oldsoundguy

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    My family , lifting weights, bmx bike, car stereos, wood working, RC trucks, Retiring

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  1. Well showtime stepped up and apologized about the shipping. They gave me $40 in store credit for the mistake. All is well again. I like it when a company has integrity enough to make things right or better.
  2. SHOWTIMELECTRONICS STEPS UP AND MAKES IT RIGHT. THEY APOLOGIZED AND GAVE ME A $40 STORE CREDIT. AWESOME SERVICE GUYS.
  3. Crap I emailed Showtime electronics this morning about why my shipping details haven't changed from shipping label created to shipped. The ebay add said ships same day which would have been last Friday because that's when I paid. It said it the delivery date would of been this Friday. Now its Tuesday and they just shipped it today at 4:30 their time in Alabama. Fuck now I have to wait until next Monday to get my IA 10.1 Fuck I hate hate hate slow shippers. When someone buys something from me I ship same day next depends on what time it is. At least they should of shipped it yesterday morning but nope. I would really like a IA 10" Flatlyne sub when they come out but I will be looking for another distributor to purchase from.
  4. Everything was cool until I just found out that they didn't ship it until after I contacted them today about it. It says on ebay that if you pay by a certain time they will ship same day. Well 4 days later isn't same day. A little disappointed that I have to wait now until next monday for it to arrive when it was supposed to be here by Friday.
  5. Todays update: Not much. Just thinking about adding another xs 750 battery ( one for each amplifier) and how to mount both amps. The xdi has all the connections on the side and the IA has them on both ends. Will take some thinking. Might have to do some reconfiguring in the back. Both amps are on the small side so shouldn't be too hard.
  6. Is this sub going to become real someday??? I really hope so. Thanks
  7. Todays update I went for a drive to the local Home Depot to pick up some connectors and speaker wire. I bought a roll of 100' 14 gauge speaker wire for the faital pros and the tweeters. I will be swapping out the 12 gauge for the sub to 8 gauge. I have some correct crimp speaker connectors on the way also. This will be the time I clean everything up and make it into a final install. Right now its just spliced together. So onto the listening part of the trip. It sounded real good to my ears. I can tell you that the 4" in the kicks add to the great sound. They do need to be crossed different than the Focal in the door though. I would figure they need to be around 500hz to 5000 hz and the Focals like 50 hz to 4000 hz. I think that will make a big difference. I also need to treat behind the kicks better which will consist of closed cell foam to kind of seal the kick from the truck. Also the 3" faital pros could use some more tuning options. Right now I can only go down as low as 1.2K with the crossover on the HU. The tweets are on their crossover which works great for them. With the Xdi amp I will be able to try crossing them a bit lower and see how they sound. I cant wait. Also need to make some more dash pods so everything looks better. It should also help the 3" sound better than they do now. As you know I have an amplifier coming for the sub. I decided on the Incriminator Audio AI 10.1 mono amp. http://incriminatoraudio.com/index.php/products/amplifiers/ia10-1-mono-block.html Showtime Electronics had some on ebay for 389 with a best offer option. I sent them my best offer along with a message about being a SMD member and they took the offer. I got it for 300 shipped which to me after looking at all the manufactures and specs that's a good deal for me. It puts out 1200W @ 1ohm but I am sure it does more than that. They did a amp dyno on the big brother of this amp the AI 20.1 which is rated at 2800W @ 1 ohm but it actually put out 4179 dynamic @ 1 ohm. It put out 2640W certified and uncertified 3607w. So ya underrated for sure. If this amp puts out 1200w it will be double what the DC audio 8" sub is rated for so it should be just about perfect. I should be able to run the gain lower than it needs to be and still getting plenty of CLEAN power to my sub.
  8. If you go onto parts express you can see the difference in parameters between the drivers. I ordered the 8 ohm because of the x-max is greater so less chance of distortion? That is what I have been reading. Thiele-Small Parameters Faital pro 4" neo 8 ohm Resonant Frequency (Fs)100 Hz DC Resistance (Re)7 ohms Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.18 mH Mechanical Q (Qms)4.9 Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.7 Total Q (Qts)0.6 Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)0.07 ft.³ Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.6 mm/N Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)4.2g Moving Mass Of Diaphragm (Mmd)3.9 Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)2.73 mm Surface Area of Cone (Sd)48 cm² Materials of Construction Cone MaterialPaper Surround MaterialRubber Voice Coil Wire MaterialAluminum Voice Coil FormerKapton® / Polyimide Basket / Frame MaterialSteel Magnet MaterialNeodymium Mounting Information Overall Outside Diameter5.11" (mounting tabs), 3.96" Baffle Cutout Diameter3.52" Depth1.96" Bolt Circle Diameter4.54" # Mounting Holes4 Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion) Sealed Volume0.09 ft.³ Sealed F3133 Hz Vented Volume0.16 ft.³ Vented F367 Hz Thiele-Small Parameters Faital pro 4" profess 4 ohm Resonant Frequency (Fs)100 Hz DC Resistance (Re)3.3 ohms Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.04 mH Mechanical Q (Qms)3.94 Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.9 Total Q (Qts)0.73 Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)0.07 ft.³ Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.65 mm/N Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)3.9g Moving Mass Of Diaphragm (Mmd)4 Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)1.73 mm Surface Area of Cone (Sd)48 cm² Materials of Construction Cone MaterialPaper Surround MaterialRubber Voice Coil Wire MaterialAluminum Voice Coil FormerKapton® / Polyimide Basket / Frame MaterialSteel Magnet MaterialFerrite Mounting Information Overall Outside Diameter5.11" (mounting tabs), 3.96" Baffle Cutout Diameter3.52" Depth2.3" Bolt Circle Diameter4.54" # Mounting Holes4 Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion) Sealed Volume0.23 ft.³ Sealed F3110 Hz Vented Volume0.24 ft.³ Vented F361 Hz
  9. Ya I don't like that either.
  10. Your not going to fuck something up. Just don't have the volume up high when you are changing settings and you will be fine. Its incredible how much you can hear from each speaker when you play with the settings.
  11. I wonder what the difference is in the reg faital pro 4" and 3" to the neo's? I got the neo's just because the were smaller. Looks like the 4" 4 ohm reg compared to the 4" neo 8 ohm is pretty big.
  12. It is fun. I didn't take any pics. I will cross them a bit higher when they get their own channel and crossovers. The focals can play down into the 50 hz range and sound good so when I get the Xdi 1200 installed I will cross them low and the 4 " higher. I think the RF is rated at about 190 RMS at 2 ohms so maybe getting 160 then divide that by 1/3rds so maybe 50w to the 4" and 100w to the focal at the moment. The gains are set conservative on the mids and zero on the highs. The new amp I should be able to set all gains to zero and have plenty of power to run everything with clean power.
  13. I will bet you were not thinking you would put that much time and effort into it. I can just imagine you got into it and started nit picking everything and started fixing it even better than planned. OCD is a bitch. lol It will be worth it in the end. As you know paint is all in the prep.
  14. You have put a shit ton of work into that body work. Nice job man. Cant wait to see it painted.