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Old 06-25-13, 07:10 PM   #1
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This past weekend, I finally got some time to put in my 12' Type R Sub. Must say, this setup sounds amazing!!!

Unfortunately, in Canada, we do not have the option of pairing Mark Levinson with the F-sport Package, so I had to settle for the premium audio. Personally don't think the Mark Levinson would have even been worth it.

My brother and I tackled the install on our own. Wasn't too hard, just very time consuming. Took about 4hrs from ripping the panels off, to putting them back on.

The setup includes:
12' Alpine Type R
500 watt Alpine 1 channel
IOX high power line-out convertor
IOX 1.5 Farad capacitor

I tapped into the factory subwoofer signal via the factory amp. The sub sounds very clean and goes really well with the rest of the cars audio.

For those of you looking to install a aftermarket sub into your GS....

DO IT!!!
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Old 06-25-13, 07:14 PM   #2
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That's awesome...I was thinking of getting mines done as well. can you tell me which wire you tapped as the remote wire to the amplifier??
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Old 06-25-13, 07:25 PM   #3
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I had a "what the hell is that" moment when I saw the capacitor. I don't think I've ever seen or heard of one used in a sub setup. Looks (and I'm sure sounds) good!
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Looking sweet!

Any rattles?

Where about in Ontario are you?
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you must have put this in,in a hurry
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Old 06-25-13, 10:13 PM   #6
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ML has great mids and highs but does lack on bass too
so even with ML, a sub upgrade is needed

good upgrade
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Thanks for sharing. My system is missing the bass, glad you found yours.
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Looking sweet!

Any rattles?

Where about in Ontario are you?
Yup there was tons of rattle. I put a lot of sound deadener under the trunk liners. worked like a charm, sounds clean with no rattle.

I am in Mississauga.
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you must have put this in,in a hurry
lol, are you referring to the loose wires around the amp and cap?
I left them loose, so that incase of any movement or whatnot, they do not get pulled or tugged.
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That's awesome...I was thinking of getting mines done as well. can you tell me which wire you tapped as the remote wire to the amplifier??
My line out convertor has a built in remote turn on. So i used that one.

as for the subwoofer wires. They are number 6(red) - and 21(white) +
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Old 06-26-13, 06:00 AM   #11
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I had two Alpine Type-R 12" subwoofers in a Regal years ago. They worked pretty well. I still have some unused Alpine grilles for them in fact.
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Nice looking box. You should research how much voltage drop is produced with capacitors and their actual capacitance. They're mostly cause more harm than good, get rid of it
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Capacitive reactance?
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That cap gotta go. No need to use that, waste of money
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Also do yourself a favor and get a real professional custom box build. Your not driving a honda civic
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