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4 ohms DVC 12" L7 Solo-Baric Subwoofer S12L7 S12L74

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  • dual 4 ohm voice coils for wiring flexibility (with a compatible amp)
  • aluminum deposit cone -- a beautiful look with less cone flex and less distortion
  • rear-cone brace for added strength to reduce cone flex under stress
  • Santoprene rubber surround
  • Massive surround radius provides increased excursion for low bass output and higher SPL
  • BAM (Basket and Motor) Enhanced Assembly: new for 2004 -- cast aluminum basket featuring low profile/open design that provides a solid anti-resonant foundation for the motor assembly
  • Perimeter venting which relieves pressure for a more linear response and aids in keeping the voice coils cool
  • Patent Pending Stitched Surround that aids in preventing cone/surround separation at high excursions
  • Sleeved high-power tinsel lead wires to resist lead breakage
  • Spring-loaded nickel plated terminals for solid connections with large gauge speaker wire
  • Authorized Internet Dealer

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
Kicker 08S12L74 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Kicker Solo-Baric 11S12L74 (S12L74))
Kicker 06S12L74 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Kicker Solo-Baric S12L74 (08S12L74))
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(previous model, replaced by Kicker 06S12L74)
(previous model, replaced by Kicker 04S12L74)

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.
1,500 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.
750 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.
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).
20 - 100 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".
87.4 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.
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.
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
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.
6-7/8"
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.
11-3/16 x 11-3/16"
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

Rating Distribution

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Average Attribution Rating

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5.0
Value
4.3
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5.0
Design
4.9
Usability
5.0
Ralphy

Tucson, AZ

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awesome

July 12, 2011

had one for a short while and it absolutely crushed my 2 12 comps in the Kicker ported box and plus it just looked cool in a long bassworx box

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Gloria

Visalia, CA

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The Goodies

July 11, 2008

These Subs pound so hard you are guaranteed to have a headache!

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jenny

ponchatoula, LA

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good sub

October 12, 2007

i have this sub being pushed by an mtx 8100 and turned up like less then half the sub just rattles everything in my truck. i have a tacoma extended cab. it takes up the whole back seat but who cares. i am bout to get enough money for another one so that just tells ya alittle bout it.

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josh

Gosnell, AR

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Ummm...... WOW

October 12, 2007

I have a pair of these behind the seat in my regular cab GMC Sierra and they are rediculous!! They are running off a Soundstream PCA-1000D amp.
Definitely the loudest at my school and probably in town. I have to get rid of them because they take up too much space and are TOO loud. And thats coming from a 17 year old kid.

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Aaron

Tallahassee, FL

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Great Quality

October 8, 2007

Great quality, these subs can take some power.
For those of you who are looking too win competitions look elsewhere, but if you are trying to have high quality sound, and clear bass, then kicker l7 is the sub for you.

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Daniel

Danville, CA

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Kicker really is living loud!

August 16, 2007

One of my favorite subs that I have used to date. I paired this subwoofer with a RF P600.2 bridged and boy did this subwoofer pound. None of my friends can ever sleep in my car due to the loud and low notes that this sub can produce. Also to note, I had the L7 in a sealed enclosure and it was already ear shattering. I prefer sealed to get more sound quality and it was quite good, however if you do buy this subwoofer, you should know this is for pure SPL and not quite the SQ driver. Kicker has become famous with their L7 line. If you're having thoughts on this purchase, save your tie and just try it out, you won't be disappointed.

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Andrew

Little Rock, AR

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Awesome sound!

June 6, 2007

I just put one of these in the trunk of my 98 Accord pushed by an 800w RMS amp. Hit's harder than any 2 12" subs I've heard. Kicker is definitely going to continue to blow away the competition with these Solo Barics!!

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edgar

Rio Rico, AZ

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you need this one

March 2, 2007

well i had two L7 and they both hit real hard every one that saw them wanted them on there own cars so if you want the good stuff this is a must by

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Brenda

Madison, AL

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bone crushing

May 1, 2006

i have 2 of the hooked up to a bx1606 amp at one ohm and let me tell u these things made me literally hold my breath while they were pounding. If u r looking for a sub with a loud,DEEP rumble these are def. for u.

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derek

Madera, CA

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GREAT SUB

February 25, 2006

These subs are insane.. They are hte most versatile sub i have ever seen or heard.. My buddy has them in a silverado with boxes that are WAY to small they are only about 1 cubic foot of air space.. And they still pound like there is no tommorow

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Kris

oceanside, CA

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DAMN!

February 6, 2006

A friend of mine has these subs and damn they bump!

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Josh

Toccoa, GA

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Kicker

December 22, 2005

This combo is great and it hit so hard. A+

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Richard

National City, CA

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Gosh Dayum!

October 17, 2005

I recently snagged one of these bad boys and daaammmmm is it great! It's in a small box for now with a Boss 800watt-RMS amp and I'm planning on switching it out for a long ported box, like the one on this site. Even with the little box that it's in, it still knocks hard! I drowned my friend's 2 12" Infinitys with this thing (I think they were older models though). I can't wait for that bigger box.

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James

Glasgow, MT

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L7 Solobarics

September 18, 2005

Wow this thing really pounded the crap out of my extended cab chevy. All i can say is that if you're looking for bass that will rattle everything, grab a couple of these babies. WELL WORTH THE MONEY!!!!

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Lucas

Green Forest, AR

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L7

September 10, 2005

My friend has one of these in a super bass box. It sounds great with an 800 watt Kicker amp. He pulled 141.3 decibels with it in an audio competition. You don't really have to buy a bunch of money worth of high's and mid's like the guy before me said.

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Kyle

North Port, FL

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kicker kicks a$$

August 10, 2005

just got two in a 99 mustang and the hit insanely loud i cant hear my highs at all over the bass and i have about 120 watts goneing to four component speakers. i hooked two up to a kicker kx1200.1 that has a certified power rating of 1440wts and it is on the verge of blowing the back window out and they havent even broken in yet.warning dont buy unless you plan on getting top of the line mids and highs because it will drown out almost any car speaker set up that is less than $2000. only for the people wanting to go deaf.

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james

Canada

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KICKER L7 12

August 4, 2005

I just bought one of these subs and they are insane loud!!! Great product but high price...I got mine for cheap tho :)

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roman

Phoenix, AZ

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damn

August 1, 2005

"square sub ????????? i dont know"
yea my thoughts exactly, but if u didnt know... these subs have been winning comps for the last few years and i have 2 on 2 power acoustik 1920w amps. My final words:
DAMN this square sub pounds

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brian

Savanna, IL

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bad boy subs

July 26, 2005

i have two of these in a seald box with a phoenix gold 1200 watt amp and they are the loudest subs i have heard yet.

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phillip

New Orleans, LA

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Kicker 12 inch L7

July 18, 2005

I curently own two of these subs in my 98 Infiniti QX4. I`m running 1100x1 to them and they pound. What ever can rattle, will. They handle great to any kinda of music even when you turn the volume up. I have the loudest car in my high school out of about 30 systems. I highly recommend this sub.

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Accessory Tools and Products

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NVX 25 ft. of True Spec 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

100% OFC wire with EnvyFlex metallic jacket insulates and protects against damage from extreme conditions.

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Get true gauge Kicker speaker wire to match your Kicker subwoofer!

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Dynamat Sound Dampening Bulk Kit

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

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Stinger Sound Dampening Bulk Kit

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

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12 oz. Can of Adhesive Spray

Spray adhesive used for adhering carpet to subwoofer boxes without bubbles.

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40" x 15 Ft Piece of Premium Un-Backed Automotive Trim Carpet

Durable design for long life-span, available in many colors and shades.

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Gold Plated Dual Terminal Banana Plug Connector

Enables an expandable, secure connection accepting up to 8 gauge wire.

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Car Stereo and Speaker Installation Tool Kit

Includes Test Light, Crimp/Splice Tool, Multi-bit Screwdriver and more.

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Cordless Multi-Functional Heat Tool Soldering Iron Kit

Continuous working lock allows you to work without holding down trigger.

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4 Ft of 1/4" Thick Black Heat Shrink Tubing

Provides abrasion resistance and added protection for your cables.

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2" Universal, Professional Heavy Duty Roller for Sound Damping/Dampening

Universal rubber roller to make it easy to install sound dampening.

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1mm All Purpose Solder

Solder is all purpose for use on most projects where solder is needed.

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Scosche SPL Meter

Monitor the noise level of your new car audio system with this SPL meter measuring from 60-135 dB.

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Impedance Meter / Signal Generator

Easy to locate tuning frequencies of passive radiators and ported enclosures

Your Price $299.99

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

04S12L74

UPC

713034017653

Weight

22.05lbs

Internal SKU

04s12l74

Internal Product ID

2133

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.

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