MTX FPR12-02

Shallow-mount 12" 2-ohm subwoofer

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Shallow sub, intense bass
MTX built the FPR12-02 subwoofer to give you big bass in a vehicle that that doesn't have room for traditional large subwoofers. This sub comes in at only 3-3/8" deep, so it mounts in low-profile enclosures that'll fit almost anywhere. This sub handles up to 400 watts RMS, and delivers the kind of powerful performance that you'd usually only experience with a traditional sub. Its 2-ohm impedance makes it a great match for your mono amp.

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Durable design
You can push the FPR12-02 hard, and it's built to survive in the tough car environment. A lightweight aluminum dustcap protects the polypropylene cone, while the rugged rubber surround offers long-lasting durability. MTX's unique Spider Plateau Venting keeps your subwoofer running cool during intense jam sessions. This sub requires a sealed box.

To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 300 and 600 watts RMS at 2 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.

Product Highlights:

  • 12" shallow-mount subwoofer with single 2-ohm voice coil
  • polypropylene woofer cone with rubber surround
  • power range: 200-400 watts RMS (800 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 22-150 Hz
  • sensitivity: 83 dB
  • top-mount depth: 3-3/8"
  • sealed box volume: 0.84 cubic feet
  • 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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What's in the box?

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  • One 12" Subwoofer
  • Specification sheet

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Features

Shallow Mount Design: The MTX Thunder Flat Piston Round (FPR) subwoofers are designed for applications where space is a premium. They are optimized to perform best in a sealed enclosure, no matter what type of music you listen to. The recommended enclosure design (0.84 cubic feet) was tested by the MTX engineering team. The subwoofer uses a polypropylene cone with an aluminum dustcap.

Specifications:

  • Fs (resonant frequency): 29.4 Hz
  • Qms (mechanical Q at Fs): 5.45
  • Cms (suspension compliance): 0.105 mm/N
  • Mms (diaphragm/coil mass, including acoustic load): 279.17 g
  • Rms (suspension's mechanical resistance): 9.59 kg/s
  • Vas (equivalent compliance volume): 43.67 liters
  • Xmax (maximum linear peak): 13 mm
  • D (cone diameter): 10.35"
  • Sd (cone area): 543.3 cm² (0.05433 m²)
  • Vd (peak displacement volume): 0.7051 liters
  • Qes (Electrical Q at Fs): 0.90
  • Re (voice coil DC resistance): 1.75 Ω
  • Bl (force factor): 10.00 Tm
  • Qts (total Q at Fs): 0.77
  • η0 (reference efficiency): 0.114%

Warranty

5 Year Warranty Terms: This product carries a 5-Year Prorated Warranty with the following terms:

  • Years 1-2: Products found to be defective in materials or workmanship during the first two years will be, at Mitek's option, repaired or replaced by Mitek at no charge. The warranty period does not renew, but continues on from the original date of purchase.
  • Years 3-5: The purchase price of an item which becomes defective after the first two years and prior to the end of the warranty period will be prorated and credited toward the purchase of a new MTX product. The amount of proration is determined by dividing the original purchase price by the number of months in the warranty period (60), then multiplying the result by the number of months remaining in the warranty period.

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Excellent shallow-mount sub - In 2015 Jeep JK (Wrangler)

Written By SpencerH, New Mexico on Thursday, April 23, 2015

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I have a 2015 Jeep JK (Wrangler) Unlimited, so space is definitely a luxury that I don't have. I didn't want a traditional sub-box taking up valuable space in the back of the vehicle, and although I do use my Jeep as a daily driver, I do take it off-road in the mountains on occasion. I built a custom sub box that mounted to the tailgate of my Jeep. It is only 4 inches deep, and has an internal volume of about 0.7 cubic feet. This sub really requires a space of about 0.84 cubic feet, but it sounds awesome. Plenty of thump when the music calls for it, and fills in the sound wonderfully. I paired this sub with the Alpine MRV-M500 500W Amplifier, running off my Insane Audio JK1001 Android Powered head unit. I am extremely pleased with the sound I get out of this sub, especially considering the small volume I had to work with.

Pros: Great sound out of a very small, sealed box. Doesn't take an overwhelming amount of power to push the sub. If you are constrained on space, I would definitely suggest this.

Cons: Couple of cons, but they are minor. First, the speaker doesn't come with a paper template to draw your sizes if you are making your own box. Not a deal killer, but for a sub at this price, I expect to get one. Also, the sub doesn't come with mounting screws. Again, not a big deal, but just be aware of it. Finally, I wish the sub came with a grill. I will probably purchase one just to protect the investment.

Sub sounds amazing deep bass

Written By kert, California on Wednesday, April 01, 2015

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Just installed this sub because i had a 10 inch and needed more bass and it delivered. The sub sounds clear with a lot of bass i love it.

Pros: Shallow mount sub you can use very small box.

Cons: None

Great Product

Written By RussI, Tulsa, OK on Monday, October 27, 2014

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I ordered this for my son's pickup & we installed it together. I had never done amp's & subwoofers as it was all volume & treble in my day. All in all, it went pretty well and my only complaint was getting the heavy gauge wire into the side of the amp. Once we got it all setup, it was worth it. It really adds to the aftermarket stereo we put in a couple of years ago. I'd definitely recommend this product, especially some with a truck/SUV with limited space for a sub. Don't let the size fool you - this sub really packs a punch!

great bass in a small package

Written By mk1supra, Brattleboro, VT on Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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You can't beat the beats that come from this small form woofers

Pros: Shallow mount fits well behind wheel wells

Cons: None

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Written By Bill B., Clinton Twp, MI on Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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Amazing performance. Be ready to feel the music. It outputs clear, accurate deep-pounding bass.

Pros: Small footprint - Big power and sound!

Great sub!

Written By Zeke, Menifee,CA on Saturday, February 16, 2013

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Great subwoofer. Sound quality is excellent. Perfect for small enclosures.

Pros: Price

Cons: The top of the woofer is a bit higher than my box, thus causing a vibration if it touches anything.