Product Comparison: BIC America H-100II vs BIC America F12

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General Specifications
BIC America
BIC America
About the Product
BIC America is recognized for offering some of the highest rated subwoofers in the industry. The state-of-the-art BIC/Acoustech H-100II is no exception.
For more than 50 years, midrange and high frequency horns have been the hands-down choice for movie theater sound engineers. From the softest whispers... To the highest impact sound... Hrn drivers have no equal when it comes to clarity and dynamic range. The BIC Formula Theater Series carries on the legacy of the first Formula Series introduced in 1973. They offer an output capability of up to 116dB (live rock band levels), while offering refinements that surpass all of its predecessors.
Key Specs
Power RMS
150 watts
150 watts
Driver Diameter
12 in.
12 in.
Size & Weight
17 in.
14.8 in.
15.1 in.
17 in.
18 in.
17 in.
40 lbs.
20 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
BIC America F12 Front Firing Powered Subwoofer
  • One awesome sub! I was surprised with its size and weight, but it was a pleasant surprise as this thing pumps out the bass at crazy levels.
  • This is a pretty good woofer at nice price, both quality and size/weight wise.
  • Build seems quality and has some weight to it.
  • It's big and heavy just like it should be!
  • Sounds great at normal levels, struggles when you push the volume. The cabinet vibrates and moves on the floor. Needs a little more weight to dampen the movement.
Min. Frequency Response
24 Hz
28 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
200 Hz
200 Hz
Peak Power
500 watts
475 watts
Sound Output Direction
What customers say about "Audio"
BIC America H-100II 12"" Front-firing Powered Subwoofer with Black Lacquer Top electronic consumer
  • Provides all the bass I need for my home theater and then some. Have it at half volume on the sub with 0 gain on the receiver and the sound is amazing.
  • This sub rock!!I blew up my old jbl. And got crazy and ordered the bic. The sound is clean aND sharp. And it's base you can feel. This thing goes low. You can crank it and there is no distortion.
  • Good looking sub with decent bass. I am easily able to blend the sound with my polk monitor 60 series II towers.
  • A very well priced relatively compact subwoofer capable of reproducing clean and clear bass notes down to 24 HZ.
  • Great little sub for the money. Obviously cannot compare to subs costing hundreds more but ok if your room is not too big. It also looks rather nice too.
BIC America F12 Front Firing Powered Subwoofer
  • If your looking for something reasonably priced to add a tremendous amount of clean low frequency presence it will be hard to find a better piece of equipment.
  • Powerful bass that will shake the floor, walls and ceiling (ceiling-yes. Vent cover fell out). The amp allows crossover frequency adjustment as well as volume. It does not muffle or distort any sounds unless you have it at max, which is not a good idea.
  • It's great for the average living room size if you like to play music and get the full experience of frequency range.
  • Sounds great as I expected. Plenty of power!!
  • Deep bass, not very controlled though. However, for the price it's a good buy; a good beginner's sub.
  • Lots off distortion even at low volume. Crossover set all the way down to 80Hz didn't fix it. I'm going to to assume I got a defective unit and will update after I get a replacement.
Box Design
Volume control, Bass adjustment
Volume control, Crossover adjustment, Phase switch, Automatic signal sensing
Indoor Or Outdoor Use
Patented BIC "Venturi" vent eliminates port noise
What customers say about "Features"
BIC America H-100II 12"" Front-firing Powered Subwoofer with Black Lacquer Top electronic consumer
  • Quality construction and great sound.
  • It looks awesome too with the black lacquer top and the dark wood cabinet.
  • The H100II is housed in a nice well made cabinet with an attractive black lacquer top plate.
  • One thing I have found to be tricky is the volume setting on the back of the sub. It seems to make a profound change when changing the setting from 50% the next higher setting.
  • Our only complaint is the front grille is a little bit too loose.
BIC America F12 Front Firing Powered Subwoofer
  • The back of the unit features a crossover control, phase switch, and auto-off feature. You can turn it on or off manually or you can set it to auto which is what I do.
  • The auto-off feature works pretty well
  • On the back of the sub you will find a pleasing variety of inputs and controls. It's easy to operate
  • I love this sub. Has all the features you want and a great price. Simple, powerful, perfect for a 5.1/7.1 system
  • Bought this sub a couple years ago and still love it. the only thing that i can think of that i don't like is that there is no remote to adjust the level of bass. this is a little bit of a problem because the bass level is very touchy.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
7 year(s)
5 year(s)
RCA LFE input, 2-channel (+/- for each channel) speaker level inputs
2-channel (+/- for each channel) satellite speaker outputs from the integrated amplifier
What customers say about "Connectivity"
BIC America H-100II 12"" Front-firing Powered Subwoofer with Black Lacquer Top electronic consumer
  • I really like that that unit has both RCS level and speaker lever input for hook up which makes this very flexible for install option.
BIC America F12 Front Firing Powered Subwoofer
  • I personally use the LFE input which is a standard RCA mono cable but if your receiver doesn't support LFE you have an option for using speaker wire terminals. Also on the back include built in crossover and volume controls.
  • You can connect via the standard RCA Coax if you have a Coax Subwoofer out connection on your AVR/Stereo
  • You can connect this "in-line" with your speakers -- that is connect the speaker wire from your receiver to the posts marked IN on the sub, then connect wires going to the speaker(s) on the posts labeled OUT on the back of the subwoofer.
  • I used a cheapo RCA cable which was sitting around to connect this sub to my receiver and everything sounded horrible

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