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Polk Audio DB 1042 DVC

DB+ Series shallow-mount 10" subwoofer with dual 4-ohm voice coils

Item # 107DB1042D

Polk Audio's DB+ Series subwoofers combine high-tech materials and advanced design to give you smooth, powerful,...

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About the Polk Audio DB 1042 DVC

Hard-hitting bass

Polk Audio's DB+ Series subwoofers combine high-tech materials and advanced design to give you smooth, powerful, hard-hitting bass without stressing your wallet. The DB 1042 DVC 10" subwoofer boasts a rigid polypropylene cone and durable Santoprene™ surround built to handle big power over the long run. Its low-profile design means you get serious performance from a sub that takes up less space. 

Hard-hitting bass

Polk Audio's DB+ Series subwoofers combine high-tech materials and advanced design to give you smooth, powerful, hard-hitting bass without stressing your wallet. The DB 1042 DVC 10" subwoofer boasts a rigid polypropylene cone and durable Santoprene™ surround built to handle big power over the long run. Its low-profile design means you get serious performance from a sub that takes up less space. 

Dual 4-ohm voice coils

This sub's dual 4-ohm voice coils allow you to wire your system to draw max power from your mono amp or to safely hook up multiple subs. Match a DB+ sub to a suitable enclosure, and enjoy impressive bass punch rarely found in this price range. Polk Audio tests this sub rigorously for environmental effects caused by sun, moisture, and extreme temperature changes. They even certify this sub for marine applications, so they're a great choice for your boat too.

To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 275 and 525 watts RMS at 2 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.

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Product highlights:

  • 10" subwoofer with dual 4-ohm voice coils
  • polypropylene cone with Santoprene rubber surround
  • marine-certified for use in boats and convertibles
  • handles up to 350 watts RMS (175 watts per coil)
  • peak power handling: 1050 watts
  • frequency response: 28-200 Hz
  • sensitivity: 85 dB
  • top-mount depth: 4-3/8"
  • sealed box volume: 1.0-2.4 cu. ft.
  • ported box volume: 1.25-1.75 cu. ft.
  • grille not included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # AA9043-A
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What's in the box:

  • One 10" subwoofer
  • 1 Foam gasket
  • Eight 1-3/8" Allen head stainless steel screws
  • Wiring diagram/ Specification sheet (English/ French/ Spanish/ German/ Italian)
  • Online registration information

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Features

Dual 4Ω Voice Coils: This woofer features dual 4Ω voice coils, for wiring flexibility. When the voice coils are wired in parallel, the woofer presents a 2Ω load. When wired in series, the woofer presents an 8Ω load.

Marine Certification: Polk DB+ series speakers are marine certified (IP56 rated), making them a good choice for boats in fresh water, convertibles, motorcycles, ATVs, and other applications where the speaker might get wet. Because they have coated steel baskets and the terminals are not covered, we do not recommend using them in salt water environments.

Dynamic Balance: Dynamic Balance is a proprietary Polk Audio technology using laser imaging to determine what combination of speaker materials create the least amount of resonance. Eliminating resonance in speakers results in a wide, smooth response and low distortion.

Sealed Box Volume: Polk recommends a sealed enclosure between 1.0 ft³ and 2.4 ft³.

Ported Box Volume: Polk recommends a ported enclosure between 1.25 ft³ and 1.75 ft³.

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I've had these installed on my Silverado before. Now I want them on my Camaro. The audio quality is great for the price. [ Jonathan  Jan 13, 2019 ]
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For the kind of music I listen to [ Michael Ray  Dec 29, 2018 ]
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Polk quality, frequency range, power handling, size for custom box in 2010 Ridgeline [ Martin  Jun 29, 2018 ]
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I really like Polk Audio speakers, Have them on several vehicles, and the spec's make this a good choice to pair to my Rockford Fosgate R250x1 [ Anthony  Apr 23, 2018 ]
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low profile, sale price, polk [ arthur  Mar 25, 2018 ]
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Sale and it's a brand I've never used sub wise.. so figured I'd give it a go [ Jason  Nov 24, 2017 ]
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1 question already asked

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What size cut-out hole do I need, in order to install the DB 1042 DVC?
[ Keith  Jun 01, 2018 ]
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Hi, I didn't have to do any cutting on my 350Z. My rep at Crutchfield made sure that this speaker fit the existing opening.
[ JAN  Jun 12, 2018 ]
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The Polk DB 1042 DVC requires a cutout diameter of 8.78" to properly fit. To discuss further feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Hope that helps! :)
[ Larry  Jun 11, 2018 ]  Staff

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