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Kicker DS12L54 (08DS12L54)

4 ohm: Dual 12" Vented Sub Enclosure Loaded w/ 2 Solo-Baric 12" L5 S12L5 Subwoofers (DS12L5-4)

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This Kicker 08DS12L54 features Dual 12" Solo-Baric L5 subwoofers loaded in a vented enclosure. If you are looking for a subwoofer with enclosure made specifically to Kicker's specifications, than this is for you!

Subwoofer Features:

  • 12" Solo-Baric L5 Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling*:
    • Peak: 1200 watts
    • RMS: 600 watts
  • Titanium deposit impregnated cone woofer with rolled outer edge
  • Santoprene rubber surround
  • Stamped steel basket
  • Vented 360° back bracing
  • Rear foam gasket
  • Spring loaded terminals
  • Poly-cotton semi-progressive spider
  • Heat-dispersing, solid pole piece
  • Spiralead™ tinsel leads
  • High-temperature dual 4 ohms voice coils
  • Frequency response: 24-100 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 88 dB
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty (subwoofers only)

Enclosure Features:

  • Dual 12" Vented Sub Enclosure
  • Carbon-fiber front panel
  • Solid wood box
  • Embroidered Kicker logo
  • Combo vent/terminal cup
  • Oversized port
  • Dimensions: 16-3/8"TD x 19-9/16"BD x 32-3/8"W x 16"H

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
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(previous model, replaced by Kicker DS12L54 (08DS12L54))

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.
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
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.
600 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.
1200 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.
1200 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.
2400 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.
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
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".
87 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).
20 - 100 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.
Vented / Ported
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.
16"
Width
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
32-3/8"
Depth
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.
16-3/8"
Second Depth
The second depth is used only when the box is slanted or angled. This value is the top measurement and it is measured in inches.
19-9/16"
Wood Thickness
The thickness of the wood the enclosure is made of, measured in inches.
3/4"
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.
Gray
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

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Average Attribution Rating

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5.0
Value
5.0
Features
5.0
Design
5.0
Usability
5.0

Jimenez

California

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Bangen box

November 25, 2010

I bought these 6 months ago and they still impress me till this day they slam hard I am heard wen I'm coming down The street n it flexes my roof like crazy bangen system for the price!

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Gary G

Buffalo, NY

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Great Bang for Your $$

August 28, 2010

These are SPL subs and they hit great. Make sure you get this version if you want to wire down to 1 ohm. These subs are even a bit UNDER rated. I paired mine with a MB Quart DSC 1500.1D amp. These subs seriously broke off my rear view mirror. Let's just say my mom hates when I have these on. Seems like they will last a while and can take some abuse. Just remember to break them in, and then go crazy. The only con I can think of is, it does take up the whole trunk. But the box was built by Kicker so the ported design is the best.

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juan

lemoore ca

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huge bass

June 3, 2010

i just installed these today and let me say there so amazing and there not broken in an boy o boy they'll give you a headache! i'm heard from blocks away!!!!!!!

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David

Thomasville, GA

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Great Subs!! no wait.. BEYOND EXCELLENT!!

April 17, 2009

These subs are Great for HARD HITTING, Headache giving, and Ear piercing bass. I own a pair of these, and i am very satisfied with the sound level they produce. Pros - LOUD, A Name you trust, Quality, and Rigid Cons - takes up some space, but worth it. I'd reccomend these to anyone!! In fact, try to compare these to two 15" subs you will find that these subs can get as close to the SPL level as those subs. !!

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David

Pittston, PA

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Great subs for my great amp

January 25, 2009

I have these subs and the sound good!! Deep Deep bass I had Rockford p3's and these are on a new level!! The bass is clean and deep!! If you want great bass this is the way to go!!!

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Anthony

Holbrook, AZ

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these speakers rock

August 11, 2008

i have these speakers in my chevy trailblazer and man all my windows look like they are pulsating my neighbors hate me and when you get in my car ur nose vibrates overall i would say these are a good bargain

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

08DS12L54

UPC

713034041887

Weight

98.00lbs

Internal SKU

08ds12l54

Internal Product ID

11362

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 DS12L54 (08DS12L54)