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Question JL Audio Stealthbox

So it's that time of year again, and I'm starting to cruise around with the windows down, and I'm missing my old system. So I'm thinking about what I can do in the 'leen, without going to extremes. I was thinking about simply augmenting the mach 460 system (I know "boo hiss") with a stealthbox and a nice clean powerful amp, maybe a Arc Audio, PG, or Linear Power. Has anyone used these stealthboxes with any success? Please tell me what you think of 'em!
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I've got a Stealth Box about to go in and I've had a couple of friends of mine running it. I think they sound pretty good but they ain't cheap. You got a Coupe or Convertible? I had a buddy of mine selling one for a Coupe and I think he's still got it if you are interested.




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You don't need a stealth box to make it sound good. JL makes many premade boxes that are excellent quality and very affordable. I'd recommend the JL 250/1 and the JL CS110-W3.
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You don't need a stealth box to make it sound good. JL makes many premade boxes that are excellent quality and very affordable. I'd recommend the JL 250/1 and the JL CS110-W3.
But the Stealth Box looks so.... Stealthy




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You don't need a stealth box to make it sound good. JL makes many premade boxes that are excellent quality and very affordable. I'd recommend the JL 250/1 and the JL CS110-W3.
It's not so much the "stealthy" part of it, as it saves so much trunk space. I don't want a bulky box hogging trunk space, been there done that. I actually had a stealthbox for all of a day, and I took it back because I thought it sounded like crap. Turns out the amp I was driving it with was bad, so it wan't the boxes fault I don't think. But while I had it, I was very pleased with the way it fit and it's appearance, and that's a plus for me in the new car.

Jose- my car is a coupe.
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It's not so much the "stealthy" part of it, as it saves so much trunk space. I don't want a bulky box hogging trunk space, been there done that. I actually had a stealthbox for all of a day, and I took it back because I thought it sounded like crap. Turns out the amp I was driving it with was bad, so it wan't the boxes fault I don't think. But while I had it, I was very pleased with the way it fit and it's appearance, and that's a plus for me in the new car.

Jose- my car is a coupe.
I'll see if he's still got it.




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LilCPop... you might want to consider one of JL's PowerWedge enclosures. The one I picked up for the wife's car had 2 JL 10W0s in it, and I had a nice amp pushing them. It sounded so good I put it in my car. I don't want to shake people's windows, I just needed something louder than my car. This enclosure is nice, and not extremely pricey.
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Clint - I should have my car by Thursday, so if you want to hear a stealthbox, let me know. I think it was made by the gods it sounds so good.
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Clint - I should have my car by Thursday, so if you want to hear a stealthbox, let me know. I think it was made by the gods it sounds so good.
<---- In total agreement with, gotta love the sound of the Stealthbox for the size




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A trick to improving the sound of the stealthbox is to cut the rigid carpet liner out from where the stealthbox fits. For over a year I didn't do that, and while I thought it sounded good it didn't "sound" like a 10" being pushed by 300 watts.

Well, once i finally got around to doing it I kicked my own ass for not doing it sooner. It was being muffled so much that I lost about half the sound. Now it absolutely kicks ass.
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A trick to improving the sound of the stealthbox is to cut the rigid carpet liner out from where the stealthbox fits. For over a year I didn't do that, and while I thought it sounded good it didn't "sound" like a 10" being pushed by 300 watts.

Well, once i finally got around to doing it I kicked my own ass for not doing it sooner. It was being muffled so much that I lost about half the sound. Now it absolutely kicks ass.
I just removed the panel completely for now.




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