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1400W 15" Gothic Series Dual 2 Ohm Subwoofer

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General Features:

  • 15" Dual 2 Ohm Gothic Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 3000 watts
    • RMS: 1400 watts
  • Impedance: 2 ohms
  • Twisted & woven flax fiber cone for ultimate strength and less elasticity
  • Extended excursion NBR surround with strong and flexible properties
  • Back plate & t-yoke venting which helps dissipate heat from the voice coil
  • Overcast stitched cone assembly allowing for superior adhesives and conventional bond between the surround and cone
  • 1-1/2" Long 2-1/2" Diameter 100% Oxygen Free Copper voice coil
  • 204 oz. magnet motor structure
  • Resonance Frequency (Fs): 31.21 Hz
  • Top-mount depth: 7-1/2"
  • Sensitivity: 83.6dB
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 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.
Gothic (Power Acoustik)
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.
3000 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.
1400 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
Voice Coil Diameter
Diameter of voice coil, usually measured in inches.
2-1/2"
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".
84.1 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.
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.
Butyl Rubber
Magnet Structure
Defines the overall structure of the subwoofers magnet.
Single Stacked
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.
1.5 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.
2.75 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.
2.5 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.
3.0 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.
7-1/2"
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.
31.21 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.
71.3101 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.
0.9946
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.
1.2742
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.
2.1796 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.
4.5324

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Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Average Attribution Rating

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4.9
Value
5.0
Features
4.7
Design
4.7
Usability
4.9
Keith

New Bloomington, OH

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great amp

November 14, 2014

this is a great amp. slam's my 15's like crazy.

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bass head

psl, florida

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enough bang for my buck

April 2, 2015

Well worth the money i have two of these on 4000 watts nd it flexes my whole truck

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Benjamin

Wynne, AR

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best bang for the buck

December 31, 2014

It's a great amp,I bought a power acoustic 15" Gothic series 3000 watt max with 2ohm dvc and it pushed it great.I also recently bought a pair of infinity reference 1262's and it pushes them with ease.you have to know how to wire in series parallel because of the strange ohm loads today and you'll need a 3.0 farad capacitor also.bass reconstructor don't hurt either. All in all a great amp.hasn't shut off yet and I run it hard although I do run correct ohm load

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Lavante

Chicago, IL

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STRAIGHT BEAST MODE!!!!!

November 1, 2016

I GOT 2 OF THESE IN A SEALED BOX WITH A AUDIOPIPE 1800ID MONO BLOCK PUSHING THEM @.5 OMHS IT HIT SO HARD !!!!!!!!!!MAN THIS IS BANGING SO SERIOUSLY HARD I CANT LIE GREAT BUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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william

rockford, IL

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As always, great value

June 2, 2016

These subs look and sound amazing!!!!!! Couldn't be any more happier. Sonic electronix definitely have the best prices, especially when they have there sales..... thanks SonicElectronix

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Joe

Cincinnati, OH

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Great buy

May 10, 2016

Bought 2 of these and hooked them to a Hifonics Brutus 1516 and they sound great. High quality build and sound. I doubt they can truly run 1400w rms but theyre still very loud, especially for 99 bucks a piece. many people warned me that 15s could not keep up with the fast drum pace of the rock songs I like, but these have performed perfectly. there is no noticeable lag from the lows. A month later, I highly recommend these subs.

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Ash

Menomonie, WI

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More than enough bang

February 29, 2016

I had one of these in a 3.0 cubic foot vented box in my 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT. I've had/worked on many (about 20) different sub setups and this thing tops them all. Between the wiring, sub box, sub, and amp, I only had about $300 in this system, and that's brand new retail price. I've had setups that cost more than twice as much and still didn't hit as hard. This sub sounds very good, not as good as some I've had, but it is a nice sounding sub. As far as how hard it hits, I've scared people by parking 60 feet from their house and rattling picture frames on their walls, set off car alarms, gotten yelled at by many people. I used this in my daily driver, and finally found myself turning down the volume on this system, not because of audio distortion/overheating, but because it made my ears hurt within seconds. This thing beat a setup of 4 12" mid-range subs in my friend's car both in sound quality and volume, I did not expect that at all.

You will not find a better sub for the price, believe me I've tried and I also did not expect this one to perform like it did, you definitely get your money's worth from this. It sounds as great as it looks and will satisfy any bass head when used in the right box.

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it hits hard and lasts long
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as areplacement for my current sub
Jacob A on Sep 11, 2015
This is the name brand my son and husband use in their vehicles.
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Best Answer: I'm running a lanzar heritage amp 1500rms and 3000max I've not had any problems. Mainly depends on what you want to run and how much you want to spend. Just don't overload or underpower the sub.
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Product Summary

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Model Number

GW3-15

UPC

709483046467

Weight

23.00lbs

Internal SKU

gw315

Internal Product ID

68810

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.

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