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09-04-2014, 07:53 PM #1
Anyone Use Bazooka Tube Subwoofers?
I am thinking about putting a 10" or 12" Bazooka Tube under the helm. I think one or the other will fit on top of the fiberglass footrest if the carpeted fascia is removed.
Has anyone used these before? How do they compare to wood boxes?Joe
2010 Outback V - Sold
09-04-2014, 08:30 PM #2
Never sold/installed one, but the couple i have heard, both self powered and non-powered, and they are kinda a 1-note wonder subs in terms of SQ. If it fits the spot and fits the budget and you are not yet ready to tackle a raw driver/custom enclosure, then go for it.
09-04-2014, 09:36 PM #3
I had a 10" non powered model and it was just OK. Doesn't hit real hard but it does give you a little bass. This was 4-5 yrs ago. Don't know if the new ones are the same or not.2006 Outback V
1992 Ski Nautique Open Bow
09-04-2014, 10:07 PM #4Senior Member
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I have a 8" powered one in mine and it's loud as hell.
09-05-2014, 10:51 AM #5
I installed the 10" on my '14 Mondo, I'm pretty happy given the price and performance. They aren't the greatest subs in the world (wouldn't install one in my car) but for a boat, I like them. I didn't want to put an uber-expensive sub in a marine environment, I just wanted to add some depth to my music. I install it under the seats port side, just after the battery. This made for an easy set up, and base throughout the cabin.
My personal favorite thing about it is the shape. Because it wasn't a square box, I had 4-5 places I could install it w/o compromising space.
Easy to fit in a boat with it's tube-shape
Not the greatest bass in the world
requires straps and screws to stay in one placeMoomba Mondo '14
IBS 750 / Rear 900
"Livin the dream"
09-05-2014, 11:21 AM #6
years ago I had a double end 6.5 bazooka tube which I then made into a double isobaric chamber, 4 6.5 drivers on one long tube with a divider and it sounded great , like two 12's with much better space availabe in the ole Honda.A Day at the Lake...Priceless
A Day in Powder...Endless
2012 Möbius XLV~ Loaded & Exiled
2007 Outback V ~ sold
09-15-2014, 09:03 PM #7
09-15-2014, 09:09 PM #8
Sampp- be happy to...but it will be a few weeks. I have a pending ACL replacement (thanks to wakeboarding) and already pulled my boat out to winterize for the season....but will do my best to get pics in a bit. In generally i installed it under the bench seat port side, between the battery and ballast. I wasnt using that space and kept the sub wires away from a bunch of interference. I think the 12 inch would have also fit.Moomba Mondo '14
IBS 750 / Rear 900
"Livin the dream"
09-15-2014, 10:08 PM #9
09-15-2014, 11:22 PM #10
The smaller 8-inch tube sounds the best although the larger versions will have progressively more output.
The advantage of these are you can get by with a very modest amount of power. But on the flipside you do not get the ultimate output or power handling or depth of bass that you would with a comparably sized 10" or 12" in a more conventional bass-reflex enclosure. Tuned high and not particularly linear.
The tubes acoustically 'unload' (like an acoustic version of a short circuit) when you place the woofer and port too close to an adjacent surface but you get profoundly more bass output when boundary-loading a sufficient distance from a plane or corner. An 8-inch needs to be stood off the corner or plane by the woofer diameter, 8" in this case, and the same guideline would apply to the larger models. This means a transverse mount with the woofer/port at 8/10/12" off the hull.
Great inexpensive option. Not competitive with the more substantial enclosure.