Very good sub.
2003 Mercury Marauder
Ease of Use
I used this sub to replace an aging JL sub in a sealed enclosure that I had used in other vehicles for 10 years. The old sub had performed well, but the surround gave up the ghost after long service, and the cone had cracked. The only problems I have with it were with fitting it in the vehicle. My Marauder is designed so that I could not mount the sun where I wanted to without some creative fabrication, and I wan't willing to give up trunk space. The new sub has a plastic/rubber edge going around the edge of the frame that the old one did not. Due to the design of the old enclosure (that I reused) I had to trim this off to keep from redoing the box. I was worried about putting the new sub in the old enclosure not designed for it, but the result is a nice tight accurate thump on the low end. Once in the car, the sound was amazing. I paired the sub with JL's excellent little XD700/5v2 amp and their Evolution C3 series components front and rear. This combo works very well together. Being an older guy, I didn't choose a system that would rattle windows down the street, but for a nice accurate sound in my car, even at higher volume (highway speeds with windows down) I am very happy with the system I have chosen. Nothing wrong with the "coolness factor" I just put 1 star because i'm old enough that "coolness" doesn't matter so much. I like it because it works well, and sound good.
Pros: Sound quality is very good. Decent value. You get your money's worth.
Cons: Only cons were using the newer sub in an older enclosure that had been designed so I had to trim the plastic off from the outside edge of the sub. There are zero cons is you are building a new enclosure.