylene rubber surround
   » power range: 50-250 watts RMS
   » peak power handling: 500 watts
   » frequency response: 28-250 Hz
   » sensitivity: 83.24 dB
   » top-mount depth: 4-9/16"
   » sealed box volume: 0.3 cubic feet
   » ported box volume: 0.35 cubic feet
   » warranty: 1 year

JL Audio 8W3v3-4 Reviews

13 people say

The perfect amount of bass for small cars September-24-13
Reviewer: Kb from Carlsbad, CA  
JL Audio makes a quality product. The sub itself looks refined, and sounds amazing. Paired with the correct wattage, you will truly enjoy this sub.

great sound but low power handling August-11-12
Reviewer: Anonymous person from hi 5-0  
What else can you say, JL has a pretty good reputation for solid materials and excellent characteristics for good sound.  Its brand pretty much sells itself which is great for them but not too great for the consumer.  Don't get me wrong its great workmanship but the value isn't all there.  The price factor is why I don't have a whole system of JL products.  Simply too expensive.  This 8w3 can really hit them low's in a ported or sealed setup. Keeps well composed and is quick for all sorts of music.  However, when pushed to it's 250 watts RMS rating things get ugly quick.  Xmax is a decent 10mm but doesn't really seem like it.  But more importantly it's thermal capabilities are questionable as well.  Voice coils get cooked quickly when pushed to this level, you can really smell them coils!  I think the RMS rating of 250 watts is a bit over played because when you get in that zone the sub's going to fail rather quickly.  A solid product for under 200 watts at best.  There are quite a bit more alternatives out there that can be had at this price and lower!  Just look at Alpine's type-R 8.  Thats a fantastic sub for what you pay.

8 inch wonder! March-03-12
Reviewer: Matt from The Great State of Arizona  
I have two of these in a double cab Tacoma and they sound great. Never thought 8's could sound so powerful. Installed in. 38 cubic foot enclosures round ported to 34 hertz.

Love them!! July-31-11
Reviewer: B. Griggs from Sierra Vista, AZ  
Got a pair of these under the backseat in my 2008 Sierra Crew Cab and WOW!!!! I have both of them running in a 2ohm parallel config and my Alpine 500W mono is doing a fine job pushing them

Very dissapointed March-31-11
Reviewer: madsen251 from Madison, WI  
WOW!!! Went thru 2 of these little guys and I have to say that I was quite dissapointed all the way around.  I drew a custon box in autocad so I know that the airspace was perfect within a few hundredths of a foot.  I am running 5 1/4" JL components in the front from a Rockford Fosgate P400.4 with 242 watts rms going to this little wanna be sub in the back, so I know under-power or over-powering was not the issue.  This sub was mounted in a custom enclosure inside the cab of my car.  I will definitely be looking for a different sub and NOW I am not sure if i even want to stick with JL.  Thus far, I am not that impressed.

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JL Audio 8W3v3-4 CAD $249.99