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    it looks gay! haha i tried it sounds wack! its more showy i think sealed straight looks clean and sufisticated

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    right - there's just something wrong with someone like xdjaweortahadlkaf talking about sophistication

    lol

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    Well, to each his/her own. Whatever floats your boat.

    I like car stereos that are showy, however, I would never build one myself. I prefer the stealth approach. I like my high quality *expensive* aftermarket stuff to be as hidden and inconspicuous to mischievous eyes as possible. Nothing begs to be stolen more than expensive bling bling for any passers by to look at. That's why I keep my subs tucked away in a plain black box with big grills where you can't even tell what brand they are. I don't go for the visually noticeable custom painted fiberglass boxes and stuff. Too easy for someone passing by my vehicle to notice. If you have a car and the subs will be in the trunk, then it doesn't matter so much, but I have an suv, so anyone that has a notion to can look in the cargo area.

    I am a firm believer that car stereos (other than show stereos, of course) are meant to be listened to, not looked at. (except for the h/u or lcd screen, of course)

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    you must not do any of your own installing then...lol

    because once you start installing it on your own you start to really appreciate the bling stuff.

    While I understand completely what you are saying, I also believe that you can make a system look damn good and be hidden from prying eyes.

    In a SUV for instance, you can make a cover that will cover everything while the rear lid is closed, but reveals everything once it's opened....same concept as in many hatch backs and waggons...

    To me, what impresses is something that retains a somewhat factory appearance. These vehicles where someone has completely removed the entire enterior and rebuilt it don't really do it for me. Sure, they look cool, but IMO it takes more creativity and knowhow to stay within the confines of factory pannels, etc.
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    Actually I do all of my own installs.

    It's the same way with home theaters. Not everyone wants the home theater system to visually dominate the decor of the room. That is why some people have the speakers installed in-wall, and they build a custom compartment in the wall to hold all of their mega $$$ rack gear. You walk into the room, and all you see is a plasma panel on the wall. In reality they have tens of thousands of dollars worth of gear in there, you just don't see it. You only hear it.

    I feel this way about car audio. I like to retain as much functionality of the vehicle as I can, and if you make all these colorful custom mounts for the subs and amps, the look of the interior of the vehicle becomes dominated by the car stereo. If that's your thing, awesome, but it's not something I'm going for. Besides that, you don't have much room left to actually haul something in the cargo area because it becomes dominated by the audio equipment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red GTi VR6
    right - there's just something wrong with someone like xdjaweortahadlkaf talking about sophistication

    lol

    hehehehe


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    The cone of a subwoofer is like the head of a drum. No different. It doesent matter whether it's inverted or not. As pointed out earlier, the only difference it makes is in respect to enclosure volume, which is .2-.3 cubic feet at best. All a subwoofer does is compress/rarify the air. whether you are listening to the front or back of it's diaphram(sp?) (cone) will not matter. There might be a few adjustments made like reversing the phase (polarity) of the woofer, or maybe mechanical or air noise issues caused by the exposed speaker basket, but other than that, inverted mounting of a sub is identical to in-box mounting.
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    inverted subs pictures

    here are a few pics of the the way i installed my subs in my trunk inverted. There dual 10inch. I wanted to take up the least amount of space in my trunck so i could still use it. At the time i was still in college and needed to carry a lot of stuff back and forth from home to college on move in/out days. When i get a new car, very soon, i'll keep them inverted its nice to still actually have a trunk and subs at the same time.

    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/236343




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    Looks nice but being realistic.. you would have gotten more trunk space with normal mount even with compensation for displacement. The only time a mount like this really saves room is if they subs do not extend into a useable area, which is usually up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rz22g View Post
    Looks nice but being realistic.. you would have gotten more trunk space with normal mount even with compensation for displacement. The only time a mount like this really saves room is if they subs do not extend into a useable area, which is usually up.
    holy thread bump batman. you registered to argue?


    i inverted my sub for 2 reasons
    1. looked rather interesting to see the motor from inside the car looking back into the seat hole
    2. i didnt have a terminal cup

    sounded fine as long as you switch the phase.
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