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If you’re on the search for the best 10 Inch shallow mount subwoofer, you are in the right place – we’ve taken the time and sorted through all the mush and crap to find the gems. We’ve done the research and here are out findings: we found that for most people, the Kicker 10CVT104 is the top pick
#1 Kicker 10CVT104
BOOM! BOOM! Coming in at first place is the Kicker 10CVT104 – what we loved about this sub is the fact that it’s a quality build but for what it’s worth, it’s way underpriced. That’s right, we said it. We think this sub is UNDERPRICED – with all the value that it brings to the table, we think it should cost a bit more, but for the time being, it is a stela if you can pick it up.
The 10CVT104 is a solid build, and you can fit it in your vehicle of choice, whether it be your four wheeler or your minivan. For ten inches, these are considerably smaller than anything that we saw which is great if you have kids and you need to fit these in a compact space.
Also, take a look at the price-tag of these – it’s an affordable shallow subwoofer! We loved that it isn’t too expensive so if you want to pick up two of these, that is also an option. (Most people do decide to get two so don’t feel you are alone if you choose to get a pair.)
The only downside we saw with the Kickers are the dual voice coils that are installed on em’. For the most part, it hits a lot harder than what we expected, but for most people, this should not even be an issue, in fact, most people won’t even notice the difference. Although when we looked through the reviews of people that have used the Kicker, one reoccurring theme that we saw is the large term quality of these – awesome if you need it for the long term!
Here’s the bottom line, if you are looking for a clean bass, and by clean we mean little distortion or static and need something with great sound, pick up the Kickers today, you won’t be disappointed!
#2 Jl Audio 10tw3-d4
If our main pick is out of stock or if you simply don’t like it – take a look at the runner up, the 10tw3-d4, this is a premium shallow mount subwoofer, that almost own the award for first place if not for its price-tag.
You may have read about JL here and there, but in the case, you haven’t just know that there is a well-known car audio manufacture that is well known and has a vocal group of local customers. We’ve rated many of their products very highly in a lot of our other guides.
Whether you are getting the 10tw3-d4 for your Silverado or your pickup truck, we found the compactness of the 10tw3-d4 is a shining point of this product. If you are in a limited space and need a subwoofer that will fit in tight spaces, the 10tw3-d4 will do the job.
The power on the 10tw3-d4 is also a great aspect of this product – it’s decked with a power handling of 100-400 watts which is plenty if you are playing music in the high and mid ranges. There is a rubber surround around the cone of the subwoofer which gives it the stability and a nice addition to the aesthetics.
The only downside we found with the 10tw3-d4 is it’s price-tag, we understand why it cost so much (quality and durable build) but for most people, this might not be a viable choice, and we understand that. If it’s a little out of your budget, take a look at our budget pick below or just pick up the 10tw3-d4 while it is on sale. But for those of you that can afford the 10tw3-d4, we highly recommend that you pick it up.
#3 Rockford Fosgate R2S-1X10
If you’re in a money pinch we recommend getting the R2S-1X10 instead – they won our budget subwoofer pick.
What we loved about the R2S-1X10 is that they have a high-flow and low-noise port design. But what does this mean? Well, it means that you are going to get clean and clear sounds. For the most part, you can expect no distortion when R2S-1X10 is playing from the back of your car.
When it comes tot hitting the bass and those low notes, the R2S-1X10 does it well – so if you want all the people around you to wear when the bass drops, the R2S-1X10 is your man!
Another thing is that the R2S-1X10 fits well so if you have kids or pets or really anything that you need to carry around, you should be glad knowing that you can have your sub and still have space for any guest to ride along. For a subwoofer with power and clarity, you’ll be hardpressed to find another cheap subwoofer in this price range with an audible sound quality.
Also, we would like to add that the R2S-1X10 is a plug and play so if setting up subwoofers is not your forte, just know you don’t need to be an actual mechanic to set it up because all you’re going to be doing is plugging it in and jamming out for your radio.
Who is the R2S-1X10 for though? Kids? Adults? Grandmas?! Ok fine, it’s mainly for people that need a cheap, but quality subwoofer. It’s not on the same level as our main pick but for the price and quality that the R2S-1X10 we love it, and we think you will too.
Wrapping it up
And with that, this wraps up the guide on the best shallow mount subwoofers – hopefully, you gained something out of this guide. We knew that not everyone has the time to fine comb through all the choices that are available on the market which is why we did the research for you. We reviewed the three top picks that we could find and then we gave each of the comprehensive review. Take everything on this guide and use it in your search – we know you’ll find something that you’ll like. Best of luck!