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Old    jmccallum            06-17-2004, 2:23 PM Reply   
Anybody got an idea for a basic low cost sub. Can I just use a radio shack job and modify it?
Old    HeHateMe (hamkj)      Join Date: Apr 2002       06-17-2004, 2:35 PM Reply   
easiest thing.. and will sound half decent...

get a bazooka powered 10... will hook up either using rca cables or speaker outputs...

sinmple install... simple hook up... half decen t sound.... doesnt break the bank....
Old    Jon (jon4pres)      Join Date: May 2004       06-17-2004, 2:41 PM Reply   
I would wait. You can do something cheap but you will want to change it soon after. I would just suffer through not having it untill you can afford something that would sound real nice.
Old    882001 (882001)      Join Date: Nov 2003       06-17-2004, 4:06 PM Reply   
http://www.profilecaraudio.com/
Old    Mikeski (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       06-17-2004, 10:51 PM Reply   
Not sure what you consider cheap but here is a $200 solution:

12" Dayton Quatro from Parts Express in a self built 1 cubic foot sealed box (3/4" MDF covered in resin paint/carpet) $100

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=295-555

Blaupunkt 400w high efficiency amp off E-bay, $100:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=18796&item=5704172 816&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

Add 100uF capacitors inline to each existing speaker (Parts Express).

With a little work and $200 you will be rockin, no hype just good tunes.

The Bazooka solution that came with my boat was completely inaudiable at anything above an idle.

Good Luck
Old    Jason (ferrarispider95)      Join Date: Mar 2002       06-18-2004, 9:01 AM Reply   
I used to a own a boat that was identical to yours, 2001 Four Winns 180. I put a custom made box to fit under the rear seat in the middle, it housed a jl audio 10w3 and I pushed it was a fosgate 250.2 amp.

It didnt sound good because it rattled everything in the boat. The sub sounded really good in my truck, but was unbearable in the boat. Whatever sub you buy, the biggest decision will be finding a solid place to mount it.

For a sub however, I would probably go with an infinity basslink. They sound good already come with built in amplification, come in many boats as factory options.

Here is one for $180, buy-it now.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=32822&item=5705394 559&rd=1


If you dont like it, you can always resell it or put it your truck during the winter months,
Old    jmccallum            06-18-2004, 10:00 AM Reply   
Jason;

Thanks for the f/b ... like the car!

Would you not bother with the Sub in the FourWinns at all or just mounted hard and not push it too hard.

I'm just looking for a little improvement. I do my real listening at home anyway.
Old    jmccallum            06-21-2004, 10:18 AM Reply   
Hey Mike,

What are the 100uF capacitors for?

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