Had two projects this weekend, and one was to put in a Kicker 8" subwoofer and Fosgate 500 watt amp. I had replaced the deck with a Kenwood touchscreen DVD a couple weeks ago. New roof speakers are already on order, and I'm trying to decide what to replace the outside speakers with.
I custom made a ported enclosure for the sub to fit perfectly under the dinette. I was originally just going to take the door off, but it sounded surprisingly good with the door closed, and just a bit better with it open, so I left it on for ascetics.
Amp went into the pump/tank/plumbing access area because it seemed the most logical. High amperage power wires from the converter, good access to fine tune the amp, and the space wasn't really used for anything else.
Really? Are you hearing impaired? You will be. Neighbors will be impressed. But here I am being a crotchity judgmental old geez. You probley are a nascar camper. Sorry, it's just that recently I was required to listen to my neighbor's music without escape.
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Seeing the amp under the water lines makes me a bit nervous! Install looks good. Did you install a switch inline with the remote turn on lead, so you can turn the amp on/off when you want? Even at low/moderate volume, those amps kill batteries kinda quickly.
Amazing how the box volume requirements drop when you use a vented enclosure, needs less power as well.
Does that door vibrate when you have the sub turned up?
Surprisingly it doesn't at all. But it is only an 8" sub.
And to OasisBob... Where I camp, there are no neighbors. And you especially couldn't get there in a Kia pulling a trailer!
I'm relieved to hear that you "camp" where there "are no neighbors". You must camp in a very desolate and lonely place...no wildlife other than yourself. Or, if there are other wildlife where you "camp", then you must somehow disregard their presence with your mantra of "Let there be music!". But hey!
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How about a nice pair of quality head phones? Seems to me an amp powered sub woofers and camping are not a good mix. I have sat in a very remote tree stand and enjoyed the distant boom boom boom of some audio nut. The local deer were not impressed either. Sound is one of those things we have to use personal restaint so as not to impose on our fellow man. I would compare a camper with an obnixious sound system to a camper running around naked. One offends the ears the other offends the eyes.