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JL Audio 12W7AE-3 Subwoofer

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SKU: 12W7AE-3

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The JL Audio 12W7AE-3 Subwoofer Driver is JL Audios 10th Anniversary Edition remake of the original top high performance W7 series subwoofer driver that has won awards and is among the top rated subwoofer that has been reviewed by some of the toughest reviewers in the industry.


JL Audio 12W7AE-3

10th Anniversary Edition W7 Subwoofer Driver

The JL Audio 12W7AE-3 is the latest version of JL Audio’s W7 series which is their signature line of subwoofer drivers. This is their 10th Anniversary Edition and brings some serious performance when compared to any other subwoofers on the market right now. The large 12” bore on the 12W7AE-3 along with its potent driver deliver that deep smooth bass that is sure to turn heads.

This special 10th anniversary edition is identical to the previous W7 models with a few unique visual cosmetic updates such as an anniversary edition label/badge on the cone, anniversary edition terminal label, satin black powder coated baskets, and an anodized surround clamp ring.

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Power Specs

The 12W7AE-3 is best used along side amplifier with 400W-1000W range and performs optimal with a 1.375 cubic foot sealed enclosure or 1 1.75 cubic foot ported enclosure.

Physical Dimenssions

Nominal Diameter 12.0 in / 300 mm
Overall Diameter (A) 12.5 in / 318 mm
Mounting Hole Diameter (B) 10.5 in / 267 mm
Bolt Hole Circle Diameter (C) 11.27 in / 286 mm
Motor Outer Diameter (D) 7.5 in / 191 mm
Mounting Depth (E) 9.5 in / 241 mm
Driver Displacement 0.14 cu ft / 4.0 L
Net Weight 45 lb / 20.4 kg


Free Air Resonance (Fs) 27.2 Hz
Electrical “Q” (Qes) 0.514
Mechanical “Q” (Qms) 7.807
Total Speaker “Q” (Qts) 0.482
Equivalent Compliance (Vas) 2.33 cu ft / 66.0 L
One-Way Linear Excursion (Xmax)* 1.15 in / 29 mm
Reference Efficiency (no) 0.25%
Efficiency (1 W / 1 m)** 86.2 dB SPL
Effective Piston Area (Sd) 84 sq in / 0.0542 sq m
DC Resistance (Re) 2.47 Ω


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