Strengths: Good loud ass bass from the 2000 model kicker solo baric L7. And hit good in small sealed boxes.
Weaknesses: Umm none at all!
Summary: Well I bought this from a swap meet when my caught the sign of the solo baric logo on something....and well I asked the person who was selling how much do they want for it and he said $25 and I thought this a steal of a lifetime!! And I took it and ran off quick and bought a sealed box and hooked it up and wow this woofer hits so hard it's unbelievable!! I hooked it up to my Rockford fosgate punch 40 and none the less I was knocking!! I really recommend the old school kicker solo barics to anyone I know they're not on the market as often but if you find one buy it! Worth every penny!!
Similar Products Used: To many kicker products and Rockford products
Weaknesses: takes up all the room behind the seat, knocks the mirrors off if your not careful
Summary: GREAT SUB!! best i have ever heard at this price. i was playin with my amp settings and my rear veiw mirror fell off! tight, crisp, deep, heart pounding bass. its fueled by a power acoustiks 1200 gothic style amp, and sits in a regular cab truck, takes up all the room behind the seat, but its worth it.
Similar Products Used: sony 1200 xplod sub (lived up to its name it EXPLODED), lots of lightnin audio(all of it is $hiznit)
Strengths: -Looks great
Weaknesses: Too much Bass! (Not that that's a problem)
Besides that - NOTHING!
Go out and buy it!
Summary: I just purchased a kicker s12l7 - with a l5 ported enclosure and an audiobahn a8000t and these things KICK! I have my - just one - at HALF volume and its INTENSE!!! Unless you want crazy bass you only need one... These are the best subs I have ever seen / used! If you're looking here to know about a sub to purchase - GET THIS ONE - with a ported enclosure - and hook it up to an Audiobahn a8000t - YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPOINTED! GUARANTEED!
Strengths: Strong, Violently Loud, EXTREMELY Reliable
Sound amazing in a small sealed box, twice as good an a large ported box
Weaknesses: Less than average sound quality when thay are pointed right at you (which is almost never the case)
Summary: You will see that I have reviewed these before after initial purchase. I sold the two I reviewed to by the 2 ohm version to match my new Alpine 900W amps. I drive these subs hard every day and they are still the hardest hitting 12's I've ever heard. The person I sold the 4ohm's to was replacing his 4 Rockford Power Series 12"s, and he couldn't be happier. The day I matched the Alpine MRV-1505 900w amps, the L7s, and a new box, I was tuning my system for 10 seconds before my rear view mirror fell off. I've been pounding the L7's for well over a year now and they have no signs of giving up. Also let me state the fact that I have been a professional commercial A/V designer and installer for many years, so I know my audio. I still find that they lack in SQ but more than make it up in the SPL department. Check out my POS van with the L7's
Similar Products Used: I've tested and installed too many subwoofers to list. In the car audio world, nothing comes close to the brutality of the L7 for the price.
Strengths: HUGE Bass - almost violent
Could be the loudest small box sub ever
Even better on a larger ported box
Don't need massive amounts of power to
They don't distort, so it's hard to tell if you are pushing them too hard
Weaknesses: If you build or modify a custom fit box and decide they are not for you, the box is worthless
Not the best sound quality
Summary: Alright, I've had 2 of these for about a week now in a 1 cu.ft. box each with about 40% polyfill. OK. Everyone keeps stating that these need mad power but that's not necesarily true. I had them hooked to a JL 1000/1 and I think the amp was too much for the subs. It was the most impressive bass I've ever heard from such a small box ever! But, don't fear! Due to a baby on the way I had to sell the 1000/1 and all I have sitting arount to push them is an old Sony XM-972X wich is rated at 300 watts at 2 ohms bridged. I have them a 4 ohms and They still deliver enought to rattle my truck! The best part is that they still have 1 more week of break-in time so it can only better. The raw power of these subs deducts a few points from the SQ which is a big deal to me but I can live with it. If you have the money, I'd definitely give these monsters a try!
Similar Products Used: Audiobahn Flame Q 12's (OK, but don't come close)
Audiobahn Natural Sound 10's (If you're broke, these little cheap puppies slam)
Audiobahn ALUM12's (Great SQ, minimal punch)