How far from Northern VA are you located - where do you live?
No, use the trunk. It'll sound better in the trunk anyway. The low notes produced by a sub do not need to originate in the cabin. They will travel through the floor/chassis, etc just fine. I would suggest using as much sound deadener as possible though. Having a stiffer chassis will help bring the bass into the cabin and make it feel/sound more solid.So its time to get some subs in the Spyder and I Wondering if this is the best Placement for 1 or 2 Subs.
I have had 2 10s, then 2 12s, now 1 15" in my Spyder trunk. There is plenty of room to work with if you can handle using the rear seat to store your goods (backpack, laptop, books, etc). Look into "corner boxes". There are two guys n this site would are building their own right now and they have been showing progress photos and basically wrote up "How Tos". Very good stuff :yesway:I Have a Spyder, so there is no hatch, and there is restricted area in the trunk.
I think it will sound worse if they fire into the cabin. Subs like walls so they can bounce the soundwaves around. Obviously the roof on the Spyder would not offer any kind of reinforcement for the bass.Being a convertible, I wanted the subs on the inside of the car for better sound.
That would take some fabbing/custom work but could be pretty cool. Depending on how much bass you need/want then that may work for you. I can see a pair of 6.5" woofers or MAYBE an 8" sub fitting in that location. It is somewhat deep but you may still have to "build out" the rear paneling to give the sub enough depth.Maybe placing some smaller subs in place of the 6x9s in the back seat side panels would work?
No. You would need a "free air" design sub. That rear "cubby" area is not sealed at all.Would the 2 inverted subs be able to use the seat as a sealed box?
IMO, Not enough depth for that on a 3G Spyder. Not without cutting into the rear "firewall" anyway. Definately not enough room to have 2 stacked on top of each other. The top one would stick so far through the rear firewall that the convertible top would hit it on the way down and block it meaning no more drop top.This is the first place I would want one, and the second one maybe on the bottom of the seat directly below the first sub.
Thanks for all the Suggestions
If i'm not mistaken Alipne makes a very good slim sub I believe. If your going to go and follow through w. this project I would go w. a good name brand sub to finish it off perfectly.Well, I do believe I have found my summer project, thats for sure, and what sort of 8 or 6.5 sub do you suggest? I know of a newer company called Elemental Designs that has a 6.5 that takes less than 4in mount depth. Do you have an Idea on a set up with those sizes?