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Orion Cobalt CO154S

15" Single 4 ohm Cobalt Series Car Subwoofer

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  • 15" Single 4 ohm Cobalt Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 600 watts
    • RMS: 250 watts
  • Impedance: 4 Ohm
  • UV-treated paper cone woofer
  • Nitrile-butadiene rubber surround
  • Polypropylene dust cap
  • Custom stamped steel frame
  • Interlaced Conex spider
  • Stitched and looped tinsel leads
  • Rugged spring terminals up to 10-gauge
  • 3-stage vented back plate
  • 1.5" high temperature copper voice coil with Kapton former
  • Frequency response: 25-250 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 89.9 dB
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Series
Each subwoofer manufactured is part of a series. This is the name of the subwoofer's series.
Cobalt (Orion)
Subwoofer Size
Refers to the diameter of the subwoofer, measured in inches.
15"
Peak Power Handling
Peak power handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle during a brief musical burst. The RMS power range figure is a much more reliable rating for determining the speaker's power requirements. The Peak power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
600 watts
RMS Power Handling
The RMS power is the amount of power the speaker requires to operate safely and properly. RMS Power Handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle on a continuous basis. We recommend powering your speakers or subwoofer with 80%-120% of its recommended RMS rating. The RMS power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
250 watts
Voice Coil(s)
Dual voice coil subs have more wiring flexibility than single voice coils subs; however, single voice coil subwoofers provide easier hookup options for wiring multiple subwoofers in parallel or series. You may also run a dual voice coil (DVC) sub in parallel, series, or combination. A quad voice coil has four voice coils and is equal to two dual voice coil subwoofers as far as wiring goes.
Single
Impedance (Per Voice Coil)
The load value (in ohms) that the speakers present to the amplifier per voice coil - the amount of resistance to the current flow. This is a key specification as subs wired in parallel or low impedances can create problems with your amplifier and potentially void all warranties. We encourage you to ask our support department prior to purchase if you do not understand which impedance level will suit your application best.
4 ohms
Sensitivity
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
 
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
89.9 dB
Xmax (millimeters)
Typically measured in millimeters, the Xmax value is the measure of a speaker cone's maximum excursion in one direction while maintaining a linear behavior.
11.5 mm
Subwoofer Design
This is the design of the subwoofer or the opening of the subwoofer enclosure. Each design has it's own benefits, whether it is a square, circle, or oval.

Round/Circle: This is the typical and common subwoofer design. They have a round cone and are a circle in design.

Square: These woofers are able to achieve a greater cone area in a smaller space. Because of the greater surface area, some square subwoofers will be louder than a round subwoofer of the same size.

Round / Circle
Main Cone Color
This is the color of the speaker's or subwoofer's cone.
Black
Woofer Composition
Lightweight woofer cone materials are essential for efficient operation. Poly cones produce exceptional sound and are sturdy against various changes in temperature. Paper cones are very efficient, and when treated for moisture resistance, will perform at a high level. Poly refers to polypropylene, which is thermoplastic or fibers that are polymers of propylene. IMPP refers to injection molded polypropylene, a commonly used process and material in speakers.
Reinforced Paper
Woofer Surround
A speakers surround is part of the suspension system. The surround protects the cone and prevents it from being displaced as it flexes out from the basket. It is usually made of a durable material like treated foam or rubber in order to withstand the strenuous job of producing bass frequencies.
Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR)
Subwoofer Grille
Most subwoofers are able to accommodate a universal grille; however, some subs include a grille and others have a specific, optional grille available for purchase separately. If "yes", then the subwoofer includes a grille. If "optional (sold separately)" the matching grille will need to be purchased in addition to the sub.
No
Re-Cone Kit Available
Some higher end subwoofers have replaceable cone assemblies. In case of a blown woofer, a recone kit allows for a simple replacement, as opposed to purchasing an entire new subwoofer.
No

Recommended Enclosure Specifications

Recommended Enclosure Type
This is the recommended type of enclosure that the subwoofer should be installed into. Some subwoofers are specially designed for particular enclosures.

Sealed: These enclosures completely enclose the air inside the box. These boxes produce a tight bass.

Ported/Vented: These enclosures have a slot of air to escape from the box. The result is a sound that has more "boom".

Bandpass: These are a combination of both sealed and ported enclosures. They can be very efficient, but require tuning for the best response.

Sealed
Minimum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the minimum sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
2.0 cubic feet
Maximum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the maximum sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
2.0 cubic feet
Top-Mount Depth
The depth when installed on top of the mounting surface. Measured from the bottom of the speaker's magnet to the bottom of the mounting holes on the rim of the speaker.
6-1/2"
Cutout Diameter
The actual diameter of the hole you will need to cut out if you are creating a new mounting location for this speaker, or if you are mounting a subwoofer in a box.
13-7/8"
Shallow Mount Installation
This means that the subwoofer/speaker is designed to be installed in areas that do not have a lot of space. Shallow mount subwoofers are typically found under a seat or behind the seat in some trucks.

Shallow mount speakers will typically have a mounting depth of 2" or less, while shallow mount subwoofers will typically have a mounting depth of 3" or less.

No

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
38%
4 Star
25%
3 Star
13%
2 Star
13%
1 Star
13%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
3.6
Value
3.9
Features
3.6
Design
4.0
Usability
3.9

jc

indy

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lol

April 16, 2014

mine smells like cologne too.i thought it was weird too

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Beebusybass

Sacremanto

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Colbalt 15" no good

October 21, 2012

I was running two of these and every time I got close to 140db the magnet would come loose from the basket. I returned them both for new ones. After the brake in time I turn it up and yes it happened again. Orion used to be quality but now I don't know.

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Dreton

Westminster, CO

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Great sub for the price.

February 8, 2012

I bought this sub for a subwoofer project for my room. I have the sub hooked up to a Dayton audio plate amp at 4ohms so it getting 240watts rms. in a about 3 cube sealed box. The woofer has a good xmax (nothing too crazy) and it adds a nice bass response to my home system. The only real con about the woofer really isn't about the woofer. When it came it had the smell of cologne like someone had opened the box and didn't like the smell of new woofer (a crazy person) and sprayed it down. Great product i would recommend it to add a bit of bass to any system or to someone looking to get a bunch of good quality woofers for cheap and go bangin down the block.

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Kenneth

vandalia, IL

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Very bad subwoofers

January 9, 2012

I had them for two weeks then they blown with a alpine 500 watt. I was very disappointed, the amp was even turned to its lowest setting. I'm very unsatisfied with this product.

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xxplore

CHICAGO, IL

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NICE & CLEAN

June 20, 2011

I just had this sub put in my caprice & the bass this sub produces, already has my rear view mirror falling apart, very clear & clean base.....I have just one 15 inch sub , hooked up to a Diamond Audio amp & a capacitor ......Pounds very very hard !!!!

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rob

Milton, NC

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GREAT

October 27, 2010

i defiantly recommend this sub i didn't order fit from this site i got from a store that sells em and they're great they hit hard last a while and will have heads turning

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irie111

Tampa, FL

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VERY PLEASED!!!

August 22, 2010

I originally wanted two Orion XTRpro woofers to match up with my old Orion 2150SX amps (1 per woofer @ 600RMS)... My budget didn't allow it, so I got two of the Cobalt 15's to hold me over until I could upgrade. These are really nice subs, and sound great. I've got them way over powered as rated and they handle it well. If anyone out there is familiar with the original Orion XTR subs, these perform very similar and even look a lot like them as far as magnet/basket design/weight. I am happy with these and now do not plan to upgrade to the XTR's.. At this price, these can't be beaten in my opinion.

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johnboy

orangeburg, SC

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killer sub!!

October 27, 2009

Who knew that entry level subwoofers could perform like this... These woofers will absolutely blow your mind. With a bumped back plate, extended pole piece, large magnet, and high roll surround that give an astounding 10.25mm of Xmax deez s***s bang bro....

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

25 ft. of Streetwires 12 Gauge Speaker Cable

You'll need speaker wire to hook up that new subwoofer!

Your Price $44.95

Belva 23 ft. of 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

Ultra-flexible PVC blended jacket for easy installation.

Your Price $14.99

15 Dual Sealed Single Cab Truck Subwoofer Box

Durable 11/16" Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) construction.

Your Price $89.95

Single 15" Sealed MDF Subwoofer Enclosure

15-inch Sealed Car Sub Box Made with 3/4" MDF and lined w/ Polyfil.

Your Price $44.99

15" Single Slot Ported/Vented Pro Subwoofer Enclosure

Durable 3/4" Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) construction.

Your Price $69.95

Dynamat Sound Dampening Trunk Kit

Did you know sound dampening will reduce those annoying rattles and even increase your SPL?

Your Price $109.95

Stinger Sound Dampening Trunk Kit

Stinger's Roadkill sound dampening series is sure to kill unwanted road noise and rattles! Enough sound dampening for your whole trunk!

Your Price $79.99

Gold Plated Dual Terminal Banana Plug Connector

Enables an expandable, secure connection accepting up to 8 gauge wire.

Your Price $4.99

Car Stereo and Speaker Installation Tool Kit

Includes Test Light, Crimp/Splice Tool, Multi-bit Screwdriver and more.

Your Price $12.99

Xscorpion 9-Piece Nylon Plastic Pry and Chisel Tool Set

Easily removes dash/trims, door clips, panels and pins, rubber grommets and vehicle emblems.

Your Price $14.99

4 Ft of 1/4" Thick Black Heat Shrink Tubing

Provides abrasion resistance and added protection for your cables.

Your Price $3.99

2" Universal, Professional Heavy Duty Roller for Sound Damping/Dampening

Universal rubber roller to make it easy to install sound dampening.

Your Price $7.99

1mm All Purpose Solder

Solder is all purpose for use on most projects where solder is needed.

Your Price $8.99

15" Protective Waffle Metal Subwoofer Grille

Keep your subwoofer looking amazing while keeping it safe with its durable metal construction!

Your Price $6.99

Scosche SPL Meter

Monitor the noise level of your new car audio system with this SPL meter measuring from 60-135 dB.

Your Price $21.99

AutoSound 2000 CD-101

Low frequency test CD

Your Price $11.99

Impedance Meter / Signal Generator

Easy to locate tuning frequencies of passive radiators and ported enclosures

Your Price $299.99

1 Orion Cobalt CO154S Subwoofer

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

2 Orion Cobalt CO154S Subwoofers

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp

4 Channel Amp - Bridged

3 Orion Cobalt CO154S Subwoofers

4 Channel Amp

4 Orion Cobalt CO154S Subwoofers

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

2 Channel Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

4 Channel Amp

Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

CO154S

UPC

093207061325

Weight

20.00lbs

Internal SKU

co154s

Internal Product ID

12911

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Orion Cobalt CO154S