JL Audio

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  • JL Audio, Inc.
  • 10369 North Commerce Pkwy., Miramar, FL 33025-3962, USA
  • Official website
  • Email via form on site
  • 954.443.1100
  • 954.443.1111


Equipment[add model]

JL Audio manufactures or has manufactured the following equipment (click to expand models list):

Dynamic Speakers

General information [contribute]

Wikipedia (October 10, 2009): JL Audio is a manufacturer of high-end consumer audio products. They produce marine, home, and mobile audio products, but are best known for their subwoofers, audio crossovers and subwoofer amplifiers. JL Audio, as well as MTX Audio and Kicker, is known as one of the pioneers of the car audio industry.


Wikipedia (October 10, 2009): JL Audio was founded in 1975 by James Birch and Lucio Proni. The first letters of their names are where the name "JL" came from for JL Audio. Their first products were home speaker systems as well as home speaker "kits."

In 1977, when business did not turn out as good as expected, Birch and Proni invested in a retail store in Hollywood, Florida, called Speaker Warehouse which focused mainly on speaker repair and the sale of speakers, individually or as whole speaker sets. The original company, JL Audio, was still in operation during this time. As the businesses grew, Speaker Warehouse essentially became a dealer of JL Audio products. In the late 70s and early 80s, as the car audio revolution was starting to take place, Speaker Warehouse was a big seller of the early pioneering car audio products. Birsch and Proni used their knowledge of speakers and audio to experiment with these systems, especially with component systems with subwoofers. By the early 80's, Speaker Warehouse had become known as the place to go for high-end audio in South Florida..

In 1975, JL Audio is formed.

In 1979, Speaker Warehouse is purchased by JL Audio.

In 1987-1988, Speaker Warehouse began to design competition cars with their audio systems.

In 1988, Speaker Warehouse/JL Audio dominates the car audio scene in South Florida.

In 1989, seven Speaker Warehouse vehicles qualified for the first annual IASCA Finals in Tempe, Arizona.

Early 1990s, JL Audio becomes known across the United States and Canada after winning several awards in car audio competitions.

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