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Sony XS-GTR121L

GTR series 12" 4-ohm subwoofer

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Overview

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The design of the Sony's GTR Series XS-GTR121L 12" 4-ohm subwoofer not only catches your eye, but it also helps give you better bass. The five-sided woofer cone reduces standing waves, which can diminish the bass output. The unique "dimple" design makes the cone more rigid so it'll hold its shape at high output levels, and it reduces the cone's weight so it's more responsive. You'll enjoy tight, accurate bass.

Five sides equals big bass

The design of the Sony's GTR Series XS-GTR121L 12" 4-ohm subwoofer not only catches your eye, but it also helps give you better bass. The five-sided woofer cone reduces standing waves, which can diminish the bass output. The unique "dimple" design makes the cone more rigid so it'll hold its shape at high output levels, and it reduces the cone's weight so it's more responsive. You'll enjoy tight, accurate bass.

This XS-GTR121L handles up to 400 watts RMS, impressive for a sub in this price range. Even though the cone has five sides, this Sony still fits in a standard round opening in either a ported or sealed enclosure.

To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 300 and 600 watts RMS at 4 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.

This product has proven to be quite the powerful and good sounding item I was looking for. These subs can handle up to 2,000 watts and sounds great! I have mine hooked up to a 1,600 watt amp and it's at about half and my mirror won't even stay up

Caleb, Nebraska

What's in the Box:

  • One 12" woofer
  • 1 Strip of self-adhesive foam gasket
  • Ten 1-3/8" Self-tapping screws
  • Instructions (English/ French/ Spanish/ German/ 16 other languages)
  • Warranty information

Product Highlights:

  • 12" 4-ohm subwoofer
  • lightweight dimpled, five-sided injected polypropylene cone
  • durable rubber surround
  • power range: 100-400 watts RMS (1500 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 30-1000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 87 dB
  • sealed box volume: 0.84 cubic feet
  • ported box volume: 1.37 cubic feet
  • top-mount depth: 5-3/8"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

Sony XS-GTR121L Reviews

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6 Reviews

Sony XS-GTR122L Review

Caleb from Nebraska on 8/9/2016

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This product has proven to be quite the powerful and good sounding item I was looking for. These subs can handle up to 2,000 watts and sounds great! I have mine hooked up to a 1,600 watt amp and it's at about half and my mirror won't even stay up

Pros: Great build, looks cool, relatively cheap!

Cons: None that I have noticed yet

Simply awesome

Vicious from TX on 7/12/2016

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Installed two of these subs with a 2000w mono block amp sounds great wired in parallel added a 2.0 cap great bass punch easy to install a bit tricky tuneing everything together and looks amazing every time i open the trunk

Pros: Affordable dependable easy installation great sound doesnt take up to much trunk space

Cons: Hard tuning everything together to specifacation manual doesnt help at all

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Mike from Cornelius, NC on 7/10/2016

2003 Chevrolet Venture

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Do not sleep on these if you aren't trying to go win a competition. If you're a bass head and not looking to spend a ton of money, get em. If you were considering buying them, do it right now. They can handle a good amount of power. I'm pushing 3000 watts and 480 rms x 2 and they sound fantastic. I have a buddy with jbl audio two twelves using 3400 watts and he's put a lot more money and time into his and mine sound the same if not better

Pros: Quality sound and a good price

Cons: Not one I could point out

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Ben D from Hertford, NC on 3/20/2016

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Have 2 of them with 2 1000 watt sony amp in my tiburon in a ported boxand OMG you can't think straight definitely worth the money

Pros:

Cons: None

Good subs

Alex from MA on 9/29/2015

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Two of these in the back and your car will be shaking.

Pros: Loud Big

Cons: None

Great subs

Anonymous from Dayton, OH on 8/13/2014

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These are some cool subs

Pros: Look good and sound awesome

Cons: Nothing so far

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Features

P5 Cone Design: The five-sided polypropylene cone uses a unique dimpled design; this stiffens the cone, resulting in lower distortion.

Surround: To improve cone motion control, the surround is made of ThermoPlastic Olefin (TPO), a combination of rubber, polypropylene, polyethylene, and a reinforcing filler.

Binding Posts: The binding post wire terminals will accept pin connectors, spade lugs, single banana plugs, and bare wire up to 8 gauge. The binding posts are spaced too far apart to accept dual banana plugs.

Enclosure Compatibility: This woofer can provide extended bass in sealed and ported enclosures:

  • Recommended Sealed Enclosure Volume: 0.84 ft³
  • Recommended Ported Enclosure Volume: 1.37 ft³ using one 4" diameter x 9-1/8" long port

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Why did you buy this?

Rms rating, price, brand. [ Robert  Sep 06, 2016 ]
Because i received one as a gift and your web site says to use subs of the same watts and ohms, now just have to match the the two subs with the right amp already ordered the box from you which fits great [ Tommy  Jun 29, 2016 ]

2 questions already asked

This does have the screw type of terminals. The terminals that you can unscrew to insert the wire, spade, or pin connector. Then you screw it back to long that in place. HTH! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101 [ Paul  Sep 12, 2016 ]  Staff
Yes absolutely, well in most cases a 12 inch sub would fit an 11inch cut out, but somesubs require modifying the cut box should check the specs look for cut out diameter to just be sure [ Tommy  Aug 22, 2016 ]
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