Summary: The sub is listed to handle 1000 Watt RMS of power i connected it to a 700 watt RMS Mono Block Amplifier and the glue that holds the cone together came loose. I paid for this sub to be installed and the guys threw away the box, i didn't bother because i was excited to hear how the sub would sound in my Honda Pilot however, the sub lasted ten days after installation.
Summary: this subwoofer not only sounds great but you cant beat the price. I have a jl w7 set up on my other vehicle and this Alpine subwoofer is up there with it. I am extremely happy with its performance.
Summary: This is an excellent speaker and I have tried many over the years. Infinity, pioneer, rockford fosgate, kicker. This rules them all! Nice tight bass and can handle massive amounts of wattage. Never distorts...ever. FYI - it is very deep and very heavy and requires a pretty big box. Do your research, get some high watts flowing, a nice pre-amp, and a decent box and you will fall in love.
Summary: It worked better than I ever thought it could for about a week or so and then something messed up has definitely happened. I have a 1000.1 RF punch amp newer series and wired the sub to 2 ohm with a expensive kicker 4 guage wiring kit. It sounded super good and the bass was great for about a week and a half and then just the other day a super irregular sound that was horrible started comin from the sub so I turned it down and then it smelled like burnt plastic or...
A gem... a powerful gem that hit's like a 12" with dual voice coils.
Brandon Brady "Crunk", Amazon
5 October 2013
Summary: I have had 2 Fozgate 12" subs with dual voice coils (RF-3 or whatever) and they were great subs, there time was over long after I bought them. This is a 10" and it's way more sound than I anticipated. I have 2 500 watt rms Alpine MRV-M500's running this thing and BOOM goes the dynamite if I want it to (which I usually don't)!
Summary: I bought this to replace a much more expensive subwoofer that failed due to a broken dust cap. I had intended for it to be a temporary solution until I could have my other woofer repaired. Once I heard this in action, I decided not to even bother with swapping it back out. Since this subwoofer has two 2-Ohm voice coils, it can be wired to run in 1-Ohm mode or 4-Ohm mode. This can be confusing if you're not familiar with subwoofer wiring.
Summary: I haven't messed with mobile audio in some time and found this subwoofer light years ahead in terms of build quality and power handling to what I've owned in the past. It's heavy and and almost too beautiful to be enclosed in a speaker box. I'm running a Rockford Fosgate M750-1D rated at 900wrms in a ported box and it's more than enough on the beach from over a hundred feet away with the gain turned way down. This speaker has inspired me to build a system for my truck.