I will hopefully be the proud new owner of an SBP15 soon with the intention of using it in a large sedan. The plan has been to just mount it horizontally on the rear deck facing upwards towards the back glass which is at a 20 degree angle to the rear deck. The fuel tank is located a few inches below the rear deck, up flush behind the back seat which has limited my mounting options. I like the idea of using the back glass as a sort of horn but am worried about sag being mounted horizontally.
I do have room below the rear deck to install a wedge shaped manifold of sorts which would mount the SBP15 vertically and hanging down just to the rear of the fuel tank. I’m wondering if this would be a good idea as it would increase the length of the horn it is mounted in but I won’t be using any horn design parameters so may create new problems.
Reasons I would even consider doing this-
– Vertical mount of woofer, no sag issues.
– Less exposure to sun.
– Horns can have a positive effect on distortion IIRC.
I’m not necessarily looking for any SPL increase but wouldn’t mind as long as it doesn’t bring along any new issues or distortion.
I haven’t really found much discussion of how to go about this or what to do or not to. Any info or links would be greatly appreciated.