JL Audio 8W7AE-3: 8-inch (200 mm) Subwoofer Driver 3 Ω

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SKU:
8W7AE-3
UPC:
699440921176
MPN:
8W7AE-3
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  • JL Audio 8W7AE-3: 8-inch (200 mm) Subwoofer Driver 3 Ω
  • JL Audio 8W7AE-3: 8-inch (200 mm) Subwoofer Driver 3 Ω
  • JL Audio 8W7AE-3: 8-inch (200 mm) Subwoofer Driver 3 Ω
$569.99

Description

8W7AE-3

10th Anniversary Edition - W7 8-inch Subwoofer Driver (500 W, 3 Ω)


This subwoofer driver has been called the "best damn 8-inch subwoofer ever made" for its remarkable performance capabilities and design attributes. An impressive linear excursion envelope that exceeds 0.75 in. (19 mm) one-way allows it to deliver impact well beyond the range of other 8-inch subwoofer drivers.

The 8W7AE is best used with amplifier power in the 200W - 500W range and is optimized to operate in a 0.875 cu. ft. (24.8 l) sealed enclosure, or a 1.0 cu. ft. (28.3 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 are they distinguished by the following cosmetic differences:

  • Satin-Black Powdercoated Baskets
  • Bright Anodized Surround Clamp Ring
  • Anniversary Edition Cone Badge
  • Anniversary Edition Terminal Label

General Specifications

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Continuous Power Handling (RMS) 500 W
Recommended Amplifier Power (RMS) 200 - 500 W
Nominal Impedance (Znom) 3 Ω

Physical Specifications



Nominal Diameter 8.0 in / 200 mm
Overall Diameter (A) 8.5 in / 216 mm
Mounting Hole Diameter (B) 6.94 in / 176 mm
Bolt Hole Circle Diameter (C) 7.39 in / 188 mm
Motor Outer Diameter (D) 5.79 in / 147 mm
Mounting Depth (E) 6.83 in / 173 mm
Driver Displacement 0.06 cu ft / 1.7 L
Net Weight 17 lb / 7.8 kg

Parameters

Free Air Resonance (Fs) 35.2 Hz
Electrical “Q” (Qes) 0.654
Mechanical “Q” (Qms) 9.5
Total Speaker “Q” (Qts) 0.612
Equivalent Compliance (Vas) 0.61 cu ft / 17.4 L
One-Way Linear Excursion (Xmax)* 0.75 in / 19 mm
Reference Efficiency (no) 0.11%
Efficiency (1 W / 1 m)** 82.7 dB SPL
Effective Piston Area (Sd) 38 sq in / 0.0245 sq m
DC Resistance (Re) 2.78 Ω

* Xmax specifications are derived via one-way voice coil overhang method with no correction factors applied.
** Efficiency (1 W / 1 m) 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”.

Sealed Enclosure Specifications



Wall Thickness 0.75 in / 19 mm
Front Baffle Thickness 0.75 in / 19 mm
Volume (net int.) 0.875 cu ft / 24.8 L
External Width (W) 12.875 in / 327 mm
External Height (H) 12.875 in / 327 mm
External Depth (D) 14 in / 356 mm
F3 41.3 Hz
Fc 45.9 Hz
Qtc 0.798

Enclosure Notes
Net volumes given above do not include the air volume displaced by the speaker (Driver Displacement). This value must be added to the net volume along with the displacement of any braces and/or ports (if applicable) to arrive at a gross internal volume. Air inside a port is not part of the effective net volume. Calculate ports as solid, not hollow objects.

* The W7’s employ a pole vent to remove heat and pressure from the inside of the speaker.This vent is located at the rear of the speaker. A minimum distance of 0.75 in (19 mm) is required between the back of the speaker and any wall of the enclosure to allow proper operation of the pole vent.

The dimensions given for the enclosure examples above take all applicable displacements into consideration

Safety Notice
It is absolutely essential that the completed subwoofer enclosure is mounted firmly to the vehicle with heavy steel bolts (0.5 in diameter) and large steel washers on both sides of the bolts. This will reduce the likelihood of occupant injury in the event of a collision or sudden deceleration.

Ported Enclosure Specifications



Wall Thickness 0.75 in / 19 mm
Front Baffle Thickness 0.75 in / 19 mm
Volume (net int.) 1.00 cu ft / 28.3 L
External Width (W) 18.75 in / 476 mm
External Height (H) 12.875 in / 327 mm
External Depth (D) 14 in / 356 mm
Internal Slot Port Width (SW) 1.375 in / 35 mm
Internal Slot Port Height (SH) 11.375 in / 289 mm
Internal Slot Port Length (SL) 27.875 in / 708 mm
Port Extension Length (EL) 13.1875 in / 335 mm
Tuning Frequency (Fb) 36.8 Hz
F3 30.1 Hz

Enclosure Notes
Net volumes given above do not include the air volume displaced by the speaker (Driver Displacement). This value must be added to the net volume along with the displacement of any braces and/or ports (if applicable) to arrive at a gross internal volume. Air inside a port is not part of the effective net volume. Calculate ports as solid, not hollow objects.

* The W7’s employ a pole vent to remove heat and pressure from the inside of the speaker.This vent is located at the rear of the speaker. A minimum distance of 0.75 in (19 mm) is required between the back of the speaker and any wall of the enclosure to allow proper operation of the pole vent.

The dimensions given for the enclosure examples above take all applicable displacements into consideration

Safety Notice
It is absolutely essential that the completed subwoofer enclosure is mounted firmly to the vehicle with heavy steel bolts (0.5 in diameter) and large steel washers on both sides of the bolts. This will reduce the likelihood of occupant injury in the event of a collision or sudden deceleration.

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Additional Information

Manufacture SKU #:
92117
Size:
8 Inch
UPC:
699440921176
RMS Power In Watts:
500
Voice Coil:
Single
Impedance Per Voice Coil:
3
Bundle:
No
Feature 1:
A W7’s unique proposition is its ability to deliver extreme output, accurate dynamics and sublime sound quality...all at the same time.
Feature 2:
The keys to these performance capabilities lie at the very core of loudspeaker design, where electromagnetic and mechanical behavior combine in fiendishly complex ways.
Feature 3:
JL Audio’s intense research into these behaviors allows us to optimize W7 motor and suspension systems to faithfully reproduce every bass detail with unparalleled linearity and accuracy.
Feature 4:
Every W7 subwoofer is built to exacting quality standards in our Miramar, Florida factory, with globally sourced components.
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