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Old 11-03-2005, 03:38 PM
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everyone has their own tastes in music. it sounds to me like you are setting up the system for what you listen to, which is the way it should be.

I listen to most everything, including jazz, rap, alternative, rock, heavy metal, classical you name it. I just don't do country..

I setup my system so it sounds good with anything I throw at it.

Sounds like you have your plan and setup going the way you want it.

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Old 11-06-2005, 10:16 PM
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I have just upgraded my head unit and speakers in my 300 D, and now I also am looking for more base. I tryed the sub in the trunk, I have a small amp, and with the trunk open, it is fine, but hardly noticable while driving. Darn Mercedes has to much insulation. I was looking at behind the rear seat. I almost never have anyone in the back, and as I remember, there is some room behind the seat back. I had not thought of raising the rear shelve. I had considered the boom tube, but did not want to have it laying in the back seat. I also was looking at putting speakers under the front seats.
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Old 11-06-2005, 10:35 PM
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I have just upgraded my head unit and speakers in my 300 D, and now I also am looking for more base. I tryed the sub in the trunk, I have a small amp, and with the trunk open, it is fine, but hardly noticable while driving. Darn Mercedes has to much insulation. I was looking at behind the rear seat. I almost never have anyone in the back, and as I remember, there is some room behind the seat back. I had not thought of raising the rear shelve. I had considered the boom tube, but did not want to have it laying in the back seat. I also was looking at putting speakers under the front seats.
there is less space behind that seat than you think, or under the front.......if you find a free air sub you could make a flat deck panel and use the existing hole from the first aid kit.....I will have to cut a second hole for my install (two subs)
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Old 11-10-2005, 01:27 AM
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this is my w123 stereo install, most all of them will be related if your car isnt a w123.

i think there are pictures and simple diagrams to how i added a small subwoofer to my 240d

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1231232&posts=15

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i just used the old shelf as a template and cut 1/ 8inch fiberboard(masonite) to fit. covered it with the original carpet with trim glue. if i would have thought about it when i made my shelf, i would have made a small 2" deep ported box out of mdf and caulked.attached it to the rear shelf permanantly.

it sounds pretty good. 250w amp powering each coil on the sub, 45x4 for the dash and rear speakers.
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Old 11-12-2005, 11:09 AM
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I know that "know it alls" in car audio are usually not accepted and get annoying. Believe me the most annoy guy to speak to is an engineer that specailizes in sound equipment.

If the guy was not making a $15,000 mid range horn for someone's home audio I would not have listened much further.

Anyway. Maybe it was the smell of refer in his demo car, but I started thinking.

The man I meet builds what is called the Wave-box. Made with the same technology that Bose puts in the tiny (but HUGE sounding) Wave radio.

He contends, and proves that the specs given by sub manufactures and audio retial stores is mostly marketing.

Any way, the wave box is made specifically for the sub that it houses.
Otimizing the full range of the sub.

How this pertains to you is in the same way that my conversation started with the engineer. I wanted a JL w-7 10 in my rear deck. The guys at soundsentaions where like, rich kid, lets get him to buy soem ****.

Anyway, I can snd you some rough drwings that he made me, to show the best place for sub is in the trunk, facing rear and firing into one corner. The sub and the box's port fire in the same direction.

Having the sub in the center of the car makes the sound waves go every where, and many of them cancel. the illustrations show it well.

Anyway, if you want a kick ass system, that works efficiently, put it in the trunk. The Wavebox is my strong recomendation, and is well worth the money.

The info on the wave box may be out there, you know, how to build your own. I just bought his though. JL w-7 10 is a sexy peice of work, so why not use the best box?

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