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Rockville RW10CA 10 800 Watt Slim Low Profile Active Powered Car Subwoofer Sub

Last Updated: September 27, 2020 (Refresh Now)
8.5
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Review Summary - 458 recent, verified reviews

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Sound Quality
 194
sounds, sound, sounds great, amp, sound quality
+91%
-9%
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" ...  I use my car for work and I needed a subwoofer that had good sound but didn't take up and trunk space. ... Its not going to compete with any big passive 15" subs people have stuffed in their trunk but if you want good quality sound in a compact under-the-seat speaker then I don't think you will find anything better.  ...  "
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" ...  Performance wise it sounds great and has some nice punch to it.  ...  "
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" ...  Sounds great on our pontoon boat  ...  "
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" ...  The combination is cool but the amp just did not add sound to my vehicle. ... I bought a pioneer sub for 60 brand new and that did a great job in the car and the Trunk.  ...  "
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" ...  I had an old car radio sitting in my closet with a pair of 3 way and a pair of 2 way speakers. ... The sound was so good that one of my friends said I should use it for my entertainment system.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice amp/sub.  ...  "
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" ...  Well the Rockville sub totally fixed that. ... Now, is it a normal 6” deep 10” subwoofer? ... I’m running mine from a Kenwood DDX26BT with sub output, and I’m at “0” on the sub out, and about 1/2 up in the bass knob, and it 100% has the ability to overpower my component speakers.  ...  "
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" ...  Just got it installed and I’m by no means an audio expert. ... The only bad thing I have to say it now I feel like I have to replace the rest of my speaker now.  ...  "
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Bass
 126
sub, amount of bass, subwoofer, deep, truck
+95%
-5%
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" ...  I have a system with a decent amount of bass from the speakers already (Kicker speakers throughout), but this added just that bit more to make it awesome. ... I'm not one looking for deafening bass, just enough to get my rear view mirror shaking, and to feel the punch in my chest.  ...  "
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" ...  Installing in an F150 Crew Cab, it adds rich base to the stock system. ... I am very happy with the added bass.  ...  "
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" ...  This sound is amazing, I did not thing it would have that much bass.  ...  "
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" ...  I was unsure while buying that one 10" speaker would give off that much bass.  ...  "
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" ...  It gives you full range of bass (down to 20hz) and provides enough power to be played at loud volumes.  ...  "
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" ...  So this was my next choice to keep my room and have a little extra bass. ... Hell it's 3in thick, how ever it sounds amazing the perfect amount of bass it's not over the top and doesn't sound like crap. ... It's definitely worth it if you want that extra bass and don't want to lose any room  ...  "
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" ...  it works fine it gives my stereo just enough bass to jam out to but it's not enough to shake the car next to you.  ...  "
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" ...  Not only does it handle all bass levels well, it actually bumps. ... I listen to all genres, and the bass now stands out on all of my music, all while sounding clean through my stock speakers.  ...  "
Setup
 91
easy to install, easy, installation, installed, instructions
+97%
-3%
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" ...  I own a Lexus RX 330 and installed it on the back, installation was pretty simple, (watched YouTube videos) and installed it under 1.5 hrs.  ...  "
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" ...  Super easy install 2.0 hrs.  ...  "
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" ...  I had it professionally installed today and WOW what a difference.  ...  "
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" ...  I just recently finished installing this unit by myself. ... Instructions are simple enough.  ...  "
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" ...  Install was incredibly easy and one of the biggest benefits of a powered sub.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy installation, works well, no issues in the first week.  ...  "
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" ...  I have everything laid out, wires cut and setup. ... Install should be simple to anyone who has done this before.  ...  "
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" ...  I found it easy to install but I do know what I am doing and how to do it.  ...  "
Fit
 75
behind, rear, passenger seat, fits, fit perfectly
+97%
-3%
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" ...  Installed it under the back seat.  ...  "
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" ...  this fits (just) under the seat of my 82 C-10.  ...  "
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" ...  However, the passenger front seat has enough clearance.  ...  "
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" ...  I wanted something simple to add to my truck’s sound quality and this fits perfectly under my seat in my Nissan Frontier.  ...  "
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" ...  I do have seat covers that strap underneath so that might be what's scratching it. ... Length and width it fits perfect and was a nice replacement for a speaker box sitting on the back seat.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this for my Jeep JKU, just fit under the front passenger seat.  ...  "
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" ...  I needed something that could fit in a real tight place behind the seat in my standard cab pickup truck. ... I made a custom bracket out of 1/8" steel, and mounted it right into the floor just behind the seat.  ...  "
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" ...  Its very compact and can fit under a seat.  ...  "
Price
 70
money, worth the money, worth, good, waste of money
+87%
-13%
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" ...  Very worth the money!  ...  "
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" ...  This thing really hits hard for the price and size!  ...  "
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" ...  This sub is works extremely well especially for the price tag.  ...  "
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" ...  But definitely worth the money!  ...  "
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" ...  But for the money it has been okay.  ...  "
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" ...  But all in all great value.  ...  "
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" ...  My system has approx 300 dollars invested and thanks to the 100 spent on this sub, it’s sounds like it cost 6 times that. ... And for the price?  ...  "
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" ...  So worth the money.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 60
easy, install, sound, instructions, sounds great
+100%
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" ...  Straight forward install and looks and clean!  ...  "
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" ...  The instructions were super easy to follow.  ...  "
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" ...  Simple and straight forward process.  ...  "
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" ...  I found it easy to install but I do know what I am doing and how to do it.  ...  "
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" ...  It was crazy easy to install and sounds great!  ...  "
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" ...  The unit is a good looker, extremely well constructed, comes with excellent instructions for an easy install, and the sound .  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up great for the money good base as long as it’s in the cabin mine is in trunk of a coupe so looses a lot of base  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install and setup.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 41
year, worked, sub, weeks, working
+46%
-54%
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" ...  I had it professionally installed too so it isn't operator error.  ...  "
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" ...  I had it professionally installed and it worked fine for about 2 months, then the cutting out issues happened that other people are having.  ...  "
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" ...  The only wiring issues I had were user error.  ...  "
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" ...  But after a few months, it started intermittently turning on and off, and eventually died. ... It really only worked for maybe 3 months, it died completely after 7 months or so.  ...  "
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" ...  Always go read the lowest reviews that way you could see what the worse problems are and this is the problem brand why the box nothing works from these people  ...  "
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" ...  It lasted almost a year. ... I've had this just 10 days short of a year.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought on Jan 9 it’s only feb 10th and stopped working few days ago  ...  "
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" ...  I have been playing it super hard for 3 weeks.  ...  "
Size
 35
compact, truck, sub, space, seat
+100%
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" ...  I love how compact it is. ... Good things come in small packages.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a great and compact amp/sub combo.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for truck cabs with limited space.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for truck cabs!  ...  "
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" ...  Slim design helps with the limited space I had to work with.  ...  "
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" ...  I was skeptical about the compact size and didn't think it could deliver the punch I was looking for but Damn .  ...  "
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" ...  Don't let the small size fool you.  ...  "
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" ...  The size and design is great.  ...  "
Volume
 24
sub, volume, speaker, sounds, bass
+83%
-17%
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" ...  The controls allow you to adjust the frequency and volume to blend into your system easily. ... This sub has plenty of power and clean volume for my taste - I am very pleased with the quality and value.  ...  "
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" ...  I have the volume turned up about 1/4 and the sub blends in nicely.  ...  "
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" ...  Its not as loud as many ive have before but it made a big difference and sounds good.  ...  "
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" ...  Quiets with the really deep tones but carries most bass tones well and fairly loud .  ...  "
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" ...  It gives you full range of bass (down to 20hz) and provides enough power to be played at loud volumes.  ...  "
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" ...  Also like the way that the speaker sound can be adjusted.  ...  "
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" ...  Now, no stereo using small speakers is going to be complete without a sub.  ...  "
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" ...  When I first listen to the stereo I was really impressed for how clean and loud it was.  ...  "
Build Quality
 18
seat, behind, seats, metal, feel
+83%
-17%
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" ...  (Build quality is good, but dang.  ...  "
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" ...  It doesn’t rattle the neighborhood but inside can you can feel it.  ...  "
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" ...  I'll let y'all know how long it lasts, seems solid.  ...  "
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" ...  Me gusta el material, buen sonido  ...  "
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" ...  build quality is pretty good.  ...  "
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" ...  Anyone with a soft top knows it’s not hard to get in and get out so this made me super nervous.  ...  "
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" ...  The unit’s slim design fits easily behind the rear fold down seats of my Super Duty and gives me the thump I was looking for.  ...  "
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" ...  The unit itself is a work of art, it looks cool and even the packaging is top notch.  ...  "
Cables
 15
wires, wiring, rca, power, harness
+87%
-13%
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" ...  The best feature is i did not need to run a separate power wire to turn the amp on and off.  ...  "
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" ...  Would have been nice to have had a wiring harness with it.  ...  "
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" ...  The front & Back RCA cables go to a 400 watt Rockford Fosgate amplifier.  ...  "
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" ...  Install took me like an hour, and then an additional hour to get the right connectors and really nail the ground location, tuck wires, fine tune, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  Quality connectors, switches, terminals. ... I wired it in using the high level input harness.  ...  "
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" ...  Got it an paid extra to have it shipped and it is missing vital components from the box and the wiring harness has been used and cut its borderline useless no mounting hardware that was supposed to be included and the unit was scratched up pretty good .  ...  "
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" ...  Watch the videos, and you may enjoy running wires.  ...  "
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" ...  You do need to buy wire kit  ...  "
Drivers
 14
driver, installed, rear, driver s seat, seats
+100%
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" ...  Installed under the driver’s seat of a 2013 Kia Soul.  ...  "
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" ...  The 10” sub fits PERFECTLY under the front driver seat, with literally less than an inch between the rails on either side.  ...  "
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" ...  Fits under the rear seats, but not the driver or passenger seat.  ...  "
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" ...  Would be slightly better if it was a bit more narrow as it sticks out just slightly from behind my drivers seat.  ...  "
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" ...  We had it installed under the driver seat.  ...  "
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" ...  Simply have your sub sitting under the driver or passenger seat and keep a constant flow of air running through those foot vents or floor vents.  ...  "
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" ...  Fit it under the driver's seat of my 2003 CRV with no problems.  ...  "
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" ...  It fit perfectly under the driver's seat of my f250 and is the perfect accompaniment to my sound system.  ...  "
Storage
 14
limited, trunk, seat, fits, truck
+100%
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" ...  Very small and easy to install in a tight space.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for truck cabs with limited space.  ...  "
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" ...  Highly recommend, doesn’t take much space.  ...  "
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" ...  Rockville made it possible for me to have a subwoofer with all the space available. ... Again, can’t stress this enough, I highly recommend to anyone who space is limited!  ...  "
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" ...  Find the space for a big box and a separate amp.  ...  "
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" ...  Slim design helps with the limited space I had to work with.  ...  "
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" ...  I recommend it but be sure to measure out the space in your vehicle that you want to put it in and account for the power/ground wires before buying.  ...  "
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" ...  This fits very well under my backseat with plenty of room to spare.  ...  "
Remote
 13
wire, sub, power, bass, turn
+77%
-23%
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" ...  You do need to play with the Bass Boost and Gain to get to the right level, but the remote adjustment is a big help to tweak as well.  ...  "
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" ...  3rd, finding the wire to power the remote wire .  ...  "
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" ...  We didn’t bother installing the wired remote but I can see how it could come in handy.  ...  "
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" ...  I have the gain and bass boost around 50% on the unit and that sounds great with the remote bass knob at 50% and allows me to adjust the bass up or down from the remote knob which I ran into my glove box.  ...  "
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" ...  Remote control makes it nice to adjust on the fly.  ...  "
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" ...  The remote wire feature lets my wife turn the bass down when she drives my truck.  ...  "
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" ...  I know I’m getting power too it, I know the remote wire is connected correctly, and the ground is set right.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install in trunk of 94 mx5 put remote level control in armrest storage without having to makes extra holes.  ...  "
Design
 11
quality, thing, solid, nice, look
+100%
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" ...  I do like the look and feel.  ...  "
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" ...  Product does look very nice I will admit  ...  "
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" ...  This product really adds great 'bottom'.  ...  "
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" ...  Sounds pretty good looks great.  ...  "
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" ...  It looks very well made.  ...  "
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" ...  It is solid hardware with a solid design.  ...  "
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" ...  The size and design is great.  ...  "
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" ...  It looks nice in there.  ...  "
Capacity
 9
truck, vehicle, cargo, car, space
+100%
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" ...  Myself, I didn't want to give up cargo room and I'm happy with the compromise.  ...  "
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" ...  I have a mid-sized truck, so not too much extra room for subwoofers.  ...  "
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" ...  This packs a punch for a small area.  ...  "
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" ...  Put it in the family boat.  ...  "
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" ...  It works good if you put it in the car with you not in the truck.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for truck cabs with limited space.  ...  "
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" ...  That being said most cars have air vents that point to your feet.  ...  "
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" ...  I have a 2010 Transit van I use for a mobile service business I run, and it has zero room in the passenger compartment as it has a steel partition that separates the front from the cargo area.  ...  "
Marketplace
 8
thank, rockville, replacement, dead, audiosavings
+63%
-38%
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" ...  Great product, great seller fast shipping.  ...  "
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" ...  Se mira como instalacion OEM  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you very much  ...  "
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" ...  Thanks Rockville and Audiosavings.  ...  "
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" ...  Will be happy to change my Review if I receive a replacement in a timely manner.  ...  "
Software Platform
 6
windows, ten, issues
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Will update if things change.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s not gonna rattle the Mariah it’s windows but it does what it is supposed to do and that’s all I care about.  ...  "
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" ...  Won't blow no windows out but its a nice addition to any system  ...  "
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" ...  It is rated very high on Amazon and rate in the ten ten on many web sites.  ...  "
Returns
 6
since, refund, replace, company, back
+17%
-83%
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" ...  Unless it’s refunded at this point, I have to give it 1 Star :(  ...  "
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" ...  If it were any less powerful I would have probably returned it. ... After a few minutes of being off it will return to full functionality. ... Update 2: Since I received this over 30 days ago, I'm no longer eligible for return.  ...  "
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" ...  Now I have to go through the whole return process which causes me to travel since I have no UPS store in my town.  ...  "
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" ...  I wanted a refund but I believe it’s too late to get one.  ...  "
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" ...  I tried to return the non working product for a refund and the Company stated it's been over 30 days so no refund only repair or replace.  ...  "
FM
 6
stock, factory, speakers, bass
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Comes on and off with the radio, perfect 👌.  ...  "
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" ...  So will factory radio sound is pretty good but now with my kenwood double din stereo WHOA!!  ...  "
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" ...  This speaker is a perfect enhancement to your stock radio. ... You'll hear bass where you didn't using your stock radio.  ...  "
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" ...  I have to turn the levels down on the amp and radio.  ...  "
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" ...  The radio is very thin and i was looking for an easy fix.  ...  "
Cleaning
 5
sound, unit, straight, sounds, install
+100%
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" ...  Not quite as powerful as I might like, but for the size of my boat, the install is extremely clean.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is clean, exciting, and punchy when appropriate.  ...  "
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" ...  Straight forward install and looks and clean!  ...  "
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" ...  Very solid clean unit clean install crisp clean sound absolutely great unit can't tell it's there till bass hits shakes mirrors and sounds great  ...  "
Comfort
 5
ear
+100%
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" ...  It tapers off the louder you go, but sounds amazing for comfortable listening levels.  ...  "
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" ...  I only paid $90 for it because it was second hand.  ...  "
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" ...  With an after market head unit I’m sure it’d sound even better.  ...  "
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" ...  Anyone with a soft top knows it’s not hard to get in and get out so this made me super nervous.  ...  "
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" ...  But by playing a 40 hz clip, u can tune your gains by ear.  ...  "
For Running
 4
unit, sub, speakers, head, 4
+100%
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" ...  Going to buy another one for my daughter 4 runner.  ...  "
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" ...  I grew up in the 80's cruising all over So Cal I had over 1000 watts running through 4 15" subs at one time in a mini truck, ahh those were the days I could bounce quarters off the snug top with ease. ... Running all the wires to the rear of a 4 runner was time consuming and I knew it would be but well worth it.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm running a nice JVC head unit that has 3 pre outs.  ...  "
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" ...  I am running all stock speakers with an aftermarket head unit in my 07 Tacoma and this sub made it sound that much better.  ...  "
Controls
 4
control, bass, volume control, volume, system
+100%
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" ...  The controls allow you to adjust the frequency and volume to blend into your system easily.  ...  "
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" ...  But it's fine and fun with the right songs.  ...  "
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" ...  Comes with a bass control knob which was a great plus.  ...  "
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" ...  that blue light on the bass control knob.  ...  "
Frequencies
 4
good, system, highs, bass, volume
+100%
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" ...  Great sounds quality with good lows.  ...  "
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" ...  My highs are very good.  ...  "
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" ...  The controls allow you to adjust the frequency and volume to blend into your system easily.  ...  "
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" ...  The bass is very deep and sounds decent, the mids seem to be missing a little bit but again, i'm not an expert and I am still messing around with the gains and controller to see if i can find a balance.  ...  "
For Travel
 3
road, trips, sub, bass
+100%
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" ...  Now it’s time to for a road trip.  ...  "
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" ...  Took a trip to Rockville and found this RW10CA for a very reasonable cost.  ...  "
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" ...  (road trips without bass).  ...  "
For Kids
 3
smile, little
+100%
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" ...  My daughter's huge smile was priceless.  ...  "
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" ...  This is great if you have a truck, hatchback, or kids.  ...  "
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" ...  Having said all of that, it will thump lightly when playing Kid Rock, Sir Mix-A-Lot and adds a nice midrange and low end to anything else.  ...  "

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Size:  39.37 meters
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