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12" Dual 4 ohms PW2 Series Subwoofer

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12" Dual 4 ohms PW2 Series Subwoofer

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  • 12" Dual 4 Ohms PW2 Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1200 watts
    • RMS: 500 watts
  • Impedance: Dual 4 ohms
  • Injection Molded Polypropylene Cone
  • Rubber Surround
  • ABS motor cover
  • ABS plastic gasket
  • CONEX spider
  • Integrated tinsel leads
  • Nickel plated push terminals
  • 2" BASV aluminum dual 4 ohm voice coil
  • 100oz. Magnet
  • 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5.75"
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
Not warranted
Labor Warranty Duration
Not warranted
Warranty Provider
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
44%
4 Star
44%
3 Star
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2 Star
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1 Star
11%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
3.9
Value
4.6
Features
3.7
Design
4.1
Usability
4.2
Jusintyme89

Green Bay, WI

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Totally kicks

December 26, 2009

These subs are INSANE. I have 2 powered by a Brutus 1200 watt amp in a ported box. They got me pulled over twice already. The guy who complained about frying them in 5 minutes probably did not break in the speaker, you stretch the voice coil and wreck the sub if you do not break them in. But no joke. These subs are Ridiculous.

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Steve

Eugene, OR

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Value Power

December 18, 2008

This sub doesn't hit like a $200 speaker, but for the price it is quite the performer. I enjoy the deep hits complemented by nice mid-range performance. I put it in a 2 foot ported box and it has been great. Easy installation, good build quality, and great price:performance ratio.

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Drew

Oak Ridge, TN

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Good bass

October 18, 2007

I have two of these in a ported box thats about 3.75 cu.ft., theyre getting about 370 watts each with a Power Acoustik PS2-1800 amp, and they BEAT! For their price, theyre pretty hard to beat. These have successfully rattled the inside of my S-10 apart, the mirrors bounce with the beat and the back window literally dances! And they can take plenty of abuse.

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JD

Blaine, MN

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PW2 power acoustik

January 13, 2009

I have one PW2 power acoustik in my '91 caprice classic powered by a 400 watt Jensen this thing hits! I just ordered 2 more of them and an 1800 watt power acoustik PS2. Can't wait to get them in! i highly recommend them if you don't want to pay much but want something that still sounds good can't pass it up!

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Tyler

Port Allen, LA

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Awesome!

December 29, 2008

These subs are great, you cant find a sub at $50 a piece that can handle 500 watts. And yes they can handle every watt of it, the you just have to break them in. I have 2 subs ran by a 2200 watt amp getting 450 watts RMS a piece, and they slam. They don't sound as good as more expensive subs, but for the price its unbeatable.

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Antonio

VA Beach, VA

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The best speakers....

April 23, 2008

I just received these woofers, yes they are worth every penny. They are in my Ford Explore sport with one, it hits soo hard i dont go pass 20 in volume and im runnin a 200 watt Rockford amp. need i say more.

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Debby

Greenfield, IN

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Wow

December 26, 2007

Got 2 of these hooked up to a Hifonics Brutus 1206. they pound. got em in a 1.25 per chamber sealed box in a mustang gt and they hit. More SQ than SPL with that setup but still. Enough for the locals to take a good look and go WoW.

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Jonathan

toms river , NJ

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Amazing sub for the price

July 12, 2007

I have these installed in a Maxbox ported dual 12" box. These things really pound. I only have 170 watts RMS going to each which is not even close to their 500 watt RMS handling. I'm upgrading to a more powerful amp to get their peak performance. I already rattle my little celica to pieces and shake the cars next to me.
If you want a sub that will perform great this is the one to get. Just make sure you have the power to push them!

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Sean

Santa Clarita, CA

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these subs....

June 9, 2008

can not handle the power that they say they can handle. i fried them not even 5 minutes after hooking them up. they were getting 800 watts a piece. only recommend if you have small amp.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

PW2-12M

UPC

709483022911

Weight

12.50lbs

Internal SKU

pw212m

Internal Product ID

9181

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 PW2-12M