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Old 12-31-2011, 08:13 AM   #1
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Subwoofer question

So I have a 2001. There was an option that year for a factory sub in the center console I believe. My Jeep does not have that. I'm interested in adding one. Anyone have suggestions on brand or anything?

I want to replace my 4 factory speakers and add that sub.

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The factory sub is not that great. Consider adding a powered subThe Kenwood KSW-10 is a good compact one that will fit under the front or rear seats.

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The factory sub is not that great. Consider adding a powered subThe Kenwood KSW-10 is a good compact one that will fit under the front or rear seats.
Awesome, thanks.

Didn't want something that would go in the trunk area bc so little room as us. Under seat great option.
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How do you mount the Kenwood sub under the seat? I have the front seats that "fold & tumble"
Any pics
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i made my own center console with a 8" sub. no complaints wasn't going for loud just quality
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Old 12-31-2011, 04:38 PM   #6
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Ok, my drivers does not fold. I did have it there until I got tired of the thumping on my ass so I put it under the rear seat.
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I read how to put it in the rear seat, but it seems difficult... And i don't really like the idea of tearing the seat apart...
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Not in the seat, under the seat. It's only 4 inches high.
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OH! guess I need to learn how to read haha. How does putting it UNDER the rear seat affect the fold and tumble rear seat?
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OH! guess I need to learn how to read haha. How does putting it UNDER the rear seat affect the fold and tumble rear seat?
Nope.
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OH! guess I need to learn how to read haha. How does putting it UNDER the rear seat affect the fold and tumble rear seat?
You have to put it IN your rear seat. not under
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Under as in bolted to the floor.
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Under as in bolted to the floor.
That's an amp. Not subs.
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That's an amp. Not subs.
No that's a subwoofer Kenwood make it. I forget the model number but its one of their compact subs. Amp and subs built into one
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holy crap. ive never seen that lol
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I had the previous Kenwood model that had a 6.5" round driver and a 6.5" passive radiator in one box with an amp. It sounded great under the driver's seat. The pic that Neil F. posted is the later model with an oval driver & oval passive radiator. I haven't heard one of these yet, but I'd like to try one. It's a good design for a jeep that already has limited space.
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:32 AM   #17
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The new one is the KSW-10. I had a KSW-1 also but it stopped working a few months ago. I got new new style in part because the same wiring plugged in. I don't know and maybe it was my imagination but I thought the old one had more bass. No matter, just got rid of the stock head unit and the speaker level inputs to the sub and got a new head unit with RCA ouputs. Wow the sub sounds so much better now. Much better bass. (Note I also have the factory sub enclosure with a 7" Bazooka sub in it)
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I finally just gave up. Took my Polk out of the center console and put a kicker in the back. Going to build a new box around the polk to take up less space then will put the Kicker in the car... or something who knows.
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http://www.crutchfield.com/p_113KSCS...10.html?tp=114
NEIL F. I think i found your sub.? If others are interested?
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you can build a box and fit it in the center console. I just did this last month. It is a little difficult because of all the angles, but it is do-able. I was able to fit an 8" kikker in the center console and i put the amp under the drivers seat. It isnt going to thump, but it does offer a little bit of a bass boost that helps the overall sound.
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Could you post a pic of it?
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Kenwood KSC-SW10 Compact powered subwoofer at Crutchfield.com
NEIL F. I think i found your sub.? If others are interested?
You can get it from lots of place and LOTS cheaper. Just do some web searches.

Amazon.com: KENWOOD KSC-SW10 Dual 5X7 inch 150 Watts Powered Enclosed Subwoofer with Remote: Car Electronics
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i then made a little dish at the top and covered it with carpet, so i have a little bit of storage like a typical console would. it fits sunglasses and some gum.

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I did something similar. Not nearly as nice as carlsbad71's, but it's doable.
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here are a couple of pictures..
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carlsbad71 do you know what the volume (cu. ft.) your enclosure has? I'm thinking about trying the same thing but putting a JL Audio 8w3 in it.
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I have a 8 inch Bazooka and a separate Amp. I wanted to get it installed and the stereo guy told me I had to buy a JL Audio CL441dsp CleanSweep

or full power would go to the Bazooka and my fader and bass would do nothing to control how much bass I sent to it. I do not want this. What's the scoop? By the way, I have a 2011 JKU with the non-Infinity radio.
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baytownbert,

that is completely not true. All you need is a part called a "line out converter." Any real installer/sales guy would know what it is if you asked them. Tipically cost around $20 retail.

All it does is tap the speakers leads (usual two sets of speakers for best performance, one left, one right) and creates a low level signal that than can be sent to your amplifier through a set of RCA's You can tap the wires you need right behind the radio, and run your RCA's to your amp.

Let me know if this helps, and I can give you more info if you need or want to go this way.
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2-channel line output converter for adding amps to your factory system

Since I plan to add only one amp and one sub-woofer, this would do the trick in spades. I am indeed very interested in the $20 option over the $99 converter in the link, but will there be a sound difference in quality going the $20 route over this one? If I can get the same sound for $20, I'd rather spend the rest on my upcoming gear change.
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I went this route:

"Boss KIT-2 Complete 8 Gauge Amplifier Installation Kit"
Electronics; $12.25

"PAC SNI-35 Adjustable 2-Channel Line Out Converter"
Automotive; $14.26

Thanks for your help.

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