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1500W 15" Phantom Series Dual 4 Ohm Subwoofer

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General Features:

  • 15" Dual 4 Ohm Phantom Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 2500 watts
    • RMS: 1500 watts
  • Impedance: Dual 4 ohm
  • Black metallic injection-molded polypropylene cone
  • Butyl rubber surround
  • Red woofer stitching enhances durability
  • Spring-loaded binding posts
  • Mounting Depth: 7-1/8"
  • 2-1/2" High temperature Kapton voice coil
  • Large magnet with protective cover
  • Designed for use in sealed and ported enclosures
  • Frequency response: 25-1,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 96dB
  • Authorized Platinum Internet Dealer
  • 1 year Sonic Electronix, and 2 years Manufacturer's warranty

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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.
Phantom (Boss)
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.
2500 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.
1500 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).
25 - 1,000 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".
96 dB
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.
Injection Molded Polypropylene (IMPP)
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.
Butyl Rubber
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.
0.8 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.
0.8 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.
1.2 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.
1.2 cubic feet
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
3 years
Labor Warranty Duration
3 years
Warranty Provider
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
52%
4 Star
14%
3 Star
19%
2 Star
2%
1 Star
12%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
3.8
Value
4.4
Features
3.9
Design
4.5
Usability
4.3
Clark

McComb, MS

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Very Good Sub

February 7, 2011

This sub is a great purchase for the price. Not only does this sub produce good bass frequencies it also is a good competitor. From what I've seen it has a pretty big damn magnet and the cone and stitching are both made of durable material. If you wire this sub up correctly or get an audio retailer to do it you sure to not go wrong. Most people who complain on this site about there subs shorting out or quitting is because they were installed improperly. I've his 154 on the db with 2 of these in a custom box.

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Juan

UNITED STATES

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BoSs PhAnToM

April 4, 2011

This sub is cheap and hits hard lol i own 2 and im really impressed

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Dalesauce

Lexington, GA

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2500 watt boss 15"

September 12, 2014

This sub hits hardddddd. I have it in a crappy off brand box and it still out does all the others in the parking lot

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forrest

fitzgerald, GA

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do not go by power rating!

May 18, 2014

i ordered these subwoofers about 6 months ago, they are supposed to hold 1500 rms and 2500 peak watts. i have two of them in a box, they were professionally installed correct wiring capacitor the whole nine yards. i have a 1200 watt rockford fosgate prime series amp, the amp was turned ALL the way down as far as possible. its been about 6 months give or take so they were broke in, once again amp turned down as much as possible. i was driving yesterday with the song mercy playing. i started smelling that smell like no other lol looked in back mirror and the whole back of my suv was filling with smoke. got home took subs out and they were 100% MELTED. sounded decent just WONT HOLD ADVERTISED POWER. atleast not true pwer. thanks.

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skyler

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Boss

June 27, 2011

Works great haven't had a problem with it. Has good bass more than I expected for the price.

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Brandon

McComb, MS

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Great Sub & Design

February 7, 2011

I purchased this sub 2 weeks ago along with the boss 2-channel 3000 watt amp and they fit together perfect everything has been working great so far it produces good bass frequencies and I'm very impressed so far. If you hook everything up correctly or recommended im sure this sub will last a LONG time. I'd recommend a ported enclosure instead of a sealed enclosure also. For the price this sub is top of the line!

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2 real for fake poeple

Farwell , Mi

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Great deal

January 13, 2014

I would recommond these for cheap good speakers there not the best but they do hit pretty hard for being so cheap i would buy these again if i had to!

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Kyle

Arkansas

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Just get them

September 21, 2012

I have two of these in my 95 cammaro. And wow. Let's just say nobody in my town can compete with these. These things are the best especially for the price. They will hit. I'm not maxing them out for stories about not handling the power so I'm running them at 2000 a piece. 4000 watt mono block amp running at one ohm.

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kennoris

MONTGOMERY, AL

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it took 5500 watts to blow them out the box!

January 9, 2012

I had a 5500 SPL 1 channel, class D. I turned the amp 3/4 the way up and both speakers came out the box! They still work but the cone wires broke loose. So thier alright but I needed more, so I went with kicker L7's!

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Christopher

Robertsdale, AL

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great sub

February 15, 2011

Great subs I have 2 of them in my truck getting a 3rd and have no problem with them if ur looking for great bass for low price then this is it.

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Greg

Columbia, SC

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Great sub

October 19, 2014

This Subwoofer Is Great. It Shakes the whole trunk of my 1996 caprice.
I am running this sub off of a 5000 watt planet audio amp.

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MOFO

Houston Tx

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junk

September 17, 2013

I bought 6 of these. At the very best they are 400 wattsRMS. I would not recommend this product to my worst enemy.

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Damian

Las Vegas, NV

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really surprised

January 6, 2013

I am really surprised how good these speakers sound especially because I had two 15" kicker comp vr's and blew them. I bought the boss phantoms because of the price and I am surprised they sound the same as my vr's did. I would recommend these to anyone looking to beat.

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Derrick h

Marinette, WI

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Bang for the buck

July 20, 2012

I bought one of these about a year ago and now its just gathering dust, i wass feeding this sub 1000 watts and i never had a problem, it would get warm but i couldnt get it to blow, after 2 month i saved up enoough money to buy two kicker comp 15's and they blow boss away. if your on a budget get boss just know what your doing wire them up right and don't push them to hard.

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Eric

Castro Valley, CA

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Awesome Sub

November 26, 2010

This is my first 15 inch sub and it hits hard. I had two Pioneer 12s 1200 watt each and the lights didnt dim but now with this sub they do dim im running 2 ohms with my boss cx1250 amp and it hits great. I ordered it on tuesday and I was surprised at how early it came because it came the next day and I didnt pay for overnight shipping. Great looking sub. hope it lasts long. So far I'm really glad I bought it.

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kendricksili

eustis Florida

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speaker already blown

March 16, 2015

I have not had the speaker for more than 2 months and it had my trunk compartment full of smoke from it burning out from eigther the voice coil or whatever is hidden under the plastic magnet cover I'm very disappointed in this product

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Robert

Gainesville, VA

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great deal

February 19, 2015

product came in quickly and works just swell. Thanks for the product.

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dean

Winnemucca, NV

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good

October 21, 2014

This product is a good buy n sounds really nice

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Young Polo

St Louis

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Completely Worth It

July 25, 2013

I have these hooked up to 4500 watts and they rumble. Anything louder would literally be impossible to sit and listen to. Totally worth it, so cheap and you get more than what you pay for. I have two wired up at 1-ohm and they can be heard from hundreds of feet away.

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Big daddy

Savannah Ga

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This is a bad sub

February 27, 2012

I had this speacker for about 2 weeks and one day smoke started coming out of the sub. Now it wont work and im out 90 bucks. DO NOT BUY THIS.

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Sonic Electronix Store
its a good name and they hit hard
Robert C on Jan 17, 2015
good watts for the money!
Scott S on Jan 3, 2015
Price, Name, expected proformance have been using boss products for 15 years or more so even out of stock i ordered four more ill wait for them to come back in stock hope it doesnt take to long.
Daniel O on Jan 9, 2015
well I bought 2 ar4000 amps there pretty good so I figured lets try a speaker too.
Richard F on Dec 30, 2014
What is the best amplifier that works with this?
schmigit on Feb 6, 2015
Best Answer: I have an answer, but you're not going to like it. I purchased these and within a few days the speakers completely blew. Stay away from these. If your budget is this tight get twelves or tens for much better quality.
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

P156DVC

UPC

791489113861

Weight

20.00lbs

Internal SKU

p156dvc

Internal Product ID

24661

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: Boss P156DVC