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200W 10" Cobalt Series Single 4 ohm Subwoofer

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Orion CO104S

200W 10" Cobalt Series Single 4 ohm Subwoofer

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General Features

  • 10" Single 4 ohm Cobalt Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 400 watts
    • RMS: 200 watts
  • UV Treated paper cone woofer
  • Nitrile butadiene rubber surround
  • Reversible top gasket
  • Flat conex spider with loop stitched tinsel leads
  • 1-1/2" Large copper-wound Kapton voice coil
  • Frequency response: 39-250 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 86 dB
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Product History:

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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.
10"
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.
400 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.
200 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
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).
39 - 250 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".
86 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.
10.29 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)
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
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.
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.
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.
4-15/16"
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.
9-1/6"
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
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
47%
4 Star
33%
3 Star
20%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.4
Value
4.7
Features
4.1
Design
4.5
Usability
4.7
orion

Chicago, IL

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great sub

April 27, 2010

I got this sub in mail on time and it sounds awesome. It is one of the best 10s out there.

Its not the loudest ever but it is only a 10" sub with 400 watts.

I recommend it to anyone looking for sound quality, can't beat the price from sonic

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Doug

barstow, ca

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Good but not long lasting

December 6, 2010

The rubber ring leading to the cone keeps ripping!!! This is my 3rd speaker, sound not very durable every 3 months got to get a new one!!

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Chris

Cape Coral, Florida

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Great little subs

March 4, 2011

My current set up consists of two of these in a small .60 cu truck box in my older F250 pickup. In the beginning I had them running off a Lanzar 800 watt amp and they sounded very nice for such low power usage. But now, let me tell you, these subs are marathon runners and can handle being run off a much much larger amp such as the Orion HCCA-2400 which I have them connected too currently. The gain is set at about 25% as I was being cautious not to blow the cones off them and I have to say, they hit very hard and draw alot of attention. Soon I will be adding 2 more of these subs in a 4x10 truck box instead of the 2x10 I am currently running. Once there are 4 in there, I'll be wiring them up to run at 1 ohm.

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Colorblind83

Houston Texas

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This is a great entry level sub!

December 19, 2010

I installed 2 in their own small sealed enclosure which is about .8 cubic feet, each, in my brother's vehicle. He has used them for a good while now and its safe to say that they are fully broken in. They are each getting about 150 watts RMS off of a rather power hungry 2 channel amp in stereo mode and they sound rather nice. They don't play really low, but they are entry level 10's so that is to be expected. They are comparable to other entry level name brands out there like kicker c104, RF P1's, MTX 4510's etc. all of which I've personally heard and installed. Its purely a matter of personal preference.
These Orions do well in small sealed enclosures, although I haven't put them in a ported one. But why mess with something that works well enough? No, you will not win any SPL contests, but they do get loud for 200 watt speakers. I do recommend these, but the only thing I wish they had as an option was a DVC model. OH WELL!

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zach

milton pa

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good for the money.

August 11, 2010

I just got 2 of these today, I put them in a 3.2 cf vented box. I'm running them on a Kenwood d9105d 1800 watt amp at 2 ohms. I have the gain at 2 volts freq is set at 65hz and bass boost at 7. a bit over powered but they actually like it. sound good. ill post another review when they are broke in..

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Sarcastic

Great Bend, KS

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Incredible Price vs Performance

December 9, 2009

I was thoroughly impressed with this product. I purchased it to replace an old Eclipse Sub that wore out and could not be happier.

Facts
Vehicle - 1995 Eclipse GSX (Hatchback)
Enclosure - 1.5 Cubic FT Vented Enclosure
Amplifier - Cadence Q200 ([email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected] Bridged)

Hits quite hard with my setup.
Is much more musical than the Eclipse Sub I had before.
Was extremely inexpensive for the performance of the product.

If your looking to add some bass to your vehicle on the cheap this product will do it and not disappoint.

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Robert

Saginaw, MI

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Great Woofer

August 24, 2009

I have 2 of the 08 models and there in a small sealed box under the back seat of my extended cab. There arent the loudest 10s ive ever heard but they're probably the cleanest sounding. I listen to alot of rock and rap music and they sound really good on both. I'd recommend these to anyone. Depending on what you listen to, you could get the 15's for some real low and loud.

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bub

va beach va

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good for the money

February 18, 2010

got it in a small custom truck box, works good for the money..

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alex

Meridianville, AL

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i love it

August 6, 2009

i think its pretty cool for a 10 i love it the box i made was bad but if its in a vented box its better and bass is just wat i was lookin for

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Mark

WA

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Sounds great, takes power like a champ

September 7, 2010

I have this sub in a box way smaller than it should be in, and it still rattles my single cab toyota nearly to death on every note. That being said, I think I'm putting around 250-350 watts rms to it, as my amp is rated 500rms at 4 ohms, and I set the gain at a volume of 35 for 200 watts, but I occasionally go to 50, and it hasn't skipped a beat, no voice coil smell or heat, and it pounds. Even before I got my new amplifier and was only putting 200 watts rms to it it sounded great, just not quite enough for me. That being said, I am going to make a better box for this, and put it into my sister's car, while I can get a woofer I can throw the full 800 watts rms at, but I have recommended this subwoofer to all my friends, it's a great buy, and it's a good name brand to boot!

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The wizard Audio

St. Louis Missouri

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Always Great!

May 13, 2010

I have been buying online for some years now. I have always been more then satisfied with the service received. I would suggest anyone in the market for audio and/or electronics, to use sonic electronix.

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Austin

Pine Haven, WY

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Great 10"

June 20, 2012

All I gotta say is that for the price this hits really well. I have it paired to the Cobalt CO500.1, and they make a great pair if you're just trying to add that little bit bass to fully enjoy music.

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Mr. shake your car

hamilton, NJ

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People think its a 12"!

May 23, 2012

I have one of these in a 1.3 ported box and it pounds off only 200 watts its loud but still very clear. Great sound for the price and perfect for a beginner in car audio

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Eric

Moore, SC

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Nice ten inch sub

April 6, 2011

I ordered this sub with a slot ported box and a 400 watt amp. This system sounds amazing. The bass is clear and pretty loud. The best part I like about it is that it doesn't rattle anything. Just good clear bass. I just cant believe I got that system for $170. Sonic is da shizzz!!!!

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Mobile Enclosures

New London, CT

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For an entry level

September 24, 2012

The first thing to note about these subs are their mechanical limitations. For an entry level driver, it is quite impressive. I remeasured the ts specs and they were very similar to the ones posted in the manual. That says a lot about the company. Being that these are the baby step subs of Orion, I am generally impressed with their performance. They do work much better in ported designs mainly due to their already higher distortion levels even at low voltage, but overall for the price they are fun to play with. Nothing I would keep for show, but again, entry level.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

CO104S

UPC

093207061301

Weight

11.00lbs

Internal SKU

co104s

Internal Product ID

18936

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 CO104S