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I was considering to use 8" component speakers with ANC active vs using amplified sub without ANC, just to add enough bass to stock EX stereo. After considering cost and the options that I can select from, I ran the car without ANC for a week and I don't feel any noise issue in the cabin so I pick underseat subwoofer path. Cons: I can't use ANC, I have to disable it (unplugged), Pros: tons of options from $70-$500, space saving, more than enough bass, no modification required on OEM parts.

Parts that I use:
- Axxess T wiring harness: AX-DSP-HON2
- Scosche line to RCA converter LOC2SLSD
- Boss 8 gauge amplifier wiring kit
- Kenwood KSC-PW8 150 watt RMS 8" underseat powered sub.

Installation:
- Disconnected negative Battery
- Route the 8 gauge power line from battery side, thru driver side fender well. Behind the fender liner there is a rubber plug that I can pull and run the power line through it to get into the cabin. No drilling necessary.
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- I ran the wire through the rubber and plug it back in. Zip tied it. Inside the cabin it is just on the left side of the driver.
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-Zip tied it to run across center console then went under it to the front passenger seat. This is where I will put my sub.
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-AX-DSP-HON2 is very nice T-harness kit that it separates speaker wires from the rest, connected this to the LOC2SLSD, double tape it to the black plastic behind stock stereo.
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-Run the RCA and remote turn on from LOC2SLSD to under the front passenger seat.
-Then the rest is easy just connect 2 RCAs, remote turn on, power(+) and ground(-) to KSC-PW8.
-It fits nicely under front passenger seat and disappears.
-Connect the (-) battery back and turn on the cars. At first it will initialize for few minutes. TPMS, Hill Assist, Brake system, etc will reinitialize and throw warning on the cluster panel.
-All warnings were gone after the car run for few minutes.
-Enjoy the bass :)
 

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Great post. I would love to be able to hear something like this in person. I have installed a big box in my cargo compartment with my sub and although it sounds amazing I hate how it takes space.

Super interested in how this little guy performs.

I know placement is also a massive thing, because I tried shoving my sub box right behind the drivers seat, on the rear passengers foot well, and it sounded like crap.
 

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This is my third underseat sub. I have tried other sub in the trunk like Rockford and Infinity Basslink, they have more power of course as it is bigger. But in the end to me I always turn it down as I only want a little more bass. I tried the cheap $70 one on my old truck, no name brand 10" 100 watts RMS underseat sub. It sounds decent enough to my ears since then I always look for underseat subs instead of trunk subs. Second one I tried the super small Kenwood KSC-SW11, i was blown away with it's size and the bass it produce. But that is only 75 watts RMS. Now I have it step up with KSC-PW8 150 watts RMS, I was happy with KSC-SW11 until I sold the car, so with double of it's power, it is more than enough for me. One time I went to Bestbuy and they have JBL BassPro on display, this is 8" 125 watts RMS underseat sub, you can try find a store and listen. This is subjective matters so you must listen to it yourself to decide.
 

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How does it comply with rear passengers with size 13 shoes?
 

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Axxess T Harness

Best Buy, if you have rewards or gift card:
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpage.jsp?st=AX-DSP-HON2&_dyncharset=UTF-8&id=pcat17071&type=page&sc=Global&cp=1&nrp=&sp=&qp=&list=n&af=true&iht=y&usc=All+Categories&ks=960&keys=keys

Or eBay:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/AX-DSP-HON...:Iq8AAOSwzhxa2lgG:sc:USPSPriority!85715!US!-1

It is plug and play, actually it is designed to work with Axxess DSP (Digital signal processor). But that is another $200+, I just go with $14 Scosche line converter.

Do you have the link for the T-harness kit?
Just plug and play?
 

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Send me your shoe, I will check it for you. Or you can cut a peace of paper 13-3/4 x 9-7/16 then you will save shipping cost. <img src="http://www.crvownersclub.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.png
Excellent idea, but won't work as mine are 14. We need to come up with a better plan.
 

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Excellent idea, but won't work as mine are 14. We need to come up with a better plan.
I mean, really, just cut paper sized 13-3/4 inch and 9-7/16 inch, then place it under your passenger seat, then you will know how deep the sub is stowed in there. Put your gigantic shoe in the back, and see if it go over the paper.
 

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Great post! When you install it is the HU need to be detached?
Yes I detached it, is just difficult to unplug the harness with the HU still in place. The big harnesses are easy to unplug, the small ones, need good press on the clip, wait until it 'click' then pull, i use a long small flat screw driver to press the clip. Once it is removed, the T-harness plug in right away, no cutting. Very straight forward. Just be careful with those 2 bolts holding the HU on the lower part. As others has warned, don't drop it ... but I did :kaboom .. so I spent extra 10 minutes to find it on the bottom of the center console.
 

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Location is not good especially during winter, it might get wet

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I don't see how, unless I flood the car.
Besides, I very rarely have more than one passenger. 4? Only, once in a blue moon, maybe.
Given its simplicity, easiness to remove it and to put it back, I think it's not a bad solution at all.
 

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Hoprfully you are around. Great write up!!! So questions. Looking at the T harness, there are the 2 main plugs. I know where those go. :) Then there is the 1 bigger dark gray plug, 2 smaller plugs, and the loose wires. The loose wires go to the RCA converter. Where do the other plugs go?? I'm torn between a powered sub like u have or a 10" in a sealed box. Either way, it will be installed in the back.
 

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Yes I detached it, is just difficult to unplug the harness with the HU still in place. The big harnesses are easy to unplug, the small ones, need good press on the clip, wait until it 'click' then pull, i use a long small flat screw driver to press the clip. Once it is removed, the T-harness plug in right away, no cutting. Very straight forward. Just be careful with those 2 bolts holding the HU on the lower part. As others has warned, don't drop it ... but I did :kaboom .. so I spent extra 10 minutes to find it on the bottom of the center console.
What year is your Honda CR-V Ex?
 
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