Sundown Z-12v.3 D1/D2 12” Subwoofer

The third generation Z series woofer builds upon many years of customer and SPL competition experience to create an exceptional combination of low distortion and high output at a reasonable price. The Z v.3 line carries a conservative 1500-watt RMS rating. This line features a beefy 8-layer flat-wound aluminum voice coil wound on a black aluminum former. As with our SA series these woofers also feature dual faraday rings for lower levels of distortion and higher power delivery from your amplifiers. 

The Z v.3 line has been a staple in our line-up since 2011 and it quickly became our best-selling "big boy" driver of its time as our top-of-the-line model (until the launch of the X and Z v.4). It remains in our line-up for customers after a more "traditional" driver and/or a shallower mounting depth than the X and Z v.4 series. The 10" model is no longer available -- the 12/15/18 are still in full production. 

As discussed above the Z v.3 is a more “traditional” subwoofer design. It does not feature the same Mega-Roll surround or massive, patented frame technologies as our larger lines / X series. It has a more aggressive & punchy sound that many folks still enjoy. It is also the best choice for higher-frequency SPL burp classes in our ferrite-based subwoofer line. 

Anyone who has been around the competition scene for long is well aware of the reputation built by the Z v.3 series woofers. They hold a slew of world championships in bass race, bass boxing, and various SPL competition formats. 


Features & Technology: 

  • Xmax = 25mm one-way by 70% BL
  • RMS Power = 1500-watts
  • * Vented magnetic gap
  • * Optimized high-velocity pole vent
  • * Innovative high-velocity vented frame spacer ring
  • Black Aluminum 3” voice coil former for superior heat dissipation
  • High Temperature 8-Layer Aluminum Flat Wire Voice Coil (Made in USA)
  • Large aluminum faraday ring (Magnet ID)
  • Spring Loaded Terminals
  • Stitched-On Double-XL Tinsel Leads to prevent fatigue and failure
  • High strength cast aluminum frames
  • Optimized for small ported & band-pass enclosures
  • (The 12” model MUST be used in SMALL enclosures)
  • * -- These features combine to create the optimized coil ventilation system.


Sundown Z-12v.3 D1/D2 Subwoofer specs: 

  • Speaker Size = 12" D1/D2
  • Nominal Impedance = 1.5/2.8 ohm
  • Rated RMS power handling = 1500W
  • Sensitivity = 85.3 dB
  • Fs = 47.2 Hz
  • Qes = 0.5
  • Qms = 7.2
  • Qts  = 0.5
  • Cms = 7.2 uM/N
  • Mms = 276.3 g
  • BL = 19.6 NA
  • Le = 3.2 mH
  • Vas = 17.5 L
  • Cutout Diameter = 11 1/8"
  • Mounting Depth = 8 3/4"
  • Overall Diameter = 12 5/8"
  • Displacement (sealed) =  1.00ft3
  • Displacement (ported) = 2.00ft3


Sundown Z-12v.3 D1/D2 12” Subwoofer
  • Item #: sundown z-12v3
Price $614.99
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