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Vw nutter - January 2nd, 2006 at 01:59 PM

just curious to see what other vee dubbers have got in their dubs, post piccies of ya systems here!!
post away!!!!......

barls - January 2nd, 2006 at 02:19 PM

here is the system in the temp
this is fed from a kenwood head deck.
im going something similar in chaos, but its going to be 2 6x9 3 way clarion speakers in the rear with 2 6.5" 2 way clarions in the kick panels fed from a kenwood head unit with hidden 6 stacker

Dasdubber - January 2nd, 2006 at 10:47 PM

Here is my system:

This last shot was mid construction:

71superbug - January 3rd, 2006 at 02:27 AM

this was the beginning of a custom stereo install for me. however this is all taken out now as i decided to do a full resto so body is off pan now.


71superbug - January 3rd, 2006 at 02:30 AM having problems posting the pic. help? :S


71superbug - January 3rd, 2006 at 02:36 AM

71superbug - January 3rd, 2006 at 02:37 AM

ok..worked now...sub is in that box at the back..


Vw nutter - January 3rd, 2006 at 10:16 AM

wow didnt know there were soo many soo soon, looking F#$king awersome folks!!! keep em coming!!

71superbug - January 4th, 2006 at 05:17 PM

das this is a question for you.

having the tweeter part of your components so close to your woofer, wouldnt that damped the sound of the tweeter and give you less clarity than if the tweeter were placed higher?


Dasdubber - January 4th, 2006 at 08:08 PM

Originally posted by 71superbug
das this is a question for you.

having the tweeter part of your components so close to your woofer, wouldnt that damped the sound of the tweeter and give you less clarity than if the tweeter were placed higher?


No, there is no phase cancellation (dampening) of the sound from the tweeter and woofer as they replicate different frequencies (as dictated by equalising the different bands via head unit).

The only problem is trying to obtain optimal stage height with the tweeter down low (I tried to make the pods so they were as high as physically possible). Ideally from a sound quality point of view it should sound like the music (eg band) is coming from in front of the car (say at the front bumper distance), from the centre of the car (time alignment feature in the head unit helps this) and from close to chest/head height. During judging, the only aspect of my system which scored below average was stage height, but unless you place the tweeters at the lower edge of the windscreen (a-pillars), there is not many ways around this in the beetle.

The other problem is phase separation if you do separate the tweeter from woofer - ie. you can tell the different sounds (mids vs highs) are coming from different places. Some people run ambient tweeters high passed at low gain to help raise the stage height, as well as the tweeters close to the woofer. Also another note is normally you want to maintain both the woofer and tweeter on the same axis (ie. pointing in the same direction) unlike my setup - but ultimately unless you want to compete in SQ comps, it is not that critical.

I could go on, but have a look through  for $hiteloads of info.


The_Bronze. - April 2nd, 2006 at 08:03 AM


I'm currently installing although I don't have a head unit. Speakers going in next weekend. Finishing boxing today I hope. Running wiring and placing amp. Think I might ebay the head unit unless down the street has 40% off their units in the near future.

Will post pics when it looks tidy enough.


Baja Wes - July 10th, 2006 at 01:08 PM

I have my head unit below the dash;

I made my own speaker pods and sub box;

I have new 6x9's in the back too, X pattern plastic ones like in the front doors.

DUB54V - July 12th, 2006 at 08:13 PM

love that dash set up baja wes.looks cool

crewcabconnection - July 13th, 2006 at 12:05 AM

Now I can take Lara for rides outside too. Why fit a stereo when you can run OSX and emulate everything!. Nerds rule and now were mobile!

The_Bronze. - August 21st, 2006 at 03:03 PM

Well my project is going slow - New child brought things to a grinding halt but the wheels are back on the cart again.

This is the speaker set up I have designed. I have created a false parcel shelf in the rear to hide the speakers because I go bushwalking and worry about the car being unattended for hours on end. The sight of a sound system might be too tempting for some.

Some light weave carpet will go over the top and the amp will go against the wall. A sub will sit central behind the rear seat. The rear seat will be recovered to allow the sound to travel forward through the back rest material.

I have 200 three way 9 inch speakers in the rear, will put 6x9's under the dash facing down and the head unit in the glovebox. From the outside it will look as if there is no sound system at all.

Currently looking for a headunit I can get fairly cheap. The Baja is very loud so I'm not chasing sound quality - just reasonable volume and good bass. I will put some quality speakers under the bonnet facing forward for enjoying the clear crisp melodies of Pink Floyd when around the campfire.

Would anyone like to recommend a quality cheap headunit if there is such a thing. I has to have an audio in jack either front or rear on the unit.

Liam_81 - January 11th, 2007 at 11:32 AM

Originally posted by crewcabconnection
Now I can take Lara for rides outside too. Why fit a stereo when you can run OSX and emulate everything!. Nerds rule and now were mobile!

So how are you running OSX? Have you got a mac mini and then used an indash tv as the monitor? Any chance you can u2u me some links for emulating software?

Learner - February 7th, 2007 at 10:04 PM

how do you make custom kick panels out of fiberglass?

warb - February 7th, 2007 at 10:10 PM


[ Edited on 7-2-07 by warb ]

Sioux - February 12th, 2007 at 02:04 AM

Originally posted by crewcabconnection

Now I can take Lara for rides outside too. Why fit a stereo when you can run OSX and emulate everything!. Nerds rule and now were mobile!

lol, nice photochop :P. to the trained eye though, the bottom right doesnt line up ;)

Dasdubber - February 14th, 2007 at 09:47 PM

Originally posted by Learner
how do you make custom kick panels out of fiberglass? 

parra - May 5th, 2008 at 08:22 PM

just a quick question, what are you guys using to charge your system?!! Im looking at installing a mid sized setup but just wondering if the 55amp alternator will keep up or do i look at modifying like a commodore alt or something?!


Joel - May 5th, 2008 at 09:40 PM

parra if ur going for a "mid" sized setup a reasonable sized battery (about 480CCA) and 55amp alt should handle it fine

i run mp3 headunits with ipod interfaces, decent splits+ 6.5"s and 2x 10" subs in all 3 of my road going cars
its one of the best all round combos
i have a 1.5farad capacitor in my white bug but its really not needed

iPod interfaces were one of the best inventions ever
i havent had CDs in my cars for ages and i have nearly my entire music collection at the touch of a button

anyway to stay on thread heres the system in the Lbug

bugluv - July 14th, 2008 at 09:26 PM

Hi Dub74L,
How did you get your headunit to sit snugly in your dash? Did you modify it? My headunit seems to be a bit small for the original hole in the dash and it moves around a lot. Or maybe you just have a slightly bigger one than me and so it fits better :lol:

Joel - July 16th, 2008 at 06:23 PM

has ur bug still got the original plastic plate that the radio mounts to
nearly all Lbugs i see are missing that and pp just chuck the radio in there not secured to anything
mine had it but i made a new panel out of alumium and covered it with carbon fibre so i could fit extra gauges

also if its not sitting down flush with the panel if u still have one it would be the areil connection
most Lbug need a 90 degree right angle fitting for the areil connection so the radio can slide in far enough to sit flush


bugluv - July 18th, 2008 at 09:31 AM

Hmm Ok no I dont think we do have the plate so I guess I'll have to source one from somewhere or find someone to make one. I wonder if you can get affermarket ones? I assume you can..

Thanks for your help :)

mikew - August 17th, 2008 at 07:17 PM


Vw nutter - September 3rd, 2008 at 05:18 PM

mmm tasty type X and focal i like!,

as for a suitable battery try to get the biggest you can, (the bigger the better), a high amp hour is essential, something like a optima d34, some will use multiple in a parralle config. if your gettin serious u may need some dual alternators or maybe quad alts, or just get one big one, i have a cvr and is rated to 200amp, then only use 0g cable and do the big three, all your grounds doubled at least is a must to prevent voltage drop.

Pauld - October 8th, 2008 at 10:36 AM

just thought id put my latest addition up
pics not the greatest but you get the idea
its running the pioneer 15" sub, 1 set of 350w 6x9's two sets of 180w 6"s in the doors and next to the passengers seat
sony 4 channel amp

the customer - October 28th, 2008 at 07:19 PM


i've just a couple of quick questions:
are people buying the front speaker pod set-up's (the one's in the foot well's) or making them?

and as I have a square back, there isn't a great location to put a sub. Is it worth putting a smallish (10") sub under the back seat?


trickysimon - October 28th, 2008 at 08:47 PM

Heres my setup:
Pioneer Mp3, WMA, CD Headunit,
2x Pioneer 2 way 150w splits
Alpine V12 600w Amp
2x Power Acoustik 350w Subwoofers

Hoping to get some speakers up front in the foots wells so will also be waiting to see what other people have done up front.