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Re: one last question re: free air subwoofer ins (archive)

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Posted by dbruce on October 07, 2000 at 17:21:55:

In Reply to: Re: one last question re: free air subwoofer ins posted by ///Eric F. on October 07, 2000 at 15:43:14:

I agree with the statements below.

I have ADS 235is in front and JL Stealth in back.

When I first had it all installed, the bass was to much for my taste. It is amazing how used to the great bass you get and I now find myself pushing the fader more and more to the rear for added bass. (I still have most power to the front speakers)

ADS is known for having good bass from their 5 1/4 woofers. I agree with this since I have turned the bass down in the front using the amp since it can become overwhelming.

Total power is 45 watt to each speaker/woofer. Power has not been a problem.

FYI: Amp is a kicker Ix404

I would recommend against an aperiodic membrane. The purpose of the membrane is really to allow a speaker to work in an area smaller than an acoustic suspension box (sealed) would allow. As you have a baffle aready there you can use a free air IB speaker instead. You should get as good if not better performance.

If you do go aperiodic I would recommend putting it on the back of the speaker (trunk side) rather than as lincoln did. Lincolns setup is beautiful. Nevertheless, he is effectively listening to a box in his trunk as the membrane is on the cabin side of the driver. At least in my case I found the sound of a box in the trunk to be poor.

I have been very happy with JL stealthboxes in the rear and MB Quart Qseries in the front. If I was to do it again I might look for a slightly nicer speaker up front and force a 6" in. This would require cutting if you don't want to lose your dead pedal. Also sound deadening the kick is needed as a single driver running down to 100Hz can make stuff rattle.


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