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Unread 03-10-2011, 07:43 PM   #1
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Subwoofer Help - Pioneer TS-SWX251

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I have just finished installing a new head unit and front/soundbar speakers in a 2000 TJ. I chose the Kenwood KMR-330 marine receiver and Polk DB 521's and 651's for the front and rear speakers. I polyfilled behind all of the speakers too. The high's and mid's are great, but as everyone knows, it's lacking bass. I immediately started looking at sub choices and came across SirGCal's in seat sub box, which is an awesome idea and perfect for concealing the sub. I do hope to do this one day when I have the tools and space to build it out. In the meantime, I came across this:

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PU...ount/TS-SWX251

It contains a 10" shallow mount sub, and the dimensions are only 19x12x6, which would fit between the mounts for the two car seats I'm hauling around. It is also downfiring, which I've read is the best for open top cruising. I have a Kenwood KAC 6104d mono amp rated at 200 watts RMS to push the sub.

My questions are: Has anyone had any experience with this sub, and how would one recommend mounting it so that it would be secure, but could be removed if need be rather easily (pad lock and hasp?). Also, it looks to be covered in carpet, so would anyone cover it in something else to try and add water resistance to the sub? Finally, I believe I would be mounting the amp under the rear seat, attached to the bottom of the seat so it's off the cargo area to protect against possible moisture. Any thoughts on the amp mounting?

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Unread 03-11-2011, 08:50 AM   #2
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seems a lil high n price for the sound you would probably get out of it. But i have no first hand experience with that particular one. as far as weather proofing it, you could coat it in fiberglass resin, sand and spray it. Mounting, you could get some L brackets and use any wierd type of screw/bolt just not a phillips or flat head.
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Unread 03-11-2011, 11:26 AM   #3
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I know the MSRP is $219, but it can be had for less than $120 online.

Thanks for the reply thus far.
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Unread 10-01-2011, 07:41 PM   #4
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Jeepbreath,

Did you ever install this subwoofer? Where?

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Unread 10-03-2011, 12:16 PM   #5
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Did you ever end up getting this subwoofer and if so how is it?
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Unread 10-04-2011, 07:02 PM   #6
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Marine13,

I just bought it and will have it installed this week. I paired it with an Alpine PDX 6 amp which may be overkill...

It fits nicely in the way back of my 2011 two door wrangler. Leaves room for packages, groceries, etc. I am thinking of securing it to the cover of the hidden compartment (and maybe replacing the cover with a metal one) with a lock. This would allow for the rear seat to be folded up (by slipping out the compartment - otherwise the speaker blocks the seat).

I'll post results in a new thread once done.

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Unread 10-04-2011, 07:03 PM   #7
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Cubby cover is here:

http://www.amazon.com/Tuffy-Security-Products-2007-2011-Unlimited/dp/B002Y31A1E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1317776599&sr=8-1
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Unread 10-05-2011, 12:02 PM   #8
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Thanks for the response!
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Unread 10-06-2011, 08:03 PM   #9
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I just got the sub installed and it's pretty impressive... at least for my discriminating tastes (if I do say so myself ).

I'll post a more complete review this weekend including some photos. But.. Alpine PDX 6 and Pioneer tw-sws251 both recommended if you're looking for a compact sub solution.

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Unread 10-06-2011, 11:06 PM   #10
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Actually, of the pre-packaged options out there, this is probably one of the best for topless jeeps. It should work nicely for what it is.
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Unread 10-07-2011, 09:59 AM   #11
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I just got the sub installed and it's pretty impressive... at least for my discriminating tastes (if I do say so myself ).

I'll post a more complete review this weekend including some photos. But.. Alpine PDX 6 and Pioneer tw-sws251 both recommended if you're looking for a compact sub solution.

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Show us some pics of how you installed it please.
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sub enclosure

Did anyone try to put this speaker under the backseat? Instead of building a custom box and putting it in to the seat I was thinking about just hollowing out the bottom of the back seat enough to fit this sub enclosure under the seat?
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Unread 03-01-2014, 05:25 PM   #13
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In effect, that is exactly the same thing. You have to hollow out the seat and remove the framework to make the in-seat box anyhow. You would have to do the same to 'put' something like this in the same spot. And I doubt it would support the seat like the custom built box would. You're better off laying it on the floor as others have.
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