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1800W Max, 12" Dual 4 ohm Subwoofer

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Power Acoustik FUBAR-12W

1800W Max, 12" Dual 4 ohm Subwoofer

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  • 12" Dual 4 ohm Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1800 watts
    • RMS: 800 watts
  • Impedance: 4 ohms
  • Non-Pressed Laminated Paper Cone
  • Diamond-Cut, Metal Flake Royal Blue Finish
  • Black Poly-Cotton Spider with Woven Tinsel Leads
  • 2" Black Anodized BASV Voice Coil
  • Chrome Finish Back Plate
  • Chrome-Plated Push Terminals
  • Oversized Foam Surround
  • 1-Piece Rubber Mounting Gasket
  • Sensitivity: 91 dB
  • Mounting depth: 10"
  • 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.
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.
1800 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.
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.
4 ohms
Voice Coil Diameter
Diameter of voice coil, usually measured in inches.
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".
91 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.

Main Cone Color
This is the color of the speaker's or subwoofer's cone.
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.
Reinforced Paper
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
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.
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.

Minimum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the minimum sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
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.
Maximum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the maximum sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
Minimum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the minimum ported 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.
Maximum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the maximum 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.
12"
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.

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
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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

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4.8
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4.9
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4.7
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4.6
Usability
4.9
Big B

Davenport, IA

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Nice subs

October 29, 2010

I bought these being worried if they would be good subs or not and they sure did suprise me. I bought 2 and ran them on a 2000 watt 2 Channel anp way underpowered and they still raddled my trunk with clean bass. This is my 4th product with Power Acoustik and will buy from them always. They havent let me down yet. This is a great sub and great company.

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C-Dawg

Lubbock, TX

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Underated, definately

March 19, 2010

Ok I really had doubts of Power Acoustik. I bought 2 of these for $50 used on Craigslist and I'm glad I did. I built a box with 4 cubic feet and put in 2 4-inch ports at a certain length. I then wired them to 1ohm and hooked it up to a HiFonics Brutus amp ... 1606D I believe is the model, set the gain to just under 40volts. Since they were already broken in, within a few minutes, it shattered my rear glass, spider cracks all over. It's well worth the money on this site, just be sure to get a decent amp. If I listen to it at full volume for more than 1 song, I get migraines.

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Kyle

Sanford, ME

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awesome subs!!!

June 9, 2008

I was new to the sound world, but wanted something that would hit hard, and keep my wallet full. That is exactly what I got. After having a custom made sealed box with two of these subwoofers, powered by a Power Acoustik Plasma Sphere TS-1920-2 amp, it pounds!!! my rear view mirror is constantly shaking and people are always turning their heads. If you want the "wow" effect at little cost, these subs are the way to go.

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Ironman92

Chicago illinois

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Very good bass

February 15, 2013

Power acoustik is a good brand i recomend these subs!

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garow

Saint Lucia

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great price

November 10, 2010

good sub for the price nice lows

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Big Man

Wallace, SC

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Great Bang 4 Ya Bucks

September 24, 2010

I'm running two of these sub's with a power acoustik class d amp rated @ 1800 0n 1 ohm. These babies have my car shaking and rear view mirror falling off. I would highly recommend this sub.

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POWER acoustics

Clinton, MO

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BEST SUBS EVER!!!!!!!!!!!

May 14, 2010

I have just gotten 2 of these subs and i couldnt be happier. Im only running 1 1000watt baja amp to both of them and they beat harder then some of my friend's subs, and im not pushing them as hard as i can yet. I strongly recommend these subs!!!!!!

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aaron

gaston, SC

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good

March 18, 2010

just installed them in a 88 mustang convertible. had to build a custom box with a port and wired it to a 2000watt hitron amp running on 2ohms. it hits pretty damn hard but i have very limited space for it so it doesn't hit as hard as it could. but shakes my top pretty hard. so i'm satisfied

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Brady

Baraboo, WI

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They hit hard!

February 3, 2009

I have 2 in a sealed box running off a ps1 1800 at 4 ohms. They share the 760 watts rms I am putting to them. When I first hooked them up I switched the polarity at one of the voice coils and it bumped and still works fine after correcting it. i have not even turned the volume 3/4 of the way cause I don't need to. But I did alter my box so the wide baskets could fit in so I had to give these subs one 4. seriously good subs!

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jocelyn

silver city, NM

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BETTER THAN I THOUGHT

July 10, 2008

I BOUGHT 2 OF THESE SUBS FOR MY 86 MONTE THE SHIPPIN WAS VERY FAST N EASY BY THE WAY. BUT THERE WAY BETTER THAN I THOUGHT I HOOKED UP ONE WITH WITH A POWER ACOUSTIC SPHERE AMP AT ABOUT 500 WATTS RMS N IT WAS LOUDER THAN MY 2 12IN ECLIPSE`S IT WAS POUNDIN THATS ONLY ONE SUB AT NOT EVEN ITS FULL POWER. N IT WAS ONLY ON AN 8 GAUGE WIRE N IT NEEDS A 4 GAUGE. BELIEVE ME THE GAUGE SIZE MAKES A DIFFERENSE U WILL NEED A COPASITER DEPENDING ON HOW LOUD UR GUNNA HEAR UR SUBS. ALL IN ALL THE GREATEST SUB N PRICE IVE EVER HAD. (GET SOME)

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LoudBlazer

Orlando, Fl

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Loud Is All

September 4, 2010

An excellent bang for the buck sub. If your looking for sound quality, look else where! I have 4 of these in 10 cubes tuned to 34Hz with 125sq in of port powered by 2 Audiopipe 1800s and 3 Shuriken BT100s and a DB Electrical 200+ amp alternator. I will say if done in the proper box and enough power you will be more then happy with the sub IF your not looking sound quality. My bass is absolutely brutal around 38-45hz

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poohman

chicago

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they aight!!!

December 25, 2008

i bought 2 of these subs and put them in a Chrysler 300, for the most part after they broke in i thought they sounded alright, but i think i needed a bigger amp cause it wasn't hittin' as i expected it to...

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Cody

Canada

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Great!

October 12, 2007

These subs are definatly not worth the low price. There worth WAY more! They hit hard and leave you breathless, and with hearing problems. i have 2 in a bandpass Box and i will never get anything else.

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EMil

la mesa, CA

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AWSOME sub for this price!

July 13, 2007

This sub hits hard!!! no question about it your defiantly getting your bucks worth for this!

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Nick

Centralia, MO

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This Thing Kicks HARD

April 22, 2014

I've had this sub wired up by itself for almost 2 years now and it still hits beautifully, not to mention I bought it used (the previous owner had a pretty nice set-up, so I assumed he knew how to take care of his stuff). Had this power by a Kenwood at 500rms @ 2 ohms, still beat like a gorilla. PA makes some good subs, just stay away from their amps haha.

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Jay

Chesapeake, VA

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real deal

August 30, 2010

I have owned 8 of these I have four now and wouldn't mind having two more in my current setup but for the shopper looking for some real quake give these things a shot you will get your money's worth I will be shopping with sonic again soon

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Ruben

Bakersfield, CA

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Boom 4 Less

November 5, 2008

I have this sub hooked up to a mtx amp that puts out 600rms and in a 2.2 cubic ft. ported enclosure and it hits low notes with no distortion at all. and the SQ of this sub is very good.

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Drew

Tempe, AZ

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amazing

December 8, 2007

I LOVE THIS SUB! I have this powered by a Power Acoustik REACT1-1800 amp and it sounds amazing. Clear and Loud. I have had no problems with it at all and I love all of Power Acoustik's products. This sub will not disappoint you.

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heimmy

spring city, pa

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my sub

November 17, 2010

this was a great transaction this sub kicks a** i have it in a Jeep Cherokee at it rocks thanks

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andy

los fresnos, tx

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Great buy

September 3, 2010

I would recommend this to someone who wants clear sounding bass. I got compliments from friends and co-workers at my work place.

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Jesse

Kiowa, CO

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Awesome SUB

February 8, 2009

I got this sub about a week ago and it is the best sub I have had so far. I am running it at 2 Ohms with a 2000 Watt mono block boss amp and it makes my car rattle like no other. My ears hurt if I push it passed half potential. Seriously. I used to have a JBL sub. It is nothing compared to this.

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Carrie

omaha, NE

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great sub for the price

December 20, 2008

Excellent quality from power acoustik.

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mike

broken arrow, OK

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BEST!

November 18, 2008

FIRST OF ALL DONT LISTEN THESE OTHER LOSERS ABOUT THIS SUBWOOFER HAVING DIFFICULTIES. I AM IN THE AUDIO SCENE AND I PERSONALLY BOUGHT TWO 12" FUBAR W-12 AND I HAVE NOT HAD A PROBLEM ITS JUST THESE YOUNG TEENS HOOK SOMETHING UP WRONG SO THEY DONT LAST. I HAVE MINE HOOKED UP TO A 4000W LANZAR AMP AT 4 OHMS. THE ONLY PROBLEM I HAVE HAD IS THAT I HAVE HAD TO REPLACE MY BACK WINDOW WITH PLEXI-GLASS. THATS IT. THESE HAVE HIT THE LOWEST BASS IVE THROWN AT THEM AND HIGHS ALSO. I WOULD DEFF RAISE THE PRICE CAUSE THIS IS A STEAL. IF YOU DONT BUY THEN I DONT KNOW WHAT TO TELL YOU. JUST DONT LISTEN TO THESE OTHER GUYS THEY HAVE NO CLUE!!! BEST EVER W/OUT A DOUBT.

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Ramsey

AmarilloA, TX

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Great

January 24, 2008

I wasn't sure about choosing power acoustik, they are very under rated, I've got 2 fubar 12w in a 4 cu. ft ported box, powered by a power acoustik ps1-2000d . The bass is clear, clean, and loud. They are very great for the price they're set at. Very great subs!!

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johnathan

Riverton, IL

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power acoustic

October 12, 2007

it's a pretty hard hitting sub for the money. But having more than one is always a good thing.

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Jeremy

Logan, OH

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competition subs, poor mans budget.

June 6, 2007

Great power handling, great sound, hit very hard. especially when you have two. each one hooked up to an individual power acoustik lt-980/2 amp. 2 subs + 2 amps + KING KONG IN YOUR TRUNK!!!

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

FUBAR-12W

UPC

709483017870

Weight

24.00lbs

Internal SKU

fubar12w

Internal Product ID

8832

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: Power Acoustik FUBAR-12W