This product is well designed and does a great job. I am highly impressed with the quality and the impact it made to my system. It's a great value considering the quality and price for performance.
Showing 18 reviews for Bazooka MBT1014
October 11, 2011
I purchased this as a replacement for a traditional sealed box with a 10" sub that I am using on my pontoon boat. The Bazooka fit exactly where I wanted it to go and it sounds so much better that my old sub. The output level works well with the 6.5" Alpine 2 ways and 4 channel Alpine amp it is paired with. The overall quality and build construction meets my expectations. So far, I have no complaints.
Being from Canada, my overall purchase and shipping experience was excellent and I have made other purchase since this one.
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January 31, 2012
If your looking to add that missing thumping feeling at the bottom end of your current wimpy sound system, then this is it! The Bazooka MBT1014 and the rest of the Bazooka tubes series are all made out of a strong, waterproof and great sounding poly based body. Other subwoofer enclosures are just cheap carpet wrapped particle board. Particle board on a boat has no business being on board. Just a few drops of water or moisture in the air starts what always happens sooner or later, particle board enclosures start to swell, rot, mold and eventually crumble apart taking the speaker with it. The Bazooka MBT1014 enclosure has been an easy fit in many of the tight locations found in most boats. The bass enhancement is amazing when installed properly. The Bazooka bass tube line out performs other enclosures hands down. For getting that great sounding bottom end in your boat there really is no other product like the Bazooka brand line of bass tubes. I have been a mobile and marine electronics installer for over 25 years.
51 found this helpful
West Palm Beach, FL
Des Moines, IA
July 15, 2014
Honestly not what I expected to hear from these tubes. Very boomy due to thickness (or lack there of) of the tube itself. I put 1000 RMS PLUS to a pair of these and I dont think it hit 130db. Two 10" pioneer cheapys in a small 1.2 cu custom box hits disproportionately harder and just as deep.
Pros Light weight good for my boat....should do good enough firing into the hull.
Also looks like one escaped the box and got a chip...kinda sucks.
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st. germain, WI
April 9, 2015
I own another model of this product and have it placed in my truck, this is what led me to purchase this item when adding a system to my boat. Bazooka makes it easy and simple to add an effective bass system to any mobile sound system not to mention simplifying installation and eliminating vehicle modification or damage trying to install other types of sub systems. Great sound and easy setup at a great price, what more could you ask for!
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May 3, 2017
The Bazooka MBT1014 10" tube sounds great in my 18' runabout boat. I mounted it under the passenger side dash and tucked it up as high as possible in order to provide the maximum leg room underneath. I used both the nylon straps and mounts that came with the unit plus some white zip ties to attach it to the wooden/carpeted firewall, minimizing any potential movement. The lower third of the tube is visible from the side, and the speaker faces the left port side of the hull and bounces the bass back into the cabin area. The 8" version probably would have been a better fit in this particular application and not visible. However I opted for the 10" because of the nominal price difference over the 8" and because the 10" size is more common should I need to replace the speaker at a later date. I also opted for the MBT1014 because it's a passive speaker that requires an external amp. I did not want the version with the internal amp just in case the amp stopped working and needed to be replaced. I also believe the internal amp version uses a dual voice coil speaker at 2 ohms, and this MBT1014 comes with a single voice coil at 4 ohms - personal preference. I paired the MBT1014 with the Kenwood KAC-M3001 amp, also from Sonic Electronix. The amp is rated at 200 watts RMS x 1 at 4 ohms, but it's likely putting out more - search YouTube for the dyno test of the 4 channel version of this amp KAC-M3004 - really impressive. This is a great combination, and I would gladly do it again.
Both the speaker and the amp, both ordered separately from Sonic Electronix, arrived quickly and in great shape. Thanks Sonic Electronix.
On a separate note, I installed an inexpensive Boss marine MOV752WB.6 head unit with 240 watts RMS powering the four mid-range and high speakers with 60 watts RMS to each. I'm very happy with this entire setup.
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August 9, 2016
Without going into detail I'm a audiophile. I have well over $10,000 in just electronics for my listing room and hundreds of hours tuning. so I know a bit. For the money this sub is great, really. I'm using a pair of these and a qsc concert amp for outdoor subwoofers. I find they (like all subs) like having a reflective surface to produce a wide sound. I cannot comment on them for a boat or other free air installation. However the sub as a whole has throughly impressed me.
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
June 3, 2016
I was looking for a solution to add bass to my 21' center console. I mounted this passive 10" bazooka tube on the floor inside my center console and connected to the sub output of a 5 channel amp. The bass is incredible and the white marine sub not only looks great but is also built to last. Overall amazing value and sound for the money.
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March 24, 2020
I wanted to add some low end to the system on my boat. This subwoofer exceeded my expectations as far as sound! It bumps, but you definitely need to feed it adequate power (I'm using an Alpine amp, 300w RMS at 4 ohms).
My only complaint would be that the materials feel cheap. The enclosure, the rubber trim, the straps, etc. all feel like lower quality.
For the price point and the end result of sound, I'd say it's worth the money. Time will tell if it holds up, but this is the perfect solution if you want a bass that bumps in an affordable, easy to install package.
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