Once in a while, this eBay seller has it for $179 shipped.This is the cheapest I've found it. ($199 shipped)
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 !
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 !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).
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 !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.
Thanks and glad it helped you ! I'm actually in north Delaware, but I do get a kick out of 92.1 FM. I've been a fan for a long time !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.
Glad to learn you're still interested in the Bazooka ! I really do think it's a great value/performer, and it's a very much do-it-yourself install if you're willing to take it on -- consider it a learning opportunity (together with a cash saver) ! Just be sparing of other expenses for awhile :biggrin:!I still want one of these to finish off my system.
Hello Christmas :cheers:
The wiring is no problem at all, I can tell you the color code of the three wires you care about (power, ground, remote). As I said, I have one of those harnesses available if you're interested. I opened the short piece of black shrink wrap to the connector so I could verify the RCA connections, but re-secured it with a couple pieces of electrical tape and it looks fine, 'course, it's invisible anyway with the sub installed .The one thing I'm still unable to sort out is that I'm thinking the best way to run this is off the RCA plugs on the rear of the 2012 HU. Seems like the HU is set up to operate a sub so why tap into the existing wires as opposed to using the HU sub controls? Then I go look at that adapter available from Bazooka and it looks like a universal with a zillion wires to figure out. I will install this myself but I need to sort this out before even considering proceeding.
I have wondered what that switch does. Mine seems over powered too. Did you flip yours up or down?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.
Just try the other position, it's either better or it isn't ! Also, make sure you don't have the level control on the sub set too high. People have a tendency to over do it !I have wondered what that switch does. Mine seems over powered too. Did you flip yours up or down?
I never took the subwoofer idea that seriously until you mentioned the Bazooka and I saw the way it fit and the clean install. Then you pointed out that nice price and it became serious !
Very nice! I'm guessing you must have got yours around the time of introduction. I get the impression an 8" sub is a good size for small cars.