I was pleasantly surprised on the frequency range that these speakers play through low to higher frequencies. Especially when I use them in my extended can truck with not much box space. Sounds great with all genres of music.
Pros: Match the RMS power rating and they sound great. Fits well and sounds excellent in small enclosures. Great price also.
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I've always been a Rockford Fosgate guy but since I bought the Kenwood 5 channel amp I figured I'd give these a try. They paired perfectly (power) with this amp and the enclosure space required matched up with the under seat box for my F-150. The verdict...sounds awesome. Huge bass on rap/pop songs and banging drums on hard rock tunes. The subs are built tough and we're definitely shallow mount. My only suggestion is to make sure you have a bass knob controller on the amp (mine was not included and had to purchase separately). This allows you to dial up or down the bass for the different kinds of music, otherwise you be bumping all the time and overpowering the mids and highs.
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I bought this sub around four or five years ago. I have punished this thing in a sealed box every day, to and from work, the whole time except one year I was away. It has performed flawlessly until today. The smell was horrendous. I am trying a different sub now but will come back to this one if it doesn't work out.
Pros: Took the punishment for quite some time.
Cons: Not enough power handling capability
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Amazing quality for the price and size!!! I have had multiple setups in all my vehicles and I decided to give this one a shot and I have not been let down. Only downfall is it can only reach 35Hz which I wish would go lower, but still packs a punch at low tones.
Pros: Price Size Versatility
Cons: Can't go lower than 35Hz
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My only regret is not buying a second one. It does what it's should and provides clear sound for my enjoyment.
Pros: Exact fit for my car's existing sub enclosure.
Cons: I have none...hopefully won't in the future
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With the help of the Crutchfields knowledgeable staff. They suggested the Kenwood Excelon KFC-XW1000F. I was blown away from the performance
Pros: Great sound
Cons: None at this time
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It works perfectly in the Honda Pilot I believe it fits better than stock now I just need to get some sound Matt to stop the vibrations
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Needing to replace an old MTX sub in a Bass Slammer box, my options were limited by the dimensions of the enclosure. I was initially put off by the "unusual" specs of the Kenwood: 30-700hz frequency response. Is this just a "woofer" being sold as a "subwoofer"? Every other subwoofer was advertising lows in the low 20's, but then again I had my amps "subsonic LPF" set at 30hz (and HPF at 100z) already! So I went ahead and bought it, as I've had good experiences with Kenwood Excelon products. Build quality is excellent--milled rather than pressed mounting ring and rubbery vs plasticky feeling parts. No flash, but it's going into the cargo bed, and I'm WAY past the age of showing my friends my "cool gear". Very impressed with the sound Quality. This is not the sub if you're interested in rattling the rear view mirror of the car next to you, but if you want a (shallow-mount) sub that gives you the punch of a real bass drum and the pluck of a real bass guitar--then you're be happy with this one. And it's very efficient. I'm driving it easily with a Soundstream PN2.350D amp to give me overall a very space-efficient (and cost-efficient) installation.
Pros: Sound quality Build quality
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Was awesome when I was breaking it in and even after for awhile. Started pushing it and had nothing but problems. Not really over powering it but 2 weeks of getting on it and now it rattles like crazy! Thinking it probably burnt a voice coil. Really a shame, this sub sounds really crisp and can hit pretty hard. I am going to try to get it fixed and try again. Pretty disappointed. I had nothing but good things from my other Kenwood stuff. For the price I expected a good sub, heck I got 2 12" Kenwoods for that and beat the snot out of em
Pros: Very great on break in and has a very good sound quality.
Cons: Breaks if you even get close to its "RMS" wattage let alone the "Max"
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You won't blow off the roof with this sub, but given 150 watts of clean continuous power and you will have a nice sounding sub in your ride. The 400 watts spoken of by somebody else was WAY too much power and if you're going to put these subs into small boxes under the seat, just understand that big bass does not come in small packages. Good bass, Yes. Big thunderous bass, No. These just aren't designed to do that. The laws of physics can be strained but they cannot be broken. A good sub for hard to place locations. Enjoy the music.
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So i had this sub in a .6 cuft sealed box on a RF T-400-2 bridged set at about 35-40% gain. For the first three weeks it was awsome during break-in. Then when enough time had passed, i turned it up but only about 10%, well it blew. The audio shop i use said i did nothing wrong and it should not have blown. Until it blew it sounded great. Now i got a RF shallow mount sub and I am in the process of breaking it in. I was sorry to see it go but thats that. Overall a great sub but watch the power you put to it.
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talking about the other guys review....you need a different amp and box....if you don't have enough power for both speakers all its going to do its stress them and your amp out cause they want to draw more power and your box especially a ported one needs to be tuned for the proper Hz and the airspace has to be right or it just beats up the sub......I had 2 of these subs in a custom sealed box with a 500W Kenwood amp in my standard cab s10 and it was crazy I was really surprised at the sound quality those speakers produced
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not exactly what i wanted to get for my money. i have a 250x1 pushing 2 of them in a ported box, under the seat of a NBS 2007 Chevy Silverado. they slam pretty hard with certain songs but just not worth the whole $180. maybe worth $100. not really built solid either. had to replace two of them within 4 months from the cone cracking to the actual frame around it cracking and coming loose where the screws are screwed into the box.
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