Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
Ease of Use
This box and sub combo is a very nice item if you understand what you are getting. This sub in this sealed box is not going to rock your neighborhood. I saw a review that said people could hear you coming a block away with this sub and box. I highly doubt that. This combo will sound very nice inside your car, but is more or less inaudible outside your car unless you're really pounding on it hard. I first ran this with a JX500. With that amount of watts at 13 or so volts, it rounded out the sound of the system nicely, but had very little punch. I then ran it with a XD600. With that amp it was noticeably louder and had more punch, but still left a lot to be desired. This thing didn't really start to come alive until I ran it with a HD750, which is 250 watts above the recommended RMS. Now it has some nice punch, fullness and detail. Very responsive. You need to run this well above the recommended 500w to get the full benefit.
Pros: Looks really nice. Sounds very good once you start going above 600w or so. Takes up almost no space when pushed against the back seats in a trunk. Nice, heavy build quality. Nice for SQ. Nice for music like rock, jazz, classical. Responsive, does not miss a beat.
Cons: Does not come alive until you run it well over its suggested rating. Not what you're looking for if electronic, hip hop, etc is what you listen to most.