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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 453 reviews

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  • Pros mentioned:
    Power, Price

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Really surprised with the performance!!!

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    Posted . Owned for 3 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I purchased two of these and have only installed one. As other reviews have stated, it’s hard to pass up such a good deal when these are on sale. That being said, that was all I was expecting when purchasing these, nothing more. But to my surprise, I’m extremely impressed by the performance from these 250 watts RMS subwoofers. I had an Alpine 12” Type R in one of my automobiles, and a JL 13W7 in another car I own. Both those subs are fed 1000 watts RMS and the JBL sub pushing 250 watts can actually keep up with the bass when comparing those two. I’m sure you may be thinking what an extreme comparison, but I can assure you for the low wattage requirement for these subs, you can easily achieve car rattling bass from these subwoofers. Make sure you have the proper enclosure though. I put the JBL subwoofer in a ported box which has a volume of ~ 1.9-2.0 cubic feet, and they sound great!!! I have not put these in a sealed enclosure, so I couldn’t say how they sound in those. I recommend a ported enclosure to get maximum output since you’ll be running a lower wattage. I also set my low pass crossover to 100 Hz, which seems to be a sweet point for these subs to transition from your lows, to your mid and high frequencies. I have this subwoofer (yes only one) running off a Kenwood Excelon X501-1, which seems to be the exact Kenwood amplifier Best Buy sells as the Kenwood KAC-501, but with a silver color finish. I packed up my bigger amp to run these, because the Kenwood was enough to run these without having to do any major electrical upgrades to my automobile( high output alternator mainly). I had to do major costly upgrades to run the JL and Alpime subwoofers properly, which wasn’t the case with these subwoofers. I think that should be a major deciding factor when buying any car audio equipment, as I learnt the hard way by dumping loads of money into car electrical upgrades. This is a true gem of a purchase if you give it enough power and the correct enclosure. I did not purchase an enclosure from Best Buy though, because they did not have what I was looking for. I added some pics of my other Subwoofers and amplifiers, to prove that this is a genuine review, as I see a lot of claims online, but no picture proof.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Power, Price

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Buy when on sale.

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    Posted . Owned for 10 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Bought two when they were on sale for 29.99. They do bang for 250 rms. Combined with the Attrend box. Box: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/atrend-12-dual-sealed-subwoofer-enclosure-charcoal/9026984.p?skuId=9026984

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Price
    Cons mentioned:
    Dsp

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Boom for the Buck!

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This is an amazing driver when you catch it on sale which BB tends to run once every quarter, I built an array of near field subs with this driver. There is a huge peak at 60Hz and drops pretty quickly from there. If you are going to use it like me for NF bass array, you will need to DSP the heck out of these. Regardless, this is an amazing driver for the money, when you are running multiples of these. I am at 16 right now :)

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Price

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    JBL subwoofers

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    Posted . Owned for 1 year when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I bought 3 of these bad boys 2 years ago and they’ve held their own if you were planning on spending 400 dollars on a subwoofer and seen these I’d say buy a more expensive subwoofer but I got all 3 for $90 brand new and for the money they’ve paid for themselves if your thinking about getting a cheap subwoofer then I would totally recommend these

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The GX1200 offers great sound, flexibility, and ease of use.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Price, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME SUBWOOFERS WHEN THEY ARE ON SALE FOR $30

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Unbelievable sound coming from this subwoofers. Purchased 2 of them and installed them on to a ported box. Sounds amazing for the price. Worth it if you get them for $30.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bass

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Can't pass up the sale price

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Great so far. Like many others, I got two of these at discount and didn't expect too much. Knowing my van is basically baseless from the factory I figured anything was better than my current position. Man these things have blown me away with their performance. I only installed one, in my van being powered by a MTX Thunder 500.1. It sounds great. I usually keep the bass turned down on my head unit otherwise this sub is rattling everything. Like I said, more than capable. I built a 1.7 cu.ft. sealed box, as I found that as the recommended box from JBL for this speaker. I extremely happy with my purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Price, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    great sub

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Awesome sub for the price replaced a JL audio sub it sounds better

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I really love this subwoofer, Excellent sound huge upgrade to my system.. deep and clean boom boom. It gives that thunder sound effects i was looking for

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Superb sound quality and low power appetite

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Great SQ sub. Perfect for the audiophile with the need to keep power consumption low without sacrificing too much volume.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible value IF you get them on sale

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Great subs especially when on sale. They are good for more than just car audio!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Power, Price, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great deal

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I bought this sub on sale for $30. This was perfect for the system I installed in my fiancé’s vehicle. Very great deal for the price. Surprised at how well the sub responds and is able to provide such strong sound. I really believe the sub puts out every bit of it’s rated 90 db. Definitely would buy again.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Durability, Price

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Inexpensive Subs. Bang for your buck.

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    Posted . Owned for 5 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I purchased two of these for my vehicle a couple of months ago. They are still going strong with the amount of abuse I have put them through. These may not hit the strongest compared to other subwoofers that are in the $150 plus range, but they are pretty darn close. They punch very well with a good amplifier and a good box, install is pretty easy if you know your way around a car. These are strong enough to vibrate your whole car, specially if they are in pairs. I got them on sale and I would highly recommend picking these up if you do not want to spend too much money on a good sound system.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Price

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Good sub

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    Posted . Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Good sub for the price, great brand for speakers and subs. Hits hard, one is good but two would be great.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    You don’t know what you have until it’s gone.

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Owning a subwoofer has changed how I drive and feel on a daily basis. However, a few months ago my first JBL Subwoofer broke because I was pumping my jam too hard. I didn’t notice until I got home and I was both heartbroken and upset because I knew what kind of rides lied ahead of me - lame and boring. Nevertheless, I am a very great driver but owning a system is a must have! Anyways. After speaking with my better half and sharing how unfortunate this was for me, we decided to keep an eye on this product in case it went on sale. So we did, FOR MONTHS. Which let me say, where the longest months of my life. Time goes by and I earned enough points at work to cash out with a Best Buy GC and buy a new subwoofer. It was like life came back to me and it felt like nostalgia. After a quick and super easy swap, I am back and feeling like myself. Now I drive happy because I have my system back. So JBL and Best Buy, thank you for letting me enjoy my music and for having a great product that I’m proud to share with others and mainly myself.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Price, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sub for the money

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Got two of these for a great Black Friday price. They sold out pretty quick. Installed them in a mdf sealed box and they sound really good. Needed a 2 ohm load to my amp and these subs made it happened. This subwoofer won’t give you monster bass but they do really well and hit hard. Good entry level speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Price, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    JBL

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Love the old JBL speakers sound great for the price. If you're on a budget. Made a couple of my own sub Speakers For a couple of cars I have They work great!!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing performance for Tactile Response

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The legendary gx1200 is by far the best bang for your buck if you want to build a Hovereze, Hoverback, Boss or similar Tactile Response platform. It will destroy crowsons at way less.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Price, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    IMPRESSED

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I had a JL AUDIO W7 12 inch woofer before this one so I had a HIGH STANDARD FOR BASS. I got rid of the JL and got this one to replace it. For 30 bucks deal of the day I wasn't really expecting much. Figured SOME bass was better than none. WOW...THIS SPEAKER IMPRESSED ME BIG TIME! Hits HARD, CLEAN and DEEP. Not even saying it's good for the price...IT'S GOOD PERIOD! I have one in my trunk and that's ALL I NEED.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bass, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    JBL Subwoofer

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    Posted . Owned for 1 year when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    great bass and sound! would definitely buy again for my next project

    I would recommend this to a friend