This system did not provide the power I was looking for. It does sound a lot better but compared to a JL stealth box with a 600w amp in my previous canyon, it definitely falls short. I choose this system because of its easy installation and it was. I will do something to improve bass
Pros: Easy to install. Factory look
Cons: Not enough power for my tastes
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The documentation calls it a 10" sub, but it looks and measures more like an 8". Plug and play install for my 2016 Colorado. There is a convenient little pass-through nipple in the factory firewall grommet that can be clipped to route the power wires for the amps into the interior. Smart thinking there GM. Looking at it as a component to round out the factory system, it works really well. It's not a block-rocking sub. It fills in the low end that is completely absent from the factory system. If you're listening to dubstep with the volume at 11, that bass drop farts out a bit. It's an 8" sub, what do you expect? Kept within it's lane, at reasonable volume levels, it plays really nice. The added multi-channel amp for the rest of the system is a nice bonus and there is certainly some sound shaping going on behind the scenes. My only complaint is that I personally would have set the crossover a bit lower for the sub. I hear a little too much mid-bass bleed into the sub for my ears. Again though, small sub that's blending with a factory system that probably didn't have much mid-bass to work with from the beginning.
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Factory to custom in about 2-3 hours of labor. About a 1000 X improvement in sound with existing speakers. The base is very strong, and I ended up replacing door speakers with "Kicker" speakers. The current oddly 2.75" sized "factories" are still in the dash and sound just fine right now with this amp/sub upgrade. 3.5" Kickers could still "round out" the whole "Kicker" system in the dash with the 4 channels, but some custom cutting would be warranted to make the install 100% Kicker upgraded. I had to custom splice some of the wires to the factory head unit. It was about 85% plug and play with a slight bit of cutting for my Chevy Colorado 2019 model pickup, but it all worked fine in the end.
Pros: System is correct for the factory space within the truck right now. Amps and overall watts are properly balanced with emphasis on the base with the factory head unit.
Cons: Had to splice a few wires. It wasn't 100% plug and play as advertised with the 2019 Colorado truck since the system pre-dates the newer Chevy "Infotaintment" units, but worked out perfectly otherwise.
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