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    Hi Folks, i have a jvc k-shx751 headunit installed in the vec , and ive always been used to alpine headunits with the bass engine feature and although the jvs is a cracking unit i feel it lacks in a good thump of bass even after playing about with all the settings etc.. what would my next step 2 be to get richer bass?? upgrade my speakers or get a sub and amp???
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    Go for a sub m8, i've just fitted one to enhance the bass whilst watching films and it really has made a huge difference.

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    sub and amp is the best way to go but it all depends how much bass your looking for. if you want a nice punch the either get a 10" sub-amp at no more than 500 watts or just upgrade all your speakers to components, try to stick to the same brand if possible. if you want rolling bass then get at least at 12" sub and make the power output no more than the max output from all your speaker together. if you just want to turn the stereo on and get to work without using fuel the go for something stupidly loud. i would recommend using alpine, kenwood or pioneer subs, also i have had good times with magnat as i used a magnat sub in my previous car, ported the box and it sounded beautiful

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    Thanx for ure input guys what would be easier to fit? comp speakers or sub, and at the end of the day i dont want to be heard thumpin a mile away i just want a richer bass!!(im 2 old 2 be a boy racer!! )

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    Quote Originally Posted by lochgilp
    im 2 old 2 be a boy racer!!

    You sure scott

    Will be interesting to see and hear what you do i have thought about it but i value my boot space for the golf/pram etc

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    Tough call imo, changing speakers will improve sound a lot but then a sub would give you much more bass.

    I put 17cm Alpine's in the rear doors which was a doddle........
    Along with 17cm component alpines in the front doors these needed a spacer due to lack of room behind the speaker when the window was down and i also had to cut a little of the door away as the vauxhall hole is 3/4 round with the bottom being flat (_) that sort of shape but some speakers may be fine without messing around.

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    [QUOTE=Steven]You sure scott

    Ha Ha Steven, thats one thing i am sure about!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    i would go for an active sub scott should give enough punch if you dont want it to load

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    Whats an active sub David??? is that 1 with the amp built in

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    i'll agree with david....active sub sounds like the way you may need to go. 120 odd quid will get you a nice pioneer unit that you can fir behind on of the cubby holes in the boot as a few members have.

    12" sub will sound great IMO but i think it will be too over the top for what you want.

    you can get active subs with bass controls that go from the sub into the cabin and located close to the driver, so you can adjust the bass exactly how you please rather than messing around with the sub control on the HU.

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