About the JBL Club WS1200
Designed for versatility
Designed for versatility
If you're into bass, you've probably had to sell off subs at some point because they didn't fit in your plans to expand your system. JBL designed their Club Series WS1200 12" subwoofer for versatility. Its low-profile design allows it to fit into shallow enclosures, and its selectable impedance gives you flexibility in configuring your system. That means it'll fit in just about any vehicle and into any upgrades you make to your bass setup.
Unlike most other dual voice coil subs, this sub's Selectable Smart Impedance (SSI™) switch allows you to change impedance from 2 ohms to 4 ohms, the most commonly used impedances. This feature makes it easy to reconfigure your system when you add another Club Series subwoofer or upgrade your amplifier. The sub's polypropylene cone punches out bass as low as 27 Hz and handles up to 250 watts RMS. It works equally well in sealed or ported enclosures, another example of its versatility.
To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 175 and 400 watts RMS at 2 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.
- 12" component subwoofer
- polypropylene cone
- impedance selector switch (2 or 4 ohms)
- handles up to 250 watts RMS (1000 watts peak)
- frequency response: 27-175 Hz
- sensitivity at 2.83V: 92 dB
- mounting depth: 3-5/16"
- grille not included
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # JBLCLUBWS1200BLK
What's in the box:
- One 12" Subwoofer (with impedance switch)
- Owner's manual (English/ French/ Spanish/ Portuguese/ German/ Italian/ Dutch/ Finnish/ Russian/ Swedish/ Danish/ Japanese/ Polish/ Turkish/ Chinese/ Korean/ Indonesian)
- Technical data sheet
JBL Club WS1200 reviews
I was looking for subs for my underseat sealed sub box in my truck that would pair up well with my amp and these fit the bill perfectly. I've always been a fan of JBL' s products so I was stoked to find shallow mounts. Love the selectable impedance, running them at 2 ohms in parallel to a Pioneer GM-D8601 and they sound incredible! Would love to hear them in a ported or vented box. Maybe in my next ride if I have the room. Two thumbs up!
Pros: Excellent sound quality Selectable impedance is awesome Aesthetically pleasing Shallow mount versatility for smaller spaces takes nothing away from excellent performance
Cons: None I've found
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These subs work better than I expected. The enclosed we used for the Tacoma was less than average to my standards but these subs overcame that disadvantage and my son's truck his just "thumping". Lol
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This shallow JBL 12 "subwoofer is a very good sounding speaker. If you put it in the right enclosure you will nod your head and smile to you music. I love this speaker and JBL speakers.
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More details on the JBL Club WS1200
Features & specs
|Ideal Sealed Box Volume (cubic feet)||0.75|
|Ideal Ported Box Volume (cubic feet)||1.75|
|Port diameter (inches)||4|
|Port length (inches)||10|
|Dual Voice Coil||No|
92 dB at 2.83 volts |
|Frequency Response||27 - 175 Hz|
|Max RMS Power Handling||250|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||1000|
|Top Mount Depth (inches)||3 1/4|
|Bottom Mount Depth (inches)||3 15/16|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||11 1/16|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Selectable Smart Impedance (SSI): A switch on the input terminal allows you to easily change the woofer's impedance between 2Ω and 4Ω settings. (The connected amplifier should be off when changing the impedance.)
- Sealed Box Volume: 0.75 ft³
- Ported Box Volume: 1.75 ft³ with one 4" diameter x 10" long port (tuned to 33 Hz)
- Free-Air: The woofer can also be mounted in free air to a baffle board (infinite baffle, no enclosure). When mounted in free air, the power handling is reduced by half (to 125 watts RMS).
- Band Pass: JBL recommends a bandpass enclosure with a sealed chamber volume of 1.0 ft³ and a ported chamber volume of 1.75 ft³ with one 4" diameter x 7.5" long port. Bandpass enclosures often provide the most output available from any amplifier and subwoofer combination, but at the expense of sonic accuracy.
Thiele-Small Parameters: Some of the parameters change based on the impedance setting:
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