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Compatibility with Box, Subs and Amp

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by tensecondchevelle, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. tensecondchevelle

    tensecondchevelle [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Eric
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    My current set up is as follows 2 shallow mount subs, 2 amps in a HORRIBLE custom made box (learned Craigslist isn't the way to go...)

    Subs (x2)
    https://www.mtx.com/fpr10-04-mtx-shallow-car-subwoofer

    Amps (x2)
    http://www.amazon.com/MTX-Audio-TD500-1D-Series-Amplifier/dp/B007DZG4GE

    Im considering getting this box from Taco Tunes
    http://shop.tacotunes.com/Tacoma-Double-Cab-Subwoofer-Double-Cabinet-10-Round-SUBDOUBLE-RND.htm

    I'm curious if anyone has any input in this setup?

    Will my subs be compatible with the box (according to the MTX website the subs shouldn't be in a ported box, but Taco Tunes doesnt say if it's ported or sealed)? Any Cubic feet problems here?

    Does anyone have this box in their truck already?

    Should I run one amp or two amps for this set up?

    Sonic Electronix seems to have the best Specs on the subs
    http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_43793_MTX-FPR10-04.html
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2014
  2. 2013TacoLTD

    2013TacoLTD Well-Known Member

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    Radio On Mod, Complete new stereo with 10" subs, Truxedo bed cover, GT-MAT through doors and rear cab.
    I just replaced my entire system and would encourage you lo look at this much cheaper box:
    http://www.amazon.com/Dual-10-Inch-...qid=1389635801&sr=8-2&keywords=tacoma+sub+box
    Nothing against TacoTunes, but why spend more if it is not needed?

    You will need a sub that is 5" or less in depth to fit the box I listed (might be different with the box you listed). I did not want shallow mount since I figured I would either lose some base with the design or pay extra for the design - or both.

    I am not familiar with multi amp wiring, but know a little about multi speaker wiring. If you use 1 amp and wire both speakers in paralel, you will get the 500 watts your amp is rated for. For me, 1 amp wired this way is plenty of power/sound(I went sealed box because I like the bass tight - more like rock than rap style music).

    Here is the link to my build. Let me know if I can help in any other way:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/307606-my-2013-complete-stereo-upgrade-costs.html
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2014
  3. tensecondchevelle

    tensecondchevelle [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Is the box sealed tightly? My main concern is buying something to cheap and it not meeting my expectations.

    Any other input?
     
  4. Oowen

    Oowen Well-Known Member

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    The taco tunes box looks too small for those subs.
     
  5. 2013TacoLTD

    2013TacoLTD Well-Known Member

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    The box fit appropriately for both the subs and the truck. Honestly it fits so snug into the truck, I had to remove the back seats to fit it in. I did end up putting 4 brackets in to screw it to the truck to prevent rattles, but only to make sure that would not hamper the clean bass sound.
     
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