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Sound Ordnance Bass Bunker

Ported single 12" subwoofer enclosure (Model BB12-200V)

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Sound Ordnance's rugged Bass Bunker enclosures come built to last and ready to help your sub deliver real low-frequency firepower. These unloaded boxes feature high-grade, medium-density fiberboard construction, with sealed inner braces that help combat resonance by reducing vibrations. Rounded outside corners and recessed panels allow them to fit into more vehicles, while tough black carpeting defends against incoming nicks and scratches. Bass Bunkers make a great solution when building your own box is not an option.

Sound Ordnance's rugged Bass Bunker enclosures come built to last and ready to help your sub deliver real low-frequency firepower. These unloaded boxes feature high-grade, medium-density fiberboard construction, with sealed inner braces that help combat resonance by reducing vibrations. Rounded outside corners and recessed panels allow them to fit into more vehicles, while tough black carpeting defends against incoming nicks and scratches. Bass Bunkers make a great solution when building your own box is not an option.

The BB12-200V ported enclosure holds one 12" subwoofer and offers an internal volume of 1.83 cubic feet. Its large vents feature rounded inner corners that keep port noise to a minimum for more accurate response. Just add the right sub, amp, and wiring, then mount the enclosure securely, and you're ready to hit the road with some real bass artillery in your arsenal.

Warning: This enclosure does not include mounting hardware. If you're buying a sub from us, please check "What's in the Box?" to see if screws are included. If not, you should have an assortment of heavy-duty wood screws on hand for the installation.

Well built. Stays tight at the loudest volumes.

Anonymous, Fargo, ND

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What's in the Box:

  • Single hatchback-style enclosure for 12" subwoofer with spring-post terminal

Product Highlights:

  • ported hatchback style enclosure for one 12" subwoofer
  • 5/8" MDF (medium-density fiberboard) with black carpet covering
  • cutout size: 11-1/16"
  • internal volume: 1.83 cubic feet
  • dimensions: 20-3/8"W x 14-1/2"H x 15-5/8"D1 x 12-5/8"D2
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Materials: The Sound Ordnance BB12-200V Bass Bunker is an unloaded, hatchback-style ported enclosure for one 12" subwoofer. It is constructed of 5/8" MDF (medium-density fiberboard), covered in black carpet.

Internal Box Volume: The enclosure has 1.83 cubic feet of airspace.

Terminals: The BB12-200V is equipped with a pair of spring-post speaker terminals mounted in the rear panel. The spring terminals will accept bare wire up to 10 gauge, pin connectors, and single banana plugs, but are spaced too far apart for dual banana plugs. Inside the enclosure the terminal has an attached 24" length of speaker wire for connecting the subwoofer.

Brackets: Brackets for securing the enclosure to your vehicle are recommended.

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Video: Sound Ordnance Bass Bunkers
by Zak Billmeier, Jo Greene

Sound Ordnance subwoofer enclosures, called Bass Bunkers, are available to house most standard-sized woofers.

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HEAVY BASS DUDE [ Jake  May 15, 2017 ]
low tune carpet color [ Cap  Mar 30, 2017 ]
Andy recommended to me. [ Erika  Mar 24, 2017 ]
This box was the only box that came close to the size of portrd boxes that was required for the subwoofer I bought [ BLAKE  Mar 24, 2017 ]
Great reviews. Sounds awesome! [ Mike  Dec 19, 2016 ]
I listen to a lot of music with significant output in the 30-40 hz range and was not getting enough output from my sealed enclosure. This was the only pre-fab enclosure I found with a tuning frequency in the range I was looking for. [ Juan de Dios  Nov 18, 2016 ]
Not a bad price. Well made boxes. [ Bryant  Nov 14, 2016 ]
perfect match for my sub. [ jesse  Oct 12, 2016 ]
fit the needs for a focal sub i purchased, looked nice and affordable [ David  Sep 17, 2016 ]
based on reviews [ Melvin  Aug 18, 2016 ]
Cos of da boom [ Cody  Jul 09, 2016 ]
Gives my Nisaan Maxima the thump I'm looking for. [ Maurice  Jun 16, 2016 ]
The sound is incredible. Hits like crazy with 12" sub. [ Jose  May 16, 2016 ]
I had planned on building a custom ported box to fit under the third row bench seat of my van and after researching my subs air space requirements vs port size the cost of materials these are the best way to go, their in the mid range of my air space requirements for a ported box they will still fit under the 3rd row seat and I don't have to design a huge custom box that can't be moved once installed under the seat. [ STEVEN  Apr 07, 2016 ]
i purchased an alpine 12 inch type r sub and was looking to put it in a exceptional ported box. writing this review it is not installed and i do not have it yet. but by the other reviews on this box you can see this box and the people who make it are praised for their good work. [ donta  Mar 07, 2016 ]
I already own a 10 inch S/O subwoofer box that is fantastic! [ Randall  Mar 01, 2016 ]
I chose this because it's the closest size match for my 1262W Infinity sub that I could find through Crutchfield. Also The interior, from what I can see in the pictures, looks to be of a quality build. [ Samuel  Feb 18, 2016 ]
The description/details info was very thorough and consequently I concluded that this would meet my application requirements. Thanks. [ david  Feb 01, 2016 ]
I looked at other boxes, I like the way this one was built with 45 degree angles to channel the bass [ Marvin  Jan 21, 2016 ]
Good looking box and will fit my kicker sub perfectly [ Jeremy  Dec 24, 2015 ]

12 questions already asked

Not sure, I'm running a Kicker CVR and it hits pretty good... [ Dereake  Nov 26, 2016 ]
Yes , I did quick search for min spec 1.0 - 2.0 sq.ft. recommended for your Sub. I've tried sealed, band pass and by far Ported Box is IMO best all round Sound. I recommend Utube and look into a few things if your not aware, like the Big 3 wire upgrade, a decent capacitor if your alternator sucks, maybe your lucky and their is an alternator upgrade available for you. You need Big power for Big Continuous BASS. I got to thank utube for my current Bass build 1 12in Sub. 4 6x9s 4 6/12in Door speakers 2 AMPs one is a 4 Ch other is a Mono block Sub amp in a 1992 Mustang. Good luck and may Happy Bass be in your future [ Gabriel  Nov 16, 2016 ]
Yes id say close enough! I mean the box is meant for more condensed better sound but If you're worried about sacrificing sound go bigger! [ Jenna  Nov 15, 2016 ]
I think that's pretty close. Besides, the box volume is only "recommended" as you say. People will use larger or smaller boxes to tweak the sound to their liking. With a smaller box you would get tighter bass but I doubt you would notice a 6% reduction in box size. As for the box itself, I like mine a lot. Its quality construction impressed me and I'm very happy with it. Just make sure it fits where you're going to put it because its relatively large for a one 12-inch sub box. Good luck. [ Rod  Nov 15, 2016 ]
Yes it should, I have a Type S and I would assume both subs are made on the same frame. [ Bradley  Nov 05, 2016 ]
It should fit fine man but honestly I would get a larger box. It's a small box for such a good quality speaker you know? A bigger box (still 12" hole) would make it sound oh so much better [ TREVOR DWIGHT  Nov 05, 2016 ]
You don't have to but you could stuff it with some poly material. That's an old school trick to simulate more cubic feet . It slows down the air movement coming out of the port making the box seem bigger than it is. [ DAVID  Apr 06, 2016 ]
I have this enclosure and it works fine with my Alpine SWR-12D4 and no damping material. I think damping material is typically only used in smaller, sealed enclosures. I'm not 100% sure on that though. [ Derek  Apr 05, 2016 ]
If you have the JL Audio 12w7AE-3, for a sealed box you would need 1.375 cubic feet. For a ported box you would need 1.75 cubic feet. Hopefully this helps you. [ Brad  Dec 24, 2015 ]
Yes [ Calvin  Dec 21, 2015 ]
It fits a regular size 12 so I would imagine a shallow mount would fit [ RYAN  Aug 09, 2015 ]
Yes it would! I put a RE sx 12'.... ( I know i need more air space) [ ZACHARY R  Aug 08, 2015 ]
I don't see why not but make sure your shallow mount can be used in a sealed or ported box check your cu.foot on the sealed and ported for the woofer. [ Calvin  Aug 08, 2015 ]
Yes, keep in mind that it's only 1.75 cu ft [ ROBERT  Aug 08, 2015 ]
Works really great with th p3 12" and it's clearly made with quality materials so I'd say yea [ Mark  May 22, 2015 ]
Hi steve! I believe it would handle your subs just fine. If anything should go wrong Crutchfield has a great return policy. Good luck! And may the BOOM be with you! [ thomas  May 19, 2015 ]
Yes, this box is built very strong and sturdy. It can take whatever you dish out. [ mitchell  May 18, 2015 ]
Easily..................... [ DONALD  May 18, 2015 ]
It should. It is very sturdy and well built. The joints are sealed to avoid air leaks as well. Note: it is heavier than its size implies. [ roland  May 18, 2015 ]
Yes, the box is very sturdy and good for any type of music. However, if you mainly listen to rap, look around for a box tuned down around the 32 hz range. It makes a world of difference [ BRAEDEN  May 18, 2015 ]
As long as you don't block the ports and secure the box in place. The box on its side I think would be a little unstable. [ DAVID  Apr 06, 2016 ]
It shouldn't, but if you do don't cover up the port of the box or it will affect the sound. [ Bradley  May 08, 2015 ]
IT shouldn't affect anything as far as bass or performance if you put the box on its side. However, the box will be taller on its side so if you have a car it might not fit in the trunk [ LANCE  May 08, 2015 ]
It wouldn't effect sound but it would not stay on its side during medium braking and acceleration without additional securement. [ Edward  May 08, 2015 ]
That will be fine to do that [ DAVID  May 08, 2015 ]
As far as I know it wouldn't have any affect on the box or sub beside possibly distorting the sound a bit since both holes for the ported box are on the bottom. I'm not positive either way though but i hope I could help a little! [ THOMAS L  May 08, 2015 ]
it should not affect anything, it is just an inclusure after all. [ Gilberto  May 08, 2015 ]
First of all speaker placement does effect the sound. Just don't lay it over or block the ports of the box. And make sure that the box is secured as to not damage your speaker or pull out your wires from the box... hope this helps you out... [ DAVID  May 08, 2015 ]
No, just make sure there is 3 to 4 inches of clearance between the ports (holes in the box) and any obstructions (trunk walls, items,etc.) [ Joseph  May 08, 2015 ]
port is included in the internal volume.They are built well and produce great bass. [ Brad  May 02, 2015 ]
Yes it's included not separated [ Calvin  May 02, 2015 ]
The internal cubic feet is measured as you see the box. If you remove the ports it will be larger internal volume. The box sounds great and is very responsive, I'd compare it to a sealed enclosure as far as accuracy and tone, but you can tell it's ported when you get some lows going. [ PHYLLIS  May 01, 2015 ]
Yes it does [ ROBERT  May 01, 2015 ]
Hi Josh - The manufacturer of the sub you're planning to use has most likely already done the math for you. The sub manual will include suggestions for the optimum enclosure size for both sealed, or ported boxes. And you cant go wrong with Sound Ordnance's quality construction for pumping out rock solid bass with no distortion! [ KARL D  Jan 21, 2015 ]
I not sure exactly what your asking.I had a Kicker 12''sub-woofer and a separate amp for it and another amp for the Rockford Fosgate speakers in the car, a 2005 Pontiac GTO,with a Pioneer AVH-3500BHS player,and the street wire monster wire.Everything sounds great. [ christopher  Jan 20, 2015 ]
That is a good question. I'm not sure of the correct answer. I would suggest either asking someone at Crutchfield or Sound Ordinance. [ JT  Jan 20, 2015 ]
I'm not positive on this, but I think the tubes at the bottom on both sides would get in the way... I would just buy an appropriate/ square box to start with. If they don't them available at Crutchfield, then do a search for "box for square subs". Lots of options out there. [ JT  Nov 20, 2014 ]
the bracing isnt a problem, but the triangular ports on the bottom of the enclosure would interfere with an L7. i have an L7 15" now and best bet is to have a box made for the sub. i got a nice one made for 200$ at an audio shop. [ VINCENT T  Nov 19, 2014 ]
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Jun 22, 2014 ]  Staff
Sounds Better then I ever expected [ MICHAEL L  Jun 01, 2014 ]
i would say YES YES YES. This little box pounds with the right sub. i have a Rockford Fosgate P2D4-12 Punch P2 in it and it rocks. good deep bass while still able to punch. Also, this is install in a Nissan Pathfinder. [ BRANDON  May 23, 2014 ]
the cubic vol. on your sub is 1.405 for ported and 1.105 for sealed, this bunker is 1.83 cubic in. it should work pretty good [ RODNEY O  May 23, 2014 ]
Yes it will bro I got a F150 and it sits on my back seat no rattles clean sound love it. The best box i have ever had. Its worth it [ JOHN  May 23, 2014 ]
Compare the sub specs box recommended to the box volume. I have a RF P3D4 12 and love it. [ JT  May 22, 2014 ]