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  1. Figured I would share some pics of stuff I have been up too. List of equipment for the 2001 GMC Sierra AKA "The Black Nasty" Kenwood DNX9990HD !!!!! 6 AQ HDC3-v4 15s w/custom Kevlar Dust cap and AQ3 decal 6 HDC4 15s w/oversized 8 inch carbon Q caps 6 AQ SDC 2.0 8s 4 AQ3500D.1s w/copper Toolmaker Dual inputs 6 Q1-3500D.1s w/copper Toolmaker Dual inputs 6 Batcap 4000s and 1 Batcap 3000 4 SMD 340 amp Mechman yellow alts 8 AQ mr6.5 PA mids 1 Q1-2200 2 Q4-120s 8 SQ supertweets 400 ft Stinger Pro 1/0 wire - 700 ft total 250 ft Stinger Pro 8 gauge for speaker wire 45 sq ft Damplifier Pro on front half of roof Ported wall tuned in 30s(gotta have some secrets) On with the pics and rebuild to start within the next few weeks. Ultimate goal of build loud on music PERIOD!!!! Toolmaker inputs One of the two new additions Kevlar Dust caps How they look on the subs Custom AQ3 decal - Thanks Richard(Techforce)!!!!
  2. this is my 2004 gmc sierra regular cab pickup amps 2x aq2200 lanzar opti 250.4 rf 850.4 no name garbage 200.4 subs 2x aq hdc3 12 speakers 8x sound stream 8inch pro 6x crescendo audio pwx 4 super tweeters audiopipe electrical 3 batteries 2 runs of 0 gauge stock alt (need ho alt badly)
  3. bassaddiction

    aq amp blown

    yesterday i smoked one of the aq 2200. its been working fine for years i guess .5 ohms finally killed her i had two of them strapped at 1 ohm the other one i think is still good does anyone know a place that repairs amps? bc i want to get ready for va tdh show next month
  4. Novak

    alpine mrv 1507?

    ok so on my quest to find a better amp than the one I have now ( alpine mrx-m100 600 @4, 1000 @2, 600 @1 that's straight out the manual) ive came acros an older alpine mrv1507 the alpine mrv 1507 is near 18 or so inches long and it is a 2 chl amp heres the spec form user manual 12v 20-20khz per chl 4 ohm - 150w 0.08% thd per chl 2 ohm - 300w 0.3% thd bridged 4ohm - 600w 0.3% thd 14.4v 20-20khz per chl 4 ohm - 225w 0.08% thd per chl 2 ohm - 450w 0.3% thd bridged 4 ohm - 900w 0.3% thd ive done some of my own research and everywhere I found says the amp is under rated but how far? and does anything it will handle 2 ohm bridged daily? ( I never drive far or bump to long so about maybe 10 or 15 min runs ) ohh asking price for it is 200 bucks
  5. Hey what's up everyone? My plans for the 4 OA 15's fell through due to an unexpected hit to my budget. Would have really liked to had that set up but I am going to have to settle for an AQ HDC3 18 that I am going to order first thing Monday morning. I will be throwing 2.5k rms to this sub so I guess I need to build the box a little on the smaller side due to the over powering factor. I am wondering if anyone could help me out with a box design for a Tahoe? Looking to have a box around 6-7ft^3 and tuned 34-36hz. My max dimensions are below and I know I won't use anywhere near that much space but just gives an idea of what I have to work with. Just so everyone knows I'm serious this time the funds are in the account and ready to go Monday. Also will start buyin box materials as soon as I get a design and cut sheet down Any help will greatly be appreciated. -James Max dimensions: 19.5"h x 37.5"d x 48"w
  6. bassaddiction

    FI SP4 12

    i just sold my 2 AQ HDC3 12inch subs and im ready to upgrade just don't know what subwoofers to get to many options has to be 2k rms + im running 2 strapped aq 2200 at 0ne ohm my voltage drops to high 13s low 14s im guessing i have 5k rms available my box is gross internal volume is 5.15 cuft port is 8" diameter and 15" long 36.8Hz, 50.24 square inches of port area. i thought about team ifs or sp4 12s but it doesn't have to be fi. that's just what im most impressed with right now this is my log
  7. hey everyone, i have a question that im just trying to get an opinion on. so, i have a 2000 blazer with the stock alt still (yes i know laugh it up LOL). but i have done the big 3 with skyhigh 1/0 OFC. i have just an average duralast battery up front, and an XS power D4700 in the rear. all wiring in shca 1/0. the rear battery is grounded to where the rear seats bolts to the frame/floor, is that a good ground? Im running an AQ2200 @.7 ohms. my voltage drops to mid 11s. is that to be expected with the batteries and wiring i have? do you guys think i need an HO alt for this amp or just a few extra batteries? thanks!
  8. Have never done a build log always just built and enjoyed, this build is going to have some great challenges so thought it would be the perfect time to start a build log. Will be taking lots of pictures will start with the set up I had up until last week. The set up was only in the vehicle for 4 months, it sounded great got fairly loud but as all true bassheads I wanted,,, no needed more. The journey for me started when I was young before I had a car I had a system, and well that fire never died. This will give me a great output to share my ideas and visions with others. Here is a couple pics of my c-pillar wall before tear down. The system consists of 4 northstar 110ft 1 d5100R xs power 1 d3100 xs power 6 Maxwell ultracaps 2.5 2600 farad 2/0 copper wire in rear attaching all battery bank 1/0 runs from front 2 Singer 250+ alternator DDM4 Rockford Fosgate R300.4 4 sets Jl C series 6.5 Audio Control LCi2 2 AQ HDC3 18's Using Stock head unit due to fact everything runs through it. Best meter up to this point was 151.5 Legal at DBDrag show. It ran flat from 33-49 hz tuned at 38 with its peak at 47. This was with no deadener other than factory.
  9. So I got myself a newer suv ever since my dad got himself a new truck, so he gave me the Sorento. I love this suv alot, and I'm excited to start working with it and part with the Volvo very soon. List of equipment I already have - Audioque 120.4 - Hifonics BRZ1200.1 - 2 Skar IVX v2 15's - Kenwood DNX7100 - Random assortments of wire/rca's - Deka G34 Equipment I want to get soon - Pair of Silver Flute W17RC38-04 6.5" woofers (when the 4 ohm ones get back in stock) - Pair of Vifa NE19VTS-04 3/4" Silk Dome Tweeters - Pac-lc1 - 150ft of 1/0 cca - Tinned copper lugs and heatshrink - Pair of HDC3-15's - 2 SAZ 1500D's Plans - Install headunit(already have the harness and dash kit ordered) - Install the Deka G34 as a second battery(I'll replace the stock starter battery soon) - Big 3 - Build a new box - Build an amp rack - Install the mids and highs and run active with the AQ 120.4 Now here are the pictures
  10. Hey guys, So I've decided to go ahead and build my own custom box for the first time but I had a few questions before I did so. I understand how to calculate port size, depth, tuning, box volume, the works, but the only thing I'm really unsure of is where the best location for the sub relative to the port would be. I am planning on running a Soundqubed/AQ HDC3 15 tuned to 32hz in a box around 4 cubic feet. To get it to hit hard should both the sub and port be facing toward the rear, top, front, does it really even matter that much? If possible I'd like to have the sub mounted upwards in the center of the box with a slot port on the left rear side (when looking into the car from the rear aka. drivers side) but am open to any suggestions that may lead to a better sounding setup. My car is also a mid sized hatch-back if that helps. Thanks for your help.
  11. tuned to 33hz. its going into my bedroom for now
  12. What is better a wall build or a normal box build for 2 AQ 18s on 10k?
  13. Have a beautiful AQ audio 2200.1D amp I have no use for. I was dumb and had it powered up for a few days without any load (waiting for new DC lvl 5), which caused it to short and blow one resistor. R262 is a 1K/3watt resistor that acts as a load when no speaker is attached, which blew. Was told it would be a very cheap fix from aq and was not a big deal. I have not the money or time to get back into the audio scene just yet, and need to fund a 1 year old TMNT bday party. Looking for $200 OBO shipped. Will have pics up very shortly. Have done business quite a few times on here, so satisfaction guaranteed! Ice also cleared with Aq that I can actually ship them the amp direct, and they will ship it back to you after repair. Gonna save you $20 in shipping and time as well. I just want to see this badass amp getting the love it needs in a build again! Also have guage wire reducers from Stinger. Two 4-8 gauge and four 1/0-4 gauge. Brand new in boxes. Would like $5 a piece or $20 for the lot. Also have a Stinger volt meter still in box. $20 OBO, will make deal for it plus all the reducers!
  14. New system here. I can't figure out how to post the video from photobucket. Sorry for the close ups on this one. Was really bright out and coudln't see what the phone was recording.
  15. Hi all, I just decided to finally post up a build log.Ill start off with my old build. It was: Orion 800.1 (400 rms) Rockford Fosgate p2 15 and a POS dual HU (only thing i had money for at the time) all in a 2000 Chevy Malibu. I'll post pics next.
  16. harlemn8ive

    vented enclosure help

    looking for some help designing a box. the problem is i only have 31 inches width 16 inches height and about 40 inches depth. the subs are 2 Sounqubed hds312 looking to tune it low. i have made several attempts to make this box without success all because of the dimensions any help would be highly appreciated. i have ran into problems with the port size as well as the subs are actually 12.5 inches total. don't know if it matter but i will be running them off a ct sounds 1400.1
  17. Alright guys I'm finally starting to work on the Tahoe and figured I'd post all of what I'm putting in it and keep everyone updated with the Build Progress. SYSTEM: - 1 Fi Team15 (Dual 2 Ohm) - BOX: will be designed by RamDesigns (blueprints), not sure the specifics yet. Most likely 7-8 Gross Cu.Ft. for a single 15. - AQ 3500.D Amp (4300 Watt RMS @1ohm, may be wired to .75 ohm sooo more watts?) - Pair of AQ Pro Audio 6.5's - Pair of AQ Supertweeters - AQ 4-120 Amp - VooDoo 0-Gauge Wire (50ft Red / 50ft Blue) - SMD DD1 Distortion/Gain Indicator - Second Skin Alpha Damp - Second Skin Damplifier Pro B-Stock - Second Skin Luxury Liner Pro - 1 XS D3400 (in front) - 2 XS D3100's (in rear)
  18. This is a work in progress. I bought the vehicle off a buddy last weekend and am in the process of removing what he had in it. Name: Chevy Impala (2001) Owner: Aidan Hansen Short Description: My tinker vehicle. Hu: Pioneer DEH-P4200UB Amps: 1 AQ 3500.1D for Subs & 1 SAX 100.4 for everything else SUBS: 6 12" Tantric LD's Wire: SHCA 2/0 power wire. The subs are wired with Audio Technix 8G OFC. The speakers are wired with some Knukonceptz 16G. Alt: 300 amp Excessive Amperage Batts: 1 Marine Agm up front and 4 Kinetik HC2400's in back(planning on getting me some blockshakers) Speakers: 3 pair of Eminence Eminator 6.5s & 2 Crescendo XST2 Tweeters in the front doors. I will post pics on my Facebook page & more videos of the car on YouTube @ MrRTJ24 but system isn't done yet. View Vehicle Here's some pics of the previous owner's setup:
  19. harlemn8ive

    HDS312 or HDS315's

    I recently ordered some soundqubed HDS312' (2 of them) but because they haven't shipped yet I have been considering spending the extra $20 for 2 15's. with the dimensions of my trunk is this possible? i know the box needs to be 9cu. ft. and the port 1.5 cu ft sp 10.5 cu ft box total volume. Is it possible to put 2 15s? or should i stick with 2 12s any help would be appreciated
  20. What's up everybody? Here is the build I recently started. I'm running 4 DC Level 3 15's in a 4th order wall. Right now, I will just be running everything off an AQ 3500.1 but I will soon add another... The box is Jeff Smith (Corona_Jeff) old box. I was lucky enough to get this box, so now I am trying to make it look good. The box was built and designed by Trent Choate (tctdh11) and Jeff. Also I want to give a huge thank you to Trent Choate and Cole Decker for helping me with this build. Trent has been teaching me a lot along the way and does some great work. Let's start with a pic of the blazer. It's nothing special but I will be working on the exterior after the build is finished. It's a 2002 4x4 4 door. Now Let's get the fun started... Got the interior all ripped out Built a platform to hold the box Now we had to try and get the box to fit. It was definitely a tight squeeze!
  21. So guys, something has been brought to my attention. The build I'm gonna be working on is pretty much copying off of "Altima1" on here's build. Anyway, he has over 250sqft of Deadener in his Altima. But also mentioned that he had quite a deal of Luxury Liner Pro by second skin, installed in the trunk and Roof to further dampen the vibrations for his loud Low-End Bass (26-30hz range usually). - Is the Luxury Liner / Any type of Liner material necessary for a Loud Low End build?? Is 2 Layers of Sound Deadener on the metal not enough? I'm using one layer of Second Skin's Alpha Damp for the first layer. Havn't figured out the 2nd yet, probably Second Skin Damplifier. But with those 2 Deadeners combined throughout my vehicle, shouldnt the Low end come through pretty well? Its gonna be a Sealed Off 15 from the Trunk. - Anyone with good knowledge on Sound Dampening is there any advice you could give? - Thanks!
  22. I am currently looking to start a new build, practically "copying" off of Altima1's Sealed Off Trunk Build, because it's exactly what I'm looking to do, and love the way he's done it! Here's his link: WHAT KIND OF CAR IS GOOD FOR THIS TYPE OF BUILD? IM LOOKING FOR A 2006-2010 CAR TO SEAL OFF THE TRUNK FORWARD LIKE THAT. SO FAR MY IDEAS ARE A CHEVY IMPALA, MAYBE FORD FUSION. SUGGESTIONS PLEASEE? I HAVE A COMPETITION IN JULY AND AM NOT NEAR READY YET, HAVE TO FIND A DECENT VEHICLE SOON! A few thoughts running (franticly) through my head are these: Ford Fusion - "Rumor" from someone on youtube is that Ford's cannot thoroughly deaden the roof's...not true? Other thought, 2010 Chevy Impala - has a TON of Airbags, including in the roof area, how do I deaden that without F'ing something up, not to mention on 4000 Watts will I be setting any of those off? PLEASE in all sincerity can someone make a LEGIT suggestion on how I should do this, or at least name a few affordable newer large-trunk cars? I appreciate it! Thank you
  23. So it mught still be a month or so until i really get a chance to start because i need to find a place to do it and my garage is too small and isnt heated but i figure id start the thread now and show you all whats going in there
  24. So since my first box I have wanted to do an enclosure with no space restrictions. A build that focuses on cone area and low tuning. Subs are HDS200's (ordered one already to see if I like them, I will post pictures here when it gets here) Soundqubed is very vague with there enclosure recommendations and i'm looking for a more specialized design My first dilemma is with the box and is if I should go with a 2x2 pattern such as this: Or a 4x1 pattern such as this: (ported though) My only real limits are what can fit through my doorframe's in my house. I was playing with the RE Box Calculator and I can make both styles fit. I want between 12-19 cubes. (<---cant believe i'm serious with this) tuned low to 28-35 hrz It can be enormous, only one of the dimensions needs to conform to the doorframe's
  25. I had never seen a good hairtrick windows up so I attempted to pull it off. Started bass knob all the way down. got it up a little past half and could not focus on the road so left it there. It can go up to full with no clipping. When checking on TL about same on knob was hitting 155. She takes it like a champ.