BIC Formula F-12 12" Subwoofer 475 Watts

Brand:| Model: Formula F-12
The F-12 Subwoofer surpasses its competitors in performance, range, and sound quality by handling both low-frequency sounds and musical tones with exceptional fidelity.
  • Patented BIC "Venturi" vent eliminates port noise
  • 12" injection-molded cone woofer with heavy duty surround
  • 475 watts peak amplifier designed by Bash Technology
  • High level and LFE (Low Frequency Effects) inputs
  • Five year maufacturer's warranty on parts and labor
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Weight: 44.25 lbs.  
List Price$479.00
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Part # 303-436
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BIC Formula F-12 12" Subwoofer 475 Watts

The BIC Formula F-12 powered subwoofer incorporates a high current 475 watt peak amplifier featuring BASH technology in combination with a 12" injection molded long-throw woofer. A patented BIC "Venturi" vent eliminates port noise that is often heard from other subwoofers, especially when playing demanding music and videos. The F-12 also features an adjustable crossover, adjustable volume control, automatic signal sensing, high level inputs, and LFE (Low Frequency Effects) inputs. Finish: black laminate.

The Formula F-12's list of attributes makes it an ideal choice for home theater enthusiasts and audiophiles alike. The F-12’s frequency response range, crossover range, peak power output, and overall volume output combine to make it one of the best performing subwoofers available in its price range. 5 year parts and labor warranty.

Specifications: • Power handling: 150 watts RMS/475 watts peak • Impedance: 8 ohms • Frequency response: 25 - 200 Hz • SPL: 90 dB • Dimensions: 17" H x 15" W x 17-1/2" D • Weight: 42 lbs. • Sold individually.

Product Specifications
  • Woofer Diameter12"
BIC Formula F-12 12" Subwoofer 475 Watts
  • BrandBIC America
  • ModelFormula F-12
  • Part Number303-436
  • UPC729305003638
  • Product CategoryPowered Subwoofers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (34 Reviews)
  • Weight44.25 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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BIC Formula F-12 12" Subwoofer 475 Watts
BIC Formula F-12 12" Subwoofer 475 Watts is rated 4.7059 out of 5 by 34.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good SubwooferThis sub has a nice even frequency response all the way down to about 23 Hz. It is still audible down to about 18 Hz but just barely. Low notes and bass drum punches are well represented. The power amp has some sort of overload protection which is apparent when you really crank up the level. Once I set the level properly and got the phase right I ended up with a nice solid but transparent low end.
Date published: 2015-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressive!!This sub provides impressive bang for your buck!! I am installing these sub woofer units into high end audio systems, saving the customer a few bucks, and getting the performance the customer desires. These are the subs to buy for great home entertainment systems.
Date published: 2015-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awsome subwoofer for the priceThis budget subwoofer sounds good no matter if I am listening to music or watching a movie....i have it paired with infinity beta 20 front and rear and beta c250 center sounds awsome together
Date published: 2015-03-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sub for the money!!I bought this sub has a replacement for my Paradigm PS 1200. F12 is a great sub for the price. Great has part as a home theater system, ok for music. Once i get a new driver for my Paradigm, i will run both.
Date published: 2015-03-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to connect and operateI replaced my old Yamaha unit and could not believe the difference. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a new or replacement subwoofer.
Date published: 2015-03-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to set up with great sound.I needed to replace an older, smaller subwoofer for my surround sound system. This one had good reviews so I bought it and am happy that I did. It came well protected and was easy to set up. It is capable of producing much more volume than I need but, set at around 3.5, it gives great bass that sounds like it is coming from the speakers. A wonderful addition to my TV viewing.
Date published: 2015-02-03
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BIC Formula F-12 12" Subwoofer 475 Watts

How far do I need to keep port from wall working with limit space or should I turn sub around and face port to me or should I get crown amp and run to car subs to get the low end

Asked by: bobby1212
The port needs to be the same distance from the wall as it is in diameter, so 3-4" in this case. The direction the subwoofer is facing will make very little difference.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-04-14

Where can I buy the amplifier for the BIC F-12 subwoofer. Mine is blown and I haven't been able to get it to work by changing the fuse so I'm considering replacing the amp. Your help is much appreciated.

Asked by: dib2020
A stock amplifier for this will only be available from BIC directly. We may have amps that will work as replacements but they would require modifications to the enclosure in order to fit.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-03-16

I'm from little town near to Valencia, Spain. Here we can't buy BIC's products. Do you have international shipping to Valencia or any place closer?  If not, what do i have to do?           

Asked by: Dimas Terol
Please contact our sales and customer service for available stock, price and shipping options. sales@parts-express.com or 800-338-0531 x2.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-03-11

Is the BIC America F12 and the BIC Formula F12 the same speaker just a different twist on the names? If not, whats the difference?  Also, what kind of cord do I use from my subwoofer outlet on my Sony receiver to the subwoofer?

Asked by:
These are both the same subs, they just go by different names depending on the dealer. You will need a standard RCA subwoofer cable to connect this to a receiver.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-29

I have a Sherwood R-972 with one pre-out subwoofer connection. Is the cable from that the one to insert in the LFE on this BIC?

Asked by: Zekecooley
Answered by: Toed
Date published: 2015-02-07

Does this sub have outputs for satellite speakers or is it stand alone

Asked by: vaniety
The amplifier in this subwoofer only powers the sub. It has speaker level inputs and outputs but this is simply a pass-through if you do not have a subwoofer output on your amplifier.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-06
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