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  1. Wondering if anyone has any measured TS specs from the new SP4's. The values on the website look great for my application, but was hoping someone has taken actual values. If you have them, please also report back the options you ordered too. Thanks!
  2. 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
  3. 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!
  4. First time actually posting a build log but this year, I guess I will. I have done This will be the 3rd build in this Tahoe and I'm designing a C pillar wall with my wife (who actually has a ton of creative input.) I wish I could post some pictures!! First I am going to log a tear down of my initial build. This weekend I will start the tear down .
  5. From Torres to CAD

    So I'm very unhappy with my current box. I have designed one that I think will sound much better. I am wondering if there is someone that would be able to bring my design to life. I use torres but would like a visual of how it will go together and what my port cuts should be. I don't have a CAD program that will allow me to do that. I'm open to any suggestions as well. This box will be built for an Fi Bl12 V3 on 1500w. It was suggested to me to shoot for 30sqft of port area. Thanks in advance to anyone willing to help me out.
  6. FI vs Ascendant

    I currently have a 15" AA Mayhem and i was considering getting a second one for my new vehicle. i was also considering switching over to FI but i don't know anything about their new subs. i just wanted to see if anyone on here has experience with the neo magnets and how do they compare to the ferrite?
  7. Fi BL 12v3 enclosure help

    Looking for some help, I need to build an enclosure for my new sub and am looking for some help on a design. I can give up 34.5w X 22d X 15.5 OD max. I'm looking to get tuned at 32hz @ 2.5 cubes. I am going to be starting this build in the morning any help is greatly appreciated. I can't wait to hear this thing come to life.
  8. Hi, First let me introduce myself. Im 26 years old, live in the Netherlands and have been fascinated by car audio since my first audio system. English isnt my native language so i hope u guys dont mind typo's or some weird grammer Back when i was 18 it started with a simple €200 subwoofer set and thats when the addiction started. Since then ive had multiple system, Re xxx v3, 2 Kicker l7 15's, kicker solo x 18, Digital designs 3510, Ascendant audio chaos 15 and a Ascendant audio mayhem 18. Reading this is probably but forgot a few but you'll get the point. A few weeks ago i started building on a new project. 2 Fi audio team 18's Digital Designs M4a 11 Wing ESL 60-12X Sound Magus 160.4 4 Sp audio 6MM mids 2 SP tw 15 tweets 3/0 from the alt to batteries in the back 1/0 for the rest of the install As is said i already started building so i'll also post some pics what ive done so far. I posted my build log on a dutch ford focus forum but i thought it'll also be nice to post it out here. Maybe get some feedback and show off a build from the Netherlands. Tweeters Door pods
  9. Fi Team 18 BOX question

    So Im currently waiting for my new sub to come in the mail but haven't built the box yet. I ordered an FI Team 18 and it will be on 2 CAB1600.1's. On my last build in this 09 corolla I did a sundown x 18 sub up and port to the passenger side and it seemed to be the loudest compared to port front or back. My plan for the team 18 is sub front and port to passenger side. Has anyone tried this and do you think it will be different from sub up & port to the side?? any info will help I plan to start cutting the birch on Monday. Or should I do port and sub front and seal it off. I don't always have the seat down because of car seats lol.
  10. http://www.emfcaraudio.com/blog/emf-summer-nationals-2016/
  11. 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 !
  12. Just a quick video of White Clouds playing on the Sp4 12's Completely forgot to turn my phone sideways to make the video but owell, enjoy anyway!
  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. FI SP4 12

    i just sold my 2 AQ HDC3 12inch subs and im ready to upgrade just don't know what subwoofers to get to many options has to be 2k rms + im running 2 strapped aq 2200 at 0ne ohm my voltage drops to high 13s low 14s im guessing i have 5k rms available my box is gross internal volume is 5.15 cuft port is 8" diameter and 15" long 36.8Hz, 50.24 square inches of port area. i thought about team ifs or sp4 12s but it doesn't have to be fi. that's just what im most impressed with right now this is my log http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/194077-04-gmc-reg-cab/#entry2907502
  15. 12" Aero port install

    Wassup guys I'm doing a port swap in the next few days and trying to get opinions/suggestions. I have a box 39.5h x 41.5w x 13.5" d (outer dimensions) with a port 12h x 10w x 40" l which gives me 6.8 cubes tuned at 31hz with 17.75 port per cube. It's just not giving me as much pressure I want on lows. The new port is 12" o.d. Pvc (11.5" I.d.) x 36" l with 2-4" external. This will give me about 8 cubes tuned at 29 with 14.25 p.p.c. I don't have anything to lose, and I'm not building a new box until I design a 6th. So what are your thoughts on what I have now?
  16. 4th order tuning?

    hey guys, im wondering how to determine the tuning of a sealed section of a 4th order. i know sealed boxes dont ecactly have a "tuning" but ive heard they have an Fs. so in a 4th order, how do you get one to play really low? like below 20hz. ive also heard its good to tune the ported section to the sealed sections Fs. ive had a good amount of experiance with 4th orders so im just seeing how much of this is true. im wanting to convert my current 6th order wall into a 4th order for 3-4 FI SP4 18s and want it to play down to 20hz or lower. is there a formula for determining the Fs (tuning) of a sealed section of a 4th order? thanks for any input!
  17. 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?
  18. Going to be picking up a 2015 Honda Accord Sport. I already have my mind set on upgrading all speakers to polk with a 600w hifonics amp. My question is, Will the LC7i work in my application? I will also be adding a 1200 hifonics brutus and one 12in FI BL subwoofer in custom enclosure a bit after. If i go with the LC7i, what is the best way to wire it? Seems like i can't find any good diagrams on the net. I appreciate your feedback. Thank you.
  19. I recently burned up the tinsel leads on my fi sp4 15 I have never reconed a sub before, so i'm wondering if it would be worth it to order the recone kit from fi, and do it myself, or pay more for them to do it. Is it very difficult to recone it? Also, Would you recommend the fi recone, or another brand like psi?
  20. Hi all, new here on SMD. Recently bought two dual 2 Ohm FI BL's fully loaded. I need help with building a new box for my 07 Jeep Grand Cherokee. FI recommends 1.5-2.5 cu ft per sub and I'm wanting to basically do a 5 cu ft vented Box. Upward firing woofer, rear facing vent with common chamber would be nice. Wiring the subs to 2 Ohm for my 3000 watt amp. Anyone have a good cut sheet or design I could use? Dimensions to work with would be 38"L 18"H and 16" W . Trying to save room on the sides for my XS Power D 2700. and a little bit of room in the rear. Have a little play with the height and width but would like to keep the length to at least 38". Will be upgrading my alt to a Mechman from the 160 amp stock alt and doing a big 3 in the near future. Any help is very much appreciated.
  21. 152.9 on 2200 watts.
  22. help with subs...

    OK to start off over the past month I have been saving/buying new/used equipment for my competition build that I am working on that's going into my 2000 Ford Taurus. The first sub pictured below is a custom built 12" Fi Bl and the other 2 subs are a pair of dual 2 ohm Sundown Audio Sa-12s that I bought from a member on here as well as the Rockford Fosgate T1500 -bdCP amp that will be powering the subs. 12" Custom Fi BL Dual 1.5 ohm 1500 rms *FI BL motor *TI Basket *Sundown Zv2 cone *2 stiff linear 10" spiders *D1.5 ohm flat wound 8 layer coil *Genesis Carbon Fiber Dust Cap I have already had the custom 12" Fi Bl hooked up on the Rockford and it gets way loud but I have no idea how loud it is when it comes to a dB meter since I don't own one. What should I do from here? I thought about selling the BL and getting one more sa-12 and building another ported box for all 3 facing the cabin. I had the box for the custom Fi rear facing along with the port rear facing. What should I do from here? Just get another SA-12 and get rid of the BL? Thanks to all that reply, any and all help is much appreciated
  23. Box design - Fi Q 15

    I'm planning on building a box for my Fi Q 15" and would like any feedback. Here is a screenshot of what I've entered into Torres, please let me know if I have made any mistakes or if you have any suggestions, thanks! My only concern is if I should tune any lower? I'd like it to be able to hit as clean as possible across response range (25hz - 100hz -ish)
  24. So I've had a pair of Fi SP4 18's just sitting in my room disconnected close to a year now since buying a car that they won't fit in. The car will soon have an awesome SQ system in it but that's another story. I can't justify building a box, even a sealed one since I'm tight on space. But had the idea since there's loads of room in the roof to somehow have them up there... and the easiest enclosure to have them in could be infinite baffle. I've also got a high power pro audio amp not doing anything so I have all the main bits I need. I realize having 6000 Watts in my roof will most definitely spread through the rest of the house but I mean it's not like there's anywhere I can put them where they wouldn't... maybe the next suburb? I realize there will be big losses having them out of the room but I figure having them mostly above my listening position and well secured to the studs in the roof will still make noise. I will get an EQ to dial in what works but I would plan to mainly have them for very low frequencies. I also have a smaller Jamo woofer that would do low-mids since I'm using small speakers. HEAT I thought of as one issue but they won't be in direct sunlight or anything, I live in Australia about as hot as it gets would be maybe 40-45 Celsius so assume maybe up there even on the hottest days it wouldn't rise above 50C and I'm sure cars could get that hot. So just wanting to hear peoples thoughts on this whether or not it would be a waste of time?