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8" vs 10" Sub in 21' Bowrider

Discussion in 'Boat Electronics' started by Matt, Apr 25, 2009.

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  1. Matt

    Matt Guest

    I'm redoing my stereo system and would like to put a 10" Sub enclosure (the
    bazooka non-ampified tube) but it takes up too much space, anyone have
    practical experience on how much of a difference the 8" vs 10" sub will be?
    the 8" fits perfect under the seat. I'm not in my Teens and need a BOOMING
    system but i do want it to sound complete.

    Thanks for any advice...
  2. GregS

    GregS Guest

    Tubes are not good for square areas.
    In my bowrider there was space on the passenger side up under the legspace.
    I may have opened it up into the front area. I had a squarish 8 inch woofer box
    I allready had made for mobile, using an 8 inch Madisound dual coil driver
    with suitable sized box. I'm trying to remember back to 1994.
    A 10 inch requires a larger box, but each driver requires matching the parameters
    and that determines size and box type. Sometimes in a vented system, having the
    vented opening enter the listening sopace works well. A 10 inch is generally the best
    choice for power handling and efficiency, and driver resonance. If ti does not fit,
    then you can't use it, but you can use a closed box system using a closed box woofer,
    in a smaller box, by using more power and bass boost. Box size can be increased by
    using compressed fiberglass, up to 40%.

    Mine used a fairly smal amp about 40 watts. The HU was a Blaupunct with 4 Radio Shack
    speakers in a 4 arrangement facing inward on brackets under the side ledges.

    Found one pic of my and my bros 20 footer. its got a tight front cover for use out in Lake Erie.

  3. GregS

    GregS Guest

    How I put in a space confined stealth subwoofer, in my former 280Z
    4 - 6 1/2 inch drivers. I used a big amp with 4 channels and probably 200 watts on the woofers.

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