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Kenwood KFC-XW120

Excelon Series 12" 4-ohm component subwoofer

Item # 113XW120

Kenwood puts their most advanced technology into the Excelon subwoofers, so you can enjoy reliable high-performance...

Kenwood puts their most advanced technology into the Excelon subwoofers, so you can enjoy reliable high-performance...

Item # 113XW120

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About the Kenwood KFC-XW120

High-performance bass

Kenwood puts their most advanced technology into the Excelon subwoofers, so you can enjoy reliable high-performance bass in your ride. This KFC-XW120 12" sub comes equipped with a polypropylene cone attached to a heavy-duty rubber surround that allows for extra excursion, so it'll take whatever you throw at it. The cone is reinforced by a ribbed "Square Array" pattern that helps it to keep its shape through heavy play. The KFC-XW120 is rated to handle up to 400 watts RMS so you know it's ready to rock.

High-performance bass

Kenwood puts their most advanced technology into the Excelon subwoofers, so you can enjoy reliable high-performance bass in your ride. This KFC-XW120 12" sub comes equipped with a polypropylene cone attached to a heavy-duty rubber surround that allows for extra excursion, so it'll take whatever you throw at it. The cone is reinforced by a ribbed "Square Array" pattern that helps it to keep its shape through heavy play. The KFC-XW120 is rated to handle up to 400 watts RMS so you know it's ready to rock.

Keeping it cool

A dual ventilation system forces heated air out of the motor structure through the back and the sides of the housing, so the sub stays cooler during extended play. This ventilation system also allows this sub to operate in an extremely shallow enclosure, good news if you're building a box to go in a tight spot. Install this Kenwood in a suitable box, hook up a nice amp, and you're ready to rumble.

To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 300 and 600 watts RMS at 4 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.

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Highlights:

  • 12' 4-ohm component subwoofer
  • Square Array pattern polypropylene cone with rubber surround
  • handles up to 400 watts RMS (2000 watts peak)
  • frequency response: 27-300 Hz
  • sensitivity: 82 dB
  • top mount depth: 5-3/16"
  • sealed box volume: 1.25 cubic feet
  • ported box volume: 2 cubic feet
  • grille not included
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # KFC-XW120
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What's in the box:

  • One 12" Woofer
  • Eight 1-3/8" Self-tapping screws
  • Adhesive backed foam gasket
  • Cardboard template
  • Instruction manual (English/ French/ Spanish/ Portuguese)
  • Specifications listed on box top flap

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Josh from Portland, OR on 10/31/2018

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I really like the pair I have. I feel like for an entry level set up these are awesome and cost effective. Are they competition worthy, probably not. But they give me a nice full sound.

Pros: Sound great and very affordable

Cons: None to speak of yet.

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Jay from Winnipeg Mb. Ca on 4/23/2017

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Fantastic Sub < accurate , powerful & reliable , loads of punch ! I am even using one for my home - powered sub and I have to tell you that it is one heck of an upgrade driver !.

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Guest from NJ on 3/12/2017

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Sub is OK if you don't play it hard. Doesn't play lows well and definitely over rated on wattage. I blew 2 of these with 350 rms. The excursion capabilities on this sub is to laugh at. Kenwood lost me as a customer.

Pros: Sounds decent if not played hard

Cons: Can not handle it's rated power and doesn't hit lows well due to its limited excursion.

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DJ from Maryland on 9/14/2015

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This subwoofer matched very well with the rest of the Kenwood Excelon speaker system. It's a very good buy for the money, and I have no complaints.

Pros: Sound and price

Cons: None

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Features

Heat Transfer System: A dual ventilation system design helps keep the motor structure cool, improving power handling and longevity.

Double Stacked Magnet: The stacked magnet assembly is used to create a powerful linear motor for superior bass output.

Spring Terminals: The spring post terminals on one side of the woofer connect to your amplifier's wiring. The posts will accept pin connectors, single banana plugs, or bare wire up to 8 gauge.

Sealed Box: Kenwood recommends a sealed enclosure with an optimum internal volume of 1.25 ft³ (from 0.7 ft³ to 1.8 ft³ is acceptable). Sealed enclosures provide the most control over a woofer, will handle a lot of power, and provide accurate sonic reproduction, making them suitable to all types of music.

Ported Box: Kenwood recommends a ported enclosure with an internal volume of 2.0 ft³ (from 1.2 ft³ to 2.5 ft³ is acceptable) using a 12-3/4" x 1-1/2" x 21-1/2" slot port. Ported (or vented) enclosures typically provide better overall efficiency than sealed so they are suitable for use with smaller amplifiers, giving you more bass output from a given amp. However, this efficiency comes at the expense of very low frequency output.

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what is the speaker travel of the Kenwood KFC-XW120?
[ Jim  Jan 31, 2018 ]
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If you're referring to the xmax measurement (the speaker's maximum excursion in one direction while maintaining a linear behavior) the Kenwood KFC-XW120 is 7.6mm. For more details or to discuss further, please contact an Advisor directly by phone (888.955.6000) or online chat. Hope that helps!
[ Larry  Feb 06, 2018 ]  Staff

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