Have a 04 Silverado ext cab with a 1200watt (@ 1ohm) amp. Looking to make a custom ported sub box with either one 12" woofer or (2) 10" woofers. The catch is I want to do them in a downfire (or potentially upfire) configuration. I don't want them out front where passengers will beat them up and spill drinks on them.
Leaning towards Sundown Audio SA series woofers. The depth on the 10 is 6" and the 12 is 6.5". With either of those speakers, I'll have to allow room behind the magnet and room in front of the woofer. How much room is required? Height is 8" in the back and 11" in the front. 17" from front to back at the floor.
I'm new at this, but unless I go with a different woofer, it looks like I will have to do a seat lift
Is the downfire design any good? Doesn't the floor being that close tend to have a negative effect on the sound quality/loudness? Upfire better?
Appreciate any feedback. Thx.