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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.


Top 3 Subwoofers of 2010

RE Audio SEX12D4

When a new year begins, it’s only natural that it also insinuates another year’s end. 2010 brought us some amazing products, and as it comes close to its end, it’s only right to give respect to the best subwoofers of 2010. This doesn’t necessarily mean the largest subwoofers manufactured in Car Audio this year, but more or less notable technologies, breakthroughs, or any other awesome features implemented into newly released subwoofers.

Since power handling usually gets the first mention, we’ll start by mentioning the Rockford Fosgate T2D412. This subwoofer replaced the T212D4, which used to have a chrome cone and basket. It has been redesigned to maintain a sleek charcoal black color throughout, and has received an upgraded power handling of 1200 watts RMS power. Redesigned for 2010 the market was stunned upon seeing these beautiful new woofers.
For a mid-ranged subwoofer, the Alpine Type-R SWR-1243D was redesigned in 2010. This new design not only affected its cone design and looks, but also has technical benefits. The new Alpine Type R is shallower than the previous model by almost a full inch! This allows it to not only sound better in smaller enclosures, but fit in a wider variety of vehicles. Think just because this subwoofer is more compact this year that it can’t handle as much power? Think again. The new Type-R has also been rated to have an additional 100 watts of power handling over its predecessor. The new Type R has been a top seller from the moment it was released for mainstream distribution and to this day is a favorite for car audio enthusiasts all around the world.

The breakthroughs the previously mentioned subwoofers have undertaken are exciting, but not near as exciting as when RE Audio introduced their revamped version of the SE Subwoofer. The RE Audio SEX12D4 model introduced in 2010 is among the favorites for car audio beginners are veterans alike. It’s affordability combined with its unique power handling make it one of a kind in its class. Coupled with 600 watts of power handling, this subwoofer is sure to make an impacting impression in your car.

Honorable mentions this year are also the Kicker CompVX. This redesigned cone was stunning and was one of the best woofers around redesigned. The Precision Power PPI PC.12 is another subwoofer that has been among the best valued subwoofers of 2010. It’s unique design and paper cone allowed for exceptional SPL and deep bass notes.