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After some changes through the year, my goal was to try and get the best sound I can without breaking the bank and also to keep the most amount of space left to use as possible for this daily driver.

Power. The big 3 was done as well as upgraded battery and alternator.


Headunit. I went with the Kenwood KDC-X997 to have a little processing and flexibility in adjustment without going with an external processor. I've been pleased with it. Also used the space below for a little advertising.
 

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Though a friend upgrading his equipmet, I was able to obtain a Mosconi 120.4 for a great deal and really surprised of the way it performs. The tool display is functional with spare fuses of what is used in the system along with other tools used for the setup. Accent lighting is done with a mixture of blue and white led strips. LED sizes used is 3528 and 5050. Phillips, square, and security torx head screws were used through out the car in a combination to change things up when installing the equipment.




 

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Well I was aiming for stock, maybe street, but I removed a bin in the back where the sub enclosure is so that put me in mod street.
Oh well. Thanks for the nice comments. Did all work in the garage with limited tools and enjoyed every second.

I would have guessed this car to be in Stock class.
What puts you up to Mod Street?

And great work BTW, it all looks cool.
 

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Now this is what car audio is all about, enjoyable sounds with cleanliness in mind. This is what I need as opposed to a myriad of pieces and processing out the wazoo..
 

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Looks great Kevin.
 

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Now see my problem is different as I've invested thousands of dollars in audio and still am not happy with how it is. I know that it needs to be tuned professionally in order for me to reap the benefits. But seeing a system such as yours has me convinced that I need to step back and make it more simplified. Yes active is great, but only with the correct amount of time invested into it.
 

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Thanks. I was aiming to keep the floor at a solid level and spent many hours finding just the right placement for the sub and keeping most of the area useable. This is what I came up with. A compromise between sound and functional space.

I didn't like the sub firing up at all, firing down was ok. Moved around all the area back there aimed left, right, forward and back just didn't seem to do what this setup did.

Nice, I like the lit sub peeking through the floor.
 

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Looks great Kevin, and it sounded great last time I heard it. You definitely are going about things in the right way, you were able to get a good center image with a passive component set, that in itself is impressive. When you learn to do things in steps it helps you as a tuner, so as your system evolves (and it certainly has!) you can continue to tune for it in steps getting a handle on each part. Can't wait to hear it this weekend!
 
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