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Old 08-15-2012, 03:59 PM
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Currently have 3 sets of JL M770's. adding (1) JL 10" M-IB sub. the issue I have is there are limited areas to mount it. the only area with the depth is up front (as shown in pic) This is where the inside gunwhale is kicked out and has space in between. It has more depth as you go more forward. Will the sub (one for now may add another depending on how one works) is it too far forward, away from the console to mount it forward of the two forward most speakers shown? If i come back anymore I don't have the depth. I am trying to avoid trim spacer rings. the only other possibility is under the leaning post in a down-firing install. Don't know if that would sound bad? the other 2 sets of 770's are mounted where thet brought approx. 9" colums down from top to bottom. the boat is a 2011 28 Whitewater.

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Def in leaning post, you don't "live"forward......
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Def in leaning post, you don't "live"forward......
I have a large sea vee leaning post, the seat folds up with about 10" of depth and runs about 34" wide for storage, it would take up some room but nut much given the size on the l/p. when i lift up the seat i will be seeing the back of the magnet/driver. I can center flush mount it (fiberglass bottom) and have it down-firing the distance between the sub face and when the cooler is in place will only be about 2" Do you think that location, and the down-fire install would sound bad? I also would prefer to cut a big ol' hole in the bottom of the l/p than cut into a shinning less than 1 yr. old inside panel. just worried about sound quality on the bottom of the l/p mount???

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Can't do it in the console?
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Can't do it in the console?
not without moving ALOT of stuff - this boat has electronics up the A$$ - the side walls are pretty much the same.

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In front of the oil tanks. I moved trim tab pumps and had to rewire 1/3 of my console to get 2 more subs in.
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If the seat seals closes real well then put it in the L/P. If it does not do not put it in the L/P. It will prob sound better with the cooler in place a couple inches away then it would without the cooler honestly. The cooler should kinda act like a loading board for the woofer which can be very beneficial, especialy in a boat. Having subs forward in a boat is actually a great idea especially for listening when running, I just dont think only 1 subwoofer is going to be enough in that application. Good luck!
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The leaning post should work fine. Ive seen several boats with sub(s) in the leaning post down firing because that had nowhere else to mount them. If you do mount that sub towards the front your likely to need atleast two subs like MBME recommended.
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OK after bradv insisted to look more closely - there is a spot on the port side in front of the most forward console rod holder, below the console top rod holders but above the deck (of course) it would place the s/w directly below the large front t-top main leg, what do you think. It would be down low to keep the sound in, and close to the console, just about perfect mid-ship. The height of that wall where it would mount is 18.5" i am thinking I would center it, or drop it closer to the deck?? I have room on the starboard side for a second one if I move one item, the Sirad W-2 box. Any issues or concerms with this location(s) when you see the pics below. what do you think??? thanks - jon.




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That is where I mounted two JL 10"s on my WW. I don't have rod holders in the console since I have an arch. It was easy for me to mount them at the right height for clearance. My speaker would be closer to your first rod holder. I also made sure there was enough room on the bottom of the speaker so no one would kick it and a deck brush would have no problems clearing under the speaker.
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Def go with the console location! The lower the better!
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Keep in mind your glass thickness as well. My original sub mount looked great but it sounded like garbage b/c it just didn't have enough glass under it. Don't just go with where it fits think about how it will sound. My JL sub eventually got replaced with a tube and it now booms.
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Keep in mind your glass thickness as well. My original sub mount looked great but it sounded like garbage b/c it just didn't have enough glass under it. Don't just go with where it fits think about how it will sound. My JL sub eventually got replaced with a tube and it now booms.
Good point - the glass is real thick there, not so much in the inner gunwhale side panels.
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Def go with the console location! The lower the better!
Thanks MB, I think they will look good there, sound good, and they will be basically mid-ship for balance and close to the helm for where it matters most. Thanks guys - good input for sure. MB I am thinking about 4" above deck, what you think?
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Originally Posted by jon in florida View Post
Good point - the glass is real thick there, not so much in the inner gunwhale side panels.
Its about one inch of glass/core/glass where you are thinking about cutting for subs. My subs sound really good there. JL subs are deep so you don't want to cut anywhere else to install those.
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I just wanna see more pics of your boat. If I suggest you mount it between the simrads, will you show me an outside pic of the console. Maybe we need a shot of the whole boat taken from as far forward on the bow as you can get to look for additional locations!
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Originally Posted by jon in florida View Post
Thanks MB, I think they will look good there, sound good, and they will be basically mid-ship for balance and close to the helm for where it matters most. Thanks guys - good input for sure. MB I am thinking about 4" above deck, what you think?
Sounds like a good location. Thats def where I would put it!
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of course im right.
Wow - dude how many subs are on the (sea vee 32?) what is your stereo set up?
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Originally Posted by jon in florida View Post
OK after bradv insisted to look more closely - there is a spot on the port side in front of the most forward console rod holder, below the console top rod holders but above the deck (of course) it would place the s/w directly below the large front t-top main leg, what do you think. It would be down low to keep the sound in, and close to the console, just about perfect mid-ship. The height of that wall where it would mount is 18.5" i am thinking I would center it, or drop it closer to the deck?? I have room on the starboard side for a second one if I move one item, the Sirad W-2 box. Any issues or concerms with this location(s) when you see the pics below. what do you think??? thanks - jon.




You have more than enough room to mount there. You don't have to have 10s or 12's to sound good. 8's or even two 6s will work. Just what ever you can stick in there but forget going forward. If you have to get a tube sub and mount it over your head on the t top. Lots of options..
Two 10s there...... Best sounding system I have ever heard was two 8s for subs so bigger is not always better ..
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