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JBL sub and amp package

Discussion in 'In-Car Entertainment' started by Joni Honki, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. Joni Honki

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    For £90 with everything you need to wire it up that's not too bad. Had a budget JBL sub in the past, it did the job to be fair. But for £90 including an amp and wiring kit I wouldn't expect anything in the way of SQ. Also, the amp seems a bit underpowered for the sub... if the sub's power handling figures are genuine.

    How are you going to secure the tube in the boot?
     
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    Joni Honki Hey up!

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    I'm not a "jungle is massive" fan so massive bass is not what I wanted,that's why I opted for this package. I just wanted more oomph than the pathetic factory sub.

    2 options of what to put it, might strap it up under rear shelf, (it's not too heavy), or just strap it down along the rear seat/ lower boot floor. As you know the boots are massive so space is ample.

    I will post some pics when complete, (it's not going to be show winning install!) and let you know how it sounds! Fingers crossed, should sound ok!
     
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    Budget installs are all about getting the job done for the best price. It'll definately add the lacking low end!

    With a bit of luck the end of the tube without the sub in might be the right size to mount the amp on it, saving you a bix moe space and keeping it out of the way.

    Looking forward to soem pics and a review of it when you're finished! How are you taking a feed for the amp btw? Hi-Low Converter??
     
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    Hope so!!

    And yes , using a converter. Good idea about mounting amp!!

    Keep you posted!!!
     
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    All fitted, sounds really good, very impressed, just what I wanted, nice and punchy bass. Took about 5 hours to fit, and a few coffee's!

    Pics to follow when photo stream wakes up!
     
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    Here's some pics, just wanted the install neat and functional.

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    Nicely done!

    Did you put an MDF backing against the bulkhead for the amp or just attach it straigh on? I couldn't get at my amp when I fitted mine, apparently it's really inaccessible in a cab due to the movable roof compartment. Ended up putting the Hi-Low converter behing the HU and running a long RCA to the boot.
     
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    Thanks!

    I attached the amp straight to the rear panel (it's tough enough!), and the only lead from the front was a battery feed. It did take me a few hours but I wanted it fairly need and tidy, and all the wiring is run securely.

    The only bad thing is I have found an S4 for sale I have took a shine to, mine might be going up for sale!!!

    Any takers?
     

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