What is the best Sub-Woofer for my 2010 Altima Sedan w/Bose
I have a 2010 Altima sedan with the factory Bose system. I think that the Bose sounds OK, but I am tired of the 6x9" rear deck "woofers" clipping on low frequencies when I turn the volume up. I understand that putting an enclosed sub-woofer to my trunk will solve this problem and have been recommended an "in-line" setup. I am not looking for anything real loud or crazy.
- Can someone provide a recommendation for an amp/woofer combination for my Altima?
- Is this something I can install myself? (I am moderately handy)
- Do I have to run it from the HU or can I just tap into the speaker wires? What are the advantages of running to the HU?
- Will the current 6 speakers how have more power available (ans sound better) since the lows are being being handled by the new sub-woofer?
- Do I need a separate sub-control on my dash?
Bass-Blockers, enclosure & misc
Thanks for the suggestions guys. I kind of like the MM1240/MRX M55 combination suggestion. After soing some thinking I have some additional questions.
The main reason I am getting a sub-woofer is that my rear deck 6x9s clip horribly at low frequencies with even moderate volume. So I am planning to install bass-blockers on the inputs to these 6x9s. This leads to 2 questions:
1) What frequency should my bass-blockers block? 80hz? 90hz?
2) Should I consider bass-blockers on my other speakers? They don't really seem to clip at all
In that car the original Bose amp that powers the other 8 speakers is in the trunk. Is there any way I tap into it's power connection for the new Alpine amp rather than running a new wire?
What brand of enclosure is recommended? Should it ported or not?
I am a little bit concerned about the sub-woofer overwhelming the sound. I am kind of counting on the bass control in the HU essentially controlling the sub. Is this realistic?
Thanks for your help!