Club WS1200


Club WS1200 - 12” Shallow Mount Subwoofer

This boom is made for all shapes and sizes

JBL latest Club subwoofers offer incredible installation flexibility. Their low-profile design allows them to fit perfectly into even the most shallow of enclosures — great for today’s compact cars. Polypropylene woofer cones deliver exceptional bass response at frequencies as low as 27Hz. But what makes these subs really stand out is their Harman-proprietary SSITM (Selectable Smart Impedance), which allows the subwoofer to present the amplifier with either a 2 or 4 ohm load at the flip of a switch.


General Specifications

Type 12" Shallow mount subwoofer
Peak power handling 1000W
Power handling, continuous average 250W
Nominal impedance 2 ohm or 4 ohm, switch selectable
Sensitivity (2.83V/m) 92dB
Mounting depth 3-5/16 (83mm)

Audio Specifications

Frequency Response 27 – 175 Hz
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Spec Sheet (EN)

English 3 MB
  • 1 250W subwoofer
  • Owner’s Manual
  • Technical data sheet
Club WS1200 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value I put 1 12 in my 2008 GMC crew cab in .85 cu. ft. box on 750 watts and it slams. I was very surprised by the sound quality. It doesn't sound like a flat woofer!!!!
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Van-Shaking Bass! Bought one of these for my VW T4 van. Built a sealed enclosure for it and it sounds incredible. Bass is van shaking and goes really well with my JBL GTO 6x9s. Great for adding some extra kick to older styles of music and even better for adding some thunder in genres like Drum and Bass!
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Unit I used to do pro concert audio about 20 years ago. We were mostly using EV, Celestion and Peavey. A local distributor started importing JBL and their power and clarity for size ratio was very impressive. They were a bit costly at the time though. I recently had the desire to upgrade my vehicle audio. The JBL speaker units were affordable and so I gave them a try. Brilliant speaker. It's an auto speaker so the sensitivity is less than a pro unit which would be around 100 - 103dB, but I am really impressed. I put a single unit in the boot in a sealed enclosure and it fills the car completely: Tucson SUV. I used a sealed, off-the-shelf product - yes, I used to tune all my cabinets to the TS parameters - but I don't have the tools or the workspace for it at the moment so I had to settle. 27Hz is low, and even in a shallow, closed cabinet it reproduces the low B (31Hz) of an electric bass or double bass consistently and clearly. The only issue is the speaker diaphragm displacement. I can't find the exact excursions limits but on the kick drum and low-end chords it is significant. So significant in fact that that the sealed cabinet actually 'kicks back'. It bottoms out in the cabinet and 'flaps'. But, that's not the driver's issue - it's an asset - it's a cabinet issue. I plan to purchase another unit, and get the fitment centre to put the two into a reflex-type enclosure. I'm leaning towards a 6th order bandpass but I haven't done the calculations yet, so that may change. Highly recommend the unit.
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for any size car Put this in a sealed enclosure running a much higher rated amp that what the sub can handle. Turned down the gain to match it up, ran the sub in nicely and it is working amazingly. Especially since I'm running a single 12" in a sealed box in what is effectively a station wagon. The OHM switch is an amazing feature that makes life much easier and so much quicker to do an install.
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely love it I bought it a couple weeks ago so glad i did definitely a upgradd from my last one
Date published: 2017-04-21
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i am considering buying 2 of these for a dodge ram with a q bomb box( .65 cubic feet of internal air space). is that enough air space? and if so what amp would work better ( gx-a3001 or club 5501)? thank you

Asked by: cusser
Yes like they said you can go up or down 10% and that box you mentioned is .65cuft per side so you're good to go.
Answered by: Sgt Mule
Date published: 2018-12-09

What is the minimum space required behind the sub woofers mounting depth? Internal dimension of the box. Would 90 mm total depth be sufficient?

Asked by: Shail
At least an inch of clearance from the back of the woofer to the back wall of the enclosure would be more than enough.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-12-02

What is the xmax of this sub in MM, do they play in sealed or ported? what size sealed and what size ported and what size port and length, if you answer all 5 questions i will buy some

Asked by: CDGG
Here are the answers to your questions. 1. X-Maxx (MM) = 7.65 (either Impedence). 2. Sealed Enclosure = 0.75 cubic feet. 3. Ported Enclosure = 1.75 cubic feet with a 4” (102mm) diameter port that’ll be 10” (254mm) long, tuned to 33Hz. 4. Band-Pass Enclosure = 1 cubic feet rear and 1.75 cubic feet front with a 4” (102mm diameter port that’ll be 7.5” (190.5mm) long, tuned to 53Hz. The full technical specification sheet is available on our product support page.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-06-20

i'm building my own box I have a 4" by 12" rectangle port drawn in my max depth for the box i can go is 4" so to get the 10" of depth I have to bend the air tunnel this is my first time building a box i'm using 3/4" mdf wood is that good enough or should

Asked by: mudrunner
We would like to work with you directly to help with your inquiry. Please submit a case request at https://www.jbl.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Karl Vincent
Date published: 2019-06-26

I'm looking to build a system running two of these speakers. I'm not sure what amp would work best with these speakers. I'd like loud full bass but I don't want to damage my speakers. 

Asked by: Colton985
The CLUB WS1200 can handle power up to 250 W with a selectable impedance of 2/4 ohms. You may use any amplifier that can drive power up to 200-250W at 2/4 ohms. I would recommend the GX-A3001. It can drive 200 W of power at 4-ohms.
Answered by: Miko at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-12-02

How can I do a DIY with this sub on a 2016, F-150 with a start stop system. and what amp can I use.

Asked by: vallejol
We would like to work with you directly to help you with your issue. Please submit a case request at https://www.jbl.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2019-03-22

I looked through the specs and could not find the exact mounting depth. Also what would the recommended enclosure dimensions be? Thanks!

Asked by: 404NotFound
The mounting depth and recommended enclosure specs came with the accompanying owners manual and tech sheet for the WS1200, which can also be downloaded above.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-12-02

Recomended boxsize, closed and vented ?

Asked by: Pvforever
A .75 cubic foot is recommended for sealed enclosure and 1.75 cubic foot for vented enclosure. For vented enclosure, you would tune the box to 33Hz by putting in a 4" diameter port that is 10" long. As for the shape of the box, it is impossible to give these dimensions as we don't know where you will be putting it. So the shape must be decided by you. Here's a way to calculate the sides of an enclosure. One cubic foot is 1728 cubic inches. Let's say you want to build a 6.5 cubic foot box. Convert 6.5 cubic feet to cubic inches by multiplying 6.5 times 1728, which equals 11232 cubic inches. The area of a rectangle can be calculated by the formula Length x Width x Height = Area. So, pick two sides that you would like to come close to. Lets say a height of 22 inches and a depth of 20 inches. I'll pick 24 inches as the width to start. 20 x 22 x 24 = 10560 - too small 20 x 22 x 26 = 11440 - too large 20 x 22 x 25.5 = 11220 - CLOSE ENOUGH So, your internal dimensions would be 22" High, 20" Deep and 25.5" long.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-03-08
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