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MA Audio MA120XE

12" Dual 4 ohms Subwoofer

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  • 12" Dual 4 ohms Competition Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 700 watts
    • RMS: 350 watts
  • Impedance: Dual 4 ohms
  • Non-pressed paper cone woofer
  • Reinforced ribbed high foam surround technology
  • Black powder coated stamped steel basket
  • Ultra strong polypropylene dust cap
  • Platinum plated block terminals
  • Copper wound voice coils
  • 150oz. Double stacked strontium magnet structures
  • Mounting Depth: 6.2
  • Mounting Diameter: 10.9
  • Optimum Vented Box: 2 Cu/Ft
  • Round Port Diameter: (2) 4
  • Square Port Area: 25 Sq/In
  • Port Length: 15.5
  • Optimum Sealed Box: 0.75 1.25 Cu/Ft
  • 2-year Manufacturer's warranty

Product History:

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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.
700 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.
4 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".
89.25 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.
Reinforced Ribbed High Foam
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.
6.2"
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.
10.9"
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
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
36%
4 Star
50%
3 Star
14%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.5
Value
4.7
Features
4.0
Design
4.4
Usability
4.3
Rusty

Myrtle Beach, SC

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Pretty good

November 16, 2009

i would recommend this sub to someone who is on a budget. this isnt the best one out there, i have a 1000W JL amp on mine and it distorts. needs a 500w AMP. but has good deep bass when amp is turned down. good sub.

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Skeeter

Sterling Heights, Michigan

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Amazing Bass!

July 27, 2009

The quality is not as good as say a Rockford Fosgate T112D2 or the sort, but put in a decent box this sub will pound. I have 4 in my van at the moment and I blew out my back window before, don't ask how. All I know is I have one tinted window on my car now ;D Great bass, great value, go get some.

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Ricky

Spring Creek, Nevada

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Awesome sub

February 24, 2009

This is awesome. i put one 12 in my girlfriends VW Beetle and it tore it apart. i can feel my heart skip a beat every time the sub hits and its getting 300 watts to it......this is a very good price i\'m getting 3 for my truck soon

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larry

Jersey City, NJ

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good for 3 months

December 16, 2008

This sub was awesome, very clean bass! loud like no other I've seen for these price..

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Donald

Niskayuna, NY

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Awesome sub

August 8, 2007

Price is definitely the best part of these subs, but sound is also up there. These subs are LOUD and can handle ALOT of power. I have two of these running to a 1000 watt audiobahn amp and they simply do not distort. Bass is very low and loud. Very similar sound to JL Audio subs, only difference is they produce more of a waa-waa type sound. Cones are very flexible but this also enables them to produce very deep, strong bass. Great sub, will rattle the screws loose in your car.

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Gaven

Stratford, WI

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great bang for the buck

July 31, 2007

i have two of these in my car hooked up to a 401sx ma audio amp they pound hard i have them in a ported enclosure built to specs for the money you cant get anything that much better

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James

Altus, OK

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Ma Audio MA120XE

July 12, 2007

I have four of these subs in my ford ranger extended cab in my custom built sealed box they are being pushed by 2 ma audio M600xe amps conected in series two subs per amp briged it pushes them extrealy hard i can raddle the windows of the car in front of me extreamly durable but they are on the large size but what do you expect from a 9lb 6 oz magnet love these subs

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joe

alleganAllegan, MI

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Thundererous bass!!!

February 17, 2006

It's a good sub durable and nice looks, its not the sub that brings your music to life. It's the amps (THD) the lower the number the better the sound.

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William

Montville, NJ

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January 2, 2006

great all round sub. had 2 12" in a ma audio bandpass box .. it BUMPS

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Regina

McEwen, TN

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pretty good

December 28, 2005

my friend had 2 of these in his truck and they hit pretty good.

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shawn

Hendersonville, NC

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Good speaker for price

October 12, 2005

I currently have 2 of these in my car. Overall a very good speaker value. They sound very good turned up as well. Very little distortion.

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John

Kemp, TX

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great buy

October 10, 2005

have 2 of these pushed at 300RMS and they rock. More bass than I need. They do need more mounting depth than alot of subs but they do get loud and hit hard. Great at really low frequencies.

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James

Lawrenceburg, KY

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October 5, 2005

Good deal, good buy... anything similar will cost you over a hundred bux a piece at just about any pro shop. Good ass deal here, just heard a pair of em hooked up to a 400 watt class D MA Audio amp.

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Eric

Worthington, MN

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the thump

March 27, 2005

i got a piar of these subs about a year ago and i could not find an amp that i could peak even one of these out. a year later they still bump as hard as ever and for the price they give you more thump then some of the more high end stuff

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Accessory Tools and Products

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25 ft. of Streetwires 12 Gauge Speaker Cable

You'll need speaker wire to hook up that new subwoofer!

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Belva 23 ft. of 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

Ultra-flexible PVC blended jacket for easy installation.

Your Price $14.99

20 Square Feet of Sound Dampening Material

NVX Sound dampening is thicker than competitors, eliminates rattles and gives you bigger bass!

Your Price $59.99

Dynamat Sound Dampening Trunk Kit

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

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Stinger Sound Dampening Trunk Kit

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

Your Price $69.99

12 oz. Can of Adhesive Spray

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

Your Price $6.99

Spring Post Terminal Cup

Makes adding a spring post terminal to an enclosure simple! Banana clip ready!

Your Price $3.99

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.

Your Price $1.99

Car Stereo and Speaker Installation Tool Kit

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

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Xscorpion 9-Piece Nylon Plastic Pry and Chisel Tool Set

Easily removes dash/trims, door clips, panels and pins, rubber grommets and vehicle emblems.

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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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Impedance Meter / Signal Generator

Easy to locate tuning frequencies of passive radiators and ported enclosures

Your Price $299.99

1 MA Audio MA120XE Subwoofer

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

2 MA Audio MA120XE Subwoofers

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

2 Channel Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

4 Channel Amp - Bridged

3 MA Audio MA120XE Subwoofers

Mono Amp

4 Channel Amp

4 MA Audio MA120XE Subwoofers

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

4 Channel Amp

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

MA120XE

UPC

784620016749

Weight

15.00lbs

Internal SKU

ma120xe

Internal Product ID

2758

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: MA Audio MA120XE