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      10-11-2010, 02:15 PM   #1
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Replace Subs under seat for better Bass?

Im looking to get a little better Bass - low end response out of my HI-FI system. Are the Subs under the seats worth replacing? can I get more low end out of a better speaker? Or is the only solution something I need to install in the Trunk. Looking for a solution under $500 that looks factory...
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I did search

But maybe Im no good at it. Thanks for the info, anyone of these better than the others. Are these all direct fit, without modification?
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Yeah you are no good at searching, LOL.

SWS-8 for an "all-in-one" bass solution. No direct fit but an easy installation, with some spacers from JTSherri. Need a harness from Technic, and a stereo or mono amp. 150W RMS per side is about right.
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to get better bass, you can use the sws-8 as replacements - but - this will do very little unless you also add an amp to power them.
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What kind if music do you listen to? I had SWS-8s and loved the improvement. However my desire for more bass ending in me blowing them with a JL 500/1....They're only 8", you can only get so much from them. I listen to mainly rap/hip hop and electro.

I now use the JL 500/1 to power a trunk sub and have my stock underseats amped and bandpassed from 65Hz to 150Hz. Trunk sub handles everything below 65Hz. Sound is just about where I want it. I think the MS-8 is next.

+1 on the amp. Even the stock woofers sound better with external amplification.
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Just looking for some input here fellas, but would the SWS speakers be a noticable upgrade if I do NOT install an amp as well? Speaker upgrade would be the end of it.

Thanks in advance.

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      10-13-2010, 06:08 AM   #9
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NO, replacing just the woofers will NOT improve anything. In fact, the aftermarket speakers are likely less efficient (and have different impedance) and you could end up with even less bass.
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