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Old 12-28-2012, 07:56 AM   #11
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Great responses, I was thinking about the separate compartments, That makes a lot of sense. Seems like a ton of work though. I have a large ported box that I am installing temporarily. When I get more money I will be getting a sealed box I think.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:11 AM   #12
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Think about putting the 8" in a small sealed enclosure in the passenger side footwell. There are tons of how to's on the Google machine.

Then put a 12" in the rear.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:24 AM   #13
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Think about putting the 8" in a small sealed enclosure in the passenger side footwell. There are tons of how to's on the Google machine.

Then put a 12" in the rear.
That is actually a really good idea.
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It gives a really good "bass up front" image.

Everything is about the install.

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you could also do 6.5" midbass upfront instead of a 8" , most quality 4 channekl amps have individual hpf and lpf settings for each channel
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Idea is cool but I'd say save yourself the headache and frustration and get a quality set of 10's or 12's with some good clean power. And build a box to the subs' specs and the air space they need. A good box works wonders
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the size and quantity of subs is dependent on the amount of bass and style of music he listens to .
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I have 2 used 12 inch Pioneers in a large ported box right now. These are totally temporary until I get money to replace the components. I just want to have bass in my car for the time being. I went to best buy and bought the Kicker PK DPK4 amp install kit. 4 AWG AMP 600 Watts rated. I only have a 300 watt amp right now, so it won't be too crazy. It will just add some much needed bass for my music.

I listen to a lot of like undergroup rap stuff (Spose, atmosphere, etc) along with other non rap stuff (Ska, alternative. etc). So a bit of everything. I assume that the amp install kit should be good for what I need. (darn thing was 100 bucks) My vision towards the end is to probably have a single ten or 12 in the trunk. Maybe 2 of each depending on what it sounds like. The different sizes sound like a pain now. And a larger wattage amp.
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IMO you got screwed on the kit , but yeah stick with same size subs, it will be the least headache, the only issue will be trunk space
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IMO you got screwed on the kit , but yeah stick with same size subs, it will be the least headache, the only issue will be trunk space
There is nothing wrong with using different size speakers for different frequency ranges. There is a reason tweeters are small and woofers are large.


The potential for sound quality is improved by seperation. With good equipment, done correctly, it should sound quite good.
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