Club WS1200
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Club WS1200 Low-Profile Design - Image

Low-Profile Design

Because today’s compact cars offer less space, the JBL Club Subwoofers are designed to fit into small enclosures. They’re slim, sleek, stylish, and don’t sacrifice on sound.

Club WS1200 Harman-Proprietary SSITM (Selectable Smart Impedance) - Image

Harman-Proprietary SSITM (Selectable Smart Impedance)

Unlike most dual-voice coil woofers, which provide either 1 or 4 ohms or 2 or 8 ohms, the JBL Club Subwoofers allow the listener to 2-ohm and 4-ohm at the flip of a switch, providing the two most often used impedances from a single woofer. This allows the system designer unparalleled flexibility in extracting every last watt from your amplifier without compromising stability and thermal safety margins.

Club WS1200 Frequency Response As Low as to 27Hz - Image

Frequency Response As Low as to 27Hz

Your audio is filled with delicious sounds. Unfortunately, you’re not always hearing them all. With lows that dig down into the depths of 27Hz, you’ll hear the low-end frequencies you’ve been missing.


Club WS1200 OEM-Level Reliability Testing - Image

OEM-Level Reliability Testing

JBL tests every speaker design to the same rigid specifications as the automakers, subjecting them to extreme conditions that would break lesser speakers. We freeze them, bake them, shake them, blast them with ultraviolet light and drive them at full power for days to make sure your audio investment lasts for years.

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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

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

Audio Specifications

Frequency Response
27 – 175 Hz

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Reviews and Q&A

Customer Reviews

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 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
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
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Product Q&A

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: 2021-06-06

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
I have purchased this sub and custom made a sealed box as per JBL recommended volume. Mounting depth however was less than advised. This subwoofer is AMAZING simply put. Far exceeding my expectations. I am extremely happy with my purchase and have/would recommend this subwoofer to anyone. It is being powered by an 200rms amplifier at 4ohms. If you are considering this subwoofer for abit more bass get it you will not be dissapointed be prepared for alot of bass though. *Very happy customer*
Answered by: Shail
Date published: 2023-02-05

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: 2021-06-06

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 and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Karl Vincent
Date published: 2021-06-06

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: 2021-06-06

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 and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2021-06-06

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: 2021-06-06

What size quick connect terminals are required for the + and - terminals? And a better q is why doesn' JBL / Harmans spec it in the documentation? It's dumb!

Asked by: Nicksmyname
Here are the measurements for the subwoofer terminals. Narrow terminal: 2.86 mm (-) Wide terminal: 5.30 mm (+)
Answered by: Jem at Customer Support
Date published: 2021-06-06
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