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  1. Back with a new car, and a new build. 2018 Honda Civic Sport Hatchback will be the new canvas. And here is the Sub! DC Audio Level 4 12 D1 with direct leads, carbon fiber cap, and candy red basket: So far I have designed a box in WINISD and Torres to come up with a 2.5 ft^3 Net box with a 22" long 6" aero port (Big Ass Port.) I will post up screenshots from each program to get a second look at the specs in the box building section. Plan is to hook this bad boy up to my Rockford Fosgate T1500bdcp at 2 ohms, providing 1500 watts at a slightly higher efficiency than the amp provides at 1 ohm. For the doors so far, we have some SSA Evil 6.5s tucked in with some NVX deadener and Stinger FAST Rings. Doors are definitely not complete, but it's a start. Evils vs stock speakers: This will be a slow build, but it's going to get exciting, so stay tuned!
  2. I've spec'd out a box using WINISD and Torres for my DC Audio Level 4 12" D1, and I want to make sure I get a second opinion on it before pulling the trigger. I plan on doing a plexi-glass panel on the front of the box to show off the motor and basket, so I want to make sure the box is right the first time around. Here's the sub porn pics: The sub box is 2.5 ft^3 Net with a 6" aeroport at 22" long tuned to 34 HZ. Plan to use a big ass port with an elbow to accomplish that length of port in this box so that both sub and port fire upwards. Dimensions are 15"hX15"dX33"w with a double baffle on the top (15"x33"). My biggest concern is if this box is too big for this sub. This seems to be the only size I was able to get this sub to play out well in WINISD with 1500 watts being put to it at a 2ohm load. I gained over 3.5 db on the Transfer Function Magnitude chart at roughly 44hz, and managed to keep the Port Velocity below 31.88 m/s peak, peak being at roughly 32 HZ. I also managed to keep the peak excursion at 22.3mm at 25 HZ, so the sub should never bottom out on even the lowest notes. Does anyone see any improvements that can be made on this design? Or does anyone think this box is too big for this sub, who can manage to get proper port area for this sub with 1500 watts at 2 ohms to it without adding 1+ cubes to the box size in doing so? Thanks guys!
  3. whats up fam. so heres a quick run down of my system. not a trunk build, not a wall, just a simple ugly back seat build lol i am a construction electrician with my trunk almost always full with tools and material for work. only other spot to fit a sub box with out doing a wall is my back seat. i just need some bass! not really going for looks. ive had some pictures on what i had before (just went from a skar evl15 to a dc xl15 and sae1500 to a dc 2k) so here are some recent pics... hope you guys enjoy... i personally did the big3 with sky high 1/0 up front and ran power from front stock battery to rear full throttle group 34. messed up by getting a blue big 3 kit instead of red lol oh well. heres what it looked like before i swapped out the sae1500. the rest of the wiring was done by arden audio in sacramento. when i went home and did a lil inspection i have noticed the ground going to the 4ch amp was just self tapped in with 3 screws on the frame of the vehicle. wasnt too happy about it so instead of complaining i just went ahead and fixed it. both grounds are now sharing an existing grounding point directly under the driver seat. everything else was fine, thanks arden audio! and heres the box just sitting on the back seat haha
  4. 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.
  5. 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^
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. Okay I had a couple people asking when I would start my build log,so here it goes.This is my 2007 Chevy Avalanche that I purchased back in April 2007.I've been ordering and selling stuff for this build for a couple months now.I am in the US Air Force and stationed in Italy.So it's been a challenge trying to get everything I need shipped here.The companies I have purchased from have all come through and they understand the APO situation and have been working to get me what I need.Now enough about me here's some pictures of the truck. These are from the first day I bought her home in Arizona More to come.My internet here in Italy is super slow uploading pictures.Plus I'm still trying to find alot of the older pictures.Stay tuned
  10. 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 !
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. almost walled 350z 1 DC audio 3.5k 2x DC audio level 4 m2 15" Box tuned to 32 HZ 3x runs 0 gauge deck pioneer 4100 3x Alpine type R 6.5 components EQ/line driver > phoenix gold eq215x other amps 2x old alpine mrv f300 v12 amps 1 new apline pdx f4 1 classic phonenix gold MS2250 special edition 2x xs power D3400 cut cut
  14. 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
  15. 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?
  16. I bought this 2006 yukon brand new back in 05. After about 3 years decided to start modding it ( after it was out of factory warranty ). Started off with some LED tails, then lowered it 3/5 with djm suspension , and afterwards threw some 22" Boss 330 wheels on it. At this point, just the factory bose system. First system equipment: 1. Pioneer AHV4100dvd head unit 2. 15" Kicker L7 d2 in a prefab 3. Knu Konceptz 1/0 cca wire 4. Rockford Power 1000 25 to life 5 channel ( loved this thing ) Birthsheet readings were channel 1-4=110rms per side at 4 ohm/ sub channel 933 rms at 1 ohm Went to my first show and was convinced by the other competitors to meter it. 141.0 at 41hz I had the rockford running the factroy bose till they blew. Once they blew, I installed some orion cobalts ( hella broke at the time ). When I decided to upgrade the mids and highs again, I rewired it with stinger 12g for the mids and stinger 16g for the tweeters. I went with the CDT CL-62 pro pack. This included 6.5 componets with addition upstage tweeter and some coaxs. For the rear doors, I had seen some people drill the connecter to fit the wire, or even eliminate the connecter completely and just hard wire the rear doors. I decided to "notch" the connecter to fit the 12g on the side. I lined the side of the connecter opeing in the door with some thick felt tape I got from work ( when doing wiring repairs on cars). I rocked this system for a couple of years. Really loved that amp, and at the time did not know the capabilites of that amp ( running active ). I ended up selling the amp and the L7 along with some other parts I had laying around to fund a new build. I had already installed a XS3400 up front for my primary battery.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Ok I been on here reading and learning alot, I've always had systems but this ones going to be a slower yet evolving build, I'll start getting a parts list together to post and update as I get stuff! This is a budget build so it will go slow at times! This is a build I'm doing with my 10 year old son, hes into electrical things like working on them and now hes getting into care audio so he's as excited as I am! This should be fun! I plasti dipped the wheels, grill, all badges and I'm going to plasti dip in black the gray trim around the bottom of the truck. heres the truck as of now I Got a L5 layin aroung that im going to run for now till I buy the sub I decide on, and my brotha B-EAZY yall know from the Stormtrooper Hummer sent me a box of goddies to help get my build goin! Thanx big homie! If you havent seen his build peep it here! http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/167781-the-stormtrooper-hummer-build-50k-rms/ Im ordering a CT Sounds 1400.1 I got all Sky High 1/0 for big 3 and amps both amps, like I said I'll post pics as more parts start arriving! Im going to build it nice n clean, I want it smooth not just stuff bolted in ya know! So I'm really looking forward to this ever progressing build! Im going to buy a 18" sub but still weighing options! Also Big thanks to bbeljefe On here for the endless knowldge! http://www.audioanarchyllc.com/ Poor guy I ask him a million questions a day! Also thank you to JoeX for the L5 box design I'm finall ready to build it lol!
  21. What is better a wall build or a normal box build for 2 AQ 18s on 10k?
  22. GSD_Yahl

    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.
  23. Leo1103

    WTB DC xl m2 flat top motors

    Looking for dc xl m2 motors with the flat top plate only pics of top plate
  24. sps1989

    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.