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Bazooka BT1028DVC

BT Series 10" Bass Tube® with dual 8-ohm voice coils

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A bass cannon

Bass makes up about 30% of your music, and it gives music its power and impact. A good subwoofer can make an average car audio system sound good, and a good car audio system sound great. Good bass is all about moving air, and a cylindrical tube translates the motion of its woofer into maximum air pressure so you hear and feel more bass. Bazooka designed the Bass Tube to act like a bass cannon, firing low frequencies throughout your vehicle.

Bass Tube efficiency

BT1028DVC 10" Bass Tubes® enclosure

The BT1028DVC Bass Tube features a 10" polypropylene woofer with a twin-layer compressed foam surround for smooth excursion. The dual 8-ohm voice coils promote high power handling, and each voice coil has its own set of input terminals to give you maximum hook-up flexibility. The tube design eliminates standing bass waves for accurate response and high efficiency. Find a good spot for a Bazooka Bass Tube in your vehicle and you'll still enjoy plenty of cargo room.

Big bass without losing space

Bass Tubes enclosures fit just about anywhere

A compact Bass Tubes enclosure will fit in almost any vehicle, and you can disconnect it in a snap if you need more cargo space. Since the tube's speaker and port are right next to each other, you can get amazing results by "corner loading" your tube — placing it in a corner of your trunk or cargo area so your vehicle's boundaries act as a natural amplifier, boosting bass production. Want to know more? Take Bazooka's Bass Tubes Tour.

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Product Highlights:

  • ported cylindrical enclosure with 10" subwoofer
  • includes mounting straps and hardware
  • poly woofer with compressed foam surround
  • dual 8-ohm voice coils
  • 5-way binding post wire terminals
  • power handling: 12-500 watts RMS (250 watts per voice coil)
  • frequency response: 39-1,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 104 dB
  • 10-3/8"W x 12-1/2"H x 21-9/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Enclosed Subwoofers 101

An enclosed subwoofer is a box with a subwoofer already installed. The advantage to buying an enclosed sub is that the manufacturer made the sub, then designed and built the box as a perfect match, so you'll get the best possible performance. Every enclosed sub has a maximum RMS power handling rating, so pair it with an amp with a similar RMS power rating to get the best performance.

Bazooka BT1028DVC Reviews

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Plenty Of Boom

Written by: Tim McD from Tennessee on July 18, 2015

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Needed to add a new head unit to the 4Runner my son will eventually take over. I still drive it from time to time and miss the true bass I have in my car with subs and amp. I had a spare amp and decided the passive dual voice coil box would be a good match. I was very impressed with it's output and blending with the existing 4 speaker setup. Leaving it at '0' SW level on the Kenwood unit, "noon" on the sensitivity setting on the Jensen amp provides a really nice bass extension with plenty of room to add clean bass. Very satisfied.

Pros: Clean low end extension without being exaggerated (unless you want it to be); easily integrates with an existing system.

Cons: Probably needs to be anchored down if placed in the back storage area to prevent movement; it does come with a strap for this purpose.

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  • One 10" tube-style subwoofer with attached grille
  • Two 45" mounting straps (each strap has an attached plastic mounting base)
  • 4 Self-tapping screws
  • Installation Manual

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Overview: The BT1028DVC features a water-resistant poly enclosure that houses a 10" poly woofer with a foam surround. The patented Bass Tube enclosure design eliminates bass standing waves for high accuracy, and superior efficiency.

Dual 8-ohm Voice Coils: This tube features dual 8-ohm voice coils that offer flexibility in wiring. When the voice coils are wired in parallel with each other, the tube presents a 4-ohm mono load. When the voice coils are wired in series with each other, the tube presents an 16-ohm mono load. In addition, each coil may be connected to a different amplifier channel and each channel will see a 8-ohm load. Each coil can handle 250 watts RMS, so the combined power handling is 500 watts RMS.

5-Way Binding Posts: The 5-way binding posts will accept bare wire, pin connectors, spade lugs, banana plugs, and dual banana plugs.

Installation: Each mounting strap has an attached mounting base that can be secured to your vehicle using the supplied self-tapping screws. Once the mounting bases are installed, the tube is held in place by the mounting straps. For best results, the tube should be mounted facing into a corner, and there should be 2" to 4" between the woofer and the corner into which the woofer is pointing.

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If you wire the voice coils in parallel, you will only get 4 ohms. This will translate to lower volume coming from the woofer. You could probably compensate for it by turning up the gain on that amp. [ Justin  Oct 01, 2015 ]
I would not recommend that with this unit. [ TIM  Sep 30, 2015 ]
This would only work if you bridge your amp, and wire the voice coils in parallel. This would present a 4 ohm load to your bridged channels, which is equal to a 2 ohm load in stereo. You could also wire in stereo which would send about 125. Watts to each coil which is probably about right for this product [ THOMAS  Sep 29, 2015 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp for your subs I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system. [ Krissy  Jun 08, 2015 ]  Staff
Hook up both sets of terminals in parallel by using a jumper (short piece of wire). Red + to red black (-) on black. Wiring both voice coils in parallel like this will present a 4 ohm load for your amp. [ THOMAS  May 22, 2015 ]