I think this is likely a great product. It feels well built and I'm certain it's of a great quality since it's JL Audio. But, after putting it in my Jeep, it just wasn't quite robust enough for me. Now, I'm 35 and getting older. So, I'm not listening to rap or electronic anymore. I'm listening to much more rock and country. Still, this sub didn't give me the lows and tight bass I was looking for. So, I purchased this same unit but in the 10" instead (with a volume knob) and am delighted. I'm running an Alpine MRVM500 amp and stock head unit.
Bought another one
from Sandown, NH
This is my second JL sub as well as my second review of this product. My first one is installed in a CRV and works well. This one I installed in the trunk of a 14 Honda Civic. I wasn't sure as to how it would perform being installed inside the trunk but it actually penetrates well into the cabin of the vehicle. Now, the insulation factor in the civic may not be particularly great considering that it's an economy car, but I do have the rear deck covered with dynamat extreme. It may not perform as well in a higher end, better insulated vehicles. I'm running 250 watts rms Alpine power to it and it has plenty of bass with all types of music. I did mount it in the upright position facing towards the rear bumper and about 4 inches from the corner of trunk on the port side. I believe this setup allows it to use the trunk as an enclosure. Couldn't be happier!
Just what I was looking for.
from Long Neck De
For a small footprint this thing rocks !
JL 8 inch Microsub
I just installed this in my back seat of my Scion FRS and wow it sounds awesome. I'm glad I didn't buy the dual . I bought the open box so I got a small discount.
Decent bass for size
Well built and solid sub. Nice size and fits easily behind seats in single cab full size truck. Decent sound but not particularly low. In order to go lower you have to go bigger. Very precise and tight bass.