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Kenwood Excelon KFC-XW1200F
Shallow-mount 12" 4-ohm subwoofer
Our take on the Kenwood Excelon KFC-XW1200F by Crutchfield's Dominic DeVito
The Kenwood Excelon KFC-XW1200F 12" "flat" subwoofer produces serious bass output in the hard-to-fit areas of your compact car or truck. And this shallow-mount sub measures less than 4" deep, so you can get creative with your installation.
The carbon-glass fiber cone employs a honeycomb pattern to deliver quick response in demanding conditions without flexing. The beefed-up rubber surround maintains control over the cone, minimizing distortion caused by resonance. A die-cast aluminum basket offers a rock-solid housing with plenty of venting to keep the heat down. The silver-plated push terminals offer convenient connections and provide excellent signal transfer.
To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 260 and 525 watts RMS at 4 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.
Priced per speaker
I put two of these in my four door Silverado behind my back seat in a custom built ported box and they fit perfect. I have them on a 2800 watt amp with the kenwood indash and they just sound amazing. It catches almost every bass super clear. Defiantly got my money's worth.
Craig, plaquemine, LA
What's in the Box:
- One 12" SVC Woofer
- Rubber concealing ring (installed)
- Self-adhesive foam strip
- 8 Mounting screws
- "Kenwood" logo sticker for woofer
- "eXcelon logo sticker for woofer
- Cardboard template
- Instruction Manual (English/French/Spanish)
- Warranty Card
- 12" 4-ohm shallow-mount subwoofer
- carbon-glass fiber composite cone with butyl rubber surround
- cast aluminum basket
- power range: 50-350 watts RMS
- peak power: 1,400 watts
- frequency response: 30-700 Hz
- sensitivity: 91 dB
- mounting depth: 3-15/16"
- sealed box volume: 0.8 cu. ft.
- ported box volume: 0.8 cu. ft.
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs
|Cone Material||Carbon-glass fiber|
|Surround Material||Butyl rubber|
|Ideal Sealed Box Volume (cubic feet)||0.8|
|Ideal Ported Box Volume (cubic feet)||0.8|
|Port diameter (inches)||3|
|Port length (inches)||14|
|Dual Voice Coil||No|
91 dB at 1 watt
|Frequency Response||30 - 700 Hz|
|RMS Power Range (Watts)||50-350|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||1400|
|Top Mount Depth (inches)||3 15/16|
|Bottom Mount Depth (inches)||4 7/16|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||11 1/16|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
Flat Subwoofer: The Kenwood eXcelon flat subwoofer design is approximately 40% slimmer in height than a standard subwoofer. This makes them ideal for installation in the tightest of spaces such as behind or under the seat of a pickup truck.
Carbon-Glass Fiber Cone: The eXcelon flat woofer uses a carbon-glass fiber honeycomb cone which allows the woofer to be efficient and durable at the same time.
Rubber Surround: The Kenwood woofer features a smooth linear rubber surround for added durability and increased excursion resulting in exceptional deep bass response.
Super Linear Spider: The flat woofer utilizes a super linear spider for maximum control over the woofer's linear motion to improve overall sound quality.
Heat Transfer System: The Kenwood woofer features an advanced Heat Transfer System designed specifically for its slim-design to provide proper ventilation to keep the woofer cool.
Aluminum-Cast Basket: The woofer is housed in a cast-aluminum basket for increased rigidity and long-lasting reliability.
Spring Terminals: The flat woofer utilizes a pair of silver-plated spring terminals on one side of the woofer for connection to your amplifier's speaker wiring. The spring terminals will accept up to 10 AWG speaker wire.
Concealing Ring: The eXcelon woofer comes supplied with a removable, rubber concealing ring used to hide the woofer's mounting screws for a neat and professional looking installation. The concealing ring increases the top mounting height to 1".
Sealed Box Volume: The sealed box size recommended by Kenwood is 0.8 cu/ft.
Vented Box Volume: The vented box size recommended by Kenwood range is 0.8 cu/ft. One 3" diameter x 14" long port should be used with a 0.8 cu/ft enclosure.
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Why did you buy this?
Needed a 12" 4 ohm shallow mount sub. Replacing an MB Quart 12" that I blew (my fault). It sounds fantastic, is very well made. [ Matthew Jun 17, 2017 ]
2 questions already asked
Kenwood doesn't specify a break-in period for this particular model; however we've found that most car audio subwoofers require a break-in period of 12 to 24 hours of playback before they will deliver optimum sound quality. I hope that helps. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=159 [ Larry Apr 25, 2016 ] Staff
We show the max air space as 0.8, so for 2 it would be 1.6 cu/ft. [ Jeff Apr 04, 2014 ] Staff