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12" Flame Compression Series Subwoofer AW-1208T

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Audiobahn AW1208T

12" Flame Compression Series Subwoofer AW-1208T

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  • 12" Flame Compression Series Subwoofer
  • 280 oz. Magnet Weight
  • 1500 RMS Power Handling
  • 20Hz - 500Hz Frequency Response
  • 91dB Efficiency
  • 3" Dual 2 Ohms Voice Coil
  • 1 Ohm or 4 Ohms Operation
  • 6-3/4" Mounting Depth
  • 10-7/8" Hole Cutout
  • 12-1/2" Outer Diameter
  • PHAT 2” Multi-layer Foam Surround
  • Stamped and Balanced Aluminum Cone
  • Dual 2 Ohm Voice Coils
  • 6 mm Cast Basket
  • Multi-connect Lug Lock Terminals
  • Patent Pending
  • 90 days SonicElectronix.com warranty

Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Series
Each subwoofer manufactured is part of a series. This is the name of the subwoofer's series.
Subwoofer Size
Refers to the diameter of the subwoofer, measured in inches.
12"
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.
1500 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
Voice Coil Diameter
Diameter of voice coil, usually measured in inches.
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 - 500 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".
91 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.
20 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.

Main Cone Color
This is the color of the speaker's or subwoofer's cone.
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.
Stamped and Balanced Aluminum Cone
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.
PHAT 2" Foam Surround
Magnet Structure
Defines the overall structure of the subwoofers magnet.
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.
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.

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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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"
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.
11-1/8"
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.

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.
Equivalent Compliance (Vas)
This is the amount of air that has the same stiffness as the subwoofers suspension. The greater the rating, the lower the stiffness and larger recommended enclosure. It is measured in Liters.
Total Speaker Q Value (Qts)
This is the subwoofers relative damping (Q) at the resonance frequency (Fs), including all dimensionless losses. Essentially, a high Qts value (closer to 1.0) means the subwoofer is great for sealed enclosures and a low Qts value (closer to 0) means the woofer is great in vented enclosures. A Qts of around 0.45 means the woofer will work decently in either enclosure type.
Electrical Q Value (Qes)
The subwoofers relative damping (Q) at the resonance frequency (Fs), including electrical losses. Also called the mechanical damping of the subwoofer. The unitless measurement usually varies from 0.5 – 10.
Electrical Resistance of Voice Coil (Re)
Amount of DC resistance of the subwoofer when measured with an ohm meter. Typically, this will read less than the impedance rating of the subwoofer.
Mechanical Q Value (Qms)
This is the subwoofers relative damping (Q) at the resonance frequency (Fs), including mechanical losses. Also called the mechanical damping of the subwoofer. This unitless measurement usually varies from 0.5 – 10.
Efficiency Bandwidth Product (EBP)
This number represents the trade off between having an efficient woofer and one with a wide bandwidth. To calculate this number, take the Fs and divide it by the Qes. If the number is below 50, the woofer is designed for a sealed enclosure only. If it's between 50-100 it can be used in either. Lastly, if it's greater than 100 it's designed for vented enclosures.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
Not warranted
Labor Warranty Duration
Not warranted
Warranty Provider
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Suazzz

Colorado

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These r the best subs I have owned! I thought jl was the best but these give them a run for there money.

March 27, 2014

Simply the best! They blew away my kicker subs away!

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Brad

Richfield, PA

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crazy

November 5, 2005

These subs are crazy. I had installed them into a friends car after owning them because they had too much bass. Now since I upgraded vechicles I'm seriously thinking of investing in these again. The price might look high for the average person, but if you have friends that are interested they definitely hold their value.

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mikey0357

Corpus Christi, Texas

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7 years later, still one of the best!

June 17, 2012

After owning the Audiobahn AlumQ 12" subs for about 4 years, I bought a pair of these in 2005 and put them in Subzone's ZV212-2030 box tuned to 30hz. Now Audiobahn may have gone to subwoofer heaven, but these beasts are still going like the day I first hooked them up to my old Lightning Audio 2000 Storm D amp (before Rockford Fosgate bought them) and then later to my old Power Acoustik Digital Class D and now my current Power Acoustik BAMF 4000/1D. Through all these years of amps and music from Pantera's Walk to Treal Lee and Prince Rick's Throwed Off, they have never failed to shake the cars 6 deep in front or behind me and could definitely be heard a mile away! My boy's truck hit 145db and 147db with his setup back in 2005-2006 and my 2 subs smoked his setup easily but I never had them officially tested. Whenever this pair does decide to call it quits, I think I'm gonna have to bury them right next to my old pit bull Chevy, because they been riding with me through thick and thin just like he did back in the day!

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clint

Drummond Island, MI

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WoW

April 4, 2005

had 2 of these hooked to an 1100watt Directed Class D amp and Damn they Hit Hard Just Moved up to the eternal's though :)

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blake

auburn, CA

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bump

March 14, 2005

i had 2 these in my bmw going a 300watt kenwood amp in a bandpass box and they hit pretty good for the amp i was running to them but i sold them to my friend and he put them in his tahoe going to a 2000watt boss amp and they hit amazingly hard.

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Paul

Indian Springs, AL

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2 AW1208T's in Subzone ZV Enclsoure 1.5 cu ft per sub

February 13, 2005

These subs in this enclosure and seriously unbelievable. I am powering both with a jl 1000/1 and the bass is insane. It rattled my rearview mirror off, and blew my sunroof seals off. But, they are so loud and so deep and never ever have a problem with extremely low bass notes, for prolonged periods of time. These are superb subwoofers if you want loud low bass, and in the subzone zv series vented enclosure at 1.5 per sub, it's a perfect match. Just make sure you run atleast 500RMS to each subwoofer. I know it says 1,500 and I have no doubt that these can handle that without a problem but 500 real RMS to each subwoofer in that specific ported enclosure will make any bass fanatic extremely happy. I put two dynamat bulk packs in my civic and it still rattles everything. It is unbelievable. I also own two 12'' W7s and compared to them, the W7's are louder, but for the price vs. loudness, the audiobahns are clearly your best choice.

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this product is great!

July 27, 2003

man...you want a sub that hits like a mofo? get this sucker and you'll go deaf soon.

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mike

marshfield, MA

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Sickest sub avalable

January 17, 2006

Part1- If you get the chance buy these subs the first time i opened the box when i got these subs i freaked, they are deff. the best looking subs by far ive ever seen. The bass on these will brush your shoulder off, and be herd from blocks... First day i herd these i was runnin them to my reg. Aprox.200watt sterio(but sterio could not push it that good) in a big 3.5ft by 10in box my cuz. lended me to her them.they sounded sooo good. Even if these things arnt even moving they sound good. I put the box in my tahoe and dammnnn they sounded good. The weight on them makes my r.mirror breakdance when they 200watt. sterio is half way up(Its almost as if the sub is attached to the car)... Nasty sub
Part2-seriously words cant explain it... I do not know what id do without audiobahn... i cant speak for all there products but, DAMN. Im one of the biggest audiofans ull ever find and write now i have a set of these 1208t's and they can blow other sub systems away that cost like 2-3 times more away. You will not regret getting these subs, just make sure you break them in, and find a good amp to push them.

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mike

lake zurich, IL

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None Needed

May 8, 2005

I upgraded from 2 Kickers to these subs. I did not run them in the spec boxes or anywhere close to it. I had them in a 1cubic foot sealed box and they still hit amazingly hard. These subs are great for power, and they do not skip a beat with the right amp.

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Stephen

Roanoke, AL

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Best Sub I've Ever Owned

July 30, 2004

Very nice sub. Lots of power for that price. Would love to buy another one of those. :)

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RAYMOND

RIVERVIEW, FL

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BEASTLY!

March 2, 2011

I bought one 12" a while back at a great price and had a ported box built to spec for it. the bass hits extremely hard and can be turned up with no distortion. Thanks Sonic Electronix!

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Product Summary

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Model Number

AW1208T

UPC

651718010395

Weight

30.00lbs

Internal SKU

aw1208t

Internal Product ID

134

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: Audiobahn AW1208T