Product Comparison: JL Audio 13W7 vs Kicker 11S15L72

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General Specifications
JL Audio
About the Product
The W7 embodies JL Audio's commitment to pushing the envelope of speaker technology, with six patented technologies and a completely unique set of component parts. Each W7 model has been meticulously engineered to reproduce sub-bass with extreme fidelity at any volume level.
The KICKER® Solo-Baric® L7S™ boasts massive power handling and more cone area than any circular sub. You move more air, so you get more bass.
Key Specs
Driver Diameter
13 in.
15 in.
Power RMS
1000 watts
1000 watts
1.5 ohms
2 ohms
Size & Weight
17.9 in.
7.9 in.
18.5 in.
15.6 in.
18.5 in.
15.6 in.
21.8 lbs.
35 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
JL Audio 13W7 13-1/2-Inch W7 Subwoofer
  • I was surprised by the structure and weight of the subwoofer itself.
  • Great amp and very good size. ,its a pretty compact amp for the power.
  • The JL amp is seriously half the size of my old amp, and puts out the same quality as my old amp, and it was at a good value as well.
  • This amp is a beast for it size love it! Recommend for good bass in your car.
  • Very powerful amp that's slim and fits in small areas. Unit doesn't get too hot like JL Audios other amps.
Kicker 11S15L72 Car Audio Solobaric L7 Square 15" Sub Dual 2 Ohm 2000W
  • Bass of these speakers is pretty good for the speaker size, highly recommended.
  • These fit great and were very easy to install on my 96 f250. They sound great and I am very happy with them.
  • Fits perfectly in my 2010 Pontiac G6 when using the aftermarket speaker mounts. Great all around sound. Love the bass the most.
  • Fit perfectly in factory harness and adapter. They have great sound quality! Great price!
  • Works how its supposed to. Perfect fit, good sound, nice bass, just try it.
Max. Frequency Response
200 Hz
100 Hz
Min. Frequency Response
15 Hz
18 Hz
86.3 dB
89.4 dB
Peak Power
2000 watts
2000 watts
Amplifier Class
What customers say about "Audio"
JL Audio 13W7 13-1/2-Inch W7 Subwoofer
  • This is the only sub I have in my truck and it is the best one ever it is so loud and powerfull that I love it way to much to put into words.
  • I have 2 of these in a Monte carlo in a custom ported enclosure powered by a Memphis MJ-16 2200.1 and the s*** slams harder then any other set up I've ever had.
  • Good clean bass the only subs were I have been able to turn my head unit all the way up and they don't distort.
  • You get what you pay for. Sound quality is amazing and the bass is insane.
  • It is so massive sounding and loud I have it turned almost all the way down.
Kicker 11S15L72 Car Audio Solobaric L7 Square 15" Sub Dual 2 Ohm 2000W
  • I only have one in a ported box with 1300 watts pushing it and its shaking my dashboard loose it knocks hard i love it i ve had it for close to a year without one problem.
  • I Have 3 of these in a 15cu ft ported box using a audiopipe 3000.1amp and damn they sound good. People can definitely tell when im coming down the road.
  • This sub alone will blow the doors off of any car / truck / suv. Huge bass!
  • I love it so much, it pounds very hard and sounds amazing, I have it pushed to it's max with a 0 gauge wiring kit and 2000 watt monoblock amp.
  • Boyfriend loves this! It has excellent sound and exactly what he wanted. We would recommend!
Floating-cone attach method, Polyester foam OverRoll surround, Polypropylene W-Cone assembly
Cast-aluminum basket, Heat-reducing T-cut top plate, Spiralead tinsel-lead technology, Full coverage back bracing, Santoprene rubber surround
What customers say about "Features"
JL Audio 13W7 13-1/2-Inch W7 Subwoofer
  • When I turn it up, the cone looks like it's moving at least an inch. Its ready to good and loud music.
  • Physically and visually this product presents itself powerfully, with a strong frame and a thick beefy cone.
  • This speaker sounds great even thoni order the wrong ohm voice coil it still hits hard and sounds great.
  • The dual voice coils allow a single sub to be wired in either series or parallel for impedance.
  • The dual voice coils up right theres several different ways to pull different ohm loads.
Kicker 11S15L72 Car Audio Solobaric L7 Square 15" Sub Dual 2 Ohm 2000W
  • Perfect design for my car 2012 toyota sienna rear speakers, couldn't be better!
  • I use this product for a project, because of the size & material long lasting delivering a very good sound clear & powerful.
  • The cones are made of a nice durable-feeling polymer/plastic material that feels like it will not age poorly like many speaker cones.
  • Looked and felt cheap. No weight. Doubted they were even kicker.
  • For the price you cant go wrong its just super light weight and does not feel sturdy. Be careful not to drop.
Push-down terminals
Spring loaded
What customers say about "Connectivity"
JL Audio 13W7 13-1/2-Inch W7 Subwoofer
  • I had 2 x15 sundowns nd this sub hits harder than both of them i have this sub hooked up to a 1200 hd jl amp awesome!!!!
  • Amp is legit! Got it connected to one JL 12 W7 and it pounds! Grade A!
  • Perfectly connected to my speakers, the bass is simply gorgeous, I bounce in the car!
  • With this subwoofer, my cheap speakers sound like expensive and high-quality, it's just a great combination.
  • I connected the subwoofer to my system without any problems, the sound noticeably improved.
Kicker 11S15L72 Car Audio Solobaric L7 Square 15" Sub Dual 2 Ohm 2000W
  • I have one in my Chevy Equinox paired with a 1000 watt rms amp and it's loud with the amp turned up half way.
  • I am running a kicker ZXS1500.1 Amp and the speaker takes every bit of power from it. been running it for about a year now and havent had any problems.
  • I am running the sub off of a rockford fosgate power t1001bd-cp amlpifier. the amp's birth certificate rated it and 1456 watts rms @2ohms.
  • Love the kicker L7's, I am running one L7 with memphis 1500 D.. pushing 152 db. Plenty of trophys to prove it... Have not seen a speaker yet in its class to beat it.
  • Only issue I know they tend to have with the 11S15L7 models are that the tinsel lead sometimes breaks free from the terminal.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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