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  1. DIY a wireless charger into a book

    Equipment Repair and Modification
    Check my art, I just DIY a wireless charger into a book. Since I don't have the authority to post image or link, may be next time.
  2. Hi

    New Member Introduction
    Hi everyone, I'm new to custom audio setups, but I have a very basic understanding of electronics. I've made a few electronics projects, but not much with audio systems. Currently I'm working on turning my Alpine Car headunit into a portable home sound system. I have 2 head units, CDA-9807...
  3. 2012 BMW F30 - Hybrid Audio DIY Install

    Build Logs & Project Install Gallery
    Hi everyone, This wants to be a journal of my install and also a place where to get help since i do this as a DIY project. Also note that it may be slow since I do have a day job and I'm doing this in my little spare time. This was also my first contact with fibre glass and resin so excuse my...

    Fabrication, Tools & Tricks of the trade
    Hey Everybody , came across this forum on google and was hoping i could get help and learn alot from the people on here , im a do it yourself enthusiast , i feel satisfied doing all my car stuff myself , i dont want to go and pay someone else to do it for me , id rather do it and learn , so...
  5. Seeking Advice on Degital Media Receiver / Galaxy S6

    System Design: Help Me Choose Equipment For My Car
    Hey All ! Thanks for taking a second to look at my question. I have a 2004 Buick Lesabre and I would buy a head unit ( digital media receiver I think is what I am looking for precisely ) This is what I *need* it to do / have: Touch screen Support for playing Spotify from my Galaxy S6 (...
  6. Fabrication DIY Advice

    Fabrication, Tools & Tricks of the trade
    Hey guys looking for guidance and direction for a killer idea I have! Just bought a 99 Silverado and I am doing a complete audio overhaul on a budget. I am replacing all 4 speakers and the head unit. Where I need the help is with custom installing a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 into where the cup...
  7. How-To: Angled Woofer Baffle/Mount Using "Basic" Tools

    Fabrication, Tools & Tricks of the trade
    Background: I first got into car audio about 3 years ago, when a friend gave me a pair of Sony subwoofers in a box with a Kenwood amp for free. I got into it only to the point where I got it installed and working (amp screwed to the side of the box), added tweeters, replacing my headunit, and...
  8. DIY Car Stereo Auxiliary Input

    Technical & Advanced Car Audio Discussion
    So, this weekend I decided to buckle down and finally attempt to add my own auxiliary input to my car stereo, after weeks of telling myself that I wouldn't buy a new stereo under any circumstances. I ended up, after having much trouble with my first plan, soldering lines directly to the Amp IC...
  9. Building a small modular multi-channel amp.

    Equipment Repair and Modification
    It has been quite some time since I was able to work on my car. Life got kind of hectic and as such I was unable to put any time towards my audio install. Now that the holiday season is finally coming to a close, I once again have a little bit of spare time to devote to my car. I still have...
  10. SQL subs $500-$700

    System Design: Help Me Choose Equipment For My Car
    Hello there, I'm going to try and make this post as detailed as I can so I don't sound like a total noob. Let me start off by saying I drive a 2008 Scion xB, and I've measured up maximum dimensions for a box(W:37" L/D:19" H:24" which gives me about 8Ft³ net internal volume). I've been...

    General Car Audio Discussion
    Hello I am in the process of trying to build a box for (4) diamond audio d110d4.2 subs I have. I believe I need a 4.0 cu ft box which I believe the dimensions are *(W x H x D): 33" x 16-1/2" x 21" The only thing I do not know are the dimensions of the slotted port and how far away from the...
  12. DIY Voice Coil for Sub

    Fabrication, Tools & Tricks of the trade
    Hello forum members, Are there any online calculators or is there a mathematical formula that can be used to calculate the target impedance of the voice coil based on the gauge of the wiring, the number of winds etc? For example, if my initial target is an 8 ohm voice coil and I am using 38AWG...
  13. Dash Board Dipping Kits

    Technical & Advanced Car Audio Discussion
    Has anyone messed with DIY dipping kits like these? Camo Dip Kit - Do It Yourself Water Transfer Camo Dip Kit If so, what kind of success did you have with it? I like the carbon fiber style
  14. Hello, my name is.... (Introduction and looking for direction)

    General Car Audio Discussion
    Hello everyone! My name is Alex. (apologies in advance to those who also reside on DIYaudio, as I'm going to largely copy and paste my introduction from there since it readily applies here). I have been a long time lurker on the forums. I have always loved tinkering with electronics and love...
  15. i need help regarding harnesses

    Technical & Advanced Car Audio Discussion
    ok so i think this is advanced enough for this forum. heres my problem I own a 2001 Audi A6, with a bose symphony stereo which i seemed to have murdered. i took it apart and now it doesnt power up. if someone knows ways to trouble shoot that that would be the best solution for me. so for now...
  16. Help/suggestions with DIY pillar mounted mids/tweets (budget minded)

    System Design: Help Me Choose Equipment For My Car
    I'm getting ready to redo my front stage in my 98 Ford Contour. I don't have a fixed budget for this project, BUT I always value performance per dollar! My goal is good, even SQ. Currently: Front doors - CDT HD62 w/ M6 mid-bass upgrade (MDF baffle in stock location) Rear doors - Pioneer Premier...
  17. DIY Custom Toolbox Boombox built with Car Audio Gear!

    Build Logs & Project Install Gallery
    I've been wanting to build my own boombox for about 20 years, so I recently decided to hack my trusty Rubbermaid 21" Plastic toolbox into a portable car stereo "boombox". Here are the components I used: Source - Alpine CDA-9813 CD/MP3/WMA (with V-Drive high power built-in amplifier) Sound - MB...
  18. Homebuilt Hi-Fi website

    DIY Home & Pro Audio
    Just wanted to make you guys aware of a new website I've been developing; Homebuilt Hi-fi. (Hopefully it's OK to post about this here given my site is not car audio specific, but moderators feel free to delete if I'm breaching any regulations.) This is not another audio forum, but rather a...
  19. FS: LPG 26NA tweeters, 1 NIB and 2 used

    Car Audio Classifieds
    I have 3 LPG 26NA 1" metal dome tweeters for sale. One is brand new, fresh from madisound. The other two are used, but very gently treated. Crossed over at 4.5 kHz with 24 db slopes. The used tweeters come with the LPG hinged wedge mounts, which are removable. $40 shipped for the used pair...
  20. DIY Ref12 IB ?

    Technical & Advanced Car Audio Discussion
    I think this may have been covered, but I couldn't find the thread... Has anyone used the Ref12 in an IB configuration and if so was it successful ? Thanks, J