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Old Aug 31st, 2008, 10:42 PM
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if you fit a clean sweep to the speaker lines and then run the connected RCA's into an amp then you can run a normal sub no problem!
active subs are usually rubbish (there are a few exceptions) so i'd definately recommend at least one 10" or 12" sub!
if you go over to the TalkAudio forums and join up, they'll be able to go into more detail for ya!
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Thanks for information concerning using a 'clean sweep' connection but I think that the easiest method for me will be using a RCA adapter from Mikey...

Any chance you could point me in the right direction for the RCA Plug & Play from Mikey place and will it effect using the Plug & Play adaptor I have for the aux lead?

Where is a good place to run the live cable from the battery to the boot?

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a clean sweep basically is an RCA adapter and it allows you to connect to a normal rca input on an amp.
the adapter you're thinking of can only connect to an active sub with a high level input which, unless you're planning to spend about £500 is probably going to be inferior to a similar amp and sub setup of the same price!
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I have got a 10' sub in my Mini, but have aftermarket headunit. hope you get it in soon
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Hello Aussie11,

What make sub do you have in your mini as I am finding numerous subwoofers are too large to fit into the Mini boot.

Do you have any idea ideas where is the best place to run the powercable from the battery to the boot and do you know any good aftermarket fitters in London?

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Hi, I have a Rockford Fosgate P2 10' sub. The power cable runs from the battery along the the top of the engine bay under the black grills into the bulkhead and down the drivers side.

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Hello Aussie11,

What make sub do you have in your mini as I am finding numerous subwoofers are too large to fit into the Mini boot.

Do you have any idea ideas where is the best place to run the powercable from the battery to the boot and do you know any good aftermarket fitters in London?

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If you have an S then the battery is in the boot - what is the issue??

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If you have an S then the battery is in the boot - what bis the issue??

Nice and easy then
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Thanks for your link Aussie - very helpful I now realise that the battery is situated in the boot so that makes it very easy to fit a subwoofer (just fitted a sub for my girlfriend in a VW Beetle and took ages!!! hopefully not as long to do in my mini)...

Whats the bass line like on the Rockford sub - I am after something with kick and doesn't fill the boot .

Thanks for everyones help so far, this is such an informative website and is a real assest to anyone that owns a Mini - there is nothing like this out there for other cars

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It is very good nice and tight, I have always used Rockford their products are very good

Where in London are you? I am in Rochester to to far from the big smoke
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I'm based in Richmond, Surrey to very close to the centre of London... Do you know anyother makes of subwoofers that would be good to look into?

I have been recommended Vibe and Inphase - any comments on those manufactuers? Whats the pros and cons of having a amp & sub or just an all in one job (amp built into sub)?

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What sort of money are you looking at take a look at Talk Audio they help me out. also have a look at the link to this site


Car Audio Direct for car stereo, navigation and audiovisual electronics.
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Well I am looking at around the £150-200 mark for the sub so nothing too special, just something that will put a 'pump in my trunk' . Had a look at Talk Audio but this forum is being more informative at the moment
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For that money you can get a good sub, I paid around £120 for my one. Some other makes I looked at were DLS, Rainbow and Diamond

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Does anyone know if the Vibe CBR 10" EVO Active subwoofer fits into the mini cooper s boot? I've just been out to my car and measured up and its very very close fit so not sure if it will actually fit.... Any one got one of these fitted in theirs?

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