Lanzar MAX8 8" Subwoofer
I picked this little guy up from Sonic for $31.59 shipped due to price match policy. Amazon had it for $31.99 shipped. I was leaning towards either the JBL GTO804 or the Infiniti 860W at first, but after doing some more reading, this sub has some rave reviews and the $20 cheaper price tag was a bonus too.
I built a ported enclosure out of some 3/4" birch 11-ply to .75cu ft and tuned it to 32Hz with a 2.25" round port. After routing the edges round, a little wood filler, and some sanding it was ready for paint. I rolled a coat of exterior latex in flat grey with a foam roller and let it dry 1.5hrs in the sun. Then I coated it in DupliColor rattle can truck bed liner with some I had left over from a motorcycle project. Turned out good except for the end that was propped through the port to hold it for spraying. Let that dry 3 hrs in the sun and the UPS guy showed up with the Lanzar. After wiring and mounting I tossed it in the trunk of my daily driver work car beater. Set the gain and checked it out on a few tracks that have some good lows (Chris Brown-take it to the head, 3-6 Mafia-Late Nite Tip). Sub took everything and the lows were outstanding. This sub, maybe due to the ported box, did much better than the Pioneer IMPP 10" I recently had in there in a sealed box. For $30 plus whatever you got into a box, you really can't go wrong. The double stack magnet structure is HUGE on this thing and the build quality is pretty nice for the $$$. I am satisfied.