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i got 2 10" subs. does anyone have 15" subs? and does it rattle the back window?
 
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15's are you insane>? i got 2 12's and it rattles a bit but not a lot so i take it that 15 would rattle more
 
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what are the dimensions of the hatch on a supra...i am getting mine in the summer and i have big subs to put in there...but i need the dimensions. If anyone could help me out and take a tape measure in their hatch, it would be greatly appreciated.
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not very much so if u want 12 either get a custom box mad or give up your back seat
 
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15's are overkill and does'nt sound very good at ALL

dual 10's would have a low distortion rate, and have a nice crisp sharp bass, don't upgrade to 15's if you already have dual 10's, if you want more bass get another 10.
 
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my friend has 3 15's in some shitty escort and it ratles the fuck outta his trunk...BUT you can get this little phome shit that u line the trunk edges with to make it not rattle, and if you wanna make 2 15's fit in the trunk just get truck sub boxes which are smaller wedges whcih are made to fit behind truck seats....
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with the closed enclosure subs these days you could definitely fit 2 x 15s in the back of a supra........ just look for a sub who's peak performance is produced using smaller enclosures. I had 2 x 15s in my WRX and it was hinged to get to the spare and there was still space in front of it where the amps were displayed.

It all depends on your taste........ after listening to 15s or 18s you may never go back or you may hate it.....

personally i like the low freqs......... not all the time, but you know its there when you want it......

people say 15s get too mushy and aren't punchy but its all about the enclosure......... get that right and it wont matter what size sub you have.........

if you go cheap on the design and enclosure then you may as well use free air subs........ and if its going to be ported get a pro to do it...... they'll need to tune it to freq

if you love ur bass, go for it............
 
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.........also

try to get a fiberglassed enclosure......
* a lot lighter
* a bit cheaper
* a lot stronger
* moulded to the exact shape of your car
* only needs to be half the thickness as an equal enclosure using mdf/hdf..........
 

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* a bit cheaper

ROFL!! it is?!?! custom molding and pouring and the cost of the fiberglass?? it's cheaper than a 20$ sheet of 1" MDF and some liquid nails and screws?
 
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ROFL!! it is?!?! custom molding and pouring and the cost of the fiberglass?? it's cheaper than a 20$ sheet of 1" MDF and some liquid nails and screws?
I meant if you are going to get a pro to do it for you...... my friend J just got an 18inch sub moulded to his rear hatch and it cost $350AU ($175US), these guys specialise in fiberglass. Another car audio place quoted hin $450 ($225US) to build a box in MDF big enough to fit the 18. Both quotes included covering, installation and testing.

No one here gets MDF enclosures anymore, besides looking so crap (a big box just sitting there), they are too heavy and just a pain in the ass to build.
 

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Hey, I got a 94 TT and I have 4 10" in the truck in a custom built enclosure. If you want to see some pics, go to http://www.mkiv.com/main/index.html then in the readers rides section under West Virginia and under Brad Woods. I actually bought this car fro Brad in West Virginia and took on his project. Let me know what you think. I think that 4 10" or 4 8" sounds the best. You could never fit 4 12" in a supra in an enclosure that will sound good but the 4 10" fit jusdt perfect.
 

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Along the line of subwoofer... Can anyone tell me where's the location of factory subwoofer ?

I just got my car, and according to the original window sticker, the first owner did get the premium sound package.

Although, I can't really feel/hear the bass in the car.

-Luke
 
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Along the line of subwoofer... Can anyone tell me where's the location of factory subwoofer ?

I just got my car, and according to the original window sticker, the first owner did get the premium sound package.

Although, I can't really feel/hear the bass in the car.

-Luke
I wouldn't really have a clue where it is, but..... most factory speakers really suck, so its probably a paper cone driver and has a max wattage of 20W........

factory speakers are made for efficiency as they need to make the best possible sound with as little power as possible. most factory decks wouldn't put out more than 10WRMS per channel no matter what they claim.......... and they really probably put out closer to 5WRMS per channel........

i guess it may have a dedicated amp module, but it would never be of the same quality as an aftermarket install........ if you pull out the deck you should be able to tell which, which is which..... just unhook the other drivers and turn it on and i guess you might here a rattle coming from somewhere.....

someone else here should know exactly where it is.........
 
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Well, most people usually think bigger is better but when it comes to speakers that is not always the case. Your ear can't hear below a certain db level so most sounds that subs make, your ears cannot hear. So generally if you are building a system the most important compnent of the system is the mids becuase your ear can hear almost every note that mids can produce as opposed to tweeters and subs. Furthermore, 15 inch subs are very difficult to produce well becuase the bigger the sub the more control you need to have over it. THe sub is suppose to bounce perficetally vertically but the bigger the cone the harder it is to stabalize it. This is evident in a lot of cheapre manufacturing of speakers and if you notice some of the biggest compatition brand speakres dont even make 15 becuase they are simply not needed. The "low end bass" that a 15 can produce is wasted on your ears becuase the frequency is just to low. So the only advantage of getting a 15 over a smaller sub such as a 12 or 10 is that you can move more air with a 15 but technically you cannot get lower notes with one (at least not lower notes that you can hear). And since 15s are usualy very expensive and just do not sound as clean as smaller subs it is usually better, if one wants more bass, to get several smaller subs that move jsut as much are as a 15 and get the lowest notes that your ear can hear.
 
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Anyone know if JL Audio makes a Stealth Box for the Supra?

If they do, where does it go?

I have one on my Z and it's awesome so i'd like to know i can get one for the Supra. :)

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Anyone know if JL Audio makes a Stealth Box for the Supra?

If they do, where does it go?

I have one on my Z and it's awesome so i'd like to know i can get one for the Supra. :)

Thanks

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nope. JL didn't make a stealth box for the mkiv supra. i've seen their stealth boxes for 4runners. pretty slick and well hidden. you wouldn't even know there was a sub there.
 

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I just installed a 10 inch sub in my car. It's powered by a 425watt mtx amp, and I am really impressed with it. I built my own box with 1 inch mdf, 15x30 so i can move it forward over my back seat and still put the top in the back. I couldn't imagine putting a 15 inch sub back there! I really think it would sound worse than just the single 10. I think a 12 may have an advantage over the 10 but right now I can play music with notes reaching 20 htz and still hear them distinctly so I am sticking with the 10! I think it's more important to concetrate on the size of the amp rather than the size of the sub because with keeping the same speaker and upgrading my amp with a more powerful one, I noticed a huge difference in sound quality!
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Im having 2 12's put in my backseat. the backseats will still be used and my amp will fit barely under the targa when removed. cool huh?
 
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