The Opening - 2009 Nissan 370Z: Baby's Got Bass Part II Long-Term Road Test

2009 Nissan 370Z Long-Term Road Test

2009 Nissan 370Z: Baby's Got Bass Part II: The Opening

August 06, 2009

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Last time we explored the trunk of our 2009 Nissan 370Z, we'd pulled out the subwoofer tub and let you know that there were a pair of 4.5" subwoofers mounted somewhere therein. But who likes to be told when they can be shown?

The top is held on with Phillips-head screws and takes about a minute to remove. Less if you use a drill. The drivers are mounted face-up in what appears to be a ported (or bass reflex) box and not some silly isobaric design. But that's not 100% certain. (See this link for more information on what we're about to go over.)

See, the top is held on with screws and no manner of seal, but there are something like 12 of them and it's a very tight fit. Now, if this is tight enough-- air tight-- then we're looking at a dual-reflex enclosure and not a ported one. The odds on this aren't strong, but Bose is tricky

I've got a call into Bose to see if there's any funny business here, but for now let's just assume that it's a standard bit of kit in a really well done package.

Mike Magrath, Vehicle Testing Assistant

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