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Kenwood KFC-W3016PS

Performance Series 12" 4-ohm component subwoofer

Item # 113W3016PS

Kenwood puts decades of experience into building their Performance Series subs, so you can have powerful, reliable...

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About the Kenwood KFC-W3016PS

Powerful, reliable bass

Kenwood puts decades of experience into building their Performance Series subs, so you can have powerful, reliable bass in your vehicle. Check out the KFC-W3016PS 12" sub — you get a heavy-duty polypropylene cone reinforced by a tough rubber surround that accommodates the extra-long cone excursion. And this sub handles up to 400 watts RMS, so you can rock out out with plenty of thunder.

Powerful, reliable bass

Kenwood puts decades of experience into building their Performance Series subs, so you can have powerful, reliable bass in your vehicle. Check out the KFC-W3016PS 12" sub — you get a heavy-duty polypropylene cone reinforced by a tough rubber surround that accommodates the extra-long cone excursion. And this sub handles up to 400 watts RMS, so you can rock out out with plenty of thunder.

The Square Array Pattern reinforces the cone so that it won't warp during heavy bass production. A dual ventilation system pulls heated air out of the motor structure through the back and the sides of the sub, so the inner works stay cooler during those long, loud jams. Put this Kenwood in a suitable enclosure, power it with a nice amp, and get ready to party.

To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 300 and 600 watts RMS at 4 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.

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Highlights:

  • 12" 4-ohm subwoofer
  • textured polypropylene cone with rubber surround
  • power handling: 50-400 watts RMS
  • peak power handling: 2000 watts
  • frequency response: 27-300 Hz
  • sensitivity: 82 db
  • top mount depth: 5-3/16"
  • sealed box volume: 1.25 cubic feet
  • ported box volume: 2.0 cubic feet
  • grille not included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # KFC-W3016PS

What's in the box:

  • One 12" SVC Woofer
  • Eight 1-3/8" Self-tapping screws
  • Adhesive backed foam gasket
  • Cardboard template
  • Instruction manual (English/ French/ Spanish/ Portuguese)
  • Warranty information
  • Specifications listed on box top flap

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Kenwood KFC-W3016PS

Alex from Ione on 9/15/2019

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Great sound great subs just blew them way too fast I had them for a month :(

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Crutchfield customer from Worcester MA on 11/8/2016

2001 Ford F-150

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Very crisp and clear. Money well spent.

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Ted F from Roanoke, VA on 4/7/2016

1998 Pontiac Grand Prix

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Great subs for the price, especially in my son's 1st car with his 1st stereo. We are both very pleased!

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adrian from Moline, IL on 4/18/2015

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Easy to install and has good sound quality sometimes it lacks but I am very satisfied with my purches

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Cons: Lack of base sometimes

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Features

Cone: The KFC-W3016PS uses a polypropylene cone and rubber surround for added durability.

Heat Transfer System: A dual ventilation system design helps keep the motor structure cool, improving power handling and longevity.

Double Stacked Magnet: The stacked magnet assembly is used to create a powerful linear motor for superior bass output.

Spring Terminals: The spring post terminals on one side of the woofer connect to your amplifier's wiring. The posts will accept pin connectors, single banana plugs, or bare wire up to 8 gauge.

Sealed Box: Kenwood recommends a sealed enclosure with an optimum internal volume of 1.25 ft³ (from 0.7 ft³ to 1.8 ft³ is acceptable). Sealed enclosures provide the most control over a woofer, will handle a lot of power, and provide accurate sonic reproduction, making them suitable to all types of music.

Ported Box: Kenwood recommends a ported enclosure with an internal volume of 2.0 ft³ (from 1.2 ft³ to 2.5 ft³ is acceptable) using a 12-3/4" x 1-1/2" x 21-1/2" slot port. Ported (or vented) enclosures typically provide better overall efficiency than sealed so they are suitable for use with smaller amplifiers, giving you more bass output from a given amp. However, this efficiency comes at the expense of very low frequency output.

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I choose this sub because of the impressive RMS and really low price. [ Bronson  Jan 26, 2019 ]
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Have used this speaker in the past in a vented sub-woofer enclosure - excellent bass response. [ John  Jun 04, 2018 ]
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These subs had the performance I was looking for at a great price. [ David T.  Mar 23, 2016 ]

8 questions already asked

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I have a Silverado ext cab that has a box for 2 12s they are sealed box and sealed from each other. I have .97 air space. Am I going to jack up these subs useing this box?
[ Danny  Mar 15, 2017 ]
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Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best subs I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the sub models and help you make the best choice for your system.
[ Kenny  Mar 15, 2017 ]  Staff
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If i have two of these, what amp will work best with both?
[ Cameron  Jun 23, 2016 ]
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Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp for your subs I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system.
[ Kenny  Jun 23, 2016 ]  Staff
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My enclosure is .85 cu ft will that work for this sub? It is for a truck and is under the seat so my options are kind of limited. Thanks (A friend told me it should work but want to double check)
[ Tyler  May 16, 2016 ]
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Your stated airspace is slightly too small for the 12" and slightly too large for the 10". You can use either size and they will work in your enclosure though. Kenwood just recommends their airspaces for optimum performance. I hope that helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5
[ Ryan  May 18, 2016 ]  Staff
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I have this sub just one and I'm having trouble getting the right gain level on my KICKER cx300.1 · 1-channel · 600 watt · Class D · 150 watt RMS. CX 300.1 Mono .. please help me ..??
[ Abel  Apr 06, 2016 ]
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
[ Kenny  Apr 06, 2016 ]  Staff
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Which enclosure should I use for Kenwood KFC-W3016PS?
[ Brian  Mar 16, 2016 ]
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That's entirely up to you. The Kenwood can work in a sealed (1.25 cubic feet) or ported (2.0 cubic feet) enclosure. You can learn more about the differences in enclosures in the Crutchfield Labs: http://www.crutchfield.com/learn/sealed-or-ported-subwoofer-enclosures.html?search=sealed I hope that helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5
[ Ryan  Mar 18, 2016 ]  Staff
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Can kenwood KFC-W3016PS sub woofer handle KFC-9106D 2000watts Kenwood amplifier?
[ Chris  Feb 12, 2016 ]
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Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp for your subs I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system.
[ Kenny  Feb 12, 2016 ]  Staff
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Can I power 2 of these with a kenwood kac-9106D amplifier at 2 ohms?
[ Elijah  Aug 24, 2015 ]
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I had the amp powering one 10inch JL Audio..Im sorry but I did not do the 2 ohms..but it is a powerful amp
[ Elliott  Aug 25, 2015 ]
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Yes you can. This is the same set up I have in my sons car. 2 of the speakers with this same amp. It really pounds for his car being a hatchback
[ DERRICK  Aug 25, 2015 ]
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