Sound Ordnance™ B-17
Bandpass enclosure with 12" subwoofer
Our take on the Sound Ordnance™ B-17 by Crutchfield's Dominic DeVito
Sound Ordnance designed the B-17 bandpass subwoofer to be the bass fortress in your vehicle's sound system. Its 12" polypropylene woofer is mounted inside a sturdy enclosure, between an airtight sealed chamber and a second chamber that boasts a generous slot port for massive air movement. This bandpass design increases speaker efficiency, for impressive bass firepower from a relatively small box. Best of all, you can watch the woofer swing into action behind the clear acrylic front window.
The heavy-duty speaker terminals provide excellent connections, and the rugged black carpet cover with the Sound Ordnance logo lets your competition know you mean business. And you'll have extra peace of mind with Sound Ordnance's 3-year warranty behind your investment. Add a suitable amplifier, mount the system safely in your trunk or cargo area, and get ready for a bass barrage.
Need an amp for this sub? Check out this Crutchfield-approved bass package.
- bandpass enclosure with 12" polypropylene woofer
- 5/8" medium-density fiberboard construction
- black carpet covering
- clear acrylic front window
- 4-ohm impedance
- recommended power: 50-250 watts RMS (500 watts peak power)
- frequency response: 45-150 Hz
- sensitivity: 89 dB
- 15-5/8"W x 15-1/8"H x 15-1/4"D1 x 10-1/4"D2
- warranty: 3 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Bandpass enclosure loaded with one 12" subwoofer
- Owner's manual
- Warranty information
Works well just a little more then I expected in size
Anonymous, Honolulu, HI
Sound Ordnance™ B-17 Reviews
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Features and Specs
|Woofer Size (inches)||12|
|Speakers Per Box||1|
|Pieces in System||1|
|Second Depth (inches)||10-1/4|
|Connector Type||Spring post|
|Frequency Response||45-150 Hz|
|Power Range (Watts RMS)||250|
|Parts Warranty||3 Years|
|Labor Warranty||3 Years|
Materials: The Sound Ordnance B-17 is a pre-loaded bandpass style enclosure with a single 12" subwoofer. It is constructed of 5/8" MDF (medium-density fiberboard), covered in black carpet. It also features a clear acrylic front window for viewing the subwoofer. The subwoofer features a polypropylene cone with rubber surround, a 2" voice coil, and a heavy-gauge stamped steel basket.
Box Design: The enclosure has a sealed chamber in front of the subwoofer, and a vented chamber behind. The front-firing slot port to the right of the sub is 1-1/4" wide and 14" high. The box has a total of 1.46 cubic feet of airspace.
Terminals: The B-17 is equipped with a single set 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.
Brackets: Brackets for securing the enclosure to your vehicle are recommended.
- Frequency Response: 45-150 Hz
- Power Handling: Up to 250 watts RMS, 500 watts peak
- Sensitivity: 89 dB
- Width: 15-5/8"
- Height: 15-1/8"
- Depth (bottom): 18-1/4"
- Depth (top): 10-1/4"
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Product reviews from the Crutchfield Labs
by Zak Billmeier, Jo Greene
Car audio systems need a subwoofer to fill out the bass in your music and give it a full-bodied sound. Watch this short Crutchfield video to learn about the subwoofer
Why did you buy this?
It was on sale and would fill a nitch in my audio system. [ JAMES M Jul 28, 2018 ]
I just wanted to try it cause it's in a band pass box [ Glen Jul 17, 2018 ]
I already own one S/O subwoofer. It is the 8in powered sub. Had it for years. It sounds awesome and has been totally reliable. Now I decided to upgrade to a bigger woofer, so I figured I'd stick with S/O. Crutchfield ships fast and free and has great customer service. Also the woofer comes with a 3 year warranty and a 60 day return policy, All these things considered, this was an easy decision.! [ LEONARD Apr 22, 2018 ]
Great reviews, awesome price [ Kristopher Mar 04, 2018 ]
Product reviews and pricing [ KYLE Mar 04, 2018 ]
It's great [ Harlan Mar 03, 2018 ]
I purchased product from you in the past with no disappointment [ vaughn Mar 02, 2018 ]
Good reviews and good price is why I went with the B-17. [ Genise Feb 28, 2018 ]
Good reveiws Looks like it is well built [ lonnie Jan 25, 2018 ]
Had one in my old car and its an amazing bass that hits hard and looks good had to buy it for my new car [ MICHAEL Jan 22, 2018 ]
Good bass,good price. [ Rudy Nov 03, 2017 ]
It will fit in the location I need it. [ BOB Sep 06, 2017 ]
Reviews. [ PATRICK Sep 05, 2017 ]
Reviews + good price [ Shania grace Aug 02, 2017 ]
Looking for low price but good quality subwoofer to put into my trunk. Also, wanted something with some protection for the speaker since it will be sitting in my trunk and the acrylic speaker cover fills the bill. [ Greg Jul 17, 2017 ]
glass [ Elisha May 01, 2017 ]
The look and it had some good reviews [ TERRENCE Feb 23, 2017 ]
I was impressed with this sub...put out a lot of sound. made my hair standup with rap and r&b songs [ ross Feb 02, 2017 ]
While helping my brother to choose audio equipment to replace his factory system I recommended the Sound Ordnance B-17. After it was installed and I heard the sound I was so impressed that I ordered one for the system that installed in my son's car.I was so equally impressed by the deep tight bass it produces that now I'm replacing my 10" enclosed subwoofer with much better sounding Sound Ordnance B-17 [ Lawrence Dec 14, 2016 ]
I bought one a few months ago for my 25ft pontoon. The work great and can handle the power. Very pleased with it. [ Shannon Jul 26, 2016 ]
Seems like it has some pretty good reviews and i needed to replace my old mtx sub that i have had for 6 years. I also own some SO 6x9 speakers in my car that sound really nice [ Mr. Jul 05, 2016 ]
i want the box [ BLANCA Apr 26, 2016 ]
Cost effectiveness [ Stephen Apr 09, 2016 ]
The box looks great and Sound Ordnance has a good reputation for sounding great. [ BRYAN H Mar 20, 2016 ]
Reviews, price, combo package, size, look, 3 year warranty + 60 days money back warranty. [ Juan Mar 04, 2016 ]
to replace my old subwoofer that blew. Bandpass sounded cool [ terri Feb 29, 2016 ]
Good deal [ Keellen Feb 11, 2016 ]
Good [ angel Feb 10, 2016 ]
2 questions already asked
my amp is only 100 watts. its about 15 amps. but I have 8 gauge wire on it, with a 50 amp fuse. because the speaker is in closed the bass is louder so you dont need a big amp. [ Sigdan Aug 30, 2017 ]
The best match for this subwoofer would be the Sound Ordnance M2100. It would actually be a PERFECT match. Not only is it the same brand but the power bridged into a 4 ohm load would be spot on. [ JEROMY A Dec 17, 2017 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing amps I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Jeff Jan 06, 2014 ] Staff
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