Polk Audio DXi 104
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Go ahead, circle the parking lot till your favorite song is over. Polk Audio's DXi Series subs will make you want to hit "repeat" so you can hear it all over again. Polk uses a high-tech approach and ideal materials to give your tunes an exciting new edge.
Exacting standards — precise engineering where it counts
The DXi 104 10" sub features a stiff polymer composite cone and sturdy large roll butyl rubber surround, so you can ride the bass wave for years to come. Engineers at Polk analyze drivers in motion to ensure that cone movement is even and precise, so you'll get impressive thump with minimal distortion. Polk also uses laser imaging to craft woofer cones that are perfectly balanced to resist distortion-causing resonances.
Pair this sub with the right amp and enclosure, then strap yourself in for a serious low-frequency ride.
these hit like 15s
Anonymous, darlington sc
Average Customer Review(s):
these hit like 15s
Pros: hits hard
Sounds great, I bought to replace my blown Kicker comp's and I love them
Pros: Price, sound, and quality
Cons: Not crazy about the chrome
THIS WOOFER IS GREAT FIT PERFECT IN MY HONDA ACCORD..
Pros: PLEANTY OF PUNCH FOR THE MONEY I USED MY REWARD PONTS AND ALMOST GOT IT FOR FREE THANK YOU CRUTCHFIELD FOR ALL YOU R HELP..
Great sub for the money. Have it hooked to a 4 channel alpine amp with one channel bridged and two Rockford 6x9's on the other two channels. Sounds awesome!
Pros: Price and quality
This speaker is mounted in a custom sealed enclosure along with two Rockford Fosgate 10" mid bass units. The speakers have their own sealed partition inside a 5/8" cabinet and together they sound very good. The Polk sub delivers tight and defined bass, in fact a friend commented that the bass is "tight". It is the right kind of punchy and I have the sub channel on the Kicker CX600.5 amp I'm using to drive the speakers turned down so the Polk DXi104 doesn't overpower everything else. Very pleased with it and well worth 40 bucks.
Pros: It looks nice and sounds better.
Cons: It isn't a dual 4-ohm, don't care much for the hex head mounting screws.
I purchased 2 of these for my wife's mustang and they sound great happy wife happy life
Pros: Great packing brain dead easy to hookup great price thinking of buying 2 more just to have
Nice 10inch Sub!, Powered Properly Will Surround you With Lots of Bass!. ~ Intense Little SubWoofer!!!.
Pros: Hard Hitting In a Sealed Enclosure!, Sealed subwoofer box will deliver a tight, clean and accurate bass response. ~ Ported or vented enclosures, For You know that guy you can hear from 2 blocks away Kind of BASS!. Just make sure to TUNE it Properly, This style enclosure will likely be about twice the size of a similar sealed box since the airspace inside the chamber is much larger. Ported enclosures are tuned to a certain frequency range which is determined by the port length, width and DIA!..
Driving two of these subs with a 500w Alpine amp. Was not sure what to expect with such a low purchase price. They sound Great! I was not disapointed. Have them under the rear seat of a 2001 extended cab chevy truck.
Pros: Great price
So far so good. I haven't broken it in yet, but it's hooked up and it sounds clean
Its a great sub especially for the price i wish it could handle more power but it still hits pretty hard for a ten
I wanted to use these in a different setup then they were made for, a home theater sub setup. I already had a power supply and Pioneer amp layin around so I figured why not spend a little over $100 on two of these and box then spend $400 on a home sub. Well I'm glad I did because now everyone tells me it's like going to the Imax at my house. It's a great cost effective setup. Can't beat Polk for the money.
Pros: Great sound and looks, performance is outstanding on only 125 watts each.
Cons: I don't have more power for them yet
Best 10" sub for the money.
Just put the little guy in my 2500 crew cab, in a sealed box with .60 cf of air space and it sounds great... Very happy so far
I was working on a budget to put some new gear in my car. I soldered the connections instead of using a crimp terminal connector. I wish they had come with spring terminals but for the price ... it's OK. I do recommend breaking these in at lower volumes for about a week. When I first installed them I admit I cranked them and I didn't really care for them.. Now that some time has gone by they sound excellent!
Pros: Great sound. Great price.
Cons: Discontinued. Glad I got mine!
This subwoofer was just what i was looking for to replace my existing 10". Just dropped right into the old box and I was rockin. Too really get better sound, I suggest a bigger box but overall, I'm very pleased with it. The price was perfect for my budget.
Pros: Small size, doesn't take up lots of room. Good bass response too. I can crank up my HU to 24 and I don't get any buzz or cracking. Good quality build.. Definitely built to last.
If there were more deals like this; more people would have quality sound systems.
Pros: Marine grade. Larger diameter voice coil than competitors. Very decent RMS rating for price. Small airspace requirement. High quality manufacture. Looks nice. Excellent value.
Cons: Average sensitivity not really a con.
Really an outstanding sub. Housed it in a Sound Ordinance enclosure, hooked it up to my amp and was pleasantly surprised.
Pros: Quality of the sound and quality of the materials. Built to last. Price was very reasonable.
these subs sound excellent, and great for the price. i can almost compare them to my competition subs. except for the wattage, however... as far a crisp sound and clarity, it is definately up there.
Pros: crisp, clean bass, no excessive rattleing outside of the car, sounds excellennt inside the car
Cons: doesnt take much wattage
I've always been a 12" sub kind of guy. Not too big, not too small, and best overall sound in MY opinion. However, I wanted to change things up and at the same time give my hatch a little extra storage room for my bmx bikes, etc, so decided my next sub would be a 10". I looked and looked and just couldnt decide on which one to pick. Really wanted a Sundown SD or SA series, but wanted to keep the new audio build on a much stricter budget than in previous builds. Black Fri 2013 I get an email from CF with some good deals. Right up there was this cute little 10" Polk DXi 104 sub and for only $40. Did some comparisons to other wallet friendly subs I had been looking at. Already had a 300rms @4ohm(500rms@2ohm) Kenwood amp and wasn't about to buy a new amp just for a sub purchase, so the sub needed to match close to the rms of the amp I already had. Also noticed this Polk sub had a better xmax than any of the other subs I'd been comparing which is always a nice thing. Had good luck with DXi series stuff in the past, so I figured this sub should be a product that would last a while, and sound good..."add to cart"! Let it break in at low power over a couple weeks on my bedroom setup before installing it in the car. Bought correct size sealed box, upgraded wiring, and added extra internal sealant.. Sounds accurate enough, and plays fairly deep with no distortion at higher volumes with 300rms pushing it. I still like a good 12" better and will go back soon, but Im very happy with it.
Pros: Accurate enough sound. Plays fairly deep. Punchy but deep. Feels very well made...very solid and good weight. An absolute no brainer at $40!
Cons: None really other than the spade style terminals everyone has mentioned. However, and to be fair, some of those spring loaded, or set screw style terminals can cut through speaker wire. I've had that happen more than once, so these spade terminals really aren't that much of a put off for me.
Low price and great sound in the right enclosure
Pros: Sound great
I bought this sub on sale and it has been excellent for my intentions. I'm not big on "loud" music I just wanted some low end to increase the overall sound in my car. However, this little sub at full power still sounds great, I just don't prefer that much volume. I am 100% satisfied!!!
Pros: Price Quality Ease of use
Bought a pair of 10" Polks on sale. After reading some reviews, that were both positive and negative. I decided to try them out. Great subs so far. I know they are not broken in yet and it takes easily a 100hours to really work them in. But out of the box, they are tight and articulate. Not muddy.
Pros: Great for the price
Wow. The little speaker that could. I'm old school and these are top notch. I have installed all of the leading brands and these are by far my most favorite. Very smooth sound and capable of getting nasty if you want. Pop country and rock. These are perfect for all.
Pros: Great looks easy install and they sound awesome.
Cons: Wish I could have fit 4 in my truck. Needs spring loaded binding post.
So much punch from the smaller version of subs. My amp pushes them hard and they just bump bump bump with no hesitation.. Perfect fit for the limited space I have under the back seat of my Dodge 1500.. you can hear my truck coming from a block away..
Pros: Built for great sound. Perfect size for vehicles with limited space. A lot of punch for your money. worth every cent.
I Installed this sub into a vented 1 .35 cu ft box with an older Premier amp. (400 watts) added that to my Polk MM series 5 x 7 (4) w/ 500 Watt MB Quartz amp in my 2009 ford focus coupe has to be the best car stero I have ever listened to sounds like the Band is in my Car
Pros: Tight , tight bass
Dang I spent a bit of money on subs now I got hearing loss!!!!!! Just kidding! These things provided the right amount of boom for me! I actually had to turn the amp and head unit down. These things will perform as much as anybody should need them to especially at this price point!!!!!
Pros: Lots of bass!!!!!!! Nice looking Speaker!!!!!
Good Subs, Excellent Price, Sound Good
Pros: price looks
Great subs. Have 2 of these in a sound ordinance ported box and the bass is crazy. Running on 500 watt alpine mono amp. Can't wait to see what these things can do at full power!!
Pros: Super cheap, probably sound better than subs twice as much.
Cons: Spade terminal like mentioned
So far quality is great. Still have not installed yet. I will update later.
I am very pleased with these subs. Haven't quite broke them in yet but they sound better each day. Have them mounted in sealed enclosures of the recommended vol., powered with a Cadence 1500.1 mono amp and Alpine HU. I listen to a wide range of music and they sound great no matter what I have playing. And of course the price is unbeatable.
Pros: Look great, sound great, strong build.
Cons: None so far.
I have always used alpine and JL subs since they are known to be bulletproof. But for the price, I couldn't pass up the deal on these polks. I'm glad I didn't since these subs don' t disappoint. They use very little airspace and sound really good. I have them hooked up to a mrx-v70 and they sound great, I honestly think they can handle a little more power but I'm happy right where it's at. I would have give it 5 stars all around but I don't like the terminals much, but for the price, I can't complain.
Pros: Small airspace requirements. Solid build all around. Great sound.
Cons: Low quality speaker terminals.
I bought 2 of these for a sealed hatchback box. I currently am running a 13.5 jl audio sub in a ported box. I wanted to go to the 2 10s in the smaller box to gain some trunk space back...... The loss of bass from the 13.5 to the 10s was enough for me to send them back and stick with the jl.
Pros: Cheap, well built,
Cons: None. Just was expecting more than I should have been I guess
Best sub for the money that I've heard in a long time!
Pros: Excellent bass in a small box
I love this subwoofer! I had a Sony explode that just didn't seem to have much volume and it distorted a lot. So, I bought the Polk sub, swapped it out and began to break it in. Right off the bat, it sounded sooooo much better. Now I've got it broken in and it's amazing how much different it sounds. It has awesome bass volume and produces a great punch. I recommend this sub to everyone! But, beware...the screws for it are hex head, there are no box measurements nor is there a gasket to seal with. Lol
Pros: Great sound, inexpensive
Cons: Spade terminals No box instructions No gasket to seal around speaker Hex head screws
For a simple setup you cannot beat the value. When matched with a properly sized sealed box and ample power these subs have plenty of bottom for my crew cab truck. And at great price...
Pros: clear deep bass on a budget
I have a pair of these installed in a sealed box, each sub gets .6 cubic ft. (after subtracting the size of the woofer). I added 1/4th of pound of pollyfill in each chamber. I should have crammed some more in. The base is tight and punchy, I was looking for a low rumble, but this is what you get with 10" drivers crammed into a very small space (under seat in an extended cab). Hopefully I can take out the punch with eq settings. I am driving the woofers with an Alpine mono block amp, wired in parallel to generate 500w. I have them crossed over at 80 HZ. Be aware that these are basic entry-level drivers. No thick rubber gasket material (but the mounting ring appears to be coated with a plastic material). I was worried about getting a tight seal, it seems to be a good seal I am not getting a "pharting" sound from the woofers. The speaker connections are basic spade connections. You will need to spend a lot more money to get higher quality connections. The woofer cones blend in very well with my charcoal grey box -- to well. They look bland, the logo just does not "pop" like it does in the online pics. But, they look and feel well-made, very solid and heavy.
Pros: Bang for the buck, very clean no distortion. Solid build quality.
Cons: Speaker terminal connections. Bland look when installed.
These are good subs for the price. I've got 2 hooked up to an Alpine m 500 and they hit pretty hard in the ported box I have them in.
Pros: Price and quality
Cons: Need better terminals on the sub.
I purchased this subwoofer a few weeks ago and powered it with a 1100w monoblock amp. I was surprised by the ammount of power that this sub put out. It shakes the car even at lower power. For the price there is no better subwoofer
Pros: Cheap, high quality
I build the box for the sub as specified and put it under the seat of my Chevy 3500 crew cab and wow was amazed at how it sounds. I'm pushing it with a 210 watt sub amp and its perfect. Thanks Crutchfield I don't shop for my car stereo equipment anywhere else. Been with u since u were over by the c'ville airport.
Pros: Clean tight bass
This sub is great for the price.I have had Polk products in the past and they never have let me down. It has great quality in all types of music. I have this in a sealed box in my 2010 Malibu. I'm using the Alpine MRP-M500 amp. Don't waste your money at Wally World's on cheap sub woofers. I have been doing business with Crutchfield for years. The service they offer is awesome. Any questions you have, they are always there. You won't get that at other stores.
Pros: Great sound, great price
I have had many subs in my life, all of them being 12's. I decided to go with this 10" because I have all DXi speakers in my car and really like them. Please keep in mind that my rating correlates with the price. I have had other, better looking, better build subs, but this thing is perfect for its price. It is in a 1.25 Cubic Foot vented box and it slams for its size even with it slightly underpowered (which I am working on fixing). You will not get any better for a sub for the price.
Pros: Lightweight, easy on the eyes, didn't take up much space in my trunk, doesn't need much power to run.
Cons: Basic commercial wire connections, single voice coil.
I bought these because the were on sale and I wanted to just have something for my daily commuter. I used an old amp I had and built a solid .7 ft3 box for it. The bass quality from this sub was far better than I expected. The bass is tight and solid. For $40, best sub you will buy.
Pros: Bass is tight and solid.
I purchased two of the Polk 1040's and installed them in a sealed Sound Ordinance box. The subs are wired in parallel (2 ohms) and driven by an Alpine MRV-M500 amp (500 x 1 @ 2 ohms). Vehicle is a 2006 Civic Sedan. Overall I'm very impressed with the sound quality, it's clean and tight. I previously had the Sound Ordinance B-8P and found the bass to be very muddy. I really like how clean the Polk 1040's sound and how well they compliment the 6.5" Polk Dxi full range speakers. Some have complained about the spade terminals on the speakers, I soldered the speaker wire to the terminals which I think is the best method so that's really not an issue for me. The only complaint I have are the db10g speaker covers that Polk sells. They are the only cover I knew would work with these speakers but they are very expensive and look a little silly.
Pros: Clean, tight sound. Great price
Cons: Matching speaker grills are very expense
Excellent sounds and bass, best sounding subs I've heard yet, not to loud to hurt your head and not to quiet to make u forget they're there
These subs sound awesome. When I got them whooped up, I was surprised at how they sounded. I put two 10" subs in a SO sealed box with an Alpine MRP-M500 mono amp. The base hits hard and sounds great at lower volumes as well. I can play all kinds of music and they still sound great. I don't think you can better better sound for the price of these subs.
Pros: Easy to install, look and sons great.
Cons: I wish they came with speaker grills.
Works great looks great
For the money.....you cannot beat this sub!! I was expecting much less. Truly impressed with Polk DXi line of subs!!!
Pros: VALUE!!! Well built Nice look Weather resistant
Cons: For the price, there are no cons!
Got these polks for my son's car, they sound great. Using a 1000 Watt 4 ohm 2 channel Kenwood to push these and they are clear and loud. Used them with a ported box, so far they sound better than what I expected. I would buy them again if I needed a new setup, these are a great value for what you get.
Pros: Clear, loud and no distortion with our setup.
Let me start off by saying I was replacing 2 JL audio 10W3s and finally blew up after many years of pounding. I was looking for an affordable subwoofer to throw into my sealed JL audio Stealthbox for my 2002 Jeep grand Cherokee Limited. I Purchased This sub on Black Friday for 40 bucks. First impressions of the sub were excellent. Good looking, Good quality, and has some good weight to it and a good size magnet. After installing the sub I am still happy with it. Sounds very clean and has some great bass. Perfect 10" budget sub. Adds the perfect amount of boom and quality to my music. For the 40 dollar price tag I give this sub a 5/5.
Pros: Affordable, Great sound, Good quaiity
Pretty hard hitting for the price. However it can't handle much power even to its limits it states. Distortion happens on low notes.
Pros: Good cheap sub
Cons: Distortion. made a box to the exact specs with a amp powering it at its specs and still on certain notes i get distortion.
Great sub that sounds excelent in a small sealed box. Shipping was very fast , overall I am very satisfied with my purchase and crutchfield.
Pros: Sounds great in a small box, price, and quality
this is a great sub, it really pounds and awesome price
Pros: excellent qaulity and low price
I installed the sub in a ported box with a 250 watt amp , and I am very happy with the sound quality and output. I definitely would buy a Polk sub again. For forty dollars you can't go wrong. Thanks crutchfield.
Pros: Plays loud on very little power and sounds good doing it. Looks as good as it sounds.
These subs look great and sound great as well. The price makes them a great deal and are very shallow for a non-shallow sub. A great option for small areas. My only complaint would be the spade terminals. I would prefer a screw down instead.
Pros: Good looks and sturdy built. Sound great! Great price.
Cons: Spade terminals are dated.
I picked up this woofer based on the sale email that came out the other week. Always liked Polk Audio and decided to try this woofer with a ported box. All I can say is wow! $40 is an awesome price, but this is one heck of a sub - you can tell it is quality just by looking at it and picking it up (its heavy). Once attached to a JL sub amp (200w at 4ohms), I realized that it was super tight and yet pushed out some low bass, easily on bar with the dual JL 10" box I have in my car now.
Pros: Price Sound Power Handling Construction Excursion
OMG!!! I overestemated these woofers. Man these hit hard for a 8inch. I bought two thinking they weren't gonna be enough but just with one is enough. I have one connected to a 700w kenwood amplifier and its more than enough. I wouod highly recommend thia item. Its definitely better than stock.
My first Polk audio and the best so far
Best sounding and hardest hitting Ten inch subwoofer I have ever owned! Do not let the price discourage you, just install this product into a vented enclosure with an internal volume around 1.1-1.3 and you will experience what I'm writing about. I only have one of these subs in my vehicle, so I can only imagine what 2 or more could sound like! Running 200 watts RMS to it via the Sound Ordnance M-2100 amplifier.
I can't believe how great this speaker sounds.
Best sub I've ever owned very well built and price was unbeatable! recommend for anyone on a tight budget but wants to add some bass!
Pros: great value, excellent bass
Cons: blade connections
I was looking for a mild increase in the bass level of my factory sound system in my 2013 Mustang GT. I paired this with a bridged 2-channel amp puting out 160 watts RMS. It fit the bill perfectly. Perfectly compliments the existing 8" subs in the front doors by adding some lower bass.
Pros: Inexpensive, good quality
Cons: no grill
Great sound and bass quality. I replaced my older 10 JL Audio with this product and the bass thumps harder and louder... Had to turn the bass down!! Great product for price!!
This is an outstanding sub. It hits hard but clean. Great quality for the price. Also rocking this sub with the Sound ordnance M1350 amp. Really happy with my purchase of the Polk audio DXi 104. Its a must buy product.
Replaced my JL 10s with these Polk Audio subs because the JLs ripped. I was looking for a quality, but reasonably priced sub to install in my Malibu boat. Got the Polks on sale and wasn't expecting the bass and premium sound they produce. Very shocked and extremely satisfied!!!!
Pros: Cheap, solid quality, loud deep and clean bass!!
Cons: Not a thing!
Like a sledgehammer to your chest , that's the best way to describe it!!!!!! The little sub that can and does everyday. I'm pushing it with a MB Quart amp bridged at 240 x1, in a .45 sealed truck box. Polk does it again!!!!!!
Pros: Polk quality price
Cons: blade connectors
What a great deal. This thing is great!! You want the best bang for your buck this is it!!
If you are looking for a great value and some great sound, look no more. Purchased these on sale. Their specs are better than average in my opinion. Xmax especially is off the chart. Their tonal balance is nice and smooth, bordering on warm. However, let's keep it real. If you are looking to move some air, stay on budget and rattle loose every panel in your car, then these fit the bill nicely. I have two installed into a 2.2 cubic foot ported enclosure, powered by an Alpine MRV-M500(494w RMS at 14.4v). Results: great sound and 140.6dB at the windshield. This is only the beginning;)
Pros: Sound, price
Cons: Just average looks
I built a box to nearly the exact specs from the manufacturer. The bass sounds tight and loud. I am giving it 300 watts RMS. It can handle very low frequency, but I have it getting 200 hz and below, and it gives good punch too.
Pros: Value, strong lows, but also punch
Cons: single voice coil
Great sound for the money spent. Huge improvement.
Pros: Seem very solid/ well built
Cons: Not a fan of the blade connectors. Break out the soldering iron.
very happy fast shipping and the sound is outstanding
Excellent sound for the price.
Its a great Subwoofer, I never have used Polk Audio till now but really enjoy it. The sub gives great clarity and bass.
Pros: Loud, tough build, clear sound
Cons: No cons I can think of
Great subs, Not the loudest but very good sound. Very clean and powerful.
Pros: Sound and price
Cons: Only one set of speaker connections on each speaker, so if running parallel you need to have a splitter. No big deal
Haven't fully broke them in but they sound great
Pros: sound look cool
Myself like another reviewer have always used another brand of subs. After reading all the reviews....decided to give this Polk a try. Wow! This thing hits hard! I actually had to turn down my line driver. Thought the rear deck panel was gonna come loose, lol. I'm using a ported box with a 500 watt Rockford amp. I also have a line driver with the bass compensation feature to make up for the roll off of the bass from the factory head unit. (bought here at Crutchfield too). Sub sounds great. Anyone on the fence about getting this should give it a try!
Nice crisp sound in my single sub set-up in a custom-made box. Another nice recommendation by Crutchfield.
Great Polk product as always
Pros: Nice tight bass in sealed enclosure
Cons: Speaker terminals
If your looking into enjoying your music and don't want to break your bank. You should look into Polk audio. Not only does it sound and look good its also not going to shock your pockets. I recently bought four 10" Polk DXI 104 svc subwoofers and they are surprisingly satisfactory to say the least I am very happy with crutchfield and Polk Audio.
Sounds just like I was hoping. I'm a big fan of having that real life kinda vibe when I'm listening to my favorite music which is hard rock/heavy metal and this item definitely delivers! Good sound quality too! The only adjustment I had to make was turning my head unit bass down cuz this thing def rocks!!!
Pros: Great sound. Great sub
Phenomenal product... great sub that packs a decent punch for a 10". Build quality is right up there with quality rubber and decent hardware, however I'm giving this a (4) on build quality because of the spade connectors. Throwing in connector clips or spring loaded post would have gone a long way and saved a great deal of time...
Pros: great sub, packs a decent punch for the money
Cons: spade connectors
I have 2 of these in a sealed box in a gmc jimmy. They produce quite a bit of sound for a pair of tens, tight accurate bass. They won't blast you out of the truck, but sound as good as many twelve inch drivers. I am powering mine with an MTX 1500dx amp, about 800 watts of old school power! I also have a pair of polk audio MM 15's, they however were too much for my truck hence these fill the bill nicely without taking up my whole cargo area. Overall I am very satisfied with these drivers!
Pros: High output for driver size, tight accurate bass
Cons: None that I can think of
Great subs all around. Service was great and shipping was fast. These were purchased for my wifes 1991 Town Car.
I have always had Fosgate subs but I must say these are much much better. Great price , good tech support as always. I am running a 500 watt MTX AMP Mono block and these are again the best sounding subs I have ever had hands down. Highly recommend.
Pros: Great price ! Great sound.
Excellent product. Awesome price. Great sound. What more is there to say. Highly recommended
I bought four of these while they were on sale just to check them out. The reviews were good and the price was even better. These seem to be well built and of good quality. I have yet to really push these hard because of break in time but as of now they seem pretty good. I am very satisfied with these tens
Pros: Well built. Fantastic price. Simple and effective design.
Recently purchased these subs buy one get one free so the price couldn't be beat. I paired them with a Kenwood amp in a custom box under the back seat of my Ram Crew Cab. There is very little volume in the box due to limited space and these subs work great in the small, sealed enclosure. Highly recommend.
Pros: Great sound, great price, work in small enclosures
These sound great, I installed them in a custom built box for a 1958 chevy impala. Wow, these subs have great low end sound....
Pros: Great overall sound from a sub with all types of music
Cons: Could of installed push button wire terminals
My 2010 Ranger extended cab has one of these in a sealed box behind the driver's seat pointed toward the bed powered by a Kicker CX 300w RMS amp with an entry level Clarion deck. I had it professionally installed and I am blown away by what a sub does for your system. I replaced all four OEM speakers with Kicker DXs before the sub/amp went in, and was left wholly unsatisfied. This sub with the amp EXPONENTIALLY improves the entire quality and volume of the whole system as a whole. I was totally amazed, and couldn't be more pleased. I can't speak to how this compares to other subs, only to how my little truck sounds better than 99 percent of cars on the road now that I have it.
I purchased 2 of these and put them in a sound ordnanc bass bunker. Hits nice and hard, people turn heads. Paired with kenwood KDC-BT752HD head unit and polk audio db5251 components in the front. This is definitely a nice system. I always get compliments. I drive a ford focus sedan 2010.
Pros: Great 10s most people think I have 12s
Purchased two of these 10", single voice coil subs for my Dodge 2500. I am very happy with them so far, especially at Crutchfield's discounted price. They aren't even burned in yet and already sound tight while maintaining low frequency response. Very happy with my purchse.
Pros: Low price, good build quality, excellent sound for the price point.
Cons: None yet...
I installed these speakers in a Toyota camry and they sound great..
Pros: Awesome sound,,
I put these in a probox and they really hit hard using an 1800 watt Boss amp.
Pros: Great sound and price!
Cons: None that I know
This 10 packs a punch. For the price I wasn't expecting a super high end sub. But I put 2 in a sealed box in my 97 Cherokee and there slowly rattling the interior apart!! Amazing sub these replaced my MTX jackhammer and sounds 10x better. Definitely recommend.
Pros: Cheap, Hit Hard!!, and look awesome!
Cons: The voice coil prongs are quite flimsy, thought I was gona break them off during install.
Great product, and a screamin' bargain at buy one, get one free
Pros: Inexpensive with great sound
Cons: None in my case
I got these on a buy one get one free deal. Very happy with my purchase. These subs hit pretty good. I have them in my 2012 Ram quad cab. Im pushing them with an Alpine m-500.
Pros: Appearance, decent sound quality
Cons: These subs need spring loaded clips to connect the wires.
Bang for the buck I cant complain. BOGO on these 10" makes then about 42.00 each. I just dont see how you can get a better sub for the money.
Pros: Hits the bass notes pretty good, especially when price is factored in.
Cons: Its not JL Audio, but then again for the price of (1) W7, I could have bought 20 of the Polks (with the BOGO).
They sound awesome. Clean!!! I want to "boom"...I just want clean bass. These blow a pair of "name brand" 12's out of the water!!! I understand amp and headunit have a lot to do with it, but we did a head to head comparison and it was very clear these rock!!!! I bought these, an amp (that had an amp kit deal) and friends cant believe how cheap I got everything!!!
Pros: Value Sound Quality
Pros: Easy to install
Cons: Need a good amp to move it .
Ok bought these not knowing what to expect, but only what i read about the subs by other peoples reviews. So in that facter i was nervous about what i was going to hear. Also bought sound ordnance bass bunker sealed box. And also sound ordnance 500.1 amp and the amp already runs the ohm load down from 4 ohms to 2 ohms without even croasing wires just plug and play. All i know is it is freaking loud. Im running them in my hatchback civic. Thanks troy for hooking me up.
Pros: Soft at first, but when you beat them they have deep bass
Cons: No cons at all.
I ordered two of these subs and matching SO box to upgrade from my previous Sony Mobile ES 12" and matching box that I purchased from CR over 10 years ago. Though it was still working I wanted punchier bass, more clarity, and more volume from my Kicker ZX400.1. These subs delivered all of this and for both subs and the SO box - the cost is about 1/2 of my previous setup. I am amazed that despite the Freq resp. being about 10 Hz. higher, these get down just as low, but also maintain much more punch throughout the spectrum and are clear at all volumes. They look and sound great, and are not expensive - which is a very winning combination. Compared to my 12" these are night and day. Don't let their inexpensive price fool you, Polk always comes through with great SQ at all price points. Oh - and even right out of the box they sounded great - but after about a month of the break in period, it has only improved with. My only compliant was that they don't have spring clips, but that is minor and only matters with the first installation. Get 'em.
Pros: SQ, frequency response, punch, low price, CL discount
Cons: no spring terminals
Really happy with the purchase of the Polk Audio DXi 104's.. they sound great in my truck and definitely give it a better kick too all of the music i have played with it so far.
I ordered two of these subs on sale. I was iffy about whether or not these subs would hit like i wanted them to because i have always been into 12 inch subs. But did these subs blow my mind away with how tight and accurate the bass is. It rattles my whole truck and is the best sounding system i have ever had in any of my vehicles.
Pros: Tight, Accurate bass. Powerful sound. Deep booming lows.
Cons: None as of yet.
Awesome......nothing compares in this price range.
How do you beat these subs for the price? I installed 2 and powered them with s jl audio 500 watt amp and love it!
Pros: Price sound
If your looking for something that's good but not expensive then this is a good but.
My pAir are in a sealed box and they slam,pretty good great sub for the price
Pros: Cheap and loud
Cons: It's not to bad of a con but they have quick connects on them
got two of these dxi subs (10s) paired with a sound ordnance sealed box on CEA complient 450 watts rms amp at 2 ohms a lil under powered but these subs still hit hard and sound very crisp and tight hit the lows good to and are really accurate when a beat drops ive had em about 1 month and there is no sign of falling apart the S.O. box neither its also built well if u want clean top of the line bass that doesnt take up huge space i would recommend these subs with this S.O. box. or a single 12 in polk mm sub with sealed box i will say these subs are great with 400 rms but i would give them at least 300 a piece.
Pros: polk brand, built well, get pretty loud and have auwsome sound quality and dont need alot of air space to do it.
Cons: wish i baught a bigger amp
I bought two of these and put them in a sound ordnance box with a 500 watt amp, Alpine MRP-M500. I was completely blown away at how loud and how hard they hit. This is coming from a 17 year old who listens to rap, and house music. I have an '08 Explorer with these in the back and they shake everything like crazy at half volume. If your looking for an inexpensive set-up but want high quality, this is the speaker for you. They literally shake EVERYTHING.
Pros: The look amazing, sound amazing, not hard to install.
Cons: If you consider your mirrors shaking and not being able to talk a con, then yeah
Bought four of these. Two for my wife's Yukon and the other two for my Titan. Their being driven by a Sound Ordnance M-1500 in a Bass Bunker dual ten box. She listen's to a wide variety of music and love's them. When I first turned them on I cranked up some Jawga Boyz and it vibrated a screw out the overhead console!
These subs can really bump and what makes it even better is the price. I have two in a ported sound ordinance box and i couldn't be happier
Pros: great sound, loud, cool looking
I am very happy with these woofers and the value I got them for.
Pros: great construction
I got these buy one get one free. I was going I get a 12 inch sub but this deal was too good to pass up at the time. So value is easily 5 stars sound quality is very good. I have good tweeters and door speakers so I can hear the music clearly but the sub does produce good sound quality as well as powerful hits. Simple to use and install. I like the chrome looking lettering and they look very cool and well built. I've blasted these things as hard as my radio would go and they still sounded perfect. So the build of them must be very well.
Pros: Hits hard, cost effective, easy install. Good sound quality as well. Good subs.
Cons: None that I can see yet. Perfect. Only had a couple weeks though
Terrific deal on this set of speakers...buy one get one free. Add the bass box and you have a complete set up with easy installation. Extremely happy with this purchase! Thank you for the sale!
Pros: quality product, ease of installation
I like these replacement very much , easy to install. Sounds great couldn' t have ask for more.
Pros: Very good quality speakers.
These polk subs offer a lot of bang for the buck. I am pleased.
Pros: Plenty of X-max for the price. Clean Sound
Cons: For the price I cannot complain.
The subs look cool and they sound great!
Pros: They sound good and they have nice crisp clear bass!
Cons: There are none! Crutchfield's website help me find exactly what fit my needs!
Most awesome subs I've ever owned.
With the right amp and box these speakers will be everything and more when it comes to base in your car/truck!
Pros: Priced right
I purchased these subs and installed in a dual bandpass box. I am totally impressed, good clean bass and hits hard when slammed!!! the frequency response is right on in my vehicle!!!
Pros: great price. bang of the buck!!!
Cons: 20-30 hours break in period.....this was extremely hard to keep at moderate volume levels and a set frequency...
I just bought two of these, a ported box, and a M1500 sound ordnance. For the price I would of never expected the Quality of bass i would get from these. They are just as good as 12's but sound so much tighter and clean. If you are debating whether to get these or not, save yourself the hassle and just get them.
Pros: Amazing Sound Quality, for the price that is. Everything 10's are supposed to do.
Cons: Wish i had a 15"sub to add for lows.
just recently purchased these and im in love with them. i wasnt in the market for new subs but it was time for change. they have excellent sound quality for a low price. I had a kicker enclosure with 2 12's that retails for $400 and lets say the polk subs blow them out of the water. i payed a little of $500 for the 4 subs and 2 amps and 2 sealed sub boxes. there is no way to beat that deal. i have them paired up with 2 Sound OrdnanceT M-4075. sounds great. they are a little under powered. i think i sound of coughed up the extra $30 for the Sound OrdnanceT M-4100 but oh well.
Pros: cant beat the price for how they sound
Cons: none at all
I have two of these powered by a alpine mrx-1000 amp. These are my first set of sub woofers,and i have to say out of all my friends that have subs these have the best quality by far. Very impressed, and when its time for a new set it will be from polk. they sound great, no complaints. i have recommend these subs to friends and they also love them. now dont expect for these to blow everything out of the water these are high quality subs meant to sound great, not just hit hard.
Pros: sounds fantastic, priced great, very good quality
Cons: non, perfect subs
I love this sub! I have one in my Ext Cab Sierra in a sealed box. I'm driving it with a Boston Acoustics GTA-802 in bridged mode. Be careful not to judge to quickly. Once this sub is burned in, it sounds absolutely amazing! I've had it for a few months now, and absolutely love this sub!
Pros: Clean Sound, Quality Build, Marine Certified
Cons: quick disconnect speaker terminals instead of 5-way speaker terminals (not that big of a deal - I knew what I was buying)
Inexpensive, solid sub that does an awesome job. Can't ask for more than that!
Pros: Inexpensive, strong sound output, understated sharp looks.
I bought two of these and put them in my 99 Pontiac grand am. They are being powered by a Pioneer GM-D8500M Mono sub that I also bought from Crutchfield. I put them in two self-built boxes. They sound pretty good, nice lows and very loud. They were very easy to put in and very good build quality. This was my first sound system build and I am glad I went with polk subs and speakers. These speakers keep up with my friends two 12" subs so what more could someone ask for. Also Crutchfield support is awesome as everyone says they helped me pick the stuff that was right for me thanks guys.
Pros: Good sound, loud, good quality
I put one in a sealed box, maybe .75 cu ft with a 400w Hifonics amp, broke it in as you're supposed to and its great! Reminds me of my old Infinity Perfects, except they get louder and it hasn't burnt up even with extra power. Remains loud and clear over highway road noise in my 1990 corolla! More so than my new CVR12, I miss that Polk!
Pros: Great sounding, great lows, high volume, best-in-class if your going sealed.
We installed these speakers in a 2008 Mazda 6 about four months ago. We wanted a pair of 10-inch speakers to move a lot of air without eating up the entire trunk to do it. We built our own sealed enclosure to custom fit it behind one side of the folding rear seat, with the speakers facing the rear ( get the "Car Stereo Cookbook 2nd Edition by Mark Rumreich" from Crutchfield if you're thinking of building your own enclosure, you'll be glad you did). Wow these low-cost subs kick some serious bass! No booming or rattles, heart pounding sound at high volumes, yet sound you can still feel at whisper levels.
these 10s rock! they have great sound quality but still pack a punch. this one 10 will out do 2 of the kicker comp vr's and they sound a lot cleaner than the kickers. i put 2 in a mazda 6 and it sounded amazing.
I installed this in my Jeep Rubicon in a Stealh-Pod enclosure and it sounds fantastic. It's been only a few weeks since installation so, I'm sure that it'll sound even better after the break-in period. I had never used Polk audio subs or speakers and now I wish I had done so years ago. You won't be disappointed.
|Cone Material||Polymer Composite|
|Surround Material||Butyl rubber|
|Ideal Sealed Box Volume (cubic feet)||0.66|
|Ideal Ported Box Volume (cubic feet)||1.25|
|Port diameter (inches)||4|
|Port length (inches)||12|
|Dual Voice Coil||No|
86 dB at 1 watt
|Frequency Response||28 - 200 Hz|
|RMS Power Range (Watts)||50-270|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||540|
|Top Mount Depth (inches)||5 3/8|
|Bottom Mount Depth (inches)||5 7/8|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||9 1/8|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Poly Cone: The DXi series subs use a durable polymer composite cone. The cone is both lightweight and rigid, and will withstand the harsh automobile environment.
Butyl Rubber Surround: The butyl rubber surround is resistant to extremes in temperature, humidity, and exposure to sunlight for excellent long term reliability.
Dynamic Balance Driver Technology: Dynamic Balance is a proprietary Polk Audio technology using laser imaging to determine what combination of speaker materials create the least resonance. Eliminating resonance in speakers results in a wide, smooth response and low distortion.
Klippel Optimized: For a driver to reproduce complex sounds accurately, the cone must move exactly the same distance and manner in both directions. The Klippel distortion analyzer, a device that uses a laser and sophisticated software to do large-scale analysis of drivers in motion, lets Polk optimize the speaker's motor structure, voice coil alignment, and suspension to yield the best possible performance.
Break-In Period: Subwoofers will achieve optimal performance once they are thoroughly broken-in. To break in a new DXi sub play music through it for 20 to 30 hours at moderate levels.
Sealed Box Volume: Polk recommends mounting this woofer in a sealed enclosure with an internal volume of 0.66 cubic feet.
Ported Box Volume: Polk recommends a ported enclosure with an internal volume of 1.25 cubic feet using a 4" diameter x 12" long port.
Bandpass Box Volume: Polk recommends a bandpass enclosure with a 0.80 cubic foot sealed rear chamber and a 0.85 cubic foot ported front chamber with 4" diameter x 9" long port.
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I think you will be pleased with how they sound, I love mine! Good luck! [ WESLEY Jan 20, 2014 ]
Sealed or ported? If ported what frequency? [ SEAN Jan 19, 2014 ]
It'll still sound great! I have mine in an old Rockford fosgate box with a kenwood 1100 watt amp bridged & it pounds like mad [ TRAVIS Jan 19, 2014 ]
They should work well, if the screw holes still provide a nice sealed, tight install. If not, turn the sub so that you can make new screw holes in between the old ones, and fill the previous holes. For a nice tight seal. If you have a good seal you should be able to push the sub in, (in a sealed box) and it should take a few seconds to rise, not instantly snap back. [ ROBERT Jan 19, 2014 ]
I would guess it depends on what type of music you listen to. I purchased 2 of these subs and received a free sealed sound ordinance box with them. I have them hooked up to a 500w class d alpine mono amp bridged and am extremely satisfied with the tight bass. I couldn't choose which box since it was free but I listen to all types rock plus some rap. Obviously you are pushing much more through these than me in my '01 Cavalier but I think you could go either way. Look up in Crutchfield what the difference is between the 2 but I think you get a tighter punch through the sealed. [ DANIEL Jan 10, 2014 ]
Thanks for the info... [ Ray Jan 01, 2014 ]
Thanks [ Ray Jan 01, 2014 ]
I used this speaker in a large metal locomotive model. I used a ported box. It works very well, and I've had many complements from the system. [ DAVID Dec 30, 2013 ]
I put them in the sealed box that came with the speakers but when I switched to a ported box they really boom! [ STEPHEN Dec 30, 2013 ]
I'm currently using them in a freeair install and they sound awesome...... Very good subwoofer for the money highly recommend them .... They hit hard n tight at 50Hz [ EMMETTE Dec 30, 2013 ]
Hey Ray. I bought a Sound Ordnance BB102-75S Double 10" Sealed Box .76 cu.ft. because I prefer slightly less but tighter more well defined bass. If you simply want the most bass get a ported box. [ DAVID E Dec 30, 2013 ]
Don't use the lanzar amp it will not sound god at all. You should buy a sound ordinance m-1500 amp. That amp sounds so good hooked up to these subs and slam nice. Now this amp will tweak down to 2ohm load by it self so you just need to hook the subs in the box positive red and negative black. And the amp does the rest so no crossing wires in the box. It has been a great setup so far. I used a sealed box but depending on what you listen to you would go either way. I think it hits deeper notes ported and higher notes sealed. So if your looking for the mirror to come off get a ported box. Good luck. [ GABRIEL Dec 30, 2013 ]
Mine r in sealed and they pound [ JOSHUA Dec 30, 2013 ]