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  1. I´ve built and tested over 50 boxes on this explorer since i bought it on 2010, i´ve had a lot of fun doing it, broke tons of records around here and also gave me the knowledge to design a lot of boxes for competitors and even world champions that also own the same awesome truck that i have, but, spending that amount of money, time and effort isn´t practical for me now, so, it´s time for me to build something loud ,low and fun in there without caring At ALL about numbers Car: 1998 4 doors 2 gen Ford Explorer, she´s called the Sexplorer btw lol Electrical: Mechman 270A alternator, XS Power D3100 on front, 4 northstar nsb 110ft on the back for the moment, 2 soundquest 0 GA cca runs for the moment, the plan is, to add 4-8 runs , a second alternator wich i already have at pipo sanchez home and 14v batteries in a few months. Amplifier (subs): Loudforce 10K wired at 1 ohm for the moment, 2 10ks at .5 ohms in a few months Amplifier (mids) : Soundigital 8K at 1 ohm Amplifier (highs) : 2 loudforce lfa-1504s Mids/highs: not sure yet, but tons of them Subwoofers: 8 loudforce 8515s 750 watts 3" VC a piece for the moment, 8 9015s 3200 watts in a few months Box: 4th order bandpass wall , 13 cubic feet sealed / 24 cubic feet ported, port area and tuning will be tested until i found what it works the best, mad props to Dave Leib (strongmandesigns on this forum) , coty eager, dylan kirby, scott bowman, zaim nayor, keith miller and jared gibson for all the inputs, without them, i wouldnt picked up my mind on what sizes i needed to use, i spent more than a week designing this box, wasnt easy at all, specially since i didn´t want to build a shell, wanted a box that i could slide in thru the hatch. THE GOAL!! Easy, want to be able to play a huge bandwith, and of course, play LOW as hell without loosing output on higher frequencies, since 4th order bandpasses tend to have 2 peaks, im trying to get a 23-27 hz peak and a 40-45 hz peak been the higher peak the strongest one, we´ll see!
  2. I merged 2 threads and things got a little screwed up lol So I added Johns first post to his right here : This is the official thread for the Tahoe build off we hope you enjoy these builds as much as we do! So we are doing a little friendly competition between Sky High and DC Audio. A few things fell into place and we ended up having GM SUVS dropped off at the same time so we decided to make some fun out of it. Rusty, his team, and DC Audios build will consist of the DC Audio Yukon 4 M1 LVL 6 18s with the aluminum baskets. 4 DC Audio 5Ks and a B pillar wall; just to name a few things. The Sky High's Tahoe will have 6 Lvl 6 m2 18s with aluminum cone and 4 DC 10ks in a B pillar wall. Rusty and I (Jon) will be both posting pics along the road to crushing every other Tahoe on the west coast. DC Audio and Sky High have a pretty good and close knit relationship if you guys did not know. This is a friendly build and we are only out to have fun and get some recognition out there for the amazing products going into the builds. So please enjoy the builds and your input is greatly appreciated. See you at Lake County Car Audio with both these builds for the finale!! And Mine starts here - So Alot of you might remember the DC Yukon, Well its at the shop and were going to wall it. Not 100% sure what the plan is but for right now I just removed everything so i can start to measure out the shell. its got for gear (well before I took it all out) (2) 175.4 (4) 5.0 (4) M1 Lv6's (2) Alts (2) Strong Stinger 2150's, The rest of the 2150s are dead and will need to be replaced. The Yukon sat for a while and the battery's are now toast So Im not sure if it will go flat wall, clam shell, 4th order, 6th order. Part of it will depend on the square footage we end up with. On with pics of my progress today
  3. SkyAustin

    Rockford R750-1D

    Ok guys, as stated in the title, I have a Rockford R750-1D amp. Birth sheet said it put out 880 watts at 1-ohm. Plenty of power out of this little amp. My head unit is a pioneer deh-p5000ub which is powering 4 kicker 6.5" coaxials (yes I know thats not the best but I was on a budget). The amp is powering two Rockford P-2 12" dual voice coil woofers wired to 1-ohm. I was looking for an amp when i came across one of Meade's videos dynoing this amp. I have the subs in a sealed box at the moment that so happens to be way too small for them. I am looking to make a new box for them but im in a Trans Am which does not have much trunk space. Dont want to remove the back seat either because I do haul passengers on occasion. Im also looking to go ported on the box but this requires me to have 3.58 cu. ft. of air volume. My question is; Do I have enough space to make a ported encloser or do i have to stick to sealed? Also, Meade, I was wondering how you hooked up this amp to your dyno to get those numbers. Did you just use one of the speaker outputs or both? If both, how did you wire them?
  4. I'm not like most other kids my age that want a 'hittin' system. I want something with good sound. I'm almost dead set on re audio XXX components(two 100 watt rms tweets and two 6.5 150 watt full range speakers). My trucks a single CAB 01 dodge so there's not a whole lot of room for much of anything and they won't fit in the doors without modding it. I was wanting to know what a good CD player is (thinking about kenwood or alpine) and a good sounding 4 channel amp would be. I'm new to this, but my brother has installed TONS of audio systems and even marine audio systems (they weren't ghetto either) so I can get help from him with the install, I'm not worried about $.... I been saving for this for a long time.... I need some advice from meade916 or anybody else that knows there audio.
  5. USACi sponsored event Import Face-Off is known for being the most innovative Import series in the U.S. with event activities that follow current market trends. Much more than just a race and show, IFO fans spend the entire day enjoying the ultimate lifestyle event of the year. All together, series activities include: car/truck/bike show, 1/4 mile drag racing, Usaci stereo crank it up contest, model expo, bikini contest, burnout contest, DJs, live concerts, break dance battles, dyno, drift exhibitions, road course racing, professional midget wrestling, arm wrestling, and mixed martial arts (ultimate fighting) exhibitions. I'll be there. Not competing. Just getting drunk probably
  6. I tried messaging meade on the Forums, but the messenger would not allow me to message him. I've sent him two messages on facebook ( One on his account, one on the fan page account ) asking if I could come down for a visit. If someone has contact with him, can you please let him know as soon as possible. I'm not sure if this is the place to post about this, but I just need as many peoples attention to get his attention as soon as possible.( It's says the Off Topic Thread, and it's off topic. ) I know that it is on short notice to just pick up and leave this soon, but I plan on leaving Wednesday and driving there from Maine.. ( Yes, I'm crazy to drive all that way, but the quality of steve's work is totally worth it. ) I do plan to be doing other things on the way home, so I'm not just driving down there to see the work and drive back. Thank you to anyone who has tried contacting him or has contacted him. I don't want to drive 3,179 Miles and find out that he is not at his shop that day.
  7. so way back when i remember hearing this song and seeing the video and saying shit that guy looks kinda like steve yes or no??? the song
  8. Hello all, let me first start by introducing my self, My name is J, or Jay, I live in the Detroit area, and have been a huge fan of Steve since about the time his "My eye popped out video" on youtube. What a great video! Anyhow I have been watching for some time now, but don't comment or post much, just sit back and take stuff in. I have been inspired by Steve and some of his followers to build my own system, its not my first system, but I have been out of it for a while and itching to get back in. I am gonna try to attach a image of the build plans for this box and what I am looking for or asking is if anyone knows how this design might perform or if anyone might have any input on it. Thanks in advance, Jay
  9. Dose anyone know Steves mailing address. I want to send him a letter for a class in school. If anyone knows can you please post it here. thank you, meridianofinsanity
  10. I am thinking about buying an Ascendant Audio SMD 18", but it is out of stock. Sorry if this is an inappropriate forumplace to write this (I am a noob to this forum), but I wrote this on one of Steve's video, and it got reported as spam, so I wrote it here: I am just wondering about if Steve or someone else know when the AA SMD 18" will be back in stock so I can order it. Any helpfull reply would be great:)
  11. michael_woodworth2000

    Amp tuning by ear...!/groups/167262216706680/ A couple local guys say they can tune there amps my ear 100% distortion free. They think a dd-1 or o scope is a waste of money. I want to know if it is posible for the ear to pick up every bit of distortion. Here is link to the convo. The convo is the comments on the black sub box with 50+ comments.