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Compact Powered subs

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by brunnels, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. Jan 28, 2014 at 6:30 PM
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    brunnels

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    Hey guys, i am wanting a little more bass in my second gen double cab. Im wanting a sub that is hidden, and im not really wanted to do much modification behind my back seat to fit a box. Are there any good sounding powered subs that could go under a seat or fit behind the back seat. Im not looking to be bumping, i just want to add some bass for good listening.
     
  2. Jan 28, 2014 at 9:25 PM
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  3. Jan 28, 2014 at 10:18 PM
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    Also been looking into these as well as a compact amp for the speakers. Crutchfield had a decent selection, just need to measure the clearance under the seats. I know a couple guys flipped the bar under the seat for my clearance without any known issues.
     
  4. Jan 29, 2014 at 4:58 AM
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    I put a Kicker Hideaway http://www.amazon.com/Kicker-Hideaway-Compact-Powered-Sub/dp/B007LQWSYC in my 12 Access cab. It adds just the right amount of extra help and all i had to sacrafice was the space under my passenger seat. In my 20's I had giant sub boxes filling any and all space in my vehicles, but at this point I'm very content with a little xtra thump and having most of my space. It's not going to blow your doors off but it does pack a nice little punch in a nice little space. Install was pretty easy. I'm all factory so I just tapped into my oem high output. Some day I might add an aftermarket Nav HU and redo the Kicker using the rca outputs but I like the look of stock stuff and am not in a hurry to shell out the big money to get a decent HU. I say go for it op.
     
  5. Jan 29, 2014 at 5:01 AM
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    The Kicker Hide Away comes with a remote(wired) gain control knob. I mounted mine in my centerconsole. Easy access when I want and I don't have yet another gadget to look at nor do potential thieves.
     
  6. Jan 29, 2014 at 5:14 AM
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    You can see where I put my bass knob on my build thread below. Easy to access, but very un-noticable to others.
     
  7. Jan 29, 2014 at 5:29 AM
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    Thanks for all the answers, looks like i need to look into a kicker hideaway.
     
  8. Jan 29, 2014 at 10:07 AM
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    there's an entire thread on here about sound ordance's powered sub with solid reviews from almost everyone and great reviews on CF. It's on sale now too..
    http://www.crutchfield.com/p_777B8PTD/Sound-Ordnance-B-8PTD.html?tp=114

    Is 125 watts RMS vs 150 for the Kicker, but it's pretty much half the price. Both come with an amp wiring kit too


    Damn...now I'm really considering getting one haha
     
  9. Jan 29, 2014 at 4:09 PM
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    Thanks, i ended up grabbing one of these, after reading the reviews it looks to be exactly what i am wanting and for a good price too.
     
  10. Feb 2, 2014 at 8:11 AM
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    I know I'm a little late but in case anyone stumbles upon this thread in the future, this is what I've got.

    I bought a Dual ALB10. It's a 10" Dual subwoofer with a built in 300w amp (more like 200w max, 100w rms..probably). It actually sounds really good for the price. It was $100 plus a wiring kit which was about another $25. Easy to install, compact, and fits behind my seat. It won't rattle my mirror off, or shake the car next to me, but that's not what I wanted. With my JVC KD-S39, Sony Xplod speakers, and this, I have a decent sound system for under $250. Not too bad in my eyes! :)

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    I've got a Soundstream USB-8A 8" Powered Subwoofer under my 2013 Taco passenger seat. Works fine.
     
  13. Feb 9, 2014 at 3:25 AM
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    Mine is actually for sale, PM me if you want it. Probably has 30 hours of use
     
  14. Feb 23, 2014 at 11:55 AM
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