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I replaced all 4 door speakers with 6.5" and 4" Eclipses, which was a huge improvement, but I want more bass. What subwoofer set up should I do that will cost less than $400? I'm considering the Subaru sub/amp, but I'm afraid it will be crappy. Advice?
 
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It's hard to beat a high quality sub in a closed box in the back. A single sub in a 1 cu ft box should give you great sound quality (unless you want to wake the dead with boom boom). I use a a/d/s 10" Dual Voice Coil sub that is awesome. cost me $400 Canadian for the box and sub, but I already owned the amp. A $250 amp should do it.
 
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What have other Rex owners done to enhance their systems?

[ June 21, 2001: Message edited by: Skidmoore80 ]
 

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Pioneer 3 way 6.5's
Blaupunkt 4's
Pioneer tweeters
kenwood 5 channel amp
kenwood head unit
12 inch rockford ina box in the trunk

THE FACTORY SUB IS A PIECE OF SHIT!!!!!
 

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Since Subaru provides a subwoffer that works the stock head unit I assume the head unit has standard preamp outputs and a turn-on lead to hookup any amplifier/sub in the trunk?

I would be nice to not have to replace the head unit to add a sub.
 
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I went to a local car audio place. The guy who worked on my WRX just bought one himself.

We left the head unit in place; it's not the problem. The lack of power and the lame speakers are. He put:

Alpine 5-channel (MRV-F357) in the trunk
Kenwood Excelon 6.5" component system in the front doors
Kenwood Excelon 4" coax in the rear doors
JL Audio 10" sub in an enclosed box in the trunk

Sounds awesome!!
 
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anyone know if subaru's sub is any good? It'd be nice to just have it under the passenger seat and not take up any trunk space
 

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to be honest, i got the upgraded speakers and powered sub. i didnt have the choice (was already both installed) but the upgraded speakers are fine. they are tweeter manufactured midi's and tweets.

as for the powered sub, it just okay. theres a little punch, but no real kick.

i have a full range box, two 10" pyle subs, powered by a two channel 250 watt equalized amp. the current system will be good enough till i mount the amp on the back of the seats, and connect everything. the wire is already run from the battery though, i just need to complete the job.

if you have the choice, i would go for the upgraded speakers, and bail on the sub.

keep bumpin.
 

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I used to have a honda nad in my opioin it is just as bad. Stock stuff is horrible and the stock sub is horriblke also. It is a poor excuse for an audio system. I wouldnt waste my money on it.
 

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eclipse 55430 deck
eclipse 6 disk in dash changer
illusion audio 6.5 components

and workin on either a jl or an eclipse 10"

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I kinda dig my factory sub personally. Of course, I don't give a rat's ass about car audio any more like I did before I knew what going fast was all about.

Anyways, PunksWRx on this board has the Infinity BassLink in his sedan and it rawks. He paid about $400 for it, but did mnetion that people were gettin them for $250 on ebay. Amp built-in and the enclosure is rather tiny. I think he got his from Crutchfield.. they should have some more specs.
 

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sorry, but the stock speakers Suck. I have the upgraded speakers and they are HORRIBLE. The stock sound system on my GSR was WAY better (alpine deck stock with 6 sweet speakers). Now, all cars need subs to thump, but I at least wish the speakers were good. I already have a Sony CDX deck, punch amp, and two 12" punch subs from my GSR, but I don't want to get rid of the 6-disk changer. I think I'm gonna have custom enclosures made on the sides of the trunk for the subs. -C
 

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Shameless Plug..... I have a Kicker 10 inch sub in a box for sale. It was built by Fry's Electronics and sounds good. I recently had a baby so there is no room in the trunk.
As far as adding an amp. I think you would have to add some sort of hi to low converter to convert the hi level outputs from the speaker wire to the low level inputs to the amp. Or get an amp with high level inputs, usually those amps aren't the greatest quality but there are some good ones.
 

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Factory Subwoofer is Lame

I have to agree with everyone on the factory sub-woofer. I have mine turned waaaaaaaaay down to eliminate the distortion that I was getting at higher volumes.

BTW, I'm no "thumpin" adolescent, and I rarely have anyone complain that I have the radio turned up too loud. The distortion in the Factory Sub is real and it's real soon when you start turning up the volume. :cool:
 

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i thought the stock deck didnt have rca preouts. so how are you guys wiring your amps to the deck? bridging the rear channels? just curious because I would like to keep the stock deck if possible while still adding a couple of JL 12"s.

-Matt
silver 02 wrx:confused:
 

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I did the Infinity Basslink in my car this Saturday. It's a powered sub that uses speaker level inputs that I spliced into the rear door speakers. This thing is SWEET. Got it for $240 off EBAY. My install looks just like PunkWRXs. Takes up very little room and rocks the subie like a couple of 12s. :D
 

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really to wrxinthehouse; where exactly in e-bay did you go for the sub, and have you stayed with the stock speakers? btw I'm in Denver as well, it'd be great to talk! jfwilfley
 

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John,

In Ebay's search, just type in Infinity Basslink and you'll see a bunch of listings. I got a $500 (retail) sub for $240 and I love it. I live on Parker and Florida (Denver almost Aurora).
 
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