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900 Watt 12" Acid Series Bass Reflex Amplified Subwoofer and Ported Enclosure

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FLI Audio FA12A-F1

900 Watt 12" Acid Series Bass Reflex Amplified Subwoofer and Ported Enclosure

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FLI's Acid Series

FLI Audio brings you its new line of Acid Series amplified subwoofer and enclosure. The new FLI FA12A-F1 12" Single 4-Ohm Bass Reflex Amplified Subwoofer and Ported Enclosure puts out some serious power at 900 watts MAX and 300 Watts RMS. To keep all that power under control FLI employed an Electroplated IMPP(Injection Molded Polypropylene) cone with a foam surround and single Nomex spider. These help reduce cone distortion even at the subs maximum excursion limits.

The enclosure features an Integrated Active ED7 Mono-Block Amplifier with a secret channel to hide amplifier cables. FLI also includes a copper and black colored trim ring and black carpeted finish to give your system that nice, clean and uncluttered look.

Subwoofer Features:

  • 12" Single 4-Ohm Acid Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 900 watts
    • RMS: 300 watts
  • Final Impedance: 4 Ohm
  • Electroplated IMPP cone
  • Foam surround
  • Single Nomex Spider
  • 2" Voice coil
  • Plastic copper and black colored trim ring
  • Single magnet motor structure
  • Frequency response: 25-1,500 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 90dB
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix Warranty

General Enclosure Features:

  • 12" Single Angled-back ported enclosure
  • Integrated Active ED7 Mono-Block Amplifier
  • Carpeted Finish with "FLI Acid" logo
  • 3" flared Port
  • Subwoofer mounting depth: 5-3/4"
  • Subwoofer cutout diameter (or dimension): 13-3/8"
  • Secret channel to hide amplifier cables
  • Dimensions: 16-1/8"D x 16-1/8"W x 13-5/16"H

Amplifier Specifications

Amplifier Class

An amplifier increases the power of the signal being fed to it by taking energy from its power supply and matching the signal but increasing its amplitude. Amplifiers use many different methods for converting these electrical signals and have been categorized into classes.

Class A/B: Greater than 50% of the input signal is amplified while the other percentage is “off”. These amplifiers have a small amount of current flowing through the output transistors all the time which almost eliminates crossover distortion. Class A/B has great sound quality but is not as efficient as class D. These amps are most commonly used to drive speakers.

Class D: Also known as switching amplifiers, class D amps have output transistors that are completely turned “on” or “off”. This means that when the transistors are on, there is almost no voltage across them but when they are off there is significant voltage but no current flowing through it which makes these amplifiers very efficient at the cost of sound quality. These amps are most commonly used to drive subwoofers.

Other Classes: You may see classes such as GH, bD, X, FD, etc. by some manufactures. These amplifiers tend to be either class A/B, D or a hybrid of the two but with improvements to their designs that can make them more efficient or offer better sound quality.

D
Number of Channels
Each channel on an amplifier will power one speaker using a positive and negative cable. There are various types of amplifiers, each designed to power a certain number of speakers. Monoblock amplifiers, also known as single channel, are designed to power one or more subwoofers. These amplifiers often have very high power ratings. On the other hand, multi-channel amplifiers power multiple speakers, usually at lower power ratings. 2-Channel and 4-Channel amplifiers can power car speakers or low powered subwoofers. Occasionally you might see a 5 or 6-channel amplifier that can power speakers and subwoofers at the same time. The most common setup is a monoblock amp to run subwoofers and a 4-channel amp to run door speakers. Check out our Knowledge Base for more information.
1 - Mono
Total Peak Power Output
The total peak power output is measured as the wattage per channel multiplied by the number of channels, and is calculated at the lowest level of operating impedance.

It is measured during a brief musical burst, such as a sudden drum accent. Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal.

The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison.

900 watts
Total RMS Power Output
Total RMS power is measured by multiplying RMS power per channel by the number of channels, and is calculated at the lowest level of operating impedance.

RMS power is the amount of continuous power, measured in watts, that an amplifier produces is called RMS power. The higher the RMS figure, the louder and cleaner your music sounds.

The RMS output figure is much more accurate than the peak rating when comparing products.

300 watts
Maximum Input Gauge Size
This is the largest gauge wire that will fit into the power and ground terminals of this device. The lower the gauge number, the thicker the wire is. For example, a 4 gauge wire is thicker than an 8 gauge wire and thus has higher current carrying capacity. Always do your best to get this size wire to reduce the risk of damage to your components.
10 AWG
Speaker Level Inputs
Speaker level inputs are commonly referred to as high-level inputs and vice versa. This input type allows you to get your audio signal directly from the speaker wire in your vehicle, instead of using RCA cables. The advantage of this is factory integration, as most stock radios do not have RCA outputs to run amplifiers.
Yes
Preamp Outputs
Many amplifiers are equipped with RCA preamp outputs which pass the original music signal from the source to additional amplifiers. This is known as daisy chaining because the source connects to the first amp, and the first amp connects to the second amp, etc. The advantage to daisy chaining is you only need one 2-channel RCA cable to transfer the signal from the head-unit to the amplifier, and then one additional cable for each amp being daisy chained.
No
Built-in Crossover

A crossover is a type of filtering system that permits only certain frequencies to play. A Low-Pass (LP) crossover allows only frequencies below its setting to get through which is good in the case of some subwoofers. A High-Pass(HP) filter allows frequencies above its setting to pass through, this is normally used on speakers.

When a crossover is set to FULL it means no filtering is added and the full frequency spectrum is allowed through the amplifier. Filtering is important because feeding a speaker frequencies it cannot reproduce effectively creates distortion.

Low-Pass (LP)
Low-Pass Crossover Frequency
The low-pass crossover frequency is typically used for subwoofers. It can be a fixed crossover point or a variable crossover range. A variable low-pass crossover allows you to select a specific crossover point which allows frequencies below the set crossover point to pass, while making frequencies above the set point gently or harshly roll-off, depending on the steepness of the slope.

The steepness of the roll-off slope is measured in dB/octave and refers to the rate of attenuation (lowering of volume) outside their pass bands.

50 - 250 Hz
Bass Boost
The objective of the bass boost is to get more kick out of your subwoofer. It is a circuit that emphasizes the lower frequencies at a given point. The bass boost should always be set first before setting the gain. This feature is known for destroying subwoofers and is commonly used incorrectly, so be cautious.
0 - 12 dB
Bass/Gain Remote
If the amp comes with a bass/gain remote you will be able to control the level of your bass from your dashboard. Typically bass remotes also include a 16-20 ft. wire for installation.
No
Fan Cooled
A great feature to have if an amp generates a large amount of heat. Cooling fans can help regulate the temperature to prevent the amp from overheating (burning).
No
Fuse Rating
The amperage and the number of fuse(s) an amp requires.
1A x 30 
CEA-2006 Compliant
Amplifiers that have been tested to meet specific standards. When a car amplifier meets these standards, you can be sure that it will be able to produce the amount of power specified by the official CEA-2006 rating. Usually, these rating consist of the following items:
  • RMS Power
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio

This rating applies to both external car amplifiers, as well as the amplifiers inside of in-dash stereos.

No

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
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
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.
300 watts
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.
900 watts
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.
Foam
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.
Injection Molded Polypropylene (IMPP)
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".
90 dB
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 - 1500 Hz
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.

Enclosure Specifications

Box Type
Represents the style of the enclosure. Be sure to purchase the appropriate enclosure type and internal volume that will be compatible with your subwoofer's recommendation.

Sealed - Sealed boxes are those that have no holes or vents in it. The only hole in a sealed box is where the subwoofer is installed. Smaller sealed boxes require more power than a larger sealed box. They provide a tight, accurate bass, while the larger sealed enclosures provide a "boomier" and louder bass.

Ported / Vented - Ported/Vented Enclosures provide an even boomier, louder bass, but less accurate then a small, sealed box. Ported enclosures typically require more airspace per sub and also less power output from an amplifier to perform correctly.

Bandpass - Bandpass enclosures make subwoofers perform efficiently, but loose. The bass is not as "boomy" as a ported enclosure nor as punchy as a sealed enclosure. Bandpass enclosures work well with lower to mid-level subwoofers.
Vented / Ported
Number of Subs/Speakers
This value represents the number of speakers or subwoofers that the enclosure accommodates.
1
Box Style/Shape
The box style or shape refers to the actual shape of the box. Square and rectangular boxes are straight-edged boxes on all sides, whereas hatchback and truck style enclosures feature an angled front or back design that allows for installation in places short on depth such as single cab pickup trucks. You can also use such enclosures in hatchback cars or other vehicles where space is a premium. Tube and cylinder shaped boxes were made popular by Bazooka and are a great option for those looking for a nice amount of bass without sacrificing lots of space. They may even fit in locations that slim truck boxes cannot fit in. If the enclosure is vehicle specific, we encourage you to read the product description to find out which vehicles the enclosure is made for.
Hatchback Style, Angled Back
Height
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
13-5/16"
Width
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
16-1/8"
Depth
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.
16-1/8"
Number of Terminals
The number of terminals the enclosure has. Each terminal represents 1 positive and 1 negative.
2
Terminal Type
Spring clip terminals work best with bare wire connections with small-gauge speaker wire, or pin-type connectors.

Binding post terminals are a sturdier, more versatile type of speaker terminal. Because binding post terminals are are threaded, you can tighten them down against the wire or connector for a tight, clean connection. The most popular style of binding post terminals is known as a "5-way binding post". This type can accept bare wire, or any of the common speaker wire connectors. Binding posts with the option to be used with banana clips are even more versatile

Spring posts are a hybrid of the two. Instead of using a thread and "screwing" them tight, they use a spring to allow the wire to fit and tighten against the terminal.

Binding posts
Box Exterior Color
The color of the enclosure's exterior/outer finish.
Black
Box Finish
The material used on the outside of the box. Most boxes are carpeted to prevent exterior scratches; however vinyl is popular as it can often be color-matched to a near exact look of your leather factory interior.
Carpet
Final Wired Impedance
This is the final impedance of the system as the amplifier will see it. If the final impedance is for two sets, it means that the enclosure has two sets of terminals at the listed impedance.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
88%
4 Star
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3 Star
13%
2 Star
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1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.9
Value
4.9
Features
4.6
Design
4.9
Usability
5.0
Crease3k

Long Beach,CA

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Happy New Year to ME!!!

January 13, 2013

HMM..Where to start:Pros: Value/Excellent, Quality/Good, Appearance/Excellent, SOUND?.../Good, Power/Good. I usually have larger heavier boxes, i was skeptical. The unit weighs 30lbs, pretty small too. Solid BASS in my E39 BMW. Bottom line: you can not go wrong with this powered sub, amateur, novice or pro its GOOD, $87 well spent. Its NO W7, but its miles past factory. BUY IT

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Dame

queens ny

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Great bass

January 13, 2013

I brought this because I did not want a big box in my car. I have a 97 gti I'm running four 6.5 speakers and this Bass is GREAT in the car its more than enough outside the car u don't even know a box is in the car until u open the door I'm thinking of getting a small amp i don't need one I just want to get one. Anyone looking for good bass and not looking 2 spend big name money this is it

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Dee

Queens

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GREAT BASS

January 14, 2013

I brought this sub because I did not have a lot of space I'm driving a 97 gti this sub is way more then I thought is was gonna be anyone looking for great bass with out the space go for it.

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ChevyFast

paducah, KY

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Best Value!!!

December 3, 2012

I bought this combo to serve as a cheap system before i build my major system (2 Sundown SA15's) and it beats pretty good for a cheap 12", alot louder than i expected and shakes everything in my truck! I was shocked by it's great performance for being as cheap as it is. I knew it wasn't going to be that bad considering FLI Audio is Vibe Audio's sister company. I highly recommend it if you are looking for cheap bass or you want "filler" bass that is loud but doesn't drown out your speakers!!!

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MikeyJ

Middle River MD

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Amazing sub

December 3, 2012

I was kind of skeptical at first about this sub because it had no reviews but it was cheap so I took a chance and I'm glad I did. Great quality, well made and it hits hard! Once its tuned correctly its amazing. I highly recommend this sub to anyone!

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Deezy

Valencia, Ca

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Flacid

November 27, 2012

Not bad for the price.. I mean, it is Flacid.

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broken teeth

Uruguay

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cant beat the price

January 21, 2013

A subwoofer a box and a amp all in one and its only 80 and it still sounds this good impressed!

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Jeffrey

Beachwood, OH

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Better than expected

November 30, 2012

I bought this at a 30% discount and for the price thought even if it sucked I didn't waste a bunch of money. i also bought 4 5-way speakers from FLI. What I got was pleasantly surprising. The subwoofer enclosure is well built and looks great. Its clean and neat. The sub hits well and has a lot more power than I expected for a budget subwoofer. I bought it for my winter beater which is 97 cherokee. I would definitely recommend this fully loaded enclosure. I have owned and built many systems from 250 to 1000 watts RMS. I generally purchase my sub and amp separately based on my own opinion and build and carpet a custom box myself, but since this was a cheap option for my old car I thought this was the best choice and boy was I right! Hits great, looks great and nice on the budget. Didn't know anything about this company but I would definitely by from them again.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

FA12A-F1

UPC

086429256945

Weight

29.70lbs

Internal SKU

fa12af1

Internal Product ID

61440

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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