As we know the factory 9 speaker system is ok but not good or great. I'm only using the door speakers and have the center speaker covered with a piece of Noico 80ml sound deadening left over from the spare tire well insulation job. It stops the plastic rattling too. The back deck speakers are useless. I would like to fill out the sound and improve the bass from the rear of the car for rock and funk music.....no loud deep pounding bass as I'm an old guy. I'm looking for low to mid volume sound for highway cruising and not looking at spending a bundle. I've read lots of posts (including a 23 page post that turned out to be useless as I don't have the sub wiring plug to the trunk). I'm making the assumption that the factory amp doesn't have the capacity to run any worthwhile speakers out back so adding an amp and running power is a given. I'd like to stay away from taking away trunk space. Here is my preliminary plan. It might be technically flawed. Thoughts?
- order Forscan to turn off the EQ so the back speaker signal will be full range
- LOC - AudioControl LC2i so I can grab the signal that goes to the rear speakers and use it as an input to the amp
- option a) mono sub amp and mount it in the spare tire well / mount 2 - 8 inch subs under the deck. There is a post where somebody used Kicker 8Cs 'free air' subs. Takes very little trunk space away.
- option b) mount a powered sub under the deck like a Rockford Fosgate Punch P300-12 or something similar (not sure if I need a LOC for these)