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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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Item # 777B8PTD | MFR # B-8PTD
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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Mark, Redding, CA
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Impressive sound for what it is. Put this in my 16 yo son's truck and he was happy as well
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!
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.
Good product and easy to install with good sound quality. and a good price. I recommend it.
Pros: Good sound
bottom line..........love it and the deal that came with it . Aloha & Mahalo GOD bless
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...
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)
Just enough bass
Pros: Easy install
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
easy install, sounds great. Installed in jeep wrangler, filled the space nicely.
Pros: great product, no complaints
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
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.
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...
Volume controller via the phone cord stopped working one week into it. The only way to get sound was to completely unplug it.
Cons:Crutchfield response on 1/23/2019 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.
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?
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
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
Cons: Unit required a separate activation wire
Great Bass from such a small box
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.
Sounds Great. Easy install. Loved the support. The whole process quick and easy!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Awesome sound and impressive thump!
Pros: Easy to install, nice sound.
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!
Pros: Great bass!
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.
It's a good sub for small spaces if you're wanting to fill out the bass in your vehicle.
Just the right amount of boom for the price excellent!
Easy to install and has a great sound
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
Love it sounds great more tha enough bass for me
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
great and ease to install
Had to go to line input off speaker wires. Worked fine then.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
perfect for what I wanted
This is the second B-8PTD I have owned it's great!
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
Nice sub for the money. Works great so far.
Pros: Easy install.
Great sound from a small unit.
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
mabey a better sound for a little more molloies and space to hide unit better explained
It packs a punch! 350,000 miles in my Avalon with a full JBL system. I missed it the last 349,999 miles.
God sound, easy installation with Crutchfield assistance . Installed under passenger seat.
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
Was great until it stopped working. Installed in November, just failed yesterday.
This was the perfect solution for my application - inexpensive, compact, easy to install and delivered the right amount of punch that was missing.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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...
Great sound from a small package. Easy to install and setup.
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.
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 !
Cons:Crutchfield response on 8/7/2018 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.
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.
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
Fits nicely in small areas
Great sounding sub to round out the stock system. My only issue with it is the faceplate keeps falling off.
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.
Just installed it yesterday v Changed the sound enjoyment of my truck. I can't wait to install the new radio!!! Thanks
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.
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!
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
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
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!!!
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
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
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
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Mick was a huge help great product sounds amazing
Pros: fits perfect sounds great
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.
Installed in my Chevy suburban powers four speakers nicely.
Pros: It really is a good looking amplifier amplifier
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!!"
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!
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
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
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
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
Cons: Orinigal had defect, replaced by Crutchfield
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.
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.
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.
This started to buzz and rattle right away......now if cuts in and out randomly
Cons:Crutchfield response on 3/28/2018 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.
Nice and compact. Does what is says! Definitely provides some decent bass to your system.
Pros: Compact, sturdy design.
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.
Cons: Haven't found any
I combined this with four other speakers being driven by a 500w amp and it is the perfect addition. Not enough bass to rattle your trunk or shake your windows but definitely good for adding some punch to lower frequencies. I hesitated to use the adjustable knob but am glad that I connected it. Having the flexibility to add/subtract bass (depending on the music being played) is a nice option. I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting a little extra low-end kick to the stereo.
Pros: Small size, remote adjustable bass level, good power
Cons: Nothing stands out....if you aren't expecting door rattling bass
Just right This sub balanced out my axxera6337 unit very well
Could you buy a better powered sub? Yes. But for the price and size of this unit, it's virtually impossible to beat. Easy to install, fits nicely under the back seat in my 2005 F150 Crewcab. Sound ls great. It won't give you the punch you'll get in a large cabinet, but it fills the cab of my truck nicely.
Pros: Small, easy to install, sounds great!
Cons: Would like slightly larger connections for the power and ground.
Well made , loud and sound dont break at high volume but I still not like the bass quality, it is below MTX or JL or even Pioneer Sub, not round and feel lke cheap bass quality,
Pros: cheap, well made qualtiy, easy instaltion
Cons: Bass is strong but not round or soft
Once everything is installed, this little sub does a great job of just filling in that low end. You don't get a ton of punch, but you know it's there. The install, however, is super finicky if you're using high level inputs. I would honestly not recommend this sub if you don't have RCA outputs because it is truly awful at automatically turning on with speaker level inputs.
Pros: Very compact. A lot of adjustment options Sounds nice
Cons: Speaker level inputs don't work consistently Too thick to fit under my seat
I have to admit, I was very sceptical, even despite all the positive reviews. This little thing is great. Fits under my seat in my pickem up truck, which means no room is lost. I was blown away by the sound. I can't speak for bigger vehicles , but this is great for a smaller cab. Only complaint is that the really low is lost. But it's an 8, so that is what it is. Overall. Awesome!
Cons: Only extreme lows are lost.
So far so good. I was very impressed with the bass from this sub. Just right for me. Fills out the overall sound for my car. I'm 43 and I've been through the window rattling phase but this is perfect. Thank you again crutchfield
Pros: Everything is good so far. Very pleased.
Cons: None yet
Advisor recommended a great choice for under seat installation in my Excursion.
Pros: Compact size All the punch I need Built-in fuse
Great for the price, fit perfect under the rear seat of 2011 chevy silverado extended cab.
Pros: Easy to hide and adds bass
Cons: Not for someone who wants to feel their hair move when the bass hits
This sub and amp in a box is so convenient and easy. Mounted on rear seat back deck. Hyundai Sonata had a cutout readily available. Sounds awesome and receiver controls as well as amp controls allow maximum tweaking possibilities.
Pros: easy compact installation, great sound, great controls
Cons: none, perfect for my auto, don't need a deeper or louder bass.
I wasn't looking to rattle windows. I just wanted to add low end to my system and that is exactly what it did. This little box works great and doesn't take up much room. I love it.
Pros: Sounds great, small package, easy installation, and the remote is a added bonus.
Cons: None at this time.
For the price it's not a bad option just didn't perform the way I wanted it too
I installed this under the passenger seat in my 2009 Chevy Malibu. I didn't want a lot of Bass since I'm older now but I do miss having some good Bass. I hooked it all up and turned my stereo on and didn't hear anything so I went and checked if it was getting power and it was so I made a few adjustments on the settings and I must say, I was Surprised at the amount of Bass this little thing puts out! So if you want some Bass and don't want your car rattling and screws and bolts coming undone and aggravate the neighbors. Then I do recommend getting this!
Pros: Easy install, Small Size, Good Sound!
Cons: That I didn't get it sooner!
Small box go BOOM! I love it the neighbors hate it, need I say more...
Kick A.. sub combo! I'm old school, so bass is normally a week of custom cabinet build, via fit, compartments, amp(s), wiring and power routing. This magic box is dialed in under an hour. Sounds great, very tunable, and almost invisible 'till you light it up with some Merle, ZZ or Ragweed!! I want another one
Pros: Great sound, small pkg, killer warranty & outstanding customer service
Cons: Should've got two the 1st time and saved having to run more power 2nd time
This works really well as a small subwoofer. It sounds good for a small upgrade. It is not a car rattling monster but that is not what we wanted (or needed). To be sure, it is much better than the stock sound that was in the car. It adds a noticeable sub bass effect. We mounted it under the passenger side front seat and snaked the subwoofer adjustable dial controller around to the driver's side.
Pros: Small profile
Ended up returning this one. Went with the B-8P instead. The B-8PTD just didn't hit the low end frequency I was looking for. I'm much happier with the B-8P. If you have the space, I would definitely go with that model over this one.
Cons: Didn't hit low end frequency very well
Adds the WOW factor to my upgraded sound system. I just turn it up enough to feel the bass drum kicks -like watching live music!
Pros: Having tried adjusting setting yet
Cons: Narrow knob adjustment range between too little and too much, for example can't do it easily on the fly on bumpy road
I like it . very clean and crisp .
Have only just installed it in a Jeep that I won't drive for two more months when it warms up. Solid bass and sound seems good. Was pleasantly suprised that there was no buzzing or excess rattling from the unit itself. There were ample adjustments for tuning the sound to personal preference. The most annoying and poorly designed part was the cheap DC input terminals. Weak in construction and did not allow anything larger than 12 AWG for connection. Also no protection from striking the wiring such as someones feet hitting the cables etc. (Minus one star for that)
Cons: DC input was poorly designed and weak in strength.
Adds plenty of low end sound. Exactly what I was looking for. Easy to install.
I bought this around 4 years ago and it took me a year before I installed it in my '05 Wrangler. Wow, what a difference. This sub woofer really makes my stereo system pop, even with the top down. I love listening to my stereo even when not driving.
Installed in wife's 09 Toyota Corolla along with 4 KENWOOD 6.5" speakers and a KENWOOD media player deck. Sound quality is awesome and car now sounds crisp!
Pros: Sounds great for a compact 8" sub with a built in amp!
I chose this subwoofer to go into our old pickup truck. We're an older couple and we sure didn't want to disturb our neighbors with a big boomer. But, I did want a little extra "punch" when llistening to my favorite music. This subwoofer is perfect for this task. I was able to adjust it to provide enough extra bass to make the music really sound good! This subwoofer really makes up for the lack of bass in the stock speakers in our truck . Younger kids may want something more boomy though [g].
Not much bass. I can barely tell if it is on or not. I will be sending back to try a 10" sub and amp
Pros: Fits under the passenger seat
Cons: Not enough bass
Ts my 78 square body Chevy Pickup perfectly. Not too much for a small area.
I installed the B-8PTD in my 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, under the front passenger seat. Sub fits easily under the seat and is completely hidden from view. I had to bend the airbag wire harness bracket up a little in order for the sub to slide in w/o hitting it. I kept my stock 430 head unit and used a Scosche LOC-90 to tap into the rear speaker wires right behind the head unit. Install went smoothly and I didn't have any problems. Crutchfield tech support provided some valuable information along the way, including which color wires to tap into for the rear speakers. The B-8PTD puts out a lot of bass for its size. I only have the level up to about 25% and its more than enough. I spent some time on my own and with Crutchfield tech support to dial/tune the sub. I will say that I'm happy that I added it, and it definitely provides the low end that was absent in the stock sound system. My reason for the 4-star review is because while the sub provides plenty of bass, I think it sounds a little dry or shallow with certain music. Some songs sound really excellent and fat, and in other songs it sounds a little dry or overpowering, and I find myself having to adjust the level w/ the remote knob song-to-song. I will continue to experiment with the settings. I suspect that the location under the seat may have something to do with this too. I am comparing to an Infinity Basslink I had a few years ago and that sounded excellent in all conditions with very little input from me.
Pros: Small, plenty of bass, fits under seat, great price.
Cons: Requires more song-to-song level adjustment than I'd prefer.
At recommendation of Crutchfield I installed in sons 2011 Subaru Impreza under drivers seat. Very compact and 8" size more than enough for sound. Relatively easy to install.
Pros: Price point, size, options, connectivity, performance. Great sound for price. No need for 10".
If you're looking for a little more bass to add to a "mini system" this is the sub for you. It's just enough bass for my '06 F150. Changed out all 4 door speakers, head unit and added this sub. Very comfortable sound.
Pros: Easy install, compliments the rest of the sound and great for a small system.
Great sound , easy installation and reasonable price.
Pros: easy installation , great price , great sound.
For the size and eaze of installing it on my 2006 Nissan Murano, it's great!
Pros: Sounds good!
Good bass for the size, easy to put in the wrong place. I was hoping this would slide under my passenger seat, but it's slightly too big so I put it in the trunk. For the size of the sub, it can put out a respectable amount of bass. If you put it in the wrong spot of the car, you won't hear it. The screw terminals on the sub are fine, make sure you solder some ends onto your cables - don't try cram the bare wire into the terminal.
Pros: Good bass for size
Awesome sounds from such a small sub. I haven't fine tuned it yet to see if it will hit the low low notes but the midrange notes sound awesome. Great bang for the buck. Would've liked it to be a little more compact to fit under my seats in my F-350 but it fit behind the back seat pretty nicely.
It is a perfect fit for our vehicle, right under the passenger seat. The diagram and information provided by Crutchfield made the installation tolerable for guys like me, not quite 60 years of age, but pretty close. I have used Crutchfield in the past, for my 1991 Toyota pickup, and again for my 2007 Toyota Tacoma. I will probably using Crutchfield again when the VW I. D. Bull comes out.
Fit behind the rear seat of my truck and sounds great. Plenty of bass for me.
Pros: Slim design
Cons: Not as much bass as two 12" subs. ??
Fits great in my Jeep LJ console with some minor mods. Before I found this, I tried just switching out the bass speaker, but the factory amp in the console was pretty weak. This speaker system with amp makes it a lot easier. And it booms. I really like the manual remote knob. Sometimes you get that old music that has really distorted bass and the manual knob is quick and easy to grab and turn down the bass without turning down the system volume.
Pros: Loud, clear bass, remote bass volume knob, compact.
Cons: It's not free?
Great pice and easy install. Good bass for 8 inch speaker.
Great for my 96 s 10 just enough sound. Compact takes up no space and can mount any where
Pros: Very compact and packs the right punch
Good stuff. It was easy to install and adds that deep rich base to my music. I highly recommend this product
Pros: Easy to install
Cons: Size: Finding a mounting spot in my truck
I got this with a couple of dollars off because it was a "scratch and dent" item. I could tell that someone had attempted to shove it under the seat of a car and couldn't make it fit. I then tried to shove it under the seat of my car and couldn't make it fit. ahaha. I have a 2005 Toyota Tacoma (Gen 2) with 4 doors and the 6 foot bed. I'm currently using a nice simple JVC head to power the factory speakers. So just to be clear, I don't have any serious sound system in my truck. This unit would not fit under either front seat. I ended up mounting it behind the back seat where it fit perfectly. The Toyota is great for being able to remove the door frame floor guards and run wires. It looks very professional with no wires being visible. How does it sound? It definitely won't "put the boom in your ride". But for the price and an extraordinarily easy installation, it's tough to beat. It adds a nice low end to the factory speakers - just enough to know you've got a sub woofer somewhere. For me and my set up, it was just right. I was able to use the RCA Subwoofer Out from the JVC and it works great. Conclusion: If you have a small cab space and you're limited on room and budget, this is the way to go. just don't expect to be shaking the windows and setting off car alarms while you cruise around.
Pros: Inexpensive small easy set up
Cons: Not super deep bass volume somewhat low
I wasn't expecting much from this powered subwoofer being modestly powered (125w) and a small woofer (8") in such a slim profile enclosure. Man, was I wrong! It's more than capable of delivering bass you can feel when mounted below/behind a driver's seat and filling a car's cabin with bass depth that was missing before. I matched it with Sound Ordnance 4" and 3.5" speakers for my application and it blends in well without overpowering the small speakers. Excellent build quality and sound produced! I'm a believer now!
Pros: Big cabin filling bass from such a small enclosure. Small enclosure makes it flexible to install just about anywhere. Build quality is impressive regardless of price.
Cons: None. It does a great job of filling in missing bass and can even be felt when installed below/behind seats.
I'm very happy with this sub. This is the first sub I've ever installed so I really can't compare it to others. It fit nicely under the back seat of my truck.
This is a nice enhancement to the Rockford Fosgate 3ways I have in my 4 doors. There was plenty of room to put it under the driver's seat in my 06 Vibe. Once I ran the power wire (which wasn't hard after watching how to video) it was super easy to hook up. I don't see the need to mount so I left a little extra wire to be able to pull it out if I need to get to it. If I want more bass I just turn up the remote knob. For an 8" in a small box it produces very nice lows giving the music a much fuller sound. I can really hear/feel it with new country & classic rock. I want to also replace the factory sub in back but when I hear this thing hit it makes me wonder if I need it. Crutchfield & SO deliver as promised.
Pros: Powerful for how compact it is Easy to install & set up Reasonable price
Cons: An output would be nice to add a second unit from it
Decent sub for the price. Just enough to fill the truck with Bass. Fit under back bench seat. Had to mess with the settings a bunch to get the right sound for the space, but finally got a clean sound. The sub didn't power on one day, so I pulled the fuse and put it back in and it's been working ever since. Hope it doesn't become a problem. But there is a 3 yr warranty.
I bought this to add some fullness to my audio. Before installing the sub, it was lacking any measure of bass. The audio just sounded frustratingly shallow, I knew there was so much more I couldn't hear. Now my system is a pleasure to listen to. I did try turning this sub way up (I mean who doesn't do that at least once) and I could feel the steering wheel vibrate a little but this definitely isn't something you buy to rattle the windows and feel the punch in your chest. It does a fantastic job of balancing the rest of the sound though, thus the 5 starts. It does exactly what I need it to do at a great price. I installed this into the jump seat area of my 92 GMC Sonoma. Another one of my top 3 reasons for picking this sub is that its dimensions were just right to fit into that space. I removed the seat upholstery and back support and the sub just folds right up so it looks like nothing is there. I also have aftermarket speakers and a bottom shelf head unit. That's why there was no bass before and that's why my truck has a sub now. If you need simple easy bass to round out your system, this sub is for you.
Really completed the missing low end in a crew cab Chevy. You can feel the bass when it is turned up and it sounds great at moderate levels. The commute is far more enjoyable now! I followed the sub tuning tips found on Crutchfield and it made a big difference in getting the bass to blend well and not overpower the rest of the system.
Pros: Small and powerful
Cons: None yet
It's everything I hoped for! The hardest thing was finding access from the battery into the interior of my 2007 Hyundai Tucson. This unit adds just the right amount of bass to make music enjoyable again. Yeah it's no 1000 watt unit but for it's size it will thump!!
Pros: Easy install
Awesome product, easy installation
awesome and very easy to install
First one i got lasted a month then stopped working. Then the second one stopped working after 3 weeks. It is a good size and good price but wont last you long. But Crutchfield support was very useful. They are the best of the best.
Pros: Good size, good price, and great Crutchfield support
Cons: Will not last you long
This powered subwoofer is exactly what I wanted. Mounting locations were limited in my 2005 Saturn Vue. I also did not want to lose trunk space. Mounting the S/O B-8PTD behind the smaller of the two back seats was perfect. The slim design may set a false expectation for the sound it produces, ample bass response for the investment. At this price point, I could have spent much more and not been as happy. I did not want deep thumping bass that would rattle my car. The B-8PTD delivers a clean bass line that was missing from six inch woofers (Kenwood KFC-1665S) in the doors. Matched with a Kenwood KDC-X599, I'm ready for a road trip!
Pros: Slim Design Ample Bass Easy to mount Great Bass for the Buck
Cons: None - Unless you want monstrous bass
GREAT SUBWOOFER FOR THE SIZE AND PRICE. NOTICEABLY INCREASED THE BASS IN MY 2017 TOYOTA TACOMA ACCESS CAB WITH FACTORY RADIO AND SPEAKERS. INSTALLED UNDER THE DRIVERS SEAT COULD HAVE HAD A LITTLE MORE POWER, BUT I AM SATISFIED. MAYBE UP GRADING SPEAKERS IS IN THE FUTURE. I DID'NT WANT BASS THAT WOULD BLOW THE WINDOWS OUT, JUST ADDED BASS TO INCREASE THE SOUND QUALITY OF THE MUSIC. SONNY, THE CRUTCHFIELD REP WAS MORE THAN HELPFULL.
Pros: small. ample for factory head unit and speaders. no need to take the radio out, just connected the input wires fo the amp to the rear speaker wires under the door kickplate
Cons: more power would be ok
Have had this installed for about a month now and it worked great up until last night. I've never been one to have it turned all the way up nor even halfway but usually a fourth a little lower and out of no where the sub started to sound like it blew out and you can definitely tell when it has been turned up. Extremely disappointed with this product.
Pros: Good sound, Compact fit
Cons: Lacking in quality, good sound only lasted a month or so before blowing
Great product, easy to fit about anywhere decent price and sound quality!!
I did not expect this to sound as good as it does! And for the price, it was a great deal. My 1995 Toyota T100 extra cab already had wiring for an amp so installing it was quick. It was easy to get it set and level with my stereo. The level adjustment knob comes with more than enough cable. Is it a pounding bass that shakes your mirror and rattle the doors? No, but it makes enough bass to where I can enjoy the music and not waste space with a big speaker box. It sounds clear, and handles the volume levels I like to hear heavy metal played. I am impressed.
Pros: All the wiring is on one end, controls on the opposite end. Space saving, looks durable, sounds professional
Cons: None, in my opinion.
This is a great little sub woofer. I purchased the installation kit and I'm glad I did. The installation in my 1969 Firebird wasn't terribly easy but not terribly difficult either. After I ran all the wires from the radio the battery etc., it worked like a champ. I particularly love the remote control that allows you to adjust the bass intensity for each and every song. The price was right, and it totally changed the sound of my stereo system and I highly recommend this unit. Cosmo, my Crutchfield representative was extremely helpful and I thank him for his hard work
Pros: Great price, great sound, love the remote control. Easy install
This is my second one and after it plays for awhile it sounds even better and as always the professionalism of Crutchfield and its employees are outstanding I will always order from Crutchfield hands down by far the best
After reading some reviews of this product, I wasnt sure if it would be the best one I could buy for the money. Having listened to it now for a week, it can provide more bass that I can comfortably listen to. I really am satisfied with this Sub and would recommend it as an easy-to-install upgrade to a 2001 Ford Supercrew truck. Very knowledgeable installation help from Crutchfield staff.
Pros: Easy to install with lots of bass sound.
Cons: I didn't connect the remote power line to the correct receiver switch wire. After hooking it up correctly to the blue antenna control wire, it works great.
Great quality and sound !!
Unbelievable sound for 99.00 fits perfectly between the two rear seats of my 05 chevy Colorado. Looks factory
Pros: Great price great sound fast shipping cruchfield is awesome
easy to install, great addition
My 2017 Mustang's 6 speaker factory radio had no bass at all. My budget was really limited, so I installed this sub. The install was easy. I just lay the unit in the passenger's side rear floorboard. It brings all the Thump that I need and is everything I was looking for. I went ahead and replaced the door and rear speakers with Kenwood KFC-1665S speakers at the same time. SO glad I'd bought this little sub. When I play the 6 speakers alone I can hear an improvement in the mids and highs from the replacement speakers but STILL no bass thump. Once I power up the SUB it all sounds Great!
Pros: Reasonably priced, Easy install, adjustable
Cons: It didn't work on the Auto Power mode as advertised so I did have to run a "Switched Ignition Hot" wire to it as well as the power feed.
Overall great unit. Size is good and sounds great. Would definitely recommend this unit for your vehicle
Pros: For the size of the unit it is surprisingly great sounding. Bought this for my wife's car and like it so much I am going to be getting one for my jeep as well.
I have had this in my '05 Chevy Avalanche now for a few weeks now and am still trying to find the best settings to balance out the sound. The bass is quite impressive for the size of it. I have it under the rear seat with the gain set halfway and the low pass @ 50Hz and at times still drowns out the other speakers, especially at 60 or 70 Hz lpf setting . I am looking to install new components in the front and 2-way 6.5 coaxial speakers in the rear powered by an alpine ktp-445u powerpack.
Pros: Good power and sound for the size. Easy to install and fits easily under the rear seat.
I liked this sub so much I bought another one for the passenger side. I have a 61 corvair that I wanted a system in but I wanted to hide everything. This little sub really fits the bill as it fits easily under the seat. It comes with a 125 watt amp. One side has all the hook ups, the other side has input gain, bass boost, adjustable low pass. The sound ordinance 8 blends seamlessly with my audio frog 4" front and rear. Could not be happier!
Pros: Great bass, very small package. One was good, two are better!!!
Cons: The only nit are the knobs are tiny to set the sub up with.
Easy to install , still have to tweak it some but so far its a nice fit in my boat . Enhances the base as advertised for a deep sound , like it so far . As always Crutchfield delivers as advertised , good pricing , quality , and service.
Very easy to install and worked under the passenger seat in my Jeep JK.
Pros: Easy to install Great sound Good fit
Thanks to Aaron for helping with my choice. I listen to a lot to classical music this B-8TD was a great addition to my sound system.
Pros: small all in one easy to install.
I had this base in the 150 watt in my 2008 F-150 reg. cab. It sounded great however, it over powered the Kenwood head unit so I choose the 125 watt for my 2016 extended cab. A couple words of caution. The stock radio did not have the required speaker signals to turn the auto function on for the base so I had to wire it to a 12 volt accessory wire at the AC adaptor in the center console for the rear seats. I have been installing stereos/bases in my and my families vehicle since 1975. The newer Ford F-150's are very challenging to work on and only experts should attempt this install if you want a 1st class job. (check out the attached photos). give yourself plenty of time. For F-150 owners, I wired the 12 volt power supply from the battery. I removed the air cleaner and the radiator cover and routed the hot wire behind the grill, mounted the fuse block next to the air cleaner. It was much easier to put the wire through the firewall on the drivers side but the supplied wire was not long enough. I replaced the door speaker with Polk's and center speakers with an Infinity and base was still lacking. This base unit gives a more pleasing sound for easy listening and has enough punch for rock and modern music at moderate volumes. I mounted my base behind the center console on the floor under back seat. It fits perfectly however running the wires under the carpeting will challenge your patience.
Pros: Small compact size but give a large size quality of base.
Cons: Due to the type of speaker signals of newer audio equipment the auto on function did not work and new wiring hook ups were required.
Love the added bass boost in to my car audio. Its such a pleasure to listen to EDM now compared to the stock audio. Recommended!!! You will never regret it.
Pros: Small form factor Powerful bass
Cons: Auto power ON using high level input not working
Wow......the sound was just what I need to round out my new speakers. Packs a big punch. The adjustable volume is very handy.
This is a great unit for the money. It more than met my expectations and really completes the sound profile of my system with an extremely easy install. This does bottom out at some of the lowest levels of the range, but this isn't the highest end of the spectrum.
Pros: Great compliment to a system
Cons: Temper your expectations.
Great price, and sound is awesome.
Great bass for the bucks. Remote is convenient
Let me say that I bought my first one of these about 9 months ago to go in a 1992 Chevy 1500 that my 16 year old drives. It added a nice full sound as well as a little bit of thump. No, it doesn't rattle the windows but it really does help round out the lower end. It fit well right under the seat of the truck. Before I bought the second one, I tried another brand from another website (to see if that one was as good). I wired that sub and it was junk. I sent it back and then ordered this one for my 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. I mounted this under the driver seat and it fit nicely. Again, it added a nice low end but won't rattle the windows. If you are looking to add some bass without breaking the bank, this little powered sub works great.
Pros: Compact, good sound, good installation support, great value.
Cons: Power terminals could be better design for easier insertion of power wires. Anchoring method could be better.
Hands down this is a GREAT sub for the price! When the Crutchfield salesperson recommended, I was skeptical but after reading the reviews I gave it a shot. This things does NOT disappoint! Tiny enough to slip under a seat but it POUNDS. I would highly recommend to anyone looking to fill out the bass in your ride. Made my 2015 Wrangler unlimited sound fantastic!
Pros: With its size and price you just cannot beat the fantastic little sub!
Cons: None so far.
Awesome amp/ sub combo for those wanting that missing bass to complement a basic car setup. Not mirror rattling but definitely enough to notice. I have this unit wired to an aftermaket HU with better output than a stock so I can't comment on what a stock HU would sound like. Currently using the stock speakers which have now been freed from trying to produce frequencies they weren't meant to produce. Overall the system has become more tune-able so I think I'll save some money on replacing the stock speakers. Have this mounted under the passenger seat of a 2010 Toyota RAV4 in a north/ south configuration. Wiring is fed from near the floor vent while the controls are facing the rear passenger foot well. Sits far enough back that the kids haven't accidentally kicked the unit. Found a convenient location for the 'bass dial' so on the fly adjustments (wife complaints) are easily dealt with. Used the RCA inputs instead of the speaker inputs. Highly recommend this unit for those looking for a quick bass solution and are tired of the space robbing 'subs' of old.
Installed in a 1990 F150 single cab truck. For the price, this unit more than fills the space with low end thump, and sits securely under the bench seat. It doesn't do it's best work trying to push the super low frequencies of today's hip hop/rap given the 8-inch sub size, but has filled out the missing sound in pretty much any other genre I've tried so far. I have it paired with a Kenwood receiver and two 6.5" Kickers in the doors. Gives my old truck a full modern sound!
Pros: Ease of install, size of unit, all around performance
Great product for the size Would not fit under my seat in a 2014 Wrangler. But I mounted behind the rear seat. Fills the Jeep with low end sound
Pros: Great sound for its size
Cons: Won't fit under seat
Big sound in little package. Love it and set up was easy
Pros: Doesn't take up a lot of room and gives the just the right amount of bass
Based on response to my posted question about whether this will fit under the seat of a '06 4Runner, I purchased it. However it did NOT fit. I think my best alternative may be a Bazooka Tube in the cargo area. At least I can remove it if I need the space. Rated 3 stars because I never got to hear it, so trying to be neutral
Cons: Too big to fit under my seatsCrutchfield response on 7/18/2017 Dan, we're sorry this sub didn't work out for you. 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.
So far so good! I installed this in my 1972 Ford Bronco under the driver's seat. I was looking for a small compact until to give a little more volume to the sound from my stereo. It's not a plate rattler, but it does a nice job of making your music sound "full".
Pros: - Small compact design. - Compliments existing components nicely. - Price
Cons: - Not weatherproof.
Great sound for its size the bass is just what I was looking for hooked it up in my 2000 chevy silverado . fit under the seat.. I will recommend to everyone looking for good bass less space
Pros: Small Package Great Sound !!
This is one great sounding subwoofer!!! I own 2 Sound Ordnance B-8P's in two other vehicles and absolutely love them. My intention was to purchase another for the wife's car, but the box size was just a little to big to put in the trunk of the 89' Mustang Coupe. Looking at a smaller enclosed subwoofer setup, I came across the B-8PTD. Despite all the great reviews, I was still somewhat skeptical of how it would sound based on the overall size and construction. However, I took the plunge and sooooo glad I did. This little powerhouse rocks it!!! It only took several minutes to get the tuning dialed in to match the head unit and I was set. I am absolutely amazed of the sound this puts out. When people listen to the sound system, they can't believe what they see in the trunk producing the bass. They are expecting to see a large pair of boxes and amp and are truly surprised to see something slightly larger than a shoe box! I intend on purchasing one for my pickup truck to put under the passenger seat since the cargo area of my extended cab is limited. It's construction is rigid as well so it looks like it could handle some banging around if put under a seat or cargo area of an SUV or extended cab truck.
Pros: Great amp & sub combo. Priced right, quality, and great sound. Compact enough to fit almost anywhere.
Cons: Only thing I would say it could use are mounting tabs of some sort. I plan on using hook & loom or anti-skid backing pad to keep it from sliding around.
Notes for amateur installers: - I bought the sub, a Crutchfield power wiring kit, a Bluetooth wiring harness for my factory radio, and 30' of 16 ga speaker wire. Posi wire connectors would've been good. - I had to connect the remote wire from the power wiring kit to a switched 12 volt wire in the factory radio harness. The speaker wire (high level) signal was too weak. - The wiring harness suggested by Crutchfield worked really well. I spliced into the harness without cutting the factory wiring for the speaker wires plus the remote wire. - If you're going to use the high level audio signal, decide whether to use the front or rear speakers depending on how you balance your speakers now. If you like to balance to the rear, probably connect to the rear speakers to maintain a full audio signal to the sub. - Consider using YouTube tones to help adjust the settings: search for 100Hz test tone. Music was too inconsistent to tell what the settings were changing. It also helped me test if my factory radio had a low pass filter to the rear speakers. Despite a lot of testing, I'm still playing with the sub's settings (level, phase, frequency) trying to make it sound good for all my music. Maybe it's the sub's location, maybe a lot of things - if you're having similar trouble, you're not alone, keep at it. I was nervous about doing it myself but in the end it worked and I'm happy with the sub. Buy it, you won't regret it, just be patient with the install and
Pros: Good bass, fills in the low end
Cons: Might take time to get the settings right to avoid muddled, soft bass
I will say the reason I am giving a 3 star review is due to the service at Crutchfield. Supported this customer 100%. Worth 5 Stars. If you look at the reviews of this item you will see a number of them with the same issue. The unit does not work well at all with the speaker level inputs. Got two units sent to me and both were intermittent performers. It would bode well for Crutchfield to stop selling this item. It does not match up to the level of quality Crutchfield typically sells.
Pros: Crutchfield 5 star customer support
Cons: Known issues with the speaker level inputs and still selling the product. Give it a Zero rating
Great sound rich base really brought the system to life has plenty of base for the size.
Pros: Small unit great base for the size.
Cons: Had to add a amp delay switch to the system running a Sony head unit
Install was easy. Mounted under the front seat of a diesel 01 Dodge Ram. More than enough bass to pleasantly fill the cab. Was not looking for the annoying Boom-Boom sound.
Pros: Good quality easy install
Cons: none so far
Very nice product
Pros: Bass is as loud or soft as I would like. Have an Alpine CDE-152 driving it.
This amp is amazing would highly recommend
Pros: just buy it
Cons: No cons
Needed something small that could fit under the rear seat in my 2002 Wrangler and this fit the bill. Decent enough bass for what I was looking for and doesn't take up any of my precious cargo room
Pros: Small, decent bass
Cons: Doesn't annoy my neighbors enough
Pretty poor bass, distorts easily. I installed this under the drivers seat of my 06 toyota tundra, with stock head unit. Certainly it has more bass than my tundra had originally, but its not a great improvement. I have had factory stereos which provided better bass through the door speakers. When you adjust the setting, and have a song with good bass, just when this thing starts kicking some lows, it also distorts. I once build a plywood box, and installed a cheap 10" sub which I powered directly from an aftermarket head unit with no Amp, and that gave me better bass than this Sound ordinance unit. I've gone through the trouble of installing it, but had I not already killed a day with the install I would be returning this unit. Save your money, buy a better head unit and door speakers, or something else, but dont buy this.
Cons: poor quality bass, distorts easily
This is the 3rd one of these I have ordered for my classic trucks that I build. Fits under the seats very well. Perfect addition to the stereo systems & performs very well. Next truck I build will have another one of these.
I had good speakers and a good aftermarket audio already, but this was the best way to add a nice sounding bass to my car. It works and sounds awesome, no complaints. Two minor things: The wire attachments could have been better. It's a bare wire screw clamp, making 10 gauge wire tie-ins awkward at best. But then again you do it only once. Remote sound volume knob cable is long and you can't just cut it to make it short, because it terminates with a phone-style jack.
Pros: Easy to use Easy to install Great bass
Cons: Uses a bare wire screw clamp, making 10 gauge wire tie-ins hard Remote sound volume knob cable is long and you can't just cut it to make it short, because it terminates with a phone-style jack.
For the money, this thing is awesome! It's not going to add hardcore shake the neighbors house bass, but if you are looking to easily improve the bass in your car this is it. Combined with my new CD receiver and door speakers, music sounds amazing in my car again! Personally, I look for quality of sound and this fit the bill perfectly. There was already a 4ga power cable in my car that I used and it was way oversized to hook up to the terminals on the sub-woofer body, so 8ga would be plenty big enough. I had to play with the settings on the sub-woofer and in my CD receiver a while, but I am pretty satisfied with where it's at.
Pros: Looks good Sounds great Quality/built well Easy to use/install Value
Excellent subwoofer. Nice sound. The reason for the 2 stars is the poor design of the 3 wire clamps on the back of the sub. Too small and lots of difficulty in attaching the wires. The designer should have used a clamping mechanism like that on the backs of most speakers. On the unit I got, 1 of the wire clamp screws got stripped. A redesign is in order here. Make it stupid simple. Bullet proof. Not these tiny screws/clamps that are difficult to work with. Even if ends were crimped onto the wires, attaching them to the 3 clamps would still not be acceptable. Overall, a great sub with some corners cut by the designer in the choice of hardware.
Pros: Sounds great.
Cons: Method of attaching wires poorly thought out. Clamps too small. Screws easily strip.
First... be sure you buy a kit that has wires long enough to reach the sub. The kit I purchased from Crutchfield did not reach from the battery & remote wire to the rear of my SUV. I had to add about 5 feet more of wire (not a big deal, just an inconvenience and also the wire I had was not the same high quality as what came in the kit). Getting the ground wire was also a challenge because it was so short. I had to take off a panel that also had a seatbelt bolt to remove and I was not able to get the seatbelt harness installed. I'll need to get a bolt threader and get that done at a later time (third row seat seatbelt, so now I have 7 belted seats instead of 8). Aside from the inconveniences that came from the installation process, the powered sub sounds really nice. It doesn't shake the rearview mirror, but it does give a satisfying low end that the radio & 6-1/2 two way speakers would not have. The radio and sub have enough setting adjustments to really get a good sound between the powered sub and speakers. Overall very happy with this powered sub. Seems to be a good quality unit that should last a long time.
Pros: Sounds great. Good low end bass, but not the thump from big box units (I didn't want over powering bass, this is just the right amount).
Cons: The kit sold by Crutchfield was not long enough to give trouble fee installation. Would recommend finding a way to measure the length needed before ordering the wire kit.
Great sound in a small package! I replaced a 10" JL that was in a large sub box with the B-8PTD. The B-8PTD is literally the size of my old amp. It does not hit the low notes like the JL but it so much nicer having that space back in my trunk.
Pros: Small, sounds great
Great Bass at a good price. Fits well in a Honda CRZ
Pros: Easy Install, Great Sound
Great sounding unit for an affordable peice.
Very happy with this purchase, for the price this is a great product, easy to install and sounds very good. It's not the bass monster I had when I was a teenager with two 12s and lots of watts, but it adds a nice low end to my truck making my commute much more enjoyable!
Pros: Easy to install
Cons: Haven't found any
Finally, second time around. First unit would not put out sound, now have replacement installed, and is working.
Pros: Slim design
Cons: First unit did not work
Great bass in a small package, paired it with retro radio, fosgate sound punch speakers.... WOW!
Pros: Big sound in a small package, fits under seat.
perfect for my Tacoma. i have it turned up halfway and its more than enough bass. doesn't take much space. fit perfectly behind the back seat
Pros: great sounds, perfect amount of bass
great option for a bass-less system that doesn't have a trunk or a lot spare room.
Pros: low profile, fits under most seats
Cons: None that I have found
I installed this in my daughters 2013 Ford Focus. I tried to fit it under the seat but ended up putting it in the trunk. Good bass for what it is. I prefer a little more bass which is why I gave 4 starts instead of 5, but it's great for adding a little thump to the factory radio. Getting the amp power wire inside the car was the toughest part of the whole installation. I had some issues with the factory speaker wire colors but Crutchfield helped me out with that. I've been buying from Crutchfield since the late 90's when I was a teenager. Their service has always been top notch. The installation gear has always been a cut above the rest.
This is a great setup if you're looking to add some bass. It packs some really good sound in a compact case. There's plenty of bass in my Tundra now and I lost very little space with this set up. There's plenty of adjustment to dial in exactly what you want coming out of this speaker. Don't be intimidated by there being adjustments if it's not something you're comfortable with. One call to to Crutchfield and their techs can walk you through just about anything.
Pros: Sounds great, plenty of bass, compact.
Fantastic, Fits under the seat where my factory Sub was located.
Pros: easy to install
Cons: power terminals exposed
This amplified sub-woofer is amazing. Perfect fit for a small space. I have it in a 2005 Nissan Frontier extended cab. It cranks and sounds like you have 2-12" subs then you realize it's just an 8". AMAZING!!!!
Pros: Everything.... sound,size,power, etc.
Cons: I wish I would have purchased this earlier.
Awesome power and sound with this sub. It's size allows plenty of mounting options. I placed it on the back wall of my daughter's 98 ranger. The directions are a little lacking, consisting of mostly pics. I encounters a problem getting power and after hours of frustration and rewiring, discovered that it was the flipping of a single switch that gave me all that grief. I used RCA cables rather than tapping the rear speakers. The switch I was referring to was on auto detect which is the wrong setting for RCA cables apparently. On a whim I flipped the switch and bingo....it powered on. This is the lacking in directions I was referring to. All in all my daughter and I are very happy. For the money you won't be disappointed.
Pros: Sound, power, and size
Great value. Added the punch to the bass that I needed. No car stereo is complete without a subwoofer.
Pros: Great price and sound
Installed this right under the drivers seat in 2002 Jeep Wrangler and it sounds awesome. I don't go past 3 or 4 on the setting because it will blow you out with the windows and doors in. It is quite a bit louder than I expected but it is not a shaker that you feel coming down the street from a block away but more than enough for nice low end and punch . It took about 1/2 hour to install . You custom dial the sound in to how you like it.
Good sound. I was able to slip under the passenger seat of Honda Civic and it has added more sound to the factory system.
Awesome product from the easy installation to the booming sound. It really brought the sound to life in my restored 87 Toyota extended cab pickup. One word says it all "WOW"!
Pros: Price, installation, overall sound!
Cons: None so far.
Installed in my super cab F150 and can barely turn it up past 3 clicks on the remote gain. Wont crack the windshield but adds some very nice bass to the system. Super simple install and sounds great. Cant beat the performance vs the price.
Pros: Sounds great and easty to install
Cons: None that i can see.
This thing is AIGHT. Not bad for the price. However, there's really not much control over the low end. I'm an audio engineer for a living so maybe I'm just spoiled but the frequency controls, EQ, etc all seem to have similar effects and non really clean up the sound or create much of a discernible difference in clarity. This thing is really best listened to at lower volumes IMO. It's a gap filler NOT designed to make the 808s in your rap tracks knock. Taking off another star since there was a situation with the FUSE in the back of the sub and upon installation it simply would not make any sound. After checking and re-checking all my connections I read a review on Crutchfield and discovered that at least one person had trouble with the fuse in the back of the sub. I pulled the fuse and put it back and suddenly.... it works! There's no mention of this in the supplied literature. And the person who left this tip also experienced intermittent loss of sound... so although I'm less than confident in my purchase time may tell whether this was worth the money.
Pros: Fills in bass where there once was no bass at all. Sounds good at low volumes (think maybe 10-25% of it's power).
Cons: Sounds muddy and farty if cranked loud. Fuse issue made installation slightly more complicated than it had to be.
With the right accessories ( purchased from Crutchfield as well ) the installation time was roughly 1 hour. I purchased this for my 2000 Jeep Wrangler as the upgraded dash and soundbar speakers didn't provide enough thump. I placed it under the backseat passenger side seat ( perfect fit ), and the control switch on the center console. The overall sound is perfect for the Jeep. I am very pleased and will continue to use Crutchfield as my "GoTo" for everything car audio. Thanks!
Pros: Sleek size for limited space, great price for great sound, easy installation.
Cons: None that I can think of.
I bought to replace my S/O box in my hatch to save space. The b-8 is powerful and sounds good, but not as good as a box. It has a crisp bass, not a full bass. I took out after two days and put the box back in.
Pros: Compact, easy to install, looks cool
Cons: Does not produce that "full bass" soundCrutchfield response on 3/27/2017 We're sorry you're disappointed with your new sub. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.
Awesome sound for the size
Would have been a 5 but the original speaker had an issue the bolts that tighten to secure the wires from the vehicle were stripped out. I called Crutchfield with the problem and they had a replacement in route that day! Replacement installed, workers perfect! Love the ability to control the amount of bass. Had a nice rich sound excellent with the rest of the system installed. This isn't going to make your car rattle but its excellent quality sound!!!
Pros: Ease of installation, Excellent sound (was not wanting loud vibrating bass, I wanted quality sound), compact design, Now my significant other wants one in her Lex
Cons: 1st speaker had stripped out lugs but Crutchfield made it right ASAP.
So far, this powered sub has been a pretty decent addition to my truck. At first, I was using the high level turn on option, but after talking with tech support (which Robert was phenomenal in his help), I switched to the remote turn on via the 12v ignition wire on the Entune radio. The amp is just not sensitive enough to turn on via the high level option until you really crank the volume up. I did run into a noticeable turn on thump/pop while starting the truck up, but added a PAC Tr-7 to the remote wire and programmed it with a 4 sec turn on delay and have no issues with the turn on noise.
Pros: Not expensive, decent quality, speaker level inputs
Cons: High level input turn on not sensitive enough.
Added this to my Pioneer receiver and stock speaker setup in my '05 Saturn VUE. I'm enjoying it, especially with rock music. I placed it under the driver seat, and depending upon the song, I get a nice back massage. I especially like the wired remote for adjusting the bass level. Only problem is that the adhesive on the remote doesn't seem to hold very well, but that can be easily remedied.
Sounds great for a compact powered sub I installed under the frontseat of a 2015 Jeep Wrangler fits perfectly and sounds even better than factory sub
Pros: Price and size
Great bass for the price. I installed in a 2012 ford focus and it fit perfectly under my seat. It was just the right amount of bass.
Sounds fantastic! Super easy to install!
So far so good. It puts out a lot of bass for how small it is. I don't particularly like how it attaches to a base; some built-in brackets would have been better.
So far so good. Installed behind rear seat in a double cab 2015 Toyota Tacoma. Fits nicely into the slot and sounds great even with the seat up over it. I choose this option over the Stealthbox option with 8" sub due to price and space commitment. Happy with the choice so far.
Pros: Size, easy install
Cons: just not the same as a sub, but will do
Great sounds from this compact subwoofer. Great value for the price. Would definitely recommend for small bass nothing huge but perfect for my needs.
Pros: Small compact and sounds great.
Cons: None as of yet.
I purchased this sub at the recommendation of the Crutchfield sales rep. Love Crutchfield and have spent thousands of dollars with them over the last 20 years. This is the first and only time a recommended product fell short. The sub was selected as part of an upgrade system for my son for Christmas for his 2002 Highlander. We replaced the receiver, 8 door speakers and 2 door tweeters. Everything else about the system is incredible, especially for the cost. I have called Crutchfield and they are sending us a new one to swap out. Hope the new one lasts longer than the first. I have a feeling this model is not capable of sustained high volume use but we will see how the new one does. Love the no hassle returns with Crutchfield!!
Pros: Low price, remote volume control, multiple adjustments and low profile.
Cons: Good sound only lasted a couple of months before speaker failed.
Perfect in every way..
I can't really give this a great review, because it hasn't worked properly yet. But the tech support and customer service have been great, and another one is on the way to me.
Great bass from a compact unit, I'm really impressed with the sound from this unit. A very nice compliment to the 4 new Rockford Fosgate P1683's that replaced my factory speakers.
Pros: Fits easily under the rear seat of my super crew cab. Able to control the subwoofer from my Kenwood DPX502, no real need for the remote bass control.
I just installed my Sound Ordnance powered subwoofer under the driver's seat of my 2016 Jeep Wrangler. What a world of difference it made! I previously called upon Crutchfield, and upgraded my front and overhead sound bar speakers (Polk Audio), and a new Sound Ordnance amp. The upgrade made an amazing difference. Adding the subwoofer simply completed my vision for a bold, yet crisp sound! I would have had to pay at least 3x the amount of money to get this same sound quality with any other brand. Why shop anywhere else?
Pros: Best sound quality for the money! Reliable performance. Easy to install.
dident work! lot of time wasted! and $
Cons: check b4 u ship!
Awesome sub to hide away in a truck. Sounds great!
Pros: Fits under seat. Easy install. Sounds awesome.
I really did not have anything to compare this sub to, so the four stars. But DANG! This is the first sub I have had the pleasure to install in one of my vehicles. I usually have the factory set ups. At full bore, this little sub will vibrate the entire cab of my crew cab. Being a bit older I had to turn the sub down. Very impressed. Nice compacted unit fit under the back seat. Good for the cost.
Love it. Makes my factory 1997 f250 speakers sound like a million bucks.
I really wanted to like this sub. Great size, great rating, great price, but at the end of the day, the sound Quality wasn't all that great. I'm a bass player so maybe I'm a little biased, but this thing sounded "cheap". The low end was muddy, boxie and sounded unbalanced, no matter how I adjusted the sub. It reminded me of a "Sparkomatic" sub I had years ago. This was connected to a Kenwood DDX9903 via high grade RCA cables from the sub output so the input signal was clean. I had high hopes for this but ended up sending it back trading it in for the Kicker 11HS8. That's a great little sub. If you have a hang up for extremely good sound quality (not just quantity), keep looking.
Pros: Good Price Main Unit seems well Built Easy Installation
Cons: Cheap Sounding Low End (Muddy, Boxie) Sound shaping adjustments makes little difference. Wire Remote feels cheap.
Amazing....dont look further.
Pros: -cost -sound quality -build quality
Cons: -ive currently got it resting on its weight....the mounting attachments did not seem as good...i prefer to have things bolted down
I am very happy with my Sound Ordnance sub/amp combo! I've got it tucked into the right side of the back hatch area of a 2007 Honda Fit. It is solidly mounted and has a large open air space in front of the speaker. The sound is excellent, it has a good clean punch to it, and it really does kick! It's not a whole car throbbing kind of bass, but it can get pretty deep, and loud and still sounds clear. I have it paired with Focal 130-AS component speakers in the front doors, which are powered by a 75 watt per channel JL amp. The Focals have a good range, and can play deep tones with clarity, and the Sound Ordnance fills in perfectly. The two work well together. I couldn't be happier!
Pros: Excellent sound Integrated system makes hook-up easy
This unit was very easy to install under the front passenger seat. Would have fit under the driver seat but would rather have it further away. The sound is amazing and added a lot more bass to my factory speaker system. Includes a wired remote volume knob that I installed under the dash on right side of steering wheel. Once I got the volume set how I like it, I've had no need to adjust. But it's there if I need to. Called Crutchfield technical support with a question on connecting the blue remote wire to the head unit and wiring harness. The response was quick and questions were answered immediately and correctly.
Pros: Great bass addition; easy to install
Used w/pioneer head unit and stock speakers in a 2001 tacoma. This thing is amazing! Rocks my sons truck. Easy hook up, fits under seat, easy setup to tune bass to car. Sounds like a much bigger setup than it is. Will be getting another for my dodge ram.
Pros: Amazing sound for such a small package
Surprised. After reading some of the reviews I was a little unsure about this subwoofer. I eventually gave it a chance and bought it and I must say I'm so satisfied with it. Great bass boom just what I needed. Not to mention easy install.
Pros: Easy install. Great bass boom
Cons: None at all
Installation was not quite as easy as I would have liked, as the instructions provided were unfortunately severely lacking in detail. Part of the installation hassle was also due to my vehicle (2002 Dodge Intrepid) being a pain to work around, but that's not the fault of the subwoofer. Once I did get everything secured and connected properly, however, I couldn't have been more pleased with the sound that this little guy produced. It is a terrifically hearty subwoofer for it's size and will provide a very satisfying kick to an already good system. Tweaking the EQ knobs is necessary to acquire the potential of the sub, but it doesn't take more than a few tries to get the bass where you'd like it. It's also very easy to place where-ever you like, and takes up very little space. A great subwoofer for it's price.
Pros: Accurate, tight bass reproduction. Great price/quality ratio. Small, light, takes up little space.
Cons: Installation manual is borderline unhelpful. Requires quite a bit of extra wires (which can be purchased separately here on the site).
I was so excited to install this sub in my 17 Accord. Used the line level inputs and tapped the connector directly behind the head unit, soldier with heatshrink... the works. When I first turned on the audio, sound started flowing from the car speakers and the sub's red power light came on... yea! But hey... no sound... what the heck? Powered off, back on .. red light comes on but still no sub activity. Crank it to 75% and still not sub. So while the car audio is on, I pull the fuse from the sub body and pop it back in.. and now we are rockin! I think, ok... weird... but ok. Well not so much. Randomly, some trips, the sub refuses to come one, and some it will. I don't by the response that some audio systems are not powerful enough to trigger it. The power light does come on. I pulled the fuse again and reinserted, at a point in that process I felt it come one.. but still no permanent fix. Very disappointing because when it was working, it was the perfect compliment to the factory Accord audio. I was in love for a day... too bad.
Pros: Perfect compliment to factory Accord audio Nice tidy under seat fit Sweet price for the sound performance Cool remote - installed nicely in blank accessory slot next to econ button.
Cons: Intermittent operation Poor component quality, Guess you get what you pay for.
it's easy to install and it sounds great, nothing more to say.
Pros: ADJUSTABLE REMOTE
Had a problem with using this with a low powered factory head unit which couldn't be replaced with an aftermarket unit (Infiniti integrated dash) Crutchfield tech dept was right there to help! The problem was solved with an inexpensive line out transformer in the signal input line. All that said, this little sub is GREAT! Wife says there's lots of BoomBoom in her ZoomZoom! I was able to install this underseat sub under the back deck AND was able to reinstall the trunk partitions! Looks great!
Pros: Fantastic bass addition for minimal bucks! Small enough to fit just about anywhere. All in one compact package.
Cons: You'll be hooked on sound improvements....may lead to massive cash outlay!??
Holds up anything you can throw at it with no distortion. Very impressive for a single 8" works perfect for trucks.
Le da un bajo increible.... se escucha muy bien... Produces incredible bass..sounds really good.
Cons:Crutchfield response on 1/24/2017 Translation provided by Crutchfield's International Sales & Support team.
Nice little upgrade to get some thump. It won't vibrate the coffee at the red light but does give a nice boost to the low end of your system. The only down side is that the adhesive behind the metal face (both ends) isn't bonding. It continues to lift of the unit....but....nothing a little superglue can't fix!
This was exactly what I was looking for. The sub fits easily under the driver's seat of my '06 Mazda 3 (plenty of room on the sides with approx. 1" to spare above). I needed pro assistance in running the power wire through the firewall, but was able to do the remaining wiring myself. The sub sounds perfect (very loud and still clear) with my system. I have 40W RMS Pioneer door speakers plus Infinity tweeters all running through a Kenwood head unit -- no amp -- (all purchased through Crutchfield). It's not a competition system, but is very good and the subwoofer sounds great and has the ability to completely overpower it. It provides a great low end with more than enough punch in my small car.
Pros: High expectations - met all of them.
Great product, but what are people setting the controls to, given that each cab size is different what is a good starting point.
Pros: Perfect for under the seat of a Silverado
Cons: None so far
This thing was the perfect solution for my needs. Easy install in my 2000 Jeep Wrangler TJ. I have the Sahara model with flip forward seats. It will NOT fit under them. After reading some reviews saying that's where they put theirs. They must have the standard seats. I mounted it in the back cargo (if you can call it that) space. Paired it with a Kenwood deck and I'm amazed at how great they sound. The remote is awesome for quick tuning for different genres. I listen to everything from Alice in Chains to Johnny Cash to Eminem. Just a twist of the knob and it's dialed in. I installed everything, deck/sub by myself in about an hour and a half. It would have been nice to have a hand pulling the power wire through the firewall but I managed. ???? to Sam my Crutchfield advisor for recommending this set up. I also recommend Crutchfields pre wired harness. This service rocks. When I ordered my system Sam mentioned this and what I time saver. They even opened the amp wiring kit and connected the necessary wires for it. #crimpingainteasy written on the package. You're going to have to buy a new harness anyway, why not let the professionals do it right the first time for $20 all included. If you want that full sound that makes the music come alive, buy this thing. You will not be sorry you'll wish you'd done it sooner.
Pros: Incredible sound Easy install All in one
Cons: Doesn't fit under Jeep TJ flip forward seats.
Awesome sub, fits under my seat, easy install, great sound in my reg. Cab truck!
Pros: Easy install, great sound
This subwoofer offers very good bass sound for the money and for its small size. It fit nicely behind the passenger seat of my MGB roadster, and it was fairly simple to install. The included remote control knob is very convenient for making quick adjustments of the desired bass level, particularly when mixing various artists and genres.
Pros: Very good sound for size and price. Convenient remote level control.
Extremely easy to install and the sound is better than expected! My son and I installed this under the driver seat of his 2001 Toyota Tacoma along with JBL Stage speakers front and rear. Total time was about 4 hours. I love the sound we get from such a small package. The best review I can give is to say that when were finished, my son spent almost 2 hours just sitting in his truck listening to music. He absolutely LOVED the sound!!
Perfect subwoofer for under passenger seat, completed sound system w Alpine head unit and front/rear Infinity speakers. Installed in Subaru Impreza WRX wagon. Install better left for professional
Great sound, size and price. Added to my sons SUV and provided plenty of bass and power to provide exactly what we were lacking. Fits perfectly under the seat and was super easy to install.
To Quote the 20 something member of our family that know car audio " this is 5X better than expected"
Great setup with the new Alpine Head Unit. This Unit does not rattle the doors off, but bass blends Very Nice with the Head Unit
Pros: Awesome unit. Easy install, and really blends the bass to the music.
Fills in the lows reasonably well. I would prefer a 10 inch sub in this overall size but that is asking a lot. This provided the largest speaker that I could fit under the front drivers seat of our 2013 Subaru Outback.
Cons: Frequency response could be a little better. I would expect an 8" to go down to closer to 30hz.
Installed in my 2015 CRV with previously had an underwhelming system. This is such a large improvement, I can't believe I didn't do it earlier! I used the line-level inputs with the stock stereo and upgraded front speakers. The remote level control installed wonderfully in an existing switch location, everyone thinks it looks stock! Good sound improvement for a great price. Thanks for another great shopping experience Crutchfield!
Pros: Value, Size, Ease of installation
Cons: Lack of mounting options
I really wanted to like this unit- Good specs, decent reviews the right size and seemingly well made. Unfortunately, two in a row were confirmed to not work with speaker level inputs despite the stated ability for such. Voltage readings were taken on both incoming power and speaker level power and all were normal, yet neither would turn on. They did, however, turn on when tested with RCA line level inputs coming from an old stereo. Unfortunately, in my application I do not have RCA inputs, so.......... On the plus side, Crutchfield was honest- they said a number of these units need a surprisingly high level of speaker signal to turn them on. After a discussion with the Rep., we agreed on an Alpine unit, which although twice the price appears to also be twice the quality. Fine by me. If your unit turns on and you're OK with the sound then by all means get one. For me, however, the quality just isn't there. Vividly illustrates why I've bought from Crutchfield for 30+ years. Never the cheapest, but great customer service.
Pros: - Price - Size - Specs - Crutchfield support
Cons: - Multiple defective units - Tendency to require ridiculously high speaker levels to turn on
Was a nice upgrade for my f150 super cab. Very EZ to install.
Pros: Good sound EZ install
Great sound. Don't expect it to bang though.
Pros: Good small speaker.
Cons: Should know what your doing instructions are poor.
I purchased this on Black Friday sale. I've never owned a subwoofer, but have watched online videos on what was needed to install before my purchase. I had purchased an installation kit from a box store about a year ago. The manual for the subwoofer states that it requires 10 gauge wire, the kit I purchased had an 8 gauge wire, and it did fit nicely. I wanted to install the subwoofer under the seat of my '94 Tercel, but it turns out the seat has in indentation towards the middle that prevents the subwoofer from fitting in. So then I had to mount it in the trunk, I cut a piece of plywood, and attached the subwoofer between the plywood, and the back of the back seat. I spray painted black the trunk side of the plywood. I pulled the power wire on the passenger side, and the signal wires on the driver's side. I pulled the remote wire under the center console. All in all the installation wasn't so bad, as the car itself is pretty simple without a lot of paneling etc. Now, for testing, I turned it on. And. Nothing. Pulled out the voltmeter, and the voltage was there, but no sound! The fix was that I had to put the slide switch to the right position!! But I still wasn't hearing much base! So what I ended up doing, I turned the subwoofer controls to the maximum, and I'm now using the remote to control the base level. I never had to turn it all the way up! So I'm very happy and pleased with the subwoofer, and next time it goes on sale I will most likely purchase one more!
Pros: small and compact, relatively high wattage compared to competitors, nice sounding!
Bought wholly on the recommendation of Crutchfield experts, the B-8PTD does everything that was recommended and then some. The sound stage created inside my cabin is thick and luscious, effortlessly communicating all my music's details in full glory. Unfortunately, the only bad thing about getting this unit installed is that it now shows me how poor my music files are.... since anything that is of mediocre quality will not be hidden by the system with this unit. I am very happy with the product.
Pros: power, definition, control and overall reproduction of sound feed.
Great sound, easy to install, like the compact design
It' actually pretty good for its size. Mine is in the trunck of my Altima. So, I am loosing some effect due to that. So with that configuration I get a medium amount of low bass to supplement the music. I like having the volume knob to adjust the strength. I put the base up beside the rear quarter panel so it is totally hidden under the carpet. I could play with the adjustment but it seems I would like it to produce a tighter bass.
Pros: Size, volume knob
Cons: Not as tight bass perhaps.
Installed this in an F150 right next to the S.O. amp. Behind the back seat. Have not had a problem with it or the amp. Adds a lot of low range but dont expect it to rattle the windows. Well made gear for the price.
Pros: Easy to install. Decent sound. Well built.
Cons: A little underpowered. Bulky.
Sounds great just what I wanted for my car.
Pros: small size, big sound more than enough to fill a standard size car.
Cons: none so far.
This sub has a great sound specially for the price you pay for it. Can't beat it I will be getting another one.
Cons: Hard to find place to mount in Toyota Tacoma 06 model.
The sound is decent, but I have had Two of these die on me in under a year. Not built to last. I'm very unhappy with this purchase.
Cons: poor quality
Great addition to my aftermarket system. Easy to install and fills the Quad Cab of my Dodge truck with plenty of depth.
For the price this unit delivers good value and pairs well with my head unit delivering around 20 watts to my full range speakers. I believe if I added an amp to my full range however this would need to be upgraded
Pros: Tight clean sound
Cons: may not be able to keep up with growth in the rest of the system
Installed in my 04 xl7 with using my stock speakers. Placed my sd B-8PTD back seat. My xl7 is lit..... sounds great like expensive system
Plenty loud for the size. Great price for the product. Only downfall is does not hit on the low end like most subs but overall a great product for a stock system. Easy to install
good addition to a medium grade system. so if you're looking for heart pounding bass, buy a bigger unit. super easy to install.
excellent sounding sub.imo it sounds just as good as kicker and kenwood.would go with again.easy to install with it's smaller size,but don't let the smaller size fool you,put out great amount of bass.bought and installed 2. wow what great output.won't blow your neighbors away but has great thumping.imo that's all you need.get it and find out.will not be disappointed.installed under both front seats in my jeep jk 4 door
Pros: can install anywhere.and out of sight
I have a 2014 Nissan Frontier King cab truck and this was the perfect subwoofer for it. It fits nicely under the drivers seat and it gives me plenty of decent low end in that small cab. It certainly won't hit those low 20 hz notes but it is more than adequate for an 8" self contained powered subwoofer. I'm 47 and don't need my head put through the windshield from a 15" sub. It fills in where the 6x9 Alpines in the doors leave off. I recommend this to anyone that just wants some nice punch and low end added to their factory system.
Had this installed for me in a 2016 Jeep Wrangler. I was hoping it would fit under one of the front seats, but no go (too tall ). Instead, placed it on the back lift cover. It is secure (brackets that came with unit are screwed thru the lift which is secure when door is closed. Snug enough not to be able to get fingers under to lift out- thinking about theft when top is off). The sounds is doing what I wanted it to - give a "fullness" sound. Gives a little thump, but nothing shattering. The bass control knob is nice to have to easily increase or decrease bass (verses navigating the stero for the equalizer).
Pros: Good sound, amp/speaker all in one
Cons: Didn't fit under seat
Sound Ordnance dropped a bomb on my car! I bought this as an open box for $125 and installed in my 2010 mazda 5 under the passenger seat. For the size and price this thing is amazing! No you will not drive by 7-11 and shake the twinkies off of the shelf... Yes you will enjoy deep rich music not afforded by factory car systems. Coupled with my JVC head unit, I am a Crutchfield customer for life!
Pros: Size, sound quality
it's a great product, exactly what i was expecting and very easy to install!
Very good clean amp that drives speakers hard for the moey
Pros: Price Preformance
This is my 2nd purchase of this item. One in both trucks. The perfect amount of thump to round out the sound.
Pros: Easy to install, Fits easily under seat, Great sound
I had this for a little over 2 years with no issues and sounded great when it worked. Just a few months ago started to work intermittently. Checked all connections had power to them, fuse was ok and ground was tight. Called once and the guy was not able to help much but it did start to work while on phone with him but cut out again a few days later and said call back if not working again. Well now cannot get it to work at all. This was my first compact subwoofer and last buying Sound Ordnance. Very disappointed lasting only over 2 years. I thought it would last much longer and I am not a heavy user on it. Bass sounded great when working.
Cons: Stopped working after little over 2 yearsCrutchfield response on 10/11/2016 After seeing Gil's review, one of our Tech Support Specialists is reaching out to him and let him know that his Sound Ordnance powered sub came with a 3-year warranty. So, we'll help guide him through the warranty process, so he can get his subwoofer working again.
I was amazed at the sound that this well consructed compact unit produced, it well exceeded my expectations in many ways, fit into the only secluded or hidden area i had, see I was trying for a stealth system in an antique vehicle but was really limited to what I can do 4" speakers were the only size that would fit so after listening to the system it was missing something I needed to figure this out and what to use I went on line and sure there were tons of this type of unit some were really cheap and the looked it, i decided to use this unit one as it was priced in my price range ( Crutchfields price was the best I could find) two the mounting dimensions once powered up it added a crisp clean bass tone to complete the somewhat tinny empty soulless sound of the small speakers and truly completed this system.
Pros: Almost infinitely adjustable from soft and supple to filling dropping, high and low inputs make the unit adaptable to any application, ruggedly constructed yet nice to look at, plenty of other adjustments to tune in what you are looking for, even impressed my 16 year old who now wants one in her car. versitle mounting, compact design, impressive profrmance
Cons: I have yet to fine any
I bought this for my husband's 2006 GMC Sierra extended cab. He gives the following review: Once installed, this speaker is a great way to add depth to a rather minimalist system in a tight space. It easily fits under the rear seat. Installation is just like any other amp. If you've done it before or know anything about it, it's not bad. Just watch a how-to video online for your particular vehicle. Like any amp, it took me a while to get the gain and phase levels right. Having the remote level knob is a nice feature if you listen to a lot of different types of music. Overall, I'm very impressed with the bass output of this sytem given the price and size. For not too much, and over the course of a couple of years, I replaced all factory speakers with Pioneer, replaced the head unit, added bluetooth speakerphone, and added this sub. I sold my factory head unit for more than it cost to put in a decent single din unit.
Pros: Easy install. Good controls and features. Clear sound. Compact. Remote control. No ugly LED lights illuminating your vehicle at night. Does not knock your heart valves loose.
Cons: It's not a large wooden box dual sub sound.
This unit is just what I was looking for to add to my classic car audio system. Fits under the bench seat, nice and tucked away and gives a nice punch to otherwise dull sounding music. I didn't install the bass control as I didn't want to add any gadgets to my dash, I pretty much just set all controls midrange and left it as is. So far the sound sounds good, and I am happy with the quality of this little woofer/amp combo.
Pros: Easy to install, small size to fit under seats, Nice sound
Cons: I don't care much for the mounting brackets, the mounting points should be part of the enclosure. Limited bass due to small size, but I wasn't expecting to break any windows!
This little guy really filled out the factory stereo in my chevy spark. Use the remote wire. The instructions are unclear and/or maybe the spark stereo just didn't put out enough power to turn the sub on. I love it!
Pros: Inexpensive but quality
Cons: Slightly unclear instructions
easy to install good sound space saver happy good buy
I wanted to love it, but it turns out that price and convenience only go so far. I read the positive reviews and went for it, but I don't completely agree. Sound quality is really just ok. Actually it's barely good enough for my taste. The last sub I ran (in another vehicle) was also an 8" in a small box (which I built to fit my car), but without the integrated amp. That unit had punch and no detectable distortion, until it started clipping at a very high volume. I've had to adjust the bass way down for this unit, as it distorts, seemingly, very easily. Maybe I just don't have it tuned correctly, so I play with it some more and change the rating accordingly.
Pros: Small Cheap Easy
Cons: Sound quality matches price
Great sound for the size. Good powerful Base and easy to install.
Pros: Compact size.
Cons: None at this time.
This is a great little sub. It fills the bottom end for pretty much all the music I listen to including classical, jazz, country, rock, and some bluegrass. It's paired with two coaxial Polk Audio 6.5" and two Kicker 6" x 9" coaxial three ways. The head unit is a Kenwood DDX 392 installed in a Ram 1500 regular cab. More may be needed for a larger cab, but this is awesome. I would not recommend it for those who crank maximum volume and want to share their hip hop with neighbors. I suspect the unit would max out and blow, but for me it is perfect!
Pros: Performance for price, easy install, tight sound when needed, booms when needed.
Cons: Not for those who want the car to vibrate and share bass with others going down the road.
The Sound Ordnance powered subwoofer was easy to install and compact. The bass that comes from this small package is better than expected. Would recommend this product for the money.
Pros: Easily set up Good Sound
A lot more than I expected! It's not going to deafen you or shake your vehicle with the bass but it fills out the sound very nicely. I don't know how it would sound in a trunk, I have it under the passenger seat of a crew cab F250.
Pros: Price Sound
i love this product, sounds great
Great sound in a small unit! Just what I needed to add a little to my Jeep Wrangler so I can hear the tunes with the top down. Easy install with the included wiring kit from Crutchfield!
Pros: Great Sound, Great Price!
Cons: Have to tap into the factory harness if you're hooking it up to a factory system. Not really a negative just something to be aware of.
Simple to install and wire. This subwoofer fit perfectly inside my 2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ center console to replace the original factory subwoofer. Price at this site was fair and shipping was EXCELLENT! Customer response time was impeccable (ordered another item by accident) it was taken off my order quickly and hassle-free! Will buy from this company again!
Pros: Compact, good sound, comes with its own amplifier.
Cons: A little low for my tastes (it won't rock your eye-sockets). But at this price the quality can't be beat.
Amazing quality lots of bass for a small package
Pros: Easy and compact
Cons: Should have ordered sooner
I typically do not write reviews on products, but I felt inclined to do so with this purchase. I installed this powered subwoofer in my 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited - 4 door. Like most people who drive Jeeps, I was not satisfied with the factory system sound. This was a great addition. The sound was exactly what i was looking to add to the existing factory system. Fit perfectly under the front passenger seat. I like the ability to make adjustments between different styles of music with the bass control switch. Installation was straight forward. Only issue I faced was that when i connected to the speakers wires, evidently there was not enough signal to turn on the unit. I ended up running a remote wire from a switched fuse for unit to turn on. Besides that, perfect product for what I was looking for. Crutchfield was great for sales and technical questions when I was looking to purchase product.
Pros: Great price, easy installation, good sound addition to a factory system, bass adjustment switch
Cons: Had to run a remote wire even though it was advertised as not needing one. Not a deal breaker, could have been isolated to my vehicle.
Great product. Fast shipping. Installation was a snap. The sound coming from this woofer is phenomenal. I've bought Sound Ordnance woofers before and was not afraid of buying this one. I installed it in a Ford F150 under the back seat. It fits perfectly. Not a big thumping speaker but the perfect amount of bass to fill out the sound coming from the Kenwood head unit. It is everything I was hoping for and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a compact powered speaker.
Pros: Small size. Great sound. Sturdy build.
Bought this one to replace the last unit I had which was stolen, West Oakland should have figured. Installing in same car and will likely purchase another for a 91 alltrac wagon I'm building that only has room for 4" speakers and needs some bass.
Pros: Big sound little package. Added dial control is a plus for different types of music. Simple install, clear sound.
Cons: Only need just over 3" clearance to mount, but still too tall to mount under the seats in my gen 1 Tundra or gen 2.5 Montero.
Have had this sub for a couple of weeks now and I listen to mainly hip-hop; this sub does not hit as hard as a conventional subwoofer set up but it will definitely add some decent bass depth to your sound system. If you're looking for something that won't break the bank that'll give you decent bass, I'll recommend this.
Pros: For the price, will add good bass depth to your system.
Cons: Doesn't hit as deep and hard as other subs.
Of the several sub installs I've done so far, this was by far the easiest. No speaker wires, no matching the amp and sub. Perfectly straightforward, especially with the EFX 4 gauge wiring kit! And amazing sound that beats my friends expensive professionally installed system!
Pros: Compact. Easy to install. Fits under seat.
Amazing sound. Fits under the seat. We changed out the stock radio to an inexpensive JVC and reasonably priced Kicker speakers. Definitely recommend this product.
Pros: Small footprint. Fits under the seat. Great sound and clarity. No distortion at high volume.
Cons: Use a pro to install. We installed the speakers but the wiring was difficult on the subwoofer. We had the radio and subwoofer and they did an excellent job.
The Sound Ordnance powered subwoofer is a perfect addition to a vehicle with an original head unit and upgraded speakers. It added the perfect amount of base for what I was looking for.
Pros: Simple installation, great sounding.
Cons: Better way to mount the base adjusting knob.
Wired it up by the book. Ran fine for 6 months. Blew the inline fuse on the 12V power wire. Unit stopped working.
Installed in a 2014 Ram 1500 Mega Cab. First off, there is nowhere to put it. It doesn't fit in the storage bins under the back seat, which is where I had hoped to place it. It also would not fit under the front seats(power seats, lots of wiring). So, the default location was on the transmission tunnel just aft of the center console. So, it's right out in the open, where I didn't want it. Other than that, it sounds pretty good and I like the "remote" gain control, and find that I use it a lot since I listen to many different types of music, and need to adjust often. Oh, and the unit would not turn on from the speaker leads. I had to run a remote wire to the fuse box.
Pros: Inexpensive, decent sound and volume for a small speaker.
Cons: Could not get the unit to turn on from the speaker leads; had to run a remote wire.
I decided on this powered sub after researching and reading several reviews. I've only had 10 inch and 12 inch subs before so I was somewhat skeptical if I would like the sound of an 8 inch. I won't be winning any competitions with this but that was not my intention. With that said I am extremely satisfied with this product. Especially considering the low cost
Pros: Ease of installation, quality of sound and low-cost
Cons: If you're after window shaking base, this is not what you want
So, I had a kid. I had to sell my Acura Integra and buy something a little more Dad-ish. I bought a Subaru Forester. Anyone that knows Subarus, knows the stereos in them are atrocious. I didn't want to put a sub in my trunk, because that would be defeating the purpose of my Dad-wagon. I had the Sound Ordnance B-8P in my Integra and was happy with that. I was a bit skeptical about the underseat subwoofers. I mean really, how could something that small sound even remotely decent, especially stuffed under a seat. I dropped it off at my installer, thats been in business for 30 years. He calls me 3 hours later to come pick up the car. When a guy that has that much experience in car audio says "Im actually shocked how good this sounds", you know you made the right choice. For the price, you cant beat it.
Pros: Best bang for the buck.
Cons: Low end bass isnt great, but Im not trying to blow ear drums, so who cares?
For the money plenty of low end Coupled with JVC head unit, kickers in the front and Pioneer in the rear. Like the adjustable remote. Improves the sound 100%
Pros: Size , Adjustability
Cons: None that would matter
I listen to mostly rap and reggae and the factory system in my Ford Escape didn't provide enough on the low end. You can't beat it for the price and size. I needed something that would fit under my driver's seat (no room anywhere else and I didn't wanna lose trunk space) so I got this. The bass is a little hollow for my liking. I don't know if that's because I'm used to 2 12 inch subs and a 1000 watt amp in a trunk. And being that it's speaker level in the bass always changes with the volume of the radio. Luckily it comes with the remote knob. When I turn up my radio I have to adjust the sub as well. I'm sure that wouldn't be an issue if you used RCA inputs but for my application that wasn't possible. All in all it's a good sub and I would buy again. I just recommended to my coworker so he could get more bass in his new car.
Pros: Price! having the remote right next to me is a life (and ear) saver. size is great, fit right under my drivers seat.
Cons: bass is a little hollow. still tinkering with that using the controls on the amp. being that it's speaker level instead of RCA (available on the amp but not applicable to me) the level of bass changes with the volume of the music when i turn it up so i have to adjust both radio and sub.
Hey. want to add a little thump to your system look no further. This thing is great. Not a competition sub by any means, but if all ya want is to add some nice bass to a factory replacement system this is the thing. I put it in the back of my extended cab silverado p/u . Now My wife is on me to put one in her ride.
Pros: Great little sub. Install wasn't to bad just follow directions. I just like this alot.
I put a new head unit in my 08 Honda Ridgeline (Pioneer 4200NEX, which is also fantastic). when i replaced the OEM head unit i also lost the OEM subwoofer, so I got the Ordinance to replace it, without going crazy on a sub, filling up too much of the back seat row. It claim to be an "under the seat model", but it doesn't quite fit completely, but it does tuck mostly out of the way. they give you the option of velcroing it down, which i tried first, thinking it would be easier to remove if i need to load the truck up, but I ultimately screwed it down which made an amazing difference to the sound. It vibrates the car! comes with a remote gain control which i have on the dash, so i don't have to go through menus to adjust it. I have the radio equalization profile set to "voice" for talk shows, then turn up the sub when listening to tunes. a great purchase for the money. I made the cable harness with some slack so i can move the unit to the passenger seat without disconnecting anything, simply by removing the 3 of the 6 mounting screws, if i need the room on the floor for cargo. another review said the gain control didn't do much. if you increase the gain out of the head unit and/or the 10dB gain adjust on the sub, the gain control will do plenty! It's not earth shattering base, but did restore the OEM sub function that i lost
Pros: great sound in a small package, lots of on-unit controls and a remote gain control
Cons: doesn't quite fit under the seat but not a big deal.
Like other reviews have said, this is not trunk rattling bass. It does do a good job of filling out the sound. The gain knob doesn't seem to do much. This is great for an open air cabin vehicle like a small truck or hatchback. It sounds great in my 2001 Mercury Cougar. I have some component speakers in the door and this sub and it makes a world of difference.
Pros: Discreet / easy to hide Compact / small Adds fullness to sound Takes a load off the door speakers so you get more volume out of the system
Cons: It's not more power than you need?
Was pretty decent in my pick up but it died in about a year
Pros: Good for small cars or pickups
Cons: Only lasted a year
Nice compact and easy to install. I liked how the subwoofer was able to fit under the the rear seat of my Avalanche. I wouldn't call this a great sounding sub but I would say that it sounds good
Cons: Not big enough to have a great thumping bass
Sound Ordnance B-8PTD Sub Woofer stop working on the same day when installed by Crutchfield. The electronics inside this unit burned it's self out. The unit drained my batter over a few days. I had to disconnect it from the battery and recharge my battery. It was a big inconvenience for me. Possible damaged done to my new system.
Pros: Worked great for 90 minutes.
Cons: Stopped working and over heated.Crutchfield response on 8/3/2016 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to help Howell. We'll either help him get the powered sub working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.
Good tight bass that fits in a tight space under the car seat, but really delivers the sound and power to round out all genres of music..
Pros: size and sound
Cons: None for my use
Like (seemingly) everyone else that reviewed this sub, I can't say enough good things about it. -I replaced the stock system in my Taco with JBL speakers and a Pioneer AVH-X3600BHS receiver. Sounded amazing but was lacking that extra oomph I wanted. I wasn't looking to have a system that I could enter into competitions, and I didn't want something that the neighbors could hear as I came down the street. Just wanted to round out the sound and give it some depth. I also wanted a powered sub because I didn't want to deal with installing amps in the limited space I have in the truck. -I considered JBL's 8-inch powered sub and then saw the Sound Ordnance. Talked to a Crutchfield advisor (love those folks!) and asked what the difference was (aside from the price). Without hesitation, he said there isn't a difference and there was no reason why I should spend the extra money for the JBL (altho it's a great product, too). -So, went for the Sound Ordnance and, holy amazing sound, Batman! This is EXACTLY what I was looking for. After a couple of days of tuning, it really is astonishing how well this thing has supplemented my system. I listen to everything and no matter if it's Slayer, Beastie Boys, Led Zeppelin, Thelonius Monk ... it all sounds awesome. Can't recommend this sub enough!
Pros: Great price, amazing sound, easy to install.
Cons: VERY minor quibble ... the Velcro strips that came with the sub's installation kit were only hooks (no hoops) so they were useless. Overall, though, no big deal.
Works awesome for me! Easy and fits great under the back seat. Will not fit under fonts. Flinty of great sound though!
Pros: Price is low enough. But sound for hard rock is good!
Very easy to install. Sounds good for the cab of the truck. Fit under the drivers seat.
Pros: Easy installation. Fits under drivers seat.
The day my brother bought one was the day I knew that when I got a car I was going to get one. I'm quite surprised at how much bass is in this little sub. The installation was simple and fit under my driver's seat. If you're looking for a sub that won't break the bank, sounds good, and won't add too much bass, then this is the subwoofer to buy.
Pros: Easy to install Sounds good Not too much bass Small Fits under my driver's seat
I was skeptical of this brand but I'm very happy I made the decision. Excellent bass for my listening pleasure which is heavy metal. I thought instructions were fine. Just make sure you have a good ground.
Pros: Awesome bass for a small package!!!!
Perfect for adding a little bass to your sound system, without taking up much room at all. Fits perfectly under the driver's seat.
Pros: Sound quality.
Cons: Build quality.
This is an awesome sub. It fills in the sound perfectly without angering the neighbors. Really added to the overall sound quality.
Pros: This fills in the sound. You won't break your eardrums. It is small and easily fits below the seat.
Cons: The bass doesn't shake the car.
This is an amazing unit! For only it being 8" it really packs a punch. I didn't realize just how much music I was missing.
Cons: Adjusting levels is a bit difficult if you don't know what you are doing. But...I'm figuring it out.
This is a good sub. If you are a bass player and need to hear the actual sound of the bass and not just the pitch, this sub does the job very well. Like any sub, even after finding a middle ground, the crossover needs to be adjusted for some tracks. Such as 2097 from the wipeout XL ost. Very small, very durable, no noise from the unit itself, comes with mounts. Not for the oldschool rap muffled trunk sound. But still great for rap as well.
Pros: Small, clear sound, loud enough for more than comfortable listening volume inside a vehicle, good crossover, no cone distortion or surround distortion sound, RCA type inputs and normal speaker level inputs (with adapter), 2 mounts. After running wires through your car, it is easy to install. Very loud for the cost.
Cons: Need to buy power, ground, remote power wires. If not mounted, it slides all over the car before anything else does. Super low notes will be quiet compared to normal bass unless you adjust your crossover(s) sub and head for that track.
This fills my trucks cab with bass. Sounds great!
Pros: Awesome bass
Cons: Now I need better mid and high range speakers.
I bought this to replace my stock sub in my Honda Ridgeline. It is paired with a Jensen head unit. It fits under my back seat and I could have installed it under any seat due to its size. It has a sound a bit better than my stock unit did. It does not have the thump of a much more expensive unit just a nice solid low end. Wiring was simple and it works but its not included so you have to purchase an install kit but that is discounted and the kit made it real easy to install. I needed a splitter to get the mono sub output to connect to the two inputs on the sub. Very nice for the price.
Pros: Small, great price, sounds good' installs easily
Cons: No wiring included
Great add in sub. Exception value for the money
Pros: easy hook up. Nice addition to a stock system
Cons: Still a box to hide or disguise
While this may look like the Poor Man's sub, its quality and sound will say different. I installed it in about 4 hours and the process was made vastly easier by the removal of the drivers seat. The bulk of the time was taken up snaking the power, audio-pair and "on" wire through the center console area. I opted for the Rockford Fosgate wiring kit and its power, audio and grounding leads were perfect although you'll do yourself a favor by purchasing some 10AWG spade lugs, which fit the unit perfectly. My intent was to install the unit under the passenger seat but Toyota has a subassembly underneath, which prevents positioning the unit completely. My solution was to install the unit laterally and just rearward enough to allow fold-down of the rear seat platform. Whether the platform is up or down does not detract from the unit's power one iota. I will also mention the mounting brackets that came with the kit were pretty much useless and in the end, I attached the 2 male Velcro strips that were provided. They mate perfectly with the vehicle's carpet and prevent any unwanted movement. If you're looking for a lower-cost 8-inch powered subwoofer that sounds great, I highly recommend this unit.
Pros: Cost Sound Relative ease of installation
Cons: Mounting brackets that are provided