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Old 09-15-2008, 09:47 PM   #1
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Default Little Woofer help (sub woofer/audio)

So I read some other guys thread about car audio, and I have decent speakers, a pioneer head unit that isnt too bad, but no sub. So my music gets pretty distorted at any volume.... I have a regular cab Ranger though.

I found this though:
http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Produ...RMP1BT4&tp=113

Way to expensive, and I dont need high qaulity audio, just a little better in the base range. So, my dad being a very good carpentor, do you think we could make something like that and get decent sound out of it, depending on the qaulity of the woofer I pick up? Also, do I need an amp or what else? Might pick up another set of 6x8 speakers for the front too. Mainly I listen to rock; Velvet Revolver, Metallica, GnR, Motley Crue, Seether, Rage, Audioslave.... So I need some base for those I think.
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Old 09-17-2008, 08:49 PM   #2
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No one?
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I'll PM you my AIM screen name.

And no, that thing is a piece of crap for 400$....
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Default Re: Little Woofer help (sub woofer/audio)

Yea, I'm sure you can find some free guides online on how to make a sealed woofer enclosure. For rock, a sealed enclosure is what you want.

But yea, grab ya a decent Alpine Type-E 10" (nothing fancy, but it'll sound great.) a 150-200 Watt mono amp w/ crossover.

Also, get some filters for the front like 200-250Hz, that way the bass stays out of your front speakers so they don't distort. These filters alone will make a huge difference in sound quality.
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Default Re: Little Woofer help (sub woofer/audio)

Alright cool, thanks for the info. All I need is a 2 channel amp right? I have to have at least sterio sound.
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Well if you want a sub, just get a mono. Stereo isn't effected by bass, you can hear it equally from most directions usually.
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Oh, the rest of my speakers dont need to be plugged into the AMP? I dont think I need tweeters at all. I dont know how high my speakers can go if I had a woofer. With the bad bass right now, I play at about volume 15-20 of 60. On songs like enter sandman, where the beginning 30 seconds has no bass, I can get up a a good volume 45. So my sterio head unit has room for improvement if something else could handle the bass I guess.
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Well you certainly could run your other speakers through an amp, but most new cars have a ground fault system wired into the stereo so you'd have to run wires to each speaker. It is worth it because you can run some bamf speakers, but it's a pain in the arse to do. Personally, I took the time to do so in my jeep and the result is great..
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its called shallow mount subwoofer... alot of people make them and will give you alot better than this mtx piece of crap.... look at pioneer's stuff like http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAu...roductID=19067 or something and have your dad build you a box outta MDF wood that you pick up out of your local hardware store... ive made boxes before and im barely 18 so for your dad it'll be a breeze
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