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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-25-2017, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Audio upgrade (finally) (pics)

I bought the car last July to see that the sound (non bose) is abysmal at best. Even after replacing the door speakers and tweeters, it was still lacking. After months of loafing and half-a**ing, I finally added a sub and an amp. Was very easy and turned out pretty clean. MTX is my main choice for subs and amps, but instead went with this from Rockford Fosgate:


https://www.crutchfield.com/p_700BPK....html?tp=61893


I am beyond pleased with the result! As of now, I'm staying with the factory head unit.
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Do you have to keep the rear seat down to listen to the sub?

What happens when you need to remove the spare tire lol
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Do you have to keep the rear seat down to listen to the sub?
Fellow subwoofer owner, no. Subs are best when aimed at the trunk, and the sound reverberates through the car into the cabin.
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I have the Kenwood KSC-SW11, a small powered subwoofer that just didnít have the power and size to get the job done when mounted in the trunk, so I had to find an alternative location that would work. I know some members have mounted it under the passenger seat and it would just fit, but that location would interfere with passenger foot space. Because of its size, I found a great place to mount this little bad boy, against the front of the back passenger seat! I know the picture isnít so great and I can take another picture if needed, but the size of this unit is perfect for this location. The mounting bracket on top of the unit slide under the bottom of the seat holding it in place, a great solution for me!
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Do you have to keep the rear seat down to listen to the sub?

What happens when you need to remove the spare tire lol


I do not. And if I need to remove the spare tire, I can just lift it up and remove it as normal. It's not large nor does it take up a lot of space.

It is what it is.
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I do not. And if I need to remove the spare tire, I can just lift it up and remove it as normal. It's not large nor does it take up a lot of space.
I may do the same setup in the future. It flows well with the carpet. Did you install it yourself or had a shop do it?

How did you/they put the amp on the side of the carpet? Do they have to drill holes?

How do you install this, did you already have experience with this or follow a guide or installation?
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Very clean install! Where did you ground the amp in the trunk?

I'm going to be installing my setup this weekend. Right now my amp is on the box b/c it wouldn't fit anywhere cleanly mounted in my old Audi Avant. May end up mounting to back of seat or side of trunk like you.

"Unfortunately" I have a Bose system and they apparently have a 45hz roll off, sucks but I'm hoping for a little more bump. In all honesty though, with Centerpoint turned on it sounds really good.
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I may do the same setup in the future. It flows well with the carpet. Did you install it yourself or had a shop do it?

How did you/they put the amp on the side of the carpet? Do they have to drill holes?

How do you install this, did you already have experience with this or follow a guide or installation?
Yes, I drilled holes. And yes I have experience

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Very clean install! Where did you ground the amp in the trunk?

I'm going to be installing my setup this weekend. Right now my amp is on the box b/c it wouldn't fit anywhere cleanly mounted in my old Audi Avant. May end up mounting to back of seat or side of trunk like you.

"Unfortunately" I have a Bose system and they apparently have a 45hz roll off, sucks but I'm hoping for a little more bump. In all honesty though, with Centerpoint turned on it sounds really good.
I used a metal point just below the back rear seat.

It is what it is.
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That is the cleanest trunk I have ever seen! lol Nice work on the install. I've used rockford subs in the past. They are pretty good for how cheap they are.
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