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. Product Line Overview 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). The M8IB5, M10IB5 and M12IB6 subwoofers are optimized for high-power, infinite-baffle operation and can be installed in a variety of locations, without the need for a dedicated enclosure behind it.
With appropriate system setup, the addition of a subwoofer allows your smaller main speakers to be free of the burden of reproducing low frequencies. This allows your whole system to play louder and to sound cleaner at all listening levels. Purpose-engineered and built for real marine duty, the M-Series infinite-baffle woofers are designed to operate without a dedicated enclosure. Long excursion capability and rugged suspension systems help produce deep, powerful bass response that will transform your boat’s audio system. The M10IB5 is best used with amplifier power in the 75W – 250W range and is optimized to operate with a large volume of air behind it (at least 2 cu. ft. / 56.6 l). If you need a subwoofer driver that operates in a small sealed enclosure, select our M10W5, instead. Like all JL Audio marine speakers, this driver is built to withstand a real saltwater marine environment and deliver years of listening enjoyment.