Great audio isn’t just our mission. It is our passion.
JL Audio is an independent, privately-held U.S. company active in the Home, Mobile, Powersports and Marine Audio markets. We focus on delivering unique engineering, superior quality and high-performance audio to our customers around the world. Behind all our efforts is a strong belief that great audio has real value, and that our customers can ‘tell the difference’.
Throughout JL Audio you will find people who love audio, take it very seriously and consider themselves fortunate to have a career in such an enjoyable field. True “audio nuts” can be found around every corner of JL Audio’s facilities in Miramar, Florida and Phoenix, Arizona. They include former audio retailers, IASCA World Champions, installers, recording engineers, and an engineering staff with vast experience in professional, car and home audio product design.
Supporting our engineering efforts is an outstanding group of dedicated production and logistics professionals who make sure that JL Audio's factories around the world, and here in the U.S., maintain our high quality standards. Yes, you read that last part correctly... we build many of our speakers right here in the U.S.A., including all of our marine speakers. Since most of our premium loudspeakers incorporate proprietary, patented technologies that require unique assembly techniques, we find that it is best to build them where we can directly control these critical processes. Today, all of our premium subwoofer drivers and all of our marine speakers are built in-house, as are most of our Enclosed Subwoofer Systems and all our Stealthbox® products.
Space doesn't permit mentioning all the talented people who work at JL Audio, but I can share that their enthusiasm for great audio manifests itself in every detail of our products and our business approach.
I believe you will hear this passion every time you listen to a JL Audio product.
Co-Founder, CEO and Chief Engineer
Capable of standing alone or in conjunction with our marine subwoofers, these powerful marine speaker systems deliver exceptional fidelity and output for those seeking a superior listening experience.
All models feature motor systems that develop superior output compared to conventional designs. Treated silk soft-dome tweeters with powerful neodymium motor systems deliver sparkling high-frequency detail at all listening levels. Controlled off-axis response provides wide coverage with exceptional tonal balance throughout the listening area.
For an extra sonic edge, consider our unique 7.7-inch diameter speaker systems that provide 20% more sound radiating area than typical 6.5-inch designs and also benefit from oversized 1.25-inch diameter woofer voice coils (for additional power handling).
These extras add up to significantly improved output and clarity. Also offered is a conventional 6.5-inch coaxial system for direct-replacement applications or tighter spaces.
Specifically optimized models are available for cockpit panel-mounting and small enclosure mounting (i.e. wakeboard boat tower systems) to ensure superior bass performance in each application.
A little obsessive, maybe... but that’s just the way we do things.
JL Audio M-Series marine subwoofer drivers benefit from the same technological base that has produced the world's finest home and automotive subwoofers. They have been designed with the aid of our most advanced modeling technologies and are built with fanatical attention to detail in our Miramar, Florida factory to withstand years of duty in a true marine environment.
To achieve the best low-frequency performance in real-world, open-air marine environments, you need a specialized subwoofer driver. This is why we offer the M-Series subwoofers in two distinct versions.
The M10IB5 is optimized for high-power infinite-baffle operation so that it can be installed in a variety of locations, without the need for a dedicated enclosure behind it.
The M10W5 is optimized for operation in compact enclosures (0.5 to 1.0 cu.ft.) and features extremely long linear excursion capability for outstanding output and low-distortion performance. It is available as a raw driver or pre-loaded in a 100% fiberglass enclosure, precisely tuned to extract optimum performance (see Enclosed Systems / Enclosed Subwoofer Systems).
Whichever M-Series model you choose, you are getting the finest marine subwoofer JL Audio makes.