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Kenwood eXcelon KFC-XW1200F

350W 12" eXcelon Series Shallow-Mount Single 4 ohm Subwoofer

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  • 12" Single 4 Ohm eXcelon Series Shallow Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1400 watts
    • RMS: 350 watts
  • Impedance: Single 4 ohm
  • Glass carbon fiber cone
  • Butyl rubber surround
  • Super linear spider
  • Aluminum diecast basket
  • Heat transfer system
  • Frequency response: 30-700 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 91 dB
  • 2-year Sonic Electronix warranty

Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Series
Each subwoofer manufactured is part of a series. This is the name of the subwoofer's series.
eXcelon (Kenwood)
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.
1400 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.
350 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.
Single
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.
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).
30 - 700 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".
91 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.
8.5 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.
Glass Carbon Fiber
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.
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)

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
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.
.8 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.
.8 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.
.8 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.
.8 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.
3-15/16"
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.
11-1/16"
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.

Yes

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
2 years
Labor Warranty Duration
2 years
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.9
Value
4.7
Features
4.3
Design
4.8
Usability
4.9
Stephen

Pensacola, FL

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Excellent subs

September 15, 2014

I have two of these subs in a down-firing box under the rear seat in a GMC Sierra Crew Cab. The bass is tight, and these speakers produce lower frequencies amazingly well considering how relatively inexpensive they are. I have a RF Prime 1200-1D powering these amps wired at 2 ohms. The music is clear and controlled, but when I turn it up I can feel the bass in my chest. They sound good on everything from classical to country to R&B to rap. I'm very happy and would recommend them to anyone looking to get great sound while spending half what you would on a pair of JL Audio subs.

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LOUIS K

AUSTIN, TX

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Great buy !

June 11, 2014

This sub bits hard. I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting a great dub at a fair price

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karma

janesville, wi

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awesome subs

July 16, 2012

I have two of these in my 2000 Sierra powered by a Boston GT28. Got them over powered. It seemed to want more power, so I had to upgrade my amp from a Alpine MRP 1000. Made it overheat. I even get this amp hot when I get these to really hit.

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jdallas

southern Il.

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great shallow sub

February 7, 2012

I put one of these in my girlfriends single cab truck with a jl j2 360.2 amp and it sounded good but lacked the lows, so i got a fosgate 600 by 2 amp. Bridged it to 760 watts and the two of them in separate sealed boxed do very good. im thinking about a larger custom ported box but for now this is deffinately a good amount of bass. It is currently the loudest of anyone in the highschool (our highschool is very small 150 kids +) but still.. with out going to the JL shallow i would say this is your best bet.

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Clint

Wenatchee, WA

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Kenwood shallow!

July 12, 2011

I have two of these subs behind the seat of my 87 GMC standard cab pickup in a custom box, running them at 2 ohms to a Kicker ZX700.5 amp, these subs produce all the bass of two full size Kenwoods I had in my previous vehicle, if not more, and can sustain equal lows to the full size subs I had. I would highly recommend these to anybody wanting a sub who has depth restraints!

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marcus

scandinavia, WI

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NICE SUBS

July 11, 2011

I have 2 12 in KFC-XW1200F's in my mustang convertible because of the lack of trunk room. I was very surprised at the quality sound and actually how loud they were overall. They work well in the mtx flat mount boxes that i have and the look great too. i mean look at them they are coated in kevlar!

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Drew

Danville, IL

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Sounds Awesome

May 12, 2011

Hooked one of these up in my buddies S-10. It sounds amazing in that small cab. Definitely recommend when working with a small space.

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Garrett

Monticello, AR

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Awesome Subs!

November 11, 2010

I've had the subs for eleven months and they beat just as hard as the day I bought them. I highly recommend these if your looking for shallow mounts. They are well worth the money

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Ernie Mac

cave creek, AZ

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sweet sub

October 19, 2010

This sub is awesome, i got it about 6 months ago and it hits pretty hard in my single cab silverado, would recommend to a friend, homie, dog, brotha, anyone interested in a sweet shallow mount 12.

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brandongill8

Detroit Lakes, MN

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Great Sub

August 13, 2009

The sub is one of the best sounding I have ever owned! The bass is nice and deep and clear. Hope to buy another someday.

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Richard

Mesa, AZ

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This sub is increadable

May 29, 2009

This sub is by far the best compact sub around. I installed a single 12" and hooked it up to the Kenwood KAC-7204 1000W Max, 2-Channel Amplifier and bridged it. I put it behind my passenger seat in my single-cab S-10 pickup. This thing pushes my passenger out the window. I might as well not even have mirrors because it viberates them so much. And I'm positive it does the same to all the cars around me. You can vary how hard you want it to hit so if your not into all that stuff it will do anything and play anything and sound great. I would recommend this to anybody.

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Cory

Iowa

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Slammin'!

April 10, 2009

I got this for my sons X-tnd cab Chev p/u Christmas of '07-sounds just GREAT! I'm getting one or two for my own setup. We both have bought Kenwood receivers, speakers etc. since then and are really pleased with all their equipment .

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mTAB

Houston, Texas

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This is a Great sub., I highly recommend it!!!

March 23, 2009

I paired one of these subs w/ a Kenwood KAC-7204 (1000w 2ch. amp) and this setup sounds awesome! I have to admit that i was skeptical about purchasing a Kenwood sub as i have never liked there subs. only there amps have i been a fan of. I needed something shallow due to space concerns for 2005 Crossfire. This seemed to have the best power ratings, styling, and cost associated w/ what i was looking for. Hands down i have no complaints. I listen to a variety of music and the bass is very clean, clear and has a lot of potential given the right application. I have it all tuned to where my bass is in the negatives w/ the amp tuned between 50-70% and it slams! If i had 2 of these in the back of my coupe i think i would break the glass in my back hatch or lose a license plate, ha ha. This is definitely the ONLY Kenwood sub I would spend the money on...its a great buy and you will not be disappointed. A buddy of mine liked the way the single 12" sounded in my car so much he bought 2 10" subs for his 2008 Silverado. If you are considering this sub, pair these two up(sub/amp), throw a second sub in if you like but if your looking to save space w/o jeopardizing sound quality...hook this up!!!

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T

Clendenin, WV

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July 11, 2008

This is well worth the money. I got one because my space was limited and let me tell you if you give it the amount of power that it needs it will slam. Very good product.

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jon

Terre Haute, IN

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Good sub

December 8, 2007

My friend had this in a non extended cab ranger and it bumps. It hits harder than my old 10 inch kicker comps if you are low on space and budget this is a great pick.

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

Single 12" Subwoofer Angled Truck or Hatchback Box Enclosure

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12" Angled Vented Subwoofer Enclosure

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NVX 25 ft. of True Spec 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

100% OFC wire with EnvyFlex metallic jacket insulates and protects against damage from extreme conditions.

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25 ft. of Streetwires 12 Gauge Speaker Cable

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Belva 23 ft. of 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

Ultra-flexible PVC blended jacket for easy installation.

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20 Square Feet of Sound Dampening Material

NVX Sound dampening is thicker than competitors, eliminates rattles and gives you bigger bass!

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Dynamat Sound Dampening Trunk Kit

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

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Stinger Sound Dampening Trunk Kit

Stinger's Roadkill sound dampening series is sure to kill unwanted road noise and rattles! Enough sound dampening for your whole trunk!

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20 oz. Bag of Poly-Fil

Polyester fiber fiberfill adds better bass to your system.

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12 oz. Can of Adhesive Spray

Spray adhesive used for adhering carpet to subwoofer boxes without bubbles.

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Spring Post Terminal Cup

Makes adding a spring post terminal to an enclosure simple! Banana clip ready!

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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

Enables an expandable, secure connection accepting up to 8 gauge wire.

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Car Stereo and Speaker Installation Tool Kit

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Xscorpion 9-Piece Nylon Plastic Pry and Chisel Tool Set

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Cordless Multi-Functional Heat Tool Soldering Iron Kit

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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12" Protective Waffle Subwoofer Grille

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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

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1 Kenwood eXcelon KFC-XW1200F Subwoofer

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

2 Kenwood eXcelon KFC-XW1200F Subwoofers

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp

4 Channel Amp - Bridged

3 Kenwood eXcelon KFC-XW1200F Subwoofers

4 Channel Amp

4 Kenwood eXcelon KFC-XW1200F Subwoofers

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

2 Channel Amp

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

4 Channel Amp

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Does the sub require a banana plug to install the wire to the sub?
A shopper on Jul 30, 2014
Best Answer: Nope, those are standard push terminals so a banana plug is not required. Simply push on the top and put the speaker wire in the side.
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

KFC-XW1200F

UPC

019048171450

Weight

18.00lbs

Internal SKU

kfcxw1200f

Internal Product ID

9753

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: Kenwood eXcelon KFC-XW1200F