Excellent sub with a strong motor and a feature set that rivals DD's and RE XXX's. The excursion isn't as extreme, but for strong daily drivers, I'd prefer the elegant build quality and engineering of the Pioneer's any day.
As James said, low power DOES NOT blow subs, heat kills subs. As long as a sub is fed 10-20% of its RMS power and is in the proper box, the cone is moving enough air to cool properly.
When the signal is clipped at the amplifier (due to poor gain setting), the square wave acts like DC current, holding the cone still (momentarily) and drastically reducing cooling efficiency. Again, heat kills subs.
Poor box design can also unload the woofer, with too low of impedance for the cone movement. Too much electricity and not enough cooling will melt the coil. Heat.
The cone design (on the inside) of this sub is excellent at heat dissipation, so you'd have to be deaf not to notice the clipping before it blows, at 2000w RMS. Joe, Ian, Bud, and Darius are ignorant and shouldn't be listened to. Set up your amps right, and run the calculations and stop spreading lies.
This is an excellent sub, as are most of Pioneer's high end.