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DS - XS SERIES
INSTALLATION/OWNERS MANUAL
Car Audio Subwoofers
DS - XS SERIES PREPARATION
Getting Started
Thank you for purchasing a Dual DS or XS series subwoofer. Although Dual has
attempted to make sure all of the information contained within this manual is
accurate, please be aware that any part of it is subject to change without notice.
Safety
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of
important instructions. Failure to heed the instructions can
result in injury or unit damage.
To prevent injury and damage to the unit, please read and follow
the instructions in this manual.
If you feel unsure about installing this system yourself, have it
installed by a qualified audio technician.
Before installation, disconnect the battery negative (-) terminal to
prevent damage to the unit, fire and/or possible injury.
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DS - XS SERIES INSTALLATION
Installation
The following installation instructions are very basic. If you feel unsure
about personally installing this speaker system, Dual recommends
aquiring the services of a professional car audio installation center.
Before installation, please follow the following rules:
1. Be sure to carefully read and understand the instructions before attempting to install
this product.
2. For safety, disconnect the negative terminal from the battery prior to beginning the
installation.
3. For easier assembly: If additional wiring is required, we recommend running all wires
prior to mounting your speaker in place.
4. Use the highest quality connectors for a reliable installation and to minimize signal or
power loss.
5. Use caution before you drill or cut! Be careful not to cut or drill into gas tanks, fuel
lines, brake or hydraulic lines, vacuum lines or electrical wiring when working on any
vehicle.
6. Never run speaker wires underneath your vehicle. Running speaker wires inside the
vehicle provides the best protection from exhaust heat and environmental elements.
7. Avoid running wires over, near, or through sharp edged surfaces. We suggest you also
use rubber grommets to protect any wires routed through metal, especially the firewall.
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DS - XS SERIES SUBWOOFER INFO
XS Subwoofer Information
XS10
Sensitivity: 87dB
Freq. Response: 30Hz-125Hz
Nominal Impedance: 4 ohms
Peak Power: 400 watts
RMS: 150 watts
Voice Coil Size: 2"
Magnet Size: 24oz.
4.2"
(106.68mm)
4.0"
(101.6mm)
8.6"
(218.44mm)
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9.66"
(245.36mm)
Note: All specifications are subject to change without notice.
DS - XS SERIES SUBWOOFER INFO
DS Subwoofer Information
DS10
Sensitivity: 87dB
Freq. Response: 30Hz-125Hz
Nominal Impedance: 4 ohms
Peak Power: 400 watts
RMS: 150 watts
Voice Coil Size: 2"
Magnet Size: 24oz.
4.2"
(106.68mm)
4.0"
(101.6mm)
8.6"
(218.44mm)
9.66"
(245.36mm)
DS12
Sensitivity: 88dB
Freq. Response: 28Hz-125Hz
Nominal Impedance: 4 ohms
Peak Power: 500 watts
RMS: 175 watts
Voice Coil Size: 2"
Magnet Size: 38.2oz.
5.5"
(139.7mm)
5.1"
(129.54mm)
10.9"
(276.86mm)
Note: All specifications are subject to change without notice.
12.18"
(309.37mm)
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DS - XS SERIES GUIDELINES
Enclosure Guidelines
To achieve the best possible sound from this subwoofer enclosure, Dual recommends
aquiring the services of a professional car audio installation center.
If you feel confident in your ability to install this product without the assistance of a
professional, please read this section thoroughly. We have provided a number of
placement recommendations and installation tips to assist you. Keep in mind these
are provided as a guideline and you may find that other placements specific to your
vehicle may provide better results.
• Make sure all moving parts and factory electrical wires are out of the way and will not
interfere after installation.
• Ensure the wire is of sufficient length to avoid pulling or stretching. This is even more
important if the wires will be run under or through the factory interior.
• Use electrical tape and wire ties to ensure all wires are properly secured.
• Avoid installing speakers or electronics where they can be subject to moisture.
• Ensure the speaker wires are connected using correct polarity. The positive polarity is
marked by a (+) sign. Incorrectly connected subwoofers will result in limited bass
output.
• Speaker wire should be isolated from the vehicle’s electrical system to avoid noise
being picked up by the amplifiers.
• We recommend using 14 gauge or larger sized speaker wire to ensure your subwoofer
receives the full power output of your amplifier.
• Remember to listen responsibly and respect your ears. Being exposed to sounds over
125dB for even short periods of time can create permanent hearing loss!
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DS - XS SERIES CALCULATIONS
Enclosure Guidelines
To work properly, the walls of your
enclosure must be free from flexing
during high sound pressure generated by
your subwoofer(s).
For best performance, always use MDF
(Medium Density Fiberboard) or Baltic
Birch Plywood to build your enclosure.
We highly recommend that your wood be
at least 3/4" in thickness. The enclosure
should be sealed internally with silicon or
glue and secured with screws every 4".
To build an enclosure, calculations will
need to be made using the information
found on the following 3 pages.
Remember:
• Use 3/4" MDF or Baltic Birch Plywood
• Use silicon or glue in joints
• Use screws every 4 inches
Assemble the box before cutting the
subwoofer hole(s). If the box will be
mounted in a vehicle, it should be
fastened securely using metal "L" shaped
brackets.
We at Dual are diligent in checking the dimensions provided.
The engineers, staff and installers provide this information to
make your installation go as smoothly as possible. Errors do
occasionally occur. We highly recommend that you personally
measure your subwoofer prior to installation to avoid any damage.
Please follow the rule “Measure twice, cut once".
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DS - XS SERIES ENCLOSURE DIMENSIONS
Sealed Enclosure
10” Subwoofer Enclosures
Good Bass Performance
Mini-Enclosure
(Vb) Box Volume=.35 Cu. Ft.
Example
Dimensions: 13.5" W x 13.5" H x 6.625" D
Better Bass Performance
Small Enclosure
(Vb) Box Volume=.55 Cu. Ft.
Example
Dimensions: 14.5" W x 16" H x 7.25" D
Best Bass Performance
Medium Enclosure
(Vb) Box Volume=.75 Cu. Ft.
Example
Dimensions: 14" W x 16" H x 9.625" D
12” Subwoofer Enclosures
Good Bass Performance
Mini-Enclosure
(Vb) Box Volume=.75 Cu. Ft.
Example
Dimensions: 14" W x 14" H x 11.5" D
Better Bass Performance
Small Enclosure
(Vb) Box Volume=1.00 Cu. Ft.
Example
Dimensions: 15" W x 14" H x 13" D
Attention/Notice:
• Dimensions are external
Best Bass Performance
Medium Enclosure
(Vb) Box Volume=1.25 Cu. Ft.
Example
Dimensions: 17" W x 15" H x 13" D
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Note: All specifications are subject to change without notice.
DS - XS SERIES ENCLOSURE DIMENSIONS
Vented Enclosure
10” Subwoofer Enclosures
Good Bass Performance
Mini-Enclosure
(Vb) Box Volume=.75 Cu. Ft.
Example
Dimensions: 13.25" W x 13.25" H x 13" D
(P) Port=3" ID x 8.62" Long
Better Bass Performance
Small Enclosure
(Vb) Box Volume=1.00 Cu. Ft.
Example
Dimensions: 14.25" W x 15.5" H x 13" D
(P) Port=3" ID x 7.62" Long
Best Bass Performance
Medium Enclosure
(Vb) Box Volume=1.25 Cu. Ft.
Example
Dimensions: 14" W x 19" H x 13" D
(P) Port=3" ID x 6.875" Long
12” Subwoofer Enclosures
Good Bass Performance
Mini-Enclosure
(Vb) Box Volume=1 Cu. Ft.
Example
Dimensions: 14.25" W x 17" H x 12" D
(P) Port=3" ID x 9.7" Long
Better Bass Performance
Small Enclosure
(Vb) Box Volume=1.25 Cu. Ft.
Example
Dimensions: 14.50" W x 17" H x 14" D
(P) Port=3" ID x 10.25" Long
Attention/Notice:
• Dimensions are external
Best Bass Performance
Medium Enclosure
(Vb) Box Volume=1.5 Cu. Ft.
Example
Dimensions: 14" W x 20.25" H x 14" D
(P) Port=3" ID x 11.75" Long
Note: All specifications are subject to change without notice.
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DS - XS SERIES ENCLOSURE DIMENSIONS
Bandpass Enclosure
10” Subwoofer Enclosures
Good Bass Performance/Mini-Enclosure
(Vf) Box Volume .38 Cu. Ft.
(Vr) Box Volume .31 Cu. Ft.
(P) Port 4" ID x 5.125" Long
(Sb) Speaker baffle location/outside front: 5.75"
Example Dimensions: 14" W x 11.75" H x 14" D
Better Bass Performance/Small Enclosure
(Vf) Box Volume .54 Cu. Ft.
(Vr) Box Volume .46 Cu. Ft.
(P) Port 4" ID x 4.812" Long
(Sb) Speaker baffle location/outside front: 7.5"
Example Dimensions: 14" W x 15.2" H x 14" D
Best Bass Performance/Medium Enclosure
(Vf) Box Volume .60 Cu. Ft.
(Vr) Box Volume .82 Cu. Ft.
(P) Port 4" ID x 7.125" Long
(Sb) Speaker baffle location/outside front: 7.375"
Example Dimensions: 14" W x 19.75" H x 14" D
12” Subwoofer Enclosures
Good Bass Performance/Mini-Enclosure
(Vf) Box Volume .84 Cu. Ft.
(Vr) Box Volume .47 Cu. Ft.
(P) Port 4" ID x 1.0" Long
(Sb) Speaker baffle location/outside front: 9.25"
Example Dimensions: 15" W x 16.5" H x 15" D
Better Bass Performance/Small Enclosure
(Vf) Box Volume .84 Cu. Ft.
(Vr) Box Volume .69 Cu. Ft.
(P) Port 4" ID x 2.625" Long
(Sb) Speaker baffle location/outside front: 9.25"
Example Dimensions: 15" W x 18.5" H x 15" D
Attention/Notice:
• Dimensions are external
Best Bass Performance/Medium Enclosure
(Vf) Box Volume .84 Cu. Ft.
(Vr) Box Volume .91 Cu. Ft.
(P) Port 4" ID x 4.25" Long
(Sb) Speaker baffle location/outside front: 9.25"
Example Dimensions: 15" W x 20.75" H x 15" D
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Note: All specifications are subject to change without notice.
DS - XS SERIES WARRANTY
Limited One-Year Warranty
This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may
also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Dual Electronics Corp. warrants this product to the
original purchaser to be free from defects in material
and workmanship for a period of one year from the
date of the original purchase.
Dual Electronics Corp. agrees, at our option, during
the warranty period, to repair any defect in material
or workmanship or to furnish an equal new, renewed
or comparable product (whichever is deemed
necessary) in exchange without charges, subject to
verification of the defect or malfunction and proof
of the date of purchase. Subsequent replacement
products are warranted for the balance of the original
warranty period.
What to do?
1. Before you call for service, check the
troubleshooting guide in your owner’s manual.
A slight adjustment of any custom controls or
connections discussed in your instruction booklet may
save you a service call.
2. If you require service during the warranty period,
you must carefully pack the product (preferably in the
original package) and ship it by prepaid transportation
with a copy of the original receipt from the retailer to
an authorized service center.
3. Please describe your problem in writing and
include your name, a return UPS shipping address
(P.O. Box not acceptable), and a daytime phone
number with your shipment.
Who is covered? This warranty is extended to the
original retail purchaser for products purchased and
used in the U.S.A.
4. For more information and for the location of the
nearest authorized service center please contact us
by one of the following methods:
What is covered? This warranty covers all defects
in material and workmanship in this product. The
following are not covered: installation/removal costs,
damage resulting from accident, misuse, abuse,
neglect, product modification, improper installation,
incorrect line voltage, unauthorized repair or failure
to follow instructions supplied with the product, or
damage occurring during return shipment of the
product.
Call us toll-free at 1-866-382-5476
E-mail us at cs@dualav.com
Note: All specifications are subject to change without notice.
Exclusion of Certain Damages: This warranty is
exclusive and in lieu of any and all other warranties,
expressed or implied, including without limitation
the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness
for a particular purpose and any obligation, liability,
right, claim or remedy in contract or tort, whether or
not arising from the company’s negligence, actual or
imputed. No person or representative is authorized
to assume for the company any other liability in
connection with the sale of this product. In no event
shall the company be liable for indirect, incidental or
consequential damages.
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Namsung America Inc.
21318 64th Ave. South
Kent, WA 98032 U.S.A.
Toll Free: 1-866-626-7863
©2006 Namsung America, Inc.
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