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I said goodbye to my beloved 2013 Subaru BRZ this past week. I enjoyed that car for six years, and took the system as far as I could with the help of Mark Worrell (Install) and John Kiser (Tuning). I competed with it, but mostly just enjoyed the heck out of it.

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I had the privilege of selling the car to a good friend who will take the system to a new level I don't doubt. I was very fortunate to find someone who appreciated the quality of the install, the quality of the sound potential in this car, and who has the skill to take what is already there and improve upon it. As I'm typing this, he has already completed the new install (he got the car on Tuesday!).

I'm going to try to not be too wordy, but those who know me know that is impossible.

I hosted an NCSQ Spring Meet in April of 2018 - the weather on Friday / Sunday was splendid, but the weather on the actual day of the event was abysmal. But.....I had the pleasure of driving Bo's new Audi RS3, and I had the privilege of meeting Ian and admiring his 2015 Audi S4. I was the first to hear it on Friday night, and I was very impressed with the sound.......I had no idea that in 2 days, he would score higher than me in the IASCA comp :eek: Mic said that in all his years of car audio competition, he has never seen someone buy a competitor's car because he was outscored by 1 point :D

I had the opportunity to drive the S4 on that Sunday, and my obsession began. Fast forward to about two weeks ago.....and Ian and I came to an accord......we would swap cars. There are many, many things he is doing to the BRZ to improve it, and I'm looking forward to seeing these improvements in early May 2019 at the 2019 NCSQ Spring Meet.

Meet Pics







Pics that drove my obsession.....Thanks Ian for providing these......it 'helped'.....





During the meet, I took a few pics of potential install locations

Sub Location?





Tweeter in sail



Ian already has Illusion Audio nd8 mid bass drivers in the doors. I like the stock look.



Love this wheel!



Ian already has the Audison Thesis 3" drivers in the dash - bonus that is the same driver that I had in the BRZ.....



Some pics after it's first washing this week. These are very amateurish pics.....it was a beautiful morning with incredible fog and vapor coming off of the lake - really wish I could have taken down the road to get pics next to the lake......but a huge pick up crashing into the new car would be disappointing.















Amazing machine in my garage!



The Install Plan:

Source

Stock Head Unit
FiiO X5iii (USB hopefully)
iPhone X (USB)

To MObridge DA-3 and Toslink out to processor

Processor

Helix Pro mkii + Director

Amplification

Mosconi Class A - Tweeters (100 watts x2)
Mosconi Zero3 - Mid Range (250 watts x2)
Mosconi AS200.4 - Mid Bass (200 watts x2) + Sub (900 watts x1)

Speakers

Audison Thesis 1.5 ii Tweeter - mounted in sails
Audison Thesis 3.0 Mid Range - mounted in dash (depending on Mark's recommendation and possibly our evaluation during tuning, the mids may end up in the pillars - I hope not......I like the stock look)
Illusion Audio nd8 Mid Bass - mounted in doors
Subwoofer - Stereo Integrity BM mkV - location pending

I'll be taking the car to Mark Worrell - still figuring out the timing on that.

Some pics I took today after pulling off the front carbon spoiler - I hated pulling it off....but too many entrances to parking lots that would cause me to tear it up.......and we have dead raccoons, possums and the like that would certainly get scooped up by the spoiler......guys who drive these in NYC, SF, and LA don't have to worry so much about those......









 

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Loving the pictures of it! I think you should take the chance and leave the lip on.... hahaha, but that’s the kid inside me talking lol. Definitely in for the install, info, and good conversation like the last thread. I’m going to have to go for a ride in the beast sometime...


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Congrats on the new to you car! side note: this still may be my favorite photo of a car ive ever taken


I have spent a considerable amount of time in the past 6 months staring at that photo


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^^^ lmao!!

Funny that the S4 seems to be a go-to on here lately.... Is it 3 or 4 that I’ve seen built?

Regardless- stunning car and hope to see some magic happening soon! Congrats
 

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Some pics I took today after pulling off the front carbon spoiler - I hated pulling it off....but too many entrances to parking lots that would cause me to tear it up.......and we have dead raccoons, possums and the like that would certainly get scooped up by the spoiler......guys who drive these in NYC, SF, and LA don't have to worry so much about those......
I actually prefer the look of the car without the spoiler. Win, win.



I look forward to seeing what you do with this but most importantly I look forward to getting a listen soon.
 

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One awesome car for one outstanding owner.

The floor matts - I'm sorry, that's the first thing that just jumped out there - do you have any plans to change them? They just don't seem to belong there, don't know... just me.

Superb equipment choices and as well a bigger cabin than the BRZ would give you just a little bit more "play" with your midbass in terms of tuning ability and as well bigger diameter for them on the other hand.

Since you have 8" now I suggest to set a preset at the director to be a none subwoofer mode - I believe that if you'll tune it right you might just get that one point you've lost back at the time - back to your inventory :)

Can't wait to see the build as it advances.
 

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This is going to be a stellar build. Time to Ceramic coat it and keepnit protected ;) hope i get to hear it some time!

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Very nice ride. If you are near the Raleigh area i would love to hear it.
 

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Very nice ride. If you are near the Raleigh area i would love to hear it.


I’ll be in Raleigh with the car eventually. Once I get the install done, I’ll reach out. You should definitely try to make the NCSQ Spring Meet in May near Greensboro if you haven’t attended one. I’ll post a notice on this thread when the date has been decided and I start a new thread for it.


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