2015 Equus Subwoofer Upgrade

Clampetron

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I know there are a lot of threads regarding this topic but none that I found addressing my goal.
I have a 2015 Equus that seems to lack proper bass response. I want to upgrade.
I do not want to replace with a box in the trunk. I want to do a plug and play replacement of the existing speaker in the back deck with a much better speaker. No trunk encroachment, no in-depth re configuring of the system, etc.

Am I asking too much? Not that simple?

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brucehulkbanner

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It can be done. You have to remember it's still only a single 8 inch woofer being powered by the factory amp. Bass response will improve with a better 8 inch sub but not significantly. Any audio shop should be able to give you an estimate.
 

kocyk123

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I am not sure if this will be helpful but I was lacking bass in my 2015 Genesis Sedan Ultimate with 17 speaker Lexicon. I didn't want to add another sub that would take up space in the trunk. I installed new amplifier and plugged it into existing sub as the OEM amp was under powered. What a night and day difference. It feels like I have additional sub in my trunk now. If you are in Chicago area, I can help.
 

Dannysmiles13

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I am not sure if this will be helpful but I was lacking bass in my 2015 Genesis Sedan Ultimate with 17 speaker Lexicon. I didn't want to add another sub that would take up space in the trunk. I installed new amplifier and plugged it into existing sub as the OEM amp was under powered. What a night and day difference. It feels like I have additional sub in my trunk now. If you are in Chicago area, I can help.
What kind of amp did you use?
 

kocyk123

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I have use the following amp:

KICKER - CX 400W Class D Digital Mono Amplifier with Variable Low-Pass Crossover - Black

You can go with lower wattage.

Installation was very simple, locate the oem amp, locate 2 sub wires + and - going from the amp to the sub. Cut them. Run + and - to the new amp input. Add new wires to the Speaker output in your new amp and connect them with the wires going to the oem sub.

You will need rca female to 2 male adapter:
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This is how I installed it:
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princelybug

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Any photos of the install?
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kocyk123

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Not yet. I will be working on the tutorial this week. Is your also Lexicon with 17 speakers?
 

princelybug

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I am not sure if this will be helpful but I was lacking bass in my 2015 Genesis Sedan Ultimate with 17 speaker Lexicon. I didn't want to add another sub that would take up space in the trunk. I installed new amplifier and plugged it into existing sub as the OEM amp was under powered. What a night and day difference. It feels like I have additional sub in my trunk now. If you are in Chicago area, I can help.
How much rattle?
 

kocyk123

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Yeah. The Equus came factory with it
Awesome. Adding amplifier will do it. You don't need additional sub.

How much rattle?
No rattle at all. Bass sounds like in new G90. I couldn't believe the difference.
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princelybug

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Per Crutchfield:
  • There's a shallow mount 8" sub on the center rear deck:
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  • There's a pair of 3" mid-range components on either side of the sub:
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Is there anyway to find out the specs of these?
 

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