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Absolute DSS-12 BLACK

Dual 12", 3/4" MDF Sealed Subwoofer Enclosure with Absolute Logo

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Absolute DSS-12 BLACK

Dual 12", 3/4" MDF Sealed Subwoofer Enclosure with Absolute Logo

$39.99

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  • Dual 12" Sealed Subwoofer Enclosure
  • Made from durable 3/4" Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)
  • Covered in black carpet
  • Absolute logo places on the front of the enclosure
  • Two binding post terminals on the back of the enclosure
  • Square box enclosure universal for most vehicles
  • Mounting depth: 13-3/8"
  • Cutout diameter: 11-1/8"
  • Recessed front panel does not allow subwoofers trim ring to extend beyond 7/8" mounting diameter
  • Box volume: 2.8 total cubic feet (1.4 cubic feet per chamber)
  • Dimensions: 15-3/8"D x 28-1/2"W x 14-1/2"H
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Note Regarding Cutout: This subwoofer enclosure has a recessed front panel, creating a lip. This lip can prevent some subwoofers from properly mounting. The lip is approximately 7/8" away from the cutout hole. If your subwoofer has a trim ring this size or larger, it may not fit properly.

Speaker Box / Enclosure Specifications

Subwoofer Size
Refers to the diameter of the subwoofer, measured in inches.
12"
Subwoofer Cutout Shape
This is the shape of the enclosures cutout hole and defines the style of subwoofer that can be installed.
Round / Circle
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.
Sealed
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
Cutout Diameter or Length
The actual diameter of the hole in the subwoofer box. Length is the measured length per side of a square subwoofer or speaker opening.
11-1/8"
Maximum Speaker Depth
Your subwoofer or speaker must not exceed this dimension in order to properly mount in this enclosure.
13-3/8"
Total Box Volume
The internal volume measurement in cubic feet before subwoofer magnet displacement.
2.8 cubic feet
Box Volume (Each Chamber)
This is the total air space inside each chamber of the empty subwoofer enclosure. By matching this value with the recommended air space of the subwoofer, you will be able to know if the subwoofer will match this box.
Height
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
14-1/2"
Width
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
28-1/2"
Depth
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.
15-3/8"
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.
2
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.

Binding 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
Tuning Frequency
Compatible Vehicle Make and Model
The model of vehicle that this vehicle specific product is designed for. Please keep in mind that engine variations can affect the compatibility of the products.

Port Details

Tuning Frequency

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
Not warranted
Labor Warranty Duration
Not warranted
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
38%
4 Star
46%
3 Star
15%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.5
Value
4.6
Features
3.8
Design
4.4
Usability
4.8
memo

San Antonio, TX

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decent

October 24, 2010

Well it is well built strong and stuff but I ordered a black one and got a gray one. And put 2 12 inch Rockford Fosgate punch P3's in it but had to cut some of the mdf so they would fit so if you want to put p3s in it you probably will have to modify it.

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Brian

Seymour, WI

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decent box

February 6, 2012

It's alright for a smaller sealed box. they make the sub holes big enough for almost any 12 so theres a good chance theyre a bit too big for your sub and you need to center the sub and drill outward to not strip the screws.

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Jay

Easton, PA

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Well its a sub box, premade.

February 21, 2010

Have a couple of el cheapo hifonics subs in them. Sounds nice and clean. good carpet. Crappy of UPS to bang the one end of the box around so hard, some of the MDF was crushed but didn't cause a problem.

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Patrick

Tyler, TX

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Solidly Constructed But Airspace Claims Are Incorrect

December 17, 2011

I had to deduct a star on the overall score because of the slightly smaller air space then what I needed. Most 12's today require between 1-1.5 cu ft min and with a strong enough amp would work fine with this box. Also, be aware of the recessed front plate when choosing this box. It makes for a very clean / attractive look but some of the higher end 12s with oversized mounting rings may not fit. I am running 2 Kenwood KFC-W3013PS subs and they barely fit but look and sound GREAT.
They hit hard, low, and clean and still maintain musicality.

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johnel

gresham, OR

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sub box

February 13, 2012

Sealed box. It does what you pay for it to do.

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Steve

Tinker AFB, OK

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It's ok, but not great.

February 11, 2012

I was looking for a quick and cheap box for my subs (Boston G5 12"s) since I had to leave my old one back home. The box itself looks great but mine came with the lower left of the front baffle knocked inward some so I had to bang it outward with a mallet. The inside had to be sealed with caulk and the thin amount of poly that lines the interior does nothing, rip it all out and add some yourself. The binding posts are very cheap but work. With an all square design it doesn't sound as good as other sealed enclosures with a slanted back even with trying various amounts of polyfill. The Absolute logo just hangs on the carpet by a small amount of glue and mine came off after a week of use. It gets the job done but not as well as other pre-made sealed enclosures I've used. Next time I'll just spend a little more and get a better quality box.

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omar

San Luis, AZ

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good price!

March 24, 2011

Have two Kicker 12s and they sound great on this box

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chris

Troy, OH

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Great box

October 13, 2010

I installed two 12w0v2s in this box about 6 months ago. Very happy with the sound I am getting. Very sturdy box, and the pollyfill is nice too.

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stereoman

G.R.MI

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Best box to buy the bass in this box hit hard

August 9, 2010

bought this box for my daughter. Hi-Fonic subwoofers which is 2.5 voice coil and 3000-watt power acoustik mono amp and the power acoustik 2009 DVD double din CD players in a 2006 Pontiac Torrent. I could really here her 2-blocks away this is no bull. it sound better then mine and I am pushing way more watts then her but I think because her box is sealed the bass sounds better. you really need to get this box and Sonic Electronix is no joke either they show you inside and outside of the box and everything else they sell they are the best. I wish Sonic carried the box called Groundshaker HBP212 dual ported box this is awesome box just costly.

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Daproblemone

New Orleans, LA

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The Box

July 4, 2010

This box is the best for in its price range. I have two 12's subs in this box and they sound unreal. i would tell anybody that want a good box to get this one

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michael

Kirksville, MO

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Good box

April 11, 2010

I got 2 12" type r's and they pound hard enough to pop my trunk open. Tried them in a ported box and didn't even budge it. Its all in the box and this one is the one to get if you want to get some major poundage out of your subs but get it here cheapest place on the web.

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mike hunt

omaha, ne

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solid

May 9, 2011

Inexpensive and solid! I'm running two Pioneer 3500w max subs that are being pushed by a Behringer ep 4000 amp. No problems whatsoever! Definitely recommend!!!

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frank

Tulsa, OK

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Nice Little Box

February 13, 2010

its a pretty nice little box, lined with polyfil so its got a real nice sound. the box itself is very light and made of high quality wood. i would recommend this.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

DSS-12 BLACK

Weight

42.00lbs

Internal SKU

dss12-black

Internal Product ID

21654

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: Absolute DSS-12 BLACK