Kenwood's KFC-W3011 12" subwoofer offers excellent power handling, high efficiency, and stellar bass — all with a classy appearance which sets it apart from the crowd. Get more substance with your style from this Kenwood's high-impact sub.

The KFC-W3011 features a polypropylene cone with a heavy-duty rubber surround that promotes deep excursion. The cone's stainless steel finish creates a remarkably clean look, while adding strength and durability. The massive magnet cover keeps the sub's inner workings safe from the moisture and dust.

A reversible trim ring allows you to top-mount or bottom-mount the sub, and silver-plated push terminals provide a convenient, secure hookup. This sub works in both sealed and ported enclosures, so you can choose tight or boomy bass response.

Priced per speaker

Product Highlights:

  • 12" subwoofer with 4-ohm voice coil
  • stainless steel-coated polypropylene cone with rubber surround
  • power range: 50-400 watts RMS (1,200 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 25-800 Hz
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • mounting depth: 6-3/4"
  • sealed box volume: 0.8 - 1.75 cu. ft.
  • ported box volume: 1.0 - 2.0 cu. ft.
  • Recommended Q-Logic Box Type: 1, 2, 3
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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.

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knows his stuff

Written By Anonymous, boston mass on Friday, September 11, 2015

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like most lower end subs that say the are 4 ohms they aren't always 4 ohms. I bought 2 used as a cheap replacement and they hit awesome. when I put multimeter on them they both read 3.2 and 3.1 ohms. so if ur amp is only 2 ohm stable it will clip the subs at 1.6 ohms. the amp I have is an spl non mono 2ch amp, 2 ohm stable on each channel and each sub gets about 350 rms at 3 ohms. great sub. mine have bin beaten hard, fallin over, kicked and they still pound hard. also hits the lows very well. wouldn't power it at 400 unless u have a box to spec jst like it should be in. great subs will def. buy again. got two in a box for 50 bux and they really impressed me. ive had jbls and alpines and kickers but sometimes a cheap well made product can surprize you! also this gen is way better then the new generation that don't hit lowes. these go down to 25 unlike the new ones that only go down to 38. if u can find these buy them

Pros: hit lows well. durable if not clipped cheap and look cool especially inverted

Cons: They Are 3 OHMS Not 4 So If U Blew It U Probly Clipped It. should be labelled at 3 ohms!. also a sony 380rms bridged amp is not a quality amp, dirty power and can only handle 4 ohms bridged. it wasn't the sub it was how u wired it and gave it dirty power lol.


Written By Scott l, Hopkinton R.i on Saturday, August 09, 2014

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I read some negative reviews on these subwoofers and wondering if there talking about the same ones Kac-w3011 from kenwood?! Or if they hooked them up the rite way? I bought these used from a friend who sold his car and I have to tell you ,after 3 years + between us hammering them they are as tight and boom every time I listen to them?I have 2- 12's in a sealed box powered by 2- 1000 w kenwood kfc-7205 two of them! One for each sub .i used the dmm and set them up as they should be in his and my cadillac deville and holy sh#* they are heard from Ten blocks away.if they are blowing up in a week all I can say is your doing something wrong.

Pros: The bass is incredible ad tight .all I listen to is heavy screaming metal and loud as he'll

Cons: None I can think of


Written By timf15, Colville, WA on Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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I just bought this sub from a friend and I hooked it up to a Bazooka CSA300.1 amp and it sounds real nice. Bass hits hard and made the trunk rattle. This is the sub for anyone that are looking for the best bang per buck sub


Written By dan_80, fort irwin, ca on Sunday, May 13, 2012

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wpw these hit good. i mean the low end is huge. these things rumble hard. i dont know if its my box or the speaker but they dont seem to like the higher end bass.

when it hits that sweet spot, it will rumble big time.

Best Buy

Written By matt, grand rapids, mi on Thursday, January 05, 2012

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i have 2 of these hooked to a autotek 1200w amp in a ported box in my grand cherokee. ran to a boss head unit. things sound real good. kick hard as crap. and a good clean bass in a very sound and sealed jeep.

Pros: kicks hard, clean bass

Kenwood KFC-W3011

Written By Jeffrey, Colorado on Friday, April 17, 2009

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I got this for a deal as it was being discontinued..

I'm not sure why they discontinued it.. (newer model maybe?) Because this speaker hits HARD. I have it in a 1.0 cf ported box. Slim box design to fit in the tiny cargo area behind the rear seat of a Rubicon Jeep Wrangler. Port is about 5"x1"x10"deep. 16 Guage wiring.

I'm using a Rockford Fosgate Punch P300.2 (Birth Certificate says 383 RMS) to push it.

This thing can be heard from a block away. Turn it down at lights because cars around you won't only hear it... They will feel it. Think that it is hard to get good sound in a Jeep with the top off? Think again.... From my experience it kinda tciks ppl off a lot more... because they have no choice but to listen (and feel) whatever song your playing. Be responsible unless you really like torquing other ppl off.

I also have excellent Polk speakers installed in all the other 5 Jeep speakers locations, so mids and highs are crystal clear and loud. Those are all being run off the deck power. Blaupunkt Brisbane SD48.

So if your lucky enough to get your hands on one of these subs and can work it into your setup... I think you'll be pretty impressed. And for the price, I don't think you'll find its equal anywhere.


Written By issac, miami on Thursday, February 19, 2009

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for the price it was worth it and it sounds real good in my suburban.

For The MONEY you can NOT go Wrong!!!!!!

Written By Andrew, PGH on Wednesday, February 04, 2009

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Hello, I have bought these subs about 1 year ago, And there still beating

I love These Speakers, They are the best I ever had.
I have them in a Camaro box, And they Slam HARD!
n Im usin a kac-7203 1000watt max
SO im not even pushin them hard and they still sound GREAT!

Im telling you, can now go wrong.

Great Speakers

Written By Justin, Bessemer, Al on Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I just installed to of these kenwoods in a ported box and they are very good speakers but i only have 500 watts pushin them rightnow but soon i will be installing 1,000 kenwood mono amp

Amazing difference!!!!!!

Written By foresterrocker, Houghton MI on Thursday, January 08, 2009

I bought these after buying a bandpass enclosure that had to Dual bran 12 inch subs in it. I cant say it was the worst but i have done seeing as i got it for 40 dollars. well i decided to get something better so i put 2 of these in the band pass enclosure and it was a night and day difference these hit easily twice as hard with the same exact amp and tuning and then once tuned correctly there was no competition . best money i have ever spent


Written By Will, Los Angeles, CA on Friday, November 21, 2008

Just installed this thing, and let me tell you, even with a low budget JL 230W RMS bridged amp pumping this thing hits HARD, harder than my old JL W3 12" i previously had, i changed subs because the JL was giving me trouble due to the speaker had bad wiring inside so it would go in and out a lot... This kenwood hits HARD!... BOOM FOR YOUR BUCK! GET IT if you're lookin for something entry level or something you just wanna have a little bump in your trunk to make your music sound better!

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Written By Playa, Bay Area California on Thursday, November 13, 2008

I have 2 of these in a ported box powered by a 1000 watt (peak) kenwood amp

The system is LOUD. It has accurate bass for all types of music, but when I slap the hyphy I get a back massage in the front seat of a 4 door. EVERYTHING rattles, the trunk, tail lights, license plate, and even the bottom of my spare tire well. I'm very happy with them.

Amazing Subs..!!

Written By Presley, LaCombe, La on Friday, November 07, 2008

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I got these subs a couple of weeks ago. They are AMAZING.. I have been a Rockford Fosgate, MTX, And Kicker Man myself for years. I bought these subs for the G/F and heard how good they really are and gave her my 2 Kicker 12" subs.. These subs are the best I've heard yet. Really. I had alot of subs and amps in my life and these are hands down the best overall..!! I have these on a R.F. P450.4 and they are incredible.. They are clear and LOUD..!! I just bought a Kicker 750.1 and I can't even wait to see how much better they can sound.. I will say from my experience that these subs are really worth twice what they are asking for them.. I'm going to buy an extra set just in case I need them down the road..!! -Pres.

Kenwood KFC-W3011

Written By Rodney, Emmet, AR on Thursday, November 06, 2008

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I ordered these subs for my daughters Lancer GTS. Direct replacement of a pair of Blaupunkt. The difference in the bass is unreal. I recommend these subs to anyone who wants the most bang for the buck.

Totally Satisfied

Written By Jon E.C., San Antonio, TX on Monday, November 03, 2008

I bought this sub to replace my perfect 12.1 which i had for about 7 yrs or so...... anyway, i dropped this puppy in the old box and after a couple of days it was ROCKIN my charger. RUnning an amp bridged for about 180w My next purchase is definately a bigger amp. then i'm sure it'll blow my mind. The reason it doesn't get a 5 star rating is because it doesn't hit the real lows.

Worse choice ever !!!

Written By scorpors, Virgin Islands on Sunday, November 02, 2008

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I won't recommended these subs unless your a novice. I bought mines about 2 months ago and one of them blew after the break end period.They
boomed for awhile, then I noticed one of them started to rattle even with the volume turned down low. After some play time I noticed that I had to turn up the volume more and more to get some bass, which caused a lot of distortion. If your a first timer these might be good enough to fool around with, just remember not to give them too much power. Spend the few extra bucks and get yourself some good quality subs and do a through research/review before your purchase.Just remember, quality over
quantity. If it's too good to be true ... IT PROBABLY IS !!!

One is all you need

Written By Alex, Cincinnati, Oh on Tuesday, October 28, 2008

i have this one sub powered by a Alpine Mrp-m500 and it pounds so hard
in my 2008 scion xb recomend to all cant beat it for a total system under

These subs are excellent

Written By Jason, Lex, KY on Sunday, October 26, 2008

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A guy I work with purchased these subs, and he recommended them to me. I'm glad he did. I have them in a sealed box in my trunk and the bass response is excellent regardless if I'm listening to rap or the Beach Boys. I highly recommend these subs to anyone--especially for those like me who was looking for the best "Boom for your buck." Believe me, you won't be dissapointed.

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Written By Nick, Austin, MN on Wednesday, October 15, 2008

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These subs are great. sounds nice and feels better. can't beat the price anywhere else.

Exceptional Product

Written By Anonymous, St. Louis, IL on Thursday, October 09, 2008

Probably the best set of subs ive ever had. Went from 2 rockford fosgate Punch P2 10s to my new kenwood 12s with a 1800 watt amp and 2 fahrad capacitor and the results were phenominal. Ive barely used as much power as they can take and they beat so cleanly and hard its amazing. This is one of the best deals ive seen out there. Dont be a fool and skip this deal! Its top of the line bass package right here.

Hit for on a bit

Written By TELLY, Okinawa, Japan on Thursday, October 09, 2008

I purchased just one of the Kenwood Subs. The first I've ever taken a chance on anything outside of Fosgate...big mistake. The sub is hooked to a 1000W Sony X-Plod Amp. Nothing special just a nice amp which kicks out 380W RMS. I felt that between the RMS on the Sub (400W) and the amp. It should make for pretty nice trunk rattling. Well, it hit hard for only about an hour...seriously an hour then died on me. I was a bit upset. It did sound good I will say that but longevity is key for me. I had my Fosgate for 14 years and it was still sounding good.

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Written By Derek, E. patchogue on Monday, October 06, 2008

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These subs are amazing. great price

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Written By Gomez, Las Vegas, NV on Thursday, October 02, 2008

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I have own other brands of subs such as Rockford Fostgate and Sony Explode Subs and pioneer. But, have never had a sub that hits this hard with such accuracy. I have two 12" hooked up to a 1500 watt amp in a ported box, and boy they hit. These two subs make 4 12" clarions sound like nothing. I'm tellin you they hit. Well worth what they are worth.

incredible sound and value

Written By Adam, Myrtle Beach, SC on Friday, September 26, 2008

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These subs are simply amazing. For the sound quality and spl that these subs can produce, I would pay at least double for them. The 2 12's are hooked up to a 1000w Kenwood amp on a 2 ohm load. Man are they powerful. My old kicker comp vrs are wimps in comparison. I even turned off the 12db bass boost so that I could hear the music!

I'm telling you, if you think buying those $800 Audiobahns is the only way you can get the power you want, think again. Try these. You won't be dissappointed.

Great bang for your buck!

Written By Ryan, Shippensburg, PA on Friday, September 26, 2008

Being very open to stereo brands, Kenwood really supprised me! For only a single voice coil, this speaker really hits hard... I have 2 in my 04 wrx, and a new rearview mirror is in need! Keep in mind, the sound of the speaker is only as good as the amp that pushes it!!! I have a Kenwood KAC-9104D, and it is plenty to make some noise!

couldn't believe it

Written By yakfizz, chitown on Wednesday, September 03, 2008

My friend recently got 2 of these subs in a sealed box around 2 cu ft and he hooked it up to a sony xplod amp pushing 175 rms! Now you might be saying sony xplod? This kid has know idea what he is talking about right?WRONG? These subs pound! Dont get me wrong I've heard better systems but for the price all together $400 you cant go wrong!First we had the set up in an 02 Impala and its sounded pretty good with awesome lows. BUT THEN we put it in my car (2 door pontiac grand am with rear fold down seats ) and we were completly amazed at how much louder it was. The lows were even more phenomenal then before, the bass literally took my rear view mirror off and rattled my friends radar so much it broke parts inside it! I'd HONESTLY UNDERGUESTIMATE this sytem at about 135 decibels!Thats enough for most people.

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Written By destin, deweyville,TX on Sunday, August 03, 2008

only running 200 watts but still hits. cant wait till i get a new amp

Get 134 dB!!!

Written By Alecks86, Minnesota on Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Well... hook two of these up with a 2 ohm load to a kenwood KAC 9103D amp with atleast a .5 micro farad cap along with a ported box and you'll be bumpin 134 dB. These subs rock, especially for the price. I bought these and the guy that metered it said he never heard kenwoods so loud before. Now all i need to get is the back of my 02 neon dynamated and hopefully i'll be in the low 140's.....


Written By Michael, NJ on Wednesday, July 16, 2008

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These things bump. I had two of these for about 9 months and recently upgraded to two 12" alpine type-Rs. The Rs have good sound quality, but they just cant match the loudness of the Kenwoods. These subs can rattle your inner ear to the point of discomfort. Great for any type of music. Definitely a great buy for the loudness, but a little more quality would have been nice.

Baller on a budget

Written By Antonio, San Diego, CA on Tuesday, July 01, 2008

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These are great
subs, i just put
them in my
fiberglass box and
now my Z bumps. I
have an alpine amp
that was about 150
and the kenwood
touch screen that
was about 600. my
whole system was
like 1400 with the
box, and it sound
great. no complaints
10/10. 2 thumbs up,
with these subs u
cant go wrong.

Awesome Set Of Subwoofer!!! Very Hard Hitting!!!

Written By chris, Spencer, West Virginia on Tuesday, June 10, 2008

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Theese Subs are awesome at first I was sorta Leary, I really had never
used Kenwood Subs, But I knew there amps and headunits are killer!!!
Anyways I Bought Two of thesse in 12inch and hook them up Too A
Kenwood KAC-9104D 1800 Watt Mono Block Amp, And Theese SUBS ARE
LOUD!!! Even in my Buick Regal which is a very large car! They hit really
DEEP and really hard! I Put them in a Custom Rockford Fosgat Ported
Enclosure!!! And they are GREAT in Ported, Some Of The Best Bass I have
Ever heard!!! I Recommend Theese Subs If You Dont Want too Break Your
Pocket, But You Want too Bump Get Two Of Theese subs!!!! Havent Even
Broke Mine In Yet!!!!!


Written By john, Greenville,Texas on Tuesday, May 27, 2008

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Don't let the price fool you ,these subwoofers hit and sound good.I was
skeptical about buying these sub woofer because they were so cheap, but you get the
great warranty Crutchfield offers.The wattage is confusing on them
400watts rms 800watts max rms and 1200watts peak,but as long as it is a
clean 800watts there seems to be no problems ,but if you have it clipping
and a bass boast turned up all the way where they are over extrution,then
you can count on blowing them.I think I am going to get two more and
have four ,that should rock with 1500watts of Rockfordfosgate.If you are
looking for a pair of 12 inch woofers that want set you back a arm and a
leg ,then these are the ones to get .They are well constucted and handle
lots of power ,and just a good all around good subwoofer.

Awsome Subs

Written By Nick, patton, mo on Monday, May 26, 2008

these subs are cheap and hit hard. i love them, they give awsome bass and there is no better buy, if interested buy


Written By Brian, STEVENSVILLE, MD on Saturday, May 24, 2008

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okay, these subs are great, i have them hooked up to a kicker 750.1 amp which i learned is perfect for the two kenwood subs i have, i learned about it from reading a review off crutchfield of course, hit hard, once broken in sound alot better, only problem i have is that 1 of them blew the 1st dat y ihad them, it must be a problem from the factory, i would not recomend taking your amp remote up more than 1/4 of the way, because if ur listenin to rap like me 1/2 or over will blow them, i LOVE DEFANING MUSIC I BLARE MY RAP THEY HIT SO HARD I PARKED THE CAR AT THE SCHOOL POPPED THE TRUNK AND EVERY BODY WAS LOVING THEM THEIR GREAT, just dont kill them before they even break in, but crutchfield is greAt and they are replacing the blown sub, it was also awesum cuz i ordered a amp 2 subs a box and wiring and it was at my house within 24 hours great shipping and crutchfield has the best customer support, i have a kenwood excelon headunit, two 4x6 pioneers on the front doors 2 6x9 kenwoods on the back deck, q logic type two box dual type, kicker 750.1 amp and the street wiring, awesum package, it sounds the best only one person hated on my subs saying that his were "competition" HA YEA RIGHT MINE BLOW OUT THE COMPETITION all though i would prefer w7's but do not have that much money so GO KENWOOD!!

nice for the price

Written By Robert, San Francisco, CA on Saturday, May 17, 2008

I've actually had these, but sold them to my co-worker a couple months ago
because they were 12's and I just bought my new compact 4cyl. to save gas of
course. Anyway, I sold them to him for a nice price, even if I got them both for
the second one half price.

When he had a custom box made, it took up his all his trunk, and it's pretty big
too (sebring). These pups sounded very clean. Happy for him. As for myself,
I've got 2 8" just for clean sound. And still have my 2 10" MBQ's I got from
Cruthfield on the killer deal b4 Rockford and MB split.

Get the right box, and these will sound clean.


Written By Garland, LOUISVILLE,KY on Tuesday, May 13, 2008

No..... I really mean it.... They aren't very loud but just loud enough.... I have been dealing with for years, I have been through subwoofers in and out... I have 2 (12's) in a sealed box with a 600 watt amp and hit hard and sound really good.... VERY IMPRESSED... The best money I have spent on 2 subs

Kenwood KFC-W3011

Written By Gabriel, Chicago on Monday, May 12, 2008

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I had
these originally hooked up to a profile amp giving 320 watts of power to
each one, and they were banging, then I stepped my game up and got a
750 watt kicker with a max output of 943 watts. After a good two weeks of
banging they gave out. But I had them for a total of about two months.
Overall they're good speakers, just don't push them to that 400 watt limit.


Written By Mr47, Chillicothe, IL on Sunday, May 04, 2008

I got two of these to put in the back of my blazer because I was tired of not being able to hear the baseline of the songs. When I hooked these up to my 1000 Watt kenwood amplifier I could HEAR and FEEL the base. As many people have said, these hit hard. I actually ended up turning the amp down as far as it would go just so I could hear the music. The best thing about these subs compared to other subs is that they aren't just loud, they actually have good tone to them as well. Never underestimate kenwood, you can't go wrong with the brand.


Written By Devon, Milo, IA on Saturday, May 03, 2008

I have two of these assembled in a great box, hooked to a Kenwood
receiver and a Kenwood Amplifier. They are all fitted very tightly in a Ford
Ranger Standard cab. These rattle the mirrors out of preset origins, and let
people know you are coming...from several blocks away. Except my subs
are 10's but they sound like 12's. Especially with the 1000 watt 4 ohm amp
bridged in a 2ohm style. These are getting around or past there
peaks...Although DO NOT run them alone, these work the best in a 2 ohm
load. More power in and out, leaving you with great spl alongside sql and
a great price! GET them NOW!

Kenwood KFC-W3011

Written By James, Ogden, UT on Monday, April 28, 2008

I Honestly and personally Love this Sub..It Hits Hard i have in total five.
Two in my 95 honda accord, Two in my 84 monte carlo, and One in my 94
camry coupe..And regardless of wether u have a cheesy Amp
WHich i do in my camry (Sony xplod 1000w)to a Top of line best amp that
money could buy. i have a Fosgate p325 in my monte and Its Hits and Hard
and not some trunk rattle it thumps loud enough to set alarms off..And for
what there offering IS A
STEAL...Get it

Great price for a great product

Written By mexia'saggie, Mexia, TX on Thursday, April 10, 2008

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I bought two of these subs for my single cab F-150 and I can barely turn up
the volume half way until i cant hear anything but vibrations. These subs hit
hard!! Great price for the quality of Kenwood.


Written By Brett, Shoreham NY on Tuesday, March 25, 2008

These things can rattle a car. I have a 2 of these subs and a 100 watt amp and it rattles my 2002 altma. dont read negitive things about these subs because people get the wrong amp for the subs. they dont need a expensive amp for them to be pushed.

good deal

Written By alexandern05, philadelphia pa on Saturday, March 22, 2008

i bought 2 of these subs and they are great. they are cheap and still sound great ihave 2 of these in my jeep runnin with a 2500 watt amp and they bump. when people are in the back seat of my car they always complain about headaches and there ears hurt if you put stuff on the dash it just falls off. i would highly recomend good product....

Good Bass

Written By Edi, San Jose, CA on Monday, February 25, 2008

With the proper deck, box and amplifer, these subs sound great. I have a alpine deck with a pioneer amp that pushes these close to their potential RMS. These make songs that were not intended to bang hard on the bass BANG!!! Again, an amplifier is a must with these or otherwise you can not here anything. Great product for the money its worth

very nice subs

Written By cody, po ho MI on Sunday, February 17, 2008

i have got two of these hooked to rockford mono blok amp pushing 1000 watts rms at 2 ohms and let me tell you they hit real hard for a 100 dollar subwoofer i was very suprised i would recomend these subs to anyone that wants some bass that wont break your bank verynice subs!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Boom Boom Booom

Written By Mu$!K&M3, Miami. FL. on Monday, February 04, 2008

just got this sub put in 2day one 12 in the box...i got looks already powered with a Profile AP600 amp...sounds real nice...I just need some Dynamat !

Good Deal

Written By Ricky, Rogers, AR on Sunday, February 03, 2008

This is my first system and i got two. Put them in a sealed box because I didn't have enough for ported. I hvae it hooked up to a Kenwood 900W RMS @ 2 ohms amp and 1800W Max. With wiring that holds up to 250W Max. So i need to get a new kit. I'm very pleased. Very clean sound and hits hard. I know it'll hit even harder when i get new power wire. Crutchfield ships fast. They recieved payment on Monday and I got it all on thursday. Thanks Crutchfield. I would totally reccommend these.

Great subs

Written By 426hemi, Pittsburgh PA on Sunday, January 27, 2008

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These subs are awesome if you have the power.....I tried them at 500 watts rms @ 2ohms and they just didn't do it for me. I now have them at 750rms 2 ohms and they hit clean and hard!!! The suspension on these subs are very stiff.... don't under power them!!!

Kenwood KFC-W3011

Written By Bass Bumpin', Ocean County, NJ on Monday, January 07, 2008

I have 2 of these subs in the extended-cab part of my '99 Ford Ranger XLT...and let me tell you...they hit !!...and i just ordered a Kenwood KAC-9103D Amp to go along with 'em...and the price is great too..i would recommend these to anyone who's looking for great subs, for a great price!!!

Kenwood KFC-W3011

Written By Kat, florida on Tuesday, December 25, 2007

i have 2 hooked up and they pound
if you dont like them you dont kno good sound!

Kenwood KFC-W3011

Written By Chris, Michigan on Tuesday, October 09, 2007

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Well, i have hooked up two of these subs to last years Kenwood amp (KAC-9102d), putting about 425 RMS to each, they sound pretty darn good if you ask me, i havent had any problems with them. Good sub for the price.

Why I say no Don't buy THESE

Written By SuperfastLarry, Oklahoma on Monday, September 24, 2007

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I have gone throw six Pairs of these speakers. the reture surves was fast, i got the new ones to me in like two day's but the speakers NO Not Again Sorry you pay me to take them off you hands and i wall have them blown in a week and my amp even turned up. O my Why the price was nice, and thay never run out of stock but its' just the fack that I want to boom boom but all i get is a week of warming them up breaking them in them a nother week were i can turn it up and Boom but not the good kind! ! ! so you make your Mind i'm just say NO NO NO NO NO NO there is better speakers out there just look !


Written By shane, dubuque,ia on Monday, September 17, 2007

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i bought 2 of these subs and they are amazing i was very impressed with the quality of these fo rthe prise i payed for them. thank you crutchfield.

Bump Bump Bump

Written By Keenen, Buffalo, MN on Wednesday, September 12, 2007

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You might think im crazy, i just installed 3 of these puppies in my suburban. I built the box myself. I made each subs compartment 1.5 cubic feet & put in a 3 inch dia, 4 inch long port tube, just like the recomendations say. I have the subs hooked up 2 a 3000 watt @ 1ohm amp. Its running @ 3ohms, so about 1600 watts total or about 600 watts per woofer. Let me tell you, they pound!! The rear door pannels fell off of my truck!! The only downside is, when i have the gain turned more than 1/2 way up, the ports whistle like no tommorow. I'm thinkin about addin more ports. Great value, awesome sub. I HIGHLY recomend them. O by the way, i'd recomend some dynamat, these subs will find rattles in things that never rattled before! Im gonna go bump, see ya.

WOW you will love this sub I can't hate

Written By Naj, Oakland,Ca on Saturday, August 18, 2007

I bought 2 of these subs with 2 RF 300-1 mono amp one for each sub, the bass hit Soooooooooo hard that I have a bottle on pain pills for the headaches I get from this system. Know I am a huge Fosgate man but I can't hate for the price these subs give the RF punch 3 a run for the money. I was planning to keep these subs for a week of 2. Now I'm keeping them for good.


Written By Dhaval, Anderson, SC on Wednesday, August 08, 2007

ROWDY! that pretty much says it all for these subs. I wasn't that big of a fan for Kenwood but i def. love Kenwood now. These subs get every bass note and it hits hard. First of all, they looked amazing. It has that clean, sleek look to them. The watt handling is just perfect for my car and the amp i have. Everyone loves the way they sound from family to friends and even the guy in the car next to me. Second of all the price is beyond amazing for a pair of subs like these. I got a dual ported box for my subs and makes it sound more louder and powerful than it really is! I highly recommend these subs to any who wants something to entertain themselves or to even blow away people. It sure blew me away. Great product. Point blank. boom for your buck..ever

Written By Bumpin'tothefullest, Allendale,IL on Sunday, July 29, 2007

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So all I can say is wow, these subs are amazing. Now I dont wanna sound like Im just saying this cause everyone else has, and that Im saying this just cause its Kenwood. But WOW.. WOW. First off, I got these subs cause they were real cheap and had a decent power rating, 400 RMS watts was what crutchfield had as the rated power. And for the price, that was insane! Cheaper than a red 12" sony explode and twice the power handleing!? Can I say a deal? And its made by Kenwood so you know its gonna be made with quality and its gonna be reliable. I got a 2400 watt amp (didnt buy it here, sorry crutchfield) for 300 and put it in a dual vented box. I have an excelon head unit with a SW so I took the bass out of the speakers and looking at the trunk these things look bigger than 12s. My friend has some 12s in his cadi but they dont look nearly as big as these. More bump I guess. They Hit pretty hard and the cones make them look real classy. I noticed when I got the boxes it had the rated power at 400 max at 800 and 1200 peak each. Crutchfield now has it up to 800 but I dont know if that voids the warranty. These are really loud and are very accurate. You cant get much of a better deal than these, wether you want accurate moderately loud bass or straight up loud spl to compete with your friends. You cant much beat the quality/response/acurracy/power rating/looks/ vs. the price on 2 12s. The trim is nice for if you wanna reverse the subs and maintain looks. and it looks insane reversed as well as regular. Beware, if you are quite fond of using your rear view mirror you might wanna learn to use your side mirrors. Great buy.

Kenwood KFC-W3011

Written By Jimmy, Eagle River, AK on Saturday, July 21, 2007

these subs hit very hard. i bought them and they were at my house 2 days after they shipped them, and i live in Alaska! anyways i would recommend these subs to anybody looking for a good set of subs that wont break your bank. Very happy with the subs.

Kenwood KFC-W3011

Written By Hamez, Los Angeles, CA on Tuesday, June 26, 2007

man this is an awesome sub. i just got it a few days ago and im still breaking it in. it just keeps getting louder and louder. makes for a good back massager. i have it hooked up to a 400wrms amp and it just goes and goes. i recomend to anyone who isnt looking to spend massive amounts


Written By Rich, Norwich, CT on Saturday, June 16, 2007

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These subs get the ladies to turn their heads when there banging at a stop light or where ever. Nah, im kiddin. These subs are the best i've ever owned. They hit so strong and clean, its perfect. People at my highschool try to stay with me in sound but it will never happen.

Great Buy

Written By Matt, Oregon, IL on Wednesday, June 06, 2007

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I bought these Kenwood subwoofers and they rattle the entire car. I bought a 2400 watt amp and these things bump. I highly recommend these woofers.

Great Set

Written By Klownicle, Sarasota, FL on Wednesday, May 30, 2007

I've got two of these powered by a 850w kenwood 9102D amp, and they hit preety hard, problem for me is they need alot of power to preform well. Zero Distoration.

My car isn't handleing the power so I can't push them hard without my voltage dropping but at currently format. These sound really clear.

Nice set of subs I say.

These things pound

Written By joe, Cincinnati, OH on Wednesday, May 23, 2007

I had been shopping around for some subs. I just wanted a couple subs that would bump but not break the bank. I had seen these subs at a local shop and wow they look amazing. So I bought them from Crutchfield for about half the price of the shop. I have a reference 611a amp powering them. I had no idea these things would sound as good as they do. My subs are far by the loudest of my friends infinity, boston a, alpine. When turning on loud on my head unit, volume 7 knocks my i pod off my console. GREAT FOR THE MONEY...good buy


Written By Flashmannn252, Albuquerque, NM on Monday, May 14, 2007

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GREAT BUY! i bought two of these subs and powered them with a 2000 watt amp that is more than enough to power the two subs. they say they can push 400 wat RMS and i m pushing two at about 600 watt RMS and they hit hard. I built box to about 1.3 cubic feet per sub and it has absolutely no rattle in the trunk and easily one of the cleanest systems i have heard. absolutely no distortion out of the subs just a little in my speakers but i can replace those. GREAT BUY


Written By matt, Michigan on Monday, April 09, 2007

Wow, that's all i can say. I bought this sub to add some bass to my aftermarket system as my 6X8 sony explodes weren't reproducing the low tones with as much force as i'd of liked. So i bought this baby, put it in a Q-Logic sealed box with exactly the recommended amount of air(1.25 cubic ft.). This thing pounds! One of my friends has a type r, and this thing gets just as loud, and without any distortion. Best part is, it's half the price of the type r, and half the wattage, so you don't need to spend a fortune just to power it. I have it running at 220 watts RMS and it's plenty(rated up to 400 by the way). Great buy.

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What's in the box?

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  • One 12" Woofer
  • Decorative mounting ring
  • Self-adhesive foam strip
  • 8 Mounting screws
  • Instruction Manual (includes cutout template)
  • Warranty Card
  • "Important Safeguards" sheet

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Enclosure Compatibility
Power Handling Note


Woofer: The cone is constructed of a stainless steel coated injection-molded polypropylene. The stainless steel coating adds to the polypropylene's strength and heat resistance characteristics resulting in reduced distortion and improved reliability.

Surround Material: The woofer utilizes a high excursion rubber surround for added durability and better bass performance.

Super Linear Spider: The woofer features a Super Linear Spider design. In this design, the Spider roll gradually becomes higher towards the center enabling this area to withstand more stress with less stretching. This design transfers up and down movement outward to reduce stretching the center area of the woofer. Because the spider's outward portion has more surface area to better dissipate stress from the center, this helps to reduce mechanical damage during increased excursion and enables the subwoofer to withstand more power.

Long Stroke Design: 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.

Double Stacked Magnet: The stacked magnet assembly is used to create a powerful linear motor with increased excursion capability for superior bass output.

Spring Post Assembly: The woofer features a compression input terminal assembly that will accept up to 8-gauge speaker wire.

Decorative Ring: For an added decorative look the woofer comes supplied with a Plastic decorative ring that mounts over the flange of the woofer. When using the Plastic ring the woofer is first set into place and the ring is set on top the woofer, aligning all eight holes of the woofer with the ring. The supplied mounting screws are then secured into place. The decorative ring increases the mounting height of the woofer to 1.0625".

Reverse Mounting: The Kenwood woofer can be mounted in either direction. The mounting ring that is supplied with the woofer provides and easy and cosmetically finished look regardless of the mounting direction.

Enclosure Compatibility

Sealed Box Volume: The sealed box sizes recommended by Kenwood range from 0.8 cu/ft to 1.75 cu/ft. Within this range, the ideal size recommended by Kenwood is 1.25 cu/ft.

Vented Box Volume: The vented box sizes recommended by Kenwood range from 1.0 cu/ft to 2.0 cu/ft. Within this range, the ideal size recommended by Kenwood is 1.5 cu/ft. One 3" diameter x 7" long port should be used with a 1.5 cu/ft enclosure.

Power Handling Note

Power Handling: Kenwood has established "Rated", "Maximum" and "Peak" input power ratings for this woofer. The "Rated" input power spec is equivalent to the RMS Power Handling, the "Maximum" input power rating is a continuous power handling specification, and the "Peak" input power rating is equal to the "Peak Power Handling". The power ratings are as follows:

  • "Rated" input power: 400 watts
  • "Maximum" continuous input power: 800 watts
  • "Peak" input power: 1,200 watts

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