TECH Car Audio Peeps, WTF is going on?

ExDelayed

Active Member
Aug 6, 2002
3,685
Ogden, UT
The car is an `05 E500. There are 2 Kenwood 12s in the trunk in a 1.75cuft (per sub) sealed enclosure. Sitting in it with the motor running it sounds like the subs cant breathe, for lack of better wording. I know they are taking the power but the bass is less then spectacular. I would almost go so far as to say the factory sub-less system hit harder. Right now I have pulled a piece of trim in the package tray out and I can see into the trunk and it helped somewhat, thankfully my windows are tinted so others cant see in as well. What gets strange is when I pop the trunk the subs hit like mad. What is going on?

Cliffs: Trunk closed, subs suck. Trunk open, subs hit.
 
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ExDelayed

Active Member
Aug 6, 2002
3,685
Ogden, UT
Checked and all is good. I am leaning more towards the trunk is too isolated from the passenger compartment. :(
 

GlocksRock

Glock > You
Jun 15, 2003
6,634
North Carolina
I had that problem before... it was my first car, an 88 Pontiac Bonneville, I had 2 12's in there, but you could barely hear them, even though the gear wasn't all that great, it still should have been much louder than it was. My solution... sell it and get a new car, which is what I did, I bought a hatchback, and after a few speaker changes, I ended up with a pair of JL Audio 15W1s powered off a HiFonics amp, and that was loud as hell back then. But my car got stolen, and so did the system, but now I have much better stuff.
 

tjamz

New Member
Nov 12, 2007
604
You can always try turning the subs to face the opposite direction. Sometimes this works very well.
 

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