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    Hey Guys,

    I need some BASS in my new car and another LEAF owner install a Bazooka tube. Was thinking to do the same because of the easy install, no external amp needed.

    Have you guys ever used a Bazooka Tube?

    Are they Garbage or Fine?

    Thanks!

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    Anybody?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasareath
    Bazooka Tubes? Yay or Nay?
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    Too late. Already bought one.

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    Well I guess I can cancel it, Bought it on Amazon 2 hours ago, I'm sure they didn't ship it yet.

    I guess I could take my sub and amp out of my old car.
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    Sal, a friend of mine use to have one in his Acura hatchback. I was always pretty impressed with the amount of bass that little tube put out. I think you should go ahead and get it.
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    Well its not the end of the world. Might as well try it and see what you think but I dont think youll be satisfied. Judging by your sig, you know your sound quality and one of these puny things will be fine for your wife as she cranks Rick Astley while driving to work or the grocery store or wherever wives drive their cars, but the first time you crave a little spirited listening and want to lean on the volume a little, these things are gonna run out of steam pretty quick.
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    LOL!

    The one is my Hyundai is really nice. I crank it at full volume but it is 500Watts, 1 hour to work and 1 hour back that uses 1000watts, My Battery is 24kW, I get 100 miles per charge. eh, not too bad, I should lose around 6 miles range.



    Quote Originally Posted by MacLeod View Post
    Well its not the end of the world. Might as well try it and see what you think but I dont think youll be satisfied. Judging by your sig, you know your sound quality and one of these puny things will be fine for your wife as she cranks Rick Astley while driving to work or the grocery store or wherever wives drive their cars, but the first time you crave a little spirited listening and want to lean on the volume a little, these things are gonna run out of steam pretty quick.
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    Thanks!

    It was only $272 shipped. I just submitted a request to cancel it but they are saying it is already past the point where I can cancel it. So I may receive it anyways. Oh well, whatever.

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    Sal, a friend of mine use to have one in his Acura hatchback. I was always pretty impressed with the amount of bass that little tube put out. I think you should go ahead and get it.
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    Like I said, dont sweat it. You might actually like it. It does mount up nice and out of the way and save a ton of space and while you couldve done much better for $300, this will be a breeze to hook up. So I dont see anything wrong with giving it a try. Just because I dont like them, doesnt mean you wont.
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    I bought the 250 Watt 8" version with the wired remote to control the crossover point and level.

    I bought another KK wiring kit: http://www.knukonceptz.com/productDe...?prodID=KCA-K8

    The bad part is that my car does not have pre-outs, I have to use high-level outputs from the rear speakers :(

    I'm actually changing all 4 drivers as well to http://www.polkaudio.com/products/mm651

    I'm told that the HU in the Leaf puts out 75 Watts at 2 ohms



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    Like I said, dont sweat it. You might actually like it. It does mount up nice and out of the way and save a ton of space and while you couldve done much better for $300, this will be a breeze to hook up. So I dont see anything wrong with giving it a try. Just because I dont like them, doesnt mean you wont.
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    Mac,

    Will This Polk Amp: http://www.polkaudio.com/products/pad4000_4 take high-level inputs?

    For the future if I need to upgrade.

    Thanks,

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    No. RCA's only I'm afraid.

    But going with the 8" version Bazooka will be a pretty big help. Most get the 6.5" model and it's just sad. l
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    Do you know of any amps that will take High-Level inputs?, Or can I buy a converter?



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    Quick search brought of this:

    http://compare.ebay.com/like/2306968...Types&var=sbar

    I'm sure there are better ones out there?
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    The Bazookas have gotten better and a nice solution and put out a lot of bass for the given space. Also, work great if if you are not super critical about bass quality. To get them to play the tightest, make sure to mount the tube firing to the rear about an inch from the rear panel.

    My first complete system (Front Bostom Pro components, Boston 6x9's rear, 3 amps, etc) back in the early 90's used a single 10" Bazooka powered by about 250-300 watts in an Escort GT. I remember one day pumping the system at the coin wash and a guy in the next bay had a Mustange GT with two twelves in the back. he was pumping his system also. He asked what I had in the back. I told him to guess. His guess was two twelves! The Bazookas are pretty efficient. Also, what it was, my bass was clean! I did a good job with setting levels, and EQing the bass as well as monting the Bazooka with an 1/2 to 1 inch from the rear panel/tail light....makes the bass much tighter....also, the hatch had a BIG transfer function(Bass Boost) ....I made the most of the equipment...all things considered for a Bazooka.

    Things got even better when I upgraded to a Boston Pro...my were those fun times.
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    Thanks for your post. The hardest part is running the power lines. If I don't like the Bazooka I'll just hook up my 500W Amp and 12" polk enclosure I have in my old car that I only use twice a month.
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    I think I'm going to order 20 feet of 4 gauge and pre-run it for future use in my car. Because the cable is cheap. The task of running is a pain. While I have the car apart I might as well run it.

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    Yes, great thinking there. Only do it once because some of the fasteners in some cars are only designed for two or three pulls before they break.
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    I've not used the Bazooka tubes so I can't comment on their quality, but I've always assumed that, since they are named after a piece of weaponry that goes "boom," they might not be that musical. If what you're after is decent bass from an easy-to-install all-in-one unit, an Infinity Basslink fits that bill very nicely. I would assume it produces more musical bass than a Bazooka. But like I said I've never used one.

    Anyway, I bought a Basslink years ago (they still sell them, apparently), and have moved it from vehicle to vehicle ever since. Love it. Great features and very controlled, musical bass for the money.

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    That sub looks pretty cool and nice price. But the Bazooka shipped yesterday and I have a Polk 12" sub in enclosure with DB Audio 500watt mono amp already. So I'm covered. Don't need to order another unit. But thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syndil View Post
    I've not used the Bazooka tubes so I can't comment on their quality, but I've always assumed that, since they are named after a piece of weaponry that goes "boom," they might not be that musical. If what you're after is decent bass from an easy-to-install all-in-one unit, an Infinity Basslink fits that bill very nicely. I would assume it produces more musical bass than a Bazooka. But like I said I've never used one.
    Anyway, I bought a Basslink years ago (they still sell them, apparently), and have moved it from vehicle to vehicle ever since. Love it. Great features and very controlled, musical bass for the money.
    The Basslink and the Bazooka are both small package bass solutions that like many other subs can need a little tunning to sound best. For many they both get the job done...especially given the $200-$250 price point. I can't say that one is better than the other....however, its been awhile since I've heard them both.

    Nevertheless, There are some very nice individual 8" subs around that by natural are going to be better drivers than the drivers in many all in one packages. 8 incers like the Dayton Audio RS , Sundown Audio, JBL GTO 804 , Alpine Type-R, etc.

    Alpine offeres the Type-R driver in a shallow slot port enclosure (11 1/2” wide x 19 1/4” long x 5 1/2” ) that can be bought for about $129.99-$149.99 shipped. In comparison the 8" powered Bazooka measures: 10" x 18.5" x 8.5"

    Alpine SBR-S83V 8" Subwoofer in Box Enclosure Dual Voice Coil 4 ohm
    http://compare.ebay.com/like/1111233..._lwgsi=y&cbt=y

    http://www.alpine-usa.com/product/view/swr-8d4/
    http://www.alpine-usa.com/product/view/sbr-s83v

    Then one could pick up a New Soundstream Rubicon RUB1.400 Watt Monoblock Class D amp for $94.79 on ebay
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Soundstr...c74a61&vxp=mtr

    OR

    SOUNDSTREAM D-Tower DTR1.900D 600 Watt class D MONOBLOCK amp - $113 shipped
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-SOUNDSTR...item232902feed

    For ~ $250 If I wanted clean quality bass in a small space, this is the route I would go in my own system over a Bazooka or Basslink, etc. Much better quality driver and performance.
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    The Infinity comes with a 10" driver, not 8", and since it's an all-in-one I trust the enclosure has been tuned specifically to that driver. To each their own but I trust Infinity to do a better job when it comes to making a musical subwoofer more than Alpine, especially when we're comparing it to one that has "Type-R" stamped on it. Can't get more boy-racer than that.

    I went with the Infinity specifically because I wanted musical bass, and when it comes to car audio, there's not a brand I trust more to be musical. I'm not looking for things like "extreme bass" or "extreme excursion" or "highest SPL output," phrases used by Alpine to describe the subwoofer you linked to. I'll leave that for the kids that like to hear their trunk lids rattle instead of music.

    Many ways to skin the cat, I suppose, but I could not be happier with the solution I've chosen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syndil View Post
    The Infinity comes with a 10" driver, not 8", and since it's an all-in-one I trust the enclosure has been tuned specifically to that driver. To each their own but I trust Infinity to do a better job when it comes to making a musical subwoofer more than Alpine, especially when we're comparing it to one that has "Type-R" stamped on it. Can't get more boy-racer than that.
    I went with the Infinity specifically because I wanted musical bass, and when it comes to car audio, there's not a brand I trust more to be musical. I'm not looking for things like "extreme bass" or "extreme excursion" or "highest SPL output," phrases used by Alpine to describe the subwoofer you linked to. I'll leave that for the kids that like to hear their trunk lids rattle instead of music.
    Many ways to skin the cat, I suppose, but I could not be happier with the solution I've chosen.
    I am not knocking your choice by any means, as I stated the Infinity Basslink is a fine solution for many but my main focus was to the OP and his question about the Bazooka. I'm not trying to ruffle your feathers by any means. But do underestand that I got the audio bug at an early age and decided back in the 80's that the I had a better chance of putting together a high performing car audio system than a high performing home audio system. So, I have closely followed car audio over home audio for the last twenty three years or so. I know about the Infinity BETA products of old and well as the current HARMON INTERNATIONAL Group Infinity/JBL products etc. I have a friend that was sponsered by Harmon who ran JBL amps in his award winning SQ comp cars. A lot has changed...many of the JBL/Infinity products are similar and neither brand had done anything in the higher segment in awhile. JBL actually had more higher end products in its line in more recent years than Infinity. Still, they share many of the same engineering and that group had a lot of R&D resources.

    However I mean no disrespect to you at all when I say you are out of touch with what is going on in car audio to assume that because the speaker is labled Type-R that the driver is an SPL only subwoofer. This is a new age in speaker design. Large manufactures like POLK, JL AUDIO, ALPINE, ETC, are using CAD and Klippel measurement equipment and control technology to design their drivers. Many subs are much cleaner today than subs of yesterday as a result of software and automated manufacturing. The JL Audio W7 is a fine example of modern R&D that created an ultra clean car audio subwoofer that further developed into the current potent and ultra clean and linear home audio subwoofer systems in the Gotham and Fathom.

    One of the engineers Jim Walter of the Alpine Type-R speakers posted on DIY Mobile Audio forum about all of the work that went into the redesign of this line back in 2011(Previous generation from the current and further improved generation). Their goal was to improve the driver in every way over past generation of the Type-R line. Here are the Klippel graphs for the 8" note the clean linear stroke...and accurate piston with a stiff cone is what it takes to create clean controlled bass. While the Type-R is not the end to all 8" subwoofers, its a fine mix of SQ, output, and price. Many agree that it is the better sounding driver over the larger drivers. The current generation of Type-R drivers were improved. Read below then go take a listen and let your ears decide:


    Segmented Motor Structure w/ 1pc Frame and Shorting Ring
    There a 6 magnets, radially segmented and aligned around the shorting ring/frame/heatsink. The shorting ring is connected to the frame via three legs that allow the entire frame to act as a heatsink. We intro'd this design with our 2010 Type R 10" and 12" and we've carried this into the new 8"s as well …. it’s a pain in the butt to tool and assembly but the results are worth it. Check out the cut-view model, you can see on the left side, the shorting ring is directly connected to the exo-skeleton of the frame with one of three radial ribs the fit through the segments in the magnets.

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    Result:
    Durability: If any of you have been able to come to our CES Roadshow trainings, you’ll see the 823D run free-air at full clip on an M6 without a hiccup.
    Sound Quality: We’ve actually been running these as midbass/front subs (56-250Hz/20-250Hz) in the Camaro Demo car. The speed, accuracy and power of these guys in astounding! I’ve got an 8W3 here and an IDQ8 and they can’t hold a candle to it, especially when you get some real power into them (to my ears at least). This SQ isn’t only a function of the suspension, but during my final approvals, I found the difference in suspension materials to play quite a critical role … so I give the suspension credit here. Graphs attached.

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    Result:
    High-Output: These aren’t Jacob’s crazy eights … but they’ll get more than plenty loud and keep their composure while doing it. I absolutely love these in 0.50cubes @35Hz … tons of output for any sane person and a pair of them will smile all day on a PDX-M12.
    Small Box Requirements: In the CES Demo Camaro, we’ve got them in a plate steel enclosure roughly the size of the woofer’s magnet (0.1-0.2 cubes). For a QTC of 0.90, try a quarter cube. Essentially, they work in boxes smaller than the shipping container they come it. Ported, 0.3-0.5 cubes and keep them in the mid to upper 30s … and they’ll do it with SQ to boot in a vented enclosure.
    Efficiency: They are 8s, so no 88dB numbers here, but they are 83.5dB efficient and have the excursion and power handling only to get louder from there.
    8" Type-R member review:
    http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/...game-over.html

    There are some nice products in the car audio world. Infinity/JBL/Harmon is a great company with a great history in car audio. Their current products represents their current business model...what ever that is. The Basslink is a great almost drop in solution for many and puts out a ton of bass for such a small enclosure. Great engineering there, NO DOUBT! But, for some diehard SQ car audio types looking for a small space solution in most cases will op for something different in a modern small box 8" or 10" driver that has a long linear stroke, shortning ring, great cooling and power handling, etc.

    However, because of the history of Infinity don't discount what Alpine is doing as they have a great history in the industry as well and have some R&D time in in creating their current Type X, Type R line of componets and subwoofers or their redesigned PDX digital amps have found their way into the systems of those that care about sound qaulity.

    While SPL has out grown SQ in the car audio world, there are still some nice high fidelity sound focused products available today if you know where to look.
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    8" Type-R Klippel measurements...the ones above don't seem to display at times.

    Note the flat BL curve...this reduces distortion at high excursion. When it comes to SQ and subs....this is a great start.



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    The Bazooka Tube and remote arrived today. I bought it from Walmart and I returned it today at one of their stores! They will be crediting my credit card. Not bad at all, I lost $3.95 in shipping and the 38 cents it took to drive there in my EV! LOL


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    So, if you returned it what are your plans for a sub?
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    I have one of these in my old car that I'm planning to get rid of. So I'm ripping it out!

    http://www.polkaudio.com/products/db1212




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    At $164 bucks that is going to be about the best value small space sub/amp one can find....unless you find a better deal used.


    Infinity Basslink - $10 (Frankford, NJ)
    http://newjersey.craigslist.org/ele/3986815731.html

    Infinity Basslink 200-Watt subwoofer(no shiping) - $120 (philly, northeast)
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