Shallow Mount Sub in '84 C10
1984 Chevrolet C Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
Ease of Use
I was skeptical about using a shallow mount sub, but in a C10 pickup there is only one place to mount a sub, behind the seat. In order to be able to move the seat all the way back a shallow mount is the only option. I built a custom sealed enclosure with 3/4" MDF (with the recommended volume of 0.7 cubic feet) making sure there was room for the sub to move without contacting the seat in it's fully back position. I am powering the sub with an older Rockford Fosgate Punch 325.2 which puts out 325 watts RMS bridged @ 4 ohms. The front stage is a pair of Pioneer TS-A1676R's mounted in custom lower door panels, and powered by a Sound Ordnance M-4050 amp. The head unit is just an old Pioneer unit I had lying around. I can honestly say I was amazed at the sound quality when I turned the system on the first time. If you are looking for SPL or want to turn heads with the monstrous bass coming from your stereo this isn't the sub for you. If you want to add the depth to your music that only a sub can provide, and space is limited, you can't go wrong with the R2SD2-10 in my opinion. It will play much louder than is comfortable to listen to in my single cab truck and sound good doing it.
Pros: Shallow depth- really increases mounting options; Sound quality- this little sub sounds awesome; Build quality- typical Rockford Fosgate, should last a long time; Price-caught it on-sale for about the same price as the cheap flea-market subs.
Cons: Slightly lacking in output compared to a full depth sub, but if you are looking at shallow mounts then you are probably in the situation I was in and need the room.