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Old 06-08-2012, 01:38 AM   #1
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Adding a sub enclosure yet ?

has anyone figured out how to add a small 8" sub on this ?

i am planning to take it to Al&Eds tomorrow and see what they say - local stereo place.

i found a nice small 8" sub enclosure that would look nice in the trunk - what do you think ?

ill let you guys know what they say, but i want to add a bit more punch to the factorry setup -- other than that i think the stereo/sound is a bit above avg....

http://www.alpine-usa.com/product/view/sbr-s83v
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:39 AM   #2
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Not sure if you have the stock radio or the Bespoke system but I feel like the volume is very.. granular. I have the latter and I mean that setting it from 20 to 30 isn't very different, almost like 0 is mute and 100 is max. I typically have it at 40-50 and I feel like even then it's not close to 'max volume' for me. I guess my amp and speakers spoiled me there. Mine is in FR-S mode too, not tC.. so is this still normal? It sounds good, just not 'loud'.
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What I'm wondering is if there's anyway of putting my two 12" subs in the back without eating up the whole trunk if/when I end up getting an FR-S.
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:48 AM   #4
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Factory add-on accessory. Plus it is all plug and play, and is backed by Toyota-scion warranty


http://toyotapartsoutlet.com/Scripts...idproduct=-240
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Sadly factory add-ons, especially when talking about stereo equipment, are almost always overpriced junk components, for that same price you could get significantly higher quality aftermarket parts.
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Old 06-08-2012, 03:29 AM   #6
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Actually the OEMAUDIO is a 3rd party company headed by a very talented acoustic engineer.

ANd like Five Axis, they are aftermarket but, strategically and conveniently, sold through Scion Dealerships by agreement of dealerships, but not a part of Toyota Motor Corp.

I've had a chance to hear this unit, and it's pretty impressive.
The system consists of DSP/Amp unit that is tuned to the FRS, and replaces the original tweeter with high grade polycarbonate tweeters, and adds a long throw woofer with custom tuned enclosure in the rear, which is removable for situations where weight is a concern for track or racing enthusiasts.
At $1100, its a decent kit in my opinion.

But yes, like all things good in audio, things don't come for peanuts. I'll be taking delivery of it soon, and I'll report on this first hand when I do.

Stay Tuned.


OEM AUDIO FRS Subwoofer upgrade with DSP amp and tweeters by Moto@Club4AG, on Flickr


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Thanks for the review Moto. We will offer the kit for $875 shipped
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I used to be a car audio installer/dealer. MTX, Kicker, JBL, Harmon, Oz Audio, Interfire, etc, etc.

I can only scoff at the prices people are willing to pay for this crap, it's nearly the most over priced market out there. Fortunately I still have friends that are dealers and sell me at cost.

I loved undercutting the local stores like best buy by half off and still made a killer profit! Radio shack hated me because of my low pricing on RCA's and speaker wire.

I'm still not sure what I'll do once I get my BRZ, but the whole package (sans HU) will be less that $875!
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:56 PM   #9
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Thanks MotoP. Yea, i was always buying Alpine, BostonAcoustics on all my other cars but being a very good Alpine customer for years, they TOO have AMPs now that do custom tuning based on the car - so i know that doing that isnt all b.s. SO, when I saw this offering i figured it would be worth a look -- and it keeps it all stock looking which i really like. we have enough people 'oogling' at the car, i dont need them distracted by a 1000dollar head unti someone will throw a brick in to get...

but Id be very interested in checking this out...



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Actually the OEMAUDIO is a 3rd party company headed by a very talented acoustic engineer.

ANd like Five Axis, they are aftermarket but, strategically and conveniently, sold through Scion Dealerships by agreement of dealerships, but not a part of Toyota Motor Corp.

I've had a chance to hear this unit, and it's pretty impressive.
The system consists of DSP/Amp unit that is tuned to the FRS, and replaces the original tweeter with high grade polycarbonate tweeters, and adds a long throw woofer with custom tuned enclosure in the rear, which is removable for situations where weight is a concern for track or racing enthusiasts.
At $1100, its a decent kit in my opinion.

But yes, like all things good in audio, things don't come for peanuts. I'll be taking delivery of it soon, and I'll report on this first hand when I do.

Stay Tuned.


OEM AUDIO FRS Subwoofer upgrade with DSP amp and tweeters by Moto@Club4AG, on Flickr


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Old 06-08-2012, 09:27 PM   #10
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There's a shop somewhat close to me that's building a custom 8" enclosure for the side of the trunk. They have a thread in the nav/infotainment forum.
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Oh, but to answer your question, I plan on putting 2 8's in an enclosure in the spare tire well.
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