ICE and Subs

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  1. comports

    comports Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi Gang,

    Still learning a lot about my CLK but still many unanswered questions.

    I have a really great sound in my car - It has the usual door speakers but also has a bose speaker (Possible Sub) under the armrest in the rear. Can someone confirm if this is a sub..? Also - do these cars have amps as mine really pumps it out. I don't understand a lot about the Merc systems yet but would like to know if it has one and if so where.

    Also whats the possibility of speaker/sub/amp upgrades..?

    Many thanks in advance.
     
  2. gurpz

    gurpz Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi comports Unless your stock head unit has a pre out (red and white pins) you cant put no amp or sub i would suggest checking that as the first point of call before thinking subs and amps (unless you plan to change the head unit also). In terms of speakers i would advise either Alpine or Pioneer replacement speakers. If you find out all the sizes and measurements of speakers in you car i can recomend some good speakers.
     
  3. unit504

    unit504 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    yes if your car has the bosé rear seat speaker - then you will have an amp behind the metal shield in the boot that covers the roof controller and pump, which can only be accessed that way too, the sub is found behind the rear seats and you get to it by removing the rear seats ( no input or outputs can be added to the bosé amp but it does control all the speakers in the car) i have the same bosé setup in mine. photo of the sub housing attached.
     

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  4. KillerHERTZ

    KillerHERTZ Administrator Staff Member

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    My brother had an aftermarket 1000w sub in the boot, due to the great soundproofing, they had to remove the rear BOSE parcelshelf speakers and just leave the grills on in order to get enough bass into the cabin!
     
  5. unit504

    unit504 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Amp

    i installed an after market amp too, dropped in nicely in the spare wheel holder :devil: (in the photo you can see the black bosé amp above it too)
     

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    gurpz Administrator Staff Member

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    Ahh unit504 i see you got a V12 Alpine amp very good one that is
     
  7. unit504

    unit504 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    thanks the V12 does the job very nicely - it also has the option installed on it where you can control all the functions from the upfront head unit!
    no more gettin in and out the car to adjust gains/fans/etc...
     

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  8. chrisbala

    chrisbala Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    yep in terms of components alpines are pretty good, I have a set of mids and tweeter alpine type R and pioneer 1000W amp, 2 x 12" pioneer subs. Sound proofed the boot and disconnected the rear speakers
     
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    unit504 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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