Check out the SMD Store @!

Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'skar audio'.

More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


  • System Of The Month
    • SMD FORUMS - SOTM sponsored by CE Auto Electric, XS Power, and Mechman!
  • General
    • SMD Official WcCarAudio Store - All SMD Products and MORE here!
    • SMD Official Amazon Store - All SMD Products and MORE here!
    • SMD Official eBay Store - All SMD Products and MORE here!
    • SMD Forums Technical Difficulty Area - have a technical problem with the site? let us know, we will try to fix it!
    • Tunez - All things music related
    • Security Center - Car/Home Alarms, devices, tactics, tips....
    • Air Ride / Hydraulics - Got Switches? Want Switches? Post here!
    • Suspension and Brakes (4x4, street drops) - Lift it, Drop it..STOP it!
    • Interior / Exterior / Paint - Detailing, washing, waxing,tricks of the trade!
    • Engine and Performance - Anything for that couple extra horses!
    • Wheels and Tires - The rubber hits the road here!
    • Member Rides & Builds -- Show off your whip, Show off your System!
    • Member Videos - Host 'em & Post 'em! System Vids / Off Topic
    • Just projects - Tons of SMD Builds here!
    • Off Topic - Random, Misc posts - the forum "Junk Drawer"
  • Equipment
    • General Audio - Can't find a category for your question? Ask here.
    • Pro Audio / Home Audio / Home Theatre
    • Head Units-Processors and Eq's
    • Amplifiers
    • Williston Audio Labs / OldSchool Stereo - Classic to Current Car Audio and Amplifier Testing Lab!
    • Amp Guts
    • Mid's and highs
    • Subwoofers / Enclosures
    • Electrical-battery- Alternators- Wiring
    • Second Skin Sound Deadening and Automotive Insulation!
    • Sonic Electronix - Great Selection Great Prices
    • DC Sound Lab - Big Bass on ANOTHER LEVEL!
    • XS Power Batteries / Chargers! (and other stuff too)
    • Mobile Solutions - Installer tool and training PARADISE
    • Sundown Audio - GREAT Amps/Subs! GREAT Customer Service!
    • Ascendant Audio Subwoofers/Speakers
    • MechMan Alternators and 12v Accessories
    • SKAR AUDIO - Performance Audio/Reasonable Prices!
    • CE Auto Electric Supply – Providing Solutions to all of your Automotive Electrical Needs
    • D'Amore Engineering - High Quality Car Audio Installation Tools & Accessories
    • - SMD / D'Amore Engineering Products (and more)
    • Pride Car Audio - Russian Manufacturer of Car Audio Equipment
    • Incriminator Audio
    • B2 Audio
  • WcCarAudio
  • System Design Knowledge Base
  • Fabrication, Fiberglass, Etc
    • Mark of C.A.F. (Car Audio Fabrication) - Fiberglass / Fabrication Custom install Tutorials & Techniques
    • Groundpounder2k2's Corner (Read Only Archive)
  • TOOLS and TESTING Devices
    • SMD Distortion Detector (DD-1) Topics
    • SMD Crossover Callibrator (CC-1) Topics
  • Competitors Corner
    • Car Shows
    • Competitors Corner
    • Team Discussion
  • Misc Stuff
    • Grown Folks Buziness....18+ Approved Members Only
    • Video Games (All consoles) Ratings, previews, demos......the latest
    • Computer Talk - News, technology, advice
    • Cell Phone Central - Sprint, AT&T, Verizon - All things Cellular
    • Big Boys Toys..(and girls too) dirt, sand, road, water.....discuss your toys here!
    • Guns and Ammo, etc. - guns, tasers, even lasers...all self defense weapons discussed here
    • Product Reviews - Post a review on a product you have first hand, personal experience with.
    • Tattoo Topics (and other body art) show off your tats! show off your piercings!
    • Political Arena - The one and ONLY place on this board to talk politics.
    • Help Wanted! (Job opportunities) - Need a job? Hiring?Know of a place that is? Post it. All fields welcome
    • Photo-Shop Gurus - Show off your photo-shop skills here.
    • Health and Fitness
    • Misc Electronics (non Car Audio related)
  • Misc. Manufacturers (Friends of SMD)
    • Rockford Fosgate – Car Audio for Fanatics (Read Only Archive)
    • Fi Car Audio Subwoofers
    • Maxxsonics (MBQUART, Hifonics, Autotek and Crunch) **** READ ONLY ARCHIVE
    • US AMPS / RE Audio - ****READ ONLY ARCHIVE
    • Kicker Car Audio! **** READ ONLY ARCHIVE
    • Audio Savings ****READ ONLY ARCHIVE
  • For Sale / Want to Buy
    • Want To Buy
    • Buyer / Seller Feedback
    • HOT Deals!
    • Premium Classifieds Section
    • For Sale: Car audio related equipment only
    • SMD Garage Sale - New and Used NON Car Audio Items
    • Trading Post
  • Online Dealers
  • Your Local Shop/Dealer & Special "Read only" forums
    • SPL Lab - caraudio and racing measuring devices
    • Audiotistics - Victorville, California - BEST SHOP in the High Desert!
    • Del Rey Customs - Innovative Solutions for Innovative People
    • Ground Pounders - Earth Shaking and still Driveable!
    • Performance Audio - Las Vegas, Nevada
    • Pulse Car Audio, Salisbury Maryland (Read Only Archive)
    • Michael Müller aka The Big Oki - Master Groundpounder!
    • Michael Hughes - AKA SPL2K
    • Defiant Audio - Smyrna Delaware (read only archive)


  • Off topic video's
  • Bass Demo's
  • Subwoofer Reviews
  • Installations
  • Tutorials
  • Build Series

Find results in...

Find results that contain...

Date Created

  • Start


Last Updated

  • Start


Filter by number of...


  • Start





Website URL







Found 43 results

  1. Hey everyone, It has been ages since we built the Skar Audio Escalade so we are in well need of a new show/company vehicle so we decided to do it big, and by big we mean doing a 2017 Maserati Ghibli. The plan is to have a lot of power, a lot of bass, and a lot of mids/highs all in a very very clean and modern build that sounds amazing! So far this is the list of what we will be running! (Products may change or be added throughout the build) Bass: (2) Skar Audio ZVX-12v2's (2) Skar Audio SKv2-2500.1D's (strapped) Mids/Highs: (4) Sets of Skar Audio SPX-525C's (2) Skar Audio SKv2-100.4AB's Power: We plan on running XS Power batteries but have not decided on the exact models! We are definitely leaning towards lithium but are still looking at our options! Wiring: Stinger 1/0 power/ground Stinger 9000 series RCA's Stinger Speaker Wire Pac AP4-CH1 Here are some shots of the 2017 Maserati Ghibli! Let the door panel build begin! We plan on putting a pair of SPX-525C component speakers in each door making it (4) sets total in the vehicle! LET THE CUTTING BEGIN!!! ? Thats a wrap for today! Check back for updates on Monday! - Devin
  2. I have 2 Skar Audio DDX-12’s on a simple Skar Audio Rp-1200.1D amp. And I found a custom box on 402bassheads on fb, and it’s 3.5 cubic feet, and my subs recommend 2.5 cubic feet. What would happen or would be the outcome if I were to put my subs in the box? Would it sound good or would my subs just not sound the same nor work properly due to too big of a box. And the port is fucking HUGE. Picture of the box below.
  3. BigDWiz

    Skar SKv2-3500.1D Amp Dyno Test

    Today we'll take a closer look at Skar Audio's "high end" series of amps, specifically the SKv2-3500.1D. This is a Korean amplifier and is nearly identical in dimensions to the Crescendo BC3500.1D and DC Audio 3.5k....but is it the same amp? You'll have to watch to find out. See my playlist of Korean 3000-3500 watt amps from Crescendo, DC Audio, Orion, Skar and Sundown Watch on YouTube in 4K UHD or embedded below:
  4. The very budget friendly Skar Audio RP2000.1D promises 2000 watts of clean power for $229 (or less refurbished, mine was $179 shipped direct from Skar Audio). You've seen me test amps before that turned out not quite meeting expectations. Is this amp different? Forget my expectations of the "minor cosmetic flaws" or the fact it was a miracle this amp survived the horrible packing job....we just care about results, right? Only one way to find out...let's see more about the amp and make sure you watch all the way to the end....I always give you a little extra! Full disclosure: Amplifier was purchased by me for the purpose of this test. All of the opinions in this video are my own and the content wasn't reviewed by anyone prior to posting. Skar Audio is an advertiser on the SMD Forum and not affiliated with this test or review. Watch on YouTube in Full 4k HD Video or embedded below:
  5. I'm looking to start building a battery bank since I bought a crescendo bc5500 recently and won't be able to use it for a while. So far all I have done is the big 3 in my vehicle with the stock alt and added two extra batteries. Some walmart battery a friend gave me and an xs power xp750. They power a Skar rp-75.4 and an audiopipe apdl2001d "2krms". I have two crescendo symphony sc-650 6.5" component sets and two sundown x15 v.2's in a custom box tuned to 32 hz. The goal is to eventually have a c1100.4 power two 6.5"s, three tweets, and one 8" fiberglassed in both front doors with three x15s walled off on the bc5500. I want to replace the stock battery and have at least 4 batteries in the back. Just not sure of which batteries to get. I was hoping to not have to spend upwards of 400$ per battery. I'm still a car audio newb so I went to the xspower website and typed 7500 watts in the audio calculator and it told me one d7500 and three xp2500s would be sufficient. Thoughts?? I'll post some pics / more info soon
  6. To be eligible to enter this months SOTM you must have a system, any system as long as its in a car and aftermarket. Any size woofers, any size amplifiers, no restrictions except that its in your car and not stock/oem (however the traditional SOTM rules still apply). If you entered the previous months SOTM contests but did not win don't worry you can enter this months too! This month 1 lucky winner will get a huge generous prize from Skar Audio The winner will receive one 18 inch Dual 2-ohm Skar Audio EVL subwoofer (which is pre-loaded and wired up inside a Skar Audio 18 inch enclosure), a Skar Audio RP-1500.1D monoblock amplifier, and a Stinger Select 4AWG amplifier wiring kit. Place your SOTM nominees here (yes you can nominate yourself). Remember to post pics, videos and of course a link to the build log on the forum in this post if your nominated. Don't forget to check out the RULES of SOTM* before entering! Now let’s see those nominations!! 01 - Alex912005 02 - Mr DeeBeez 03 - bigmizzle99 04 - Frome901 05 - bolanorthhighlands 06 - Dragonware 07 - Damian1995 08 - tony187soundproof 09 - Weatherbass08 10 - xpoppadaddyx 11 - 420ninja 12 - Jake Pace 13 - mrclmn 14 - srp365 15 - Phillip Klocko 16 - 2000S104.3 17 - MünürYılmaz 18 - K Caudill 19 - ChevyBoy95 20 - mpulford311 21 - 22 - 23 - 24 - 25 - 26 - 27 - 28 - 29 - 30 - *Any SMD Member that is caught cheating or manipulating the voting process in any way will be banned from SMD with extreme prejudice! Each SMD Member is allowed to vote only one time - that means each MEMBER . . . not each IP Address . . . not each user name. At SMD, we have a ZERO tolerance policy on groaning, whining, or bellyaching within SOTM so just don't do it. SOTM is a way for us to give back to our members - we encourage you to get your system in tip top shape and enter. If you don't win, there's always next month.
  7. Hey everyone! Here is our latest amplifier dyno video! We are making our way through the SKv2 line. Next up is the SKv2-200.4D and then on to our bigger mono amps! Enjoy! - Devin
  8. What's going on, all? A month or so ago, I finished up one of my more fun projects for a friend/customer. Here's a build component list: 1998 Ford Expedition Mechman 270a 12v alt 2 JS 370a 16v alts 2 K2 16v 80ah banks 8 runs Sky High 1/0 OFC (4 pos, 4 neg) 3 DC Audio 5.0 amplifiers 6 Skar Audio EVL 15s Crescendo 1100.4 DB Drive mids/tweets C-pillar wall built by yours truly This thing was an absolute blast to put together. It ended up putting up nice numbers for a c-pillar, especially with budget subs. The wall was built for 6 Level 6 15s, and there will eventually be 6 5.0s. Pictures will be uploaded as soon as they finish uploading to photobucket! There are many, many pictures, as well as a few vids. Stay tuned!
  9. So I finally decided to post up some of what ive done so far. Going to redo doors, upgrade electrical, new sub and handmade box, and paint. Plus a few other things. Always wanted one of these durangos. Time to make it pretty and loud.
  10. Lately, my tweeters have been hitting the protection circuit at high volume on most songs. This did not happen before with this setup, and nothing has changed that I'm aware of. I have had to turn the two highest bands on my equalizer all the way down, otherwise the tweeters are coming in way to loud. I'm thinking the problem has to lie in either my head unit, equalizer or amp. I don't think it's the crossovers, because the protection circuit is kicking in because of another problem. I'm thinking that is the equalizer malfunctioning somehow, but I am not 100% sure where the problem lies. I know there is the -3dB setting on my crossovers for my tweeters, but I have them to the -0dB setting which is where they have always been without a problem until now. I just want to find out where exactly my problem is. Any input on this would be greatly appreciated.
  11. Can someone help me design a Ported Enclosure for (4) 8" Skar Audio MA-8s to put into a 2000 For Ranger Extra-Cab, Tuned to around 32-35 Hz? Any help would be awesome! The max measurements of my area is 48"L x 17"D x 13.5"H Subwoofer Displacement : 0.10 ft^3 Each Planning to have the Port & Subwoofers facing forward
  12. smokeydaweed

    skar recone?????

    I have 2 skar vvx12v1 i need a recone on one because its blown but i would like to go ahead a recone both of them i have contacted skar to see about recone kits come to find out they dont have any in stock and dont k ow when they r going to be available i was told to get intouch with sundown that they might be able to help me does anyone elso know of a recone kit that i can use for this i have also contacted psi and still waiting on a quote been 7 days now thanks in advance
  13. Anand Sayroo

    Skar zvx with zv3 softies

    Anyone knows if my skar zvx 12 v1 can be reckoned with sundown zv3 soft parts?
  14. Anand Sayroo

    Skar zvx 12 recone

    Hi everyone, I have a skar zvx v1 12, anyone knows a recone that will drop right in? Maybe a DC recone or sundown? I can't seem to find a recone from skar
  15. These little fuckers beat! Gonna build a line for four of them tomorrow.
  16. Time to make a customers 2015 Mercedes S550 LOUD!!! We will be instilling the following: Front Door Speakers: New Skar Audio TX65C 6.5" Component Speakers Rear Door Speakers: New Skar Audio TX525 5.25" Coaxial Speakers Rear Deck Speakers: New Skar Audio TX525 5.25" Coaxial Speakers Subwoofers: 2 Skar Audio ZVXv2-12 D1 Amplifiers: 1 Skar Audio SK2500.1D, 1 Skar Audio 125.4D Miscellaneous Parts: Audio Control DQ-61, XS Power D5100 Battery, and more to be added! On to the photos! Door pannel removed! Time to start designing a speaker plate for the new TX65C Component speakers! More Updates to come!!!
  17. Just thought I'd throw some of the lines I've built in one post. Some of them aren't shown finished, some are and maybe there will be some video too. Enjoy! Skar Audio ZXV-15 Audio Technix Strato 10. This is the first line I ever built! Two CT Sounds Meso 15s.... Four Skar Audio IX-12s. He's gonna be changing them to DDX 12s soon... CT Sounds Meso 10... Two Skar Audio VVX-8s... Four Massive Audio Summo 6.5s...
  18. We were finally able to make a demo video of the Skar Audio EVL-65 6.5" subwoofer! Enjoy and share! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ABOUT THE EVL-65
  19. Ok so my first box i built was the recommended one from skar for my woofers and it turned out to be a one hit wonder. So my question is i used software to design a 1/4 wave enclosure but just want you guys to look everything over please. The vehicle is a 2011 Tahoe. no 3rd row seat max dimensions are 48w x 38d x 22h Keep in mind i have never used a enclosure software before so i would really appreciate you guys looking over the calculations and everything. I would prefer to keep the enclosure wide and deep but short unless it would effect performance. My speakers are (2) Skar audio vvx v2 15" dual 4 ohm Amplifier is Skar audio RP-1500.1 (running @ 1 ohm) I Listen to rap/R&B so low deep bass is a must but dont want to lose higher freq either. I have read that these enclosures tuned to around 29 hz will play decent up to 45hz or so. Here is the specs (sorry i dont know how to do 3d design so i only have measurments) # of drivers 2 fs 37.7 qts .84 vas(cf) 2.9 sd (sq inches) 176.71 driver displ. .18 1/4 wave tuning port 27.7hz line volume 12.53 (CF) external height 20 inches external width 41.5 inches external depth 33 inches cross section area line 185 sq inches min cross section area 353.42 sq inches line depth (inches) 10 .75 mdf Cut sheet top and bottom 41.5 x 33 front baffle 30.75 x 18.5 rear baffle 41.5 x 18.5 side panel 31.5 x 18.5 side panel 2 32.25 x 18.5 inner panel 21.5 18.5 inner panel 2 19.25 x 18.5 inner panel 3 19.25 x 18.5
  20. Build Info 2010 hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T Headunit : Stock Processor : 3Sixty.3 (orderd) Front Stage : Pioneer TS-A1605c ( Maybe) Front Stage Amp : Crescendo Symphony S800/4 Read Stage : Pioneer TS-A168R Rear Stage Amp : Crescendo Symphony S550/2 (Maybe) Subs : Skar ZVX-8 Sub Amp : SoundStream TX1.2600D (For Now) Batteries : Undecided
  21. Since I won this month SOTM I am I it for the gratification of having the SOTM Badge. I have enough equipment after been in audio for 32 years. There is a Member on here that makes me laugh, post hot Volleyball girl pics and is a hell of a guy. I am helping you out Brother you are getting this months prize. Enjoy it and See ya at the shows. Coming your way as soon as I get it. Pass it on SOTM for September!!!! I feel good!
  22. I have a 2001 Toyota Corolla. I'm considering walling it with 4 Skar Audio VVX 15's. Any comments? I'd hate to start with the wall and then it sounds like shit.
  23. I've heard the latter can handle the impedance but the former just simply can't. I know they both need big power so for the sake of conversation let us assume they do. Which will hold out longer or do the job at about half gain. My future build: (2) Skar ZVX 18's D2 wired in parallel @ 0.5 ohms Electrical: 370 amp Iraggi H/O Alt, Yellow Top front, XS Power D7500 back. (Any better ideas on the back battery support?) and Knu Koncepts 0ga. Unfortunately, due to Christmas aha, I only have the Yellow Top and one ZVX. Hopefully have everything by Feb if not sooner. Would love some ideas! This is all in a 2001 Impala.
  24. (Disclaimer) Real progress on the build starts on page 4 for those that do not want to sift through a couple pages of old stuff that is no longer there. So I finally found my memory card from my old phone so now I have many pics to put up on here. First I would like to start off with the pics of my old amp, sadly it fried, I replaced the resistor that fried on the board, but shortly after powering on 2 others fried elsewhere on the board. This is my first ever build, and was slowly put together over a about 2 years. I was a fool at first and bought my HU and all my speakers except my sub stage from crutchfield for $300. When I could have bought Prime 6.5's and punch 6x9's from sonic electronix for only $150 total. The sub + the box came together from a friend of my dads along with the MTX amp which is now perished. I am currently using a friends amplifier that only puts out about 70-100 watts on the subs and 25-80 watts on the rear 6x9's. Here is the Board This is it with it in And this is the fried resistor When I had my old box, it was carpeted, along with the stock carpet lineing in the bed of the back of my hatch, so if I turned anywhere near hard it would always move, so one day I took scrap wood from my garage and took dimensions of the back. Cut out some wood to put on the floor. It took me a while only because I had to use a damn hand saw, seeing as all the power tools in my garage where broken, but sure enough I got it to finally work. This is what I was working with and the finished product
  25. Time to start a build log! The last time I had a system other than factory was about 7 years ago, and I built a new one every year or so for the 10 years prior to that. So I am not new to car audio, but I have never tried a build this large before. My main goal was to put together a system that no one around my area has done before and to have a lot of fun with my kids building it. With that said, I bought a '99 Ford Expedition with the intent to wall it off. I will be doing a C pillar design because I want to keep the back seats so that I can take my kits with me to shows and things like that. The build will include: 4 sets - SKAR Audio SPX-65C 2 - D7500 & 1 - D6500 from XS Power KW-AV71BT head unit from JVC 0 gauge, 4 gauge, 8 gauge, speaker wire, remote wire, terminal connectors, fuses with holders all from Sky High Audio Sound Deadener from NVX RCA cables from NVX 3Sixty.3 from Rockford Fosgate 2 - alternator from local dealer, claims 200 amps at idle. Alternator install kit from Nations Starts and Alternator to mount 2 alternators in the Expedition Oh yes and... 4 - DC Audio Level 6 18" subs 4 - DC Audio 5.0K amps 1 - DC Audio 175.4 amp Which all got shipped last week from DC Audio by the sounds of it, so I will have some pictures of those soon Shipping weight? 532 pounds! I have taken a lot of measurements and after removing all the panels and components that I don't need it looks like I can 38 cubic foot box gross. So after having a 3" front baffle and 2" everywhere else, with a ton of bracing I should come in around 28 1/4 cubic feet on the inside after removing volume for port and subs and bracing. Right now it looks like it should be tuned to around 36.5 Hz with a 10" port, but that can be changed yet. What do you guys think I should tune it to, I am doing this for music and demos really, not thinking of metering and running in competitions right now. Have a look at the box wall here, it is designed to be symmetrical, so the space on the sides is actually for my heater/ AC unit on the drivers side. From a suggestion I think I will plumb the AC to the back and use it to keep the amps nice and cool. Let me know what you guys think. Let the build begin. And this is some of what will be going into the Expedition Power cable, Speaker wire, Ring terminals, fuses and remote turn on all from Sky High Car Audio 2 - D7500 and 1 - D6500 from XS Power along with a new head unit form JVC as well as RCA's from NVX Audio 4 sets of components from Skar Audio A little bit of sound Deadener from NVX and a 3Sixty.3 from Rockford Fosgate Time to start taking apart the insides A little bit of spray foam in the roof channels to help eliminate the vibrating The headliner is full of holes so I will not be reusing it, so I made sure to mark how far down it comes so that when I put on the side panels that they will cover and fit nicely. I will most likely be fiber glassing the ceiling to the vinyl panels that cover the pillars, but if someone has another option or suggestion I am open to it. Started Laying down some sound Deadener last night while waiting for the spray foam to set up