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Default Just installed a Bazooka xB2 subwoofer :)!

As I said, I just installed a Bazooka VSE-SCI-145L-07 subwoofer that's designed specifically for our cars. It form fits deep into the right rear corner with an aprox .5 cu-ft bass reflex cabinet with an internal 50/50W dual channel amp and dual VC 8" driver. Frequency response is 35 to 85Hz.




As is usual for me, I made some wiring mods , but it worked pretty darned good as is and includes a completely factory compatible wiring harness. The harness uses the front door speaker outputs from the head unit to detect the bass.

I find it provides easily more than enough bass to meld cleanly with my door speakers at normal listening levels. (However, if your intent is to attract the attention of passersby or vibrate the fasteners out of your car, look elsewhere.)

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I dont like these at all. They look just kinda throw in. The bottom isnt flush with anything, seems out of place IMO.




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My only disappointment is they sit just a tad too low to permit my cargo liner flap to slide underneath -- 'course, that's an accessory, so one can't expect too much. 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). Course, cool, everyone has their own likes and dislikes !
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I dont like these at all. They look just kinda throw in. The bottom isnt flush with anything, seems out of place IMO.
The bottom is basically flush w/ the floor level. BUT, it also sits over the cavity there, so it looks like it is just hanging there. In person, it looks better and more "inconspicuous" than in most shots of it.




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The above two photos were intended to focus on the sub, but in light of Jack's remarks, perhaps this would be useful.



I agree, it's appearance is somewhat inconspicuous, whereas the typical rear sub installation is certainly not (the under seat installations being best for invisibility )! My personal intent was to reasonably conveniently and inexpensively enjoy a low bass sonic upgrade without impacting my useful cargo capacity. I think the Bazooka does well with that! (Just something of a shame about that cargo liner flap .)

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I like them and think they're a great entry level option for low end sound for low end money.

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I like them and think they're a great entry level option for low end sound for low end money.
Although the sound can be somewhat upgraded via judicious mods to the supplied package, it delivers pretty good performance without any mods at all ! In my view, it all depends on the goals of the owner. If what you're looking for is a cohesive sound within your vehicle, I'd say this works. However, if you desire to bring home trophies, then perhaps other options should be evaluated !

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Thanks for the info. I have both the cargo mat & top cover. I knew it conflicts with the cover edge support piece, but not the mat too. It's a bummer because I'd love to get the bass unit. Oh well...

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[snip] However, if you desire to bring home trophies, then perhaps other options should be evaluated !
In many places, you need a HUGE custom fiberglass box to even be looked at for a trophy. Even hidden units that sound better get overlooked (excuse the pun).
(-A bit jaded over most car show judging by people w/ certain expectations that get every "custom" car looking alike and many pretty impractical as a regular transport car. But, that's just one soda box . . .
-modern soapboxes won't hold up anyone anymore.)




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Yeah, this remains at the top of reasonably priced options (if you get the $200.00 one on E Bay) to round out the sound.

I was back at the audio installers Sat getting my BA crossovers adjusted and inquired about the JA built for XB sub. $650+ and that's without the amp and install! Geez......

I'm curious to see what Amped Performance comes up with in the other thread but in this economy??

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