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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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 the Number 1 Rated  powered subwoofer by TopTenREVIEWS that no other powered subwoofer in its class can outperform.  5 year parts and labor.

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
    (23 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 4.7391 out of 5 by 23.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great value!!!Very satisfiedVery Pleased!!! Can't go wrongGreat for a home sub!Very pleased beyond expectationVery happy
Date published: 2014-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thank to all Reveiwers!!After reviewing all your great reviews for the BIC F-12 it was a no-brainer and that's good cause my brain always needs all the help it can get lol. I'm Teaming the F-12 up with an Energy Take Classic 5.1 Surround Sound System even though The Take Classic comes with a little 8 inch powered Subwoofer I just couldn't pass up on the F-12. My Denon Receiver puts out 90 watts into 7.1 so I think everything will sound great once it's all broken in. I will leave a follow up Review after I get everything in and hooked up. To all my Audio Brothers and Sisters out there Thank You.......To be continued
Date published: 2014-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Serious overkill for a livingroom systemI have (4) BIC 1530 three way speakers and didn't think I needed a sub. I spoke with some tech guys and given I had 15" mains- they suggested a 15" or 18" sub. I didn't want to spend $4-500 so I shopped around- and settled on the F-12. Holy cats!! If I bought the 18" I'd have to reinforce my porch. F-12 sets up easy- and I leave the power switch on automatic. There is a crossover and volume control on the rear which makes it easy for adjusting to music or movies. It has some 'boom' ! You can experiment with placement to get the sound you like. Glad I bought this. One negative- The BIC packaging on all five speakers I've bought looked like heck when they arrived. Everything works OK but the boxes were ripped and heavily taped.
Date published: 2014-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from REALLY great value!Oh my...if you're on the fence, may I assure this subwoofer will deliver. I am an audiophile and long-time musician and recording artist (semi-professional), but almost always on a fairly tight budget. Comparing similarly priced subs that seemed smaller, or not as potent on paper, this seemed a good choice. Our newly finished theater is bigger than our last, so the Yamaha 8" sub was no longer cutting it as well. I thought about getting another of the same, but opted for this F-12 subwoofer. Oh my, am I glad I did. Testing sections of Mass Effect 3, Man of Steel & Dark Knight Rises (Blu-Ray), I think my back actually broke along with Bruce Wayne's, and I may have been thrown into a train myself by Superman. There are sounds and feelings not there before. This thing QUAKES a mid-sized movie room, and the rest of the house, too. In Mass Effect 3's Purgatory club, I FELT like I was there. The bass felt like any number of clubs I have played at...and with my monster 8x10 bass rig. I have not noted any distortion, and have backed the volume back to "6", and had to set the crossover to 110Hz...it was actually too much for even me, a bassist and drummer. BIC America, nice work on this one. What a great value, and this place had the best price.
Date published: 2014-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sub for good price. Very satisfied with this purchase.Very pleased beyond expectation. Have owned subs worth 5x this price and it holds it's own against them.
Date published: 2014-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great subI'm more than happy with this purchase. Good quality sub for my music only system. And you can't beat the price. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2014-03-07

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BIC Formula F-12 12" Subwoofer 475 Watts

Can I buy a grill for it?

Is there a grill accessory that can be bought seperatly to cover up the actual speaker cone? I just think that it would look a little better and that it would also protect the 'speaker' or foam from damage if it hits something.
Asked by: ricky jay
These subwoofers include grills, they are just not pictured.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2012-09-16

Would this subwoffer be too big for a bedroom?

I want to use this with my 70 watt (35wpc) stero in my bedroom. Does this sub simply have too much power that I wouldn't neccesiarly be using for this set up? I do want explosive bass but I don't want to buy a sub that has more power than I need.In a year or two I'd like to move this sub to a home theater system in my basement, now for this application I think this subwoffer would be perfact. I'd be used with a 500 watt Yamaha reciver (100wpc# in a basement.How about a car? I deffinatly don't need tons of power for just driving around but would it be prectical for use in a car #as long as I have a good power supply)?Thanks.
Asked by: ricky jay
This would probably be overkill for most bedrooms although you can always turn it down. If you plan on moving it to a larger area in the future it is a good choice. This is only intended for home use, not car.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2012-11-22

Exactly what type of inputs does this speaker take?

Asked by: RedStar143
This subwoofer will accept a high (speaker) level or a low (LFE) level input signal. LFE (via RCA type subwoofer cable referenced below) would be the connection method of choice. If your receiver doesn't feature an LFE output, then you can use the speaker level input section, in-line with your mains or satellite speakers.
Answered by: RussR
Date published: 2014-01-16

what would I need to use this subwoofer with a computer?

if the computer has only the blue/green/pink ports on the back, no dedicated sub-out as i know some PC sound cards have that feature.
Asked by: Swilk G
You'll need to split the signal from the speaker output jack (green) on your computer via a 3.5mm stereo "Y" adapter inserted into this jack. Your normal speakers would plug into one side, and the subwoofer would plug into the other, using another adapter cable. I've linked the required components below for your convenience.
Answered by: RussR
Date published: 2012-09-16

Does the amp on this sub have variable phase?

Asked by: 454Casull
It's either 0° or 180°
Answered by: paragv
Date published: 2011-10-05

Amp cutout size? Would a BASH 300s fit?

Could anyone post the amp dimensions? I'd like to know how much modifying would be required to replace it with the 300w BASH plate amp.
Asked by: Sintek
This product already contains a 475W (!) plate amplifier (suitable for blowing out windows and other demolition of ears, living spaces, etc.). No need to add another!
Answered by: Doc Jones
Date published: 2014-01-15

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