Looking for loud bass? JBL built this MS Series MS-10SD2 10" subwoofer extra tough, with features like a vented cast aluminum frame and stitched fabric surround that help this sub hit hard and last a long time. This MS sub works equally well in both sealed and ported enclosures, so you can achieve virtually any bass tone you want, from punishing to mellow.

Versatile and powerful
The dual voice coil (DVC) design gives you more flexibility in matching your sub system's total impedance to your amplifier, in order to get maximum efficiency and full power. And speaking of power, the MS-10SD2 takes up to 600 watts RMS, for performance that'll let you really feel your music's pounding beat.

To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 450 and 900 watts RMS at 4 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.

Product Highlights:

  • 10" subwoofer with dual 2-ohm voice coils
  • polypropylene cone with stitched tri-laminate fabric surround
  • vented cast aluminum frame
  • power range: 50-600 watts RMS (300 watts per coil)
  • peak power handling: 1200 watts
  • frequency response: 40-400 Hz
  • sensitivity: 87.0 dB
  • top-mount depth: 4-13/16"
  • sealed box volume: 0.78 cubic feet
  • ported box volume: 1.13 cubic feet
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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.

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JBL MS Series MS-10SD2

Written By tanker29, modesto, ca on Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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I Purchased these subs because i wanted a ported sub that didnt require alot of my airapsce in my honda S2K, ive had jbl subs before and they pounded! so after review i chose these over the jl w1's. im running a pair off a alpine pdx M6 at(600w)rms in a custom molded fiberglass box with facing up. sofar im kind of dissapointed, didnt hit as hard as i expected. good is you dont like over powering bass or just want a little bit of thump but if you want something hard hitting go with something else or a bigger sub!

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  • 10" Dual 2 ohm voice coil subwoofer
  • Trim ring
  • Specification sheet
  • Warranty information

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Vented Cast Aluminum Basket: The vented cast aluminum basket effectively dissipates heat to minimize distortion due to power compression.

Dual 2-ohm Voice Coils: For increased system flexibility, the woofer has two 2-ohm voice coils. When the voice coils are wired in parallel the woofer presents a 1-ohm load; when wired in series, the woofer presents a 4-ohm load.

Sealed Box Volume: JBL recommends a 0.78 cubic foot sealed enclosure.

Ported Box Volume: JBL recommends a 1.13 cubic foot ported enclosure with one port, approximately 3" diameter x 9-7/8" long.

Power Handling: The woofer has two 2-ohm voice coils; each voice coil can handle 300 watts RMS (600 watts RMS total)/600 watts peak (1200 watts peak total).

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