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DC Audio Level 5 15D1 (M2LV515D1)

3000W RMS 15" Level 5 Series Dual 1 ohm Car Subwoofer

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DC Audio Level 5 15D1 (M2LV515D1)

3000W RMS 15" Level 5 Series Dual 1 ohm Car Subwoofer

$719.99

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General Features:

  • 15" Dual 1 ohm Level 5 Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 5000 watts
    • RMS: 3000 watts
  • Extremely rigid non-pressed paper cone assembly
  • Multilayered polymer wide roll foam surround
  • Polypropylene dust cover with embossed DC logo
  • 8" OD semi cup progressive roll spider
  • Extra heavy duty interwoven tinsel lead wire sewn to spider
  • 3.5" 8 layer 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: 9.75"
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Product History:

DC Audio (Soundlab) M4LV515D1 thumbnail
(newest, current model)
DC Audio (Soundlab) M3LV515D1 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by DC Audio Level 5 15 m4 D1)
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(previous model, replaced by DC Audio Level 5 M3 15D1)

Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Series
Each subwoofer manufactured is part of a series. This is the name of the subwoofer's series.
Level 5 (DC Audio)
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.
5000 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.
3000 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.
1 ohms
Voice Coil Diameter
Diameter of voice coil, usually measured in inches.
3.5"
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

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
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.
9.75"
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.
14"

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Value
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Features
3.0
Design
3.0
Usability
4.0
mario

Nashville, tn

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POWER HUNGRY

March 5, 2015

Sub seems to want way more than rated power. I gave it 3000 RMS and built the box to DC's recommended 3 cubic feet net about 4.5 cubic ft total but even tho' it pounds hard and is extremely loud I can still tell there's room for improvement. This sub can easily take more power and I'm definitely planning on making a bigger box to reach it's full potential. Sound quality not as accurate as my former JL 12w7 but but the level 5 makes up for it by moving more air and achieving considerably more SPL so overall, I'm happy with the sub.

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quality product at a fair price
ANTHONY M on Jan 31, 2015
Can I run 4 DC Audio Level 4 m2 15 Inch Subwoofers on a DC Audio 5.0k amplifier?
matt c on Apr 23, 2015
DC Audio (Soundlab) M2LV515D1
DC Audio (Soundlab) M2LV515D1
DC Audio (Soundlab) 5.0k
DC Audio (Soundlab) 5.0k
Best Answer: Hello Matt,

Yes, it will have to be four of the DC Audio Level 4 15D2 (M2LV415D2), wired in series/parallel to a 1ohm load. However, it is going to take more than just the subwoofers and amplifier to run such a system properly. Please consult with your installer and/or the manufacture to map out the Power and Signal requirements.

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Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Apr 23, 2015
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is this sub worth the money? dc l5 over 7 bills?
A shopper on Apr 3, 2015
Best Answer: Yes it's definitely worth the money but I don't recommend this sub to any beginners or of a average/mid level skill set. If you buy this sub and think you've wasted $700 then most likely you didn't know how to use it. Definitely worth the money in the right hands.
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

M2LV515D1

Weight

93.00lbs

Internal SKU

m2lv515d1

Internal Product ID

88179

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: DC Audio Level 5 15D1 (M2LV515D1)