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2500W 12" Dual 4-Ohm Car Subwoofer

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2500W 12" Dual 4-Ohm Car Subwoofer

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General Features:

  • 12" Dual 4-Ohm Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 2500 watts
    • RMS: 1250 watts
  • Recommended power range: 900 - 1250 watts RMS
  • Stitched Foam Surround
  • Xmax: 17mm
  • Top-mount depth: 7.825"
  • Cutout diameter: 11.25"
  • Sensitivity: 83 dB
  • Resonance Frequency (Fs): 28Hz
  • Recommended Sealed Enclosure: 0.65 ft3
  • Recommended Ported Enclosure: 1.6 ft3
    • Port diameter: 4"
    • Port Length: 12"
    • Port Frequency: 32Hz
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  • 1 year Sonic Electronix, and 2 years Manufacturer's warranty

  • Priced Individually

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Product History:

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Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Size
Refers to the diameter of the subwoofer, measured in inches.
12"
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.
2500 watts
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.
1250 watts
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.
Dual
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.
4 ohms
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".
83 dB
Xmax (millimeters)
Typically measured in millimeters, the Xmax value is the measure of a speaker cone's maximum excursion in one direction while maintaining a linear behavior.
17 mm
Subwoofer Design
This is the design of the subwoofer or the opening of the subwoofer enclosure. Each design has it's own benefits, whether it is a square, circle, or oval.

Round/Circle: This is the typical and common subwoofer design. They have a round cone and are a circle in design.

Square: These woofers are able to achieve a greater cone area in a smaller space. Because of the greater surface area, some square subwoofers will be louder than a round subwoofer of the same size.

Round / Circle
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.
Stiched Foam

Recommended Enclosure Specifications

Recommended Enclosure Type
This is the recommended type of enclosure that the subwoofer should be installed into. Some subwoofers are specially designed for particular enclosures.

Sealed: These enclosures completely enclose the air inside the box. These boxes produce a tight bass.

Ported/Vented: These enclosures have a slot of air to escape from the box. The result is a sound that has more "boom".

Bandpass: These are a combination of both sealed and ported enclosures. They can be very efficient, but require tuning for the best response.

Ported / Vented
Sealed
Minimum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the minimum sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
0.65 cubic feet
Optimum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the ideal sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
0.65 cubic feet
Minimum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the minimum ported box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
1.6 cubic feet
Optimum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the ideal ported box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
1.6 cubic feet
Top-Mount Depth
The depth when installed on top of the mounting surface. Measured from the bottom of the speaker's magnet to the bottom of the mounting holes on the rim of the speaker.
7.825"
Cutout Diameter
The actual diameter of the hole you will need to cut out if you are creating a new mounting location for this speaker, or if you are mounting a subwoofer in a box.
11.25"

Electromechanical Parameters

Free-Air Resonance (Fs)
The free-air resonance frequency of the subwoofer, measured in Hz. At this frequency the weight of the moving parts is perfectly balanced with the subwoofers suspension system.
28 Hz

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
3 years
Labor Warranty Duration
3 years
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
75%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
25%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.5
Value
4.8
Features
4.5
Design
4.5
Usability
4.3
Big j

Rock hill

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Great value hits hard and durable

August 26, 2016

Sound great and the hit reallt hard i woyld highly recommend these subs to anyone

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Stancedimports

Canada

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Big boomers x2

July 29, 2016

get 2 of these subs and you won't be disappointed.just put 2 in an atrend box powered by 1 jvc aresenal amplifier it booms hectic

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Big Red

sanford nc

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nice

July 25, 2016

got this subwoofer in the time they said. built the box to spec and have it running on a 750 rockford fosgate amp, has certificate that its 895 watts rms at 1 ohm. clean and mean. good bang for the buck.

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Sam

madison, TN

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planet audio bbd 12

March 14, 2016

I have two of these in my suburban in a super pro bass box on an autotek 2500 mean machine amp and they hit hard I would recommend these subs to anyone for the price you can't beat it!!!

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Accessory Tools and Products

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NVX 20 ft. of True Spec 8 Gauge Speaker Wire

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20 Square Feet of Sound Dampening Material

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2" Universal, Professional Heavy Duty Roller for Sound Damping/Dampening

Universal rubber roller to make it easy to install sound dampening.

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Car Stereo and Speaker Installation Tool Kit

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12 oz. Can of Adhesive Spray

Spray adhesive used for adhering carpet to subwoofer boxes without bubbles.

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Spring Post Terminal Cup

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Gold Plated Dual Terminal Banana Plug Connector

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Universal 12" Subwoofer Grille

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I have 2 already, adding a third with a ported box... Super Bass!!!
William H on Jun 7, 2016
What is a good amp for this?
A shopper on Jul 30, 2016
Best Answer: Jvc aresenal series amplifier but they are discontinued
Reply · Report · ryan f on Jul 30, 2016
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So whats the deal with these are they legit or what? no reviews and have very little knowledge of planet audio . And please someone who nows what there talking about. i dont want to here from people that say ''great sub i hooked a 2500 watt BOSS amp to it as it took it all''!!!! YEAH ALL 300 WATTS OF RMS . THANKS
kyle k on Mar 2, 2016
Best Answer: i had a older version of these 12's in a vented/ported box hooked up to a planet audio 1900 watt mono amp and they literally hit so hard on different bass beats it would make ur chest hurt it seemed like...they would def. make you feel like you had a shortness of breath when sitting inside with windows up...i myself had kinda heard about this brand (planet audio) but i always remember them being at like the ghetto ass stereo shops off in the cut in the hood for something crazy kinda cheap ass price product like buy one get one 79.00 just example but nothing that screamed hich end or any signs of long term use nothing..i bought my 2-12" planet audio big bang series woofers in a planet audio ported box with a planet audio 1900watt mono amp and man was i ever completly impressed totally happy with the $75.00 i paid my buddy for the entire set up was well worth 200-250 for sure...
Reply · Report · keith b on Oct 28, 2016
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

BBD12

UPC

636210105503

Weight

23.00lbs

Internal SKU

bbd12

Internal Product ID

107131

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: Planet Audio BBD12

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