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Dual BP1204

1100W Max, Loaded Dual 12" Illuminated "illumiNite" Bandpass Subwoofer Box

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General Features:

  • Loaded Dual 12" Illuminated "illumiNite" Bandpass Subwoofer Box
  • Low-Q optimized drivers
  • Carpeted enclosure
  • Plexi subwoofer viewing windows
  • Built-in crossovers
  • Mirrored and diamond plated chambers
  • Dual chamber design
  • Blue illumiNITE illumination
  • Easy add-on to existing systems
  • Dimensions: 30.6"L x 16.2"W x 15.8"H

Subwoofer Features:

  • 12" DS Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1100 watts total (550 watts per sub)
    • RMS: 600 watts total (300 watts per sub)
  • Polypropylene cone woofer
  • Foam surround
  • Stamped steel basket
  • Single 8 ohm voice coil
  • 45oz. Strontium-ferrite magnet
  • Frequency response: 30-200 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 87 dB
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty (Subwoofers only)

Product History:

Dual BP1204 thumbnail
(newest, current model)
Dual XOBP12D thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Dual BP1204)

Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Size
Refers to the diameter of the subwoofer, measured in inches.
12"
Voice Coil(s)
Dual voice coil subs have more wiring flexibility than single voice coils subs; however, single voice coil subwoofers provide easier hookup options for wiring multiple subwoofers in parallel or series. You may also run a dual voice coil (DVC) sub in parallel, series, or combination. A quad voice coil has four voice coils and is equal to two dual voice coil subwoofers as far as wiring goes.
Single
Impedance (Per Voice Coil)
The load value (in ohms) that the speakers present to the amplifier per voice coil - the amount of resistance to the current flow. This is a key specification as subs wired in parallel or low impedances can create problems with your amplifier and potentially void all warranties. We encourage you to ask our support department prior to purchase if you do not understand which impedance level will suit your application best.
8 ohms
RMS Power Handling
The RMS power is the amount of power the speaker requires to operate safely and properly. RMS Power Handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle on a continuous basis. We recommend powering your speakers or subwoofer with 80%-120% of its recommended RMS rating. The RMS power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
300 watts
Total RMS Power Handling
This is the total RMS power handling of all the subwoofers included in the package or enclosure.

If the loaded enclosure or amplifier and subwoofer package includes more than a single subwoofer, then this is the total RMS power handling for all of the subs combined.

The RMS power is the amount of power the speaker requires to operate safely and properly. RMS Power Handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle on a continuous basis. We recommend giving your subwoofer(s) 75% - 90% of the recommended RMS rating.
600 watts
Peak Power Handling
Peak power handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle during a brief musical burst. The RMS power range figure is a much more reliable rating for determining the speaker's power requirements. The Peak power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
550 watts
Total Peak Power Handling
This is the Total Peak Power handling of all the subwoofers included in the package or enclosure.

If the loaded enclosure or amplifier and subwoofer package includes more than a single subwoofer, then this is the total peak power handling for all of the subs combined.

Peak power handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle during a brief musical burst. The RMS power range figure is a much more reliable rating for determining the speaker's power requirements.
1100 watts
Woofer Composition
Lightweight woofer cone materials are essential for efficient operation. Poly cones produce exceptional sound and are sturdy against various changes in temperature. Paper cones are very efficient, and when treated for moisture resistance, will perform at a high level. Poly refers to polypropylene, which is thermoplastic or fibers that are polymers of propylene. IMPP refers to injection molded polypropylene, a commonly used process and material in speakers.
Polypropylene
Woofer Surround
A speakers surround is part of the suspension system. The surround protects the cone and prevents it from being displaced as it flexes out from the basket. It is usually made of a durable material like treated foam or rubber in order to withstand the strenuous job of producing bass frequencies.
Foam
Sensitivity
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
 
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
89 dB
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
30 - 200 Hz

Enclosure Specifications

Box Type
Represents the style of the enclosure. Be sure to purchase the appropriate enclosure type and internal volume that will be compatible with your subwoofer's recommendation.

Sealed - Sealed boxes are those that have no holes or vents in it. The only hole in a sealed box is where the subwoofer is installed. Smaller sealed boxes require more power than a larger sealed box. They provide a tight, accurate bass, while the larger sealed enclosures provide a "boomier" and louder bass.

Ported / Vented - Ported/Vented Enclosures provide an even boomier, louder bass, but less accurate then a small, sealed box. Ported enclosures typically require more airspace per sub and also less power output from an amplifier to perform correctly.

Bandpass - Bandpass enclosures make subwoofers perform efficiently, but loose. The bass is not as "boomy" as a ported enclosure nor as punchy as a sealed enclosure. Bandpass enclosures work well with lower to mid-level subwoofers.
Bandpass
Number of Subs/Speakers
This value represents the number of speakers or subwoofers that the enclosure accommodates.
2
Box Style/Shape
The box style or shape refers to the actual shape of the box. Square and rectangular boxes are straight-edged boxes on all sides, whereas hatchback and truck style enclosures feature an angled front or back design that allows for installation in places short on depth such as single cab pickup trucks. You can also use such enclosures in hatchback cars or other vehicles where space is a premium. Tube and cylinder shaped boxes were made popular by Bazooka and are a great option for those looking for a nice amount of bass without sacrificing lots of space. They may even fit in locations that slim truck boxes cannot fit in. If the enclosure is vehicle specific, we encourage you to read the product description to find out which vehicles the enclosure is made for.
Square/Rectangle
Height
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
15.8"
Width
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
30.6"
Depth
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.
16.2"
Number of Terminals
The number of terminals the enclosure has. Each terminal represents 1 positive and 1 negative.
2
Terminal Type
Spring clip terminals work best with bare wire connections with small-gauge speaker wire, or pin-type connectors.

Binding post terminals are a sturdier, more versatile type of speaker terminal. Because binding post terminals are are threaded, you can tighten them down against the wire or connector for a tight, clean connection. The most popular style of binding post terminals is known as a "5-way binding post". This type can accept bare wire, or any of the common speaker wire connectors. Binding posts with the option to be used with banana clips are even more versatile

Spring posts are a hybrid of the two. Instead of using a thread and "screwing" them tight, they use a spring to allow the wire to fit and tighten against the terminal.

Spring posts
Box Exterior Color
The color of the enclosure's exterior/outer finish.
Black
Box Finish
The material used on the outside of the box. Most boxes are carpeted to prevent exterior scratches; however vinyl is popular as it can often be color-matched to a near exact look of your leather factory interior.
Carpet

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
56%
4 Star
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3 Star
0%
2 Star
4%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.4
Value
4.7
Features
4.6
Design
4.8
Usability
4.7

Twins

Hampton. Georgia

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Great Starter Product!!

December 10, 2011

I own the previous model. Its a great speaker, but it is not the best. Everyone who rode with me really loved the lights, which is its key selling point. The only problem with this sub is when you get to higher levels of volume it will bottom out. The plexiglass also sounds bad at high levels. But this speaker will shake your car. I upgraded to the mtx terminator. But this was an awesome subwoofer!

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Kamaran

Bartow, FL

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My first system

June 17, 2011

Ordered these back in 08, and they outplayed my friend's setup which was 2 CVRs and a p2. The bandpass box makes these subs kings compared to most subs in normal boxes. I would highly recommend these for anyone on a budget or just looking for a starter system. I never had a problem with these babies.

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Matt

Richmond, VA

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DUAL IS GREAT SUPER BASS

May 31, 2011

These subs are amazing I was a little hesistant seeing as i finally had the money for kickers and getting an even bigger system but these things are amazing you can see me with the unboxing and everything on my YOUTUBE CHANNEL SK8AFUXA go there I will have videos up and good ones there are people on there who have them but arent pushing them to the max i got a power acoustik 2000 watt class d monoblock amp to them and they pound i will have a video up soon when i have time please check it out these are great trust me they look A LOT better in person trust me so yeah check out my channel if you wanna see how powerful they are and everything

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Justin

ft. mohave, az

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Really Good!!!

January 8, 2011

If you get this I HIGHLY recommend you use it with a Dual XIA series amp! Dual makes 3 different models in the XIA series. 580 watt 2-channel, 800 watt 2-channel and a 1000 watt 2-channel. These are there high-end amps and were built just for this enclosure as they offer direct hook-ups for the illuminate lights... Many people read and hear alot of garbage about the Dual BP1204 and Dual in general... They say its W****** brand trash, well for starters, the Dual amps that you see in your local w****** are made for "Component Speakers" NOT subwoofers!! ALL of Duals products are CEA-2006 compliant so you can trust their max and rms ratings... Brands such as Pyramid, Legacy, Boss, Crunch, Power Acoustik and Pyle are NOT CEA-2006 compliant .. As a word of advice, Stay away from anything that isn't CEA-2006 compliant! I love this enclosure with subs!! but you really need to match it with a DUAL XIA series amp for best performance and quality!

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Tanmcnew

Soquel, CA

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Love them!!!

November 29, 2010

I drooled over these subs for weeks before I could get them, with their futuristic look and illuminite capabilities I was ecstatic to finally get them. They were everything I thought there were going to be and then some! They hit super hard light up super bright and push air out so hard I shreaded a piece of paper haha it was cool. I love the bandpass enclosure and the whole look of the box and would recommend it to anyone. 10/10!

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Eddy

California

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Great Buy

September 1, 2010

I bought this box on thursday got it on tuesday it took 3 days to arrive which is fast. I replaced the dual woofers with 2 1200 watt Titanium Power woofers as soon as I received the box, so I don't know how the dual woofers sounded. Hooked them up to a crunch powerzone 2000 watt amp and it sounds great. The inside of the box does look like its made from cheap wood, I didn't like that. If you are looking to replace the dual woofers same as me its a pain but it can be done. And for those wondering about the wires you need to make the lights work you need the ground and the 12 volt wires which don't come with the box, it also has a on and off switch for the lights which I found really helpful. Overall great buy you wont be disappointed, definitely recommend to anyone.

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MJ

sc

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August 15, 2010

These subs are very good for my first subs and i wish yall could have sent me the wires for the light hook up.

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Josh

Athens alabama

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Great beginner subs

March 24, 2010

I have owned these and they are a great pair of beginner subs. Although you will eventually want to upgrade but the box is amazing the subs can hit if u have the right amp and song but are only beginner subs. They bottom out easy

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Firehawk87

New Bethlehem, PA

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pretty sweet I wont lie

March 8, 2010

I just installed the BP1204 in my 04 taurus. I must say it kicks pretty hard. I have it amplified by the Hifonics ZXI 6010 pushing out 600 watts RMS bridged at 4 ohms. I am impressed and pleased with it.

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Ryan

Freeport, Tx

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Great look!

January 22, 2010

It's really great to have as a sub if your not into making the neighbors wake up or make the cars shake around you. its great for just you pleasure or your friends in the car. Also its definitely cool when you pop your trunk and your sub is lit up! not many people have something like that and people really think its awesome.

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Morker

BILLINGS, MT

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They Bump!

November 11, 2009

I was a little bit concerned not buyin a well known brand....completely threw that idea away when I hooked them up & got them tuned for my car. If you have a hatch style car, It's even better! More Bass, U get to ACTUALLY see the Lights, My friends ( especially the girls) Love the lights.

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DJ

504, LA

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Love Em

November 4, 2009

They look amazing!!! Everyone thinks that they are like $700 subs. They sound awesome too. Great for beginners. I'm using a Pioneer Premier Amp which is a $215 amp, that is probably why they sound so much better

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~~Rockford Fosgate KING KONG~~

Grand Forks, ND

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YO YO YO

October 4, 2009

In all honesty these subs blow!!!! They are a cheap set up for every average beginner they will not last a beginner due to the fact that when you get your first subs you always want more bass!! In doing so they will cause the subs not saying they are over powered but will cause them to blow due to clipping the signal to the amp which will blow them do your self a favor buy some subs and a amp with a good set up and save your self the trouble of blowing a cheap set. Unless your 50 with grand kids then go for it!! :)

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Travis

Manchester, NH

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dual bp's

September 19, 2009

installed these for my cousin..hes only 16 and just got his first car. he loves them and how they glow. overall the subs are a little overpriced for its performance but if you're like my cousin, and you'd rather have it for looks..id get it

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blake

broken arrow, oklahoma

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user for almost 2 years

September 19, 2009

i received these subs for my 17th birthday and had them professionally installed and they sound great! they hit a wide range of notes and they hit hard. i have just a 1000 watt sony xplod amp hooked up to them and everyone that has sat in my car asks how much i paid for them and they couldn't believe me when i told them. they are an amazing bang for your buck! worth every penny. PROS: 1. very durable (especially inside all of that pexi glass!). 2.easy to hook up with the built in crossover. 3. last forever as long as you dont push them over the power rating. 4.they look very clean with the nice box they are in CONS: 1. setting off car alarms ha

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Desmond

Appomattox, VA

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great for low price

August 9, 2009

i have had this product in booth ways with the dual bandpass box in a full size van and in two small angled boxes behind a truck seat and they have don well in booth

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Josh

Ohio

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great product

July 24, 2009

i got this product in December from here and they were great my amp was just too much power and about 2 weeks ago and they blew up... overall great product.

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Josh

Houston, TX

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Awesome

January 10, 2009

I believe this product is awesome. I have had it for almost 2 years. I hooked it up to a kenwood amplifier which sends 500rms to the woofers. The subwoofer's are so loud, that they make car alarms go off. Everything in my car shake including my radar detector. I have researched. These are the subwoofer's you want; affordable and amazing sound to it. I get compliments all the time.

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Greg

Newark, NJ

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I LOVE MY DUALS

January 9, 2009

I bought these a while back from another store and my buddy bought a set off here, and I bought the other set from him cause he gave them up to me. Right now have 2 of these boxes in my truck; "loud" doesn't even begin to explain the sound I'm getting. You need to see just how insane these things are and my volume is only at 10 it can go up to 40 but these bad boys are well worth the money. I've had them a little over 2 years now and they still perform like champs.

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Lucas

Wisconsin

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December 19, 2008

I love these subs. They have great sound quality and they look amazing. I highly recommend this product.

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

NVX Speaker Wire (XWS1225)

25 ft. of True 12 Gauge EnvyFlex Speaker Cable/Wire (100% Oxygen-Free Copper)

Your Price $39.99

NVX Sound Dampening Trunk Kit (SDTK20)

20 Square Feet of Sound Dampening Material (Five 18" x 32" Pieces)

Your Price $59.99

NVX Sound Dampening Rubber Roller (SDRLR1)

Universal, Professional Heavy Duty Roller for Sound Damping/Dampening

Your Price $7.99

Car Stereo and Speaker Installation Tool Kit

Complete Car Stereo Tool Kit, Includes Voltage Test Light, Wire Stripper and More

Your Price $12.99

Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

BP1204

UPC

827204210727

Weight

66.00lbs

Internal SKU

bp1204

Internal Product ID

10591

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Dual BP1204