JL Audio 8W3v3-4 W3v3 Series 8″ 4-ohm Subwoofer – #92148
JL Audio 8W3v3-4 W3v3 Series 8″ 4-ohm subwoofer. It’s Easily the best selling subwoofer driver, next to the W6v3, the JL Audio W3v3 provides phenomenal performance at moderate power levels with superb sound quality. The W3 series is in its 3rd iteration, embodying the series’ pursuit for providing outstanding output and world-class sound quality. This is accomplished by utilizing a whole suite of advanced technologies originally developed for JL Audio’s flagship W7. An Elevated Frame Cooling design helps in delivering enhanced power handling and sound quality. The DMA-optimized, long linear excursion capability minimizes distortion and increases output, while multiple patented technologies enhance performance and reliability. Such advances make the v3’s the best sounding, most reliable W3’s yet.
Although the W3v3 Subwoofer can be driven with as little as 75 Watts, for best audio performance it is recommended to run an amplifier capable of between 175 – 250 Watts of continuous power per driver, like the JL Audio JX250/1 or JL Audio XD300/1v2. In addition, these subwoofers are optimized to operate in either a ported or sealed enclosure, needing only 0.30 cubic feet of air space in a sealed box and 0.35 cubic feet in a ported/vented enclosure.
JL Audio Patented Cooling Technology
JL Audio’s patented Elevated Frame Cooling design delivers cool air into the heart of the subwoofer in ways no other manufacture’s driver can. Purpose-engineered slots located directly above the top-plate stream air to the voice coil. In addition, the upper surface of the top-plate is directly exposed to this air flow, whereas on a conventional design it is isolated from this flow by the lower flange of the frame. This technology not only increases thermal power handling, but also sound quality by minimizing dynamic parameter shifts and power compression. In plain English, this driver keeps itself cool so you can play your system longer, safer and without having to worry about frying the motor.