I installed this unit in a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab. It is connected to the OEM stereo and the install was a snap. This unit will NOT blow the windows out but it was never designed to do that, it just fills in more bass to give a great sound. The price was right and Crutchfield is a great place to do business.
Pros: very easy install and excellent sound
Cons: none that I can think of
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This Pioneer sub is amazing. The amount of base this little box puts is huge and will completely transform you sound system. It's a simple installation and I recommend purchasing the prying tools Crutchfield offers to assist with routing cables. Also, get longer wires and cables than required to ensure you have plenty of excess. Once you start routing the wire, you don't want to be short, just tie wrap the excess.This unit doesn't need to connect directly to battery, connecting off another 12V battery line may work given the load on the line. This unit doesn't draws a lot of current. The sub can be controlled (with a aftermarket Head Unit or the controller that comes with the sub) to have as much base as you want for your listening pleasure or you can choose to share it with others outside the vehicle, yes, it can be loud. A game changer!
Pros: Awesome performance Easy install Well worth the cost
Cons: Height may limit when placing the unit
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First, this is not 160 watts RMS. It is 50 watts RMS, as per the manual. 10 amp fuse on the power wire, so very easy to power (don't necessarily have to run to the battery, depending on the vehicle). The wired remote is very clunky and large and doesn't provide good mounting applications for a nice clean dash mount anywhere. The unit itself is very compact, as per the specs. Tuning and setup is easy, there's no 'gain' on the unit to adjust, only the 'gain' on the remote, which being able to be adjusted by the user means it's more of a volume than anything. Bass output is acceptable, and at levels expected of a low powered hideaway unit. If mounted in the trunk of a car it will be completely lost, and it won't add anything to a bass-heavy factory system (such as one with premium audio and a factory subwoofer), but for a base trim vehicle that doesn't have a sub and can only recreate mids and highs properly this rounds out the audio spectrum nicely. Certainly not for bassheads, but for someone who feels they are lacking the low end/bass and just wants to be able to play lower than door speakers will allow this is a good option. Recommended mounting under a seat or in a hatchback so it's in the same listening space as the occupants, don't waste time mounting one in a trunk.
Pros: Small footprint, very low power consumption, easy to adjust, auto turn on when using high level inputs
Cons: Clunky remote, low power amplifier (50w rms)
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