There’s no simpler way to put it – the Sony Xplod Subwoofer is one of the best out there. These subwoofers really are a great product, made by a great company, and a great price. I could go on and on about all the great features or why I reccomend them but I really think it’s best summed up on the Amazon product description for the 12-Inch 1200-Watt Subwoofer. You must check out the Sony Xplod Subwoofers.
“Ready to handle the most aggressive and deeply resonant music available, Sony’s XS-L121P5 Xplod-model automotive subwoofer boasts radical P5 cone architecture for optimal sound with higher power-handling ability, less distortion, and louder output than traditional round cones. Sony has found that a 5-sided woofer design brings structural strength and rigidity, helping the cone retain its shape. This minimizes distortion and cancellation caused by standing waves, providing louder, deeper, more accurate bass. Now you can rock the block and look good doing it, with Sony’s stylish red-and-silver Xplod colors.
With higher power handling and a 50 percent increase in Xmax (or excursion, the total distance the voice coil and cone can travel), this subwoofer plays louder and sounds better than previous models. A larger magnet assembly also allows the four-layer voice coil more room to move so it can handle increased power–up to 350 watts RMS or 1,200 watts peak.
The 12-inch cone is made from Polypropylene, a plastic-based material used primarily for speaker cones due to its resistance to harsh environmental conditions, its rigidity, and its damping. Gold-plated binding posts provide a solid, secure, simple, and capable method of transferring serious current to speakers with protection against corrosion for lower resistance.
The sub’s 4-layer, edge-wound voice coil has an aluminum former wound with 4 layers of copper wire that’s flat rather than round, allowing the wire to pack together extremely tightly. More copper means better current handling, so the woofer can take more power. The aluminum former retains its shape and resists very high temperatures without burning or melting.
Finally, the speaker’s dual “triple-layer” damper employs 3 layers of high-strength damper material to compose each of its 2 spiders (the assemblies that hold the voice coil in place), ensuring virtually perfect linear travel of the voice coil. The lead wires are embedded in the top spider, preventing entanglement and extending the voice coil’s throw.”
You simply can’t ignore the technical specs:
- Automotive passive subwoofer with 12-inch pentagonal cone for low distortion and clean bass
- 30 to 2,000 Hz frequency response; designed for use with amplifiers up to 350 watts RMS (1,200 watts peak)
- Uses anti-corrosive, highly conductive gold-plated binding-post speaker terminals
- 3 layers of high-strength damper material ensures virtually perfect linear travel of the voice coil and thereby accurate performance
- Measures 12.125 x 6.375 inches (W x D) sunk/in socket
Don’t just take my word for it. See what real customers have to say about the Sony Xplod Subwoofer:
Nicholas L. O., Denton, TX
“I have had three of these since 2003 and they STILL all work great. Greatest purchase I have made regarding my car sound system. ”
Joshua G., Ohio
“I purchased two of these subwoofers at circuit city last year b1g1 free. I have them hooked up to a 45×4 deck and a 1000w amp with a crossover. They put out some pretty good sound. When i’m in my driveway about 50 ft away from the house they will shake almost every window in the house. The only reason i gave them a 4star review is because on the higher and lower pitched baselines they sound dull, it is to be expected from 12′s but it seems these do it with more frequencies than most other 12″ subs i’ve played with. If you don’t want to spend too much but still want a nice hum or punch, definitely pick this baby up, might as well get two while you’re at it. ”