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Tweeters had a crossover built in in line. Had to get rid of that, that wont do when running active.
Cut it out, and added a 12 uF cap as a safeguard, to prevent any stray low frequencies from coming it. It is well below the active crossover range of 4000-4500 hz, so it wont affect anything. I could have gone with any cheaper non polarized cap, but this one looked nice, and still was very cheap. Big though...
 

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Both inline crossovers now removed and replaced with high pass filter (around 3300 Hz, will be actively crossing over at around 4000-4500 hz). High pass filter is just a safeguard.
 

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Got these installbay silicone speaker baffles, as rear speakers would get wet whenever it rained. The edge of the window where water could get in was directly above the speaker. Also have front baffle things, so they are replacing my FAST rings I didn't have too much confidence I (I don't think the open cell foam would do much to "direct" the sound, just let it pass through or absorb some)
 

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Amp rack thing made for DSP and 4 channel amp to go under passenger seat. 5 channel amp powering front lows and subwoofer is under drivers seat.
 

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Got some speaker brackets from aliexpress because the metra ones suck. Ordered 2 pair.
Plastic feels much higher quality than the metra. And they are mirrored, unlike the metra. At least they should be... I got them, one pair is mirrored, one pair is not.
$8/pair though, not bad. If only both pairs were right.
 

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With the DSP tuning complete, system is sounding good. Maybe ill add a bit more treble. but it seems like the system is easier to sound harsh in a car. here is where I am at. Red line is a "flatish" response, green is with the bass knob all the way up (can adjust between those two lines).
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Well so much for budget. Build is at almost $2k right now.

Helix C6B and C1T components bought used and installed. Man this system is sounding good now.
MB Quart PWD 252 subs on the way, Should be a good inprovement from the JL 10w0.
Also have a helix director on the way, to better controll my DSP.


Helix components looking much beefier than the focals.

 

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Very nice, the helix components should be an upgrade over the focal integration series. Where did you find those mb quart subs, I haven't seen those in forever.
 
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