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SUNDOWN AUDIO Z Series v.5 12" (2000-watts)-DVC-1OHM

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  • Sundown Audio SUNDOWN AUDIO Z Series v.5 12 2000-watts-DVC-1OHM
  • Sundown Audio SUNDOWN AUDIO Z Series v.5 12 2000-watts-DVC-1OHM
  • Sundown Audio SUNDOWN AUDIO Z Series v.5 12 2000-watts-DVC-1OHM
  • Sundown Audio SUNDOWN AUDIO Z Series v.5 12 2000-watts-DVC-1OHM
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The Z v.5 is the second step up in our “ultra-high excursion” subwoofer lineup after the X v.2 series and replaces the world-famous Z v.4 series. The 10, 12, 15, and 18″ models all feature our custom tooled and patented frames (US Patent Numbers D691596, D691597, D691598, and D741841).

We mate these new platform frames to a triple stacked 234mm (9.21”) diameter motor structure with a total magnet stack height of 102mm (4.01”) featuring a hyper-extended pole and extreme clearances (allowing over 4″ p-p travel before mechanical bottom effectively making it bottomless). Compared to the X v.2 motor both the top & back plates are thicker allowing for even more magnetic strength and excursion potential.

This motor drives a 3″ diameter 4-Layer Flat Wire Aluminum Coil wound on a thick aluminum former to incredible levels of excursion. The Z v.5 now uses the same voice coil as the NS v.3 series in the stock configuration – which means it is now a much longer 4-layer compared to a shorter 8-layer found in the Z v.4 series. The 4-Layer coil is able to shed heat faster, has a much lower inductance, and has less mass all while allowing for a higher linear excursion and thus significantly less distortion. We leveraged the much larger motor to keep total motor force similar to the Z v.4 Rev.2 while also having all of the other advantages listed prior. We do also offer an optional 8-layer coil that offers a significantly higher motor force factor & thus a lower Qts.

Compared to the Z v.4 Rev.2 we also increased the thickness of the Magnet ID shorting ring by 33% to further reduce static inductance and inductive distortion over strong. Based on our years of experience with the Z v.4 series we improved the voice coil ventilation to be even more effective and feature reduced turbulence in order to reduce voice coil temperatures & increase reliability.

The Z v.5 series was designed from the ground-up to become the new standard in the low-frequency / small ported box subwoofer category in this price range. They will work in the same small enclosures that you are used to using for Sundown Audio subwoofers, although, the will tolerate enclosures up to about 50% larger than those if you desire even more low-end extension.

The Z v.5 series is really a different kind of woofer due to its incredibly linear suspension. They are designed for the LOWEST level of bass extension possible in a small enclosure while maintaining extremely low levels of distortion.

T/S SPECS Zv5 12″ D1 Zv5 12″ D2
RE (Ohms) 2.0 4.0
FS (Hz) 33.0 35.6
VAS (L) 21.1 17.6
Qes 0.52 0.53
Qms 3.63 4.33
Qts 0.46 0.47
Le (mH) 0.73 1.78
BL (NA) 15.2 22.5
Mms (Grams) 291.5 298.7
Cms (uM/N) 0.08 0.07
Sens (dB @ 1w/1m) 83.4db 83.6db


Sealed Enclosure Not Recommended
Ported Enclosure 2.5 cu ft
Recommended Tuning 32Hz
Recommended Port Area 40 sq in
Displacement 0.23 cu ft
Depth 10.5″
Outside Diameter 12.67″
Cut-Out 11.09″
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4 Reviews

  • 5
    Beast sub over the customer service

    Posted by Dominique Washington on Feb 28, 2020

    Beast of a sub my second time ordering them best on the market customer service over the top I ordered on a Wednesday got them Friday never ordered a sub and got it back that quick Down4Sound for the win great job

  • 5

    Posted by CHILLY on Dec 04, 2019


  • 5
    Great Product And The Best Service

    Posted by Shane Stull on Jan 23, 2018

    The subs are of great looks, quality and a great price. After I placed the order on the subs (and amp) the next day JP called me to make sure the order was what I wanted. I have never had that happen before. I know he is busy and to take the time to make sure your customers are happy, is what I would call great customer service makes D4S the best place to shop. Will be buying more from D4S soon.

  • 5
    Beast of a Sub

    Posted by D. Salazar on Nov 27, 2017

    I am very happy with my purchase. I have 2500 watts RMS running this sub in a 2.5 cube box tuned to 33hz and it gets down. You can hear and feel the quality that Sundown produces. I would recommend the zv5 to anyone who is willing to pay for quality. Very conservatively rated at 2000 watts RMS! It can handle way more.

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