JL Audio 8W7
Free Air Resonance (Fs): 35.2 Hz
Electrical “Q” (Qes): 0.654
Mechanical “Q” (Qms): 9.50
Total Speaker “Q” (Qts): 0.612
Equivalent Compliance (Vas):0.61cu. ft. / 17.4 liters
One-Way, Linear Excursion (Xmax)*: 1.75 in. / 19 mm
Reference Efficiency (no):0.112%
Efficiency (1W/1m)**: 82.7 dB SPL
Effective Piston Area (Sd): 38 sq. in.
/ 0.0245 sq. m.
DC Resistance (Re): 2.78
Nominal Impedance (Znom): 3 ohm
Thermal Power Handling (Pt): 300W
Driver Displacement: 0.06 cu. ft. / 1.7 liters
Net Weight: 17 ibs. / 7.8 kg
Summary: This is a very impressive little sub!! It is the beefiest 8" sub I've ever seen. It also is a very strong driver!! It took 750w from an IA 20.1 @ 3ohms. Took the power like a champ!! I had it in both, .[email protected] and [email protected] It pounded the lows in the smaller box and had a very impressive amount of output in the larger box. People did not believe me when I told them it was only an 8" driver...
Strength: Very strong driver, took over 2.5 times its rated power with no sign of failure or ware. This is also a very very accurate driver!!! I tried my hardest to trip this sub up with heavy double bass drum with no avail. This sub never missed a beat!
Weaknesses: This is a very expensive driver. I bought both of my IA LI 12's for less then what I paid for this single sub. Also the single 3 ohm coil is a draw back. Most amps don't state what amount of power they give off at 3 ohms. Other then the price and coil configure I can't find many weaknesses in this sub.
As always, these are my personal views on the driver. I did not get a chance to meter this sub or compare it to other subs.