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Kicker Solo-Baric S12L34 (11S12L34)

12" Dual 4 ohm Solo-Baric L3 Series Car Subwoofer

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General Features

  • 12" Dual 4 Ohm Solo-Baric L3 Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 800 watts
    • RMS: 400 watts
  • Impedance: Dual 4 ohm
  • Patented corner-ribbed, double-stitched Santoprene rubber surround
  • Stamped steel basket protects massive internal motion
  • Titanium deposit impregnated cone with rolled outer edge
  • Vented 360 back bracing
  • Rear foam gasket
  • Heat-dissipating, solid pole piece and high-temp coil wire for longer woofer life
  • Spring loaded terminals
  • Poly-cotton semi-progressive spider
  • Heat-dispersing, solid pole piece
  • Spiralead tinsel leads
  • High-temperature dual 4 ohms voice coils
  • Sensitivity: 86.3 dB
  • Other search terms: S12L3, S12L34, 12L3, 12L34, 11S12L34
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty
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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.
Solo-Baric L3 (Kicker)
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.
800 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.
400 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).
25 - 500 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".
86.3 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.

Square
Main Cone Color
This is the color of the speaker's or subwoofer's cone.
Black
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.
Titanium Deposit Impregnated Cone w/ Rolled Outer Edge
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.
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)
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.
1.25 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.
4.6 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.
1.75 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.
2.25 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.
6-1/4"
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.
11-1/16"
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.
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
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Value
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Features
4.9
Design
4.6
Usability
4.9
Greg

Nottingham, PA

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This kicker kicks

February 12, 2013

I had a JL Audio 10w3v3 for about a year and loved it for its sound quality and decent SPL but I replaced it with this sub hoping for a little more kick and I DEFINITELY got it. The sub is so loud in my ported box and is somehow actually cleaner sounding than my 10w3v3. This subwoofer is so worth the money especially at this very low price

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Tom the cook

Independence,KS

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Pretty Reliable So Far

January 8, 2013

I have owned a pair of these for over a year now. They haven't shown any weakness yet. I have them in a pro box between bucket seats in a 1984 flatbed. The loudest flatbed in kansas. This is the first kicker product i have owned. I will recommend them to people.

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Tony.

Ontario, CA

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Go Kicker !

March 29, 2011

Finely got my hands on one of these SoloBaric L3 12" sub beautiful piece of work out the box was impressed by the build quality. Got this sub hooked up to an Alpine M500 mono amp perfect match because DANG !!! This L3 sub sounds sooo good very smooth impressive deep bass response an very linear excursion excellent sound quality even though the power rating on this sub is the same as the CVR 12", the L3 is definitely a step up if you got the few extra clams to spend go for it ! I dont even think i will ever go back to CVR's as long as the L3 is around. I gave the L3 3 stars for durability only because i havnt owned it long enough to comment on it. But keep this in mind i have owned kicker subs since the early 90's and i never had one fail. Just dont go way over the RMS and you should be fine.

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EZ-E

Indianapolis Indiana

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L3

January 11, 2014

Recommend this sub for someone on a budget and make sure you breaking in period is a must or you will blow the voice I say a least 2 week break in period I have one and l love it pounds real hard for a single magnet sub

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Alex

San Diego, CA

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Best Bang For the Buck

January 9, 2014

Awesome speaker! Speaker only gets better and better after break in period. Definitely recommend this product. I also recommend using sonic electronix for purchase. They deliver on time all the time but best of all are they're unbeatable price.

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Swartz

york pa

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wow

January 2, 2014

Had two 15 Rockford Fosgate subs and these are amazing. Slam like you wouldn't believe. I highly recommend the subwoofers 2ne1 that wants a high quality subwoofer. I have these subwoofers hooked up to A 1500 watt Kicker amp and it sounds amazing.

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Ray

St. Cloud, FL

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I know what you're thinking...

December 26, 2013

I know what you're thinking, how can a $99 sub be worthy to put in my ride. I want real bass that is loud and low. Well my friends, I had the same apprehensions, but with a limitied budget I decided to believe in the Kicker name and boy am I glad I did. Now to be fair, I did purchase this sub in the single, ported Kicker enclosure. It appears as though they do not sell the L3 version through Sonic anymore and its a shame because this thing is AWESOME!!!

I have mine powered by a 500x1 Kicker Mono Amp and it is the perfect pairing. The bass is responsive and kicks incredibly hard for what it is... In all fairness it does have a threshold and will distort if you put too much power to it. But trust me the sub is loud enough to be heard throughout a city block. It won't rattle the roof of your car, but it will vibrate the hell out of your trunk/hatchback. I have had it installed in my 2007 4Runner for about a year now and it still sounds amazing. My only desire to upgrade stems from my curiosity to see what an L7 would sound like in the same enclosure. I bet it ROCKS.

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Marcus

Riverside

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AMAZING

December 23, 2013

So far excellent! I have this paired with a rockfordfosgate r500.1 and it's a perfect pair! Hits hard and clear an clean just blown away with this product

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thrifty beats

Sandpoint, Idaho

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ooooo dang

November 3, 2013

I actually own 2 of the L5s but looking at the specs these arent much different. i'm running mine off a kenwood KAC 9152 D 900 rms amp at 2 ohms in a kicker box design. i bought mine to knock my brother in laws system outta the park and these did it. busted the mirror off my windshield, broke the latches on my glove box and center console, spider webbed a rock chip on my windshield and rattled the rear hatch so hard my rear windshield wiper was bouncing almost an inch off the door. its only a couple hundred watts difference between these 2 but the kicker quality is unmatched. i used to be a fosgate fan til i got this set up. just make sure you put some time and money into your box, or else you'll be stuck in the 40 to 60 hz range. BUY KICKER

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Anthony

Ontario, CA

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"Still Kicking"

October 24, 2013

Its been almost two years now and this sub is still kicking out solid bass got this L3 powered since day one by an Alpine M-500 both have been working flawlessly. From what I've heard the L3 is no longer in production, get one or two before there gone I don't think you'll be disappointed great SPL and SQ for a square sub at this price point. I've owned Comps, CVR's and now this L3 never had a fail.

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Halestorm

Eau Claire, WI

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Great Value for money.

September 17, 2013

This sub woofer works great and now that it is broken in. it really puts out a lot of sound.

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slamin

bellevue

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good stuff

September 17, 2013

Good Prices good service great product very happy not a bad deal

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Halestorm

Eau Claire, WI

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Great Value for money.

September 17, 2013

This sub woofer works great and now that it is broken in it really puts out a lot of sound.

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AW

Marion, OH

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Sweeet

September 16, 2013

These speakers are awesome I bought 2 of them put them in a sealed enclosure and hooked up a Rockford Fosgate 1200 watt amp and it dumps ppl in my town think there system is loud till they hear me coming down the road

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Dr Paul D

Spring Valley, CA

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Very Good Subwoofer.

July 9, 2013

Kicker L3 Was a good choice. This was my 2nd subwoofer and it was sure worth the price. Long as you power it well, youll have it forever. I have owned it since May.

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Alex

Flagstaff, AZ

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kicker L3 12" subs

March 13, 2013

Have great sound quality and can take plenty of power. They are a bit of a space consumer but if youre looking for a concert bass and quality for a good price these are a great option.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

11S12L34

UPC

713034055600

Weight

17.00lbs

Internal SKU

11s12l34

Internal Product ID

31860

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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