Sound Ordnance™ B-17
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
Ease of Use
I bought one of these and paired it with a Sound Ordnance M-1500 mono amp. The subwoofer is in my trunk and it didn't quite have the bass I was hoping for, possibly because of the trunk, and I would have to turn up the bass boost which made the bass way too boomy. So I bought a second B-17 and hooked it into the M-1500 as well. It has a solid kick now with zero bass boost. In fact, it now easily overpowers my door speakers (4 Sound Ordnance 5x7's) powered off the deck and I'm considering buying a second amp to power them. For anyone wondering, because the M-1500 is mono, how I connected that up, I just plugged the second subwoofer into the extra terminals and it worked fine. They sell a box with 2 of B-17's in them, but because of my trunk opening and the size of these monsters, I don't think I would have been able to easily fit it in like I can with two separate boxes.
Pros: Solid build, good connectors, a good solid kick, and it's very affordable.
Cons: It seems to be centered around 45hz and I notice that even though it will rattle your lungs, it doesn't have that really deep/low bass I enjoy. I used to have a $300 sealed enclosure 15" sub 20 years ago and it was louder and deeper than two B-17's combined. To be fair though, that $300 sub would probably run $500 today and these two 12" B-17's cost less. So if you're looking for that ultimate earth shattering deep bass, these may not be for you.