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Kenwood Excelon KFC-XW12
12" 4-ohm subwoofer
Our take on the Kenwood Excelon KFC-XW12 by Crutchfield's John Pollard
High performance bass
Kenwood puts their most advanced technology into the Excelon subwoofers, so you can enjoy reliable high-performance bass in your ride. This KFC-XW12 12" sub comes equipped with a polypropylene cone attached to a heavy-duty rubber surround that allows for extra excursion, so it'll take whatever you throw at it. The cone is reinforced by a ribbed "Square Array" pattern that helps it to keep its shape through heavy play. The KFC-XW12 is rated to handle up to 400 watts RMS so you know it's ready to rock.
Keeping it cool
A dual ventilation system forces heated air out of the motor structure through the back and the sides of the sub, so the inner works stay cooler during extended play. This ventilation system also allows this sub to operate in an extremely shallow enclosure, good news if you're building a box to go in a tight spot. Install this Kenwood in a suitable box, hook up a nice amp, and you're ready to rumble.
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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What's in the Box:
- One 12" Woofer
- Plastic trim ring
- 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
- 12" 4-ohm subwoofer
- textured polypropylene cone with rubber surround
- power range: 50-400 watts RMS
- peak power handling: 1,200 watts
- frequency response: 34-300 Hz
- sensitivity: 85 dB
- top-mount depth: 6-3/16"
- sealed box volume: 1.25 cubic feet
- ported box volume: 2.0 cubic feet
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs
|Ideal Sealed Box Volume (cubic feet)||1.25|
|Ideal Ported Box Volume (cubic feet)||2|
|Port diameter (inches)||N/A|
|Port length (inches)||N/A|
|Dual Voice Coil||No|
85 dB at 1 watt
|Frequency Response||34 - 300 Hz|
|RMS Power Range (Watts)||50-400|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||1200|
|Top Mount Depth (inches)||6|
|Bottom Mount Depth (inches)||6 3/16|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||11|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
Heat Transfer System: The dual ventilation system design helps keep the motor structure cool, improving power handling and longevity.
Long Stroke Design: The pole piece has been extended to provide a more linear magnetic field for woofer operation. This lowers distortion and provides the woofer with better low frequency response.
Double Stacked Magnet: The stacked magnet assembly is used to create a powerful linear motor with increased excursion capability 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.
Trim Ring: The included cosmetic trim ring adds to the speaker's mounting height when top mounted. The mounting height (and flange height) becomes 0.71 inches.
Sealed Box: Kenwood recommends a sealed enclosure with an optimum internal volume of 1.25 cubic feet (from 0.75 to 1.75 cubic feet 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 cubic feet (from 1.5 to 2.5 cubic feet is acceptable) using an 13-3/4" 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 less power. However, this efficiency comes at the expense of very low frequency output.
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1 question already asked
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: If you wish to purchase a grille for the Kenwood KFC-XW12 4 Ohm 12 inch Subwoofer, we offer the 12 inch Waffle-Style Grille and you will need these 4 Clamps for mounting the grille. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Mar 03, 2015 ] Staff