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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. juan777

    Houston Bassheads meetup

    Do any SMD members in the Houston area get together to talk about/listen to their rides? If not, is there any interest in starting a regular meetup somewhere (We'd have to find a demo friendly place) where Houston Bassheads can meet up in between comps?
  3. 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.
  4. Garrett Kartman

    Ever heard of VM Audio?

    So I was doing some subwoofer shopping when I came across some on amazon that had no reviews and claimed to take 1300 watts rms. They are "10" High excursion competition grade subwoofers" as VM claims. I've been looking around and can't find anyone saying anything good or bad about them. I called the company and asked "If I hooked up a Hifonics brutus 2000.d amplifier to two of them at 1 ohm, are they going to blow?" The gentleman on the phone said no and also said that they have a 30 day return policy where they will take back the subwoofer and pay for return postage if they do blow up. All I want to know is Is the ECW100 Series subwoofer from VM Audio going to take 1000 watts of true RMS power? Has anyone delt with VM audio or any of there equipment and what what quality it is? Here is a link to the amazon ad. http://www.amazon.com/VM-Audio-ECW100-Competition-Subwoofer/dp/B00HS3ZEJE Please, If i didnt make myself clear on anything, let me know. I am hoping for some information on them before I make a purchase of 4 of them. ​
  5. ALL4MYJEEP

    Opinions on Soundqubed

    I'm about to buy four soundqubed hds2 15's, I'm gonna tune them to probably 32hz. I just wanted to get some people's opinions on them to see if there good sub's or if I should spend my money on something else.
  6. I am new to this forum so sorry if i am in the wrong forum area for this type of quesion. I am thinking about running one of these DC level 4 12's in a small hatchback car with the skar 1400.1 and a skar 85.4 for the mids and highs. I am running a pioneer avic 940 bt and the alpine type r components in the front doors and the type r coaxle speakers in the rear dash also running a kinetik hc 1200 and a factory battery and all 1 and 4 gauge wiring. So any opinions are greatly appreciated but please im not one to bash a certain brand so please dont. Everyone has an opinion just certain ones should only be expressed in the right situation.
  7. juan777

    Aug 31st show in Houston!!!

    Looks like there is a show next Sunday guys I'll be there, Anyone else? http://www.bassbattles.com/ 8331 FM 1960 Bypass Road W Suite G Humble, TX 77338 12-5pm
  8. Hey everyone, I've got an HCCA102 black coil 2000 rms sub with a massive audio n4 amp and a prefab box. The sub sounds good and all but I know shes got more in her. And I'm damn sure its the box limiting it. So my question is what is the best recommended box or if someone can point me in the direction of a enclosure builder would be awesome. The prefab box i have now is as close to spec as orion recommends that I could find, same frequency tuning and sq ft. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!
  9. Hey guys so im planning on going to a show in July and I want to compete in the Outlaw SPL event which will be my first event. The only problem is im having trouble in understanding what class I would be in so I can register. My system specs are in the description and the system runs at 14.4v.
  10. Hey! Been working on this car for a while, bought it last summer as a daily beater until my other car project was fixed and built (thread in that car here: http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/120985-vw-lupo-sold-it-to-the-dd-distributor-now-a-democar-2x18/ , but as it turned out I sold that car, so then I started on this instead. I've now on my third configuration on components in this car, so I'll skip the first parts since they no longer apply for anything current. But first of all I thought I'd show you what has been done to the car itself apart from the stereo. When I got it, it more or less looked like this: Not exactly a showstopper Had no real drive to do anything with it either in the start as this was a $800 car meant to get me to and from work while the other car was being done. But that changed... So after fixing rust and dents, this list of things were bought earlier this year: Wheels: Rotiform NUE 8x17 Tires: Yokohama S-Drive 195/40-17 Wrap vinyl: 3M 1080 matte blue metallic Hella Colour Magic blue taillights Badgeless grill VR6 lip New in box Inpro blue front indicators
  11. Registration at 6pm. Comp from 7pm till 1030pm, "Frequency War! Date: June 7th 2014 Time: 6p registeration/7pm sound off! Location: Superior Racing Development parking lot Address: 1980 E. 5th St. suite 101. Tempe, Az Bring your A game!"
  12. TRUESPL

    KMS Event (Eastcoast)

    This is an event that is located in South Carolina Lancaster if anyone is interested. All your Car Stereo & Automotive Needs! KMS AUTO REPAIR CENTER 376 LANCASTER BY-PASS EAST LANCASTER SC 29720 Steve 803-320-3193 Call or Text Email is [email protected] www.KossMotorSports.com Join us for our FREE Monthly SPL Challenge Series, Car Show, Car Meet and Burn Out Contest! KMS is your source for all your Car Stereo needs. We are the areas only authorized Kicker dealer. We carry many other lines including Rockford Fosgate, JVC, Pioneer, SSL, Planet Audio, Power Bass and much much more. We can special order for all major brands you like. KMS has the experience to take you car audio to the next level. KMS has a strong Competition past and over 30 years of car audio competition winning systems. Dates: May 10th Saturday 5PM till 10PM June 8th Sunday 1PM to 6PM July 12th Saturday 5PM till 10PM August 9th Saturday 5PM till 10PM September 13th Saturday 5PM till 10PM October 12th Sunday 1PM to 6PM November 8th Saturday 5PM till 10PM CASH PAY OUT FINALS DECEMBER 6TH Saturday 1PM to ???? 2014 True SPL Series Challenge monthly at the shop! Where we test out your system, DB is proven with our Term Lab system.
  13. I was wondering if there are any upcoming competitions I'd be able to go to this coming Spring/Summer in Michigan? I havn't found anything online yet, maybe I havn't looked hard enough, but nonetheless if anyone can provide me with info that'd be greatly appreciated!
  14. PolishThunder

    Wisconsin Shows/Competitions?

    I have been super addicted to car audio for about 6 months now, and I really want to go to a show/competition. The only problem is that I live in Wisconsin and I cant seem to find ANY shows near here. Does anyone know of any upcoming shows in the Milwaukee/South East Wisconsin area? I wouldn't mind something as far as Chicago but i cant swing a four hour drive. Any help would be awesome!
  15. 1999 Chevy S10 Running (2) Zv3-10's off of One NS-1 In IASCA Rookie Trunk/Truck I did a 147.6 Sealed off the windshield. (.3 DB down from the World Record) This was done with (1) battery XS D3400, (1) run of 1/0 Power wire, and Stock Alt. Also in IASCA I placed 3rd Overall in Flyweight with a 30sec. Average of 148 Which consisted of (2) batteries, and (2) runs of 1/0 Power I have recently dropped the power down to a saz2500 on the (2) Z's, soon to be a 2nd saz2500 and hopefully the new XS7500
  16. Im going to a DB Drag this weekend and I just got an email update saying that the 2014 Iasca Memberships are now available. What are the benefits of getting a membership other than the CD and card?
  17. On Nov. 3rd I'll will be going to the 1x Iasca and Db Drag event in Concord, NC. This will bey first event ever and the only thing I'm really interested in other than seeing other peoples cars is finally getting mine metered. What should I be expecting? Any tips? EDIT: They will have bass boxing, db drag, and bass race there. Which event should I compete in? Im not looking to win anything, I just want to see what numbers my car will put up. Is there any class that will let me go vented? (windows down) or is it all sealed?
  18. *if in wrong section please move it to the right one* I recently acquired a Termlab from a shop that closed near me, at the bottom of the post there will be a pic. This termlab is an older model and I was curious, is it possible for termlabs to become un calibrated over time to where it doesnt show the correct DB level? if so can you re calibrate it to make it correct if that is the case? Also now that I have this termlab I want to start hosting local competitions, what all do I need to know about hosting events? whats the best way to advertise them locally? do I need to get a permit from the town I'm hosting the event in to not get shut down with noise ordinance complaints? how do I go about doing that? and is there anything else i need to know? I just want to start having local fun events for people around my area to be able to compete for trophies and maybe cash prizes if it picks up enough. any and all advice is welcome, thanks! Here is the pic:
  19. Does anyone know of any car audio competitions going on in the Atlanta Georgia area in the near future?
  20. Can the Hifonics 1700D pull 2 ​​JBL w12gti MKII 700wrms 4000W peak?
  21. Not sure if this should go in electrical or engine, but anyways: I notice that my voltage doesn't drop at all once I'm around 1600-1800 rpms, and thought about how at comps people always seem to lock their rpms somewhere in that neighborhood, but I searched around a little bit and couldn't find anything and have no idea how to do that, cause I'm sure setting the cruise control while in park is a no-no. If it helps, I have a 99 Chevy Blazer automatic.
  22. hey im looking to buy 2 new or used 12'' subs Like some HDc3's or 4's or 2 DC lvl4's i have 2 SA-12's now but want to go different again. i can trade my subs with cash if needed, max price i'm able to spend right now is $700 on a pair im on a budget.
  23. Just wanted to see who all was going. If you are, what class will you be competing in? Good luck to everyone and I hope to see some of you there!! http://www.termpro.c...vents/finals12/
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