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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-22-2005, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
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I'm going to purchase either a 6" or an 8" Bazooka tube. My issue has to do with space. It's going under the rear seat of a truck. I've done some research and the issue I may have is the physical size of the tube. I just sold my 80watt 10" tube, it wasn't going to fit.

The 8" tube will fit with some, potential, modifications to the vehicle, i.e. shimming the seat. I don't care for that since I can't vouch for the safety and I will, eventually, have a child car seat back there from time to time. I may also be able to modify the stock seat for more room; the underside. Neither of these has me too exicted, but it can be done.

The other option is a 6" tube, with similar specs. No space issues there, but I'm concerned about the sound. I know what a 80 watt 10" tube sounds like, and I don't have concerns going to a 100 watt 8" tube. But now, we're talking a 100 watt 6" tube.

So, my question is... Will there be a discernable difference between the 6" and the 8" tube?

I've decided on these two models:

BTA6100
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Voltage 12
Power Handling 100 watts
Power Output 100 watts
Channels 1
Impedance n/a
Frequency Response 35-125
Hi Input Level yes
Battery Voltage Range 10.5-14.4
Crossover Range fixed @ 85 Hz
Remote Control optional
RCA Input yes
Hi Level Input yes
Auto Turn On yes
Subsonic Filter yes
Voice Coil Size 1.5
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Voltage 10.5-14.4
Power Output 100 watts
Channels 1
Impedance n/a
Frequency Response 35-125
Fuse 10 amo
Crossover yes
Hi Input Level yes
Battery Voltage Range 10.5-14.4
Crossover Range fixed @ 85 Hz
Bass EQ no
Auxillary Fuse no
Remote Control optional
RCA Input yes
Hi Level Input yes
Auto Turn On yes
Subsonic Filter no
Voice Coil Size 1.5 inch
Magnet Weight 40 oz.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-22-2005, 08:13 AM
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I think you'll be ok... you'll notice a difference with the real low bass sounds but for the most part it will still add loads to a standard 4 door stereo setup.

I believe the OEM sub in my F150 FX4 is a 6" and it sounds great... of coarse its part of a 300 watt stereo system made for that truck but you understand. Whenever you go smaller you will notice some...

Why don't you go to a stereo shop or Circuit City and take a listen to the various sizes....

With the fitment issues you are saying, I don't believe you have a choice. Get the 6" and learn to live with it. I'm the same as you, I wouldn't want to modify the truck either, especially for the safety concern with some very valuable packages on top of that seat aka your kids!




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I think I'd better go have a listen, but I'm leaning toward the 6" because I don't want any safety issues.
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lol reminds me of putting a 10" jl audio sube in a jl box behind the seat of my toyota pickup standard cab. lol the ones ehre the seat goes up against the back = no room behind the seat. lol the box is really skinny but it worked, put it back there n smashed it in. i personally would jsut get what fits.

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You could also check on a setup I believe it is called a stealth box by Kicker they make them to fit under your center console

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I have two 10's with amp under the back seat of my Dodge Quad Cab.
They are installed in a Stealth box and rock.
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Yeah that is the type of setup that Ford put in my truck... they call it the audiophile system or somin... I like it... it's one of the nicest sounding OE systems I've ever heard...




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Not sure what kind of money you want to spend, but a custom shop can usually come up with some creative places to put a sub. There are usually some suitable chambers in the vehicle. Those bazookas are a great sub for the bucks as long as it fits. 6 inch will probably give you enough. Are you adding this to a stock system or do you have an aftermarket headunit? If you go to Circuit City, make sure everything but what you want to hear is turned off! They have subs and amps all over the place and sometimes you are listening to more than you think. Probably as good a price as you'll find on equipment and decent products.
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Well this is true...make sure it's a fair shot.... plus it will sound different...maybe better...maybe not as good in your vechicle...




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