d&b audiotechnik 12S-SUB Subwoofer


The d&b audiotechnik 12S-SUB is a compact subwoofer with a 12″ neodymium driver in an impact-resistant, bass-reflex cabinet with rubber feet for stacking protection and side-panel bracket threads for flown installation.


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d&b audiotechnik 12S-SUB Subwoofer

The 12S-SUB is a compact, flyable subwoofer built for use with d&b audiotechnik xS-Series and xA-Series loudspeakers. A high-performance, 1,600W (peak) design with a maximum SPL of 124-127dB, the 12S-SUB cabinet houses a long-excursion, 12″ neodymium driver in a bass-reflex design. It can be used in stand-alone, stacked, or as a base for a mixed ground stack. The enclosure of the 12S-SUB is constructed from marine plywood with an impact-resistant black paint finish and is Ball Impact Resistant according to DIN 18032-3 for schools, sports arenas, and multipurpose halls.

D&b audiotechnik 12S-SUB—At a Glance:

  • Installation-specific flyable compact subwoofer
  • 12″ neodymium driver
  • Bass-reflex design
  • Omni-directional dispersion
  • 124-127dB maximum SPL
  • Use in standalone, stacked, or as a base for a mixed ground stack
  • Rubber feet prevent movement and protect the bottom panel

D&b audiotechnik 12S-SUB—Parsing the Details

The front of the loudspeaker cabinet is protected by a rigid metal grille backed by an acoustically transparent foam. The side panels have M10 threads for horizontal brackets, and the rear panel incorporates two Neutrik NL4 speakON connectors, as well as a two-pole screw terminal block. The loudspeaker cabinets and most accessories are also available with the Special Color (SC) option that can be executed in all RAL* colors, while the Weather Resistant (WR) option provides an IP55* rating, and enables the operation of loudspeakers in changing ambient conditions.

*RAL is a color-matching system that defines standard colors for varnish, powder coating, and plastics. It’s the most popular Central European color standard used today. 

**The IP Code or International Protection Rating, sometimes also interpreted as Ingress Protection Rating. IP55: Protected from limited dust ingress and protected from low-pressure water jets from any direction.  

12S-SUB rigging components  

The 12S-SUB side panels are each equipped with a pair of M10 threads to accept the Z5412 Horizontal bracket 12S-SUB. The threaded inserts are covered by dummy caps in cabinet color. The caps must be removed before mounting any accessories. 

Compatible amplifiers

The d&b amplifiers are designed specifically to power d&b loudspeakers, forming the heart of the d&b System. They incorporate digital signal processing for comprehensive loudspeaker management, switchable filter functions, remote capabilities, and user-definable controls to fulfill the exact needs of each application.

The d&b 30D amplifier is recommended to drive the 12S-SUB. The d&b D20, D80, 10D, and D6 can also be used.

12S-SUB applications:

  • Touring and concerts
  • Sports venues
  • Multipurpose halls
  • Concert halls
  • Nightclubs and bars
  • Theater and opera
  • Educational facilities

For assistance ordering or configuring a d&b audiotechnik system with 12S-SUB subwoofers and xS- or xA-series loudspeakers, call or chat online with your Parsons Audio Professional today.


System data

  • Frequency response (-5 dB standard): 45Hz – 130Hz
  • Frequency response (-5 dB 100 Hz mode): 45Hz – 100Hz

Max. sound pressure*

  • D6/10D amplifier: 124 dB
  • D20/30D amplifier: 127dB
  • D80 amplifier: 127dB
  • Cabinets per amplifier channel: 2

* 1 m, free field, SPL max peak test signal: pink noise with crest factor 4

Loudspeaker data

  • Configuration: Installation-specific flyable compact subwoofer
  • Nominal impedance: 8 ohm
  • Power handling capacity (RMS/peak 10ms): 300/1600W
  • Components: 12″ driver with neodymium magnet
  • Connections: 2 x NL4, screw terminal block

Dimensions / Weight (H x W x D) (Approx.)

  • Height: 13-15/16″
  • Width: 20-15/16″
  • Depth: 17-5/8″
  • Weight: 35 lb. / 16 kg

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