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1000W Peak (500W RMS) 12" XD Series Dual 4 ohm Car Subwoofer

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American Bass XS 1244 (XD1244)

1000W Peak (500W RMS) 12" XD Series Dual 4 ohm Car Subwoofer

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General Features:

  • 12" Dual 4 ohm XD Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1000 watts
    • RMS: 500 watts
  • Carbon fiber non-pressed paper cone
  • 1.4" wide multi-layer foam surround
  • 2.5" voice coil
  • Top-mount depth: 6.46"
  • Sensitivity: 93dB
  • Mirror image spiders
  • Stamped steel basket
  • 120 oz. magnet
  • 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.
XD
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.
1000 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.
500 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.
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".
93 dB
Xmax (millimeters)
Typically measured in millimeters, the Xmax value is the measure of a speaker cone's maximum excursion in one direction while maintaining a linear behavior.
13 mm
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.
Non-Pressed 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

Recommended Enclosure Specifications

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.
6.46"
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.
11.34"

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.
35 Hz
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.
43 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.
.484
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.
.533
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.
3.859

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
89%
4 Star
11%
3 Star
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2 Star
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1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.8
Value
4.9
Features
4.6
Design
4.8
Usability
5.0
Jacob

Toledo, Ohio

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Get Them!!

June 10, 2015

Absolutely amazing, you will not find a better budget sub. Pictures are totally wrong too I bought from Sonic and they sent the 2015 model which has red stitching around the surround they look amazing. Also the new model has dual vented back plate JUST like the XFL line. They look like mini XFL'S and play low and loud!! So sonics pictures are wrong but they DO send you the newest model. Got them on 1000 watts and my trunk is about to rattle off , and getting winshield flex I couldn't be happier for two under $200. If you have any questions call Bob he's the owner of American Bass and loves to help, I have them in a 4 cu ft box at 30 hz and they can get down to 25 hz with authority. You won't find a better sub at this price point. Bottom line get one two or thirty you will love em :)

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Luis

El Paso, TX

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Best Bang for your buck no noubt

April 26, 2015

i got 2 of these subs, they were definitely worth every penny. they play very very low in the right box, and sound incredible i am honestly amazed by the price of these subs i would recommend to anybody weather looking for spl or sq. good job American Bass!

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alexander

los angeles, CA

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great value

September 16, 2015

these subs get down for the price. just make sure they have enough in stock before you order. once these subs go out of stock they become VERY hard to find, and waiting for backorders can become very frustrating as well. if you any doubts about this sub, just buy it, trust me ive been through many subs and i cant find anything that meets the build quality of ab subs for the price, and that goes for any ab sub series, xd, hd, xfl, xo, tnt...etc..theyre all great subs

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Erik

Murfreesboro ,TN

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Good buy

October 24, 2016

Ive bought 2 of these and have and RE audio amp on it running at 1 ohm with a custom build box. Its not the loudest but its decent for what you pay for.

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Sgilbert49

North Platte NE

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New subs

August 25, 2016

My 16 year son save up his money to buy these and they were a great deal they sound great and still leave some money in his pocket. We have bought several other things since and every time great deal and sounds good. Will keep coming back!!!!

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TJ Johnson

Waterbury CT

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American Bass

July 18, 2016

Can't beat the price for the subs they thump hard nice job Sonics

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c

Traverse Michigan

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Incredible!!

May 3, 2016

Amazing subs, I've owned 2 sets of the Xd 1244s now and I can't be more happy!!

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edgar

calexico, CA

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Best subwoofer I've had so far (especially for the price).

March 31, 2016

I've had this sub for two months now and I love it. The manufacturer reccomends only ported enclosures, but I have it in arroud 0.8cu sealed fiberglass enclosure and its clean, loud and moves air very well. Heck is even louder than my previous OldSchool Cerwing vega 124 that was in a ported box (400rms though). The sub is rated at 500rms, but I'm feading it 600rms with no problems so far (I think It may even be able to handle a little more). I've had pairs of JL's w6, Pioneer champ series, rockford fosgate punch, and the Cerwing Vega all of them in ported boxes and this single 12 in a small sealed box is better (IMO). I'm working on a bigger sealed box and a ported box once I test it in both I'll add to this review, but the bottom line is you cannot go wrong with this subwoofer.

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Kenny

Franklinton, NC

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Best for the price!

November 12, 2015

I bought two of these for myself and my friend ordered one, mine haven't been installed yet but my friend hooked his up to a Kenwood amp wired at 500rms @ 2 ohms, the only thing I can say is awesome. This is probably the best subwoofer under $100, way better than kicker cvrs, this is my first American Bass product and it definitely won't be my last!

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top of the line subs by American Bass price is unbeatable !!!!
kyle k on Nov 24, 2015
what sub box goes with this speaker American Bass XD1244 ?

1000W 12" Series Dual 4 ohm Car Subwoofer ?
A shopper on Jun 26, 2015
Best Answer: the atrend 12lsv would be the best prefab box for you but any ported box would work good
Reply · Report · brandon r on Jun 27, 2015
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What's the enclosure recommendations for this subwoofer? I have a dual ported box with each subwoofer getting 1.615 cubic feet of airspace tuned to 33 hz being powered by a hifonics 1200 watt amplifier.
kellen carter on Aug 28, 2016
American Bass XD1244
American Bass XD1244
Hifonics ZRX1216.1D_XKIT42
Hifonics ZRX1216.1D_XKIT42
Best Answer: ESo here is a suggestion for use on rated power:

Enclosure Specifications:

Fb = 33 Hz
Vb = 4.5 ft^3

External Height = 16 in
External Width = 37 in
External Depth = 24 in

Port Width = 5 in

Cut Sheet List:

* All Dimensions in Inches.
* Wood Thickness is 3/4 for all Parts.

External Enclosure Parts:

2x Front = 16 x 14 1/2
2x Front Internal = 14 1/2 x 14 1/2
Back = 37 x 14 1/2

Left & Right Sides: 22 1/2 x 14 1/2

Top & Bottom = 37 x 24

Shared Port Internal Assembly Parts:

2 x Front to Back = 20 x 14 1/2
2 x Extension = 5 1/16 x 14 1/2

Assembly guide (generic dimensions):

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- The 45s if you want to do them are 2 1/2" wide except the ones inside the port, if you want to do those let me know.

- All trunk boxes built outside the car need to fit in their way in not just have the right dimensions.

- The port needs 5" of free airspace in front of it for proper operation.

- Setting your amp's subsonic filter to 28Hz is suggested. nter an answer to this question.
Reply · Report · kyle k on Aug 28, 2016
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between this sub and a rockford 12 p3. what would you choose and why?
Scott A on Oct 3, 2015
Best Answer: Man the ab gets down and it has a good price got my tuned at 30hz man
Reply · Report · Ely S on Oct 3, 2015
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Would this sub be able to handle 600 watts rms? Also between this sub and Rockford fosgate p3 12, what would you choose?
Scott A on Jul 19, 2015
American Bass XD1244
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Rockford Fosgate LS-P3D4-12-OBI
Rockford Fosgate LS-P3D4-12-OBI
Best Answer: Hello Scott,

With the proper tune, responsibility and clean signal, 600W would be perfectly fine.

In regards to the comparison, we would be partial to the Rockford Fosgate P3, based purely on superior build quality. However, we'll submit your question and see what others have to say (hopefully).
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Jul 19, 2015
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

XD1244

UPC

100010977252

Weight

18.00lbs

Internal SKU

xd1244

Internal Product ID

90860

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: American Bass XS 1244 (XD1244)