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Old 10-18-2012, 01:52 PM   #1
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I recently purchased an 04 STi and I installed a Pioneer 4400 head unit and I love it. The only thing I miss about my old WRX is the factory underseat sub that came with it. I like to listen to music somewhat loud but not ear piercing. The factory sub was near perfect for my needs as the bass was droning out the sound from the speakers. There is no sub in my current car and its terrible. I came across the KICKER hideaway sub and it looks like what I'm looking for. I don't listen to much bass filled music. Mostly the radio and classic rock. Im just looking to get that premium sound again. Anyone have experience with this sub/amp combo? Any advice would be appreciated

Also. The harness that's included with it doesn't look like it would mate up with any ports on the back of my head unit. Is there a certain cable or wire that can be purchased? Thanks so much
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:06 PM   #2
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Kicker makes an adapter to go from the supplied speaker level inputs to RCA style.. but honestly I usually just cut a set of rca's and solder them to the speaker level mostly because we don't carry the adapter but also I like less connectors..

And as far as sound it much nicer then the factory under seat.. twice the volume if you want it way stiffer and plays lower without distortion...

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Old 10-18-2012, 03:38 PM   #3
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Awesome good to hear. The price tag is a little steep but I haven't found much of its kind. It's a 150watt sub/amp so I'm wondering if it will match up to the stock speakers. If I'm going to have to replace the speakers at all, is there something I can get that's just as easy to plug n play or do I need to wire them all up as well? I'm tryin to avoid getting all new speakers but if I need to I think I would opt for just the front pair. Any recommendations? I should start another thread but its easier on this one
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:15 PM   #4
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You will be fine with the factory speakers.. just turn on the hpf and set it around 100 the sub will more then make up for it and the speakers will really come to life if not asked to play such low frequencies...
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:06 PM   #5
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That's what I was hoping to hear. Thank you! Sorry if I'm going in circle but what does HPF stand for? One thing I like about the hideaway is the remote bass control. That will be an easy installation for my center console. Also I'm having some troubles finding the adapter cable you spoke of. Do you know the part number or what they call it? Thanks again
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:20 PM   #6
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The adapter is the kicker ZISL.. and hpf stands for high pass filter.. what it does is limit the frequencies that the deck sends to the speakers.. the speakers will be responsible for frequencies above 100hz and the sub for frequencies below that...the hpf setting is in the menu on your new radio...
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:24 PM   #7
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Thanks for the quick response. You've truly been a big help. I always thought audio stuff was a lot harder then it actually is. Especially after I installed my new head unit by myself. Quite easy if you take the time. So thanks again. I'll message ya if I need any further help

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Old 02-15-2013, 12:25 AM   #8
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can you confirm that the hideaway from kicker fit under pass seat?
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:10 AM   #9
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Yes sir it fits but you have to lay it longways under the seat. Not much of a problem
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:13 AM   #10
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thanks... Now the Q is do I want to fork out 300 for a new sub, i/o using my old 10" L7 and have amps in the back seat. hummmm
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:07 AM   #11
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I wouldn't. The kicker comes with the amp built in. i don't listen to rap or much bassy music so I don't need much thump. I haven't wired the sub up yet but from what I hear it provides just the right amount of bass and let's the stock speakers open up a bunch
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