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DS18 PSW12 4S Shallow Mount Subwoofer Owner Manual

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DS18 PSW12 4S Shallow Mount Subwoofer

DS18 PSW12 4S Shallow Mount Subwoofer

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Nominal Diameter ………………………………………………………………12″ / 304.8 mm
  • Nominal Impedance …………………………………………………………………… 4 OHMS
  • RMS Power Handling  ………………………………………………………. 600 Watts
  • MAX Power Handling ……………………………………………………..1200 Watts
  • Sensitivity (1w/1m)  …………………………………………………………………….85 dB
  • Frequency Response………………………………………………………..20-600 Hz
  • Recommended Lo Pass Crossover …………………………………..80 Hz

MOTOR

  • Voice Coil Diameter ………………………………………………. 3″ / 76.2 mm
  • VC Former Material …………………………… Aluminum
  • Winding Material ……………………………………………………….Copper
  • Cone Material …………………………Water Resistant PPI
  • Surround Material …………………………………………………. Rubber
  • Basket Material ………………………………………………………………… Steel
  • Basket Color …………………………………………………….. Matte Black
  • Magnet Material ………………………………………………………………….Ferrite
  • Magnet Weight …………………………………………………………………………………………68 Oz
  • Displacement Volume ……………………………………..0.95 L / 0.033 ft3

THIELE & SMALL PARAMETERS 

  • Equivalent Volume ……………………..Vas………………………….. 38.8 L / 1.37 ft3
  • Excursion (one way) ……………………………Xmax ……………………………………. 9.5 mm
  • Free Air Resonance ………………..Fs …………………………………………….31 Hz
  • Mechanical Factor …………………………….Qms …………………………………………… 4.14
  • Electrical Factor  ………………………………….Qes ……………………………………………. 0.66
  • Total Factor ……………………………………………..Qts …………………………………………….. 0.57
  • Moving Mass ……………………………..Mms …………………………………………245 g
  • Compliance …………………………….Cms ………………………………… 103 mm/N
  • Bl Factor ……………………………………………………….Bl………………………………………………….. 15
  • Voice Coil Inductance……..Le ………………………………………….. 1.6 mH
  • Diaphragm Area ……………………………Sd…………………………………….510.71 cm²
  • DC Resistance  ………………………………………Re……………………………………… 3.8 OHMS
  • Efficiency Bandwidth Product  …………………….EBP…………………………………………….46.9

RECOMMENDED ENCLOSURE 

  • Sealed Internal Volume (minimum) ………………….. 28 L / 1 ft3
  • Sealed Box Output Response (F3)  …………………….40 Hz

MEASUREMENT

  • Overall Diameter………………………………………………………………………12.2″ / 310 mm
  • Overall Depth………………………………………………………………………… 3.9″ / 100 mm
  • Front Mount Baffle Cutout………………………………….10.6″ / 270 mm
  • Mounting Depth  …………………………………………………………… 3.3″ / 84 mm
  • Motor Diameter……………………………………………………………………. 8″ / 203 mm

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MEASUREMENTS

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Recommended Box Dimension

PARAMETERS

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  • Box External Dimensions
  • Material Thickness: 1/2” / 15 mm
  • Net Internal Volume: 28.3 L / 1 ft3

WOODCUTS

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  • Top – Bottom (WxH): 25.59” x 6.98” / 650 x 177.3 mm
  • Front – Rear (WxH): 25.59” x 10.31” / 650 x 262 mm
  • Left – Right (WxH): 5.80” x 12.60” / 147.3 x 320 mm

WARRANTY

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FAQS About DS18 PSW12 4S Shallow Mount Subwoofer

What is the power handling of the DS18 PSW12 4S subwoofer?

The DS18 PSW12 4S subwoofer has a maximum power handling of 800 watts RMS and 1600 watts peak power.

What is the impedance of the DS18 PSW12 4S subwoofer?

The DS18 PSW12 4S subwoofer has a dual 4-ohm voice coil configuration, resulting in a total impedance of 2 ohms or 8 ohms, depending on how it’s wired.

What is the frequency response of the DS18 PSW12 4S subwoofer?

The DS18 PSW12 4S subwoofer has a frequency response range of 30Hz to 1kHz, making it suitable for reproducing deep bass frequencies effectively.

What are the dimensions of the DS18 PSW12 4S subwoofer?

The DS18 PSW12 4S subwoofer has a shallow mount design, with a mounting depth of only 3.7 inches, making it ideal for installations in tight spaces. The overall dimensions are 12 inches in diameter.

Is the DS18 PSW12 4S subwoofer suitable for use in a sealed or ported enclosure?

Yes, the DS18 PSW12 4S subwoofer can be used in either a sealed or ported enclosure, depending on your preference and the desired sound characteristics.

Does the DS18 PSW12 4S subwoofer come with a warranty?

Yes, DS18 offers a warranty on their products, including the PSW12 4S subwoofer. The warranty coverage may vary, so it’s essential to check the specific terms and conditions provided by the manufacturer.

What type of material is the cone of the DS18 PSW12 4S subwoofer made of?

The cone of the DS18 PSW12 4S subwoofer is made of reinforced paper, which provides a balance between rigidity and lightweight construction for efficient bass reproduction.

What kind of enclosure is recommended for the DS18 PSW12 4S subwoofer?

The DS18 PSW12 4S subwoofer can perform well in either a sealed or ported enclosure. However, the specific type of enclosure you choose will depend on your preferences for sound quality, bass response, and available space.

Can the DS18 PSW12 4S subwoofer be used in a car audio system?

Yes, the DS18 PSW12 4S subwoofer is designed for use in car audio systems and can provide powerful and deep bass reproduction, enhancing the overall sound quality of your car audio setup.

What is the recommended amplifier power for the DS18 PSW12 4S subwoofer?

The DS18 PSW12 4S subwoofer can handle up to 800 watts RMS power, so it’s essential to match it with an amplifier that can deliver sufficient power within that range to maximize its performance without risking damage to the subwoofer.

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