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Old 11-26-2009, 09:21 AM   #1
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Did anyone get the Factory Installed Subwoofers with Amp.

Did anyone get the Factory Installed Subwoofers with Amp. If so, can you post pictures. I want to get it but I am wondering about the looks of the setup.:(
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Old 11-26-2009, 10:06 AM   #2
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I ordered my 2SS/RS with LS-3 March 10th of 2009 and took delivery on July 31st at 7:30am. During the ordering process, the only option for sound system was upgrading to the 9 speaker Boston Accoustic system, the subwoofer upgrade wasn't available yet. As far as the amp, the car has a factory amp installed already. It is located in the trunk on the left side under the molding. I am not sure if there is another amp to get other than after-market if you order the subwoofer kit.
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Old 11-26-2009, 11:03 AM   #3
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Do not buy factory option upgrades as not worth theoney. The Boston system is worthy but you can get a much better setup using other aftermarket subs sand amps. Check subthump on here for camaro specific options. I got a custom box with a jl 12w7 and amp setup and sounds awesome with Boston system.
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Old 11-26-2009, 11:46 AM   #4
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I listened to one of another customer at the dealership, definately not worth the dinero. I got my audio integrations setup and love it, sounds way nicer, and looks the factory part. I'll post up some pics soon.
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Old 11-26-2009, 01:49 PM   #5
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I am getting ready to order my car this week, so that is one no on the sub option, anyone else have or heard it.
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Old 11-26-2009, 01:51 PM   #6
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I agree with above posts - go aftermarket! SubThump enclosures, amps, speakers are GREAT!! Worth the money!
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Old 11-26-2009, 04:26 PM   #7
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Did anyone get the Factory Installed Subwoofers with Amp. If so, can you post pictures. I want to get it but I am wondering about the looks of the setup.:(
Here is the factory MTX system without the screen/cages. Sounds great!
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Old 11-26-2009, 04:57 PM   #8
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aesthetically, I'd have to see it to be worth the $. Can definitely use a 'better' set-up that's cheaper.
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Old 11-26-2009, 10:20 PM   #9
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Thought these were dealer installed.
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Old 11-26-2009, 11:39 PM   #10
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Do not buy factory option upgrades as not worth theoney. The Boston system is worthy but you can get a much better setup using other aftermarket subs sand amps. Check subthump on here for camaro specific options. I got a custom box with a jl 12w7 and amp setup and sounds awesome with Boston system.

Okay, Thank you very much C5 community. OKay no factory subwoofers got it. I like what they do over at subthump but that place is a little to far for me.
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Old 11-27-2009, 02:08 AM   #11
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Too far? You can just order them and put them in yourself. Not that hard. Also there's at least 1 very good DIY thread with pictures!
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Old 11-27-2009, 02:34 AM   #12
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Too far?

Yeah I know, I kind of thought about ordering them after I posted the thread. ????YOU ONLY HAVE ONE SUB????

Thank for you help again.
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Old 11-27-2009, 10:04 AM   #13
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Actually Factory sub is good

I work at the dealership and we have a factory dealer installed MTX sub installed on a Camaro. Number one its a simple plug and play system. Takes all the strain off the front speakers and lets them do there job while the sub takes care of all the bass. The box its self is very nice quility, black hard plastic, bolts down in the back of the trunk up real close to the pass thru. (which you do lose the pass thru) however you hardly lose any trunk space and the fit and finish is excellent. The sub does have a custom matched 200watt amp and cross over built-in too. The speakers actually have a black metal grill to protect the speakers as well. Dealer installed also comes with 3yr/36,000 mile warranty too.

Sure there are better systems, but there generally not plug and play and do you really want someone pulling your dash apart to get the factory radio out to connect a custom fitted system. I looked at JL Audio which is super nice but the sub box at Crutchfield for the Camaro is $849.00 plus the recommended amp is $999. plus wiring and installation. So for $1000 bucks plug and play, super nice fit and finish its not a bad system at all and makes a huge difference in how loud you can turn it up with distorting the speakers.

B+ in my opion, not bad at all.
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Old 11-27-2009, 10:21 AM   #14
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The SubThump system is VERY easy to install with pictures and instructions step by step to hook up amp. Everything is hooked up in the trunk as no wires must be run to actual radio so you don't have to worry with pulling dash apart as it isnt necessary. Yes 1 Sub is more than enough if you want to hear lyrics at all. I have 1 JL 12W7 installed and the bass is only halfway and sounds awesome with Boston Accoustic system. If you turn bass up it blurs your vision but if this is what you want, it can be done. SubThump has boxes for more than 1 sub also but I personally think it is overkill. I highly recommend you call Steve at SubThump and talk to him and tell him exactly what you want and he can get you setup and if you have any issues, he is only a phone call away to answer all your questions and help with install if you need it.
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Old 11-27-2009, 10:31 AM   #15
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Well... to each is his own... But for me... I can add a sub and amp for much les than 1000 bucks. And sound twice as nice as that over rated MXT unit.. sorry... I aslo hear a a customers 1000. dollar ad on... way to much... But he was happy.. That's all that matters... Thanks
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Old 11-27-2009, 10:59 AM   #16
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I agree that a grand is a little steep for what you are getting. Granted the plug and play bit is nice, but that's about the only part that makes it worthwhile. If it were half the cost like the rest of the pre-fabbed mtx systems, it might make it a lot more attractive to add to the car. I have sold many many complete packages that inlcuded a box, two 12s and a 1,000watt amp that didn't cost a grand (even with shipping added in). And believe me, these will make a lot more bass than the factory system. A 200 watt amp on two 10s means 100watts per sub. That's maybe audible bass, but not exacty gonna slam. So paying a grand for just a little bump isn't completely worthwhile IMO. Maybe to some it is.

Our single stealth setups can easily achieve that much bass or more for about half what GM wants. Plus you still keep your pass thru and nearly all of your trunk space. Not mention that you can use your own equipment and are not tied to the mtx brand. Again, you do not have to pull the radio to add aftermarket amplifiers. In fact on most cars, all the wiring is contained in the trunk so hookup really isn't bad at all. I guess it's all in personal preference. The point is that there are always those looking for a LOT more for their $$. And Camaro 5 is a complete testament to that. There are better options available. Anyone who wants to lay down a grand and have more bass than the GM system or just want to spend a lot less, give me a shout.

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Old 11-27-2009, 01:12 PM   #17
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Subthump is the way to go....
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Old 11-27-2009, 02:55 PM   #18
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I agree that a grand is a little steep for what you are getting. Granted the plug and play bit is nice, but that's about the only part that makes it worthwhile. If it were half the cost like the rest of the pre-fabbed mtx systems, it might make it a lot more attractive to add to the car. I have sold many many complete packages that inlcuded a box, two 12s and a 1,000watt amp that didn't cost a grand (even with shipping added in). And believe me, these will make a lot more bass than the factory system. A 200 watt amp on two 10s means 100watts per sub. That's maybe audible bass, but not exacty gonna slam. So paying a grand for just a little bump isn't completely worthwhile IMO. Maybe to some it is.

Our single stealth setups can easily achieve that much bass or more for about half what GM wants. Plus you still keep your pass thru and nearly all of your trunk space. Not mention that you can use your own equipment and are not tied to the mtx brand. Again, you do not have to pull the radio to add aftermarket amplifiers. In fact on most cars, all the wiring is contained in the trunk so hookup really isn't bad at all. I guess it's all in personal preference. The point is that there are always those looking for a LOT more for their $$. And Camaro 5 is a complete testament to that. There are better options available. Anyone who wants to lay down a grand and have more bass than the GM system or just want to spend a lot less, give me a shout.
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:05 AM   #19
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Here is the factory MTX system without the screen/cages. Sounds great!

If i told my friends I just spent 1150 dollars and showed them that... They would probably **** slap me and to boot 200 watt amp >< that makes me cry

If you guys haven't noticed yet buying things through gm is way overprice...
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:27 AM   #20
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I work at the dealership and we have a factory dealer installed MTX sub installed on a Camaro. Number one its a simple plug and play system. Takes all the strain off the front speakers and lets them do there job while the sub takes care of all the bass. The box its self is very nice quility, black hard plastic, bolts down in the back of the trunk up real close to the pass thru. (which you do lose the pass thru) however you hardly lose any trunk space and the fit and finish is excellent. The sub does have a custom matched 200watt amp and cross over built-in too. The speakers actually have a black metal grill to protect the speakers as well. Dealer installed also comes with 3yr/36,000 mile warranty too.

Sure there are better systems, but there generally not plug and play and do you really want someone pulling your dash apart to get the factory radio out to connect a custom fitted system. I looked at JL Audio which is super nice but the sub box at Crutchfield for the Camaro is $849.00 plus the recommended amp is $999. plus wiring and installation. So for $1000 bucks plug and play, super nice fit and finish its not a bad system at all and makes a huge difference in how loud you can turn it up with distorting the speakers.

B+ in my opion, not bad at all.
so by plug and play it seems ur saying that it acts like a crossover but directing the low frequencies to the sub and making the fronts component speakers.

sweet! for me (most of you won't understand), this is a factory designed and calculated add-ons to balance out the system. if all ya want is to annoy the cars around you, hack in an aftermarket amp. but i believe this add-on will actually change the dynamics of the BA system.
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Old 01-17-2010, 02:59 AM   #21
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I work at the dealership and we have a factory dealer installed MTX sub installed on a Camaro. Number one its a simple plug and play system. Takes all the strain off the front speakers and lets them do there job while the sub takes care of all the bass. The box its self is very nice quility, black hard plastic, bolts down in the back of the trunk up real close to the pass thru. (which you do lose the pass thru) however you hardly lose any trunk space and the fit and finish is excellent. The sub does have a custom matched 200watt amp and cross over built-in too. The speakers actually have a black metal grill to protect the speakers as well. Dealer installed also comes with 3yr/36,000 mile warranty too.

Sure there are better systems, but there generally not plug and play and do you really want someone pulling your dash apart to get the factory radio out to connect a custom fitted system. I looked at JL Audio which is super nice but the sub box at Crutchfield for the Camaro is $849.00 plus the recommended amp is $999. plus wiring and installation. So for $1000 bucks plug and play, super nice fit and finish its not a bad system at all and makes a huge difference in how loud you can turn it up with distorting the speakers.

B+ in my opion, not bad at all.
Do you know if the "Install kit" has the harness that you use to plug n play the GM system in with? If so this plug can be modified so you can plug it into the car then run your low level audio to your amps along with your remote power on and your set, no tearing into the dash etc. Can you let me know whats included in the install kit? Thanks!
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so by plug and play it seems ur saying that it acts like a crossover but directing the low frequencies to the sub and making the fronts component speakers.

sweet! for me (most of you won't understand), this is a factory designed and calculated add-ons to balance out the system. if all ya want is to annoy the cars around you, hack in an aftermarket amp. but i believe this add-on will actually change the dynamics of the BA system.
I agree. I ordered the Factory MTX Sub System from GMpartsdirect for $780 (shipped). I thought that was a more than fair deal. The Plug and Play feature was the deciding factor. I installed a sound system before (in my 94 Camaro) and am not a big fan of tearing down the interior to add an aftermarket. Its not here yet. I just ordered it yesterday. But $780 is more than decent.
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$780 is a rip! if I can get a hold of the install kit if it has the harness... I wish someone would let me know, I've asked a bunch of times... anyway if that kit can be ordered separately you can make your own plug n play for much less, especially me, seeing as how I already have the amps, subs and boxes I want to use. even if I did not a few hun would get me there easy. not $800! But the upside to that is that it's "GM OEM" so if you decide to sell it then you'll get a few bucks more for it... not much, but maybe a few, if you sell it to a dealer? who am I kidding they don't give you squat for it.
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i had a custom g35 set up for wayyyyy under 1000. all fiberglass enclosed 2 12" kicker l7 2 amps and a capacitor for under 700
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my setup is identical to the subthump.. amp on the right sub on the left.

I went with the highest end JBL and did a W10GTi MkII 10" Sound Quality Comp sub
and the New GTO7001 700w x1 RMS amplifier. installed, cables etc. for under $900.00
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