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  1. Here are some winISD simulations for a DC XL 12 (dual 2 ohm) subwoofer in a 1.75 cubic foot box tuned to 31hz (square port) at 2200rms at 1 meter accounting for coil inductance. If anything, I'm posting this for the amusement of anyone who has bought or is thinking about buying a DC XL 12 as I just did. How accurate to you think these simulations actually are (other than not accounting for cabin gain)? Any thought provoking comments or questions? Transfer Function Magnitude^ Maximum SPL^ Amplifier Apparent Load Power^ Cone Excursion^ Group Delay^ Impedance^ Impedance Phase^ Rear Port Velocity^ Rear Port Gain^
  2. Hello all I tried to find this question already asked which I am sure it has been but don't spend a lot of time on the forum and for some reason find it really complicated to search for stuff. My equipment Dc Audio level 6 18 m4, Sundown Audio Scv7500. Question #1 What is a good setting for my low pass crossover? Question #2 My old amp is a Scv3000 it suffered water damage several mosfets were destroyed in the event. Would sundown be the best place to send it for repair? I stepped up quite a notch from the 3000 to the 7500 but its bad ass! Love the woofer I have had them all seems like and before reconing this one it was the M2 series which lasted longer than anything I have ever had. I reconned it maybe 2 months ago I probably would have never blown it but my 3000 watt amp was clipping like fu. I purchased a cheap pos oscilliscope for $60 off amazon after the recone and found out my amp was clipping by the time I turned it up to 10 on my deck. This is the reason I purchased the 7500 so my now M4 woofer could enjoy clean power. Thanks for your time I appreciate anybody answering this question one more time.
  3. Im really curious if you guys were going to build a van with a big setup (160+) for demos, to be musical around town etc. The van has to look good and still be very very driveable. What type of van would you use and why? Also would like to know what your favourite vans are that are currently competing or have in the past? Favourite by looks, favourite by their setup, or favourite because a mixture of both. The more pics the merrier.... Thanks for your time
  4. Post your real or dream audio system below, I just wanna know what the community has. My real audio system--- 2 DC level 4 15's Custom box 3 4" aeroports 7 cubic ft tuned @30 2 Sundown sae1500D Alpine CDE-143BT 2 Alpine type r 6.5 componets 4 Crescendo PWX pro 6.5 2 Alpine Type r tweets 2 Alpine mrx-m110 Murdermat in all doors/back wall Skyhigh 0/1 awg runs Mechman 240A alt Skyhigh 18awg to door speakers JL rca's 2 XS d1600 My dream system--- 4 DC level 6 15's Walled box tuned @30 All Skyhigh/Certified Basshead wire 2 DC 10.0k 4 Crescendo neo 8" 6 Crescendo neo 6.5" 4 Crescendo ft1 DC amp/amps to power speakers 2 mechman 370A alts 4 XS lithium batteries Murdermat double layered everywhere custom dash If only I had the money/means for my dream system lol
  5. Alright, currently have 2 12" Type R's on 2400rms. Looking for spl only, they are in a old good size prefab [email protected] about 36hz, what does everone think, would just a "single" 18 on the same power outperform in volume? Dont be biased just because the other brands are better im only thinking of tring to hit a higher wow factor in how loud it can get, i will be building a custom box but honestly just like the looks of the 18. Thoughts? (will be built where back seats are in mustang but dont want to wall right yet, that is already happening in another project) options are SA-18D4 (600rms according to specs) or DC Audio Level 3 18 m2 D1 (900rms according to specs) really like these two but will take other sugestions on good 18s in the same price range.(300-350) Also, does anyone think these could handle the full 2400rms? i know sa is able to do above but never had experiences with either of these or how much over their rated they can take.
  6. Hello bass addicts, my preview project was stopped, I'm working on a new one, it will simply be: 2 SP4 18" in a kind of 6th order wall 1 DC 9.0k connected @0.35 4 PC4000 batteries (4000A 5s discharge, 115Ah..) Pioneer 80prs headunit And for the doors well see later, maybe some APS spanish products (quality hard hitting showcar components) And the car, a VW Passat break born in 1985 Pictures are being uploaded, I'll post them later Hope you will enjoy the build !
  7. I have a 97' Dakota 2 door club cab w/318 ci. 4g kit + Big 3. DC Audio level 2 dual 2 12" in 1.16 cubic foot sealed box powered by Eclipse XA-1000 amp dropped to 1ohm. adding stinger battery and full 0g run in a week and need recommendations on a new box, center mount with the ability to use both sides of back seatbelts due to having children. here is my youtube channel www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHeczoXt9H0&feature=share
  8. Heard that these subs like big ports but still not quite sure exactly how big to make it. The box is 4.5 cubes and I'd like to tune it right around 32hz. Haven't cut any wood yet so I still have time to size it up or down if necessary. Would a 5.5" x 12" port work well for a single 15? bigger? smaller?
  9. I just got a new truck and am going to to 4 DC m3 8's in it. Was wonder what would be the best option for powering these things/ what impedence I should wire them at. I have a crescendo 3500 right now but was looking to go to something alittle smaller since there isnt much room in an ext cab truck. Just wanted some advice or just wanting to know what amp people have theirs hoooked up to.
  10. OK so I have a question for everyone that has owned a DC or Sundown System. What do you guys think of them and which is better. I had an idea to build a center console box for an 07 F150 that will house either 2 or 4 12's, cant decide on whether to go with DC or Sundown already had 2 FI bl12's that got jacked and was thinking of going alpine but thought twice. So here's the question level 4 DC or sundown ZV4 I'll let you decide. Also who makes the better amp, materials used, and price.
  11. Ok, so if you have been following my own build log you have seen some pics of my buddy's car, the Avenger. Me and him are walling his car so I thought why not put up a log. I don't have any pics at the moment but I will post some up tonight. if you want to see his past builds I have them over on my other log. anyways, here is the list of equipment. -2 18's Soundstream X3 -4 Soundstream X3.71 amps -2 Soundstream D-Tower's for mids and highs. -tons of Soundstream mids and highs -3 XS power D3100's -8 banks of Maxwell caps (4 at the moment) - Sky high wire -Mechman alt -Pioneer 80prs and more. I will post some pics up tonight. the shell will be built this weekend. Stay tuned for more.
  12. What is better a wall build or a normal box build for 2 AQ 18s on 10k?
  13. crescendo 1100.4 vs dc 175.4

    so im in need of a front stage amp thats gonna keep up with the dc 10k, im running crescendo mids and ft1's right now and plan on putting more in when i fill out the doors i plan on running either 2 ft1's and 4 6.5's in each door or just 2 ft'1s and 2 6.5's idk i want it loud. also if most agree ill prolly add an 8 in each door for more midbass. so question is which would be better or are they bout the same, i kno crescendo focuses more on front stage so i feel their amp would be a better amp for the ability to tune, but im already runnin dc and the dc looks like a good one also.
  14. Amp advise

    My current setup consists of: -Advance auto parts group 34/78 up front -stinger spp1500d in the back -mechman 270a alt -Crescendo bc2k -Crescendo c1100.4 -Knu konceptz 1/0 all around including big 3 I was wanting to upgrade to something bigger (maybe a dc level 6 18). I am tore between 2 options...(both options will have c1100.4 and same batteries plus some later down the line) 1st: -Taramps hd5000 -2 positive runs of sky high 2/0 from front to back -3 positive runs to the amp -Big 3 in sky high 2/0 2nd: -Another bc2k strapped to the other one -1 run of sky high 2/0 from front to back -2 runs of knu 1/0 or 1 run of sky high 2/0 to each bc -big 3 in sky high 2/0 I can save money going with another bc, but would the more efficient taramps be a better option? Im just curious of yalls thoughts on the taramps.
  15. WTB DC xl m2 flat top motors

    Looking for dc xl m2 motors with the flat top plate only pics of top plate
  16. 4th order DC xl 18

    Hey guys, I'm thinking about building a 4th Order bandpass for my dc xl 18, it's currently in a 7foot cubed box tuned to 28hz, but want more high end but keep the low, so I need y'all's help on ideas on air space, ratio (2-1, 3-1, or higher?) and port tuning, to give me the most out of my xl 18. Thanks for any help in advanced. Ps as of right now I'm pushing a hifonics 2400d, but after I get a larger alternator I'm going to get a DC 3.5k
  17. Hey guys, Im having trouble with DC Powers site. When I click on get a custom quote it goes to a blank page. They do not have the alt for my car listed which is the reason I need to get a custom quote. m desperate bc my alt gave out on my car so as of now im car-less. IAny help would be greatly appreciated. TIA guys.
  18. I'll add some pictures and details as I compile them. For now there's an entertaining video log. Work in progress, it's getting better every day. I'm very open to suggestions.
  19. Daisy chain/strap amplifiers

    So i heard of this thing called "Daisy chaining" amplifiers together. I read that if done properly you can chain like, 10 amps together [not that someone would] and get massive pooowwwwaaaaa. only problem is if i remember correctly that each amp needs its own power source [im not sure about signal]. Now, how can this be done? is there some power and ground isolation things i can hook up to the power and ground to make this happen? i do really want to try this.
  20. I have tried to find posts of similar builds. I am going to be upgrading to a level 4 15, I will be running 1600w to it, my avail dimensions are 30w x 18d x 16h. I want to tune low around the subs fs which is around 31hz. Im looking for help on ideas for port size, sub placement ( deeper box sub middle, elongated box w/ sub to one side and port on the far side?) just looking for your guys personal experience with different port designs, i will def be using a slotted port. I am thinking around a 3" port from what i've looked into but open to anything. My car is a 2011 toyota corolla for now so i'm looking for this to be a removable box and just basic rectangle, square trunk box.
  21. Hello friends! Just wanted to share my latest build with you. I call it the "DC Solo hX2v.3". This build started about a year ago, when I picked up a Solo X 12 motor from Cody J.. I was going to try to find three more, and use these motors to build the subs for my car. But I didn't have much luck, and had a really bad winter overall, and so the motor just set in my closet until about three weeks ago. And it still set around, until last weekend, when my Solo X 15 was sold. Although I needed the money, I really hated selling that sub. (it was my baby...) So I got to thinking, and decided it was time to use this motor, and build another Solo X. So I spent several days going over the different parts I have, and what I can get, just deciding what direction I wanted this to go. And after many different mock-up's, I finally decided to go this route. Main reasons are: A. These parts will work perfect together, I mean perfect. And B. I didn't want to build something here that has already been done several times, I wanted this one to be different. I think I accomplished that. Here are the parts it consists of, and a few finished pics (so you don't have to wait until the end). - Kicker Solo X 12 motor. - Rockford Fosgate Punch HX2 basket. (cast aluminum, nice frame if you really look at it) - DC Audio 3" d2ohm 4-layer flat-wound high-temp coil. - Sundown Zv.3 12" cone/ surround (double stitched) & gasket. - Dual progressive roll (med. soft) Nomex spiders (Stitched over-sized tinsel leads) - 10g chrome push terminals (PSi) Finished pics: Okay, so now to see how it all came together. The first step was to clean the motor, especially the gap. This was a MAJOR pain, especially since someone didn't tape or cover the gap when they removed the original square frame. It took me over 3 hours just to get it clean. What wound up working best was taking it to the car wash, plugging up the bottom plate vent, and giving it hell!! (sorry, no pics) So once I was sure the gap was clean, the next step was choosing a frame. I chose to use the hx2 frame (basket) over a standard 12-spoke, a TI frame, and a DD frame. The reason was a. because it's low profile allows me to use the DC coils (that I already have) that fit the gap PERFECT! And b. I really liked the way it looks; I have never seen one built this way with these parts. And c. Everything just fit and works together so perfect, my gut said "Do it!" I think a person who didn't know any better would believe it was original, that it came this way from Kicker. I think it looks stout. So here is the build, all started with mounting the frame, and finding the right parts. This is where it is important to make the right decisions. Just because a coil fits into a motor's gap, doesn't mean it is right. You have to be sure it fit's the gap properly, and that you wont have clearance issues, such as coil rub or bottoming out. In other words, time and research really matters. Sometimes people can get lucky and throw parts together into a sub and it turns out well, but usually it will be a failure, unless you research the parts and make sure they are going to be right.
  22. 3 subs; 2 - custom 8" "Solo-barics", and the DC Solo hX2v.3 12. Build logs coming soon, these were interesting builds, I think you all will enjoy! (and might learn a thing or two while your at it) Anyway pics - Stay tuned for build logs. Also I haven't decided if I will sell or keep these, I'll let you know. Hope you all like!
  23. So I have a DC Audio Level 5 with a 3.5k powering ect, ect. I just need a good box that will fit in the back of my mustang. Currently I dont have back seats bc of my previous system so I want them back and most big boxes wont fit in a mustang trunk. So if anyone could helpp with dimensions that would be great! Thanks!
  24. 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.