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whats up smd! its been a good while. feels good to be getting back into car audio, the hobby that made me into a commercial/industrial electrician. the last system i had was in a 98 oldsmobile intrigue with a single 15" in the trunk. first was obsidian audio on a hifonics brz1200, then went with a skar vvx 15 after that. ive had other equipment before those, played around with jl, sundown, audioque, t3 audio compnents, hertz speakers... so that was like 5 years ago. had to sell everything because we were in need of money. our first child was going to be born soon and i was the main person bringing in income working at ace hardware. well, now, thanks to the love of car audio, i signed up for an electrical apprenticeship program here in california and started my career as a general electrician. needed more than 12v sparks in my face lmao. finished the 5 years as an apprentice, took the state exam and passed! officially a certified general electrician. i currently work for anderson pacific as a journeyman electrician in the bay area.  but anyways, enough of my history. i want to build!

so i have somewhat an idea of what im looking to get for my 2012 honda accord. i commute a lot! ha so this will mainly be a daily setup. maybe compete just for giggles in the near future. because of my job and not owning/commuting in a pickup i need my trunk space. all of it haha. and also would like to have my spare tire easily accessible.  so that being said i am willing to sacrifice my rear seats for the sub(s). im only keeping one seat available for a car seat but the rest will be used to fit a box. so i have something like 25"w 24"h 18"d to work with. i already have a pioneer deh-80prs installed and replaced the stock front speakers with a set of skar TX65C and the rear with a pair of skar fsx 6.5s. yup, i think im going with skar all around. i had good experience with their sub and components in the past. and theyre very reasonably priced for what you get. unless someone can persuade me to go with others lol...

i will be running the stock alt for now (130a) thinking about getting a mechman later on. 

1-xs power d3400r for the front 

1-xs power xp3000 for the back

with that im hoping to supply a skar rp2000.1 and possibly a sk100.4

already stated what i have for mids n highs

a single zvx15 ported @ 33hz   or 2- evl12s @ 32hz (i know go with the 2 12s more cone area.. but idk something about having a 15..)

will be all sky high wiring and sound deadening (had some left over knu deadening from prior build that i put on the front doors.)

big 3 of course w/ 1/0 

and im sure there will be more as we go on. theres always more lol

 

so what you think? just something simple for daily. my old lady is giving me a budget of 3k  lol less is better tho. any recommendations, suggestions, comments, thoughts, some schooling would be grrreat! 

 

heres a simple box design i was messing around with on torres and sketchup. 4cu ft after all displacements including fiberglass. tuned @ 33hz. will be 3- 4" aero's  

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thats it haha sorry didnt get a chance to get any pics of the speakers. i will next time around when i open up the door panels again. same for the rear deck. thanks guys... 

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Congrats on going journeyman with Anderson! It's busy as fuck in the bay, get it while you can$$. I think a 15 is the way to go with your space requirement imo. Good luck out there, keep us posted 

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5 minutes ago, 8ten8 said:

Congrats on going journeyman with Anderson! It's busy as fuck in the bay, get it while you can$$. I think a 15 is the way to go with your space requirement imo. Good luck out there, keep us posted 

Thanks man greatly appreciated! Yes there's a lot of work in the bay. I'll try my best to keep you guys up to date for sure. 

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11 hours ago, 06RTCharger said:

What u need is a work truck brother lol. With a tool chest in the bed of it.

I agree! Haha can't afford to commute in it tho unless I get a gas card :D but really I'm kinda holding off until this thing is paid off then I'll look for a good work truck. 

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Maybe a roof rack with a Job Box on top. Lol tuned in for build.

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Just wall the back seat then you can still use your trunk lol... 

If it wasn't for parking in shady construction sites I would have done that. Now everything goes in the back seat. I just figured how to downsize my tools to a 24" husky bag and use it instead.

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Maybe a pair of 15s on a free air baffle behind the seat? And a half wall behind them to keep the tools out.

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That's actually not a bad idea. I used to have 2 15s IB then 1 18 IB. With both of them i could still fit a 36x18x18 job box in the trunk.

Though both were on a jbl600.1 neither were super loud, sounded amazing and played down to 10hz effortlessly.

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