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 Post subject: anyone installed a subwoofer?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:04 pm 
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hi all, have a xtp but after a few years thinking of installing a subwoofer. has anyone got one installed? or have anyone to recommend me to go to to in Sydney?
the current HK system doesn't get enough bass for my liking ( I should have installed one when I first picked up the car).


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 Post subject: Re: anyone installed a subwoofer?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:43 am 
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See if you can get in contact with Jayc0au mate. I heard whispers he was putting one in. Top bloke will help you with any info you need.


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 Post subject: Re: anyone installed a subwoofer?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:30 am 
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Yes, just a small Alpine PWE-V80 under the drivers seat.
Remote is in the centre console, tapped into the high outputs and ignition from under the passenger seat
Not ground breaking but fills the gap.


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 Post subject: Re: anyone installed a subwoofer?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:43 pm 
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Ok folks, just to update, got myself a brand new head unit installed, it's a Kenwood 917WS model.

Anyway, wow, the sound improvement has gone up enormously. I can set extra bass in the head unit and now I am getting most of the HK premium speakers including excellent bass!

That OEM head unit sucks big time - don't know why I didn't change it years ago!!

And now I have Andriod Auto as well, and Google Maps, wow - I'm stoked!



Here's the head unit specs

http://www.kenwood.com/au/car/visual_na ... /ddx917ws/


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 Post subject: Re: anyone installed a subwoofer?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:01 pm 
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You should look at adding dynamat (or similar) to your doors. This helps reduce road noise (therefore better sounding music) and also helps seal the doors so adds more bass from your door speakers. Makes a big difference.

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 Post subject: Re: anyone installed a subwoofer?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:21 pm 
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Thanks, Yes I am looking into sound deadening materials too but now that I am getting way better sound now, I feel like I don't "really" need it but I will keep this in mind, thats for sure.


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 Post subject: Re: anyone installed a subwoofer?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:58 pm 
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Can also vouch for the DDX917WS unit, but in the SH Foz.

Great unit.


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 Post subject: Re: anyone installed a subwoofer?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:19 pm 
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For car audio check out these sites:
www.brandbeast.com.au

and

www. elite-electronics.com.au

For an under seat subwoofer check out Kicker Hideaway - great reviews. I am installing one this weekend so will see if the reviews are correct.

There are some great 10” or 12” subs but you will also need to get an amp.

How much base do you want to add and what is your budget?

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 Post subject: Re: anyone installed a subwoofer?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:13 pm 
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Kicker under passenger side. Just fits perfectly.


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 Post subject: Re: anyone installed a subwoofer?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:19 pm 
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Thanks for the photo jay, how's the bass/sound from the sub?


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