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~Magick_Man~
03-12-2006, 12:15 AM
well when i tried to put in my new AA mids they wouldnt fit in the door without moving the window a bit and i dont want to mess with that so i am building a pair of kick pods to house these beasts.
i have got one started so far and hope to ge tsome more progress tomorrow but i have to buff the hell out of my car so i am not sure how much time i will have.
onto the pics.
http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/2064/10007300ks.jpg
http://img477.imageshack.us/img477/6322/10007313xc.jpg
http://img477.imageshack.us/img477/5684/10007325fo.jpg
http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/1060/10007335ua.jpg
http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/5185/10007349ne.jpg
http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/9645/10007356tb.jpg
http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/6094/10007372tk.jpg
http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/9950/10007387kq.jpg
http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/1654/10007397ow.jpg

i will update tomorrow if i get anything done.

~Magick_Man~

MikeyB
03-12-2006, 12:17 AM
Looks good so far bro, keep the pics comin as you progress!

ngsm13
03-12-2006, 12:18 AM
**** my man. I love mine.

nG

~Magick_Man~
03-12-2006, 12:22 AM
**** my man. I love mine.

nG

i like what i have seen so far but one has some kind of noise, it isnt tensil slap i really dont know what it is.
when i get more time to mess with it i might be able to figure out what it is.
and maybe stop it.

~Magick_Man~

Eldorado
03-12-2006, 04:28 PM
kewlness

Slammed
03-12-2006, 04:30 PM
very nice man...Im curious of what you think of em


detailed review man!!!

crazy4ozs
03-12-2006, 04:32 PM
looks awsome so far! ^^and yes tell us hwo they sound!!!!^^

~Magick_Man~
03-12-2006, 06:32 PM
hmm are the pics working for anyone else?, they arent loading for me.
well anyway i just got done sanding the first pod and am about to throw on a layer of glass on the outside and more resin on the inside.

and it will probably be midweek before i have them both put together to do any kind of review.
but we'll see.

~Magick_Man~

AcidicDreams
03-12-2006, 06:33 PM
I don't see them

azbass
03-12-2006, 06:37 PM
I don't see them

x2 :(

~Magick_Man~
03-12-2006, 06:45 PM
x2 :(

grr wtf, they were working fine the other day.
i will see if i can figure out what is up, or i will host them somewhere else.

~Magick_Man~

Slammed
03-12-2006, 06:52 PM
http://img359.imageshack.us/img359/599/cantseeshit3xd.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

:(

~Magick_Man~
03-12-2006, 06:54 PM
there i rehosted them on imageshack and they are working, for now...

~Magick_Man~

Slammed
03-12-2006, 07:04 PM
http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/2236/woohoo0be.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

azbass
03-12-2006, 07:08 PM
ah word. looks awsome. rep for joo

~Magick_Man~
03-12-2006, 07:40 PM
well i got a layer of glass and alot of resin thrown on there and i remember why i hate to use chop mat.
i hate it with a passion.
cloth pwns chop mat, it is soo much easier to work with.
more pics...
http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/5672/10007400aa.jpg
http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/6346/10007417gk.jpg
http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/9482/10007429jt.jpg
http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/7610/10007436qz.jpg
http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/3043/10007449aw.jpg

[IMG]http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/9428/10007466yp.jpg
http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/5291/10007476jj.jpg

i might get the rest of the mat on tonight but it might be tomorrow.

~Magick_Man~

MikeyB
03-12-2006, 08:23 PM
Mat is good to use during the first layers of fiberglassing then you use cloth, that way its easier on you sanding and finishing. Mat is stronger but sloppy.

~Magick_Man~
03-12-2006, 08:36 PM
well it dried alot faster than i was expecting so i got it all sanded up again and i dont think i will put any more glass on.

i still need to figure out what finish to use.
i want to use matching carpet but i doubt i could get it to fit to the curves.
so i will probably paint it with some textured finish so i dont have to make it really smooth.

~Magick_Man~

Slammed
03-12-2006, 08:37 PM
sweet man....


you are inspiring me :)


joo gat dee rep pts!

~Magick_Man~
03-12-2006, 09:41 PM
jacked up the post

~Magick_Man~

~Magick_Man~
03-12-2006, 09:43 PM
http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/1637/10007504ah.jpg
http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/8540/10007495jw.jpg
http://img365.imageshack.us/img365/5336/10007483yl.jpg
http://img365.imageshack.us/img365/1069/10007538zy.jpg
http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/7058/10007525xq.jpg
http://img365.imageshack.us/img365/7387/10007517ld.jpg

last pics for the night

~Magick_Man~

pwnt by pat
03-12-2006, 09:46 PM
Those the arcos or the polys?

~Magick_Man~
03-12-2006, 09:46 PM
ah word. looks awsome. rep for joo


sweet man....


you are inspiring me


joo gat dee rep pts!

thanks for the rep

~Magick_Man~

~Magick_Man~
03-12-2006, 09:47 PM
Those the arcos or the polys?

they are the poly's

~Magick_Man~

CBFryman2
03-12-2006, 10:20 PM
Noah, what happened to your XXX mids? I wanted a pair of these bug Deadener + Amp + New Enclosure = more important to me.

Johnny Drama
03-12-2006, 10:22 PM
Looking good so far man. Cant wait to hear them.

~Magick_Man~
03-12-2006, 10:32 PM
Looking good so far man. Cant wait to hear them.

thanks, and they will be done and in operation by the next meet.

~Magick_Man~

Eldorado
03-12-2006, 10:37 PM
we need pr0nage

ngsm13
03-12-2006, 11:19 PM
Noah, what happened to your XXX mids? I wanted a pair of these bug Deadener + Amp + New Enclosure = more important to me.

My XXX6.5's are still in my truck. I have the poly's for my home ;)...

nG

~Magick_Man~
03-12-2006, 11:24 PM
well i tossed a speaker in the pod and with 120 ish watts playing test tones i was having plenty of tensil slap :(
i might try a small piece of felt or something to stop it.
i dont see any other way to keep it from doing it since the leads are so long.
im gonna email AA and see what they recommend.
and the imaging was pretty bad.
but when i get my dayton tweeters and the other AA mid in i hope it improves alot.
the one i messed with sounded really nice, i need alot of polyfill because i dont have a whole lot of mid bass.

but these are all little things that i will address after i get the 2nd one built and installed.

~Magick_Man~

~Magick_Man~
03-13-2006, 04:10 PM
i just got the first badly done coat of bondo thrown on there.
i will probably need 2-3 more to get it all smooth.
and i am not going to be able to start on the other pod today because i am lazy and waited too long so i dont have enough time before i go to work.
will get it started tomorrow because i dont work tomorrow (i hope)

~Magick_Man~

~Magick_Man~
03-13-2006, 10:21 PM
well i have 3 coats of bondo on it now and it is sanded to 180 grit.
i still need to touch up in a couple places but it is pretty much done.
hopefully i will get the other one built tomorrow and maybe get it sanded down but i doubt i will get that far.

http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/8775/10007548yk.jpg
http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/3599/10007558mh.jpg
http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/6735/10007562lx.jpg
http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/2056/10007578us.jpg
http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/8160/10007585ty.jpg
http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/3733/10007597ro.jpg
http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/604/10007608yr.jpg
http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/7795/10007614qb.jpg
http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/7049/10007627me.jpg

more in next post.

~Magick_Man~

~Magick_Man~
03-13-2006, 10:22 PM
http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/9804/10007633sx.jpg
http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/1737/10007645cn.jpg
http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/2425/10007657bq.jpg

i am pretty happy with how it has turned out so far.
i am still trying to decide on what finish to use.

~Magick_Man~

pwnt by pat
03-13-2006, 10:22 PM
That's a lot of f'ing bondo.

~Magick_Man~
03-13-2006, 10:24 PM
That's a lot of f'ing bondo.

:cool:

~Magick_Man~

Dozy_production
03-13-2006, 10:26 PM
my question is how are you going to mount it. Are you going to place this on some carpet or what? its been a mystery thats been troubling my mind for an eternity, how to mount a kick pod.

~Magick_Man~
03-13-2006, 10:28 PM
my question is how are you going to mount it. Are you going to place this on some carpet or what? its been a mystery thats been troubling my mind for an eternity, how to mount a kick pod.

well i started with the factory kick panel and built off that so i can retain the factory mounting.
and it wedges in there pretty good even without clipping in because of theextra material i added to the edges of it.

~Mafick_Man~

~Magick_Man~
03-17-2006, 11:20 PM
well i finally got the second one built this evening and i threw it in my car because i was tired of listening to one speaker.
and i must say that i was a little worried how it would image when i was just using the passenger speaker.
but i threw the driver side pod and speaker in.
and ran the auto TA/EQ on my deck and i must say i have never heard anything that imaged this well.
i really dont know what to say about it except it is **** near perfect.
and this is running the AA mids and kappa tweeters off the kappa crossover.
i am not sure if i even want to mess with switching to active now since i would cut the power to the speakers by half. from 125 per side to 65 per speaker

i dont have any pictures of it but i will have some tomorrow when i take it back out to bondo that pod. and it will need alot of bondo in some places :crap:

i might toss the cdt hd mids into the pods to compare the two if i get time tomorrow.

~Magick_Man~

UndercoverPunk
03-17-2006, 11:22 PM
well i finally got the second one built this evening and i threw it in my car because i was tired of listening to one speaker.
and i must say that i was a little worried how it would image when i was just using the passenger speaker.
but i threw the driver side pod and speaker in.
and ran the auto TA/EQ on my deck and i must say i have never heard anything that imaged this well.
i really dont know what to say about it except it is **** near perfect.
and this is running the AA mids and kappa tweeters off the kappa crossover.
i am not sure if i even want to mess with switching to active now since i would cut the power to the speakers by half. from 125 per side to 65 per speaker

i dont have any pictures of it but i will have some tomorrow when i take it back out to bondo that pod. and it will need alot of bondo in some places :crap:

i might toss the cdt hd mids into the pods to compare the two if i get time tomorrow.

~Magick_Man~


Switch to active.... ;)

azbass
03-17-2006, 11:23 PM
looks **** man. awsome

~Magick_Man~
03-18-2006, 04:32 PM
i just go the second coat of bondo on it and i will probably need 2 more to get it pretty smooth.
there will be pics this evening.

~Magick_Man~

AllStar1500bd
03-18-2006, 04:43 PM
i just go the second coat of bondo on it and i will probably need 2 more to get it pretty smooth.
there will be pics this evening.

~Magick_Man~Nice job man. The factory mounting makes me drool. I made some kicks during the summer, and couldn't get the imaging to sound right with my kicks mounted in place of the factory ones. I also went sealed for my Z6's, but after 5 months or so of listening to them, it seems like the sealed kicks are just a tad too small. So, basically, they are just kick pods instead of panels. I covered them carpet to match the inside, but they do look a little funky, but they sound perfect :cool: Best components I've ever heard :D I can up some pics of my kick "pods" complete if anyone cares to see them.

Eldorado
03-18-2006, 10:41 PM
Post em foo
:needpics:

azbass
03-18-2006, 10:45 PM
x2dizzle

~Magick_Man~
03-19-2006, 01:49 AM
well i didnt get any in process pictures this time because they were pretty much the same thing as last time except the speaker is mounted on more of an angle.
onto the pics

http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/5998/stuff001.jpg
http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/738/stuff002.jpg

Still plenty of foot room
http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/1297/stuff003.jpg

over here too
http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/2710/stuff005.jpg

The head unit that is making it all possible :)
http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/7015/stuff006.jpg

IB FTW!!!
http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/71/stuff009.jpg

The best $125 i have probably ever spent
http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/5330/stuff010.jpg

Again, IB FTW!!!
http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/1297/stuff011.jpg

i am going to switch it all over to active as soon as i pick up another rca cable.
i already have another speaker cable ran from the kick to the amp so i am ready for the switch.

~Magick_Man~

~Magick_Man~
03-19-2006, 01:54 AM
and if it will just stop raining for a while tomorrow i will get them painted.
i am thinking about bed liner material if i can find a color that kind of matches the carpet.

~Magick_Man~

Eldorado
03-19-2006, 01:57 AM
Non flat cone...FTL !

~Magick_Man~
03-19-2006, 02:01 AM
well i had a flatcone 10o but i wanted bigger and better
and i love this sub, especially since i traded my flatcone for the 16k.
and IB FTW. it sounds great off only 250 watts and blends very well.

~Magick_Man~

Eldorado
03-19-2006, 02:03 AM
I had my 12o super ghetto IB.
It sounded pretty good for me just holding it in the trunk opening where the seats fold down

~Magick_Man~
03-19-2006, 07:49 PM
well i am not going to get sh1t done today because it hasnt stopped raining all day.
maybe it will happen tomorrow.

~Magick_Man~

Eldorado
03-19-2006, 07:59 PM
No rain here :)

~Magick_Man~
03-20-2006, 03:31 AM
well i had a flatcone 10o but i wanted bigger and better
and i love this sub, especially since i traded my flatcone for the 16k.
and IB FTW. it sounds great off only 250 watts and blends very well.

~Magick_Man~

why in the hell did i get negged for this post :pissed:
and they didnt leave their name or any comment. :mad:
oh well life goes on.

~Magick_Man~

Eldorado
03-20-2006, 04:56 AM
2 dot crew ftw ;)

Johnny Drama
03-21-2006, 12:26 PM
Very nice J!!!!

You going to show up this weekend?

~Magick_Man~
03-21-2006, 05:55 PM
Very nice J!!!!

You going to show up this weekend?

i sure hope so.
and i will probably be sporting a pair of 16kv.2s this time :)

although i doubt i will have covered my kicks by then.
i just cant figure out what to do.

~Magick_Man~

Dozy_production
03-21-2006, 08:55 PM
So overall do you like the poly mids? did you get the tinsel slap fixed?

Eldorado
03-21-2006, 09:47 PM
I wish i could find a pair of these mids
I sooo want the Arbiter Tm...heck even the MTM !

~Magick_Man~
03-22-2006, 03:23 AM
So overall do you like the poly mids? did you get the tinsel slap fixed?

overall i love them alot.
one of them still has a bit of tinsel slap when crossed over at 50 hz.
at 63 i am not noticing it.
but i havent really tried to fix it.
next time i have the mid out i will probably get 2 little pieces of felt of something and attach to the backside of the cone to stop it.


I wish i could find a pair of these mids
I sooo want the Arbiter Tm...heck even the MTM !

ill sell you my pair of mids for $120 :naughty: ;)
should have got an order in before they ran out.

~Magick_Man~

Eldorado
03-22-2006, 05:27 AM
$120 with the tinsel lead slap...uhh no :p:
i still need tweets too
I emailed them before everythign ran out. Still havent gotten a response.
And their hours of business were totally conflicting with my work hours.

Megalomaniac
08-07-2006, 08:07 PM
i plan on making kicks for my poly mids, i think i am goin to buy another pair of polys and have 2 runnning just the midbass and the other 2 for the highs and of course i gotta get some tweets for the extreme highs..

wow old thread,but hey thats what searching is for.

UndercoverPunk
08-07-2006, 09:13 PM
I'll have mine for sale in the next few months probably.

They are great for the price... I'll be spending more in the next round...

Megalomaniac
08-07-2006, 11:34 PM
are you selling your Kicker KX650.4 and
Vifa D26NC05 1" Textile Domes

UndercoverPunk
08-08-2006, 02:06 AM
are you selling your Kicker KX650.4 and
Vifa D26NC05 1" Textile Domes

If I can fiind them I'll sell the old vifas... not the kicker.

Megalomaniac
08-08-2006, 11:34 AM
pm a price you want for the vifas shipped

Megalomaniac
08-29-2006, 07:52 PM
Just an FYI for everyone. as soon as i buy some fiberglass and chopped mat i will be starting an Worklog so watch out its my first Fg job,but i have been reading and watching vidz on fiberglassing for about a month now. Kickpanels here i come.

MrSwiss
08-29-2006, 11:12 PM
looks great! i would hope that u finished them with a smooth paint job.

mlstrass
09-03-2006, 02:05 AM
overall i love them alot.
one of them still has a bit of tinsel slap when crossed over at 50 hz.
at 63 i am not noticing it.


Maybe that's why I've never noticed any tinsel slap as I have mine crossed at 80Hz - 2500Hz per Chad from AA. Also running the Vifa tweets from AA at 2500Hz and up. Both are mounted in the doors of a 2000 Altima. Running active and I'm VERY happy with them.

I'm pushing 75 watts to them with the gain at 1/3 at best, any higher and they break up, but they sound very clear and get loud off that power.