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Kicker Solo-Baric S12L72 (08S12L72)

12" Dual 2 ohm Solo-Baric L7 Series Car Subwoofer

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The Kicker Solo-Baric L7 woofers continue to be the best sub in their class. The patented square-woofer technology allows for 18% more cone, which translates to more bang for your buck compared to competing round subwoofers. All new for the 08/09 series is a redesigned and improved SoloKon one-piece, injection-molded cone with full-coverage back bracing that pushes more air and creates louder bass than ever before. The new beautiful look was inspired by the big brother SoloX series, and it's making everyone at Sonic go crazy as it's tougher looking and better-performing.

In addition to the SoloKon improvements, the new L7 woofers also provide a much easier installation. The solid pole piece allows more heat sink capabilities and perimeter venting is built into the spider landing unlike previous years. This also allows for a shallower installation as you no longer have to account for venting through the back of the magnet. To make things even easier on the installer, Kicker moved the binding post to the corners of the woofer allowing for an easier connection when running the subs in parallel or series.

Key Features:

  • 12" Solo-Baric L7 Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1500 watts
    • RMS: 750 watts
  • Titanium deposit impregnated cone woofer with rolled outer edge
  • Santoprene rubber surround
  • Full coverage back bracing
  • Poly-cotton semi-progressive spider
  • Spiralead™ tinsel-lead technology
  • Highly-efficient UniPlate™ pole-piece/back plate
  • Heat-reducing T-cut top plate
  • Solid pole piece
  • Cast-aluminum basket
  • Spring loaded terminals
  • High-temp dual 2 ohm voice coil
  • Frequency response: 20-100 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 89 dB
  • Other search terms: S12L7, S12L72, 12L7, 12L72, 08S12L72
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Product History:

Kicker 11S12L72 thumbnail
(newest, current model)
Kicker 08S12L72 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Kicker Solo-Baric S12L72 (11S12L72))
Kicker 06S12L72 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Kicker Solo-Baric S12L72 (08S12L72))
Kicker 04S12L72 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Kicker 06S12L72 Solo-Baric L7 Series)
(previous model, replaced by Kicker 04S12L72)

Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Series
Each subwoofer manufactured is part of a series. This is the name of the subwoofer's series.
Solo-Baric L7 (Kicker)
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.
1500 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.
750 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.
2 ohms
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).
20 - 100 Hz
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
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.

Square
Main Cone Color
This is the color of the speaker's or subwoofer's cone.
Black
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.
Titanium Deposit Impregnated Cone w/ Rolled Outer Edge
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.
Santoprene Rubber
Subwoofer Grille
Most subwoofers are able to accommodate a universal grille; however, some subs include a grille and others have a specific, optional grille available for purchase separately. If "yes", then the subwoofer includes a grille. If "optional (sold separately)" the matching grille will need to be purchased in addition to the sub.
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)
Re-Cone Kit Available
Some higher end subwoofers have replaceable cone assemblies. In case of a blown woofer, a recone kit allows for a simple replacement, as opposed to purchasing an entire new subwoofer.
No

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.
.88 cubic feet
Maximum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the maximum sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
2.0 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.
1.75 cubic feet
Maximum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the maximum ported box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
3.25 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.
6-11/16"
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.
11-1/16" x 11-1/16"
Shallow Mount Installation
This means that the subwoofer/speaker is designed to be installed in areas that do not have a lot of space. Shallow mount subwoofers are typically found under a seat or behind the seat in some trucks.

Shallow mount speakers will typically have a mounting depth of 2" or less, while shallow mount subwoofers will typically have a mounting depth of 3" or less.

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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
80%
4 Star
15%
3 Star
5%
2 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.6
Value
4.6
Features
4.8
Design
5.0
Usability
4.9

Mikhail

Saint Kitts And Nevis

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Great sub!!

August 24, 2012

This sub is BOSS, the L7 is a beast hook this baby up to an AMP with almost equal RMS power, and the right enclosure and you will be making your lights in your roof and your rear view mirror fall out like mine did yo! I just right with out my rear view when am bumping now.

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RIVER

SAN DIEGO, CA

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great woofer

August 23, 2012

This is a great woofer with the sound of 2 12" woofers in one. I have used the L7 12" for the last 3 yrs

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Trom

Woodville

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Loud... But Be careful...

June 12, 2012

Very loud woofers while they work. Seen my friends burn up a ton of these things. Make sure you give these bad boys the right enclosure and don't overpower them or they won't last long.

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Riley

Mound, MN

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Solo Baric

September 14, 2011

God i love these subs. My friend has 2 of these in his car. 4 tickets in 2 months of having them. just listen to a pair, and you dont even need to read the reviews.

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sq4me2

san diego

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awesome

April 14, 2011

This is a great sub woofer. I still can't believe the output. It s like 2 woofer s in one

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Todd

Shenandoah, IA

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Good subwoofer

April 11, 2011

I might be a little hard in this review I think for the money you should get a lot more out of this subwoofer. This was literally my dream subwoofer and I finally got it, it hit every note to precision and I was so in love with it and soon enough the voice coil burnt out. WAY too soon. I think if your going to buy this subwoofer get a box that you didnt think youd ever need. It needs to be ported no matter what to get this subwoofer to really punch and hit those low notes. Overall it is a good subwoofer it looks great sounds great but the durability of it is just not good for the fact that you can't have it in sealed box, it just blows my mind.

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flgonz1

Bealeton, VA

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Kicking Bass

December 24, 2010

I was a little hesitant about this sub until I heard my friend's sub. This sub rocks! I have a Kenwood X1200M powering it and they are a match made in heaven.

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Diesel76

Quenemo, Ks

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Great Service

November 3, 2010

I purchased the Kicker Solo-Baric L7 08S12L72 a couple months ago and I absolutely love it. The customer support team was great. Would definitely reccomend Sonic Electronix to others.

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MRCLEAN1319

Tinker AFB, OK

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Great value and worth the money!!!

October 14, 2010

I got a good deal on this sub...I have two in my trunk with an MTX Thunder 3000 watt amp...These hit real hard and anybody who likes a good deal these L7's is where its at.

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AudioGuy

Chico, CA

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The Best

October 13, 2010

Dollar for dollar, pound for pound, Kicker L7's are the best car subs on the market.

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Kory

IL

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GREAT BASS

September 9, 2010

Got two 12s L7s hooked up with a rockford fosgate TB1000-1bd and it hits hard. I recommend for the decent price and bass.

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River

San Diego, CA

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Totally Awesome woofer!!!

August 31, 2010

I have been in Car Audio installation/Sales since 1995 and this is truly a AWESOME WOOFER!! I have had Eclipse Aluminum 8800 series, Boston Pro, Rockford Fosgate P3 series and about 12 others and this one stands out. I also wanted to say the customer service at Sonic E. is great and they are way up on the competition in service and price as well. This woofer pounds like a 15" Solobaric with the space of a 12" woofer. That matched with my Fiberglass box makes a wicked combination. I will buy these again.

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Alex

Santa Rosa, CA

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You Won't Regret It

May 10, 2010

After doing a lot of research and asking for advise I ended up buying these great woofers. At first I did not have the money to buy two kickers but eventually did. I was amazed at how one woofer sounded like as if I had two. Had them for almost a year and still hitting hard and the same since the first day I got them.

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evilcalvin

Del Mar, CA

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Kicker went all out

March 27, 2010

I have been in car stereo for 16 years as a: installer, salesperson, distributor and now a manufacturer and Kicker has outdone themselves on this one. The L7 woofer has tight deep bass that plays smooth and clean as well as deep and booming.

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Troy

dallas, GA

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omg

February 10, 2010

the best square sub ever made hands down to any other square subwoofer

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MEETCH

MAYNARD

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WOW!

November 16, 2009

i got this sub hooked to my 1800 watt kenwood amp wit all kicker wires wired down to one ohm. The amp only puts out about 900rms and let me tell you this thing pounds i got it in a sealed box and the neighbors still complain cause its to loud!!! KICKER LIVIN LOUD!!!!

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santos

Fort Collins, CO

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bumpin in da FORT

September 15, 2009

BASS! only have one but a gotta a second. this is a great sub, didnt expect the power this beast can dish out.

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Eagan

Scott Depot, WV

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ahh, the L7

February 8, 2009

The L7 is an all around purchase. The sub definitely has clarity and will definitely hit the bass notes. for all those leery because of the square shape, don't be. Would recommend to anyone wanting an actual sound system and be able to be confident beside car you pull beside.

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jenny

ponchatoula, LA

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trust me.

October 14, 2008

All i can say is that trust me what i am telling u is true. I had just 1 of these in my toyota tacoma and people relly did think i had like 2 or 3 in there. But u do need to get the right amount of power to it, and the right air space or it will sound like duke. Just to let ya'll know this sub sounds really good, if u can get all the right specs right then u will be as pleased as i was until i fried it. The only reason was i put to much constant power to it and she blew up then. But all round very nice sub. i would give it 5 stars!!!!!!!!!!!

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delos

baton rouge , LA

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Great Subs!!!

April 25, 2008

i own 2 off these subs and they are nothin short of amazing. they catch all the beats hit hard and have hardly any distortion. the quality and look is awesome!! i recommend these subs to all that can afford them!

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

12” Single Sealed Solobaric Truck Subwoofer Box

Perfect fit for behind or under the seat of your truck!

Your Price $74.95

12” Single Sealed Solobaric Hatchback Subwoofer Box

Ideal 12" subwoofer enclosure for Hatchback vehicles.

Your Price $37.95

NVX 25 ft. of True Spec 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

100% OFC wire with EnvyFlex metallic jacket insulates and protects against damage from extreme conditions.

Your Price $39.99

20 Ft. of Kicker 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

Get true gauge Kicker speaker wire to match your Kicker subwoofer!

Your Price $34.95

Belva 23 ft. of 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

Ultra-flexible PVC blended jacket for easy installation.

Your Price $14.99

40 Square Feet of Sound Dampening Material

Thicker than the competition, complete sound damping kit for entire vehicle! Use for trunk, doors, roof and floor.

Your Price $119.99

Dynamat Sound Dampening Bulk Kit

Did you know sound dampening will reduce those annoying rattles and even increase your SPL?

Your Price $159.95

Stinger Sound Dampening Bulk Kit

Stinger's Roadkill sound dampening series is sure to kill unwanted road noise and rattles! Enough sound dampening for the whole car!

Your Price $99.99

12 oz. Can of Adhesive Spray

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

Your Price $6.99

Spring Post Terminal Cup

Makes adding a spring post terminal to an enclosure simple! Banana clip ready!

Your Price $3.99

40" x 15 Ft Piece of Premium Un-Backed Automotive Trim Carpet

Durable design for long life-span, available in many colors and shades.

Your Price $39.99

Gold Plated Dual Terminal Banana Plug Connector

Enables an expandable, secure connection accepting up to 8 gauge wire.

Your Price $3.99

Car Stereo and Speaker Installation Tool Kit

Includes Test Light, Crimp/Splice Tool, Multi-bit Screwdriver and more.

Your Price $12.99

Xscorpion 9-Piece Nylon Plastic Pry and Chisel Tool Set

Easily removes dash/trims, door clips, panels and pins, rubber grommets and vehicle emblems.

Your Price $14.99

Cordless Multi-Functional Heat Tool Soldering Iron Kit

Continuous working lock allows you to work without holding down trigger.

Your Price $79.99

4 Ft of 1/4" Thick Black Heat Shrink Tubing

Provides abrasion resistance and added protection for your cables.

Your Price $3.99

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

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

Your Price $7.99

1mm All Purpose Solder

Solder is all purpose for use on most projects where solder is needed.

Your Price $8.99

Scosche SPL Meter

Monitor the noise level of your new car audio system with this SPL meter measuring from 60-135 dB.

Your Price $21.99

AutoSound 2000 CD-101

Low frequency test CD

Your Price $11.99

Impedance Meter / Signal Generator

Easy to locate tuning frequencies of passive radiators and ported enclosures

Your Price $299.99

1 Kicker Solo-Baric S12L72 (08S12L72) Subwoofer

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

2 Kicker Solo-Baric S12L72 (08S12L72) Subwoofers

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp

4 Channel Amp - Bridged

3 Kicker Solo-Baric S12L72 (08S12L72) Subwoofers

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

4 Channel Amp

4 Kicker Solo-Baric S12L72 (08S12L72) Subwoofers

2 Channel Amp

4 Channel Amp

Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

08S12L72

UPC

713034041443

Weight

23.50lbs

Internal SKU

08s12l72

Internal Product ID

11345

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: Kicker Solo-Baric S12L72 (08S12L72)

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