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    i was lookin at buying a 8 or 10 inch sub for my dodge ram 95 standard pickup and want to know if the sub will sound better behind the driver, passenger, or center seat.







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    Re: subwoofer question

    i am only buying 1 subwoofer




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    Re: subwoofer question

    When i had my 1997 2500 regular cab dodge i had one 10 infinity perfect in a small sealed box in the middle where the armrest folded down, I had to modifly my storage compartments so the box would fit up nice and match the interior. It sounded nice but i am pretty sure i could have fit a 12 the same way. If i had it to do over again i would have gotten a 12 probably for something like that a Stereo Integrity Magnum D2! www.stereointegrity.com it is plenty shallow b/c those dodges have hella room behind the seat and a sub fit perfect right there and looked really sweet. If you really want a 10 you could go with a Elemental designs E10A www.edesignaudio.com or if you want to spend a little less look at the EDO or EdK. Or once again LOL Look at www.respl.com The XXX line is their big boys the kick *** i own the 12XXX and love it but you would be hard pressed to get an XXX in a truck due to the HUGE magnet. However i hear their HC and SE lines are AWESOME as well! The SE's go for around 150 for the 10 and 170 for the 12 and the HC 10 not sure i think around 245 and HC12 around 280! Have fun!!!
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    Re: subwoofer question

    Would a 8 inch sub sound good too.




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    Re: subwoofer question

    A couple of them would yes. Maybe 8w7, 2 re8's, 1 or 2 ED8a's...I heard two ED8a's. They sound pretty **** good. SQ wise



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    Re: subwoofer question

    two re8's would wang man.....they cost under 50$ a piece and will get decentlly loud for the money...you'll need to send them about 150wts apiece...they are also pretty shallow so you won't be pressed to fit them behind the seat
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    Re: subwoofer question

    Personally the one time i did have one sub in a box small enough to go behind one of the seats i put it behind the driver seat. I would personally reccommend two 8's or one 10" most of your good 10"s need a little bit more room to sound good and loud rather than an 8" which need slightly less room. But for 1 speaker i would put it behind the which ever seat has the most space between the seat and speaker.




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    Re: subwoofer question

    i want to know if i did put only one sub behind one of the seat would it sound un balanced.Like as if all the bass was coming from behind the driver seat or the passenger seat.




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    Re: subwoofer question

    Bass is very omni-directional...
    And more to the point, you are operating the sub at frequencies well below the "transfer function" point.
    What that means is, a wavelength won't even fit in your interior, by definition of length...
    So, effectively the entire interior is being pressurized/depressurized simultaniously as the sub does it's thing.
    So that should rule out location... it's not like having a higher-midrange that is locatable.

    So one school of thought will argue that it won't make much difference where you put it.
    Another school of thought would argue that symmetrically located is best (ie. the middle, for a single), because there are still reflective opportunities for cancellation...
    But even at that, you're talking about reflected energy cancelling primary energy. Not as damaging, even if it did occur.

    I'd personally feel pretty comfortable telling you 'put it in the most convenient spot'...
    But the BEST way to do it would be to build a test box... doesn't even need to be the sub you are using...
    And try different locations out.
    Wherever the test sub sounds best, the real sub will also sound best.




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