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Dual 4 Ohms 12" L5 Solo-Baric S12L5 Kicker S12L54

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Dual 4 Ohms 12" L5 Solo-Baric S12L5 Kicker S12L54

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  • 12" Solo-Baric Subwoofer
  • SoloKön Cone: One Piece, Ultra High Performance Composite
  • Rear Cone Brace: Offers unmatched strength and resistance to deformation
  • Santoprene Rubber Surround with Ribbed Edges for Linear Cone Motion
  • Stamped Steel Basket
  • Stitched Surround: Ensures the cone and surround won't seperate, even under the highest loads
  • High-temp Polyimide Film Voice Coil Former
  • Dual Ultra-Length Voice Coils
  • T-shaped top plate: Widens the motor’s magnetic field
  • Sleeved High-Power Tinsel Lead Wires
  • Spring Loaded Nickel-Plated Terminals
  • Authorized Internet Dealer

Grilles Not Included

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
Kicker S12L54 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Kicker Solo-Baric L5 08S12L54)
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(previous model, replaced by Kicker 06S12L54 Solo-Baric L5 Series)

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.
1200 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.
600 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".
87.9 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.

Main Cone Color
This is the color of the speaker's or subwoofer's cone.
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.
6-3/4"
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 x 11"
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
92%
4 Star
8%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.8
Value
4.8
Features
4.8
Design
4.8
Usability
4.7
mitch

New Auburn, WI

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sweet

April 11, 2005

this is a great sub. i did have the 04 L5 and now i bought a 05 L5. they are great for a good one sub system. they hit so hard. make sure you feed them alot of power. must buy

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Jerry

Sheridan, AR

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holy hell

March 3, 2007

i have 2 of these in a kicker ported box in a cavalier and my back to doors came open when i was playing them they r sick and they r runing off a mono d-class hifonics titan 1505d competition amp at 1000watts rms at 2ohms could go to 1500 watts rms at 1ohm but dont think the subs could handle it

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Justin

Hamlin, NY

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Plenty of bass at a great price

April 20, 2006

I have 2 of these in a small sealed box, and these things pound like made. They are in a Firebird (hatchback), and I have the head unit lows set on -3 so I can still hear the fronts. They will make your chest pound like mad if you give it enough power. I have them running off a Viper D1200.1 (600WRMS to each) and they may be able to take a little more.

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cade

St.Cloud, FL

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hard hitters

July 12, 2007

I've got two of these hooked to a BLX 4000 in my truck, n they hit so hard, in a year ive gone thru three boxes. Ive got the head unit set as low as the bass will go, n it still tries to drown my highs, these things hit so hard. worth the price

10 of 12 found this helpful

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Cory

Kalkaska, MI

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Wow..

February 25, 2006

I bought only one of these from this website, and thats all you really need is one. This thing pounds. Since it is a square subwoofer, it has more surface area then a round subwoofer so it moves more air causing more bass. I have this hooked up to a 550 watt RMS Kenwood amp and it is awesome. Definitely recomend getting one, kind of expensive but this website has one of the cheapest prices on the net.

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Kyle

La Mesa, CA

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Kicker

January 9, 2006

OMG these hit so hard. Definately worth the price on the website. These subs need a lot of power so get a big amp.

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Paul

Montgomery, AL

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December 20, 2005

i got 2 L5 12's and they kick ass with a 800 watt kenwood 2 channel and it hits in bridge mode

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carl

Fenton, MO

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kicker sub

October 12, 2007

this sub is AMAZING!! nothing pounds harder then a kicker. this sub is great for the price and quality you receive. get one ASAP!

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Matt

Gastonia, NC

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Best Bass For The Buck

October 4, 2005

This sub hits harder than any JL no matter what anybody tells you. You want a kick in the pants this is it

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Ryan

Antioch, CA

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Hard Bass

January 26, 2006

I own two of these and i have them hooked up to a Memphis 1100 watt mono amp and these POUND! The subs hit so hard in my 03' Eclipse that the vibration broke my trunk lock. If you have a powerful amp to push these, then buy these subs! They are more expensive than others but well worth the money!

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Barry

Forest Hills, NY

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Great Sub

April 26, 2006

I have owned this for about three months, unfortunately in a junk box, but I must say this subwoofer is quite impressive. I like the idea of a square, because that increases the subwoofer surface area from 113 sq inches to 144 sq inches in comparison with a circle sub. That's 27% more surface area! This is personally the best buy I ever made. Unfortunately, this website sells it for a lot higher than I paid for it. I got it on a special discount of 2 for 250 bux, which is 125 each. But undiscounted, the price on this website is quite good. Like the other reviewers, I highly recommend this subwoofer.

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Ruben

Hemet, CA

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They Pound

March 16, 2005

I just put these babys in my dad's new Benz and they Pound hard I have 2 of these hooked up to Fosgate 1050s and they handle the 1,050 watts like nothing, I think there even hungry for more, theres nothing like square subs I think they do hit harder than round, get them if you want a lot of Bass, just remember to feed them Lots of power, you wont be dissapointed.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

05S12L54

UPC

713034019473

Weight

19.35lbs

Internal SKU

05s12l54

Internal Product ID

3168

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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