How many people have Bazooka Tubes in their cars? I saw that 98PurdueIntrepid has one. I'm thinking about getting one, but it seems like the trunk is too big and tomb-like. What size do you have and how does it sound?
I've got a powered 10" RS. I really didn't want to rock the neighborhood with bass. That wasn't my goal. I just wanted to get some good bass you could feel if you want too. I leave one of my back seats down and it hits really good for a single 10". Without having to fire through the back seats you can get some good volume on it. I wish I had access to a decible meter so I could really see how loud it is. It does what I want though. Plus I can take it out in about thirty seconds and throw it on the floor of my back seat if I have to fit something really big in my trunk. With it in there is still pleanty of room for golf clubs or just about anything.
I almost forgot to tell ya that with the powered one I could hook up another 10" tube to it if I ever did feel like getting some more bass.
[ July 13, 2001: Message edited by: 98PurdueIntrepid ]
yeah, good point. If you do do it and tap any wires make sure you use the fronts. Thats how it's supposed to be done so you can fade your stereo to the front for treble and mids while the bass comes from behind.
Bass is omnidirectional (meaning the human ear can not detect the source) so if your positioning is right, it will seem like the bass is coming from all the speakers, not just the rear or front.
As for tapping into the rear speakers...that is where I hooked up my Monster 9v ILC, and it works excellently. Employees and certified installers at the pro shop I go to tell me it is one of the best single sub systems they have seen and heard in a long time, so that makes me happy.
I've got a sony amp pushing 75w x 4 RMS to stock speakers, not the Infinity speakers unforunately, and another MTX amp pushing 170w x 2 RMS into my 2 MTX 12"'s. 1 sub is blown though Sounds better with only 1 though. With 2 it sounds like bass, not music.
I'm not sure now, I was thinking about getting rid of my tube, and putting in a box, but I have since replaced my Legacy 250 watt amp, with a Sherwood 400 watt.. Oh, my goodness, the bass is unbelievable, when cranked up, it's a head turner...
Do yourself a favor, get a good 10" sub, Fosgate,JBL,Orion, Infinity, JL, Kicker or Cerwin Vega. Then a HIGH QUALITY 100 Watt amp, like a Orion,Fosgate,or Soundstream.
Put in a sealed box that is the manufacturer's recomended size, this is important because unlike popular opninon, just because the hole is cut the right size, doesnt mean the box is the correct on for the sub.
The Amp is very critical to good sound as well, If you see a 400 Watt Profile amp with shiny chrome finish and tons of flashy lights for $200, then come across a plain blue, Soundstream 100 watt for $400, there IS A BIG REASON for that. The soundstream will always sound better, provide cleaner, more acurate power, and most likely last a lot longer as well...