2014 Ford F-150 XL
I bought this MTX powered sub used. For comparison I own a JL Audio CP108L MircoSub with a W3V3 8" subwoofer ported and a JL Audio BaseWedge CS110 with a sealed 10" WxV2 subwoofer. I was using the JL MicroSub in my Ford F-150 up until I got the MTX. In a sweep test the MTX powered sub is strong to 40hz and then slightly rolls off but is still good at 30hz and is decent to about 23hz. This is really good for a $200 powered subwoofer. My MicroSub is strong to about 31 hz and then quickly rolls off from there and is almost inaudible at 25hz. The JL MicroSub cost over $200 new with no amplifier! My Basewedge is strong at about 50hz, very good at 40hz and then rolls off below the MTX level from there to about 25hz but extends just slightly lower but almost inaudible at 20hz. In listening to music this MTX has more boom than the 8" JL but nothing that is objectionable in my opinion and may be preferred by some. My JL MicroSub is slightly tighter but the MTX can get louder and the extra boom sounds good with Metallica ride the lightening or many AC/DC songs where the JL would have to be turned up to get that extra boom during those drum kicks. I'm giving this thing 5 stars because for the money its impressive. It adds that dimension to music that makes listening to music enjoyable and is easy to install and hardly takes up any space. If you set this up as it was intended for and set the gain so that the music is balanced than it does the job very well. Sounds betted SO B8-BTD
Pros: Great bang for the buck. Sounds good when tuned properly so that it blends into your main speakers and adds that missing low end that makes music fun to listen too. Simple to hook up and doesn't take up a lot of room. If this is MTX cheapest low end subwoofer driver than imagine what the others sound like. Owning two JL Audio subwoofers this MTX compares well, not better, but definitely sounds good given its price point and included amplifier. There isn't a huge SQ difference compared to my JL.
Cons: No variable frequency LP filter to help with tuning (small con). Might have slightly better SQ in a wood box vs plastic but hard to say for sure. Not a con but MTX has impressed me (ran out of Pro room) so now I'm an MTX fan. Sounds betted the SO B8-BTD I once had.