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JBL S120P II ($799) Its large driver and 400-watt amp suggest that the S120P II can rumble with the best of them. bigger bass - jbl

bigger bass - jbl backWhat's in the Box? Cabinet design ported Finish black maple Driver size 12 inches Rated Power 400 watts Controls variable 50- to 150-Hz low-pass crossover, level, phase switch, auto-on Warranty 5 years

How Big Is It? Dimensions (WxHxD) 16 1/4 x 16 x 19 7/8 inches Volume 3 1/8 cubic feet Footprint 2 1/4 square feet Weight 56 pounds

Ins & Outs line- and speaker-level inputs speaker-level output input and output for future bass-equalization feature

How Low Does It Go? Bass limit 25 Hz at 86 dB SPL The JBL produced deep, robust bass without breaking a sweat.

How Big the Bang? Average SPL from 25 to 62 Hz 104.4 dB Maximum SPL 111 dB at 62 Hz Dollars per dB $7.65 The sub's strong output was evenly distributed over its frequency range.

The Bottom Line Strong output capability (107+ dB SPL) at all frequencies above 25 Hz, tight, powerful, and smooth low bass, a great warranty, and a reasonable price make this moderately large subwoofer a real value. Its high-tech styling is appealing, too.

Manufacturer JBL Consumer Products,, 516-496-3400

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