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    Poor bass with standard speakers

    I've just put my own headunit it my car and there's hardly any bass at all, even after adjusting the levels on the HU

    I already have a sub an amp that i removed from my old car but don't really wanna fit them in this one.

    What options have i got to get pretty decent bass up front?

    I don't really wanna fit a sub like i've seen in the passenger footwell, ideally I wanna replace the door speakers.

    Also needs to be on a bit of a budget

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    To improve the bass upfront you will need to apply sound sound deadening material to the front doors and speaker baffles, the more the better.

    You will also see improvements if you amp the speakers, and better still by adding your existing sub.

    What size speakers have you got up front? In general the bigger they are (6.5" is the norm), the better bass reproduction they will offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by telf911
    To improve the bass upfront you will need to apply sound sound deadening material to the front doors and speaker baffles, the more the better.

    You will also see improvements if you amp the speakers, and better still by adding your existing sub.

    What size speakers have you got up front? In general the bigger they are (6.5" is the norm), the better bass reproduction they will offer.
    It's an astra G so they are 6.5"

    I don't wanna use the sub again, want the boot space

    I guess what it sounds like I'm really asking for is a recommendation for a decent budget set of speakers for the doors

    Power of the amp I have

    # 2 x 80 Watts Max @ 4 OHM
    # 2 x 40 Watts RMS @ 4 OHM
    # 2 x 130 Watts Max @ 2 OHM
    # 2x 65 Watts RMS @ 2 OHM
    # 1 x 260 Watts Max @ 4 OHM Bridged
    # 1 x 130 Watts RMS @ 4 OHM Bridged

    don't really wanna buy a new one, but we'll see...

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    Well you'll certainly improve things running the speakers from the amp instead of HU.

    What was the sound like before you replaced the HU?

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    Hi mate, I am selling my old system. I needed boot space, so the install takes up no boot space.

    I have some 6.5 inch Alpine Type R components which are rated at 40wrms, but will only fit if you have a three door (they are for the rear), I only want £40 delivered for them (the power rating means they will match your amp perfectly). You could use the alpine sub/amp as I did and put it in the passenger footwell to bring more bass to the front. It powers itself from the Headunit, so you dont need to drill a hole to the battery for a power cable.

    Please see this thread:

    http://www.m1gst.com/vb/showthread.php?t=90890

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