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Old 17th August 2014, 09:35   #31
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Exactly. Anyway A STAR has pathetic boot space. I put in golf kit there with one back seat down. Under seat sub helps me retain whatever little space I have.
I use ground zero products, andd i loved them. But if you are looking for the best sub-woofer response, i suggest mercury audio. Soundfactor in Mumbai is their dealer, and the person who owns is Rammie is a brilliant guy, he is on the forum as well. The mercury audio under seat subwoofer won many ads from EMMA as well, EMMA is a world SQ competition/board thing.

PS. i do not have any commercial involvement with Mercury adudio or soundfactor.

I personally have a lack of boot space thanks to my CNG tank, so i installed a fiberglass subwoofer enclosure in the side, wheel well.
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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/diy-do...cng-swift.html

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Old 17th August 2014, 10:44   #32
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@Maky

Externally amped sub is not a good choice for me as I just got the hertz sub yesterday only. I do not want to change the amp and re do the wiring etc. The reason I bought a 2 channel Amp was because I was always planning an active Sub. (It started with budget constraints and as of now I am already way over budget.)

If GZ are unreliable, I will prefer Blau then. It is also a class D. Was reading reviews on Amazon.

@Himanshu

Does Mercury have an underseat active sub option? If yes, how much will it cost?
Also since I am in Delhi, Soundfactor seems kinda far! Where can I find dealer list so I can get someone closer home?


My key question still is, will the Sub be able to bring some of that softness that I am missing?

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My key question still is, will the Sub be able to bring some of that softness that I am missing? [/b]
Softness? Subwoofers typically are designed to go low usually below 100Hz. A good subwoofer in a good box can do this.
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My key question still is, will the Sub be able to bring some of that softness that I am missing?
From what I guess your requirement is, sub woofers alone won't do the complete job for you. A sub woofer can produce only a small range of frequency from the music you are listening. It adds to the depth of the music but your mid range and lows (above the sub woofer range) has to be good for the soft listening experience you are talking about.

The mid range and the woofers of the co-axial or component speakers you use should be good for the complete sound. Otherwise you will have higher highs and deeper lows with the mid range missing, which is not pleasing to listen to.
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So what would the experts suggest?

Buy the Blau Active sub for now and wait forth till next year for replacing the front components? It will allow me to gather more money may be even up to 20,000 and get classy components?

Or replace the components right now with something below 10 grand?
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Bumping an old thread, Mohit did you get the blaupunkt ? I'm looking to chuck my JBL bass tube out of the boot of my civic as now need to carry a baby stroller around ! I've been looking for the blaupunkt under seat woofer but none of the car accessories shops stock it. Most of them discouraged me saying it will be a utter waste of money.
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No man, I got married instead! Right now, money is 'busy'
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So what would the experts suggest?

Buy the Blau Active sub for now and wait forth till next year for replacing the front components? It will allow me to gather more money may be even up to 20,000 and get classy components?
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Bumping an old thread, Mohit did you get the blaupunkt ? I'm looking to chuck my JBL bass tube out of the boot of my civic as now need to carry a baby stroller around ! I've been looking for the blaupunkt under seat woofer but none of the car accessories shops stock it. Most of them discouraged me saying it will be a utter waste of money.
Guys, I've demoed the Blau under seat subwoofer and it's literally a waste. Its just about decent at low volumes but when you crank up the volume, bass starts distorting and that sounds horrible. Plus, it doesn't come with a remote, so gain and phase settings aren't easy to change.

I would suggest you check out the Alpine pwe-v80. I was getting this for 16k here in Pune and it sounds really sweet. Anyone with a stock system will really appreciate this product. Bass is tight and this thing comes with a remote as well.

Try and demo this product in your own car. I did over 30 mins of it in my car and it's a great add on but I am not running stock speakers, so when I crank up the volume, the sub can't really match the components and co-axials output. But at normal listening levels, it provided great depth to bass, especially the low frequency band that the mid bass speakers aren't able to produce.

Hope this helps.
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Thanks Aston Singh. I finally settled for a MB Quart shallow sub driven by a hertz mono amp. As almost everyone I spoke to said there is absolutely no point in going for a under seat sub.
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I think a bass shaker/tactile transducer is also a credible alternative
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Guys , small doubt with regard to underseat subs.
I have a Morel Tempo setup in my car , components and co-axials , front and back respectively.
This is powered by a JVC kw-21bt double din head unit.
The output is good, but it lacks a certain punch that a sub delivers.
The car is a Nissan Terrano.
We use the car as a work horse and the boot space cannot be used for keeping a sub.
If I do put in an underseat sub will it be enough to complete the setup ?
Or will it just get drowned out cause of the fact that it's a relatively bigger vehicle ?
Also if it goes under the drivers seat will it be uncomfortable?
Fyi - I don't want a Boom Boom setup , just a sub to fill in the gaps
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If I do put in an underseat sub will it be enough to complete the setup ?
Check if there is enough space below the seat for the sub box.
A sub box requires a specific volume to be able to reproduce the sounds. If you give lesser volume, then the output will not be right.

You will also need to look at the minimum mounting depth

Both details will be available in the product documentation.

For your situation, sealed box is the way to go. A ported box will require much more space.

I have picked up an INifnity 12" shallow sub-woofer. This one is 12" wide, the sealed box needs an internal volume of 0.4 cu ft. Hence the box needs to be at least 13.5" x 13.5" x 6". If I had got a 10" shallow sub, then the volume would have been lesser.

You can look at 8" sub woofers also, but the frequency range that this can reproduce will be lesser than what a 12" can.
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Check this one out.

https://pioneer-india.in/product/ts-wh500a/

Any subwoofer will be better than not having one at all since you're not into boom boom.
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You can look at 8" sub woofers also, but the frequency range that this can reproduce will be lesser than what a 12" can.
Thanks for the information.
Speaking of 8" Subs, I found one which really stood out.
it was the Blaupuknt XLF 200A.
This is of the Underseat variety.
Do you have any idea if the reviews for this one are any good ?
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I have not checked active sub-woofers like this, but the specifications are looking quite good. How much are you getting it for ?
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