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Old 11-28-12, 04:49 PM   #1
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so after 3 weeks without a subwoofer, i finally installed an aftermarket Hertz 8 inch speaker, read other threads on how to do it, took me 1 hour to complete, the bass is sounding harder, probably gonna refoam the Mark Levinson speaker and sell it. i cantfigure out how to post pics i took all through the process. is there a period before they let you post pics?
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Old 11-28-12, 05:48 PM   #2
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so after 3 weeks without a subwoofer, i finally installed an aftermarket Hertz 8 inch speaker, read other threads on how to do it, took me 1 hour to complete, the bass is sounding harder, probably gonna refoam the Mark Levinson speaker and sell it. i cantfigure out how to post pics i took all through the process. is there a period before they let you post pics?
You have to use a host like Photobucket, then copy/paste the link in the thread
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Old 11-28-12, 09:08 PM   #3
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The LS I just bought has a blown sub as well... Been reading up on which ones work and the best. Stressful finding the right one lol. Just want one that sounds good and isn't an arm and leg.
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Can you post some details on the exact sub you replaced the ML with? I stopped by a local stereo shop and they were no help, said I had to use the factory ML sub and that aftermarket would not work......

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Old 11-29-12, 06:39 AM   #5
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If I needed a new sub I might try something like this -

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_575P1S8...ml#details-tab

or this

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_107DB84...ml#details-tab

or this -

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_20610C8...ml#details-tab

The dual voice coil models can be wired in series as an 8 ohm load.

The Kicker as listed as free air usable in specs, the other two drivers are not listed as free air. They would work fine because the trunk is essentially a big semi-sealed enclosure - so functions like a big ported box...unless someone wants to use it at high volume with the trunk lid open to impress all his neighbors...
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i used he ES F20.5 subwoofer from Hertz, its a direct replacement for the Lexus and it sounds great, thanks for the info, im going to try ad post pics of the replacement.
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i used the ES F20.5 subwofer from Hertz, its rated at 400W, but its shallow and fts directly on the existing frame, took me 1 hr to remove seats and replace the speaker the audio shops dont know what you need, trust your club guys who have done this aleady. you can check Hertz Audio website. good luck
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Old 11-29-12, 04:11 PM   #8
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heres the link, if it doesnt work copy and paste it.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/50730493@N02/
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i used he ES F20.5 subwoofer from Hertz, its a direct replacement for the Lexus and it sounds great, thanks for the info, im going to try ad post pics of the replacement.
Where did you buy it from? Online looks like its foreign.
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i bought it on Ebay from Canada, was $70 with shipping included, local audio shop wanted $160 plus tax, Ebay has some good speakers for the LS430. recommend shopping around, i saved onspeaker and labor to replace.
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Click the image to open in full size.
Nice pictures and documentation of what you did. So far have you had any issues with the sound cutting in and out at high volumes? I am asking because of the 4 ohm sub your using with this set up.
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Oh-oh. 4ohm? Faaaar to much extra load for ml amp... Be careful dude, that amp is not cheap...
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Yeah that amp insn't going to be able to push that speaker a high volumes without it overloading eventually. An 8ohm speaker is much safer to go with.
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heres the link, if it doesnt work copy and paste it.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/50730493@N02/
How does the Hertz speaker sound in comparison to the OEM ML?

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I checked out Hertz Audio website. They have some similar 8 inch replacement subs with DVC. Does anyone know if this 4ohms +4ohms work better at not overloading the amp?
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