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Hello everyone. I posted my build over on caraudio and I was too lazy to post on here as well but now my builds complete so I'll go ahead and post now. I'll start with the equipment that I threw in my car. The Focals I almost got rid of because I didn't think they handled enough power but it turns out my PPI amp had a bad xover and was just letting all the lows through. Now they seem to hit very clean and can handle a ton of power.

Old setup vs. New

Pioneer 800PRS --- W200/H701 combo w/ C701 controller
Eclipse XA4000 --- PPI PC4800.2
Eclipse EA4100 --- PPI PC2400.2
Stetsom 2k6d --- PPI PC 21400.2
No Rear Fill ---- PPI PC2200.2 (amp is mounted but haven't decided on rear fill yet)
TBI HDSS ---- TBI HDSS
Hybrid Audio L4's ---- Hybrid Audio L4's
Tang Band 6 1/2" Subs --- Focal Reference 8's
RE Audio MX 15 --- (2) 15" Kicker Solo-Barics single 8ohm







And the vehicle they're going into:

 

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Alrighty, so now I had to find a way to fit the 8's in my doors. Nothing a skillsaw can't solve :D





And the other door:

 

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With 2 15's in the back, I knew I would have a lot of noise coming from the rear doors so I went to work with the sound deadening.




And thanks to some awesome members on here and caraudio I got a few more goodies in:





I bought some Dayton 8's that I'm probably never going to use on an impulse buy as well :rolleyes:
 

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I know this is DIY but I cheated and had someone build me an amp rack and sub box. They came out looking very nice.




 

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And it continues:









I'm getting some velcro today and mounting the C701 here under the center console:
 

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Some problems I had were bad RCA's, the stock power from the cars harness has no power for some reason and there's no blown fuses (?) so my friend Christian (Zeuslicious on caraudio.com) came over around 12 at night to help me out. We couldn't figure it out so we ran the HU directly to the battery, I just have to turn the HU off manually when I turn off the car. I didn't wire my 12volt stock wire which controls an led clock, temp, and miles per gallon display because it stayed on and I didn't want to risk draining on the battery, it's not a big deal but I'm going to get it fixed.

I didn't show a cool little feature I put in through the AUX input of the HU. I have a place that holds my zune and I ran a zune home a/v cable which will play dvds and music through the HU. The final problem was that the pins on the bottom of the zune where the charger goes, were bent and now I need to have it replaced, so all my music and movies will be gone
 

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My final impressions:

It's the cleanest sounding system I've ever had, the bass is very tight and accurate and I can get pretty **** loud in it. I wish I could throw another 21400.2 to the subs cuz they aren't even breaking a sweat. After just a little bit of tuning my system sounds awesome and it's exactly the type of sound I've been looking for. I won't be changing setups for a long time.....atleast a couple of months....I'll be tuning all day today and I'll be saving presets for SQ, LSQ (daily), and bass heavy for when I want to get loud. My g/f hates me cuz I've spent the last 2 days in the car...lol...However she wants a system in hers too now. :rolleyes:
 

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Looking good!
Did you re-aim the kicks? ;) :D
Can't wait to hear it next meet!
Unfortunately I didn't because I don't know how to work with fiberglass (a shop made the ones I have now). Hopefully soon I'll be able to though. I got a lotta tuning to do.
 

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thats a ****load of ppi. how're the 8's working out?
Those 8's are awesome man. They're definately doing a number on my doors. It turns out that the xover on the PPI amp wasn't working so it was sending sub bass to the 8's, which they handled quite nicely but couldn't once I got as loud as I like to get.
 

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That W200 looks great in your dash- a lot better than it did in mine :) Build looks awesome too man. I'd love to hear it sometime. I'll look ya up the next time I'm in SD.
 

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Those 8's are awesome man. They're definately doing a number on my doors. It turns out that the xover on the PPI amp wasn't working so it was sending sub bass to the 8's, which they handled quite nicely but couldn't once I got as loud as I like to get.
where do u have them crossed at?
 

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I like, brotha... Definitely like seeing the oldschool in use...

I gotta ask, are you planning on painting the inside edges of those kick pods? A little black paint and you'd never see the MDF inside the grills..

I know you've got some tweeking to do, so I'm just askin..
 

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Looking good man. Those Solos should be getting loud and low for you :D

One thing though, is the sub box board laying right on top of the amps? :eek:
 

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where do u have them crossed at?
I have a few different presets. For SQ I have them crossed at 63 or 71hz (can't remember at the moment), if I want to get loud I have them at 80hz, and for SPL i have them at 90hz.
I like, brotha... Definitely like seeing the oldschool in use...

I gotta ask, are you planning on painting the inside edges of those kick pods? A little black paint and you'd never see the MDF inside the grills..

I know you've got some tweeking to do, so I'm just askin..
Gotta love the oldschool :cool: The guy who built me the box and amp rack was also supposed to give me some carpet but he ran out. As soon as he gets some more I'm going to carpet the baffles in the kicks.
Looking good man. Those Solos should be getting loud and low for you :D

One thing though, is the sub box board laying right on top of the amps? :eek:
Thanks man, it might be kind of hard to see but there's notches on the side where the top base board slides right in. The sub box sits on the 2 outside edges and the thought was that the top base board could just slide right out with the subs sitting on the 2 outside edges, however, the sub box is too heavy and it doesn't allow the sliding board to come out w/out removing the subs.
 
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