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1000W 12" High Performance XS Series Single 4-ohm Marine Subwoofer

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1000W 12" High Performance XS Series Single 4-ohm Marine Subwoofer


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The Industry Standard in High Power Marine Subwoofers

Leading the way for premium Marine Audio, Wet Sounds used advanced acoustical engineering and high end components to make the XS-12 S4 the subwoofer of choice for those looking for high end bass. With the most demanding system in mind, cutting edge engineering and high quality components were used to give you a woofer built for high performance use.

Premium Marine Components

Premium Marine Components

High stiffness Injection Molded Composite Cone, heavy duty magnetic system, and a Rubber Spider, Surround & Magnet Boot are only a few of the high end components Wet Sounds utilizes to provide enthusiasts with one of the highest quality marine drivers on the market.

High Roll Rubber Surround

High Roll Rubber Surround

The XS-12 S4 is equipped with a high roll santoprene thermoformed rubber surround to thoroughly accentuate its 11.50 millimeter Xmax. The drivers 500 watt RMS will only be achieved with proper excursion, and Wet Sound took no short cuts in making sure the driver will push as much air as possible.

Quality That Never Fails

Quality That Never Fails

The skin of the XS-12 S4 is built on a Powder Coated gloss black cast aluminum frame, with a fiberglass former, and gold plated screw down binding posts. Combined with a motor capable of 1000W Peak, 20 Hz low end, and 88dB SPL the XS-12 S4 is built for quality and reliability.

General Features:

  • 12" High Performance XS Series Single 4-ohm Marine Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1,000 watts
    • RMS: 500 watts
  • Injection Molded High Strength Composite Cone
  • Moisture Resistant Rubber Spider & Surround
  • Powder Coated gloss black cast aluminum frame
  • Frequency Response: 20 - 400Hz
  • Sensitivity: 88 dB
  • Top-mount depth: 4.92" (124.96mm)
  • Diameter: 12.60" (320.04mm)
  • Hole Cut Out: 11.26" (286.00mm)
  • Optional Grille Available:
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

TS Parameters

  • Resistance: 3.8Ω
  • Sd: 0.0511 m2
  • Xmax: 11.5 mm
  • Mms (g): 207
  • Cms (uM/N): 134
  • Fs: 30 Hz
  • Vas: 50L
  • Qms: 3.99
  • Qes: 0.49
  • Qts: 0.43
  • Bl (T*m): 17.5
  • Le: 1.7 mH
  • Sub Volume ( ft³): 0.078

For more information on the Thiele and Small Parameters, visit our T/S Parameters Article

Priced Individually

Check out the Wet Sounds SW-65i-B Owner's Manual

Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Size
Refers to the diameter of the subwoofer, 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.

Round / Circle
Main Cone Color
This is the color of the speaker's or subwoofer's cone.
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.
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
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.
1,000 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
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.
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)
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.
1.10 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.
1.70 cubic feet
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".
88 dB
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).
20 - 400 Hz
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.
11.50 mm
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.
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.
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
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)
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.
Amplified or Non-Amplified
This indicates if the subwoofer comes with an amplifier installed as one unit or Non-amplified which requires an external amp to power the subwoofer

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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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: Wet Sounds XS-12 S4