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Soundstream R3.12

800W 12" Reference R3 Series Dual 2 Ohm Subwoofers

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800W 12" Reference R3 Series Dual 2 Ohm Subwoofers

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General Features:

  • 12" Dual 2 Ohm Reference R3 Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • RMS: 800 watts
  • Oversized concave IMPP primary cone
  • Die-cast aluminum soundstream reference R3 frame
  • Inverted roll polyether foam surround
  • 2.5" 4-layer stitched voice coil
  • Nickel plated 12 ga. compression wire terminal
  • Double stacked magnet, t-yoke, and top plate
  • Top-mount depth: 6.875"
  • Sensitivity: 84.66 dB
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Series
Each subwoofer manufactured is part of a series. This is the name of the subwoofer's series.
Reference R3 (Soundstream)
Subwoofer Size
Refers to the diameter of the subwoofer, measured in inches.
12"
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.
800 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.
2.5"
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".
84.66 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.

Round / Circle
Main Cone Color
This is the color of the speaker's or subwoofer's cone.
Black
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)
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.
Poly-Foam
Magnet Structure
Defines the overall structure of the subwoofers magnet.
Single Stacked
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.
No
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.

Ported / Vented
Sealed
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.
1.5 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.
2.5 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.
6.875"
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.

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
67%
4 Star
33%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.6
Value
4.9
Features
4.6
Design
4.8
Usability
4.9
Mickey

Batesville, AR

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Bang for yo buck yo

September 16, 2014

Well I was impressed with this lower brand sub. However I would say it's more 500-600 watts rms. I slammed it around 800 for a while and it got nasty with the lows. You could here me coming from blocks away. Sounded amazing. But it blew after a while. And yes I was giving it hell, but I still believe a lower rms is needed. For what it is and for the price. Brilliant. I'd recommend. Just give it a lower power than rated and it will slam you.

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Mike

Glendale, AZ

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The spider hits

November 18, 2014

LUV THIS SUB! the looks and construction is great...It handles power clean @ 1 ohm . My car shakes my house! Great buy for the price!

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Manuel

Dallas, TX

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Great subs

September 20, 2014

I love the subs. It has been about 2 months and have not given up on me yet. I got two of them wired at 2 ohms pushing 1300 watts off a Hifonics BXI2010D. They hit really hard and picks up the lows beautiful, and thats in a cheap ported prefabricated box. Im sure it would sound way better in its recommended sized box. I would recommend the subs to anyone.

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BerGyver

Arlington, TX

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Two thumbs up!!

May 11, 2015

Sounds great. appears to be good build quality. huge magnet. running at 1ohm. -would buy again.

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Gustavo

Los Lunas, NM

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Great Subwoofer!

August 27, 2015

I have had these for over a year and they still pound hard, great speakers!

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Gerry Florida

Rockledge, Florida

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R3.12 review

December 21, 2015

Recently I purchased 12 Soundtream R3.12's for a budget build. I looked this driver and the earthquake tremorX 12. Currently owning a pair of the earthquake 12's (purchased from sonic electronic), I was very satisfied with the service and performance of this entry level driver. The switch to the sound stream was a no brainer, the material, versatility, and similar specs lead to price vs performance. The R3's won out and upon an initial look at the subs, I found I got more than I had expected. The R3's are considerably more stout and have a larger sd and similar Xmax. The Bl was double that of the tremorX and better suited for the vented enclosure I am building. In all, and as always the purchase and delivery was great. Now I have to finish the build and will rate the performance.

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flex!!

Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania

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power houses!!

August 22, 2016

I bought two of these power houses and they are well underrated.have them pushing by a sundown amp about 1200 watts each blows that 800 watts rms away!! Love them got my whole Explorer flexing for the price you definitely can't beat it! Would highly recommend these to anyone looking for some bass!

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Jigga

Springdale, AR

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Really reliable subs!

June 19, 2016

I've owned these subs now for a month and they sound superb and handle good power. I truly recommend these subs and they HIT HARD!

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Dj

Fort wayne, IN

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Omg

April 24, 2016

These are juss as good as the Alpine type r and i got these on sale.. Im so impressed and couldn't be any more happier with this purchase.

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1 Soundstream R3.12 Subwoofer

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

2 Soundstream R3.12 Subwoofers

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp

4 Channel Amp - Bridged

3 Soundstream R3.12 Subwoofers

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

4 Channel Amp

4 Soundstream R3.12 Subwoofers

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Why did you choose this?
Sonic Electronix Store
awesome sub if you just want enough bass...but it fooled me...it rocks my wifes car
Jose C on Dec 13, 2014
I want to try out a new product. looks like a good sub for a cheap price.
Manuel E on Aug 8, 2014
would a kicker cx1200.1 sufficiently power 2 of these woofers?
A shopper on Feb 24, 2016
Best Answer: Yes it would be a good match with a ported enclosure. You will get the most output for the power you are using. If I decide to add more power they will handle around 2k easily.
Reply · Report · Fred G on Feb 24, 2016
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i purchased this and 2 soundstream r3.12 and they are 2 ohm and i want to bring them down to 1 ohm without hurting the amp how do i do this?

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JEREMY S on Mar 1, 2016
Soundstream R3.12
Soundstream R3.12
Hifonics BRX1516.1D
Hifonics BRX1516.1D
Best Answer: Hi Jeremy,

What you seek to do Cannot be done - it is physically impossible. Two Dual-2ohm - like you two Soundstream R3.12 - can ONLY be wired to 2ohm final load or 8ohm final load to the BRX1516.1D.
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Mar 1, 2016
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

R3.12

UPC

709483046337

Weight

22.00lbs

Internal SKU

r312

Internal Product ID

79642

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: Soundstream R3.12