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Old June 29th, 2004, 07:31 PM   #1
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Need input on a mounting location for an amp

Hey guys, I need to know what is a good out of the way place in our trunks to mount an amp . . . I still want some trunk space and i want it clear of the back seats which fold down. I am not putting in subs either so theres no box to mount it to, if anyone has this sort of set up please let me know. Thanks.
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Well...I have my amps installed on my seats. If you're not going to use them for subs (why not?) I would recommend putting the amp under the passenger seat.

I had a good laugh about this a few years ago...me and my friend were having a heated discussion about where is the best place to put an amp taking into consideration it's need for cooling...so after much debate I said why not put it on the headliner that way when your windows are open, the air will cool the amp!

Heck..I thought it was funny at the time.

Anyway, another option is to put the amp between the 2 rear speakers.

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Old June 29th, 2004, 08:43 PM   #3
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Right now I'm working on building a false floor for my amp with a plexiglass vented window, and some ventilation ducts in the spare tire well
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Hmm . . . on the seat it is . . . but any thoughts on how to do it without leaving permanent holes in the seat?
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What about a magnetic system? One pole of the magnet is attached to a board with the amp screwed down to it, the other pole of the magnetic material is placed underneath the outer layer of fabric on the seat? The force should be enough to hold it in place. Unless I'm missing something like not being able to get under that fabric
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Old June 29th, 2004, 09:06 PM   #6
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Not a bad way to kill someone with a pacemaker nah, jk, I dont trust that it just seems like it would fall off.
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those neodymium magnets are pretty strong. i put those things around both sides of my palm and it hurt like hell. like you are getting stabbed with a knife kind of feeling. and those things are small too... like 1 cm in diameter. i'm pretty sure it can hold up an amp. that is, unless it doesn't screw up any electronics first.
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I bought a svc plan on my amp, so if it gets ****ed up, I get a new one
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Originally posted by VTEC-V6! on June 29th, 2004 at 09:43 PM

Right now I'm working on building a false floor for my amp with a plexiglass vented window, and some ventilation ducts in the spare tire well

Got any pics? I'd like to see that when you've got it done, I was thinking I'd like to do something similar.
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Just drill into the seat back. It's thin metal beneath the cloth. At least with my drill bits, it was kindof a ***** to get through but now that I've drilled the amp on it's not going anywhere. The holes that are left are very inconsequential so go ahead and do it .

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Old July 1st, 2004, 09:26 PM   #11
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If i were ti drill into the floor right behind the backseat, should I worry about drilling into the gas tank?
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Old July 1st, 2004, 09:53 PM   #12
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YES

I don't know how much more obvious I can make that
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id put it on the back of the seat. Even if you do get subs dont put it on the back of the box because someone can just cut the wires and take both at the same time.
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More questions: does anyone know if our stock head unit already sends low freqs to the rear and highs to the front? So if im amping 4 speakers then would i need to run all 4 speaker lines to the amp, or can i just tap into the rear ones?
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The only reference I've read talked about an in-line bass blocker right in front of the tweeters. If this was put in by Honda I am going to assume that the signal being sent out is full range, but you never know. Make sure you get a Line-out converter to convert the high voltage signal into something your amp can handle. I'm going with David Navone http://www.davidnavone.com/index.htm, he's gotten some really good reviews on the other forums.
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i mounted mine in the trunk blocking the little trap door (ski door) behind the armrest. i dont' ski and i don't need to get into my trunk through there so its all good. i drilled the screws right into the plastic part. i've had it for over a year now and its solid.
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If my amp has high level inputs, then i really shouldnt need anything from davidnavone, should i?
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I'm using high level inputs on my amp right now, and honestly I'm not impressed
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If your amp has high level inputs then you don't need the converter. Unfortunatly my amp, a McIntosh, doesn't have them, so I'm going with the converter. It has all kinds of nifty knobs for tuning it. The amp is already here, the rest of the stuff comes in next week. I'll update you on how the install goes and if i like his converter.
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