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Powered Sub vs. Underseat

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by StreetTaco05, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. Aug 22, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    StreetTaco05 [OP] Active Member

    Feb 12, 2012
    SR5 access Cab Mildly moded
    3" Pro Comp Lift 285/70/17 Pro Comp A/T Flowmaster Exhaust AFE Intake Custom Decals ATFL Mod
    Im looking to upgrade my system in my 05, i want to leave the stock HU. Im designing this build so that in the event i sell or wreck the truck i can easyly remove most of the stuff.
    My setup so far:
    stock 6 disc
    SirusXM Dock
    GROM-AUX-TOY(to wire the XM into the radio fro clearer signal+Bluetooth)
    Scoshe Line output converter
    PAC line driver(debating)
    680 watt amp wiring kit

    The problems im torn between is the line driver going to be nessary since im going with a powered sub? and which is better for the powered sub a bass tube or an under the set slim sub? which gives better bass for the positioning and which sounds better overall?

    Any thought?????:confused:
  2. Aug 31, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    krudawg Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2010
    First Name:
    Goodyear, AZ
    06 PreRunner V6 SR5
    I have an '06 Pre w/access Cab and am running an ARC Amp and a Focal Under Seat sub under the drivers side. I'm using the factory speakers otherwise and all connected to a Pioneer Z120BT (a real disappointment due to its terrible Bluetooth Software) I will be installing the new Pioneer Z150BH on Monday and hope the Bluetooth works better.
    Anyway, I am very please with the Focal Sub for the last 3 years. I have a variable rheostat type switch located in the small cubby hole to the right of the steering wheel. I can adjust the base to suit me for a particular song.
    What the Focal Sub will NOT do is blast out the base so the entire city can hear you coming. I will be stealthy and your passengers will wonder where the sub is located. But if you like the look of a big-in-your-face base box in the access cab than you definitely want to look at something else
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