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Overview: The JVC Arsenal
CS-AW8520 is a 15" dual voice coil 2-ohm subwoofer which supports up to 1,500
watts RMS power handling and 4,500 watts Peak power handling with a frequency
response of 28 to 500 Hz.
Kevlar Laminated HEMP-Fiber Cone:
The JVC Arsenal CS-AW8520
features Kevlar Laminated HEMP-Fiber Cone with dual-layer cone construction for
deep, accurate, hard-hitting, high volume bass.
Santoprene Surround: The
JVC CS-AW8520 features a Santoprene Surround for added durability and
Dual 2-ohm Voice Coils: This woofer features dual
2-ohm voice coils
that offer flexibility in wiring. When the voice coils are wired in parallel
with each other, the woofer presents a 1-ohm mono load. When the voice coils are
wired in series with each other, the woofer presents an 4-ohm mono load. In
addition, each coil may be connected to a different amplifier channel and each
channel will see a 2-ohm load.
Rapid Fire Impedance Selector Speaker Terminal: The
15" JVC woofer is equipped with two pair of copper plated, set-screw speaker terminals
which will accommodate up to 12 AWG speaker wire. The speaker terminals feature
woven tinsel leads wired through the voice coil of the woofer. The woofer's
speaker terminals are adjacent to one another and features a jumper connector
which allows you to easily wire the subwoofer for a 2-ohm, 1-ohm, or 4-ohm load.
The speaker terminals also feature two 15A ATC fuses to protect the woofer from
Aluminum Voice Coil Former:
The JVC Arsenal 15" woofer features an aluminum voice coil former with a dual
diametric progressive spider.
Heat Resistant 308.94 oz Dual-Stacked Strontium Magnet:
The JVC Arsenal CS-AW8520 features a 308.94 oz Dual-Stacked Strontium
T3 Chassis (Thermal Transfer Technology: The JVC Arsenal CS-AW8520
incorporates the following features to keep the woofer working cool.
- Vented Aluminum Cast Basket: The JVC Arsenal 15" woofer features a strong
die-cast aluminum basket with multiple vent slots for added rigidity and
- Aero Vent Bottom Plate: The woofer features a vented bottom plate
which uses heat transfer silicon to help prevent heat build up within the
Trim Ring: The CS-AW8520 features a removable decorative trim-ring to help conceal the woofer's mounting holes and provide a professional
Recommended Sealed Box Volume: JVC recommends mounting this
woofer in a sealed enclosure made out of 3/4" MDF with an internal volume
of 2.205 cu/ft.
Recommended Ported Box Volume: JVC recommends a ported
enclosure made out of 3/4" MDF with an internal volume of 3.255 cu/ft using a one
9" wide x 3.0" tall x 21.0" long slot port.