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Posted by MEGA///M3 on April 25, 2000 at 18:26:25:

In Reply to: stereo/sub questions.... (more) pls read posted by Josh///M3 on April 25, 2000 at 16:09:26:

: hey all.... I was wondering... I've always heard that the trunk on the bmw was sealed really really well.... with the rear speaker openings, could u just run two subs like a ported box sorta??? mount them in the trunk and stuff like that? I was thinking that might work... or a custom box that goes across between the rear shock mounts with subs in it. I have quite a few resources in that my friend is starting a tint/car audio/alarm place and i'm gonna be doing most of the car audio. Everythings at cost :)

: C ya,
: Josh

Josh...Well, first what kind of BMW do you own? An M 2 dr or 4 dr? I own a 95 M and actually ported to 12" subs through the rear deck. I compete for sound quailty in the International auto sound competition assiocation. or IASCA. I also compete USAC. As a PRO. I also run a very high end car audio shop in Florida. I would recommend contacting a dealer in your area who is capable of custom work,(ask to see some of there stuff-Pictures, cars in the bays, etc.) I am sure they could help you out. The rear speakers could stay in the same locations for a simple job. And the rear deck can be opened for one or two vents (ports). A custom enclosure could be fabricated, to hold just about anything you wanted. (based on how much space you are willing to give up.- and how much sound you wanted, also weight might be a consideration as well) I realize cutting a BMW sounds weird and you must have faith in the people you have work on your car. The type of enclosure you are asking about is termed a "bandpass" which means, that the design of the box only allows certain frequencies to "pass". Which means you have a lot of flexiablity with it's output and performance. It is a much more difficult enclosure to design and build,(and make sound good) However a good installer could easily satisfy your need for bass. Good luck. If you would like to see any pics let me know if you have any questions e-mail me.

Aaron


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