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  • 12" Component Subwoofer
  • 5-Sided Polypropylene Cone
  • 5-Sided Polypropylene Center Cap
  • "Turbo" Cone Design Minimizes Standing Waves
  • Foamed Rubber Surround
  • Triple-Layered Spider
  • 4-Layer Edge-Wound Voice Coil
  • 4 Ohm Impedance
  • Frequency Response: 18-2,000 Hz
  • RMS Power Handling: 380 Watts
  • Peak Power Handling: 1,300 Watts
  • Sensitivity: 89 dB
  • Top-mount depth: 5-1/4"
  • Sealed box volume: 1.15 cubic feet
  • Ported box volume: 0.82 cubic feet
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

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.
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
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).
18 - 2000 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".
89 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.
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 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.
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.
Foamed 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.
5-1/4"
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
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
59%
4 Star
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3 Star
14%
2 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
3.8
Value
4.8
Features
4.1
Design
4.6
Usability
4.8
ryan

wasilla, AK

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Nice Subs From Sony

September 10, 2008

Good subs, they get loud. Just be sure to use a sony amp. For some reason they seem to do better when matched up with their own equipment. Not bad subs, sound good and clear!

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Lisa

Hickory, NC

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Great subs for the money

February 25, 2006

These subs are excellent for the money they can get very very loud.... just do not overpower these subs they will blow, but they are amazing when powered correctly... buy these and happy bumping!!

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Kris

oceanside, CA

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NICE SUBS

February 6, 2006

These's pack a lot of bass... but do not push them over the RMS or they will POP!!!! but it has amazing lows and GREAT HIGHS i do not own it but its a great idea too think about in a bandpass box

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nicholas

Riverside, CA

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just dont do it

February 1, 2006

i had one of these hooked up to a kenwood amp about ten different times the thing hit but wouldnt get really loud before blowing by that i mean it would pound but you couldnt really HEAR the music and didnt create a real good sound quality if you just want a pouder go for it if you want music clarity or music volume keep looking

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Kyle

La Mesa, CA

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WOW for sony

January 30, 2006

theres 2 opinions about these. if u have 2 of these it will out do a w6 with the right amp. but wow are these a piece of s***. if you always have them up loud you will blow them in a month. Done it twice. get a warranty and make sure u have reciepts because ull need it to return them and get more.

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nicholas

Berlin/kensington, CT

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better than i thought

January 10, 2006

My buddy just got these for his bronk and they kick some serious ass. They hit hard push some serious air and good for the money. I was previously debating between these and kickers L5s but i recently changed my mind to these good bang for your buck alot of bass.

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aaron

Troy, NH

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Great Job by sony

November 27, 2005

I have heard this speaker in shops and in my friends car. I was shocked by its performance. I have never known Sony to make really high end stuff but this sub is great. It can hit those low bass notes and also hit very hard. Although it is not as loud, It was keeping right up with my 12" L5.

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devin

Catawissa, PA

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begginner subs

November 8, 2005

i was tryin out this sub at C***** C*** and compared to kicker it looked rele fragile and the rubber isnt thick, but it had good bass, it pushed pretty good. I only played with them a little but i wouldnt run more than 200watt rms per sub.

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Anthony

Defiance, OH

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not recomened but ok subs

October 26, 2005

Ok i do rate kinda hard but i would only recamend these subs to beginers in car audio cuz they don't hit nearly hard enough for me but are ok if you just want a little thump to you factory system but for the price i would get the volfenhag subs 10 or 12 would be alot better. and the watt rating is way over rated if you put 1300 true watts in those things just for a sec they would blow even 1000 watt i'd bet their still blow but if you match the amp right these would be ok just to a thump to your factory system

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Jason

Belvidere, IL

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kicking butt w/ these subs!

August 1, 2005

If you want a good value get 4 of these subwoofers!! i've got 600 watts a piece to them and to caps. i have gone to competitions and kicked every bodies butt. every competition i've been to i've beat Rockford fosgate. In my opinion they are not the best buy! i hit the 150+ DB range and if you are familiar w/ DBs that is LOUD!!! a get airplane is 120db. I have always qualified at the Comps but not always gotten first but Hey i payed under 300 for all 4 while the next guy payed just under that for 1 sub. Its all about tuning your box and getting good efficient subs. and these are Efficient!! Mark my word.

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Zach

Caruthersville, MO

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Great Subs

June 27, 2005

These subs wil suprise alot of people when they hear them because when i first heard them i did not expect a sub this cheap to sound as good as it did and sony is known for its good quality

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Eric

lufkin, TX

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Just Got Em

May 22, 2005

I was looking for a couple of new speakers to hook up in my truck and i seen some new sony xplod turbo subs. I had them out the store within 20 minutes of seeing then. I had already own the older model 1200W (350)RMS sub and i was very satisfied with it.I hooked the new ones up, cranked it up, and was blown out of my seat. They are awsome speakers. They sound real good and look awsome with the swirls. Im very happy with them. Sony xplods offers alot of sound for very litle money. I have a feeling i will not be needing new subs for a long time. If you want alot of sound, cool looks, and great performance at a great value. These are your subs.

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derrick

valley city, ND

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pretty good

March 14, 2005

This sub is pretty good for how much it is. Im more for kicker stuff. But i gave my sub to a friend that has a 900 watt amp hooked to it, he has it cranked up all the time and he has yet to blow it up. I had the sub for 6 months, i ran about 800 to it cranked,never blew. My buddy has had it for 6 months to. The sub has yet to blow up but after a while the sub will smell if u have it cranked for a lil to long. But good sub for the money

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Ryan

Antioch, CA

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Huge Suprise

January 26, 2006

I helped my friend install these in his car and hooked them up to a kenwood 800 watt amp and i was so suprised how hard they hit. I never knew Sony subs could be this loud and nobody else did neither but now he has a lot of people mad and jealous that his system is louder and he only paid half the price of others. I am actually looking at buying a pair for my girlfriend. Great Subs!

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Terry

Sullivan, IN

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not bad

January 11, 2006

i bought one of these when i first got into system building and it wasnt bad at all i just wanted a sub to add bass to my setup and i was impressed with how much bass i got for my buck. be careful thought, i sent this sub a little over what it is rated at and i ended up blowing it

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Jason

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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nice

January 9, 2006

my friend got 3 of these in his 1997 mustang gt and they sound good. the only thing bad is the trunk rattles to much from the vibration because he had 1 w7 and it never rattled it.

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Susan

Sarasota, FL

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these things kick

December 31, 2005

I have two of these subs hooked up to a two channel amp running 300wrms to each sub. They are also in a bandpass box and let me tell you they hit very hard for what I paid. Well worth the money, sound quality is great. They are 12s so they are better for rap/hip-hop, but still hit when you turn the bass down for rock/metal. Well worth it!!!

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Laura

Stockdale, TX

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O.K.

November 21, 2005

Look this sub is good for the money but i wouldnt run the RMS caz it would pop in an instant so just be careful with it but i isnt bad for 54.99.

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James

Lawrenceburg, KY

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October 5, 2005

my boy kenny got a pair of last years models sonys 5 sided ones from b*** b** and i was suprized when i heard emm i said hell kna with some sony x plode pssh but when hookd up to a nice fosgate amp the shuvvvvvvvvvvvv suprizingly

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Nick

Valrico, FL

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Sony P5

September 10, 2005

These subs are badass...best sound for the best price.

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Brent

Scio, NY

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Good Speaker

July 13, 2005

This Sony Xplod is top quality I own one now but had three. I recomend this speaker for people that want to have some thump and inexpensive speaker. (For people just starting to get into systems)

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Matthew

Canada

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Great Sound and looks cool too

May 30, 2005

I own 2 of these babies. Although there not mind-blowing expensive like some other brands, they will still make your ears bleed and your wallet sigh with relief. These subs look awesome, they can handle around 4-500 watts continuously with lots of deep bass. They have more surface area than standard round subs the poly cones are quite rigid. They sound best in sealed boxes even if your less than 1.0 cu ft. and with the voice coil venting, you know she will pound a long time with little or no heat. The magnet and basket don't look very pretty, so I wouldn't recommend mounting them inverted. All in all it's a great value! for more power and stiffer sound, go for the aluminium cones.

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Product Summary

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Model Number

XS-L122P5

Weight

12.00lbs

Internal SKU

xsl122p5

Internal Product ID

3609

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-L122P5 12"