Bass on the cheap?

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Interior Upgrades' started by Kap, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. Kap

    Kap Member

    First, let me preface this by saying that I'm not an audiophile, so if you're into high-end audio, I would love your input, but please don't bludgeon me for what I'm about to propose. :p

    I was considering adding an amp and shallow-mount subwoofer enclosure with a single 8" or 10" underneath the false floor in the hatch to give the stock system a bit more bass, but I think that might actually be overkill for what I'm looking for. I don't need or want a thumping system to be heard outside of the car, but just want to add a bit of richness and bass inside for myself.

    A few weeks back, I came across this post in another FiST forum. The OP installed a dedicated sub and amp as well, but this was the part that piqued my interest:
    That post was over a year old, and those $100+ Kickers have since been discontinued, but I found some dirt cheap Pyle PLPW6D 6.5" subs for under $15 a piece that get surprisingly good reviews. Apparently, they're only about 100 watts RMS, so for a cheap and simple installation, my questions are...

    Might these work well to add a little complimentary bass in the rear doors running off of the head unit power (without an additional amp)?

    And would it make sense to also install passive crossovers to bypass the higher frequencies for these?

    At the 3 minute mark, you can see the speaker in action (at about 100 watts):
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  3. ElijahSky

    ElijahSky New Member

    Mounting depth.

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  4. Kap

    Kap Member

    That's a good point. Pyle lists the depth on their site as 2.9", while the Kickers are listed as 2-7/8", so that seems like a wash, and if he was able to install the Kickers, then the Pyle's should fit too. I haven't taken off the door panels and speakers to see how much room is actually in there, though.
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