Thank you for purchasing the Dual Electronics XOBP12D Bandpass Subwoofer System.
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.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence
of important instructions. Failure to heed these instructions
can result in injury or damage to the unit.
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
Do not connect Amplifier or any audio source to illumination
inputs. These inputs are designed for 12 volt power only.
Illuminite inputs are designed for 12 volt DC power source only.
Do NOT connect your illuminite product directly to your battery
permanently, as it will cause your battery to discharge. Please use
switched 12 volt source.
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
Before installation, please review 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
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
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.
8. When running the speaker cable from the amplifier, avoid running it near
sources of high current (i.e. wiring harnesses, battery cables).
9. Amp connection: The positive (+) speaker output from the bass amp
connects to the positive (+) terminal, and the negative output (-) connects
to the negative (-) input terminal on the input cup located on the rear of
the subwoofer enclosure. DO NOT CONNECT AMP OR ANY AUDIO SOURCE TO
ILLUMINATION INPUTS AS DAMAGE TO LIGHTS WILL OCCUR.
10. Illumination connection: The positive (+) output from your 12V system
connects to the positive (+) input, and the negative (ground) connects to
the negative (-) input on the input cup located on the rear of the subwoofer
enclosure. Improper 12V polarity will not cause damage to the lights, but they
will not illuminate.
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.
Ensure the Illuminite wires (12V) are connected using correct polarity. Do not connect an
amplifier or any audio output source to the Illuminite inputs as doing so will cause
permanent damage to the lighting elements.
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!
IlluminiteTM Lighting Hook-Up Recommendations
Dual's patent-pending Illuminite bulb system and control circuitry provide for
extraordinary blue illumination, allowing for creative color-coordinating installations.
The interior of your vehicle will never sound or look ordinary again! Let your imagination
take you there.
The lighting features of all Illuminite products require a 12V power source to operate.
The speaker has two distinct sets of input terminals. The first is labeled audio input
and the second is labeled Illuminite lighting inputs. The inputs are clearly marked with a
label positioned directly above the terminal housing. The polarity (+ and -) indicators for
each set of inputs also appear on these labels.
1. Do not connect your amplifier or any audio source to the Illuminite inputs. These inputs
are designed for switched 12V DC power only. Do not connect directly to your battery
permanently, as it will cause your battery to discharge. Please use a switched 12V source.
2. See Fig. 1a, (illustrated wiring diagram) to be sure to maintain polarity. Be sure to connect
to a switched 12 volt source. Proper connection would be the positive (+) 12V wire to the
positive (+) Illuminite input terminal and the negative (-) Illuminite input terminal to a
solid chassis ground.
DO NOT CONNECT AMP OR ANY AUDIO SOURCE TO ILLUMINATION INPUTS.
DAMAGE TO LIGHTS WILL OCCUR AND WARRANTY WILL BE VOID!
Lighting Hook-Up From Rear
Notice: The XOBP12D Illuminite lights are not removable. There are no serviceable parts
inside or attached to the speaker assembly. The XOBP12D is considered to be a sensitive
electronic device. Removal or tampering with any part or portion of the speaker and/or
its assemblies will damage the product and void the warranty.
XOBP12D GENERAL FEATURES
Input Terminal Cup - The input terminal cups provide a quick and easy connection from
your amplifier to the enclosure, and 12 volt inputs to power the Illuminite feature
Computer tuned acoustic chamber - Dual's enclosures utilize a specialized tuned-port
computer aided design to increase the output efficiency
Low Q optimized subwoofers will create loud yet very accurate bass
Curved Plexiglas Viewing Window
Super durable carpeted enclosure
Nailed and glued construction with added bracing is used to eliminate enclosure
movement caused by high sound pressure levels
In-line LED protection circuitry
On-Off Illuminite toggle switch
Removable Illuminite Logo made of static poly material can be placed on any window
or glass surface
Limited One-Year Warranty
This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You
may also have other rights which vary from state to
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
Who is covered?
This warranty is extended to the original retail
purchaser for products purchased and used in
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.
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
4. For more information and for the location of the
nearest authorized service center please contact us by
one of the following methods:
Call us toll-free at 1-866-382-5476
E-mail us at [email protected]
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.
Dual Electronics Corp.
21318 64th Ave. South
Kent, WA 98032
Toll Free: 1-866-382-5476
2006 Dual Electronics Corp.