02-22-2000, 01:51 PM
First of all I have to say that I know nothing about audios so I do not know what to choose and how to install it.
I have a 98 A4 with BOSE system and the bass id just boomy with the current stock setup. Even though I keep it at 0 level. I blew my rear speakers 3 times so far. I listen to Dance music if it makes any difference. I heard of people adding a subwoofer so my question is how to do it and what brand and size to add. Do I have the flexibility of taking it out of the trunk if I need the whole trunk? What kind of an amp ahould I add? How much money am I looking at?
Please help me out, and consider that I do not understand if you be too technical.
02-22-2000, 02:25 PM
1. add an external amp to your current bose and fine tune the bass response to get the nice clean sound witht eh stock bose speakers. (this is what i am currently doing)
2. purchase a set of free air woofers and have them custom mounted tot eh rear of the car. (purchased 2 jl ib4 12" woffers need some more cash to have them installed. est is 320)
I did the amp install my self which took about 5 hours due to all the wiering of the bose. i also relocated the bose amp to the left rear seat in conjuction with the alpine amp i used. the rear bose speakers are currently hooked up to hte alpine amp. when tuned right the speakres sounds 100% more stronger and cleaner bass than the bose amp. the bass is cleaner w/the new amp. i would recomend this first then see if you still need a sub.
E-mail me if you have any questions.
02-22-2000, 02:55 PM
Well if you listen to dance music then you're only a stone's throw away from what I listen to. I listen to house, trance, and drum & bass so I take it you want something very clean, accurate, and hard hitting. I have gone through 4 different subwoofers and 4 different enclosures (all sealed - because that's the way to go IMO if you want accuracy) and I finally settled on a Boston Pro Series 10.5LF. It's a phenomenal sub and requires a very small enclosure (won't make you sacrifice too much trunk space) and compared to the 3 other JL subs I've tried, it plays my house/trance music best. I have a 10" and I've tried a 12" but in my opinion, the 12" are too much, they don't recover as well as smaller diameter subs and are too boomy. In fact, I think the JL subs in general are too boomy. They're awesome for Jazz music and classical because they have a fuller sound but for fast bass hits found in techno, the Boston kicks ass. Oh, and you'll need a good amp. Be aware though that the smaller the enclosure, chances are, the more power you'll need to feed the sub. The Boston sub I have is very power hungry and I feed it with a 125watt Xtant amp. I suppose I could give it more but I don't want to make my nose bleed. Try some subs/amps for yourself... most shops will always let you return and exchange, so experiment - only your ears can make the true decision. Hope this helps.
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