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DXi Series 10" 4-ohm subwoofer

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by Jo Greene
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What's a component sub and why would I want one?

A component sub is simply a speaker that's designed to reproduce bass once it's installed in a compatible enclosure. Think about the impact of a movie soundtrack in a big theater or even in your own home HDTV setup. A component sub can add the same kind of power to the music in your car. And a car sub is not all about the boom that you hear on a street corner (although that's cool too) - you can pair a component sub with your choice of enclosure to get bass just the way you like it, from tight and punchy to fat and loose. And once you experience music in your car with a well-tuned subwoofer, you'll never go back.

Go ahead, circle the parking lot till your favorite song is over. Polk Audio's DXi Series subs will make you want to hit "repeat" so you can hear it all over again. Polk uses a high-tech approach and ideal materials to give your tunes an exciting new edge.

Exacting standards — precise engineering where it counts
The DXi 104 10" sub features a stiff polymer composite cone and sturdy large roll butyl rubber surround, so you can ride the bass wave for years to come. Engineers at Polk analyze drivers in motion to ensure that cone movement is even and precise, so you'll get impressive thump with minimal distortion. Polk also uses laser imaging to craft woofer cones that are perfectly balanced to resist distortion-causing resonances.

Pair this sub with the right amp and enclosure, then strap yourself in for a serious low-frequency ride.

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Highlights:

  • 10" 4-ohm subwoofer
  • polymer composite cone with butyl rubber surround
  • power range: 50-270 watts RMS
  • peak power handling: 540 watts
  • frequency response: 28-200 Hz
  • sensitivity: 86 dB
  • top-mount depth: 5-3/8"
  • sealed box volume: 0.66 cu. ft.
  • ported box volume: 1.25 cu. ft.
  • warranty: 1 year
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Features and Specs
Size
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10 -inch
Impedance
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4 ohms
Cone Material
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Polymer Composite
Surround Material
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Butyl rubber
Ideal Sealed Box Volume (cubic feet)
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0.66
Ideal Ported Box Volume (cubic feet)
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1.25
Port diameter (inches)
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4
Port length (inches)
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12
Free-Air
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No
Dual Voice Coil
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No
Sensitivity
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86 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response
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28 - 200 Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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50-270
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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540
Top Mount Depth (inches)
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5 3/8
Bottom Mount Depth (inches)
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5 7/8
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)
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9 1/8
Vas (liters)
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28.3
Fs (Hz)
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35
Qts
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0.55
Xmax (millimeters)
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15.8
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
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What's in the box?

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  • One 10" woofer
  • Rubber gasket (installed)
  • Eight 1-1/2" Allen head mounting screws
  • Manual (English/ French/ Spanish/ German/ Italian/ Portuguese)
  • On-line registration information

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Features
Enclosure Compatibility

Features

Poly Cone: The DXi series subs use a durable polymer composite cone. The cone is both lightweight and rigid, and will withstand the harsh automobile environment.

Butyl Rubber Surround: The butyl rubber surround is resistant to extremes in temperature, humidity, and exposure to sunlight for excellent long term reliability.

Dynamic Balance Driver Technology: Dynamic Balance is a proprietary Polk Audio technology using laser imaging to determine what combination of speaker materials create the least resonance. Eliminating resonance in speakers results in a wide, smooth response and low distortion.

Klippel Optimized: For a driver to reproduce complex sounds accurately, the cone must move exactly the same distance and manner in both directions. The Klippel distortion analyzer, a device that uses a laser and sophisticated software to do large-scale analysis of drivers in motion, lets Polk optimize the speaker's motor structure, voice coil alignment, and suspension to yield the best possible performance.

Break-In Period: Subwoofers will achieve optimal performance once they are thoroughly broken-in. To break in a new DXi sub play music through it for 20 to 30 hours at moderate levels.

Enclosure Compatibility

Sealed Box Volume: Polk recommends mounting this woofer in a sealed enclosure with an internal volume of 0.66 cubic feet.

Ported Box Volume: Polk recommends a ported enclosure with an internal volume of 1.25 cubic feet using a 4" diameter x 12" long port.

Bandpass Box Volume: Polk recommends a bandpass enclosure with a 0.80 cubic foot sealed rear chamber and a 0.85 cubic foot ported front chamber with 4" diameter x 9" long port.

 
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio DXi 104

Written By Anonymous, darlington sc on Sunday, April 20, 2014
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these hit like 15s
Pros:
hits hard
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Polk audio DXI104

Written By Josh, Huntsville, Alabama on Monday, March 24, 2014
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Sounds great, I bought to replace my blown Kicker comp's and I love them
Pros:
Price, sound, and quality
Cons:
Not crazy about the chrome
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5 out of 5

LITTLE GIANT

Written By JOE, EL PASO TX on Tuesday, March 18, 2014
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THIS WOOFER IS GREAT FIT PERFECT IN MY HONDA ACCORD..
Pros:
PLEANTY OF PUNCH FOR THE MONEY I USED MY REWARD PONTS AND ALMOST GOT IT FOR FREE THANK YOU CRUTCHFIELD FOR ALL YOU R HELP..
Cons:
NONE
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5 out of 5

Nice sub

Written By Russ, Alabama on Saturday, March 15, 2014
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Great sub for the money. Have it hooked to a 4 channel alpine amp with one channel bridged and two Rockford 6x9's on the other two channels. Sounds awesome!
Pros:
Price and quality
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

tight and punchy

Written By ToddK, Skiatook, OK on Monday, March 10, 2014
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This speaker is mounted in a custom sealed enclosure along with two Rockford Fosgate 10" mid bass units. The speakers have their own sealed partition inside a 5/8" cabinet and together they sound very good. The Polk sub delivers tight and defined bass, in fact a friend commented that the bass is "tight". It is the right kind of punchy and I have the sub channel on the Kicker CX600.5 amp I'm using to drive the speakers turned down so the Polk DXi104 doesn't overpower everything else. Very pleased with it and well worth 40 bucks.
Pros:
It looks nice and sounds better.
Cons:
It isn't a dual 4-ohm, don't care much for the hex head mounting screws.
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5 out of 5

Excellent sound

Written By Anonymous, Elkhart Indiana on Thursday, March 06, 2014
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I purchased 2 of these for my wife's mustang and they sound great happy wife happy life
Pros:
Great packing brain dead easy to hookup great price thinking of buying 2 more just to have
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4 out of 5

BOOM Boom POW!

Written By GeoStar*, NPR, FL. on Tuesday, March 04, 2014
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Nice 10inch Sub!, Powered Properly Will Surround you With Lots of Bass!. ~ Intense Little SubWoofer!!!.
Pros:
Hard Hitting In a Sealed Enclosure!, Sealed subwoofer box will deliver a tight, clean and accurate bass response. ~ Ported or vented enclosures, For You know that guy you can hear from 2 blocks away Kind of BASS!. Just make sure to TUNE it Properly, This style enclosure will likely be about twice the size of a similar sealed box since the airspace inside the chamber is much larger. Ported enclosures are tuned to a certain frequency range which is determined by the port length, width and DIA!..
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio DXi 104

Written By Justin, San Antonio, Tx on Tuesday, March 04, 2014
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Driving two of these subs with a 500w Alpine amp. Was not sure what to expect with such a low purchase price. They sound Great! I was not disapointed. Have them under the rear seat of a 2001 extended cab chevy truck.
Pros:
Great price
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4 out of 5

Polk Audio DXi 104

Written By Clellc, South dakota on Sunday, March 02, 2014
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So far so good. I haven't broken it in yet, but it's hooked up and it sounds clean
Pros:
Inexpensive
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5 out of 5

polk dxi 10inch sub

Written By rick, St Petersburg, FL on Saturday, March 01, 2014
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Its a great sub especially for the price i wish it could handle more power but it still hits pretty hard for a ten
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5 out of 5

Great for home applications

Written By Ben Scuffham, Heber Springs, AR on Saturday, March 01, 2014
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I wanted to use these in a different setup then they were made for, a home theater sub setup. I already had a power supply and Pioneer amp layin around so I figured why not spend a little over $100 on two of these and box then spend $400 on a home sub. Well I'm glad I did because now everyone tells me it's like going to the Imax at my house. It's a great cost effective setup. Can't beat Polk for the money.
Pros:
Great sound and looks, performance is outstanding on only 125 watts each.
Cons:
I don't have more power for them yet
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5 out of 5

Hits hard

Written By Rich, Texas on Friday, February 28, 2014
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Best 10" sub for the money.
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5 out of 5

Great little sub

Written By C, Fontana ca on Sunday, February 23, 2014
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Just put the little guy in my 2500 crew cab, in a sealed box with .60 cf of air space and it sounds great... Very happy so far
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5 out of 5

For the price? Sweeeet.

Written By G, Colorado on Saturday, February 22, 2014
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I was working on a budget to put some new gear in my car. I soldered the connections instead of using a crimp terminal connector. I wish they had come with spring terminals but for the price ... it's OK. I do recommend breaking these in at lower volumes for about a week. When I first installed them I admit I cranked them and I didn't really care for them.. Now that some time has gone by they sound excellent!
Pros:
Great sound. Great price.
Cons:
Discontinued. Glad I got mine!
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5 out of 5

Little subwoofer packs a punch

Written By Y, Temple City, CA on Saturday, February 15, 2014
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This subwoofer was just what i was looking for to replace my existing 10". Just dropped right into the old box and I was rockin. Too really get better sound, I suggest a bigger box but overall, I'm very pleased with it. The price was perfect for my budget.
Pros:
Small size, doesn't take up lots of room. Good bass response too. I can crank up my HU to 24 and I don't get any buzz or cracking. Good quality build.. Definitely built to last.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Excellent deal on quality product.

Written By AllPaulsfault, Richlands, NC on Wednesday, February 12, 2014
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If there were more deals like this; more people would have quality sound systems.
Pros:
Marine grade. Larger diameter voice coil than competitors. Very decent RMS rating for price. Small airspace requirement. High quality manufacture. Looks nice. Excellent value.
Cons:
Average sensitivity not really a con.
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5 out of 5

Great Sub

Written By tpmvabch, Virginia Beach, Virginia on Wednesday, February 12, 2014
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Really an outstanding sub. Housed it in a Sound Ordinance enclosure, hooked it up to my amp and was pleasantly surprised.
Pros:
Quality of the sound and quality of the materials. Built to last. Price was very reasonable.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

subs

Written By hot_j, Hampton, VA on Monday, February 10, 2014
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these subs sound excellent, and great for the price. i can almost compare them to my competition subs. except for the wattage, however... as far a crisp sound and clarity, it is definately up there.
Pros:
crisp, clean bass, no excessive rattleing outside of the car, sounds excellennt inside the car
Cons:
doesnt take much wattage
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4 out of 5

No brainer @ $40!

Written By B.W., Toms River, NJ on Monday, February 10, 2014
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I've always been a 12" sub kind of guy. Not too big, not too small, and best overall sound in MY opinion. However, I wanted to change things up and at the same time give my hatch a little extra storage room for my bmx bikes, etc, so decided my next sub would be a 10". I looked and looked and just couldnt decide on which one to pick. Really wanted a Sundown SD or SA series, but wanted to keep the new audio build on a much stricter budget than in previous builds. Black Fri 2013 I get an email from CF with some good deals. Right up there was this cute little 10" Polk DXi 104 sub and for only $40. Did some comparisons to other wallet friendly subs I had been looking at. Already had a 300rms @4ohm(500rms@2ohm) Kenwood amp and wasn't about to buy a new amp just for a sub purchase, so the sub needed to match close to the rms of the amp I already had. Also noticed this Polk sub had a better xmax than any of the other subs I'd been comparing which is always a nice thing. Had good luck with DXi series stuff in the past, so I figured this sub should be a product that would last a while, and sound good..."add to cart"! Let it break in at low power over a couple weeks on my bedroom setup before installing it in the car. Bought correct size sealed box, upgraded wiring, and added extra internal sealant.. Sounds accurate enough, and plays fairly deep with no distortion at higher volumes with 300rms pushing it. I still like a good 12" better and will go back soon, but Im very happy with it.
Pros:
Accurate enough sound. Plays fairly deep. Punchy but deep. Feels very well made...very solid and good weight. An absolute no brainer at $40!
Cons:
None really other than the spade style terminals everyone has mentioned. However, and to be fair, some of those spring loaded, or set screw style terminals can cut through speaker wire. I've had that happen more than once, so these spade terminals really aren't that much of a put off for me.
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio DXi 104

Written By Anonymous, Naples FL on Sunday, February 09, 2014
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Low price and great sound in the right enclosure
Pros:
Sound great
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5 out of 5

Very Nice!!! Good Value!!

Written By TMan, Manhattan, KS on Thursday, February 06, 2014
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I bought this sub on sale and it has been excellent for my intentions. I'm not big on "loud" music I just wanted some low end to increase the overall sound in my car. However, this little sub at full power still sounds great, I just don't prefer that much volume. I am 100% satisfied!!!
Pros:
Price Quality Ease of use
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Great buy on a budget

Written By Skyclmbr, Fontana, CA on Wednesday, February 05, 2014
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Bought a pair of 10" Polks on sale. After reading some reviews, that were both positive and negative. I decided to try them out. Great subs so far. I know they are not broken in yet and it takes easily a 100hours to really work them in. But out of the box, they are tight and articulate. Not muddy.
Pros:
Great for the price
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5 out of 5

boom boom

Written By Ricky f., Asheville nc on Monday, February 03, 2014
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Wow. The little speaker that could. I'm old school and these are top notch. I have installed all of the leading brands and these are by far my most favorite. Very smooth sound and capable of getting nasty if you want. Pop country and rock. These are perfect for all.
Pros:
Great looks easy install and they sound awesome.
Cons:
Wish I could have fit 4 in my truck. Needs spring loaded binding post.
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio, enough said..

Written By Nick, San Antonio,TX on Saturday, February 01, 2014
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So much punch from the smaller version of subs. My amp pushes them hard and they just bump bump bump with no hesitation.. Perfect fit for the limited space I have under the back seat of my Dodge 1500.. you can hear my truck coming from a block away..
Pros:
Built for great sound. Perfect size for vehicles with limited space. A lot of punch for your money. worth every cent.
Cons:
n/a
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5 out of 5

Really Kicks!

Written By Pops, The "D" on Thursday, January 30, 2014
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I Installed this sub into a vented 1 .35 cu ft box with an older Premier amp. (400 watts) added that to my Polk MM series 5 x 7 (4) w/ 500 Watt MB Quartz amp in my 2009 ford focus coupe has to be the best car stero I have ever listened to sounds like the Band is in my Car
Pros:
Tight , tight bass
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio DXi 104

Written By Jay, Valley, AL. on Wednesday, January 29, 2014
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Dang I spent a bit of money on subs now I got hearing loss!!!!!! Just kidding! These things provided the right amount of boom for me! I actually had to turn the amp and head unit down. These things will perform as much as anybody should need them to especially at this price point!!!!!
Pros:
Lots of bass!!!!!!! Nice looking Speaker!!!!!
Cons:
None!!!!
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5 out of 5

Good Subs!!

Written By gonzo, houston,tx on Monday, January 27, 2014
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Good Subs, Excellent Price, Sound Good
Pros:
price looks
Cons:
deep
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

First Subs

Written By TJ, Milwaukee, WI on Monday, January 27, 2014
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Great subs. Have 2 of these in a sound ordinance ported box and the bass is crazy. Running on 500 watt alpine mono amp. Can't wait to see what these things can do at full power!!
Pros:
Super cheap, probably sound better than subs twice as much.
Cons:
Spade terminal like mentioned
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3 out of 5

Polk Dxi 104

Written By JB, Richmond, ME on Sunday, January 26, 2014
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So far quality is great. Still have not installed yet. I will update later.
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5 out of 5

Excellent!!

Written By PaulC, Kerhonkson, NY on Wednesday, January 22, 2014
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I am very pleased with these subs. Haven't quite broke them in yet but they sound better each day. Have them mounted in sealed enclosures of the recommended vol., powered with a Cadence 1500.1 mono amp and Alpine HU. I listen to a wide range of music and they sound great no matter what I have playing. And of course the price is unbeatable.
Pros:
Look great, sound great, strong build.
Cons:
None so far.
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5 out of 5

Solid sub

Written By Benzovs, Tucson, Az on Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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I have always used alpine and JL subs since they are known to be bulletproof. But for the price, I couldn't pass up the deal on these polks. I'm glad I didn't since these subs don' t disappoint. They use very little airspace and sound really good. I have them hooked up to a mrx-v70 and they sound great, I honestly think they can handle a little more power but I'm happy right where it's at. I would have give it 5 stars all around but I don't like the terminals much, but for the price, I can't complain.
Pros:
Small airspace requirements. Solid build all around. Great sound.
Cons:
Low quality speaker terminals.
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3 out of 5

Ok, for the price. Sent back

Written By Brian, Central il. on Monday, January 20, 2014
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I bought 2 of these for a sealed hatchback box. I currently am running a 13.5 jl audio sub in a ported box. I wanted to go to the 2 10s in the smaller box to gain some trunk space back...... The loss of bass from the 13.5 to the 10s was enough for me to send them back and stick with the jl.
Pros:
Cheap, well built,
Cons:
None. Just was expecting more than I should have been I guess
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio DXi 104

Written By Anonymous, Gaffney, SC on Sunday, January 19, 2014
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Best sub for the money that I've heard in a long time!
Pros:
Excellent bass in a small box
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

amazing sub

Written By rob, Lansing, nc on Friday, January 17, 2014
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I love this subwoofer! I had a Sony explode that just didn't seem to have much volume and it distorted a lot. So, I bought the Polk sub, swapped it out and began to break it in. Right off the bat, it sounded sooooo much better. Now I've got it broken in and it's amazing how much different it sounds. It has awesome bass volume and produces a great punch. I recommend this sub to everyone! But, beware...the screws for it are hex head, there are no box measurements nor is there a gasket to seal with. Lol
Pros:
Great sound, inexpensive
Cons:
Spade terminals No box instructions No gasket to seal around speaker Hex head screws
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5 out of 5

Excellent value

Written By TonyB, Orlando, FL on Friday, January 17, 2014
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For a simple setup you cannot beat the value. When matched with a properly sized sealed box and ample power these subs have plenty of bottom for my crew cab truck. And at great price...
Pros:
clear deep bass on a budget
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio DXi 104

Written By Jon, Rochester, NY on Sunday, January 12, 2014
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Awesome subs
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4 out of 5

Puncy Bass

Written By Justin G., Murfreesboro, TN on Thursday, January 09, 2014
 
I have a pair of these installed in a sealed box, each sub gets .6 cubic ft. (after subtracting the size of the woofer). I added 1/4th of pound of pollyfill in each chamber. I should have crammed some more in. The base is tight and punchy, I was looking for a low rumble, but this is what you get with 10" drivers crammed into a very small space (under seat in an extended cab). Hopefully I can take out the punch with eq settings. I am driving the woofers with an Alpine mono block amp, wired in parallel to generate 500w. I have them crossed over at 80 HZ.

Be aware that these are basic entry-level drivers. No thick rubber gasket material (but the mounting ring appears to be coated with a plastic material). I was worried about getting a tight seal, it seems to be a good seal I am not getting a "pharting" sound from the woofers. The speaker connections are basic spade connections. You will need to spend a lot more money to get higher quality connections.

The woofer cones blend in very well with my charcoal grey box -- to well. They look bland, the logo just does not "pop" like it does in the online pics. But, they look and feel well-made, very solid and heavy.

Pros:
Bang for the buck, very clean no distortion. Solid build quality.
Cons:
Speaker terminal connections. Bland look when installed.
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3 out of 5

Good subs for the money

Written By Anonymous, texas on Monday, January 06, 2014
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These are good subs for the price. I've got 2 hooked up to an Alpine m 500 and they hit pretty hard in the ported box I have them in.
Pros:
Price and quality
Cons:
Need better terminals on the sub.
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5 out of 5

Great subwoofer

Written By Tyler C, Southaven, MS on Sunday, January 05, 2014
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I purchased this subwoofer a few weeks ago and powered it with a 1100w monoblock amp. I was surprised by the ammount of power that this sub put out. It shakes the car even at lower power. For the price there is no better subwoofer
Pros:
Cheap, high quality
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5 out of 5

sweet sub

Written By charles, Louisa Virginia on Sunday, January 05, 2014
 
I build the box for the sub as specified and put it under the seat of my Chevy 3500 crew cab and wow was amazed at how it sounds. I'm pushing it with a 210 watt sub amp and its perfect. Thanks Crutchfield I don't shop for my car stereo equipment anywhere else. Been with u since u were over by the c'ville airport.
Pros:
Clean tight bass
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Awesome sub

Written By Evan G., Malinta, OH on Sunday, January 05, 2014
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This sub is great for the price.I have had Polk products in the past and they never have let me down. It has great quality in all types of music. I have this in a sealed box in my 2010 Malibu. I'm using the Alpine MRP-M500 amp. Don't waste your money at Wally World's on cheap sub woofers. I have been doing business with Crutchfield for years. The service they offer is awesome. Any questions you have, they are always there. You won't get that at other stores.
Pros:
Great sound, great price
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Great for the Price

Written By A. P., Chicago, IL on Friday, January 03, 2014
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I have had many subs in my life, all of them being 12's. I decided to go with this 10" because I have all DXi speakers in my car and really like them. Please keep in mind that my rating correlates with the price. I have had other, better looking, better build subs, but this thing is perfect for its price. It is in a 1.25 Cubic Foot vented box and it slams for its size even with it slightly underpowered (which I am working on fixing). You will not get any better for a sub for the price.
Pros:
Lightweight, easy on the eyes, didn't take up much space in my trunk, doesn't need much power to run.
Cons:
Basic commercial wire connections, single voice coil.
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5 out of 5

best sub for the price

Written By cmefly, Carlsbad, CA on Wednesday, January 01, 2014
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I bought these because the were on sale and I wanted to just have something for my daily commuter. I used an old amp I had and built a solid .7 ft3 box for it. The bass quality from this sub was far better than I expected. The bass is tight and solid. For $40, best sub you will buy.
Pros:
Bass is tight and solid.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Clean and Tight

Written By Eric B, Arlington Heights, IL on Friday, December 20, 2013
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I purchased two of the Polk 1040's and installed them in a sealed Sound Ordinance box. The subs are wired in parallel (2 ohms) and driven by an Alpine MRV-M500 amp (500 x 1 @ 2 ohms). Vehicle is a 2006 Civic Sedan. Overall I'm very impressed with the sound quality, it's clean and tight. I previously had the Sound Ordinance B-8P and found the bass to be very muddy. I really like how clean the Polk 1040's sound and how well they compliment the 6.5" Polk Dxi full range speakers. Some have complained about the spade terminals on the speakers, I soldered the speaker wire to the terminals which I think is the best method so that's really not an issue for me. The only complaint I have are the db10g speaker covers that Polk sells. They are the only cover I knew would work with these speakers but they are very expensive and look a little silly.
Pros:
Clean, tight sound. Great price
Cons:
Matching speaker grills are very expense
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5 out of 5

Great Speakers

Written By Jay, Macomb, MI on Tuesday, December 17, 2013
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Excellent sounds and bass, best sounding subs I've heard yet, not to loud to hurt your head and not to quiet to make u forget they're there
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5 out of 5

Very Impressed

Written By AnthonyL, Palm City, FL on Monday, December 16, 2013
 
These subs sound awesome. When I got them whooped up, I was surprised at how they sounded. I put two 10" subs in a SO sealed box with an Alpine MRP-M500 mono amp. The base hits hard and sounds great at lower volumes as well. I can play all kinds of music and they still sound great. I don't think you can better better sound for the price of these subs.
Pros:
Easy to install, look and sons great.
Cons:
I wish they came with speaker grills.
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5 out of 5

awesome

Written By roland, Junction City, KS on Friday, December 13, 2013
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Works great looks great
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4 out of 5

For the $$$

Written By Lee G., MS on Saturday, December 07, 2013
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For the money.....you cannot beat this sub!! I was expecting much less. Truly impressed with Polk DXi line of subs!!!
Pros:
VALUE!!! Well built Nice look Weather resistant
Cons:
For the price, there are no cons!
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio DXi 104

Written By Marvel, Fort Worth, TX on Friday, December 06, 2013
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Got these polks for my son's car, they sound great. Using a 1000 Watt 4 ohm 2 channel Kenwood to push these and they are clear and loud. Used them with a ported box, so far they sound better than what I expected. I would buy them again if I needed a new setup, these are a great value for what you get.
Pros:
Clear, loud and no distortion with our setup.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio DXI 10" Sub

Written By Luke, Iowa on Thursday, December 05, 2013
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Let me start off by saying I was replacing 2 JL audio 10W3s and finally blew up after many years of pounding. I was looking for an affordable subwoofer to throw into my sealed JL audio Stealthbox for my 2002 Jeep grand Cherokee Limited. I Purchased This sub on Black Friday for 40 bucks. First impressions of the sub were excellent. Good looking, Good quality, and has some good weight to it and a good size magnet. After installing the sub I am still happy with it. Sounds very clean and has some great bass. Perfect 10" budget sub. Adds the perfect amount of boom and quality to my music. For the 40 dollar price tag I give this sub a 5/5.
Pros:
Affordable, Great sound, Good quaiity
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

Hard hitting little sub

Written By Bmxer882x, Evansville, IN on Thursday, December 05, 2013
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Pretty hard hitting for the price. However it can't handle much power even to its limits it states. Distortion happens on low notes.
Pros:
Good cheap sub
Cons:
Distortion. made a box to the exact specs with a amp powering it at its specs and still on certain notes i get distortion.
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5 out of 5

great sub at a great price

Written By Anonymous, knoxville, tn on Wednesday, December 04, 2013
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Great sub that sounds excelent in a small sealed box. Shipping was very fast , overall I am very satisfied with my purchase and crutchfield.
Pros:
Sounds great in a small box, price, and quality
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio DXi 104

Written By Robert J, minnesota on Saturday, November 30, 2013
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this is a great sub, it really pounds and awesome price
Pros:
excellent qaulity and low price
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

First Polk stub

Written By Scottie P, Clinton, sc on Wednesday, November 27, 2013
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I installed the sub in a ported box with a 250 watt amp , and I am very happy with the sound quality and output. I definitely would buy a Polk sub again. For forty dollars you can't go wrong. Thanks crutchfield.
Pros:
Plays loud on very little power and sounds good doing it. Looks as good as it sounds.
Cons:
None.
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5 out of 5

Awesome 10s

Written By David R., Hamilton, MO on Wednesday, November 27, 2013
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These subs look great and sound great as well. The price makes them a great deal and are very shallow for a non-shallow sub. A great option for small areas. My only complaint would be the spade terminals. I would prefer a screw down instead.
Pros:
Good looks and sturdy built. Sound great! Great price.
Cons:
Spade terminals are dated.
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5 out of 5

Unbelieveable...

Written By PaulH, Central NJ on Tuesday, November 26, 2013
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I picked up this woofer based on the sale email that came out the other week. Always liked Polk Audio and decided to try this woofer with a ported box. All I can say is wow! $40 is an awesome price, but this is one heck of a sub - you can tell it is quality just by looking at it and picking it up (its heavy). Once attached to a JL sub amp (200w at 4ohms), I realized that it was super tight and yet pushed out some low bass, easily on bar with the dual JL 10" box I have in my car now.
Pros:
Price Sound Power Handling Construction Excursion
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

polk audio dxi 104

Written By Alex V, chicago on Tuesday, November 26, 2013
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OMG!!! I overestemated these woofers. Man these hit hard for a 8inch. I bought two thinking they weren't gonna be enough but just with one is enough. I have one connected to a 700w kenwood amplifier and its more than enough. I wouod highly recommend thia item. Its definitely better than stock.
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5 out of 5

Polk audio sub

Written By Anonymous, Pendleton Oregon on Monday, November 25, 2013
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My first Polk audio and the best so far
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5 out of 5

DXi 10 out of 10!

Written By Justin H, Oliver Springs, TN on Saturday, November 23, 2013
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Best sounding and hardest hitting Ten inch subwoofer I have ever owned! Do not let the price discourage you, just install this product into a vented enclosure with an internal volume around 1.1-1.3 and you will experience what I'm writing about. I only have one of these subs in my vehicle, so I can only imagine what 2 or more could sound like! Running 200 watts RMS to it via the Sound Ordnance M-2100 amplifier.
Pros:
Price/Performance
Cons:
N/A
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio DXi 104

Written By Anonymous, Tyler, Tx on Tuesday, November 19, 2013
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I can't believe how great this speaker sounds.
Pros:
Price
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio DXi 104

Written By Broc, Redding on Friday, November 15, 2013
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Best sub I've ever owned very well built and price was unbeatable! recommend for anyone on a tight budget but wants to add some bass!
Pros:
great value, excellent bass
Cons:
blade connections
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5 out of 5

Great Product, Great Price

Written By David, Springfield, MO on Monday, November 11, 2013
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I was looking for a mild increase in the bass level of my factory sound system in my 2013 Mustang GT. I paired this with a bridged 2-channel amp puting out 160 watts RMS. It fit the bill perfectly. Perfectly compliments the existing 8" subs in the front doors by adding some lower bass.
Pros:
Inexpensive, good quality
Cons:
no grill
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5 out of 5

Great performance and product... Awesome price

Written By J, China Grove, NC on Thursday, November 07, 2013
 
Great sound and bass quality. I replaced my older 10 JL Audio with this product and the bass thumps harder and louder... Had to turn the bass down!! Great product for price!!
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5 out of 5

clean beat

Written By shy, 97322 on Friday, October 11, 2013
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This is an outstanding sub. It hits hard but clean. Great quality for the price. Also rocking this sub with the Sound ordnance M1350 amp. Really happy with my purchase of the Polk audio DXi 104. Its a must buy product.
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio DXi 104

Written By Matthew S., Alamo, CA on Saturday, August 10, 2013
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Replaced my JL 10s with these Polk Audio subs because the JLs ripped. I was looking for a quality, but reasonably priced sub to install in my Malibu boat. Got the Polks on sale and wasn't expecting the bass and premium sound they produce. Very shocked and extremely satisfied!!!!
Pros:
Cheap, solid quality, loud deep and clean bass!!
Cons:
Not a thing!
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio DXi 104

Written By Jay s, Buffalo N.Y. on Thursday, August 08, 2013
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Like a sledgehammer to your chest , that's the best way to describe it!!!!!! The little sub that can and does everyday. I'm pushing it with a MB Quart amp bridged at 240 x1, in a .45 sealed truck box. Polk does it again!!!!!!
Pros:
Polk quality price
Cons:
blade connectors
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio DXi 104

Written By Anonymous, Lakeland Florida on Thursday, July 18, 2013
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What a great deal. This thing is great!! You want the best bang for your buck this is it!!
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