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Sound Ordnance M2-12DVC

12" subwoofer with dual 4-ohm voice coils

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Our take on the Sound Ordnance M2-12DVC

by John Pollard
Sound Ordnance

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.

Add some boom to your ride

Win the battle for boom with subwoofers from Sound Ordnance. Throw one or two of these bad boys in your vehicle to give you bass you can feel. You'll love the difference these subs make, and adding them to your system won't destroy your budget.

Built like a tank

The M2-12DVC 12" subwoofer comes with a tough glass fiber cone that will keep its shape when the music's turned up, so your bass stays accurate. The butyl rubber surround helps keep the woofer's movement on track, and it'll stay pliable for years to come. The stamped steel basket provides a stable home for the whole assembly, so your bass plays the way it should. 

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The dual 4-ohm voice coils allow you to wire the sub for 2- or 8-ohm impedance, giving you the flexibility you need when you add more Sound Ordnance subs in the future.  Also, Sound Ordnance backs up this sub with a 3-year warranty so you can have peace of mind while you're rocking hard. 

To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 200 and 375 watts RMS at 2 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.

Highlights:

  • 12" subwoofer with dual 4-ohm voice coils
  • glass fiber cone
  • butyl rubber surround
  • stamped steel basket
  • power range: 50-250 watts RMS (125 watts RMS per coil)
  • peak power handling: 500 watts
  • frequency response: 28-1000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 89.5 dB
  • top-mount depth: 6-5/8"
  • sealed box volume: 0.99-1.41 cubic feet
  • ported box volume: 1.13-2.05 cubic feet
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

Features and Specs
Size 12 -inch
Impedance 4 ohms
Cone Material Glass fiber
Surround Material Butyl rubber
Ideal Sealed Box Volume (cubic feet) 1.24
Ideal Ported Box Volume (cubic feet) 1.38
Port diameter (inches) 2.8
Port length (inches) 9.1
Free-Air No
Dual Voice Coil Yes
Sensitivity 89.5 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response 28 - 1000 Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts) 50-250
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 500
Top Mount Depth (inches) 6 5/8
Bottom Mount Depth (inches) 7
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 11
Vas (liters) 75
Fs (Hz) 28
Qts 0.38
Xmax (millimeters) 10
Parts Warranty 3 Years
Labor Warranty 3 Years
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What's in the box?

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  • One 12" Dual 4-ohm voice coil woofer
  • Rubber gasket/ concealing ring (installed)
  • Owner's manual
  • Warranty information

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Features

Glass Fiber Cone: The cone is glass fiber, a rigid, yet light weight material that minimizes cone flex, resulting in low distortion and improved clarity.

Butyl Surround: The surround is butyl rubber to promote long life and durability.

Dual 4-ohm Voice Coils: This woofer features two 4-ohm voice coils that offer wiring flexibility. When the voice coils are wired in parallel, the woofer presents a 2-ohm load. When the voice coils are wired in series, the woofer presents an 8-ohm load.

Binding Posts: The 5-way binding post speaker terminals will accept spade connectors, single or dual banana plugs, pin connectors, or bare wire up to 10 gauge.

Concealing Ring: The woofer includes a removable, rubber gasket/concealing ring used to hide the woofer's mounting screws for a neat and professional looking installation.

Sealed Box Volume: The recommended sealed box volume is 1.24 ft³ (from 0.99 ft³ to 1.41 ft³ is acceptable).

Vented Box Volume: The recommended vented box volume is 1.38 ft³ with a 2.8" diameter x 9.1" long port (1.13 ft³ to 2.05 ft³ is acceptable).

 
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5 out of 5

Great value

Written By Jz, Brooklyn, NY on Thursday, October 02, 2014
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Great sound for the money
Pros:
Great bass
Cons:
Not cool enough for the rich guys
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awsome

Written By Anonymous, Lowland, TN on Thursday, September 25, 2014
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Great sub for the price hits hard in the s/o box
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Big Bang

Written By K1, Midlothian, VA on Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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It's no theory, this sub is capable of loud, distortion free bass. I chose this sub because I was looking for a sub with dual 4ohm voice coils for wiring flexibility. There were more notable brands in the same price range with dual 4ohm voice coils but none had glass fiber cone other than the Sound Ordnance. I knew a glass fiber cone should provide the clean punch I was looking for so I took a gamble on the brand and I am glad I did. The build quality is solid and the sub sound great. There is a lot of value in this speaker.
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Great Value, Distortion Free Bass
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Written By REW, Jamaica, Vermont on Monday, February 17, 2014
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Sounds great good thump
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Sound Ordnance 12"

Written By LuisKi, Ocala, FL on Friday, March 15, 2013
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A really impressive sound for the price specially when match with Sound Ordnance enclosure...
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