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 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
    (26 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 4.7692 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy!I've had this sub for almost a month and I couldn't be happier. I use a Yamaha RX-V377 with a pair of Klipsch Heresy as my two main boxes. I needed a little more bass than what they can give so I went with this powered sub and I haven't been disappointed. I am no audio wiz but I know what sounds good to me and this fills the ticket. The only thing I will say and this isn't a con but this sub will not hit the lower notes, it is only a 12". I'm almost wanting to buy another one of these for my game room or add a 15"!
Date published: 2014-08-18
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

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BIC Formula F-12 12" Subwoofer 475 Watts

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

hey i have a big formula f-12 but it keeps burning my fuse i want to get a new amp on it box and sub still good just need the amp where can i find it

Asked by: jerry12345
If you want a factory replacement amplifier you will have to contact BIC for a replacement. We offer many plate amplifiers but they might require cabinet modifications in order to fit properly. 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: 2014-11-06

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

Asked by: century
This subwoofer sells for $198.75 and yes it will work with that receiver.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-07-24

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

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