Our customer had this MB Quart amplifier/subwoofer box previously installed in a 2010 Civic and came to us asking to install it into his new C-Class. While the Civic had an aftermarket Pioneer double din system, the C-Class ran the factory head unit. To add a subwoofer in a vehicle like this, we needed to add a line output converter and pull out the factory system to access the speaker wires behind for a signal to the new amp.
Some line output converters we carry:
- AudioControl LC2i Active Line Out Converter (up to 400W)
- DB Link DBHLC200 Passive Line Out Converter (up to 50W)
- InstallBay iBLOC02 Passive Line Out Converter (up to 80W)
For this particular application we used an 8 gauge amp wiring kit which runs from the battery in the engine bay all the way to the amplifier in the trunk. A high quality amp kit with oxygen free copper wiring is sufficient for powering a subwoofer like the one in this C300. Check out our amp wiring kits here!
A sealed subwoofer enclosure like the one we used in this C class takes up less space than a ported one but might not be as loud or boomy. That being said, a properly matched sealed enclosure may provide more accurate bass reproduction. Adding a subwoofer to a factory system is becoming a more and more popular option as many new cars lack in the bass department. Subwoofers come in all shapes and sizes so the options are virtually limitless!
Contact us today for more info on adding a subwoofer to your vehicle!