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Jon Webb

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  1. Looking at the pic I can see how it's confusing. Never noticed until now. Probably because I built the damn thing! Thanks for pointing it out. I'll try to be more aware taking pics from here on out.
  2. I'm not a photographer. Do the best I can with what I have. I'll probably be explaining more! Lol
  3. On their website they call for 6cuft ported. You could go bigger but the measurements you posted are a bit big. Can you send me the T/S parameters for that sub & I'll see what we can come up with.
  4. So awhile back I purchased the SMD Combo (CC-1 & DD-1) & wrote a review for them on this forum. I figured I'd copy & post it here since it maybe easier to find. I also have the SMD IM-SG1 ordered & will write a review on that when it arrives. SMD Combo (DD-1 & CC-1) Today I recieved the DD-1 & CC-1 which was perfect time to finish up a basic install (Deck, 4 channel running Front Stage + Sub) So I couldn't wait to tear into the packaging & try these things out. I always use the Oscilloscope & RTA for a quick basic tune, so they stay ready to go all the time. On this vehicle I had just scoped the amps & set crossover points by ear. I quickly scanned over the instruction manual to refresh what I had already read online when I downloaded the manuals a few days ago before ordering both pieces. The big plus with these tools is both of these are about as idiot proof as they can get! That makes them very user friendly & super fast! We double checked the input signal from the source & moved onto the input sensitivity of the amifier & the DD-1 confirmed what I saw on my oscilloscope & what I heard with my ears. Onto the crossovers. Changed discs & just unplugged The harness from the DD-1 & plugged it into the CC-1, starting with the sub stage I played track 15, Pressed the read button & set the crossover pot in no time flat. For the Front stage we changed track to 16 pressed the Read button & again the crossover was set in a flash. Setting these by ear definitely takes more time & usually involves me changing discs & playing multiple tracks. I do want to add that it is very important that you turn the dials as far as you can before reading the track (goal is full range). If you do not do this the CC-1 maybe reading an attenuated signal set by an existing crossover point. The CC-1 needs to read a reference of a given frequency and will assist you in accurately setting the crossovers by giving you a visual of -3db of the frequency when compared to that reference. If that makes any sense. Overall impression.... Both units are very simple to use & make tuning fast & easy. This is a product that I would highly recommend as a MUST HAVE for anyone working as a Professional Mobile Electronics Technician or DIY'er that wants to properly set gains & crossover points. My only complaint is that I did not buy these sooner! Thank you to Ray West from Audio Innovations of Fresno. Ray is a highly respected Mobile Electronics Installer (and close friend) that was named ME-Mag 2011-2012 Top 100 Installers.
  5. Thanks Steve, We taped up the whole cargo area but It was actually just glassed the side where the enclosure is.. I probably should have taken a picture from a few feet back so it was easier to differentiate what was what.
  6. Hope it works out. Shouldn't be too difficult of a diagnostic. Again, if it is connected & has power. Check where the leads are soldered onto the strip.
  7. Oops. Sorry bro. Yes a DMM. Around the shop we use the same word for everything & we just know from the context used. I should have been more specific.
  8. @Suckerfreebass. Are you using a single 18? What manufacture?
  9. @Wastedtalent. A few things come to mind. Do you have a meter? The LED strip that's not working. Is it on or near anything that moves? Obviously I'd check for power at the strip. If it has power going to the strip I'd look closely at the strip & make sure all connections are soldered to the strip & none have worked loose or touching one another. All else it could be a bad strip. I've had sections go bad with some brands that customers bought off Ebay super cheap. If you can test it & lemme know I'll try to help.
  10. Ray may be one the best enclosure designers around. He does them in his head. What's your question? Bare with me if it takes a bit to respond.
  11. If anyone has any questions or needs advice I'll do my best to answer them. If I don't know I know Steve & Ray!
  12. Heres a few pics of a Mercedes we built awhile back. We wanted something that complimented the interior of the vehicle & wanted to make Mercedes Techs scratch their heads a bit. Please excuse some of the blurry pics. Hope you guys like it. We start off looking for a little inspiration. The first step is masking the vehicle interior & exterior to protect it at all cost. things are gonna get messy! Next we pop a mould of the interior & let that sit overnight (or work all night & pull the mould) Trim it up & we're off to building. Gotta work so I'll be back
  13. Drew, I'm going to try to post some how to stuff starting with very basic that most people already know. Just in case someone hasn't seen it. I'm a noob on Forums for the most part so please bear with my learning curve.
  14. Thank you for the welcome guys. I posted up a few pics in another thread in here. I'll post more as soon as I'm back on my computer.
  15. Hello Everyone! Real happy to be here & have an opportunity to share & meet great people! Thank you Steve & also Ray!
  16. IM-SG on the way.... Sort of.. There will be a very thorough review soon!
  17. I can't wait to get my paws on one & really put it through the paces! This product will take off when ppl realize what it does!
  18. I'm not supposed to tell Steve I played with the IM-SG yet. Or that I took a picture of it. Or the long conversation we had about it. Lol
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