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10-inch (250 mm) Subwoofer Driver, 3

JL Audio 10W7AE3

Features

  • Free Air Resonance (Fs): 30.6 Hz
  • Electrical "Q" (Qes): 0.578
  • Mechanical "Q" (Qms): 7.647
  • Total Speaker "Q" (Qts): 0.537

Quick Specs

  • Type: Subwoofers
  • Energy Star Rated: No

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10th Anniversary Edition - W7 10-inch Subwoofer Driver (750 W, 3 Ω)

If you are seeking reference-grade sub-bass from a 10-inch driver, your search ends here. Total Car Audio in the UK called it like this when they reviewed the 10W7: "This gives an all round performance of such high quality on every level, that bettering it will be very hard to achieve." Not only does the 10W7 deliver amazing excursion capability for its size, but it also maintains complete composure under power and is able to track complex bass material with uncanny accuracy and power.

The 10W7AE is best used with amplifier power in the 300W - 750W range and is optimized to operate in a 1.25 cu. ft. (35.4 l) sealed enclosure, or a 1.5 cu. ft. (42.5 l) ported enclosure. Detailed enclosure recommendations can be found in the "Specifications" tab.

W7AE (Anniversary Edition) Subwoofers celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the launch of the W7 subwoofers. Functionally, they are identical to the original W7's, but they are distinguished by the following cosmetic differences:

  • Satin-Black Powdercoated Baskets
  • Bright Anodized Surround Clamp Ring
  • Anniversary Edition Cone Badge
  • Anniversary Edition Terminal Label
Technology
Dynamic Motor Analysis - DMA Optimized Motor

JL Audio's proprietary Dynamic Motor Analysis system is a powerful suite of FEA-based modeling systems, first developed by JL Audio in 1997 and refined over the years to scientifically address the issue of speaker motor linearity. This leads to vastly reduced distortion and faithfully reproduced transients... or put simply: tight, clean, articulate bass.

W-Cone (U.S. Patent #6,496,590)

The W-Cone is a unit-body cone assembly that delivers astonishing cone stiffness with minimal mass. The shape also provides superb torsional rigidity, which is critical to maintaining voice coil alignment at the suspension limits.

Elevated Frame Cooling (U.S. Patent #6,219,431 & #6,229,902)

JL Audio's patented Elevated Frame Cooling design delivers cool air through slots directly above the top-plate to the voice coil of the speaker. This not only enhances power handling, but also sound quality by minimizing dynamic parameter shifts and power compression.

Floating Cone Attach Method - FCAM™ (U.S. Patent #6,501,844)

This assembly technique, conceived by JL Audio, ensures proper surround geometry in the assembled speaker for better excursion control and dynamic voice coil alignment.

OverRoll™ Surround

By utilizing space wasted in conventional speakers, this ground-breaking innovation controls the W7's massive excursion without sacrificing precious cone area.

Radially Cross-Drilled Pole-Piece (U.S. Patent #6,243,479)

This innovative venting system greatly enhances thermal dissipation and power handling by directing air flow onto the voice coil former, working in conjunction with the Elevated Frame cooling technology to effectively remove heat from the voice coil. This improves power handling and reduces power compression effects, leading to more linear performance.

Engineered Lead-Wire System (U.S. Patent #7,356,157)

Carefully engineered lead-wire design and attachments ensure controlled, quiet lead-wire behavior under the most extreme excursion demands.

Built in U.S.A. with Global Components

JL Audio's Miramar, Florida loudspeaker production facility is one of the most advanced in the world.

Features

  • Free Air Resonance (Fs): 30.6 Hz
  • Electrical "Q" (Qes): 0.578
  • Mechanical "Q" (Qms): 7.647
  • Total Speaker "Q" (Qts): 0.537
  • Equivalent Compliance (Vas): 1.28 cu. ft. / 36.1 liters
  • One-Way, Linear Excursion (Xmax): 0.9 in. / 23 mm
  • Reference Efficiency (no): 0.171%
  • Efficiency (1W/1m): 84.3 dB SPL
  • Effective Piston Area (Sd): 59.8 sq. in. / 0.0386 sq. m.
  • DC Resistance (Re): 2.75 ohm
  • Nominal Impedance (Znom): 3 ohm
  • Thermal Power Handling (Pt): 750W
  • Driver Displacement: 0.09 cu. ft. / 2.5 liters
  • Net Weight: 30 lbs. / 13.6 kg
General Specifications
Continuous Power Handling (RMS) 750 W
Recommended Amplifier Power (RMS) 300 - 750 W
Nominal Impedance (Znom) 3
Physical Specifications
Nominal Diameter 10.0 in / 250 mm
Overall Diameter (A) 10.5 in / 267 mm
Mounting Hole Diameter 8.74 in / 222 mm
Bolt Hole Circle Diameter (C) 9.34 in / 237 mm
Motor Outer Diameter (D) 6.55 in / 166 mm
Mounting Depth (E) 8.0 in / 203 mm
Driver Displacement 0.09 cu ft / 2.5 L
Net Weight 30 lb / 13.6 kg
Parameters
Free Air Resonance (Fs) 30.6 Hz
Electrical "Q" (Qes) 0.578
Mechanical "Q" (Qms) 7.647
Total Speaker "Q" (Qts) 0.537
Equivalent Compliance (Vas) 1.28 cu ft / 36.1 L
One-Way Linear Excursion (Xmax)* 0.9 in / 23 mm
Reference Efficiency (no) 0.17%
Efficiency (1 W / 1 m)** 84.3 dB SPL
Effective Piston Area (Sd) 59.8 sq in / 0.0386 sq m
DC Resistance (Re) 2.75
Sealed Enclosure Specifications
Wall Thickness 0.75 in / 19 mm
Front Baffle Thickness 1.0 in / 25 mm
Volume (net int.) 1.25 cu ft / 35.4 L
External Width (W) 14.5 in / 368 mm
External Height (H) 14.5 in / 368 mm
External Depth (D) 15.375 in / 391 mm
F3 40.5 Hz
Fc 43.5 Hz
Qtc 0.763
Ported Enclosure Specifications
Wall Thickness 0.75 in / 19 mm
Front Baffle Thickness 1.0 in / 25 mm
Volume (net int.) 1.5 cu ft / 42.5 L
External Width (W) 21.75 in / 552 mm
External Height (H) 14.5 in / 368 mm
External Depth (D) 14.625 in / 371 mm
Internal Slot Port Width (SW) 1.5 in / 38 mm
Internal Slot Port Height (SH) 13 in / 330 mm
Internal Slot Port Length (SL) 24.375 in / 619 mm
Port Extension Length (EL) 9 in / 229 mm
Tuning Frequency (Fb) 35.3 Hz
F3 29.9 Hz

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