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Old 09-24-2008, 12:47 PM   #1
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Accesory Subwoofer?

So what has been learned about this accessory? Is the car prewired for it already if you have the BA system? Is it a powered inclosure? I'm not really big on the speakers shown in the display but I'm open to change.

What do ya' know?
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Old 09-24-2008, 01:27 PM   #2
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From the pic showed, they have pictured dual MTX subwoofers. Obviously we now know that these pics, aren't accurate in any way. Seeing how it shows a cat-back exhaust with only one pipe vs the true duals both the V6 & V8 will have.

I imagine it'll be similar for the Camaro how it is for other GM cars that currently come available with a subwoofer system. My Cobalt SS Supercharged came with a 10" Pioneer that is attached to the sidewall in the trunk just aft of the rear tire well. It's already pre-wired into the stock head unit.

I imagine seeing that Boston Acoustics will be the equipped speaker system that the Camaro is getting, it'll probably be one of their subwoofers. (maybe not.)

Obviously aftermarket will give you way better sound but re-wiring especially if you get a new head unit will most likely be required.
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i'll be gettin an aftermarket reversed-setup sub system, one ine one out. at least i want to
make my own box if i have ta!
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Old 09-24-2008, 05:08 PM   #4
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Hmm... good points. I was never much of an MTX-guy so I'd be willing to bet it would be a BA set-up. That box seemed a little much so maybe it's going to be more integrated into the trunk as you've suggested. Hmm...
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I'm all for it if it is properly integrated into the trunk. Otherwise, I may be getting a really good single box and tossing that in the trunk.
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See - that's why I was a little perplexed as to why it was such a large box. I noticed the catback didn't seem to be correct but didn't really figure it could be the same for the subwoofer.

What price would you pay for a subwoofer? Please keep in mind I really doubt it's going to have like 500 watts or something but what do you think is a worth-while set-up and how much would you pay?
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A little info some one asked john cox about the sub box while i was nearby and he said that the subwoofers will be MTX brand, BA was given the chance to bid that into thier initial system but passed on the subwoofers. That was untill they found out that MTX had bid on a system and that they would produce the addon subwoofer. So the actual subwoofers will be MTX's but the enclosure may change or be completely different.
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Yeah, even if MTX does have the contract, I'm sure they aren't going to just put let's say 2 12"s in a box and throw it in the trunk....

They may put them on each side of the trunk walls. If they offer a dual subwoofer system. It might just my a single sub. Who knows?
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Old 09-24-2008, 08:13 PM   #9
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having worked in the car audio field MTX is garbage, they pound but not for long the suspension wears out fast in them. For serious poundage go with Orion or JL. at least in my opinion those are two of the better brands. though i definatly prefer Orion to anything.

My sub setup will be the Orion 1200w 12's with 2 1200w amps and stick the subs in front of the rear lights pointed in at a slight angle. and dynamat. lots and lots of dynamat
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:43 AM   #10
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I've only had Cerwin Vegas and have a set of VS150s for my home, and those pound like my ears owe them money. They have long suspensions and can go for days. Shoot, they're about 15 years old now...

I'm sure whatever they use will be good
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Well I have a subwoofer in the basement that used to be in our old Ford Van (dad bought it not me) and was the only part of the sound system in that that wasn't knicked because it was to big and heavy, lol. It packs a hell of a punch though so I'll probably throw that in the complement the BA system.
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Im not too worried about bass. With how loud my exhaust will be it isn't going to be even worth trying to listen to the radio
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Im not too worried about bass. With how loud my exhaust will be it isn't going to be even worth trying to listen to the radio
dayum what mods are u plannin on doin and how loud WILL it be???

im thinking of getting JL subs to enhance my music, but i also want the cat back getup. i want to be able to hear an enhanced sound when im not listening to the Camaro purr on cat back exhaust...
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Well I am not a fan of aftermarket radio stuff and subs anyway. I put a JL (stealthbox or whatever they were called) in my 1997 camaro. It was cool since it didn't take any space away and I was 20 years old then, but with the radios today I can't see why you would need it louder or clearer. Believe me I am a music freak too, been playing guitar for 17 years so I am really into it. I guess b/c I am a hard rock/metal/death metal fan i don't see the need for a sub. Thats for you techno and rap people

I had a flowmaster American Thunder cat back on my 1997 and it was pure sex. Loud but sooooo sweet. This car I would do LG LongtubeHeaders with maybe no cats and a flowmaster! You won't be able to think it will be so much rumble!

I used to set off car alarms with my 1997 with the Flows.....that was with no headers lol
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Well I am not a fan of aftermarket radio stuff and subs anyway. I put a JL (stealthbox or whatever they were called) in my 1997 camaro. It was cool since it didn't take any space away and I was 20 years old then, but with the radios today I can't see why you would need it louder or clearer. Believe me I am a music freak too, been playing guitar for 17 years so I am really into it. I guess b/c I am a hard rock/metal/death metal fan i don't see the need for a sub. Thats for you techno and rap people

I had a flowmaster American Thunder cat back on my 1997 and it was pure sex. Loud but sooooo sweet. This car I would do LG LongtubeHeaders with maybe no cats and a flowmaster! You won't be able to think it will be so much rumble!

I used to set off car alarms with my 1997 with the Flows.....that was with no headers lol
hahaha thats awesome!
as far as subs and rock/heavy metal go: that is EXACTLY why i want an upgraded sound system! i want a reversed sub setup (creates a punchier sound, less of the deep-end bassy stuff you hear with rap)
i guess im making it my own agenda to blast some Heavy Metal back into the Rap polluted hwys
don't get me wrong, i like rap, just not most of the radio stuff. IMO theres no reason why metal cant be blasted the way rap is?

either way...
noise pollution all the way! yeah!
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Old 09-26-2008, 12:23 PM   #16
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I just feel if the bass is overpowered I can't hear the guitar well and me no likes that. My last 3 cars I have thought the stock upgraded stereo was plenty fine. Like for the camaro there will be some 11 speaker monster system I think. Thats fine by me, no need to add more weight to the car
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cool!
I, on the other hand, need to feel that double-pedal kick thump on my chest!
yeeehaw!
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I just feel if the bass is overpowered I can't hear the guitar well and me no likes that. My last 3 cars I have thought the stock upgraded stereo was plenty fine. Like for the camaro there will be some 11 speaker monster system I think. Thats fine by me, no need to add more weight to the car
nine speakers, and will be good for me
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I agree with you all the way i like both kinds of music i mostly listen to rap but rock when i workout but the rap on the radio is the worst music i have ever heard here and there is some good stuff but most is junk and there is some rock songs out there that do hit pretty hard with a lot of bass



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hahaha thats awesome!
as far as subs and rock/heavy metal go: that is EXACTLY why i want an upgraded sound system! i want a reversed sub setup (creates a punchier sound, less of the deep-end bassy stuff you hear with rap)
i guess im making it my own agenda to blast some Heavy Metal back into the Rap polluted hwys
don't get me wrong, i like rap, just not most of the radio stuff. IMO theres no reason why metal cant be blasted the way rap is?

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noise pollution all the way! yeah!
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Old 09-29-2008, 07:42 PM   #20
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My Alpine head unit in my Colorado has a full speed connection for my ipod so it sounds great and iI can control it through the remote. All music sounds better at FULL range which requires a Sub with POWER. The BA head unit with 245 wats is still very bacic power wise. I will definately need more power and subs. I like the Alpine PDX 1.1000 amp for the subs. It actually bench tested to 1145 watts (RMS), not peak. All of Alpines PDX series amps come with an actual bench test report. If it will fit, I will probably fasten a box with two subs to the back seat that folds down. That way when you fold the seat down you have all the bass right behind you. 10's or 12's if it will fit.
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BTW I have two of the Alpine 1000 watt amps with two Pioneer 10's and another 600 watt 4 way for the 6 1/2's in the doors. I will be ordering a high output alternator if I can when I order on the 13th.
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Anybody else use Elemental Design subs and amps? I used to spend thousands of dollars on speakers, and usually ended up disappointed. Until I found Elemental Design, they are amazing.

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I will probably fasten a box with two subs to the back seat that folds down. That way when you fold the seat down you have all the bass right behind you. 10's or 12's if it will fit.
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Most of the time, I sit here with the wife, reading all these posts while she is doing her ( real work related issues and she hears me "laugh" or say Shit !! )

What I mean by this, is the reality of the new Camaro...., and ALL the associated costs of it, by the very young crowd who WANTS to own one.

Such as...I WANT THIS..... I WANT THAT ...I WANT THIS....I WANT THAT..

This seems like a CHRISTMAS WISH LIST......

I just posted in another thread, (who will get 1 as soon as they can,) and out of 22 posts, as my posting, 22 people have said they CANNOT GET 1 at release time...

I am 54 yo....Retired with a pension....and CAN afford one....Have a HOME PAID IN FULL
Have a 2007 Impala LTZ ( almost paid for )

But I do NOT come on here, just (A WISHING TO EVERYONE, WHAT I WANT) on every thread on this site....

I see some people being post whores, and "patting themselves on the back" for doing so, to get 1,000 posts.....Get a life...besides SITTING on the site posting on EVERYTHING YOU SEE !!

Sorry for my rant.....but it is true....hate to see and hear BRAGGARTS.....

Such as 15-18 y/o or YOUNGER, who cannot get a Camaro for 2-3 years....I understand you LOVE for the Camaro....but .......
im glad to know you care as much as i do about my 1000th post aswell, i take a little exception to you being mad about the post count thing. posting is how you ask questions get answers and generally help people learn things, but really in an information drought like we are having right now, what can you expect, we are putting out a few fires caused by indy and answering questions people have. im glad that you are ready to buy the car as we need as many people as possible to, we need the sales we need GM profitable and im glad you are willing to help with that. if you dont like a thread dont read any more of it. the forum is only as good as what you put into it.
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thanks for your input!
as some of us need help coming to the realization that sacrifices will have to be made, in order to purchase this vehicle we're devastatingly infatuated with

but this comment may be better placed in the pricing segment
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