View Full Version : Newbie bass question 6x9" or 10/12" for 96 civic 2dr EX

03-08-2004, 10:02 AM

I have a Fosgate 600A4, which provides [email protected] or [email protected] or 300W bridged at 2ohms per channel. I need bass for the back of a 1996 Honda Civic 2DR EX. Would it be better to go with 6x9" JL or some other 6x9 for a little bass or would a 10 or 12" in a ported box in the trunk be better. I am not after massive db levels just want good tight bass to go with my CDT-CL61a's up front. Also on a tight budget.

Thanks for all the help / advise.

03-08-2004, 02:35 PM
I would think either a 10 or a 12 in the trunk would work nice for you. I would choose that over the 6x9.

03-08-2004, 02:42 PM

If you want very tight bass I'd say go sealed, but if you do want some decent volume go ported.

03-09-2004, 10:36 AM
If you are using the first 2 channels for your CDTs, I would bridge the other two and run them to a single down firing 12 in the trunk. With ED 12KX you could run a 1.0cf sealed enclosure and get tight clean bass response. With those 6's up front you really only need something to handle the 60 hz range and below, so a sealed 12 would work nice. You won't get crazy SPL, but the Q would be nice on that system.

03-09-2004, 03:17 PM
^ that's my [future] system...kind of!

now: only pioneer 6x9s on rear deck
after: cdt hd-62ef in front, eD e12kx in trunk (usx4065 amp)

03-09-2004, 03:23 PM
I would not recomend downfiring in a civic. The spare tire well will cause problems, and you will most likely loose good bass response. Just go normal and have it face the back of the car.