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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old May 19th, 06, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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mini SubWoofer

I've found a couple of "mini subs", wondering if anyone has used something like that?

I need to reclaim my trunk for the billings run, and my existing sub box is filling half of it or more.

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-5ouaBJ6...sp?I=020SRV303
This one is from Clarion, 7" sub sith a 64 watt amp in a box that's only 13 x 9 and 3" thick. This one could be stuffed up under where the ragtop folds down even with the glass window and free up all my trunk space.

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-IlHv4Z4...sp?I=113KSCSW1
This one is from Kenwood, a 6 1/2" with a passive radiator and 150 watt amp, 16 x 9 and almost 4" thick. This might be a tight fit.

Does anone have any comments bout these lil things?
What's it gonna sound like if the rear window is sitting directly on and in contact with it?





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Re: mini SubWoofer

Amplified Bazooka tube also works well

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Re: mini SubWoofer

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I've found a couple of "mini subs", wondering if anyone has used something like that?

I need to reclaim my trunk for the billings run, and my existing sub box is filling half of it or more.

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-5ouaBJ6...sp?I=020SRV303
This one is from Clarion, 7" sub sith a 64 watt amp in a box that's only 13 x 9 and 3" thick. This one could be stuffed up under where the ragtop folds down even with the glass window and free up all my trunk space.

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-IlHv4Z4...sp?I=113KSCSW1
This one is from Kenwood, a 6 1/2" with a passive radiator and 150 watt amp, 16 x 9 and almost 4" thick. This might be a tight fit.

Does anone have any comments bout these lil things?
What's it gonna sound like if the rear window is sitting directly on and in contact with it?
While I have not tried either of them in a car I did have a boat in recently that had the older Clarion marine sub box similiar to the first one you linked to and it didn't sound too bad BUT it was in a different enviroment. This one was mounted down inside the sleeping area and used that more of a closed off area for reinforcement of the bass response. If it was put in a convertible without these solid walls the sound might not be enough for you.
If all else fails, see what their return policy is. Carefully take it out and temporarily install it in the car without cutting off any wires on it. If it sounds bad or is not enough, pack it back up like new and return it. They might have a restocking fee but it might be worth the chance. Unlike looking at colors on a computer, sound is something you cannot try out without having the equipment inhand and in the vehicle you are wanting it put into. Also personal tastes play a role. What one thinks as a lot of bass is marginal to another. What one person hears another may not.

Regardless of what you choose, try not to block or have anything up tight or real close to the woofer or it's ports. This will affect the performance of it and could damage things. Ideally have at least a 1" space or more depending on the size of things in front of both the woofer and the port(s).

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old May 21st, 06, 02:05 PM
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Re: mini SubWoofer

i highly recomend a bazooka tube..my friend has 2 8" tubes behind a single cab s-10 seat and they sound great thump pretty good and are very small...i would thin you could mount 2 one on each side behind the wheel well in the dead area of the trunk..he has a 400 watt amp and they sound nice..enexpensive also..and if you want to be ricey get the one mounted in the nos bottle

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Re: mini SubWoofer

i got 2 kenwood KSC subs under my rear seat .
they work really good!


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I have an Infinity Basslink. It's a 10" with 200 watts that takes up little room. It really thumps hard if you want it to.
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I'd luv a bazooka, even a 6 inch, but the damned things are alomsot 20" long! No way it, a suitcase, a spare tire, and the folded down ragtop are gonna fit back there. Remember, I got NUTTIN in front of the well, it's all top.

I'll check out the basslink, but it's gonna be too big. I have a 10" now, in a 1.8 cubic foot box with 300 watts. Tucked as far forward and left in the trunk as it will go, it still goes past the centerline and leaves no room for a spare tire.

Good point about nothing on top of it. Was gonna tuck it up under where the top folds down, but the glass rear window might be in contact, need to measure again.

Dawg, you got those kenwood's UNDER the back seat? Talk to me, or better yet show me a picture, how'd you do that? Didn't think there was 4" under that seat!

Thanks for the replies, guys.





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Two high quality 6x9 speakers in the back deck are going to be able to produce close to the same low bass frequencies that a 10" in a .5 cu ft box could produce. Think about running two very good 6x9 3 ways on the deck with a matching high quality amplifier putting out the same rms the speakers are rated for and you'll be good to go.
Other option is a 10" in a very small enclosure like a 1 or .5 cu ft box.

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Damn Brian, you got me all excited when I saw you replied... but this is a drop top, ain't got no back deck!





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I'd luv a bazooka, even a 6 inch, but the damned things are alomsot 20" long! No way it, a suitcase, a spare tire, and the folded down ragtop are gonna fit back there. Remember, I got NUTTIN in front of the well, it's all top.

I'll check out the basslink, but it's gonna be too big. I have a 10" now, in a 1.8 cubic foot box with 300 watts. Tucked as far forward and left in the trunk as it will go, it still goes past the centerline and leaves no room for a spare tire.

Good point about nothing on top of it. Was gonna tuck it up under where the top folds down, but the glass rear window might be in contact, need to measure again.

Dawg, you got those kenwood's UNDER the back seat? Talk to me, or better yet show me a picture, how'd you do that? Didn't think there was 4" under that seat!

Thanks for the replies, guys.
The basslink can be mounted vertically so it only has a 6x12 or so footprint.
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Re: mini SubWoofer

i cut out and re welded the lower frame of the seat to make enogh room for the subs.
i placed rubber matting under the subs .
im at 200 lbs and sitting in the rear my butt doesnt touch the tops of the subs aswell.
but no one sits in back anyhow.
So in order for them to fit you gotta make room for them by cutting and rewelding the lower grid on the reat seat bottom.


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Sorry about that Jim, didn't take note. An Infinity Basslink would be the easiest to patch into an existing system. They make a good product. If doing a custom jobber with 5 channel amplifier I'd recommend building a box that went between the wheel well and the shaker and stick a Kicker Solobaric L5 8" in there (Model S8L5). Its a powerful dual voice coil subwoofer, run it parallel for a 2 ohm load. It only needs 1/3 of a cu ft of space minimum. I recommend 1/2 or 3/4 cu ft. Take into consideration the basket of the subwoofer displaces interior box space and needs to be accounted for.

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