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12" Dual 4 ohm Phantom Series Car Subwoofer

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12" Dual 4 ohm Phantom Series Car Subwoofer

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General Features:

  • 12" Dual 4 ohm Phantom Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 2000 watts
    • RMS: 1000 watts
  • Impedance: Dual 4 ohm
  • Electroplate injection cone
  • Butyl rubber surround
  • Designed for use in sealed and ported enclosures
  • 2-1/2" High temperature Aluminum voice coil
  • Large magnet with protective cover
  • Mounting Depth: 6-1/8"
  • Frequency response: 25-1,500 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 94 dB
  • Authorized Platinum Internet Dealer
  • 1 year Sonic Electronix, and 2 years 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.
Phantom (Boss)
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.
2000 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.
1000 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 - 1,500 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".
94 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.
0.5 mm
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.
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.
Electroplate Injection 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.
Butyl 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.
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.
1.68 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.
1.68 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.
1.95 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.
1.95 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.
6-1/8"
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"
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
3 years
Labor Warranty Duration
3 years
Warranty Provider
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.0
Value
4.4
Features
4.1
Design
4.3
Usability
3.9
S10 on 24s

Centreville, Md.

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Cheap...I don't think so.

March 2, 2015

Well I've been pushing these Phantoms @ 4 ohms with a 2000 watt Boss Armour amp @ 4 ohms , so at the time being. I still haven't pushed them to their limits, but they haven't let me down at all. Nice hard hitting bass (crisp bass, not that rattling sh**) I will be getting a 4000 watt Armour amp that's 1 ohm stable in the near future to really push these Phantoms and will let you know how they hold up. Hope this helped someone in their purchase, as past reviews helped me.

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Chuy G

Avenal CA

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Boss subs

December 15, 2014

Good bang for your buck. Nice speakers and well worth the money for them.

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jonathan

Gulfport,Ms

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Questionable???

November 4, 2014

I had bought two of these and Had them on a 3000 watt boss amp and they over heated idk if it burned them or what but they did hit for a good hour are two.

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Bdjoe

Atlanta, GA

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Great Sub

September 27, 2012

Ive had previous Boss subs that were too much for my car at the time... Got only one of these thinking it would be just enough and this beat just as hard as both of my last boss subs... You really cant go wrong with this sub. As long as you wire them right... Send the right amount of power to them... and Break them in right... You wont be disappointed in them.

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frank

cataula, GA

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great speakers

January 19, 2015

These speakers are awesome they sound great and beat hard

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Braziliankid06

Bethlehem PA

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Boss P12DVC

November 28, 2011

This sub is the best you can get for the price. They're loud, they sound clean and boy they make my car shake. My friend got two 12 kicker L7 solo baric and these subs are louder than his. I'm in love with these subs. I hope this helps with your buy.

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Chuy G

Avenal CA

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December 15, 2014

Good bang for your buck. Nice speakers and well worth the money for them.

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laffinknight

Peoria,IL

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Warning on Boss P12DVC

April 21, 2015

Reframe from dropping the ohms to these speakers.4ohms is as low as I would go on these subwoofers. I had 2 pair of these,1 in my car and the other in my daughters. I wired them to 1ohm to get the most power from the speakers to my Boss Riot 3400watt amps...Fried both subwoofers in each car. I'll never make that misstake again.

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it was at a better price here than on ebay
JOHNATHAN V on Jul 17, 2015
The specs are better than the Lanzar WV12. I heard these don't last long, so I will see how they perform first
Michal W on Nov 9, 2014
matched my amp and heard good things about them
Branden J on Feb 10, 2015
Whats better high or low ohms connected to amp from subwoofers ?
aaron L on Apr 21, 2015
Best Answer: With these,I wouldn't go under 2ohms, trust me..when you hook 2 of these together ,if wired right ur at 1ohm, when you wire it to your amp,wire it in parallel,this way you'll be back up to 2ohms.Wish I would have did this before I blew 2 sets of them.
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

P12DVC

UPC

791489113182

Weight

12.50lbs

Internal SKU

p12dvc

Internal Product ID

33954

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: Boss P12DVC