When it comes to value in car audio products, few brands can equal the breadth or performance of amplifiers, speakers and, of course, subwoofers from JL Audio. Ralph’s Radio has made the JL brand an important part of our mobile audio solution repertoire. In this article, we want to take a moment to highlight a few of the key product categories where JL excels.
JL Car Audio Subwoofers
JL started business building home speaker kits. The first car audio products the company created were subwoofers. Things have progressed significantly over the decades, and JL Audio remains a leader in the development of high-performance bass solutions. The W1v3 series includes 8-, 10-, and 12-inch drivers that include rubber surrounds, vented between the steel basket and the top plate, and their patented VRC ring. The vented reinforcement collar (VRC) increases reliability by adding surface area to the glue joint between the woofer cone and the voice coil former. In short, it enables JL subs to handle more power and last longer.
The W3v3 series offers increased power handling (up to 600 watts in the 13W3v3) with larger-diameter voice coil windings. You can also choose from 6.5- and 13.5-inch options for tight spaces or amazing output.
For music lovers, the W6v3 10- and 12-inch subs produce amazing bass from impressively small enclosures. W6v3 subs feature cast aluminum baskets and increased excursion capability over the already impressive W3v3 solutions.
If you have to have the loudest, deepest bass there is, then the W7AE subs are your only choice. The unique floating cone attachment method (FCAM) design optimizes cone area with the large surround to deliver more output than conventional drivers. The 10W7AE has 20% more effective cone area than a 10W6V3 and 20% more linear excursion capability.
Shallow Subwoofers for Tight Spaces
When it comes to adding bass to cars or trucks where space is at a premium, the TW1, TW3 and TW5 shallow subwoofers from JL Audio deliver amazing bass. These woofers can be mounted in enclosures that are both shallow (<4 inches thick) and small in total volume while still providing deep bass output.
Stealthbox Subwoofer Systems
The JL Audio Stealthbox series of vehicle-specific subwoofer solutions is like no other on the market. With more than 100 applications, each Stealthbox enclosure is designed to blend into the cosmetics of the vehicle. In some applications, the enclosures are completely invisible. Most are constructed from fiberglass to optimize the available space. Where visible, JL Audio offers colour-matched carpet finishes to help these systems blend into the vehicle.
JL Audio Car Audio Amplifiers
Amplifiers are an underappreciated part of most car audio systems. A low-quality amp can add noise and unwanted distortion that ruin the listening experience. We carry four series of JL Audio amplifiers so we have a solution for every application.
The JD-Series includes four amps at impressive price points. The four-channel amp is the meat-and-potatoes of the group, and we can pair it with the 250-, 500- or 1,000-watt monoblock to drive your subwoofers. Balanced inputs, electronic crossovers and flexible signal routing options make these amps an easy choice for budget-minded enthusiasts.
The JL Audio XDv2-Series is one of the most complete amp solutions available. With 10 models from high-power monoblocks, flexible five- and six-channel system amps, and the impressive eight-channel XD800/8v2, there’s a solution for every system design and application. XDv2 amps are the bread-and-butter of the JL amp line.
For those who demand impressive power from a compact package, the HD-Series from JL Audio delivers. You can choose from a pair of monoblock subwoofer amps or a four-channel or five-channel system amp to power your system. HD amplifiers combine RIPS technology that optimizes the internal power supply voltage to produce maximum power into loads from 1.5 to 4 ohms. This power is bolstered by impressive noise and distortion specifications. In short, they sound better, so your music will seem more realistic.
JL Audio Speaker Solutions
JL C2-Series speakers are a great choice as an upgrade to the factory speakers that came with your car or truck. They feature a silk-dome tweeter that delivers a smooth and natural sound. With 11 sizes from 0.75-inch tweeters and 3.5-inch coaxial to component sets and OEM-sized 5×7 upgrades, there’s a solution for almost every application.
For those who want more power handling and output capability, JL offers the C3 series of convertible component speakers. You can choose from 5.25-, 6-, 6.5-inch and 5×7 sets, and we can install them as coaxial solutions with the tweeter in the middle of the woofer or as components with the tweeter in a factory location. All four include high-power passive crossovers for great sound.
The C5-Series is for music lovers. Extended frequency response, increased power handling and even more output capability makes these cast-basket components and coaxial solutions a great choice for those who appreciate accuracy and want their music loud and clear. The C5 speaker series includes nine size options, including a three-way set with 6.5-inch woofers, 4-inch midrange drivers and a pair of 0.75-inch tweeters. All C5 sets are made in Germany using Kurt Muller cones and suspensions.
The C7-Series represent the epitome of speaker solutions from JL Audio. With 6.5-inch woofers, 3.5-inch midrange drivers and 1-inch tweeters, we can combine these drivers with a digital signal processor to deliver a world-class listening experience. The C7 woofers and mids use high-precision, mineral-filled poly cones, dust caps and neodymium magnets — and in the C7-100ct tweeter, a ceramic-coated aluminum-alloy diaphragm — for minimal distortion and maximum accuracy.
Upgrade Your Car Stereo System with Ralph’s Radio and JL Audio
If you want your music to be more precise, louder and more accurate, drop by Ralph’s Radio in Vancouver or Victoria and ask about upgrading your vehicle with JL Audio amplifiers, speakers and subwoofers. A member of our team would be happy to design a system for you, and our world-class installation technicians will ensure that it sounds great. For more information or to schedule a personal consultation, send us an e-mail using our contact page.