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2000W 15" Dual 2-Ohm XFL Series Car Subwoofer

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2000W 15" Dual 2-Ohm XFL Series Car Subwoofer

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American Bass XFL Series Subwoofers

The XFL Series accurately reproduces the best possible sound Quality in today's digital music. This specially designed subwoofer executes power and sound that leave the competition far behind. With its rock-solid structure and clean power output, American Bass' reliable XFL subwoofers will make your automobile come alive with power and sound.

General Features:

  • 15" Dual 2-Ohm XFL Series Car Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 2,000 watts
    • RMS: 1,000 watts
  • Non-Pressed Paper Cone
  • High-roll Foam Surround
  • Cast Aluminum Basket
  • 3" Voice Coil
  • 220 Oz. Magnet Motor Structure
  • Resonance Frequency (Fs): 31.5
  • Top-mount depth: 8.46"
  • Sensitivity: 91.3 dB
  • 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.
XFL (American Bass)
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.
1000 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"
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).
15 - 250 Hz
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".
91.3 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.
19 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.
Foam
Magnet Structure
Defines the overall structure of the subwoofers magnet.
Double 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
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.
8.46"
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.
31.5 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.
72.6 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.
0.48
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.
0.562
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.
3.285

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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Features
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Design
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Usability
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Ty

FL

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Great sub BUT!

May 20, 2015

This was my first subwoofer ever to be installed in my car and HOLY CRAP with an american bass 1250watt rms amp this thing ROCKED. My hair was literally vibrating off my head. But then the break in time hit me, and then it was too late, I had the gain up too high on the amp after I had just got it and after an hour of cruising down town, I blew the sub. It now makes an awful rattling noise when turned up. I ordered another one(theyre just that good, the bass shakes everything), this time I'll let it break in and keep the gain down from max + bass boost. My rookie mistake and an expensive one. I'm not going to take any stars away as my amp is higher than its max rms and I shouldn't have gone all out the day I got it, but lesson learned, the bass hits so slow and people can hear me coming from all the way down the street.

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Mario

Portsmouth, IA

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All about the bass.

April 2, 2015

This sub hits hard and deep. If you want that shallow and quick bass look elsewhere because this thing wants that battery draining bass that hits you in the chest. I have 1 of these hooked up to a kenwood mono amp running 1000w rms at 2 omhs in my 2015 lancer and I can't even have the bass setting at 0 when the bass boost on the amp is at 2, not even 5.

I Would recommend this sub for large cars and suvs because more Space to push air and a bigger battery to handle the power.

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Lucas

PARACHUTE, CO

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BRUTAL!

February 2, 2015

I bought this sub about a week ago, made a 4.5 cube box at 30 hz, paired it with a ppi ba2600.1d, gain is at about 20% for break in, and this thing POUNDS! Trunklid, roof and windshield in my neon flex HARD! Turn it back a bit and its nice and tight with fantastic sq. This is the last sub id ever need, if i blow it up, im getting another!

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Blake

IL

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American bass xfl 15

October 16, 2014

i traded a friend of mine 2 alpine type s 12s for 1 of these and man does it bump. i have a hifonics brutus 1100.1d hooked up to it running around 800watts and it could take much more.

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Richard

Wasco, CA

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Awesome sub!

January 20, 2015

I'm running a MB Quart 2k and its rocking this sub. This sub is flexing my windshield. I want another. I'd mos def recomend this sub. I'm a american bass customer and fan for life now.

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Shannon

Lima, OH

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Best Bang for your Buck!!

June 29, 2015

HOLY CRAP this Sub is a BEAST!!! I replaced my DB Drive K9's and the XFL's trumped them in everyway! I recommend these over a lot of the more expensive brands!!

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Alvin

Valencia, CA

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Great Value

August 16, 2015

First of all, I would like to start off by stating that I have owned several subwoofers in my time. I've owned a cerwin vega 12" in the late 90's, an alpine swr-t12 shallow mount, a JL audio w6. A 15" kicker solobaric L5. A kicker 12"CVX, a polk audio 12"(best buy...smh) and most recently 2 10" skar audio shallow mount vd series. The reason I am stating all of these different brands is to have a little frame of reference for anyone reading this. When I try to compare this American Bass to these subs, i can easily say that this sub out performs all of these subs. I have this speaker in a 4.5 cu in spl box with the port on the side. After taxes I paid less than $220.00 and I was able to find the box on ebay for $115.00. I have this hooked up to a skar audio 1500.1D amp, and this thing pounds. I have only played it for about a half an hour and I am fighting every urge to crank this thing up before it has loosened up. But already it hits harder than any other sub I've owned previously. The build quality was decent, and I must say i was a little thrown when I saw that it lacked spring terminals for the sub. However it had 10ga speaker wire already ran to each coil, which was pretty cool. Looking at the size of the speaker wire tells me this thing demands a lot of power. When I first opened it up, I noticed how beefy this sub is. I can not imagine how much better it will sound once it has completely burned in and loosened up. I guess what I am trying to say is that for less than the price for a 10" JL Audio W6($500.00) or any of the 2 kickers, or alpine shallow mount($600.00), You will be able to buy this 15" sub and a box with $ left over. I was a little skeptical about this sub just from the price, but i can surely say that this sub will perform! The only other subs I can compare this one to are the 2 skar audios. Those sound great for their price, they just don't have that earth shaking spl that I like. As for sound quality, I can say it hits hard and deep. This subs and box was purchased to produce that deep boomy bass, and it does. For the price, I am impressed so far as to how this this sounds and performs. I would definitely recommend this sub for anyone looking for a budget build. You would be surprised!

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Creed

Toledo

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Love it

August 6, 2016

I have a soundstream tl.4000.dl on one 15inch xfl N does it pound... it takes all its power I love this sub.. going to buy another one this Monday N run each amp to each sub.. buy it if love it

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Frank B#1

Sterling CT

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XFL1522

June 7, 2016

Pound for pound dollar for dollar one the best offers money can buy. They are super loud and the get super low.

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Bigwheel

Tiona, PA

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Excellent sub!

April 4, 2016

This sub is great. I have it hooked to a 500w RMS amp for now and it hit so hard it ripped an obcon box to shreds. I would definitely recommend this speaker!!!!

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1 American Bass XFL1522 Subwoofer

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2 American Bass XFL1522 Subwoofers

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Nick C on Oct 20, 2016
i love these subs, they hit extremely hard. 10/10 for price and sound quality.
laken e on Oct 14, 2015
It fit my budget. Great reviews.
Gilbert K on Jul 30, 2016
great brand and stout sub
Taylor s on Nov 7, 2014
Wiring this to a Class D Monoblock Amplifier audiopipe 1500W RMS APCL15001D at 1ohm what wiring kit will I need?
Daniel_b on Nov 20, 2015
American Bass XFL1522
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Audiopipe APCL-10001D
Audiopipe APCL-10001D
Best Answer: Dan,

There isn't One wiring kit to recommend. You simply seek a 4 Gauge wiring kit. Below is a link to a list of available kits, filtered down, to make your decision easier.

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/cat_i138_4-gauge-amp-kits.html?filter_f_op_120=489&filter_f_op_121=279&filter_f_op_356=1269&filter_in_stock=yes
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Wiring this to a audiopipe Class D Monoblock Amplifier 1500W RMS APCL15001D at 1ohm, what gauge wire would I need?
Danielb on Nov 20, 2015
American Bass XFL1522
American Bass XFL1522
Audiopipe APCL-15001D
Audiopipe APCL-15001D
Best Answer: Hello Dan,

The APCL-15001D and American Bass XFL1522 will both accept 12 gauge speaker wire. If you are asking about the amplifier's power/ground, we suggest going with what it says in the description - 4 Gauge .
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What is the recommended air space in a ported box for this sub?
marcus J on Nov 7, 2015
Best Answer: My brothers is 3.5cf after displacement, tuned to 34hz. It slams.
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

XFL1522

UPC

100010977375

Weight

42.00lbs

Internal SKU

xfl1522

Internal Product ID

90872

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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