2017 Toyota Camry
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
For the money, I can't complain one bit, even not yet going through the "break in" period. I have a single one of these in an 0.97 ft3 Bass Bunker enclosure also sold here at Crutchfield. It is about the most compact 12" setup I could come up with for a sealed enclosure. Fits perfectly in the back of a '17 Camry XLE sliding in right behind the rear seats in trunk. I chose to go sealed for a couple of reasons, one because I don't need as much of the low-low bass extension, and given enough power, the subs seem generally to have a flatter response be more accurate. Also, my listening habits include rock, alt, and country, and I was really looking for the "punchy" kick-drum type bass response. I thought maybe I should have gone with the 10" inch sibling, but for a 12", this sub is incredibly accurate. It goes quite low for the heavier-lower-bass tracks I've tried out, but rattling cars isn't my thing. It handles the output from my Pioneer GM-D8601 1-ohm-stable amp (also sold here), wired parallel voice coil for 1-ohm load without issue or excess amp heating. I can't tell you anything about SPL or anything like that, but I can say that for an all-around sub, this is probably the best value I've ever had also taking into account the amp cost, for a sealed system.. I like that I only need 1 in a small sealed box - this is one heavy duty sub for the price with one heck of a magnet.
Pros: Great price at Crutchfield. Flexible to one-ohm total impedance for the one-ohm-stable class D amp. I only needed one. Modest enclosure size requirements. Heavy duty basket, magnet, connectors. Delivers on "punch" bass, yet will still rumble if you ask it. Not much less in specs than its 15" sibling. Very accurate, not a lot of "muddiness".
Cons: It's heavy? Maybe that's a con to some? For me it doesn't slide around easily at all.