Summary: I always was a FAN of Polk Audio, but didn't want to spend the money... So when I seen this "DEAL" I jumped on it... After listening to my setup, my friend ordered.....
Pros: The speaker is built pretty solid w/ a fat rubber surrounding ... The dust cap design is cool an stylish..
Cons: Still has old style terminal's.. They give screws, but no Allen wrench bit.. Took time to bolt them in box, but I guess less chance of a slippage to poke your Polk... Lol *The sound makes up for it... Bass is clean & Deeeep!!
Summary: Only reason I gave the "value" category a 5 star is because I got this sub half price. Within the first minute of hearing this thing I smelled heating up.... made me very nervous. But maybe it was some excess glue on the rubber? I thought it was gonna blow, but it has held up for a week so far with a Rockford fosgate 500watt amp powering it. Only have the gain half way up on the amp BTW. Otherwise you will probably blow the sub.
Pros: Good highs
Cons: Smelled heat..but went away..still nervous on it blowing
Summary: I had to replace my jl audio 10w3 dual voice coil sub in my mustang jl audio stealth box. It lasted me a good 13 years. The Polk Audio db popped right in and looks nice. Build quality seems really good. The sensitivity seems really good also and the bass in my Mustang is back! Hard to fairly compare the jl 10w3 because of its old age but this Polk sub definitely sounds great in the jl stealthbox and saved me around 2 bills. I hope it will last as long as the jl.
Conclusion: No need for more bass unless your goal in life is to shake neighborhoods and cause your own hearing loss. I drive this with 350 watts rms, inside my trunk and never felt like more was needed. Great sub.
Conclusion: We've always done Kicker, I have 2 10's in a 2dr coupe powered by a Soundstream trx700xx. These things hit pretty hard! I could've gone 12's but too much bass for me, for their entry level couldnt b happier and didnt require much power. These are by far a great product for budget and bass.
Conclusion: This subs is great. Its very clean . It hits very hard and deep for a 10. I love it. the sound quality is great and it also can get loud. and doesnt require alot of power. I got this bad boy in a bandpass box with about 480rms to 2 10's and these things rock..
Summary: I have a Lexus GS 430 that has a factory sub in the rear deck. The factory sub blew out and everyone told me I needed to buy a "free air" sub or it will sound terrible. The second problem I encountered is all the manufacturers stopped making free air subs. I did not want a box taking up trunk space. The adviser at Crutchfield evaluated my situation and current factory system and recommended this sub along with a Kenwood amp.