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Audiobahn AW1571T

15" Dual 4 ohm Natural Sound Series Car Subwoofer

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Accurate and Efficient Natural Sound Subwoofers

In order to get a more true, smooth, warm and natural sound bass reproduction, the Audiobahn AW1571T features a lightweight and highly efficient non-pressed poly-coated spruce paper cone. Its J-type foam surround increases surface area for a wider range of frequency reproduction as well as improved cone stability during hard listening sessions. One of the most interesting features is the use of multi-connect Lug Lock terminals. These terminals will allow for each terminal to have a single connection instead of the traditional combination of multiple wire into one terminal. This will improve installation ease when looking to install more than one subwoofer. This also allows for a cleaner install and decreases the chances of wires crossing and picking up dirty signal. The other innovative feature is the use of 3-dimensional flames on a stamped steel basket. These flames not only look cool but have been computer-molded to decrease resonance and vibrations for increase sound quality and sound reproduction. If you are looking to bring out the natural lower frequencies from your audio system then look no further than the Audiobahn AW1571T.

  • 15" Dual 4 ohm Natural Sound Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1000 watts
    • RMS: 500 watts
  • Impedance: Dual 4 ohm
  • Non-pressed 2-layer poly-coated spruce paper cone woofer
  • 1-1/2" Treated PHAT foam surround
  • Convex dust cap increases cone rigidity and cool
  • Flat spider provides symmetrical voice coil control
  • 2" 4-Layer edge wound AVS voice coil design
  • Vented over sized back plate allows for greater excursion
  • Extended pole piece provides a more linear magnetic field
  • Black anodized aluminum voice coil former for improved thermal transference
  • Polished chrome aluminum cast basket for rigidity and alignment
  • Lug Lock Terminals
  • Chrome protective metal finish
  • 60oz. Strontium Magnet structure
  • Frequency Response: 21-1,000 Hz
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Series
Each subwoofer manufactured is part of a series. This is the name of the subwoofer's series.
Natural Sound (Audiobahn)
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.
1000 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.
500 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.
Dual
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
Voice Coil Diameter
Diameter of voice coil, usually measured in inches.
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
21 - 1000 Hz
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".
93.4 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 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.
Foam
Magnet Structure
Defines the overall structure of the subwoofers magnet.
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.

Ported / Vented
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.
1.25 cubic feet
Optimum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the ideal sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in 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.
3.5 cubic feet
Minimum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the minimum ported box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
2 cubic feet
Optimum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the ideal ported box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
Maximum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the maximum ported box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
4 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.
6-7/8"
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

Electromechanical Parameters

Free-Air Resonance (Fs)
The free-air resonance frequency of the subwoofer, measured in Hz. At this frequency the weight of the moving parts is perfectly balanced with the subwoofers suspension system.
Equivalent Compliance (Vas)
This is the amount of air that has the same stiffness as the subwoofers suspension. The greater the rating, the lower the stiffness and larger recommended enclosure. It is measured in Liters.
Total Speaker Q Value (Qts)
This is the subwoofers relative damping (Q) at the resonance frequency (Fs), including all dimensionless losses. Essentially, a high Qts value (closer to 1.0) means the subwoofer is great for sealed enclosures and a low Qts value (closer to 0) means the woofer is great in vented enclosures. A Qts of around 0.45 means the woofer will work decently in either enclosure type.
Electrical Q Value (Qes)
The subwoofers relative damping (Q) at the resonance frequency (Fs), including electrical losses. Also called the mechanical damping of the subwoofer. The unitless measurement usually varies from 0.5 10.
Electrical Resistance of Voice Coil (Re)
Amount of DC resistance of the subwoofer when measured with an ohm meter. Typically, this will read less than the impedance rating of the subwoofer.
Mechanical Q Value (Qms)
This is the subwoofers relative damping (Q) at the resonance frequency (Fs), including mechanical losses. Also called the mechanical damping of the subwoofer. This unitless measurement usually varies from 0.5 10.
Efficiency Bandwidth Product (EBP)
This number represents the trade off between having an efficient woofer and one with a wide bandwidth. To calculate this number, take the Fs and divide it by the Qes. If the number is below 50, the woofer is designed for a sealed enclosure only. If it's between 50-100 it can be used in either. Lastly, if it's greater than 100 it's designed for vented enclosures.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
42%
4 Star
33%
3 Star
8%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
17%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
3.4
Value
4.2
Features
3.8
Design
4.3
Usability
4.4
kim

gansevoort, NY

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SWICK

February 26, 2007

i own this sub..sounds sick and loud..this thing hits...i was worried that it would be sloppy at quick bass lines but 2 my surprise it was quite nice..love this sub 4 the $ u cant beat it

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James

Monroe, NC

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Never Fails

January 22, 2006

Audiobahn never fails at being one of the best. This subwoofer puts out the Lows like you wouldn't believe. It's very durable and powerful. You can play this thing forever without any problems. Great product.

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Jarred

Olathe, KS

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Good/Bad

April 8, 2012

Set up this subwoofer with a Alpine MRP M500 @ 2OHMs pushing 500w. I had the sub boost all the way up. It hit pretty nice, almost like my Alpine Type R 12" and MRD M605 that was stolen last year. But then I started getting a cut on/off bass problem. I turned down the bass thinking it might of been the AMP going out. It seemed to remedy the issue for a week, but then it got worse and quit working all together. I turned the bass boost back up to see if that would fix it, sure enough, it was working good and pushing strong. Two days later I got the nasty stench of burning electronics and I could smell it coming from the port on the sub box. Not a huge loss if i'm out on this thing. Just wish it lasted longer.

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tim

torrington, WY

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Audiobahn AW1571T

February 28, 2012

Good sub, broke in for like 2 weeks then turned up my 450 Alpine amp and it pounds better then my Rockford 12's nice lows.

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Derek

apple creek, OH

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Pretty good

November 30, 2011

Sounds pretty decent but kind of sloppy. But not that bad. Great for the price.

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515audio92

urbandale,IA

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great sub

November 24, 2011

These subs are some of best subs i have owned. Out of all of them, these put out the lows like you you wouldn't believe. i have mine at 600 rms per sub and them take it like a champ, and sound great in my ext cab pick up. i would recommend these to anyone that wants deep loud bass for a great price. Great product!

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Cali

Wadesboro, NC

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Good Subs, not so good for loudness

September 27, 2011

I ordered 2 of these subs from Sonic, no issues or anything as far as shipping, great quality product. I had these subs wired to a Power Acoustik Bamf 4000 watt amp, so it was only pushing around 1700 rms at most. These subs sounded great and were really loud in my explorer, but after only a month one of my subs voice coil melted and froze. This was mainly my fault for overpowering them, but I had an audiobahn aq 12 that was taking the same amount of power these 15's were and it never blew/froze. But as long as you keep them at their limit of 500-600 rms a piece, they should last you awhile. And they are great subs for their price to.

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Cory

Kalkaska, MI

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Hits pretty darn good...

December 13, 2005

My friend has 2 of this hooked up to an alpine amp and it hits pretty good. His only problem is he made his own box and its not well built, but even with this fact it still has a lot of bass. Overall it can put out a lot of bass for a cheap price.

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sam

Saint Louis, MO

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good bang for your buck

September 6, 2005

i have four of these in a lowrider blazer with 2 3000 watt amps and it hits hard. dont listen to that other guy about the voice coil burnin up because mine have not.

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Troy

Canada

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Good for Starters.

June 29, 2005

This subwoofer is great for a starter system, it's 15 inch, 500 watts rms, and has good sound quality. But... if you want to turn it up and let it pound it will wear out, very fast. But hey, like it says: "Natural sound" it's made to sound good, not loud. If you play it hard the voice coil will burn out.

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steven

metairie, LA

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fast shipping

January 26, 2012

This sub was not a good buy. I was very sad to say because Audiobahn used to make good stuff. After the buy the subs were blowned in a matter of an hour and they were powered with the correct rms too. It was said i will never buy this sub again. But thank you sonicelectronics for the fast shipping!

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Matt

Claremore, OK

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Disappointment at it's worst

December 5, 2011

I purchased this woofer from friends with older Audiobahn products but was let down when I played this woofer for 2 reasons. The loudness and the durability. After warming up the sub (it is cold where I live) I played the sub at 300 rms watts and didn't want to push it hard enough to blow it and older Audiobahn products are great spl subs, this woofer is weak for a 15" sub. It was lacking in spl and sq so I tried playing some more lower bass to see how it did at subsonic frequencies. it started smoking like a chimney. I took it apart to see the quality of the parts they use. The voice coils are very thin and not well spun.

Overal Im very displeased. I'm going back to hifonics. I have worked on many brands and hifonics uses top of the line pieces and is comparable to kicker and JL when it comes to quality If it ain't made in the USA, don't bother. Hifonics 9/10, Audiobahn 4/10.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

AW1571T

UPC

651718008408

Weight

17.00lbs

Internal SKU

aw1571t

Internal Product ID

140

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: Audiobahn AW1571T