BIC America F12

BIC America F12
Brand BIC America Amplification Type active Detachable Grilles true Nominal Output Power (RMS), W 150 Maximal Output Power (RMS), W 475 Audio Amplifier Output Power, W 150
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Features 4.8
Performance & Sound Quality 4.9
Setup 4.9
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Our Verdict

Table Of Content

Overall

4.9

Price

POWER OUTPUT

Features

4.8

Performance & Sound Quality

4.9

Setup

4.9

Frequency Response

Design Features (Bass Boost, Etc.)

Power

Impedance Rating

Size/Dimensions

Design/Style

Overall

4.9

Rated 4.9 Out off 5.0*

Price

The BIC America F12 is a great value for its price. At just under $200, it offers an impressive 475 watts of peak power and 150 watts RMS with 90 dB sensitivity. It has a 12-inch polymer woofer in an MDF enclosure that provides deep bass response down to 25 Hz. The crossover frequency can be adjusted from 40-90 Hz and the subwoofer also features low pass filter, phase control, volume adjustment as well as two speaker inputs/outputs on the back panel along with one LFE input port at the front side. All these features make this subwoofer perfect for any home theater setup without breaking your budget!

POWER OUTPUT

The BIC America F12 is a powerful subwoofer, with an impressive nominal output power of 150 watts RMS and a maximum output power of 475 watts. It has two speaker inputs (pair) for connecting to other speakers in your system, as well as one RCA LFE input. The low-pass filter allows you to adjust the frequency range from 40 Hz up to 90 Hz so that it can be tailored exactly how you want it. With its 12" polymer woofer composition and vented enclosure type design, this subwoofer delivers great sound quality at high volumes without distortion or clipping.

Features

4.8

Rated 4.8 Out off 5.0*

One of the features is LED power detector. I have tested many subwoofers and none of them had a power detector. In my case, this feature was extremely convenient since I was not always sure that the subwoofer was plugged into an outlet.Power toggle has the "AUTO" position and allows me to not really care about turning off the subwoofer. It is only necessary to unscrew the volume control on the receiver to the "zero" position and the whole system turns off. It is made of polymer materials that allow it to withstand the peak power of the amplifier. In the middle, it has a cast cone with a metalized coating. It helps the subwoofer work correctly at high frequencies. BIC F12 also has a phase switch. With it, it is possible to synchronize the movement of diffusers speakers and a subwoofer for better sound quality

Performance & Sound Quality

4.9

Rated 4.9 Out off 5.0*

The subwoofer is equipped with a 12-inch woofer and an amplifier with a working power of 150 watts and a peak of 475 watts. I think that the power of the subwoofer is enough not only for home use but also to arrange a party in the backyard. I connected it with my receiver by the stereo level inputs and then connected the Yamaha speaker which I have throughout the living room. They are not big, but it can produce high and middle frequencies well. In combination with a powerful BIC F12 specs, this gives an excellent sound. I tested BIC F12 with frequencies about 150 Hz — 200 Hz and this sub does a great job up to there without sounding muddled. Together with the test videos, I was playing with a volume control. F12 has a great sound and it works well even at low volume where most of the subwoofers lose their sound quality. With the correct crossover settings and appropriate volume adjustments, this subwoofer makes an audio system sound phenomenal.

Setup

4.9

Rated 4.9 Out off 5.0*

As with any other modern subwoofer, BIC F12 setup is very simple. The switched-off subwoofer is connected through the stereo input to the receiver, and external speakers are connected to the stereo output. BIC America F12 setting more complicated than setup because I need to regulate volume and frequency level according to the ability of my speakers. Therefore, I tested the BIC F12 with my home theater. I need to consider the size of the room, the distance to the subwoofer and its location relative to the walls for better sound. The position of the subwoofer relative to the walls influences the propagation of sound waves. Such moments are important for good sound because the subwoofer has powerful amplifier and the bass reflex and I had to choose the optimal position for better sound. Incorrect setting of volume and frequency will not let me enjoy a good sound. During the test, I chose perfect setup for my living room is volume controller at 2\3 and half of frequency range.

Frequency Response

The BIC America F12 subwoofer has an impressive frequency response range of 25-200 Hz. This allows it to accurately reproduce low frequencies, providing a powerful and immersive listening experience. The crossover frequency can be adjusted between 40-90 Hz, allowing users to customize the sound according to their preferences or room acoustics. Additionally, this model provides a true low pass filter for further customization options when setting up your system.

Design Features (Bass Boost, Etc.)

The BIC America F12 is a powerful subwoofer designed to deliver deep, accurate bass. It features an adjustable low-pass filter and phase control for precise sound tuning, as well as a variable level control with up to 12dB of boost at 40Hz. The MDF enclosure ensures maximum rigidity while the polymer woofer provides superior performance in both music and movie applications. Additionally, it has two speaker inputs/outputs allowing you to connect multiple speakers or use it in bi-amp mode if desired. With its compact size and sleek design, this subwoofer can easily fit into any home theater setup without taking up too much space.

Power

The BIC America F12 is a powerful subwoofer with an impressive nominal output power of 150 watts and maximum output power of 475 watts. It has a typical rating of 90 dB, 8 ohm impedance, 25-200 Hz frequency response range and 40-90 Hz crossover frequency. The 12 inch driver on the front panel provides deep bass for your audio system while two speaker inputs/outputs allow you to connect it easily to other speakers in your setup. Apart from that, this subwoofer also provides volume control as well as low pass filter and phase adjustment options so that you can customize its sound according to your preference. With all these features combined together, the BIC America F12 offers great value for money when it comes to powering up any home theater or music listening experience!

Impedance Rating

The BIC America F12 subwoofer has an impedance rating of 8 ohms. This is a relatively low impedance, meaning that the speaker will require less power from your amplifier to produce sound at higher volumes than speakers with higher impedances. The lower resistance also means that it can handle more wattage without being damaged or overloading the amp, making this model ideal for those who want powerful bass and loud volume levels in their audio setup.

Size/Dimensions

The BIC America F12 is a powerful subwoofer that has an outstanding 12-inch driver size. It measures 30.8 cm in height, 27.9 cm in width and 33 cm in depth, making it relatively compact for its power output capabilities. The unit weighs 9.2 kg or 20 pounds which makes it easy to move around if needed without sacrificing sound quality or performance levels when placed properly within the room environment of your choice.

Design/Style

The BIC America F12 is a stylish subwoofer with an extraordinary 12-inch driver size. It offers a black MDF enclosure and detachable grilles for added convenience. The woofers are made of polymer, providing superior sound quality while still maintaining its sleek design. Its vented body allows air to move freely in the cabinet, resulting in improved bass response and overall performance. Along with its modern look and powerful sound capabilities, this subwoofer will assures to make any home theater system stand out from the rest!

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Adjustable Crossover and Volume Control
  • Front-Firing Design
  • Multiple Input Options
  • Wide Frequency Response

Cons

  • Large Size
  • Limited Aesthetics

Specification

Audio Performance

Sensitivity, DB

90

Crossover Frequency, Hz

40-90

Frequency Response, Hz

25-200

Impedance, Ohm

8

Connections

RCA LFE Inputs

1

Speaker Inputs (pair)

2

Speaker Outputs (pair)

2

Bi-amp

XLR Outputs (pair)

XLR Inputs (pair)

RCA Outputs

RCA Stereo Line Level Inputs (pair)

1

Controls

Volume

Main Power Switch

Low-pass Filter

Subwoofer Phase

User Manual

Manual

f12.pdf

Power

Audio Amplifier Output Power, W

150

Maximal Output Power (RMS), W

475

Nominal Output Power (RMS), W

150

Driver

Port Placement

back side

Driver Placement

front panel

Driver Size, In

12

Driver Quantity

1

Material

Enclosure Type

vented

Colors

black

Woofer Composition

polymer

Body Material

MDF

General

Detachable Grilles

Amplification Type

active

Dimensions

Weight, Kg/pounds

9.2/20

Dimensions (H X W X D), Cm/in

30.8 x 27.9 x 33/21 x 19 x 22