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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.
Due In: 10/22/2015
List Price$479.00
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Part # 303-436
  • 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

Product Details

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
    (37 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 4.7297 out of 5 by 37.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Performance was exactly what I wantedI've been using this unit for a couple months now, and the performance and value for the money is excellent. I wanted a "value" priced unit that gave a full sound, but did not get in the way (i.e., over emphasize the bass). The focus should be on the music, not the subwoofer. Unit is much better than the Harman Kardon unit it replaced. Also, I was looking for a good long warranty, and this has 5 years.
Date published: 2015-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Performance Per DollarVery musical for medium loudness listening. If will handle duties as the LFE driver for movie viewing. It replaced a Dayton sub with 10-inch driver. Handy switch to bypass the frequency control for those having Audyssey or other room correction capabilities.
Date published: 2015-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big sound 4 the moneyI am truly impressed with the sound quality. I was a bit skeptical despite all the positive reviews. Hearing is believing the lows are perfect the movie rumbles truly come alive. I can’t stop raving about it.I bought the F12 to replace a Sony sub that finally went out in the family it complements the Klipsch surround sound speakers movie and music. I also put it to the test, pairing it with some JBL loud speakers in my basement and it enhanced the sound filling the room perfectly. My wife not much of a sound aficionado spent the entire weekend jamming her favorite tunes, which is a first!!! Hasn’t stopped.The best value out there if you are shopping for a sub you won’t go wrong. Ordering a second sub so I won’t have to keep switching from room to room.
Date published: 2015-04-24
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
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BIC Formula F-12 12" Subwoofer 475 Watts

What input should i use for a 2.1 receiver? I have an Onkyo TX-8020 Stereo Receiver. It has a sub out and everything, what input should the switch be set to on the back of the sub? 

Asked by: Zachattackmd
You will want to use the single RCA connector labeled "Sub In".
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-09-21

looking for a replacement amp for the bic f-12 as this seems to be a problem with this unit and bic customer service is not responding, So what plate amplifier would work with this unit

Asked by: graan paw
We do not have a cross reference available for this type of thing. Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, tech@parts-express.com or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-08-05

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: kelfro
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
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