JL Audio Stealthbox®
2008 Lotus Elise
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Installed this in my Lotus Elise and couldn't be happier. Be warned - if you want to route the power and signal wires to be hidden, you're in for many hours of work. It took two full evenings after work to wire up the power and signal wires. The third evening I installed the amp in 15 minutes and was done. The Stealthbox fits perfectly. Very easy to install once you manage to get it into place. If you're having trouble pushing it in the final few inches, make sure no wires are pulling on the back, and push firmly with both feet. Supplied instructions and hardware are adequate. Mounted with the 2 bolts and pre-installed bracket, this thing is never going to move. Very solid. Build quality is excellent. Typical JL enclosure - extremely high quality, extremely well thought-out, and excellent fittings. I removed the terminal panel on the back, and I confirmed my suspicion - the inside is filled with poly-fill (same stuff inside a synthetic pillow.) This helps the subwoofer system create a sound similar to that of a larger enclosure. Sound quality is very good for a small sealed enclosure - expect very tight, quick hitting, bass. As JL said, this was originally for their CEO, so you knew it was going to be a nice solution. Overall, couldn't be happier. It's a little pricy, but I cannot imagine a better use of the Elise's space for bass without adding more weight.