I have the Harmon Karmon ICE system in my 2001 Rover with NAV. I heard a crackling noise instead of the nice bass thump I normally get. Upon inspection one of the two sub speakers was trying to vibrate but just ended up buzzing instead of thumping.
Yes I know I play my music too loud, but I'm partially deaf so it's the only way I can hear the music!
I've searched and found all sorts of aftermarket installations with aftermarket amps and a single 12" speaker. What I didn't see was someone use the existing sub enclosure and change out the small 6.5 inch speakers.
So far I've removed the sub enclosure from the car, and completely dismantled the unit. fitting small replacement sub speakers and wiring it up looks fairly easy.
In case you don't know the amp for the sub-woofer is suspended inside the enclosure, attached with two screws, one in each of the speakers magnets. since my replacement speakers will not be drilled and threaded for screws. I'm thinking of relocating the amp to the floor of the enclosure. I'll just have to drill some holes and use some bolts and spacers to securely attach the amp to the bottom of the enclosure. I'll get some pictures posted soon so you can see how the sub enclosure is designed and assembled
Has anyone else done this with their sub enclosure?
Can anyone recomend a good sub speaker for this application? Sure I could just buy a used replacement OEM sub off of Ebay - but where's the fun in that?
so far I've looked at
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-YRCZH8jqGV ... er&x=0&y=0
and found 3 speakers that might work:
Kicker's 08CVT654 6.5" sub handles up to a hefty 150 watts RMS
JL Audio w3v3 4 ohm
Jl Audio w3v3 8 ohm - JL Audio built their W3v3 sub-woofers to deliver powerful, accurate bass with a medium-power amplifier. The W3v3 series subs work well in a sealed enclosure.
can anyone recommend which speaker to get? do you think the 4ohm speaker would damage the factory sub amp?
let me know your suggestions!