Great all in one option for a tight budget. 100 watt RMS is plenty of power to run this matched 10" subwoofer in a ported enclosure. More power would be required in a sealed enclosure to push the speaker to compensate for the lack of air movement. Ported enclosures are louder than sealed but tend to sound more boomy instead of tight. This 10" ported system outperforms a similar setup I had years ago from Wal-Mart that was a 12" subwoofer in a sealed box. I didn't buy this speaker to draw attention or win awards, just wanted to bring some bass back to the music in my car. Well, this certainly does just that, and more than I had expected. I can actually feel the bass hitting and the lows roll through the car. Didn't realize how much I had missed that until now. Also helps that I have a smaller 2006 Corolla. I used the Scosche 8 gauge wire kit and Scosche high input convertor with remote power line. I bought tap connectors from the auto section to get the signal from my rear speakers to the converter and also used but connectors with heat shrink ends, also in the auto section, to connect all the wires together. Very easy and clean install. I only had to run the power line from the battery to the trunk. Converter connects to rear speakers in the trunk and the converter also works as the remote power line. You have to also connect the converter to the power and ground lines to use it as a remote line for the amp. I mounted the converter on the back of the speaker and connected the power, ground and remote line from the converter directly to the amp connections sharing the power and ground lines. Amp turns on and off with the car just fine this way with one less thing to worry about. I have the cross over a little over half and the amp level a little under half and it sounds great. To get the amp level set I turned up the stereo to full listening volume and then slowly turned up the amp level until the speaker started to clip/distort, then backed up just a bit. There is now plenty of bass at any listening level. The included tie down straps work great. Only ended up using one strap and it holds just fine. Ro save as much trunk space as possible I chose to tuck the subwoofer at an angle into the drivers side corner so it lays against the wall and more out of the way than facing straight backwards. This position also aims the port rearfearing into that corner for louder bass than if the speaker and port were forward facing. As for longevity, only time will tell, but proper installation and and adjusting and are huge contributor.