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JBL Series III 500 Watt RMS 12" Bass Package (S31224 + GTX500)

JBL Series III 12" Subwoofer with Selectable 2 Ohm or 4 Ohm Impedance + GTX Series Class-D Monoblock Amplifier with Installation Kit

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JBL Series III 500 Watt RMS 12" Bass Package (S31224 + GTX500)

JBL Series III 12" Subwoofer with Selectable 2 Ohm or 4 Ohm Impedance + GTX Series Class-D Monoblock Amplifier with Installation Kit

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JBL S3-1024
12" (300mm) High-Performance Car Audio Subwoofer

JBL believes sound quality should never be compromised. And Series III subwoofers make sure you don't have to compromise flexibility, either. That's because the high-performance, step-up subwoofers feature SSI™ (Selectable Smart Impedance), an exclusive impedance switch that lets you select the optimum impedance—2 or 4 ohms—for your system. Special aero-cooling design in the voice coil boosts power handling as well as reliability. And an oversized voice coil handles more power than common two-inch voice coils. More power, more reliability, more flexibility—and no compromising. When you're ready to step up, Series III is your subwoofer.


Key Features:

    SSI™ (Selectable Smart Impedance)

    Most car audio system designs call for 2- or 4-ohm impedance. Series III subwoofers feature an exclusive dual impedance switch that lets you choose either load impedance option. Not available from any other manufacturer, SSI lets you reconfigure your system by simply flipping a switch.

    Aero-cooled voice coil

    The Series III voice coil significantly increases power handling and improves reliability by going with the flow—of air. The woofer's motor channels air pumped by the cone movement past the voice coil, and the voice coil former exposes the coil's inner and outer surfaces to the airflow. This aero-cooling design is unique among aftermarket subwoofers.

    Oversized voice coil

    The three-inch (75mm) voice coil proves you don't have to be a heavyweight to pack a serious punch. It handles more power than conventional two-inch voice coils, yet it's lighter than four-inch voice coils. It strikes the perfect balance between thermal power handling and low mass.

    Premium screw-down terminals

    Power is the lifeblood of any subwoofer. The terminals on the Series III accommodate up to 8-guage wire (8.37mm2 cross section), which transfers low-resistance, low-loss power to the woofer, even over long wire runs. This ensures the subwoofer—and your music—has the power it needs.


The Sound of quality

Sonic Electronix, one of the leaders in car audio, recently visited Harman, the premium global audio and infotainment group, at their research and development locations in Northridge, California and Detroit, Michigan. The purpose of these visits was to utilize and combine the powerful brand of Harman and the industry leading knowledge behind Sonic Electronix to begin working together on developing future car audio projects.


JBL S3-1224 **Toggle between 2-Ohm & 4-Ohm Impedance!**

1500w 12" Series III Subwoofer with Selectable 2-Ohm or 4-Ohm Impedance
Quantity: 1


General Features:

  • 12" Series III High-Performance Car Audio Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1500 watts
    • RMS: 500 watts
  • Nominal Impedance: Single 2 or 4 ohm
  • Polypropylene Cone
  • Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR) Surround
  • SSI™ (Selectable Smart Impedance)
  • Aero-cooled Voice Coil
  • Oversized 3.0" Voice Coil
  • Premium 8 AWG Screw-down Terminals
  • Stamped Steel Basket Frame
  • Top-mount depth: 7.00"
  • Cutout diameter: 11.125"
  • Frequency Response: 25 ~ 175 Hz
  • Xmax: 12.00 mm
  • Sensitivity: 92 dB
  • Sealed Enclosure Recommendation: 0.75ft³
  • Ported Enclosure Recommendation: 2.50ft³
  • *Infinite-baffle Mountable
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

  • Priced Individually



Check out the JBL S3-1224 Owner's Manual

*Infinite-baffle mounting is possible, but the subwoofer's mechanical power handling will be reduced because there will be no volume of air to stiffen the subwoofer's suspension and prevent overexcursion. If you choose infinite-baffle mounting, consider the RMS and peak power-handling ratings to be half of what is listed

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JBL GTX500 (GTX 500)

770W Max (500W RMS) GTX Series Class-D Monoblock 2-Ohm Stable Amplifier
Quantity: 1

General Features:

  • JBL Mono Subwoofer Amplifier
  • RMS Power Rating:
    • 4 ohms: 350 watts x 1 chan.
    • 2 ohms: 500 watts x 1 chan.
    • 1 ohm: ----------N/A----------
  • Total max power output: 770 watts
  • Pulse Width Modulated MOSFET power supply
  • LED power (green) and protect (red) indicators
  • Soft start turn-on
  • Signal sensing turn-on
  • Speaker-level (high-level) inputs
    • Bare wire-to-RCA adapters included
  • Removable endcaps for clean installs
  • Nickel plated Power, Ground and Speaker connections
  • 3-way protection circuitry (thermal, overload, and speaker short protection)
  • High-density split-dome convection heat-sink for extreme heat dissipation
  • Input sensitivity:
    • Low level: 100mV - 2V
    • High level: 2V - 15V
  • Frequency Response: 20 - 200 Hz (±0.5 dB); 10 - 300 Hz (±3dB)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: > 80 dB
  • Variable Bass Boost: 0 to +12 dB @ 45Hz
  • Variable low-pass filter: 40 - 280 Hz
  • Fuse Rating: 25A x 2
  • 4 gauge power and ground wiring is recommended for installation.
  • Dimensions: 8-3/8"W x 9-11/16"L x 2-9/16"H
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty


Check out the JBL GTX 500 Owner's Manual

Belva BAK42

Complete 4 Gauge Amplifier Wiring Kit with 2-Channel RCA Interconnects (CCA Wiring)
Quantity: 1

General Features:

  • Complete 4 Gauge 2-Channel Amplifier Installation Kit
  • Designed specifically for car audio systems up to 1000 watts RMS
  • Premium Powerflex power and ground wire provides optimal power transfer
  • Made from Copper-Clad Aluminum for a pure uninterrupted transfer of power and signal
    • Belva CCA wire is made from 30% copper while other CCA wire is just 10% copper
  • Helical Twist Construction Audio Interconnect RCA cables minimize noise and interference
  • In-line Mini-ANL Fuse holder with a 80 amp Mini-ANL fuse offers ideal protection for high powered systems
  • Also available in Black, Blue and as a 4-Channel Kit
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Kit includes:

  1. 17 ft. (5.2 meters) Red 4 gauge power wire
  2. 3 ft. (.91 meters) Black 4 gauge ground wire
  3. 17 ft. (5.2 meters) Gray 18 gauge remote lead wire
  4. 17 ft. (5.2 meters) Helical Twist 2-channel RCA interconnect cable
  5. 20 ft. (6.1 meters) 16 Gauge Speaker cable
  6. One In-line Mini-ANL Fuse Holder with a 80 amp Mini-ANL fuse
  7. One Black rubber firewall grommet
  8. One 4 Gauge red chrome plated ring terminals
  9. One 4 Gauge black chrome plated ring terminal
  10. Three 18 Gauge red Spade terminal
  11. Two 18 Gauge black Spade terminal
  12. One 18 Gauge red butt connector
  13. Ten 4" Black zip ties

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.
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.
500 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.
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.
2 or 4 ohms
Voice Coil Diameter
Diameter of voice coil, usually measured in inches.
3.0"
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).
25 - 175 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".
92 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.
12.00 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
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.
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.
Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR)
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.
No
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
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.
0.75 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.
2.50 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.
7.00"
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.
11.125"
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.

No

Warranty and Return Policy

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

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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

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Car Stereo and Speaker Installation Tool Kit

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12 oz. Can of Adhesive Spray

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Gold Plated Dual Terminal Banana Plug Connector

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Universal 12" Subwoofer Grille

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Sonic Electronix Store
Complete kit, sub and amp rating are matched good, amp allows for high level inputs, and has auto detect remote for factory radios.
ROBERT D on Sep 30, 2016
The price for what you get can not be beat. Pricing out other setups with lower quality parts came out to be the same price if not more.
Guilbert E on Aug 3, 2016

Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

S31224_GTX500_BAK42

Weight

30.55lbs

Internal SKU

s31224_gtx500_bak42

Internal Product ID

117795

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: JBL Series III 500 Watt RMS 12" Bass Package (S31224 + GTX500)