• JL Audio W7 13.5" 1500W RMS 13W7AE-D15 Made in USA

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Description

JL Audio 13W7 AE-D1.5

10th Anniversary Edition - W7 13.5-inch Subwoofer Driver (1500 W, Dual 1.5 Ω voice coils)


Words like "extreme," "reference" and "ultimate" get thrown around quite a bit in the subwoofer driver world, but rare is the product that can honestly lay claim to them. The 13W7AE does.

Taking the W7 design formula to its highest level, the 13W7AE offers a staggering linear excursion envelope that exceeds 1.25 inches (32 mm) one-way, along with a suspension capable of over 4-inches of peak-to-peak excursion. Combine that with a piston diameter that is 28% larger than the 12W7AE's, and you have a serious high-performance driver for the most demanding applications. With a 13W7AE, limits simply vanish and amazing sub-bass happens... on all fronts, at any level.

Our most potent subwoofer driver is best used with amplifier power in the 500W - 1500W range and is optimized to operate in a 1.875 cu. ft. (53.1 l) sealed enclosure, or a 2.375 cu. ft. (67.3 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) 1500 W
Recommended RMS Amplifier Power 500 - 1500 W
Nominal Impedance (Znom) Dual 1.5 Ω

Physical Specifications

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Nominal Diameter 13.5 in / 345 mm
Overall Diameter (A) 14 in / 356 mm
Mounting Hole Diameter (B) 11.9 in / 302 mm
Bolt Hole Circle (C) 12.7 in / 323 mm
Magnet Diameter (D) 8.38 in / 213 mm
Mounting Depth (E) 10.5 in / 267 mm
Driver Displacement 0.21 cu ft / 5.9 L
Net Weight 52 lb / 23.6 kg

Parameters

Free Air Resonance (Fs) 23.5 Hz
Electrical “Q” (Qes) 0.476
Mechanical “Q” (Qms) 7.517
Total Speaker “Q” (Qts) 0.448
Equivalent Compliance (Vas) 3.68 cu ft / 104.3 L
One-Way Linear Excursion (Xmax)* 1.25 in / 32 mm
Reference Efficiency (no) 0.27%
Efficiency (1 W / 1 m)** 86.3 dB SPL
Effective Piston Area (Sd) 107.35 sq in / 0.0693 sq m
DC Resistance (Re)*** 2.41 Ω

 

 

* Xmax specifications are derived via one-way voice coil overhang method with no correction factors applied.
** For parallel-wired voice coils, divide "Re" by 4. All other specifications remain the same.
*** Re (DC resistance) is measured with the voice coils in series, for parallel-wired specification divide Re by 4. All other specifications remain the same.

Sealed Enclosure Specifications

 

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Wall Thickness 0.75 in / 19 mm
Front Baffle Thickness 1.0 in / 25 mm
Volume (net int.) 1.875 cu ft / 53.1 L
External Width (W) 16 in / 407 mm
External Height (H) 15.75 in / 394 mm
External Depth (D) 19.25 in / 486 mm
F3 36.3 Hz
Fc 40.8 Hz
Qtc 0.806

 

 

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 around the JL Audio badge 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

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Wall Thickness 0.75 in / 19 mm
Front Baffle Thickness 1.0 in / 25 mm
Volume (net int.) 2.375 cu ft / 67.3 L
External Width (W) 25 in / 635 mm
External Height (H) 17.25 in / 438 mm
External Depth (D) 16.25 in / 419 mm
Internal Slot Port Width (SW) 2.0 in / 51 mm
Internal Slot Port Height (SH) 15.75 in / 400 mm
Internal Slot Port Depth (SD) 25.375 in / 645 mm
Port Extension Length (EL) 7.875 in / 200 mm
Tune to 34.59 Hz
F3 31.0 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.