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    Bass in a convertible?

    I'm the proud new owner of an '02 TA convertible. As you might imagine, the convertible configuration leaves a lot to be desired in the way of sound quality, particularly in the bass department. Has anyone come up with a way to get more bass out of the system without consuming what little trunk space there is? The stock system is pretty weak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Blown Vert View Post
    I had to remove the spare tire and add a 12" JL
    Hmmm. That's a bit radical for me since it's my daily driver. Where does the little bit of bass it does have come from? The front doors? There's no subs, like with the coupes, right?

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    pretty much your only option is a stealthbox in one of the side compartments, and unless you want to take out the motor for the convertible you will have to use the pass side. Thats about all the option you have for bass in a vert.

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    +1 for the stealth box. You can put an 10" there.

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    I put a Blaupunkt THb 210A behind the passenger seat. Ran the RCA under the console and used the power and grounds (two of each) that powered the Monsoon amp. WORKS GREAT. If I park with the top down I just unplug the power & RCA and lock it in the trunk.

    For the most part with the back seat flipped down you can even see it. It will not piss off the guy next to you. But supplements the door panel Infinity's I have nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skew View Post
    I put a Blaupunkt THb 210A behind the passenger seat. Ran the RCA under the console and used the power and grounds (two of each) that powered the Monsoon amp. WORKS GREAT. If I park with the top down I just unplug the power & RCA and lock it in the trunk.

    For the most part with the back seat flipped down you can even see it. It will not piss off the guy next to you. But supplements the door panel Infinity's I have nicely.
    Thanks. Is there any advantage to upgrading the stock speakers first? I don't want a ton of bass, but a little more than the peaked-out stock speakers can provide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbojimmy View Post
    Thanks. Is there any advantage to upgrading the stock speakers first? I don't want a ton of bass, but a little more than the peaked-out stock speakers can provide.

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    I upgraded the speakers in my vert and it was a night and day difference. I'd really like to add some bass too but space is so limited I have not done so. I think eventually I may just put a tube in my trunk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rc74racer View Post
    I upgraded the speakers in my vert and it was a night and day difference. I'd really like to add some bass too but space is so limited I have not done so. I think eventually I may just put a tube in my trunk.
    I think I'll do that first. Thanks.

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    If you want something that is better than stock but you don't want a sub, you can just upgrade your stereo and speakers. I would suggest getting dynamat though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbojimmy View Post
    I think I'll do that first. Thanks.

    Jim
    After I replaced the speakers I changed out the head unit and added a 250 watt 4way to power the replacements this too made a nice improvement in sound. Like I said bass still lacks but it sounds great.

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