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Dual DLS12 DLS Series 12" Car Audio Subwoofer

Brand:|Model: DLS12|Part # 267-5055
Give your system the extra boost of bass it needs without spending a bunch of bucks with the Dual DLS12 12" subwoofer!
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  • Low-Q design optimized for sealed, ported, and bandpass enclosures
  • 2" voice coil for high power handling
  • Poly cone with foam surround for smooth frequency response from 28 to 125 Hz

Product Details

Dual DLS12 DLS Series 12" Car Audio Subwoofer

Dual's 12" DLS12 subwoofer gives your car audio system a boost! The DLS 12 which features a low-Q optimized driver design and an injection-molded cone to deliver loud and deep bass with minimal distortion... even at high volume! The treated foam surround and heavy–gauge stamped steel basket give it an edgy look and flexible protection for when your music is pounding.

A 2", 4 ohm voice coil is used to offer a peak power rating of 875 watts and an RMS power rating of 175 watts, and a 88 dB (1W/1m) sensitivity rating makes the DLS12 very dynamic when playing from 28 to 125 Hz. Dual's DLS12 is well suited for sealed enclosures from 0.75 to 1.25 cubic feet and vented enclosures from 1 to 1.5 cubic feet, and works well in bandpass enclosures (please refer to the manual for more information).

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter12"
  • Power Handling (RMS)175 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)875 Watts
  • Impedance4 ohms
  • Frequency Response28 to 125 Hz
  • Sensitivity88 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter2"
  • Magnet Weight38 oz.
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)3.36
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.53
  • Total Q (Qts)0.45
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialPoly
  • Surround MaterialFoam
  • Basket / Frame MaterialSteel
  • Magnet MaterialFerrite
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter12.52"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter11"
  • Depth5.05"
  • # Mounting Holes8
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume1.25 ft.³
  • Vented Volume1.5 ft.³
Dual DLS12 DLS Series 12" Car Audio Subwoofer
  • BrandDual Electronics
  • ModelDLS12
  • Part Number267-5055
  • UPC827204211205
  • Product CategorySubwoofer Drivers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (3 Reviews)
  • Weight8.4 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Dual DLS12 DLS Series 12" Car Audio Subwoofer
Dual DLS12 DLS Series 12" Car Audio Subwoofer is rated 4.3333 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great valueGreat value i own 4. Nothing about this sub is bad for the price. My only complaint is the magnet is a little small. smooth bass response. There is absolutely no noise that this sub produces that sounds like vibration, rubbing, cone flexing ect. Although the cone does seem a little flexible.
Date published: 2015-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for the priceSounds good, and can't beat it for the price. Seems to distort at higher output but I think it's my amp rather than the speaker causing the problem. I don't turn it up that loud anyway so it's not a problem for me.
Date published: 2014-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good and cheap 12" subPerformance is fine, I have had no issues. Not getting much bass below 40Hz, but that could be my enclosure, which is on the small side for this sub. I am still playing with the setup. Have given the sub a bit of power (Marantz MA-500 puts out 180W at 4 ohms), and it hasn't complained. Or blown.
Date published: 2013-09-25
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Dual DLS12 DLS Series 12" Car Audio Subwoofer

What would be the ideal amp for this product on a budget?

Asked by: CJ8870
The amp below would work well in bridged mode.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-10-12

What size amp would i get for 2 of these subs

Asked by: bugga21
This requires a bit more information in order to proceed. Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, or 800-338-0531
Answered by: MattW
Date published: 2015-08-10

An extension of the porting question. I could use an elbow, but do I measure the center line of the side of the elbow to get the proper length?  

Asked by: Mpr65
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-05-05

I have an existing enclosure at prox 1.5 cu. ft.. The recommended porting size is 3" x 11.75" and the enclosure is not deep enough. I want to do two ports at 2.125" but don't know how to figure the length for them. Help.

Asked by: Mpr65
The two 2.125" ports would need to be the same 11.75" length in order to yield the same tuning frequency of 30 Hz. You could cut them back to 8" length each to raise the tuning frequency to 35 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2016-01-11

Can a 900 Watt Pioneer 2 channel amp run 4 of these speakers?

Asked by: Koty
As long as the amp is stable to 2 ohms on each channel in stereo mode, or 4 ohms in bridged mode this will work fine.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-21

What amp should I get to power one of these?

Asked by: Wyattwm
This woofer will work with any amplifier that will produce 150-200 watts RMS at 4 ohms.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-12-31
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