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SPL SPLW-152X

15" Dual 2 ohm SPLW Series Car Subwoofer

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15" SPLW Series Car Subwoofer

Sonic Electronix is now carrying the brand new 2011 line of SPL SPLW Series Car Audio Subwoofers. The SPLW-122X SPLW Series 15" Subwoofer has a peak power rating of 2800 watts and a RMS rating of 700 watts. This sub will produce some ground shaking bass and is constructed with a composite sandwich cone with a polypropylene surface for durability and spruce pulp backing for smooth low bass. This woofer is also equipped with a 2-1/2 dual 2 ohm 4-layer voice coil and a 340 oz magnet structure. Add some bumps in your trunk and enhance your cars stereo system with this SPL SPLW Series Subwoofer.

Product Features
  • 15" Dual 2 Ohm SPLW Series Car Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 2800 watts
    • RMS: 700 watts
  • Impedance: 2 ohm
  • Non-Pressed pulp polypropylene cone provides superior durability
  • Polyether foam surround for enhanced excursion
  • Candy apple red finish with diamond cut accents
  • Nickel-Plated 8 gauge compression wire terminals
  • Dual poly-cotton spiders
  • Die-Cast aluminum frame for an increase bottom octave output
  • Vented pole piece
  • 2-1/2 Dual 4-layer voice coil
  • Die cast aluminum voice coil heatsink
  • One piece rubber gasket with color matched inserts
  • Magnet Weight: 340 oz
  • Sensitivity: 88.60 dB
  • Xmax: 15mm
  • Mounting Depth: 8-1/8"
  • Cutout Diameter: 14-1/8"
  • 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.
SPLW
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.
2800 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.
700 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.
2 ohms
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).
Not specified by manufacturer
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".
88.60 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.
15 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.
Red
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.
Polypropylene
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.
Polyether Foam
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.
2.00 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.
2.00 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.
4.00 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.
4.00 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.
8-1/8"
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.
14-1/8"
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.
25.4 Hz
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.
0.386
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.
0.412
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.
3.93 ohms
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.
5.658
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
80%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
20%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.6
Value
5.0
Features
4.6
Design
4.6
Usability
5.0
Jake Ryan

Denver, CO

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Great Subwoofer..Terribly Overrated.

April 25, 2013

This subwoofer hits lows like an earthquake. I would play it in the trunk of my Camry on half volume and my driver and passenger seats would literally shake. The only problem with this subwoofer is it CANNOT handle constant power over 1000 watts. I had replaced 2 of them in the period of 5 weeks running on 1400 watts constant from a Hifonics Gladiator 1400.1. They fall apart under their own stress. The max wattage I would recommend would be around 700-900 watts constant. You can of course get 1500 watt burps and such. I was hitting 140 decibels with it on 1400 watts. But if you have it on more then 700-900 watts constant, you will blow it in 2 weeks. Great subwoofer...Terribly Overrated. Worth the price though. If you want earthquakes and earaches from 1 single 15" sub...purchase this one.

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Mr.210

SAN ANTONIO.TX

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Really Good sub

July 19, 2012

I own two of the old model and they hit hard. I out bump everybody even shake the windows at stores. Very very good subs and even better price. I'm gettin 2 more. "Mr.210"

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ListoXVXIII

Fort collins, CO

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nice sub

March 22, 2012

Great sub, just bought it a couple of weeks ago got a custom 4 cuft box ported and tunned to the mfg's specs. I have it powered by a power acoustik D1-3000D @ 4 ohms for the break in period. Later I will rewire for 1 ohm and really see what this thing can do. You get quite a bang for your buck!!! I will be buying one more and another amp so i can get where i want my system to be.

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kdubb

cincinnati

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Very nice sub!!!!

February 17, 2012

Installed this at 1ohm with a hifonics brutus 1500 watt amp and I'm beating down the block.

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Sam

Minneapolis, MN

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This sub man...

November 18, 2011

Pretty awesome sub. I have it now at only 500 rms breaking it in but the low notes are just awesome.

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1 SPL SPLW-152X Subwoofer

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

2 SPL SPLW-152X Subwoofers

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2 Channel Amp

4 Channel Amp - Bridged

3 SPL SPLW-152X Subwoofers

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4 Channel Amp

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

SPLW-152X

UPC

709483032453

Weight

31.00lbs

Internal SKU

splw152x

Internal Product ID

37257

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: SPL SPLW-152X