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i want that deep low bass. i dont care if the neighbors hear but i want it to pound in the car. i listen to hard rock. but id like it to hit hard and low and get that chest pounding hit. what do i do? i have one punch z 12" in a sealed box and i dont hear it at all i get more bass from from my 6 1/2 " seperates in the door. any help?
 
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put something in a ported box. maybe a pair of 12's, or a 15. i don't know how much trunk you want to give up. a nice big sub would help, in a ported box tuned low.
 
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Aaaaaaah the perennial question. For the most bass impact inside the car, it's been determined that the back deck must be used somehow. Now HOW exactly, is a matter of taste.
Sealed boxes gives nice tight, hard, bass, but bandpass provides more deep thump. So, MAYBE a banpass in the trunk, ported into the car through the back deck?

Basically, there is no one answer to your question.

Right now, I'm trying to mount a sealed box under my rear deck with the sub firing into the car. might work, might not, never know until you try.Try shopping around to hear what other people's setups sound like.
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Maelstrom:
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Right now, I'm trying to mount a sealed box under my rear deck with the sub firing into the car. might work, might not, never know until you try.Try shopping around to hear what other people's setups sound like.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm going to attempt the same thing. Seeing as how I race a lot I'm going to try to keep the weight down. Maybe a SVC 10" sub and a longer, shorter box. Maybe freeair, I'm not sure yet.

After the new door speakers go in I will have an extra 150W bridged channel from my 4channel amp doing nothing :D
 
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With a cam setup like yours, who needs a stereo !?
Now THAT'S music :D

On the stereo side, freeair may be your best bet, seeing how the heaviest part of a sub-setup is the enclosure. I have a small sealed Q-logic box for 1-12" sub and the thing feels like it weighs 25 pounds or so. From what I read, that's like half-a-tenth in the quarter.
 
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Just do everything half assed and put in seatshakers that run off the stock head unit for power.(hehe) Or remove your ashtray and mount an 8 inch up in the dash for airbag exploding thump! :D

If anyone ever suggests using a seat shaker turn and run!! Ask me how I know!

I have a similar problem. I have 2 12's in a shitty box with a shitty amp. But It sounds great in the trunk when the trunk is open however with the trunk closed no bass can push through the cop seats and unfortunately i can't drive with the trunk open. Maybe I'll run tubes from the deck to the box It can't possibly sound worse!

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 95imp96z28:
i want that deep low bass. i dont care if the neighbors hear but i want it to pound in the car. i listen to hard rock. but id like it to hit hard and low and get that chest pounding hit. what do i do? i have one punch z 12" in a sealed box and i dont hear it at all i get more bass from from my 6 1/2 " seperates in the door. any help?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Do you want to upgrade subs and amps? That will probably be the quickest easiest way to get louder. But not the cheapest.

If you want loud get on ebay get you a pair of 12s" or one 15" solobaric l7 and a jbl 1200.1 and port that thing up through the deck. It will get LOUD. If you want louder I can suggest equipment that has the potential to be so loud that you don't want to listen to it but it all depends on how much $$$ you want to spend.

Used 15" l7 and a jbl 1200.1 will get you there possably under $600.
 
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Run 2 12" DVC subs with a serious amp and a sealed box then port the subs into the car by making a port through the armrest in the back or in between the 6x9's. I will GUARANTEE you that will do what you want. You're talking dropping at least $1G.
 
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Ok...

Here's my problem, I have the fosgate 400a4 amp and 2 sh!tty rf punch 10's that are popped but under warrenty still. Now I can get new one and sell them for around $90. With that money and little extra what would you guys suggest? I can build my own box from a sheet of mdf so I'm not concerened about that but I'd like to get a nice body rattling hit from no more then 2 subs, like I said I'm lost right now, what would you guys suggest??
 
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Maelstrom:


Right now, I'm trying to mount a sealed box under my rear deck with the sub firing into the car. might work, might not, never know until you try. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

First let me qualify this, I have never done anything with subs before...newbie. I have read a lot and think your idea is where I'm headed. I don't want to loose trunk room and I'm only interested in listening to music, not structural damage around the 'hood. I want to keep 6X9's in the deck and put a 10" sub in the center. Now...the question. Is the configuration of the sealed box important or is it only important that it be of the correct volume for the speaker. In other words, could it look like a tissue box (rectangle) instead of being basically square? That would allow it to fit without losing the spare tire's space.
 
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that shape of the box doesn't matter much. you don't want it to be perfect square, because then the waves in the box bounce around. i was talking measurements on the space below the deck, and there is a good 2.5 cuft there for a box.
 
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OK...We've created a monster. I now need all the info I can find on SubWoofers....LOL...this is my new drug.

You guys prolly have this since you know all the in's and out's of speakerology. I found a freeware (free is good!) program that helps you calculate sealed box size based on the info provided by the speaker maker. You can keep one or two of the dimensions constrained and it tells you the rest. Just plug in the cu in if you already know the box volume. It's called AJ Sealed Designer and it's available HERE
 
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Camel, you are correct in saying that shape doesn't matter. It is all a question of volume. A square box will work fine w/ subs. As long as the frequencies beng produced have a longer wavelength than the longest dimension inside the enclosure, you don't have to worry about "waves bouncing around". This will always be the case in any enclosure you can fit in you car (even our Impalas) that plays true sub frequencies.

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I'm planning on mounting a single 10" IDQ in a .50 sealed box in the trunk. It will either fire through the center of the back deck shelf with a grille (trunk hinges are kinda in the way) or through the armrest in the center of the RM back seat. My question is : there is only about 4"X 8" of clear space in the armrest area after I remove the sheetmetal. Is that sufficient for a 10" speaker to fire through or would it sound better if I put it in the deck so the whole speaker face is exposed. Whatcha think??

I'm looking for quality not deafness....
 
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Bump....long post but someone surely has an opinion...
 
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Does anyone have pictures of there installed subwoofers? I have 2 12inch 1500 watt each subs in a slot ported box. I do not like the way it sounds in my car. Any ideas on how to stop rattling???
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ill jump in here, i hate the way ported boxes sound, ive heard many, and in previous cars messed around with all sorts of diffrent setups, i perfer a seald box,but thats my prefrence for sound, ive made my own boxes but my latest one i got of GBELLI, with my subs, Sounding Awesome Greg!!
 
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