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Old 06-12-2010, 02:39 PM
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Alright, I think I'm about a month or 2 away from completing this build so it's ok to start this build log. The goal of this build was to have an SQ comp worthy vehicle as well as being SPL comp worthy. It should get pretty loud, especially the frontstage. I have only about half of the build done currently and I didn't take too many pics but I'll try to get more from now on. Here's a list of the equipment I'll be installing:

Headunit: IVA-W205/H701 Combo

Frontstage Amps: (2) JL Audio G6600 6ch. amps and JL Audio 4ch. G4500 Amp. Each 6ch. amp will be bridged to 3ch. supplying about 200wrms at 4ohms. 1 amp will supply the Midbass in doors, Midbass/Midrange in kicks, and 4" Midranges in A-pillars on the left side. The other amp will supply the same thing on the right side. The 4ch. amp will be bridged and supply the the tweets in the A-pillars with about 185wrms. Yeah, I know plenty of headroom.

Sub Amp: Orion 2500D. I might be going to a Sundown 3000D sometime in the future.

Midbass in Doors: Scanspeak Discovery 8's. Scan-speak 22W/4534G Discovery 8" Woofer 4 ohm from Madisound

Midbass/Midrange in Kicks: Scanspeak Discovery 5 1/4's. Scan-Speak 15W/8434G00 Discovery, 5.25" Midwoofer from Madisound

Midrange in A-pillars: Scanspeak Discovery 4's. Scan-Speak Discovery 10F/4424G, 4" Midrange from Madisound

Tweeters: Undecided at the moment but I'm thinking some small format Scanspeak Illuminators.

Subs: Custom TC 3HPs
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So the H701 will have the front 1 outs going to the 4's, the front 2 outs to the 5 1/4's, the rears to the midbass in the doors, the center to the tweets (I'll have individual gain control on each to help with T/A and I'll have them crossed around 8khz anyway), and of course the sub out to subs.

Currently I just have the 6ch. and 4ch. hooked up temporarily so I can listen to music. The 8's in the doors sound and hit so much harder than the Dayton RS225's that I recently just removed. I'm extremely happy with those and the 5 1/4's in the kicks. I'm currently running Dynaudio MD100's in the pillars. Pillars will be fiberglassed to house the 4's and tweets at a later time.

Here's some of the new stuff going in and newer build pics:

Ipod for music.

250gb Zune for music and movies.

Everything will be techflexed for final installation.






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Factory sub under the seat compared to the dayton ref. 8....lol

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Hope ParkerG doesn't mind me posting these pics but I bought 2 of these subs from him:




So that's where I'm currently at right now. Any comments?
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Interesting build for sure. I like the idea of SQ and SPL in one vehicle. My goal was pretty much the same, but not an SQ comp car and this year I've learned more towards the SPL side of things.

Are there any issues with the midrange firing at an angle compared to the midbass? Or is that easily fixed with TA?

Nice equipment choices, look forward to hearing your impression once it's all installed and tuned.
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Old 06-12-2010, 04:26 PM
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Interesting build for sure. I like the idea of SQ and SPL in one vehicle. My goal was pretty much the same, but not an SQ comp car and this year I've learned more towards the SPL side of things.

Are there any issues with the midrange firing at an angle compared to the midbass? Or is that easily fixed with TA?

Nice equipment choices, look forward to hearing your impression once it's all installed and tuned.
Thanks man. It's kind of tough to get a real good center image with my midbass, I have a hump right in the middle of the dash and it causes issues in my overall center imaging. That's why I decided to do 4's on the dash (pointed towards the middle of the seats to reduce reflections, tweets will be pointed the same way), the kicks will be midbass for the most part until I wanna get ridiculously loud and those I can get a better center image with than the doors. The doors I might have to xover a little lower just so it's a little less directional but then I might have issues with door resonance. Pretty much just have to play with it and see what works best. Not expecting to win any comps in either SQ or SPL, just would like to see where I stand.
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where are you xo points? A four way front stage would be damn hard to tune! equipment wise this is like a dream setup
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Not sure if anyone cares about the wiring and whatnot but the car floor is deadened with Raamat and Ensolite as well as the doors and especially the rear hatch area. The roof will need some because I get a ton of rattles from it especially where the controls are for the sunroof. I stripped all the old wiring out and used some home audio speaker cable that houses 4 16awg wires. It has a nice thick jacket on it and I ran one run to each a-pillar for each tweeters and 4" mid so it's ready when I get my a-pillars done. The mids in the doors and kicks have 16awg Kicker hyperflex? ran to them and are techflexed along with heatshrink. Might get some more hyperflex for the 4awg and 0/1awg wiring in back but I have a lot of extra 4awg and 0/1awg random wiring so not sure if I should pay more just to have all the same wiring. I have an extra bat in the back (forgot what size) with o/1awg running to it from the Alt. I might be able to stick a 2nd bat back there once I see how everything fits.

I'll most likely have someone build me an amp rack and a single ported box for each sub. I'd like to be able to remove one sub for when I need the room or for SQ comps. Misc. other crap, I'll be getting a custom exhaust to add a little horsepower to this slow accelerating vehicle and I'll need some nice shocks for the rear. Any suggestions or comments, feel free to let me know. Thanks
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where are you xo points? A four way front stage would be damn hard to tune!
Right now I just have the kicks, mids in doors, and Dyn tweets installed and I have the tweets at 8khz-up/24db, midrange 63hz/30db-7100hz/24db?, and midbass from 40hz/30db-180hz/30db. I believe that's where they're at right now. The 5 1/4's play low like a champ and so do the 8's. I may need to cut the back of the kickpanels open more so the 5 1/4's can breath more though. The 8's are perfectly fine playing from 40hz up. If this doesn't work out as I'd like my other thought was to throw 6 1/2's of the same Scanspeak Discovery series in the rear doors for midbass duty only (unless I can fit 8's).
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looks like a nice setup, nice subs you got there
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looks like a nice setup, nice subs you got there
Thanks a lot. I couldn't for the life of me figure out if I wanted the JBL GTi 12's, Eclipse 88120Ti's, Sundown SA-12's, or these. I'm still not sure if I made the right choice...lol. I'm sure I'll be going through more subs sooner or later.
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