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Focal Performance Sub P 30

12" 4-ohm subwoofer

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Our take on the Focal Performance Sub P 30

by Buck Pomerantz
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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.

Focal's Performance Series subwoofers deliver pure bass power so your music always hits strong and true. This Performance 12" sub features a light, tough poly cone and a self-regulating cooling system, so it'll perform reliably. A butyl rubber surround adds to the sub's strength, durability, and accuracy.

Efficient performance
With heavy ferrite magnets and 4-layer voice coils, it's no surprise this sub handles plenty of power — up to 250 watts RMS. The good sensitivity rating means your amp won't have to work so hard to drive this sub, so you'll get maximum wallop per watt. You can install this sub in a sealed box for tight, punchy bass, or in a ported enclosure for a little more boom.

Highlights:

  • 12" 4-ohm subwoofer
  • polypropylene cone with butyl rubber surround
  • power range: 100-250 watts RMS
  • peak power handling: 500 watts
  • frequency response: 35-500 Hz
  • sensitivity: 90.8 dB
  • top-mount depth: 5-3/4"
  • sealed box volume: 0.88-1.59 cubic feet
  • ported box volume: 1.24-2.82 cubic feet
  • 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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Polypropylene
Surround Material
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Butyl Rubber
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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3.125
Port length (inches)
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7.875
Free-Air
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No
Dual Voice Coil
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No
Sensitivity
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90.8 dB at 2.83 watts
Frequency Response
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35 - 500 Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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100-250
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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500
Top Mount Depth (inches)
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5 3/4
Bottom Mount Depth (inches)
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N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)
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10 3/4
Vas (liters)
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63.92
Fs (Hz)
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31.28
Qts
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0.51
Xmax (millimeters)
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5.25
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?

Download owner's manual

  • 12" Single voice coil woofer
  • Removable rubber mounting ring (installed)
  • Eight 5/8" Self-tapping screws
  • User manual (English/ French)
  • Focal window sticker

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Features

Materials: The FOCAL P 30 features a polypropylene cone and butyl rubber surround to withstand the harsh automotive environment.

Spring-Posts: The P 30 uses spring-post speaker terminals for easy connection of single banana plugs or bare wire up to 10 gauge.

Rubber Gasket: The gasket/mounting-ring ensures better chassis damping and prevents air leakage. The rubber gasket is removable.

Sealed Box Volume: FOCAL recommends a sealed enclosure with a volume between 25 liters (0.88 cubic feet) and 45 liters (1.59 cubic feet).

Ported Box Volume: FOCAL recommends a ported enclosure with a volume between 35 liters (1.24 cubic feet) and 80 liters (2.82 cubic feet) using a single port tube (size in the table below):

Port Specifications

Internal Volume 1.24 ft³ 1.41 ft³ 1.59 ft³ 1.77 ft³ 2.12 ft³ 2.47 ft³ 2.82 ft³
Port 3-1/8" diameter x 7-7/8" long 3-1/8" diameter x 7-7/8" long 3-1/8" diameter x 8-2/3" long 3-1/8" diameter x 8-2/3" long 3-1/8" diameter x 6-11/16" long 3-1/8" diameter x 6-11/16" long 3-1/8" diameter x 6-11/16" long
 
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5 out of 5

Very musical tons of Bass.

Written By RayRay, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, June 05, 2012
 
This is A very good sounding subwoofer it is very musical and blends in very well with four Focal Polyglass speakers, I have this Focal sub running off a Rockford Fosgate T500-1bdcp with 364w RMS and it just slams this sub, Crisp and clear all day long.
Pros:
Polypropylene woofer cone Butyl rubber woofer surround Spider decompression voice coil ventilation Frequency response: 35-500 Hz Sensitivity: 90.8 dB Tons of Clean Bass Can run up to four on my amp
Cons:
None this sub makes my amp run easier and sounds just as good as my JL 12w3v3.
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