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Earthquake Sound DBXI-15D

15" Dual 4 ohm DBXi Series Car Subwoofer

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Go off the Richter Scale with DBXi Subwoofers

The DBXI-15D Dual 4 ohm 15" subwoofer is the perfect example of what it means to carry the Earthquake Sound name. Earthquake Sound subwoofers need to not only be loud but also sound great and perform without any problems. With an RMS of 750 watts this woofer will produce enough bass to really satisfy those low-frequency reproduction needs. The woofer features a pressed pulp fiber woofer cone and high-roll rubber surround for added stiffness, rigidity, and higher excursion capabilities. Its turbo propped cooling reduces thermal heat and thus increases output and lowering distortion during all periods of play. The woofer also features a 2" voice coil and double stacked magnet structure able to produce an impressive 3.5" of linear excursion, giving you deep impact bass. The DBXi woofer is your everyday driver that will perform day in and day out without compromising quality.

  • 15" Dual 4 ohm DBXi Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 2000 watts
    • RMS: 750 watts
  • Impedance: Dual 4 ohm
  • Pressed pulp fiber woofer cone material
  • High-roll rubber woofer surround
  • New and improved design
  • Stitched tensile leads
  • Deep impact bass
  • Turbo propped cooling
  • Die-cast aluminum basket
  • 2" Aluminum bobbin voice coil
  • 150 oz. Double stacked magnet structure
  • Sensitivity: 88 dB
  • Xmax: 88.9 mm
  • Mounting Depth: 6-3/8"
  • Cutout dimensions: 13-3/4"
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 5-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.
DBXI (Earthquake)
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.
2000 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.
750 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.
2"
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 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.
88.9 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.
Pressed Pulp Fiber
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.
High-Roll Rubber
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.
2.0 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.
2.50 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.
2.20 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.
4.20 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.
6-3/8"
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.
13-3/4"
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.
20 Hz
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.
91.1 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.
0.45
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.
1.14
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.
4.0 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.
5.99
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
5 years
Labor Warranty Duration
5 years
Warranty Provider
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
5.0
Value
4.9
Features
5.0
Design
4.7
Usability
4.7

Tripp

Camden, SC

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Earthquake!

March 17, 2014

I have owned this sub for a month now and its a beast! The loudest single sub setup i have ever heard. It hits lows crazy hard, it even broke my rear view mirror off haha. If you are looking for a low bass monster, look no further!

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low hits

cicero ny

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deep bass

February 25, 2014

This thing blew my mind. I have it in a 6 cf box that I built @ around 25 hertz paired with a hifonics brx 1600.1d and my 1 15 gets lower than my friends 2 ssa 12s..bottom line is this woofer is easily as good as woofers that are twice the price. Save yourself some money and just buy this beast.

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low hits

cicero ny

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deep bass

February 25, 2014

This thing blew my mind. I have it in a 6 cf box that I built @ around 25 hertz paired with a hifonics brx 1600.1d and my 1 15 gets lower than my friends 2 ssa 12s..bottom line is this woofer is easily as good as woofers that are twice the price. Save yourself some money and just buy this beast

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illest

mn

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best $230 ive spent

March 30, 2013

I love this sub. It produces unbelievable amounts of deep bass. For comparison I have a 18 inch tc sounds Lms 5400 in a sealed box and the earthquake can produce deep bass almost as loud at 1000 w. I wouldn't have bought the tc 18, if it weren't for the fact that it can take four times the power and sounds amazing. I had a large ported box sitting around ( 3.5 cu.ft. plus a 2.5 by 16 by 36 inch long slot port). I highly recommend this sub in a ported box tuned to around 25 hz. I run 750w rms to this sub for hours on end and it is still going strong.

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Audio Customs

Oregon

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bad A$$ sub

November 12, 2012

this sub pounds so hard i would rec amend this sub to everyone never had a problem but the depth is wrong its says 6 3/8 but its really 7 7/8

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michael

peabody, MA

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OMG. i found what i like

September 9, 2012

pros giving two of these things 450 watts each very loud. excursion is actually 30.48 mm xmax.. super low lows . respectable highs and earth shaking bass only with 900 watts on 2. also got a ported box here to . works perfect if you invert them. Sonic Sub Box: 2SV15 (Black. i got some air moving . i listen to rap and dub step. sound amazing . Highly recomend this sub. looks and feel and sounds high quality con i tryed rock and they were not great. Con made in china

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king

underground

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this sub could handle any amount of power I put into it

November 30, 2011

Wow this sub hits harder them any single subwoofer I have ever heard. I had this hooked up to a Boss ce3500 watt amp. Not much else to say besides earth shattering base. Cons: ear damage Pros: 5 year warranty.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

DBXI-15D

UPC

1110968975940

Weight

30.00lbs

Internal SKU

dbxi15d

Internal Product ID

38109

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: Earthquake Sound DBXI-15D

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