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I would be interested in a compact, corner-mount sub, sometime in 2013. Let me know when you get your final design done.

Just out of curiosity - I haven't looked to see if the rear deck is cut for the 6x9 speakers that the Pioneer system uses, but what's the thought on putting a couple of free-air 6x9 subs in the rear deck? Tang Band W69-1042J 6"x9" Subwoofer 264-837
 

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Don't do it. It's simply a bad idea. The trunk isn't sealed off enough to allow you to get any amount of deep bass out of 6x9 subwoofers in general, unless all you're looking for is boomy bass. That, and you'd have to make some custom brackets to mount the subs to the 6x9 holes. On top of that, the rear deck pad on the base system isn't designed to support 6x9s. The Pioneer upgraded systems actually have a different rear deck with a grille opening for the 6x9 subwoofers to allow the sound to get through without getting muffled. I guess you could make your own holes and install an aftermarket grille, but I don't like making permanent cosmetic modifications unless absolutely necessary.
I probably wouldn't, as there really isn't a true free-air 6x9 or appropriate sub available. But keep in mind that you're not treating the trunk as a sealed box, this makes it an IB setup where what you want is separation between the trunk and passenger compartments. I have heard IB subs in a home theater setups, they can produce impressive bass.
 
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