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#1 Sam Biscuits

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 12:32 PM

I’m planning on fitting a Sub speaker in the the floor on my boot (cone in the spare wheel recess). But I’ve read a few comments on how ineffective the Sub sounds when placed here, has anyone else fitted it here? I’ve got plenty of speakers in the car interior itself, so I’m thinking unless the bass travels in the the car, is there a point in installing the Sub like this?

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 12:55 PM

Should be fine if you put the speaker in a proper enclosure of the appropriate size.



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Posted 02 September 2019 - 04:54 PM

Subs position is not critical. But I would have it in the cabin rather than the boot.

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 05:49 PM

A sound engineer friend of mine once said that it takes twenty feet (not sure of exact measurement) or so for bass frequencies to resolve.  Not totally sure I understand but the point he was making was subs in cars never work very well as you're too close to them and it's why people a little way from the vehicle complain it's too loud.  So for this reason, in a car I say put them as far from you as possible.



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Posted 02 September 2019 - 07:14 PM

A 20hz wave is 17m long!
Generally sounds are only absorbed or reflected by something atleast the size of their wavelength. Hence why you can hear the bass from next door's boombox but not the treble.
So yeah, sub placement in a bus isnt too important, nevermind a Mini!

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 08:38 PM

Subs position is not critical. But I would have it in the cabin rather than the boot.


Why?

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 08:40 PM

I’m planning on fitting a Sub speaker in the the floor on my boot (cone in the spare wheel recess). But I’ve read a few comments on how ineffective the Sub sounds when placed here, has anyone else fitted it here? I’ve got plenty of speakers in the car interior itself, so I’m thinking unless the bass travels in the the car, is there a point in installing the Sub like this?


Absolutely fine as long as you build a decent box to the specs of the speaker. But make you you use plenty of sound deadening, the boot floor resonates like a *******!

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 09:28 PM

Thanks for the help guys. I’m thinking of not going with the Sub at all. If mounting it on the boot floor isn’t a good location, I d rather keep the space in the boot than use a box. I think I’ll get enough bass from the 6x9’s under the rear seats. Shame, it’d have been nice to have more bass, but I’d rather have a functional boot!

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 08:49 PM

If mounting it on the boot floor isn’t a good location


It would be a perfectly good location!




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