Now This Is The Sub I've Been Searching For!!!
2016 Subaru WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
Ease of Use
Clean, tight, and hits so hard I'm afraid parts are going to start falling off my car. What else could you want from a sub? It's actually more than I wanted (was looking for sound quality and a little more volume over stock in a 2016 WRX) but I'm a 40 year old guy giggling like a little kid when I crank this thing up. Built the recommended 0.59 cubic foot box for it out of birch plywood. Made it solid and air tight and I honestly could not be any happier with this sub. Sound quality is superb for all types of music. Wired in parallel @2 ohm powered by a Kenwood Excelon X801-5. I had bought a JL Audio sealed 10 with the built in 400 rms amp before this and hated it. I actually called Crutchfield and asked them to exchange it because I thought something was wrong with it. That's how bad it sounded. That was my first and last JL purchase. Rockford Fosgate is now my first choice in subs. Keep in mind, this sub is very stiff out of the box and needs a little time to break in. I kept the gain down on the amp until I could hear it was moving freely, about 15~ish hours of playtime. Now the gain is set properly and I love this sub!
Pros: I know now why RF calls these the "Punch" series. ????
Cons: Assembly quality coulbd be a little better. There was some adhesive showing where the cone meets the surround, which looks sloppy. Cosmetic only though.