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Sony XS-L121P5

12" Component Subwoofer

4 Reviews

Item #: 158L121P5

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Overview

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Sony's imaginative "pentagonal" woofer brings big bass output to your sound system. Its five-sided design controls standing waves that can detract from sound quality. Plus, the polypropylene cone is more rigid, so it can handle serious bass without losing its shape.

Sony's imaginative "pentagonal" woofer brings big bass output to your sound system. Its five-sided design controls standing waves that can detract from sound quality. Plus, the polypropylene cone is more rigid, so it can handle serious bass without losing its shape.

This sharp-looking sub features a longer, four-layer, edge-wound voice coil for improved power handling. An all-aluminum voice coil former controls distortion by dissipating heat, while the triple-layered spider provides excellent cone suspension.

The XS-L121P5 12" subwoofer handles up to 350 watts RMS, and works well in sealed or ported enclosures.

Details:
  • five-sided polypropylene cone
  • rubber surround
  • frequency response 18-2,000 Hz
  • power range 90-350 watts RMS
  • peak power handling 1200 watts
  • sensitivity 89 dB
  • top-mount depth 6-5/16"
  • sealed box volume: 1.0 cubic feet
  • ported box volume: 1.58
  • Recommended Q-Logic Box Type: 1, 3
  • 1-year warranty

Priced per speaker

These subs are awesome. Ive had my two subs for 4 years. They are in a nice sealed box and each has 1000 watts to them. They are still smooth and work perfect. Shame they are discontinued i wish i could afford 2 more.

Russ, NJ

What's in the Box:

  • One 12" woofer
  • 1 Strip of self-adhesive foam
  • 10 Self-tapping screws
  • Installation/Connections sheet (English/French/Spanish)
  • Warranty sheet
  • Thiele/Small parameters sheet
  • Subwoofer Enclosure Recommendations sheet
  • "Stop" sheet
  • Template
Reviews

Sony XS-L121P5 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

4 Reviews

4 yrs and hitting still.

Written by: Russ from NJ on December 10, 2008

These subs are awesome. Ive had my two subs for 4 years. They are in a nice sealed box and each has 1000 watts to them. They are still smooth and work perfect. Shame they are discontinued i wish i could afford 2 more.

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Sony XS-L121P5

Written by: stereo man from riverview FL on March 28, 2005

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i have two of these in a 89 toyota pickup they sound ok but the distort when you turn it up loud and you can't really hear the subs because my mids have a higher db level than the subs

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Above Average Subs

Written by: Kevin from Statesville, NC on February 27, 2005

I had these subs for about a year. They hit pretty good but they start to distort a little bit when you turn it up real loud. Though the distortion was limited i wanted something else. Good Starter Subs.<BR>(Sony Xplod 1000 Watt Amp, In A Sealed Box)

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they are alright

Written by: ford man from fort morgan colorado on February 24, 2005

they are alright but i have herd better and i am sure if you put them in a good box and hade enough power then they would probly get the jobe done

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Hands-on research

What's in the box?

Download the Sony XS-L121P5 manual

  • One 12" woofer
  • 1 Strip of self-adhesive foam
  • 10 Self-tapping screws
  • Installation/Connections sheet (English/French/Spanish)
  • Warranty sheet
  • Thiele/Small parameters sheet
  • Subwoofer Enclosure Recommendations sheet
  • "Stop" sheet
  • Template

Product Research

Features
Enclosure Compatibility

Features

P5 Cone Design: This woofer has a five-sided polypropylene cone. This design stiffens the cone, resulting in lower distortion and higher power handling.

Foamed Rubber Surround: The foamed rubber surround provides high power handling, enhanced cone control and flexibility. "Hash Marks" in the surround provide added stability.

P5 Center Cap: The five-sided dust cap adds strength to the cone assembly.

Inner Cap: The inner cap at the top of the voice coil former stabilizes the former's "roundness" and strengthens the connection between the cone and the former.

Dual Dampers: Three-layer woven dampers provide enhanced cone control and have the lead wires woven in to prevent shorting to the frame.

Four-layer Voice Coil: The four-layer, edge-wound voice coil provides plenty of copper to pass the current necessary for high power reliability.

Binding Posts: The gold-plated binding posts will accept bare wire, pin connectors, spade lugs and banana plugs. 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 (please see the "Enclosure Compatibility" section for more information on the recommended enclosures).

Enclosure Compatibility

Recommended Sealed Box Volume: Sony recommends mounting this woofer in a sealed enclosure with an internal volume of 1.0 cu/ft.

Recommended Ported Box Volume: Sony recommends mounting this woofer in a ported enclosure with an internal volume of 1.58 cu/ft. A ported enclosure with an internal volume of 1.58 cu/ft uses one 3" diameter x 8" long port.

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