Ok so I have had these things in there boxes in my living room for about a week plus now....There not super woofers or anything like that. They are basic non-pressed paper cones, stamped baskets, and foam surrounds with a cool copper dust cap. I personally laugh pretty hard at the people that get all dumb about the cosmetic make up of subs...I want them to last and work, thats about it! Cast baskets dont mean JACK for all those that were all up in arms about it on other threads.....Your clearly just looking for a reason to try and poo poo something you have never seen or touched. They worked great years ago and there is no reason why they still wont. The other things to keep in mind is the extremely low retail price, the extremely low power rating, and what its for! This is not an spl machine nor is it advertised as such!
Now I will also add my take on subwoofers.....I am very confident I can get almost any woofer to sound great with a little time in building, installing and if needed processing. I personally dont like to have to go through hoops to make something work. I prefer to do a little more research and spend a little more money to make it easier to work/fit in. I LOVE 8"s and have owned TONS of them. I couldnt resist trying out an old school designed sub with a low price point designed for nothing but great sound. I have my doubts about it but figured what the hell....I'll be that guy!
After talking with Grizz about these puppies I opted to shoot for a ported box of 1.5 ported to 28hz (he suggested 25hz and has had great success with this in his jeep) This is going in as a center console with the port facing the dash. I partially finished the box last night and ran a sample run for about an hour. I have to carpet it, and do a few more final touches to the box prior to mounting it. I had it running at 4ohms off my Nakamichi 1500.1 (450ish at 4ohms). I had the gains almost all the way down till the box was finished and nice and tightly mounted. The first thing I noticed was how transparent and natural sounding these things were. The played insanely low without any effort at all and blended perfect. The thing that I was most concerned with was volume. I like things super loud....not so much bass volume but well blended volume and my component set is running off of a bridged Human Reign 4channel (500x2) and they are SUPER CLEAR AND LOUD! AWESOME! (jbl gti608mkII for the record) I plan on adding a second Human Reign to run subs and if I go 3way or rears with the ms-8. Long story short is for me the volume was FINE! I will say they will not take a ton of power but to me thats a good thing, running a nice four channel amp (ref 4.920) running a set of components and two 8s or a five channel amp and you would have a well balanced inexpensive quality sounding setup (box depending of course I will get more detailed when I get the box in and get time to really play. I have been waiting to find something to replace my favorite sub because I would like to retire it to home use (nakamich spw-1200d)
Stay tuned for more details! So far so good though!