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02 Optima Carputer install
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re: 02 Optima Carputer install
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Well, I did get to hear it in person, and WOW! Great sound!
The computer was very cool - all of your music - just a touch away. It was very easy to control with the touch screen, and Drake had a handy Logitech gizmo that he can use as a remote control for scrolling, etc.
The main volume knob and
knob was very effective for controlling the volumes - nice analog touch to contrast everything else that is digital (of course the choice to use these were for the reasons Drake inumerated).
The front stage was extremely solid - the highs / mids were very well balanced and had a pleasing sound - no listening fatigue - I certainly could sit in this car for hours. The Peerless 8's were amazing - especially when playing the movie soundtrack material - I think we witnessed X Max.
I think I liked the IB 18" Fi
the best. I was very impressed with the impact this sub delivered. This was made even better with the sub volume knob that you could 'dial' in just the right amount of impact to balance with the 8's in the front. I have only experienced one other IB sub set up (Peter Lufrano's BMW), and the qualities of this type of set up was certainly reinforced after hearing Drake's. I think I even said that I was envious when Drake and I were listening.
The research and product comparison work that you completed delivered a very impressive system indeed. I really want a couple hours of listening to go through a number of tracks that I have. This system's sound and the aesthetics of the build is going to be even more impressive once the drivers are placed, enclosed, etc. Great job Drake!
Thanks for the feedback man! Yeah, IB is great, I had sealed and ported boxes for two other subs in my car before and my IB setups have been the best, this single 18 was just the output I wanted with quality. I was actually wanting more from the 2 12" IDMAX's I had in there before believe it or not and it Really made my lights dim to a point it was embarrassing while driving at night, lol.
I am still not completely happy with how my setup sounds, the midbass and subs I am fine with but I still gotta get my mids and highs mounted in the right spot. I just tested them out in the dash and man it really changes the sound, a much more "in your face" sound for obvious reasons and unfortunately I can tell the seperation between the midbass and midrange, which I could potentially tune out. Going to do some more critical listening and will check how it is with both mids and tweets in the kicks, will drop the height down but may be better overall.
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