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DC Audio Level 5 M3 12D2

5000W Peak 12" Level 5 m3 Series Dual 2-Ohm Subwoofer - M3LV512D2

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DC Audio Level 5 M3 12D2

5000W Peak 12" Level 5 m3 Series Dual 2-Ohm Subwoofer - M3LV512D2

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General Features:

  • 12" Level 5 M3 Series Dual 2-Ohm Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 5,000 watts
    • RMS: 3,500 watts
  • Extremely rigid non-pressed paper cone assembly
  • Multilayered reinforced polymer foam surround
  • Dome propylene dust cover with White DC logo
  • 8.0" OD semi cup progressive roll spiders
  • Extra heavy duty interweaved tinsel lead wire
  • Cast aluminum black frame
  • FEA analyzed and optimized motor assembly — Fully CNC machined
  • Rubber mounting gasket
  • Chrome spring loaded push terminals
  • DVC 3.5" 8 Layer Hi-temp Aluminum voice coil
  • Voice coil wound on a reinforced stainless steel former with high current input strips
  • Top-mount depth: 8.50"
  • Cutout diameter: 11.00"
  • Weight: 79.5lbs
  • Displacement: 0.20 ft³
  • Recommended ported enclosure: 1.50³
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

  • Priced Individually

Product History:

DC Audio (Soundlab) M4LV512D2 thumbnail
(newest, current model)
DC Audio (Soundlab) M3LV512D2 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by DC Audio Level 5 12 m4 D2)
DC Audio (Soundlab) M2LV512D2 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by DC Audio Level 5 M3 12D2)

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.
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.
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.
3500 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.
3.5"
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
Magnet Structure
Defines the overall structure of the subwoofers magnet.
Triple 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

Recommended Enclosure Specifications

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.
N/A
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.
1.5 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.
8.5"
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"
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

Warranty and Return Policy

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

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1 DC Audio Level 5 M3 12D2 Subwoofer

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2 DC Audio Level 5 M3 12D2 Subwoofers

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3 DC Audio Level 5 M3 12D2 Subwoofers

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What is a good amp for this speaker? to get the most out of it. I'm looking at keeping the sub wired at 2-ohms. Also what kind of CAP, or how many Farat will be good. So i guess i'm looking for a amp and cap that push the speaker to it's limit and not blow it up...lol
A shopper on Sep 1, 2016
Best Answer: Hello,

First, lets be clear, it is impossible to keep a Dual-2ohm subwoofer "wired at 2-ohms". Your only options are 1-ohm or 4-ohm. Next, you don't know if you need a capacitor until your setup is in, and if you KNOW that your vehicle is going to need the help of a cap then we suggest first upgrading the vehicle instead of resorting to a capacitor that is only going to temporarily remedy the problem. With that said, we suggest giving our sales team a call to discuss your setup.
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

M3LV512D2

Weight

82.00lbs

Internal SKU

m3lv512d2

Internal Product ID

98886

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 M3 12D2