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2022 Charger HCWB- Full system

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Oh man, you guys really got me in some trouble here. lol

So a few months ago I decided my Charger with the HK upgraded system needed a bass upgrade. I planned to leave everything else as is.

Made an appointment with a local 12v technician and met with him. That very day, I signed up here and made a thread about it. Originally I planned to do a single, GB12 sub and amp with a control knob, eventually that became two GB12"s. Sort of 90's style I guess, I didn't even know what a dsp was.

Since that day, I have been here everyday. I've read thousands of threads, every single new thread created and tried to learn as much as I could. It's still not much but just enough to be dangerous, to my bank account mostly. This is how you all nudged me towards the rabbit hole.

Today, I had another appointment with the tech and jumped right into the rabbit hole, head firstish.

So my project will begin in March. Here is where we are, as a ruff out. Some things may change through the process and I'm cool with that. If so, I'll update here, along with equipment model numbers as I know those specifics. I don't know exactly where and how each component will be installed at this point, but I explicitly trust that it will be done with meticulous care and consideration. Pics will be posted during and after, hopefully that will be helpful for some.

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Front Stage- Three way, Bonneville Labs Signature Series
Center- BL full range
Rear Fill- Bonneville Labs coaxial
Amp- Helix V12
Control- Conductor

Subs- Two Audiomobile Evo 10's or 12's (Depends on modeling results) in the trunk
Enclosure- Ported, DetailsTBD
Sub Amp- Helix P2

Sound deadening.

I know nothing about the Audiomobile gear. Made sense to back off the cost of the two GB12's that I had originally planned to use for just the bass upgrade when it changed to the entire shooting match.

There is another piece or two of integration equipment that flew past me, will add details. As for now, it sounds like the plan is to attempt to install with optical. That's what I know now, I'll try to keep it up to date if it seems anybody is interested.

Super excited about the process and results. I really do appreciate the generous help and kindness of this community, hope that I'll have some useful input during and after the process.

Thoughts, Advice, Comments, Requests, Insults (lol)?
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Subbed. Great set of gear and game plan. Excited to see the execution.

I firmly believe both the BLAM Signature and Live lines are the top contenders in their price points.

and we know all know how I feel about Helix - the V12 is a super tool
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The vxi amps look great and no slouches based on size to performance ratio. I think you’ll be quite happy. Although I’d be tempted for a P-Six Ultimate, P-Two, P-One combo. That’s a deadly trio imo
That’s my fav Class D combo out there. Add a 2nd P one for a front sub and I’m sold
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Do you think it would be difficult to get an 8" BLAM mid driver in my doors? It currently has 150mm x 230mm (6x9's) in the stock locations. Do you all think that it would be much more fabing than adapting those holes for 8" vs 6.5" drivers? Also, do you feel that 8" would be worth it over the 6.5"s?

What do you think about audiomobile evo's? I know they are a fairly budget friendly option that seems to perform decent from what little I can find about them. Debating on pushing the budget up in that area as well. lmao

Last query for now, thank you for your patience. Would you all plan a front sub for this as well?
Generally if you have room to fit a 6x9 you can fit an 8". As someone who had the Signature 8" midbass, it's a monster for the price and I am not sure I could blind test tell the difference between that and my 8WM. The 8WM is a bit more accurate but that's about it.

There is no replacement for displacement aka cone area will always help. It will be well worth a couple hours of fab time to fit 8s.

Audiomobile Evos seem to be the hot brand of subs and seem to perform well from what I have read. They seem to perform above the price but reliability and reputation take some time to mature and saturate in the market.

As for front sub - it depends on how your trunk can vent into your cabin - if you can get enough air into the main cabin for your trunk, it should help gain you top end response on the subs and hopefully reach up to your midbass aka another case installing 8s that can gain you another 10-15 hz in lower end output.

I don't want to lead you on to a front sub without seeing measurements of what the system could do without one. If anyone else with the same vehicle could comment with measurements, that would be useful. In most sedans that can't vent too well to the cabin above 50-60hz - a front sub usually is the answer.

You can always Y split one of the RCA pre outs of the V12 to run the rear subs and the other to run a front sub in the future.

Do you have a ski hatch or existing speakers in the rear deck?
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