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"Plug and play" compact sub for stock headunit

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Bobcat Luke, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. Feb 21, 2020 at 10:15 AM
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    Bobcat Luke

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    Wasup guys, I'm looking to improve the sound of my 2020 taco. I don't want to break the bank and I don't want to lose steering wheel functionality or replace my headunit.

    I'm not an audiophile by any means but I ordered the subaru tweeters and I'm looking for a little more bass. In an older thread on simple subwoofer installs one member was using the Kenwood KSC-SW11 (compact). There also seems to be a newer compact kenwood, the Kenwood KSC-PSW8. What do y'all think of these two options? Are there better choices for the money? Any recommendations? Which would be better between the two?

    Kenwood-SW11

    https://www.amazon.com/Kenwood-KSC-SW11-Compact-Enclosed-Subwoofer/dp/B00BO8O9XQ


    Kenwood-PSW8

    https://www.amazon.com/Kenwood-KSC-...1?keywords=kenwood-psw8&qid=1582308889&sr=8-1
     
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  2. Feb 21, 2020 at 12:05 PM
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    Zac of all trades

    Zac of all trades FWP Fabrication Vendor

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    couple other options

    JL Audio
    https://www.crutchfield.com/S-aGtAm...0F5pXIbFTVqfQH7IKPn43bFbsMj0pxsYaAs65EALw_wcB

    in the 90s Cerwin Vega was a good brand
    https://www.amazon.com/CERWIN-VEGA-...a-784806208057&psc=1&ref=&adgrpid=69534739896

    MTX has always been good to me. Ran their amp on a solo baric L5 for 10 years flawlessly
    https://www.crutchfield.com/S-W0SmY...XNWb-DgvsjWt_SfiT77EjCpeuMAvLg3oaAl7VEALw_wcB


    If you can spend the money go with JL audio, if you are trying to save some money but want something good i would go with the MTX
     
  4. Feb 21, 2020 at 2:59 PM
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    poopshute

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    Out of the one's you listed above, it seems like the Cerwin Vega will be the best in terms of specs. 200W RMS and a 10" driver. I'm currently running one of the earlier Inifinty basslinks and the bass is just fine for a small package. It is a bit bulky and doesn't really "fit" anywhere well in a 4-door Tacoma. It is a 200W RMS with a 10" driver so I'm assuming the CV version will be the closest match to it. All others you listed above seem to be a bit lower spec in terms of power/driver. Sound about right?
     
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  5. Feb 21, 2020 at 4:34 PM
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    I have the Kicker Hideaway and it performs adequately for my tastes. I had it installed under the drivers seat and like the extra thump it provides that way.
     
  6. Feb 21, 2020 at 8:13 PM
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    I have an infinity basslink sm 8” under my driver seat and I love it.. nice tight bass and quality sound but nothing over the top. Definite improves sound in stock system. 125rms. I’d recommend it to anybody. I got mine on Amazon for $170. Crutchfield has it for $300. I also have a JL audio lg10w3v3 and it’s awesome imo I’m very impressed with it but it has to go behind the rear seat
     
  7. Feb 23, 2020 at 9:58 AM
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    12 in sub for actual bass
    Have an image dynamics 12 in laying around, trying to pair an amp to it
     

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