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Old 28th November 2020, 06:11 PM
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Default I want...need more bass

Hi all, so at first I thought Bose will be enough...I was wrong. I miss heavy bass Mine being a rare-ish LWB I rather not cut rear parcelshelf to fit a subwoofer although it would look the best, and also I am not huge fan of box in the boot...I know, I'm cutting my options short here

What other options I have? How about mounting a small shallow fit subwoofer in side compartment where amp goes?

I'm happy for speakers to run off head unit, just need that extra bass
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Old 28th November 2020, 08:05 PM
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Didn't someone (you know who I mean) use the ski hatch rear armrest for a subwoofer? Though it does probably intrude into the boot.
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Old 29th November 2020, 02:34 AM
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What about those under seat Subs? My 1 series had it, quite punchy.
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Old 29th November 2020, 07:36 PM
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I have a Panasonic under seat sub in the camper van. Very tidy and easy to install (can work off speaker line output or phono/sub output from the head unit)

Wired remote gives you control from mild thump to dish rattling experience
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I have a Panasonic under seat sub in the camper van. Very tidy and easy to install (can work off speaker line output or phono/sub output from the head unit)

Wired remote gives you control from mild thump to dish rattling experience
Are these as good as they look? I found this type which would mean sacrificing little bit of boot space but a lot less than conventional suborder box.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/174083232652
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Coming from a panel van with 2 rubbish OEM speakers in the doors anything is an improvement!

I upgraded the door speakers to a JBL component set with tweeters atop the dash, 2x JBL component sets in the rear cabinetry (which provides a decent bass output on its own)...still felt something was lacking up front.

The sub provided just that nice extra thud for the front row listeners
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What about those under seat Subs? My 1 series had it, quite punchy.
Is there enough space under the seat for one of these? Anyone installed one in their D2? I found out my S8 has a large dome in the spare tire well which houses the fuel system evap gear since I live in the States. I was hoping to cut out the dome and flip the spare wheel over and use a spare wheel subwoofer but that won't work. So I have to go with a different option.
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