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Polk Audio db1222

Dual 12" Loaded db Series Hatchback Subwoofer Enclosure with Grilles

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Subwoofer Features:
  • 12" 2 Ohm db Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1500 watts
    • RMS: 720 watts
  • Dynamic balance polypropylene cone woofer
  • Santoprene rubber surround provides reliability
  • Klippel Distortion Analyzer optimizes the woofer's motor structure, voice coil alignment and suspension
  • Nomex Inner suspension
  • Spring terminal binding posts
  • Power port venting technology for a higher bass output
  • 4-Layer kapton voice coil former
  • Frequency response: 27-200 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 103 dB
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty
Subwoofer Enclosure Features:
  • Front loaded slot port for greater air displacement
  • 3/4" MDF Enclosure eliminates box flex
  • Automotive grade black carpet
  • Heavy duty ABS Grilles provides an awesome look and protection
  • Paintable grilles and baffle
  • Isolation Damping between the baffle and cabinet prevents unwanted vibrations
  • Nickel plated heavy duty terminals accommodates 8 AWG Speaker wire or twisted pair of 12 AWG
  • Dimensions: 18-1/2"D x 32-1/2"W x 14-3/4"H

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"
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
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.
360 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.
720 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.
750 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.
1500 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.
Santoprene 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".
103 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).
27 - 200 Hz
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.
16 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.

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.
14-3/4"
Width
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
32-1/2"
Depth
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.
18-1/2"
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
Sonic Electronix

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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Value
4.9
Features
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Design
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Usability
5.0
rakim198200

Boston,MA

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WOW

April 16, 2011

Let me start by saying WOW!!! This is my 2nd enclosure ive ever had in my life and I am blown away. I did have a problem after I connected these the first night and tested them with my previous piece of crap Visonik amp. I smelled burning wires, and nothing was coming from the subs. A few days later I got a new amp (Hifonics Hif1000) and rewired all the wiring inside the Polk box. After that I had the amp all tuned up and let me tell you I was skeptical at first but this thing slams! My 1000W RMS amp powers these things so good.

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kicker179a

Denton, NC

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THESE SPEAKERS ARE NUTS!!!!

December 27, 2013

I understand all of you putting this box in small cars. I put mine in a 1988 GMC jimmy full size 4x4. let me tell you this, they cracked my windshield twice!!! put a crack in my fiberglass top as well. I have a Pioneer head unti putting out 50w per channel with a separate bass channel. I'm running 4 polk 6x9 speakers (2 in the doors and 2 in the back 350w each) kicker 350.4 amp and a kicker 600.1 amp for the subs. Not joking when I say with my windows down you can hear the bass hits at a mile. This box is INSANE. It can handle 720 watts all the time with a high of 1440 watts. currently I have placed the system in a 2007 suzuki forenza and you can not sit in the car with the stereo over half way up without earplugs. all i can say is buy this box and ENJOY!!!

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nick

san jose ca

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looks good performs so so

August 12, 2013

I have gone through three sets of these using a 1000.1 kicker amp turned up about a third of the way they pound hard for about 10-30 minutes then they smoke so if your looking for more than mild listening i would not recommend

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Steve-O

Clayton, NC

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Incredible

March 5, 2013

I first bought this loaded enclosure for my 300zx because after infinite hours of research I found it to be the only dual 12" enclosure that would physically fit in the 2 seater hatchback. Even then I had to have them facing forwards (facing towards the rear of the vehicle is more acoustically sound). I had them paired up to a cheap SSL amp which did alright for a short while, but I moved up to a Hifonics Gladiator GLX1000.1d. This Gladiator amp pushes the subs with 750w RMS at 2 ohms, which is 30w higher than "recommended," though the manufacturer says they can take up to 1000w RMS. I have the level at 1/4 (just under 9v since my EQ is pushing 8v), bass boost all the way, subsonic at 15, low-pass at 180. In my Nissan these subs would shake the hatchback door enough to make me want to turn it down before the hinges snap off. They rendered the rearview mirror useless. With windows up you can expect a headache. One time I pulled up to a convenience store bumping rather loud; my boy was still in the car so I left the music on. When I walk in they have one of those quarter-pushing gambling games, and my subs set off the shock sensor in the machine. The low sub-30hz frequencies somewhat let me down at first, but I came to find out it was just something about the Nissan that doesn't really impress. I got rid of the 300zx and this same system is now in my Dodge Stratus coupe. In this car, with the subs in the front of the trunk facing backwards and the rear seats down, I have absolutely no complaints. They pick up every note in Bass, I Love You (and in fact have shaken my mirror off of the windshield a few times now, though our Stratus mirrors are notoriously sketchy). Anyway, if you're looking for a decently priced, relatively compact system with plenty of power throughout the frequency range, look no further. This box is perfect for a first system (subs are prewired inside, just hook up the + and - then you're good to go) or a great upgrade from a cheap Pep Boys system. I strongly recommend the Hifonics GLX1000.1d with these subs because the power matches perfectly and the amp has every feature you could possibly want.

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James

Riverview Fl

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wow

January 4, 2013

These subs hit ridiculously hard! i ride with my bass on negative 5 :)

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Icy Rhoades

Tacoma, WA

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Straight Off The Hook

April 2, 2012

I purchased this enclosure from Sonic Electronix a couple of weeks ago. I installed the Polk db1222 enclosure in a 2001 Hyundai Accent, with a Sony DSX-S300BTX head unit, 6 1/2 components up front, 6x9 in the rear. Powered by a Rockford Fosgate Prime R300-4 for the mids and highs. A Prime R500-1 powering the the Polks. With a quarter turn on the gain and bass boost these subs are attacking me with some serious authority. 3 quarter turns on the R300-4 has my Sony's screaming with extreme clarity. The volume on the head unit is at 18 and is more than enough for the average person. After these subs have been broken in' i'll try another quarter turn on the R500-1, but they sound great just as they are now. I Recommend the Polk db1222 enclosure to any one looking for low end punch with clarity and depth for a reasonable price. The craftsmanship is great. Theses subs do get extremely LOUD. The to Sony, Polk Audio, and Rockford Fosgate i'm a very satisfied owner of these particular products. Thanks to Sonic Electronix I could afford them..

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Frankie

Richmond, VA

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Best Bang! 4your Buck !

April 1, 2012

Very nicely built. Rich deep bass and great price. Thanks to Sonic!

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ACE

Mount Morris Il

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LOUD

December 15, 2011

These things are INSANE. I hooked them to a 1800 watt kenwood amp and let me tell you if you have your stereo over 20 volume you better wear ear plugs because these things are amazing. WARNING: these will destroy your rear view mirror!

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Jay Sam

Hesperia Ca

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Amazing!!

October 20, 2011

This thing is awesome!! Ive owned it for a couple of months and it hits hard! Recommend buying it!!

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Mike Meezy

Seattle, WA

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Best Buy

July 8, 2011

By far the best subs I have ever had. They come prewired so they run at 2 ohms which gets more Power from your amp. I'm running a Rockford Fosgate 400.1 I don't need any thing more than that. Always turning heads and setting off alarms. I drive a coupe and I get a massage every time I drive. Read over 100 reviews all positive. Buying a second set for my SUV!!!

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coe

lanham, MD

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AMAZING SUB

March 9, 2011

This is one of the amazing subs on the market.I used to have on but someone stole it. Very powerful sub. No noise distortion. Clear bass. Need a very good amp to get the most out of it. heads will turn when you pass.

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leetscooby

Billings MT

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Great for first time owners

January 23, 2011

These are my very first pair of subwoofers. I mainly bought these because they came with a box and where already assembled. All I had to do was hook in two wires. I've got to say, for the price I LOVE these. I've already blown a Sony amp. Moved on to Rockford amps. I would buy another pair but I don't have any room D':

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Luis

las vegas, NV

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Great value

December 14, 2010

They sound great and are easy to instal

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jack

ashtabua Ohio

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great sound for a real low price

June 6, 2010

I have this box in my Chevy tracker, and all i can say is wow , for this amount of money you would expect to get jensen or lanzar or some other junk.. This sounds great and hits clean. Doesn't matter what kind of music you listen too this will defiantly help the sound. Im running a 1300 watt mtx thunder amp and no problems at all...

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

NVX Speaker Wire (XWS1225)

25 ft. of True 12 Gauge EnvyFlex Speaker Cable/Wire (100% Oxygen-Free Copper)

Your Price $39.99

NVX Sound Dampening Trunk Kit (SDTK20)

20 Square Feet of Sound Dampening Material (Five 18" x 32" Pieces)

Your Price $59.99

NVX Sound Dampening Rubber Roller (SDRLR1)

Universal, Professional Heavy Duty Roller for Sound Damping/Dampening

Your Price $7.99

Car Stereo and Speaker Installation Tool Kit

Complete Car Stereo Tool Kit, Includes Voltage Test Light, Wire Stripper and More

Your Price $12.99

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what would Be the Best amp and Amplifier Wiring Kit would go good with this? Thank You
Aaron R on Oct 9, 2014
Best Answer: Hello Aaron,

Andrei's suggestion for the NVX XKIT42 is Perfect!

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_40524_NVX-XKIT42.html

As far as the amp goes, we suggest one of the following;

Good:
Hifonics Brutus BRX1200.1D
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_74623_Hifonics-Brutus-BRX1200.1D.html

Better:
Pioneer GM-D9601
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_63975_Pioneer-GM-D9601.html

Best:
NVX JAD1200.1
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_40252_NVX-JAD1200.1.html
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what amp goes with this car subwoofer?
A shopper on Sep 6, 2014
Best Answer: Hello,

The DB1222 is asking for ~720w RMS @ 2ohms. Therefore, any amp - preferably a CEA-Compliant amp - that is putting out such figures will be a great match. There technically isn't an amp that 'with this' setup, but, coincidentally, a great match would be the Polk Audio PA D1000.1 , which provides 800w RMS @ 2ohms.

Polk Audio PA D1000.1
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_19257_Polk-Audio-db1222.html
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

DB1222

UPC

747192117863

Weight

87.00lbs

Internal SKU

db1222

Internal Product ID

19257

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: Polk Audio db1222