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BIC Venturi V1220 12" Powered Subwoofer 200W

Brand:|Model: Venturi V1220
BIC's Venturi V1220's performance to price ratio is unmatched! Its 200 watt (430 watts peak) BASH amplifier provides more than enough power for its mated 12" heavy duty, long-throw woofer with a long-life butyl rubber surround.
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  • Built-in 200W RMS (430W peak) BASH amplifier
  • Heavy duty 12" subwoofer with butyl rubber surround
  • Bass reflex cabinet with patented Venturi vent for eliminating port noise

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BIC Venturi V1220 12" Powered Subwoofer 200W

BIC's Venturi V1220 offers unsurpassed performance for its price! It incorporates a high current 200 watt (430 watts peak) BASH amplifier that is mated to a downward firing  12" heavy duty, long-throw woofer with a long-life butyl rubber surround. A patented Venturi vent eliminates port noise that is often heard from other lesser subwoofers when playing demanding music and video material. The V1220 also features an adjustable crossover, automatic signal sensing, high level inputs, as well as Dolby® Pro Logic, Dolby® Digital, and DTS® inputs. You can rest assured with the 7 year driver warranty and 2 year amplifier warranty.

Specifications: • Amplifier power output: 200 watts RMS/430 watts peak • Driver: Long excursion 12" subwoofer • Frequency response: 23-180 Hz • Dimensions: 18-1/2" H x 17" W x 14" D. • 90dB Sensitivity:

Product Specifications
  • Woofer Diameter12"
BIC Venturi V1220 12" Powered Subwoofer 200W
  • BrandBIC America
  • ModelVenturi V1220
  • Part Number303-432
  • UPC729305002587
  • Product CategoryPowered Subwoofers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (11 Reviews)
  • Weight45.45 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 Venturi V1220 12" Powered Subwoofer 200W
BIC Venturi V1220 12" Powered Subwoofer 200W is rated 4.3636 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vary solid preformince!It surpasses the tolerance of the human ear to handle! Shakes the room!"enough said"
Date published: 2014-02-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from OKMated to a pair of Bose 301's, I set my amp (Dennon 75W per ch 7.1) to 40hz output to the sub/speakers, set the dial on sub to 40hz. Almost nothing. Last night I played around with the crossover dial on the sub: when it says 40hz, it isn't; my amp's output is set at 40hz, so I cranked the dial on the sub all the way up, and got vibes. Next cut a square of rubberized mat sized for the sub, and put casters on the pointy feet so I would have a good relecting surface (I have a deep plush carpet, the sub was loosing punch being too close fabric). End result is adequate for music, mostly rock. Some Bob Marley last night was great. Not yet played a movie, and can't coment on explosions etc. The sub does go low; the volume and the hz knobs are cranked all the way up, and output is pretty average. It doesn't shake the walls like some advise, but for $200 delivered, not a bad deal. Weakness is it is not punchy enough. You may have to tune it by ear to your speakers as the control knob may not be accurate. Note that I have it set at 40hz, and setting it at 60hz, 80hz, etc., will give more oomph, and is a matter of the speakers dynamics and personal preferences. Folks at Parts Express are very nice to deal with, will keep them #1 on my shopping list.
Date published: 2013-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value and impressive output for 200 watts!Recently added this to my home theater/stereo for that extra dimension that is lacking when you only have full range drivers! At first the output was a little weak but after adjusting all the settings it came around quite nicely and as the days go by and the break in continues it makes my smile more and more. I have been turning the controls back bit by bit as this subwoofer continues to overpower all the other speakers!
Date published: 2013-05-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from What a piece of $_!TI was very impressed with the speed that I received my speaker from Parts Express and I was real eager to hook it up after reading some reviews online. I hook it up, turn it on and nothing. Very little output coming from the sub. I spent an hour or so messing with the settings on the sub and on my receiver before call B.I.C.'s tech line. The tech told me it sounded like the amp was bad. I sent it back to Parts Express and 5 days later my new sub arrived. I hook it up and it sounded exactly like the first one. Called back to B.I.C. and was told by the same tech to return it and ask for a refund. The only good that came of this is that the people at Parts Express are very freindly and quick to resolve problems. I would definately buy from them again but will never buy another B.I.C. product. Guess I'll just have to drop a little more coin for an SVS sub.
Date published: 2013-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Deserves a 5 star review. Will update review as it is breaking inI bought this sub from amazon through their warehouse deals for 148$. As soon as the sub came in, i immediately adjusted the settings on my receiver to make it sound its best. I made a test cd that goes from 180 down to 20 hz. At first there was barely a response at 30 hz. At 35 hz, the light fixtures in my basement started rattling, and keep in mind that during all this testing, I dont have the sub very loud. just enough so that the spider moves so it can get used to excursion. after an hour of having the cd play, it hit 30 hz and started rattling things upstairs. Had the cd play all night, turned it up for a few deep bass songs, the one song that my old polk psw10 sub could never play was rack city by tyga. This sub hit those lows perfectly, it is deep and makes your voice sound like your talking through a fan. I have a carpeted basement so I glued on some pieces of extra granite left over from our countertops, figuring that bass would bounce off better because of less pores. This is my first down firing sub and i gotta say i love them better than front firing subs.By the end of the day I put on the cd again, and ever since then on the 20-29 hz track, it plays the last quarter of the track, so im guessing that it has a useful bass response of about 26. But it hasnt even been a week. BIC doesnt lie about their specs. I bet after a month of breaking in, this sub will hit the 23hz mark just as it is supposed to.One issue I thought I'd bring up, I saw a few reviews on this sub that they had to turn the knob pretty high to get decent volume. I as well have to do that. i have the volume settings for LFE on my receiver to the highest, the crossover on the sub is at 60 hz. I think the problem is with the receiver. i have a early 2000s, maybe late 90s receiver, it has an LFE input and dolby digital/dts enabled. The fact that the sub has a dolby/dts or pro logic switch might be the reason i have to turn the gain up so high to get decent sound. i probably need a more "digital" receiver. Although i have an spdif connection, my digital sound capabilities are limited as there are far more advance digital formats out there now.I have not taken this sub to the fullest of its capabilities yet, I want to properly break it in, hoping sound quality will retain throughout the years. I will update this review at the end of the month and let you all know how low the hz rating can go and how loud it can actually get along with accuracy and musicality difference between movies, music, and gaming.
Date published: 2012-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good SubThis speaker has good bass extension down to 32Hz at which it is still -0db loss. However there is a little dip in the 44 hz to 54hz range, so if you want truly flat response, you will need a parametric equalizer. We used it on a digital organ where some stops produce almost pure fundamental down to 32 hz and it does well because we can adjust the level of each note and could compensate for the dip. No buzzes and rattles. The foam surround, however had a flaw in one place. Parts Express sent us a new speaker for free and we got to keep the defective speaker which we will use in the shop until it croaks. The replacement goes to the customer. Lots of power for our application in a shop with 24' ceiling and 1100 sq. ft.. Certainly this will rattle your skeletal structure in the average living room.
Date published: 2012-08-15
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BIC Venturi V1220 12" Powered Subwoofer 200W

What are the Theil-Small specifications for the driver used in the V1220? I would like to replace it with a non BIC driver of similar specs.

Asked by: James C
BIC does not provide driver parameters for this subwoofer. Finding a replacement based on cabinet size and tuning will be easier anyway, you can take a look at our woofer selection guide for help with this. Recommended box volumes are also listed on most of the woofer product pages as well.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-12-02

BIC Venturi V1220 12" 200w. How can the speakers be attached? On my old Dell subwoofer, I was able to attach the speakers via a serial 25 pin connector, and then connect the speakers to my computer/handheld device via a headset jack.

Asked by: mikeo99
The amplifier in this subwoofer only powers the subwoofer itself. The Dell likely has internal amplifiers for the satellite speakers or the satellites were self powered and received the signal from the 25 pin connector. In order to power satellite speakers with this you will have to have a separate stereo amplifier, like the Dayton DTA-1 or Lepai LP-2020A+.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-12-02

How can I decide between this and the BiC Formula F12?

Asked by: Enrique
There are a few different things to consider when looking at two different subwoofers. The Venturi model has less power and a lesser output driver so this will work well for smaller rooms or lower volume applications. The F-12 is a bigger brother and will handle higher output levels, larger rooms and likely play lower as well.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-12-02

The description indicates "butyl rubber surround", but it looks like foam in the pic.  Which type does this sub have?

Asked by: Adams
This does in fact have a foam surround.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-12-02

What is phase

There is a switch on the back for 0* phase and 180* phase. What does "phase" mean?
Asked by: rjfinva
This effectively changes the direction the woofer travels. This is required in some situations in order to blend the main speakers better with the sub. If you have no way of measuring the room response all you can do is try it in both positions and see which sounds best for your application.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-12-02

What is the crossover frequency range?

Asked by: john nyc
This has a crossover range from 40 Hz to 180 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-12-02
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