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TARDIS 10-13-2011 07:09 AM

This is the cheapest I've found it. ($199 shipped)

Bazooka 2007-2011 Scion XB 8" 100W Car Audio Subwoofer

alfundo 10-13-2011 12:22 PM

I have a used Bazooka with some minor damage that I'll let go for $100 shipped. Includes all new wiring, template and mounting pieces. when i got rear ended the mounting spot got pushed into enclosure.

http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/8614/speakerd.jpg

BrickPig 10-13-2011 12:36 PM

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Originally Posted by TARDIS (Post 83521)
This is the cheapest I've found it. ($199 shipped)

Once in a while, this eBay seller has it for $179 shipped.

Bazooka 2007-2011 Scion XB 8" 100W Car Audio Subwoofer | eBay

(Found via a search for "scion xb bazooka")

TrevorS 10-14-2011 07:06 PM

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Originally Posted by TrevorS (Post 83512)
Currently working on trimming the corner flap of my cargo liner to fit under the sub. In other words, I consider the sub a keeper :)!

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a33...ubwoofer_6.jpg
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a33...bwoofer_10.jpg
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a33...bwoofer_11.jpg

The overlap area was deeper than I realized and I had to remove roughly half the flap depth. I could probably have left another 1/4", but it's fine :).

TrevorS 10-20-2011 06:33 PM

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Originally Posted by TrevorS (Post 83423)
The especially nice thing about these is they keep the cargo area completely clear while providing very good sonic integration with the door speakers (IMO).

Just want to clarify on the first of the two points. I was thinking in terms of the cargo area as the space between the two rear wheel liners on forward, but as you can see from the photos, the sub does, in fact, consume some space out of the right rear corner. I personally don't find it significant, especially in comparison to any other rear sub installation I've seen; however, my saying the cargo area is kept "completely clear", even with an IMO flag, is dubious -- sorry about that :p!

Troll 10-21-2011 01:00 PM

So am I reading this all correctly? This unit does not have a low level(rca) input as sold, there's another harness to by to use RCA input?

TartanJack 10-21-2011 03:12 PM

As sold, the unit plugs right into the factory harness, plus a "tube crimp" connection to the head power wire. There is NO RCA wire connection at all (at least that exits the box).
The main reason is that the basic-factory radio (at least the original Pioneer units) did not have any RCA outputs at all. So, a sub-unit was devised that plugged direct into the basic headunit.
To fit a an RCA wire, one would need to crack open the Bazooka unit to get to the amp. I'll leave detail of that to those who have. I just used the unit as supplied.




TrevorS 10-23-2011 12:32 AM

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Originally Posted by TartanJack (Post 83750)
As sold, the unit plugs right into the factory harness, plus a "tube crimp" connection to the head power wire. There is NO RCA wire connection at all (at least that exits the box).
The main reason is that the basic-factory radio (at least the original Pioneer units) did not have any RCA outputs at all. So, a sub-unit was devised that plugged direct into the basic headunit.
To fit a an RCA wire, one would need to crack open the Bazooka unit to get to the amp. I'll leave detail of that to those who have. I just used the unit as supplied.

Actually, it's not necessary to open the cabinet to access the RCA inputs. However, it is necessary to remove the shrink cover from the provided OE subwoofer harness connector and connect to the four low-level contacts adjacent the power and remote. Another solution is to purchase the generic Bazooka harness. I chose to modify the provided harness :)!

TrevorS 10-27-2011 01:55 AM

A little time has passed and I thought I'd make an update. Installing a subwoofer provided the opportunity to learn about my HU sub adjustments and that's helped improve the sound. Discovered I had the sub phase reversed (there's a reversal switch adjacent the sub connector), and so I've been able to set the level lower while achieving a more accurate sound :). I've also raised the sub roll-off at the head unit to 120 Hz to provide a more relaxed crossover between it (85Hz internal) and the door speakers. Finally, now the crossover region is smoother, I've set the bass boost frequency to 40Hz which gives a very effective bottom with just a couple dB of boost. NJ has a good golden oldie "Cruise'n'" station that's fun to listen to in the car and I never realized how much bottom those older tunes actually had! This little sub is turning out to be a very enjoyable upgrade :)!

alfundo 11-08-2011 09:22 AM

Thanks to your input i flipped the switch in the back and the Bazooka has a much nicer punch to it now. in the other mode it seems to be too overpowering at times. Kudos! where at in NJ are you? i wotk in Hunterdon county.


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