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Old 02-23-2013, 01:32 PM   #11
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It will be nice to see the CDT sub integrated in stock local.
I'll try to get those pics up soon.

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Eh at the price for the CDT I may consider going with this Kicker:

http://www.amazon.com/Kicker-6-5Inch...=6.5+subwoofer

CDT for comparison - http://www.amazon.com/CDT-Audio-HD-M...pr_product_top
I have the CDT HD-6MDVC which is a subwoofer, the CDT in that link is a midrange. Also, the CDT I installed has dual 4ohm voice coils just like the factory subwoofer, so unlike that Kicker, the CDT is practically a drop in replacement, pretty much the only mods I had to do to get it to fit was to drill four new mounting holes.

Here's the CDT I installed in my Element.
http://www.cdtaudio.com/sep_componen...ss/hd6mdvc.htm
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:22 PM   #12
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That is a good find Ewww. I would not call that a subwoofer though, more like an extended range mid regardless of what CDT wants to call it. It's range is only down to 42hz and goes up to a staggering 4khz, which is pretty high for a "subwoofer". Power requirements are good though, with the OEM amp you've got to be giving it around 50% of its rated power.

The kicker is a poor choice, it needs almost twice the power of the CDT, which is already a little bit much for the oem amp.
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:06 PM   #13
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This is my sub set up now, JL Audio CLS113RG-W7AE with a 1000w Brutus amp. Also have Orion components in the front doors and Orion mids in the rear doors. I'm happy with the sound but hate the amount of trunk space lost...the box is just too heavy to be moving in and out of the trunk when needed. I don't need the bass the 13.5" puts out just a little tight punchy bass to fill in the void would be fine. I was just wondering if I should try to fit a 6.5 or 8" in the factory location (no my lx does not have the factory woofer location but it's $35 to swap out the storage panel to the woofer panel). Or my other thought was to mount a sub tube right behind the drivers seat or one of these http://www.crutchfield.com/p_777B8PT...PT.html?tp=114 under the rear seat to the side.

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Old 02-24-2013, 01:50 PM   #14
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gotta mount that spare tire on the roof and use that space for the sub ;)
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:56 PM   #15
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This is my sub set up now, JL Audio CLS113RG-W7AE with a 1000w Brutus amp. Also have Orion components in the front doors and Orion mids in the rear doors. I'm happy with the sound but hate the amount of trunk space lost...the box is just too heavy to be moving in and out of the trunk when needed. I don't need the bass the 13.5" puts out just a little tight punchy bass to fill in the void would be fine. I was just wondering if I should try to fit a 6.5 or 8" in the factory location (no my lx does not have the factory woofer location but it's $35 to swap out the storage panel to the woofer panel). Or my other thought was to mount a sub tube right behind the drivers seat or one of these http://www.crutchfield.com/p_777B8PT...PT.html?tp=114 under the rear seat to the side.

How good does that puppy sound?? Looks nice
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:16 PM   #16
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yeah it's pretty beast at any sound level. A bit overkill I must say, never even turned the gain half way yet.
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:23 AM   #17
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That is a good find Ewww. I would not call that a subwoofer though, more like an extended range mid regardless of what CDT wants to call it. It's range is only down to 42hz and goes up to a staggering 4khz, which is pretty high for a "subwoofer". Power requirements are good though, with the OEM amp you've got to be giving it around 50% of its rated power.

The kicker is a poor choice, it needs almost twice the power of the CDT, which is already a little bit much for the oem amp.
Thanks, I'm very pleased with how it sounds. On CDT's website they list it as a subwoofer, but the technical data sheet that came with the woofer has it listed as a mid-bass. After a thorough listening to the CDT playing various types of music I would considerate it a subwoofer that would also work great as a mid-bass. Even though it's frequency response is listed as 42Hz I noticed that when placed in that factory ported enclosure it seems to be able to play lower than 42Hz as I noticed while playing some of my test discs. From what I could hear it was capable of playing down to 32Hz. Of course it wasn't able to reproduce that frequency very loud, but I could hear it.
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:48 PM   #18
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It will be nice to see the CDT sub integrated in stock local.
Well here you go Sir.
http://www.elementownersclub.com/for...025#post981025
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:30 PM   #19
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Check this out as a possible solution I did this and it sounds GREAT!

http://www.elementownersclub.com/for...t=amp+location
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