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Old 03-17-2005, 00:01   #1 (permalink)
DR RASTIS FAF00FNIK
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Re: '96 Explorer XLT: Best location for tube subwoofer?


Why not use it for a headrest?
I TOTALLY enjoy jamming those with the loud booming stereos! it works GREAT,
sometimes blows up the amp or pops the speakers. All we do is key up TWO
high power VHF or UHF transmitters at the same time, on the same frequency.
The resulting squeal comes thru their system AT FULL VOLUME hahaha.Since it
gets directly into the amp and cabling the head end volume controls DONT
WORK.
I wish i had a picture of some of the looks we get :)

Yeah..use the boomtube for a headrest..that will work.


"Bob" <am_dew@REMOVepanixThis.com> wrote in message
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>
> I just installed a Bazooka EL8A 8" amplified sub in my 1996 Ford
> Explorer. Does anyone have any recommendations on the best location
> for it? Now I have it just behind the rear seat facing back towards
> the rear hatch due to wire length restrictions, but I'm willing to
> extend the wires if there is a better location for it.
>
> Thanks.



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Old 03-17-2005, 00:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: '96 Explorer XLT: Best location for tube subwoofer?

The high priced talent makes music the way they think it should be played.
The recording engineer adjusts the sound so it reflects his taste and maybe
that of the talent.
The folks make the play back equipment take pains to reproduce the sound
without distorting it or coloring it.

Them along comes somebody without a ounce of talent and screws it up beyond
belief and says "listen to how great this is"

Charlie


"DR RASTIS FAF00FNIK" <FAF00FNIK@FAF00FNIK.ORG.org> wrote in message
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> Why not use it for a headrest?
> I TOTALLY enjoy jamming those with the loud booming stereos! it works
> GREAT,
> sometimes blows up the amp or pops the speakers. All we do is key up TWO
> high power VHF or UHF transmitters at the same time, on the same
> frequency.
> The resulting squeal comes thru their system AT FULL VOLUME hahaha.Since
> it
> gets directly into the amp and cabling the head end volume controls DONT
> WORK.
> I wish i had a picture of some of the looks we get :)
>
> Yeah..use the boomtube for a headrest..that will work.
>
>
> "Bob" <am_dew@REMOVepanixThis.com> wrote in message
> news:d07prb$ite$1@reader2.panix.com...
>>
>> I just installed a Bazooka EL8A 8" amplified sub in my 1996 Ford
>> Explorer. Does anyone have any recommendations on the best location
>> for it? Now I have it just behind the rear seat facing back towards
>> the rear hatch due to wire length restrictions, but I'm willing to
>> extend the wires if there is a better location for it.
>>
>> Thanks.

>
>



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Old 03-17-2005, 00:02   #3 (permalink)
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Re: '96 Explorer XLT: Best location for tube subwoofer?


My reasons for installing a sub are very simple. There is no way even
good quality 5x7 speakers (I have Boston Acoustics) in the doors can
reproduce anywhere near *natural* bass. I am not into playing my
system so loud to cause hearing damage or bother other drivers. I also
did not do it to "look cool"...I am well past that point in my life.
It's very simple...I did it because I enjoy good sound.

Now, does anyone have any suggestions for placement of the sub without
a lecture attached? :-)

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Old 03-17-2005, 00:02   #4 (permalink)
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Re: '96 Explorer XLT: Best location for tube subwoofer?

Sorry Bob...looks like you're gonna get lectured from everyone here! :)

"Bob" <am_dew@REMOVepanixThis.com> wrote in message
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> My reasons for installing a sub are very simple. There is no way even
> good quality 5x7 speakers (I have Boston Acoustics) in the doors can
> reproduce anywhere near *natural* bass. I am not into playing my
> system so loud to cause hearing damage or bother other drivers. I also
> did not do it to "look cool"...I am well past that point in my life.
> It's very simple...I did it because I enjoy good sound.
>
> Now, does anyone have any suggestions for placement of the sub without
> a lecture attached? :-)
>



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Old 03-17-2005, 00:02   #5 (permalink)
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Re: '96 Explorer XLT: Best location for tube subwoofer?

I think the you should return that tube crap, there is no way to get "good"
sound from it no matter where you place it.
What you can do is lose any 2 or 3 way speakers that you have. The only way
to get good quality sound is to go with seperates. Yea, you can put seps in
your doors. I have done it, I got one 8" one 5.25" and one tweet in my
doors on my Toyota Tac. You have to custom make a door panel but it can be
done. I put 1000 wats to Boston Acs from a Rockford fos, I also had mids and
tweets in the dash. I had superb quality sound without the distraction for
others. I too went through the phase with boom cars, I had an 85 Z28 that
pushed the envelope at 3500 watts (RMS) with and SPL level of 158. It was of
course a show car that won highest SPL's with quality. All this was back in
the late 80's. Thats why remote control stereos came out, you really could
not be in the car for SPL testing. But, now I have ":grown up" I have
extreme quality without the SPL's, Oh I could drown out the road hmmmmmm,
but I don't I have a child now and I love to hear him wisper! Trust me guys
and no lectures here, I am now in your shoes I cannot stand pulling up to a
light with that dumb ass blasting foul mouthed music while my son is in ear
shot. You should hear disney tunes @ 1000 watts not loud but quality sound!
You can really pick out just about every instrument.

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Old 03-17-2005, 00:03   #6 (permalink)
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Re: '96 Explorer XLT: Best location for tube subwoofer?

I don't think location for subwoofers is particularly critical as those
freqencies are non-directional and penetrate through things pretty well
(hence the less helpful comments on the installation concept). I don't know
the dimensions of your "tube", but one option might be to locate it under
the rear seat. Careful placement might not even interfere with the ability
to lower the seat, and you will save the space in the rear for cargo. I
mounted my CD changer under the seat early on, positioned to fit between the
seat frame members when the seat is folded up, and have been quite happy
with that.

=Vic=
Bear Gap, PA

"Bob" <am_dew@REMOVepanixThis.com> wrote in message
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> My reasons for installing a sub are very simple. There is no way even
> good quality 5x7 speakers (I have Boston Acoustics) in the doors can
> reproduce anywhere near *natural* bass. I am not into playing my
> system so loud to cause hearing damage or bother other drivers. I also
> did not do it to "look cool"...I am well past that point in my life.
> It's very simple...I did it because I enjoy good sound.
>
> Now, does anyone have any suggestions for placement of the sub without
> a lecture attached? :-)
>



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Old 03-17-2005, 00:03   #7 (permalink)
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Re: '96 Explorer XLT: Best location for tube subwoofer?


THanks Vic. Putting it under the rear seat is a good idea, but the
tube is about 9" diameter and it won't fit there.

Vic Klein <vhkleinNOSPAM@ptd.net> wrote:

:I don't think location for subwoofers is particularly critical as those
:freqencies are non-directional and penetrate through things pretty well
:(hence the less helpful comments on the installation concept). I don't know
:the dimensions of your "tube", but one option might be to locate it under
:the rear seat. Careful placement might not even interfere with the ability
:to lower the seat, and you will save the space in the rear for cargo. I
:mounted my CD changer under the seat early on, positioned to fit between the
:seat frame members when the seat is folded up, and have been quite happy
:with that.
:
:=Vic=
:Bear Gap, PA
:
:"Bob" <am_dew@REMOVepanixThis.com> wrote in message
:news:d09u8c$597$1@reader2.panix.com...
:>
:> My reasons for installing a sub are very simple. There is no way even
:> good quality 5x7 speakers (I have Boston Acoustics) in the doors can
:> reproduce anywhere near *natural* bass. I am not into playing my
:> system so loud to cause hearing damage or bother other drivers. I also
:> did not do it to "look cool"...I am well past that point in my life.
:> It's very simple...I did it because I enjoy good sound.
:>
:> Now, does anyone have any suggestions for placement of the sub without
:> a lecture attached? :-)
:>
:
:


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Old 03-17-2005, 00:03   #8 (permalink)
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am_dew@REMOVepanixThis.com (Bob) wrotenews:d09u8c$597$1@reader2.panix.com:

>
> My reasons for installing a sub are very simple. There is no way even
> good quality 5x7 speakers (I have Boston Acoustics) in the doors can
> reproduce anywhere near *natural* bass. I am not into playing my
> system so loud to cause hearing damage or bother other drivers. I also
> did not do it to "look cool"...I am well past that point in my life.
> It's very simple...I did it because I enjoy good sound.
>
> Now, does anyone have any suggestions for placement of the sub without
> a lecture attached? :-)
>
>


No need to place it anywhere for better sound.

Like the subwoofer in a 5.1 surround system at home, anyplace you put it is
fine. Bass sounds are non-directional.

I made my own subwoofer out of 2 10" base speakers, two of the wired in
together and just put them under my rear seat, out of sight, out of mind.

I found tweaking my amp to include a little of the midrange in hrtz makes
the sound just right as the door speaker do high and middle high perfectly.

On another note, I absolutely am amazed and astounded that a simple little
subwoofer is not standard on all cars. Cost in bulk is nothing to car
companies yet sound and tunes are enhanced 100%.

msm.
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Old 03-17-2005, 00:03   #9 (permalink)
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am_dew@REMOVepanixThis.com (Bob) wrotenews:d0citv$bn3$1@reader1.panix.com:

>
> THanks Vic. Putting it under the rear seat is a good idea, but the
> tube is about 9" diameter and it won't fit there.
>


I had a large Pioneer bazooka type tube also, and I got broken into and the
window destroyed because some mexican wanted it and took it.

It got stolen because I too couldn't fit it under my rear seat.

So this time I made my own subwoofer and fit it under the seat, and now I
sleep a lot easier and it actually sounds better.

Total cost? $20.00

one cardboard flat box
1/4 can of spray paint.
some wires.
two used 10" bass speakers
a tiny bit of solder
an exacto knife
12 plastic screws, nuts and two washers each.

Simply put your speakers on top of your box and trace out the inside
diameter.
then cut out the two or one circles.
Use a filleting pointy knife, start 12 holes with the speaker still held
down as a template.
Hold speaker now under/in the box, and push plastic bolt with washer
through.
Secure from top with another washer and nut.
Do for all 12/2 speakers.
Run split wire from amp and solder two wires to each end so you have now a
total of four wires coming off of two.
Run the two postives to the two positives of the speakers and the two
grounds to the two grounds.
Spray paint your cardboard box whatever color you want after using
strapping tape to secure it securly on all edges and sides.

Sit back and rock on!

msm
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Old 03-17-2005, 00:03   #10 (permalink)
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"Charlie Bress" <cbress@paamail.com>
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> The high priced talent makes music the way they think it should be
> played. The recording engineer adjusts the sound so it reflects his
> taste and maybe that of the talent.
> The folks make the play back equipment take pains to reproduce the sound
> without distorting it or coloring it.
>
> Them along comes somebody without a ounce of talent and screws it up
> beyond belief and says "listen to how great this is"
>
> Charlie
>
>


You're missing one obvious point. Every human hears sounds slightly
diferent and women and other races hear sounds diferent from men and other
races.

Also, there are large variation in hearing due to genetics and life
experiences that change the way you hear, like loud sounds, too much use of
headphones and more.

Everyone needs to adjust music to their own tastes and hearing because
while I might not hear bass as well as you do, high sounds drive me crazy.

A truly talented engineer makes the sound even across the board, and you
can always adjust your stereo or tv for your own hearing.

See?

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