cjcj11 wrote:What was wrong with the sound? And how much power was going to it?
It sounded hollow, had no punch. And maybe 120 watts.
I mean i could try to grab one of those 8 inch kickers that are suitable for free air use that go up to 200 watts but it might not be worth the risk, i probably could just end up getting a sealed enclosure for my alpine type r 10 inch, i mean it is getting 500 watts rms and could probably use a little help from a sealed enclosure for a much tighter sound, but i really don't want to give up most of my trunk space, I mean i could also try to find a higher powered 8 inch sub and just give it a go. if it works good i could get a smaller amplifier that would suit my needs and could be mounted in a place like the stock position for the Bose amplifier. I did read somewhere that soundproofing the area could really help to improve sound too. but I guess theirs a budget problem somewhere in between all of this.
also something like these could definitely be ideal
http://www.crutchfield.com/g_120/All-Ca ... nd|Clarion
basically these things are extremely small, and they make ones that are 4 channel ones, mono sub woofer ones, and they make one that combines the two in a similar sized package, which would be ideal if i get a model with the Bose system installed where i can swap the amp out and most of the wiring is done for me. I like the power that my current 500 watt amp puts out, but man does that take up a lot of space.
I feel like if the stock sub woofer just could have been 10 inches, this problem would be solved much easier as i would be able to find a 300 watt free air sub that could probably be enough.
Also could it also be that there was no Bose grill in front of the sub and it was being muffled?
sorry if I'm all over the place and this doesn't make much sense, its late.