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Old 23 May 2016, 08:57 am
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Default Bass in a convertible

This may have been covered but I couldn't find it.
What have you convertible owners done for effective bass in your car?
I haven't picked up my car yet but I noticed in pictures the trunk in these cars have a roof. The older convertibles I've seen are open to the trunk where the top goes down. Do these PT's have a rear deck when the top is up? In other words, is the trunk sealed?
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Old 23 May 2016, 01:02 pm
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Here ya' go. Follow this link:

Mopar Sub in a PT Convertible

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And you can get your Mopar sub here:
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Old 23 May 2016, 02:19 pm
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There is that way...good^^^^^^

If you want more solid bass hitting and full noticeable response from 120HZ down to *60hz (*about the lowest you can effectively hear in most sound systems in a car) there is an upgraded way to do it which would only cost about $200-250

With the MOPAR if you may find yourself tempted to turn up the sub-woofer for the thrill effect and in this case the unit will NOT perform well. (80 watt peak 3.5-5watts RMS ) But keep in mind that if the intention is to fill in missing low frequency sound the MOPAR sub-woofer can do that when combined with any factory equipt speakers nicely.
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Old 23 May 2016, 05:47 pm
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Default Re: Bass in a convertible

You might also want to check out a Kenwood KSC-SW11 under seat Sub.

I installed this in my convertible a little while back and I couldn't be happier!

Kenwood KSC-SW11 Compact powered subwoofer at

It also comes with a remote to raise and lower the bass response


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Old 24 May 2016, 11:33 am
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Default Re: Bass in a convertible

Good answers! The under seat sub may be the answer. That would do 2 things, It would concentrate the bass where I am sitting so I wont need as much for effect. That way it's not loud to those around me.
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Old 29 Jun 2016, 09:53 pm
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Default Re: Bass in a convertible

I just picked up a Mopar sub to put in my 2005 DC4.

I'm going to do some modifications to make it fit under the seat (reduce some of the overhang spacing, ad polyfiber packing to the interior of the cabinet) if my calculations are correct(which they should be) I should retain the positive "punchy" characteristics of the sub, and eliminate some of its less desirable aspects(it sounds a little too "flubby" on occasion in our 03).

I'll take plenty of pictures and post them when I'm done.

It should be the most cost effective way to ad substantial bass without compromising space.

I already have JL 3.5's in the dash, and Infinity Kappa woofers in the doors(mine is the 8 channel infinity system). I may switch the dual voice coil 6x9's in the rear to Kappas also... But we will see how the sub rounds things out first.
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Old 09 Dec 2016, 03:16 pm
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Default Re: Bass in a convertible

Was looking at that Sub myself. With the small footprint it has, was thinking maybe under the rear shelf in the trunk area.
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Old 09 Dec 2016, 09:23 pm
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Default Re: Bass in a convertible

There are several inexpensive options out there...

I have great success with the Infinity Basslinks. When mounted in the trunk of a late model camaro, it worked well.

I ran the bigger one that's $164:

Boss has some inexpensive ones that will fit under the driver seat too.

These are all self amplified so you don't need to purchase a subwoofer enclosure and the amplifier separately.

Good Luck!

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