They're compact. Perfect for the averg person that just wants a little bit better sound. I dont think they sound bad.. I just dont like the bass they produce. It's all personal opinion.
Wow, who ever told you to give 2000 watts to a single JL, dont care what model, it would have blown. They sell so well because they are a cheap sub and most people dont do enough research to find out what else is out there. I would take 2 8" RE res over 2 bazookas. It depends if you want SQ or SPL>okay so the bazooka tube was fairly inexpensive. but its all in one. and dont worry i was going to go with the big fancy. i was on the verge of buying a jl 10" comp and a 2000 watt amp together for about 1000.00 i was going to custom a box with my brother who also recently added bump to his ride. fiberglass and all. I had the money ready and everything. then one of my cowrokers at the friendly brown box showed me his 8" two hundred watt bazooka tube. i was determined at the time that it was a p.o.s. put then he turned up the volume. it surprised me. then i did some research, and ended up with the bazooka tube. besides if theyre such shitty units, than why do they sell so well?