Infinity Reference 860 watt 8-inch subwoofer Review

Product Name:Infinity Reference 860w
Brand:Infinity
Rating:
Size:8 Inch
RMS Watts:250 watts
Peak Watts:1000 watts
Impedance:4 Ohm
Price:$

Infinity Reference 860W 8-inch Subwoofer

 

Price: $

The Infinity Reference 860W 8-inch subwoofer is packed with 1000 watts peak worth of power handling. It is a single 8-inch voice subwoofer made from high-efficiency Polypropylene woofer cone. The woofer cone is then surrounded with large-roll rubber so that you can get efficient, clean bass anytime you throw music at the sub.

The sub has vented pole pieces that ensure enough air gets into the unit, which improves the quality of its power handling. The subwoofer is backed by a one-year warranty from the manufacturer so that if you get a faulty unit or start seeing problems with it in one year of usage, you can easily get an exchange or free repair from the manufacturer.

Features

  • This subwoofer is surrounded by polypropylene woofer cone with a rubber surround.
  • The vented polepieces on this model ensure additional cooling.
  • The subwoofer comes with a decent mounting depth.
  • 1-year manufacturer’s warranty is on the item.
  • The power handling includes RMS of 250 watts and peak of 1000 watts

Dimensions

The Infinity 4 Ohm single sub weighs 4.4 pounds. The dimension is 10 x 5 x 5”. It is manufactured in the USA but can be shipped outside the states. The shipping weight of this item is 10.5lbs.

Optional Accessories

You can enhance the performance of this subwoofer by purchasing additional accessories such as:

  1. Boss Audio KIT2 8 Guage Amplifier Installation Kit
  2. Boss Audio R1100M Monoblock Amplifier with remoteInfinity reference 860w

 

 

Consumer Reviews

At the time of writing this review, the unit scores 4.5 out of 5.0-star rating on Amazon.com. This is a very high rating across all standards. There are generally positive reviews with glowing reviews totaling 83% and 9% good reviews. Only about 8% of customers have a grudge against the product. Overall, there is a general positive feeling about this subwoofer.

Pros

  • You can use this sub to complement your system for quality bass. Whether you are using the speaker in your vehicle or you want to use it at home, there is no need for you to purchase an entirely stereo system.
  • The design on this sub ensures that you get maximum subwoofer experience. And that experience can be enhanced with additional accessories that are available easily from the place you will buy this unit.
  • There is less distortion as large-roll rubber cover surrounds it. And you will only be spending more time enjoying the sound.
  • The motor also gets additional cooling since it has vented polepieces. This actually helps to improve the quality of the bass produced by this subwoofer.

Cons

  • There have been reports that the product is poorly glued. This may be responsible for the frequent breakdown of the product.
  • Some customers have also complained that the unit stopped working after a couple years of usage. This is a good thing, though, since it lasts a few years more than the allocated warranty period.
  • There may be some other issues such as the use of a sub-par material in the construction of the speaker.

Conclusion

Overall, The Infinity Reference 860W 8-inch subwoofer is a decent 8-inch sub for use in your vehicle. It can be used in a variety of application including sealed, ported, and bandpass subwoofer enclosures.

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