View Full Version : 10" subs in barn doors
08-30-2006, 02:40 PM
I've read a couple threads about this, some people say yea, some nay.... I would really like to put them there, but if they are just going to sound like crap, I may need to come up with a new plan. I have two pioneer premier 10" shallow mount subs (http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pna/v3/pg/product/details/0,,2076_310069929_297969808,00.html) and an alpine amp... The question is, does it really sound horrible, or is it tolerable? Is there a better place to put them (they fit about anywhere)? Is there a certain type of construction or deadening I need to have the shop use for the box making/install in the barn doors? All opinions and experience is appreciated!
08-30-2006, 02:50 PM
would sound bad if subs were just mounted in the pocket area IMO - too many rattles. But if a complete enclosure were made to fit in that space (be it 'glass or just MDF), and was made properly, I think it would be ok.
Was just discussing this with a friend the other night - thinking about making some fiberglass inserts for his barn doors to house a 10" in each door.
08-30-2006, 02:51 PM
The main problem with putting subs in your doors front or rear is the amount of deadening that it will require. That and you really have to seal the door/sub off from the interior so you don't get any of the backwaves into the car making it a true IB install. It is surely possible, but fitting them under your seat would be much easier in my book. Do you already have the subs?
08-30-2006, 03:12 PM
I am planning on doing this to my truck too with a pair of RE 10's. I just haven't got off my lazy butt and started it. Hopefully the cooler weather will help. I plan to build a fiberglass enclosure. My first obstacle is whether to build a glass enclosure that is permanent or will come out, and decide on the deadener for the door. Then I have to decide how I will integrate it with the stock door panel. I have been looking around for some oem looking speaker grill mesh to cover the sub with.
08-30-2006, 09:28 PM
The subs would be put into a complete enclosure, and would have plenty of deadening... I'm just going to go for it, and will let you guys know how it winds up. I do know that Q-logic makes a box for these, but this will be a ground up construction, most likely with mdf and some fiberglass if needed. I do know we are reusing the stock panels (minus a 10" hole) and plan on mounting them offset to the sides, so they arent just firing into the open cargo area.
08-30-2006, 09:35 PM
Oh, and right now, i dont have subs in it, and under the seat isnt too much of an option... its currently being taken up by a power inverter, playstation 2, and amps.
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