JL Audio 10TW3 Review

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Review of: ​JL Audio 10TW3

Category: ​Shallow Mount Subwoofer

​Build Quality

​Unmatched build quality, using only high-spec components.

Value For Money

Strong bass for an affordable price tag, with a sturdy build.


​Uses only minimal space within the vehicle it’s installed.

​Ease of Use

​Incredibly easy to install and set up with an existing system.

What I Like

  • ​Unparalleled build quality
  • ​Super compact design
  • ​Durable components can stand abuse

What I Don’t Like

  • ​One of the most expensive units
  • ​Lesser-known than some brands
  • ​Can be tricky to set up

​We’ve seen a lot of shallow woofers, but we’ve not seen one built in the same way as the JL Audio 10TW3 woofer. It’s an impressive piece of kit out of the box, with a dual 4-ohm coil design built around numerous patented technologies. In this review, we’ll look at both the advantages and disadvantages of the product, as well as the most suitable buyer for this in-car subwoofer system.

​Product Overview

​With a mounting depth of just 2.5 inches, this product will squeeze into spaces that few other drivers could fit, affording the unit the best space to sound ratio of most other woofers available. Whereas durability can be a problem for some shallow-mount woofers, this unit is sturdy, built upon a cast allow frame, with a mica-filled cone.

​Who is This Product For?

​The JL Audio 10TW3-D4 subwoofer is a high-spec, high-end model that can be used to bring incredible, thumping bass to your vehicle. If you’re already running an extensive in-car sound system, but you’re looking for that extra edge, then this model is one of the best around for shaking the sidewalk. The combination of a shallow mounting depth and excursion result in an unparalleled bass experience.

​What’s Included

​As with any subwoofer, the system comes with the bare minimal components required to get this system installed within your vehicle. Compatible with a range of existing stereo systems, this package comes with the woofer enclosure itself, in addition to the mounting brackets and screws. Installation is relatively simple, with first-time setup being easy to grasp.

​Overview of Features

​This woofer has been mounted on a shallow enclosure, using the absolute minimum of airspace to produce deep bass and long excursion, with incredible sound quality. This is achieved through a unique cone body that’s based on patented ‘Concentric Tube’ technology. A high-mounted coil permits the manufacturer to use a full-sized motor structure to drive the subwoofer’s coil.In addition to using only top-notch, high-quality components, the entire design feels entirely well thought-out. The trim plate is engineered to accept a mesh grille – entirely optional – and the eight-layer copper coil which are all perfectly aligned. Overall, the entire woofer design and utilization screams ‘high-end.’

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​If money is no object, you could get on well with the JL Audio 10TW3. Though it’s more expensive than most other models on the market, what it lacks in affordability it makes up for in build and sound quality. It also won’t command much space within your vehicle, while not sacrificing on its powerful, thumping bass.