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Subwoofer without a big box in the trunk?

 
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 6:22 pm    Post subject:  Subwoofer without a big box in the trunk? Reply with quote

I'm not really looking for crazy bass, but maybe a bump from just 6x9s. I'm also looking to avoid having a big box in my trunk. I've heard of things like under seat subwoofers. Has anyone ever dealt with them before? Or any other creative ideas to hide a subwoofer without a ton of fabrication?
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 6:29 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Why bother with custom fabrication when you can get a ten inch sub and a small sealed box like I did?

http://www.naioa.com/v2/module.....p;p=520482

I don't have a picture of it in the car, but it takes up hardly any space and in the event that I do need the room, I disconnect the speaker wire from the amp and pull it out of the trunk.

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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 9:21 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

That is an option, but probably only if I can't find another creative way.
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 9:50 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

What about mounting it in between the 6x9's. facing up. Get a box that's only about 5 inches thick. you would keep the floor space.
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 9:53 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

If you do the amp bypass, the amp that's mounted in your rear deck can be removed after bypassing it, and then putting a subwoofer in the hole where the amp went, it might work but i'm not sure if it would sound good...just an idea.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:08 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure underseat subs are pretty much out of the question. I also question the wisdom of mounting a sub under the rear deck, I'd imagine that would rattle like no other and possibly cause issues sometime down the line (like the box falling off and trashing your sub). I think the only option you might have it making a fiberglass enclosure to fit the area behind the wheel wheel and the tail lights.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:48 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Just get a bass tube or a 10" sub and box. it doesn't take that much space. I can still fit a couple 2*4s and a dead hooker in my trunk, no probs (and i have 2 12s).

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I think the only option you might have it making a fiberglass enclosure to fit the area behind the wheel wheel and the tail lights.


This! It would be awesome if you had dual 10s or 12s on each side. look pretty clean.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:20 am    Post subject:  Re: Subwoofer without a big box in the trunk? Reply with quote

mstrmagoo wrote:
I'm not really looking for crazy bass, but maybe a bump from just 6x9s. I'm also looking to avoid having a big box in my trunk. I've heard of things like under seat subwoofers. Has anyone ever dealt with them before? Or any other creative ideas to hide a subwoofer without a ton of fabrication?

Here's a write-up I did on the stereo installation in my son's 02 Impala. There are several pics of the sub mounted in the rear deck between the 6x9's. Doug

http://www.doug79.com/stereo-cory/



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:21 am    Post subject:  Re: Subwoofer without a big box in the trunk? Reply with quote

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mstrmagoo wrote:
I'm not really looking for crazy bass, but maybe a bump from just 6x9s. I'm also looking to avoid having a big box in my trunk. I've heard of things like under seat subwoofers. Has anyone ever dealt with them before? Or any other creative ideas to hide a subwoofer without a ton of fabrication?

Here's a write-up I did on the stereo installation in my son's 02 Impala. There are several pics of the sub mounted in the rear deck between the 6x9's. Doug

http://www.doug79.com/stereo-cory/



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That's what I was talking about. But build a small box around it. Free air subs suck.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:29 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

The right 6x9's will thump. I used to have Infinity 6x9's in my Buick and got asked a couple times if I had a 10" in the trunk. Nope. Smile So you might want to check out Infinity speakers. Trust me, I tried A LOT of speakers and always returned them the next day. Then I tried the Infinitys. Sure, they cost about twice as much as say Polk or Sony or Pioneers, but they are awesome.

I like the sub in the rear deck. If you can tighten things up so they don't rattle, maybe line the thing with some dynamat or something, it should work. I am all for clean installs.

I have a bandpass box with two 10's and even though I drive a Tahoe now with lots more room, I still don't use it. I cut out a hole in the left panel in the rear cargo area and have a box mounted behind the panel in the left side of the cargo area with a 10" Jensen in it. Doesn't take any room. I pulled the woofer from my bandpass box and have an old Kicker amp under the rear seats... I love it looking clean. The Jensen is ok because I don't have it thumping too much, just enough to hear it. But I am thinking of changing ALL the speakers over to Infinity. But the Jensen can hold its own.

When I was MUCH younger, I used to think Jensens were cheap, but then I learned that Jensen makes the drivers used in Fender guitar amps along with several other brands, and Jensens are also used in the Leslie cabinets used with Hammond organs. Both Fender amps and Leslie speakers are sought after for their amazing sound. Jensen can hold its own just fine.

In the 'hoe's, GM put a patern back there that looks like a speaker, but there's nothing behind it, so it was pretty easy, just had to make a little box fit and mount it behind that panel.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:34 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

When all is said and done, OP needs to post pics. : D

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:23 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

You can have a pretty big box without taking up much useable space, especially if it's fiberglass. I designed and built my own box, which is what I'd reccomend to anyone. I'd probably do mine a little differently, but I don't think it takes up that much space. It's 1.5 cubes, nice look, and doesn't interfere with the spare tire at all. Here's a few pics. Sorry for the stuff in the corner.






I'm not 100% happy with the little gap at the back of the seats, I made it just a little too long, and the seams aren't perfect. But I'll tell you what, this box was a b%&$# to cover, so many angles. It was hard to build too, but good for a first box. I just see too many rattling issues with mounting a sub on the rear deck.

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