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MTX Audio JackHammer JH5512X2D

1600W Max, Dual 12" Jack Hammer JH55 Series Loaded Vented Enclosure - 2 ohms Final Impedance

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MTX has done it again. Building on the strength and popularity of MTX's TC enclosures, the loudest boxes on the block, the new JackHammer series enclosures leave no doubt as to who the enclosure king is. A refined look and redefined attitude that features a flat black finish in JH45 series enclosures or a gloss black finish in JH55 series enclosures and with MTX's famous side-firing super slot port, these enclosures produce epic amounts of bass and put all competitors to shame. Classic MTX quality goes into the production of every JackHammer enclosure including extra strength 3/4" MDF panels and dado/v-groove construction giving JackHammer enclosures the ability to bring the pain 24/7.

Subwoofer Features:

  • Dual 12" JackHammer Loaded Subwoofer Enclosure
  • Total Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1600 watts
    • RMS: 800 watts
  • Final Impedance: 2 Ohms (two 4 ohm subs wired to 2 ohms)
  • Polypropylene cone woofer
  • Rubber surround
  • Precision Stamped Basket for greater structural integrity
  • ALDS (Asymmetrical Linear Drive System)
  • 1-3/4" High temperature voice coil
  • 70oz. Magnet
  • Frequency response: 31-150 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 86.7 dB
  • Dimensions: 18-3/4"D x 31-3/4"W x 15-3/4"H
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty (subwoofer only)
Enclosure Features:
  • Side firing super slot port
  • 8 gauge, nickel plated terminals for easy connection
  • Angled corners provide an aggressive, unique look
  • Interlocking dado/v-groove joining offers added strength
  • 3/4" MDF construction
  • 80 back wall to fit tight against rear seat backs (also provides a great place to mount an amp!)
  • Carpeted Black

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"
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
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.
400 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.
800 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.
800 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.
1600 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.
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.
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".
86.7. 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).
31 - 150 Hz
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.

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.
15-3/4"
Width
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
31-3/4"
Depth
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.
18-3/4"
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.
1
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.
Black
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

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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
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4 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

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4.8
Value
4.8
Features
4.8
Design
4.7
Usability
4.7
trowbridge

Canada

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Just Love These Subs

March 8, 2013

I just bought these subs last week. Im running them on a 300 wat rms amp but my 2000 sonoma shakes like hell. Im waiting to buy a new amp but definitely worth the cash. BUY THESE SUBS

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Tyler

West Virginia

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Great Deal!

January 18, 2011

I have had this set of subs for a while now an they are definitely worth the money they sound great and hit hard. They are one of the best sets I have heard and they shake my car and more. I love my MTX Jackhammers they are one of the brands in my eyes so believe me it's worth it.

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brian

grand blanc, MI

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BIG Bangin' subs

March 15, 2010

I recently purchases this sub enclosure and an MTX 600XD amp from sonic electronix and all I can say is WOW!! These things hit the lows so hard, it's amazing! I have the gain set to only about 1/2 and the subwoofer control on the head unit to +3 on -15/+15 range. IF there was any drawback to this box, it would be the size of it. I knew going in that is was huge so I was prepared. Also my last box took up most of the small trunk I have anyway so I was used to it. The subs are rated at 1600W peak, and the 600XD amp's birth sheet said it put out 1397W peak @2 ohms at 14.4v and these subs take every bit off it and beg for more.

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zach

Charleston, SC

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dang

October 23, 2009

these things hit,i just got them installed today and as they were showing me them, they set off a car alarm in the parking lot.

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RJ

SAN ANTONIO TX

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SOME BANG FOR THE BUCK

September 3, 2009

I GOT THESE BAD BOYS ON A JL AUDIO 1600 WATT CLASS D AND THEY KICK SOO GOOD. I HAVE KICKER BEFORE AND ROCKFORD AND PIONEER AND POPPED MOST OF THE ABOVE THESE SUCKERS ARE RUNNING GOOD.

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zburk

rocktown

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dang

July 24, 2009

haha these are the best subs for the price... everyone i know has spent like a 1000 or more and they think there stuff hits harder until i turn it up.... rattled off a cars hub cap next to me.... and i got almost the best system in my town.... only problem is my amp kept unscrewing its self from the box... but i love these

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Jose

Brownsville, TX

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Worth Every Penny

June 18, 2009

These are the best subs I've ever owned. I paired them with a JH600 Mono Amp and it pounds like no other. One guy has two L7s and my system was louder, cleaner, and hit harder. It's all about MTX Audio, i've owned Kicker and I'll always stick with MTX no matter what. I will not sell these unless i need money to get the two MTX TS8512X2-D but I'll try to keep both. Buy these subs you will not regret it.

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ted

peru, IL

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Wow.

June 6, 2009

I just got these and used them with a crappy like $100 Visonik 600 watt rms amp and WOW! They are crazy loud, even with this crappy amp! I love the way it hits the real low lows, and they make my rear view mirror fall down =p Definitely the best for this price, 100% recommended Only downside: just BARELY fit in the trunk of my 02 Mercury Sable. it took a lot of work to get them in :P

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abe

brewton, al

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alot of BOOM for your buck

March 21, 2009

these subs are DEFINITELY the best for their price range. I have them in a 1999 chevy tahoe and am knocking harder than all of my friends. hits all ranges of bass tones incredibly well.

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Rick

LA, calikush

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mtx

February 18, 2009

very good subs and good quality enclosure just got this 2 days ago ...it hits hard when i just barely turn it up,,i installed it today...you gotta make sure you have enough room. tried to put the enclosure in a 2006 honda sedan would not budge so i put it in my truck laid it straight on the back seat good sounds...vibrates my whole house....sick sounds, sick looking nice finish...check it out

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Skippy

Martinsburg, WV

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MTX JX55 Dual Sub Enclosure

February 15, 2009

These subs will rock any vehicle, I put them in a full size extended cab GMC truck and paired it with a ZX 750.1 6icker amp and let me tell it rattles my truck front to back. I out performed my buddies system and he hand 2 rockford stage 3 12" subs and I had half the money in mine. If you want serious bass without breaking your wallet then these are the subs to go with. I don't think there's a better set of subs out there for the money.

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Skippy

Martinsburg, WV

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MTX JX55 Dual Sub Enclosure

February 15, 2009

These subs will rock any vehicle, I put them in a full size extended cab GMC truck and paired it with a ZX750.1 Kicker amp and let me tell it rattles my truck front to back. I out performed my buddies system and he had 2 Rockford stage 3 12" subs and I had half the money in mine. If you want serious bass without breaking your wallet then these are the subs to go with. I don't think there's a better set of subs out there for the money.

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Crash

Capr Coral, Fl

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LOTS OF BOOM

January 29, 2009

This setup is great! Its not too bulky at all despite its large appearance. I think this is great for any car or SUV, pair it with any 600 - 1000 watt mono block/2 ch. and it will really sound off. I believe that this system would please anyone looking for some "budget bang"

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

JH5512X2D

UPC

715442512171

Weight

78.00lbs

Internal SKU

jh5512x2d

Internal Product ID

14830

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: MTX Audio JackHammer JH5512X2D