If you are limited on space, or like tight clean bass, buy this speaker.
10 April 2014
Summary: For the money,you can not get a better sub woofer. I paid $31 dollars for this Lanzar 8" sub new with shipping. I installed it into a 0.8 cubic foot sealed box in my Jeep Wrangler that had a JL audio W1 8 inch sub in it previously. For a amp I am giving this sub a clean and true 80watts rms from a Soundstream amp with a low pass crossover set at 220hz.
Conclusion: Did i say wow, this 8" rocks. I have 1 ported and this thing drops well. I was amazed at how well made this sub is, you will not be disapointed if your looking into adding some decent bass to your car. I have owned this sub almost 1yr on daily use and it is still going strong, I definitely recommend.
Conclusion: Well, I always heard Lanzar sucks, but I looked at these subs for a while. I watched Youtube videos, and more people liked them than not, so I gave them a try. I was not disappointed at all!! They produce quite a bit of low end bass, and still maintain that punch that 8"s are known for. I tried a few different small boxes, and found you get a lot more bass with the large bass ports. For powering these, I recommend Rockford 500 Watt or Kicker 500 Watt mono amp.
Conclusion: I got this sub because it looked really nice and really durable. It was a 600w sub and I used a 300w amp. The sub burnt out after 5.5 months. I took it apart to see the interior quality and was surprised to find that it was very low quality and durability. DO NOT GET THIS SUBWOOFER!!
Conclusion: I just put 4 of these in a absurdly small box in the trunk of a 1998 Mustang GT Convertible (very, very limited space). The box is one chamber and has a total volume of about 1 cu. ft. I must say these surprised me. I replaced 2 12" kenwood subs with these (for space reasons. I wanted to still be able to get to the spare tire) and while they'll never sound quite as good as two twelves, they really do sound pretty good.
Conclusion: These subs are the best 8's I have ever heard period. I built custom boxes under the back seat of my Silverado and I couldn't belive the bass that came out of them. These things definitely have the little man syndrome going on. They think they are a lot bigger than what they are. Just blown away at these. I have them hooked up to the vibe 250 rms amp and it doesn't phase these subs at all. They would probly like a few more rms but it's plenty for me.
Conclusion: Love Sonic! I'm an installer out of MD and our shop has been putting these in for a stock substitute ha for a while now and customers are tickled pink about them. I had to get one and put 2 of them in a ranger with 500 watts rms in a sealed box and it's very impressive for the money. You don't get that much any more, except with these.
Conclusion: So I had bought this sub because the factory sub in my 2002 cadi diville was blown so I had to make some adjustments but got it all working. I even added a aftermarket Mrp-500m amp from alpine later to get more bass and that was 6 months ago its still sounds amazing and louder than my two kicker comps put together. It still hasnt blown on me and I have abused it.