JL Audio E112 Subwoofer

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Why JL Audio E112 is your best choice in subwoofers 

Of all the subwoofer brands out there, save your time - there are only two choices; REL of JL Audio. So lets dig in see why we recommend JL Audio. 

1) Speaker level input

1) Fundamental to REL's approach is a speaker level connection that is believed to offer good synchronozation between speakers and subwoofer.  There are pros and cons, the main issue is that direct speaker connection loads the amplifier. While JL Audio also has speaker level inputs, and you can hook it up the same way as REL, you may want to use RCA line level to be safe.

3) Sealed vs Bass Reflex 

The ability to start and stop on a dime is desirable. To hear the pluck of a stringbass, the punch of an exposion.  The sealed cabinet design of JL Audio is better at starting and stopping - just as a car's shock ansorbers stop wallowing.  Ported designs such a REL push out more bass, but have less control. 

Meet the JL Audio E112

a 12-inch Powered Subwoofer with 1500 watts

Applying a series of our key technologies, E-Sub powered subwoofers deliver exceptional sound quality, power and value in a wide range of demanding applications

E-Sub drivers employ our exclusive DMA technology to optimize the drivers' motor strength, ensuring linear behavior over a very long excursion range. Unlike typical steady-state modeling systems, DMA takes into account the dynamic shifts created by current flow and back EMF under real power conditions, with real program material. The payoff offered by DMA optimization is a driver that faithfully tracks its input signal, at all listening levels, leading to superior bass definition and dynamics.

The extreme mounting depth of the E-Sub driver is very deliberate. It permits wide gaps to exist between the three suspension elements (the rubber surround and the dual spiders), imparting exceptional mechanical stability over the driver's full excursion range. This further improves linearity, reduces distortion and enhances long-term reliability. In a stroke of engineering elegance, the E-Sub’s steel front mounting flange forms the entire front baffle of the finished product, while the driver’s back-plate is threaded and bolted to the rear wall of its enclosure for support.

To power these innovative drivers, we engineered a completely new switching amplifier with a regulated, switching power supply, making its chassis more compact, lightweight and efficient, while still delivering ample, clean power to fully exercise the E-Sub driver's performance envelope.

Conveniently controlled from the E-Sub cabinet’s top panel, the amplifier incorporates studio-grade signal processing to make adjustments a much more enjoyable experience than rear–mounted controls found on most powered subwoofers. An attractive cover hides and protects the controls during normal use.

The feature set has been designed to allow the use of E-Subs in a wide range of applications, from full home theater systems to dedicated two-channel music systems, to desktop audio workstations. Analog inputs are provided for unbalanced line-level signals or speaker level signals. Dedicated line outputs are included to make a bi-amped system arrangement with no additional hardware required. Useful in combating ground-related noise problems, a rear panel switch configures the line level inputs as grounded or isolated.

The E-Sub’s active crossover is a true two-way, 4th order Linkwitz-Riley design, with a low-pass filter feeding the subwoofer's amplifier and a high-pass filtered signal exiting its line outputs. When the on-board crossover is defeated, as is typical in a home theater installation, the line outputs deliver a pass-through, buffered signal identical to its line inputs, easily permitting multiple E-Subs to be interconnected in a ‘daisy-chain' arrangement. Switchable polarity and a fully variable phase control round out the signal processing section. All signal processing is performed in the analog domain, ensuring very low latency in critical applications.

Precision-built in JL Audio's U.S. factory, all E-Sub are individually performance-verified and tested to deliver years of listening enjoyment in your home audio or home theater system.


"The qualities that have made previous JL Audio’s subwoofers exceptional—lack of bloat and overhang, coupled with tremendous power and authority—were evident in the new, more affordable e112. The e112s was quick and agile, reproducing transient information with no smearing of leading-edge attacks, plus very fast decays. As a result, the sub didn’t dilute pace and rhythm, as many subs do"

read the review in Absolute Sound


  • Enclosure Type                                   Sealed
  • Enclosure Finish                                 Black Ash
  • Frequency Response (Anechoic)        22 - 118 Hz (±1.5dB)
  • -3 dB at 21 Hz / 120 Hz 
  • -10 dB at 17 Hz / 153 Hz
  • Effective Piston Area (Sd)                    84.4 sq in / 0.0545 sq m
  • Effective Displacement                        235 cu in / 3.9 L
  • Amplifier Power                                  1500 W RMS short-term
  • Power Mode(s)                                    Off, On or Automatic (Signal-Sensing)
  • Dimensions W H D 15.5 in / 394 mm x 16.23 in / 412 mm x  18.39 in / 467 mm   
  • Net Weight                                   73.5 lb / 33.3 kg
  • Note: Height dimensions include feet.

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