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  1. I've had this thought in the back of my mind for quite some time. After talking to a couple of buddies at work, they convinced me that it would be worth it and to go for it. As I have never dabbled in the car audio world much, I am not sure as to what would suit me best. My budget is around $500, and am trying to get the best thump and quality for my buck. I would be putting this in a 2005 Ford Taurus SEL sedan. Currently, I have the factory Bose speakers, and no sub. Here is what I'm looking at right now. Pioneer DEH-X6900BT https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KKHSYGE/ref=crt_ewc_title_dp_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1FMHNVWMGI839 Pioneer Gm-D9601 2,400-Watt Class D Mono Amp https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CLFM596/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2AH6BGHI3KV4N Pioneer 12-Inch 4000W TS-W3003D4 Subwoofers with Vented Box Enclosure https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CMWSC6W/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1DXN92KCKEQV4 KnuKonceptz KCA Complete 4 Gauge Amp Installation Kit https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0050I6KII/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1NLNJ4Y2QP8Z Some questions that I have are: 1. Will I be able to run this off of the stock alternator, and a single battery while running? a. If so, about how long without having the car running. 2. Should I replace the Front and Rear speakers, or if just replacing the head unit be sufficient? I am open to any recommendations, criticism, and advice.
  2. Looking for anyone that can provide dimensions and a cut sheet list for a single sundown audio zv4 15. Wanting around a 7 cubic foot box, The box will be in a 1995 Yukon so I have a good bit of space to work with as far as measurements go, don't have exact measurements off the top of my head. Any help would be nice.
  3. Hello guys, my name is Mindaugas and im from Lithuania Today i decided to join this forum and hope for the best sugestions adn coments which could help me or someone else with similar biuld So the car is VW 2006 passat wagon, this car is more like wekend car for longer trips with family or just to drive for relaxation At this point I have already done front doors soundproofing, speaker upgrade, wiring with 0ga OFC (overkill), custom corner box for sub, amp rack, HE upgrade The parts I am using: Visaton ws17e mids, Kicx pro series tweets, pioneer 4000 series 2din head unit, audison bit ten DSP, audison srx5 for active front stage, jl audio 10w3v3-4 sub driver powered by jl audio a2150 A/B class amp, custom made (from high quality mircophone cable) rca lines. Next things will be roof, boot, sides and floor soundproofing, instaling rear view camera, conecting pioneer HE to OEM hands free microphones and much more I think will be added in proces I will add photos of build that I have already done and maybe I will make a Vlog about build I hope You will like my stuff
  4. Need to build a box for 1 XFL1522 for daily listening. American Bass only gives specs for SPL boxes and they don't reply to any of my emails. It will be powered by a Crescendo Audio S1500.1. I also plan on putting in a .5" lexan window (roughly 12"x18"). I'll paint the inside with a Shellac based primer and oil based paint. My last box I built was pretty basic and consisted of 4 90 degree corners and a port bracing with sub and port facing the same way, wires ran out of port and no carpet. I've thought about maybe trying to brace the box more, any thoughts? Here's what I've been thinking so far. 4.0 cu. ft. after displacements 26-32hz port tuning ~55 sq. in. port area (slot port) 4 90 degree corners and 1 port brace Sub Up Port Back WINISD (26 vs 28 vs 30 vs 32hz @4.0 cu. ft.) Green is 26hz Red is 28hz Blue is 30hz Yellow is 32hz WINISD (4.0 cu. ft. vs 4.5 cu. ft. @28hz) Green is 4.0 cu. ft. Red is 4.5 cu. ft. Side Note: What should I use to seal my box considering ill be painting over it? I used all silicone last time but I've been thinking that I could just use a caulk instead and be fine. Also for the Lexan window would something like this be a good gasket? Ill also use silicone and some threaded inserts. Thanks for any help guys!
  5. SoundQubed/Hifonics/Audiopipe

    I've just really started getting into building my trucks system and my amp just went out. It was a Hifonics HFI amp I got from a friend. It's garbage but it worked for a while. It was pushing my SoundQubed HDC3.12.D2 and I'm in between amps. The number one on my list is the Hifonics Brutus 2000.1 it seems to be a good amp considering I'm still in high school so my money is tight. But I'm also looking at the Audiopipe APMI 2000 which I don't know anything about Audiopipe but I've heard that amp is decent and also the SoundQubed 1200.2 any input will be very appreciated and if you have had any of these amps please let me know how it was.
  6. This winter Im getting ready to paint my car and I want to do a bunch of body shaping and shaving of ugly factory lines. For my rear bumper Im planning on filling in the "fake trim molding" bulge Just enough to round off the edge of the bumper. I have used plenty of SMC Hardset filler for my other plastic repairs and it is just wayy too difficult to sand spread and work with. In this case I need something that is more of a lightweight plastic body filler. Any body guys out there know what's best to use in this situation?
  7. Hello everyone, i'm going to build a new enclosure for a zv.4 or 2 x zv.4's. The problem is, that my astra's trunk doesnt offer that much space. So for 2xzv.4 i have to build an closed enclosure. My measurements are these: 98cm width 42cm hight 50cm length Would you guys better go with a single zv.4 or with 2 in a ported box? To get a better touch for the trunk size i have already postet some pictures in this thread: http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/201059-2x-sundown-x12-on-an-spl-ice3500-d/ Thanks and big regards, Jacob
  8. Alright so I think I'm ready to build my first box but I need some advice as this will be the first time I've ever really used power tools. First the specs. Single 15" Digital designs 615 subwoofer wired at 2 ohms connected to an M1d amplifier. I wish my trunk was wider, but I can't go any wider than 33" including the width of the MDF. Here's my sketchup design. six inch round port. and here's a link to the image in case the thumbnail isn't readable. www.imgur.com/rIqfpnp Secondly I have no idea what I'm doing, I don't even know what I need. I read somewhere that glue bonds stuff together but screws keep them clamped. What glue should I use for MDF? What about if I want to glue PVC to MDF for the port? Is it ok to use staples instead of screws? Or should I just stick to screws? I read something about slightly starting the hole before putting the screw in to avoid splintering the wood. How do I go about doing that? Tomorrow I'm buying: A jigsaw, 5 blades, PVC pipe, wood glue, staple gun and staples if staples are better than screws. And MDF. I already have a power screwdriver with a TON of attachments for drilling holes. Any other advice is more than welcome! Should I buy clamps or will the staples/screws be enough? What kind of clamps? What size? I live a 6 minute drive away from home depot and this is my only day off for the next 7 days. I have to basically have the box ready to go by tomorrow night/Monday morning.
  9. Box design help!!

    I need some help designing a box for 2 12" Alpine Type R's. I would like a ported box tuned at around 30hz. These are the max dimensions for the box. Width - 38 Depth - 20 Hight - 17
  10. Hey guys! We recently tore down our 4th order in the Expedition, 4 zv.4 18's on ab750.1 for an attempt at a 6th order!! This is our first attempt ever at a 6th order in general so might as well share our mistakes and progress with you fellow bass heads! Our 4th order managed a 151.2 sealed on dash, we are hoping for 153 with this build! Bandwidth estimated, 18-55 htz! Stay tuned! Will update over time, (not working on it every day)! Time to drop 500 bucks on wood. Ill take em all! LIL MAN PUTTIN IN WORK! Just a bunch of beginners building a wall nothin out of the ordinary Ran into a space issue with the 45 degree angles.. Decided to go with the Corners to add space. Here at beginner central, We like to complicate things as much as possible. Well, in a sense save some time! lets cut through all the baffles at once! YEAH! MERICA! Thanks for tuning in, Current progress after 2 days of work, Top, corners, sides, bottom, and one baffle is in! more progress to come! Any and all criticism and/or comments welcome! BASSHEADS!
  11. This is my first time doing a build log, so hopefully it's up to standards lol. Recently, I was running 2 Sundown ZV3 12s at .5 on an AQ3500.1. Clamping 3218, 148.8 outlaw, 147 legal. Both at 39-40 hz. I had so much more work to do because I got 2 custom Sundown NSV3 12s, then my car got totaled. Now I'm on this car. Build I'm currently working on will be 2 NSV3 12s on an Ampere 7500.1. This is the new ride. 6 Speed manual 1.8. she's the victim lol. Everyone uses milk jugs so figured I'd use something different. Pics still don't do these subs justice size wise Some of you may have already seen this pic circulate a few times. 4 XS D3100s for the build. Just waiting on my bus bars from Ill Customz Threw in some blue interior led lights and also installed my kenwood double din. Picked up the Ampere 7500.1 from my buddy I bought it from at a bass show. I went just to show support but I had my box and sub with me, so we installed my stuff in the parking lot lol. Picked up the Ampere 7500.1 from my buddy I bought it from at a bass show. I went just to show support but I had my box and sub with me, so we installed my stuff in the parking lot lol. Turned the box around expecting a gain, but wasn't expecting almost 4 Db. Was very pleased with the numbers I put up. Outlaw Legal Another 1st place on March 22nd at a bass comp in Denver Then a video of the build in action. Def pushes some air and has some good movement for just the 1 12. Gonna start working on designing a box for both subs, may need help because I'm not the best at designing lol. While I do that, probably do more testing with the one sub, see just how loud I can get. Gonna try external port as well.
  12. Hello everyone hope all is well and hope that some of you can help me with my new ported box build for my 2 12" Pioneer TSW304R's. They are currently in a prefab sealed box that was given to me along with the subs and amp from my brother in law. He doesnt know much about car audio and ordered the small sealed box which barely meets the specs for the 2 subs. I am wanting a box design that is around 3 cubes shared internal volume with an aero port tuned to maybe 32 hz still undecided about what to tune the port to. May want to have the port external. Anyways below are the Thiele/Small Parameters. I do have experience with building boxes in the past but they were always simple boxes to fit the vehicle nothing specific like I am wanting to do this time with my own setup. I just have never used software to design a box and rather have someone that knows what they are doing help me with the design. All help is greatly appreciated. Thanks. Thiele/Small Parameters Nom. Dia.(In) 12 Qts 0,70 Qms 13,30 Qes 0,740 Fs [Hz] 28,6 Vas [l] 77,88 Vas [ft3] 2,75 Vd [l] 0,245 Vd [ft3] 8,64E-03 Sd [m2] 5,20E-02 Sd [ft2] 0,560 Revc [Ω] SINGLE 3.0 Levc [mH] (2000Hz) 2,390 Xmax [mm] 4,7 Xmax [in] 0,19 Zmax [Ω] 40,9 BI [Tm] 10,39 Rms[Ns/m] 2,010 Mms [g] 149,50 Cms [m/N] 2,100E-04 Mg.Wt.[g] 940 Flux Density [Gauss] 6210 Hag [mm] 6 Hag [in] 0,236 Hvc [mm] 15,5 Hvc [in] 0,610 VC.Diameter [mm] 40 Eff [%] 0,21 S.P.L. [dB] 95,0 R.M.S.Power [W] 300 M.M.P. [W] 1300 Sp. Displacement [l] 1,66 Sp. Displacement [ft3] 0,059 Recom. Enclosure [l] 35,4 Recom. Enclosure [ft3] 1,25 F0 (in Cabinet) 51,2 Q0 (in Cabinet) 1,252
  13. BOX BUILD SHOUTOUT

    your first one was deleted was that not hint enough?
  14. 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)
  15. 9512 DD Box Design

    I just got another 9512 after my last one was stolen out of my truck about a month ago. The old one was in a pre-made box unfortunately. But I am going to build the box for this new one. I've heard a few different things on how much airspace it needs but I am still not 100% sure what is correct. I have a 2800 watt db drive monoblock amp and I have tons of space to use. Does anyone know what will produce the best sound quality and be the loudest at around 32Hz? I want very "boomy" bass. Thanks. All suggestions welcomed
  16. Finally started a new project im my "new" car! 1998 Omega B My plan is to keep building a bit over the winter and spring to get ready for next years car and car audio meets/competitions. This Isn't an spl oriented build as I want it to play low and awesome with a clear front stage, but I'll still do my best with what I end up getting. I'll be participating at least What I get as far as equippment will be revealed as I get it. I have a plan, but I might change my mind so I won't say anything just yet! What I am clear on so far is that I'm rebuilding my front doors, and that's where I'll start this project. The doors will house two 6.5"s each and I'll have a pair of tweets in either the a-pillars or in stock location if it'll fit. To begin with I'll see if my Tang Band speakers might work in a car, so you'll se those in the pics. So lets get to building This is what I have to work with Behind the panel and plastic Teardown ¨ Theese are the different parts the doors consists of, partly screwed and glued The glue was sto strong so I couldn't just pull the old fabric off On the bright side the resin etc. should get a good grip on this, might drill a few holes as well Theese are the parts I'll be altering, the rest will be left stock After I have my plan of attack, I'll get to making some speaker "rings" Made a little sketchup drawing to figure out my dimentions I spent som time making the first piece When it's done I'll use it as a template to make the others. This is much easier with the right tools so I made my own little thrown together router table Then I made the ruff cuts Put on some double sided tape Then let the flush trim bit do it's job Theese will be the outer rings. I used a rabbeting bit to get my desired inner diameter This is how they ended up with a little 45 for good looks 45'd the rear of the speaker holes Done, just need to be glued together Checking fitment The depth is alowing me to add some sort of speaker grille Just enough clearance for vinyl http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i326/Sondre_Tveit/Stereo/20140905_155205_zpsepgts3sx.jpg That's all I have for now! There will be updates as I make progress
  17. hi guys im looking for some high quality, loud, 6x9s and tweeters for my car. Im throwing a 1200 watts of face blasting bass in the back and i need to be able to hear my music clearly while bumping. Any suggestions? the budget is around $100-$150 for tweets, and the $100-$150 for the 6x9s
  18. I am new to the site, and I'm looking to build a box for two Alpine Type-R 12D-4 subs. I'm running them on an Alpine MRX-M100 have have enough max space for a 42" long, 15" tall, 18" deep box. What type of ported build would be best for these subs?
  19. Thats right, i am building my subwoofer box out of Fiberglass + Foam composite. I got designs for a box for 2x SQ HDC3 12"s, and it was supposed to be built from 3/4" mdf, and would have weighted over 250 pounds. HELL NOPE... Too damn heavy for my lil 2.2 i4 engine... so.... i am building a boat. 3/4" Pink insulation foam (3 sheets 4'x8') (Yep, from menards, for house insulation) 7.5oz fiberglass cloth (20yards) 2 gallons of Epoxy resin (because vinal and polyester resin eat foam) 5.7oz carbon fiber (2yards) Now, before the flood of people hating on foam+ fiberglass chime in... if you have not worked with compostie materials then please go try it first, you will be pleasantly surprised Ok, here we go: I cut my pieces of foam down to the proper sizes for my box, the same as if it was MDF. Once i had all my pieces cut, i layed up TWO layers of 7.5oz glass (15oz total) and as little epoxy resin as i could. When that cured, i did the same to the backside. Holy buckets you have no idea how freaking strong this stuff is! I am able to support a Diamond d9 12d4 (roughly 30 or so lbs) on a 15.5"x28"x3.75" piece of foam with 30oz of fiberglass, with ~1/16" deflection. (the 30lb sub was aproximatly 1ft from the table, so 30lb/ft of force caused less than 1/16" deflection) Assembling the fiberglass pannels is easy as well, i simply epoxyed the joints, and reinforced with 2" fiberglass tape. Thusfar my box is under 40lbs, and is freaking strong. The only wood in my box is the front baffle, 3/4" pine, due to me f*** my holes the first time (i needed 11" diameter, i cut 11.25" so none of my screw holes would work), the top and bottom of the inner box (due to my need to have separate assembly pieces, i used 1/4" plywood to hold the inner ports together), and the mounting flanges on the edges of the box (because i cant screw every angle when it is in my trunk) Videos of this project are posted to my youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/stertheder So far, in all my two months of searching.. it appears that i am the only person IN THE WORLD to be using a foam subwoofer box.... Plenty of all fiberglass builds, plenty of fiberglassed mdf/plywood, very few carbon fiber/mdf boxes.. but absolutly nobody but me is using foam for my composite! one in a million? PSHH... one in a billion? hell no, JUST ME! (unless you know somone else with a foam box?) Fiberglass foam composite is used heavily in the boat industry, they construct boat hulls with it! It is also in the aerospace industry, for aircraft wings! Surfboards are foam/fiberglass! Very very few pro audio monitor cabs have been made with this technique, and it is quite successfull. Common "You shouldnt do that because XXXX": resonance: "the low mass means it will resonate!" Well.. yes... but no... the fs of the box is several hundred htz, due to the low mass pannels, and it doesnt flex due to the stiffness of the composite. I dont understand why nobody else is doing this.... does anyone hear have any exp? Rough conclusion: Fiberglass/foam composite box is 3x the price, 3x the work, and 1/5th the weight.
  20. 2006 Ford F150 4.6l V8 extended cab no back seats! DD BASS Help? Hey guys need some help im new to this Just got a sundown audio SA 15" D4 its in a ported 4 cubic ft box I plan on hooking up a kicker zx1000.1/with bass booster control I bought with the sub. I want to get the most out of the sub so this what i plan on getting. Also purchased Rockville 6x8s with tweeters and plan to hook my boss riot 1000w 4 channel to them here is what im going to purchase.... 250 AMP alternator Yellow top optima battery up front to power my trucks other electrics and connect the secondary battery too XS Power D925 2000 Amp AGM Power Cell Car Audio Battery to power the kicker and boss amps big 3 upgrade kit XS POWER AK2000 SECONDARY BATTERY INSTALL KIT 2000 2500 WATT CAR AUDIO SYSTEM Please hook me up with feedback am i on the right track ? Am I missing something or am i getting something i dont need ? BTW will be used daily.
  21. Hi everybody! This is my first build and I figured I would make a build log since I joined the forum. Here is the list of what's coming up up: - PSI Platform 2 HP w/ fancy colors *purchased* - Kenwood KDC-BT555U *purchased* - Sh**** Saturn *Purchased* - AQ2200d *Purchased* - Pink SHCA 1/0 *Puurchased* - Polk MM6501 Comps ....other stuff!!! stay tuned
  22. so this is not a question of the location and facing of the sub box, but the sub mount into the box. so im building a new box for my x-12. but it came to me. is the position of the sub a factor and if it is how much of one. so is there a difference whether the sub is centered in the face of the box vs offset or does the relation to the port matter (port facing a different direction form sub face?) and so on so forth and how much do these factors change. any info or insight would be awesome.