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Sound Ordnance B-8PTD

125-watt compact powered subwoofer

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Want to put some bass in your vehicle without a lot of fuss? Sound Ordnance's B-8PTD powered subwoofer is the...

Want to put some bass in your vehicle without a lot of fuss? Sound Ordnance's B-8PTD powered subwoofer is the...

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About the Sound Ordnance B-8PTD

Fill your vehicle with bass, not equipment

Want to put some bass in your vehicle without a lot of fuss? Sound Ordnance's B-8PTD powered subwoofer is the latest version of the B-8PT, one of our all-time best-selling compact powered subwoofers. Sound Ordnance built this new version to perform even better than its predecessor, putting a cool-running 125-watt amp and a rugged aluminum 8" sub in an extremely compact, solid ABS plastic enclosure,so you get years of bass satisfaction. This all-in-one unit frees you from having to deal with a separate sub, amp, and enclosure, saves you cargo space, and simplifies your wiring requirements. Whether it's mounted under your car seat or in an out-of-the-way location in the cab of your truck, this little workhorse will surprise you with its impressive bass and its ability to mesh perfectly with the rest of your system.

Fill your vehicle with bass, not equipment

Want to put some bass in your vehicle without a lot of fuss? Sound Ordnance's B-8PTD powered subwoofer is the latest version of the B-8PT, one of our all-time best-selling compact powered subwoofers. Sound Ordnance built this new version to perform even better than its predecessor, putting a cool-running 125-watt amp and a rugged aluminum 8" sub in an extremely compact, solid ABS plastic enclosure,so you get years of bass satisfaction. This all-in-one unit frees you from having to deal with a separate sub, amp, and enclosure, saves you cargo space, and simplifies your wiring requirements. Whether it's mounted under your car seat or in an out-of-the-way location in the cab of your truck, this little workhorse will surprise you with its impressive bass and its ability to mesh perfectly with the rest of your system.

Sound Ordnance B-8PTD powered sub

This compact sub delivers strong bass without taking up much space.

Big bass from this tough little sub

A 125-watt RMS Class D amplifier powers the sub and lives on a compact circuit board mounted inside the enclosure. The sub's stiff 8" aluminum cone holds its shape even when playing hard, helping to keep the lowest notes clean, and ensuring a long life for the sub. You can adjust the low-pass filter, variable phase control, and bass boost to get the B-8PTD sounding perfect in your vehicle. Preamp- and speaker-level inputs allow convenient connection to just about any system, even a factory stereo.

Sound Ordnance B-8PTD powered subwoofer

The molded ABS enclosure houses a 125-watt amp and a tough little 8" sub.

Good design helps

The B-8PTD's tough outer casing of molded ABS plastic serves as the sub's sealed enclosure and can withstand some pretty extreme internal pressure changes with no reverberating or buzzing. Sound Ordnance conveniently located the neat, clean, easy-to-understand controls on one side, opposite all the connections, so you won't get tangled in wires as you tune your bass. The control knobs and switches aren't recessed, so you can make adjustments by hand, without the need for a tiny screwdriver.

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Product highlights:

  • powered subwoofer with heavy-duty ABS plastic enclosure
  • 8" woofer with aluminum cone
  • built-in Class D amplifier (125 watts RMS/250 watts peak)
  • frequency response: 40-200 Hz
  • variable low-pass crossover (80-200 Hz)
  • variable phase control (0-180 degrees)
  • bass boost control (0dB to +10dB)
  • preamp- and speaker-level inputs
  • auto turn-on switch (works with most speaker wire input connections)
  • wired remote control included
  • 10-gauge wiring (not included) recommended
  • dimensions: 9-1/8"W x 3-1/8"H x 13-5/8"D
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # B-8PTD

What's in the box:

  • Amplified subwoofer
  • Two 15A ATO fuses (1 installed)
  • Wired remote bass control
  • 14' Remote cable (RJ-14 plug on both ends)
  • 8" Speaker input harness
  • 2 Mounting clamps (4" x 1")
  • Two 6" x 3/4" Self-adhesive "Hook" strips (half of the Hook and Loop combination)
  • Seven 3/4" self-tapping screws (to secure mounting clamps and wired remote)
  • 4 Self-adhesive foam strips (two 3/16" wide and two 1/4" wide)
  • Owner's manual
  • Mounting feet instructions
  • Warranty information

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Crutchfield customer from Battle Creek, MI on 8/18/2019

1983 Chevrolet C Series

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I must say I was very sceptical of this product but after installing it I was very impressed with the sound of it!

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Crutchfield customer from Wheelersburg, OH on 8/12/2019

2009 GMC Canyon

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Excellent value, big sound from small package.

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Crutchfield customer from Centerville, UT on 8/11/2019

2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser

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For the size and price it's a great option

Pros: Small and decent punch

Cons: I would like to have seen better mounting options.

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Great sound and fit in my Jeep

Jeffrey from Front Royal, VA on 8/10/2019

2004 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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The previous owner of my Jeep had a "professional" install an amp and subwoofer since it didn't come from the factory with one. It consisted of a giant amplifier in the back begging to be stolen and rained on, and an 8" sub screwed to a piece of MDF and then screwed to the console behind it. After doing some reading, I found out this sub would fit in the same console space and figured as a proper enclosure would sound better. I was exactly right, this thing sounds great. I'm very pleased with the fit and the sound. If you have a 01-06 Wrangler with a blown sub or no sub, do some reading on how to install this in your Jeep and order right away.

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Hits hard, great 8"

JR from Arlington, TX on 8/10/2019

2017 Mazda 3

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Well worth the price. Solidly built with quality materials. Box isn't aluminum, but you should know that already. The amp is quite powerful, maybe more than needed. When cranked up, it seems to just get louder, not hit harder. In my setup, vehicle bass is maxed and the remote knob is pretty far down. That gives the best low frequency quality at a variety of volume settings. Seriously though, I feel I got more than I paid for with this sub. Gives the system just the punch it needed.

Pros: Excellent price Quality build Clear sound Powerful!

Cons: Lacks the oomph of a larger speaker

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Crutchfield customer from Terre Haute, IN on 8/10/2019

2006 Dodge Stratus

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This isn't a bad deal for the sound potential. Unfortunately, this did not work under my seat. I have a manual seat adjustment and it would catch the speaker whenever you pull the lever to move the seat. I installed in the trunk, but just did not sound good. Overall, I think it would be good for tight spaces and from what I did hear it would sound good. Easy to tune and has ample power. Double check your seats for clearance before you buy.

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Crutchfield customer from Golden, CO on 8/8/2019

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Nice size overall. Just got this installed and it certainly adds to the lower notes. Not a thumping deep base but good to round out the 6x9 speakers I have. Easy to hook up. Looks pretty durable.

Pros: Easy to hook up Nice size Looks durable

Cons: Not a big base thumper Limited output

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Great compact sub

Crutchfield customer from Pearl City, HI on 8/4/2019

2017 Ford F-150 XLT

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Compact size fits easily under or behind seat. Surprisingly good amount of bass for such a small sub. Only problem is the speaker level detection to turn on unit doesn't work, had to run remote wire.

Pros: Great buy for the price

Cons: Had to run remote turn on wire

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Great punch for the size

Crutchfield customer from Folsom, CA on 8/2/2019

2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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This powered sub packs a good punch. I was impressed that I actually had to turn it down to not over power the rest of the speakers in my truck that were non-amped. The bass is clear and the amp has a lot of adjustments. Unless you need obnoxiously load bass, this is great choice. The small size is great too, as it fits under the front seat of my Silverado with room to spare. Mounting and wiring were easy. Note that if you mount it on a surface that is not flat (like under my passenger seat), then you will need to be creative with the mounting.

Pros: Great price, Great bass

Cons: If you order a wiring kit, be sure it has an RCA cable

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NICE

Crutchfield customer from North Liberty, IA on 8/1/2019

2016 Jeep Compass

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Great sub, not too much bass. It give your just the right level without rattling your windows off.

Pros: Easy to install and adjust

Cons: NONE

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Not worth the money

Analie from Slidell, LA on 7/22/2019

2017 Subaru BRZ

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For the price of this amp, I expected more. The bass is sloppy sounding and muddy. The external bass knob is not sensitive to where it adjusts the bass level, but it acts more so as an of/off switch. I really wish I would've went with a different brand.

Pros: Small & compact

Cons: muddy sounding bass bass is not accurate external bass knob is useless plastic feel overpriced

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GREAT COMBO SUB FOR THE MONEY!!!

Crutchfield customer from Saint Augustine, FL on 7/21/2019

2012 Toyota Tacoma

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Great buy! This sub rocks for the money!!! If your hesitant on purchasing this like I was don't be! You will really be shocked on its performance. The bass is equally impressive for an 8 inch sub. It doesn't rattle your car like some subwoofers but it can most definitely vibrate your rear view mirror.

Pros: The cost, the sound and the ability to control the bass freq.

Cons: Running the power wire was a little tricky through the fire wall.

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Highly Recommended and a definite sound improver/emphasis device

Crutchfield customer from Rice Lake, WI on 7/18/2019

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Unit arrived super packaged as Crutchfield standards are HIGH. I bought the wire harness as I wanted this install correct. After running the wires and a brief call to Crutch tech support, I was up n' running. Now my ol Super Duty is a diesel so she's noisy; but this sub is easily heard and DOES add that missing bass so needed with a crew cab. I will point out there's a dial-in learning curve with this sub; I need to play with the settings more to better make use of it. The 'remote' I'm always dialing it up n down. I noted at certain times the sub issue too much? Other times you barley even hear it. Yet, this Sub is well made, comes with required hardware to nail it down, and that Crutchfield wire harness kit is of the HIGHest quality. I've never seen such FLEXible 10 ga wire! More to come here from a novice subwoofer owner as I learn how best to employ this dude. YES; I'd recommend this sub. I find it hard to award a full 5 stars as the connections are too exposed..... it's too early!

Pros: Build quality. Size. Appearance. Sound!

Cons: Connections. Could be a door, flap, some level of wire connections protection. There's a 10 ga. wire feeding this sub, and if ever contacted to a ground inadvertently there'd be a problem.

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Crutchfield customer from Los Angeles on 7/15/2019

2011 Toyota 4Runner

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I needed some low end to round out my system and this sub did exactly what I expected. And as always, Crutchfield tech support was very helpful when I had a couple of questions about the interface with my stock head unit. The only issue I had was the speaker level auto turn on didn't work, but I ran a remote turn on wire instead.

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John from Ventura on 7/14/2019

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Fantastic bass for the price and size. I have the gain turned way down and it still rattles the mirrors if I want it to. I don't usually listen to rap or music that has a lot of bass, so it's perfect. The only thing I have noticed is that it can't produce very low bass. There are a few songs I have in my collection that have some really low bass and would really shake the car in my previous car, and it just isn't there with this unit. It's fine though for just about everything I listen to though. Really nice punch. You won't be disappointed.

Pros: Price Size Power

Cons: Can't produce really low bass, under 40-50Hz

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Crutchfield customer from Jasper, GA on 7/14/2019

2015 Jeep Wrangler

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Let me start by saying I am 40. I am to the age where I am not trying to flex the glass or cause heart arrhythmia. I installed this in a Jeep JK 2 door, note it will not fit under the seats. In my four door jeep I have the Alpine factory radio which sounds great, but my 2 door came with the $.39 speakers and $2.17 head unit. I installed Kickers in the doors and sound bar and polk tweeters in the top dash as well as an Alpine head unit. It still did not have the full range of the stock alpine system. I purchased this and was very skeptical of the quality as it requires almost no airspace and the price. I am amazed at the amount of low ends this produces, to the point I have it turned down to around 40% gain as it will drown out everything. It does not "hit" really hard, but it does have a lot of "drop". Very simple to install and setup. I have this mounted in the cargo area of the 2 door, works great, would buy again/recommend.

Pros: Price, Quality, Sound, space

Cons: none yet

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Great sound at the right price point

Crutchfield customer from West Chester, PA on 7/11/2019

2012 Ford F-150 XL

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Great sound at the right price point. I wanted this to compliment my system and was not looking for something to rattle the windows. This fit the bill perfectly. Initially I tried to use the automatic speaker tie in which did not work. I hooked up via the remote wire and it functions perfectly now

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Awesome

Crutchfield customer from Luttrell, TN on 7/10/2019

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Just what I needed for my Ford Ranger Super Cab. Perfect bass for Rock and Roll music

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Ashburn, VA on 7/10/2019

2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Puts out plenty of bass for my needs, easy to install, would recommend to anyone with space limitations.

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Crutchfield customer from Winsted, CT on 7/10/2019

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easy way to improve sound quality

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Amp with subwoofer

Guest from Hayes, VA on 7/8/2019

2008 Nissan 350Z

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Love! this amp and subwoofer I put it in my 350 Z and wow! It's better than I expected.

Pros: Hits hard with bass

Cons: Nothing bad to say.

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Great but for the price.

Jonathan from Denham Springs, LA on 7/7/2019

2017 Nissan Frontier SV

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I have to say i was very surprised after installing this Powered sub. It was a great price and sounds great in my Nissan Frontier. Sounds awesome and would recommend.

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Crutchfield customer from Moorestown, NJ on 7/5/2019

2018 Kia Soul

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I installed this sub-woofer in my 2019 KIA soul under the passenger seat. I had already replaced the four door speakers with Rockford Fostgate 3 ways. At first I was not sure if the sub gave me much improvement on the bass response. But when I switch the ignition to off which leaves the radio on but shuts the sub off the deference is oblivious. On the music side of things I have listened to Yes, Jeff Beck and Joni Mitchel using my Iphone through the stock receiver and the sound is great. for others who want earth shaking bass this may not be enough. I am surprised that even listening to podcasts the added bass improves the experience. Just recently found that there are other 8 inch subs that I could have gotten at a lower price with the instillation kit included.. There are some specification differences lower warranty period for one. The other one i saw did have the added feature of bass boost. so? Installation Was a bit of a challenge. I had to remove the receiver which Crutchfield sent instructions on. I also needed to remove the center console. And have found the KIA service manual online as a guide. However the KIA manual had you prying the trim off around the shift boot when it is screwed down from underneath. Luckily I did not brake the shift boot trim. On the connections the KIA manual pinout connections for the connectors was wrong. So it was good that I used a 1.5 volt battery to check which were the speaker outputs. Also used a voltmeter to check for the acce

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Perfect Sound - Great Bass!

Crutchfield customer from Tampa, FL on 7/3/2019

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The sound is amazing for such a small box! its magical!

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Better than expected

Crutchfield customer from Jacksonville, FL on 6/30/2019

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Performs better than expected. I put it behind the seat in my regular cab 1998 S10, and it fit perfectly lying flat, firing up. Amp was easy to adjust and definitely hits harder than would expect for an 8". Maybe that's just due to my small cabin space. Would definitely recommend.

Pros: Easy to Install, Hits hard for it's size, Small enough for regular cab trucks

Cons: Struggles to play lower frequencies; Could just be that it's an 8" sub.

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Crutchfield customer from Jenison, MI on 6/25/2019

2005 Saturn VUE

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Great sound perfect for a quick and easy upgrade.

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Nice Sub

Smitty from Florida on 6/23/2019

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I have a 05 Ford ranger after market HU and speakers, being a small truck sounds great will rumble windows, I did not mount it under the seat. Pain in the butt for tuineing but that's on me, lack of knowledge.

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Crutchfield customer from Caledonia, MI on 6/23/2019

2006 Honda CRV EX

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The remote level selector is an awesome feature

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Buy it.

Crutchfield customer from Roseville, CA on 6/18/2019

1970 BMW 2002

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Placed this in a 1970 BMW 2002 under the seat. It does shake the block,but its plenty of bass to roll down the highway at 70mph with the windows down (no AC lol) The bass frequency is easily controller for more punch or distortion. Worth every penny.

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Great addition for your car stereo upgrade

Crutchfield customer from San Diego, CA on 6/13/2019

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Great addition to my car stereo. I had previously upgraded the head unit and speakers in my truck and it sounded much better than stock but it was still missing something. I finally added the Sound Ordnance sub and it made a huge difference. I wish I had added it with the other equipment. Great sounding and it gives a nice bass boost to all the different music that I listen too. I'd highly recommend it to anyone, it will shake your mirrors.

Pros: compact design fits under most seats. Great bass sound at a great price. Easy to install.

Cons: none

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Excellent!

Crutchfield customer from Williamsburg, VA on 6/10/2019

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Excellent addition to Alpine iLX-207 head unit and JBL 600C speakers. The sound if fantastic in my Honda CRV.

Pros: great sound, fits under the seat (just).

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Crutchfield customer from Clarksville, IN on 6/6/2019

1987 Chevrolet R Series

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Easy install. Came with velcro for floor install and the clips I used for a vertical install. Easy to install and set up. Going to add a second one soon.

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Great Economical Sub!

Wayne from Milan, TN on 6/5/2019

2013 Toyota Tundra

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Ordered and had installed in my 13 Tundra Double Cab's rear under seat storage box, left lid off. Sounds phenomenal! With factory unit, along with KT445U Kenwood amp and Sound Ordinance bass drivers in rear doors and Polk DB series two way speakers in front doors. Was the last piece of the puzzle. Love it and highly recommend it!

Pros: Great punch with warm bass fill.

Cons: None.

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Crutchfield customer from Auburn, WA on 6/4/2019

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Great replacement for the old, factory sub. Lots of punch. East install. Fits perfectly under the driver's seat. Only problem, too much bump! Had to turn down the gain.

Pros: Price, size, installation ease.

Cons: None

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Great Powered Sub!

Crutchfield customer from Newark, DE on 6/2/2019

2011 Ford F-150 XLT

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Installed in 2011 F150 super crew. Really impressed. At first had way too much bass and then needed to use EQ on head unit. Really like this unit. Happy I got it and fills out my new head unit and speakers well. Exactly what I was looking for. Wish instructions were more specific to my vehicle and head unit. Master sheet sent too which had nothing to do with this install. I think a little more effort from Crutchfield on providing instructions would be of benefit and have saved a call or two to tech support which in the end, was very helpful

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2012 4runner

Crutchfield customer from Corning, NY on 6/2/2019

2012 Toyota 4Runner

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Provides enough bass to fill out the low end. Will not blow you doors off. I have a kenwood amp driving my dash and front door speakers. A kicker amp for the rear door and hatch speakers. I needed some low end that wouldn't take up space. This power sub was the perfect solution. Fits right under the seat. I was sceptical at first but after it was installed I am very pleased with the results. The volume knob is very handy and easy to place. Use it to make quick adjustments that may be necessary depending on the music you listen too.

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Crutchfield customer from Idaho Falls , ID on 5/22/2019

1996 Ford Bronco

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Great compact subwoofer.

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Sound Ordnance B-8PTD in a 2019 Toyota Tacoma (double cab)

Crutchfield customer from Fort Myers, FL on 5/20/2019

2019 Toyota Tacoma

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Hooked this up in a 2019 Toyota Tacoma under the driver seat (non-JBL). I tapped into the rear speakers at the bottom front door sills. The rear speakers did NOT generate enough voltage to turn the amp using speaker level input. I had to run a remote cable to factory head unit. The remote line was easy to install and factory head unit came off with 4 bolts. The entire unit is low-profile enough to allow driver seat travel all the way back. The unit completes the sound in cab. I had upgraded all the speakers and was still missing low end thump. This units provides that. The truck is a lease so I did not want to impact the interior with a lot of cosmetic damage or a big project. I was able to install in a few hours. Overall I am really satisfied. I did call tech support on a weekend during my install and they were very responsive. My wait time was under 3 minutes. The tech was very knowledgeable to the product and my vehicle.

Pros: Price Easy Install Low-profile

Cons: speaker input adapter has short speaker leads. You will need extra speaker wire length to complete install.

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Crutchfield customer from Springfield, MO on 5/19/2019

2006 Jeep Wrangler

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It added some depth to my TJ's sound system. Best option to replace my factory subwoofer.

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Just shy of perfect :(

Crutchfield customer from Del Rio, TX on 5/17/2019

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Sub can play loud. I don't even have the gain all the way up. But it doesn't play certain bass well and pops sometimes when I have my truck on ACC mode listening to music and then start it. Good sub if you're not picky about those certain tones that sound a different.

Pros: Loud and punchy.

Cons: Has a tin sound to some bass notes. Maybe cause of the aluminum sub cone.

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Crutchfield customer from Mesa, AZ on 5/16/2019

2005 Chevrolet Suburban

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Wired up quickly, but so so, need to do more fine tuning with the unit, but mostly has some bass through all the song instead of just when there is supposed to be bass.

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Crutchfield customer from Lusby, MD on 5/15/2019

2007 Ford F-150

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Very good for the price, fits very discreetly in my vehicle

Pros: Easy install, very compact, good value

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Crutchfield customer from Shohola, PA on 5/13/2019

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Good for the money

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Crutchfield customer from El Dorado Hills, CA on 5/10/2019

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pretty easy install. this is compact but delivers a crisp, low and deep bass. i really like the manual bass volume/gain adjustment which is wired and routed back up to the dash area. makes control of the bass for different types of music easy.

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All about the bass

Crutchfield customer from Aiken, SC on 5/8/2019

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Using this in my 68 Camaro behind the fold down seat. Love the size and functionality of the integrated product. I have always had a great experience with Sound Ordnance.

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Great sound and great support team

Crutchfield customer from Monroe Twp, NJ on 5/7/2019

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The last time I installed car electronics was 1969, an 8 track tape player in a 1962 Chevy Impala. I purchased the Sound Ordnance for a 2019 Ford Edge with the standard non-Sony radio and 9 speakers. I have a decent ear and knew it needed some bass. So after reviewing the various instructions sent to me along with some youtube videos, I called a local installation guy who said it would cost about $200 bucks to install. Humm... I waited another few weeks read some more and canceled the installation. I can do this, right? Well, it took me about 6 hours (much of that looking for a way to get from the cabin to the battery) But with about 5 calls to Crutchfield support, I got it done. Each support team member was always very patient and got me the information I needed at whatever point I was with the installation. The last support guy Jeff Hancock topped it off with a picture he sent that showed me where and what wire I needed to connect the system so it turned off properly when the car was turned off. Thank you all for a pretty interesting learning experience. And by the way, the Sound Ordnance is superb. Jeff coached me in how to set the dials on the system for just about a perfect Bass sound that was missing from the standard radio from Ford.

Pros: Great sound, fits in a small space under the seat, good sound adjustments

Cons: Depending on the model car it may be hard to get power from battery to cabin. Not impossible though.

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Crutchfield customer from Helena, AL on 5/6/2019

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I'm doing a restoration/modification to a 1988 4Runner. This is the model with a removable top. I wanted good sound at lower volume because I don't want to be the person blasting other people. Having resonance that didn't rattle the 4Runner or disturb other people was key. A small form factor was a bonus. This is a simple sub that sounds great and exceeded my expectations.

Pros: Size, sound, and cost

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Crutchfield customer from Kempner, TX on 5/5/2019

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The sound from this is incredible. I will be buying more for my other vehicles.

Pros: Universal fit almost anywhere you need it

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Crutchfield customer from Lumberton, TX on 4/29/2019

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Great product. Fast shipping.

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Crutchfield customer from Benson, AZ on 4/28/2019

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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I grew up in the 60's when HiFi car sound was really just in it's infancy. It came a long way in the 70's and 80's but what I have heard for the last 20 or so years made me skeptical about car subs. It seemed that HiFi these days especially low frequency has become everything we tried to avoid.(distortion) I felt though, after installing the new Alpine/Infinity equipment i bought a month earlier in my 21 year old Jeep GC, that it was lacking solid bass. I have a large Collie dog so space is at a premium as far as the cargo area goes so I thought maybe a powered sub. I was amazed to see the Sound Ordinance that would fit under the driver seat so I tried it. I am completely amazed that it has truly completed my system and every genre from Bach to rock and beyond it is solid and tight. I love this and the price can't be beat. Crutchfield has been coming through for me for 25 years. I'll be your happy camper until I die. Thanks so much to you guys at Crutchfield for yet another awesome deal. My thanks to Sound Ordnance for a great product. The graphic on the box rocks. My favorite plane of all time. Added sound/thermal insulation has made my Jeep into studio quality quiet. I can hear every note. Out in the desert and mountains I can just rock the days away.

Pros: Plenty of power, solid tight low frequencies, fits under old Jeep GC driver seat, Feel the music w/o distortion, good hard case and speaker grille, awesome price.

Cons: ABSOLUTELY NONE AT ALL!

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Fantastic

Jonny from Long Beach, CA on 4/24/2019

2004 Toyota Tacoma

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I love this sub. Fit perfectly under the drivers seat of my 2004 Tacoma. For it's size, this thing is seriously impressive and fills up the cabin with clear bass, friends are surprised by how good it sounds. I listen all different kinds of music pretty loudly, and the sub handles almost anything you throw at it.

Pros: Awesome sound for a small size at a great price. Install

Cons: Doesn't hit the lowest of the low notes, but that's expected for the price and size.

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Crutchfield customer from Brewster, WA on 4/23/2019

2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Nice unit, sounds great

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Cons: Had to get wiring instructions from internet. Crutchfield's techs did not have correct information to wire

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Crutchfield customer from Shawnee, KS on 4/22/2019

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Easy under seat install. Provides excellent min base effect esp for small vehicle w limited mounting options.

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Crutchfield customer from Temperance, MI on 4/16/2019

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I love that it came with everything needed for installation and is so compact.

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Crutchfield customer from Menomonee Falls, WI on 4/15/2019

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Easy to install, and love the remote control.

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Eric from Ripon, CA on 4/11/2019

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Wow amazing for the price. Fills in the system nicely. Sounds great nice and punchy.

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Great sub

Crutchfield customer from Statham, GA on 4/8/2019

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This is an awesome addition to someone who wants a little thump with their music and not take up a lot of space. It fills the low end that the doors don't get. At the same time it'll surprise you on how the little 8 inch can boom. Now, take in mind, this will not give earth shattering bass. It's not meant for that. Also, based on other reviews, to get it to its full potential, you will have to tune it. YouTube has great videos on how to do that.

Pros: Good sub to get a full sound.

Cons: None, unless you're expecting earth shattering bass.

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Great Sub!!!

Crutchfield customer from Chilhowie, VA on 4/4/2019

2014 Ford F-150 STX

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Great sub for a great price. Just enough bass to enjoy your music if you need alittlebit more bass without drowning out everything else. I have mine in an f150 and it sounds great. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for some added bass.

Pros: Price and sound.

Cons: Nothing so far.

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Nice Little Sub

Greg from Grand Rapids, MI on 4/3/2019

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For context: In a prior life I had a JL Audio 12w3 pushed by a 300 watt Alpine amplifier. Fast forward 15 years. I'm married and have a family. I don't need to announce my presence to the neighborhood, but my 2013 Subaru Impreza lacked low end thanks to 4 - 6.5" door speakers. After searching high and low for a solution, I settled on this sub. It fit under the seat and the Crutchfield wiring kit was very high quality. Install was completed in 2.5 hours and Was connected to a Pioneer AVH1440NEX. I'm very happy with the results. No, you won't shake your car apart. No, you won't rattle the mirror of the car next to you. No, you won't reproduce lows so low that you're intestines explode. What you will get is solid bass that meshes with your existing speakers and adds much needed depth. All types of music that I tried sounded great. I'm very impressed with this little sub. This sub is an extremely worthwhile invest

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Powered subs

Douglas from Townsend on 4/2/2019

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It just sounds fantastic I love the adjustability good size fits in my pick up real good good pounding base for the size of what the unit is

Pros: Love the size only thing that fits in a pickup truck

Cons: None

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Good little sub with some MINOR issues

Gabriel from Belmont on 3/28/2019

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Overall, good product, with some really minor flaws (that can be overlooked, based on the price). Sound quality is pretty good, but obviously not the same as you would get for a more expensive sub. For me, paired with my Kenwood DDX6704s, the bass has a decent punch, but you aren't going to rattle your mirrors or license plate, so if that is what you want, look elsewhere. The sound does distort at times if you don't have it dialed in (this isn't a plug'n'play sub - you need to spend some time tuning it). Install was VERY simple - RCA from my head unit, remote power from my head unit, and power to the amp. Not including time to take the dash apart to get to the back of the head unit, I'd say I spent 15 minutes installing this sub. The screw terminals for power and remote do leave a little to be desired (they are angled in a way that if you back the screw out too much, it is difficult to get back in, for example) I'd order this again or for another car if I needed a small sub. I installed this in a 2017 Chevy Traverse, under the middle row seat(s), and the seats still move and fold/etc., but JUST barely.

Pros: Price! Decent bass punch Very compact

Cons: Some parts are low build quality Can distort easily if not dialed in.

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Awesome package!

Ryan from Tampa, FL on 3/28/2019

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Easy install and sounds awesome for such a small package! Everything arrived as expected and installed in about 2.5 hours.

Pros: Easy install, Small and can fit under a seat easily, budget friendly, great warranty

Cons: None so far

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Great value, Great functionality.

Crutchfield customer from Spokane, WA on 3/23/2019

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The unit was simple to install and set up, and the Subwoofer wire kit had almost everything you need. Love the remote control, it's a great for adjusting bass as you move genres. Has ALL THE BASS you'll ever need in a family ride.

Pros: Remote gain control, flexible mounting options supplied

Cons: Controls on one end, inputs on other, hard to adjust if mounted under a seat.

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A minivan that booms

Daniel from Vancouver on 3/21/2019

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Perfect solution. I've been wanting to add a subwoofer to my vehicle since my teens, but the idea of an amp and an enclosure harbored in the van was a deterrent. As a touring musician, I need to keep storage space clear for gear and the fact that this slips under the passenger seat is amazing. The best part is have having the gain dial to tweak bass levels track by track, which is a blessing for my sound engineer finicky tastes. Such a great difference for such a low cost. I love this thing.

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2005 Jeep Wrangler Center Console Sub Replacement

Crutchfield customer from Medford, OR on 3/19/2019

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This seems to be the go to sub for replacing the old sub in the console for jeeps wranglers. I installed in a 2005 Jeep Wrangler Center Console. I had to cut about 1 inch off the OEM cassette tray insert to get the console to fit over the unit properly. Used a Dremel and then epoxied the lower flat section back on to the insert and used dynamat to cover the tunnel and interior of the console. Once all that prep work was done and sub installed....Wow...what a difference this unit makes. Previously I had installed JL 525s but the lower end of music was hurting. This thing rounded out the listening and really produces great bass to fill the wranglers space. Great unit,

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Don't waste your money!

Brett from Michigan on 3/18/2019

2011 Ford F-150 XLT

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This sub sounds terrible! If you try to push it at all it distorts. Don't waste your money!

Pros: Small

Cons: Sounds terrible!

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Brett, we're sorry you're disappointed with your sub. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

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Great Fit and sound

Crutchfield customer from Woodstock, MD on 3/18/2019

2004 Ford F-150

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Great sound, fits perfectly under the back seat of my F150. Love the extra boost

Pros: Small, nice sound, easy install

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Crutchfield customer from Jacksonville, FL on 3/18/2019

2005 Isuzu Ascender

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The unit seems well built, I think the main body is aluminum not cheap plastic like most others. It has decent sound if you have small speakers with no bottom end but it's not going to rattle your license plate. Great for limited space. I plan to get another for a convertible BMW with no room for a tube or big box sub.

Pros: Minimal space required. Built solid.

Cons: Limited power and volume. Not a loud thumper, just good enough to fill in missing low end.

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B-8PTD

Mark from Redding, CA on 3/13/2019

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This little sub sounds good for such a small footprint. If you are tight for space then this is the ticket. You can not go wrong with this product and Thank you Crutchfield as always.

Pros: Great for tight spaces with amazing sound for such a small component.

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Highly Recommended

Gerald from Baltimore, MD on 3/12/2019

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Recently installed this powered subwoofer is a 1996 Jeep TJ. Couldn't have been easier as the head unit ( which was installed several months ago) already had the remote wire and RCA cables run and tucked under the dash for whenever the sub would be installed. 12 ga. power wire (fused at the battery) was wrapped in split loom and run along existing factory wiring until the going through a grommet in the fire wall and into the interior where it was routed to the sub's location under the passenger seat. The ground for the sub was routed to a bolt behind the glove box that was also used as the head unit ground. All wiring to the sub was tucked under the console box until reaching the sub. The volume control knob for the sub was attached to the side of the console box with the supplied two sided tape. About 1 1/2 hours to get the installation done. The sound is impressive and only took a few minutes to set the sub up with the Alpine CDE-172BT head unit. Gives a nice bass sound without the unnecessary window rattling.

Pros: Easy Installation Great Sound Compact design

Cons: None so far.

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Works well

Matthew from Petersburg, VA on 3/10/2019

2006 Toyota Sienna

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For the price you can't beat it. 15 years ago I had a W7 and this is no W7 but now I drive a minivan so this hits fine for a nice balanced sound with the cheapest JL door speakers and using the after market radio's high and low pass filters at 80. This isn't my custom car stereo from 2005, but for less than$1000, including the after market radio, JL door speakers and this subwoofer, I am going to be smiling all the way to work..and soccer and ...well you get the idea. Biggest problem was gently get the amp wire through the sienna's grommet without doing any damage, took about two hours. The crutchfield wiring kit works fine, the zip ties are tiny purchase some 8 inch or longer. I rigged up something heat proof and chemical resistant that I have where the battery bracket connects, seems to work, just YouTube and you'll see. That way I didn't damage the engine compartment. Went for a 30 minute drive with no issues.

Pros: Complete package with fairly descent sound. Very cheap.

Cons: It's not a W7. It will balance a system.

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Lorenzo Adam from Bentonville, AR on 3/10/2019

2004 Toyota Tundra

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If your search for a sub-woofer requires 2 criteria: convenience and posterior anatomy vibrato, then you have arrived at your destination. The Sound Ordnance B-8PTD is a fabulous addition to any system. It is a affordable, well-sized, powerful, and easy to install. I installed this in a 2002 Toyota Tundra and it was small enough to fit underneath the passenger seat. It yields enough power to shake your hind parts without sounding distorted. If you're hemming and hawing around on which powered sub-woofer to purchase, you can't really go wrong with this. You'll even have enough cash laying around to grab a bite to eat after installing it (or adding more things to your Crutchfield cart).

Pros: Price Size (dimensions) Power handling Will make you friends

Cons: Does not do laundry

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Crutchfield customer from South Boston, VA on 3/8/2019

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I installed the S/O B-8PTD bass amp today. It took a few minutes to set it up, but I'm very pleased. It's very flexible so you can separate your highs and mids from your deep lows. You can set it all to your liking. Different bands - slightly different settings. Perfect match for the stereo and 4 speakers installed last year. Thanks. It's just what I wanted. And it arrived 18 hours after ordering.

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Michael from Mathis, TX on 3/6/2019

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I installed this powered subwoofer into my 2004 Jeep Tj fairly easy. It arrived on time and in good condition. The bass is just what I needed to make my music sound great. I love the wired gain knob so I can adjust the bass for different songs easily. This fit perfectly in the center console of my jeep.

Pros: -sounds great -easily adjusted gain knob -Crutchfield. Even though I didn't need it I love knowing the support is available if needed.

Cons: -Didn't purchase sooner.

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John from Cumming, GA on 3/2/2019

1999 Jeep Wrangler

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Just installed in my 99 wrangler under the back seat. As others have said I use run big subs and high power back in my younger days. I am truly shocked at the performance of this little guy, perfect for my tight space. Have the gain at half and is plenty.

Pros: Easy install, fits tight spaces.

Cons: Haven't found one yet.

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Impressed

Danny from Panama City, FL on 3/1/2019

2002 Ford Ranger

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Impressive sound for what it is. Put this in my 16 yo son's truck and he was happy as well

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Crutchfield customer from Leary, GA on 2/28/2019

2007 GMC Sierra

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Easy install and pretty decent sound for the price. I have it installed in my Freightliner step van and we play it all day long on the jobsite!

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Crutchfield customer from Fort Worth, TX on 2/25/2019

2008 Ford F-150

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Put this under the back seat on a 2008 F150 SCREW. Just paid off the truck and sunk some money on Crutchfield to make my hour+ drive more bearable. New Pioneer head unit added some fun to the truck. 4 new speakers added new life to the truck. This Sound Ordnance B-8PTD added soul. This added just enough bass to really allow me to enjoy all my music from Trance to Thrash. Great purchase for the money.

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Easy to install

Angelo from Trujillo Alto, PR on 2/24/2019

2005 Scion xA

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Good product and easy to install with good sound quality. and a good price. I recommend it.

Pros: Good sound

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Crutchfield customer from Kalaheo, HI on 2/18/2019

2006 Dodge Ram 1500

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bottom line..........love it and the deal that came with it . Aloha & Mahalo GOD bless

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Works when IT feels like it...

Michael from Sarasota, FL on 2/14/2019

2000 Toyota Tacoma

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Mike in Sarasota, Installed one week ago on a Sunday, the next day (Monday) stopped putting out sound from the remote knob. The next day (Tuesday) working again. Working Wed thru Thursday morning on way to work. At end of the day, not working. It has power but no sound. I removed the remote knob connector as one other user suggested, but no Joy. Against my better judgement, I recycled the boxes just this morning. It will probably "automagically" decide to start working tomorrow morning. When it works, it works great, when it doesn't....... What will it be like in a year? I would strongly caution anyone considering this purchase!!!!

Pros: Fantastic sound and Bass.

Cons: Works when it feels like it. Roughly every other day...

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Excellent simple upgrade

Crutchfield customer from Santa Clara, CA on 2/11/2019

2001 Toyota 4Runner

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I have 2 cars. 2017 BRZ with the factory audio and OEM trunk subwoofer. I always thought it had a decent audio system - comparable to the Logitech 2.1 system on my PC. 2001 4Runner with factory audio that didn't sound much better than laptop speakers. I went shopping with the intention to upgrade my 4Runner to sound as good as my BRZ. An advisor recommended this sup (mounted under the driver's seat) plus a new head unit. I am impressed and completely satisfied with the results. In fact, it makes the systems in my BRZ and at home sound lacking in comparison. In particular, I like the crisp bass that hits hard (by my standards) with no boom or distortion. Now that the door speakers no longer have to deal with low notes (I set a crossover freq in the head unit), they handle mid/treble much better so the music sounds clearer overall. I am seriously considering ditching the trunk mounted sub in my BRZ in favor for one of these bolted behind the rear seats

Pros: Excellent bass No distortion in my setup

Cons: A pain to install (for my novice skill level)

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Keith from Waco Ky on 2/11/2019

2014 Ford F-150 STX

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Just enough bass

Pros: Easy install

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WOW

kenneth from WA on 2/2/2019

2003 Subaru Impreza 2.5 TS

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This thing performs much better than I expected. It combines well with my Kenwood X-503 receiver and Kenwood speakers. It adds the much needed lows that everyone craves. You only need to turn the knob a quarter way to start feeling the music.

Pros: Great bass in a small package It fits under the passenger seat of my '03 Impreza

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Hope, ID on 1/30/2019

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easy install, sounds great. Installed in jeep wrangler, filled the space nicely.

Pros: great product, no complaints

Cons: none

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Cody from Kapolei, HI on 1/28/2019

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Great very small fits under my seat. Extra boom/ great for the price

Pros: Small, cheap, all in one

Cons: Isn't the highest quality but worth the price

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phillip from Oak Ridge, TN on 1/28/2019

1991 Chevrolet C Series

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Great sound

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Clean sound, enhances overall sound quality in the car

Cynthia from Winchester, VA on 1/27/2019

2016 Fiat 500

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Installed under the passenger seat in my Fiat 500 Abarth. Really enhanced the sound of the stereo without being overwhelming. I did opt for a professional installation. Installation cost was $200. I went to Winchester Auto Radio in Winchester VA. I'm very satisfied with the quality of the sound and it being under the seat. In a small car and space is at a premium, this was perfect.

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Perfect solution to add bass to my Jeep

Pete from Lake Dallas, TX on 1/24/2019

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The Sound Ordnance B-8PTD was a great solution for my 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL (base system, 7" screen). Mounting it under the passenger seat required slight modification to the vent that goes under the seat (basically cut the vent off in front of the seat and sealed it off), but otherwise it fits like a glove. The only modifications I've made to the base system is an upgrade of the four 3.5" speakers (two in dash, two in the speaker bar) and the addition of this 8" powered sub, and- after a few days of tweaking levels- I have a system that sounds just fabulous!

Pros: Easy install, strong output, compact size...

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Crutchfield customer from Loveland, CO on 1/21/2019

2007 Toyota Tacoma

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Volume controller via the phone cord stopped working one week into it. The only way to get sound was to completely unplug it.

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We're sorry you're having issues with your sub's wired remote. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Little package, big bass!

Ramon from San Antonio, TX on 1/20/2019

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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For an 8" subwoofer, this fills the the low end that was desperately needed in my Jeep. The built in amp has plenty of power and does a good job of reproducing bass guitar notes and kick drums as well as any pop bass synth sounds. All the necessary tweaking of sound is successfully handled by the onboard controls. I also love the fact that the sub output can be adjusted for every song via the remote sub controller. You won't win any SPL contests, but if your system is lacking any low end and you have limited space... and limited funds, this sub is PERFECT!

Pros: Compact size, built in amplifier, remote sub control

Cons: Amp install kit required but is that really a con?

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Sound Ordenence B 8 PTD

Stephen from Greenacres, FL on 1/19/2019

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Easy to install! Great sound from the unit. Real nice enclosure fits great under the seat!

Pros: Easy, simple installation . Small unit with big sound.

Cons: No cover on the connection terminal on unit

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Great sprinter RV option

Crutchfield customer from Lathrop, CA on 1/16/2019

2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Camper Van

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Great little unit. This thing won't rattle your doors , but it perfectly rounds out the component system in my sprinter based RV. Fits perfectly under the passenger seat

Pros: Size, performance

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Quality Bass

Steve from Cartersville, GA on 1/16/2019

2006 Ford F-150

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Great Bass from such a small box

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Disappointed

Melvin from Corona, CA on 1/11/2019

2015 Nissan Altima

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Horrible bass

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Marshall from Anacortes, WA on 1/9/2019

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Easy to install and use. Love the sound it brings to my car. It didn't come with all the necessary cables so an add on kit was necessary. Thankfully I purchased that when I bought the subwoofer.

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Crutchfield customer from Houston, TX on 1/8/2019

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Sounds Great. Easy install. Loved the support. The whole process quick and easy!

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PETER from Breckenridge, CO on 1/4/2019

1991 Toyota Pickup

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Adds a little punch to my single cab rock crawler. I've got straight pipe exhaust that dumps right underneath the cab so I wasn't looking for audiophile quality, just something I can hear and feel and drown out some road noise. With space in the cab at a premium this is working out alright for me. Disappointed I didn't notice this unit cuts out at 80hz so it's not really much of a "sub" per se, but rather allows me to run my components w/o bass and super loud while the sub fills in the drum kicks and mild bass. To be honest I probably won't keep this for long and will be getting something that can handle down to at least 50hz now that I have the wiring and rest of the system in place. I'm also having an issue with the sub in really cold weather (sub 10 degrees F) not sounding very good until the cab has been warmed up for a while.

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Right amount of Bass

william from Holiday, FL on 1/4/2019

2010 Toyota Camry

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I purchased the B-8PTD on 12/20/18 for a 2010 Toyota Camry oem stereo. I already have a class D 4-channel amplifier (Alpine 445U), but the system was lacking low end bass, so I decided to add a powered subwoofer. Pros: B-8PTD small size, easy installation, enough bass for someone over 30, and expert assistance from Crutchfield tech support. cons: Auto remote didn't work, so I had to install the remote turn on wire, doesn't come with installation wiring Power/Ground, and the mounting hardware was limited.

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That little add on that was needed

michael from Piedmont, SC on 1/1/2019

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Wow what an amazing difference just what my system needed had a installation question called Crutchfield and just like that they walked me thru

Pros: Good price Great sound

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Fills the space with much needed lows

Jason from Sugar Land, TX on 12/31/2018

1988 Porsche 944

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Purchased to fill the space with much needed lows. It wont bounce a quarter on the truck or shake the rear view mirror, but it does a good job of adding much needed lows to a system with plenty of mids and highs. Pretty easy to install. Just need to make sure and get a amp install kit, including wiring, fuses, etc. which are never included with an amp purchase.

Pros: Simple and compact. Easy to install. Sufficient lows. Good tech support as well.

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Money well spent!

Crutchfield customer from Bellingham, WA on 12/29/2018

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Better than described! Over the years I have had several competition level sound systems. But as we age..... I needed this to add some sort of lower end to my 2005 F250 Super Duty crew cab, without taking up much space. The pioneer apple car play head unit, and factory location aftermarket door speakers lacked ANY low end depth. Dollar for dollar this thing is outstanding! Kudos to Crutchfield! They didn't know this was a Christmas present to myself, but having ordered right before the holiday, they shipped it 2nd day air for no charge!! As always, great business practices!

Pros: Compact Features Adjustability Value Punch relative to size

Cons: Provided mounting hardware/options Though I don't need it, the average user/home installer could benefit from much more detailed installation and feature details.

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Wow!

John from Fort Walton Beach, FL on 12/26/2018

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This little box is amazing! After reading the reviews here, I wasn't expecting too much other than some decent low frequency fill in that I was missing with the stock system in a 2008 Solstice. After getting it wired in and figuring a few little things out about how to get it working, I was blown away! So much low end from a little box!! It's really quite amazing! I'm glad it has a remote with it, because I have to keep it pretty low, but when an older song comes on it needs to come up a bit. It's nice to be able to adjust it on the fly. I'm really happy with this purchase! ps: If you buy one and you have trouble getting it to come on in "auto on" mode, put it in the other mode and it will work fine. I read a few tips in the other reviews and it helped quite a bit. The "auto-on" feature when running speaker level inputs didn't work very well or hardly at all. I would crank my main stereo all the way up and the sub still wouldn't come on. I fixed it by moving switch to Remote Wire and made sure there was 12v to the Rem power input. Then moved the source from the battery to a fuse off an empty spot in the fuse box that only comes on when the car is turned on. That way the sub will turn off.

Pros: This little box is amazing!! Size and power are what I needed at a low cost and this is the best bang for the buck!!

Cons: Only thing I had trouble with is the Power Mode switch. The "auto-on" feature when running speaker level inputs didn't work very well or hardly at all. I've read this same review by others, too. I hope S/O looks into this problem. Should be an easy fix for them.

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Good product!

E Bentley from Monroe, NC on 12/25/2018

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Works great in the jeep! Not much room for a full sized sub, but sounds awesome even with the top off.

Pros: Lots of sound in a small package. Fits under the drivers seat and THUMPS!

Cons: None.

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Good small sub for the right price!

Mike from Abilene, TX on 12/24/2018

2001 Dodge Ram

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Good little Sub for the price! All i needed was a small one to fit under the seat!

Pros: Small but right for the price! All i needed!

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Kent from Grapevine, TX on 12/23/2018

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I bought two for my kids F150 and Envoy. They arrived in time and perfect condition. I have no reason to believe that these won't sound great, but they are Christmas gifts so the install won't be until later with an update.

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Great Amp!

Eli from Flower Mound, TX on 12/22/2018

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Awesome sound and impressive thump!

Pros: Easy to install, nice sound.

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Awesome quality music!

Carol from East Northport, NY on 12/20/2018

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I bought this for my husband who restored a truck and he loves the way it sounds. He is a big music buff. I would definitely recommend this. The sound and clarity are amazing!

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The best!

Kevin from Fairfax, VA on 12/16/2018

2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (JK)

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This is the best subwoofer to get at a reasonable price! It fit right under the passenger seat and made the music experience in my car 100 times better.

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Crutchfield customer from Tucson, AZ on 12/15/2018

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It's a good sub for small spaces if you're wanting to fill out the bass in your vehicle.

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Crutchfield customer from Miramar, FL on 12/10/2018

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Just the right amount of boom for the price excellent!

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Crutchfield customer from San Tan Valley, AZ on 12/9/2018

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Easy to install and has a great sound

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Absolutely Perfect!

Joseph from Holiday, FL on 12/7/2018

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I installed this in my 2014 Jeep Wrangler 2 door. It fit perfectly in the rear storage compartment with room to spare for jumper cables. I needed something to add low end to my Kenwood multimedia deck and rockford fostgate component speakers (also from Crutchfield) and this was just the answer. I've even recommended it to my Jeep group.

Pros: Compact Excellent Sound

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Crutchfield customer from West Chester, OH on 12/5/2018

2018 Toyota Tundra

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Installed in my 2018 Tundra. Definitely fills out the lack of sound from the factory system. Would still like to get a new deck, and door speakers soon to complete the project.

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Boomy, unrefined

Jerrod from Forest, VA on 12/4/2018

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Bass lacks any nuance. Installed this under the seat of my truck. It produces a boomy, slightly annoying bass that sounds muddled. Very little deep bass. The best way to describe it is hearing a concert from a few blocks away, but without the deep bass.

Pros: Compact, easy install

Cons: Muddy bass, weak lower frequencies

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great little sub

russell from La Quinta, CA on 12/2/2018

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Installed the Sound Ordnance Sub in my 2005 F250 work truck over 4 years ago didn't have a lot of room to put a sub in this unit slid nicely under the passenger seat never a problem added just the right amount of base for my system love the level control that I mounted on my Dash this unit is paired with a Pioneer Super Tuner and for Polk Audio speakers all from Crutchfield very economical system and I've always get compliments on how good it sounds thank you Crutchfield for also making the installation simple with your free wiring kits and instructions

Pros: Price, size, durability, adjustability

Cons: Power terminals are little tight Together

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Crutchfield customer from Catlin, IL on 11/28/2018

2014 Ford Escape

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Had it professionally installed in my 2014 Ford escape se. Best place was to slide it under the passenger seat. The dial to adjust the bass is under the dash on the right of the steering column out of the way so my knee doesn't bump it. Great little bass was just enough for me

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Kyle from Indiana on 11/26/2018

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I have owned this powered sub for almost 3 years now and would do it again in a heart beat (especially since it's $50 cheaper now). If you're on the fence, just buy it! I installed in my F150 with an aftermarket head unit and factory door speakers. This sub provided the little extra bass I was looking for. In my youth, I had a pair of Rockford 10s in a custom enclosure in my Mazda's trunk. This powered sub fails to compare to the sound quality of those, but that is to be expected considering this unit is one-tenth the size. In summary, if you want to add a little extra bass without breaking the bank, buy this! If you want to rattle the windows and wake up the neighbors, buy separate components.

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So far, so good.

Bobby from Martin, TN on 11/15/2018

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So far, so good. Installed 3 months ago and no issues so far. If you want to add bass to a factory system or building your on inexpensive system this is a good little amp/sub.

Pros: Inexpensive, space saving, good sound.

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Unreliable

Alec from Cranston, RI on 11/8/2018

2011 Toyota Tacoma

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I have gone through two of these subs, because they keep breaking. If you are looking for something that is long term this is not the sub for you. This is nothing against Crutchfield, just that this sub does not hold up well. Im not exactly sure what it is, but I know all of the wiring is exactly what the sub/Crutchfield told me to do. They work perfectly for a month or two and then suddenly die. When they work, they sound great but they are not built. well I would suggest looking into a compact sub that will last longer for some more money, because you will go through more money trying to replace this one over and over.

Pros: Good sound

Cons: Does not last for more than a month or two under regular use

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So far - So good

Paul from Shawnee, KS on 11/5/2018

2011 Ford F-250

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So-far, so good. I have seen LOTS of reviews saying this product stopped working after a short period of time. I just installed mine - so only have a couple of days of play on it. I will say that using the high-level inputs to trigger power-on is not really usable. It's too dependent on listening level, source content, etc. However, you can use high-level inputs BUT switch power mode to remote. Even though the labeling makes you think this won't work. I highly recommend this configuration if you are going to use high signal input. It definitely adds the bass I was looking for. Not a ton - just enough to round out the bottom end. In fact, it can easily produce more bass than I want - but I may not be your typical sub consumer. So, as long as it keeps working - I'll be pleased.

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Your stereo is incomplete without a sub!

James from Roscoe, IL on 11/4/2018

2014 Honda Accord

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I didn't have real high hopes for this little sub, but the price was right and the reviews convinced me to give it a show. Man am I ever glad that I did. This little sub makes such a fundamental difference in the sound in my car that I can't believe I've gone this long without one. This isn't the "force surrounding traffic to listen to my music" type of sub, this is the type of sub that completes your car audio setup and makes you realize how much low end your music has been missing. The fact that it fits perfectly under the seat of my Honda Accord is just the icing on the cake. What a fantastic purchase this was!

Pros: Sound Size Price

Cons: Absolutely nothing

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Surprising sound in a small package

Corey from Binghamton, NY on 11/2/2018

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I have absolutely loved this product. I have used this product for the past 5 years and it has filled out the sound in my truck perfectly. Sadly, the sub just recently died on me. I suspect that the internal amplifier has stopped working. Anyway, for what I paid, it has far outlived my expectations. I would buy another, but I am planning on getting a new vehicle in the near future. If you are on the fence about this product, then get off the fence. You won't be upset about your purchase.

Pros: Small Footprint Big Sound Easy Install

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Manistee Mi on 10/30/2018

2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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This product installs easy and sounds great. The best part of buying it, is the amazing tech support. I am impressed with their knowledge and dedication to making my experience great.

Pros: Quality, performance and support.

Cons: None

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Easy install

Joe from Satellite Bch, FL on 10/28/2018

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Love it sounds great more tha enough bass for me

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Bob from Kelseyville, CA on 10/17/2018

2011 Toyota Tacoma

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Easiest car install ever! This thing works great and is easy to adjust to what you want.

Pros: Easy install, good quality soound, price

Cons: None so far

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Crutchfield customer from Scottsburg, IN on 10/7/2018

2001 Honda Civic LX

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great and ease to install

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Crutchfield customer from San Carlos, CA on 10/4/2018

2017 Ford F-150 XL

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Great value

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Crutchfield customer from Catoosa, OK on 10/3/2018

2006 Jeep Wrangler

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Had to go to line input off speaker wires. Worked fine then.

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Jim from Middlebury, IN on 10/1/2018

1998 Jeep Wrangler

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Great product, I recommend it highly.

Pros: Easy install

Cons: Doesn't quite fit under my Jeep's passenger seat but worked well under the rear seat.

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Perfect for my Jeep

Robert from Phoenix, AZ on 9/30/2018

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Needed a small powered Sub for my Jeep. Trish recommend this sub and it works great, - easy to install and add the bass I needed for my existing system.

Pros: Easy to install, sounds great. Really like the remote gain.

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Gregg from Barstow, CA on 9/30/2018

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Now i have two! Love this sub! Purchased one for my Focus over 2yrs ago, now i have one for my minivan. Both sound awesome!

Pros: Doesn't take up too much space.

Cons: None.

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This brand is junk go with a better known brand

Greg from Pt Pleasant , WV on 9/22/2018

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I went through two of these in two months. These are not a good product. And yes I've been professionally installing car audio for over 18 years. This is not Crutchfield's fault though they gave me an in store credit upon request and I went with a separate amp and woofer which was much more satisfying. I will always shop with. Crutchfield but I will never buy a sound ordinance product ever again.

Pros: Small and compact

Cons: Neither of the two I had lasted over a month.

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Crutchfield customer from Pittsburg, CA on 9/18/2018

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Does exactly what I wanted it to do. Didn't want excessive bass that would rattle windows. Just wanted a little more bass than I get from my speakers. This works perfect for me.

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Great little sub, out of sight under seat! Boom!

William from Fraser, CO on 9/17/2018

2015 Honda Civic LX

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Just had this Sound Ord. B-8PTD professionally installed today, so far I love it! It is under the passenger seat of my 2015 Honda Civic 4 door sedan. Really improves the sound in my stereo! Plenty of good bass, and easy adjustment with the bass control knob. (My installer hid this knob inside a little compartment just below the heater/air con controls, and it is hidden until I open the little compartment door. Also you can not see the sub at all , my car still looks totally stock so won't attract thieves (hopefully). Trunk is free of any box sub, still same amount of storage space, I am so pleased!

Pros: small, light, compact, hides under passenger seat.

Cons: None so far for me, perfect for a small car, pleased with my purchase.

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Crutchfield customer from Bronx, NY on 9/17/2018

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perfect for what I wanted

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Crutchfield customer from Packwood, WA on 9/15/2018

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This is the second B-8PTD I have owned it's great!

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Big punch in a compact combo!

Steven from Fresno, CA on 9/10/2018

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I installed this in a 2006 Jeep LJ. I recently upgraded to waketower speakers and new front speakers. After, my system was seriously lacking any bass at all. I didn't want to give up any space behind the rear seat so I needed an under the rear seat solution. This sub/amp fits perfectly. It's surprisingly good bass and fills the bass void in my jeep more than adequately. I'd definitely recommend this amp/sub for anyone needing a compact solution and wants moderate non window shattering bass.

Pros: Size Performance Price

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Nice sub unit

Larry from Suffolk, VA on 9/10/2018

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Nice sub for the money. Works great so far.

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Michael from Carnegie, PA on 9/7/2018

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Great sound from a small unit.

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works until it doesn't

Dustin from Ojai, CA on 9/3/2018

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sounds good for what it is, and better then some of the more expensive compact subs; however stopped working after a couple months, Crutchfield replaced at no charge but said if it happened again it won't be covered- guess what, it happened a month later

Pros: good sound, better then others

Cons: doesn't last long

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Crutchfield customer from Middleport, NY on 9/3/2018

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mabey a better sound for a little more molloies and space to hide unit better explained

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Guest from Dayton, VA on 9/2/2018

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It packs a punch! 350,000 miles in my Avalon with a full JBL system. I missed it the last 349,999 miles.

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Crutchfield customer from Indianapolis, IN on 8/30/2018

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God sound, easy installation with Crutchfield assistance . Installed under passenger seat.

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Brody from Independence, IA on 8/26/2018

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It's was awsome until it stopped working. Bought it in June and failed in August

Pros: Sounds great

Cons: Stopped working month after I bought it

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Guest from Grovetown, GA on 8/23/2018

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Was great until it stopped working. Installed in November, just failed yesterday.

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Great choice!

Robert from Lawrenceville, GA on 8/22/2018

1986 Honda Prelude

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This was the perfect solution for my application - inexpensive, compact, easy to install and delivered the right amount of punch that was missing.

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Kat from Colorado Springs, CO on 8/19/2018

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It was great for a little sub. I had it I think 2-3 years before someone broke in and stole my gear.

Pros: Small, compact, good sound, lasts a long time, enough base for my small Honda.

Cons: Quality of sound.

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Good value, quick install.

Lawson from Vienna, VA on 8/14/2018

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Decent enough to add to the system I installed a while back. Remote was easily modified for custom fit in my center dash. Too big to fit under the seat of my MKIV Golf, but I expected that. Product dimensions are spot on. It's not a huge sub, so don't expect the windows to shake, but placed behind my seat it rounds out the sound and captures the bottom end of most songs. Great full sound. Can be dialed to be punchy or riding bass.

Pros: Bang for the buck. Remote knob is a great feature. I only wish it weren't indexed as I prefer a heavy smooth turn. Box has a good build quality with an aluminum chasis.

Cons: A little large to fit under the seat of smaller cars. I get it's not a 10" or larger woofer, but I wish it were just a little louder. I still have some EQ tweaks to do so we'll see.

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bass for the buck!

GEORGE from Bridgewater, NJ on 8/14/2018

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This is the second Sound Ordinance powered sub I have purchased. I went with this particular model for the low-profile easy to hide feature in my second car. The install was as expected and the sound quality is wonderful. Making the old car rattle a bit but no harm done! I am thoroughly enjoying my new sound.

Pros: ease of install; low profile leaves room for other things in trunk; easily fits under seat

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Crutchfield customer from Chandler, AZ on 8/13/2018

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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Great addition to a non-sub factory upgrade! Adds just enough punch in a compact space to round out the low-end of your music. The remote adjust is a huge plus

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Great product

Boni from Fresno, CA on 8/12/2018

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Easy to install sits well in my extended cab Mazda pu sound is excellent bass volume adjustment great glad I purchased it

Pros: Fits and sounds great perfect size woofer

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Brandon from Valdez, AK on 8/12/2018

2007 Ford Mustang

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I purchased this with high hopes but, when i went to hook it up there was no sound at all from the speaker. Everything was hooked up correct and still nothing. I called Crutchfield and I got great help from the technician but it still wouldn't work. So they are sending a replacement, I will have to write another review when I receive the next unit. Maybe that one will work...

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B from Starkville, MS on 8/9/2018

1993 Chevrolet Corvette

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Great sound from a small package. Easy to install and setup.

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Great addition

Crutchfield customer from Fort Myers, FL on 8/7/2018

2008 Smart fortwo

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I bought a JVC receiver and speakers a few months ago for my 2008 smart cabrio from Crutchfield. It sounded great with the exception of low end. I chatted with Crutchfield customer service about a subwoofer I could use in my tiny car. They recommended the B-8ptd and it was a perfect fit. I mounted it behind the passenger seat and it sounds great. Worth it completely and Crutchfield service after the sale was great.

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Crutchfield customer from Wildomar, CA on 8/5/2018

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I have used the Kicker unit 3 times and thought I would try this one in my vehicle, I have it in the back of my Rav 4 and can barely hear it with it turned all the way up. Would not buy another one for sure !

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Crutchfield customer from Magalia, Ca. on 8/2/2018

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Great product. Great sound. All the bass you need. I had it installed by a stereo shop under the back seat of my 1998 Chevy pickup. It really fills out the bottom end of the music where the door speakers simply could not handle the bass notes. Fast shipping from Crutchfield as usual.

Pros: Fits easily under back seat. No shortage of bass.

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Marginal at best

Blake from San Lorenzo, CA on 7/31/2018

2005 Ford F-150

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First off I will say that I didn't expect THAT much from a tiny 8" sub. That being said this thing was VERY underwhelming. I installed it under the back seat of my F150 and the sound quality was just garbage to me. I tuned and monkeyed with it for at least an hour and couldn't get any improvement. The bass notes kind of all melt together and just sounds bad. I sent it back yesterday.

Pros: Size and price

Cons: Sound quality

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Crutchfield customer from Abingdon, VA on 7/31/2018

2003 Dodge Ram 2500

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Fits nicely in small areas

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Crutchfield customer from Brentwood, CA on 7/29/2018

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Great sounding sub to round out the stock system. My only issue with it is the faceplate keeps falling off.

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Steve from Pearland, TX on 7/26/2018

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I had one of these for about 7 years but when my truck got stolen the thieves took the original - the police did find and return my truck. So I bought an identical replacement which I just installed. This is a pretty good unit. It won't shake you - but it will fill in the lows that my F250 door speakers are often missing. Overall, I am happy with the product and happy with Crutchfield as a company.

Pros: low price, good fill in sound, easy install, simple to operate, metal box for protection, velcro stickers to help hold to carpet to keep it from sliding around.

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Crutchfield customer from Brooks, ME on 7/24/2018

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Just installed it yesterday v Changed the sound enjoyment of my truck. I can't wait to install the new radio!!! Thanks

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I hoped for better

Jeremy from 65010 on 7/20/2018

2013 Ford F-150 XLT

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I had high hopes for this item after all the great reviews. I knew I was buying a cheap powered sub, and expected that much out of it. What I got was a product that worked for 60 seconds, and then went silent. The sound I had for 60 seconds was all that you could ask out of a cheap speaker amp combo. Unfortunately, that was all I got. I still have power to the amp (light is on), and I still have power to the input wires (I tested with speakers I had on the shelf). The unit is lit, and should be rocking out; but just a red light with no sound. There are a ton of great reviews, and I will change mine if I get one that works. It's a cheap powered sub that has decent sound, but questionable guts. Going to contact Crutchfield in the morning, hope their service department lives up to their reputation.

Pros: Good sound from cheap unit

Cons: Didn't work right out of the box.

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Awesome

Mike from Sacramento, CA on 7/20/2018

2015 Honda CRV

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Awesome! Very slim design. Easily fit under the drivers seat of my 2015 Honda CRV. Build quality from this S/O powered box is as expected from this company, excellent!!!!!! Delivers surprisingly good bass for an 8" sub in a very slim box. I am running 2 S/O 12" subs in cargo area and this 8" fills in the gap perfectly. Would I run this sub on its own. Well that depends. Yes if you have a very nice stock stereo and just wanted an extra kick. No if you are looking for deep resonating bass. This is an amazing self powered box and the price is just fantastic! Thank you Crutchfield!

Pros: Great quality, great sound, great price!

Cons: Well I could be ridiculous and say that the bass lacks the deep low end rumble, because it does. But it's not intended to . What it does cover in sound is simply amazing for the size!

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Surprising quality and sound

Jason from Jefferson City, MO on 7/19/2018

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Installation was easy and simple to understand with the suppied instructions and Crutchfield amp installation kit. Unit sounds great, enough bass and thump to fill my 01 Silverado with music straight from a rock concert. I can not believe the sounds level produced by this little combo unit. Perfect size to fit unnoticed under the rear seat. I really like the included remote level selector which lets me adjust the power depending on songs and occupants in vehicle. Great value all around!

Pros: Small size with big sound Easy installation Easily adjustable Easy to tune in

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WOW!!

james from Geneva, OH on 7/10/2018

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I installed this in my 2012 Honda Civic. I already had the car wired for my 12" sub in the trunk; so I decided to plug this in and see how it would perform. Definitely not worth a dime in the trunk! However, I went ahead and rerouted my wiring and installed under the drivers seat (tight fit). But, WOW! This thing moves some air!! If you're selfish like me, and don't want to share your tunes with your neighbors, and want to keep all of the space in your trunk for groceries and strollers, this is what you want! Can't beat the price point for what you get! If you want your neighbors to hear you jamming out to that unmanly song you only listen to by yourself in the car; keep looking! Just straight up great sound for you and your passengers that won't break your rear struts, back window, or wallet! Does not disappoint!

Pros: Size, sound, price...everything

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Crutchfield customer from Hereford, AZ on 7/9/2018

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The first amp and speaker didn't work but I chatted with them online, and they IMMEDIATELY sent me a replacement, no questions asked just shipped one to me... that's why for any stereo needs I have, I will shop NO where else! They are awesome!!!

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Better than nothing but not as good as I hoped

sean from Rch Cucamonga, CA on 6/25/2018

2018 Toyota 4Runner

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This is a 3+ item. It preforms as expected so a 3 is a C which is average. You totally get what you pay for at this price point. Not disappointed but not overly impressed. I think it would be better connected to low pass off of an aftermarket head unit. I get some random low bass strikes for really no reason and think that would be eliminated with the RCAs instead of tapping into the wires. Fits nicely under the passenger seat of my 2018 4Runner. I have it turned way low to keep the random bass to a manageable sound. It is a little flat overall in sound. I didnt expect boom boom boom, but figured a clean sound at whatever the frequency is worked best on. I think it is a little muddy. Again ok with the purchase. It is better than not having it in the car and at this price I would buy again. I do wonder if a higher dollar unit would preform better. This was recommended to me by Crutchfield and they rarely give bad advice so I went with it over the Kenood or the Focal.

Pros: price easy to install better than no bass

Cons: sound isn't as crisp as I would have thought

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Great sound from a small package

Matthew from Alexandria, VA on 6/19/2018

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Great little sub that is easy to hook up and really rounds out a basic system. I installed this one (which is the 3rd one I have had in three separate cars) in my El Camino which has 3.5" front speakers and 6x9's in boxes in the back. I was able to tune the sub to really have the whole system sound amazing for being so simple. The bass won't rattle the doors, but it will bring a smile to your face.

Pros: Easy to install Easy to tune Easy to conceal Sounds great Inexpensive

Cons: None

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Isaac from Wapakoneta, OH on 6/18/2018

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Subwoofer works excellent and perfectly blends in those lower notes in my Jeep Wrangler. Also fits inside the center concole and install was a breeze thanks to Customer Support! Thanks again Crutchfeuld for coming in Clutch!

Pros: Great Quality Saves Space Low Cost

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Sound Ordnance is a somewhat tamed sub.

Katrina from Colorado Springs, CO on 6/16/2018

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I owned this speaker for about 2.5 years and Never had a problem with it. It fit perfectly behind the seat of my Honda Del Sol, very compact ride. I am thinking about getting another one since my car was stolen a few days ago & of course they took it. It delivers enough base for me, since I don't want to make the hearing aids co. richer. Enjoy reading on.

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Do not get one of these!!

Tom from Lawrenceville, GA on 5/30/2018

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Do yourself a favor and don't buy one of these! They will improve the sound in your vehicle, but they don't work for long. The longest that mine worked 100% of the time was 6 months. After that they would become very intermittent. Then they will quit working altogether and you have to turn your car off and then back on for them to start working again. I kept thinking it was a wiring problem, so I ran a whole new set of wires to it with no change. I'm not the type of guy who uses crappy crimp on connectors, I solder everything. My second one just went out, so I'm ordering the JBL hoping to reduce my frustration.

Pros: Sounds good

Cons: Doesn't last!

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Great sound! 2005 Silverado regular cab.

Kevin from Cortland, OH on 5/14/2018

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I read the reviews on this sub-woofer and decided that it was what I needed for my truck. I had already replaced the door speakers with Pioneer two-ways and the rear speakers with Pioneer three-ways and just needed some more low end. It took some time to dial in the cross-over point and the main bass EQ, but after that, it works perfectly. I would highly recommend this sub-woofer.

Pros: Easy mounting, compact design, great sound

Cons: None yet

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Perfect replacement for subwoofer

Karen from Fayetteville, GA on 5/14/2018

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Good replacement for the subwoofer in my car. I needed the space in the rear for using to drive for Uber.

Pros: Fit perfectly under the passenger seat. I did not have to secure it because the fit was perfect.

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Misty from Houston, TX on 5/10/2018

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Been a great little addition to my stock "premium" sound system but not a forever fix. The sub is perfect and does everything it's supposed to do.

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Nice boost to bass

Barney from Shreveport, LA on 5/9/2018

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Great little all-in-one sub.

Pros: Good form factor. Fits under the passengers seat in a 2012 Toyota Tacoma after adjusting a seat reinforcement and moving the under seat electrical connections around.

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Crutchfield customer from Walker, MI on 5/3/2018

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I was surprised by the bass coming out of this thing. It sits under my seat and really adds what was missing in my fj.

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Pleasantly Surprised

Travis from Laramie, WY on 4/30/2018

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Initial review of this product, pleasantly surprised, This is the second subwoofer I've Bought from sound ordinance and they both rock For the price and this little sucker fit perfect underneath my daughters passenger side seat in her little Honda CRV don't even see it but you can sure feel it...

Pros: Sound for size and price

Cons: Non yet

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Crutchfield customer from Pasadena, MD on 4/29/2018

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Fantastic, super easy to fit anywhere, it's under the passenger seat where the jack was in my truck with pleanty of air. Love this thing can't believe how compact it is.

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Mark from Davie, FL on 4/26/2018

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Mick was a huge help great product sounds amazing

Pros: fits perfect sounds great

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Unreliable and "meh"

Joseph from Philadelphia, PA on 4/25/2018

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First off, let me preface by saying Crutchfield gets 5 stars for customer support. My issue is with the unit. The first one blew. Crutchfield sent me a replacement, but then I thought the replacement went because I was getting distortion. After messing with the controls, I finally got it to a reasonable level but it's still missing that 'punch' or 'impact' at the low frequencies. I just don't think it's a reliable product. I don't know if it's an issue with losing impact over time or if I'm just becoming 'numb' to the sensation. I think it's the former, because initially my seat went from feeling like a massage chair to me questioning whether or not the unit was working. So overall, it's 'meh'. If you want something minimal, then okay, but I'm sure there's better units that will give you more bang for your buck (literally).

Pros: Excellent customer service from Crutchfield.

Cons: Not reliable - bass can go from decent (seat feels like massage chair) to almost nothing. Easily blows and you get distortion if not careful with the levels.

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Nice Amp

Crutchfield customer from Roswell, NM on 4/25/2018

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Installed in my Chevy suburban powers four speakers nicely.

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Duane from Ballston Spa NY on 4/23/2018

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I am very pleased with this. It did not fit under the seat in my Colorado as planned so I mounted on front transmission hump which worked out well. Crutchfield tech help solved my problem with powering the thing. S/O Instructions were a little vague. Only annoyance I have is the mega long prewired adjustment knob. I want to do a neat clean installation and have this massive coil of wire to deal with and I didn't feel like cutting and splicing it. But .....performance versus price its a great deal and as my daughter would say "it bumps!!"

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Great sub, lots of tight bass

Robert from Portland, TN on 4/22/2018

2004 Toyota Tundra

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The SO B-8PTD is installed under the passenger front seat in my Tundra Double cab. Hooked it up with RCA cables and remote turn on from my Pioneer head unit. This sub is easy to tune and sounds awesome, lots of tight bass once you have it tuned properly (I used the set up article from Crutchfield ). If you are looking for a good sub at a great price that doesn't take much room, this is the one!

Pros: Great sound, small foot print, good price, easy install and wow my truck sounds awesome!

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Perfect for my needs!

Bob from Brunswick, OH on 4/20/2018

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I have a classic car and the sound from the aftermarket radio I installed didn't have much low end response. The aftermarket radio has sub outputs and an output that can be used to send a signal to a power antenna or subwoofer to turn on the equipment, so it's only on when I turn on the radio. I purchased this several months ago, and just installed it recently. It sits on the floor behind the front seat and it made a huge difference in how the radio sounds in the car. I now have great low end response and it's the perfect size for the car. The bass response won't blow you away, but it's perfect for my application.

Pros: Compact size

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2 BAD ONES OFF THE BAT

William from Stuarts Draft VA on 4/15/2018

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1st one i received amp was blown from factory, had it replaced by a 2nd one, that also went out within 5 min. Was told by the Crutchfield telephone support i can replace and upgrade when i take it back to the Charlottesville, Va. store, well i will find out tomorrow ( Monday 4-16-18 ), ive been installing for about 25yrs

Pros: small easy to hide under seats

Cons: not too happy with the brand, was told they could have came off the same production line 2 bad components

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The hype wears off

Jacob C. from Delaware on 4/3/2018

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I needed a small sub to fit under my seat. This does the job perfectly. When I first started using it I was beside myself that I had bass in my truck. It's pretty decently loud, especially in proportion to the size of it. Not going to shake your mirrors but people would ask me to turn it down. Here's the catch- the notes are not very "clean". Meaning if you were to sit in a vehicle with a premium factory sound system option installed (comes with a sub typically) the notes hit, the drawn out ones are drawn out, but it sounds like part of the whole sound package. This sub will hit the notes, but even the notes where it's a quick beat stay drawn out slightly and buzz a little bit. Basically what I'm getting at is after the hype of bumping all your rap songs wears off, the constant vibrating can get annoying. There are no really quick notes with this sub. It also doesn't seem to hold up very well, and will quickly sound like it's got air leaking through (that's part of it not sounding clean) I think I went through 4 in a year. They will replace for free, but that turns into a hassle. I will say however with the music halfway up, it hits very nice. But if you want to jam, this will lose its charm quickly. In the end, I believe it's worth the extra $100 or so. I'm about to buy a new one, essentially wasting the money I spent on this one.

Pros: Very small Loudness is unproportional to the size & price (louder than expected) can be installed on own easily

Cons: notes are not clean (unless all you care about is loudness, not quality) doesn't hold up

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Crutchfield customer from Guaynabo, PR on 4/2/2018

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Good saund.

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compact bass

Steve from Marion, IL on 4/2/2018

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Great sound in compact setup. Would be a 5 star but first one had problems with an internal short. after spending hours trying to figure out what i did wrong with wireing, phoned in to Crutchfield and they walked me through some testing and we wiring was correct but determined the unit had internal short. It woudl play for a couple of seconds then cut out, but no blown fuse. They replaced with new one it it works great. Thanks for the Service.

Pros: good clean bass sound compact design

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Perfect puch for a sensible system.

Paul from Folsom, CA on 4/2/2018

2015 Ford Transit Connect

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This adds solid punch in the low end to a sensible audio system. It's obviously not meant for silly, window rattling bass. If your system is otherwise in the ~50W per channel range and needs some low end punch, this is perfect.

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Works great in my GMC Hybrid Crew Cab

Dave from Santa Clara, CA on 4/1/2018

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I wanted to put a sub in my truck but I have very limited space as I have a hybrid GMC Sierra and the hybrid batteries take up all the space under the rear seat. The Crutchfield advisor suggested the sound Ordnance and I was skeptical at first. Once I had it mounted and wired in I was blown away by how much bass this little unit puts out. I would definitely recommend to friends.

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Perfect for my listening habit

Francis from Woodland, CA on 3/31/2018

2006 Toyota Corolla

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I installed this under the driver's seat of my Corolla. After tweaking the settings, it blends seamlessly with the front and rear speakers. Sounds fantastic, even though I have full-size subs in my other cars. In fact, I am thinking about replacing the full-size sub and amp in my Subaru and replace it with another B8PTD to free up the cargo area. I did apply some Dynamat on the top and bottom of the B8PTD chassis (maybe 70-80% coverage, and none on the sides)- it made the bass more tight and powerful! I have a Sony MEX GS620BT head unit, which has an LPF filter and slope adjustment. I set the Sony's LPF filter at 50Hz, and set the B8PTD's LPF at the highest available freq of 200Hz. Sounds fantastic for my listening habit, which is generally at 70-75 dBC-just a tad louder than a normal conversation. I listen to all genres of music, except rap and hip-hop. This compact sub meets my needs perfectly.

Pros: Amazing sound for such a compact and inexpensive powered sub.

Cons: The power terminals are too small. I used 10-guage cables, and they barely fit in the sub's terminals. Plastic case hinders this sub from its full bass producing potential, but not an issue after I attached some leftover Dynamat on the chassis.

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Crutchfield customer from Ramona, CA on 3/27/2018

2005 Ford Ranger

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This started to buzz and rattle right away......now if cuts in and out randomly

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Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to this customer to help him further. We'll either help him get the sub working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

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Pasha from Far Rockaway, NY on 3/26/2018

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Nice and compact. Does what is says! Definitely provides some decent bass to your system.

Pros: Compact, sturdy design.

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Great compact sub

Mitch from Emporia, VA on 3/26/2018

2010 Ford F-150 STX

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All I can say is WOW!! This little sub really brings it. Rich deep sound. Installed under the rear seat of my 2010 F150 STX.

Pros: Nice and compact, fit easily under the rear seat.

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