Tag: W7 Series

Powerful JL Audio, MTX Audio, and Rockford Fosgate Subwoofers

In the car audio industry power means everything. While most of the general public are pretty happy with 300-600 watts RMS, to some enthusiast that is just not enough. Lucky for them, car audio companies make subwoofers that will satisfy their taste for outrageous power. We will be looking at 3 subwoofers that would be considered competition level subwoofers. These subwoofers require a true passion for sound, bass and quality. It ‘s easy for car audio companies to make a subwoofer that can really bump, but what sets higher end companies apart, are the technologies and careful consideration that is used. Power is nothing without quality, these 3 companies have managed to create subwoofers that stand above the rest because not only are they powerful but the sound quality doesn’t diminish over time. There are many choices to make when selecting powerful car subwoofers by going with any of the mentioned here, you can’t go wrong.

JL Audio 12W7

JL Audio 12W7AE-3
JL Audio’s 12W7AE-3 Anniversary Edition 12” Subwoofer is one of the most sought out subwoofers in the car audio industry. Rated at 1000 watts of continuous RMS power, this car subwoofer really packs some power. Unique to its design are ultra-long voice coils that serve to help with heat dissipation and extreme linear excursion. By dissipating the heat more efficiently from the voice coils, the subwoofer will sound better and last longer. W-Cone technology improves cone rigidity by addressing its structure rather than its material by using two lightweight mineral-filled polypropylene skins that are bonded together at the perimeter and center of the assembly. The lower skin’s cross section is shaped like a “W” which provides unsurpassed rigidity when bonded to the dished upper skin. This creates an effect much like the trusses of a bridge for overall rigidity. The 12W7AE-3 offers unsurpassed bass but more importantly it has been created and designed for longevity, with its six patents this subwoofer is among the top of its class.

Rockford Fosgate T2D412

Rockford Fosgate T2D412
Rockford Fosgate’s T2D412 12” Power Series subwoofer is rated at 1200 watts of continuous RMS power that will simply blow you away. Rockford Fosgate is known for power and this subwoofer does not disappoint. Its anodized aluminum voice coil former allows for heat dissipation from the voice coil more efficiently during high sound pressure level conditions. This minimizes subwoofer failure and improves sound and performance quality. To improve rigidity a parabolic triangular cone is used, which reduces piston flex and cone distortion. This also improves the overall strength of the cone during high power handling conditions. The use of stitched tinsel leads on the spider spread stress over a greater area and thus improving reliability and performance by minimizing fatigue and possible shorting. The 1200 watts of RMS makes this a truly powerful subwoofer, with this much power you will be heard before you are seen.

MTX Audio T9512-44

MTX Audio T9512-44
MTX Audio’s T9512-44 12” Thunder Series subwoofer is rated at 1000 watts of continuous RMS power that will leave you stunned. Unlike other subwoofers, this subwoofer offers 4” of peak to peak excursion, giving you bass like nothing else. Its spider plateau venting cooling system, cools at the voice coils for extreme heat dissipation which create longevity and increase performance in the subwoofer. The use of 428° F high temperature flat wound aluminum ribbon wire allows for the subwoofer to handle high thermal power without causing distortion and allows for the subwoofer to play louder for a longer period of time. For rigidity the cone is Injection Molded Carbon filled Polypropylene with aluminum deposition which increases stiffness and weight ratio. With up to 1” of Xmax the volume displacement in this subwoofer will be louder than you can ever imagine.


JL Audio W7 Car Subwoofer, 10 Years of a Masterpiece

JL Audio 10W7-3AE-3

JL Audio is one of the most recognized car audio companies in the world. There is a certain elegance, beauty and just plain sexiness to JL Audio that is not easily matched by other car audio companies. JL Audio is a company that sets the standard for excellence and performance and has been doing so for 10 years with their W7 subwoofer series. 2011 will mark the tenth anniversary of one of the most successful subwoofer drivers in this industry and JL Audio has pulled out the red carpet for what they call “their flagship automotive subwoofer driver”.

When a single series has been on the top of the car audio industry and of every true car audio aficionado for 10 years there is really just one way to commemorate this amazing milestone. The new JL Audio 10W7AE-3 will be offered in a special “Anniversary Edition” trim, which includes a satin black frame finish, a bright-anodized trim ring and special badging to set it apart from any other 10” W7. With its patented technology and personalized component parts, the JL Audio 10W7AE-3 will produce amazing bass with tremendous consistency no matter how long or how loud you play your audio system. JL Audio has engineered individual component parts for each model of the W7 making the 10W7AE-3 that more unique and setting it even further apart than any other subwoofer on the market.

JL Audio’s 10W7AE-3 will feature 750 watts of RMS power with a single 3 Ohm voice coil and will perform beautifully in a sealed or ported enclosure. In addition the 10W7AE-3 will have Overoll Surround, which helps to control the excursion of the 10W7AE-3 without having to render any cone area. This technology will help the subwoofer create more excursions while still maintaining linear movement throughout long listening sessions. Another benefit is that the mounting holes will be concealed by the surround and thus giving a much more elegant and classy look to the subwoofer. The Elevated Frame Cooling technology will elevated the frame of the 10W7AE-3 which will deliver cool air directly to the voice coil thus giving the voice coil a much higher thermal power handling and a better performance through the life of the subwoofer. The 10W7AE-3 is equipped with a Huge Diameter, Progressive-Roll Spider, which creates a more centered and linear movement to reduce distortion. This is one the reason that the 10W7AE-3 is set apart from other subwoofers. With this technology the woofer is able to produce tight and precise bass while not compromising the sound quality that you usually get with subwoofers at this RMS power rating. JL Audio decided to go with a 3 Ohm voice coil because it was the best way for them to produce significant power and sound quality without burning out the voice coil due to extreme heat. The Ultra-Long Voice Coil technology enables the 10W7AE-3 to dissipate heat from the voice coil much more efficiently than other subwoofers, which gives you more control on efficiency and sound quality at the extreme excursion levels of the 10W7AE-3

JL Audio’s 10W7AE-3 is one the most desired car subwoofers on the market. With all of its patent technologies and revamped design, the “Anniversary Edition” is a great addition for those true car audio enthusiasts. JL Audio W7 Series is the way to go when looking for accurate bass and amazing sound quality.