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Sony Xplod XS-L104P5B

10" 4-ohm subwoofer

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by Dominic Devito
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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.

Sony's made a sub that sounds as interesting as it looks. The five-sided design of the XS-L104P5B 10" sub keeps the polypropylene cone stiff and helps to reduce standing waves found in round subs that can negatively affect bass output and cause distortion. A thick rubber surround keeps the cone properly centered to create the kind of bass that'll draw a crowd.

The XS-L104P5B also draws attention for its exceptional power-handling ability — it'll devour up to 330 watts RMS, without taking a serious bite out of your savings. Place this bruiser in a sealed or ported box for dynamic lows, or pick up a pair for twice the thunder in your vehicle.

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Highlights:

  • 10" 4-ohm subwoofer
  • five-sided polypropylene cone with rubber surround
  • power range: 80-330 watts RMS (1,200 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 18-2,500 Hz
  • sensitivity: 88 dB
  • top-mount depth: 5-15/16"
  • sealed box volume: 0.78 cubic feet
  • ported box volume: 0.91 cubic feet
  • Recommended Q-Logic Box Type: 1, 2
  • warranty: 1 year
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Features and Specs
Size 10 -inch
Impedance 4 ohms
Cone Material Polypropylene
Surround Material Rubber
Ideal Sealed Box Volume (cubic feet) 0.78
Ideal Ported Box Volume (cubic feet) 0.91
Port diameter (inches) 3
Port length (inches) 11.125
Free-Air No
Dual Voice Coil No
Sensitivity 88 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response 18 - 2500 Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts) 80-330
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 1200
Top Mount Depth (inches) 5 15/16
Bottom Mount Depth (inches) N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 9 1/8
Vas (liters) 19.3
Fs (Hz) 37.7
Qts 0.57
Xmax (millimeters) 6
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
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What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • One 10" Woofer
  • 33" Adhesive backed foam gasket
  • Ten 1.5" Self-tapping screws
  • Thiele/Small Parameters sheet
  • Installation/Connections sheet (English/Spanish/French)
  • US Warranty sheet
  • Canadian Warranty sheet
  • Mounting template
  • Warning sheet about matching speaker impedance and amplifier

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Features

P5 One Piece, Cap-less Cone: This woofer has a five-sided polypropylene one-piece, cap-less cone. This design stiffens the cone and increases rigidity, resulting in lower distortion and higher power handling. The five-sided cone also cuts down on standing waves on its surface because none of the five sides is parallel to another.

Stroke Stabilizer Rubber Surround: The rubber surround provides enhanced cone control and flexibility, as well as durability. "Hash Marks" in the surround provide added stability.

Voice Coil: The Sony xs-L104P5B features a single 4-ohm voice coil.

Power Handling: The Sony subwoofer can handle up to 300 Watts RMS and 1,200 Watt Peak with a sensitivity rating of 88 dB.

Frequency Response: The woofer can produce frequencies between 18 and 2,500 Hz.

Binding Posts: The gold-plated binding posts will accept bare wire up to 12 Gauge, pin connectors, spade lugs and banana plugs. The binding posts are spaced too far apart to accept dual banana plugs.

Enclosure Compatibility: This woofer can provide extended bass in sealed and ported enclosures (please see the "Enclosure" section for more information on the recommended enclosures).

Enclosure

Sealed Box Volume: Sony recommends mounting this woofer in a sealed enclosure with an internal volume of 0.78 cu/ft.

Ported Box Volume: Sony recommends mounting this woofer in a ported enclosure with an internal volume of 0.91 cu/ft with one 3" Diameter x 11.125" Long port.

 
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4 out of 5

BBBBBBBAAAAAAAADDDDDDDDDDD!!!

Written By Matt, Portland, OR on Saturday, January 09, 2010
 
Good sound! great for the money!!!
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

good bass

Written By urmom117, Collegedale TN on Wednesday, October 07, 2009
 
i recently bought a pair of these subs powered by a kenwood 450 watt amp these things hit hard for the money. they are not the best out there but i can get my doors and mirrors to shake and they sound good in a sealed box. im pleased with my purchase considering i spend this much on a pair of these and they sound better than i thought they would
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5 out of 5

yaaa

Written By plumbermantimjr, Pc fl on Wednesday, September 30, 2009
 
i have 2 and a jvc 750 pushing both great bass
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5 out of 5

I got that BOOM BOOM POW!

Written By Mike, Fort Lauderdale on Monday, September 28, 2009
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Just one of these in a small enclosure (ported) accompanied by a Sony X-
Plod 600 watt amp. All I can say is what I can't hear you, this one sub
rocked the car so loud the rear view mirror vibrated off. I couldn't imagine
having two of these but it's a thought for the future. Don't let the low price
fool you these are as comparable to high end/price subs. I highly
recommend this sub if you are on a budget.
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5 out of 5

Mighty Thump

Written By Brandon, Maine on Monday, August 24, 2009
 
I got a Pioneer reciever bass on 0. 2 of these in a bass slammer enclosure slapped in my trunk facing upwards, towards the sky. I have a Kenwood amp (250 watts each) the input sensitivy on max, and the bass boost on 6dB. My reciever goes to 60, I turn these up to 55, and i can barely see strait.All my mirrors shake, and I get some massage. The bad boys are underestimated, They Slap hard. Im heard by my friends about beofre I even get to my house.
You should get these for the price, you really can't go wrong anyway you look at it.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Capable of 139Db!!

Written By Dreamgate, around 40Hz on Sunday, March 22, 2009
 
I custom installed all of my components in my 1999 Ford Taurus SHO edition.
(Polk Audio db1001 tweeters; Polk Audio MM571 mid spkers; Sony xplod "Special Edition" 60w x4 amp; Sony xplod 2002GT 1300/1 amp. I acheived
139Db with two of these at a competition in Florida and won SQ contest!
Sony's are underestimated .... period!
4 out of 5 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

good for money

Written By 2002mustanggt, shawnee, oklahoma on Tuesday, December 09, 2008
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i originaly bought these subs to give me more bass over some old tens that i had and they did just that they sound great up to a point but in my opinion they distort to easy when really trying to turn the bass up...theyre good for the money but you do honestly "get what you pay for!"........i moved on to the boston g5 subs with a 1000 watt amp BIG DIFERENCE!! HUGE!
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5 out of 5

more bang for your buck

Written By Jared, new jersey on Thursday, September 04, 2008
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after spending some hard earned money on a whole new stereo for my truck, i couldnt wait to see how this thing sounded. i have this 10" sub in Q logics type 1 sealed box powered by sonys xm 1s amp. i also ordered a head unit at the same time since i had only replaced the speakers up to this point. so after splurging and spending a few hours installing everything, it was time for the sound test.....sounded cleeeaannn! played a variety of music at first just to get a feel for how to set it up. then dialed it in with music i listen to regularly. punk and metal really shine as the sub seems to be waiting for that kick drum to hit. like your seeing the band in concert. mids shine through nicely as well. can't forget about those bass guitar lines. i strongly recommend this setup. for the money, it cant be beat. especially if you have a small enclosed area like in my gmc sonoma ext cab. there's enough power to shake all your rear view mirrors without being obnoxious at intersections. get yourself a quality 4 guage wiring kit and you'll be set. do it do it!
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5 out of 5

Great Sub!

Written By todd, Madison, MS on Friday, May 02, 2008
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I have 2 in a sealed box. Wow! The range of music that these subs
delivery is amazing. Lots of punch and low lows. Makes you feel like
you are at a live concert. I would recomend these to anybody.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Wahoo!

Written By itsthapitts, Montana on Thursday, September 13, 2007
 
Excellent!

Great sub, makes lots of boom, relatively cheap, good quality, saved extra money by buying scratch and dent model. Sub retail box was a little mashed but the sub looks perfect. Went with the 10 cuz I wanted a little more low end than my old RF 8". I also wanted good response cuz I listen to some christian Heavy Metal w/ a double bass - The sub is in a sealed .75 cf box, with a kicker 200.2 amp running 4 ohm mono ( 200x1). The gain on the amp is on 3 (very low) the boost is on +4 (also very low) and the sub is wonderfully filling the lowend. With all the extra power I could be rather obnoxious if I want to be.

Very pleased, and as always crutchfield support is superCool, they helped me with my amp wiring even though I didn't buy it from them.
19 out of 20 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Sony XS-L104P5B

Written By Wesley, Hillsboro, OH on Tuesday, February 20, 2007
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Excellent bass for the price. Looks awesome and sounds even better. The capless design that Sony has now, allows the sub to have more bass. I would recommend this product to everyone. Hats off to Sony.
40 out of 44 people found this helpful
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