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Old 8th March 2010, 00:06   #1
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Question Which sub will meet my Swift needs?

Hi,
I have read a few threads here but am unable to find something which will suit me and my budget.

I have Swift LDI and thanks to the suggestions from the gurus on this forum, have built up my ICE in small phases as per the availability of budget.

I currently have:
Stereo (Sony bt3600u)
2 Speaker 6" (JBL gt5 652)
2 6" speakers (JBL gt5 650C)

The components are in front and composites are in the back.

Usually its just 2 people in the car and we listen to bollywood songs, punjabi etc.. no rock or metal1. Also, we are not looking for HIGH volume, but fuller sound with quality. I guess a subwoofer would fill the missing base in the car in this situation. Am I right?

Also, I cannot sacrifice a lot of boot space of the swift ldi.

Can anybody give me some options please for low budget sub setup. Will i need an amp too with the HU i specified above, for my requirements?

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I currently have:
Stereo (Sony bt3600u)
2 Speaker 6" (JBL gt5 652)
2 6" speakers (JBL gt5 650C)

The components are in front and composites are in the back.
Also, I cannot sacrifice a lot of boot space of the swift ldi.
you will need an amp and about 1 cu. ft. of boot space for a sealed box sub. The Swift has very limited boot space, how much space can you sacrifice?
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you will need an amp and about 1 cu. ft. of boot space for a sealed box sub. The Swift has very limited boot space, how much space can you sacrifice?
Minimum possible to add to the fuller sound stage... i am not looking for the BOOM BOOM based high volume
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Minimum possible to add to the fuller sound stage... i am not looking for the BOOM BOOM based high volume
Inn most cases BOOM is a matter of tuning. A 12" woofer needs atleast 1 cu. ft. to breathe.
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Or you could get an 10" sub with .5cu.ft enclosure with polyfill upto a pound to make up for the small enclosure depending on the sub specs. But there aren't many 10's available in market unless you are lucky to find some in grey.
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I have a feeling that the gurus may not approve, but consider a powered sub. Blaupunkt sells a pretty compact one, that could fulfill your needs.

If interested, pm me for details on Blau's distributor in Bom.

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I recently recommended a Blaupunkt GTw 1000 10 inch sub to a friend. It was installed in 0.6 cu. ft box in a Swift, and I can surely say its value for money. Should be available for ~2.2 with B&W.
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I recently recommended a Blaupunkt GTw 1000 10 inch sub to a friend. It was installed in 0.6 cu. ft box in a Swift, and I can surely say its value for money. Should be available for ~2.2 with B&W.
hmm, ok thanks for this tip. So with my HU, will I need to purchase an amp too to use this subwoofer?

If yes, any directions for which one and approx prices of the 10" subwoofer and the corresponding amp?
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hmm, ok thanks for this tip. So with my HU, will I need to purchase an amp too to use this subwoofer?
you will need an amp. either a monoblock or a good 2 ch. amp that can be bridged (most can) will do.
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