Purchased this partly due to the number of reviewers who had nothing but praise for this sub. They were right.
If you want to shake the car and be heard coming down the street, then this isn't the setup for you. If you don't have the space (or don't want to give up the space) and want nice clean bass to fill out your music, then this is the unit you want.
I have a 4 way JL audio amp with the tears bridged powering this with 150 RMS watts. Could handle more power but according to sub specs is right in the sweet zone. No distortion playing louder than I would want. Sub is behind the seats on a NC Miata. Really balances out the component set up front.
Happy with this purchase and expect to enjoy for a long time to come.
from Martin, Tn
Awesome sound from such a small sub and enclosure
from New Hampshire
This is a phenomenal sub for the money. This thing shakes my Honda CR-V like I'm running 10's. I'm running an Alpine 300x1 amp. Perfect power for this sub. I have also used the Alpine Type-R similar sub box in this vehicle and have to say that this one edges out the Alpine ever so slightly. Great product!
This thing is a great way to end powerful low end to your system without sacrificing any space. Fits perfectly behind the rear seats of a Toyota Tacoma Double Cab, and fills the cabin with plenty of bass. As always, you can't beat the customer service delivered by crutchfield. If you're considering this, buy it. You won't be disappointed.
Decent but pricey
from southern Illinois
I have only had it for a week, therefore my review is only based on a few hours of use. Value: Honestly, I feel it is overpriced. If it was closer to $125 I feel it would be a good deal and not much else. Sound Quality: For an 8" it does very good. For those who say it rivals a 10" or 12" all I can say is you must have had a pretty crappy set-up as my previous cars using aforementioned sealed subs would simply put this 8" to shame. However, it does add decent bass reinforcement - just right for those either getting too old to need window and mirror rattling mayhem or as an entry level sub (just the cost of admission is quite high). Ease of use: Ummm...hook up two wires noting correct polarity and all done. Coolness factor: I could not care less about looks - it looks like a carpeted box with a sub - what more can I say. Build Quality: Time will tell if it holds up, but I am reasonably confident it should last a long time as no flaws noted when I inspected it. So....Do I like it? Yes. Is it the best ever? No - but it is the best 8" I ever heard. Will I keep it? 99.9% yes.