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Old 12-27-2019, 04:00 AM
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Default Subwoofer in center console or gunnel ???

On my gamefish 24 having a tough time finalizing the sub location , center console is super thin on right side where I wanna put it I was thinking a startboard backing plate would work perfect and maybe 4200 it on the inside with screws from sub woofer WhAts your thoughts . Running jl m36500 4 and 1 m3/10ib in a m600/6 bridged sub

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I say both..
You will never truly bother water front home owners/fishermen with just one sub woofer. If you don’t have an old guy out on his pier with the water hose pointed at you, shaking a fist. It ain’t loud enough “holmes” or is it “braaah”, “slick”, “vato”...
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That gunnel might not have the depth to put a sub there. Id definitely make sure before you cut a huge hole there. You will be fine mounting in the console. Thats were I would go.
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would consider not installing a subwoofer-two much vibration on a small boat-recently installed system on a much larger cc with no subwoofer-system performs beyond expectations
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Originally Posted by mwgoldman View Post
That gunnel might not have the depth to put a sub there. Id definitely make sure before you cut a huge hole there. You will be fine mounting in the console. Thats were I would go.
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I fish 65 miles offshore so doing 35mph any bass is needed current sets up cannot be heard hence the need for upgrade this is not a beach barge lol
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It’s your world and we just have the pleasure of living in it, you could probably fit two.
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Why two woofers when one will do the job
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The possible downside of console mounting is that if there are any doors/hatches/keys/pieces and parts they will definitely rattle unless you are able to secure everything well. Alternatively you could get a self contained subwoofer like the Wet Sounds (or Bazooka) and put inside the console.
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Mounted a few in the console on various boats, they rattle. And not just on sea hunts. I prefer gunnel mounts, but only if you have the depth. Measure twice!
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I'm glad this came up, hoping some experts would chime in, or some with experience. Ideally there's clearly enough space to mount subwoofers around the console, my concern was rattling all of my electronic connections, and potentially affecting the electronics. Obviously the console is the ideal spot to turn it into a subwoofer box, but not at the cost of affecting electric connections and electronics. Any issues with that potential problem scenario?
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I mounted a 10" JL in an igloo cooler and tied town the lid. Had it in my cc for quite a while. THe bass would make you go crosseyed. I wouldnt put it in the gunnel or the console. Free standing sub is what I would recommend.
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DEf not going igloo cooler style lol I have spared no expense on this boat and will not cut corners lol
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That gunnel will not hold a sub as others have stated. Depth issues.

Console is your only option of those two. Something further to consider is 4200 will not bond to Starboard. If you are good with glass or want to try some glass work there are some good composites that will glass in well and give you a lot of support etc. for the sub. Or....you can got old school with a piece of marine plywood.
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Flatout this info is very useful thank u !! May rethink my install idea !! I can do glass work it’s just not pretty haha someone had posted this awhile back not sure how well it worked though
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I placed my 10" Kenwood sub inside the console. Saw it done that way at a marine sound dealer and decided to try it. Works great. In fact, I have to go back and re-tune to reduce the bass as it is more than I like.

Did't want to cut a huge hole in the console for several reasons, not to mention vibration and possible water intrusion if a severe wave blew out the speaker.

Boat is a BW 210 Outrage. There's a thread on my install on the continuous wave website if you are interested in seeing the project. I constructed a box for the sub as well as I wanted to custom fit the sub inside the console.

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Ah so you just put a box inside the console . The sub I have requires a 2cubic foot min to infinite to work properly 2 foot by two foot box take up a bit of room but def worth a thought
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I just mounted my 10” sub in the console below the wheel. Used 3/4” starboard for a backing.
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I'd put it as far away from your compass as you can. Those thing can really pull your compass off.
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Who uses a compass ???? Lol jk but really all my navigation is gps based



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I'd put it as far away from your compass as you can. Those thing can really pull your compass off.

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