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Blaupunkt TSw1200

12" 4-ohm subwoofer

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by Steven Johnson
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What's a component sub and why would I want one?

A component sub is simply a speaker that's designed to reproduce bass once it's installed in a compatible enclosure. Think about the impact of a movie soundtrack in a big theater or even in your own home HDTV setup. A component sub can add the same kind of power to the music in your car. And a car sub is not all about the boom that you hear on a street corner (although that's cool too) - you can pair a component sub with your choice of enclosure to get bass just the way you like it, from tight and punchy to fat and loose. And once you experience music in your car with a well-tuned subwoofer, you'll never go back.

Got enough juice? Get an amp for your new sub Talk about low end clarity! Blaupunkt 's Transparent Series TSw1200 12" subwoofer houses a translucent polymer cone in a transparent polycarbonate basket for accurate performance and exceptional style. Even the included grilles are clear, so you can backlight these babies to create a show-stopping effect.

A big 40-ounce magnet, 2" voice coil, and heavy-duty black foam surround spell big power handling — up to 200 watts RMS! Spring-loaded binding posts make a secure connection with your speaker wire. This sub will work in a variety of enclosures, and it's suitable for free air use.

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Highlights:

  • 12" 4-ohm subwoofer
  • translucent blue polymer cone with foam surround
  • transparent polycarbonate basket
  • transparent grille included
  • frequency response 20-200 Hz
  • power range 50-200 watts RMS (600 watts peak power)
  • sensitivity: 93 dB
  • top-mount depth: 5-7/16"
  • sealed box volume: 0.5 - 2.0 cubic feet
  • ported box volume: 0.5 - 2.0 cubic feet
  • Recommended Q-Logic Box Type: 1, 2, 3, 4
  • warranty: 1 year
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Features and Specs
Size
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12 -inch
Impedance
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4 ohms
Cone Material
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Transparent polymer
Surround Material
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Foam
Ideal Sealed Box Volume (cubic feet)
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N/A
Ideal Ported Box Volume (cubic feet)
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N/A
Port diameter (inches)
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N/A
Port length (inches)
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N/A
Free-Air
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Yes
Dual Voice Coil
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No
Sensitivity
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93 dB at 2.83 watts
90 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response
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20 - 200 Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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50-200
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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600
Top Mount Depth (inches)
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5 7/16
Bottom Mount Depth (inches)
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6
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)
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11 1/16
Vas (liters)
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118.3
Fs (Hz)
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25
Qts
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0.35
Xmax (millimeters)
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5.6
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
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What's in the box?

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  • One 12" woofer
  • 1 Transparent plastic grille
  • 8 Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Manual

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Features
Enclosure Compatibility

Features

Transparent Polymer Cone (TPC): The injected transparent polymer cone is lightweight and mechanically rigid, allowing the speaker to play louder with less power. Acoustically inert, the cone does not "color" the sound of the music, giving you accurate musical reproduction. The woofer uses a foam surround.

Transparent Polycarbonate Basket: The transparent polycarbonate basket is acoustically inert, so that sonic output is free of unwanted resonances. Since the magnet is encapsulated by the polycarbonate basket, the speaker is inherently water-resistant, allowing you to use it in outdoor and marine applications.

Extended Pole Piece: The pole piece has been extended to provide a more linear magnetic field for woofer operation. This lowers distortion and provides the woofer with better low frequency response.

Enclosure Compatibility

Recommended Sealed Box Volume: Blaupunkt recommends using this woofer in a sealed enclosure with one of the following internal volumes: 0.5, 0.75, 1.0, 1.5, or 2.0 cu/ft.

Recommended Ported Box Volume: Blaupunkt recommends using this woofer in a ported enclosure with one of the following internal volumes:

  • 0.5 cu/ft: one 2" diameter x 4" long port
  • 0.75 cu/ft: one 2" diameter x 4" long port
  • 1.0 cu/ft: one 2" diameter x 3.7" long port
  • 1.5 cu/ft: one 2" diameter x 3.6" long port
  • 2.0 cu/ft: one 2" diameter x 3" long port

Recommended Single-Vented Bandpass Box Volume: The bandpass box sizes recommended by Blaupunkt include the following:

  • 1.0 cu/ft: has a vented chamber volume of 0.45 cu/ft and a sealed chamber volume of 0.55 cu/ft. The vented chamber can have one 3" diameter x 3.7" long port, or one 4" diameter x 7.8" long port.
  • 1.25 cu/ft: has a vented chamber volume of 0.625 cu/ft and a sealed chamber volume of 0.625 cu/ft. The vented chamber can have one 3" diameter x 4.1" long port, or one 4" diameter x 8.7" long port.
  • 1.5 cu/ft: has a vented chamber volume of 0.75 cu/ft and a sealed chamber volume of 0.75 cu/ft. The vented chamber can have one 3" diameter x 3.9" long port, or one 4" diameter x 8.3" long port.
  • 2.0 cu/ft: has a vented chamber volume of 1.0 cu/ft and a sealed chamber volume of 1.0 cu/ft. The vented chamber can have one 3" diameter x 3.8" long port, or one 4" diameter x 8.1" long port.
  • 2.5 cu/ft: has a vented chamber volume of 1.4 cu/ft and a sealed chamber volume of 1.1 cu/ft. The vented chamber can have one 3" diameter x 4.5" long port, or one 4" diameter x 9.3" long port.
 
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5 out of 5

Good for money and unique model

Written By RicardoFr, Portugal on Saturday, June 15, 2013
 
I'm a happy owner of a pair of this subwoofer's

They work really good, and they offers a nice sound. I'm not using in car audio application, but as home stereo system (2 way speakers,) but as I said, the sound is very good and loud. I also like the transparent basket and cone, this make them a unique and different model of speakers, I think blaupunkt should make this subwoofer again.
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Transparent cone and basket, good value for price.
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5 out of 5

STILL pounding!!!!!

Written By Sparky3489, Illinois on Wednesday, July 27, 2011
 
I've owned these subs for well over 5 years now and they are clear, precise and they pound. It's too bad they are disco'd because I'd love to get my hands on more of them. This is my current setup - http://sparky3489.webs.com/vumeterproject.htm
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2 out of 5

POOR sound Quality

Written By Anonymous, San Angelo, Texas on Thursday, September 01, 2005
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If you want a speaker that will have good deep bass and that is it then go ahead and buy this speaker. If you want a speaker that is going to sound good and produce distinct bass notes than spend some more money and get a better speaker. This is the worst sounding speaker I have ever heard. I have owned several stereo systems and these are by far the worst subs as far as sound quality I have ever heard.
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5 out of 5

Great Speakers for your budget

Written By DraXgoN, San Diego, Ca on Thursday, August 18, 2005
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I bought two but only have one connected to my Performance Teknique 400w Amp and the bass booms like crazy. Had problems in the begining but it was from the amp. sounds great. right in my budget. i wont be using the other one until i get a new car. Get this sub. You'll never regret it
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4 out of 5

Plays better than it's worth.

Written By Dee, Charleston, SC on Monday, August 08, 2005
 
These subs play a whole lot better than what I paid for them. I got two 12"s hooked up to an AudioBahn A4004T(200w per CH bridged @ 4 ohms) and my boys think that I got some top end $400 dollar subs. With the right amp, you might be able to run with the big guns. People can hear me in my 99 regal from about 4 blocks away, THUMPIN!!!!!!
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5 out of 5

Great bang for the price

Written By Chris, Louisville, KY on Tuesday, August 02, 2005
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I'm by no means into competition with my car stereo so these subs really kick for my purpose. I needed more trunk space than my 15" Vega's allowed so I paired these Blaupunkt 12's with a Q-logic QLH-.8512DE dual 12" trunk/hatchback box. I have a 1997 Grand Prix and can finally use the trunk for other purposes.

This combination has left me very pleased with my purchase. Although I've only had it hooked up for three days now, it has not let me down one bit. When I crank it up, it still rattles as if I hadn't changed a thing. I've got an eight year old EX2 450 watt amp hooked up to them.
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4 out of 5

Blaupunkt TSw1200

Written By eric, Romeo MI on Monday, July 25, 2005
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i have 2 of these 12" subs in a sealed q logic box also bought from crutchfield and a profile ap1000m amp that puts out 500rms watts at 2 ohms.... witch is to much power for these subs they say can handle 200 rms and im putting 250 rms and when the amp is at full power "250 watts per speaker" the subs are very distorted , they are great if i turn the gain on the amp down to about have so they are great subs if you have the right amout of power going to them they sound great. so overall i give them a 8 out of 10 just because they distort even with the right wattage
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5 out of 5

Great Deal!

Written By Ben, Hartford, CT on Friday, May 13, 2005
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Bought a pair of these for 75 including shipping. I built a box with 2 chambers at 2 cubic feet each, with 2 inch diameter by 3 3/4 inch long ports. The sound quality is great, and they really thump even in my friend's pickup truck with a crummy no-name (rampage?) amp. Just set them up right and this is really quite an amazing bargain. Gonna buy some more for myself. Very highly recommended.

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5 out of 5

KICK *** speakers

Written By stereo freak, mansfield ohio on Saturday, May 07, 2005
 
I recently purchased 2 of these subwoofers. I am only running a MTX 282 THUNDER amp, which is 280 watts bridged. I have these in a ported box, you can turn up the volume up half way and they rattle my rearview mirror. I can be heard from 400 feet away!!!! These subs are defentally worth $70.00. GREAT BUY!!!!
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5 out of 5

Blaupunkt TSw1200

Written By dragonpitt, Baton Rouge, LA on Saturday, April 30, 2005
 
I have owned a pair of these for over a year. They are durable, powerful, and rich sounding. I'm considering a purchase of two more for an isobaric enclosure.
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4 out of 5

Hit good for look and price!

Written By shane, canton oh. on Saturday, April 16, 2005
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For each sub,place firing up,1.25 cu. ft. box sealed, 300W+. you'll be pleased.Other boxes and\or setup,was weak.
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