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Kicker 06S12L52 Solo-Baric L5 Series

12" Dual 2 ohms Solo Baric L5 Series Subwoofer S12L5 S12L52

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Kicker Solo-Baric L5 08S12L52

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  • 12" Dual 2 Ohms Solo Baric L5 Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1200 watts
    • RMS: 600 watts
  • Impedance: Dual 2 ohms
  • SoloKon aluminum-treated composite cone woofer
  • Santoprene surround
  • Rigid steel basket
  • Stitched Surround: Ensures the cone and surround won't separate, even under the highest loads
  • Frequency response: 20-100 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 88 dB
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
Kicker S12L52 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Kicker Solo-Baric L5 08S12L52)
Kicker 05S12L52 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Kicker 06S12L52 Solo-Baric L5 Series)
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(previous model, replaced by Kicker 05S12L52)

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.
1200 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.
600 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.
2 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".
87.9 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.
Silver
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.
6-3/4"
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 x 11"

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
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
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4 Star
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3 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
5.0
Value
4.5
Features
4.9
Design
4.9
Usability
4.8
Russell

West Memphis, AR

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Kicker Rocks

April 16, 2009

these subs are the best subs i have owned they are in a sealed box with a power acoustik OV2-2600 watt amp and they take it all and have ben for over a year now and still get silly loud however there is one drawback you will nead a new rearview mirror cuz they will knock it off fast

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SameOldMe

Mexico

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This L5 Rocks for SPL

March 26, 2009

Bought 1 from Sonic (excellent service and delivery BTW! keep up the great work and the great website!) for a friend's system .
I have to say that in my 20 years involved in car audio I have heard my fair share for subs, and this one is a gound pounder. We powered it with a Kicker 400W Rms x 1 class D amp and installed it in a ported 2.4 cu-ft enclosure in the trunk of my buddy's jetta.
Definetly not an Sound Quality sub (compared to other SQ subs like Boston G5's, JL W6's, Image Dynamics IDQ's) but it will play a wide range of music nicely being rap it's favorite..
An A+ for SPL, a B for SQ.
Of course that's my 2 cents...

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Susan

Carnegie, PA

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wow

January 8, 2009

wow these things are off the charts im hitting 147.2 db with these in a kicker ported enclosure its incredible and they sound clean i know like four people that have these and mine are so loud i have a kac x1r excelon amp and i have had numerous complaints from neighbors and police. def. a++++++

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Ben

Huntersville, NC

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November 29, 2008

i had 2 of these hooked up in my 2000 grand Cherokee, these subs pounded hard! sq was very good and spl was good also. i hit 150db w/ 750 rms going 2 each sub in a box built 2 kicker specs w/ a stock alt and stock battery, not bad at all. kicker has really good subs and i would recommend 2 anyone

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Josue

El paso, TX

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best sub for the price

September 16, 2008

i bought this sub and i am very pleased with it. when i bump it to the fullest in the whole car you could feel sound waves going all around you. for sure this sub beats other subs on the market if you do get it get a good amp for it

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Jeffrey

Martinez, CA

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Kicker is the best

July 11, 2008

I own 2 of these and they straight knock. For now i am running one alpine PDX 1.000 watt amp to feed them the power they need until i get a new car and get another PDX. I recommend all kicker products to everyone. BUY THESE WOOFERS!

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Monique

Hillsville, VA

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what do you have to say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

April 30, 2008

man this sub hits hard iv got mine runnig on 760w and man does it pump. it hits the lows and the change in my cup holder bounces. iv got it in a 2001 F-150 4 door. its so loud that my mom hears me turning on my road!!!!!!!!!

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larry

San Mateo, CA

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Intense, as expected...

April 10, 2008

Holy crap these are loud! With 2 L5's in a sealed bow with a 1000x1 class D amp, you can lift the dust from your seats into a visible cloud in the air. You can feel air currents moving aruond your body. You feel your hair flap in the wind. You can't see out of the rear view mirror, ever.

The down side is that the midbass is very flat as the frequency response rolls off, and even with 6.5" midbass speakers, there is a big gap around 100hz. Oh well, I don't like the way 100hz sounds anyways. I want my bass from 30-80 hz. With sealed box and lots of power, 30-80 hz is very tight (low Q factor) and very loud.

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Stephanie

Bellingham, WA

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Best subs

March 4, 2008

Have 2 l5's with a ZX1000.1 amp they really pound.Wasn't really sure what subs I wanted but I am glad I chose these ones. So recommend, you won't be disappointed.

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Adam

Thorofare, NJ

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Slammmm

January 24, 2008

I currently have two of these in the back of my car, they hit pretty hard. i have them in a smaller sealed enclosure due to lack of space.
im powering this with the 750.1 running them at 2ohms. they hit very nice.

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brent

Lake Havasu City, AZ

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these puppies HIT

December 20, 2007

these things are amazing,,, if your looking for the boom in your car truck suc etc.... get this awesome kicker sub woofer

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sergio

simpsonville, SC

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GREAT SUB

October 12, 2007

i have two of these hook up with a 1211a amp...and they are crazy...a bit expensive but def the buy..if you are worried about the money then look at the 05S12l52..same sub just a year older

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Charles

Smithtown, NY

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Extreme Bass, High Price

March 1, 2007

I just got this sub about a month ago, it really does pound to the point you can damage your car. I'm feeding it around 575 Watts RMS. Although not all songs are not meant for bass, you will find that this improves all the sound. Certain songs I play can be heard down the block, however mix-tape songs don't play as good. Kicker makes great products, very high quality, although they are quite expensive. This speaker is a little too expensive I think, my next sub will be from Hifonics because they're affordable and just as good quality. If your on a budget or shopping in this price range check out Hifonics, for the same price you can get a GOLIATH which will literally break your car into pieces with the same price tag.

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Jonathan

Peoria, IL

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F-ing AWESOME

September 8, 2006

I have two of these L5's in my VW GTi hooked up to a 1000 watt Rockford fosgate amp. they hit sooo hard! When i go down the street i set off car alarms. These are the best set of subs i've ever owned.

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

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12 oz. Can of Adhesive Spray

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

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Gold Plated Dual Terminal Banana Plug Connector

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Xscorpion 9-Piece Nylon Plastic Pry and Chisel Tool Set

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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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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 Kicker 06S12L52 Solo-Baric L5 Series Subwoofer

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

2 Kicker 06S12L52 Solo-Baric L5 Series Subwoofers

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp

4 Channel Amp - Bridged

3 Kicker 06S12L52 Solo-Baric L5 Series Subwoofers

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

4 Channel Amp

4 Kicker 06S12L52 Solo-Baric L5 Series Subwoofers

2 Channel Amp

4 Channel Amp

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

S12L52

UPC

713034025733

Weight

23.00lbs

Internal SKU

06s12l52

Internal Product ID

6506

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 06S12L52 Solo-Baric L5 Series