Kicker Solo-Baric L5 08S12L52

12" Dual 2 ohm Subwoofer (S12L5, S12L52)

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12" Solo-Baric L5 Series Subwoofer • 1200W Max • 600W RMS • Titanium deposit impregnated cone woofer with rolled outer edge • Santoprene rubber surround • Stamped steel basket • Vented 360° back bracing • Poly-cotton semi-progressive spider

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12" Solo-Baric L5 Series Subwoofer • 1200W Max • 600W RMS • Titanium deposit impregnated cone woofer with rolled outer edge • Santoprene rubber surround • Stamped steel basket • Vented 360° back bracing • Poly-cotton semi-progressive spider



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The Kicker Solo-Baric L5 woofers inherit all the same patented technology as the dominant L7 square woofers at a more affordable price target. The 08/09 series offers a hot new look and improved design, specifically with the new SoloKon technology and heating disbursement. The patented square design allows for 18% more cone, which translates to more sound for you compared to competing round subs. The SoloKon one-piece, injection-molded cone offers full-coverage back bracing that pushes more air and creates louder bass than ever before.

The Santoprene rubber surround of the L5 handles the power of the motor and cone, and a rear foam gasket secures the stamped-steel basket to any given baffle. The logo-bearing steel basket with spring-loaded terminals, a stout magnet, and the logo-bearing protective front gasket also allow the L5 to take on power like never before.

Key Features:

  • 12" Solo-Baric L5 Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1200 watts
    • RMS: 600 watts
  • Titanium deposit impregnated cone woofer with rolled outer edge
  • Santoprene rubber surround
  • Stamped steel basket
  • Vented 360° back bracing
  • Rear foam gasket
  • Spring loaded terminals
  • Poly-cotton semi-progressive spider
  • Heat-dispersing, solid pole piece
  • Spiralead™ tinsel leads
  • High-temperature dual 2 ohm voice coils
  • Frequency response: 20-100 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 87 dB
  • Other search terms: S12L5, S12L52, 12L5, 12L52, 08S12L52
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Product history:

Kicker 08S12L52 thumbnail
(newest, current model)
Kicker S12L52 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Kicker Solo-Baric L5 08S12L52)
Kicker 05S12L52 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Kicker 06S12L52 Solo-Baric L5 Series)
Kicker S12L52 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Kicker 05S12L52)

Subwoofer Wiring Guide

Wiring Guide to Wire 1 Kicker Solo-Baric L5 08S12L52 Subwoofer

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

2 Channel Amp - Bridged

Wiring Guide to Wire 2 Kicker Solo-Baric L5 08S12L52 Subwoofers

Mono Amp

2 Channel Amp

4 Channel Amp - Bridged

Wiring Guide to Wire 3 Kicker Solo-Baric L5 08S12L52 Subwoofers

Mono Amp

Mono Amp - Option 1

4 Channel Amp

Wiring Guide to Wire 4 Kicker Solo-Baric L5 08S12L52 Subwoofers

2 Channel Amp

4 Channel Amp

Specifications & Details

Subwoofer Specifications
Subwoofer Size
Peak Power Handling
1200 watts
RMS Power Handling
600 watts
Voice Coil(s)
Impedance (Per Voice Coil)
2 ohms
Voice Coil Material
Voice Coil Diameter
Frequency Response
20 - 100 Hz
87 dB
Subwoofer Design
Main Cone Color
Woofer Composition
Titanium Deposit Impregnated w/ Rolled Outer Edge
Woofer Surround
Santoprene Rubber
Magnet Structure
Magnet weight
Magnet Type
Subwoofer Grille
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)
Re-Cone Kit Available
CTA-2031 Compliant
Recommended Enclosure Specifications
Recommended Enclosure Type
Ported / Vented
Minimum Sealed Box Volume
.88 cubic feet
Optimum Sealed Box Volume
Maximum Sealed Box Volume
2.00 cubic feet
Minimum Ported Box Volume
1.75 cubic feet
Optimum Ported Box Volume
Maximum Ported Box Volume
3.25 cubic feet
Top-Mount Depth (Mounting Depth)
Cutout Diameter
11-1/16" x 11-1/16"
Shallow Mount Installation
Electromechanical Parameters
Free-Air Resonance (Fs)
Equivalent Compliance (Vas)
Total Speaker Q Value (Qts)
Electrical Q Value (Qes)
Electrical Resistance of Voice Coil (Re)
Mechanical Q Value (Qms)
Efficiency Bandwidth Product (EBP)
What is in the box?
WITB: Subwoofers
Other Accessory #1
Other Accessory #2
Other Accessory #3
Other Accessory #4
Other Accessory #5
Other Accessory #6
Warranty and Return Policy
Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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I have recommended products to friends due to the unbeatable prices and great shipping. I would definitely recommend these products with the guarantee Sonic provides customers. I will purchase more products in the near future.

By Serg187 on September 21, 2009


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I have two of them in my 2007 chevy silverado ext. As of right now i have only 500 watts rms going to them from my jl audio 500/1v2 amp and i set off car alarms with ease. planning on getting more power to them and seeing whats up this summer

By Jzizzo on April 28, 2009


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Big power for a great price.

I bought 2 kicker L5s about 6 months. I put those in a custom ported box,and am giving them power via a Memphis PR.1000. once i tuned the subs in......WOW. I was shocked how good they sounded and how much power they delivered. First couple hard bass notes set off my neighbors car alarm. They accurately reproduce music even at high volume. Country-Rap-Rock-HipHop-Metal-Classical-Swing-Blues-Dance/Techno....What ever your into, you'll love these subs. i have them in the trunk of a 2000 honda civic. It looks like king kong is trying to get out of the trunk. You can crank them all day and not worry bout hurting the voice coil....before i put these in i had Hart EKG 12 inch squares, but the kickers just out perform them by a mile. All i can say is that Kicker Kicks a$$.

By Lexx on February 6, 2010


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Holy Crap

This woofer is amazing. I have one in my jeep grand Cherokee installed in a ported box at 2.30 cubic feet and it sounds so good and hits hard. They blow away my orion c10s. they are hooked up to a kicker 1000.1 amp. HIGHLY recommend. Only bad thing its heavy as hell

By gregory on April 23, 2008


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this sub is amazing!! we installed it in my cousin's s2000 and put a zx 500 amp on it omfg u cant even sit in the car with this beast turned up my ears were ringing for a hour after i got out GET THIS SUB IF U CANT AFFORD THE L7!!
he just called me the other day and told me he was riding threw a parking lot and set off a car alarm .. are u kidding me with 1!! 12 this sub is sick

By justin on September 29, 2008


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greatest ever

Just bought two of the L5 2ohm dvc subs and paired them with a cadence zrs 7000d amp and it sounds awsome if u wont good subs then look no futher here they are and the service i got from Sonic was the best ever

By shawn on November 29, 2010


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Great Subwoofer!!!

I Have One L5 In My 03 Camry, And I Love It Hits Extremely Hard And Is Loud For One Subwoofer! Only Problem Is That The Ported Box I Have It In, Well The Sub Is Actually Starting To Beat It To Death Literally....So Now I Need A New Box.....And Its Doing All Of This On A 400 Watt Mtx Amp...Awesome!

By Sam on February 23, 2009


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Great Speaker!

I love this subwoofer from Kicker!! I've been using it for about 6 months now and would recommend it to anybody. I have it in a 4 door accord and it sounds great. I have the speaker in a 3.25 cubic feet ported enclosure. It is powered by a Hifonics Brutus BRZ1200.1D wired at 1 ohm. This amp and sub combo sounds great in my accord. Kicker has always built quality speakers and they did a great job with this one.

By Jason on January 25, 2012


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I have 2 of these in a dual 12" vented enclosure with a layer of dynamat on the inside of the box, hooked up to a 4000watt power acoustik. I would recommend these subs to anyone, They cracked my windsheild.

By Cory on July 3, 2008


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My Kicker Experience

I am running a 1800 watt/650 rms Hifonics bruits amp to two Solo-beric L5 kickers, one already blew with in the first week of having it. I took the time to break them in, but I guess it was too much. so be advised to take it easy for a few weeks

By Jay on August 17, 2010


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