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  1. welp everyone i hate to say it but ive been trying for a month or so now to recover my password but i cant get into old email account so i guess ill start from scratch had 11 years on that account if i remember correctly but oh well i'm here and ready to rubble how has everyone been
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  2. I love it! I think it is missing something though. So i added this clear acrylic trim piece just to see if i would like it there. I think i will probably keep it and make it out of aluminum or stainless. I think it breaks it up nicely.
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  3. a little bit of kitty hair, some sanding and it is starting to become one! i rattle canned them black so i can see how they will look NOT wood. Then i sanded some more. As of right now they are still ugly but starting to take shape, If you squint and ignore my sand paper marks you might be able to envision my vision. These will be wrapped in black suede to match the upper piece in the door panel. Hopefully tomorrow.
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  4. Haven’t posted here in a while. Thought I’d check in and say wussup. And contribute. One of My little projects
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  5. The lazyness of this animal Oh yeah hi I adopted a dog
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  6. Back getting another system going. I've gotten rid of the 2 previous cars and some of the equipment. Going to be a nice little daily driver build. Hoping for close to 150 db but it wouldn't be the end of the world if I don't. The expansion plan is more powerful amps and better electrical as I feel i'll be underpowered for these after impedance rise. I'm going to use the stock headunit because I'm using Helix DSP with High level input (I want to keep some of the headunit's features). Subwoofer: Single 18" - Fi Neo 4.11 with all the upgrades. Sub Box - 6.25 Cubic Ft. Tuned to 32hz. Port Area 15.5 sq in per cube (96 sq inches). Sub Amplifiers: Hertz HP 3001 x 2 (1 per voice coil). Amp Rack and distribution are mocked up and will add additional photos once installed. Front Stage speakers - Focal 3 way 165 AS3. Front Stage Amps - Helix G Four x 2 - One running mid bass and the other for tweet and mid. EQ: Helix DSP Pro. Helix Director for changing EQ set ups. Speaker Pods in the A-Pillar for Tweeter and Mid Range - Photos to come once installed. Alternator - Stock for the short term. 150 amp. Batteries - Engine bay 60 ah, Rear batteriers 100ah x 2.
    2 points
  7. Hey, My name is Blake. I'm currently in the process of my first build and after reading Dafaseles entire build thread tonight I thought it would be cool to document mine. Its nothing big and its very beginner compared to most setups here. Hopefully this build can help someone new to subwoofer and car audio like myself. Build will be in an 03 Silverado. Center console is getting torn out tomorrow and the center console construction will start on Thursday 12/02/2021. Sub and amp wise I'm going with a Skar audio EVL 12 2 ohm subwoofer, and an RP-1500.1D amplifier. I know there's some hate towards Kevin and Skar products but this was on budget for me so I figured id give it a try. In terms of wiring I went with a Knu Kolossus 4 gauge kit Center console will be built out of HDO. Yes I know HDO is extremely expensive and maybe overkill but my family owns a concrete sky-rise erection company so I get fresh sheets of this for free. My plan is the sand the laminate off the top and stain everything a dark grey. I don't know how to upholster and I think a dark grey stain will look neat. Like I said, I'm very new to subwoofers, I've tried to do as much research as I could, if you see anything or think of anything that might help in this build please feel free to input, it would be greatly appreciated. I will be sure to post pictures along the way. Tomorrow being the first day. Thanks for reading! -Blake
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  8. Not much progress last night but the box is properly sealed for sure - used construction sealant on all joints, and decided hell why not, let's do the front stacked baffle so that if any stack didn't have quite enough glue, it'll be sealed anyways. Used Sika construction sealant - full cure time 4-7 days, subs will not go in before then (ensure all off-gassing complete);
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  9. Full Feature video is still being edited but will done eventually! Here is a short recap video from the weekend of October 2021.
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  10. I would recommend you a ported box (subs up / port back) 8 cubes net tuned to lower 30s and some 120 square inches of port area on rated power, without trunk dimensions, amp being used I can't be more specific.
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  11. LAYOUT ADVICE ALERT! Here are two options for my top amplifier rack layout. Personally, I am really digging option 2, with the Zapco in the center of the two amps - also leaves lots of room for passing and securing all wiring. KEEP IN MIND' the cutout in the center was not done yet in these photos but I had marked it out in blue marker as seen on pics. Option 1: Option 2:
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  12. Saw the latest purchases post was archived so here's as good as anywhere Got it a few months ago, 91 Johnson Phantom
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  13. New system time for my R32 that I've owned since 2006. This time around I decided to do a better sound deadening/proofing job. CLD/CCF/MLV throughout and CLD/hydrophic melamine foam for the roof. I also did a full repaint and overhaul on the suspension/brake system Stinger Heigh10-optical out Audison AV5.1k HD Full DA Bit Ten D Full DA with DRC Focal Utopia 165's (2) JL Audio 13TW5s XS Knuconceptz OFC cables/speaker wire
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  14. Next is the front wall - since the shape is so intricate, I am using a stacking method - the first piece was the hardest to make using several different methods - but once complete, it was just a matter of stacking, glueing + brad nailing each layer then copying the profile with the edge trim router bit, one at a time. I need 5 layers total to make up the 4inches of height of the box (not including the top and bottom) - here some pics of the process:
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  15. Some more progress on the subwoofer enclosure today. Finished the template for the bottom and did some trimming, finishing work on bottom piece. This will be a relatively intricate subwoofer enclosure, so taking my time since fitment will be important in the floor - making using as much of the space as I can. I will need to finish the enclosure before I start on the amp rack to see exactly how much space is left over under there. Here are some photos: started with making a cardboard template (thanks extra thick cardboard from new hot water heater delivery!) transferred over to a 1/4inch HDF piece, using my top of floor template to match the curve with bottom. I then modified my other bottom piece as well to get clean lines and curves, then 45degree chamfer to help it fit into place easily; Made a bottom center piece as well to go under that - this way I get extra air space in the box - from my calcupations, it gives me something like 210-230 square inches extra of airspace;
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  16. Alright thanks, I actually also just ordered the Knu Kolassus 4 gauge wiring kit OFC. And your right, watched a couple videos and did some research, glad I went with them over some of the cheap amazon kits.
    2 points
  17. You be good with 160ah-200ah or 4-5 banks of LTO…. I have 260ah on 32k with dual 370 amp alts dropping to 14.7 at the amp terminal demoing and my team mate has 200ah with a single 270amp Alt on 14k dropping to 14.3
    2 points
  18. That was a heavy bitch. Box looks small in there.
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  19. Winter pisses me off. I just hate it. I can't stay warm outside unless I wear so many layers that it becomes a task to go outside at all. On the bright side, I get to turn all my computers on and do science to heat my room with BOINC, and Monero mining.
    2 points
  20. Have you thought about trying stock alt with lithium, or what i would do is get a one wire or self excite alt and build a bracket to run in place of stock. Might have to do some pully swapping to get to work.
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  21. The sexiest DC level 6 15 ever
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  22. You can download the manual off sundown. Amplifier Goes Into Protection  Check shorts on speaker wires or open coil.  Check input voltage from RCA, if DC signal is over 4 volts, the amplifier will go into protect. Remove and reset the power to the unit to check if it will turn on.  Check impedance to make sure it’s over the minimum load, see the specification charts in this manual for the minimums of your specific amp.  Check input voltage. The amplifiers covered in this manual have a working range of 10.5 to 15.5 volts.  Check chassis ground and remote using same ground. This is also from the manual Note- The PWR, CLIP, and PRT leds will flash as a test when the amp is first powered on.
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  23. Got a few more things installed. Speaker Pods go in Saturday and the finally bit of work will be completed sometime next week. If all goes well, Bass for Christmas! More photos to follow.
    1 point
  24. Congratulations on the little one! I'm in the same boat as you. I need my backseat back so I can ride with my 2 girls. My old setup, was just an MDF enclosure made to look like my backseat. I didn't really feel comfortable putting my kids in to of it, so it's time to put my backseat back in. Everything being moved to the bed. I'm paying close attention to how you're fitting everything around the contours of your trunk. I want to do the same thing on top of my enclosure and make a false for on top of my enclosure. Everything underneath. So if I need to haul something, I still can use that space.
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  25. I didn't get to work any yesterday, so I did as much as I could today, which didn't seem like too much. I made a bunch of templates of my 8" speakers. One is too small to do anything with, so that will go into the archives. 3 are just the exact size of the 8's including the mounting holes. And one is just a 16th of an inch bigger than the one that's too small. It's perfect for the flush mount fitment of the 8's. 20211205_161627.mp4 Nice and tight, but good and loose, all at the same time. It came out really good. This cut was made on a junk piece though. I had time to lay out the speaker fitment on the top piece And that was it for tonight. Time to clean up I made an absolute mess!
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  26. this screen frame is made of 1/4" clear acrylic with 1/8" matte black acrylic over the top. I also beveled it.
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  27. nice! Can’t find it near me here in Canada, but did find an equivalent one that should work just as well; https://www.homedepot.ca/product/sika-flex-construction-sealant/1000172271 It’s the same brand and also polyurethane based so should give the same performance. I will be letting it off-gas for at least a few days before putting subs in the box for sure.
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  28. You can do that, it just makes it a pain in the ass of you ever want to remove the box temporarily. Just make sure you seal it up TIGHT! Any leak can screw up all your sound
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  29. Used the bottom of the box template to finally cut the 3/4 inch MDF piece out;
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  30. Knukonceptz is legit. I don't know who told you that. They do sell both OFC and CCA, but as long as you make sure you get the OFC, you're good. SHCA has really good cable, so does Sundown. HiFi Vega has a whole series of videos on YouTube comparing different brands of 1/0 cable. Pretty interesting
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  31. Nice, neat, straight router lines! I should have bought one a long time ago! 
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  32. Would you be able to have a bracket made to house 2 alternators? Even with lithium, I would try to double up with that little bit of amperage. Hopefully you'd be able to run the stock alt, and then am aftermarket one without a fan
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  33. Lol, we'll see how this turns out first Don't be jealous! Lol
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  34. Hey everyone I know most of y'all don't know who i am but I have been part of this community for almost 12 years had to create a new account cause I lost my password to the old one (sad times) but I started Twitch streaming about 3 months ago and have been trying to build a community were everyone is welcome from car audio addicts like us to golfer or scale model builders. I want to be the place people can come and relax and have a good time and make new friends and and join the family that is more then welcome to invite you to the Country Club community. Remember to always spread the love and share the positivity. twitch.tv/fennygolf
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  35. Hi @Marchant89 Not sure if this will help but just thought I'd share my numbers. I think the numbers you're hitting are already pretty good. I have an envoy with four 15" Fi btl 4's with two crescendo 6ks and 4 xs power d 3400s from one singer 390 tuned to 33 hz with roughly 3.8 net per sub and my numbers are (sealed doors and windows with spl mini meter v2 on passenger bottom windshield) 137.5 Db @ 20 hz 145.9 Db @ 25 Hz 148.1 Db @ 35 Hz 150.1 Db @ 40 Hz 150.5 Db at 45 Hz All of these numbers raise by about 2 Db when I open the driver's door I would say your system is already more efficient than mine with half power and less cone area. Let me know if you do hit 150 Db Cuz then I'll need advice from you! I haven't attempted any of these but perhaps this will help your endeavors if you haven't stumbled across this already I can add or send you photos of my build but the attachments seem large on this forum and I didn't want to clog up your thread. Almost forgot those numbers are after i inverted the subs to try to raise my box size. I did not test numbers before but it sounded louder by ear after i inverted them. Placebo?
    1 point
  36. I think you'll need to upgrade the alternator. First step is find out your options of upgraded alternators you can get, or if you can find someone who can rebuild your alternator to put out more amperage.
    1 point
  37. Navi!!!!! Sup dude SICK rig!
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  38. She's alive and she's angry..Sub still stiff as fuck but already getting down
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  39. First post and this is my work in progress... Its a 1996 GMC Sierra 2500. Aside from the engine (it runs too good to justify pulling it), the truck will be modified from bumper to bumper. There was a small rust spot in both cab corners, so I decided to fix them n that's all it took... it's now a full blown project lol I will upload some more pics tomorrow, but for now, this is her before I pulled it into the shop.
    1 point
  40. I was just thinking maybe the battery wasn't grounded well enough for the 3500 or something, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Hopefully Sundown gets back to you soon
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  41. How is your battery grounded? You did the big 3 right? With 1/0 OFC? I'm sure you mentioned it, I can't remember though
    1 point
  42. Holy shit dude, you're a mod now? Congrats! I haven't been on in like 5 years, looks like a lot has changed.
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  43. Some progress on the console finally. This isn't the best but it is all done by me at least. Got way out of comfort zone with this sewing. I did many hours of trial and error but still messed up. Happy for now. The lights are much dimmer in person than on the camera. Oh I also used a dense foam that I forgot the name of. To smooth out the transition from the dash to the console and the front to the back section.
    1 point
  44. Damn! Looks like it could almost be stock! Great work!
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