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Old 05-31-2006, 03:45 PM   #1
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Default Audio Integrations Perfect Fit Sub Enclosure - Sedan

Well i have had my perfect fit enclosure in my car for two days now and i figured i would write up my thoughts and opinions on this sub box.

This is the link to their vendor for sale thread where they are selling this and the wagon version of this box if you haven't seen this yet http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1001504

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The sub box comes with everything you need to install the sub in the box and mount the box in the trunk. There is the sub box itself, which is stuffed to the brim with polyfill, two lengths of Quicksilver series 12 gauge speaker wire, 8 sub mounting screws, one bolt with nut and washers to mount the box in the trunk, and a complete set of install instructions that includes pictures. Everything is carefully packed in a large box that is filled with peanuts to ensure safe delivery.

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Basically i went from all the parts on the floor to fully installed in the car in about 45 minutes. This included all wiring, trunk prep, mounting the sub in the box and then mounting the box in the trunk. The actual mounting of the box in the trunk was really quite easy. Oh and if it's not apparent already, the stock location for the jack will no longer be easily accessable so relocating or removing the jack would be advised. Once the box is in it fits like a glove, just as in the pictures.

There are two things i would recommend. First is that if you have someone around when bolting the box down into the car it would be helpful. Its fully possible to do it by yourself it just requires a little stretching.

The second thing is to remove the little cover for the jack completely. It doesn't say to in the instructions but the sub doesn't have any indentations for its little latch nub thing. Plus if you remove that you can run your wire up through that opening to the terminals on the box easily.

Sound Quality
I loaded my box with an Alpine SWS-1242D, nothing hugely powerful but i like it. The bass is very smooth and much more audible than my previous setup. Previously i had a standard Q-logic box pointed towards the taillights. This caused a loss of audible bass when the car was in motion. Now since the Audio Integrations box points the sub more towards the front of the car you can hear the bass better while driving.

Overall
I would definiatly recommend this sub box if you are looking for a box custom tailored to the 04-06 imprezas. The price may seem a little high but you really get what you pay for.

Any questions or comments feel free to PM me.

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Old 05-31-2006, 06:19 PM   #2
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It is an amazing fit. I just installed mine last weekend and regained my trunk space. Beautifully crafted and fits very snug in that corner.
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Old 06-01-2006, 08:35 PM   #3
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how much are these going for?
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Old 06-02-2006, 12:18 AM   #4
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They need to make one for the o6....so i can pop my APline Type R 12" in there
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Old 06-02-2006, 03:54 AM   #5
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We have'nt tested them in an 06 wagon yet, but we have test fit them in an 06 STI. Unless they changed anything in the 06 WRX vs. the STI, everything should be kosher.
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Old 06-21-2006, 03:02 PM   #6
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We have'nt tested them in an 06 wagon yet, but we have test fit them in an 06 STI. Unless they changed anything in the 06 WRX vs. the STI, everything should be kosher.
Can't wait until you guys can verify '06 wagon fitment. I'd bite, but I don't want to take a chance without knowing for sure first. Great-looking enclosures, though, and the fact that you guys use Diamond shows that you have excellent taste in audio components, too.
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Old 08-04-2006, 09:31 PM   #7
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I finally have a trunk again, this thing is the real deal, it fits absolutly perfectly, you COULD NOT build an enclosure from scratch for what they cost in parts and labor, not even close


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Old 08-29-2006, 07:17 AM   #8
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I wanted to add to this, i finaly got my car done by the crew, they took such great care of it. Simple drop off and pickup. Well worth the 3hr drive each way from my house to there shop. I have done my share of mods to my car and this one was by far the best i have ever done. The sound quality of the sub is amazing and the fit an finish is top notch. I dont have a single product on my car i can recommend as highly as anything that comes from the Audio Integration shop.

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Old 09-10-2006, 12:33 PM   #9
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I have to give it up to these guys, this enclosure is exactly what I wanted. It is perfectly matched to my interior, it looks stock--not really into the rice and flash. Sound and build quality are great; and you don't have 60 lb box rolling around in the back as it is bolted to the car. If you are willing to put up the money for it, you will not be disappointed. This is one of the few purchases for which I don't have buyer's remorse.

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Old 10-25-2006, 02:47 PM   #10
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any plans on making a sub encloser for the paserenger side in the trunk?
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Old 10-26-2006, 02:26 PM   #11
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bump. can we see some member pics who have these?
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Old 10-28-2006, 01:27 PM   #12
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any plans on making a sub encloser for the paserenger side in the trunk?
Thats slowly in the works, beings the two sides are completely different (fuel filler pipe) it's going to be hard to make the enclosures look the same. We're still in the design process now, after that, onto mold making etc. I'm crossing my fingers for jan. of 07
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Old 10-28-2006, 01:29 PM   #13
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Old 10-29-2006, 04:20 AM   #14
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Default yo you guys what are you waiting for??

This thing pounds!!! I have the wagon enclosure loaded with a 400wrms diamond sub and every one thinks i have 2 10's back there U cannot put a price on quality work and not to mention they also give peace of mind with their warranty. It is worth more than what they sell it for IMHO
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Old 11-06-2006, 07:04 PM   #15
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Would you consider making an enclosure for a single 10" to fit under the driver's seat? I know another vendor sells one but he doesn't sell the enclosure seperately.
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Old 11-07-2006, 02:04 AM   #16
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I'm not saying this isn't a great product because I honestly don't know, infact it does seem to be a spot on product. However $350+ for a single sub enclosure is INSANE! For $300 less I got a small (.85 cu ft) box for my 10", secured it to the rear seat bar and it sounds better then my dual setup did.

If they could mass produce them and cut the price in half, then I would buy one just becuase it would blend in better then the box I have. The only thing keeping me from it is honestly the price, no matter how good it sounds.
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Old 11-08-2006, 02:38 PM   #17
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Wow, you really have no concept of what it takes do you?

Have you ever worked with fiberglass before? Do you know what the cost of a fiberglass project is? Do you know the level of quality that goes into their designs and units?

First, I just fiberglassed my first sub enclosure a few weeks ago. It took me close to 5 days between fiberglassing in the trunk, fiberglassing out of the trunk, sanding, bodyfiller, sanding, and finally just rushed to finish up the damn thing before it got too cold. I'm going to pull it out in the spring and refinish it because I was rushed on that portion.

Second, since it was my first time doing fiberglass I needed all the gear. All in all it was almost $250 in parts and materials. $30 for the fiberglass itself, $75 for the resin, $10 for extra MEKMP because it was getting cold out, $40 for a proper mask with proper filtration units, and another $70 for mixing cups, brushes, mixers, bodyfiller, spreaders. A great deal on shipping for only $30 bucks. This doesn't include sandpaper and whatnot. If I didn't have access to an aircompressor and tools I would have spent at LEAST another week sanding and would have had more raw fingers than I already had. So that means that my hours and hours and hours of manual labor is equal to about $100 worth of cost? Does that work out correctly? Absolutely not because the time far exceeded the cost.

These guys spent the time to work out how to maximize the room being used, not intefere with the trunk arm, and work with many different drivers fittings, make a mold, make copieis, figure out how to mount it using existing mounting locations and even offer customizations to people if they ask (which is why I made my own).

You have a box made from MDF, built in under an hour tops and is nowhere near the effort these guys have put into theirs.

The only reason I didn't buy one myself is because I wanted to do it myself, and did not know that they can customize trim rings so they will fit with slightly larger drivers (such as my Alumapro).

You haven't purchased anything from them so why are you posting in a review thread?

People will spend $30k on a car, $4k on wheels and tires, but when it comes to a $350 dollar box that uses up minimal space in the vehicle, doesn't require special mounting methods, is COMPLETE, at extremely HIGH quality.

My review, so I'm not in violation of the rules, is that they are a great company that listens to customer questions and ideas, offer great products at a reasonable price and are helping me out design something that they might be offering as another product simply because I've asked them to. All in all, a great company.
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Old 11-08-2006, 10:43 PM   #18
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I have done fiberglass work before and I know it's not easy nor is it inexpensive. Never did I say that the product isnt quality, never did I say it didn't work well.

Yes, I have a box, made in under an hour out of MDF, which is nowhere near the time it takes to make this product. Also my box was mass produced to keep the costs down.

AI has done the hard work, they have done what many companied have not; the R&D and I greatly respect that.

As I stated before, if they mass produced it and sold it for half the cost of now, then I would buy one. That would still be over 3 times what I paid for my MDF box. The point of a review thread is not only for potential buyers to see if its good quality, but what others think as well. There is nothing wrong with putting your thoughts out there for others to hear, as long as you do it respectfully.

Who knows, maybe others agree with me, and AI could increase sales, which would in turn fund even more R&D for future products, just by mass production. That is how companies grow.

I feel fully justified posting my opinion here knowing that the people making this product read this thread.
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Old 11-11-2006, 09:24 PM   #19
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I understand what you are saying, but these guys are a small operation, and not the equiv. of JL with THEIR overpriced Stealthboxes.

Even if AI received healthy discounts on materials costs you are still looking at a cost approaching what you want them to sell their product for.

Like I said, I respect your opinion, but find it highly unrealistic in this circumstance. People will drop $70 on an inline fuse holder that does nothing over the $20 model, but when someone spends days upon days (if not weeks and months) of work into coming up with a product to take up advantage of available space, design a simple way of installing it without requiring the drilling of the vehicle people complain about the price. I also don't see a small, locally based audio shop, such as AI, being able to afford to set up mass production of a product. I seriously doubt that they would recoup their investment because individuals, such as yourself would say that $175 or even $150 is too much for "just a box".

And please stop comparing a custom fiberglassed box to one composed of MDF. The material costs and time involved are nowhere near equal. This is like saying that a Gremlin and a Veyron are the same because they both have four wheels.

The only way they'd be able to realistically lower their prices is if they start to cheap out on the quality...and we all know that is not only a bad idea, but these guys wouldn't let that happen.
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Audio Integrations did an AWESOME job with my car. Sound quality was more important to me than anything else, and after meeting Todd and Ryan and sitting in their demo car, I knew these were the guys for me. Since my car is a show car, I also wanted to make sure that it was a show-worthy build. Unfortunately my funds ran a bit dry the closer we came to our scheduled build time, but the Audio Integrations guys gave me a killer deal on their Perfect Fit enclosures, and we're still planning to do something SUPER crazy and custom for next show season. I could not be happier...great product, great work, and great guys. You can't go wrong with Audio Integrations.

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Wow, love the install. Clean, and simple yet totally badass. How did they do up the system diagram?
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Holy **** dude. That is ****ing great!


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Wow, love the install. Clean, and simple yet totally badass. How did they do up the system diagram?
That was their little surprise for me. It's laser etched on there, along with the big Audio Integrations logo on the amp rack. It lights up with LEDs underneath it, but it's also a cover so I can remove it and use the area underneath it for storage. They even made it so that it's powered by the latch, so once it's disconnected, the LEDs turn off
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is there a box to fit on the right side of the trunk?
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^^^patience my friend I won't say anything more as I don't want to jump the gun with them as there is no real timeframe. I personally can't wait until the other item on the"to do list" is started

I really love that system diagram. I talked to Ryan last night about it and he gave me the skinny....going to have to try and have one done myself as my "flash" for the install
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