Most consumers are not fanatics. This means that you’re probably looking for a product that gets you by with value, quality, and performance. You may not necessarily require your product to be the best of the best or the highest performing one on the market. If you’re a car audio fan but not necessarily an enthusiast, you probably want a subwoofer that could produce bass, enough to make your car rumble or enhance the deep low level frequencies of your sound system.
If this is you, then the JL Audio 8W0-4 is your subwoofer of choice. It’s an 8″ subwoofer that packs quite a punch. It is capable of putting out 150 watts of maximum power and 75 watts of RMS continuous power. At first sight, the 8″ may not be the most intimidating subwoofer cosmetically, however, it could indeed produce excellent quality bass outputs thanks to its design.
The woofer is composed of a polypropylene cone with a sealed polypropylene dust cap, a standard car subwoofer and speaker cone composition that ensures rigidity as well as consistency in any ambient environment. The cone is surrounded by a large foam edge that allows the subwoofer to maintain excellent centering while performing at high excursions. Underneath the cone lies the wide progressive roll flat spider that allows the 8W0-4 to ensure a superior mechanical control and placement.
For structural integrity support, the JL Audio 8W0-4 features a vented reinforcement collar, or VRC which acts like a pillar under a bridge acting as support while absorbing performance-related energy. The last feature that must be pointed out is the 6-layer voice coil wiring on a former that is known in the car industry world as Kapton. The result of this feature is the ability for the subwoofer to handle massive thermal energy without losing performance or damaging itself during the energy transfer.
Another nice thing about the 8W0-4 is the fact that its compact size does not typically require a sealed box volume larger than 0.375 cubic feet or a ported box volume larger than 0.75 cubic feet. This means that the JL Car Audio8W0-4 is excellent for small space installations like compact cars or hatchbacks.
With features like this and its incredibly affordable low price at less than $40, how could any car audio beginners pass up a car subwoofer deal like this?