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Hello DIYMA!
Here will be my install-log :)

What we have:
Kia Rio FL 2010. This is my first car, my own car-audio sandbox :)
My previous car-audio experience related with friend's cars and reading magazines and forums.



Short list of my plans and tastes:
1. SQ-oriented system for everyday. No competitions. My musical preferences: from modern dubstep (i.e. Nero) to pop-jazz (i.e. Jazzamor) including Trance, DnB, Breakbit and other genres...
2. Stock look as much as possible.
3. Low-mid price range with good to bestprice\quality ratio.
4. Home stereo system will be as reference (Asus Xonar DX => tweaked Cambridge Audio Azure 340a => Monitor Audio Bronze 2)

This car have stock HU with MP3, USB and Ipod support. Not so bad for low-cost korean car. Stock speakers are 6" wideband speakers in front and read doors. They put a lot of midbass and no high freq. :)



I have made some mods and installed some parts during the last year but the main install is in the future (I believe I will finish it this summer).

Actual part-list.
In car:
1. Stock HU with DIY pre-outs.
2. u-Dimension RM-41 amp as front-amp.
3. Audison Voce AV6.5 as midbass + Monitor Audio BR2 tweeter + DIY Xover
4. 4 AWG power wire.

Garage:
5. Audison LRX1.400
6. Peerless XXLS-12

Soon:
7. JL Audio 500/1 v2 from Kenny_Cox
8. 2*4 AWG wiring using Knu KNF-12 as main Fuse holder.

Later:
9 New HU.
 

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sub'd. Considering the small size of that car, dubstep and the like will sound ridiculous (in a good way). You make it sound like it's a really good car for installing... doesn't seem like it will be a huge pain.
 

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Building Tweeter pods.
This was the first what i'v done with stock audio system. I added tweeters and xovers.
I used Monitor Audio BR2 tweeters. They have descent sound quality (a bit bright though) and suits superb to car interior and exterior :]
I also have Vifa XT25SC90. Will experiment with them later. Now I use them as replacemnt of MA BR2 tweeters and they sound GOOOD.

For the first time I used MA BR2 xovers, but they sounded not so good as in home system. Will write about it later...











Right TW oriented on driver. Left ~ on center between headrests.
 

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Actual part-list.

Garage:
5. Audison LRX1.400 (need easy fix and I'll sell it).
6. Peerless XXLS-12
7. JL 500\1 v2
8. Knukonceptz [4 AWG "Kolosus" for JL + 9ft 10AWG "Klear " for Peerless + KNF12 distroblock as main Fus-holder and distro].
9. Also bought a pair of cheap Ixos RCA cables (XHA215).
 

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Hi, stream!
First of all I'm very pleasant to see our people here on DIYMA! Here's not so many of ours.
Now closer to your build, tweeter pods are awesome, love them. Did you use leather for finish?
Have you already deadened the car, what materials did you used for or you're going to use?
Are your DIY Xovers done? how are you gonna cut your tweets and woofers, with what slope?
which power wires, RCA cables and speaker wires are you going to use in you build?
By the way, wait for your build thead on magnitola too;-)
 

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Hello, Xandr!
Nice to see you here too :]
tweeter pods are awesome
Thanx!
Did you use leather for finish?
Not leather but Vinyl. 700 Rub for vinyl + work. The result isn't so good If you lokks closer (too complex shape), but from listening position it looks good. Some people ask "Did you make it or it was by default?" :]
Have you already deadened the car
Front doors and partialy trunk are deadened at this moment.
Doors - STP Gold + STP Visomat MP. Door panels (plastic) - STP M1\M2 (don't know) + Bitoplast 4mm.
Trunk - STP Bimast Bomb + a bit of Gold.
Are your DIY Xovers done?
Not finished yet, but it sound good now. It's 2nd 2nd order and based on Monitor Audio BR2 xover, but modified a bit.
I have behringer ECM8000 mic and later I'll correct Xover after RTA measuring. Will post photos and graphs later.

which power wires
Will be:
Knu 0Ga => Knu 4ga + Art Sound 4Ga
Knu 0Ga to Gnd.
RCA: I have one pair of EOS Symphony and 2 pairs of Ixos cables (3m, will cut to size).
The problem is - stock HU now have only 1 pair of preouts and it taken from DSP directly, so signal is weak, less then 1Volt... I want to make simple preamp @ 2Volt as beginning.
By the way, wait for your build thead on magnitola too;-)
Maybe :] But I think the best place to read\write build-logs is here. Our forums have a lot of flamers, trolls and "Specialists" =\
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Knukonceptz goodies
 

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Discussion Starter · #14 · (Edited)
Looking good so far..
Looking good.
car looks good otherwise
Thank you.

I have to ask: What camera/accessories are you using for pics?
Last two made with Sony NEX C3 with KIT 18-55 and cheap tripod (Hama Gamma). Like this camera, but it's not mine...
Others - Nikon D3100 kit.
P.s. do want nex-7 :rolleyes:

Why did you remove the window tint?
It was always illegal to have window tint on front windows, but since last year fines goes higher and police took care of it. So I promised myself remove it after first payed fine. Finally car looks "freshy" without tint :)
 

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I find it funny that the factory radio controls are all in English, but the display is in Russian (?). Or is that just because the stuff on your iPod is in Russian?
Interface is in English, but russian ID3-tags are supported, so russian titles (folder name, file name, Artist, Title, Album) writes in russian.
 

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That's some serious wiring and soldering talent!!

Always liked the second generation Rio. This car has a ton of potential and looks very good the way you have tastefully upgraded it.

Looking forward to more updates!
 
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