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    Thumbs up AndyMac Stealth Sub Install

    I am new to the site, and just wanted to give my thanks to Andy Mac and C following a SS install recently in my A3. Following a lot of research I decided to give Andy a shout at the beginning of the month for more information on the SS. Firstly he gave excellent advice on parts and prices, and a decent timeframe to get things built (from first contact install was 2 weeks later). He let me decide exactly what I needed - no pressure, and gave impartial information on what he could do for me.

    On the day (following decent directions to his place) Andy and C were very hospitable and Andy cracked on with the job at hand straight away. The job took about 4 hours and was a better install than you would get from a specialist, as he took his time and had his technique down - no joke!

    The sub enclosure is a proper professional job (excellent finish and bomb-proof build) and the sound quality has been a revelation. Once that bass was taken away from the cabin speakers they sounded so much clearer and picked up a lot more detail from all types of recordings. Obviously you can't compare the sub to a massive boot filler, but if you're after an upgrade that will provide excellent sound across all frequencies then this is the one to go for. The bass is now very tight and punchy - goes much deeper and is a lot louder.

    Once again, I can't recommend Andy and his SS enough. If he's got the time and you want one, just do it. You wont regret it! In my opinion, for the money it's the best upgrade you can get from a standard setup.

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    Nice one. I've been hoping to do this over the winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChriS3
    Nice one. I've been hoping to do this over the winter.

    I've got one in my car Chris, you should have asked for a demo at inters.


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    Lol, you should have told me you had one at inters.
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    I have one too, cant recommend it enough!!

    Great work Andymac!!


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    Im interested in one of these too.

    From what ive read on other threads it seems about the best option for upgrading the speakers.

    If you read this AndyMac send me some details via PM

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    i've got one of these, much recommended over the standard audi junk.

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    ive got one for sale !! brand new

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    How much do they go for?

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    AndyMac is gonna be busy just before the Xmas period then LOL.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo
    I've got one in my car Chris, you should have asked for a demo at inters.

    Lets not 4get where you heard your demo!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazzy
    Lets not 4get where you heard your demo!!
    Of course Mazzy


    And it's forget, not 4get


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    You got your commission Mazzy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyMac
    You got your commission Mazzy!
    How many of these subs have you made to date Andy?


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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyMac
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    Cool.


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    Any pics of it in place?

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    Not much to see, but then that's the point:


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    Looks like an impressive install!

    Is that running off a separate amp or off the original audi system!

    Bet it sounds great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jampublic
    Looks like an impressive install!

    Is that running off a separate amp or off the original audi system!

    Bet it sounds great!

    Requires a seperate 300W RMS amp to run it, usually hidden inside the rear quarter panel, so very neat and tidy, and retains bootspace.

    It's sounds better than standard BOSE, like it has a 10" sub in the boot, despite being only 6.5", and it does have a limit on frequency though, so some music loses out.

    I used a RF amp, and a Bass controller, so I could fine tune it from the boot with everything in situ, it's excellent and tight for most music at medium to loud levels.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo
    Requires a seperate 300W RMS amp to run it, usually hidden inside the rear quarter panel, so very neat and tidy, and retains bootspace.

    It's sounds better than standard BOSE, like it has a 10" sub in the boot, despite being only 6.5", and it does have a limit on frequency though, so some music loses out.

    I used a RF amp, and a Bass controller, so I could fine tune it from the boot with everything in situ, it's excellent and tight for most music at medium to loud levels.
    Could expand on the last bit, whats an RF amp and bass controller and what have you used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo
    Requires a seperate 300W RMS amp to run it, usually hidden inside the rear quarter panel, so very neat and tidy, and retains bootspace.

    It's sounds better than standard BOSE, like it has a 10" sub in the boot, despite being only 6.5", and it does have a limit on frequency though, so some music loses out.

    I used a RF amp, and a Bass controller, so I could fine tune it from the boot with everything in situ, it's excellent and tight for most music at medium to loud levels.
    What sort of music loses out? Worth knowing before I decide to go ahead! And can you retain the standard cd changer with the SS? That looks like an aftermarket one in the photo's.

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    a 6.5 wont be able to play as low freq as a 10/12/15 etc.

    bigger the sub the lower it will play usually. 6.5 should be nice and punchy tho.
    back to boost, oh how I missed thee....

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommo-turbo
    What sort of music loses out? Worth knowing before I decide to go ahead! And can you retain the standard cd changer with the SS? That looks like an aftermarket one in the photo's.

    Rich
    Raggae type music with long low notes loses out imo, it makes the notes, but doesn't quite match the mid and treble from the rest of the setup, as the factory headunit Bass setting is set to -3 or -4 for it to work properly. I listen to a mixture of Pop, Rock and Dance music, and it's good enough for my needs, not shaking the doors of other peoples car, a very clear setup, not muffled Bass from chav setups.

    Andymac has made the SS the same size as the standard Bose sub, so you can still fit you existing changer on top, but you need double sided foam, as you lose the metal brackets with the SS in situe.


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    Hi i am new to this forum and was wondering who can do this upgrade and how much it will cost, thanks for any info.

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    I can do it if you can get down to Southampton, or many on here have DIY'd it as full instructions are provided.
    It'll cost around £300 depending on Bose or non Bose, £350 fully installed.
    It includes the stealth sub enclosure, JL Audio sub, fitting brackets, Alpine V12 amp, RCA adapter loom, power cables and all wiring.
    PM me if you want more detail.

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    How long would it take you to do it? What alpine amp do you use?
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    It takes 4 hours, I use V12 MRV-F405's or 400's for the non Bose and MRV-T505's for Bose (as you only need to power the sub on Bose setup).

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    Has anyone still got the PDF of my instruction manual for the stealth sub install. Had a major hard drive meltdown, thought I had it backed up but the back up is an ancient version only 3 pages long.
    If anyone has it could they PM me please?

 

 

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