Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
Ease of Use
Bought this sub last year and never got around to installing it until a couple days ago. I have it in a .6cuft sealed enclosure and I'm powering it with my old Infinity Ref 611a. I have the amp set for 400RMS using a 0dB test tone, so with music maybe it peaks around 350RMS never really done any testing to find out. Anyways, the sub is very musical very reminiscent to my now aged Infinity Kappa Perfect 10.1s. Well this BA seems to play a little deeper I believe. The Kappas were better suited for ported, but I had them in a to spec sealed enclosure. Sub isn't broken in yet, probably take a good week or two, but I can tell it's going to be a very clean and musical sub. I'm not expecting it to be heard by anyone a block away, heck, I'm doubting anyone over 100' away would hear it, but that's the way "I" like it. It's plenty loud for me inside the car, provides a little massage, and doesn't announce to the neighborhood there's something worth taking. Not to mention it shouldn't easily break any sound ordinances, thus resulting in a fine. So yea, I feel it is a GREAT little sub. Doesn't take up much space and it's VERY musical, thus it adds much needed depth to my music. Only thing negative, if you will, about it thus far, I haven't any idea just how long it will last, mainly foam surround. I mean I've had subs in the past with foam surrounds that just fell apart after a few years (Rockford I'm looking at you).
Pros: Requires but a small sealed enclosure, very clean and musical output, like the idea of the fused voice coils, and it's made by a company known for quality (sad to see Boston Acoustics leave the car audio industry, I have a couple of their amps too).
Cons: Unsure about the durability of the foam surround and while I like the idea of the fused voice coils, I'm not too sure I trust such to be problem free for years to come, I've seen a few complaints about the design already, but that's like 1 complaint for every 10,000 sold, so I'll hope the odds are in my favor.