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boister77
07-28-2005, 05:42 PM
i recenlty got a set of cdt es643 eurosports. wasn't planning on getting them, but it was a killer deal that i couldn't pass up.

anways, i want to try something different to bring the soundstage higher and more up front. so, i'm building a pod for the mid and tweet for the dash. the midbass will be in a pod on the door. i know i may run into imaging problems but i want to try something different.

here's the progress so far:


here are various pics of the baffle and base.
http://www.realmofexcursion.net/images/cdt/cdt01.jpg
http://www.realmofexcursion.net/images/cdt/cdt02.jpg
http://www.realmofexcursion.net/images/cdt/cdt03.jpg
http://www.realmofexcursion.net/images/cdt/cdt04.jpg
http://www.realmofexcursion.net/images/cdt/cdt05.jpg
http://www.realmofexcursion.net/images/cdt/cdt06.jpghttp://www.realmofexcursion.net/images/cdt/cdt07.jpg

boister77
07-28-2005, 05:44 PM
test fit of the mid and tweet
http://www.realmofexcursion.net/images/cdt/cdt08.jpghttp://www.realmofexcursion.net/images/cdt/cdt09.jpg
http://www.realmofexcursion.net/images/cdt/cdt10.jpg
http://www.realmofexcursion.net/images/cdt/cdt11.jpg

boister77
07-28-2005, 05:44 PM
i decided to use a spray adhessive to hold the material in place rather than staples. the first step i did was to spray the baffle.
http://www.realmofexcursion.net/images/cdt/cdt12.jpg

after i applied the cloth, i cutout the holes for the mid and tweet
http://www.realmofexcursion.net/images/cdt/cdt13.jpg
http://www.realmofexcursion.net/images/cdt/cdt14.jpg
http://www.realmofexcursion.net/images/cdt/cdt15.jpghttp://www.realmofexcursion.net/images/cdt/cdt16.jpg
http://www.realmofexcursion.net/images/cdt/cdt17.jpg
http://www.realmofexcursion.net/images/cdt/cdt18.jpghttp://www.realmofexcursion.net/images/cdt/cdt19.jpg
http://www.realmofexcursion.net/images/cdt/cdt20.jpg

the nice thing about using a spray adhessive is that it gives you the ability to stretch the material nice and easily. if you find that the form is not what you want, you can simply pull the material from the adhessive and restretch it to your liking. it's also much easier to use than staples/glue in my opinion.

boister77
07-28-2005, 05:45 PM
here's the first layer of resin
http://www.realmofexcursion.net/images/cdt/cdt22.jpg
http://www.realmofexcursion.net/images/cdt/cdt23.jpghttp://www.realmofexcursion.net/images/cdt/cdt24.jpg

since this pod is for a mid and tweet. i'm might not use matting since the pod will have very little ressonance problems. two layers of resin should be more than enough, but i'll see.

here's a test fit of the pod in the dash
http://www.realmofexcursion.net/images/cdt/cdt25.jpg

Alpineinstaller
07-28-2005, 05:48 PM
thats awesome keep posting on the progress

Starky
07-28-2005, 05:50 PM
On the dash? thats nuts.....and your not gonna use any mat? thats even crazier

Acidburn
07-28-2005, 05:50 PM
whoa, looking really good

boister77
07-28-2005, 05:53 PM
On the dash? thats nuts.....and your not gonna use any mat? thats even crazier

haha...yeah. never know till you try. as for the mat, i might not use it since the pod won't have to deal with major ressonance problems. the pod for the midbass will definitely have mat though. but i'll most likely put mat on the dash pod for added strength.

rapfiend03
07-28-2005, 05:58 PM
**** that is nice! good job mayne

boister77
07-28-2005, 06:12 PM
thanks for comments everyone! i'll definitely post more pics of the progress

the_noob
07-28-2005, 07:59 PM
haha...yeah. never know till you try. as for the mat, i might not use it since the pod won't have to deal with major ressonance problems. the pod for the midbass will definitely have mat though. but i'll most likely put mat on the dash pod for added strength.


Tell me how that works out. I've got to build a pod for some 4'' comps soon, and I want to use as little resin and mat as possible, because I'm cheap like that lol.

boister77
07-28-2005, 08:20 PM
Tell me how that works out. I've got to build a pod for some 4'' comps soon, and I want to use as little resin and mat as possible, because I'm cheap like that lol.

i was hoping to do the same but after i added another layer of resin, it was strong but it could use a layer of mat. to be safe and ensure that the pod will be strong, i decided to add a layer of mat.

http://www.realmofexcursion.net/images/cdt/mat01.jpg
http://www.realmofexcursion.net/images/cdt/mat02.jpg
http://www.realmofexcursion.net/images/cdt/mat03.jpg
http://www.realmofexcursion.net/images/cdt/mat04.jpg
http://www.realmofexcursion.net/images/cdt/mat05.jpg
http://www.realmofexcursion.net/images/cdt/mat06.jpg

i would recommend that you add a layer of mat.

AVSTANG02
07-28-2005, 08:56 PM
Wow awsome work!! you make it look so darn easy!!

GCAdidas13
07-28-2005, 09:26 PM
god **** that looks ****

but is your aiming on? or off axis? on purpose or lack of planning?

jujumantb
07-28-2005, 09:33 PM
Does the driver side obstruct your view of the road?
My other concern would be the x-over point between the midrange and midbass, thats a tricky one with 3-ways.

req
07-28-2005, 09:37 PM
i tell you what, your stage is gonna be mighty high. i like it.

how are you going to actually mount them to the locations they fit into?

Rattlebrain
07-28-2005, 09:43 PM
Work looks great... :thumbsup:

Starky
07-28-2005, 09:49 PM
what type of fleece is that? looks mighty thin....and stretchy....something I should use....what is it?

jujumantb
07-28-2005, 09:51 PM
what type of fleece is that? looks mighty thin....and stretchy....something I should use....what is it?
dont use fleece for pods, t-shirt material works much better.

boister77
07-29-2005, 12:29 AM
god **** that looks ****

but is your aiming on? or off axis? on purpose or lack of planning?

off axis to help improve imaging since they are up high.

boister77
07-29-2005, 12:32 AM
Does the driver side obstruct your view of the road?
My other concern would be the x-over point between the midrange and midbass, thats a tricky one with 3-ways.

zero obstruction, i have a huge dashboard. unfortunately i'm not going active nor did i build my own x-overs so i don't have any control on the x-over porints. i'm using the eurosport x-overs for now.

boister77
07-29-2005, 12:33 AM
i tell you what, your stage is gonna be mighty high. i like it.

how are you going to actually mount them to the locations they fit into?

they fit into the existing location where the factory grill snapped into place. i had to do many test fits to make sure the base of the pod is snug. if not, it would probably slide/pop out of place while i'm driving.

boister77
07-29-2005, 12:37 AM
what type of fleece is that? looks mighty thin....and stretchy....something I should use....what is it?

hehehehehe...kinda embarassed to say...but what the heck. it's an old boxer...lol! but seriously, it's a good material to use since it's extremely stretchy.

now that i think about it...i don't think i washed it:sick:

Mr. Opportunist
07-29-2005, 12:42 AM
let us know how it sounds with midbass in doors b/c i plan on doing something very similar to this, work looks great :)

boister77
07-29-2005, 12:53 AM
well i after adding a layer of mat, i decided to give the pods a test run to get an idea of what they will sound like so i could either scratch the project or continue through with it.

mounting the crossover. luckilty this beast of a crossover fits in the factory location of the 5x7 speaker.
http://www.realmofexcursion.net/images/cdt/xover01.jpg
http://www.realmofexcursion.net/images/cdt/xover02.jpg
http://www.realmofexcursion.net/images/cdt/xover03.jpg

unfortunately, the es-600 midbasses doesn't fit my current door pod. so i had to use my cl-6 midbass for early testing.
http://www.realmofexcursion.net/images/cdt/xover04.jpg

after the first rough test of the pods, i am pretty happy. since i put the pods off axis, it helps with the imaging a lot. can't wait to get the es-600 midbass in. pods for them are next.

the_noob
07-29-2005, 01:32 PM
How much fiberglass did you use? Was it more than ~2 quarts?

Nice work, btw :cool:

60ndown
07-29-2005, 07:09 PM
well i after adding a layer of mat, i decided to give the pods a test run to get an idea of what they will sound like so i could either scratch the project or continue through with it.

mounting the crossover. luckilty this beast of a crossover fits in the factory location of the 5x7 speaker.
http://www.realmofexcursion.net/images/cdt/xover01.jpg
http://www.realmofexcursion.net/images/cdt/xover02.jpg
http://www.realmofexcursion.net/images/cdt/xover03.jpg

unfortunately, the es-600 midbasses doesn't fit my current door pod. so i had to use my cl-6 midbass for early testing.
http://www.realmofexcursion.net/images/cdt/xover04.jpg

after the first rough test of the pods, i am pretty happy. since i put the pods off axis, it helps with the imaging a lot. can't wait to get the es-600 midbass in. pods for them are next.


nice work but not very stealth? make sure you fit a good alarm.

boister77
07-29-2005, 08:49 PM
nice work but not very stealth? make sure you fit a good alarm.

it's actually very stealthy. when i park the car for a long term or not in safe area. i simply pop out the pod. i'm using neutrik 4-pin connectors so disconnecting/connecting is a breeze. i can even pop in the factory grills to hide the x-overs. if i'm not parking long term, i got a truck size sun shade that covers most of the dash.

jellyfish420
07-29-2005, 10:55 PM
i like. it looks pretty cool :)

off topic, but did you ever get that amp problem sorted out?

TooLowTooGo
07-31-2005, 02:10 PM
just seen this.. NICE WORK!

djfrestyl
08-01-2005, 04:04 PM
Looks really freakin good.

What kind of car is it going into?

edit: nvm just checked your CarDomain.

Can't wait to see finished product.

boister77
08-01-2005, 06:05 PM
i like. it looks pretty cool :)

off topic, but did you ever get that amp problem sorted out?

yup...thanks btw.

boister77
08-01-2005, 06:05 PM
Looks really freakin good.

What kind of car is it going into?

edit: nvm just checked your CarDomain.

Can't wait to see finished product.

yeah...it ain't the greatest vehicle. but i need a van to haul around equipment. i worked on the door pods for the 6.5" midbass. i'll take some pics when i get my camera back.

omarmipi
05-03-2006, 09:29 PM
Hey, where did the pictures go? I am trying to get some ideas for my midrange dash pod.

bjfish11
05-03-2006, 09:57 PM
they probably go deleted, after all it was over 9 mths ago. *******.......lol