Summary: 1000 watt RMS subs. Yes they pound like no other 10 I've ever heard. But running a 500 watt monoblock alpine amp to these things shouldn't even LET ME abuse these things right? Well how about turning the bass of the amp up to only %55? So now the sub is running on %27.5 of what the subwoofer is actually suppose to be able to handle. So now I would like someone to explain to me why I have cone damage in both subwoofers AFTER breaking them in under %25 power for 3 months.
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: 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.