So over the weekend I instaled the Polk DB651s into the front dash and sound bar and overall I am quite please. The mids and highs are a lot better than with the stock speakers however I'm not so impressed with the lows/bass that they are producing. IMO it seems as though the bass was better with the stockers and I'm not really sure how that could be.
So after doing some looking around on crutchfield I had started thinking about adding the Infinity BassLink powered sub. I'm running the stock 130 head-unit and now the db651s. My main question is am I going to receive that amount of bass back if I add this into my system and is it really even a good/smart thing to do. I'm not wiz when it comes to car audio so any and all info on improving the lows/bass would be appreciated!
Well, you could first ensure you have all your polarities on the speaker connections right. If three speakers are wired one way but one is switched, it creates an out of phase condition that makes the speakers work against each other; the result is usually a loss of bass. When you installed the speakers, did you get the speaker harnesses that plug into the stock connectors, or did you cut the stock harness off and wire them in directly? I would take them out and check, double-check, and check once more to ensure all are wired the same in respect to the headunit's + and - outs.
Once you are sure they are all correct, the next step would be a subwoofer of some kind. The BassLink is a good choice to add just a bit more thump to the sound, but if pounding bass is what you want, a separate sub/amp combo may be a better choice.
The basslink is the number one powered sub imo. There are others but they take up too much room for the amount of bass you get out if them. Some people have the bazooka tube but i dont like the bass they put out.
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Yeah i've read a lot of good things about it but I think for me its just too big and would take up too much room for me considering i do tend to carry things in my jeep. I'd be afraid it would just get a bit beat up and be in the way.
I've seen in the last couple days of people using the Kenwood and Kicker powered subs and mounting them on the tailgate and was thinking of going a route like that. Maybe possibly mounting it in another place also. I'm not looking for a lot of bass just some to add a bit more since it seems lacking.
I'm also going to try polyfilling the dash boxes to see if that helps some and doing a little bit of adjusting with the speakers to see if it helps a bit. It seems like its more the fronts that aren't sounding as well unless it is just my imagination.
Also, sorry for my lack of knowledge, but if it really came down to it would i be able to wire up the BassLink in a way that if i needed the trunk space in the back I could wire it up to disconnect quickly?
Yeah the bass link is too big which sucks because its really one of the best options when it comes to powered subs. Kenwood and kicker make smaller powered subs that would fit under the seat. A few people here have used them and installed onto the tailgate. I'm probably going to end up going along that route unless I find another way/option
The basslink would definitely fit in the rear footwell... just be sure you don't want that passenger to have footroom, ever. Check out some of the images on google for "wrangler basslink", you'll see how big it really is. The best option I've found so far is to upgrade the center console to 10" and provide your own amp. However, out of the pre-built powered subs, the basslink is king.
Hell, with no back seat, why are you messing with a simple basslink... Go balls nutsy and do a full on set of 12s in the back.A friend of mine cut up a JOBOX and wrapped it around his sub box and amp rack. You wouldn't know it wasn't a lockable toolbox.