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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:32 PM

sorry about the mess in the boot, been very lazy recently

current set up and future sub box to be installed (currently the hole is 13" but am i right in thinking i can use a price of mdf with a 10" and fix (screws and sealant) this into the sub and then add the sub?


Cool sub enclosure. I am myself thinking as well of whether to downsize the size of my 12" sub to a 10" one as I think the 12" is a bit of an overkill for my uses. Unsure about the ''thump'' with the 10" though. Might have to hear them side by side to make up my mind.

Btw where did you get the sub enclosure from and how does it all fit into the boot? Any new pictures of it inside the boot?

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:39 PM

Thinking of upgrading the headunit after christmas. Would love to get a nice touchscreen one with bluetooth, aux input, ipod input optional, good quality sound and not too expensive. Sat nav would be an optional extra if I can get it for my budget. Total spend = €400-500 euro.

Would love to hear any suggestions from you guys.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:05 PM

Cool sub enclosure. I am myself thinking as well of whether to downsize the size of my 12" sub to a 10" one as I think the 12" is a bit of an overkill for my uses. Unsure about the ''thump'' with the 10" though. Might have to hear them side by side to make up my mind.

Btw where did you get the sub enclosure from and how does it all fit into the boot? Any new pictures of it inside the boot?

Cheers


I will try and get some pics for you with the sub enclosure in the boot. I got it off a guy on the ST Owners forum for £50 delivered, he had it made up by some Scottish Audio Installers for £150! There is a guy on ebay that can replicate it or make you customer enclosures. Currently the sub hole is 13" but I will be attaching a piece of mdf to take a 10" sub.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:07 PM

salskeikh,

so you are running your sub off the rear speaker outputs... are you running into an amp first or straight into the sub?

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:38 PM

salskeikh,

so you are running your sub off the rear speaker outputs... are you running into an amp first or straight into the sub?


Dave,

i have an RCA adaptor to the rear speaker outputs to the sub then into the sub. Got an amplified Vibe set up (CBR12) so its all set up without me having to work out what amp/combo is best.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:04 PM

what RCA adaptor do you have?

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:19 PM

just one i bought from Halfrauds, cost about £10

http://www.halfords....tegoryId_265889

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:44 PM

mmm, i currently have a 12" Vibe Sub/Amp combo (Vibe CBR12 Active) and i like it but it 'drones' a lot and I am thinking of getting a 10" sub to give me that thump soun, am I right that the smaller sub will do this?

. One big downside is I am using the Ford/Sony DAB OEM H/U and am using the RCA adaptors so the sub is working off the rear speakers and the car speakers (front and rear) are running off the front speakers.


just to answer your questions -

The "droning" is not because a sub is 12" or 10" either can "drone" - its more about getting them set up right - eg - getting the crossover frequency right/ realative volume levels/ how solid the cabinet is etc etc

The rear speaker outputs can run the rca adaptor/s AND the rear speakers

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:53 PM

Concerning the new head unit, have a look at the guide in my signature n see what you think of my pioneer. It's got ipod/aux inputs, touch screen, input for a reverse parking camera. N if you pay about 40quid more, you can get the bluetooth version which is the 2400bt. Total cost is around 300quid. (240 for the head unit, 60 for the fitting kit) you can even add satnav as a 200quid optional extra. Or if you own an ipod touch or something that has a free satnav app on it, you can connect the ipod to the head unit using app mode n get the satnav on the head unit for free.

The built in amp of the head unit is also great, so i'm noticing a great difference in sound quality just from my stock speakers. So if you already have aftermarket speakers you should be pleased.

Or if you don't wanna pee about with fitting kits n want a plug n play head unit for a decent price, have a look at the none brand head unit thats the shape of the stock oval 6000cd that liam has just bought himself. Looks quality n also has satnav.

http://www.fordowner...ly/#entry220970

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:28 PM

I will try and get some pics for you with the sub enclosure in the boot. I got it off a guy on the ST Owners forum for £50 delivered, he had it made up by some Scottish Audio Installers for £150! There is a guy on ebay that can replicate it or make you customer enclosures. Currently the sub hole is 13" but I will be attaching a piece of mdf to take a 10" sub.


I would love to have a nice, small custom enclosure in the car so that I get a bit more boot space and the weight is kept down to a minimum.

Any links to the guy on ebay by any chance? Cheers

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 08:55 AM

I would love to have a nice, small custom enclosure in the car so that I get a bit more boot space and the weight is kept down to a minimum.

Any links to the guy on ebay by any chance? Cheers


here you go

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2326181f64

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:03 AM

I would love to have a nice, small custom enclosure in the car so that I get a bit more boot space and the weight is kept down to a minimum.

Any links to the guy on ebay by any chance? Cheers


Id love one of these pioneer flat twin sub system for the floor of the boot the have fantastic reviews and take up little space
As standard they have a anti scratch coating and built in amp.
http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1423.l2649

Id recommend the exhaust&remap before the stereo upgrade mate trust me its worth it.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:29 AM

i'd always thought those shallow subs/under seat subs werent all that! i suppose it depends on how loud you want it!
i got myself a 10" amplified Vibe box from a mate for £40 and its made a huge difference compared to my 12" sub, love the kicking bass it gives.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:52 AM

here you go

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2326181f64


Thanks a million. That is definitely something I will look into. Thinking of ditching the current enclosure and keeping the subwoofer and connections to put it in the custom enclosure. I can always sell the enclosure after.

How heavy is it and does it fit all nicely in the Focus? I got a 2010 Ford Focus MK2.5 and it will have to be shipped to Ireland

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:56 AM

Id love one of these pioneer flat twin sub system for the floor of the boot the have fantastic reviews and take up little space
As standard they have a anti scratch coating and built in amp.
http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1423.l2649

Id recommend the exhaust&remap before the stereo upgrade mate trust me its worth it.


I am not entirely convinced of those flat subs to be honest. Would prefer a proper one with a custom enclosure as I will not look like a boy racer everytime I open up the boot to get my son's buggy out lol

Regarding the remap, I think it will have to wait a bit even though I would love to get it done sooner. To be honest, at the moment, the car has a very usable power band and it is hard to justify the expense at present. I reckon in a few months time when I get more funds and time, it will definitely get done. Will keep you posted on that front Lenny and cheers for all the info. Will be looking at Souhans to get that sorted.

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