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Old 04-04-2015, 06:12 PM
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I have installed my amps and decided to mount my sub in the leaning post. to compliment my JL 6.5's The problem I have is there is a fitting to my live well making the mounting depth 5 3/4. I was going to go with the JL but its 6" deep. I noticed the Wetsounds sub is much shallower so it will mount with no problems. I have considered adding a trim ring to the JL but now I am leaning towards Wetsounds. Without starting a war, will the Wetsounds sub perform just as good as the JL M10IB5?

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Old 04-04-2015, 06:29 PM
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I've listened to both extensively.
I prefer the JL Audio in an infinite baffle sub if everything were to be perfect, which is a tall order in a boat.
I can say with certainty that if you would be happy with one you'll be happy with the other.
In either case, you need a seriously rigid mounting baffle, about 2 cu.ft. to infinite of unobstructed cabinet displacement, and total front to rear acoustic isolation for at least 6 feet away from the driver.
If the immediate woofer space is shared with coaxials, you need to isolate each.
And you should have a good sounding sub.
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Thanks David. The coaxials will not share space with the sub. I may have a total of 2 cu.ft. in the leaning post. My original plan was to mount it on the console but I would need to add vents. Trying not to cut any more holes in the bot if I don't have too.
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Thanks David. The coaxials will not share space with the sub. I may have a total of 2 cu.ft. in the leaning post. My original plan was to mount it on the console but I would need to add vents. Trying not to cut any more holes in the bot if I don't have too.
An exposed direct-radiating subwoofer is almost always better than a concealed sub/box where the bass energy is vented into open air.
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Old 04-04-2015, 10:25 PM
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After looking at it again, i may be able to use the JL. I have an 8" access hole in the leaning post now. If I cut above the access hole, I should be able to clear the live well fitting. I think I will order the JL
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Can you post a picture. Now you have me worrying about where to mount the sub. I won't see my boat till next week at the earliest to see if I'll have the same issue.
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We get a lot of people that walk into our shop to buy speakers and subs. Many tend to think at first glance they will not fit. Boats are very tight on space obviously. Take a second or two to go to the JL site and look at the exact speakers you would like to install. From there click on the specifications tab, on the bottom there will be an arrow that will expand the physical specifications for that exact model. From there measure the exact width and exact depth. No rounding up or down, make it exact because every 16th of an inch counts on the installation. In many cases you will find you have more room than you thought.

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Originally Posted by Dago52 View Post
After looking at it again, i may be able to use the JL. I have an 8" access hole in the leaning post now. If I cut above the access hole, I should be able to clear the live well fitting. I think I will order the JL
Hopefully that location aims the subwoofer in your direction.
Bass is said to be omni-directional which is somewhat true. It's certainly less directional than higher frequencies. But bass energy definitely has a polar pattern.
A sub located closer to the sole takes advantage of two reinforcing planes and a corner. That extra bit of acoustic leverage can really help.
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Originally Posted by 90zxdriver View Post
Can you post a picture. Now you have me worrying about where to mount the sub. I won't see my boat till next week at the earliest to see if I'll have the same issue.
Here where I will be mounting the sub. I will try to get a picture of the fitting behind the speaker.

IMG_2981 by dago5252, on Flickr
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Originally Posted by Dago52 View Post
Here where I will be mounting the sub. I will try to get a picture of the fitting behind the speaker.

IMG_2981 by dago5252, on Flickr
Hard to beat that location.

You may want to add some rigidity to that surface.
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