SKAR Audio ZVX 8 Inch Subwoofer Review

by | Last updated Jul 17, 2020 | Subwoofers

Are you sick and tired of daily boring drives to and from work? Or do you simply want to upgrade the stereo system of your car to phenomenal standards? Consider replacing the subwoofer in your car stereo system. Go for a subwoofer that provides you a good quality bass when you hit those lows! Most pre-installed car stereo systems do not provide the best listening experience. More often than not, the quality of the bass they provide is never good enough. An option that we highly recommend is the SKAR Audio ZVX 8 Inch Subwoofer. It is a compact yet powerful sub that is perfect for use on your off-road bumpy road trip or smooth routine drives to work. Here is an in-depth review of this top-quality car subwoofer. Read on to find out whether it is an item worth considering.

Key Features

  • Compact 8-inch subwoofer
  • Dual 2 Ohm voice coil configuration
  • Competition-grade pressed paper cone
  • Impressive triple stacked magnet
  • Weighs 156 oz
  • Great chrome backplate finishing

Key Specifications

  • 2 Ohm impendence (electrical resistance) rating
  • RMS power of 900 Watts
  • A peak power rating of 1100 Watts
  • 2.5-inch high-temperature copper voice coil
  • A sensitivity of 80.4 dB
  • Frequency response of 40 to 500 Hz
  • 156 oz triple stack ferrite motor
  • Qts of 0.76 perfect for a vented enclosure
  • Vas 14.2 ideal for small enclosures

Awesome Sound Experience

 There is a common misconception that only large subwoofers produce high bass. The SKAR Audio ZVX 8 Inch Subwoofer will prove you wrong.

Since it is an SPL subwoofer, it can really generate high bass for even the lowest of lows. It has an RMS power rating of 900 Watts and a maximum power rating of 1100 Watts. Its electrical resistance is 2 Ohms. This is a high power sub. You can rest assured you’ll get sound that is loud enough to keep the neighbors entertained. Additionally, the SKAR Audio ZVX 8 Inch Subwoofer has a sensitivity of 80.4 dB. Its frequency response range is 40 to 500Hz. Thus, the sound quality is crisp and clear even in low volume settings. If you are looking to have a subwoofer with a bass that will make the seats in your car treble, this subwoofer will wow you with its bass at full blast. You’ll get an excellent listening experience regardless of the type of music you are listening to.

Compact Subwoofer

Do you want to add a subwoofer to your car stereo system but are limited on space? The SKAR Audio ZVX 8 Inch Subwoofer is your sure bet. It has a width of just 8 inches. Thus, it only takes up a small space in your trunk. It can also fit well in the spaces under your car seats.

Durable And Well Made

Skar has a reputation as a producer of quality car subwoofers. The SKAR Audio ZVX 8 Inch Subwoofer is no different. It is made with high-quality cones. Thus, your subwoofer will last for years. Additionally, your sub is strong enough to withstand a little roughness from an off-road ride.

Top Performance

If you are searching for a powerful, top performance subwoofer to lighten up your off-road bumpy road trip or smooth evening rides, this subwoofer is a great choice. It is a competition-grade subwoofer that produces consistently clear sound regardless of the music genre. The SKAR Audio ZVX 8 Inch Subwoofer’s performance has no rival at its price tag. You will not be disappointed.

Recommended Enclosure Specifications

  • Sealed Volume: 0.65 ft^3
  • Cut-Out Diameter: 7.5 inches
  • Port Area: 14.45 sq. inches
  • Ported Volume: 1.25 ft^3
  • Port Length: 19 inches
  • Magnet Diameter: 6.5 inches
  • Outer Diameter: 8.65 inches
  • Tuning Frequency: 36 Hz
  • Mounting Depth: 6.5 inches
  • Subwoofer Displacement: 0.12 ft^3

What We Like ​

  • Produces an impressive base for low-frequency sounds
  • Compact to fit in small cars
  • All components are made from top quality materials
  • Power-efficient
  • Competition grade pressed paper cone
  • Dual 2 ohm high-temperature copper voice coils
  • Wide frequency response rate of 40 to 500 Hz
  • 2-year warranty

What We Did Not Like

  • The subwoofer drains the battery pretty fast
  • Requires a precisely made enclosure for optimum performance
  • RMS could have been higher

Pro-Tip

  • If you want to get the best experience from your subwoofers, you need to know how to install them the right way. Ensure that you find the right enclosure for your SKAR Audio ZVX 8 Inch Subwoofer. Also, the sub should be connected to a compatible power source.
  • To avoid taking chances or compromising the standards of your sound experience, consider asking for installation help from a professional.

Final Thoughts

The SKAR Audio ZVX 8 Inch Subwoofer is a compact SPL subwoofer that offers great value for its price. As an 8 inch sub, its performance is impressive. Additionally, it is made from premium materials and will serve you for years. It is also power-efficient. The sub produces top-quality base on low-frequency music genres. If you are a hip hop or jazz fanatic, you’ll be impressed by the sound quality of every song. Lovers of dance, pop, techno, jazz, and rock (literally any kind of music) will not also be disappointed. The sub also has a whooping frequency range of 40 to 500 Hz. Thus, it produces consistently great sound quality. However, if you decide to buy this sub, ensure the impendence and amp ratings of the subwoofer match that of your car stereo system. Also, put the sub in the right enclosure. You’ll love that thunderous boom coming from your car. This thing is tiny, but its got some solid power!

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