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.
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  • 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 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
    (25 Reviews)
  • Weight44.25 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product contains 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 4.76 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bang for your buck!Outstanding service. Received the subwoofer the next day with just standard shipping! The subwoofer is brilliant providing deep, powerful, and clean bass on movies and music. The best bang for your buck, in my opinion.
Date published: 2014-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy with soundPurchased in May 2014 and I LOVE this sub!! I'm using it for music only, not home theater or TV. Running it through a new Sherwood receiver and paired with two bookshelf speakers. Set up was very easy, the sub does all it says it does. Rich sounds at low volumes, wall-shaking at higher volumes. And plenty of bass for the very large room it's used in (half of basement).
Date published: 2014-05-11
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: 2014-03-25
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: 2014-03-07
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: 2014-02-04
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: 2014-01-09

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BIC Formula F-12 12" Subwoofer 475 Watts

how much is this sub. will f 12 work with my yamaha 7.2 with 5 bose speaker

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Can someone recommend where/how I could get a replacement for the plate amplifier? I did not get a response from BIC. 

Asked by: mwagz
Unfortunately BIC is the only place to get a replacement factory amp. We may have an amp that will work but it will probably require enclosure modifications in order to fit properly.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-05-05

can it handel 230v?

Asked by: ocgolsen
Unfortunately no, this only accepts 120VAC input.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-04-30

http://www.parts-express.com/bic-formula-f-12-12-subwoofer-475-watts--303-436 says freq response is 25+ but doesn't list at what level. there's also nothing to show a frequency response graph nor sensitivity olevel. How do I find this inforamtion?

Asked by: MichaelK
This information will not be available since it is entirely room dependent. You may be able to get maximum output numbers from BIC for an anechoic environment but this can be misleading.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-03

Can my receiver (accepts bare wire input) accept this sub through a bare wire to RCA adapter?

Asked by: DNJR
If your receiver does not have a dedicated subwoofer output, simply use the speaker level inputs and outputs to wire the subwoofer. The manual should illustrate how to do this.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-02-20

Does the crossover effect the high level inputs/outputs signal at all? say i wanted to run bookshelfs but cut the low frequencies using the crossover. is that possible with the F12..?

Asked by: KGUN
Unfortunately the crossover only affects the low pass, not the high pass.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-01-21

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