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  1. Who wants to win some American made Spectrum liquid sound deadening or Firewall ceramic thermal coating? We are giving away (1) gallon of each product on multiple platforms we run Facebook, Instagram, and the SMD forum. All you have to do is like this post, follow the Second Skin page on the platform (yes we will check), and tag a friend and type out either SPECTRUM or FIREWALL so we know which one you want to win!!! It’s that easy, good luck to everyone!!! All winners must be over 16 years of age and a resident of one of the continental US states. You are allowed to enter on all 3
    10 points
  2. So, ive had a build, or 8 on this forum..... I thought why not do it again. I went for a build in the runner some time ago, and gave up. Well, im starting it yet again. For now, (and those that know me, .. NO, this is not some spl monster) me and my team, are just going to focus on the mids, and highs, some amps, deadening, then electrical shit. Nothing crazy at all. That said, some gear has rolled in...... and more is on the way. Damore E type boards, Dayton audio DSP, Second Skin dampner, XS power wire, with some of Steve's distro blocks and fusing, as well as KNU. Again,
    9 points
  3. As a Sergeant Firefighter and EMT for my local county, i have to be in the middle of this absolutely MEDIA DRIVEN BULLSHIT every 3rd day. Yes, I have been in contact with many people with positive test results for this. Our new protocols for these types of calls is wearing full gown, mask, eye protection..... and ive yet have any signs or symptoms. Here is my take on this: Yes...... there is a virus going around, yes it has a potential to diminish life in elderly people, and people in general POOR HEALTH... SO DOES THE FUCKING FLU, This is so MEDIA DRIVEN, as the media (news ch
    6 points
  4. Updates: Cardboard templates finished and bought a sheet of 5/8" maple plywood for trunk build. This was a pain but after a couple hours of measuring and trimming the trunk baffle template was finished. Layout of templates on plywood, I wasn't able to get the lid of the amp rack out of this sheet. I will have to get another sheet down the road to for the lid. Probably 3/4" so i can counter sink the acrylic window to put a false 1/4" panel on top for a stealth look. just working everything out. I would rather work thor
    6 points
  5. Hey, Been a bit.... where is my old OG peeps. Whats everyone been up to.... good, bad, the other... Cheers, and hope all are well. KB
    5 points
  6. Figured since I'm finally starting to buy the equipment I'm going to use, might as well start a build log for anyone who cares. Hopefully it doesn't take me forever to buy all my equipment. Always, any feedback, opinions, tips and tricks, heckling, and straight up disrespect is always welcomed. I'll start with the subs. FI Audio was running a pretty good sale on black Friday this year. I had been bouncing back and forth in my head on what subs and brand I wanted to upgrade to. Something in my gut told me these FI subs are it. Never owned FI or known anyone whose ran them in their
    5 points
  7. Last few days of progress... Haven't moved far in the last couple days, Trying to get this all figured out. Here is the mounting bracket i made for the SMD VM & TM-1. I think it will work good until i get time later to make something better. I needed access to power and grounds up front so i came up with this idea. This is a hush panel panel under the glove box with floor vents for heat. i had these distribution blocks i knew would come in handy. They have protective covers but i wante
    5 points
  8. Here's a few photos of what has been installed in my daily driver. Headunit: Kenwood DMX905S Processor: Helix DSP Pro & Director Amplifiers: 2 Helix G-Four (Fronts and Mid Bass), 2 Hertz 3001 (6k watts at 2ohm) Subs: 2 15" DB Drive WDX 5G Mid Bass: 2 6.5" Helix P6b Mid range: 2 2.5" Audio Frog GB25 Tweeter: 2 1" Helix C1T Batteries: 3 - 1 stock engine bay, 2 Northstar AGM 34M Alternator: Quality Power 300 amp Thanks to 1point21gigawatts for taking the time to answer my questions and advice on the subs i am using etc.
    5 points
  9. Well my journey through big 8s led me here. So far these are the most impressive Getting metered this weekend HOPEFULLY I'm saying easy 147+ Wipers bounce off front windshield
    5 points
  10. #Sundown #AmpDyno #SundownAudio Today we are taking a closer look at the smallest model in Sundown's new SFB lineup. SFB stands for Sundown Full Bridge and these amps have many benefits over traditional half-bridge Class D amps. Namely, they can be much smaller and less expensive than the traditional Class D amps. But does this small size and big power come at a cost? Only time will tell. In this video I'll take a closer look at the SFB-1000, the "1000 watt" amp which currently sells for $239.99 online. Buy the SFB-1000D: https://amzn.to/2WY2P9x See other SFB Models: https:/
    5 points
  11. Box progress! My faithful old homemade jasper jig. Each one of those screw holes is at least one box
    5 points
  12. time to address this. Lol This is in to check wire lengths and make adjustments now, Slowly coming together. I will hang this cover tomorrow and wire up the SMD VM and Tm.
    4 points
  13. I made a few changes to my new amp rack. Had to make room for the 5th battery (on the way) plus a few other mods. Multiple layers of 1/2” and 1/8” acrylic (Clear, mirror, white and black) were used. The pieces are still loose, i will probably bond them together tomorrow. I have a lot more to do of course before it will take shape, but this is where it’s at right now. I can’t wait to see how it looks in the Caddy! These D'Amore Engineering amps are gonna look nutty when those displays light up!
    4 points
  14. Just wanted to share a recent upgrade project. The Pyle Vintage Bluetooth radio looks very nice but is tainted by some poor decisions. They even used metal knobs and décor, authentic looking speaker grills and station dial. Feels very solid...but they cheaped out on the guts of course. It's a shame that just spending a few extra bucks would've made this much more valuable to their customers..but it's Pyle. Anyway, I just bought this because my wife likes to sleep to the sound of rain, so instead of buying one of those sleep machines (which sound even worse) I decided to buy something with an S
    4 points
  15. LIt's done! I had to delete some pics to add new ones. Very close to being done. But here it so far. 2005 Ford F250 super duty Crew Cab. 3 Sundown X15s v2 D4's( still waiting for them, should be here next week.... Wolfram 7500.1 amp. Some AGM's for now, 2 banks Maxwell 3000f super caps. 350 amp JS alt. All wood double layer 3/4 birch. Baffle is triple thick. 2:1 4th order. 6 cubes sealed 12 cubes ported. ported side tuned to 44.44hz. Outside of work this has been taking all my free time. you think you can do something quick....like i thought....x that
    4 points
  16. Got this bad mammajamma today. Getting ever so close! If anyone has any tips, tricks, or any info/ do's & don'ts about going lithium that I might not know, any info is always appreciated!
    4 points
  17. Took advantage of labor day sales and snagged some more needed pieces. Slowly but surely, picking up all the pieces I need. I'm itching to start!
    4 points
  18. That's what I like about you @1point21gigawatts , you're humble. Always willing to do a good deed and not even need credit just kidding around. No but for real, dope numbers! Dope enclosure, clean install. On point! Hope mine comes out half that good.
    4 points
  19. After many many years and many many different sizes and styles of audio systems I decided to go very simple on this build. The B&O mids and highs aren't the best, but for factory they are pretty good so for now they are staying that way. This build consists of adding a single sub with ported box, using a Incriminator Audio Lethal Injection 12", Atrend 2.12cuft ported box tuned to 32Hz, a Sundown Audio SFB-1000D amplifier with a Audio Control LC2i. I also have some important NOTES at the bottom of this post for anyone who is doing an install similar to this in a 2019/2020 Edge ST.
    4 points
  20. Yes friends, already spoiling the surprise, this is the worst amp I've ever tested. The Mitzu MPA-3000RD is rated for "1600 watts", so how bad is it really? Gotta watch and see. All I can say is "Where's the Beef?" Watch on YouTube in 4K or embedded below
    4 points
  21. I have a pair of Memphis VIV components in each front door. I think they sound great, but eventually I will be upgrading these as well, along with reconfiguring the door again. The stereo shop that installed it didn't take into account that I might want to open my glove box without having to open the passenger door. Also, they're supposed to have screens to protect them but the owner decided it looked better to him without the screens. But that's not what I wanted, how can we fix this? I don't think we'd be able to fix it without rebuilding the door panel. I wouldn't be able to do that work fo
    4 points
  22. for the past month straight i have been re-drawing everything i make. From modding them to improving what is already there, it all got touched. My tool paths are now improved (on the cnc end) so they get made more efficiently, barely touching my spoil boards if at all! I have actually been using HDPE as a option) since almost day one but since i was never thrilled with how it looked once milled. HDPE takes practice! You have to know what you are doing or it will be a nightmare. I have it down pretty good now! That being said i am happy to say the best is here! im using HDPE “Playboard” which i
    4 points
  23. This is getting the box ready to fiberglass into one piece inside the truck. This has now been done and repainted.
    4 points
  24. Looks good in there. Grommets for grounds. Another look at it. Now to figure out positive runs to battery. Port needs one more coat after this one drys. Another coat here and i will be ready for.... To finish deadening the wire to the sub and mount the SMD terminal into the enclosure. I am going to keep chipping away at these small tasks just to feel like i am still making progress at something.
    4 points
  25. Hell Ya... I got both runs thru the factory grommet. I was able to put the factory grommet back in and now i just have to tape up this rubber matting. I was able to push the lug ends thru the grommet so i didn't have to redo anything. So really happy for that! Tesa taped the runs and ran them thru the nearest hole without having to drill in the seat mounting brace. Idea was to run them as low to the ground as possible. I will run it under the carpet which will leave the channels open for speaker an
    4 points
  26. 24 ft^3 net, 34.6hz tuning with all 4 10" aeros at full 22" length :) I might have designed my final box for this thing. Sheesh.
    4 points
  27. Still working on prepping the wiring. Ran out of materials with just a couple runs left to loom. working on wiring in the car. Soldering station. Ha ha Done for now. Driver side mid bass wiring done and labeled. The red wiring is for the interior LED's, i ran out of loom. Ordered more and it will be here at the end of the week so i can finish all wiring prep. Back up camera harness on the left.
    3 points
  28. The sundown sfb5000d is only $470 https://www.down4soundshop.com/sundown-audio-sfb-5000d/
    3 points
  29. Drop the drama, keep answers to the original post. Next person who tries to poke the stick is going on vacation. No, I don't care who started it. RMS = root-mean-square = average voltage under a sine wave. Remember integrals? Think about it. It'll come to you. Square waves will carry a higher RMS but will not carry a higher peak voltage, ergo there is no increase in motor force to the driver. Additionally, periodic DC contamination at the top and bottom of the wave will change the inductive behavior of your driver. Big tl;dr power from clipping / sawtooth wave =/= power from a clean s
    3 points
  30. So now that we got a lot of the time consuming things out of the way we moved onto my beauty panel and my electrical. Brad really wanted me to take the beauty panel all the way up to the roof and wall it completely off but I was hell bent on leaving a space for me to see out my back window and staying in no wall class if I did decide to compete. Looking back on things today I wish I would have walled it into a big rounded forward facing kerf going into the roof. But I'm still definitely happy with how things turned out this way. I still might do that down the line though. Everything turned out
    3 points
  31. Lol that’s a lie. There’s no way a 5000 watt planet audio amp would do a 153 on a 12” w7. Get the fugh out of here with them lies. Lies will get you ban. That’s stated in the smd forum rules.
    3 points
  32. Well the build is done and sounds amazing can’t wait to finish breaking them in so I can go to 10 on that bass knob.
    3 points
  33. Now, as far as the current sub box goes, yes, it's made to look Mike l like my back seat. 4 12" JL Audio W6's firing down underneath in a sealed enclosure (that's a little too small) and you pull down the back and that's my amp rack. 2 JL JX400.4 and 4 JX1000.1's. I'm keeping the 400.4's, but the subs and the sub amps gotta go! Now that I have 2 little girls, it's time to put the backseat back in. Pay no mind to the dog hair. The English Mastiff and the Chihuahua really screwed it up back there over the years
    3 points
  34. Bought some of these things, no idea what Im doing, or how much amperage I'll be able to throw at them for charging. Busbars and a balancer ordered as well. Should be 95ah at 14.8ish volts? I really dont know. Just winging it.
    3 points


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