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Powerful JL Audio, MTX Audio, and Rockford Fosgate Subwoofers

In the car audio industry power means everything. While most of the general public are pretty happy with 300-600 watts RMS, to some enthusiast that is just not enough. Lucky for them, car audio companies make subwoofers that will satisfy their taste for outrageous power. We will be looking at 3 subwoofers that would be considered competition level subwoofers. These subwoofers require a true passion for sound, bass and quality. It ‘s easy for car audio companies to make a subwoofer that can really bump, but what sets higher end companies apart, are the technologies and careful consideration that is used. Power is nothing without quality, these 3 companies have managed to create subwoofers that stand above the rest because not only are they powerful but the sound quality doesn’t diminish over time. There are many choices to make when selecting powerful car subwoofers by going with any of the mentioned here, you can’t go wrong.

JL Audio 12W7

JL Audio 12W7AE-3
JL Audio’s 12W7AE-3 Anniversary Edition 12” Subwoofer is one of the most sought out subwoofers in the car audio industry. Rated at 1000 watts of continuous RMS power, this car subwoofer really packs some power. Unique to its design are ultra-long voice coils that serve to help with heat dissipation and extreme linear excursion. By dissipating the heat more efficiently from the voice coils, the subwoofer will sound better and last longer. W-Cone technology improves cone rigidity by addressing its structure rather than its material by using two lightweight mineral-filled polypropylene skins that are bonded together at the perimeter and center of the assembly. The lower skin’s cross section is shaped like a “W” which provides unsurpassed rigidity when bonded to the dished upper skin. This creates an effect much like the trusses of a bridge for overall rigidity. The 12W7AE-3 offers unsurpassed bass but more importantly it has been created and designed for longevity, with its six patents this subwoofer is among the top of its class.

Rockford Fosgate T2D412

Rockford Fosgate T2D412
Rockford Fosgate’s T2D412 12” Power Series subwoofer is rated at 1200 watts of continuous RMS power that will simply blow you away. Rockford Fosgate is known for power and this subwoofer does not disappoint. Its anodized aluminum voice coil former allows for heat dissipation from the voice coil more efficiently during high sound pressure level conditions. This minimizes subwoofer failure and improves sound and performance quality. To improve rigidity a parabolic triangular cone is used, which reduces piston flex and cone distortion. This also improves the overall strength of the cone during high power handling conditions. The use of stitched tinsel leads on the spider spread stress over a greater area and thus improving reliability and performance by minimizing fatigue and possible shorting. The 1200 watts of RMS makes this a truly powerful subwoofer, with this much power you will be heard before you are seen.

MTX Audio T9512-44

MTX Audio T9512-44
MTX Audio’s T9512-44 12” Thunder Series subwoofer is rated at 1000 watts of continuous RMS power that will leave you stunned. Unlike other subwoofers, this subwoofer offers 4” of peak to peak excursion, giving you bass like nothing else. Its spider plateau venting cooling system, cools at the voice coils for extreme heat dissipation which create longevity and increase performance in the subwoofer. The use of 428° F high temperature flat wound aluminum ribbon wire allows for the subwoofer to handle high thermal power without causing distortion and allows for the subwoofer to play louder for a longer period of time. For rigidity the cone is Injection Molded Carbon filled Polypropylene with aluminum deposition which increases stiffness and weight ratio. With up to 1” of Xmax the volume displacement in this subwoofer will be louder than you can ever imagine.

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Rockford Fosgate Power T1500-1bd Car Amplifier

Rockford Fosgate Power T1500-1bd (T15001bd)

By Seth Wilde. – Product Specialist

There is an elite group of car audio enthusiasts that pride themselves on power and hard-hitting bass. Legendary Car Audio manufacturer Rockford Fosgate refers to this club as the “1K & Over” Club.  That means the members of that exclusive “club” proudly boast a car audio system with over 1,000 watts of power.  For those that are experienced with this 12-volt industry will recognize 1,000 watts as a lot of power! With that amount of wattage, you can build a system that is powerful, loud, and produces deep bass.  Members of this high output society look to higher end components to meet their needs of high-end audio.  Because of this demand, Rockford Fosgate has become recognized as a trustworthy and reliable company that is known for high output.

Consider the Rockford Fosgate Power T1500-1bd car amplifier.  This amp will instantly gain you access to the “1K & Over” club.  At 2 ohm, this amp will produce 1000 watts to a single channel and at 1 ohm the amp will produce 1500 watts.  Keep in mind that those ratings are CEA-2006 certified RMS ratings and not inflated max ratings.  Like many of Rockford’s other amps, the T1500-1bd is packed full of advanced audio technology. The Class-bd design increases the amp efficiency to 75-80%, which is much better than the 20-60% ratings of traditional class A/B amplifiers.  Differential inputs will assist in better sound quality by eliminating noise picked up by signal cables.  Even more advanced are the Discrete Surface Mount (DCM) components that decrease the amps operating temperature, while decreasing cross talk from other components.  Combine this with the MEHSA3 and TO-247 MOSFETS and the amplifier achieves lower distortion, increased durability, improved heat dissipation, and greater power output.  Putting all the technical language aside, the Rockford T1500-1bd is a powerful and reliable amplifier that is designed to power high-end subwoofers.  And to add a bit of character, Rockford’s engineers add their own customer avatar to each amp as a personal signature to their commitment to being designed and engineered in the United States of America!

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