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  1. I don't even see that ST gives Vd ratings though? My JBL 2235Hs (pinky up) have a Vd of 46in3 with a 8.5mm xmax....Also it looks like the BL efficiency is not expressed by most manufacturers. Which matters I would guess. BL usually in the 70-80% range? trying to calculate Vd seems simple...Vd = Sd * xmax but it seems manufacturers want to make it more complicated...like ST for example expressing Sd in in2 and xmax in mm...I hate T/S parameters sometimes.
  2. So I have been in a do loop selling cars/trucks for the last 5-7 years usually right after I buy the audio I want for them. But I have finally said fuckit and like my truck and staying with it. So its time for some audio. I want to run at least two 15s. I want to put them in a ported box and take out the jump seat in the back so I will still have two seats back there which gives me at least 6 cu. ft to work with, if not more. I am not married to any one idea so I need some help. Most I have ever setup was in my old truck I had a shitty 15 and a JL audio 10w6v2. Actually sounded decent but wouldn't split your wig or anything. So now that I have a decent job and some buddies with garages and more IOUs than I can count since all their systems are built or fixed by me...lol. Setup I was thinking about: (2) DC audio XL15s at 2000w RMS (1) 5K or 6K from Ampere/DC/Crescendo/B2/Sundown 5.5-6 cu. ft Slot port or Aero Port setup (Ported box modeled in bassbox with most likely some Wtf need help from Torres and Trits calc or Trit) Possibly a Mechman 270 or 340 alt as my second alt as the truck only has a single at the moment Electrical/battery setup to support I want to be in the 140dB range but that cab is huge, daily not burp. So looking for recommendations or other people that have F2/3/450 trucks that I could look at their builds.
  3. I buy mine from a AV guy off ebay. They are nice but kinda stiff, basically they use nice belden cable with canare connectors or RG6 cable with a fancy connector and then terminate as RCA. Bluejeans cable does the same thing and sells them for 300$ for 25ft....I bought my 25ft cables for like 40$ and they are great. Rockford are fine too, or most reputable companies, a lot of them are just too thin of wire hence whatever resistance issues you may see. also you can make your own really easy, I am just lazy. I think the ebay handle is cabebuyer but a ton of people do this.
  4. Lol I was just posting this. My bad appreciate the help as always! (one of these days I'll grab a IMG-SG and some new leads)
  5. Nm my fault, I just saw Meade talking about it being on the wccaraudio site. Just in case anyone else sees this and was wondering WCCaraudio downloads (for DD-1/CC-1 and others)
  6. Bout to help a buddy with a Fi Q-series and Gately install. Feels good to get people back into car audio. (trying to remember how to tune.....its been a bit) 

  7. Hey I went to the site and grabbed the user manual for my DD-1, I have what I need user manual wise for the CC-1 but I wasn't able to download the test tracks because of the website they are hosted with was "having difficulties or the location changed" Can you shoot me a location where I can download both discs for the DD-1 and CC-1 and the demo track? Also are the tracks for the DD-1+ and CC-1+ the same? possibly just grab tracks from their listings too? (I have serial numbers too if that would help for my DD-1 and CC-1)
  8. I fucked up. I just bid on three linear power amps...thats I don't need. 

  9. Sometimes you just gotta get weird. I blame nightshift.
  10. ...and they had to be purple...how DARE you....HOW dare you. Obviously jealous, awesome setup I'm tuned in. Kinda makes me want to gold plate my Orion XTR 475...one day I will be baller enough or single enough to rock some LP goodness. Once I bulletproof the truck I may happen who knows.
  11. anyone have issues with tweeters crackling at really cold temps? like -5-10 degrees type cold temps? Have no idea if my stuff is just F'ed or its the cold.  

    1. Ron36


      My Bluetooth sounds like shitty AM radio till my truck warms up, 

  12. never been quite as terrified as riding a busa. My buddy gave me the keys I took it on some back roads which him....we stopped and reminded me that I may not want to be on 1 wheel coming out of every corner or just 90% of the time period. Sold my GSXR750 and still regret it.
  13. what image hosting site works best with SMD now? (other than photobucket)

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    2. WalledSonic


      flickr, imageshack, imgur, etc.  There are others, but those may be the most popular.

    3. Broke_Audio_Addict
    4. ChevyBoy95


      i used flickr which works great and is free. I have a yahoo email so that too.

  14. Gotta go with the CTS-V. The V wagons are fun too but thats a personal kink. Not sure about the regular CTS but I know in the Vs the 08 and up have a corvette bolt pattern so you can actually get wheels for it. That is actually one the biggest issues with my car is a stupid 6x115 bolt pattern, you may want to check just in case.
  15. About to head out to StreetCar Takeover at Bandimere. Should be a good time. We'll see if they let me bring in my video camera. 

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    2. aculous


      yea we got rained on right before drag racing started. I don't care about roll racing...there was like 4 hours of roll racing. Thats what you do if you don't have a track IMO. Got a little bit of video and a couple fun cars but I spent more time waiting on them to check the track and there were probably two cleanups for oil and about 100 times the fucking tractor "prepped" the track...if they were going for 6 sec ETs or top fuel cars I can understand but fuck it killed it ALL day. It would be every 3-4 cars they would prep it for a half hour. But whatever I still had a good time, drank some beer during the rain and only left 20 mins early because I soaked and it was getting cold. I'll race next year, I just gotta get the rear axles swapped out in the V. 

    3. bighossf150


      have you ever ran on a shitty prepped track?  Getting sideways at 90 isnt fun


    4. aculous


      nope, just some test and tunes at Richmond and MIR (nhra level track) although their prep was done a lot better and faster. And I get it, I am not an idiot and I realize why they are doing it. I think more of the issue was the team working the event redid their prep like 3 times each time they checked the track so think of the normal prep...and triple it...every two cars. 



  16. love that, because you know...the cnc can run itself... most people would still be on month 6-8 on just trying to get the CNC to run a program to build a standard ported box much less that thing. Will be happy to see it bumpin. Gave me a little inspiration to start a build.
  17. Also I just cross referenced your spreadsheet and bassbox pro and it looks like they are pretty conservative on ports. Helped me resize the design. Thanks again Trit!
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