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Sony XS-GTR120L

12" Single 4 Ohm GTR Series Car Subwoofer

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Product Features:

  • 12" Single 4 Ohm Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1300 watts
    • RMS: 380 watts
  • Impedance: 4 ohm
  • Polymer cone features dimpled, five-sided design
  • Stroke stabilizer rubber surround
  • Large ferrite magnet
  • Frequency response: 30-1,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 94 dB
  • Top Mount Depth: 6-1/2"
  • Bottom Mount: 7-3/8"
  • Cutout Dimensions: 11"
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Note: Due to a Sony misprint, the rated RMS will differ from what is being represented on the manufacturer's box. The actual RMS was taken from the owner's manual.

Product History:

Sony XS-GTR120L thumbnail
(newest, current model)
Sony XS-L126P5 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Sony XS-GTR120L)
Sony XS-L124P5B thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Sony XS-L126P5 (XS-L126P5B))
Sony XS-L123P5B thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Sony XS-L124P5B)
Sony XS-L121P5 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Sony XS-L123P5B)

Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Series
Each subwoofer manufactured is part of a series. This is the name of the subwoofer's series.
Xplod GTR
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.
1300 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.
380 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.
Single
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
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).
30 - 1,000 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.
7.5 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.
Dark Gray
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.
Polymer
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
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.
0.77 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.
0.77 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.
1.13 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.
1.13 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.
6-1/2"
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"
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

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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
33%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
17%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
3.9
Value
4.7
Features
3.6
Design
4.1
Usability
4.3
Dj.Edlow

Yorktown, VA

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Sony 100% worth it

February 16, 2013

What can i say a 10" subwoofer from sony 1,200 W max you cant beat that price and it hit the lows and highs like a sub need to do. so i would recommend it to any one who wont a sub that hit like a 12" but small to fit in a box in any car with out taking a lot if space.........100% worth it

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tt557gt

WPB, FL

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Not bad

September 23, 2013

Sounds pretty good. Power handling could be better. I have a kac 9105d pushing mine and it will bump the magnet.

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dean

richfield, MN

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Great Buy!

September 12, 2013

I have owned these subs for 6 months now and love them i have them hooked up to a kenwood 9105d in a ported box tuned to 32hertz and they pound hard.

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izzy aka spike

camden nj

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Exellent value

August 26, 2013

I Love the subwoofers. They were new just as they were described and they work perfectly. I recommend these to any and everyone

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heywood

mesa, AZ

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More Boom for the Buck

July 7, 2013

Great bass hits hard & sounds good at a killer price

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Siiig

NY

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Not bad!

June 7, 2013

I've had a pair of these hooked up to a Kole amp for a few months now, beating the heck out of them. No problems beyond shaking the connections to the amp loose!

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Gary

Md

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LOVE THESE SUBS GOOD PRICE,GREAT POUNDAGE

January 23, 2013

Powerful deep bass great price and quality definitely recommend to anyone and for the price its a no brainer i have 2 of these pounding in my suburban i might have to get 2 more for the heck of it its a great vaule

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Ali

United Arab Emirates

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It's a fine sub for beginners

August 15, 2012

I'm i first timer to subwoofers, i bought this sony xplod XS-GTR120L a year ago. and until now it is under-powered, but i managed to push some watts into it. And yes, it has a very good bass response and kicks hard, I myself was surprised how this small woofer can handle so much bass. My advice is, if you're going to spend your money on some crappy amp to power this sub or make a box which doesn't suit it, or buying it for SPL you might want to see some other subs. this sub needs some caring or else it will burn up thinking it's the fault of the sub and crappy quality. i had this sub for a year now and it's doing well for an under-powered sub. It works as an SPL sub and sounds like an SQ sub, Overall this sub i awesome.

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BEATING DWN THE BLOCK

new orleans, LA

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DONT BUY THIS!!!!

May 13, 2012

Well bought these subs cause I had some 1500 red xplods. These are crap. Can't handle the bass in some songs and I don't even use bass on the radio just increase the sub level. Still can't handle nothing like my kickers cvr comp.

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Benny

cheyenne, WY

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Impressed

January 28, 2012

I bought 2 of these and had them hooked up in my 03 Lancer being pushed by just a 800 watt Xplod amp. After i let them break in for a few hours and actually turned it up. I was very impressed i mean they are no Rockford Fosgate sound but for a little Sony Xplod system i was very impressed.

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Dj.Edlow

Yorktown V.A.

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verry good

February 16, 2013

i got a set of sony xplod 12" s and !0" subwoofers and i waz rely happy when they can in and i would recommend them to someone when know what they doing and what they are looking for in sound. sony is the top audio brand out there to date if you wont something people will not like when you come around playing your musiz...........

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Ashutosh

India

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xplod really explodes

November 4, 2011

It is the worst sub i have ever bought. Can't even handle the punch of hindi songs which don't even have much bass in them. Bought it 3 months ago and am gonna throw this sub away and gonna replace it for kicker or a jbl brand. Guys, if you are a first timer for subs then please don't waste your money on this sub. I am regretting it but you guys don't!

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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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12" Protective Waffle Subwoofer Grille

Keep your subwoofer looking amazing while keeping it safe.

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Scosche SPL Meter

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

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Impedance Meter / Signal Generator

Easy to locate tuning frequencies of passive radiators and ported enclosures

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1 Sony XS-GTR120L Subwoofer

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3 Sony XS-GTR120L Subwoofers

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

XS-GTR120L

UPC

027242798397

Weight

14.00lbs

Internal SKU

xsgtr120l

Internal Product ID

35676

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: Sony XS-GTR120L