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Kenwood KFC-W3012

12" Single 4 ohm KFC Series Car Subwoofer

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Kenwood KFC-W3013PS

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Loud Bass with a Low Price

If you are looking for the most bang for your buck, the Kenwood KFC-W3012 has got you covered. This 12” round subwoofer delivers 400 watts of RMS power and a max rating of 1200 watts. The polypropylene cone woofer ensures tight bass, while the urethane foam surround facilitates peak excursion and provides added durability for better bass performance. The double-stacked magnet is used to create a linear motor with enhanced peak excursion for optimum bass output. The dragon spider design enables the center of the subwoofer to withstand more stress when being played. These subs will produce a deep bass sound and the extended excursion will allow the subwoofer to handle low frequencies without ruining the cone.

This particular subwoofer has spring post terminal assembly that will accept up to 8 Gauge wire, making it easy to connect to an amplifier. Be sure to find an amplifier that can provide enough power to the sub because it is a single voice coil sub that will run at a 4 ohm load. The sound clarity is amazing and since Kenwood doesn’t skimp on looks or quality, you know you will be getting a valuable product.

In order to get the most out of your new subwoofer, we recommended getting a sealed or ported box. For sealed box, you will want to stay in the range of .75 – 1.75 cubic feet to get the most out of your sub. For a ported box, stay in the range of 1.0 – 2.0 cubic feet. A box is necessary if you want your subwoofer to last and perform at its peak ability. Don’t worry if there isn’t enough space in your vehicle! The KFC-W3012 was designed with a shallow mounting depth for easy installation.

Product Features:
  • 12" Single 4 ohm KFC Series Car Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1200 watts
    • RMS: 400 watts
  • Polypropylene cone woofer
  • Urethane foam surround
  • Linear spider design for increased excursion
  • Spring post terminals
  • Double stacked magnet
  • Frequency response: 39-300 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 86 dB
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix warranty
For more details about the Kenwood KFC-W3012 check out our blog.

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by Kenwood KFC-W3016PS)
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(previous model, replaced by Kenwood KFC-W3013PS)
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(previous model, replaced by Kenwood KFC-W3012)
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(previous model, replaced by Kenwood KFC-W3011)

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"
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
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
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
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).
39 - 300 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".
86 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.
13.8 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.
Dark Gray
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.
Urethane
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.
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
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.
.75 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.
1.75 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.
1.0 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.
2.0 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.
6-1/4"
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

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
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
67%
4 Star
29%
3 Star
4%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
1%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.5
Value
4.8
Features
4.4
Design
4.5
Usability
4.8
Anthony

Oro Valley, AZ

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KENWOOD KFC-W3012

November 8, 2010

I bought this sub awhile back to uprgrade from a 12" Sony explode. It's a decent sub, especially for the price you can't go wrong. Don't expect too much bump out of it. If your just looking for a good, clean , tight bass, this is a good starter sub for you. I didnt keep it very long, so im not sure on the durability of the sub, but as with any cheaper sub, dont try to over power it and you should be happy with your purchase. I would personally recommend always getting a dual voice coil sub opposed to the single just for my wiring options.

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Spencer

Rougemont, NC

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Very Satisfying

February 13, 2011

I bought two of these subs and put them in a sealed box built to the specs given with the subs. I ran a RFL600D to these subs producing 600 RMS at 2 ohms to these subs. They HIT hard. Unfortunately one of the subs "fried". It was hard to explain but a month after install one of the subs started sounding funny so I unhooked the speakers then hooked them back up and one of the subs was permanently altered. The sub sounds OKAY in a box by itself but once i wire it up with another one..it sounds horrible. Good buy though and great performance

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Nolar bear

Dallas, Texas

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This sub BUMPS

October 1, 2010

If you take the effort to get a good amp and throw this sub in a good ported box, you'll be turning heads at every street corner.

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Anthony

Medford, MN

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Wow!

April 28, 2011

i just bought two of these and put them in ported box with matchin amp and once i turned them on i was so happy. these things slap so hard and clean. they dont get that low in a ported box, but still get low none the less. buy them if u want to have a loud clean system.

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Dilfon

Concordia, KS

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Great subs.

October 10, 2010

These subs hit very hard for the price. I have them running off of a Kole Audio amp. These have a great sound quality and I would definitely recommend for anyone looking for added bass on a budget. They have been very good with no problems in over a month of use. They don't seem to be very much quieter than a more expensive sub to me.

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D Grady

Canton GA

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Good quality

August 30, 2010

I have one kenwood KFC-W3012 in a ported box in a Ranger single cab. I have a 1,200 watt amp and it hits really hard, vibrates all mirrors and me lol. It doesn't really register the low bass as well but besides that its worth the money.

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tony

derby

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Eh..

March 31, 2011

My friend bought two of these hooked to a Kenwood 1800 watt amp. These subs are not even close to hitting 1200 watt. Maybe they hit 400, but they dont sound like it. My two Kicker comps hit harder than these with a 600 watt amp. 6 months later the Kenwood sub spider ripped off of the cone. Good sub, for a while, they don't bump.

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Leslie

Indianapolis

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Big Sound, Little Money

February 16, 2011

This was a fantastic deal! To get a brand new Sub and not have to pay the store price. I have been telling everyone about this great deal!

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TWITCH

bozeman mt

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alright

February 4, 2011

Great bass however I blew it in a month with a 400W Kicker amp...

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Wes

Canada

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THE BESTT!!!!!!!

January 20, 2011

I have one of these in my basement. I connected it to a Lanzar Max 224 (1000w) amp and it Pounds!! if you think a cheep amp like Lanzar is not good quality, IT IS!! I couldn"t ask for a better amp for the price! If your wondering how to power a car amp in your house its REALLY EASY!!.. You need to get a PC power suply ($5) and search on Youtube: how to hook up car amp in home. theres tons of videos.

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Phillip

Menasha, WI

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Awesome

January 19, 2011

I love these subs and for the price you cant beat it, I have 2 of these hooked up to an Autotek AT1000 and wow do they bang hard for rly underpowering them but overall great subwoofer and clean deep bass as well.

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Christian

Inverness, FL

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these can take abuse

October 6, 2010

i would recommend this sub. these things hit pretty good for the price, blew them because i put waaaayyyy to much power to em, but they took the abuse like a champ for awhile

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mbike33

grants pass OR.

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great prices

August 3, 2010

I ordered 2 KENWOOD KFC-W3012 these speakers rock i'm running a boss 3000 watt amp these speakers need power. Don't go any where else Sonic Electronix is the only place to go.

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Lsxtrkiller

Bakersfield, Ca

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Amazing for the price

August 2, 2010

Before i got my new car i had two of these in a sealed enclosure hooked up to a kenwood 1800 watt amp... i first got them because they were cheap but i was soon surprised that they sounded better than my 2 ohm kenwood eXcelon... They hit hard and i mean hard... i cant wait until i upgrade the electrical system in new car so i can put these back in... And i abused them i ran them hard for hours at a time and they held up great!

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kevin

reading,pa

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good subs for the price

January 10, 2010

I owned 2 of the previous model 12's and 2 of the 10's and they were a pretty decent buy. I was running about 300 watts to each of the 4 subs and they hit pretty well. They never set off any car alarms but 2 of each in a sealed box if you have the room is a good way to go for nice clear punchy bass.

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Luke

Minneapolis, MN

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Loud!

December 29, 2009

These subs are loud! My friend has 2 of these in a ported box hooked up to a kicker zx 400.1 amp. Thats only 200 rms a piece. They grab at my throat. I also owned the older versions of these and they were great. This is a really good price for the quality you get. If you dont wanna spend a lot and just want to be loud, get these. If you are a sound quality type of person, you may wanna look for boston, alpine, or JL.

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mat

kearns' utah

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nice

October 30, 2009

i just installed two 12s in my buddy's civic with a Kenwood 1800 watt mono block amp. they hit hard and i mean hard. even in a sealed. would recommend to any one. =) very happy the both of use

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nick

woodhaven, MI

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wow

October 10, 2009

great sub got 2 of these in the back of my explorer and you can hear me from around the block

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BVC

Canby, MN

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Great

June 3, 2009

Purchased these about a week ago and got them installed two days ago. have them in a ported box W36 x H14.5 x D16 with the port being 1.5 inches wide for each sub. Even though they arent broken in yet they are still sounding great. So far have outlasted my previous kenwoods (kfc-w3011) that blew after a day with my current amp. Overall these are great subs, can hit the low notes but has nice tight punchy bass even in a ported box.

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vespa

MG, MN

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sick nasty

March 29, 2011

Ok well I didn't order this sub I ordered the previous model and got this one so i got it half off I guess? idk ? but dude this sub hits pretty good I herd it in B*** B** and in my car and its amazing. this is my first sub i only have 1 in my car cuz i drive a 96 jetta gls, kinda small but this sub is good, i recomend this subwoofer to anyone who wants to bump.

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Roon

Cincinnati, Ohio

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Great sub

January 27, 2011

The price on the sub was wonderful. It has been delivering everything that you would expect from Kenwood - amazing bass!

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jay

garland texas

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amazing

January 17, 2011

For a sub so cheap its pretty good. I'm only running about 250 RMS to each in and extended cab F150 and they shake the hell out off everything in my car. I would recommend

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AAC

Seaside, CA

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Kenwood KFC W3012

December 27, 2010

This subwoofer is awesome, just like SonicElectronix.com
I would recommend this sub to anyone who want a powerful system
pros: quality, power, durability, Value
cons: nothing

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Ant

Chicago, IL

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Lasted only 1 year

November 18, 2010

I had this sub hooked up to 400 watt rms (1200w max) amp and it sounded amazing. its been a over a year now and couple days ago amp suddenly went to protect on low volume. At first my thoughts were on amp, but it works perfectly with a different sub. Upon test I found that this sub dropped to 0.7 ohm impedance. I don't know what caused this type of failure, but until it failed I enjoyed every minute of what this sub was producing. Sad though that it lived as long as the warranty.

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Ry

Jackson, MI

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4 12s great buy

November 16, 2010

This I would like to say is a very good sub i have 4 of them and to the guy who put 1800w kenwood that amp is 900rms that would be 450 to each sub if the amp is not turned right so ignore his comment and buy the great subs!

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Mike

Tulsa, OK

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Very happy

July 19, 2010

6 months ago I purchased several items from Sonic including a KFC-W3012 Kenwood sub. I couldn't be happier with the system or the vendor. My only regret is that I didn't purchase two of them. In the future I would prefer to buy from Sonic whenever possible.

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Ernest

Chino, CA

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Clean bass, great price

June 10, 2010

Very nice bass, good build quality, and decent thump. Great sub woofer for an entry level sound system. Not for SPL but, nice all around bass. I like it but I will soon be upgrading to Kenwood Excelon 12" woofer. Best bang for your buck

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John

Carlsbad, NM

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Good Sub

June 4, 2010

good sub for the money. i have 2 with a 1000w kenwood amp, and have had no problems.

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Yann

France

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Good subwoofer

June 3, 2010

Connect the sub to an amp KAC-7204 and you have a good combination for a clear and relatively powerful!

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Daniel

Newark, OH

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great sub

June 3, 2010

i have one of these hooked up at only 200w rms and it still sounds great! adds great needed bass to all your songs and just fills that void. also gets pretty loud and has some nice excursion. has some trouble with the low notes due to higher freq response but still sounds great everywhere else. very nice subwoofer. i would recommend them to anyone.

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Aaron

Fort Smith

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Kenwood Sub

May 25, 2010

This is an extremely good sub. The sound quality, especially on a middle bass setting on a stereo with a middle boost setting on the amp gives the sub a very smooth sound. Cranking this sub to the max is not a good idea because the sound becomes very distorted and gross, but that is to be expected from any sub. After owning this sub for 6 months, the sound quality is still as good as the first time I heard it.

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Trey

Helena, MT

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Blown

May 19, 2010

I have had these subwoofers for a few months ago and about a month ago i noticed a rattling sound coming from one of the subs. i took it to my local audio store and it is blown. the voice coils overheat very easily and are not for long time playage. i would recommend a dual voice coil even if it costs more. you will get more play time from them

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juggalo4life

thorton colorado

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kenwood kfc

May 17, 2010

i bought four of these with a boss 2000 watt class d mono and let me tell you, i put them in my accord and holy s*** they POUND! i would recommend this set up to anyone who wants a system that cracks windshields.... literally i'm on my second cracked windshield! no joke!

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Gage

Robbinsdale, MN

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great product

April 25, 2010

These subs are great! My brother bought one at b*** b** for around $140 and you can get one here for $65! They can't be beat for their price either. I can't say anything bad about these subs.

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NR4MPG

seagoville, TX

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this subs are nice.

April 22, 2010

i have 2 12" of this boys they are decent. if you looking for something decent this is it. but im actually thinking of purchasing 2 more so i would have the sound i want on my truck. oh by the way it have a good kick.

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bassgolfer25

Sioux Falls, SD

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BUY IT!

April 18, 2010

all i can say is that this subwoofer can pound, and for the price it is very much well worth it. i questioned it at first but when they were hooked up, it was like heaven for your ears, they have the perfect sound.

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Cesar

Dallas, TX

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CAR RATTELER

April 11, 2010

HAD A PAIR IN A PORTED BOX WITH A BOSS 1200 WATT AMP DIABLO SERIES AND IT SHOOK EVERYTHING IN THE CAR HIGHLY RECOMENDED

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Ryan

Springfield, MN

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Awesome sub for the price!

April 4, 2010

This sub is of superb quality for how cheap they are selling it. I own two of these, two Kicker Comps, and two MTX Thunder 5500 and this sub pounds! It is very loud and accurate.

These subs are definitely worth the investment if you are looking for something cheap. These have the quality of my MTX's for half the price! Definitely a MUST BUY!

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Nick

Cedar Rapids, IA

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Good for the price!!!

April 3, 2010

I have had these subs for about a year now. and man do they pound..i have 2 of them but only running off of a kenwood kac-8104d which feeds them 500 rms(250 a piece) so i am under powering them but they still beat very hard. I'm waiting for a new line of subs from kenwood, but i am getting a hifonics 1610d amp to push these babies at 1100 rms. im gonna see what they can handle!!

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Amit

Hartford, CT

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system bangs

March 17, 2010

Pros: Lots of bass, good price
cons: nothing

I have 2 hooked up with a Kenwood amp. And these subs set off alarms. They have great sound quality for such a great price. You can't go wrong with them.

I would definitely recommend these to anyone.

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Zach

huntington, WV

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Great for the price.

February 28, 2010

Great subs for the price. Got each of them on 300 watts rms in a 2.5 cubic ft. ported box. Hit pretty hard kinda hard to drive when its shaking your eyes lol. You can hear from about 2-3 blocks away if your outside your car.

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Jesus

Burleson, TX

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BA Subs!!

February 23, 2010

These subs are F'ing hardcore. I have them running on a Nitro BMW-482 Amp and they hit extremely hard. I can hear the bass from one end of my property to the other side (5.5 acres btw) really well. If you get these subs you won't be disappointed. There cheap and the best for the price no doubt. Great for anyone who is starting to get into car audio.

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Frank

Tulsa OK

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GET THEM!!!!!

February 22, 2010

If your lookin for some knockers, this will do it, i got two of these powered by an 1800 watt kenwood amp....it makes my head rattle!! Forreal, GET THEM

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Frank

Tulsa, OK

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Thumpers

February 13, 2010

I just installed these into my accord with a sealed box and an 1800 watt kenwood amp...these bump HARD. kenwood makes some of the best subs, and these subs are a perfect example of that. Very strong, and durable.

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jonatan

roswell, NM

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nice for the price

February 10, 2010

I have one of this subwoofer's with a pioneer amplifier bridged to 360 rms in a ported box , on 2003 gmc yukon (factory stereo w/bose ) sounds really good , 2 or 3 BLOCKS away, nice and clear. I RECOMMEND THIS SUBWOOFER FOR ALL PEOPLE .

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Cameron

Parker, CO

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Awesome Subs

January 8, 2010

These are awesome subs i just hooked up a pair of them with 900rms and they hit hard even with that much wattage they are very accurate and very loud for the price you can't beat them definitely my favorite subs i've ever owned

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bmoney

trenton,NJ

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wow

December 14, 2009

this is a great sub for the money. hits very hard to. i have one of these in a 2002 explorer hooked up to a 300 watt amp and it still hits really hard. my friend also has 2 of these subs hooked up to a 1000watt sony amp in a 2001 acura rl and you can hear these comin down the street and when your sittin in the car it just blows your mind

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joe

rockford, illinois

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decent subs!

December 4, 2009

i did tons of searching all over the internet n i came up with about 5-6 different pairs i could have gotten. all the other ones were less watts for more money

but dude, these subs BEAT! i can turn them up as loud as i want to and they never shut down. all you gotta have is the right sized wire/fuse. i highly recommend these subs. absolutely fabulous for the price.

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Brandon

Fall River, MA

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NASTINESS!!!

November 30, 2009

ive heard the older models the kfc-w011 hit and damn did they slam..yah they were in a suv so in a normal car it wont hit just as hard but still..def impressive for the money..i just ordered two 3012's for myself and set up the trunk...just waiting for that deeeep bass too get here...def recommend them tooo anyone and everyone..

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Rich

Denver, Colorado

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Great Product

September 25, 2009

Kenwood does it again, I purchased these to replace my boston G5s to get rid of a little weight in the trunk. Let me tell you my system sounds so much better with kenwoods, I have them running off a KAC-9104D. You cant go wrong with these subs when the SQ is so much better then the boston acoustic G5, you do the math.

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KP

Pittsburgh, PA

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KFC-W3012

September 24, 2009

I put three of these in a Ford Ranger, sealed box and a Power Acoustik BAMF 2000/1 and these hit so nice in the truck. You cant see straight when you get in. These slam.

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Mitch

Bay Area, CA

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Slaps

September 10, 2009

this sub when paired with another hits hard, i have a convertible mustang GT and when the top drops you can still feel the bass. The only thing that i would advise is to have only 100watts max over the rms. thanks sonic electronix

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Matt

Farmville, Va

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KFC-W3012

June 24, 2009

Great subs, I have a pair of them with the Kenwood KAC-7203 and they get busy. I've tried to match up everything Kenwood, they've cam a long way.

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AK

highland, CA

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Great!

May 22, 2011

I own 2 12" KFC powered by a 2000.1 crunch amp. and these woofers pound in a custom ported box under the back seat of a Silverado I lifted 4".. I have to Dynamat everything.. I recommend these subs if ur looking for a good bang for your buck.. soon I am upgrading to Alpine TypeX but these subs held up everything i wished for at the time!

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Jake

Meta, MO

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Kenwood KFC-W3012

March 13, 2011

Have it installed in my car and it is great. We had to get help with it but was not a big deal to do. would recommend. sounds great!

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Miami, FL

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Best Woofer ever Bought

February 6, 2011

This the least amount of money I've ever spent on a woofer.....6 months later I can say this the best woofer I've ever had.....hands down. And if I recal Sonic had it here fast too. Overall......all good.

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rkelly

arlington heights, illinois

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Sounds great and hits hard!!

January 19, 2011

This is a great sub and sounds so good in my Ford explorer. I only have one because of my limited budget, but wow that's all I need!! It impresses everyone that gets in my truck. You have to tweak some settings on your amp and head unit but after that they're ready to pound!! I would absolutely recommend these to anybody!! They do a great job of producing solid bass.

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rkelly

arlington heights, illinois

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Sounds great and hits hard!!

January 19, 2011

This is a great sub and sounds so good in my Ford explorer. I only have one because of my limited budget, but wow that's all I need!! It impresses everyone that gets in my truck. You have to tweak some settings on your amp and head unit but after that they're ready to pound!! I would absolutely recommend these to anybody!! They do a great job of producing solid bass.

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michael

semora, NC

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great speaker

January 14, 2011

The sound is great, clear hard hitting bass, can't beat the price!

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jay

Garland, TX

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amaazing

December 28, 2010

I have two of these in my f150 and the slam. I have them powered at about 300 rms. 6 months later and there good as new. about to ad a 3rd maybe a 4th. good buy for the price. cant be beat.

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Jake

Holland, MI

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Awesome!

November 30, 2010

This sub is awesome, I purchased for $65 back when it was available for that price, but either way this sub bumps, I has great sound, gets nice and low, it hits a lot of different notes. I have it hooked up to my 1000Watt kenwood amp, and its a great combination. I would Highly recommend this sub to anyone!

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moose

Niles,Mi

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Great product

November 12, 2010

Fast shipping, Great value, all around good deal

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moneyman

San Jacinto

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Best Speaker Ever

October 15, 2010

For those who haven't used this speaker before I can sum it up in one word "Wow" I installed it in my sons 58 vw so let me tell you this speaker rocks.

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Andrew

Geagua, Ohio

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Kenwood KFC-W3012

August 25, 2010

Bought one of these, have it bridged at around 400 watts RMS @ 4 ohms. It sounds so sick. It hits hard, and it hits the notes very crisply with little to no distortion at higher volumes! Would recommend to anybody!!! I was very blown away at the quality of this sub!

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gnudrew25

Highlands Ranch, CO

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Awesome Subs for a perfect system

June 30, 2010

I have 2 of these paired with an SPL Gorilla 2200 watt 2 channel amp ported in my jeep. these subs hit hard! i have the loudest subs at my school and among my other audiophile friends. I would highly recommend these subs for any audio enthusiast. The bass is clean and extremely loud when i want it to be.

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E

Raleigh,NC

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You Cant Beat It

June 21, 2010

These subs are great for the money, I installed 2 of these in my 02 Altima with a 1100 watt Sony D Class amp running about 250 watts rms (each) in a sealed box and they THUMP HARD!!!! i have the amp set half way and they are crystal clear no distortion at all. I have the pioneer-pdvd3200bt with the 8 curve eq which makes it easy to tune your system.. GREAT PRODUCT!!!!!!!

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oscar

panorama city, CA

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great deal

May 3, 2010

just about 6 months ago i bought these subs and got a really good deal. at the time i didnt need them but i knew it was too good to pass so now i put them to use and they have been booming for about 4 months now :)

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ThE oNe U LoVe 2 HaTe

Merced

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Great bass

April 21, 2010

great subs especially 4 da price! i got these 4 my 1991 thunder and it shakes my mirrors like a muthaF@$%A i recommend them i've been having them 4 about 4 months and i have had no problems at all.

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Light Bright

Hampton, VA

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Good way to go

April 16, 2010

For the price you pay you can't beat it.

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J-dogg

Phoenix, AZ

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12" kenwood sub

April 12, 2010

This sub hits hard. And is better than the 3011 because it has a thicker coat so it doesn't crack.

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ccrfc3

Rainier, OR

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good buy

March 3, 2010

i bought the 2 sub amp combo i put them in the back of my 95 jeep cherokee and they hit hard and loud ive had buddys who spend way more on there subs then i did and theses sound much better, for a very good price theses r the way to go...i used the crap out of these subs commuting 4 hrs a day to and from work and they r durable to all music haven't had a single problem with them

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Reid

Sheboygan, WI

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Good all around subs

January 7, 2010

Bought these to match with a Pyle 2K watt amp. They work well and have a good range for the price. No problems after 1+ years of use and still hitting hard.

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lsxtrkiller

bako, ca

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fairly good subs

January 7, 2010

when i bought these i was a little worried about how these subs would sound considering they were only $60... car audio has been a hobbie of mine for some time and have gone through sever pairs of speakers trying to find ones that sounded good and fit my needs i found most cheap speakers to be utter junk but i just installed two of these in a vehicular specific sealed box using the 1800 watt kenwood amp wired for a 2 ohm load they are getting about 450 rms which they are only rated at 400 but i have had no problems at all... i also found that the frequency rating is a bit off i found they were able to produce 30hz- roughly 400 hz with out distortion... i have the amps gains set and the bass boost off and the decks sub volume set to 0 and they still shake my entire car easily... the only flaw i have found is they are not able to keep up with super fast bass as in some techno songs but its a small flaw and most wouldn't notice... overall if you want to shake windows and set off car alarms these subs might not work for you but they sure add decent bass to your system for pretty cheap

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joe b

neenah WI

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joe b

November 11, 2009

i installed two of these in my friends jeep a few weeks ago. all i can say is holy sh*t. these things shake the whole suv.for the price there is only one thing to do. buy them. i am with my next paycheck

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jesus

Chicago, IL

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Great Sound

July 1, 2011

i bought these a while back from sonic. These pound and sound great. make my car rattle. i have to dynamat or whatever the use to sound deadning stuff. but its a great buy. i would recommend to anyone

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Dave

Los angles, CA

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Kenwood KFC-W3012

April 7, 2011

The sub for the price is great can't beat it !!!!!! NO LIE I BROKE MY Back windshild 2 TIMESSS omgggg, so worth the money

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Jordan

Breaux Bridge

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SLAMS!

December 8, 2010

I love this sub. I've had this puppy in my car for a year now and it still blows my mind! With a custom built ported enclosure (by yours truly) and a smart tuner, this thing will move mirrors. People say it blows, but that's because when you first get it it takes about a week to break in, and people don't know how to PROPERLY break in a new sub. But definitely a great sub for price! Looking to add more power though, my amp is a little engine that could and it just doesn't have that UMPHH. Other than that, great choice!

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Wees

Dearborn, MI

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Very Happy

November 14, 2010

I'm happy with the speakers...great speakers for the price. Would recommend them to anyone.
pro: price, good quality speakers.
con: none that i can think of yet.

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Alex

Osseo, WI

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Very nice

November 13, 2010

I would recommend it, I bought two for my friend and he could only use one cuz that's all he had the boxes for, I heard him from Hal a block away, then he threw his jacket on it, thank goodness he had a second one...still pounded, I'm using it now and it's amazing sound quality

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Leon

Shiprock, NM

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Kenwoods

July 25, 2011

These subs hit hard in the right box. it's a good deal... so if your thinking of buying these? just buy them an quit wasting your time... when you could be bumping?

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Johnnie B.

Beulaville, NC

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hold ALOT OF BASS

November 6, 2010

I have 2 of these hooked up in a old school grand marquis wit a 1800 watt kenwood kac-9104D amp with a ported box and they hit HARD. I have pushed these subs 2 d max an haven't had any trouble wit them at all they can hold a lot of bass, if u kno wat u r doing u wont have any trouble wit these at all, unless if u put dem in a sealed box den u would (I've blown 1 b4) an it even hit harder den i have expected. i would recommend anyone 2 buy this sub at this value u cant beat it.

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Hawk

Mount Pleasant Mi.

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happy with it

November 3, 2010

I have it in a van. 1000 watt amp and it sounds great great sound for the person who is on a budget.

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austin

owatonna

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yea

October 27, 2010

i have 2 of these subs with an 1800 watt kenwood amp and i have one of the best systems in my area. im only 18 and obviously i know how to tune systems to sound good and obviously some people arent very smart. u cant just have one 1200 watt 400 rms sub. to an 1800 watt amp.

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dave

e liverpool ohio

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poorly made

August 25, 2010

I would not ever buy these again there a waste of money bought a set with a 1800 watt kenwood amp and after 30 days I had to have them replaced. the rubber surround keeps ripping. good speaker if you really dont want to bump

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Product Summary

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KFC-W3012

UPC

019048182982

Weight

16.00lbs

Internal SKU

kfcw3012

Internal Product ID

18045

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: Kenwood KFC-W3012