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1600W 18" Power Class Series Dual 4 ohm Dual Suspension Subwoofer

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1600W 18" Power Class Series Dual 4 ohm Dual Suspension Subwoofer

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  • 18" Dual 4 ohm Power Class Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 3200 watts
    • RMS: 1600 watts
  • Impedance: Dual 4 ohm
  • Pressed paper cone woofer with phase plug
  • Reinforced foam surround
  • EVA Gasket
  • Dual conex spiders
  • Aluminum basket for lightweight strength
  • Power class dual suspension system
  • Durable compression terminals
  • 4" High temperature 4-layer voice coil
  • Powerful single stacked magnet with protective boot
  • 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.
Subwoofer Size
Refers to the diameter of the subwoofer, measured in inches.
18"
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.
3200 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.
1600 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.
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 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.
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

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.
9"
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
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

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4 Star
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4.8
Value
4.8
Features
5.0
Design
4.9
Usability
4.9
JP

MO

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Great SQ with some SPL subwoofer

March 30, 2014

I was very hesitant to buy these due to nothing on youtube or any type of reviews that really explains them. So I ended up buying the same subs but the 15"s and incredible clean sound, great SQ bass and give plenty of SPLs at the same time. These are not meant for SPL applications, but damn you would never think so. So I ended up upgrading to these 18"s, building a custom ported enclosure hooked up to some P.A. Bamf mono amps, still breaking them in, but WOW. I've never really heard much about Precision Power, after 15+ years of being around subs and installs, I decided to have more of an "Old School" look from back in my day and I'm freaking IMPRESSED by these
Definitely recommend them to anyone who wants that nice clean SQ sounds but can also have some SPL at the same time

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Skibs

Wi

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February 6, 2013

Iv had this woofer for six months now. Gone through three boxes and to get the sound I wanted I have a 6 cube box with 64 inches of port tuned to 30 hrtz. It's loud deep and still hits clean. I also feel it would be a great sound quality sub if in a sealed box. Love it, powerfully low bass just wish I went with the re 5000 sted of the hifonics 2400 strictly cuz I feel it would produce better at 30 hrtz and under

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santiago

hammond, IN

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Very good subwoofer

June 14, 2015

Hello friends, buy 2 subwoofer I can say is they are economical but highly evolved and clarity I am happy and thank sonicelectonix by discount coupons

Hola que tal es un buen subwoofer indiscutible raza aprovechen yo se los e recomendado a mis amigos.

Gracias sonicelectonix good Job.

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Tyrone

Hamlet,NC

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Great Price

April 29, 2015

I like the new look Precision make to the speaker. I'm building a 4 speaker system in my Surburban so right now I haven't play them yet cause I got to get some stuff before I can install them.

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REDEYZ

Woodbridge Va

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An intimidator

September 24, 2012

Man!!! I believe this sub is an intimidator within this class. Most of these cats up here are oblivious to what this sub can do... Let 'em sweat!!!!!
Go down South they know the biz!!!

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burban

nebraska

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93 gmc surburban

March 10, 2011

Have two of dem n a burban...with a 5500/1D P.A. amp hitting dem with 3200 rms...an dam it took bout two months to break dem in properly...but gotta love old vega stroker pro design....fo a Tru bass freak...its great...gotta love dem...da price I paid fo dem I promised I would never tell...

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shad

712 iowa

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ppi 18

March 1, 2011

I have this sub hooked up to a planet audio 1900w x 1 mono block 1 ohm stable puts out 1700 RMS at 1ohm. hits vary hard!!!!!! Do not have something bad to say.. 500 for this sub is a good price. Hits like a w6 or w7 13'' but this is a 18''

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Redeyz

Woodbridghe ,Va

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An intimidator II

December 18, 2012

Two.......TWO OH LAWD THIS SUB AINT NO JOKE CLEAN BASS IM DONE WIT SUBS THIS ALL I NEED (drops the mic!)

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Redeyz

Woodbridge, Va

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An intimidator III

December 18, 2012

They just dont know about this up here !!!! But i get mean mugs at the light because I raddle their cars. I love it hahahahahahahahaha!! If you in traffic with me in the next car im giving it to ya so stay home!!!!

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lilred

cctx

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fuk ya

June 15, 2012

I just got mine in yesterday nd played it today nd dam that b1tch sounds good if u got the money get it its beautiful Ima try nd get another one soon thank u Sonic Electronix.

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joey

green bay, wi

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loud

September 28, 2010

i hook up one of these on the soundstream 3400.1 an it was louder than my 4 15 inch t2 on my bd 4000 i would recommend this sub to anyone who wants loud clear bass

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MONROE B on Jun 10, 2015
I like Precision Power amp from back in the day so I like the look and built of these speakers plus they got good reviews.
Tyrone G on Mar 19, 2015
will 8 gauge wire fit into speaker wire clamps on this sub?
Stone G on May 10, 2015
Best Answer: Hmmmmm,idk because I'm use 8ga on mines but you can Always cut a few of the Wire Strands to make it fit and I think you'll still get goof current transfer...Go for it dude,Good Luck!
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what amp will go with this speaker?
A shopper on Oct 5, 2014
Best Answer: Hello,

This SUBWOOFER - according to the manufacture's specs - will be asking for 1600w RMS @ 2ohm , when wired in Parallel.

So any amplifier providing those figures will work. The 'Matching Amp' will be the Precision Power PPI BA5000.1D, providing ~1700w RMS @ 2ohms.

Precision Power PPI BA5000.1D
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_77172_Precision-Power-PPI-BA5000.1D.html
Reply · Report · Customer SStaff on Oct 6, 2014
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hello, when will you have more of these?
these are probably the best SPL subwoofers for the price.
David O on Mar 23, 2015
Best Answer: Hello David,

Precision Power has given us an ETA set for the end of this month.
Reply · Report · Customer SStaff on Mar 23, 2015
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What amp would be the best for 2 of these subwoofers? i wanna push them to their max if not one single amp, could i do two PPI BA5000.1D's?
A shopper on Feb 21, 2015
Best Answer: I highly recomend only running only rms power to subs. I'm running two of these with two hifonics Brutus 2400.1 amps at 1600 watts rms at 2 ohms its a perfect match. In a dual 6cu ft per chamber box with three 4"diameter x 15" long ports per chamber. Built to PPI specs remember when running this much power you will need some serious electrical upgrades. In the end toataly worth it. I hope this helps you.
Reply · Report · Charles V on Feb 22, 2015
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what is the xmax of this woofer?
A shopper on Jan 7, 2015
Best Answer: Hello,

Below are the specs you seek, taken from the manufacture's website.

Xmax (mm) - 2 1.5
Xmech (mm) - 17 16.5

http://precisionpower.com/store/products/subwoofers/power-class/pc-12-47.html
Reply · Report · Customer SStaff on Jan 10, 2015
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Hi! 2500 watt rms is to many for this subwoofer? Thanks
Alpinstar on Dec 25, 2014
Best Answer: Hello Jozsef,

Despite the manufacture's ratings; Some would argue that 1600w RMS would be too much for the subwoofer. Raising that to 2500w RMS is definitely NOT recommended.
Reply · Report · Customer SStaff on Dec 27, 2014
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I have s 98 GMC Surburban and i have 4 for these woofers. What size & kind of box will work good? 7000.1D is my power?
A shopper on Jun 29, 2015
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Would you consider this a Competition sub ?
i want 2 of these
Cam M on Jun 5, 2015
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

PC.18DS

UPC

709483034020

Weight

55.00lbs

Internal SKU

pc18ds

Internal Product ID

24981

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: Precision Power PPI PC.18DS