new car, new goal - Car Audio Classifieds!
Car Audio Classifieds!  

Go Back   Car Audio Classifieds! > Manufacturers Support Forum > (Sundown Audio)

(Sundown Audio) Sundown Audio's Online Forum


Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-05-2017, 12:29 PM
New CACO Member
 
Activity Longevity
2/20 11/20
Today Posts
0/11 sssssss28
Location: Northern New York
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
iTrader: (1)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Default new car, new goal

Well, I picked up a new car...2013 328i and I am quite happy with the Harmon Kardon sound system. The only thing it needs is a little more low end. I do occasionally listen to some rap, dubstep etc. so I don't want to give up too much around 30hz. I know ported would make me happier but I'm more interested in space and aesthetics over SPL in this car.
At some point I plan on fiberglassing an enclosure into the drivers side corner of the trunk to house either a single 10 or a pair of 8's. I think the volume could end up being something around .5-.75 cuft, which I could probably get a little more if I needed to. I've got a rockford p500 that's on the shelf and am confident it will be enough power for my goal.
I want a sealed enclosure for the sake of space, this system doesn't have to get loud. I just want it to sound good, my other car does both quite well.
I would love nothing more than to stick to Sundown as that's all I've owned for subs...Basically an SD3 10 or SD3 8's, whenever they arrive, is what I'm looking at. I would love to know an estimated delivery on the 8's to plan this out a little better. I considered getting a yardsale sd3 10 and building a mdf box just to see how it sounds.
Of course I'm not really sure when I'll get a chance to do the enclosure with some other projects I have going on and riding season coming up fast.

Anyone want to chime in on thoughts of the SD series? 12 vs 10 vs 2-8's?
Maybe other subs that will do well in an enclosure that small and have good sq?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 04-05-2017, 01:51 PM
Elite Member
 
Activity Longevity
3/20 14/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssssss524
Location: ma
Thanks: 11
Thanked 45 Times in 43 Posts
iTrader: (2)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Default

In a vehicle where space and looks are important but you still want good output i like ib setups. I know you like sundown but a single fi ib318v2 would sound great get loud and low. Its just a matter of sealing the trunk from the cab and using the trunk as the box.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 04-05-2017, 01:56 PM
New CACO Member
 
Activity Longevity
2/20 11/20
Today Posts
0/11 sssssss28
Location: Northern New York
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
iTrader: (1)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Default

I think trying to IB might be more trouble than it's worth, and I'm not interested in hacking up this car to install a sub. I might drop the rear seats down later and see if it could be done easily.

Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
  #4  
Old 04-05-2017, 02:04 PM
Elite Member
 
Activity Longevity
3/20 14/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssssss524
Location: ma
Thanks: 11
Thanked 45 Times in 43 Posts
iTrader: (2)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Default

There shouldnt be any hacking of the car. If there is a solid steele plate on the back of the seats and they dont fold down then it would be a pain. If there is a ski pass or seats fold down you just add a mounting board a couple inches behind the seats and deaden the rear deck to seal up holes.
Should look like this [IMG][/IMG]

Last edited by dbjunior; 04-05-2017 at 02:16 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to dbjunior For This Useful Post:
Gabriel ruiz (04-17-2017)
  #5  
Old 04-15-2017, 08:14 AM
New CACO Member
 
Activity Longevity
2/20 11/20
Today Posts
0/11 sssssss28
Location: Northern New York
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
iTrader: (1)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Default

The rear seats fold down, which might be a nice option to keep...Even though I'll probably never need to fold them down for anything. Haha
If I have some time today I might look at putting them in the rear shelf, which may or may not be possible due to the motorized privacy screen for the rear window.

Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 04-20-2017, 02:35 PM
New CACO Member
 
Activity Longevity
2/20 11/20
Today Posts
0/11 sssssss28
Location: Northern New York
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
iTrader: (1)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Default

I think either in the rear shelf or fiber glassing an enclosure for a rear corner will be the best. I want to keep the option of the seat folding down and having the whole trunk available for stuff.
I'm not too concerned with it getting stupid loud...i could easily do that.

So I guess the question is; 2-8's, a 10 or a 12? I figure i can easily get .5 cuft, probably even .75 cuft pretty easily.
I'd enjoy the new sd8's whenever they'll arrive. I figure I won't actually build the final enclosure for the car until later this summer.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 04-21-2017, 08:32 AM
Elite Member
 
Activity Longevity
3/20 14/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssssss524
Location: ma
Thanks: 11
Thanked 45 Times in 43 Posts
iTrader: (2)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Default

Dayton audio ultimax 8's are on sale for $99. A pair would do well in .7cu
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 04-21-2017, 09:07 AM
New CACO Member
 
Activity Longevity
2/20 11/20
Today Posts
0/11 sssssss28
Location: Northern New York
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
iTrader: (1)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Default

Looks like they're only 2 ohm dvc though. I've​ already got a p500 so 2 wouldnt be optimal

Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 04-21-2017, 11:24 AM
New CACO Member
 
Activity Longevity
2/20 11/20
Today Posts
0/11 sssssss28
Location: Northern New York
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
iTrader: (1)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Default

Man, I promise I'm not trying to intentionally shoot down your ideas. haha...just no one else has any apparently
I suppose I could pick up a 500w at 2 ohm amp to run those, just would prefer to use what I have...I already have enough unused car audio sitting around as it is.
I'm not quite ready to pull the trigger on subs yet as I've got a big house project to finish first...sucks having priorities!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 04-21-2017, 11:48 AM
So Low's Avatar
Elite Member
 
Activity Longevity
3/20 12/20
Today Posts
0/11 sssss1234
Location: CT
Thanks: 172
Thanked 271 Times in 199 Posts
iTrader: (1)
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Default

The 12 takes up too much room, the 10 wouldn't compete with two 8s. So if SD 8s your sundown lineup of choice I would do the 8s.

I had three SD 10s on a sundown 1200 in my c300 and it was very nice for some low end.



Have you thought about a single X 8" ported? Might get more low end that way, otherwise you might struggle to get as low as 30 Hz
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Car Audio Classifieds! forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Location
Where you live
Level of Car Audio Knowledge
What's your level of car audio?

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
goal of 150 help me Fatmeskin (DC) 17 11-12-2014 11:51 PM
painful lows is the goal nuboot Team Teamless 12 02-17-2012 07:59 AM
Goal: 50's from the trunk. markt3307 General Car Audio Discussion & Questions 19 03-02-2011 12:00 PM
My goal, let's see if I can do it! lunari General Car Audio Discussion & Questions 6 01-21-2009 09:42 PM

» Amps
A/d/s/
Advent
Alphasonik
Alpine
American Bass
ARC Audio
Atomic
Audio Art
Audio Gods
Audiobahn
Audiocontrol
Audiopipe
Audison
Aura
Autotek
Avionixx
Bazooka
Beyma
Blaupunkt
Boss
Boston Acoustics
Bravox
Cadence
Cascade (CAE)
CDT Audio
Cerwin Vega
Clarion
Clif Designs
Concept
Coustic
Critical Mass
Crossfire
Crunch
DB Drive
DC Audio
DC Power
DEI
Denon
Diabolo
Diamond
Digital Designs
Directed
DLS
Dual
DYnamat
Dynaudio
Earthquake
Eclipse
Elemental Designs
ESX
Eton
Farenheit
Fi Car Audio
Fix My Speaker
Focal
Fusion
Genesis
Ground Zero
Hafler
Helix
Hertz
Hifonics
Hushmat
Image Dynamics
Infinity
Interfire
JBL
Jensen
JL Audio
JVC
Kenwood
Kicker
Knu Konceptz
Kole Audio
Kove Audio
Lanzar
Lightning Audio
Linear Power
MA Audio
Magnat
Marantz
Massive Audio
MB Quart
McIntosh
Memphis
Metra
MMATS
Mobile Authority
Morel
MTX
Nakamichi
Niche Audio
O2 Audio
Ohio Generator
Optima
Orion
Oxygen Audio
OZ Audio
PG Audio
Phase Linear
Phoenix Gold
Pioneer
Polk
Power Acoustik
Powerbass
Powermaster
Precision Power
Profile
Pyle
Pyramid
RadioShack
Rainbow
Rampage
RE AUdio
Rockford Fosgate
Scanspeak
Scosche
Seas
Sony
soundstream
Sparkomatic
SPL Dynamics
Stinger
Sundown Audio
Swiss Audio
Targa
TC Sounds
TREO Engineering
TRU
Tsunami
Ultimate
US Acoustics
US Amps
Velodyne
Vifa
Viper
Visonik
Xtant
Zapco
Zed Audio
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Links
Amp Guts
amplifier, amp guts, ampguts, car audio classifieds, speakers and subs for sale with listings of 12 volt sound systems. Security systems for sale for aftermarket car audio equipment with amplifier and amps for sale
Car Audio Forum
car audio forum, moble audio, car stereo, wholesale car audio, 12 volt, with, amplifier, amp, subwoofer, sound quality, buy car audio, and sell automotive stereo systems for cars Plum is my hero!
Car Audio Sound Quality Forum
Sound QUality science based car audio forum, amplifier, subs and speaker design, fabrication help, sound systems forum, aftermarket car audio website for sound quality.
Car Stereo Forum
DIYMA car audio stereo forum for 12 volt car audio subwoofer and amplifier systems that have sound quality with wholesale car audio products.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.