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  1. Hi! I'm rebuilding my Punto for next year events. I bought it 5 years ago so let's start from there: First system including Ultimate T2 12" subwoofer, Twister TW1000 "1000W" amplifier and Hertz low end 6,5" coaxials and JVC head unit. Then there was Pioneer DEH-P5100UB head unit, better Hertz 6,5" coaxials with Focus Acoustics Formula FX-4150 amplifier, SPL Dynamics XTR-380D2S 15" subwoofer, Focus Acoustics Formula FX-1500D 1500W amplifier and Optima 55Ah battery. In the next step I upgraded speakers to 6,5" Hertz Energy ESK163L.4 3-way component system, made bigger and better subwoofer box, added 20Ah BSB battery and some tuning parts. Next I changed Kenwood KDC-BT92SD head unit, added another set of 6,5" Hertz Energy ESK163L.4 3-way component system speakers to rear, changed FX-4150 amplifier to SPL Dynamics ICE-150.4 and 15" XTR subwoofer to Focus Acoustics Black MK5 15D2 15". Then I upgraded the whole system and started to work with the interior. New system: Optima YELLOW TOP 55Ah and 38Ah batteries Focus Acoustics FX-2500D 2500W amplifier Focus Acoustics Black MK5 15D2 15" subwoofers x2 SPL Dynamics ICE-150.4 amplifiers x2 Hertz ESK163L.4 component speaker systems x2 SPL Dynamics SPL-HD25T Horn Loaded Compressor Tweeters x2 Match PP72W-D subwoofers as midbasses at front x4 To be continued in new post
  2. 2Loud @ Virginia Tech 2Loud @ Virginia Tech is a student run car audio competition team Mission: Our mission is to promote audio engineering at the college level. How we complete our mission: Our hand on experience with car audio equipment will provide our members with a better understanding of audio engineering. Goal: Our goal is to design, build, test, and tune a car audio system for Sound Pressure Level (SPL) Competition. Approach: First, we will define our constraints for competition (i.e. Cost, Class of competition, and number of woofers, etc). Using programs such as AutoCAD, Inventor, and Torres Box Tuning Calculator, we will design a speaker enclosure. Once an optimal enclosure is designed, we will construct the box. We will install the box, speakers, and amplifiers accordingly. When the system is in, we will test the system for optimal tuning and SPL output. Finally, we will take our car to compete in car audio competitions. Vehicle: 1990 Honda Civic DX Hatch The car was purchased by the members, for the members. Upgrades to the vehicle as of now: Pioneer MVH Headunit Sony XSGS 6.5” Speakers Front Sony XSGS 6x9” Speakers Rear Big 3 upgrade with XS Power 1/0 cable 1 run of 1/0 NVX OFC wire to the rear Secondary Knetik HC1200 Battery Stinger 5 Farad Capacitor Stinger Volt Meter 12" Alpine Type X Subwoofer (not for use in competition) Atrend Prefab Ported box (not for use in competition) Alpine PDX1000.1 Amp (not for use in competition) Planned competition for this semester: Compete in the IASCA/IdBL Car SPL competition -Class 1 competition Hatchback -2 12” subwoofers in a ported box, under 2,500 watts Planned Equipment: TBD We have committed ourselves to the Class 1 of IdBL Competition Ideally we have 2 12” subwoofers in a ported box, with one amplifier Sponsors/ Funding: TBA At the moment we are 100% student funded. We are a new organization and have the potential to acquire funding from the university. However, we were not officially founded until after the funding request deadline. This is our official build log. We will be updating with information regarding the car audio build as we go. I look forward to keeping this updated and would love feedback. If you would like to contact me directly, please direct message me. Thank you! Mark Soler, President 2Loud @ Virginia Tech As of now, we do not have any sponsors. If it proves that we cannot afford to build the planned system this semester, I will be donating my system from the Galant build to the cause. That would put is in Class 2 competition at only 3200 watts, however it will be better than nothing.
  3. Owned by @Dannys Rosenberger and located in Germany....All i can say is this is probably the best collection and display of classic/vintage car audio i have ever seen. This video is a must see! The MUSEUM is a must see! I hope i can soon! He just invited me on FB I really wish Germany wasn't so far away, but someday i hope to see it! If he posts more video's i will post those here too. Thanks for the invite Dannys!
  4. i just got a 2006 hyundai azera and the stereo needed to be replaced. i upgraded to a kenwood dpx792bh. its ounds great except there is a faint hissing static noise that plays all of the time. no matter what source its on, aux, usb, bt, radio, cd. even when its at 0 volume it has the noise. it doesnt increase in volume at all its just one constant hiss. i took it back to the best buy installer and he said it was unfixable, and probably a factory amp problem. i dont know much about car audio in general and wanted some second opinions. Thanks!
  5. Austin42156

    Need a fan for my amp?

    I have had my Kenwood 450/4 amp for a while now and have been running it for about a year. It was fine at first but it started getting hot probably about 4 months after I had it. I looked around and realized the cooling fan wasn't turning. I doubt the amp is under warranty and I bought it secondhand anyways. I would rather fix the fan myself but I don't really know where to start? Is it possible that it could be something else besides the fan itself, is it very likely? I did a quick google search on the specs of the amp and tried to see if there was any kind of dimensions for the fan but I found nothing. I am fairly new to car audio and have never taken an amp apart. If anyone could help me or point me in the right direction it would be appreciated. I am afraid if I don't get the fan fixed soon I will have problems with the amp in the near future.
  6. I have two amps in my car. one powers the door speakers (400 amp rms - rockford fosgate amp) and other power 12in subwoofer (750 amp rms - rockford fosgate amp). Both the amp is getting power through 4 gauge wire and grounded with 4 gauge wire. The door speakers work great, but the subwoofer hardly moves. I tried two different head units (stock & after market) and yet the sub hardly moves. The after market HU came with dedicated subwoofer output, while with the stock HU, i had to splice into front speakers wires to get signal for subwoofer. In both cases, the sub was weak with gain all the way high.The sub is getting signal, but its not moving the way a 12in should move. It only starts to move properly when i increase the bass boost & punch eq (i know this is not good). I went through some trouble shooting - making sure ground is securely attached, power etc etc. Yet, still can't figure out what is happening. I took it to a stereo shop and he agreed to diagnose for $65. But i've always had issues taking my car to shops and i'm wary of taking the car to the shop. What do you guys think is happening? Is there any one in chicago who might be able to take a look and help me out !!! Thanks,
  7. 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
  8. Ive been into car audio for about 7 years now and I love it. I would like to get a job at a shop somewhere installing for a living but I do not know where to start. Eventually I would like to open my own shop but that is a ways down the road from now. I wanted to know if anyone had any advise on how I go about getting a job in car audio instillation. Anything specific I need to do or class I need to take? TIA
  9. I've been thinking about doing a car trunk build next with 2 12's on a BC 5500 and deadening everything with Alpha Damp Deadener. Thing is: what would be best for LOW-end in a car build, having the enclosure and subs facing the Back of the trunk with the rear seats folded forward? Or, having the subs "sealed off" forward in the trunk? Im allll about Ground Pounding lows, but dont know what would sound best. The other thought that crossed my mind was just saying screw the rear seats and building a wall with 2 18's but i dont really want it to have to come to that. Ok either way im sure with 6000 watts and plenty of sound deadener the system will be nice, but id just like your guys' opinions on the whole situation (especially those with trunk builds themselves, experienced people please, and those who have big wattage like that), thanks!
  10. Hey paint experts, So my cars paint is in pretty rough condition. im going to paint the whole thing myself, 1.) i want the experiance and 2.) its a few grand to do it professionally. The main problem is finding paint that will look good with my vinyl roof, that and not knowing what to do. i never painted a car before. i know i can go to napa and get paint mixed for me, but thats going to be 1400 bucks. and i got 500 just for paint. The rest i got covered. So whats a good paint? im trying to go with grey. As close as factory as possible. But black is the second option. only problem with black is you can see every singe mark/scratch. i was told rustolium does a good job, so i bought one can just to try it out and it sucked bad. it bubbled on the factory paint and it engraved my hand after it dried. it was 100% dry when i rested my hand on it... and it has this everywhere on the body. everywhere. super deep. almost all the way down to the primer horrible repair jobs deep pitting at the front you can see what colour my roof is here, but i can take better pictures tomorrow if needed.
  11. cnet15

    Houton car meet 4/25/14

    Tomrrow night there will be a car meet at the hobby lobby at 290 and spring cypress. Any and all cars are welcome. This is just a bunch of auto enthusiasts coming together to hang out. If you have any questions just pm me
  12. I have a small quality based system in my single cab Tacoma truck. 75W 4 channel amp, Pioneer deck with iPod USB plug, a JL Audio Microsub, and dual Sony Xplod door speakers with Memphis Audio tweeters. So my question(s) are... - What are the best settings on my deck for the best, flat, clear quality of audio? I am an audio head and I listen to mostly CD's burned from original quality (FLAC lossless) sources, or Apple Lossless files on my iPod. - Is the speed/bitrate of the connection between my deck and my iPod high enough to even bother using Apple Lossless files? Or should I just stick with CD's for quality? Thanks, Will.
  13. Hey everyone I'm looking for a new car that I want to start a new competition build in asap, but don't know what Brand car to actually get. I need a LARGE Trunk but still want the car to be an 08 or newer, just need a few suggestions. My goal is to put in One Fi Team15 Sealed Off forward from the trunk, but I want it as far in forward as possible. (ex: just like "Ninja" here: )Im having a hard time picking the right vehicle that would be possible to do this for a single 15...or does the vehicle not matter? Did he just cut the metal in the back dash/trunk area? Please help, thanks to all!
  14. I want to buy a new car in the next few months but just can't decide on these two vehicles: 1. Subaru Liberty Spec.B Sedan (3.0L 6 Cylinder 180kW (241HP) Engine) 2. Volkswagon Transporter T5 (2.5L 5 Cylinder Turbo Diesel 128kW (171HP) Engine) One day I decide I have to get the van, the next I'd love the thought of having the Subaru. Both vehicles are priced about the same. The Subaru is obviously faster, but the question is, is it really necessary to have a fast car over a practical van that I wanted to do a whole build in the back with power inverters running televisions and home theater. The Subaru I can comfortably carry 5 people in which is great because I often have many people in my car, the van only has two seats in the front, and if I decided to fit more in the back they would be separated from the front since I also was planning a subwoofer wall. In the Subaru Sedan I calculated I have room to fit my two SP4 18's. I should also note I have no problem driving a van as my daily vehicle. I drive vans for work all the time so that's no issue. Keen to hear anyone's opinions on this, Thanks.
  15. I am taking my spare bedroom and turning it into a car audio show room/listening/test bench/home theater/entertainment room. I am a big fan of Sundown audio/RF/D'amore engineering and my room will reflect that. I will be starting with the control center of the operation, it will consist of the following (please feel free to comment/suggest other equipment I may need: Pioneer DEX-P99RS XS Power 1005 12/16v charger (possibly two) XS Power XP 3000 x 2 Possibly some 16v batteries for test bench applications Four D'amore engineering output meters (OM-1) Four D'amore engineering temperature meter (TM-1F) D'amore engineering voltage meter D'amore engineering high voltage meter I will be running a four-way system: bass, low, mid, and high. One output meter and temperature meter will monitor each amplifier for clipping and temperature. An array of fans will be set up to cool each amplifier at the desired temperature. Each amp will be tuned with the DD-1, CC-1, and IM-SG1 that I already own. I will most likely be running two RF 1500 BDCP's for the substage, possibly an T1000.4AD for the low stage, and two T600-4's for the mids and highs. I will also have the 10,12, and 15" drivers of the Sundown SA and D'amore engineering AF line on display. Still have a lot of planning/buying to do but will from now on make this thread my dump site for the pictures/info of the equipment and set up.
  16. Am away from home for a month, in Fort Lauderdale on business. I have not hear or did any car audio for 2 weeks! I need a quick fix! Anything going on at all down here? Shows, bass offs, sound offs anything!
  17. Hello! First off, I'd like to let you know that I have the double DIN, Monsoon HU, with a speaker on each door, plus a tweeter on each door as well. (So total of 8 speakers) It's all powered by the stock amp in the back. I would really like to keep the stock head unit, other ones just clash with the interior and look unprofessional. Anyways, I really want to know what you guys think is the best way to get more clarity out of this, as well as a way to play music from my iPhone. With a BUDGET, of $200 (maybe a bit more). I DON'T expect to get a ful system upgrade btw. I've been thinking of adding an EQ with an AUX in, and maybe adding a flat subwoofer. (There's an add on Craigslist for a flat 12 inch Pioneer subwoofer with enclosure and 1000W amp for $140) BUT, Clarity is more important to me than subwoofer level bass, so would good mid bass speakers be a better investment? I have some speakers in my old car, that may be a step up from the stock Monsoon speakers, but I have to check still.
  18. so i just got a new car and i dont want to replace the head unit or run wires all the way to the front other than the power wire cuz theres so many dang panels haha. my amp has speaker level inputs to use instead of rcas for factory head units. so my question is can i just run them to my factory amp which is in the trunk rather than to the speakers on either side of the car or head unit?
  19. Not trying to bash any companies out there in any sort of way so this isn't a "vs" thread. BUT. Come summer I'm about to start a build. Here's the rundown, I have an 06 F150 (Yes I know their hard to get loud /: ) crew cab, I have already decided on two DD 3512's or 3515's so they are the woofers I will be buying but I need advice on electrical and opinion on which amp I should run. No budget limits too if that helps. First choice, just stay with one brand and get a DD M3B Second choice, a Arc Audio KS2500.1 Third choice, Crescendo Bass Chef 3500 Final choice, a Sundown SAZ 3500 Any help or criticism lol is accepted, thanks guys!
  20. I am looking into purchasing an audio pipe 1000d amp, I am currently pushing them with an ATX1000.1 autotek amp and am looking for something better, the subs are 500 watt RMS, what would be a good amp to push them with?
  21. So I went to a local shop with "extreme car audio" in their name searching for some 0ga wire to do my big 3. Now this place doesn't have the best rep anyways but it's the closet one around. I was talking to the guy about their wire and asked him if it was CCA or OFC. He replied with a pause and a "I'm not sure but it's the best on the market. Nobody else carries this." It was Stinger pro wire but none the less the way he replied and came off to basically sell me on this item he knew nothing about left me with a bad impression and can see why they have negative feedback. What do you guys think about this?
  22. Ghoagland

    Need a box design

    I would like someone to design a box for a zvx 15 that is ported at @32hz and is 3 ft^3, the cut out is 13.9, sub woofer displacement is 0.17 ft^3 , and the mounting depth is 9.3. It will be a trunk box so port back sub back and would like it to be double baffled, willing to pay for a good design thanks!!!! Will be running an aq2200 in a 1995 toyota avalon xl
  23. Alright I just have a quick homo audio question. Is there any cheap quick way I can hook up a pair of Kenwood 10s that I have in my car, to my home speakers? I dont have anything special at home what so ever so I thought I would add a few subs. I have a 1000 watt amp hooked up to it now. Thanks.
  24. homereme

    Dc subbs

    watsup i have a question about two 12' dc level four subbwoffers what would be the ideal box size? Im planning to upgrade my subbs pretty soon. im just curious to find out if i have enough room
  25. i am making a Youtube account where every week or so ill buy a speaker set ,subs, amps, or anything else car audio related under a hundred bucks or even a little more. I'll test it, unbox it , and push it to its limit , and might even give it away. I wan to know what has the best bang for the buck. so please subscribe to the channel leave comments of what i should buy and test. ill be making a video of all im going to do more in depth in the next few days. Here's the youtube account-