Hey guys, I visited two car audio dealer/workshops today. The first one (Ryda) hadn't done an EV before so was giving me a lot of info to get out of doing an installation for me, it seems. Told them I was interested in the JBL Basspro SL2 or Kicker HS10. Some points they said:
- can't replace any of the existing speakers only add on
- an under seat sub is designed to have some airflow so putting it in the "tyre well" may cause it to overheat (what do you think?)
- not advised to use the 12V lighter socket for power, it doesn't provide consistent power (?)
- could probably install a powered sub but would have to test a lot of wires(!) and can't guarantee that it would sound any better.
I didn't hang around there for very long. Ten minutes down the road, I visited Strathfield Car Radios, who were more accommodating. Told them the two subs i'm interested in. They said:
- the Kicker HS10 is great, the installer wasn't a fan of Kicker but was pleasantly surprised by the unit
- hadn't done a Polestar before but a few Tesla's so it shouldn't be a problem
- Price of Kicker HS10 $600AUD (I can get cheaper elsewhere)
- Price of install would be $220AUD plus $40AUD for Stinger STK88 Gauge 2Ch Wiring Kit
- checked the fit in the tyre well (see photo) I would need to build the riser
What do you guys think of the info provided by these two shops?
I am more interested in the Kicker HS10 over the JBL SL2 because it has a greater frequency response (25-120 vs 35-120) is 180W RMS vs 120 W RMS, and larger speaker so should move more air. Anything else I should consider?
Any tips on making the riser to fit in the curves of the boot space?
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