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Lightning Audio L0-S412
12" 4-ohm subwoofer
Our take on the Lightning Audio L0-S412 by Crutchfield's Bob Bihlmayer
If you're looking for good bass on a budget, check out Lightning Audio's L0-S412 12" component subwoofer. This rugged sub will handle up to 150 watts RMS, and its parabolic polypropylene cone and stamped steel frame are built to last. The L0-S412 works best in a sealed box, delivering tight, punchy bass. Or check out Lightning Audio's L0-1X12 enclosure, which comes with this sub already installed.
To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 120 and 225 watts RMS at 4 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.
What's in the Box:
- 12" Single 4-ohm voice coil subwoofer
- Owner's manual (English/ French/ Spanish/ German)
- 12" 4-ohm subwoofer
- polypropylene cone
- power handling: 150 watts RMS (300 watts max)
- frequency response: 22-250 Hz
- mounting depth: 4-1/2"
- sensitivity: 85 dB
- sealed box volume: 1 cubic foot
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Features and Specs
|Ideal Sealed Box Volume (cubic feet)||1|
|Ideal Ported Box Volume (cubic feet)||N/A|
|Port diameter (inches)||N/A|
|Port length (inches)||N/A|
|Dual Voice Coil||No|
85 dB at 1 watt
|Frequency Response||22 - 250 Hz|
|RMS Power Range (Watts)||---|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||300|
|Top Mount Depth (inches)||4 7/8|
|Bottom Mount Depth (inches)||5 7/16|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||10 7/8|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Compression Terminals: The L0-S412 features spring post terminals; they accommodate single banana plugs (spaced too far apart for standard 3/4" width dual banana plugs), and bare speaker wire up to 12 gauge.
Sealed Box: Lightning Audio recommends a sealed enclosure with an optimum internal volume of 1.0 ft³ (from 0.7 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 for all types of music.
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