Dual 12-inch driver high performance sub enclosure
Incredible Sound, Affordable Price
We’d like to say we won’t bore with the details. But sometimes making a sub better is all about the details. Such is the case with our dual 12-inch sub enclosures. We took what we knew worked from our db212, did a little refining to make this next generation more impressive, then added even more blow-you-away performance. The result is just plain nasty. Which is good.
Huge power handling 720 Watts continuous and 1500 Watts peak!
Front loaded slot port provides thunderous bass and allows greater air displacement then round port designs.
Extensively braced trapezoidal MDF enclosure eliminates performance-robbing box flex. dB1222 is 32-inches W x 14-inches H x 15-inches D at the top and 18-inches D at the bottom and weighs 88 lbs.
Nickel plated heavy duty input terminals accommodate speaker wire up to 8 AWG or twisted pairs of 12 AWG.
Viscoelastic isolation damping between the baffle and cabinet prevent any unwanted vibrations or buzzes when the subwoofer is driven hard.
Rugged automotive grade black carpet provides an attractive and durable enclosure finish.
Heavy duty automotive grade ABS grilles provide awesome looks but also protection for the woofers.
Paintable grilles and baffle looks great as is, or may be matched to your vehicle’s color.
2 ohm impedance uses subwoofer amplifier power most effectively.
Klippel optimized components using a state-of-the-art Klippel distortion analyzer, Polk engineers were able to optimize the woofer’s motor structure, voice coil alignment and suspension for the best possible performance, even at extreme listening levels.
Dynamic Balance® composite woofer cones feature tremendous stiffness-to-mass ratio. Lower mass means faster transients and finer detail.
High-roll santoprene rubber surrounds provides reliability in the temperature extremes of a vehicle.
Fire retardant NOMEX® inner suspension increases reliability while providing extended cone travel.
All Polk products are made using the best materials and the most advanced manufacturing techniques. They pass the industry’s most exhaustive quality tests, including drop testing, extreme signal response and UV & salt exposure testing. Polk loudspeakers are built to perform for a lifetime.
|Type||Dynamic Balance driver with poly-composite cone|
|Total Frequency Response||27-200 Hz|
|Nominal Impedance||2 ohms|
|Recommended Amplifier Power||50-1000 watts per channel|
|Unit of Measure||each|
Subwoofer Box Dimensions
|Height||14 3/4" (37.47cm)|
|Width||32 1/2" (82.55cm)|
|Depth||18 1/2" (46.99cm)|
|Speaker Warranty||1 year parts and labor (original purchaser)|
Specifications, dimensions and features subject to change without notice. For more information call us at 1-800-377-7655 (USA and Canada). Outside of North America call +1 (410) 358-3600.
17 reviews with an average of 4.5Write your own review
by Ben Pilon, May 23, 200999 out of 161 people found this review helpful.
For what they are worth, nothing on the market, in my personal oppinion, beats it! Think about it a pounding 2-12" polk for the price of a JL W6. And the W6 alone will not produce what the DB1222 will.
None that I can find. Execpt loosen all the bolts in a vehicle! Then again that is not a weakness but a matter of self-control! lol
I have purchased 2 of these bad boys both connected to the Polk PA1200.1 amp. BTW this amplifier is amazing! It is actually strong enough to fry both DB1222's! This is really what we call BANG FOR THE BUCK! Not recommended for subsonic SPL level comp though. I found the voice coil heats up fast at levels of 60hz and under. Then again these are only the DB's if you want to go all the way then consider the SR's.
by Jørn Johansen, October 14, 200894 out of 175 people found this review helpful.
Incredible sound for the low price,looking good,perfect sealingbox..I listening much to hard rock and metal and they play very brutal when they should and.
Nothing that i can suggest.
Installed these Polk DB woofers in my Volvo 940 stationwagon,I`ve had more expensive woofers from Rockford and Pioneer but i think these beats them all.I honest think this package from Polk is maybe the bass-package where you get most for the money today in the marked.I was looking on almost 10 different subwoofers and i`m very very satisfied. Using a JBL mono ampflier with 700w.
by Ali, December 13, 200879 out of 161 people found this review helpful.
They sound very nice and clear. Nice air ported box and cool protective casing for the subs.
So far I have had no problems with the performance of the subs.
I got this package this summer and it is by far one of the best systems I ever heard. I got a kicker 300.1 monoblock amp hooked up in a 1994 ford aspire hatchback and it bangs so loud. I am about to purchase another pair and put all four in the hatchback.
by Evan, June 24, 200878 out of 158 people found this review helpful.
the clarity with both hard hits and powerful rumbles!
haven't found anything yet
WOW these things are amazing!!! I have a rockford fosgate T1500-1bd amp running these. my amp is putting out 1054 amps at the 2 ohms and wow these things hit hard. They are very clear and yet have good hard hit and rumbles where it should be. my new set up is the hardest hitting set up I have ever felt. I had to put weather stripping foam in between my liscens plate mounting bracket and the plate itself to stop the rattling. only thing to truly say is AMAZING!!!
by jibril, January 12, 200977 out of 156 people found this review helpful.
Everything... great sound, even bass, strong, and smooth sound.
havent seen any yet
Goood subs.. havent had any trouble out of these beastfull subs. i have mine runnin on an Quantum Audio 1200@ 2ohms amplifier, and they deliver a monstrous punch.
by michael marshall, February 12, 200976 out of 159 people found this review helpful.
ITS WAS SO GOOD IT WAS STOLEN THAT WHY IM BUYING IT AGAIN STILL
these polk audio subwoofers are great nice hard base which means great for a back massage for the person in the back seat. I was pushing these subs with a 1000 watts db polk audio amp and also 1000 watts 4 channel for my mids great performance.
by Jordan H, December 11, 200874 out of 146 people found this review helpful.
umm i got baned from timmies LOL but other than that NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!
One work AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! they hit soo hard, alout harder than my MTX's
by Dan, April 1, 200974 out of 153 people found this review helpful.
Quiet neighborhoods, windows and my car
Love them, 1200W mono block fusion amp and it hits hard, makes the whole car rattle
by Matthew, July 3, 200972 out of 156 people found this review helpful.
Hard Loud Bass, clean sound, extremely strong subwoofers. Excellent!
None really, they will just demolish your car if you aren't careful.
These subs are amazing. I've had Kickers, I've had JL Audio, I've had Kenwood, but I've never had ANYTHING that hit as hard, and sounded as good as these. I would recommend them to anyone looking for earth rattling bass, and just good, loud, clean sound.
by joe pray, March 9, 200969 out of 155 people found this review helpful.
they have a very low destortion/sound ratio
they cant take the 1400watts there rated for it makes me sad too cuz they soundgood for like a week till they BLOW
these subs are a verry good sounding but they cant take the heat so there getting blown out of the kitchen
by kgne tsalate, January 2, 200968 out of 153 people found this review helpful.
clean, clear, and deep bass
santa claus couldnt deliver two sets! other than that NONE!
best subs for the money! cant be beat!!!! i got these this beast hooked up with a kicker kx500.2 amp in a 98 explorer and its insane how hard they hit. im asked all the time about what kind of 15s im pushing. no no no polk db 12s. mite add another set this summer.
by Jeff Nguyen, March 10, 201067 out of 137 people found this review helpful.
very nice looking enclosure, very inexpensive box/enclosure combo
Not a true RMS rating for these subs
Bought the db1222 from fry's electronics I purchased the MTX JH600 which does 600watts @ 2ohms and which is very under rated for these subs 720watts @ 2 ohms. while tuning the amp to the box I only had the amp turned 1/4 of the way up, and I smelled what seemed to be an electrical fire, I thought it was the amp but to my surprise it was the subs they were smoking pretty bad out of the ported enclosure. I returned the subs to fry's and will never purchase polk subs again, I do love my polk component speakers however.
by Derek, August 10, 200961 out of 126 people found this review helpful.
Can handle quite a bit of power and are LOUD.
The cops will pull you over lol.
These are exelent woofers. Ive had them for about 6 months now and had no problems. I hooked up a JL Audio 700 watt rms amp to these and they blew me away. Sadly im upgrading and selling them. Go to Northern MI craigs list to see my ad. and save some $.
by elcamino, May 13, 201053 out of 117 people found this review helpful.
Paired nicely with polk 5x7dbs I've got in the doors and rear deck and gotten lots of compliments on the looks and sound of the box.
wish it would handle more power? :) had to put in some sound deadening in the trunk and my rear view mirror is useless with these cranked
Great bang for the buck. I also got these at Fry's and have them paired with a Rockford Fosgate Punch 600.1bd pushing 650-700rms and they can get loud. No smoke here but I watch the bass knob and if I start to smell coil I back off. Gain was set using a DMM to try and avoid clipping.
by Sean, April 25, 20129 out of 13 people found this review helpful.
Quite impressive power handling Crisp sound even in the lowest register amazing bang for you buck
So loud that neighbors, cops, and pedestrians will take notice (seriously, these things are LOUD)
I've had these babies for about a year and a half after seeing how much power my brother's had. For this price, you cannot beat it. I have had people who have paid hundreds more than me from subs and amps, and they wonder all the time why mine sound so loud, yet has such an amazing solid tone. I listen to just about every kind of music, and it doesn't matter whether it's dubstep or classic rock, these can handle anything. I cannot see myself even upgrading from these unless I was getting JL Audio's or something of the like, I am that pleased. Anyone who says this thing cant handle power is definitely screwing something up in the wiring or picked a bad person to install their subs or doesn't understand how to install correctly. My brother has run his with a 1800w Kenwood monoblock amp for multiple years and has never had an issue. I run mine with a 1000w Hifonics monoblock and have also had no troubles. In fact, I know about 5 people with these subs, and there has never been a single instance of overpowering or destruction of the voice coil I'd suggest a remote for your amp though, as you'll get pulled over within a few days if you don't have the ability to turn it down quickly
by Zach Sutherland , September 14, 20122 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
Hard hitting and they hit so hard!
Nothing that I know of
Wow. I'm pushing 1500 watts to these things and let's just say people know when I'm coming. These honestly beat the Memphis 15's I had. A+
by Greg, February 23, 20130 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Im only using a 2ch 500 watt amp and let me say one thing.. these are LOUD! Every orifice in your body will vibrate. Nothing is safe even my taint hairs were vibrating.
Possible ear damage.
Bought this on sale for $150 yesterday at Frys.The guy said he had 2 in stock n he would brb with a cart cuz this box is heavy (90lbs).
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