Conclusion: I HAVE ONLY HAD FOR FEW DAYS BUT SO FAR SO GOOD I PUT IT IN MY WIFE FIAT TWO OF THESE WITH SHALLOW SEALED DOWNFIRING BOXES .48 CUFT HIFONICS 1800 AMP THEY GIVE LOUD TIGHT CLEAN PRECISE BASS I HAVE HAD REGULAR TYPE R AND THESE ARE CLOSE IN OUTPUT.WISH I HAD MORE ROOM FOR LARGER PORTED BOX THESE WOULD...
Conclusion: I have it mounted in an enclosure with just under 1 cubic ft volume, 12 gauge speaker cable, and powered by a Rockford Fosgate 800a2 at 960W x 1 at 4 ohms. It kicks about as hard as any other thin 10" I've ever heard, but most importantly so so accurate/clean.
Conclusion: I have 560 watts RMS going to this sub (Kicker IX1000) in a sealed box which is just barely larger than maximum recommended specs. It hits, but seems like it could stand to have a little more power going to it.
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.
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.
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.