Summary: Man, whhere to start about Pioneer speakers.I grew up in a time when Pioneer 6x9 speakers in a car hooked up to a 120 watt graphic equalizer was the the system.If you had a woofer hooked up, it more than likely came out of an old magnavox home stereo that was salvaged, hell maybe not even in a box.Times have changed. I proudly still run Pioneer speakers in my rides of today, although of much greater wattage than my teenage years.
Summary: this sub drops down and hits the lows deep and rich... but... the high bass notes are so weak that they sometimes cannot be heard... very very dissapointing... bass no bass... just makes the tunes sound awful...
Conclusion: This has been a great durable sub. I have owned different subs in my life time, plus install professionally. For the price this is a sub you want to consider. yes there are better ones out there at a bigger price tag. I have 2 running @ 2ohm x 1 @ 1000w. they can handle alot more, but your ears might not. Mine started hurting so turned the bass down on EVERYTHING. My system is very modest compared to others so i havent given the subs all they can handle.
Conclusion: Very good sub in 1.2 cu. ft box with a Sony xm1s 500w rms amp, very efficient, Pioneer quality. Old grills will not fit, though. Why are they all starting to use plastic on the back side? Seems ok, but don't like anything added that may come loose.
Conclusion: This subwoofer is flat out amazing. I just installed it yesterday, and it's obviously not fully broken in, but it already sounds amazing. For a super good price, this subwoofer beats anyone I researched, even the higher value ones. The 94 dB per watt is incredible and makes this subwoofer so efficient. Have it in a Sound Ordanace Bass Bunker. Run this sub with a ported box and it'll sound amazing with a correctly hooked up amp.
Underground clown from Orange county ca, Sonic Electronix
9 April 2012
Conclusion: One of the first subs I bought. If your looking for good bass id def get these I would recomend to get a ported box. I'm running my 2 12' pioneer with an RE audio 1600 watt amp & these babys flex my back window.
Conclusion: These subwoofers are of the poorest of quality. After only 5 months two of them blew out and I do not doubt the third one is on its way. When you purchase the pioneer brand you would expect to have quality speakers. In the future I will be more cautious of the speakers pioneer sells and is making me doubt the quality of the other audio equipment it sells. I dont know if these subs were refurbished but they sure did have the characteristics of it.
Conclusion: Just got a pair of these bad boys today and they are louder than expected! Have them in a factory vented fosgate box that used to house a pair of P3s, powered by a crunch 1500.1 amp and they slam hard and hit the lows very well. They are barely flexing when i open the trunk yet in side my car the boom factor is intense sounds like i still have my much more expensive P3s!