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Polk Audio MM 1242 DVC

MM1 Series 12" subwoofer with dual 4-ohm voice coils

Item # 107MM1242D

Polk Audio rethinks their legendary Mobile Monitor Series subs.

Polk Audio rethinks their legendary Mobile Monitor Series subs.

Item # 107MM1242D

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About the Polk Audio MM 1242 DVC

Advanced materials and engineering

Polk Audio rethinks their legendary Mobile Monitor Series subs. Their MM1 Series subwoofers offer superior performance from lighter materials, so you'll get the impact you want without the extra weight of a conventional sub. They use advanced engineering and optimized components to reproduce your sound with uncompromising accuracy, and Polk built these marine-certified subs to take some serious abuse.

Advanced materials and engineering

Polk Audio rethinks their legendary Mobile Monitor Series subs. Their MM1 Series subwoofers offer superior performance from lighter materials, so you'll get the impact you want without the extra weight of a conventional sub. They use advanced engineering and optimized components to reproduce your sound with uncompromising accuracy, and Polk built these marine-certified subs to take some serious abuse.

Efficient power handling

The MM 1242 DVC 12" 4-ohm subwoofer handles up to 420 watts RMS, with a titanium-coated polymer cone that'll stand the test of time. This sub's dual 4-ohm voice coils allow you to wire your system to draw max power from your mono amp or to safely hook up multiple subs. The fiberglass-reinforced ABS basket resists flexing during heavy excursion, so your sub hits hard without distorting. The sub's inner workings are designed to handle the stress of heavy bass, so go ahead and turn it up.

Marine-certified

This sub has earned Advanced Ultra-Marine certification and an IP56 rating, which means it'll deliver powerful bass in some challenging conditions. The composite cone, waterproof surrounds, stainless steel mounting hardware, and ABS basket all resist corrosion, and the sub even features weep holes for proper drainage.

To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 315 and 625 watts RMS at 2 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.

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Product highlights:

  • 12" subwoofer with dual 4-ohm voice coils
  • titanium-plated composite cone
  • butyl rubber surround
  • fiberglass-reinforced ABS basket
  • certified for marine use
  • power handling: 420 watts RMS
  • peak power handling: 1260 watts
  • frequency response: 26-2000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 87 dB
  • top-mount depth: 4-9/16"
  • grille not included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # AA8243-A

What's in the box:

  • One 12" subwoofer
  • 1 Foam gasket
  • Eight 1-3/8" Allen head stainless steel screws
  • Four 5-amp ATO fuses (two installed/ two extra)
  • Wiring diagram/ Specification sheet (English/ French/ Spanish/ German/ Italian)
  • Fuse note (English/ French/ Spanish/ German/ Italian)
  • Online registration information

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A big surprise in a fairly small package.

D'Angelo from Gwynn Oak, MD on 1/24/2019

2015 Toyota Avalon

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This is a great subwoofer! Definitely underrated. For it to be such a shallow and lightweight sub it's surprising that it can handle so much power and put out some pretty deep lows. I'm pushing about 600 watts RMS to it and it takes it with no problem. I bought it replace my old Boston Acoustics G5-1244 that weighs almost 30 pounds. A much needed weight reduction as this only weighs 14 pounds. Crutchfield comes through again!!

Pros: Power handling, bass output, shallow mounting depth, lightweight

Cons: None so far.

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Tom from St. Croix falls on 12/15/2018

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Got this on a great deal. Had a polk sb4 sub 10-12 years ago and knew going up to the mm1 I wouldnt be dissappointed. Matched with polk db 4x6 and 6x9 with a 5 channel amp sounds amazing.

Pros: Can handle a lot. Living in Wisconsin where it gets to -25 regularly in winter and no issues

Cons: Have yet to find any!

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Features

Dual 4Ω Voice Coils: This woofer features dual 4Ω voice coils, offering wiring flexibility. When the voice coils are wired in parallel, the woofer presents a 2Ω load. When wired in series, the woofer presents an 8Ω load.

Terminals: The woofer has heavy duty spring terminals that will accept single banana plugs, pin connectors, and bare wire up to 10 gauge.

Ultra-Marine Certified: Polk MM Series speakers are built to withstand exposure to moisture and UV rays, so they work well in boats and cars (IP56 rated).

Dynamic Balance: Dynamic Balance is a proprietary Polk Audio technology using laser imaging to determine what combination of speaker materials create the least amount of resonance. Eliminating resonance in speakers results in a wide, smooth response and low distortion.

Sealed Box Volume: Polk recommends a sealed enclosure between 1.25 ft³ and 3.5 ft³.

Ported Box Volume: Polk recommends a ported enclosure between 1.75 ft³ and 2.25 ft³.

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is the rms rating on this sub measured at 4 oms?
[ Randy  Feb 02, 2019 ]
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Well it is a dual voice coil version of the sub so each voice coil is rated at 4 ohms. If only using a single sub you can only wire this sub to 2 and 8 ohms. If you want 4 ohms as the final impedance get the single voice coil version.
[ Bryson  Feb 04, 2019 ]

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