I thought I'd seen a thread and pics here about stereo installs -- specific to subwoofer locations, setups, etc., but after searching here I can't find it. So, apologies in advance for failing on the self-serve front.
I'm patching together a skunkworks stereo upgrade, and am a bit stumped about where...and how...to place a subwoofer in the Heat. Add that I'm not a stereo guru...and you can see chances for a hack job is high. Want to avoid this.
My general idea is
- a head-unit replacement (bought a near-new one off Craigslist last night)
- 6 channel amp (bought a nice one off Craigslist today).
- Straight swap for better 6.5" round speakers, in the same location as the current/stock 4 speakers there. Haven't found speakers yet. I may slap two more up by the helm and passenger side -- for better underway soundage.
- ADD a subwoofer (10"?), with dedicated mono sub amp - or bridged from the 6 channel amp I purchased.
So, those of you with a sub, or subs, in your Heat -- I'm all ears and eyes (pics appreciated).
Ideally, for clean install purposes, I think I'd like the sub to go in the vertical facing of the rear bench (I supposed I'd need to construct a box to surround this speaker) -- unless there's a better solution. I don't want to use the storage space under the step-up to the open bow -- which is one approach I've heard of.
Ideas and thought starters appreciated.