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

15 people say

Discontinued
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.

To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 200 and 375 watts RMS at 4 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.

 
Highlights:
   » 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

15 people say

 
JL Audio 8W3v3-4 September-02-14
Reviewer: MikefromMass from MA  
Nice moderate power sub. Great choice for small spaces or simple installs. I've had this sub in a few cars in 6 years. I've had it powered by an MTX Thunder sub pushing 200W RMS x 1 @ 4ohms while running component speaker sets off Kenwood Excelon head units in all applications. Mazda 6 hatchback, Ford Edge, Ford F150 regular cab and crew cab trucks, and currently an 01 Mustang GT convertible. Perhaps best in the 6 and Edge (small hatchbacks) but still plenty in the crew cab (under rear seat). Too much for the regular cab being right behind the bench seat and a small passenger compartment (to the point of being painful...super-tight punch with a quality enclosure). But now in the Mustang, its not quite enough. This is my first trunk sub install and the difference between pushing an 8" sub from a hatch vs a trunk really comes to light here. Even more so in a convertible with the top down. But honestly, that's not the sub's fault. It works well enough for rock music even at highway speeds but dance and rap fans will be let down in my car because it simply won't hit that low and hard in it's Sound Ordnance sealed enclosure from back there. Oh well. I don't listen to dance or rap anyway!


 
Perfect for metal August-28-14
Reviewer: Anonymous person from Tucson,az  
This sub is amazing. Replaced a 8" JBL GTO series sub. It's powered by a small Sound ordinance 2100 2 ch amp bridged. Amp is 200w RMS while this sub can do 250w RMS Giving me a little bit of safety room. Even in a full size sedan it hits surprisingly hard/fast especially to Lamb of God. The eq on the head unit isn't even maxed nor is the gain on the amp.


 
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.


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JL Audio 8W3v3-4 CAD $249.99