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Sound Ordnance B-12

Ported enclosure with one 12" subwoofer

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Enclosed Subwoofers 101

An enclosed subwoofer is a box with a subwoofer already installed. The advantage to buying an enclosed sub is that the manufacturer made the sub, then designed and built the box as a perfect match, so you'll get the best possible performance. Every enclosed sub has a maximum RMS power handling rating, so pair it with an amp with a similar RMS power rating to get the best performance.

The Sound Ordnance B-12 loaded sub enclosure gives your sound system a decisive advantage in the battle for great sound. The 12" polypropylene woofer with its rubber surround offers big-time boom you can really feel, and the box comes fortified with rugged medium-density fiberboard construction for durability. Tough black carpeting keeps your car's interior free from abrasions, while the enclosure's recessed panels allow it to fit into more trunks and cargo spaces. Rounded inner corners on the slot vent minimize port noise, so you'll enjoy smooth, responsive bass.

The B-12 enclosure handles up to 250 watts RMS. Sound Ordnance backs the B-12 with a 3-year warranty so you can add it to your system with confidence. Match this enclosure with a suitable amplifier, secure it in your vehicle, and get ready for a bass barrage.

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Highlights:

  • ported hatchback-style enclosure with one 12" subwoofer
  • medium-density fiberboard construction covered with black carpet
  • 4-ohm total impedance
  • power handling: 50-250 watts RMS (500 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 45-150 Hz
  • sensitivity: 88 dB
  • 14-3/4"W x 15-1/8"H x 17-3/4"D1 x 13-7/8"D2
  • warranty: 3 years
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Features and Specs
General
Woofer Size (inches)
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12
Woofer Material
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Polypropylene
Enclosure Type
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Ported
Color
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Black
Pieces in System
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1
Width (inches)
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14-3/4
Height (inches)
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15-1/8
Depth (inches)
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17-3/4
Second Depth (inches)
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13-7/8
Connector Type
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Spring post
Frequency Response
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45-150 Hz
Power Range (Watts RMS)
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50-250
Maximum Wattage
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500
Sensitivity
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88 dB
Impedance
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4 ohms
Parts Warranty
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3 Years
Labor Warranty
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3 Years
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  • Ported enclosure loaded with one 12" subwoofer
  • Owner's manual
  • Warranty information

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Features

Materials: The Sound Ordnance B-12 is a pre-loaded ported enclosure with a single 12" subwoofer. It is constructed of 5/8" MDF (medium-density fiberboard), covered in black carpet. The subwoofer features a polypropylene cone with rubber surround, a 2" voice coil, and a heavy-gauge stamped steel basket.

Box Design: The ported enclosure has a front-firing slot port below the sub; it is 13" wide and 7/8" tall. The box has a total of 1.53 cubic feet of airspace.

Terminals: The B-12 is equipped with a single set of spring-post speaker terminals, mounted in the rear panel. The spring terminals will accept bare wire up to 10 gauge, pin connectors, and single banana plugs, but are spaced too far apart for dual banana plugs.

Brackets: Brackets for securing the enclosure to your vehicle are recommended.

Specifications:

  • Frequency Response: 45-150 Hz
  • Power Handling: Up to 250 watts RMS, 500 watts peak
  • Sensitivity: 88 dB
  • Dimensions:
    • Width: 14-3/4"
    • Height: 15-1/8"
    • Depth (bottom): 17-3/4" (the grille, two steel rods, adds approximately 1" to the depth)
    • Depth (top): 13-7/8"
 

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5 out of 5

Perfect fit in my WRX Trunk

Written By David L, CA Central Valley on Tuesday, June 24, 2014
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I got this to go with the Sound Ordnance M-2100 200W (bridged) amp. Works great. It fit just right against the rear seats in the trunk. Sound is just as good as some of the expensive Fosgates and Alpines I've used. And you just can't beat this price for an enclosure and sub.
Pros:
Right size, right handling, right sound
Cons:
The grill (just 2 bars across the face) isn't all that protective, I'm going to have to get a big mesh deal or it's going to get owned if I put anything in the trunk.
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5 out of 5

best value

Written By marc1255boats, st. petersburg fl on Monday, April 14, 2014
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Replaced a box with 2 tens and this one sounds better and 1/2 the size of my old box. I have a Yukon with 60/40 split rear seat and it still allows me to put down the larger seat to carry larger cargo. The back of the box is angled so it fits closer to the rear seat freeing up cargo space compared to a square box.
Pros:
Great sound, Great quality, Great Price,
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Best Sub And Enclosure Deal On Crutchfield!

Written By gbpacks986, florida on Tuesday, February 11, 2014
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Looks Nice. Sound Is Very Clean And Powerful. I am using a Kenwood Kac-5001PS which puts out 300w rms@4hms. Very nice combination for this sub. Was considering getting a second B-12 in the future but that is not going to be needed.
Pros:
Clean, Loud, Looks Nice, Built Well
Cons:
Zero
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5 out of 5

WOW WHAT A FIND

Written By H P, SILVER SPRING, MD on Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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This sub-woofer surpassed my wildest dreams for what I expected. . Coupled with the Alpine MRX V70 amp and Pioneer Blue Tooth head unit, the B12 offers a perfect match for a 6.1 system that make it very difficult to leave the audio bliss of my Tahoe.
Pros:
GREAT SOUND, GREAT PRICE
Cons:
NONE
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5 out of 5

Great Speaker by product and cost....

Written By Mitch, Fort Knox, KY on Sunday, October 27, 2013
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Im pleased with the product overall . It performs better then i thought it would. Not perfect but pretty much there. I have not compared it to another sub yet , but will do so next week..
Pros:
Delivery, time, and packing was idea. Speaker seems to work fine.
Cons:
a little to punchy but overall im very pleased. The speaker grill is not the best fit and one of the shields came out to easy. But a small issue. Size though is a bit more then i wanted but it is a 12.
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5 out of 5

Great bang for your buck!

Written By Anonymous, colorado on Tuesday, October 15, 2013
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This sub has the best sound quality in my opinion. I have many friends who have subs; JL, kicker, pioneer, and jbl subs and i always find my self judging their systems in comparison to mine. In my system the bass isnt over or under powered in comparison to the rest of my other speakers they all just flow together. I simply love my system. This sub puts life into what ever you are listening to. I love music so i listen to hip hop, dubstep, rap, rock, classical pretty much every genre out there except country and no matter what im listening to the bass is always their bumping away. I highly doubt anyone would regret buying this and how could you for the price!? The only things i've noticed is some songs frequencies make the S/O badge on the front have a little vibrating noise but you just turn it down a notch and it goes away also i've had a couple pieces of the fiberboard come out of the port but both times it happened i was off roading blaring my jams so i cant blame it all on the sub. Great sub for sound,price, and looks, Buy it!
Pros:
The bass will almost always make you smile. You can really tell how every song has a different bass in it. unlike some subs that create the same bass for every song. Great sub not much more you can say then that.
Cons:
certain songs make badge vibrate, some pieces of box came out port (may have been my fault) and it is kinda of big but for the sound it produces i don't care.
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4 out of 5

Excellent Value

Written By debianlinux, North Carolina on Monday, October 14, 2013
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This subwoofer enclosure is built very well and is actually pretty small for a ported 12" driver enclosure. Definitely measure before purchasing but you will be hard pressed to find a smaller ported 12" enclosure. The only nitpick I have on the construction is that the 2 bars mounted to protect the woofer may prove insufficient if you have things in your trunk that might fit between them. A standard grille cover would have been preferred. As far as sound quality, well, it's a ported enclosure so it is definitely boomy and can be muddy where quick successive bass thuds are involved. It's pretty much not going to work for metal music and possibly some higher BPM electronic music. The product meets the advertise frequency response. If you expect to hear frequencies below 45hz look elsewhere or augment this enclosure. You can set your crossover points right to the advertised response which is relatively flat across its narrow spectrum.
Pros:
Great build quality. Unbelievable shipping speed. Unbeatable price to value.
Cons:
Woofer is relatively unprotected. Ported enclosures do not offer the most accurate music reproduction. Not necessarily a ding on this product just a warning. Missing lowest frequencies (although this is clearly advertised).
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5 out of 5

The Perfect Subwoofer!

Written By Charlie B., Tucson, AZ on Friday, September 27, 2013
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This sub and box combo is unbeatable! The box is tuned, in my opinion to play just about every kind of music out there and sound great! The box is sturdy, very attractive and fits nicely just about anywhere and it sounds great with a small or large power amp. Its simply a very friendly easy to tune great sounding all around sub at a great price!
Pros:
Great sub and box combo at a great price and fast shipping!
Cons:
None.
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5 out of 5

Sound Ordnance™ B-12

Written By Big_Tbone91, Rossville,Ga on Monday, August 19, 2013
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I was worried about getting this at first but let me also like the many others tell you this thing will bump. I have a 1999 Nissan Altima gle and it absolutely fills out my system and gives it a more than expected boost. It is clean and punchy when it needs to be and it can also be low and boomy. I'm only running a 350 watt kenwood amp at 150 rms@4ohms and its awesome.The speaker still delivers big bass and its ready for more watts. shakes more things than i expected it to in my car. My poor third break light takes a beating on my rear windshield haha. Everything on my rear view mirror vibrates and bounces. Also mine was the scratch and dent and I'm fully satisfied with the whole thing being perfect but a 3 cm scratch on the cone. Haha GREAT PRODUCT BUY IT NOW!!!!!!
Pros:
Everything.
Cons:
None so far and I don't expect there to be.
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5 out of 5

Totally worth it

Written By Jon, Dallas, Ga on Thursday, August 01, 2013
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I love this speaker! I listen to all really all kinds of music from Dubstep to Country and this speaker can handle it all. I was a little worried about not going with one of the major brands when I purchased this but after I hooked everything up and did my first sound test I was blown away at the amount of bass it put out. I ordered it along with a Sound Ordnance M-1350 amp and the combo was great. I have owned these since 2011 and they are still as awesome as the day I bought them.
Pros:
Killer bass for not much money
Cons:
There are no cons with this speaker at all!
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5 out of 5

EXCELLENT

Written By Edward, Tampa , FL on Friday, July 26, 2013
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ok , sooooo this thing is awesome . price is great . looks very nice , plus main thing being sound , well it is very good and loud . i got a jeep Cherokee and this thing hits very nicely loud . i wont recommended if u drive a car , meaning that she sounds a lot better on a suv not in a trunk . that's why the box is ported . either way , great product at a great price .
Pros:
everything
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Sweet!!

Written By Anonymous, Texas on Thursday, July 25, 2013
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Bought for my 2003 mazdaspeed protege looks just right in the trunk, paired with soundstream 500w sounds amazing for the price.
Pros:
Vented box makes the bass carry nicely. Great for electronic, classic rock and jazz. Very attractive box as well. Box is slanted in back fits nicely against back seat.
Cons:
Not for metal or rap music though. Pretty big
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5 out of 5

Great sub

Written By Sal, Lytle, Tx on Thursday, July 25, 2013
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I bought this sub to add a little bit of bass to my car (92 Accord), and got waaaaayyyyy more than what i thought i paid 90 bucks for. the sub box itself is pretty large and takes up a large amount of space in my trunk. but it is very loud and boomy. coming from sealed boxes i'm used to my bass being tight and punchy, but this doesn't offer that, its very boomy. it is great for dubstep and oldschool rap (my main genres) it also takes my tiny amp very well.
Pros:
loud good for dubsep/ oldschool rap
Cons:
not very accurate
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4 out of 5

Great budget sub!

Written By Paul, MA on Saturday, June 29, 2013
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You really can't beat the price for all the features it provides. Even the installer I brought it too seemed to be impressed.
Pros:
Great price for a vented and enclosed sub unit!
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5 out of 5

I like it

Written By Ernie, Puerto Rico on Thursday, June 20, 2013
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Lots of good reviews so i'll keep mine short. This is my first sub purchase and this one have more than what i expected it hits hard and low my amp is set to 50hz and the sub hits deep loud tones. It's big so measure well before you buy.
Pros:
Nice looking and hard hitting bass. Maybe the best bang for your buck.
Cons:
None so far
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5 out of 5

Hits Hard

Written By -Very satisfied, Maryland on Thursday, June 13, 2013
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I purchased this to add just a little bass to my setup. I got more than I bargained for with this! I have to set the sub to negative settings and turn the amp gain halfway and it still hits almost too hard!
Pros:
All GOOD!
Cons:
Hurts my chest LOL
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4 out of 5

Sub is quite large

Written By Too Large for FJ, Atlanta on Wednesday, June 05, 2013
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Excellent Sub, but it is quite large. I tried the install in a 2007 FJ Cruiser and it takes nearly half the available space. The look/sound/construction are all top notch. Although I ended up with a Kicker box that was slim and the same price, I know I lost some of the depth this SO Sub would have offered.
Pros:
Sound, Construction, Dseign
Cons:
Size of enclosure
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5 out of 5

truly thumps

Written By Timothy, Kensington MD on Thursday, May 30, 2013
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This ported sub sounds like two.
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4 out of 5

was impressed

Written By larry, Carlsbad NM on Sunday, May 12, 2013
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good bang for the buck.
Pros:
value
Cons:
nothing yet
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5 out of 5

bump

Written By jon, washington on Friday, March 29, 2013
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sounds great looks good
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4 out of 5

Great Starter Sub

Written By Lupo, DC on Monday, March 11, 2013
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This is a great starter sub that comes in it's own well built enclosure and for the price I don't really think it can be beat. The reason I give it a 3/5 for audio quality are for two reasons...(1) The sub has problems hitting the very low notes (>45 hz). Don't get me wrong it can hit them and you are aware that they are there but not enough for my taste. (2) Since this sub is in a ported box it has a resonant frequencies which are very noticeable. On some notes in a song the bass is just right and then the next the whole car is flooded with bass. For some who like really boomy bass I guess this could be a pro, but for someone like me who prefers tight and clean bass it isn't ideal. Either way, for a starter sub this is a great buy. The build quality seems very good. I haven't opened anything up yet so I can't comment on the internals but Sound Ordnance seems like a very decent brand. I have been happy with this sub for over 2 years now but I think it's time for me to upgrade to a 15 inch in a sealed enclosure driven by ~500 watts RMS. For anybody starting out that wants a cheap sub that can definitely bump and hold its own get this sub. For the price it's a good deal either way.
Pros:
good build quality, sturdy and durable- i don't see this breaking unless you do something crazy to it, hits most notes well, definitely adds to the overall experience, very cheap and comes with enclosure, decent power
Cons:
has noticeable resonant frequencies which make some notes much more boomy than others, has problems hitting the really low notes that I enjoy the most (most people may not even know these notes exist in songs unless they have heard them on a good system though)
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5 out of 5

Nice

Written By NobleS, Bmore on Sunday, March 03, 2013
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I have been impressed with this product. Matter of fact when I received this I immediately hooked it up to my home system and it blew me away! that was only 80 watts. I hooked it up to 200 watts rms amp and it thumps my jetta like crazy. Im thinking about a higher power amp, because the sub want more power
Pros:
cheap and nice build quality
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Love it

Written By Mason M, Texas on Sunday, January 13, 2013
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Just installed this in my truck, love this, it's cheap and worth the money! Just buy it, you'll love it
Pros:
Hits hard, inexpensive
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5 out of 5

awesome box

Written By eyeless, ypsi,mi on Monday, January 07, 2013
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This box is a beast. I have a s/o m-1500 paired with it and it thumps hard. Installed this in my 04 ford ranger and I'm telling you this thing makes music sound even better. If I had the room in my truck I would have got 2 of them.
Pros:
sounds great
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Freaking Awesome!!

Written By John, Virginia Beach, VA on Saturday, December 22, 2012
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I have a 2005 Dodge Durango and my OEM deck recently died, so I had a budget of $300 to build a basic system to add to the already installed Infinity speakers. I bought a JVC HD deck and a JVC 400wt amp and this awesome Sub set up. I am extremely impressed!! It will thump your brains out for the price, the bass is clean! Buy this now, you will not regret it!!
Pros:
Great Sound, great look, awesome design.
Cons:
None!!
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5 out of 5

WOW! first time sub user, big time impressed.

Written By MikeH., South Jersey on Friday, November 16, 2012
 
I've never owned, but always wanted a sub for my car. I finally picked up a decent used 4 channel amp to bridge and power a small sub. I don't normally listen to very loud music and I don't listen to modern music but was looking for something to make my Eric Clapton come to life.

It's like listening to music for the first time. I can't believe how much it adds to the music... Even songs I've heard a hundred times come to life with "the bottom" that's been missing. Turning the volume up a bit really adds the punch. I picked this sub up because the ratings were good and the price was right. I

I was not disappointed. I am considering getting another for my 2nd car. Can't go wrong.
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5 out of 5

Sound Ordnance B-12

Written By Tyson R, Kennewick, WA on Tuesday, October 02, 2012
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This Sub is AWESOME! Sure it's my first sub but for this price I decided to give it a shot! I have it in my trunk hooked up to my M2100 Amp and WOW does this thing hit SO hard!!! My entire car shakes like crazy! I can't even focus on ANYTHING through any of my mirrors! I am extremely thrilled with my new sub! Definitely recommend this sub!
Pros:
Hits hard! Looks awesome!
Cons:
Lots of rattling when it's hitting high, but that's because I have a Honda! haha
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5 out of 5

Wow what a sub

Written By Jack S, Plainfield IL on Tuesday, August 28, 2012
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Wow what a sub!! I bought this sub to replace my 10" Comp VR that was stolen. I had hoped that it would be as good as my old one, boy was I suprised how good it is! This thing hits way harder than my old one ,at half the price and looks cool too. I'm all ready planning on installing one on my wife's new Chrysler.
Pros:
Every thing
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4 out of 5

Good First Sub

Written By Grant, Fowlerville Mi on Saturday, July 14, 2012
 
Overall this sub is quite well, it thumps pretty good for only 250 RMS. Yes it does shake your mirrors, but no it is no amazingly loud that it hurts your ears. My friends love it although i'm looking to upgrade soon. Over all i would give it a 3.5 out of 5 not because it's not a good sub because it really is great. But because simply there is a lot better subwoofers out there. So its a great starting sub though!! Also it hits mids very well! Highs are decent and lows are okay too! Grant
Pros:
Mids Size Thumps Shakes Mirrors
Cons:
Not That loud
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5 out of 5

So far so good

Written By ADO, Miami, FL on Thursday, June 28, 2012
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This sub is hooked up to my M2100 and after a few weeks of breaking in, it is sounding (feeling) more like it should, but still not completely.

Don't expect your rear-view mirror to vibrate like crazy, I have this in my trunk and unfortunately it can't seem to penetrate the back seat very well which kind of upsetting to me (I do drive with the seat down occasionally but then I hear it more than I feel it). I have the low pass filter on to everything under 70, but standing outside of my car with the trunk closed, I hardly notice anything; it is almost like it isn't even there. For the price this is amazing and I would buy it again, but if you want your car to shake, I might recommend the B-24 or a sub rated atleast 500W+. For 250W (and only being powered at 200W) I would have to say that it performs well.

Honestly, for the price, this is one good sub.
Pros:
Price! Plus it fits very nicely in my trunk in my honda civic 2010 sedan
Cons:
Not as powerful as I would have hoped for, but it does give my music that small extra kick I was looking for. I feel like, even with the Low Pass filter on pretty low, it picks up more mids that it should. In other words, the bass it is pushing out seems like it is missing something.
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5 out of 5

AMAZING for the price

Written By woofer man, omaha, ne on Tuesday, June 19, 2012
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i got this on sale with free shipping and it is paired with Sound ordnance 250W amp, and it rattle my trunk like crazy, i can feel the bass, trust me only one of this is enough, and if you have an SUV, then you will get a better sound, because in car, some of the bass is sucked by the back seat.
Pros:
none
Cons:
super quality bass, not so big, but not so small (after all its 12 inch sub). Built quality is great and woofer quality is on par with bigger brand with cheap price tag.
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5 out of 5

Amazing!!

Written By Dan, Iowa on Saturday, June 02, 2012
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I've never had a sub-woofer before so i can't really compare this to anything, but it was way bigger than i expected!! check your dimensions before you buy!!

either way combined this with an alpine mrp m500 off of Craigslist and a new head unit, and i can feel the bass in my chest, and my rear view mirror shakes like no other!! it's an amazing thing and extremely easy to set up, just push down, plug in, and you're good!!!

this was my first ever install, and everything went well so i highly recommend this sub-woofer! plus it looks really bad ass in the trunk!
Pros:
hits hard, loud makes me smile
Cons:
bit bigger than i expected, but that's my fault for not checking dimensions!!!
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5 out of 5

AWESOME!

Written By EUGENE, EDISON on Thursday, May 17, 2012
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Needed a good sub but l didn't want to spend a lot of money. l'm a die-hard Kicker fan but l read the reviews on this sub and decided to give it a try. l have it in a minivan and its powered by a Kenwood amp that l also bought from Crutchfield. l LOVE this subwoofer!!!! lt fills the minivan with deep clean bass, be it reggae, R & B, or just movies.
Pros:
Everything.
Cons:
None.
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Sound Ordnance™ B-12

Written By JohnD, McDonlad, PA on Friday, April 20, 2012
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I had bought one of these originally with a poineer monoblock, it pounded. My buddy got 2 JL W3's and was bragging to everybody and my system couldnt compare. Well i did some research, figured out you could wire these in paralle and it would still work. So i made sure it wouldnt damage my sub/amp or anything and even talked to crutchfield about it. They said it would be great, so i ordered another one. I hooked up both B12's in paralle and thegy ran at 300rms 2ohms. Let me tell you something, i have them in a Gmc envoy and they pound harder thanm my buddys JL's! I spent a total of 300 dollars on my system and it pounds way harder than systems double that! I can hit 135-140 db's in an open suv! Dont miss on this buy and i suggest you do what i did. I PROMISE you wont be dissapointed!
Pros:
No need for breakin in, Pounds the port, clean sound
Cons:
None yet!
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5 out of 5

Sound Ordnance B-12

Written By pkl, Seattle, WA on Friday, April 06, 2012
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very good sub for the price, pretty deep bass. got it to replace 2 8" subs - 1 12" seems louder than 2 8" :)
Pros:
price, size
Cons:
none
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4 out of 5

Sound Ordnance B-12

Written By JKBdrums, Rochester, NY on Monday, April 02, 2012
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Very nice bass from speaker I need a amp with a bass controller though because I listen to a variety of music and the bass is to loud for some songs.
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5 out of 5

Sound Ordnance™ B-12

Written By Rob, San Juan PR on Thursday, March 29, 2012
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excelent for the money
Cons:
a little big
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5 out of 5

Look at the reviews - don't think about it - buy it :-)

Written By The Image Doctor, Big D on Wednesday, March 14, 2012
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I'm no audiophile or big money spender - in fact my entire "stealth iPod" system cost under $350 for amp, sub, 4 speakers, iPod mount, and all the cabling. I'm running the sub off bridged (rear/sub channel) signal out of the Sound Ordnance M4075 75W x 4 Car Amplifier.

All things considered, I suppose a dual voice coil sub would provide a "truer" sound profile, but come on...this thing is in my trunk anyway and it hits plenty hard for me. It fills out low volumes perfectly and comes on like a freakin' canon when you push it !!!
Pros:
perfect low end at low volumes, hits hard when you push it, easy hookup
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

great sub

Written By nj, cypress,tx on Saturday, March 10, 2012
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I buy this sub because of the reviews,and i have to say best money spent.This sub is hard kicking i have this installed to a kenwood kac-8105d you cannot go wrong with this sub,take my word for it,i will buy again.
Pros:
Good clean bass.
Cons:
none yet
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5 out of 5

Sound Ordnance™ B-12

Written By crd, gallup, nm on Wednesday, February 29, 2012
 
I love the way this sub sounds. its a great value. i would definitely recommend this.
Pros:
The bars on front protect the sub in my trunk. great sound for the money
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Impressive Sub

Written By TylerH, Cincinnati, OH on Friday, February 10, 2012
 
Very well constructed sub, great sound quality for the price. Couldn't be happier with it. Will definitely be buying more S/O products.
Pros:
Great product for the price! Packs quite the punch!
Cons:
None so far.
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5 out of 5

Sound Ordnance™ B-12

Written By Anonymous, Swansboro, NC on Monday, February 06, 2012
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Seems like a well constructed box & sub. Sound quality is above average for the price range for sure. Very inexpensive way to get some bass in your vehicle.
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5 out of 5

WOW

Written By Tim H., Daphne, Al. on Monday, December 26, 2011
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I have a Orion 200 amp that is 10 or 12 years old. I had to turn it all the way down to keep my eye balls frow shaking while I drive. Great value!!!
Pros:
All I can say is WOW. Great product at a great price!
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5 out of 5

Very Impressive!

Written By Matt, Post Falls, ID on Monday, December 26, 2011
 
I usually stick with brand name speakers for my car but after reading the reviews on this I decided to give it a try. I am replacing two 12" Kicker CVRs with it in my Subaru Outback and it sounds just as good if not better than the two 12's. Very happy with my decision. Can't wait to break it in all the way and listen to it really shine! Will be buying more SO gear for my car and friend's car's.
Pros:
Amazing sub! Great sound! Built well!
Cons:
Top logo is lame.
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5 out of 5

AWESOME

Written By aidan, pittsburgh on Wednesday, December 21, 2011
 
this subwoofer is amazing i was skeptical at first thinking to myself what? sub woofer for $60 with good reviews hooblah no way that ll be good! but i decided to go ahead and trust the general public and of course to my great surprise i was blown away by the quality of this product. in fact it was so good that i decided to go out and buy a second one just because i had money left over and was 100% pleased with the first one. if you are looking for an easy to use great sounding low cost sub woofer than look no more. BUY IT omg buy it do it you know you want to and psssh even if you aren't pleased with it (which you will be) its only this much? what do you have to loose?
Pros:
its simple to install and sounds perfect.
Cons:
the 3 days i had to wait to get it
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5 out of 5

Really Good

Written By DomS, Hutchinson, KS on Monday, December 19, 2011
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This is my second sub. My first was a 12" Kicker CompVR I had it for about four years until my system got jacked. I wanted some bass in my car (geo prism) but didn't want to spend a lot of money this time around.

Installation was simple, I paired this sub with a little 250w rms amp and it hits hard.

I don't want to say it hits harder then my Kicker did, as my kicker was really underpowered, but this sub has blown me away. It is much louder and cleaner then my previous system and only cost me about half the price.

If you want something good that will sound great this buy this sub.

Pros:
Really good for what you pay!
Cons:
Nothing
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5 out of 5

B-12 kicks some major A...

Written By Mark, Pittsburgh PA. on Saturday, November 19, 2011
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I have a 2008 Chevy Colbalt Special Edition Coupe. The sub didn't fit my trunk opening, but I folded down the back seats and squeezed it in there quite nicely.. THIS SUB HITS HARD. Do not let the $90 pricetag fool you, the sub is capable of producing great sound ranking up with Alpine, Sony, and kicker subwoofers. Quite possibly the best deal on crutchfield. The M-1500 SoundOrdinance amp sold on crutchfield pairs up perfect with this product. I installed this also with one of Crutchfield's JVC single din radios with auxilliary input. A MUST BUY- for anyone wanting to boost up their stock sound system.. for a good price.
Pros:
Simple hookup, great price, great construction, great quality of sound.
Cons:
nothing.
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Great Buy!

Written By Lyssa, Dubuque, IA on Saturday, November 12, 2011
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Installation was super easy. The instructions couldn't have been more helpful, they show great step by step procedures. I have two of these installed in my 2004 Pontiac Sunfire and they hit really hard. I have a SO 1500 amp and it works perfectly with the two subs. I'm so glad that I decided to get two of the Sound Ordnance instead of any other kind, I'm very happy with them. I also love the price! :)
Pros:
It was really easy to install and the sound is great!
Cons:
None!
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Sound Ordnance B-12

Written By TrevorS, La Plata, MD on Monday, October 10, 2011
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This was the first sub I ever purchased and probably going to be the best. The price was skeptical at first but I took a chance to buy this product. It came packaged in two boxed and not a scratch or dent on it. Carpeted very nice with designs and the bars in front of it keep it from breaking up. Just hooked up the sub today and it responds nice and has so much bass for just one 12" I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to replace or just get a subwoofer.
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5 out of 5

Perfect

Written By RashaunR, New York, NY on Sunday, September 18, 2011
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Bought to replace previous sub. For price was skeptical but turns out to be deal of a lifetime.. Out of the box-Amazing. Even played low it is far superior to my previous box. Can't wait to really pump. Shaking my rear view mirror is blissful. Would highly recommend and I put it through the paces with pure bass music. Passed EPMD's "So What you Sayin" with flying colors. BTW, I have this in a Grand Caravan which is a WAY bigger sound field than a car so in a car I could only imagine
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5 out of 5

YES..

Written By Shane W, Brainerd,MN on Sunday, August 21, 2011
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The Sub came packaged very securely...expected a big box like that to come beat to heck..not so ...box in a box..nothing damaged... then ths sub itself...for a low priced unit ..Top Quality..nice fit and finish... HEAVY... Installed ...followed break in ( from Crutchfield's web link in my email ,Thanks) Now my CIVIC Rocks Out!!...Sound Great!!!
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5 out of 5

Finally installed this thing

Written By JohnJoe, NY on Friday, August 19, 2011
 
I purchased an entire sound system from Crutchfield a while ago including this sub and the 350w mono amp by S.O. I finally installed this today and let me just say it really kicks, even at the moderately low level I have the power at to break it in right now. At full power this thing was so loud for what it is I couldn't believe. Everything seems to be of quality and I will write a follow up in a few weeks. Enjoy!
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5 out of 5

hits hard... but clean!

Written By jason, bozeman,mt on Wednesday, August 17, 2011
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i bought this and linked it with a pioneer reviever and matched it with the sound ordnance m-1350 amp and i have to say with everything together it sounds nice! it hits hard... i cant explain but when i turn it all the way up and crank the sub to almost max with the seat down i can feel the sound waves hitting my whole body... its truly an amazing experience and it is clean as i said its not all boomy like im trying to run through the hood its tight but yet still ported. i would reccomend this sub to anyone anytime anyday.
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5 out of 5

Sound Ordnance™ B-12

Written By William B., Manassas, VA on Monday, August 15, 2011
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I don't usually write reviews unless a product completely blows me out of the water or if it really fails to meet any expectations. I have also been installing car audio components since the mid 90's in all of my cars. I have never heard such a small sub in size and price hit has hard as this. I have it hooked up to a 300 watt Kenwood amp bridged (that is probably 10 years old) and turned ALL the way down. It hits extremely hard. I could not imagine having two of these in my car. Great sub at a great price! Thanks Crutchfield!!!!
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5 out of 5

(S/O) B-12

Written By Hector, Clarksville TN. on Sunday, August 14, 2011
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OOOOOOOOOOO MMMMMMMMMMM GGGGGGGGGGG ok where do i star? the most amazing sub that i ever have. Loud, hevy duty cunstruction, awesome looking, the tow bars on front of the sub to protect it is a good thought for people lake mi having some stuff in the trunck. i can feel the bass pound in my chest with every song that i play in my car and i just juck the sub today, i love the sub hands down this is an amazing, awesome cuality, and very cheap sub, i realy thinck this is the best sub if you want to build your sound system in your car in a friendly budget. people trust me (S/O) is no joke ill recomend this sub to everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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4 out of 5

Outdoor Bliss!

Written By James S., Porter, Tx. on Wednesday, July 06, 2011
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I installed a pair of these under my backyard porch with a couple of full range speakers and they fill the entire yard with an awsome bass response. This are very well built and reproduce musical lows above what I had expected.
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5 out of 5

better than expected

Written By shawn, summerdale al. on Saturday, June 11, 2011
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sounds better than expected. matched it up with sound ordinance amp (thanks to crutchfield sales and tech support) perfect. cant beat the price either! and it really gets better after breaking it in. thanks for your help thru the whole process
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5 out of 5

Great sound for a great price!

Written By Dave W, PA on Wednesday, May 18, 2011
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Have this hooked up to a SO 1350 amp and the system sounds great!
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5 out of 5

Sound Ordinance 12 in sub

Written By S-Ord, the 412 on Monday, April 25, 2011
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This sound ordinance sub is awesome even under powered it hits hard and
rattles my trunk
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5 out of 5

Sound Ordnance™ B-12

Written By Bud, Arizona on Thursday, April 07, 2011
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Great sounding sub... sounds great with metal, r&b and even country... great
price, great sound, and great service... thanks crutchfield.
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5 out of 5

great sub

Written By Riley, Houston TX on Thursday, February 24, 2011
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looks very good in my 2001 honda crv. good sound, very responsive. i dont have
it completely broken in, but so far it sounds alot better than my last sub. for
the price this is a great sub. i like good hard hitting bass, but not the kind
of bass that makes it so you cant hear the mids or highs. perfect for me. if
your looking for a good sub, go with this one.
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5 out of 5

Sound Ordnance B-12 Ported Enclosure

Written By DavidE, Everson, Washington on Sunday, February 06, 2011
 
1996 Geo Metro, Pioneer Headunit, 2x Pioneer 6.5in 3-way, SO B-12 sub, SO M-1500 Amp

For an Entry-Level system or a new vehicle setup, the B-12 and M-1500 are a perfect match. I
have a more bass then I know what to do with. You can really FEEL it. And yes, because it is
ported, it sounds much better with Rap & Hip-Hop then with Rock or Heavy Metal.

I am very happy with my purchase and recommend the B-12 to others looking for a quality
subwoofer at an affordable price.
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5 out of 5

Hard Hitting

Written By CoryJ, Chattanooga, TN on Friday, December 24, 2010
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I just connected this sub to my Rockford Fosgate 150s (150 watts RMS) and I'm
pleased with the sound and quality. It's not going to rattle my bumper, but it
does exactly what I expected - provide full sounding, hard hitting bass. I
considered buying the more compact Kicker so that I could place it on the floor
in the back of my four door '03 Toyota Tacoma but decided to go with the Sound
Ordnance because of the great price.

In my opinion, the whole World War bomber theme that Sound Ordnance has adopted
is extremely cheesy and was somewhat of a turn off for me, however I knew that
Crutchfield would not endorse a sub par product (no pun intended...haha!)

I gave this product a five star rating based on my entire experience with
Crutchfield. I have been a customer for over 20 years now and they always
deliver exceptional products and service. If you're looking for deep, hard
hitting bass on a budget, I recommend this sub.
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5 out of 5

Great Sound

Written By Johnny, Highlands Ranch, Co on Monday, December 06, 2010
 
My first ported box for my 2003 GMC Yukon. Has great bass for only one sub.
Recommend this product not only for the price, but also the quality.
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4 out of 5

Sound Ordnance™ B-12

Written By Anonymous, Alaska on Sunday, December 05, 2010
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Good economical 12. Sounds good at moderate power levels. Not so much for
competition levels though. All around nice product.
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5 out of 5

Great first sub

Written By Pat, California on Tuesday, November 23, 2010
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This is the first sub I have ever purchased and I am quite satisfied. I'm not
someone who wants to be heard from several blocks away, but definitely wanted
some nice bass in my car. This with my 200w rms amp does the job quite nicely.

I would recommend this sub to anyone looking to add some really nice bass to
their car without wanting to spend too much money. It sounds great and with a
three year warranty you can't go wrong. I will for sure buy sound ordnance
products again in the future.
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5 out of 5

2 B12s

Written By just_one, winston salem on Tuesday, October 26, 2010
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i went throught every sound ordnance sub except the b24s.......just wasn't enough bass for me but still great products. didnt want the b24s bc i am a big fan of ported boxes. to get the best sound out of a ported box it's best to get speakers that's made with that ported box bc its easy to mess up the sound with ported or band pass.
So i got two B12 AND MAN THESE SUBWOOFERS BANG. I have the m1500 sound ordnance amp pushin them. 500 watts at 2ohms. i would recommend this sub to everybody.....SOUND ORDNANCE NUMBER 1. THREE YEAR WARRANTY....THAT'S WATSUP.
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5 out of 5

All around Awesome

Written By Xbad26, Augusta, GA on Tuesday, September 14, 2010
 
I was very skeptical about buying this speaker. I hadn't heard of Sound Ordnance before, but had seen that they are Crutchfield's line of equipment. I thought the sales associate was pushing the Sound Ordnance a lot more than anything else and figured that must be because Crutchfield makes more when their own stuff is bought; however, I was very impressed w/ the 3 year warranty as opposed to every other brand's 1 year. To me, that speaks a lot about the product.

Anyways, I bought the B-12 w/ the Kenwood KAC-8105D amp and I am completely blown away. It doesn't matter what kind of music you are listening to, the B-12 (w/ the proper amp, I'd say 250-300 RMS) can be the perfect low-range compliment or can wake the neighbors if you want. No need for LOUDNESS. Apparently the LOUDNESS feature is meant to enhance the sound when listening to music at low levels, and if thats what you want, don't worry. The B-12 sounds amazing at any level, as long as you know how to set the lpf, hpf, sensitivity, etc.

The box and speaker are obviously high quality and look awesome too. Takes up about 1/3 of my trunkspace in my 2003 Lancer. You are going to spend at least another $100- 200 for the same quality w/ another brand. Completely amazed and satisfied.
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5 out of 5

Awesome Sub

Written By Mark, LC, NM on Wednesday, August 11, 2010
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This Sub replaced a Rockford Fosgate sub I had and this Sub sounds way better than that sub,It hits harder, deeper and cleaner. I had to turn down the gain on my Amp because it was hitting way harder and louder than the Rf Sub did and it still needs to be broken in so I am sure it is really going to sound sweet then. I was unsure at first because I never heard of Sound Ordinance but after I found out it was Crutchfield's line, I decided to give it a shot and I am very, vary happy with this sub. It has very good bass and is not boomy for being a ported enclosure. The enclosure looks very nice also and looks very well built. I like good clean bass that is clear and crisp and this sub will surprise you at the sound quality it puts out.
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5 out of 5

Simply Amazing

Written By Anonymous, Cape Coral, FL on Friday, June 11, 2010
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I took a chance on buying this. What can you expect? Happily I can say with this
unit....ALOT. Taking it out of the box I was impressed with the build quality of the cabinet.
It is really solid and well finished. The subwoofer itself is a nice design. The surround is
made of heavy rubber with a spiral design. I believe this was done to control excessive
cone excursion. But enough about how it looks. How it sounds is AWESOME. I replaced
a Pioneer 10" sub that was in a sealed box. This sub being ported is more efficient but
without being too boomy. I actually had to dial back the gain on my 190W bridged Profile
amp. With a 3 year warranty you can't beat it. Another big win for Crutchfield! I would
highly recommend this sub for anyone looking for great bass for a great price!
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