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DC Audio Level 3 12 m2.1 D2

1800W Peak 12" Level 3 Series m2.1 Version Dual 2-Ohm Car Subwoofer - M2LV312D2

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General Features:

  • 12" Dual 2 ohm Level 3 Series m2.1 Version Car Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1800 watts
    • RMS: 900 watts
  • Recommended power range: 400 - 900 watts RMS
  • Extremely rigid non-pressed paper cone assembly
  • Multilayered polymer wide roll foam surround
  • Polypropylene dust cover with embossed DC logo
  • Dual 8" OD flat linear roll spider
    • Extra heavy duty interwoven tinsel lead wire sewn to spider
  • 3" high temperature aluminum voice coil
  • Rubber mounting gasket
  • Chrome spring loaded push terminals
  • FEA analyzed and optimized motor assembly
    • Fully CNC machined
  • Top-mount depth: 6.75"
  • Mounting Hole Diameter: 11"
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

m2 Level 3 12" T/S Parameters:

  • Electrical Q Value (Qes): 0.617
  • Mechanical Q Value (Qms): 8.33
  • Total Speaker Q Value (Qts): .574
  • Free Air Resonance (Fs): 35.4 Hz
  • Equivalent Compliance (Vas): 28.99 liters
  • One-Way, Linear Excursion (Xmax): 23 mm
  • Efficiency (Ref SPL @ 1W): 85 dB (88.5dB @ 2.83V)
  • Effective Piston Area (Sd): 481 cm²
  • DC Resistance (Re): 3.6 ohm
  • Nominal Impedance (Znom): Dual 2 ohm
  • Force Factor (Bl): 17.2
  • Mechanical Compliance (Cms): .09 mm/N
  • Mechanical Mass (Mms): 225 g
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le): 3.5 mH
  • Suggested Sealed Enclosure: 1.00 ft³
  • Suggested Ported Enclose: 1.25 ft³

For more information on the Thiele and Small Parameters, visit our T/S Parameters Article

Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Series
Each subwoofer manufactured is part of a series. This is the name of the subwoofer's series.
Level 3 (DC Audio)
Subwoofer Size
Refers to the diameter of the subwoofer, measured in inches.
12"
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.
1800 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.
900 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.
3"
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".
85 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.
23 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.
Non-Pressed 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.
Poly-Foam
Magnet Structure
Defines the overall structure of the subwoofers magnet.
Triple Stacked

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
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.
1.00 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.
1.25 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.
6.75"
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.
11.00"

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.
35.4 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.
28.99 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.
.574
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.
.617
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.
3.6 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.
8.33

Warranty and Return Policy

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

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Boss man

Forest hill maryland

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Dc audio 12" level 3 sub

January 22, 2015

Dc audio has been the best street pounding sub I have ever owned.The level 3 series can handle some serious power.i currently have a Rockford t1500-1bd pushing just one sub in a Jeep Wrangler and it rattles everything around it.i am not even pushing this bad boy to its limits.i would highly recommend this sub I even picked it over a sub custom built from Psi.Sonic electronics had this thing shipped and to my door in 2days and it weighed a ton.customer service was great helping me pair it to the right ohm load as wel.Dont waste your time buying Jl audio when you can have some of the best subs for the same cost that can handle more power and sound lot better in my opinion for half the cost.these subs are competition grade.just view them on you tube to see for your self.

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MotorCityFats

Flat Rock, MI

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DC audio

April 19, 2015

I have one of these wired 1 ohm on a BE1700.1d hifonics built a box 1.25cuft after displacements tuned at 33hz in a 4th gen explorer and it puts out nice clean lows decent impact not painful to listen too and does not shake everything apart.... I bought the lvl3 with AR Cone upgrade...if I could do it again I would consider the lvl4 because my amp has about 500 more watts than this sub can actually handle .. yes its under rated

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McLeansville, NC

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JUST BUY IT

July 23, 2015

Ok I have owned all kinds of subs over the years and well this thing is the meanest thing I have ever owned. I have one at 1 ohm on a mb quart amp running 1000Watts rms. I run a dual battery set up in my jeep and I have it in a prefab Belva Sub Box 1SV12G they say it's 1.8 cubes after sub and what not thing its about 1.5 cubes woofer say it needs 1.25 in a vented box. but it sounds great during my break in period at half power I was at a buddies house 6 to 10 feet away from his garage door and we could see the door shaking. Now at full power and this thing is just crazy I know they say 900 watts rms but its taking my 1000watts rms like nothing I have ever seen. I have had other subs on this amp that clamed 1000 and they just couldn't hold it that's why I paid more for this one. I was told that dc underrates there products and I must say they are right, I feel as if this thing could hold maybe at most 1500watts rms, but at the end you get what you pay for. So just buy it and you will see for yourself this is just a great woofer and yes I would recommend this to anyone and will say i'm looking to the future already and wanting to get a level 4 or 5 from dc I am now a big fan.

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Best sub I've owned

June 30, 2016

I have 2 of these powered by 2 ockford Fosgate 1200d and they sound far better, deeper and louder that my Kicker l7's and Alpine type R's. They are just on a completely different level.

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Justin M on Jun 23, 2015
best bang for your buck, cant wait to get this in my car
Luke S on Apr 27, 2015
Can I use two DC Audio Level 3 12D2 (M2LV312D2) subwoofers with this amp wired at 2ohms? If so how would i wire them?
A shopper on Sep 30, 2015
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Best Answer: This amp is awesome. You shouldnt have any problem pushing ur subs with it at 2 ohms..ive been using one for over a year with two alpine 12s series and its more amp than they need..it has plenty punch and for the price its worth it... i havent went over half volume much because at that it makes my ears hurt.....i think u will be happy with this amp....
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Can I use this amp to power Two DC Audio Level 3 12D2 (M2LV312D2) subwoofers?If so how would they be wired?
Austin B on Sep 30, 2015
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Best Answer: That amp wouldn't even push it, that amp says 1400 rms by 1. Cut that in half, this amp is way overrated. You'll be lucky if u get that clean. You should look into amps that are CEA rated so you know what you are getting. You spend good money on a good sub, you want to put clean power so you don't send a cliped signal. Distortion is the number 1 killer of subs, and remember gain isn't a volume knob. It's to match voltage output of the headunit.
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I've heard from several sources that this sub can push 1000 watt rms without any distortion or damage to the sub. Is that true? I know that the box says 900, but has anyone pushed this sub further than it's stated value? and if so, how is it/any problems?
A shopper on Jun 3, 2016
Best Answer: I ran mine on 1100rms with no issues at all. It can probably take more.
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Product Summary

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M2LV312D2

Weight

27.00lbs

Internal SKU

m2lv312d2

Internal Product ID

88153

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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