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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-20-2002, 06:45 PM
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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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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-20-2002, 09:28 PM
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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.
post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-20-2002, 09:34 PM
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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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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-21-2002, 06:21 AM
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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
post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-21-2002, 07:19 AM
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gbelli:
With a cam setup like yours, who needs a stereo !?
Now THAT'S music

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.
post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-26-2002, 06:46 AM
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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!

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 ****ty box with a ****ty 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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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-26-2002, 01:04 PM
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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.
post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-31-2002, 02:09 PM
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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.
post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-31-2002, 04:21 PM
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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??
post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-31-2002, 06:43 PM
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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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