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post #1 of 4 Old 02-24-2012, 08:34 PM - Thread Starter
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A friend of mine sells ice cream in the summer to make a little extra money. He sells to kids in the hood, so his ice cream music has a hip-hop flavor. The kids (and parents) love it, so they tell him to turn it up. But he can't cuz obviously ice cream truck horn speakers don't do bass. So he asked me for advice.

He wants new external weatherproof speakers that can handle bass. I told him to just get like a 12" or 15" ported sub and put it in the truck and send all the bass to the sub, but he doesn't believe me that bass will travel through a sealed ice cream truck and that people will be able to hear it. I'm confident that it will, but I'm not sure to what extent. So before I pressure him into investing in a sub, I thought maybe I should ask some of you guys with more experience what you think.

Thanks for any advice. Also it's been about 14 years since I owned a bumpin car system, so I have no clue what's good any more. I always liked JBL subs and amps, but I don't know if they're still as good as I remember them...

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um, testing 1 2 3 testing...this thing on?

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Define ice cream truck.

IF it's similar to a food service/food dispensory style that I am familiar with, it makes it easy. Simply install an enclosure inside and open the window.tuning for 30 hertz should yield adequate results.

IF he has to get out and sells ice cream from the outside of the vehicle, then I would fab up a bandpass enclosure and port outside. Speakers are protected from the elements and vandals.

OR look at a PA sub that he can mount up top.

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Why not do a BFM AutoTUBA..or 2.....
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