JBL - BassPro SL 8" Loaded Subwoofer Enclosure with Integrated 125W Amp - Black

JBL BassPro SL Loaded Subwoofer Enclosure: Enjoy booming bass on your next road trip thanks to a 125W integrated Class D amplifier for balanced high- and low-frequency sounds. Custom electronic circuitry ensures lush audio and a wide range of output levels.
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    What's Included


    • BassPro SL 8" Loaded Subwoofer Enclosure with Integrated 125W Amp
    • Mounting screws
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (61 out of 65)

    Features


    Integrated 125W class D MOSFET amplifier

    Ensures balanced tones and robust output.

    35-120Hz frequency response

    Ensures accurate audio reproduction.

    8" woofer

    Delivers pounding sound.

    Custom electronic circuitry

    Provides vivid sound at a wide range of output levels with optimal clarity.

    Variable electronic crossover

    Offers flexible operation.

    Selectable 0-9dB bass boost (@70Hz)

    Produces customized sound.

    Under-the-seat installation

    For simplicity that stays out of the way. The ABS enclosure offers a rugged design.


    Customer rating

    4.6
    94%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great sound from such a small sub

      Posted
      Pete
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      It's been a few years since I really got to enjoy the full-sounding dynamics in my car audio music. I have a 2011 Ford Edge SEL with a decent stock touch screen radio. I upgraded all four speakers in each door to Alpine 5X7" 2-way coaxial speakers. It sounded a lot clearer and had better highs from the tweeters and good mid-range, but still lacked the bass I was looking for. When I was getting the speakers installed at Best Buy, the technician recommended a small powered sub. So I looked into the JBL BassPro SL. I recently purchased it from BestBuy. At first, I wasn't sure what to think because of how small the enclosure is. I was used to having large obnoxious-sized subs which was ok when I was younger, but now I enjoy having the free room in the car. I knew the big subs produced, yet I wanted to give this option a try. After Scott, my technician, installed it, I got to hear how good it sounded. The 8" woofer also is housed in the sturdy ABS plastic enclosure and has a sturdy steel grill to protect it. Note: It's only 2-13/16" tall which is great for most installs under the seats of most cars, but for the Ford Edge, I had it installed in the back in the rear right side of the trunk, screwed to the panel adjacent to the trunk door. The back seats drop too low when you put them down, and would crush it. Also if you have power seats like I do, make sure the dimensions will work first. The second thing to mention and the reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars is because it doesn't come with the JBL GTO-RBC remote wire/knob which is handy to quickly increase or decrease the base. You'll have to search online for it. Overall, the frequency range (35-120 Hz) is decent if you're not looking for over-the-top bass and just want some more depth to your music.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Not happy with this one at all ....

      Posted
      kingtj1971
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I wanted to improve the weak bass of the factory Bose system in my Nissan 370Z, but didn't want to take up any more of the limited trunk space with a regular sub box. There are a couple of really nice custom enclosures around, including one that fits in the middle of the spare tire, in place of the original Bose sub-woofer box. But they're all upwards of $600 and that's before you buy an amplifier for them. So I discovered these compact "all in one" sub-woofer boxes and realized one of them would be just what I was looking for. It looks like the Kicker Hideaway is the most often used and reviewed on on the market, but I knew JBL was a respected name in audio, and the BassPro SL sells for $50 less than the Kicker solution. So I gave this one a try. Even paid Best Buy for a professional installation. When I got my car back after they installed it? The bass was still really weak. You could hear it was there, but it was hardly an improvement over the Bose sub-woofer. Over the next week, I tinkered with it here and there when I had free time, and realized any time I turned up either the bass level control or the "bass boost" control - the sub started making a rattling noise. Basically, there was no way to adjust it to an appropriate volume level without hearing the weird rattle with each bass hit. Earlier today, I decided maybe it was because Best Buy wired it directly in to the speaker level outputs that went to the factory sub. So I bought a line level converter and re-wired it so it would use the RCA cables off the converter. Nope -- exact same problem! I decided to do a return, or at least an exchange, but it's now been about 30 days since I purchased the JBL and without "Elite" status as a Reward Zone member, Best Buy says i only had 15 days to take this back! That really stinks, since their installer had to know something wasn't right with this sub, but installed it anyway, adjusting it to hide the flaw. I bought a Kicker Hideaway just to test it out in place of the JBL, and guess what? It sounds great! Plenty of bass and no more weird rattling.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        JBL Support

        Thank you for the time to provide us with your feedback. This information will be conveyed to a proper departments as to improve on current and future product designs. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. JBL

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      clean bass not overpowering

      Posted
      mikesurfs
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I consulted with Audio Installer Mike Pieceynski Best Buy store 1451 for my 2016 Nissan crew 4door. I knew I wanted to use the Alpine PDX 400w amp instead of replacing my factory head and a compact sub under the seat. He suggested the JBL BassPro 8” sub and JBL 6x9 3 ways in the front door panels and JBL 6.5 2 ways in the rear. I wanted clarity, every acoustical detail, like a live stage. He set the door speakers to mid and high only and w/ bass phased out of them. I listen to music using high end Sennheiser headphones and the reproduction of this setup in my truck is amazing (proper acoustic staging in an auto is impossible) but this sounds pretty awesome. It sounds like the bass is coming from the speakers but its coming from the rear sub. It’s not booming bass. Its accurate studio recorded bass. Vocals are clear and in front, guitars soar. Keyboards and percussion are separated, and bass is solid on the bottom. Not all albums are produced the same, some good and some muddy, but this delivers clean live studio sound across almost all genres (I listen to a lot of West Coast Reggae, Rock, etc and equalizer set to Dance). The JBL speakers are awesome. Not sure how they sound stock without the bass phased out but I would recommend them. And I was surprised by the BassPro because it adds the tight bottom end for an 8”. Most people want booming loud bass, to me it muddies the sound, but if that’s what you want this sub will not work.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A good product, within its limitations

      Posted
      JoeMamasDVD
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This powered sub has decent bass for its size and sounds fairly clean; bass drums are well defined, not muddy. It makes a nice system addition, assuming you have realistic expectations. In my case it is being used in a F-150 to take some of the burden off the four Alpine door speakers, and it does this very well. If the buyer is expecting to get SPL contest level bass, look elsewhere. Judging by other reviews, that is exactly what some people expected. With the 125W amp, it is possible to trip the automatic circuit protection if you push things too far. It is a bass supplement and when used with that intent it is fine. Two small complaints: 1) The owner's manual is minimal at best, and there are no further resources online. The circuit protection is not even mentioned. 2) The wiring terminals are too small to get a decent connector in place...more accurately, the terminals are too close together. This problems holds true for a lot of car audio gear, not just this subwoofer.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good Sound Considering 8inch woofer and 125w RMS

      Posted
      Whiteboy54345
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This is a good solution if your stereo system is completely lacking in bass and you have very limited space. I had this in the hatch area of an '07 Corvette just behind the passenger seat. This particular Vette did not even have the Bose stereo, so it lacked low-end punch and I had limited room to work with. This fit nicely in the hatch area and had a low profile allowing the targa roof to still store in the hatch area. Serious bassheads neet not apply; this was a good solution to complete a moderate sound system. Being accustomed to sound systems with large subwoofers with 1,000w + amps, I was left still wanting more. Again, this is great considering the small woofer and low wattage.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Limited Use

      Posted
      Zer0latency
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      This subwoofer is hardly qualified to be called a sub. Low frequency response is abysmal. My 6x9 door speakers have better bass response. It will bottom out at medium volumes and flat out distorts at high volume. If you listen to one song on repeat constantly. Then you might be fine. But you will find yourself adjusting the settings every time you change tracks to make it sound ok. No versatility. Not worth the money. The only reason it gets 2 stars is because it’s relativrky well constructed and fit under my seat perfectly in a 2017 Jeep Cherokee.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Completes system

      Posted
      almccullough5
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I have a 2002 Dodge Ram Quad cab and was looking for something to complete my system but nothing too crazy, this sub does just that, it gives that hard hitting lows that I was missing from my Kicker 6x9s & 6 1/4. My only wish was that it came with the sub remote control so you had the ease of control from the front of the cab. If your looking for that last little piece to your system and aren't trying to turn heads but get good sound and not drain your wallet, this is the sub for you, you won't be disappointed.

      I would recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        JBL Support

        Thank you for your review. Your feedback will be communicated to the proper department to improve our current and future product line. JBL

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Bump for small box

      Posted
      rcking91
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Installed this in a 370Z and it didn't fit underneath the seat but that was fine with me. There is plenty of space behind the seat to stand it up and be ok with having the seat all the way back. Im only driving the subwoofer with a Sony headunit that putting 55 watts to it and I'm happy with it. Bumps good. Auto function works great shuts off as soon as the car turns off so you don't have to worry about it draining the battery. I'm going to put one in my other car I'm so happy with this subwoofer. definitely recommend this product.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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