13TW5v2-2 / 13TW5v2-4
Subwoofers
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Congratulations on your purchase of a JL Audio subwoofer component. Your JL Audio subwoofer
is a precision loudspeaker which has been engineered to produce the highest quality sub-bass
performance in your vehicle. Authorized JL Audio dealers have extensive technical information
for many different applications of your new speaker. They also have the knowledge, skills and tools
to build a high-quality enclosure that will maximize the performance of your speaker. We highly
recommend that you have your enclosure built by an authorized JL Audio dealer.
Inside you will find specifications for a recommended sealed enclosure for your subwoofer.
Ported enclosure designs are not recommended.
JL AUDIO 13TW5v2-2 / 13TW5v2-4
U.S. PATENTS: #5,734,734 #6,095,280 #6,501,844 Other U.S. & Foreign patents pending.
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13TW5v2 SUBWOOFER PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Nominal Diameter:
13.5 in.
343 mm
Overall Major Diameter (A1):
Overall Minor Diameter (A2):
14.2 in. / 361 mm
13.0 in. / 330 mm
Mounting Hole Diameter (B):
12.5 in.
318 mm
Bolt Hole Circle (C):
13.5 in.
343 mm
Magnet Diameter (D):
6.75 in.
171 mm
Mounting Depth (E):
2.625 in.
67 mm
Net Weight:
20.5 lbs
9.3 kg
Driver Displacement:
0.052 ft3
1.47 litres
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SUBWOOFER
13TW5v2-2
13TW5v2-4
25.95 Hz
27.61 Hz
Electrical “Q” (Qes):
0.501
0.553
Mechanical “Q” (Qms):
10.648
10.692
Total Speaker “Q” (Qts):
0.479
0.526
2.26 ft3
64.00 litres
2.13 ft3
60.31 litres
0.433 in.
11.0 mm
0.433 in.
11.0 mm
85.51 dB SPL
85.63 dB SPL
Effective Piston Area (Sd):
98.256 in2
0.0634 m2
98.256 in2
0.0634 m2
DC Resistance (Re):
2.100 ohm
3.513 ohm
Nominal Impedance:
2 ohm
4 ohm
Power Handling (continuous):
600W
600W
Free Air Resonance (Fs):
Equivalent Compliance (Vas):
One-way, Linear Excursion (Xmax)*:
Efficiency (1W/1m)**:
* Xmax specifications are derived via one-way voice coil overhang method with no correction
factors applied.
** Efficiency (1W/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer’s output capability and should
not be used as a comparison to other subwoofers to determine which one is “louder”!
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JL AUDIO 13WTW5v2-2 / 13WTW5v2-4
All specifications are subject to change without notice.
SUBWOOFER
RECOMMENDED SEALED ENCLOSURES
Volume
(net int.)
External Dimensions
(Width x Height x Depth)
F3
(Hz)
Fc
(Hz)
Qtc
13TW5v2-2
0.800 ft3
22.66 liters
19 in. x 15 in. x 7.75
483 mm x 381 mm x 197 mm
41.18
50.75
.937
13TW5v2-4
0.800 ft3
22.66 liters
19 in. x 15 in. x 7.75
483 mm x 381 mm x 197 mm
41.42
52.84
1.007
CAUTION
!!
• T he enclosure recommendations listed are
external dimensions which assume the use of
3/4" (19mm) thick material. If you are using 5/8"
(16mm) thick material, subtract 1/4" (6.5mm) from
each dimension. Do not use any material with a
thickness of less than 5/8" (16mm) as this may
compromise the rigidity of the enclosure.
!!
A Ported/Vented enclosure is NOT RECOMMENDED
for the 13TW5v2 Subwoofer Driver.
Prolonged exposure to sound pressure levels in excess of 100dB can cause permanent hearing loss. This high-performance
speaker can exceed this level. Please exercise restraint in its operation in order to preserve your ability to enjoy its fidelity.
When installing a subwoofer in your vehicle, it is extremely important to secure the enclosure firmly. We recommend
bolting the enclosure through the metal of the floorpan or the frame of the vehicle with large diameter washers
for reinforcement. If an enclosure is not firmly attached, it can become a projectile in a collision. This is particularly
important in a hatchback, station wagon, sports utility vehicle, or van.
• All enclosure volumes listed are net internal
volumes! Box volume displacement, port
displacement and brace displacement must be
added to obtain the final gross internal volume. All
enclosure dimensions listed have already taken this
into account.
• When using two subwoofers in a common
enclosure simply double the required volume and,
in the case of a ported enclosure, use two times
the recommended port(s).
• We recommend the use of this speaker in a
bi-amplified system using high-quality
satellite speakers and amplifiers. We do not
recommend the use of this subwoofer with a
passive crossover (coil), as this type of device will
adversely affect performance.
JL AUDIO 13WTW5v2-2 / 13WTW5v2-43
RECOMMENDED CONTINUOUS (RMS) POWER RANGE FOR ONE SUBWOOFER DRIVER:
75W
125W
250W
500W
1000W
13TW5v2
LEGEND:
MINIMUM
MEDIUM GRAY (MINIMUM):
From a reliability standpoint, this zone
represents a very comfortable operating power
range for each driver. This level of power will not
stress the woofer but will not extract all of its
performance potential, either.
Use of less than the minimum power level
will not damage the woofer, but may result in
unsatisfactory performance.
OPTIMUM
LIGHT GRAY (OPTIMUM):
This zone represents the best compromise
between long-term reliability, high-output and
low-distortion performance and is centered
on each woofer's continuous power rating (as
published in its specifications). In this zone, you
will be taking full advantage of the woofer's
optimum, low-distortion performance range
without undue risk of failure.
MAXIMUM
WA R R A N T Y V O I D
DARK GRAY (MAXIMUM):
In this zone, low-distortion output and longterm reliability will be compromised (especially
by an aggressive user). Slightly more SPL will be
gained by pushing the power into this zone, but
typically not more than 2dB, compared to the
light gray zone. The closer you are to the black
zone, the higher the likelihood of driver failure.
Operate with caution.
BLACK (WARRANTY VOID):
We do not recommend operating woofers at
this level of power. In this zone, there is a very
high probability that the driver will fail due to
excessive heat and/or mechanical stress.
Subwoofer drivers operated at these levels of
power are NOT covered under warranty.
JL Audio offers an extensive line of high-performance subwoofer drivers to fit a wide variety of enclosure and power applications. When designing systems with our drivers, it is very important
to achieve a good power match between the subwoofer amplifier and the subwoofer driver's capabilities. The power levels listed in the above chart represent continuous (RMS) amplifier power
per woofer and assume that the user will regularly make full use of that power without drastically overdriving the amplifier(s). Make sure you factor system impedance and the total number of
subwoofers into your calculations. Adhering to these power recommendations will result in systems that are both reliable and enjoyable.
JL AUDIO LIMITED WARRANTY (USA)
Automotive Subwoofer Components
JL AUDIO warrants this speaker to be free of defects in materials and
workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the original date of purchase.
therefore these exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific
legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Damage caused by the following is not covered under warranty: accident,
misuse, abuse, product modification or neglect, failure to follow installation
instructions, unauthorized repair attempts, misrepresentations by the seller. This
warranty does not cover incidental or consequential damages and does not cover
the cost of removing or reinstalling the unit(s). Cosmetic damage due to accident
or normal wear and tear is not covered under warranty.
If you need service on your JL AUDIO product:
This warranty is not transferable and applies only to the original purchaser
of the product from an authorized JL AUDIO dealer. Warranty is voided if the
factory-applied product serial number is removed or defaced.
Should service be necessary under this warranty for any reason due to
manufacturing defect or malfunction, JL AUDIO will, at its discretion, repair or
replace the defective product with new or remanufactured product at no charge.
All warranty returns should be sent to JL AUDIO freight prepaid through an
authorized JL AUDIO dealer and must be accompanied by proof of purchase
(a copy of the original sales receipt.) Direct returns from consumers or nonauthorized dealers will be refused unless specifically authorized by JL AUDIO with
a valid return authorization number. Warranty expiration on products returned
without proof of purchase will be determined from the manufacturing date code.
Coverage may be invalidated as this date is previous to purchase date. Return only
defective components. Non-defective items received will be returned freightcollect. Customer is responsible for shipping charges and insurance in sending the
product to JL AUDIO. Freight damage on returns is not covered under warranty.
Always include proof of purchase (sales receipt).
Any applicable implied warranties are limited in duration to the period of
the express warranty as provided herein beginning with the date of the original
purchase at retail, and no warranties, whether express or implied, shall apply to this
product thereafter. Some states do not allow limitations on implied warranties,
For Service Information in the U.S.A. please call:
JL Audio customer service: (954) 443-1100 during normal business hours (Eastern Time)
JL Audio, Inc
10369 North Commerce Parkway, Miramar, FL 33025
International Warranties:
Products purchased outside the United States of America are covered only by that country’s distributor and not by JL Audio, Inc.
Printed in USA
JL13TW5v2-10-16-2012_011242
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