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PBX PBX-12.1

12" S-Series Home Audio Powered Subwoofer w/ Bass Reflex Designed Enclosure

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Product Features:

  • 12" S-Series Powered Subwoofer
  • A/B Amplifier Power Handling:
    • Peak: 270 watts
    • RMS: 120 watts
  • Polypropylene woofer cone
  • Edge inverted poly dust cap
  • Bass reflex design
  • Variable Gain Control
  • Adjustable Low Pass 50 Hz to 150Hz
  • Phase Switch 0°-180°
  • High Level Inputs
  • Low Level Inputs and Outputs
  • Integrated ON/OFF Signal Sensing Switch Requires No User Intervention
  • UL Listed
  • Frequency response: 28-200 Hz
  • Dimensions: 14-1/4"W x 16-1/2"D x 17-1/2"H
  • 30-Day Return/Exchange

Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Size
Refers to the diameter of the subwoofer, measured in inches.
12"
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
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.
Polypropylene
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.
270 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.
120 watts
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).
28 - 200 Hz

Subwoofer Enclosure

Home Subwoofer Enclosure Type
This is the type of enclosure that the home subwoofer has. Different enclosures will vary in the sounds that they produce.

Bass Reflex: These enclosures are tuned top play louder than other types of enclosures. While the sound might not be as accurate, they are able to get louder when compared to other subwoofers with a similar amplifier.

Acoustic Suspension: These enclosures will produce an accurate bass. In comparison to a another type of subwoofer with a similar amplifier, a acoustic suspension subwoofer will not be as loud. However, the bass will be much more accurate and correct.

Bass Reflex
Powered Subwoofer
This means that the home subwoofer is powered with a built-in amplifier. If it is not powered, than a separate amplifier is required.
Yes
Box Exterior Color
The color of the enclosure's exterior/outer finish.
Black
Paintable Frame
This means that the frame or cabinet of the speaker can be painted to match its surroundings.
No
In-Wall Installation
These items are designed for installation in the walls of your home.
No
Width
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
14-1/4"
Height
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
17-1/2"
Depth
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.
16-1/2"

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
30 days
Labor Warranty Duration
30 days
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
55%
4 Star
18%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
18%
1 Star
9%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
3.5
Value
4.4
Features
3.9
Design
4.5
Usability
4.4

Nick

Brockton, MA

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Great Bass for the money!

September 6, 2012

This sub has good looks, easy hook up rca or built in line level inputs. Geat deal!

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Le

Stuart Florida

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Very good PBX PBX-12.1 with my system karaoke

June 28, 2012

I have this product it works very well, no problems, easy to work with, good price.

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wahmezz

everett, wa

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June 21, 2012

Very good boom for the buck. Fills the living room with plenty of low end thump. Exactly what I was looking for and for a hundred dollar bill, the price was unbeatable when compared to other name brand subs. I would recommend this purchase to friends and family.

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David

new york

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work's like a charm,a steal for the money !!!

May 23, 2012

Hello everyone !! if you don't place this sub-woofer in the corner is not going to work very well. Anyone ho knows just a little bit about a stereo system, knows that you should place the sub- woofer in the corner is going to impress you if you do that ,don't be discouraged by other reviewers i own 3 of these one for each room and the bass is so crisp and clean if you chose to play the sound at 50hz .

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Chris

Jackson, TN

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Met my expectations

March 8, 2012

I am thorougly impressed with this sub. I had bought it in hopes of adding intensity to online gaming, which also gives better depth to my movie watching experience. What most people do not see is that this is nothing like adding a sub to your car stereo. There are different expectations to have and the BIG idea to keep in mind is you have to position the sub in a good location to get the bass reflex you need at where ever you plan on sitting. My setup put the sub in the far corner of the room. Overall I couldn't be more impressed.

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Tim M

Highlands Ranch, CO

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Not too bad...

January 14, 2012

There are plenty of $250ish subs that have tighter bass than this PBX. This sub is a steal for $99 shipped. It would cost at least $40 for an individual to have it's 49 lb. box shipped to their house without a corporate discount. The Sub is good looking and seems to be well made after a month of use. Complements our A/D/S satellite speakers well.

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Joseph

Fairfield, OH

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Good Deal

January 7, 2012

I purchased this item right before Christmas and I received the item when expected. The subwoofer was packed well with no dings or issues. When I hooked up the PBX-12.1 I had to set my receiver to turn on the subwoofer output on the back. The subwoofer turn right on without any audio hum or thud and I'm pleased with amount of bass and frequency response this subwoofer produces. It will shake the house if that is what your buying it for. I may even buy another one in the future. Thanks Sonic Electronix on selling a good product at a very hard to beat price!

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Barry

Lawton, OK

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Didn't work

January 3, 2012

My wife got me one of these for Christmas to add to my garage stereo, when it arrived from Sonic after less than a week I hooked it up in my living room just to see if it worked and it did but I didn't really test it out. Later that evening I went out to the garage and hooked this PBX 12.1 up to one of my receivers out there and it worked fine again, sounded ok but not as great as my Polk sub in the garage. Went in to eat dinner and after dinner I went back out to listen to it again, but this time it would not turn on and I discovered that the fuse was blown. Went to Lowe's and got some more fuses, well after many blown fuses I had to send this back to Sonic. Sonic Electronix gave me a full refund and I purchased another product.

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Justen

Belleville, IL

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PBX-12.1

January 2, 2012

Did not work apon arrival, wouldn't know how it sounds but it looked ok.

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redwood

ptown,texas

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don't waste your money

December 22, 2011

I had one for about 3 months and i was not impressed at all. Eventually I put a Sony Explode sub in it and it was a little better. Eventually got rid of it and got a polk audio powered sub.

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Daniel

new york

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oh my god

December 8, 2011

This is the best sub woofer enclosure I have ever had. It will blow your mind. The bass reflex is incredible, so refined, I keep mine only on 25% and it seems too loud at times. If you want to experience something you never heard before you cant go wrong with this powered sub-woofer.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

PBX-12.1

Weight

44.00lbs

Internal SKU

pbx121

Internal Product ID

41998

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: PBX PBX-12.1