Hello people, I'm not familiar with car subwoofers at all but recently purchased a 12" sub in sealed enclosure along with an amp. I am quite pleased with the sound of the sub itself but the problem is the boot/trunk. I have put this sub in my weekend car, a 1989 Jaguar XJ6. The boot area is practically sealed off from the passenger compartement and the fuel tank is also located behind the rear seat. When standing still with engine off the sound is pretty good but while driving this reduces significantly. Is there a way to make the sub sound louder in the car itself? (without placing the sub on the rear seat
I'm not sure of the exact name but there is a way of doing a blow through box, where the port comes through the trunk below your back window. Whats happening now is the trunk is so sealed off, there is no air movement inside the car. I would imagine though that making such a box is going to be rather large and in doing so you'll probaly need a larger woofer and more power running to it.
Yes, if you want it louder you have to get the air into the cabin. I had a porsche boxster witht he same problem. mid engine and impossible to cut through the engine to get the sound in the cabin. I had to do a shallow 10" sub behind the passenger seat. Extremely difficult to get a car like that loud.
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I don't think he is saying to cut a hole in the trunk lid. He means the deck lid. the back of the boot or trunk if you will, to get air into the cabin. Not the top of the trunk itself. That wouldn't be good for anyone.
Yeah, in a normal car or sedan, its where the rear speakers are. normally 6x9's etc... a lot of times you can take the rear fill speakers out and use the openings as a vent to get air into the cabin. or just fold down the seats or seat. but in your case, don't think it can work that way. you just need some kind of opening from the trunk into the cabin of the car. I'm trying to remember the body of your car and how it looks. just not coming to me. its a two seater correct?
oh, well that shouldn't be to tough. I personally think rear fill speakers are for the birds. But just an opinion. If you have speakers in the rear deck. yank them out and fire your port towards the hole and if you don't want to pull them out you'll have to somehow make a vent in it somehow. Just depends on how much work you want to put in it and what kind of modification you're willing to do with the car to get the bass in the cabin.
No, you would just make the opening so that the sound from the trunk is vented into the cabin. You wouldn't want a port from the box piped into the cabin by itself. Your frequency response curve would be terrible.