About the Audiofrog GB10D4
A new name in bass
A new name in bass
Audiofrog is a new company founded by seasoned veterans of the car audio world, all of whom have extensive experience as custom installers. They know the ups and downs of installing subwoofers in cars and trucks, and they know what's needed to create great bass.
Performance is the goal
The GB10's massive vents help keep things cool.
Audiofrog engineered and built their GB10D4 10" subwoofer with performance in mind. It starts with a 3", four-layer voice coil made to withstand the heat generated when a sub's working hard. The cast aluminum basket uses special venting to help dissipate this heat, enabling this sub to handle up to 1000 watts RMS. Its extended low-frequency response means it can reproduce truly low notes without compromise.
A sub for small enclosures
The GB10D4 is optimized to work in compact enclosures — as small as 0.5 cubic feet for a sealed enclosure — so you can bring powerful bass into a tight space. Its high sensitivity means that your amp won't have to work so hard to bring you those thumping lows. Another nice touch from Audiofrog — an external switch lets you switch the sub's impedance from 2 to 8 ohms without rewiring.
Audiofrog subjects its speakers to rigorous testing, pulling random subs from the production line to check their ability to withstand abuses of heat, vibration, and power. A unique copper ring shields the mammoth 3" voice coil, minimizing the distortion found in traditional designs. It's this attention to real-world detail that makes Audiofrog subs unique, as they're designed by people who really know car audio.
To drive this single subwoofer, we recommend a mono amplifier rated between 750 and 1500 watts RMS at 2 ohms. For more information, please refer to our article on How to Match Subwoofers and Amplifiers.
- 10" subwoofer with two 4-ohm voice coils
- treated paper cone and dust cap
- vented cast-aluminum basket
- 3" voice coil with copper ring for reduced harmonic distortion and superior impact
- impedance switch (2 to 8 ohms)
- frequency response: 24-200 Hz
- power handling: 100-1000 watts RMS (1500 watts peak)
- sensitivity: 90 dB
- top-mount depth: 6-1/4"
- sealed box volume: 0.5-0.75 cubic feet
- ported box volume: 0.85-1.75 cubic feet
- grille not included
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # GB10D4
What's in the box:
- One 10" Dual 4-ohm voice coil subwoofer (with impedance switch)
- Instruction manual
Audiofrog GB10D4 reviews
You know that line you hear once in a while "you get what you pay for" ? Well with this particular sub you truly do! I could tell when I opened the box that this subwoofer had stellar build quality and was designed with audiophiles in mind. I'm amazed at the output AND accuracy. I have the sub in a .6 cu ft sealed enclosure and powered by a 900 watt focal amp. The enclosure may be small but it still digs deep. I was concerned that the box would be to small but Andy Wehmeyer (the designer of the sub) assured me that it is the optimal enclosure size. This enclosure size allowed me to have a very clean and stealth enclosure built in the corner of my trunk so I sacrificed very little trunk space. I love the subwoofer so much I'm considering getting a second! Thanks for reading!
Pros: Output, accuracy, designed by a car audio enthusiast, power handling, linear throw, large voice coil, decent output even at very low frequencies
Cons: It isn't exactly cheap but good equipment usually isn't.
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It's hard to explain how much output you can achieve in a small box. It's approximately .5 cubic feet. But I've tried .6 as well. The boxes used half pound of polyfill. The differences were nominal with a slight loss of output in the bottom end... Easily fixed with eq. A single sub has been confused with dual tens and twelves. It's a beast. The low distortion and clean output easily blends easily with the front mids. My crossover point is 70Hz with 24Db slopes and played with GB60 mid-bass. It's definitely one of those subs that you have to hear to appreciate. I'm sure with it ported in the trunk it would have the sheer output that most are looking to achieve. Sealed it probably won't do any neat tricks but I can easily get into mid 120's decibel range on music. But who has heard it have complained about total volume. They're very impressed and shocked to hear it's in the trunk as it blends so well with the mids it gives the impression of being installed in the trunk. The build quality and attention to details means this sub is built to last. Mine is paired with the ms-a5001. The sub can easily handle big amps and designed to handle the harsh environments and weathering effects of being inside a vehicle. Best sub I've ever owned.
Pros: Clean Loud Nice compromise for output vs box size... More install options Build quality
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More details on the Audiofrog GB10D4
Features & specs
|Impedance||2 ohms or 8 ohms|
|Cone Material||Treated Paper|
|Ideal Sealed Box Volume (cubic feet)||0.6|
|Ideal Ported Box Volume (cubic feet)||1|
|Port diameter (inches)||3|
|Port length (inches)||13|
|Dual Voice Coil||Yes|
90 dB at 2.83 volts |
|Frequency Response||24 - 200 Hz|
|Max RMS Power Handling||1000|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||1500|
|Top Mount Depth (inches)||6 5/16|
|Bottom Mount Depth (inches)||7|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||9 1/4|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
Dual Voice Coils: This woofer features two 4Ω voice coils, with a switch on the terminal, allowing you to easily change from parallel (the woofer presents a 2Ω load) to series (the woofer presents an 8Ω load) wiring.
Screw Terminal: The set screw terminals offer easy connection of bare wire up to 8 gauge. A 3mm Allen wrench (not included) is needed to tighten the terminals.
Sealed Box Volume: The recommended sealed box volume range is from 0.5 ft³ to 0.75 ft³, with 0.6 ft³ being the ideal size. A sealed enclosure design gives the smoothest response with increased energy at the lowest frequencies.
Ported Box Volume: The recommended ported box volume range is from 0.85 ft³ to 1.75 ft³. The ideal size is 1.0 ft³, for which both slot and tube style port measurements are given; both result in a tuning frequency of 33 Hz:
- Slot: 11" x 1" opening, 17.5" long
- Tube: 3" diameter x 13" long
Power Handling: Audiofrog lists two RMS power figures in the manual; 500 watts RMS in the technical specifications section and 100-1,000 watts RMS in the recommendations section. We've listed the recommended range in the specs table.
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