Subwoofer placement

Diefenbaker Duo

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Recently purchased a 23SLX pontoon with a decent stereo but it needs a little more boom-boom. A subwoofer and more power. The question is, where to put the sub? I’m thinking a down drive in a box made from HDMW and put the box behind the captains chair where there’s lots of space and could be used as a table. Anyone have opinions or experience?

Sheldon
 

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Mine have all been under the helm
 

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I have put one in that location and it works out very well. The under the helm is acceptable as well. I found there was better speaker performance outside behind the captains chair. Under the helm tends to cause some rattles.
 
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I installed a 12" Rockford Fosgate powered subwoofer enclosure under the rear bench seat. Worked great.
 

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I have a WetSounds AS10 under the helm/ Works great!
 

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I was curious too where people put their subs at. I would be worried under the helm would rattle too much. For those that did under the bench did you do a sub box or just an open air woofer without a box?
 

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Under helm. Haven't noticed much rattling.
 

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I have a WetSounds AS10 under the helm/ Works great!
Can you say which way you have it facing? Did you test different directions? Was planning under rear lounger, but under helm would be more central and easier to wire. Last question, how did you route power wire to battery?
 

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Getting ready to add Wetsounds Stealth 10 and probably amp for the speakers. Can’t decide under helm or under rear lounger. I tend to use helm storage a lot. Hate to give that up.
 

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I’d place sub under lounger. I’d think the helm would rattle with all the different components. Probably plenty of room for amp. Do a search, as I remember a couple photos showing amps mounted neatly under helm.
 
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