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  1. I'm trying to design a 4th order for my Dodge charger, but I'm not familiar with bassbox pro. Just wondering how everything looks. I found a design on here that was almost exactly what I needed, but not enough space on vented side so I did a little tweaking. Going for 45-50hz with 2 cubes on sealed and 4 for ported side, for a 2:1 ratio. Not everything is filled in, like fb or f3, but just wondering if it seems solid. I couldn't put the contraltos in as drivers so that it will tell me everything, cause I couldn't get the driver list to update, it kept having an error.
  2. Hi guys, its been a while since Ive posted anything at all on this forum. I've been around lurking a few time hear and there and never lost interest in the hobby, but life happens and you don't always have time or money for the things you love. Well that's why I am back, technically we're back, this is going to be the build log of my hetero life mates 2016 ford focus st3. We've bullsh!ted about doing a build here and there, but now things are finally underway. Let us start by saying the "stock" radio isn't exactly horrible, its done him well so far but we both knew from the beginning it was never going to be enough. So after a few sessions talking about what we could do, what he wants out of it, and what would be best for his music tastes, we decided on somewhat of a SQL system. Then more talking and researching this is where we are currently at... The power-plant.. 4/0 Big 3 Upgrade(because why not) Kinetik HC2000-PRO under the hood US Alternator high output alt 2. In the middle Crescendo S800.4 2x Crescendo Mezzo SQ2 comp sets Rockford fosgate 3sixty.3 12 awg knukoncepetz speaker wire 50ft each of knukonceptz OFC 1/0 awg Red/Black 60+ sqft damplifier pro 50+ sgft luxury liner pro 3. In the back Crescendo 5.5K FI Audio BTL Neo 15" 8 awg "speaker" wire Now I know ill probably catch people asking why the 5.5k when we could easily get by with something smaller, but that's what we settled on, and running at 2 ohms should work out great. Besides that we know we have a lot work ahead of us, but we've already started. I've played with a few ideas on different enclosures, and have a general idea of how we are going to fit the system in under the factory rear gate cover. Stock there is about 40in wide and about 15" high and about 23" deep of room. But if we build our own false floor to replace the factory one and remove the FULL size spare, we can easily free up another 5-7in of height. So that's what we are doing. Then plan currently is to build up and modest false floor and then house the 3sixty the factory amp and the 800.4 under neath it, with an extended USB port for the 3sixty inconspicuously located somewhere easily accessible once everything is installed, and possibly a fan or 2 to help keep everything cool under there. Well run 2 sets of power to the back under the car, possibly a ground or 2 as well seeing how thin all the sheet metal is back there. A distrobution block will be required in the back as well to feed power to the amps. the 3sixty will probably steal power from the factory radio, but maybe not. The doors will get the full treatment, hopefully we can form some sheet metal in all the dead air between the door frames(there will be pics a plenty). My having access to a full welding shop comes in handy there. We already got a decent amount of damplifier in the roof, but there really wasnt any room for the luxury liner and i dont think it would be crucial if it was left out so we did. Plus just getting the headliner out and back in again was enough of a headache. Currently the carpet and the seats are out and we're ready to start putting the damplifier on the floor and pillars and rear quarter panels. I'm sure Ill have more to add as the week goes on, but most of the progress that I'm helping with will be on the weekends, as we work opposite hours. (Note: Not everything as been purchased yet, some not for the lack of trying *cough*crescendo amps*cough*) TL;DR: Cool build incoming, Stay Tuned!
  3. OK, I guess it is time to post this build up. It's been in work for a good bit now but I have not wanted people to have to deal with wading through 70+ pages of a build just to see a bunch of gossip and crap. Truck is an 06 H2 that has not had an easy life it looks like. It was bought and sent to me sight unseen and showed up in much worse shape than pics showed. I'm pretty sure it has been on fire a couple times - once under the hood, one time about halfway back by the rear passenger door, and once in the far back. Lots of burnt material for sure. The body is pretty straight with minimal dents - all the chrome is fflaking off badly, front doors are both cracked, driver door handle missing, liftgate was cracked out, wheels are 22" KMC super corroded chrome specials, with 2 new and 2 bad tires, and I got free freshwater ponds on both the driver and passenger floors that magically refill every time it rains. No system installed, no sound - - pile of gear laying in the back... Starting to sound like a Sir Mix-A-Lot song..... It came with some gear that was in good shape - 4 Crescendo BC5500, 2 1600.2, nice A pillars from epicenter? It came with some gear that was in OK shape - 10x Crescendo 10's (8 good) with some decent extreme door panels w/ room for 5x each. DC quad alt bracket w/ no mounting hardware. It came with some gear that was in bad shape - 6x crescendo supertweers - all broken but one, tons of 0 gauge wire w/ free burn holes throughout, Sundown 100.4 - hope it works. 3x singer 400A alts. Also came with 21 16v kenetik batts that came pretty alive with a nice charge. So, the plan came out to be 8 level 6 18" DC subs 8 Crescendo BC5500 21x 16v batteries 3x 12v batteries 3 400A ext regulated alts DC power 180 amp 12v alt 2 1600.2 3 4 ch amps built in XS power 16v charger audiocontrol overdrive Alpine W205 w/ rearview cam Box o' dual inputs Kicker 1/2d EQ Motorized amp rack Directed alam/remote start Lots of 0, 8, and 16 ga wire - company to remain unnamed for now bulk packs of deadener selenium 350 supertweets x6 DD 1" silk tweets x4 More stuff that I probably forgot - DISCLAIMER: I'm not talking crap about the previous owner or anybody who had a part in the build(s) on this truck before I got it. I'm just going to lay this build out from the start. DOUBLE DISCLAIMER - I'm pretty sarcastic so if I say anything like I'm cutting factory wiring out to make the truck lighter and faster....I'm probably full of crap. It's a few weeks from completion. A pic from a few weeks back: waiting on photobucket to upload older pics
  4. Hey guys I am looking to start a new build in my 2008 Tahoe. I am set on 4 SA 15's. I was wondering if anyone could lead me in the right direction to get some ideas for an enclosure. I will have the whole trunk to work with. (Behind the rear passenger seat, third row has been removed) Any replies are appreciated !
  5. I used the FT1XOVER passive crossovers, 5 khz High pass 12db/oct slope, for each tweeter and switched my RF T400-4 to AP since it would not be in use. I also DD-1 the amp and Audio Control Matrix line driver properly. (I do have a CC-1 as well BTW) Since then they have been cutting off way before clipping and I've adjusted the levels down some and still no luck. Now a new problem has arisen where my iPod will click on and off when playing at high volume. I wasn't sure if this is linked. Any suggestions? I was thinking about just using a separate amp for the tweeters, but don't want the expense. Thanks!
  6. Hey guys, I am new to this forum and would appreciate all the feedback I can get! Decided to go with sundown because of all the positive reviews and great community! Anyways I want to build something that will give me the bump I am looking for in my daily driver. I had 2 15 kicker l7s previously with rated rms. This will be for a 2012 chevy Tahoe with alot of room to work with. After tons of research I have decided I really like the X series. I am thinking about ordering 2 x15's with an either sundown4000.1 or the skar 4500.1 (little cheaper) (student loan life) and building a custom ported box to spec. Now with it tuned correctly and installed correctly, do you guys recommend upgrading electrical for this set up? All feedback is greatly appreciated, and suggestions are welcomed.
  7. https://youtu.be/cjZQtH__Y0M https://youtu.be/loLaB2iklcc <div style="position:relative;height:0;padding-bottom:56.25%"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/cjZQtH__Y0M?ecver=2" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" style="position:absolute;width:100%;height:100%;left:0" allowfullscreen></iframe></div> <div style="position:relative;height:0;padding-bottom:56.25%"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/loLaB2iklcc?ecver=2" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" style="position:absolute;width:100%;height:100%;left:0" allowfullscreen></iframe></div> is the video showing?
  8. I'm starting a new build now, some of the old parts will be reused but I'm going for a cleaner, better sounding, smaller setup this time. The old setup was just killer on the suspension of the car and it had to go. New equipment: Kenwood DDX371 DC Audio 90.4 DC Audio 1.2k Crescendo RTS-1 tweeters Silver Flute 6.5's Fi SSD 12 knukonceptz 1/0 OFC Sky High Car Audio RCA, speaker wire, ring terminals, primary wire XS power D5100R Northstar NSB-AGM24M DC Power 180amp HP series alternator Audio Technix 60mil deadener I need to cover these sections up, I'm going to try and buy the side carpet from honda if it's not crazy expensive. Update 12/22/15 Everything is here now, I will start working on the box here soon. Box has been built, 2.3cu, 33hz tune.
  9. 2006 Civic 2 SSA Zcon 15" Crescendo BC5500 Crescendo C1100.4 DC Power 270Xp
  10. I know a decent amount about car audio, but never have I installed a subwoofer this powerful... im wondering what i can get away with. I will have one 15" contralto 2500w rms, a mono amp 3000w rms @ .5ohm (its rated to handle that). Now I will not be bumping for hours straight, probably here and there. Im wondering, if I bought a XS Power battery wired with my factory, and given they are fully charged, with stock (130a) alternator charging, can i bump for a little bit and then give the batteries a rest after a minute or full song? I suppose i could try it and watch my voltage...basically how long can a strong AGM battery last to supply power with my settup? I know a HO alternator is my best option, im just wondering if there is another option i can get away with that will cost less $$ for my scenario. Ill hear from the pros.
  11. Hey guys, I need some help... I have a 2002 chevy 1500 ext cab and Im trying to build a high-end system in it. Im only 16, so its a big project for me... I got my truck last august for my birthday, and my parents bought me a HU, and some door speakers on a little amp. It was great, but I knew I wanted at least a single 12 in there. I went with 2 12's in a under-the-seat box. 2 alpine r 12's on 2 rockville rxd-m4's in a ground shaker box. It was cool, but I just kept wanting to upgrade, so I sold one of the amps, and put a sundown 1500D on both the subs at 0.5ohm. It rocked, and still does 2 months later. I want more... the 6.5's and the 4x6's dont keep up with the subs, and im upgrading the subs anyways, both my dad and uncle want sound systems in their cars, and im selling them each one of the 12's. Im deciding to go with 2 sundown x15's on 2 sundown 1500D's. Big money, i know...... Audio kinda sucks..... I have a box designed in sketchup for the subs. I realized that even with the 4 speakers ive got now, they dont really keep up as well as I want them too with the 12's, so I know they wont keep up with 2 15's on 2 times the power. I am keeping the door speakers ive got now, but im adding 4 crescendo pwx 6.5's, i found some kick panel replacements for my truck at an audio store that was closing near my house and got them for $30, what a steal, theyre like $200 everywhere online. So I want to move the alpine 6.5's into the kicks and put 2 PWX 6.5's in each door... Is this possible without too much modding? The little pods in the doors now house a 6.5 and a 1.5" (i think) tweet. Id LOVE if I could fit the 2 6.5's in that little pod without messing anything up or having to mod too much. Any suggestions or help is greatly appreciated. Thanks guys, Trey
  12. Crescendo or Soundstream

    I am trying to decide between two amps at the moment. my current amp is the crescendo 2200w and the amp im looking at is the soundstream 6000.1. i'm planning on doubling my system so my choices are get another crescendo or get two soundstreams. the company i work for can get a really good price on the soundstream and it claims it'll put out more power then the crescendo. i just wanted to get some opinions on what would be the better amp, Thanks guys!
  13. browser keeps crashing so this will be done in sections. Let me start with saying this build was done in the sub 20 temperatures with occasional snow showers. I only had 3 days to complete build due to long work hours so it was kinda rushed! I came here looking for ideas on a new build to upgrade from my original 4 kicker comp cvr's and this is the results! 160 Ft" of 2/0 EB-Flex welding cable 2 XS D3100's Sky High fuse blocks Sky High 200 amp fuses Sky High 1/0 oversided copper lugs Sky High shrink tube 1 set of aluminum battery blocks
  14. I have (2) BRAND NEW IN BOX Crescendo Encore 12Ks. Never been powered or mounted. I took them out the box to inspect for shipping damage and the immediately stored them. Pics of mounting tabs and power inputs for proof that they have never been mounted. I also added a few extra decals on there. $2100 Shipped or $4000 for both Shipped They were bought a few months ago for a build that ended up not happening. Literally BRAND NEW. ***NO TRADES***CASH ONLY***
  15. Equipment: Sound: (4) Custom 18s (6) Supertweeters (4) 10in midrange (4) Tweeters (In the headliner) (4) 6.5in midwoofers (2) 5500s (1) 1100.4 (1) 550.2 (1) 600.6 Electrical: 6 Group 31s Quad alternator Bracket Rebuilt 250amp alt (3) 370 amp alternators SMD Temp and fan controller Suspension: Hellwig airbags Gabriel Airshocks Big Brake Kit, forgot brand YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_uCoOnER_E2AXbifxYS9uw
  16. Hoping some of you can offer some insight or first hand experience. I blew my Rockford R1200 amp so I decided to go bigger and just got a crescendo bc3500. Planning on an xsd3400 under the hood, and maybe an alternator depending on what voltage looks like during testing. I've been somewhat out of the game for a while so I need help deciding what subs to throw this kind of power at. GOALS: 2 10" drivers 2.5 - 3 MAX cubic feet box Musical but with authoritative lows (will be using them primarily for electric funk hippie rave music, rap, and soft rock) Reliability/durability to handle 3k+ (on 2) Subs will be in the boot firing in to the cabin and probably sealed off with some form of ghetto hackjob. So far I've looked at the Sundown X, SSA Xcon, SQ HDC3, and Crescendo Contralto, they all look good from reviews, but I haven't modeled any yet though. I'm sure i'm missing some beefy 10's out there in the 1500-2000 rms range, help me decide! P.S. no idea what my old username was, havent been on any forums in years so I might look new but I promise I'm not
  17. Hello, I just want to introduce you build for my friend. It consists of: 2x Sundown X15 2x Crescendo BC3500D 1x Crescendo Concerto C1100.4 1x ARC audio 4ch (dont know the exact model) 4x Crescendo PWX 10 4x Crescendo FT1 Tweeters 1x Powercell 4000 battery in front (we do the 3 big upgrades of course ) 2x CZ audio 115Ah batteries in back 2x Exide AGM 50Ah in the back - running on stock 120Ah alternator - Pionner 2DIN radio The sundown´s are in 6th Bandpass enclosure (4th was planned and builded but it wasnt what we want so we upgrade it to 6th ) tuned from 18hz running on two bridget Crescendo BC 3500D (metered over 5kW and 0,85ohm+ impedance in bridge - 0,425ohm on each amp) Some scores (metered on the front window) 147db @ 20hz driver window opened 150,4db @ 30hz sealed 154db @ 30hz driver window opened Here are more pics from build: https://www.facebook.com/miqra/media_set?set=a.10206386572810730.1073741861.1460274342&type=3 And here some youtube videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cwWGOAvA8g https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4JODrZ6Y2I
  18. I wasn't going to do this, but after I got thinking about it, maybe my build might help someone else out. Malibu was traded in for this 2009 Equinox LS AWD with the 3.4L engine that no Alternator company makes an aftermarket H.O. alt for at this time. Some of my old equipment is going to be recycled until I can afford to get new things, but I am trying to do this one a little bit better than the last.Yeah, yeah, I know, onto the pictures you pic-hungry whores Anyone looking for the quick talk-free version of this can find it here: http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/173773-ubl-lbox88s-2009-equinox/ Not much room under the back seat for anything since the rear seat slides forward and back for more passenger legroom.Might be able to squeeze something in at a later time in the sare tire well.
  19. I have a NNBS GMC sierra extended cab. I want a clear sounding system that gets loud and have decided to go with 4 crescendo pwx 6.5" , with one in each door. Also 4 Ft1 tweeters, with one in each door. I am not sure if these mids will fit but I am willing to cut the factory bracket to make them work. FYI I will also be getting an amp for these speakers and have it mounted on the back wall. I have done the big 3 with 0 gauge and also a dual battery setup. Im taking my two 12s out and getting a sundown x15 with a custom built box to fit the back seat that my Hifonics brz1200.1d will be running. My question is how do I go about wiring the tweeters and mids with a crossover or the crescendo tweeter crossover. The speakers and tweeters come in 2 choices of 4 or 8 ohms and I am not sure which ohms I would need for the tweeters and mids to use along with a regular crossover or the ft1 tweeter crossover. I will be running new wire to the amp from each speaker crossover in the doors so my main question is what wiring configuration and which ohms do I need to compare for a correct setup?
  20. They sound amazing and have an excellent price tag. They especially sound good playing drum music. I played snare drum for years and these speakers produce the sound so well i don't think i could tell it from a real snare. However do not push frequencies that are out of it's response they sound horrible of course it is possible that is my amplifier but I definitely recommend a 12db hipass filter at 80hz. Like many others say about them the screw terminals have tiny holes for the wires but you can fit 16 or maybe even 14 awg which is enough but i would prefer to have the option to use thicker wire. the cone and surrounds are reasonably tough i accidentally slid the speaker across a board with a screw sticking out and it didn't even damage the surround or the cone. Mine came in at 90 dollars after shipping for the pair.
  21. (2) re audio xxx 6.5" midbass (2) soundqubed proaudio 6.5" midrange (2) crescendo silk dome 1" tweeters I got some soundqubed 6.5" real cheap on black friday so I took some stuff thats been laying around and made it into a soundbar I currently live somewhere were no outside work is possible so I had to use a jigsaw in my buddies backyard to cut this. Real amateur but Im happy with the results. I HATE bare boxes so I had to paint it black. I like black paint because it is harder to see through tint for those creepers. I plan on mounting this box to my current sub box in my SUV with the speakers firing towards me for now. Im getting a new vehicle soon so I didnt want to do anything too permanent. I was sharing this with a few people in PM and I wasnt going to post this publicly but Im not on planet earth right now. first soundqubed hooked me up with some free shit, when I ordered it added on "$0.00 black friday bundle" I guess this is it. Pretty cool but digital designs gave me a lanyard, decal, and TWO beer holders.... lol jp I wanted to use my friends nice dewalt jigsaw but he loaned it out already so I went to harbor freight and bought this $20 it worked better than my old craftsman honestly I dont have the crescendo tweeter crossovers so I used these instead the tweets have their own wires coming out the back of the box the four 6.5" are wired @1ohm with a single wire coming out the back it will be bridged on a skar lp80.4 for 240 watts I secured all wires inside the box to avoid noise and any pulling with music what I really like about this project is even if I pull my system for whatever reason I can always hook this thing up to my computer stereo receiver inhome anyways sorry this isnt some big professional grade build log but I thought Id share with us little jigsaw guys!
  22. 2 10 in mayhem on a sundown scv 6000d. More vids to come soon, getting packages to upgrades as we speak
  23. Ok, I need your guys help. I bought a 13 Challenger. I come to realize that I in fact have enough room for my 18" Sundown ZV4-18 powered by a Crescendo 3500. My question is what position shall I place subs and port both up both back or sub up port driver side. building enclosure @ 7cubes net tuning @33hz with 81 sq inches of port area. Your help with this will be greatly appreciated.
  24. 6.5 PWX Crescendos BIG CONCERNS

    Picked up 4 crescendo 6.5's for my 14 corolla, will be putting 2 in front doors in stock spots and 2 in rear deck stock spots. Car comes with 6 speaker system, with two tweeters build into the corner of the front windows facing the cabin. Question is this I will be running these on my Rockford Fosgate P400x4 Punch http://www.rockfordfosgate.com/products/details/p400x4 Since its a relatively efficient amp and the birth sheet says 563 watts should I be running each set of nendos on 1 channel to maximize the power instead of 50 to each then its doubled of course? (If my understanding is correct), effectively running it in 2 channels instead of 4, are there draw backs to doing this? will it effect anything drastically? Also will this effect my stock tweeters in the front stage with too much power? or do i need to buy crossovers for them? also let's say i run them each on 1 channel since ill be not utilizing even half there power potential will I be able to go lower on the hertz range closer to 40 hrtz? instead of nendos tech sheet saying 80 hrtz +? Not running a sub till next season i think so trying to make the best of this configuration for a little bit of time. Thanks ahead of time guys.