Direction of subwoofers - Chevy Cobalt Forum / Cobalt Reviews / Cobalt SS / Cobalt Parts
Audio/Video Talk about Chevy Cobalt Audio/Video and other mobile electronics here

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-13-2008, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
toobad4u00's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 7
Direction of subwoofers

Im gonna be building a box for 2 10" solobarics in the near future. Im not sure which way i should have the subs facing. Should i face them toward the rear seat or face them towards the back of the car?

Car is a 2007 4 door.
toobad4u00 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-13-2008, 09:21 PM
Cobalt Specialist
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 1,115
Towads the back, every single person that ive talked t aboutsubs said you should never have the subs pointed directly at the listener.

im really not sure why, but if you think about it, the stock sub doesnt point towards the front in any car.

2007 Black LT coupe
35% Tint all around - Completly debadged - Side Moldings Removed
KICKER ZX 650 RMS interior amp - KICKER ZX1000 RMS Sub Amp
1 KICKER 12" L7 - All new pioneer interiors - Pioneer Avic Z2 W/ GPS
Rockford 1 Farad capcitor - Trunk, Doors, and Rear deck Dynamated - PS2 with guitar hero
Blue footwell neons - Two Alpine type S Tweeters

Engine mods:
K&N air filter
2006 TBSS!
xyankees214x is offline  
post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-14-2008, 04:00 PM
Vizzo's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 17
Depends on what you are thinking. If you want it really loud, build a "wall" in your trunk with the subs facing the cabin. The trunk area would be sealed off completely from the cabin and it sounds decent. If you don't want to be obscenely loud and like the option of being able to take the box out if need be, then face them to the rear.

2007 Cobalt
Street A dB Drag Racing
Have Termlab...will travel.
Vizzo is offline  
post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-14-2008, 04:10 PM
Forum Regular
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 142
i put my subs in cobalt the 2nd day i had it and i played with the positioning all day. but its all in a matter of how you want it to sound. i found out that if you have your subs ported then it sounds better if you have them pointing towards the right side of the car, and if they're sealed then it sounds better if they pointing towards the trunk. just play with it and tweak the gain on the amp so you get a balanced sound. all that matters if it sounds good to you.
DJVC is offline  
post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-28-2008, 09:06 AM
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Tulsa
Posts: 43
The best way to do it is to point in towards the trunk i have done many system and mine current one has two 12 inch treo 500 watt rms pointed towards the trunk lid in a ported box running of a 1700 wattt amp which if you are going to do you might want to get a capicator cause mine is running down the battery. The damn things hit so hard so everything in my cobalt rattles and i have broken the dome light. lol

2006 chevy cobalt rally yellow 2.2' aftermarket Cold air intake, Tenzo type R type 2 muffler, Body kit, 2 12'inch Treo TE subwoofer 2400 kenwood class D amp, 600 watt kenwood four channel amp, kenwood excelon x792 cd player, Kenwood eXcelon KFC-X1300, aftermarket Rims
rhodges26 is offline  
post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-28-2008, 09:01 PM
Forum Regular
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 159
I have 2 12's in mine facing the cabin...and with the seats up it hits really good...and clean. With seats down and the subs do those things hit hard! It makes the roof flex! And I just have 12" JL Audio W1's and a Rockford 300.2 Punch amp with a Rockford .5 Farad Capacitor! It hit good with the stock unit but hit even better, harder, and cleaner with the aftermarket unit!
cobalt07ls is offline  
post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-29-2008, 12:14 AM
Forum Regular
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 57
the best way actually is to use a ported box facing the trunk with the ports entering the cab of the car i have had a few cars set up this way and the sound hits like no other. currently working on a system for my car right now

2005 black base model, 17" MB gloss black drifter wheels, custom side exit dual exhaust.
cncd11 is offline  
post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-30-2008, 08:26 PM
Forum Regular
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 66
ive got my kicker comp vr's rear facing in a ported box found if you have clothes etc. it effects the bass , but the cvr's deff. thump just wish i could get rid of the rattle i took off the child seat anchor covers and it seemed to get rid of some but between the cover, interior panels and mirror the rattle is deff anoyying but just keeo turning it up lol
beamer1341 is offline  
post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-16-2008, 09:24 AM
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 15
Facing your subs towards gives you a cleaner sound whereas facing it towards the front tends to makes more things rattle in my personal opinion i have 2 12" rockford fosgate p1 and a 25 aniversary kenwood 4 channel amp in my own custom box. i have tried pointing it in all four directions ported and not ported but in the end pointing it towards the back with no port with a good set of subs and amp works the best
SI_Killa is offline  
post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-16-2008, 11:21 AM
TGB2009's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Virginia
Posts: 319
Send a message via AIM to TGB2009 Send a message via Skype™ to TGB2009
Ive got 2 8's 1 10 and 2 5x7's with a 1200 watt amp and they are all facing the rear of the car sounds great to me

2006 LS Mods:
Tsudo N1 Catback Exhaust
ICW Racing Nakano's covered in Cooper CS4 Tourings
Dual Kicker Comp 12's enclosed in a sealed Kicker enclosure powered with a 1200 Insignia Amp
35% Window tint all around
Painted headlights
K2Motor Smoke LED Tail lights
MPx Shorty Antenna
Painted calipers/drums
Custom hood scoops

TGB2009 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome