Tyler from Waterdown, ON, Canada, Sonic Electronix
8 November 2011
Conclusion: I would not recomend this sub to anyone. I had mine hooked up by a certified alpine dealer to a 1.600 alpine pdx. That one lasted 2 days after the break-in process. Sent it back and they determined it wasn't blown and gave me a store credit. Purchased another one. Same thing happened, sent it back, recieved store credit. After reading some other reviews on different sites, the same thing is happening to other people.
Conclusion: Great subwoofer for .43 cubic feet and with about 300-600 watts RMS it puts out some nice bass. This sub does a decent job of fitting in most places just make sure you get the cubic feet as close to spec as possible.
Conclusion: To begin with, i've come to the realization that you can almost never satisfy a true basshead. I have a JL audio 13.5 fathom in my home and it rocks the house! I recently bought a new subaru forester xt turbo. I knew i would do a system, but wanted to retain my utilty. Looking i found the alpine shallow. I measured my space under my pasenger seat, figured i could make a 5" x 8" x 8" box and the alpine. [ had a jl 1000/1 amp) i knew i could turn the gain down a lot.
Conclusion: Well, I just got this sub, and for the price you would expect a lot more. It only requires a very small space, and I am kinda "meh" at the performance. If you want this sub to sound even decent, you had better throw some serious wattage at it, like at least 500w. I had to go with this sub because nothing else would fit under the seat in my truck, and wouldn't recommend it unless you are really pressed for space.
Summary: Unless i'm underpowering this sub with a Alpine M-500, The speaeker is average. I was originaly using a Kicker compcvr 10, but i blew the sub. before i blew the kicker sub, it pounded better then the Alpine type R shallow mount subwoofer. gonna try and increase the power to a Alpine M-1000 to hopfully get the thump i once had before i blew my kicker sub.