Powered subwoofer: 200 watts and a 10" sub
Our take on the Infinity BassLink
You crave high-performance bass, but you don't want to use all of your available cargo space to get it. The master designers at Infinity put the same state-of-the-art technology that distinguishes Infinity speakers into the BassLink amplified subwoofer, so although it takes up just one cubic foot of trunk space, it'll produce resounding bass in any vehicle.
The BassLink brings together a 10" subwoofer, a 10" passive radiator (to increase efficiency and limit distortion), and an extremely efficient, specially designed 200-watt Class D amplifier that work as an integrated system. Special circuitry monitors voice coil position to maintain linearity at high power levels, so you hear loud, clear bass.
An array of controls will enable you to tweak your bass until it has just the thump you want. For optimum system blending, the low-pass filter is variable between 50-120 Hz (12 dB per octave), and a phase switch (0- or 180-degrees) is included. Adjust low bass impact with the bass EQ feature (-6 dB to +3 dB at 40 Hz). And you'll be able to put BassLink in a variety of in-vehicle locations, thanks to brackets that enable the rigid polymer box to be mounted vertically or horizontally. A wired remote with 16-foot cable allows you to adjust your BassLink's volume from your dash.
Read a hands-on review of the BassLink in the Crutchfield Learning Center.
- 10" woofer and 10" passive radiator
- Class D 200-watt amplifier
- wired volume control with 16-foot cable
- frequency response 20-120 Hz
- low-pass crossover variable from 50-120 Hz at 12 dB per octave
- speaker and line-level inputs
- phase switch
- bass boost adjusts from -6 dB to +3 dB at 40 Hz
- 20-amp fuse
- auto turn-on with speaker-level inputs
- remote turn-on lead (12V) required for use with RCA inputs
- 19' speaker-level input wires with plug-in harness included
- 14-1/2"W x 13-3/8"H x 9-7/8"D (vertical mount); 14-1/2"W x 9-1/2"H x 15-3/16"D (horizontal mount)
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Black amplified subwoofer with inserted 20-amp fuse
- BassLink LC remote bass level control
- 16' black RJ11 control cable (for remote bass level control)
- 2 Plastic vertical mounting feet
- 4 Plastic horizontal mounting feet
- 4 Bolts
- Two 19' Universal interface speaker-level input wiring harnesses (one with white and gray speaker wire-the other with green and violet speaker wire)
- Bass Link instructions
- Remote bass level control instructions
I purchased this new in 06,installed new in frontier to pathfinder to Colorado still works excellent no mercy on this sub all gains up no failures
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Features and Specs
|Enclosure Type||Passive Radiator|
|Grille||Metal x 2|
|Connector Type||RCA/Speaker LVL|
|Woofer Size (inches)||10|
|Woofer Material||Treated paper|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Amplifier Power (RMS)||200 watts|
|Second Voice Coil Impedance||N/A|
|Crossover Point||50-120 Hz|
Design: The BassLink brings together a 10" subwoofer (treated paper cone, foam surround), a 10" passive radiator (to increase efficiency and limit distortion), and an extremely efficient, specially designed 200-watt Class D amplifier that work as an integrated system. Special circuitry monitors voice coil position to maintain linearity at high power levels, so you hear loud, clear bass.
Enclosure Type and Materials: The enclosure is made of an acoustically inert polymer which is rigid enough to resist flexing and dampens any resonance.
Servo-Control: The servo-control system continually monitors the performance of the speaker and ensures that the amplifier delivers exactly the right amount of power.
Class D Amplifier: This unit has a built-in 200 watt Class D amplifier which is highly efficient and designed specifically for use with the subwoofer and passive radiator combination.
Auto Turn-On Feature: When the speaker level inputs are used, the system will automatically turn on and off with the radio. Note: The auto turn-on feature does not operate when the preamp level inputs are used, unless the remote turn-on lead is connected.
Low-Pass Crossover: The low-pass crossover frequency can be varied from 50Hz to 120Hz for a seamless transition between the output of this unit and that of the other speakers in the vehicle. The crossover has a slope of 12dB per octave.
Bass Boost: The amplifier includes a continuously adjustable bass boost from -6 to +3dB centered at 40Hz.
Phase Switch: Allows you to select normal or reverse for best bass.
Mounting: You will be able to put BassLink in a variety of in-vehicle locations, thanks to its compact size and mounting feet that enable the rigid polymer box to be mounted vertically or horizontally.
- Vertical Mounting Dimensions:
- Width: 14.625"
- Height: 13.375" (including feet)
- Depth: 8.675" (10.076" including feet)
- Horizontal Mounting Dimensions:
- Width: 14.625"
- Height: 9.5" (including feet)
- Depth: 12.75" (15.1875" including feet)
Overview: The BassLink LC allows you to adjust the volume of BassLink powered subwoofer.
Installation: The BassLink LC may be mounted under the dash or may be dismantled and mounted inside the dash for a factory appearance.
- Under-dash Mounting: Select a mounting location that allows easy, safe access to the control while driving. The BassLink LC has mounting "ears" to use as a template for drilling pilot holes. Attach screws through the "ears" to secure the BassLink LC to the mounting surface.
- In-dash Mounting: Disassemble the BassLink LC by removing the Phillips-head screws on the front, rear, and top panels. Remove the bottom and side panels and disengage the RJ11 connector from the back panel. Choose a mounting location that allows easy, safe access to the control, and provides 1-3/4" clearance behind the mounting surface. Drill a 9/32" hole in the mounting surface. Feed the BassLink LC's potentiometer (with the knob removed) through the hole and use the nut provided to hold the control in place.
- Connecting to BassLink: Route the cable behind the dash or other interior panels and under the carpet. Do not route the cable outside the vehicle. Connect the cable on both ends.
- Universal Interface: Front and rear, left and right Universal interface speaker-level inputs (for use with the supplied speaker-level input wiring harnesses)
- Line Level RCA Inputs: Front and rear, left and right female preamp level inputs
- +BATT (+12V): Gold-plated screw terminal, 0.350" wide
- REM (remote turn-on): Gold-plated screw terminal, 0.350" wide
- GND (ground): Gold-plated screw terminal, 0.350" wide
- Fuse: There is an installed 20 Amp fuse
- Remote Gain Control: Phone type jack for included remote gain control
- Gain Control: Rotary control that sets gain (variable from 250mV to 4V)
- Crossover Control: Rotary control that sets the low-pass crossover point (variable from 50 to 120Hz)
- Bass Boost Control: Rotary control that sets bass boost level (variable from -6 to +3dB, centered at 40Hz)
- Phase Switch: Selects normal or reverse phase (0 or 180 degrees)
- Power LED: The power LED glows red when the BassLink is on
- Servo LED: The Servo LED glows green when the servo circuit has determined that the woofer has reached maximum excursion and power to the woofer has been modified to provide maximum performance. The LED should light momentarily during high-level bass transients. Note: Avoid adjustments that cause the LED to remain lit for an extended period of time
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Why did you buy this?
for kids [ MARK Jun 07, 2016 ]
Most wattage [ Donald May 22, 2016 ]
Item was stolen from my vehicle 4/25/2016. It was installed in 2003, and I absolutely love the sub. Worked like a charm for all those years. Perfect for my 90 Toyota 4 Runner. [ Martin C. May 06, 2016 ]
Gift for my mom. [ Iane May 03, 2016 ]
I needed a smaller subwoofer setup, and the infinity bass link fit the bill, with all the quality of infinity. [ ANDREW Apr 30, 2016 ]
Replace one that stopped working. Sound is great in my Silverado, but like others said it has a short lifespan so I also purchased the 3-yr square trade warranted. [ CHRISTOPHER K Mar 09, 2016 ]
Needed a Powered Woofer for a SUV. Ease of installation, size and price point were a major factor. Less money than comparable bass tube. [ MICHAEL Feb 05, 2016 ]
The 200-Watt amp sold me. [ John Jan 31, 2016 ]
Great compact subwoofer [ STEVEN Jan 20, 2016 ]
Great bass unit!! This dude makes great bass in the back hatch. [ RODNEY Jan 15, 2016 ]
had one before sounds great lasted 3.5 years [ DON Jan 13, 2016 ]
It was recommended by your tentacle support and I needed the sub woofer and amp all in one [ Patrick Dec 05, 2015 ]
16 questions already asked
For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Kenny Apr 16, 2016 ] Staff
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Kenny Feb 08, 2016 ] Staff
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy Nov 17, 2015 ] Staff
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy Jun 17, 2015 ] Staff
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy May 04, 2015 ] Staff
1 answer I tried tapping into my rear speakers with the green and violet wires. I spliced them and twisted, wire nutted, and taped. The rear speakers produce sound, the BL has power but produces no sound. Fuses are good, at first the Serv light would go on to the beat while it still had no sound. Any idea what I'm doing wrong? [ RyanP Jan 25, 2015 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy Jan 25, 2015 ] Staff
Very simple to remove and leave the mounting bracket. 5 minutes tops. [ JP Dec 27, 2014 ]
I never put the bolts in the floor and it is just fine without them. It's pretty easy to remove but you just have to hook it up and connect, etc. Overall I am pretty happy with my bass link [ HAYDEN Dec 27, 2014 ]
4 screws should do. I think I used #10's to hold it down with sheet metal type screws. As for wiring.. my unit did not perform well using speaker level inputs. It probably depends on the head unit, but the preamp inputs work great for mine. I'm happy and it has actually delayed my purchase of a new F-150 truck since quality sound systems appear to be limited so far. [ RICHARD K Dec 26, 2014 ]
I have mine mounted to a rectangular piece of plywood, painted black. So easy a cave man could do it! But seriously, the weight keeps the sub stable, never moves or tips over. [ JAMES Dec 26, 2014 ]
Being a farmer, I can always dream up ideas. I would build a quick detachable bracket that could release from the bracket Bolted to the floor. Use a flat piece of metal with a couple of taps that stick out that you could use a small bolt with a wing nut that would allow you to leave a bracket installed in the trunk, and one that's always attached to the speaker and simply unscrew the wing nuts, unhook some quick connect wire jacks, and away you you go! Good luck???? [ ROBERT J Dec 26, 2014 ]
We zip tied this to the tie downs of our mini. However I would not recommend this speaker as it went out just after a year . [ JAMES Dec 26, 2014 ]
We zip tied this to the tie downs of our mini. However I would not recommend this speaker as it went out just after a year . [ JAMES Dec 26, 2014 ]
I love the one by itself. But was offered another and upgraded door speakers to keep up with them. I've heard I would need a small amp in between them in order to not burn up head unit. [ Ryan Nov 21, 2014 ]
Yes; however I was not very happy with this unit. It started to malfunction a few days after I got it. [ MICHAEL Nov 20, 2014 ]
yeah buddy [ RYAN T Nov 20, 2014 ]
You could, but I have one of these in my truck and it does a great job on its own. I like it so much I put one in my car too. [ GARY A Nov 19, 2014 ]
Sorry only ran one but with a signal splitter I can't see why not [ JAMES Nov 19, 2014 ]
I have one in a Ford Ranger extended cab. I think 2 would blow out the windows. [ SCOTT P Nov 19, 2014 ]
Yes if you have the room for it. Just make sure the power wires are big enuf an you're altinator can handle yhd extra load. [ CHRISTOPHER Nov 19, 2014 ]
I would not recoment it , but yes. You will need to feed each, with one RCA connector from your sub out on your head unit. There are power issues and load issues that will also be of concern. [ WILLIAM M Nov 19, 2014 ]
Crutchfield gave an amp wiring kit with my purchase. It came with all the wires plus a fuse. Yes there was a battery, ground and ignition (remote turn on). You also need to run the gain control wire from the basslink to a location on the dash or center console. This wire and control is included with the basslink. Then run an RCA wire from your radio to the basslink. The install was simple and it sounded good but the basslink quit working about a year after I bought it. [ TREY Nov 11, 2014 ]
You are right. There's not much needed all you gotta do now is mount it and enjoy the high quality bass that comes out of small unite like. [ JEREMIAH Nov 10, 2014 ]
Jordan, Have a car stereo specialist install it for you. I originally bought the Bass Link 1 and had problems with it and I exchanged it for the Bass link 2 and also had it installed by a professional. They both suck. I am not kidding. Crutchfield customer service is great but this is a rare Infinity faulty product. I highly recommend you send it back and buy the JBL powered bass from Crutchfield. The price is about the same and it is a little bit larger but the sound is incredible. Jim [ JAMES Nov 10, 2014 ]
Also, a ground wire is needed. If I remember correctly, everything was included with the speaker, including a wired remote to control the output level (which I installed, but never really found a need to use it, after initially setting the subwoofer up according to the included directions). Btw, this sub sounds great! My kids keep asking me to turn the volume up so they 'can get a back massage', since it is in the trunk, right behind their seats. [ JIM Nov 10, 2014 ]
Yes Jordan you would need Power cable with fuse, ground wire usually the same Gauge as power, I used ten on mine and auto turn on wire usually 16 so that it powers on with stereo. Remember your ground wire should not be too long (3 feet or lless) if not you may get engine Humm. [ JESUS Nov 10, 2014 ]
4 answers I read a lot of reviews, but not all, so I apologize if this was already answered. Based on the enclosure and cone type/material, what genre of music is best for this unit? I only saw one mention in the reviews (Africa by Toto). That's not really my cup of tea, so those of you that are super satisfied, what are you listening to/sounds good on this unit? Thank you in advance for entertaining my question! --a [ angeline rex Sep 10, 2014 ]
I listen to everything from metal to techno to classical and I absolutely love mine. [ ALAN Sep 21, 2014 ]
I listen to mostly rock. When I first got the BassLink it sounded great. About a year after I bought it it went out for no reason. I would not recommend the BassLink because it is not reliable. It is still installed in my truck and makes a loud pop on occasion but still won't work. [ TREY Sep 11, 2014 ]
It sounds great playing all types of music. I listen to heavy metal, 70's rock. Everything but rap. It sounds great. Just get it. [ JAMES D Sep 11, 2014 ]
I listen to classic rock to new country. I have this in the back of my jeep wrangler and it is awesome. [ MICHAEL Sep 11, 2014 ]
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy Feb 17, 2014 ] Staff
Your best bet to get a replacement controller will be Infinity parts. You can email them at email@example.com. [ Jeff Feb 01, 2014 ] Staff
I works very well in our car. Normally it is turned down, while listening to talk radio. When it is time for music we turn it back up, and it Rocks! Great sound, very clear and accurate. I do not play music on "10" anymore, but this unit works great on "8-9"! Good luck! [ JP Jan 08, 2014 ]
This would be a great addition for extra bass. I had one that went out during warranty period and would not function. Crutchfield was great with the exchange. The second one they sent just went out after warranty was up. It sounded great while it worked but they do not work long. Get a different brand. [ TREY Jan 05, 2014 ]
This sub has been an excellent addition to my car audio system. The sound is clean and surprisingly strong for a 200 watt sub. Installation is simple with an additional wiring kit (power cable, RCA cable, etc.) If you're looking for some added backbone for your existing system, this sub will do the job! [ ALAN W Jan 05, 2014 ]
this sub will sound good and increase all around performance of your factory system, but i do not think it will fit under your rear seat.. i bought this for my wife's jeep liberty and she can not believe the the sound it produces. [ PHILLIP Jan 04, 2014 ]
Yes. Can't Answer About putting it Under Your Seat. But As Far As Everything Else, Get This speakEr. It Kicks butt. It Made My Regular HO Hum Stereo Sound Great. I Love It. Best Money I Every Spent. [ JAMES D Jan 04, 2014 ]
I purchased it in May and I had to get a new one in November of the same year. It sounds good, but be aware that it is not built to stand the test of time. [ MICHAEL B Jan 04, 2014 ]
If you already have an Infinity system, this is all you need. Easier installation than with a separate amp and more punch than you can beleive out of this liitle sucker. [ BRIAN K Jan 03, 2014 ]
I had the same truck & the bass link will not fit under the rear seat. but it does sound great. when I had my dodge I had the bazooka bass tube 8 inch & it fit perfectly sideways under the backseat. [ BARRY Jan 03, 2014 ]
Probably not. I say this because it's thick, check the dimensions. And second, I had terrible results using the speaker level inputs using two different sources. Very distorted and very limited frequency range. On the plus side, I bought and installed a new head unit (radio) in my truck that has preamp outputs and the basslink performs great using the preamp inputs. With that said I love mine. Rock on! [ RICHARD K Jan 02, 2014 ]
I have a 98 quad cab ram. Doesnt fit under the seat. You are better off with a sub and an amp. More bang for the buck [ MICHAEL J Jan 02, 2014 ]
Better check how much clearance you have because this speaker is 14" high. [ STEPHEN R Jan 02, 2014 ]
I added this sub to my factory system in my 2008 Honda Accord Coupe. I have been nothing but pleased with it. You definitely get your money's worth with the Infinity BassLink. [ ANTHONY Jan 02, 2014 ]
oh, and everything else factory in the Durango, until this past Christmas and I upgraded the factory stereo to include bluetooth [ DAVE Jan 02, 2014 ]
for the money killer sub. I initially put in my durango, but I got a sealed 12" and amp, and put this in my daughter's mustang in the trunk. BIG BOOM for a 10". You'll be happy! [ DAVE Jan 02, 2014 ]
You can simply plug the RCA into the left channel input and be good to go. [ Jeff Dec 26, 2013 ] Staff
Looking to installing it into a 2011 sienna se. Compatible with a factory unit? Thanks. [ JC Rodriguez. May 08, 2014 ]
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Jeff Dec 17, 2013 ] Staff