Size:Price:Performance can't be beat
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
Just to set expectations, if you're looking for an obnoxious sub that shakes all the bolts loose from your car, this ain't it. For context, I mainly listen to metal/rock and some psychedelic stuff here and there, so I absolutely was not looking for my system to be heavy on bass....just something to fill out my sound a little more and add some extra depth to it. I previously had a Sound Ordnance B-8PTD in my old Toyota Matrix - a bigger sub with about double the wattage, and this thing blows it away completely. There's a bigger, wider sound with much more control over the frequency, and the unit itself is about half the size of the SO box. I put this one in a 2016 Mustang and it fits right underneath the passenger seat, barely noticeable unless you scoot the seat all the way forward. The reason I'm not rating it a 5 is perhaps more related to my installation than the sub itself...I honestly can't tell who's at fault but there's a gremlin in there somewhere. Occasionally it'll catch a frequency in the music and decide to throw all of its power behind it, going completely nuts for about a second. I can control just how crazily it responds to this anomaly by turning the frequency knob all the way down, but IMO that's not something an end user should have to worry about controlling.
Pros: great sound given its size and price range - also gives you a lot of control over the frequency, not just volume/gain.
Cons: sound gremlin that I can't quite place. Distorts a little at high volumes but that's why you get the control knobs. It's more sensitive to some tracks than others depending on who mixed them.