Convertible Subwoofer Location

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  1. diablopony

    diablopony Member

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    I'm looking for some options to increase the bass in my 68 convertible. My current set up is a RetroSound RC900C radio, 4-channel 50/w RMS amp and Pioneer 6.5 kick panel speakers. Highs and mids sound OK, but zero bass. My thought was to build a hump hugger subwoofer box that would fit behind the console hump hugger and put 1 6.5 sub there. Anyone else have something similar to this and how does it sound? Any other options for a convertible?
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    A 6.5" sub probably wont add enough, i would try to use a 8" if possible with about 200 watts going to it. You might also think about a self powered sub (built in amp enclosure)

    Ive done many subs behind the rear seat and they sound great
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    Iskwezm, thanks for the advise. I really like the idea of a self-powered sub and putting it behind the back seat. I took a look back there and there is not a whole lot of room. If I put it between the seatback bars, there is 11WX14HX4D. I looked through Amazon and didn't find anything with that small dimensions. Any advice on units you've used? Also, I still have the stock alternator. Do I need to upgrade that as well? This is great input. Thanks again.
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    A stock alternator is usally about 65 amps. its not alot, but your not adding a full system either,so it should be fine. Im a little critical on audio, so i would probably trust the Sound Ordnance model.Theres others out there, but this gives you a idea.The measuremants are 9-1/8"W x 3-1/8"H x 13-5/8"D.Theres even a bass knob you can put up front to turn the bass up or down.

    http://www.crutchfield.com/p_777B8PTD/Sound-Ordnance-B-8PTD.html?tp=114

    http://www.crutchfield.com/p_068SUB8100/RetroSound-SUB-8100.html?tp=114

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