Very nice work on your install. I myself due to requirement went for a full Stealth install.
but i must admit i'm really liking the kicks.
How do you find the Staging on the three ways where everything is located?
I found running tweeters down in the kick panel brings the imaging up rather nicely. But i must admit on my Daily mk4 GTI i'm still actually running the factory front and rear speakers amp with around 100wrms into them.
My R32 is a second car. This sits in the garage most of the time. I built the system as a project and to do a lot of glass work while still retaining the rear seats. I relize the trunk is not for everyone but this is not a daily grocery getter.
I have not measured the internal volume of the kicks.
As far as the technical questions with staging and imaging, that's where I need help. I'm better with a welder and slinging glass. I love to fabricate.
I still need to get proffesional help to dial in the system.
I suggest putting you mids in the kicks and your midbass in the doors. The midbass is going to be MUCH less affected by being off axis and closer to you compared to the mid. The mid will also need less enclosure space then the midbass, which is a setup that your current speaker locations seem to go accommodate better.
You could also try the tweeter next to the new mid location as well. It is so far away from you that you might be able to have decent stage height thanks to the reduction in of there vertical angle relative to your head.
Thanks for the info. I switched the midrange to the kicks and midbass to the doors, disconnected the rear speakers, bridged the PDX-4.100 to the midbass.
I bought the Imprint H100 processor today. After I install the H100 I will be heading to the ALPINE party tomorrow. Hopefully I can get some tuning done while I'm there.
Im looking at the monitor, i have the same one im trying to install it just like yours but im having a difficult time figuering out how your rear speaker on the monitor sounds if its sealed completely.
How did you get the BT to come from your system speakers?
I have the M740BT also. Do you have a problem with your wanting to shut off when the interior heats up? Mine shuts off when the ambient temperature in the interior of the car gets above 85 deg F. I hate to leave the car parked in the summer sun.
I have no issues with heat on my 740BT and it's been over 100 degrees in my car.
As far as how it's wired, without a diagram showing how it's wired I'll give it a shot.
X-001 Ai-Alpine XM Ai out-XM Ai in- head unit port of KCA-410C switcher, 740BT rca out-Aux 2 of KCA-410C, Aux 1 of 410C is used for my DVD player.
I have the Int interupt/mute connected between X-001, 740BT and KCA-410C.
X-001 Int off
740BT-Rear select-audio highlighted
740BT-Int Nav guide on
you should be very proud of your work. Nicely done. Hope the costomer day allowed you to fine tune the car. I always liked the R32 adn almost bought one. That is until I found my 'dream car'. "2000 BMW M5 !!"
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