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JL Audio 12" Dual 4 Ohm W6V2 Series Subwoofer - 12W6V2

3.9 out of 5 stars 39 customer reviews

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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: JL Audio
  • Model Number: 12W6v2-D4

Product Description

12-inch subwoofer driver (600W, dual 4 ohm voice coils)
  • 12" subwoofer with dual 4-ohm voice coils
  • polypropylene W-Cone with polyester foam surround
  • solid cast-alloy basket
  • power range: 150-600 watts RMS
  • peak power handling: 1,200 watts
  • frequency response: 20-200 Hz
  • sensitivity: 85.9 dB
  • top-mount depth: 7-5/8"
  • sealed box volume: 1.25 cubic feet
  • ported box volume: 1.5 cubic feet
  • warranty: 1 year

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 26.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 27.2 pounds
  • ASIN: B0001HYEJK
  • Item model number: 12W6v2-D4
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #141,127 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 11, 2006

Customer Reviews

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By Joel Burkart on February 22, 2008
This is an amazing sub that will leave your neighbors, your neighbor's neighbors and anyone within listening distance in traffic wondering where the explosion is. It will simply jump out of it's box and slap people in the head with ground pounding bass. Quality manufactured and built to bring that high quality thump to your trunk, the W6 is a subwoofer is designed to operate perfectly at 500 watts and will simply melt your ears off at 1000 watts! Enjoy!
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All of my friends that have a system have 2 subs in the back. Mine basically rapes theirs power-wise and sound quality-wise with only one of these subs. Do know (if you are new to subwoofers) that getting this professionally installed, a good amp, box, and wires, is gonna run you AT LEAST $800. I was only planning on spending around $500 - $600, but I have no regrets what so ever buying this system. My amp (JL Audio 500.1) puts 340 watts RMS into this sub (4 ohms, 500 watts if it were 2 ohms) and I havn't even got near the max on it. I usually have it only on 2/3 at the most, which is just over 1/2 of the RMS the sub can take. I'm honestly scared for my hearing to put it too much louder. Get this subwoofer it's so inexpensive on Amazon (got it for $298 and on the JL Audio site it's $539.95) for what you're getting!
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This is an interesting subwoofer. When I first recieved it, I thought to myself, why are low end frequencies so weak?! At the time the sub was enclosed in a sealed 1.25 cu ft box. I later had to take the sub out of the car after an accident (luckily it wasnt damaged), and had it laying around at home. I later got my hands on a great sub-box modeling software (winISD) and started playing around with settings. Made a custom 6cu ft box with the vented port tuned at 25hz, and man is it different. This sub has become a complete beast. At 30hz I went from from 106db all the way to 120db. 40hz is now 118db compared to 110db. I am convinced JL audio now has one the best subs around. BTW this is being power by a Samson studio amp outputing 600rms (peaks at 650ish) at 2ohms. So if you already have the sub, get a bigger box guys, HUGE diffence. Sorry about the long review, just wanted to share my experience with everyone. If I had to do it all over again, I think I wouldve done the 13w7 instead, sometimes I really wanna crank it up and start dropping pictures off the wall but the sub isnt powerful enough for that :P
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I read reviews and forums, and asked around. I was thinking: no way they can be all that like everyone is saying...
Well they are! I have one in an sealed enclosure, built to JL spec. Cadence Class "D" amp running about 1000 clean watts to it.
I have every pot set to lowest! I just touch one and my spleen about falls out.
This thing POUNDS! Make the change fly out of my cup holder...need I say more?
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These Woofers are awesome. I got 2 of them. They were sold as being New and arrived in mint condition and on time. I've looked all over the web to find these sub at a good price & Amazon beats them all! I'm using a sealed 1.5 cubic ft. per-woofer. Wired the 12w6v2's in series for 8ohm ea. Then each one parallel (@4ohms) to my Kenwood x1200m class D amp. They have massive low-end bass, I'm having a hard time finding a box that can handle there power output w/out vibrating @ high vol.. I got these to replace my Fasgate RFR2215. The JL 12W6V2 are far better sounding. There a tighter and cleaner sound. Not to mention they take up alot less space. I would defiantly purchase these subs again. And reinforce the box before you put the woofer in.

2/23/12 After running these subs for a mo. Using sealed then tube ported boxes. FINELY I found the right prefab Woofer box for these subs. And I thought they had massive low-end bass before. WOW what the right box will do for these subs is unreal. Check out this R/T 300 Enclosure Series (328-12 JL) - Dual 12" Slot Vented Sub Bass Hatchback Speaker Box with Labyrinth Power Port for JL Audio Subs.
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Very impressive subwoofer! An excellent step up from the JL Audio 12W3 Series. I've been running 12W3's for about fifteen years. Wish I'd bought 12W6's long ago.
But, be advised. These only come in dual 4ohm voice coils. No problem there, except that both voice coils MUST be connected to the amplifier. Which means if you are only running one subwoofer with a mono block amplifier, you are limited to either 2 ohm or 8 ohm impedence.
The other thing I noticed when the speaker arrived, was that the "serial number label" had been cut off of the box. According to "JL Audio", this voids the warranty! What's up with that?
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I got one of these for use in my home theater sub. Its a great option in a sealed box and I love how it sounds. The only catch is that you can get as good of speakers for about 1/2 the price at parts-express.com (I think amazon links to them). The TC Sounds Epic 12 in a ported box will blow this speaker out of the water for low clean bass.
For smaller sealed enclosures though the JL is a good but expensive option although it is no where near as good of a speaker as the W7 series.
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I don't even know where to begin. This speaker is EPIC. Put it in a box designed for it and hit it with 800W RMS and you won't believe what happens. I was gonna order a second one and put them both in my rig, but I fear that it might rip the fabric of space and time, destroying life as we know it...... so I didn't. You're welcome.
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