Expert Service 1-877-289-7664 [Hours]

Shipping Promo

Pyle PL1290BL

1200W 12" Blue Wave Series Dual 4 ohm Subwoofer

In Stock
|

List price $99.99

You Save: $55.04 (55.05%)

$44.95

with warranty

Order within 5 hrs 37 mins to ship today

Arrives by Wednesday, Dec. 24 to zip 07095

Add an Extended Warranty

60-Day Money-Back

Hassle Free Returns

Low Price Guarantee

Seen it for less? Click here

365-Day Coverage

Warranty assistance for a year

In Stock

Arrives by Wed, Dec. 24

Get FAST answers from customers ASK a Question See questions answers

Product Features:
  • 12" Dual 4 ohm Blue Wave Series Car Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1200 watts
  • Impedance: Dual 4 ohm
  • Injection molded blue polypropylene woofer cone
  • Treated rubber surround
  • Flat progressive spider design
  • Non-fatigue big rubber suspension
  • Blue-chromed plated steel basket
  • Silver plated terminals
  • Wave-like rubber gasket
  • Removable rubber magnet boot
  • Bumped vented extended pole piece
  • 2" High temperature dual Kapton 4 ohm voice coil
  • Double stacked 180 oz magnet structure
  • Sensitivity: 85 dB
  • Mounting Depth: 6-1/2"
  • Cutout Dimensions: 11-13/16"
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Series
Each subwoofer manufactured is part of a series. This is the name of the subwoofer's series.
Blue Wave (Pyle)
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.
1200 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.
2.5"
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".
85.00 dB
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.

Round / Circle
Main Cone Color
This is the color of the speaker's or subwoofer's cone.
Blue
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.
Injection Molded Polypropylene (IMPP)
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.
Double Stacked
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.
No
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.
No

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.

Ported / Vented
Sealed
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.
Not specified by manufacturer
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.
Not specified by manufacturer
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.
Not specified by manufacturer
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.
Not specified by manufacturer
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.
6-1/2"
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.
11-13/16"
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.

No

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.
23.2 Hz
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.
4.908 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.
0.72
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.
0.84
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.
4.92
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.

Specials with this Item

Promotions
Promotions we have offer More Ways to Shop for items that are on clearance, last chance, special offer and sales, Made in America, and more!

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
50%
4 Star
13%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
13%
1 Star
25%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
3.1
Value
4.1
Features
3.0
Design
3.9
Usability
4.0
Bigjohn

Mo.

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Stay with what works good for the price

August 4, 2014

used pyle for years no problems, the guy that smelled the speakers melting, well that what happens when you miss match impedance. make sure you know the output impedance of your stereo. just so you know pyle is a good product, not perfect but good. and if they last two years, well remember what you payed for them, as for me I would keep buying them and enjoy.

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

YungJayuno

Wetumpka, Alabama

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Had (1) of these

May 7, 2014

A long time ago running it on an alpine 5 channel amp. Actually held up the two years I had it playing. Actually ended up giving the sub to my cousin along with a few other subs because at the time I had no room for them. I regret it. I had the 12 inch version and it actually did pretty good for what I needed. People thought I actually had 2 12s but I built the box a pretty good size. If you want some bass that won't break the bank go with Pyle Blue wave in this series. Pretty well built for the price. I actually paid $63 for mine new back in 2005. If I want another small budget setup Im going with these.

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Charles

St.Louis, MO

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
DONT BUY

November 20, 2013

i bought this sub a month ago, It was powered by a 680 sony explode amp and the sub worked good for about two days then all hell broke loose I put one song on with low bass and the sub blew. it cannot handle very hard hitting bass. you'd be better off buying a $30 sub.

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

nicktunes

pawtuket,ri

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Loud

March 20, 2013

I have two 12 pyle's in my car and I make people turn heads on the highway. I am a college student and do NOT have a lot of money and for the money these are CRAZY subs. These subs play higher RMS than anything and sound amazing. Everyone asks my why my license plate shakes and I tell them it is because of the
Pyles. Definitely a good buy.

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Turkeybuzzard 57

Socorro, NM

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Da Blues

February 17, 2013

I replaced old, dried out, subwoofers on my 650 W. home stereo speaker box with a couple of these. They sounded as good or better as my old ones. I'm happy that I didn't need an amp for them. Snapped on my chrome grilles and they look sharp. For my living room, they sound good enough for me. Not concerned whether neighbors hear them, like them, or dislike them. They're for my own personal pleasure.

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Big DAN

Pennsylvania

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
big bang speakerr

December 16, 2012

The speaker well is cheap but is great for the price and is worth every penny and also comes with a huge magnet thats a plus and is built well

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

shakwan Mr Patron

Camden, SC

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
kinda ok

June 27, 2012

These little giants are ok but not what i had in mind but i had 6 of em going at it and yea it would wake up and every one in the you area up wont last long blow them in like two months was useing a 4000W Boss amp

0 of 0 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Gdiddy

bristol, ct

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Terrible sub!

February 8, 2012

I bought 2 of these paired with a 1000.1 crunch amp wich is only 500 watts rms at 1ohm and i can smell these speakers melting. Their hit is on par but not as loud as i would like them to be for sure. I would be happier if they weren't freaking burning up and handled the wattage they state on the spec sheet. Them not being loud enough is my fault, this crappy setup replaced my punch 1000.1 bd paired with x2 12" P3s in a factory fosgate box. That was a amazing setup.

0 of 2 found this helpful

Help our customers find the most helpful reviews

Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

25 ft. of Streetwires 12 Gauge Speaker Cable

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

Your Price $44.95

Dynamat Sound Dampening Trunk Kit

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

Your Price $109.95

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

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

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

Your Price $39.99

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.

Your Price $14.99

Cordless Multi-Functional Heat Tool Soldering Iron Kit

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

Your Price $79.99

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

Provides abrasion resistance and added protection for your cables.

Your Price $3.99

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

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

Your Price $7.99

1mm All Purpose Solder

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

Your Price $8.99

12" Protective Waffle Subwoofer Grille

Keep your subwoofer looking amazing while keeping it safe.

Your Price $4.99

Scosche SPL Meter

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

Your Price $21.99

Impedance Meter / Signal Generator

Easy to locate tuning frequencies of passive radiators and ported enclosures

Your Price $299.99

Browse 2 questions and 2 answers
Hide answersShow all answers | Sort by
Why did you choose this?
Sonic Electronix Store
the price is real good2for under 100 bucks i cant beat that,im puting a system together for 2004 cts cadilloac,these are just going to be back up for te 4 8 i put in,,anyways cheap fun
rob b on Sep 15, 2014
I have a Pyle Amp PLA4180 1000 Watt what 2 subwoofers would you recomend for it the Pyle Pl1290BL or PLBw124 Subwoofers ? Rick
A shopper on Oct 25, 2014
Best Answer: Hello,

Neither. The Pyle Amp PLA4180 is a full range 4 Channel amp. Being that, its not very practical for Subwoofer use, but if we Have to use it, then you are Obligated to 4ohm per each bridged channel. Both the subs you specified are Dual-4ohm, and can only be wired Up to 8ohm to keep the amp stable. Unfortunately, Pyle does not make a subwoofer that will work well with your amp. Below is a link to a few options;

http://goo.gl/L4Droa
Reply · Report · Customer SStaff on Oct 25, 2014
· Add Answer · I Have This Question Too (0)

Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

PL1290BL

UPC

068888725439

Weight

14.00lbs

Internal SKU

pl1290bl

Internal Product ID

3014

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: Pyle PL1290BL