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I'm toying with the idea of adding a sub down the line, but my concern is this: if you don't have the stock speakers highpassed, they'll continue to sound crappy at low frequencies, and somewhat mitigate the upgrade. So, for those who added a sub, did you highpass the stock speakers? Did you use baseblockers or something?


I'm also curious if anyone has managed a successful stealth solution. I'm not really looking to thump these days, but I would like to have quality bass; I'm wondering if anyone has had success hiding away a 10" or a 8" sub somewhere.
 

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What do Quad Projectors have to do with a sub install?

LOL! J/K
 

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I'm more wandering why a sub is needed. Maybe it's because the only sub I've had was in a bazooka tube in an 84 Ranger. I know that my Koup SX has the best sound system from the factory of any vehicle I've ever been in, and has plenty of bass without a sub (unless I'm missing something and they come with one).
 

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I'm more wandering why a sub is needed. Maybe it's because the only sub I've had was in a bazooka tube in an 84 Ranger. I know that my Koup SX has the best sound system from the factory of any vehicle I've ever been in, and has plenty of bass without a sub (unless I'm missing something and they come with one).
It's alright, but any hiphop with booming basslines distorts the speakers pretty quickly. I feel adding a small sub and filtering out low frequencies to the factory speakers might be a good solution, but I was wondering whether anyone has tried this.
 

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Then you missed it, there a a few. Specifically mentioning how bad your speakers will sound if you try to run the wrong signal through them.
 

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Then you missed it, there a a few.
Obviously. Wrong search terms, I guess.

I'm wondering what's involved with highpassing the stock speakers. There's, what, 2 mids and 2 tweeters in the front, and two coax in the rear? I'm guessing I could just highpass the front mids and the rears?

I'm considering using a bazooka, but I'd think a highpass would be necessary for the stock speakers. I'm hopeful someone has already been through this, but I can't find much through the search.
 

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I added a sub without anything but a line out converter, tweaking the amp, and messing with the Head unit controls until i i was happy. i dont understand how someone can be that picky over bass? the one thing i am unhappy with is the back plastic piece rattling like crazy. im Dynomatting the whole trunk sooner than i thought sheesh
 

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i added a sub without anything but a line out converter, tweaking the amp, and messing with the head unit controls until i i was happy. I dont understand how someone can be that picky over bass? The one thing i am unhappy with is the back plastic piece rattling like crazy. Im dynomatting the whole trunk sooner than i thought sheesh
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If you set it up right you can have your sub go from mild to wild using only the head unit controls. I keep mine at wild most of the time and my stock speakers are just fine. I have it set up though so that my regular listening levels have the bass setting at -5 most of the time. So it can go REALLY wild.
 

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If you set it up right you can have your sub go from mild to wild using only the head unit controls. I keep mine at wild most of the time and my stock speakers are just fine. I have it set up though so that my regular listening levels have the bass setting at -5 most of the time. So it can go REALLY wild.
But, since you're using a line out converter, doesn't lowering the bass on the radio reduce the sub's bass output along with the stock speakers?

On one hand, I could give it a try, but on the other, it'd be easiest to install a highpass filter on the speakers when I was already ripping the car apart to run the sub's wiring.
 

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^^ True... I guess i just wasnt as picky. Give it a shot and yes the Headunit controls the subs bass on a minimal level i messed with mine and its not like having an equalizer or anything i just turned the bass down so my speakers werent hitting and turned my amp a little up and it equaled out pretty well... I have had setups in many cars and this sounds fine to me.
 

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Add a high pass on the 6.5" and put a low pass on the sub would make sense to me. If you can find a set that compliment each other. Just a guess though as I've never installed high input audio. I usually just run the RCA to an audiocontrol crossover and go from there.
 

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You're doing everyone such a nice favour by telling people to search after they create a post. How about you just move onto the next post instead of trying to be a forum warrior asshat.
 

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You're doing everyone such a nice favour by telling people to search after they create a post. How about you just move onto the next post instead of trying to be a forum warrior asshat.
Good advice.... like i give a f*ck. You'd be amazed on how many threads could've been answered if the guy searched the forums. so this is kinda to remind people to search. The signature is everywhere i post, not just this thread.
 

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...Anywho...
@OP Unless you are a serious and committed Audiophile, It wont matter. But If you want to do it anyways then go for it. It can't hurt right? lol. The more work you put into it, the more you will appreciate the end result.
Best of luck with your install.

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