In recent years, the W7 platform has also become a reference standard in the high-end home audio world. Variants of the W7 are used in our ultra-premium Fathom® and Gotham® powered home subwoofers, which have received top ratings and recommendations from the world’s leading reviewers and are in daily use at some of the world’s top recording and mastering studios.

A W7’s unique proposition is its ability to deliver extreme output, accurate dynamics and sublime sound quality...all at the same time. The keys to these performance capabilities lie at the very core of loudspeaker design, where electromagnetic and mechanical behaviour combine in fiendishly complex ways. JL Audio’s intense research into these behaviours allows us to optimize W7 motor and suspension systems to faithfully reproduce every bass detail with unparalleled linearity and accuracy. Eight U.S. Patents have been issued for motor, suspension and assembly technologies used in the W7’s.

Every W7 subwoofer is built to exacting quality standards in our Miramar, Florida factory, with globally sourced components. Each of the four models is a completely original design from surround to backplate (even the bolts and screws used in the assembly have been purpose-designed and manufactured to our specifications).

A bit obsessive, perhaps, but so is the quest for the ultimate in audio reproduction...a goal that we pursue with passion, through research and without compromise.

W7AE "10th Anniversary Edition":
2011 marked the tenth anniversary of our flagship automotive subwoofer drivers. To commemorate the occasion, each W7 model is now offered in special "Anniversary Edition" (AE) trim, with a satin black frame finish, a bright-anodized trim ring and special badging. The original silver-framed W7 drivers have been discontinued.

JL AUDIO 12W7AE-3 12-inch Subwoofer Driver (1000 W, 3 Ω)
JL AUDIO 13W7AE-D1.5 W7 13.5-inch Subwoofer
JL Audio 8W7AE-3 8-inch Subwoofer 3 Ω
JL Audio 10W7AE-3 10-inch Subwoofer 3 Ω