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I loved red-beard's solution but wasn't getting enough stereo separation - so decided to place them a little farther apart!!
(seriously, though, what's a stereo??)
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Lee where did you get those pipes, they would sound good on my 3.0.
They look nice, compared to the banana. There are times I like my car to be quiet and other times when I like it loud, do they come with a fader control.

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All hail the fidelity of Sparkomatic!

I have this wonderful Sparkomatic subwoofer with built in "booster amp" -no low level input at all that I recall. I bought it at Auto Zone many years ago for $59.00. I was always told that low low frequencies are not very directional. The speaker seen in the pics just fires into the underside of the center cushion. There are also two big ports on the front where most of the sound comes out. Actually it works great. It would be pretty pointless to try to achieve audiophile type quality in a 914. I also have some pretty good two ways in the front speaker boxes, and some five-way (two tweetter, two mid, one low frequency)Aluminum box speakers from JC Whitney (!) that fit behind the seats on the floor. Those prevent the last inch or so of seat travel, but only with seat at its most upright position.
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you're right about low frequencies not being very directional. Learned that in physics last year
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Why only have dual Subs when three are available at the turn of a screw...



Seriously though, what's the consensus on all this? Is a sub worth the effort to install. A friend at trying to upgrade his '73. Right now, he has a Sony CD and just installed some Kenwood 6x9s in the stock grills. His car is almost factory original otherwise and it would be a shame to really modify something for not. I've seen some nice center console sub enclosures and the passenger side footwell unit looks nice too. Would a 6" in the center console put out enough oomph... lord knows his 1.7 doesn't.
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I agree that it isn't best to chop up anything. That is why I went for the aluminum box speakers. I can take out the speaker and screw the bottom half of the hinge compartment back down, then reattatch the top cushion,if I wanted to. But who am I foolin? I'm never selling this car. I could change it any I wanted to.
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Dave, your muff is cool. I know thats an old pic, but have you tryed cleaning your bumper? If its faded chrome, try Mothers Chrome pollish, Mine used to look like that, now there really nice.

As far as the subwoofer go's I am going to replace my passanger footwell with a fiberglass box with a 300w 8 in sub I bought of ebay for 30 for two, one is in my dads 951 and it sounds really good. I am also using 5 poing black camlock simpson harness's instead of stock (pieces of junk) seatbelts, and in the hole where the seatbelt thing was, (really big hole, good for putting speekers) I am going to make a fiberglass encloser for both sides, and put a full range 3.5 or 4 in speeker and built in tweeter, get a pair for 8 bucks plus shipping off ebay. On top of that I have a cd/mp3/am/fm head unit with detatchable face (120 off ebay) some mids in the factory speeker grills and some full ranges in the door pannels. Whew!!! All for less than 200 bucks!
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DJM914-6 doesn't listen well. 6x9 speakers would NEVER fit in factory grills. Theoretically (and per Crutchfield) 5x7's should. While the screw holes line up, the Kenwood 5708C's are just a little oversized, requiring light modification with a Dremel. Also have an enclosed Pioneer Sub I got some years ago that fits pretty well in passenger foot area. Sony head puts out 35w x 4, but I've attached a California Profile 2100 70w x 2amp and a Tri-Way frquency splitter to drive all the speakers. Sounds great even at 80 with top off. I'll post pix once I get them.

And leave my 1.7 alone - It's good enough to be banned in Iowa and cost me 6 points on license here in SC.

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To answer the question is it worth it to install a Subwoofer in a 914 YES !, I just finished mine yesterday. I created the box from a mold I took of the passenger foam thingy installed a Klipsh 8" speaker and connected to a 400 watt Jensen amp. I have 6 1/2 "
Eclipse door speakers and I am using the internal crossover.
It just screams, with the top off it's like your in a small room.
Get a subwoofer ASAP
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