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Here is the install I have been planning for about a year. Only my KnuKoncepts power wire, accessories, and my homemade RCA's are not listed. The doors only have one layer of dampener on them. That's because the inner door is made of one solid piece of thick aluminum. The only hole is for the stock speaker location. I couldn't ask for a better sealed door location for my Extremis 6.4's. The interior door card when mounted leaves room for only one layer of dampener. The Tec planar tweets fit perfectly behind the stock sail panels. I have amazing imaging with the dash pods (pain in the arse to build and vinyl) housing my Trius mids. All vocals and instruments, including stand-up bass, is on top of the dash.

I am so happy with my equipment choices that I do not see myself changing anything out for a long, long time. Although I may try a TC2 sub instead in the future.

Whole system components



Alpine DVA-9860 with cd holder underneath



Trius dash pods with a peek at the Tec planar in the sail




Door with deadener


Close up of the Extremis


Rear hatch area with MBQuart QAA4250, H701, Xetec Gravity 4G600 and Seas Lotus 10" sub




My baby
 

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Derek said:
looks sexy :) crossover points?
Thanks.

sub: 20-56 @18dB slope
midbass: 60-200 @ 18dB slope
midrange: 250-20k @ 18dB slope HP only
tweets: 7.1k-20k @ 18dB slope LP only

The Trius get very loud without distorting. I will post a formal review after a little bit.
 

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Wow, so nice.

I was curous about the mid and tweet overlap above 7.1k. Seems to me like it would invite phase cancellation as well as other issues. Does the Trius roll off very quickly on it's own at that point?

Cool covered bridge in that last photo. Located in Vermont by any chance?
Killer Volkswagon too!
 

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Mr Perfect said:
Does the Trius roll off very quickly on it's own at that point?

Cool covered bridge in that last photo. Located in Vermont by any chance?
Killer Volkswagon too!
No, not really. You can practically run the Trius without a tweet.

The bridge is in western Pennsylvania next to a small town called............Finleyville!

I don't live there. It's just my nickname, that's all.
 

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Nice install and awesome drivers!
 

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mitchyz250f said:
Did you experiment with different locations for the trius? What did you notice about the different locations?
I pulled out my hair trying to figure out where I wanted to mount the Trius'. The whole reason I opted for those instead of the Seas Lotus 4" in the first place was that I wanted to originally mount them sealed in the doors above the midbasses. Any larger driver I would have to had placed in the kick panel area. I am tired of music sounding like it was coming from my feet and wanted a very high soundstage. But the thought of cutting up my $900 a piece leather door cards without knowing if it would work made me cringe. So I almost mounted them in the kicks anyway until I realized that their small size would allow an on-axis dash mounted solution. I quickly fabricated a MDF baffle and glued it to some plastic cups for a temporary enclosure. I aimed the mids on the dash in all kinds of positions until I figured out on-axis sounded best in my car.
 

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love the fact that the tec tweet is hunkering down i a corner of the pod! :)

Nice work, let me know wht you think of the tweet once broken in!
 

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Rbsarve said:
love the fact that the tec tweet is hunkering down i a corner of the pod! :)
Sorry to disappoint but the Tec resides in the stock tweet location in the sail panel. All I had to do was to cut the diaphram out and knock out the VC to fit those slim lines in. So I did not fabricate those.
 

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Yeah, I know that was stock... The Golf isn´t exactly rare over here... :)
 

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Very nice, congrats...Man, how i'd love some seat time with those midranges:)
 

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It looks like you aimed the mids at right in between the driver and passenger, so if the was someone sitting on the center counsel the mids would be pointed at his head. Is this right?

I jsut got my Trius and can't believe how small they are.
 

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mitchyz250f said:
It looks like you aimed the mids at right in between the driver and passenger, so if the was someone sitting on the center counsel the mids would be pointed at his head. Is this right?.
Actually, no. Because of a hump in the driver's side dash if I aimed the driver's side Trius in the middle I had some reflection issues. So instead I aimed the left side Trius at the drivers head to mostly avoid it. The right Trius is indeed pointed directly at the center of the vehicle. If I didn't have that instramentation hump, I would have done the same to the left side as well.
Unfortunately, this hump mostly hides the left Trius from the passenger. So my car is technically a one person setup because of the secondary and tertiary reflections from the left Trius to the passenger.
Oh well, life isn't perfect. And neither is a car. [Insert Npdang's signature here.]
 

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INSTALL UPDATE: Today I started the fiberglass stealth sub enclosure. I may post up some interim pics, but I definately will post after pics.


Unfortunately, my 16 hour front pod vinyl job is really starting to peel away and look like cheese. I just ordered a sample of that 4-way stretch vinyl that was posted on here a little while ago. If that looks good then I will recover the pods. Then if THAT doesn't work, I guess it would be time for a nice glaze bondo coat followed up with some paint. Oh well...
 

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rbenz27 said:
Yes, please post pics of the stealth setup. I'm also redesigning my sub stealth install and would like to get some ideas.
I will post some pics. It will not be a total stealth install. Just more "out of the way" than some small sub box in the trunk. It will probably look a lot like my other red Golf sub enclosure posted here as well.
 
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