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Has anyone looked into the feasibility of installing the factory V70 R subwoofer into the S60 R? <p>I just thought I would ask if someone has tried this yet . . . no point in me wasting energy on something if it's already been examined.
 

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Re: Subwoofer for the S60 R (R Salesman)

I suggest using something like the Clarion that I used...... <p><A HREF="http://www.r-series.org/jim/sub.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.r-series.org/sub.html</A><br>
 

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Re: Subwoofer for the S60 R (R Salesman)

Don't think it's a good option <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>What will you do? activate the sub-setting in the hiddenmenu? than the radio will think it's a V70-variant and thus will alter ALL sound settings in the equilizer -> NO good if you have the Sedan -> Speakers in sedan are WAY different than in the estate.<br>You could better check the settings of the BASS in the hiddenmenu coz -> some think I've a sub in the car and I just got the audio-max (13speaker + 4*75rms)
 

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Re: Subwoofer for the S60 R (JARMO)

Yeah, had this whole discussion before.<p>Bass is so good in S60R with 803 that I thought I had a sub. Assumed the reason the V70R had it as an option was because in S it was standard. <p>Was surprised to find out months after purchase that I didn't. <p>So, I don't think S needs one at all. V, maybe different story, less speakers and a big ol open area in the back.
 

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Re: Subwoofer for the S60 R ("R" Kelly)

Although I don't want a gangsta sound system, I do appreciate being able to "feel" the bass without having to blast the sound terribly loud. I think the sound system is great as is . . . I would just like a little more "thump in the trunk."<p>I was hoping that the sub for the V70 R might be a simple plug-n-play option, but it appears that isn't the case. <p>Thanks for the input fellas.
 

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Re: Subwoofer for the S60 R (R Salesman)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>R Salesman</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Although I don't want a gangsta sound system, I do appreciate being able to "feel" the bass without having to blast the sound terribly loud.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>strange...coz I can feel my pants vibrate and I kept ALL settings to standard (even the bass turn-knob is in middle possition). well, at least when I turn WAAAY up the volume that is <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>edit: I just saw that you drive a YM05, explains why you have lesser BASS than mine <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> but therefore still NO option to just install the V70Rsub!!!
 

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Re: Subwoofer for the S60 R (JARMO)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JARMO</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">edit: I just saw that you drive a YM05, explains why you have lesser BASS than mine </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Does this have to do with the 850 not having some secret menu options that the 803 has?
 

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Re: Subwoofer for the S60 R ("R" Kelly)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>"R" Kelly</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Yeah, had this whole discussion before.<p>Bass is so good in S60R with 803 that I thought I had a sub. Assumed the reason the V70R had it as an option was because in S it was standard. <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Those are the 8" in hat-shelf drivers that the Vs don't have. Hence the upgrade Sub option of the wagons would be my guess.
 

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Re: Subwoofer for the S60 R (StaggRLee)

I added an Infinity Basslink in the trunk of my car, took up very little space and really did add the "thump in the trunk" I was looking for. I listen to alot of live music which normally does have the drum beats that you can really feel with a good system. The basslink made an already great system even better.
 

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Re: Subwoofer for the S60 R (sniz)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>sniz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I added an Infinity Basslink in the trunk of my car, took up very little space and really did add the "thump in the trunk" I was looking for. I listen to alot of live music which normally does have the drum beats that you can really feel with a good system. The basslink made an already great system even better.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I was going to suggest one of those.<br>Had one in my non modifyable BMW HK system, that and a change of (door) speakers and the system worked quite decently
 

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They tap in the rear speaker wires, there are instructions with it
 

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Finally got my subwoofer installed in my S60R.<p><A HREF="http://mobile.jlaudio.com/products_stealthbox_detail.php?fit_id=1501" TARGET="_blank">http://mobile.jlaudio.com/prod...=1501</A><br><IMG SRC="http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y197/KaminariAndachi/1a767d45.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>The local installer recommended this amp: Genesis profile 2 Ultra - which suited my requirements for an amp that could produce 300Ws continuous and small enough to hide.<p><IMG SRC="http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y197/KaminariAndachi/40cba2fe.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>see this for more details: <A HREF="http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=4369&cadid=bd568c3bbae82e660c20835df1ccc7e7" TARGET="_blank">http://www.caraudiodirect.co.u...cc7e7</A><br><A HREF="http://www.theautophile.com/products/ProfileTwoUltra.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.theautophile.com/pr....html</A><p>Since I wanted to have my cake and eat it, I had my full sized spare tire on top of the subwoofer. That meant raising the floor board. Alll the stuff are removable, so that I'd have no weight problems during track days. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Floor board is now level with the inner boot lip height.<br><IMG SRC="http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y197/KaminariAndachi/57d7f417.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>My $10 bumper protector unfolded...<br><IMG SRC="http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y197/KaminariAndachi/fbbb80cc.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>One of the 3 piece floor boards removed revealing the spare tire on top of the subwoofer.<br><IMG SRC="http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y197/KaminariAndachi/367eea63.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Close-up<br><IMG SRC="http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y197/KaminariAndachi/a1db671f.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>The board removed revealing the hidden amplifier.<br><IMG SRC="http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y197/KaminariAndachi/04d7ff78.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Lots of space left to stuff things into.. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y197/KaminariAndachi/9335eed9.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>The signals were tapped from the HU line out harness.<p>Jim, you might want to move this to the ICE forum.
 

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Re: Subwoofer for the S60 R (R Salesman)

I recently installed a Kenwood powered sub in my V70XC (KSC-SW1). Better specs than the Volvo unit, a little more compact (can be mounted in your R) and a heck of a lot les $$$. A great addition! Very easy install. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> I'll be happy to give you a few pointers, if interested.
 

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Re: Subwoofer for the S60 R (hjpress)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>hjpress</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I recently installed a Kenwood powered sub in my V70XC (KSC-SW1). Better specs than the Volvo unit, a little more compact (can be mounted in your R) and a heck of a lot les $$$. A great addition! Very easy install. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> I'll be happy to give you a few pointers, if interested.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Please do, like how did you tap power for the sub? Pics would be great too! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Subwoofer for the S60 R (mike_c70)

Pics on how to tap power to a SUB from the rear would be a big help. With the Battery in the rear, and a sub-panel of fuses in the rear, it ought to be a simple procedure...
 

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Re: Subwoofer for the S60 R (UNO_RACING)

<A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=44228" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=44228</A><p>UNO, see above. Try Kaizai.<p>THANKS!!!
 

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Re: Subwoofer for the S60 R (Short Circuit)

REEEAAAALLL easy. I dunno for your app, but on my S60, there was a fuse block in the trunk on the left side, behind a panel. Take that panel off and use a multimeter to find out which junction block is switched 12 volt. Once you find that, just run an 18 GA wire from that to the remote line on your amp. For RCA's I use a Low-Level Converter for now, which I got from Circuit City, that runs off of the back speakers, and convieniently those wires are in the trunk too, just look up when looking in the trunk. There is a way to get the factory deck to run an amp, depending on the deck you have, which has 4 channel pre-outs with remote line output also. I dunno if this will work with the S60, I think it will, but I'm gonna try it soon when the weather gets better and yes, I will take pics. Here's the link for the deck pre-outs.<br><A HREF="http://project850.volvospeed.com/installguides/RCApreout/RCA-preouts.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://project850.volvospeed.c...s.htm</A><p>Its funny, I've installed ALOT of stereo's in the past, and adding a sub to the factory Volvo stereo was about the most straight-forward thing I've done yet...I was sooooo carefull with this install; for some reason I was expecting the car to blow up or something...LOL
 
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