i had a pair of jensen subs and put them in a bandpass box about a year ago as my first system and they didnt sound too bad and i never had any problems with them, i mean they arent really loud and the SQ isnt great but they werent bad as a starter sub
Yes you get what you pay for but for $30 a sub you really cant go wrong with jensen, if you have very little money to spend. When i just turned 16 i didnt know any better and i was happy with the jensens, and i had no problems with them, nothing special at all, but better than stock for very cheap.
oh, i still have two of these subs in like new condition, still in the box if anyone wants to buy one or both.
here is a bit of info:
"Jensen's JSW124 is one damn-nice-looking $80 subwoofer. It has a very sharp white-painted steel frame, a white magnet cover, and a pair of gold-plated 5-way binding posts... the subwoofer has substantial SPL, over 120dB at 50Hz with low distortion."
-Tom Nousaine, Car Stereo Review
rms power: 175 watts
in-car frequency response (measured by tom nousaine): 12Hz-100Hz +/- 3.44dB in a 1.5 cu ft box. this was better performance than another previously tested sub costing $240.
max spl: 120.7dB w/less than 10% distortion in 1.5 cu ft box
Jensed used to make really good quality home stereo equipment...especially thier enclosures. Used to...meaning in the 70s. Generally speaking, they dont make good products anymore.