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12" Zeus Round Version Subwoofer

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Hifonics ZS12

12" Zeus Round Version Subwoofer

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  • 12" High Performance Subwoofer
  • Neon Blue Illumination
  • 700 watts Peak Power Handling
  • 350 watts RMS Power Handling
  • Dual 2 ohm Voice Coils with 30mm Voice Coil Winding
  • Hifonics Zeus Stamped Steel Black Chrome Basket
  • Titanium Paper Treated Cone
  • Acrylic Dust Cap with Illumination
  • 1.1" Rubber Surround
  • Ply Cotton Spider with Woven Tinsel Leads for increased resistance against distortion
  • 2" 4 Layer Voice Coil
  • Aluminum Voice Coil Former
  • 40 oz. Magnet with stylish rubber boot cover
  • 8mm Plished Top Plate
  • Black Chrome Plated T-Plate
  • Silver Push Pin Terminals

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.
750 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.
350 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.
2 ohms
Voice Coil Diameter
Diameter of voice coil, usually measured in inches.
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".
86.39 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.
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.
5-1/4"
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.
11-1/8"
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

5 Star
71%
4 Star
29%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.3
Value
5.0
Features
4.4
Design
4.9
Usability
5.0
pat

Stowstow, OH

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kick a** sub

February 25, 2006

my buddy bought these and holy moly it sounds beauty-FULL! damn they put out so much bass i want a pair now

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Chris

Leominster, MA

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what the?

December 28, 2005

ok well i just purchased 2 of these subs and on the specs for your site it rates them at 86 DB... but on the hifonics home page it rates them at 96 so whats the deal...? It doesnt matter to me as long as they sound better then my last sub. Do not buy any SPL audio products.

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nakoma

tampa, FL

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HIFONICS DOES IT AGIAN

June 29, 2005

NOW HERE IS A SUB FOR BOTH HARD HITTING BASS AND FOR GREAT POWER HANDLING FOR THE BUCK,THIS SUB PERFORMS AS GOOD AS THE PRICE EXCELLENT! THE ILLUMINATION IS COOL AS WELL DUAL 2 OHM GIVES YOU WIRING FLEXABILITY ALSO IF YOU DON'T HAVE ALOT OF MONEY AND NEED 2 GOOD 12" SUBS HERE IS YOUR SUB HIFONICS HAS BEEN AROUND FOR AS LONG AS I COULD REMEMBER AND EVERY SUB I BUY THAT'S A HIFONICS HAS HIT HARD DEEP BASS EXCELLENT VOICE COIL CONSTRUCTION AS WELL WHAT ELSE MORE CAN I SAY?

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Bryan

West Palm Beach, FL

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An excellent sub for the price.

October 3, 2005

Yes, this is probably the lowest price 12" I would even consider using. This subwoofer on a hifonics amp is proven. You could do 4 of these with a great Hifonics amp and spend no more than $400 and have a really hard hitting little system. Also, these will trample kicker's Comp-VR line.

Overall, for the price it is excellent. It has all the cosmetic and sound quality you have come to expect from the Hifonics name with a low price.

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Josh

OswegoOswego, IL

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Great sub for the price

November 18, 2005

This is the best sub for the money. I have two hooked up to the legacy 600 watt X 2 amp and they really sound good and make my ears hurt for less then 200 cause i was short on money. Great buy!

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lee

manila, AR

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best for the money

November 6, 2005

i have 5 cars with systems i have one with 2 of these subs on a hifonics 600rmsx2 and the really slam you cant go wrong for the price i just ordered 2 more of these to add to the setup

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Derek

Suffolk, VA

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Great subwoofer

March 15, 2005

For the price the best subwoofer I have found

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

ZS12

Weight

14.00lbs

Internal SKU

zs12

Internal Product ID

2172

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: Hifonics ZS12