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JL Audio M8IB5-CG-TB

8.8" marine subwoofer (Black w/ Titanium "Classic" grille)

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Designed to withstand the rigors of the marine environment, JL Audio's M8IB5-CG-TB marine subwoofer brings big bass and subtle style to your boat, and its unique size makes it a great fit on most boats. The free-air design allows you to install it in a bulkhead or another suitable spot, or you can use a large sealed enclosure. Add it to your existing system, or use it in conjunction with JL Audio's marine speakers to create a powerful sound system that will rock the waves.The titanium finish and classic grille design make it a great addition to your boat's interior.

JL Audio Built In USA Big performance and sharp styling

Designed to withstand the rigors of the marine environment, JL Audio's M8IB5-CG-TB marine subwoofer brings big bass and subtle style to your boat, and its unique size makes it a great fit on most boats. The free-air design allows you to install it in a bulkhead or another suitable spot, or you can use a large sealed enclosure. Add it to your existing system, or use it in conjunction with JL Audio's marine speakers to create a powerful sound system that will rock the waves.The titanium finish and classic grille design make it a great addition to your boat's interior.

JL Audio M8IB5-CG-TB 8.8" marine sub with titanium classic grille

JL Audio built this sub to give you years of service.

Made in USA

Built in JL Audio's Florida factory, this powerful sub uses a marine-grade synthetic fiber spider, injection-molded polypropylene cone, and synthetic rubber surround to withstand the corrosive effects of sun, salt, and spray. A UV-resistant polymer basket protects the entire structure, and special UV protection ensures that the grilles with still look factory-fresh, even after years of sun exposure. As an added bonus, you're protected by JL Audio's 2-year warranty.

Product Highlights:

  • 8.8" 4-ohm marine subwoofer with titanium grille
  • injection-molded mica-filled polypropylene woofer with synthetic rubber surround
  • Centrex polymer basket and grille, with stainless steel back plate
  • gold-plated, marine-grade brass binding posts
  • marine-grade synthetic fiber spider
  • suitable for free air use
  • power range: 50-200 watts RMS (500 watts peak power)
  • sensitivity: 86.7 dB
  • top-mount depth: 5-1/8"
  • sealed box volume: 1.50 cu.ft
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 8.8" Marine subwoofer
  • Titanium (gray) polymer grille
  • Six 1-1/2" Stainless-steel screws
  • 6 Stainless-steel flat washers
  • Owner's manual

Compact. Good sound. Workes great in truck bed application

Mitchell, IN

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JL Audio M8IB5-CG-TB

Mitchell from IN on 9/9/2016

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Compact. Good sound. Workes great in truck bed application

Pros: Small but good output for an 8 inch

Cons: None

Jl audio mb8

Kyle from Santa Cruz on 2/22/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Although the sub in a week. Yeah I know. The performance was great from a 8 inch sub. Fits perfectly in my jeep in a fiberglass box I made on the fender. It's big. But small enough to not loose any room. I'm using the jx5001d amp. At 4 ohms it runs 300 watts and I have it turned down a 3rd of the way. Once I called Crutchfield they immediately sent me a return label for shipping now I'm waiting for #2. I really hope this is just a lemon. The sound is amazing and the size is perfect. You don't need a 10 or a 12 for great sound.

Pros: Small, great sound, super deep bass. It slaps

Cons: None. Besides mine blew and registers no ohms. But I have faith in JL and Crutchfield. So I'm being taken care of.

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Marine Tested: JL Audio's marine subwoofers are subjected to ultraviolet testing chambers (to simulate years of sun exposure) and salt fog chambers (to simulate years of exposure to salt-water environments). Marine-grade stainless steel mounting hardware is included.

Construction: The 8.8" subwoofer features an injection-molded, mica-filled polypropylene cone with a synthetic rubber surround specifically formulated with UV inhibitors for marine use. Marine-grade, synthetic fiber spiders withstand high humidity. The polymer baskets are corrosion and UV-resistant and encapsulate the sub's motor system to prevent corrosion.

Dynamic Motor Analysis (DMA): DMA is JL Audio's proprietary method of improving dynamic motor behavior. As a result of DMA optimization, the subwoofer's motor remains linear over a long excursion range, and also maintains a stable fixed magnetic field in the gap over a wide power range. The result is reduced distortion, faithfully reproduced transients, and tight, clean, articulate bass.

Infinite-Baffle Operation: The M8IB5 is optimized for infinite baffle operation so that it can be installed in a variety of locations, without the need for a dedicated enclosure. If an enclosure is used, 1.5 ft³ is the minimum recommended volume.

Polymer Basket And Grille: The UV-resistant polymer basket and grille are corrosion and UV-resistant, protecting the subwoofer and encapsulating the motor assembly to prevent corrosion. If the sub is mounted without the grill, the mounting height is 1.065 inches.

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i read the reviews for this item but unfortunately it didnt fit my car so i had to return it [ Samantha  Jun 01, 2016 ]
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