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4 ohms DVC 12" L7 Solo-Baric Subwoofer S12L7 S12L74

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Kicker Solo-Baric S12L74 (08S12L74)

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  • 12" Dual 4 Ohms DVC L7 Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1500 watts
    • RMS: 750 watts
  • Impedance: Dual 4 ohms
  • Aluminum deposit cone -- a beautiful look with less cone flex and less distortion
  • Santoprene rubber surround
  • Rear-cone brace for added strength to reduce cone flex under stress
  • Massive surround radius provides increased excursion for low bass output and higher SPL
  • BAM (Basket and Motor) Enhanced Assembly: new for 2004 -- cast aluminum basket featuring low profile/open design that provides a solid anti-resonant foundation for the motor assembly
  • Perimeter venting which relieves pressure for a more linear response and aids in keeping the voice coils cool
  • Patent Pending Stitched Surround that aids in preventing cone/surround separation at high excursions
  • Sleeved high-power tinsel lead wires to resist lead breakage
  • Spring-loaded nickel plated terminals for solid connections with large gauge speaker wire
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Product History:

Kicker 11S12L74 thumbnail
(newest, current model)
Kicker 08S12L74 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Kicker Solo-Baric 11S12L74 (S12L74))
Kicker 06S12L74 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Kicker Solo-Baric S12L74 (08S12L74))
Kicker 04S12L74 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Kicker 06S12L74)
(previous model, replaced by Kicker 04S12L74)

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.
1,500 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.
750 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).
20 - 100 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".
88.4 dB
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.

Square
Main Cone Color
This is the color of the speaker's or subwoofer's cone.
Dark Gray
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.
Santoprene 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.
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)
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

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.
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.
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.
6-7/8"
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.
11-3/16 x 11-3/16"

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
Not warranted
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

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Average Attribution Rating

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4.8
Value
4.7
Features
4.9
Design
4.9
Usability
4.9

George

Big Stone City, SD

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12's

December 31, 2008

I would highly recommend this subwoofer because you get the biggest bang for the buck. I have not had any problems with it at all since I bought it. It provides great bass that will be sure to turn heads wherever you go. You can't go wrong with the 12" Kicker L7.

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Freddy

Phoenix, AZ

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Kicker Subs

December 20, 2008

I purchased 2 of the Kicker 06S12L74 subs and they are really good and reliable. I have them in a 05 dodge ram rumble bee single cab and they hit hard. I love this subs and i recommend them a lot.

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DAVE

ARLINGTON TEXAS

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06S12L74

December 20, 2008

OK SO i wanted to build my own system an thought y not do it with the best name brand subs an speakers KICKER! so i ordered a pair of 06 L7's 12" an man did they hit hard, only thing is kicker subs are not meant for long periods of loudness as i found out with these 06's the dual voice coil melted on both, an i was even using kicker ZX1000.1's to run each one individually, but kicker sticks to their word on replacing their products i sent them the melted ones in the original packaging as stated to do when warranting them and within 2 weeks they gave me brand new 2008 L7 model 12" subs, so i payed dirt cheap for older speakers an came out on top when kicker sent the new ones, HAHA i got real lucky, but now that the 08's are in they have held up so far but they have only been in for maybe 2 months an im starting to smell the familiar smell of what the 06 subs did, my recommendation is do ur research an find which subs will last longest an what certain range of bass u want research is the key, i honestly dont recommend these subs unless their gonna be in a show car where ur hardly using them cause they just over heat to quickly....

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Brandon

PiquaPiqua, OH

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November 7, 2008

I have 2 of these in a ported box in my 04 dodge intrepid powered by a 1000v2, and let me tell you these subs are some of the best I've ever herd. I would recommend these to anybody that wants to be able to brag about there bump.

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Matt

Castle Rock, CO

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This subs are CRAZY!!!!

October 15, 2008

I had two of these bad boys powered by my flux capacitator and let me tell you..they are CRAZY LOUD! They are soo loud that when I as parked next to this guy at a stop light, I turned up the bass about half way he looked over and puked because of how intense the SPL was. I sat in my drive way and was trying tune my bass, turned it up bit and what I didn't realize was that the bass waves were so strong that it cracked the foundation of my house. Lastly, I once had one of these on my boat and when I turned it up, the sub created tremors so intense, it killed all of the fish in the lake. Dinner was easy that night...I suggest these subs to anyone..but beware these subs contain LOTS of DB's

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justin

Michigan Center, MI

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August 25, 2008

i have three of these in a 9.5 cu.ft box hooked up to a hifonics colosus 3200. wired at 1 ohm in an suv and its very hard to breath. they are relible subs and they have a good design. i highly recommend this product for any who likes loud music. [must have alot of air space]

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Jeffrey

Loganville, GA

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Rock solid sub

July 11, 2008

This is the first kicker sub that I have owned and I've got to say, I am impressed. I have mine paired with a ZX750 in 3 cubes at 33Hz (custom) and it gets loud...real loud. I can get about an inch of flex in my back windshield and rear doors windows. It will also put out a lighter flame that is lit in the driver's seat (box is rear facing in the trunk with the seats down). These things are solid too. I dropped mine off of my table saw when I was building the box. I was worried that it would not play anymore but when I got it in, it fired right up and is still pounding away today.

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Karen

Burgettstown, PA

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July 3, 2008

Ok i built a custom box for my jeep wrangler... ripped out the back seat and replaced it with this monster box from two and a half sheets of 3/4" mdf. You can still sit on the thing and it houses two of these beasts. 3.5 cu.in. per sub with a 14x24x4 port on each that only goes into the box 6". And you sit on the port. I have a useless boss gt1080 and its barely doing like 200 rms each. I hit 134.7 db at 35hz!!!!!!!!!!(and i have the soft top) so im looking foreward to gettin 2000 rms to these guys. but these definately are worth it they are very clear and they actually start to hurt your ears before they are visibly moving. Oh and the mudd wipes right off ;)

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drew

dacula, GA

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loud

December 4, 2007

I just bought this on SE for $225. At that price, I dont think I could have got a louder 12. I had never had a single 12" sub rattle my eyes around until this thing came along. highly recommended

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mike

Minneapolis, MN

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THIS IS AMAZING

October 5, 2007

I HAVE TWO OF THESE NOW HOOKED UP TO A OLD SCHOOL DIRECTED 1100D IN A SLOT PORTED BOX AND IN THE REAR OF A LARGE SUV AND THESE SUBS SLAM AND SLAM HARD AND SOUND GOOD DOING IT... I LISTEN MAINLY TO HIP-HOP THATS WHERE THEY STAND OUT, AND NOW AND THEN A LITTLE ROCK AND THEY DO DECENT THERE AS WELL... BUT THEY SEEM TO LOVE THE LOWER BASS NOTES!! IF YOU WANT SUBWOOFERS THAT CAN TAKE A BEATING AND KEEP ON GOING THAN THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT YOUR LOOKING. REMEMBER THAT YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. I PROMISE YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED.

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Antonio

Robstown, TX

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there the best

August 10, 2007

these are good subs i have 2 of them i had them with a zx750.1 and broke 2 boxes and later on i blew out the amp :( then i purchase a boss 2500 watt amp and it pushes them loud it has everybody head turning when you pass by them

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Adam

Gulf Breeze, FL

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Best Subs

July 13, 2007

I have 2 of these each hooked up to a Kicker Zx750.1 and they hit soo hard. They pick up the lows better than most subs out there, they may struggle a little on the highs but I can live with that. With them all the way up, you can hear them miles away, and when you get in the car with them, ears start poppin and chest hurts sometimes. These subs are amazing, if you want the best go square!!!

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Brandon

Evanston, IL

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Kicker is the real deal!!!!

February 26, 2007

I have 4 of these in a sealed box. 1 pair wired to two Brutus 2006D Amp running at 1Ohm including a Kicker KX3. Gain is halfway on both and bass is all the way up on both, including th knobs. I play a lot of down south rap so my bass hits at a low frequency. Anyways, I decided to play Young Jeezy and Akon- Soul Survivor. My volume was at about 6 on my Pioneer P680. The bass was ridiculous. My chest was hurting, my ears popping. So I got out the car and turned my volume to 17. Crack!!! My rear windshield cracked first, then fell out from the rest of the bass. My setup is in a 95 Caprice. You want some serious bass, grab these subs with a 1-Ohm stable amp and you are good to go. Hope you have extra money for the tickets you'll get and the damage you'll do to your car. Kicker forever!!!

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andrew

Riverside, CA

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Wow

January 11, 2007

i had two of these hooked up to performance teknique 1200 wat amp in a is 300 and wow.. talk about great wooofers.. the quality of the bass was perfect it hit so hard you could hear them over other systems all the time i loved those i highly recommend these speakers to people who are willing to get the best for their buck these are worth every penny i dont regret getting them and neither should you ****i also recommend geting a ported box i didnt have one at first but when i switched you could really tell the difference it was more deeper and seem to hit harder

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Jayson

Woodbury, MN

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AWSOME

June 22, 2006

I have had this installed in my Blazer for almost a month now and I have never herd any system that comes even close. I have a single 12" in a slotted 2.8 cubic foot enclosure. Powered by a ZX750.1. This sub pounds so hard. I have never had so much flex in my body. The rear window flexes almost .75" out. I recently blew by buddy’s Monte Carlo out of the water with his 3 10" MTX and 2000W Audiobahn amp he wasn’t able to touch the capabilities of my set up. This sub sounds great and has a lot of potential. As long as you are sure to break in the sub properly you will have no problem setting off every car alarm within earshot.

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Matt

Danville, CA

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Its freaken swett

April 13, 2006

I hooked this up in my car and its awesome. IM only giving it 300 RMS tops because i need a bigger amp, but still for half the power its still very very loud would reccomend to buy this if you want good loud SPL bass!

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

12” Single Sealed Solobaric Truck Subwoofer Box

Perfect fit for behind or under the seat of your truck!

Your Price $74.95

12” Single Sealed Solobaric Hatchback Subwoofer Box

Ideal 12" subwoofer enclosure for Hatchback vehicles.

Your Price $37.95

NVX 25 ft. of True Spec 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

100% OFC wire with EnvyFlex metallic jacket insulates and protects against damage from extreme conditions.

Your Price $39.99

20 Ft. of Kicker 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

Get true gauge Kicker speaker wire to match your Kicker subwoofer!

Your Price $34.95

Belva 23 ft. of 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

Ultra-flexible PVC blended jacket for easy installation.

Your Price $14.99

40 Square Feet of Sound Dampening Material

Thicker than the competition, complete sound damping kit for entire vehicle! Use for trunk, doors, roof and floor.

Your Price $119.99

Dynamat Sound Dampening Bulk Kit

Did you know sound dampening will reduce those annoying rattles and even increase your SPL?

Your Price $159.95

Stinger Sound Dampening Bulk Kit

Stinger's Roadkill sound dampening series is sure to kill unwanted road noise and rattles! Enough sound dampening for the whole car!

Your Price $99.99

12 oz. Can of Adhesive Spray

Spray adhesive used for adhering carpet to subwoofer boxes without bubbles.

Your Price $6.99

Spring Post Terminal Cup

Makes adding a spring post terminal to an enclosure simple! Banana clip ready!

Your Price $3.99

40" x 15 Ft Piece of Premium Un-Backed Automotive Trim Carpet

Durable design for long life-span, available in many colors and shades.

Your Price $39.99

Gold Plated Dual Terminal Banana Plug Connector

Enables an expandable, secure connection accepting up to 8 gauge wire.

Your Price $3.99

Car Stereo and Speaker Installation Tool Kit

Includes Test Light, Crimp/Splice Tool, Multi-bit Screwdriver and more.

Your Price $12.99

Xscorpion 9-Piece Nylon Plastic Pry and Chisel Tool Set

Easily removes dash/trims, door clips, panels and pins, rubber grommets and vehicle emblems.

Your Price $14.99

Cordless Multi-Functional Heat Tool Soldering Iron Kit

Continuous working lock allows you to work without holding down trigger.

Your Price $79.99

4 Ft of 1/4" Thick Black Heat Shrink Tubing

Provides abrasion resistance and added protection for your cables.

Your Price $3.99

2" Universal, Professional Heavy Duty Roller for Sound Damping/Dampening

Universal rubber roller to make it easy to install sound dampening.

Your Price $7.99

1mm All Purpose Solder

Solder is all purpose for use on most projects where solder is needed.

Your Price $8.99

Scosche SPL Meter

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

Your Price $21.99

AutoSound 2000 CD-101

Low frequency test CD

Your Price $11.99

Impedance Meter / Signal Generator

Easy to locate tuning frequencies of passive radiators and ported enclosures

Your Price $299.99

1 Kicker 06S12L74 Subwoofer

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

2 Kicker 06S12L74 Subwoofers

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

2 Channel Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

4 Channel Amp - Bridged

3 Kicker 06S12L74 Subwoofers

Mono Amp

4 Channel Amp

4 Kicker 06S12L74 Subwoofers

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

4 Channel Amp

Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

06S12L74

UPC

713034025665

Weight

25.00lbs

Internal SKU

06s12l74

Internal Product ID

6344

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: Kicker 06S12L74