Top 9 Best Shallow Mount Subwoofers

Most people want to have the best bass in their cars and for that, they need to install a subwoofer inside.   Installing a full-sized subwoofer in a car can be a problem because it occupies too much space but there is a solution.  For space-saving in your car, you can always install a shallow mount subwoofer.  These subs don’t have the same power as a full-size subwoofer but will definitely make your music better. If you didn’t know where to search for shallow mount subwoofers we are here to help you choose the best one for you.  In this article, we tried to review some of the best shallow mount subwoofers on the market.

Best Shallow Mount Subwoofers Reviews

Rockford Fosgate P3SD2-8 8″ Dual 2-Ohm Punch Series Shallow Mount Car Subwoofer

It’s known that Rockford Fosgate makes some great products and the P3SD2-8 shallow mount subwoofer is no exception.  This subwoofer was designed for space-saving situations for your car but even so with its size, it is capable of delivering some really great bass to your audio system.  This 8-inch sub from Rockford Fosgate is perfect to be used in any car.  It is capable of delivering 150 watts of RMS power and 38-250 Hz frequency response.


  • 300 watts peak power with 150 watts RMS power
  • Flex fit basket design
  • 8.8 weight
  • Anodized aluminum dual 2-ohm voice coils
  • 38-250 Hz frequency response

Kicker CVT124 12″ Single 4 ohm Shallow-Mount CompVT Series Car Subwoofer

One of the best shallow mount subwoofer from Kicker is the CVT124. If powered properly to match your car audio system this subwoofer will deliver some great bass that will make your car seat vibrate.  Despite his size, this subwoofer will give you an awesome sound listening experience.  This subwoofer is perfect to be mounted in your trunk, door panel, etc.  With an RMS power of 400 watts and 800 watts, peak power this subwoofer is really powerful. The low-frequency sound are reproduced by a 25-350 Hz frequency response rate.  One thing that I like about this sub is the injection-molded cone and the sturdy steel basket.


  • Sturdy steel basket
  • Injection-molded cone
  • 25-350 Hz frequency response
  • 400 watts RMS power and 800 watts Peak power

PIONEER TS-SW3002S4 12″ 1,500-Watt Shallow-Mount Subwoofer with Single 4ohm Voice Coil

One of the best shallow mount subwoofers from Pioneer is the TS-SW3002S4. This subwoofer has a design meant for space-saving and at the same time, it will deliver strong bass that will make your car stereo system bounce up and down.  The Pioneer TS-SW3002S4 is capable of 400 watts RMS power and 1500 watts peak power.  The 25-350 Hz frequency response produces some deep and rich bass tones.  This is perfect if you have limited space in your car because it will only need a 3/8 inch space to fit in what this means is that you will be able to mount it inside every car.


  • Steel basket
  • 400 watts RMS power /1500 watts peak power
  • 25-350 Hz frequency response

Rockford Fosgate P3SD4-12 Punch P3S 12″ 4-Ohm DVC Shallow Subwoofer

Another great shallow mount subwoofer from Rockford Fosgate is the P3SD4-10 DVC.  This model is a 10-inch subwoofer which is bigger than the last model we reviewed here. This is a bit more powerful than the P3SD2-8 model previously reviewed here. This subwoofer has some nice features.  The P3SD4-10 DVC is capable of delivering 300 watts of RMS power with 600 watts peak power and a 45-250 Hz frequency response. The high performance of this subwoofer is made by an anodized aluminum cone. With a 3.5’’ mounting depth this subwoofer is perfect if you want to save space in your car. The flex fit basket design helps the subwoofer to be installed in tight spots.


  • 600 watts peak power
  • 300 watts RMS power
  • Flex fit basket design
  • 1-year warranty
  • Anodized aluminum cone

PIONEER TS-SW2502S4 10-Inch, 1.200 Watts Shallow-Mount Subwoofer

The Pioneer TS-SW2502S4 is a shallow mount subwoofer that has a design meant for space-saving and delivers quite some bass. If you always wanted to have in your car powerful bass then this is perfect for you. The subwoofer has a system that moves the air inside resulting in some rich bass tones.  Its design features a MICA injected molded resin cone with a single 4-ohm voice coil which together help the subwoofer give you that bass that you want in your car. It has an easy installation and has a peak power of 1200 watts with 25-125 Hz frequency response.


  • 300 watts RMS power with 1200 watts peak power
  • Shallow mount design
  • Mica injected molded resin cone
  • 25-125 Hz frequency response

13TW5V2-2 – JL Audio Shallow Mount Subwoofer

The JL Audio 13TW5V2 is a shallow mount subwoofer that delivers powerful bass. I can tell you can with its dimensions it’s a large subwoofer with 13.5’’ in diameter you can only install this in the rear deck of your car. The subwoofer has been designed with only quality materials like polypropylene cones supported by the Santoprene surround. Since this is a big subwoofer it’s also quite powerful with 600 watts RMS power and 1200 watts peak power which for me is more than enough for a car audio enthusiast. However, this subwoofer has a higher price than other brands but if you have some serious money then go for it.

Alpine Swr-t10 Shallow Mount Subwoofer

A subwoofer that is smaller and is cheaper than the previous one we reviewed is the Alpine Swr-t10. This is a 10 inch single subwoofer that is made from quality materials. This is the smaller meaning you can install this in your door panels and not only on your rear deck.  This despite being smaller it has some serious power with 600 watts RMS power and 1800 watts peak power.  The specs of this are top-notch and the price is smaller than the JL. The specs of this sub are comparable to the JL. So if you are looking for the best shallow mount subwoofers on the market you may take a look at Alpine.

Jl Audio 10tw3-d4

The JL Audio 10tw3-d4 is a 10 inch shallow mount subwoofer. The design of this subwoofer is made with quality materials such as rubber surround, mica filled polypropylene cone, and other quality materials. With a depth of just 2.5 inches, this sub is perfect to be mounted in small spaces like door panels. This sub is not that powerful with 100 watts RMS power and 400 watts peak power. If you’re looking for a decent subwoofer that has a reasonable price and some good specifications then you should take a look at this.

Rockford Fosgate R2SD4-12 Shallow Mount Subwoofers

The Rockford Fosgate R2SD4 is a subwoofer that is made from 2 bass speakers with an amplifier. Rockford wanted to deliver to the average user a sub that gives maximum performance. The two speakers that come with this are so easy to install anywhere you want in your car. This is a powerful subwoofer with 500 watts RMS power and 1000 watts peak power. Other people that have this installed said that it sounds great. The great thing is that you get two shallow mount subwoofers which are cheaper compared to other brands.  This product is recommended because it has a great price and great specs.