Sound Ordnance B-8PTD
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Want to put some bass to 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.
Anonymous, Palmyra, VA
Average Customer Review(s):
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
Added just the amount of low end for me, plus, being adjustable, it will work for a variety of tunes and tastes
Pros: Just right for me
Cons: None found
This subwoofer blew my mind. The price, sound and quality of this tiny sub makes it more than worth it.
Pros: Easy install
Really like the sound this little beauty puts out. Why 4 stars? The instructions are worthless. Could not get the thing to work. Several calls to tech support really not much help. Spent time reading the previous reviews to find the answer. Here is the bottom line. If you are going to tap into your speaker wires (stock head unit) and use the high power input, the amp may not detect the incoming signal and turn on automatically. Wiring to both rear speakers seemed to make the thing turn on occasionally, maybe more signal to detect. So if no luck using the high power input option, which I would try first, then go right to the RCA input option. In my case, tech did not tell me this, I got it from all the kind people who wrote useful reviews. How to fix? 1-get an add-a-fuse, put it in a 10 amp fuse in your fuse box, and run a remote wire from the fuse box to its hookup in the back of the unit, I put mine in the ignition fuse, so it is only on when the truck is on 2-get a line out converter and tap into the the speaker wires as before (I used quick splice connectors), make sure to respect proper polarity 3-now hook the rca cables from LOC to rear of unit and flip the front switch to remote. Should work now. Got all parts locally, but have seen them at the local car retail store, the local big box store, and of course right here at Crutchfield if you can wait . First install, really pretty easy, once I figured it out, but could have saved several hours with good directions or tech support.
Pros: Sounds great
Cons: Terrible directions
Overall gives a nice punch for such a small compact speaker, wont rattle your neighbors windows but gets the job done. Fits nicely under the back seat. The remote level adjustment is a great option too, allows you to give a little more/less bass when needed
Pros: Easy install, simply follow the instructions. Nice bass sound. Tucks away into tight spaces
Cons: Wish it came with needed power/speaker wires. Had to order them after I noticed it didn't come with the unit.
I got this because of the high reviews. I did NOT expect much. Just wanted a little fill on the bottom end. Fits right under the seat. Easy install. Hits hard for a small package! Sounds awesome! I would recommend this to anyone! Well worth the money!!
Pros: Small Easy install Loud
Great unit! Perfectly rounds out the low frequency deficit inherent in most small vehicle sound systems.
Pros: Low Profile Simple Installation Reasonably Priced
Nothing much I could add to what everybody else has said. Except maybe that if you're planning on installing this under a seat in a 1993 Toyota 4Runner, be prepared for a battle. I swear, Toyota designed those seats and adjusting mechanisms and floor boards and mounting points to specifically prevent the installation of an under-seat sub. No matter how I tried tweaking the sub and the seat, there was some piece of the seat about 1/4" out of whack. But after a week of experimentation, modification, and some amount of physical aggression and creative profanity, I got that sucker in there. And it was worth every minute of anguish - again, all on Toyota's seat design for that year's model.
For the price and what it is, it is excellent. I'm not a make your ears bleed bass guy, but the stock system is terrible. This was a low cost powered and adjustable add on.
Pros: Cheap Adjustable Compact Good not great as long as you aren't expecting perfection
Cons: I've heard cleaner subs Needed more parts than what came with the system to make it work in my vehicle.
Works well, as stated before, connections for power wires could be larger of you have oo or larger wire already installed . Watch input level as just a slight increase can lead to distortion on bass.Fills in sound nicely where even upgraded sound bar speakers are lacking. I have head top on and really makes the Sony stereo Sound much more expensive and balanced than I would have believed. My wife drives a 2015 Volvo xc60 w/ upgrade factory system and I have 2016 Ford Explorer w/ ford upgrade stereo. This may not quite reach that level but you are also trying to make great sound in a "brick with a hard top" and not 1 drop of sound insulation so I believe I would easily recommend and buy again if this one ever fails. For the money you really cannot go wrong.
Pros: Great sound especially for price ,compact , looks very high end.
Cons: Connectors could be larger if you have larger than 8 gauge wire running, input level is critical for good sound. If you have setting for sub input on your head unit, follow instructions and set @1/2 max level, set input on sub where it sounds good, then fine tune with head unit for best sound .
wanted more bass and didn't want to loose floor space,it fit right under my drivers seat with no problem and sounds great
This is a decent mid bass subwoofer, but seems there are limitations with the compact design in that the very low frequencies are entirely missing. Returned it and ordered an Infinity Basslink, which I have owned in the past, and while a bit clunky it rumbles in the very deep bass just like good home theater sub does.
Pros: compact, clean and tight bass, plenty of power
Cons: bass is booming in mid frequencies only and sounds a bit like a speaker vs a sub
Perfect choice for a Pick-up or any other vehicle. takes up minimal space and has a great sound...Excellent Bass!
Pros: Takes up small space...Couldn't ask for better bass.
Its a nice piece if you just want bass in limited space, it will give you bass excpected of an 8 in sub. Its worth the price for what you get. If you want to feel the bass, then this is not for you.
Pros: Easy set up in small space
Cons: Not powerful enough to feel the pressure
Easy install and sounds great.
Matched this with 2 pairs of 2-way polk audio speakers and an old Kenwood receiver. Nice solid bass without drowning out the sound from the other speakers. Just enough punch without annoying other cars at a traffic stop. Straight forward install but make sure you have all the hardware before you begin to save you multiple trips to your local car audio or hardware store in the middle of the install. What you'll need: Wires: - 2 sets of speaker wires if using the high level input (RCA cable for low level input) - 14 AWG minimum for 12V+ (red) and GND (black) - Remote turn on wire (blue) Other necessities: - connection terminals - heat shrink or electrical tape - zip or other cable ties Look elsewhere if you want earth shaking and windows rattling type of sub woofer. Glad I got one before it went out of stock
Pros: Small footprint, produces plenty of bass for the size, ample RMS power, easy install, solid build
Cons: No wires included. Much prefer including the necessary wires than promotion materials such as S/O dog tag and decal
For its size the sub really hits hard. With some support from the outstanding Crutchfeild support team I was able to complete the project. Only issue I ran into was when wiring and using the four channel output to factory radio be sure and take small speaker wire from remote input to the positive side of the output on the four channel. This will give ample power and allow sub to really beat!
Pros: It beats, for its size!
Cons: Wiring a tad difficult but just call Crutchfeild they got your back.
For a small sub it has a lot of punch it was easy to install
Very nice! I was used to a separate 10" or 12" sub in the back seat of my 1998 F150. I could truly FEEL the subs. Didn't really have much faith in the sound ordnance unit that would fit under a seat but... Could that little thing do the job in the crew cab? Would I again have to sacrifice my back seats? I was pleasantly surprised. The connections were simple, the seats were not sacrificed and the performance was great. I just wanted a enough "thump" to round out my sound and it did that with plenty to spare. Don't get it twisted, its not a separate 12" sub butt hen again I'm not trying to be heard coming down the street anymore.
Pros: Size, fit, performance
I have been getting my sound system to what I want but couldn't get the amount of bass from my audio system. I had a powered sub-woofer before so I went the same route. I didn't want to get deaf like some of the cars out there but enough to get a good bass thump! I have the amp under the pass. seat so I had to put it under the driver seat. After getting everything setup and tested, I tried seating on the seat to see if I could feel the bass but it was so minimal that you wouldn't know it's there. So perfect, you can hear the bass but not feel it! Anyone who want to just get that extra bass thump without installing a big amp and sub-woofer, it is the way to go! It was a little long for my seat but the rear mat covered up the end to hide the unit. It also comes with a remote to control the amount of bass you want without going to the unit to adjust! Awesome!
Pros: I love everything about this powered sub-woofer! Just amount of bass thump without going deaf! Awesome sound!
Cons: The only things is that it's an inch too long but that's the only con I could think of.
It was easy to install and it has filled the missing bass void. This powered-sub works well with my Polk Audio door speakers and Sony receiver. Nice thing I could fit it under my rear seat so it does take up cargo space.
Pros: Good price. Easy setup. Nice quality sound.
Cons: None so far, since it was installed in March.
This unit has always given me trouble turning on. The sub sounds perfect for rock and country music when it actually works. Its just dispointing when the unit wont switch on by itself.
This little sub surpasses my expectations. BMWs are notorious for having cabins that are a little too sealed off from the trunk. This makes traditional sub/amp combos a pain, because you're more likely to hear the bass outside of the car as opposed to inside. I was a little wary about the size and power this sub would have though. In short, my seats have zero room under them, so I chose to put this guy on my rear seat in the center. (no way you're fitting a 3rd person in the center rear seat of an e36 bmw anyways) The bass is solid, don't expect window shaking, but it will vibrate my seat a bit with certain songs. It has a mild vibration sound, overall I'd give the sound quality 4 stars. I'd prefer a little crisper hit, but the size and price make up for the short comings. I didn't think it'd be very loud so I actually bought two just in case, and I'll be sending the second one back or selling it to my friend, because one is plenty for my car. All in all, if you want to fill out the lows of any system, this is worth every dollar and won't sacrifice much space at all. If you want to shake windows, look for a "classic" full sized box. Hookup was very simple. (I used RCA cables) I'll definitely be using this in future cars. Great addition to any system, light, affordable, and small.
Pros: Small, surprising punch, light, half the price of other compacts, easy hook up, build quality seems very solid.
Cons: The velcro strips that come with it are junk. (small and don't grip anything), bass isn't AS crisp as I'd like (still quite good though), If you had to mount it under a seat or in the back, making adjustments other than bass level would be a pain (however, I'm a set it and forget it type of person so it works great for me)
What an amazing quantity and quality of BASS. This speaker enclosure fit underneath the stock bench seat and not only can your hear the BASS you feel it directly underneath. The quality of unit with ease of installation made this a great buy. If your limited by space or budget this sub will not disappoint.
Pros: Small foot print. Bang for the $$$$ Impressive clean BASS
Works great for what I want....a solid foundation of bass.
Pros: Size, cost
When I bought my 2-door 2016 Jeep Wrangler Sport last year, I immediately upgraded the stock unit with a Kenwood KDC-X998 and added some Alpine speakers. Now I've added this sub, which I am very pleased with. I don't want to be heard coming from two blocks away; I just wanted some better bottom end while listening to the Prog Rock I favor. This sub is perfect for that. It fills my Jeep with sound, even over that normal Jeep roar you get at highway speeds. I virtually never run it at maximum, and even have to dial it back a bit on some songs. But, the wired remote I mounted on the center console near my right knee makes that easy. One caveat....I thought it would fit under the passenger seat but, that was a no-go. However, I just rotated the unit 90 degrees and anchored it in the foot-well behind the seat. We never have anyone ride in the back (in fact, I have removed the rear seat entirely and stored it in my garage), so it is not a problem. But, this may be something to consider if you have a Jeep with people in and out of the rear seat. Very pleased.
Pros: Great sound. Great price. Remote is nice.
Good bass for a good price I had Crutchfield install an Alpine 45 watt mini amp to my stock head unit and added the OS Powered subwoofer sounds fantastic It will not rattle your windows but it has excellent sound
Pros: Compact size large sound , installed under drivers seat has a volume control very pleased
Cons: none yet
I now have 2 of these in my SUV and it sounds amazing...crisp clear filler bass, but with 2, its like having big box in your trunk, but these fit under my middle seats. GREAT PURCHASE, Sound Ordnance really nailed it on this powered subwoofer!!!
A breeze to install and packs a punch. Highly recommended for small cabins.
For what this item is, it's great. I can admit I was going into owning one with higher expectations though. This thing simply can not hit the lows that i wanted it to in my ford ranger. Someone in another review mentioned that it just 'disappears' when lows are playing, and that is true, it vanishes. The hz it can produce, aren't even really that loud. I had to turn the gain up all the way, to really even hear it... like i said for what it is , a small compact subwoofer that fits just about anywhere, its okay. but do not go in with high expectations like i did.
Cons: not very loud. Does not reproduce bass frequencies below 40Hz.
Fits under the seat of my Tacoma and that is saying something! I just installed it last week and have been tweaking down ever since. Plenty of base.
Pros: Pros - Fits nice, works nice, easy to install (I did it).
Cons: None that I can see.
Just enough! Fits just about anywhere. Sounds great!
Pros: Plenty of bass. Fits well under the back set.
Cons: The only thing is the remote cord is a little short
2008 Honda Accord LX-P sedan. Placed this under the passenger seat, used an EFX PA10BX wiring kit to connect it. Able to run wires via the center console to the stereo and out the lower edge of the console (covering the wires with plastic flex tubing), no need to use the mounting kit as it is snug under the seat and a floormat keeps it in place, left just enough slack to be able to move the seat forward and pull it out to adjust. Placed the inline volume/level adjuster by the front seat. Took about two weeks of tweaking with it to find the sound that worked best for me. More than enough power to fill the car with bass. Pretty impressive with most music so far, if you're a bass head this probably won't work for you but for anything other than deep 808s it does very well.
Pros: Easy install, controls are convenient to get to, lots of power for a small 8" sub. Compact enough to fit under the front seat.
Cons: Can't handle the deepest bass without a bit of rattle, but really, it is only an 8" sub.
I purchased this powered subwoofer along with a EFX PA10BX Wiring Kit from Crutchfield. I want to say I do not have any experience installing electronic devices, yet I was able to install this subwoofer in my Chevy Colorado in 30 minutes. Super easy installation. The subwoofer compliments my Kicker 43DSC6504 DS Series 6-1/2" 2-way car speakers. The bass the subwoofer produces is does not overpower the high and mid range sounds and it comes with an adjustable bass dial that I installed onto my center console beneath the steering wheel -- easy access to make adjustments. The sound is perfect for me as I do not like super thumping bass when listening to my music. The connection to my Pioneer MVH-X380BT receiver was super easy. All in all, I got a great deal for great sounds.
Pros: Inexpensive and easy to install.
Cons: None so far.
Pros: Excellent sound
Bargain powered woofer. Added right amount of base to 2008 F-150 supercrew and sits nicely under left rear seat. Not a window rattler but makes a definate difference.
Pros: Bargain price good construction and good sound.
Cons: Jacks for wiring Sub out could be bigger.
It was not as easy to install as I first thought. I had power connection issues but thanks to Tech support I was able to get it working properly. I like the fact that I can increase or decrease the bass with a turn of the dial. The extra bass enhances the sound and was exactly what I was looking for as well as extremely affordable.
Pros: Adjustable bass and very affordable.
Cons: Somewhat difficult to install.
I was torn between 2 or 3 stars. This sub is certainly loud, but not very accurate. For me (using factory stereo speaker leads as inputs) it seemed to make everything sound like a kick drum. With the 80-150 Hz crossover set as low as it would go, this sub still created a lot of the mid- and upper bass I was already getting from my factory speakers, so it was a case of it being a fine line between actually hearing the sub, and getting too much from the sub. I returned my S/O sub for the Kicker Hideaway and have been Much happier despite the jump in cost. Also, I had an issue with the the S/O sub not triggering on automatically (as it should have done) from just my speaker level inputs. It was inoperative 75% of the time. Have had no trouble at all with the Kicker auto-turning on via the same speaker leads, and am much happier I spent the extra money, but this S/O sub has some redeeming features. Give it a try, if it works well for your application, great! If not, Crutchfield is very good about returns and is a factory-authorized Kicker dealer, so you can trade up with peace of mind.
Pros: Very solidly constructed, well designed connections, dog tag included in the box, and a cool B-17G drawing is on the container box. The infinitely variable phase control allows fine-tuning of this critical parameter. Can be turned up loud. The level control is very discreet and looks great.
Cons: Didn't switch on consistently, not much nuance or low bass, even at low volumes and with crossover as low as it would go (80 Hz). Makes most everything sound like a kick drum. Wiring connections are on both ends rather than restricted to one end of the enclosure.
This powered sub was a piece of cake to install. It fits perfectly under my truck seat and provides enough bass to not only hear it, but feel it. You won't be winning any competitions with this sub, but it will do a whole lot better than any factory sub that comes with your car. I like that fact that it is an 8 in because it is a nice and tight sounding bass. The bigger the sub, the more sloppy it sounds in my opinion. I prefer the tighter more controlled base and this 8 in delivers that. The base control nob is great and I really don't have any complaints. It feel solid and weighs a decent amount. It is nice to have the added base in my truck without having to take up an extra seat. I almost bought another brand and I am glad that I didn't.
Pros: Tight bass Easy install Perfect for under truck seat Hits decent for size
Cons: I really don't know of anything except maybe make it hit a little harder?
Great sound, great value
Pros: nice and compact
Fits perfectly under the drivers seat in my 4runner, and fills in the low end. I really like how I didn't lose any space at all, and it is hidden from prying eyes.
Pros: small, solid low end, price, quality, easy to install
Cons: wired remote adhesive is not very strong, I replaced it with new 3M double sided tape
I purchased this for a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited due to the limited space. It fit nicely under the passengers seat. Installation was pretty straight forward. Nothing complicated. I used the line-in for a signal as I installed this with a stock stereo. Sound is pretty good for a unit this size. I was very surprised. However, it tends to be very overpowering and not very "tight". Might be better if I was using RCA inputs. The remote volume is nice but the assembly is kind of cheap. In my previous vehicle (super duty crew cab) I used a Kenwood 12" sub in a Sound Ordinance enclosure with a 600 watt Kenwood amp. This sub is nothing like that, but I'm learning to live with it. It really adds some much needed bass.
Pros: compact size, easy install, pretty fair sound for the money
Cons: not very tight, sounds mushy at times
The product impressed the installer and me with the quality of sound, and the price
Pros: Price Performance
This sub is awsom. I added it to my stock f250 stereo and it sounds amazing. It comes on when it detects a signal from you stock speaker wires. The first sub I ordered did not come on with the radio. I called Crutchfeld and they sent me a new on and it worked perfect.
Pros: Awesome sound. Can not believe how much sound it ads to a stock stereo
Perfect for addition for tasteful base to anyone's car audio lacking bass.??
Pros: Compact, clear and powerful
Cons: No cons!??
Great little subwoofer. I installed it in my 2016 wrangler 4 door. The main issue I had with the installation was trying to use the high level inputs. Apparently this is a common issue. Once I installed a line out converter with rca's and a remote turn on lead it worked perfectly. I could have saved a few hours troubleshooting the installation if I would have known that in advance. One interesting thing is the line out converter I used is auto sensing and provides a remote turn on lead. It works perfectly. So the issue is clearly the auto turn on built in the subwoofer. I guess that's how they keep the price so low. Because of that, I can't give this woofer 5 stars. So if you buy this sub, also use a line out converter if using your factory speakers. Do not use the high level inputs.
Pros: Size. It's tiny and priced right.
Cons: The high level inputs don't work very well.
I bought this subwoofer because I wanted something compact that would fit in my Miata. This fits neatly in the passenger footwell. I am very impressed with the bass output. I have some dialing-in to do, as I simply turned all the knobs on the unit to halfway, and even without properly setting it up, it complements my 6.5" Polks very well. I barely have the volume on the remote turned up at all and it provides more than enough bass. The price was great, too.
Pros: Extremely small profile, easy to set up, very good bass output for its size, and a low price.
Cons: None I can think of.
I was questionable at first but I got this sub hooked up and playing in no time at all! It was easy running cables and wiring it! I am very impressed with bass! Wasn't expecting what I got out of it! It can thump although it isn't the sub to rattle houses and any cars around but people will know you have a little something going on!
Pros: Bass Remote level control Ease of plug and play
At first I thought this was trash. Then I remembered I had to adjust the knobs, now I'm astounded by how much bass this little thing produces. Great Product.
Pros: Fits under pass. Seat Good amount of power
I have a 2015 Wrangler 2 door with stock non-Alpine radio. I replace the head unit, speakers, and added this Sub for a little bass. I listen mostly to rock, hard rock, little country, and a little pop. This will NOT fit under the seat of the 2 door wrangler due to the seats spring mechanism. I mounted it to the tailgate using the supplied mounting brackets with no issue. I have the tuffy security enclosure which makes the back area basically a car trunk. After install was complete I actually like it better there than under the seat. I would rate sound quality as excellent for all rock (you can really feel the kick drum), excellent for all country, and great for most pop. This will not satisfy those looking for booming bass for rap music. Overall I am very happy with the purchase with no regrets.
I have an 2015 F350 crew cab and this was the perfect solution to the lack of bottom end from the factory system! I tapped into my rear speakers and used a line converter to be able to use the rca jacks on the subwoofer. I highly recommend doing it this way and not just run speaker wire into unit. I liked that it fit right behind the rear seat on the floor. I just relocated the jack. You have to play around with the adjustments a bit and then it sounds great! Don't expect the windows to rattle cause it wont do that. Don't forget the wiring kit. Bass control works great! We will see how long it lasts.
Pros: Easy hookup..Does what it's supposed to do. Fairly cheap.
Cons: none yet
Went over measurements with tech, assured me this would be a futunder my truck seat. (2013 Tacoma sport) - it was not, and the place I took it to went ahead and installed it, behind the rear seat drivers side. Rattles, is muffled, it was a done deal so I just left it be. Too busy to muck with it at the time, I regret not returning it But I had to pay for the install. So, I am stuck with a muffled , rattling mess.
I was NOT expecting this thing to sound as good as it does. It filled out all of the frequencies I was missing after my Christmas speaker upgrade. Honestly, I don't think I could tell a difference between the SO sub and one costing twice as much (which is what I was considering). This is a perfect way to finish up a budget-minded stereo upgrade without sacrificing much if anything. It fits neatly under my seat, the volume control mounted in the center console within easy reach (the pot comes out of the stock plastic case and can be mounted against a switch blank, if you have one), and matches my needs for the car's system perfectly. Not too much, not too little.
Pros: Ease of installation, sound quality, size.
Cons: Plastic chassis is the only thing I can think of, and that's picking nits.
I drive a 2000 GMC sierra that still looks brand new. I'm real fussy about it's maintenance. The truck has a premium sound system that works fine with a replacement Sony Blue Tooth radio but when driving down the road it was lacking enough bass response. I wanted something that could reinforce the bass but not a competition thumper. After looking at a lot of powered sub woofers this one fit the bill for taking very little space under the rear seat behind the driver and does a lot better job than I expected. It can even produce too much clear bass than I needed. Great little unit!
Pros: A lot of bass from a compact unit.
Cons: The power terminals could be better but they work.
For such a small size this sub really sounds great! I installed it under the back seat of a 2000 Jeep Wrangler TJ. It was a perfect fit and you cannot tell it is there. I bought the Scoche amp install kit with it and within 1 hour I was testing the system. If you have a small space to work with or just don't want to have a big box taking up space buy this unit, you won't regret it!
Pros: Small size, easy installation, well built.
Cons: None at this time.
Great sub for the price.It fit under the seat nicely. Sound is good, tho it won"t knock your socks off. Easy Install as far as connections.
Pros: Easy connection. Good sound.
Cons: None yet
Installed this in a 2015 Jeep Wrangler JK. Fits nicely under the passenger's seat. The sound quality is excellent for such a small unit. Provides a full rich sound, rounding out the bass that the other speakers can't provide. Will fill the vehicle with plenty of sound, but doesn't annoy the neighboring vehicles. Take your time getting this thing "tuned" properly and you'll love it.
Pros: Great sound quality.
Cons: Can't think of any.
Great sound from a little sub. Really rounded out the sound in my little Subaru Forrester
Pros: Create value and you save room in your car
Just what I wanted. Added the low end that my system was missing. Not one to wake the neighbors as you drive down the street but just the right amount for my F150 Crew Cab. Definitely made a great improvement difference in my sound system.
Pros: Straight forward install in my truck. I had already previously upgraded my player so I'm sure this made it and easier setup than the factory radio would have been. I'm by no means a pro but I do have mechanical skills and kind of techy.
Cons: So far I have no problems with this system. I did mount this underneath my F150 drivers seat but I had an air duct there so I had to use spacers under the rear of the unit to keep airflow open to the rear seat.
Sound Ordnance makes quality products for less. You will be very happy with this powered sub. It has great sound for a small package.
Great compliment to a basic stereo system that did not have a subwoofer. I am not savvy with stereo equipment, so the easy setup was great. For the price, this combo is just what I was looking for, but you do have to have realistic expectations. You want bass thumping inside and out, look someplace else (and spend way more $$$). May purchase another one for a second vehicle.
Pros: Slim design. Simple setup. Decent quality
Cons: None that I have found based on price range of the product
Had one of these in my 2010 Dodge Ram and loved it. Tried to put one in my 2015 Chevrolet Silverado with my stock head unit. It would only power up intermittently. Tried a fuse tap per Crutchfield tech support. Same problem. Had to return the unit. Lesson learned: If it's not plug and play, I don't want it. When someone comes out with a system to fit my truck at a reasonable price where all my features work to include rearview camera and everything is plug and play, I will be interested. Until then, I must listen to my stock system. My recommendation is, if you want a sub, make sure your head unit has dedicated RCA connections for your sub; don't bother trying to connect it to speaker wires of your stock head unit.
Pros: Crutchfield tech support. MasterSheets.
Cons: Would only work intermittently when installed per instructions.
This is an economical choice for a good sounding sub. It works and sounds great in a standard cab pickup. The bass is clear and is a great addition to a basic sound system.
Pros: Economical and quality sound
Cons: Don't have any yet
The absolute Best powered sub on the market, quite frankly, the only one I would recommend considering size and ability to place under seats. Installed this one in my 2000 F350 Supercab, excellent sound, great lows, blows my shipmates away because of how good it sounds. Also installed one of the older models in my dad's 03 F250 Crew Cab, once again, great sound, great quality. Overall, an outstanding product.
Cons: Not a single con
This adds just what I was missing in my truck audio setup. The bass sound is full and rich with plenty of adjustments for customizing the sound your looking for across various music genres. I'm so glad I purchased this item and knowing the fact that Crutchfield was in corner made it easy......Thanks!
Pros: Small, powerful and easy to install.
Great unit, looks and sounds great in my 2007 jeep wrangler
Pretty happy with this subwoofer. Installation wasn't a big deal on my 2010 Forester, just removed the seat to make it much easier. This unit is not a replacement for a much larger subwoofer, but it does provide better sound than I was expecting considering the size and price. It can shake my mirrors and delivery some decent "punch", but it won't shake the next car over. The sub sounds flawless for bass heavy pop and the like. Metal (which I listen to mostly) makes the sub struggle a little, so an external sub eq would help out. However, the sound quality is still good enough that most people won't need to bother with this extra equipment. After playing with the settings on the sub and my head unit, I was able to get metal sounding fairly crisp.
Pros: -Compact -Well Priced -Good sound quality
Cons: -Would like to see an on board multi-band eq (not really a big deal if your head unit has a decent eq and some sub tuning settings)
Compacted and sounds great.
Pros: Compact and easy to hook up.
Not worth the money in my opinion. It does not reproduce "sub" bass notes (30hz to 80Hz range) so I'm not sure how it can be called a subwoofer. It does have pretty good punch for drums but will not hit the low notes. I have a less expensive computer speaker system with a 22 watt ported 6" subwoofer that outperforms this unit in every way. It also had a cheap sound to it ... as if you could tell it was mounted in a plastic box. I've heard several 8" subs that sound way better than this one. I ultimately returned the unit and purchased an amp and sub separately and built my own box ... custom fit to the truck. This is much more time consuming and cost about twice as much but it is so worth it.
Pros: Small, easy to install, connect & setup. The controls (gain, crossover, remote bass control, etc. ) all worked just fine.
Cons: Poor Performance ... does not reproduce low bass notes and sounds cheap.
This sub puts out a lot more punch than I expected for the price. Installation couldn't be easier. I installed it in a 2015 Subaru Forester, under the passenger seat. You have to remove the passenger seat for the installation, but once the seat is out, it fits into a compartment there like it was made for it. Wired remote is nice.
Pros: Fit my application like it was factory installed.
Cons: Mounting brackets kind of a pain. Suggest using stereo controls for tuning.
This product is amazing for its price, never heard of a built in amp at first but thought I'd give it a try for more bass in front of car, very promising, I love it! That and it's a fraction of the price for subs, of course it's not as loud as subs but adds a good amount of bass.
Pros: Easy installation, great bass for 8", fits under passenger seat, great price for amount of bass
Cons: Took a while to fine tune but that's nothing against the product, the auto tune isn't good at all
Fits just fine under the driver seat of my 2009 Subaru Impreza. Plenty of volume. The frequency response only goes down to 40 Hz. It will not reproduce the low bass notes you want to hear. I returned it for the comparably sized Kicker (which also fits in the same location). I am much happier with the Kicker over this model. To summarize, get this if you don't like bass, get the Kicker if you want to hear the rest of the bass in your music.
Pros: Ease of installation. Compact size. Good volume.
Cons: Does not reproduce bass frequencies below 40Hz.
I installed box under rear seat of 2002 toyota tundra . Great sound and when installed correctly will give people the idea you have a 10 inch sub .Installed using a Kenwood deck with separate sub controls I used no filtration on the sub box enclosure itself. Allowing me to use the head unit for all filtration of sound giving me a well balanced system with amazing bass enough to shake both front seats I also mounted directly to the floor pan of the vehicle with a solid firm connection ,this is key to get big sound and feel.The driver needs to push and pull if you just lay it on the floor it to will cancel out half you sound . I would never use high inputs on anything so I can't speak for those who want to but I would not expect my result with high input used. Gain control knob works great especially when watching movies so you can turn down the boom for the kids on the fly . Great product ,I would buy again.
Pros: Small size ,just enough power for size. Price
Cons: Mounting brackets should not be plastic, and should come with self tapping screws.
Considering it was a drop in replacement for a custom amp/sub/speaker box, the wiring was already done so changing it out was simple. And the response was far tighter than what was there previously.
I have a 1998 Jeep Wrangler and it fits perfect under the rear seat. Really my only option for bass because of limited space in a Jeep and I won't have to worry about theft because it's hidden. I installed speakers as well and this sub fills in the bass that the small speakers lack. This is definitely a good product if you have limited space in your vehicle.
Pros: Easy install, sounds great, size, price
Great product! Fills my '14 Wrangler perfectly. Well hidden under the rear seat. Customer service install rep was a champ for a quick question. Great product sold by an even better company!
Pros: Easy install None
overall this product is great and simple to install. The bass is very good and sounds great in my jeep. It is enough to help fill out my heels sound system. It will not rattle your teeth but it will do plenty and give you the low end you need.
Pros: Size, easy to hook up. Sound is good.
Cons: Needs better install options as the double sided tape was not going hold this.
I wanted more bass on my sound system but I did not want to use the space in the trunk of my 2003 CR-V. I put the Sound Ordnance B-8PTD 125-watt compact powered sub-woofer under the front passenger seat. It works great and now I have that great bass that I wanted.
Pros: It sounds great and it can be hidden under almost any seat.
Cons: I wish the wire remote could be installed in one of the dash extra holes. Like the one for fog lights.
Put under driver's seat in 2008 accord coupe to get a big sub box out of trunk. Performs just as good if not better than the 300 watt it replaced (12in jbl with bridged dual amp). Setup and adjustment was easy, just make sure to make adjustments to the sound before placing under the seat as it is a tight fit on this car. Cheers.
Pros: Compact, powerful, easy setup, affordable
Cons: None yet.
I have had my subwoofer for over a year until it decided to stop working. Luckily, with the 3 year warranty and amazing customer service at crutchfield, I was able to have the thing replaced. After a 5 minute phone conversation with tech support, I had another of these subs on the way. Just need to pack up the old one and send it off; no questions asked! The sub itself does what it says it can do. It fits under the back seat of my truck, projects throughout the entire cab, and will shake my side mirrors if the gain is all the way up. If you're on a budget like I was, this is the way to go. I just wish other people could hear the bass from my truck, but you won't get that from a subwoofer this small. Overall 4/5 stars. Good for people who aren't familiar with sound or if this is your first install.
Pros: Compact, good bass for small cab, cost effective, great warranty
Cons: Won't wake the neighbors
This sub is a great option for people with limited space or limited knowledge of sound equipment. With its all inclusive design it is simple to install and easy to operate. It fits great behind the the seats of my regular cab Chevy and has a lot of punch for such a small and compact package!
Pros: Small All inclusive Options
Cons: Does not come with wiring kit for amp
Really convienent and powerful, fits great under passenger seat on my 2015 Jeep Wrangler.
Pros: Fits under seat and sounds great
I bought this until to fill in some bass on a 2011 Jeep Wrangler 4-door. This unit more than fills the bill. I have an aftermarket head unit, with stock speakers. My original plan was to upgrade the stock speakers, but I'm getting such a good overall sound out of this, I think I might just stick with the setup as is - very pleased. This unit fits perfectly under the passengers seat of the Jeep - out of sight, yet really fills the cabin with a nice deep base sound, that even thumps a little bit. Couldn't be happier with the sound, especially for the price. In retrospect, I'd have paid easily double the cost to get the sound I have. I get lots of compliments from passengers on the sound. This sub of course is no substitute for a speaker box and big amps. If you are looking for a real hard hitting bass system, this isn't it. If you are looking for a compact, inexpensive package that can easily be hidden and really fill in some sound, look no further. Having this sub, allowed me to use the high-pass filters built into my head unit. It took about an hour of tweaking the various high pass/low pass filters and the subwoofer output. Take the time to set this correctly, and you'll love it.
Pros: Great sound, inexpensive, hides under the seat easily.
not impressed at all, placed it in a 2001 tundra with pioneer system, had to turn all the way up just to hear bass, door speakers sound better than unit
Pros: small, easily fits under seat, not hard to install
Cons: bass sound too low
If you don't need a head-turning amount of bass and you want to keep it simple, compact and budget-friendly, this is the product for you! I installed this in a 98 Jeep Cherokee. My hope was that it would fill in the low tones that the smallish after-market speakers I put in couldn't produce. Boy does it ever! I placed it on the floor board of the rear drivers side. There isn't quite enough room to tuck it under the seat in a Cherokee. There are controls on the unit for frequency and other things beyond my knowledge. I fiddled with them until I got the sound I was looking for. Then there is the remote knob that you can attach within reach of the drivers seat to adjust the general degree of bass up or down. This function is critical for getting the sound just right depending on the style and production of your jams. I did the install myself which was pretty straight forward and took about 3 hrs and a bit of online video viewing. I'm fairly novice with this stuff too so as you know. I would describe my set up as very entry level after-market with a basic Dual receiver, a couple of budget Kicker 2ways in the rear and the Sound Ordnance sub. It can handle way more sound than I would ever demand of it. If you don't need a head-turning amount of bass and you want to keep it simple, compact and budget-friendly, this is the product for you!
Pros: Very compact Lots of adjustment options Remote control 2 year warranty
Simple install Simple concept Great value sub/amp combo This little guy works great under the rear seat in my F150 SuperCrew. It delivers very nice output for the size and price. The remote gain is great for when kids ride along. Just the right amount of adjustments on the amp to get the pop/punch/boom you want for the music you like to listen to. Works really well with the Kenwood 2DIN receiver i put in. For the amount and ease of installing, you really can't beat the cost/performance ratio. Recommended
Pros: sound performance size control price
Cons: instructions lacking a bit - but if you're installing this, you really don't need them :) lack of spade connectors for the Power/Ground
Tried this in my 2012 Mazda CX7. I heard the base but couldn't feel the bass. Great sub if mounted under the Drivers or front passenger seat. I'm trying out the Sound Ordnance B-8P.
Pros: Small design, Speaker level inputs, 3yr warranty
Cons: Not enough bass for a small crossover.
excellent sub! I listen to rock n roll this sub works perfect for the sound I was looking for.