Tag: 12″ Car Subwoofers

Cerwin-Vega Car Subwoofers Make Their Way to Sonic Electronix

Not just any company is honored with an Academy Award for Special Technical Achievement but Cerwin-Vega was given that honor which is only one of the many reasons why they are one of the best Loudspeaker Company in the world. For over 50 years now Cerwin-Vega has been making strides in audio technologies and have received numerous awards and praise in pro, home, and mobile audio. The dedication to sound, quality and value is easily seen in Cerwin-Vega car subwoofers, from their entry level H.E.D series subwoofers to their higher-end, higher bass output Stroker series subwoofers. By setting the standards high on production and performance these subwoofers will meet any desired application and installation.

Cerwin-Vega HED124


The HED124 is Cerwin-Vega’s 12” entry level subwoofer. With a peak power rating of 300 watts and RMS rating of 150 watts, this subwoofer is perfect for those looking to improve their car audio system with non-overwhelming or overbearing bass. The woofer features a composite polypropylene material that gives the woofer a perfect weight to strength ratio and increases durability. Just because it’s an “entry” level woofer does not mean that is not a quality woofer. The woofer’s radial contact convex domes geometrical design reduces cone flex and decreases distortion, while the linear rolled spider provides control and dynamic sound at any level of music. The HED124 uses other technologies such as cross-flow window venting, and a forged alloy yoke that really set it apart from other “entry” level subwoofers in its class.

Cerwin-Vega VMAX124


The VMAX124 is Cerwin-Vega’s 12” subwoofer that carries a bit more of a punch. This woofer has a peak power handling of 1000 watts and an RMS rating of 500 watts. This woofer uses similar technologies found in other Cerwin-Vega subwoofers such as window framed venting for direct voice coil cooling and increased power handling and also a radial contact convex domes geometrical design which reduces cone flex and decreases distortion. The woofer offers a wide rubber surround for increased surface area and increased excursion handling at higher volume levels. The O2 Cast technology increases basket strength while lowering basket resonance giving you amazing performance and quality along with durability and a sound structure. With dual 2.5” voice coils and dual linear spiders for assembly cone control, the VMAX124 is the subwoofer that sets the “newbie” apart from that “true” car audio enthusiast.

Cerwin-Vega STKR124


Cerwin-Vega’s 12” STKR124 subwoofer is not for the faint at heart. With a peak power handling of 2400 watts and RMS rating of 1200 watts, this subwoofer has some serious bass output that is more common to competition subwoofers. Its mica reinforced polypropylene skeleton woofer cone and rubber surround increase the woofer’s performance, durability and quality. Cerwin-Vega wanted to make sure you get the most out of this woofer and for this reason incorporated a fixed sub-sonic filter at 18dB for increased low-frequency reproduction that will give you that really low hard-hitting bass. This woofer uses some of the same technologies from other Cerwin-Vega woofers such as radial contact convex domes, O2 Cast technology, and window framed venting that only increases the quality of the woofer. With such high power outputs the STKR124 has a heavy gauge die-cast aluminum frame able to handle the high-excursion levels and U-Term speaker terminals for a solid connection no matter how loud the woofer gets. The woofer also offers a field serviceable cone assembly allowing for a quick replacement of the cone if the woofer blows while competing, allowing you to continue competing in a matter of seconds. The STKR124 is Cerwin-Vega’s subwoofer that will really allow you to feel your music.


Earthquake’s Subzero Series Subwoofers at Sonic Electronix

Earthquake Sound SZ-12

Every now and then you will run into a car subwoofer that will leave you in awe with its unique design and superior structure. Not only will the subwoofer be aesthetically pleasing but it will sound amazingly precise and deliver bass like you have never heard or felt before. This is exactly what will happen when you set your eyes on the 2004 CES Innovations Award winning Earthquake Sound Subzero series subwoofer. This series of subwoofers are available in a 10”, 12”, and 15” model, ranging from 750 watts to 1250 watts of RMS power handling. Just because they all look the same does not mean they all sound or are built the same. Each woofer is uniquely design and built to accommodate its respective size. The Subzero series subwoofers feature many technologies that put them a notch above the rest and give them the label of high-end subwoofer. Subzero subwoofers are set to re-define what a high-end subwoofer should look and sound like. These subwoofers will offer quality, performance, ease of use and superb constructional design that will not be easily matched by other subwoofers within the car audio industry.

Earthquake Sound SZ-12The SZ-12 is the 12” subwoofer in the Subzero series of Earthquake Sound subwoofers. The woofer has a power handling rating of 2000 watts peak and 1000 watts RMS. With that much power you really won’t need more than one, unless you really want the earth around you to shake. The first thing you will notice on this subwoofer, besides is enormous size, will be the structure. A unique precision and different angle diamond cut basket makes this subwoofer look like a million dollars and with a structure like this it is pretty impossible do deny the quality of the woofer. A metal mesh look and design at the bottom of the basket protect the magnet from any damage, keeping the 12″ subwoofer safe from flying objects. The woofer is designed with and features a paper pressed composite woofer cone with a foam composite woofer surround, as well as a sturdy polypropylene bronze dust cap. The materials allow the subwoofer to reproduce clean, efficient, and powerful bass while also giving the woofer a sense of longevity and reliability. The SZ-12 car subwoofer is also equipped with a nomax/romax spider assembly meant to assist with accurate reproduction by maintaining the single piece piston as linear as possible. The high strength and power magnet motor structure moves the 3” over-sized, flat-wire voice coil that offer more surface area which increases the overall motor strength and sound reproduction. With a subwoofer of this magnitude it is important that it remain cool, the use of Turbine Cooled Transducer (TCT) technology keeps the woofer cool and running efficiently during long or short listening sessions, making sure the woofer is giving its best at all times.

Earthquake Sound SZ-12In car audio structure, features, and technologies are really important to the make and performance of a high-quality subwoofer, but just as important is ease of use. Nothing can be more frustrating that having to mess around with the installation of your woofer. Earthquake Sound has spare no expense in making sure that their SZ-12 Subzero subwoofer is not just great performing but also that it is easy to use and offers versatility to the user. For this reason they have incorporated a Parallel Series Parallel (PSP) terminal block. The PSP gives the subwoofer unsurpassed and match versatility by allowing it to be run in a 2, 4, or 8 ohm configuration by simply switching a fuse and reconfiguring the speaker cables. These quick and simple steps make the PSP terminals the most ergonomic terminals you will ever find on any other subwoofer. The Subzero Earthquake Sound subwoofer is innovative, reliable, and will produce some of the best bass around, with its many features this subwoofer is sure way to get notice in your car audio circles.


Making the Earth Shake with DBXi Earthquake Sound Subwoofers

Earthquake Sound DBXi-12D

For those of you out there who are true car audio enthusiast the name Earthquake Sound is about as second nature as your own name. Have you ever wanted a really smart person who knows a lot about math, science and mechanics to be the one building your subwoofer? Well Earthquake’s founder Joseph J. Sahyoun is just that guy. Mr. Sahyoun took his Aerospace Engineering background and decided to build a subwoofer that would not only sound loud but would perform better than it sounded, so for him it really was rocket science. His passion for music, quality and power along with his desire to push the boundaries of technology enabled Earthquake Sound to become the company that it is today, a well respected, admired, and accomplished company within the car audio world. Earthquake Sound have branched out into other forms of audio, like gaming and home audio, and have been striving in these fields since 1997. For over the last few decades they have garnished a number of awards for innovation and performance and have become proud members of organizations such as CEDIA, SEMA, and CEA. Their quality has never diminished over the years and nothing could be truer about their DBXi series car subwoofers.

The DBXi-12D series subwoofer is a superbly manufactured woofer by Earthquake Sound. With the series also available in a 10”, and 15” model, with each respective model having the option of a Single 4 ohm voice coil or a Dual 4 ohm voice coil. With these options the DBXi series will fit any application that you are seeking and will provide multi-wiring configuration to better suit your needs. The DBXi-12D subwoofer was made to last and perform with the utmost precision and clarity. The pressed pulp fiber cone material will allow for a rigid structure that will be able to handle higher power outputs but at the same time be flexible enough to reproduce sound smoothly and efficiently. A high-roll woofer rubber surround will allow the woofer more surface area thus creating a higher excursion, which means a deeper impact bass so that when your system hits those low frequencies you really do feel the music, after all the company is called Earthquake for a reason. Its die-cast aluminum basket structure and turbo propped cooling, increase the life expectancy of the subwoofer by providing a strong and durable housing and a cooling system that will always keep your subwoofer running at safe temperature levels no matter how hard you play them. The DBXi subwoofer features stitched tinsel leads for improved signal transfer giving you accurate and responsive bass, while the magnet structure ensures that the subwoofer run as efficiently as possible for days on end. The DBXi-12D is more than just your meat and potatoes subwoofer, with the ability to handle 500 watts of RMS continuous power this subwoofer will provide more than enough bass and properly welcome you to true car audio.

In the car audio industry, car subwoofers are a dime a dozen but when you bring the vision of aerospace engineering and combine it with the human necessity and longing for high quality sound reproduction the finished product is the DBXi series Earthquake Sound Car Subwoofers. So instead of getting lost in the vast abyss that is car audio, the DBXi stands out and is not easily matched by other subwoofer in its class.