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Powered Subwoofers, good or bad?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Zombie, May 10, 2011.

  1. May 10, 2011 at 8:57 PM
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    Zombie

    Zombie [OP] I miss my Taco

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    My 06 Double cab Taco has aftermarket highs and mids, but no bass. I want to keep as much space, and save money so I was considering a powered sub. From the research I've done, I really like the Infinity Basslink 10'' Sub. Anyone else running this sub or other powered subs?
     
  2. May 10, 2011 at 9:19 PM
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    As former installer(paid for Engineering degree installing stereos), I can tell you that:

    Powered subwoofers are a perfectly matched Subwoofer, Amp, and Box.
    They sound great and are usually VERY reliable.

    Due to this reliability, the setup dosent push the Db, Bass, and Sound limits as much as you could using your own custom setup.

    Bottom line, you will never achieve the crazy "hear-it-in-the-car-next-to-you" bass like you would with a seperate custom setup. But you will however get a great, clear sounding, reliable package at a fair price.

    It really depends on what your ultimate goal is.

    Here are a couple things to think of....
    Currently your door speakers are playing the lower sounds (bass). When you add the sub, you want the sub to be the ONLY speaker playing low frequencies. This is because the smaller door speakers are woofers, not sub-woofers and cannot reproduce lower frequencies very well.

    If you DONT add an amp with a crossover built into it. You want to either have a head unit(aftermarket) that can block the lower frequencies from the door speakers OR install "bass blockers" on the positive wires for every door speaker(you will need 4 total, they are sold in pairs of 2's). The later being a MUCH cheaper solution (~$5 each set).
     
  3. May 10, 2011 at 9:55 PM
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    Zombie [OP] I miss my Taco

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    That is quite possibly the most helpful reply I have ever had on a forum.
     
  4. May 10, 2011 at 11:29 PM
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    Zombie
    Was thinking about getting a Powered Subwoofer as well.
    Have you learned any more info?
    I just installed
    Alpine CDA-105 CD Receiver
    Polk Audio db6501 6-1/2" Component System
    Polk Audio db 651s 6-1/2" Slim 2-way Speakers
    I am not happy, I want to add a 4 channel amp for the polks
    and some kind of subwoofer.
    Any help out their
     
  5. May 12, 2011 at 12:43 PM
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    My pleasure!

    Please feel free to ask me any more questions you may have. PM me if you like
     
  6. May 12, 2011 at 12:46 PM
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    If your adding an amp and all.... Go ahead and buy a 5 channel and use it for your 4-speakers and future sub
     
  7. May 12, 2011 at 1:04 PM
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    Juggernaut

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    Is there a powered sub the fits under the front seats but still allows you to move the seats back & forth?
     
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