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    active subwoofers or boot build?

    i have been internaly debating what audio upgrades would be best for my car and i cant put it off for much longer.
    so heres the question.

    active subwoofers or boot build?

    i dont want to use up all my boot space as i use it as a bit of a workhorse day to day.
    i could try and fit a passive sub and amp in the boot in the space left behind the lights and the parcelshelf.
    or i could afix 2-4 active subs in various positions in the car.
    im thinking under seats or in small enclosures attached to the rear of the back seats.
    any tips/advice on the latter solution would be appreciated, e.g sugestions of good active subs or methods of hiding them away/wireing

    thanks in advance
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    i have the vibe cbr active enclosure in the boot of my astra coupe at the moment. doesnt take up too much round as the sub and amp are as one. i fed the rca's, power cable and remote turn on straight under the back seats, under carpet into centre console and up to radio. earthed under seat too. pretty good bass off it too. its the 12" one i have.

    good luck and keep us posted to what you decide to do to yours.

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    ive also got a vibe 12" active sub

    its a decent bit of kit and is easy to remove when nessesary cos of it being all in one

    it is a reasonably big box though (takes up about a third of the whole boot)
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    Depends on what your trying to achieve, if you require a sub just for base fill (a little like home cinema) then something like the Kenwood KSC-SW10 active subwoofer would be best http://www.justkenwood.co.uk/speakers01/kscsw10.asp; stick this under your driver seat, no room lost then.

    If you’re after a little more “Humph” so to speak; then some thing like others are talking about is the way to go. Active (all in one kit with the amp built into the sub box) is best for ease of removal (always remove the fuse from the power lead before disconnecting).

    You could get a sub woofer grill so as to help protect the cone from stuff you put in boot.

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    Easy enough-ish to build a small enclosure, I had no choice for my LPG MK4:


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