Rockville SS8P Overview
The Rockville is well-known for its under-seat subwoofers, and SS8P does not disappoint either. Compared to our other Rockville under-seat sub review, it has a thinner profile and is less powerful – but still amazing! With a peak power of 400 W and RMS at 100 W, the Rockville SS8P subwoofer is truly capable of anything!
- Built-in amp for easy installation and wiring up to stereo’s low-level input or high-level inputs.
- A built-in amplifier means a wire crossover is not needed.
- The smart turn-on circuit turns on automatically when an audio signal is present.
- For the price, it’s a great buy.
- It looks nice and has the good sound quality for its size
- Eliminates the need to wire up a crossover which is very convenient.
- The mounting hardware doesn’t work with a lot of cars. It can also come loose if not installed correctly, so be careful!
- Issues with audio quality when playing music at high volumes – it distorts and sounds fuzzy.
- The RCA inputs are on the back of the speaker.
- Cast Aluminum Enclosure
- All mounting hardware included
Requires: – car install kit that is sold separately.
Rockville speakers may not be as durable as high-end Rockville speakers, but the SS series is encased in a sturdy cast aluminum enclosure.
The amplifier for these models is integrated with a smart turn-on circuit so it can only turn on when an audio signal is present.
|Peak Power||400 W|
|RMS Power||100 W|
|Adjustable Input Sensitivity||✓|
|Bass Boost (0 – 12dB)||45 Hertz|
|Built in Subsonic Filter||20 Hertz|
|Frequency Response||20 Hertz – 150 Hertz|
|Fuse Rating||10A (single)|
|Green Power/Red Protect LED||✓|
|High Level Inputs with Auto Turn-On Technology||✓|
|Low Level RCA Input||✓|
|Low Pass Filter||50 Hertz – 150 Hertz|
|Overload Protection Circuit||✓|
|Phase Switch||0° or 180°|
|PWM MOSFET Power Supply||✓|
|Sensitivity||90 deciBel @ 1w / 1m|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||90 deciBel|
|Soft Delayed Remote Turn-On||✓|
|Subwoofer Level Remote Control||✓|
|Thermal Protection Circuit, Short Protection Circuit||✓|
|Size (L X W X H)||11.4 x 8.3 x 2.8 inches|
28.96 x 21.08 x 7.11 cm
I use this model in my truck and love the sound. The speaker is small and compact but puts out a lot of bass.
I have this mounted in my boat, it’s plenty loud enough for me to hear! I got these instead of just using an amp which saved space and weight!
Hands down one of the best speakers on the market–well worth the money.
I’ve been using this for over a year now and it still kicks butt. For the price, I’m not sure you’ll find better.
I love my Rockville speakers! They’re loud enough to be heard but they don’t make any noise when there’s no music playing which is awesome!
The Rockville SS82P is a great buy for the price and will look good in most cars because of its sleek black design. It’s also got decent sound quality for its size, making it perfect to go with a factory or aftermarket stereo. The only downside is the distortion issue when playing music at high volumes, but that’s something you can fix by turning down your volume and it doesn’t happen all the time, so it’s not too big of an issue for me!
Rockville is a great brand when it comes to amplifiers and speakers. They make products that have good build quality, but they’re not high-end or as durable as some higher-tier brands. That being said, for its price point this one has impressive sound.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need an amp with this particular speaker?
No, the Rockville ss08p has one integrated into it already so you don’t have to worry about that!
Does this come with mounting hardware?
Yes, it comes with the screws and standoffs you’ll need for a clean installation.
Is Rockville a good brand?
Yes, they’re a good brand and make some products that have great build quality for the price point!
Do underseat subwoofers Sound good?
They can sound good but they won’t be as powerful or responsive as a traditional subwoofer.
How long is the speaker cable?
The speaker wire length is about 30 feet, which should give you plenty of room to get it hooked up where you need it!