About the JL Audio 13W7AE-D1.5
Celebrating 10 years of unrivaled bass performance
Celebrating 10 years of unrivaled bass performance
Ten years ago, JL Audio redefined low-frequency reproduction with their masterful, designed-from-scratch W7 subs. Now, the Anniversary Edition W7 Series 13W7AE-D1.5 13.5" subwoofer features the latest refinements to this groundbreaking design, highlighted by a satin-black frame, silvery anodized trim ring, and special anniversary logo.
Profound bass for the music-lover
Each W7 sub is built to meticulous standards at JL Audio's factory in Miramar, Florida. JL Audio put 30+ years of sonic expertise into their legendary W7 subwoofers, so you can expect smooth, powerful bass that enhances your favorite music.
Innovative design for impressive performance
Six patented technologies help this W7 sub deliver unmatched performance:
W-Cone™: a dish-shaped outer cone is supported by a second W-shaped inner cone attached to the sub's voice coil structure. This design creates a super-rigid, lightweight cone that responds rapidly for accurate bass without unwanted coloration.
OverRoll™: an innovative mounting method lets the surround wrap around the outside of the mounting flange. This method allows for more useable cone area than conventional surrounds, so this sub moves more air for deeper lows.
Floating Cone Attach Method (FCAM™): precision engineering aligns the voice coil, and woofer cone for incredibly linear woofer movement, which means you'll hear exceptionally accurate bass.
Plateau-reinforced spider attachment: a collar on the voice coil eases stress on the spider for extended excursion and improved reliability.
Elevated frame cooling and cross-drilled pole-piece: cone movement pumps air through vents in the frame and machined holes in the pole piece. Your voice coils stay cooler, even when you're pushing your system.
- 13.5" subwoofer with dual 1.5-ohm voice coils
- polypropylene W-Cone with polyester foam surround
- solid cast-alloy basket
- power range: 500-1,500 watts RMS
- peak power handling: 3,000 watts
- frequency response: 15-200 Hz
- sensitivity: 86.3 dB
- top-mount depth: 10-1/2"
- sealed box volume: 1.875 cubic feet
- ported box volume: 2.375 cubic feet
- grille not included
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # 92116
What's in the box:
- One 13.5" Dual voice coil subwoofer (attached to an MDF baffle board with 12 Phillips-head screws)
- Owner's manual
- On-line product registration information
JL Audio 13W7AE-D1.5 reviews
Great Sub, unbelievable power handling. Hits hard and harder. Rattled my teeth and made my vision blur all while sounding elegant. Love it so far.
Pros: Hits Hard, Sounds Great, Loud and Clean.
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Jl Audio ......The best .I have ALL JL in my H2 HUMMER and there is never a day that I am cruising that someone is actually chasing me down at a gas station or stop light wanting a demo. I have 26 speakers total and 4 13w7ae in my truck. That's the reason I am the MECA EXTREME SQL CHAMPION in Oklahoma. System built slow and with much attention to detail. I wanted equipment that I wouldn't have to be pulling out at shows and replacing during completions as I have seen many other people do with other brands. Park and Pound...SPL...or SQ.....JL AUDIO WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN. A few more $$$ but well worth the extra yards that I cut and cans that I picked up ........" ABSOLUTE BEAST"
Pros: SOUND QUALITY / PARK AND POUND / SPL. ...HIGH POWER HANDLING GREAT QUALITY.
Cons: Cost is expensive at least for me it is expensive. People say you can get the same sound with other cheaper speakers however they will not hold up to testing and vigorous pounding as the W7's can
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I have four w7,13.5 and it's unbelievable how they sound in my Dodge Durango bass is so loud that I needed to have thousand watts of highs and mids. And also won trophies very happy with it
Pros: It will be ungodly loud and you will attract a lot of attention beware
Cons: DC high power alternator 370 amps -six D3100 batteries just to power system
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I am running 13.5w7 in a JL spec box with an JL 1000/1 amp v1 with a 15 ferrot compasitor. When I crack it up my ears ring for two weeks and my windsheild looks like it's going to pop out. I had a 12w7 and this thing is a monster compared to it. I could not imagine pushing 1200-1500 watts to this sub.. This sub gives almost any song bass as well.. What ever amp you use..u need a bass control knob...
Pros: Loud Crazy bass (Punching in ribs bass)
Cons: The ringing in my ears is still there
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Just got me one of these an cant wait to hear it . Got a 3000 watt smp to push it with custum made box with high quality rubber coating . Little pricey but you get what you pay for .
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The only sub I ever regret selling. I sold it because money got tight and ever since all other subs just don't do the justice that the 13.5 w7 did. It was love at first sound wave. Finding an amp that could push it at 1000 watts RMS was a task at first but once I did there was no doubt this was the one.
Pros: Only 1 sub is needed for those low bass lines you crave
Cons: Really heavy and bulky. But with power handling that high I wouldn't expect any thing less.
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This sub pounds out the bass while still being clean and clear at low volume. I have a JL 1000/1 hooked up to it and I believe it can take more. NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART.
Pros: Can take tons of power and work extremely well in a ported enclosure!!
Cons: Weight!! But for what it gives in return its worth it.
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Have been around these numerous times. I could not afford one, however a very good friend of mine had 4 yes 4 of these in an Escalade when I met him...it was LOUD!! But was still very crisp. He currently has 1 in his Mastercraft Wakeboard boat, even in that it has amazing sound. His boat is always the most popular when we pull up to dock with other boats. If I would be able to pay for one I'd buy one in a heartbeat. Just make sure you have enough amp to drive it
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i have always been a fan of jl audio so i finally decided to make a huge investment and buy one of these. all i can say is WOW. it sounds like 2 15's. i definitly recommend the HD 1200/1 amp, the amp is the most efficient out there operating within a range of 9-14 volts. very impressive and adjusting it with a multi meter or o-scope is a must. without any bass boost or eq adjustments this sub hits all frequencies accurately
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More details on the JL Audio 13W7AE-D1.5
Features & specs
|Surround Material||Polyester foam|
|Ideal Sealed Box Volume (cubic feet)||1.875|
|Ideal Ported Box Volume (cubic feet)||2.375|
|Port diameter (inches)||N/A|
|Port length (inches)||N/A|
|Dual Voice Coil||Yes|
86.3 dB at 1 watt |
|Frequency Response||15 - 200 Hz|
|Max RMS Power Handling||1500|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||3000|
|Top Mount Depth (inches)||10 9/16|
|Bottom Mount Depth (inches)||N/A|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||12 1/8|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
W-Cone: The JL Audio W7AE subwoofers utilize a patented W-Cone design; the unit-body cone assembly maximizes cone stiffness with minimal mass. The shape also provides torsional rigidity, critical to maintaining voice coil alignment at the suspension limits. Two lightweight mineral-filled polypropylene skins are bonded together at the perimeter and the center of the assembly. The lower skin's cross-section is shaped like a W and the upper skin is the part of the cone visible from the top.
OverRoll Surround: OverRoll Surround technology allows JL Audio to make use of the entire footprint of the speaker, placing the surround further to the outside than in a conventional woofer. This means the oversized surround can support greater x-max without sacrificing cone area. An added benefit is that the mounting holes are sealed by the surround, resulting in an improved box seal.
Dual Voice Coil: Due to the 13W7AE's dual 1.5 ohm voice coils, there is greater amplifier application flexibility. The speaker may be configured as a 0.75-ohm woofer (voice coils wired in parallel) or a 3 ohm woofer (voice coils wired in series).
Ultra-Long Voice Coil: The W7AE subwoofers feature an ultra-long voice coil to enhance linear excursion, power handling and control. The large surface area of the coil offers excellent heat dissipation, while the winding height provides the necessary motivational force to achieve the excursion of the W7AE design.
Floating Cone Attachment Method (FCAM): JL Audio's patented FCAM technology is an innovative method of bonding the surround/cone assembly to the voice coil/spider assembly. This assembly technique ensures proper surround geometry in the assembled speaker for better excursion control and dynamic voice coil alignment.
Dynamic Motor Analysis (DMA): DMA is JL Audio's proprietary analysis method aimed at improving dynamic motor behavior. As a result of DMA optimization, W7AE motors remain linear in motor force over a long range of excursion, and also maintain a stable fixed magnetic field in the gap over a wide power range. This leads to reduced distortion, faithfully reproduced transients, and tight, clean, articulate bass.
Forced Air Cooled: The elevated frame design of the W7AE delivers cool air through slots directly above the top-plate to the voice coil. This not only enhances power handling, but also sound quality by minimizing dynamic parameter shifts and power compression.
Radial Cross-Drilled Pole Piece: This venting system enhances heat dissipation and power handling by directing air flow onto the voice coil former, working in conjunction with the Forced Air Cooling technology.
Progressive-Roll Spider: The large, progressive-roll spider provides precise control and motor/voice coil alignment without limiting excursion prematurely.
Plateau-Reinforced Spider Attachment: A derivative of JL Audio's VRC technology, this suspension attachment relieves stress from the spider material at high excursions for enhanced reliability.
Co-Extruded Double Lead Wires: The extruded casing and carefully engineered attachments ensure controlled lead-wire behavior under the most extreme excursion demands. Two conductors are used per connection for ample current carrying capability.
Sealed Box: The recommended sealed box volume is 1.875 cubic feet; a diagram is provided in the owner's manual for a sealed box with external dimensions of 17.0" W x 17.25" H x 16.5" D, assuming 3/4" thick box material (If you are using 5/8" thick materials, you should subtract 1/4" from each dimension).
Ported Box: The recommended ported box volume is 2.375 cubic feet; a diagram is provided in the owner's manual for a slot ported box with external dimensions of 25.125" W x 17.25" H x 16.5" D, assuming 3/4" thick box material (If you are using 5/8" thick materials, you should subtract 1/4" from each dimension). A slot port is recommended with the following dimensions:
- Slot Width: 2.0"
- Slot Height: 15.75"
- Slot Length: 25.375" (a right angled port with a 7.875" extension)
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