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04-07-2016, 01:39 PM
Thinking of ordering a RF PS-8 powered sub. It should fit under the hatch floor beside the spare. Any one have an experience with their powered subs? Will a smaller sub still sound alright under the false floor, or should i try to jam it under a seat?

04-09-2016, 08:30 PM
I don't have personal experience (yet - looking to build a box or get a Soundstream USB-8A or similar and put it by the spare as well) but I would expect that it would sound much better in the trunk. The flip up cover is thinner and more sound-permeable than your seats, which are super padded and will muffle output. The rear hatch will act as a natural acoustic reflector to add volume to the sound (the equivalent of "corner loading" a HT sub) and the sound will be more even throughout the cabin, especially in the front. If you put it under a seat it will be more localized and someone's butt will be vibrating constantly, plus rear passengers will probably kick it.

04-10-2016, 09:35 AM
Cool, I figured being such a small car it wouldn't make much difference, but I've never used one of the all-in-one subs before. It's a shame they couldn't have moved that spare over a little bit more so we could tuck a 10" in there without building a custom box.