Bic Acoustech PL-200 II vs BIC America F12

Bic Acoustech PL-200 II vs BIC America F12

Bic Acoustech PL-200 II review

The PL-200 is the oldest in the line of this manufacturer, equipped with a solid driver with a 12-inch metallic polymer diffuser. Bic Acoustech PL-200 II vs BIC America F12 has 250 W power but F12 – 150 W. An amplifier with power of up to 1000 watts at the peak, is built according to the BASH scheme with maximum efficiency.

Acoustech PL-200 looks quite strict and, at the same time, elegant. There are high-level inputs with screw terminals and linear LFE. The acoustic design is a bass reflex, the impressive port of which is brought back.

Bic Acoustech PL-200 II

BIC America F12 review

The 12-inch front-start F12 features a 475W high-power peak amplifier developed by BASH Technology. The F12 has an adjustable crossover, volume control, automatic signal recognition, high-level inputs, as well as Dolby Pro Logic and Dolby Digital inputs.

The subwoofer fits seamlessly into any music system and shows good results. The black case is made of thick finish black MDF laminate. This sub is large and heavy, however BIC America F12 has 9,2 kg vs Bic Acoustech PL-200 II – 20,9 kg. On the back panel are the volume control, input connectors for the receiver and speakers, an RCA connector, a three-position power button.

BIC America F12

Bic Acoustech PL-200 II pros & cons

Pros

  • Solid bass depth
  • High intelligibility at any volume

Cons

  • Attack of percussion instruments is a little tightened

BIC America F12 pros & cons

Pros

  • Impeccable crossover design with adjustable handle
  • Ventilation BIC "Venturi" eliminates port noise

Cons

  • Heat up strongly under high load

Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Subwoofers comparison chart

Overall
Bic Acoustech PL-200 II
6.6
BIC America F12
7.3
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Common

Product

Bic Acoustech PL-200 II
BIC America F12

Model

PL-200 II
F12

Brand

Bic Acoustech
BIC America

Reviews

808
1720

General

Amplification type

active
active

Wireless

Detachable grilles

Enclosure type

vented
vented

Power

Nominal output power (RMS), W

250
150

Maximal output power (RMS), W

1000
475

Audio performance

Sensitivity, dB

110
90

Impedance, Ohm

8
8

Frequency response, Hz

21-200
25-200

Crossover frequency, Hz

30-150
40-90

Driver

Driver quantity

1
1

Driver size, in

12
12

Driver placement

front panel
front panel

Port placement

front panel
back side

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

Extensive connection

RCA LFE inputs

1
1

RCA stereo line level inputs (pair)

0
1

RCA outputs

0
0

XLR inputs (pair)

0
0

XLR outputs (pair)

0
0

Speaker level output (pair)

2
2

Speaker level input (pair)

2
2

Control

Volume

Subwoofer phase

Low-pass filter

Main power switch

App control

Desing

Body material

MDF
MDF

Woofer composition

pressed long-fibre paper
polymer

Colors

black
black

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions (W x H x D), cm/in

37 x 43.6 x 49.5/14.8 x 17.2 x 19.5
27.9 x 30.8 x 33/19 x 21 x 22

Weight, kg/pounds

20.9/46
9.2/20
Bic Acoustech PL-200 II
BIC America F12
Bic Acoustech PL-200 II
BIC America F12

Subwoofers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.6
  • 7.3
  • 6.6Bic Acoustech PL-200 II
  • 7.3BIC America F12

The BIC America F12 is better subwoofer in this comparison. Check BIC America F12 price