Looks like a good woofer for an 8 inch 2-way hifi speaker. It's a little shy on sensitivity, but should be ok for home practice. If the spec's are to be believed, it would best be used in a moderate size (1 - 1.5cf) sealed box. When you perform your 'tone test' try it stock, then with the port plugged (even with an old rag). Choose the one you like best.