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Boss D12F

500W 12" Diablo Series Shallow-Mount Single 4 ohm Subwoofer

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  • 12" Single 4 Ohm Diablo Series Shallow-mount Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1000 watts
    • RMS: 500 watts
  • Impedance: Single 4 ohm
  • Poly injection woofer cone material
  • Butyl rubber surround
  • 2" voice coil
  • 80oz magnet structure
  • Frequency response: 28-20000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 95 dB
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Series
Each subwoofer manufactured is part of a series. This is the name of the subwoofer's series.
Diablo (Boss)
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.
1000 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.
4 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).
28 - 20000 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".
95 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.

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.
Injection Molded Polypropylene (IMPP)
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.
Butyl 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.
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

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.
3-7/8"
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.

Yes

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
54%
4 Star
15%
3 Star
23%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
8%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
3.9
Value
4.8
Features
3.5
Design
3.9
Usability
4.8
Corey

FPO, AP

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Nice bang for the buck

March 8, 2012

I would recommend this sub to any one looking to save space and still shake mirrors. I've feed my D12F (in a small angled ported box) 700 watts for a few days and it took it like a champ while in the trunk of my 1991 Soarer, so I'd say it's a good buy. BUY BOSS LIKE A BOSS!!!!

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Little red pickup truck

Friendswood, texas

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They are okay.

January 9, 2012

I'm used to bass. I had 4 15s in an 1998 expedition. Well I got in a wreck, I bought a 1992 ford f150 single cab, not alot of space. Well I ordered 2 boss shallow mounts and they are not the best but okay for a budget build. I have them powered by a boss 1600/2. It pushes them. I'm sure they are blown from too much power! I had a custom box built by my step dads friend, and it's a 2.25 cubic foot box. I decently recommend if on a tight budget!

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unsatisfied

Canada

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Boss Shallow mount

December 2, 2011

These subs were very cheap, so I decided to try them out. With a wattage rating of 500rms and 1000peak I figured two 12" boss subs would be perfect for my 1000watt amp. I used them for about a week before one of them seized. The other one has a annoying rattle I can hear anytime the bass is real quiet or real loud. Id suggest getting a sub that will actually hold up when your not even over-powering it. IF you do plan to buy these subs, I would suggest getting an extra one so you can play your music not as loud, and still get the bass you want.

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Woofadoo

H-town, Texass

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Like a boss...Audio

October 24, 2011

Awesome. Very good sound even running only 350 watts. Had it in a 1.25^ft sealed enclosure and it picked up everything down to 30hz.

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CSA Charles

Enterprise, OR

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Value
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OK for budget build

June 14, 2011

OK, I bought these subs because I liked the slim profile and they are the only subs I could find to fit the box behind the seat of my 99 Ford F250 Crew cab. I have them perfectly matched to a Boss NX2000.2 amp. They hit OK and thats it. High volume they like to distort. your not going to flex glass with a 1000 watt RMS pair of these subs... Makes me miss my bandpass box in my old pickup BAD! If you are looking for suplimental bass to a mild system these will work well but if you wanna bang make more room and go get you some "2 Pack of Kicker CVR124 (07CVR124, CVR12 Dual 4 ohm)" and a bandpass box.

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Robert

Pembroke, GA

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Awsome for the price.

May 3, 2011

I put 2 of these in a dodge ram 1500 in a custom box for a customer of mine. This was the first time i tried a boss product and i must say i am very impressed. Nice clear bass down low and can still handle highs pretty good with the right tuning. I will be buying more product from BOSS and from Sonic.

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Dane

San Antonio, TX

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Boss D12f

March 23, 2011

Bought one of these to go with my system and it handles pretty well. For the $40 you cant complain about what this sub can do. So far ive been pushing it at about 700 RMS and have yet to have a problem with it. In fact , on Money Man. it was hitting so hard that it pushed itself loose from the box I had screwed it into. (Note I only used 4 screws for testing and in a cross patterned tightened by hand) It does not handle dubstep very well but rap it provides good quick solid hits.

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Lance

SoCal

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Great for the price

January 21, 2011

I bought this sub because I didnt have the money for something nice and I was suprised how good it sounded in my single cab ford ranger. Hits pretty hard for only paying 40 bucks. Would tell anybody to buy this if you are on a budget.

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Anthony Jones

friendswood, TX

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good

December 10, 2010

I had these just free air and they were hitting the lows so good I haven't put them in the box because it is about to start getting built

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silverado

westminster md

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not for competition

June 2, 2010

i bought this because i was on a budget and needed more bass than the regular four speakers could produce. i was not too happy. the sound quality is OK at lower levels, but high levels the sound drops out bad. i wouldn't even recommend it for anyone that likes loud music

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Chase Jordan

Portsmouth, Ohio

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Great Shallow Sub

March 9, 2010

This Shallow Sub is Excellent for the price, it might not have the best freqs, it has pretty good response, but it hits really hard for a $40 shallow sub. I would recommend to anyone (on a budget or not).

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Justin

Rogersville, TN

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Couldn't ask for more.

January 1, 2010

I put one of these in my truck. Needed the thin design to fit under seat in my Chevy 1500 ext cab. Got a cutom box from ebay to put under back seat.. Paired it with the Hitron 1000.2 and Jensen 9213, also from this site. Hits great! everyone I know loves the sound it produces.

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cj

Henderson TX

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great sub

August 30, 2009

You cant hear this sub down the street but inside the cab of my 71 chevy pickup its plenty loud A great sub for the price I would recommend it to anyone

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

Single 12" Subwoofer Angled Truck or Hatchback Box Enclosure

CARB Compliant, 5/8" MDF Shallow Sub Enclosure Lined with Polyfil.

Your Price $34.99

25 ft. of Streetwires 12 Gauge Speaker Cable

You'll need speaker wire to hook up that new subwoofer!

Your Price $44.95

Belva 23 ft. of 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

Ultra-flexible PVC blended jacket for easy installation.

Your Price $14.99

20 Square Feet of Sound Dampening Material

NVX Sound dampening is thicker than competitors, eliminates rattles and gives you bigger bass!

Your Price $59.99

Dynamat Sound Dampening Trunk Kit

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

Your Price $109.95

Stinger Sound Dampening Trunk Kit

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

Your Price $69.99

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 $1.99

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

12" Protective Waffle Subwoofer Grille

Keep your subwoofer looking amazing while keeping it safe.

Your Price $4.99

Impedance Meter / Signal Generator

Easy to locate tuning frequencies of passive radiators and ported enclosures

Your Price $299.99

1 Boss D12F Subwoofer

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

2 Boss D12F Subwoofers

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp

4 Channel Amp - Bridged

3 Boss D12F Subwoofers

4 Channel Amp

4 Boss D12F Subwoofers

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

2 Channel Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

4 Channel Amp

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

D12F

UPC

791489108485

Weight

12.00lbs

Internal SKU

d12f

Internal Product ID

12273

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: Boss D12F