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  1. I have recently started my build and am in the asthetics stages, i will be redoing my headliner, making fiberglass door panels and doing all my electrical. I am still undecided on what subwoofers to install, i have a 2003 tahoe with the third row of seats removed so i dont think that room is an issuefor the box size. I am thinking 2 15"s and i really like both the Fi.BL and the Audioque HDC315. I want to get loud and would like to keep the price around 350$ a woofer. I also know there are a lot of DC fans on here but i have never researched there products. if you have any input on which one you suggest or what you like from experience that would be much appreciated. I am 18 and this is my first major build and its on my daily driver car so the subs need to be able to play day in and day out. thanks.
  2. So i really want to have i nice loud and clean sounding set up in my 01 tahoe. Nothing record breaking or anything just loud and clean. I have two rockford p3 12s in the back and the rockford t365 component speakers in the front doors. Im not happy with the 365s at all. They are labeled "full range" and say they can go down to 30hz but thats crap. They are great with highs but cant handle mids at all. So iwas considering addingthe rockford punch 10" mid range speakers in each doir also. But when it comes to speakers im clueless. Should i invest in some good 3 way speakers like the focal k2 3 way system or will just adding a midrange speaker be fine?
  3. i have an 01 tahoe with 4 rockford p3 12s. they sound good but i really want something that can hit the lows REALLY well. i have to rockford p1000x1bd amps. the birth sheet says they put out almost 1400 rms each. So basically im looking for the best sub around that power rating that truly excels on the lower end. enclosure size doesn't matter. sub size and price don't matter. i was thinking about 15s because i listen to a lot of rock and metal in edition to rap and stuff and i have heard that 18s have a hard time keeping up with the fast bass drum of metal music. maybe that's a load of crap i don't know. so feel free to school me on that as well. any suggestions are welcome.
  4. Looking for some advice on setting up a good front stage in my 12 Tahoe. This is what I have to work with so far: HU: Pioneer 4100 NEX Front: Rockford Fosgate T2652S comps in Q-Logic kick panels (love to build my own but no skills/time right now) Back Door for rear fill: Alpine SPR-60 coax Subs: 2 x Alpine Type R 12" SWR-12D4 Front/Back amp: Alpine PDX F4 Sub Amp: Alpine PDX-M12 Concerned that the kick panel solution will leave a hole in the mid-bass range due to the lack of air volume behind the Q-logic Kick panels. Should I add some dedicated mid-base to the front doors such as RF PPS4-6 and use a dedicated active crossover with bandpass capability (such as Audiocontrol 6XS) to amp the fronts separately. Believe I need another amp to do this though. Thoughts? Also, truck will have damper and Luxury liner installed on all doors and floors to quiet reduce resonance and road noise. Thanks! Bandit400
  5. Introduction: I have purchased a 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe and would like to lay out a plan as to how I am going to upgrade it. I plan to make two main changes, those being: blacked out interior/exterior and a high quality audio system. This topic is going to focus around upgrading the audio aspect of the Tahoe. I wanted to gather advice from more experienced users in car audio before getting started so that I could create an effective and efficient plan as to how I am going to upgrade the audio in my new vehicle. Vehicle Information: The vehicle I am going to be working on is a brand new 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe LT with four wheel drive. As far as audio related components are concerned, this particular trim comes with the upgraded Bose nine speaker surround sound system. The stereo that comes with this Tahoe is quite average and is not of exceedingly high quality. The Tahoe also has plenty of space to install a subwoofer(s), so space is not going to be a problem. Initial Plan: My initial plan for the audio system in this vehicle is to keep the Bose nine speaker surround system (I know these may not be of the highest quality, but replacing all of those speakers would be quite expensive and I don't think I could justify the money spent), upgrade the stock stereo (looking for a stereo that is a bit more advanced), and install and subwoofer or two. While I do have a base plan established, I still have many questions as to how I should approach these upgrades. For those who are interested my budget is anywhere from $1000 - $2000 for just the new audio system. Specifics: Music is very important to me and because of the amount of time I put into listening to music and organizing it, I have become quite the audiophile. I listen to a lot of older music, mostly rock, metal, blues, folk, and other genres similar to those. One of my main question's is what audio equipment I should get if I am listening to music like I have listed above. This primarily relates to the subwoofer, as it seems to be the piece of hardware that will greatly effect the sound of my music. I heard that 10" subwoofers are best for rock music, so my plan was to buy two 10" subwoofers and put them in a sealed enclosure so that I would produce more of a accurate and clean bass sound. Please remember that I am aiming for sound quality, volume is also important, but I am much more focused on putting together a system that is based around sound quality. Is two 10" subwoofers too much bass for sound quality setups? Should I only go with one 10" subwoofer? I also need more information as to what brand subwoofer, subwoofer enclosure, and amplifer I should get. I heard JL Audio is quite good, but I am not that familiar with car audio so I need some more feedback. As far as upgrading the stereo, I just want one that functions well and will work with my iPod that has lossless audio files (FLAC and ALAC) loaded onto it. I believe that encompasses most of what I want to do to the Tahoe as far as the audio system in concerned. All help is appreciated and sorry if I make stupid mistakes, I am quite inexperienced when it comes to car audio. Thanks For Reading
  6. anyone ever built a wall behind the rear seat of a 96-99 4 door tahoe . Trying to figure if its possible to to do a proper wall in the rear with either 4,6, or 8 15s if any one knows if this is possible please chime in I'm pretty certain that a 4 sub wall can be achieved behind the rear seat but not sure about six or eight . Subs of choice are soundqubed hds315
  7. So I happened upon this clean blue beauty and for a price of almost half of all the others of similar year and mileage, I snatched it up. My build plans with it are to move my current system from the explorer into this since i will no longer own the explorer in a short time. The equipment being: HU- Pioneer DEH-80PRS Subs- Two SoundQubed HDS312D2's Amps- SoundQubed Q1-3500.1; AudioQue 90.4 Mids & Highs- CDT CL61A Wires- All Sky High 1/0, RCA's, 12ga speaker wire Power- Haven't decided on an alt yet, gotta contact singer, see what he's got. I don't think I'll go with anything over 300A on the alt. I'll have a D3400 under the hood, and I've got a D4700 i had bought for a cruze that I'll keep by the amps. Hopefully I can get started on transferring it all this weekend. I've got duty saturday so i'll have all day sunday to knock it out. The only things that need bought are the D3400 and the alt. I'll post pictures as i go through the install. edit: fixed the pictures
  8. i have a cheap battery powering my engine but im wondering if i get a yellow top optima battery will that gain me more power and bass. i already got audio battery but I'm needing engine battery....can anybody help me with this
  9. 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 .
  10. So i'm not here to talk trash but...well...okay I kinda am. I'm just really confused because JP never gives numbers I have heard but I commented on a vid of his last night saying I wanted to see numbers and he said the hoe does 136 DBs. He was 10 18s in a wall... (At least its like a wall) and he only pulls 136? I feel like that hoe is just a lot of money down the drain. Don't get me wrong that sucker pushes air but is it just louder to the ear then on numbers? (If that makes any sense) What do you guys think? I just don't understand how he can only do a 136. Is there something i'm missing?
  11. Recently I cracked the hinge that connects the glass to the rear gate on my 04 tahoe. I never open the glass opening, so I'm exploring my options on making the hatch one solid piece. my current idea is to silicone around the rubber gasket and fill in the massive void between the glass and the actual hatch with expanding foam. has anyone here sealed up the back window on a tahoe? if so, how did you do it, what did you use? any tips on what to do/what not to do? any problems you encountered? i apologize in advance if this is already a topic. im new to this site and forums in general. I tried searching and i cant come up with an answer. Thanks!
  12. Here is a link to my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Fuzzy336 https://www.facebook.com/CentralNCBassheads I started a Facebook page for us bass heads in the Central North Carolina area from the Triangle area to the Triad area and every small town in between and surrounding those areas. I plan to start hosting Bass competitions real soon because I managed to buy a Termlab for only $120. It's an older model but it still works great. Also, on the page I will let people know about other local competitions and any sales/specials being offered by local stores. I'm just trying to help bring the bass community together 1 step at a time. So on to the videos! The newest and most updated walk around video will always be the top embedded video with all of the older walk a-rounds listed beneath it. Tahoe walkaround #1: ---------------------------- Below are the flex videos I have uploaded in order from newest to oldest. Flex Video # 7 - Supafreak (decaf): Flex Video # 6 - I Cook (decaf): Flex Video # 5 - Rich as Fuck: Flex Video # 4 - Itchin: Flex Video # 3 - Bars on me: Flex Video # 2 - Air Forces: Flex Video # 1 - Swimming Pools: ---------------------------- So tell me what you guys think so far, thanks! Feel free to ask any questions or give any suggestions, ill gladly take any help being offered lol.
  13. Some pics of the dash I built for my SMD meters and RF 3sixty.3 remote. CHECK OUT THE VIDEO HERE: http://www.youtube.com/user/nwbasshead?feature=watch Planning it out... Metra Double DIN dash kit and Factory lower piece. Then I molded a piece of acrylic to make it 1 piece. Everything molded from the backside... CA Gel FTW!!! Mock up after I body worked it. 3 coats of a automotive 2K primer All DONE!!! The 2 billet buttons are for the amps. 1 for the Sub amp and 1 for the mid/high amp. I got them from here: http://www.autoloc.com/catalog/Switches-and-Buttons/Billet-Buttons-19mm/AUTSW43B/19mm-Latching-Billet-Button-with-LED-Blue-Ring
  14. Hi guys been lurking the site for a while just doing a massive amount of reading up on all rides here and am planning on doing a better system than what I have now hopefully enough knowledge is gained from you all. Anyways here is a few pics of my cars I own a 2003 tahoe 22" rims custom paint belltech 2/3 drop and a modest system 2 type r's running off an mtx801d with a matchinig mtx404 for highs and mids running cadence components up front and alpine 6.5 coax in the back all ran off a pioneer avh3200. And also my other ride well my wifes car a 2000 Monte Carlo SS also on 22's (have to go bigger on the HOE) custom paint also a small system all off a pioneer avh1200 (i think) kenwood 1000 2 12"s memphis and alpine 4 channel to pioneer 6.9 and cadence 6.5's. Here are a couple pics. C
  15. New to here but have been watching SMD videos for a while and love them so thought this would be the perfect place to ask this. Almost time for my first car and the number one thing I cant stop thinking about is which subs?!! I really like Kickers and have never heard about or seen anything wrong with them but Im little confused as to which ones I should buy? I was leaning more toward 2 12"'s but kicker has a few different ones and I was wondering which ones would be best for me? From what I have read the COMP 12" is the entry levels and from what I have seen they just dont have enough punch for me so which ones will give the best kick? As for car I havent decided between driving our 2010 Equinox LTZ or I have been looking to buy either a TBSS or a Tahoe. anybody have any suggestions as to which subs and amp I should get or if there are any other brands you would recomend? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Cheers from Canada!
  16. Hey everybody. Within the next year I'm looking to put a system in my 2000 Chevy Tahoe. I originally planned on doing two Rockford Fosgate T2 12s and a T2500. Well i have been looking around quite a lot and I've become interested in Sundown Audio. Does anyone have any reviews on their x12 dual 2 subwoofer and the SAZ-5000D Amplifier? Also my budget is about 700-900 for subwoofers, and somewhere under the 2,000 range for the amp. So all suggestions are appreciated and taken seriously. But i would like to go with anything above 2500 watts. Any other Companies i should be taking seriously, companies with good pricing? (rockford seems to charge a lot just for their name) P.s Again, if you have any other ideas, please feel free to post them Thankyou, Jon
  17. 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
  18. 49 wide 20 high 36 deep need help with box and port area
  19. hey i just had a few questions. i have a 2000 Tahoe stock, and i was wondering if i got a (1)15" ascendent audio mayhem 1250 rms. would it be enough to get some decent bass out of it? and what kind of amp and spears do you guys recommend for the best sound? Thanks
  20. So im about to completely rebuild my tahoe, I want to run 4 Fi sp4 18's on a DC 9k amp. I currently have a mechman 270 amp alt, and im about to get 3 XS power D3100's, I under the hood, 2 in the trunk. I'm going to do either 2 or 3 runs of 0 awg from hood to trunk, and power the 4 Fi sp4 18's with a DC 9k amp. So here is my question, when I design my new box, should I build a box like Steves, 4 18's up, port back, or a basic wall, all 4 18s forwards and port forwards, or a 4th order or 6th order bandpass? what are the pro's and cons to each of the 4 box designs, where would each box perform the best and the worst? I want to build this to compete is local SPL competitions, so I want to do everything right to get the best numbers I can while still making the box sound good for daily driving, any and all input is greatly appreciated, please help me make my tahoe the absolute best it can possibly be! And, just to recap everything, I currently have a mechman 270 amp alt, kenwood excelon headunit, Big 3 upgrade, and like 65-70 ft of 0 awg sitting beside me. I plan on buying 3 xs power D3100's, 4 Fi sp4 18's fully loaded, and a Dc audio 9k amp. Are there any other things that I should buy such as a 2nd alt or other things related to powering the system Im working on building? And the main question itself, which of the 4 boxes should I build to use for competing while still sounding good for a daily driver? what are the pro's and cons of all 4 designs? Thanks for any help you guys can give me. Im open to all comments, criticism and suggestions, and please excuse me if I said the same thing more than once, I'm pretty tired haha.
  21. Hey whats up everyone my garage is getting full of pics of my progress from over the past year and I figured I would make a build log of my progress. I also thought it might help me improve my system and my audio skills with some criticism and opinions on my work. I started off with 2 12" Q Power Deluxe subs, Autotek SM2-1200 amp, and 4ga Q Power wiring. Recently I have been working on rebuilding my system with a Soundstream rub2500.1d, 1 18" AQ hdc3, 1/0 Flex-A-Prene wiring, Memphis signal cables, and dual batteries. The HDC3 is in a slot port box with a removable port and its 36hz with the removable port in and 42hz with the port out (36hz @ 6^ft3 & 42hz @ 6.7ft^3). I wanted a box that would perform ok in a daily setup and then a competition setup as well. All criticism and opinion are welcome. Hope everyone enjoy's the build log. Much more to come as I am very slowly working my way to breaking the 150 mark. Box Designer: John253a Box Builder: myself System installer: myself Pics of my first system (the 2 12's and the autotek amp) are in my garage. I will start from the beginning of the AQ build. Big 3: Thanks for looking, -James
  22. Got my hoe coming along nicely
  23. Finally finished the enclosure. 2 Sundown X 15s on a sundown SAZ-3000d. Running at 1 ohm. Box is tuned to 32 hz. Running 4 neo pro 6.5 in the doors and 4 sundown super tweeters. Sounds awesome!
  24. Does anyone know if Steve has any crossovers or capasators in his Tahoe? Thanks
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