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Old 04-20-2014, 01:22 PM   #1
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So I've finished upgrading my headunit and door speakers. Now, I'm looking to fill in the low end and I don't want to break the bank.

Products Installed:
Kenwood DNX571HDKenwood DNX571HD

HDE336 Backup CameraHDE336 Backup Camera

Metra ASWC-1Metra ASWC-1

Pioneer TS-A1675 6.5" 3-WayPioneer TS-A1675 6.5" 3-Way
(Front)
Pioneer TS-G1644 6.5" 2-WayPioneer TS-G1644 6.5" 2-Way
(Rear)

I have had 2 10's in my last Subee, and 2 12's in my Jeep (and a different lifetime), but I'm older now, more...refined I'm thinking a single 10" should be plenty. I don't want to piss people off at red lights, but I do want a little of the wow factor I remember so dearly, while keeping the OEM look. I'd prefer not to cut into my trunk space much either.

I'm considering:
Infinity BasslinkInfinity Basslink

Blaupunkt Blue Magic XLb 250Blaupunkt Blue Magic XLb 250

Rockford Fosgate P300-10Rockford Fosgate P300-10

Sound Ordinance B-8PTDSound Ordinance B-8PTD


Ideally, I'd like to get the custom kick panel for the driver side of the trunk, but they're $350 alone. Add a 10" sub, an amp, and wiring, maybe a professional install (don't like the idea of routing wire through the firewall myself) and that's getting north of $750. I'd prefer to be able to do it all for < $500. Any advice?
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:25 PM   #2
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AI box, Type R, lowly sub amp. Done.
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:35 PM   #3
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AI box, Type R, lowly sub amp. Done.
The enclosure alone is $330 without shipping.
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Closest to OEM you are going to get without going OEM.

Other reasons for the recommendation:
* Will use less space than just about all aside from that 8 that you have listed. (It's molded to the wall, will use less floor space.) ((PSS - You've had 10s/12s, I seriously doubt you'd be happy with an 8.))
* Will give you that "wow" factor.
* Will let you stay conservative or go big. (None of the options will let you do that.)
* Will sound better than all of the above + give the flexibility of cheaply swapping things out if you aren't happy with the setup.

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also, if you have a hatch: www.subthump.com.

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Old 04-20-2014, 08:30 PM   #6
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It's a sedan. Still, I think I like the idea of the AI enclosure. I just can't see how I'd retain access to my spare compartment without cutting the matting. Plus, where do I mount the amp?
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If you go with a compact class D, it opens up possibilities and can pretty much go anywhere. Under one of the front seats or cutting up one of the foam surrounds around the spare are a few stealth options.

With the AI you should have access to the spare compartment without any problems. Not positive about the sedan, but the hatch false floor is a 3-way fold that lets you access the spare from the passenger side.
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If you go with a compact class D, it opens up possibilities and can pretty much go anywhere. Under one of the front seats or cutting up one of the foam surrounds around the spare are a few stealth options.

With the AI you should have access to the spare compartment without any problems. Not positive about the sedan, but the hatch false floor is a 3-way fold that lets you access the spare from the passenger side.
Okay, so after looking at these reviews for way too long I've decided I'll forgo the idea of a powered loaded subwoofer. They just have too high of a failure rate, from what I've seen. I want to be able to diagnose the issue if something goes wrong. Having both the amp and the sub in the same unit makes that impossible. If I were to go that route I'd probably opt for the MTX ThunderLink or the Infinity Basslink.

I also cannot, in good faith, spend $330 for the enclosure. Pretty as it might be, I'm just not spending that much money before I even get to the audio stuff.

Instead I'll go for the
Pioneer TS-SWX251Pioneer TS-SWX251
and power it a
Boss Audio T11100MBoss Audio T11100M

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