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Old 02-09-2011, 09:25 PM   #1
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bazooka tube thoughts

not looking for big bass... but I was thinking about a 6.5" bazooka tube in my '97 TJ....

any thoughts


go for it?
or
save my money?

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Old 02-10-2011, 07:04 AM   #2
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those things suck, the only powered sub i suggest is the infinity basslink, everything else is not gonna give you the best bang for your buck

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those things suck, the only powered sub i suggest is the infinity basslink, everything else is not gonna give you the best bang for your buck
thanks....
kind of figured that would be the case...

I had some in a Mustang Convertible a long time ago... I was never impressed, but figured maybe they had improved...
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thanks....
kind of figured that would be the case...

I had some in a Mustang Convertible a long time ago... I was never impressed, but figured maybe they had improved...
How long ago? I got them in my 03 Suburban and it works good.I was dissapointed with the Bose speakers that came with mine and when i added those it added a descent amount of ooompf.
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Old 02-28-2011, 12:20 AM   #5
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I ran a powered 8" bazooka tube about 7 years ago in a grand Cherokee and loved it. It was a great compliment to the factory infinity system.
Was thinking of doing the same in my tj......
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IMHO, Although Bazooka tubes will offer some fill in certain vehicles and I would recommend 8" to 10" amplified tubes. I don't think they are a good viable solution for bass in a Jeep, at least not a Wrangler or any topless vehicle. I have them in the wife's minivan and her daughters too. But in my truck and Jeep I use custom built enclosures and mono amplifiers. My $.02
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IMHO, Although Bazooka tubes will offer some fill in certain vehicles and I would recommend 8" to 10" amplified tubes. I don't think they are a good viable solution for bass in a Jeep, at least not a Wrangler or any topless vehicle. I have them in the wife's minivan and her daughters too. But in my truck and Jeep I use custom built enclosures and mono amplifiers. My $.02
thanks...
I've decide against doing this....
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I have an 8" Bazooka in mine and am happy with it. It is powered by a 140w amp hidden under the center console and easily removable as well as built to handle the environment I play in. I also have a custom 10" Kicker box I swap in from time to time and for most music sound is the same. The box is better but the Bazooka takes less room and is totally stealth under the Jeep Instatrunk, top on or off, no worries.
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I replaced my jeep insta trunk with a custom built enclosure from Ron @ just4effect.com. I am running a single Memphis M class dual voice coil sub at 2ohms with a JL Audio 500/1. The subwoofer enclosure is probably one of the best quality enclosures I have seen. My only regret is i didn't get a dual 10" sub enclosure. Your probably wondering what i am talking about, but I am a real bass head and the single 10" is great, more like fantastic for the jeep with the top on, but once you drop it down, I am wishing I had the dual 10". I plan to add another 10" sub as soon as I get rid of the single enclosure. Although the spare storage behind the rear seat is nice for the jumper cables as well as the portable air compressor. I have my amps mounted under the rear seat. To avoid any air circulation issues with the tight space under the rear seat. I fabricated some 1 1/2" steel sq. tubing spacer blocks that actually raise the rear seat up a tad bit allowing plenty of room for the amps and air to circulate over them freely.
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Being in the car audio industry for 25 years and a Bazooka dealer for 5 now I think their products are excellent and have come a long way in the last few years. Pop runs a 6.5 in his TJ but I think an 8 would be a better choice. Just make sure to get the one with the built in D class amp
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I just put 2 punch 12" subs in a truck style sealed box behind my seat with a 350 rms mono amp pushing them. The whole setup cost a little less than $300. The amp has a rotary knob that mounts on the dash, which lets you control how much bass is being put out. I understand you are not looking for all that much bass, but you can turn it down with this type setup.
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a remote gain control helps more than most would think. if you turn the volume up to increase the bass when listening to a song with less bass than others you will cause what is called clipping that will burn out the coil(s) on your sub. clipping causes an ac current to become a dc current. there is a vid on youtube that gives you a good idea on how clipping happens and why its bad or your sub.
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here is a link to the vid on clipping


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