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!