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JL Audio ACP208LG-W3v3

MicroSub+™ 500-watt dual 8" powered subwoofer

Item # 13693331

JL Audio's ACP208LG-W3v3 MicroSub+ powered subwoofer delivers the impressive bass you expect from JL Audio without...

JL Audio's ACP208LG-W3v3 MicroSub+ powered subwoofer delivers the impressive bass you expect from JL Audio without...

Item # 13693331

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About the JL Audio ACP208LG-W3v3

JL Audio Built In USAEngineered for performance

JL Audio's ACP208LG-W3v3 MicroSub+ powered subwoofer delivers the impressive bass you expect from JL Audio without taking up a lot of space. The compact MicroSub+ enclosure houses a built-in Class D amplifier that safely sends 500 watts RMS to the specially engineered, ultra-low impedance W3v3 8" subwoofers.

JL Audio Built In USA Engineered for performance

JL Audio's ACP208LG-W3v3 MicroSub+ powered subwoofer delivers the impressive bass you expect from JL Audio without taking up a lot of space. The compact MicroSub+ enclosure houses a built-in Class D amplifier that safely sends 500 watts RMS to the specially engineered, ultra-low impedance W3v3 8" subwoofers.

Made in USA

JL Audio uses state-of-the-art automated woodworking equipment to fabricate the high-quality MDF enclosure with rugged automotive carpeting, a steel-mesh grille, 5-way binding posts, and solid internal wiring. The enclosure and subwoofer are constructed at the manufacturing facility in Florida to ensure that you get the bass that you expect from JL Audio.

Small enclosure, big sound

The specially designed, slot-ported enclosure measures just over 5 inches thick, so it'll fit just about anywhere. Its flared slot-port design cuts down on air turbulence and keeps your bass rich and clear. You'll enjoy thick low-frequency response from all of your music with this capable enclosure in your vehicle. And you can easily remove the power connector from this sub, so you can pull it out of your vehicle when you a little extra space.

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Product highlights:

  • two low-impedance 8" W3v3 subwoofers in ported enclosure
  • built-in Class D amp delivers 500 watts RMS at 0.2 ohms
  • recommended power/ground wiring gauge: 8 AWG
  • fuse rating: 30 A
  • dimensions: 36-5/8"W x 11-1/8"H x 5-1/8"D1
  • weight: 34.9 lbs.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 93331

What's in the box:

  • MicroSub+ enclosure (loaded with two 8W3v3-0.40 subwoofers and a built-in amplifier)
  • 2 Black metal grilles (installed)
  • Power connection plug (installed)
  • 30-amp ATO fuse (installed)
  • 12" Speaker level input harness
  • Owner's manual

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Features & specs

General
Enclosure Type Ported
Finish Material Carpet
Grille Steel
Connector Type RCA/Harness
Bi-amp Inputs No
Woofer Size (inches) 8
Woofer Material Mineral-filled Poly
Passive Radiator ---
Width 36-5/8"
Height 11-1/8"
Depth 5-1/8"
Second Depth N/A
Parts Warranty 2 years
Labor Warranty 2 Years
Specifications
Frequency Response ---
Amplifier Power (RMS) 500 watts
Maximum Wattage N/A
Sensitivity N/A
Impedance 0.4 ohms
Second Voice Coil Impedance 0.4 ohms
Crossover Point 50-200

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Features

Overview: The ACP208LG-W3v3 MicroSub+ is a compact powered subwoofer, useful in vehicles with limited space. The ported enclosure is loaded with two 8W3v3-0.40 8" low impedance subwoofers (0.40Ω each) and a 500 watt RMS class-D amplifier. The amp uses JL Audio's exclusive DCD amplifier technology, combining direct power conversion (no conventional switching power supply) with an ultra-high current output section. The result is an efficient design (91-94%) with very little heat generated.

Enclosure Design: The enclosure features MDF (medium-density fiberboard), constructed using CNC woodworking equipment, and covered with high-grade automotive carpeting. The driver is protected by a black steel-mesh grille.

Flared Port: The enclosure has a side-firing flared slot-port. The flared slot-port design minimizes turbulence and improves fidelity.

Power/Ground Plug: The power, ground, and remote turn-on wires attach to a removable terminal block; easily unplugged so the subwoofer can be removed when you need more storage space. Each terminal is a screw clamp that will accept up to 8 gauge wire (minimum 8 gauge power and ground recommend).

Audio Inputs: The amplifier section will accept either a line level (RCA) or speaker level signal. A 12" speaker level input harness is included.

Remote Level Control: An optional RBC-1 wired Remote Bass Control (item number 136RBC1, sold separately) allows bass level adjustment from the front of your vehicle.

Controls:

  • Input Sensitivity: rotary control; variable from 70 mV to 1.4 V for the RCA inputs and 280 mV to 5.4 V for the speaker level inputs
  • Turn-On Mode: three position switch:
    • REM: amp turns on when +12 volts DC is applied to the remote terminal
    • DC: the amp turns on when a DC offset voltage is detected on the speaker level inputs
    • Signal: the amp turns on when an audio signal is detected on the speaker level inputs, turns off after 30 seconds without an input signal
  • Crossover: rotary control; the crossover point is continuously variable from 50 Hz to 200 Hz; the slope is 12 dB/octave and the low-pass crossover is always engaged
  • Polarity: two position switch; allows you to reverse the phase of the subwoofer (0°, 180°)

Protection Circuit: The amp is equipped with thermal protection circuit; it will shut down if it overheats.

Dimensions:

  • Width: 36-5/8"
  • Height: 11-1/8"
  • Depth:
    • 5-1/8" (enclosure)
    • 6-3/8" (including grille)

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8 questions already asked

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Are the subs and amp removable from the microsub+ enclosure?
[ Dylan  Apr 01, 2019 ]
1 answer
A
Yes they are but your risk voiding the warranty.
[ Matthew  Apr 12, 2019 ]
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I purchased this sub at a store near where I live and had them install it. A few months later I hit a bump in the road and it stopped working but then I hit another bump a few seconds later and it started working again. A few days later it stopped again but never came back on. I figured it must have just been a loose connection or something since it had turned off and then back on before and both of the woofers had stopped not just one but when I took it back to the store to get it looked at, the guy said I blew it. It seemed odd but he said it was under warranty so he took the car around back and replaced the "blown" woofer real quick and told me to go easy on it. Now I am paranoid to turn it up too loud (I have a bass knob under the dash that was also installed at the shop because it was way too loud when I first got it). Does anyone know why it might have blown while not being played very loud or could it have been some faulty wiring that the guy didn't want to admit to doing?
[ Max  Jan 27, 2019 ]
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Power and ground wires may have been loosened and touched but that would of blown the fuse. I doubt you would of blown the woofer (s). A good deal of playing them at a prolonged high distortion level would cause that. I would have no worries to playing these at your normal listening level as long as the connections are secure and the box is mounted in some way. The box shouldn't"bounce" around, this can cause loose connections to the amp and the subs thus causing issues.
[ MICHAEL  Jan 28, 2019 ]
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Well , I had da same thing happen , but I was moving the box around trying to get best sound . I think I might have pulled the quick release connect a bit. I called back to " Radio active " the gentleman said to swing by the next day . Before heading to the shop the next day , I went to check the connection with my hand , had to giv it a little push to get it come back on
[ JEFFREY  Jan 28, 2019 ]
Q
Hello,does this subwoofer fits behind of bench seat of a 2000 f250 crew cab?
[ Omar  Sep 28, 2018 ]
2 answers
A
It sure does.
[ Vy  Sep 28, 2018 ]
A
No idea
[ Jody  Sep 28, 2018 ]
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Hello. I recently purchased the dual 8" micro sub box with amp. Also an after market pioneer Head Unit, and all around C2 JL Audio Speakers. I've been experiencing a battery drainage after the car has been sitting (radio not on) and recently had to change out my battery. All this is installed in a 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Core. I only see 2 cable attached to the fitting that goes onto the Amp which is ground and power but REM(ote) has nothing connected. The 'turn-on' selector switch has been on 'Signal'. Should I run a Remote wire? Or may something else be affecting the battery drainage? Any help figuring this out would be highly appreciated. I'm thinking adding a remote wire may have to happen.
[ Luis  Jul 31, 2018 ]
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Yes you have to have A remote wire installed if not the amp will stay on all the time thus the battery drain. Just Splice it into the remote wire your head unit is connected to. Then the amp will turn on and Off when your head unit does... Problem solved
[ MICHAEL  Aug 10, 2018 ]
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You might want to get it checked out. I have the same setup without the remote wire. And it works perfectly
[ RAJEEV  Aug 10, 2018 ]
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I can't say it would make a difference, but I set up the remote wire from day one and haven't had any battery drainage issues.
[ Vy  Aug 10, 2018 ]
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Will this fit in a 1980 corvette? I'm only measuring 36 inches of room in the cargo area.
[ Sabre  Jul 22, 2018 ]
1 answer
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You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
[ Kenny  Jul 23, 2018 ]  Staff
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What is the tuning frequency of the box?
[ Dharmesh  Jan 29, 2018 ]
1 answer
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I didn't know there was a tuning frequency! All I know is that it doesn't work. I am stationed in Ghana on US government assignment as a Service member and have zero service support. I am frustrated too. Money down the drain.
[ Abiodun  Jan 29, 2018 ]
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I own a 2014 Toyota Tundra Crewmax with the JBL/Entune system. Will the JL Audio ACP208LG-W3v3 fit behind my rear seat and is it compatible with the Eutune/JBL factory system? Thanks
[ Juan  Dec 21, 2015 ]
1 answer
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For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
[ Kenny  Dec 23, 2015 ]  Staff
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Hi I'm interested in this box and amp for my 2006 Ford F-150. Can any one tell me if it would fit underneath the rear seat?
[ Stanley  Nov 17, 2015 ]
1 answer
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Our research doesn't specify the space underneath the rear seats in your '06 F-150, but we have the dimensions of the JL sub listed on our site as 36-5/8"W x 11-1/8"H x 5-1/8"D1. You may want to measure the area under your seats on your own to see if this would be able to fit back there.
[ Larry  Nov 20, 2015 ]  Staff
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