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Hi everyone i am happy to say that 3 months ago i took the leap from a 2016 forte to a 14 cadenza i love the car but am not happy with the stock subwoofer has anyone replaced the factory woofer if so with what im not looking to ad another sub in the trunk with a box any info would be greatly appreciated
 

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Hi everyone i am happy to say that 3 months ago i took the leap from a 2016 forte to a 14 cadenza i love the car but am not happy with the stock subwoofer has anyone replaced the factory woofer if so with what im not looking to ad another sub in the trunk with a box any info would be greatly appreciated
Never thought it didn't have enough bass, but I do wish I had more control over the EQ, would be interested to know how a new sub sounds though.
 

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Not sure anyone has changed out the stock sub with another, from a few other threads I know at least 1 person had a box built and new 1 installed in their truck. I don't think he's here active on the forums anymore though.
 

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Some good dialog here:
http://www.cadenzaforum.com/forum/how-forum/5986-trunk-carpet-lining-removal.html


I wouldn't recommend replacing factory sub, it's a lot of work for little reward. Get a box, wire a 4ohm DVC (dual voice coil) Sub down to 2 ohm, get about 600 to 1000 watts, LOC (line output converter) off the rear speakers (discussed in the above thread) and you got all the boom you need. I say one speaker in a smaller box, with plenty of watts that way you're not taking up too much space in the trunk, of course 2 subs would bring even more sound to you, just don't skimp on the watts...
 

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My only question is how dirty would this make the sound though? This system is set up for our cars specifically, how would adding in another sub effect this? Would it sound the same but punchier, or would it sound like crap?
 

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When I first got my '14 and had time to do an audio audition, I too found that the bottom end seemed very lacking with the "tone" controls set at zero which is where you always start before making any adjustments. I found that I had to take the bass control all the way to 9 before I could hear any decent bottom end to music. At 9 the sub finally started coming to life and while it also was affecting the "boomy" frequencies around 100Hz to some degree, the overall effect wasn't that bad and I think I found a decent system balance. While I would love more bottom end strength in the 40Hz range, I know the Infinity sub would not do well trying to reproduce that and most likely couldn't at any real volumes.

As far as replacing the factory sub, I don't see how that would be remotely easy at all if even possible, to achieve good response. I believe the only next step would be to add a stand alone box in the truck which I am reluctant to do.
 
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