View Full Version : amp rack & mini rant.... **pics **

05-23-2006, 11:54 PM
It's been nice out today and I made an amp rack.... took me like a hour and a half... mached it out of cardboard from a fan box, had a sheet of wood busted out the jigsaw and got to work. Had box carpet left over.






I gotta mini rant too...


Pioneer DEH-4600mp - $60
Power Acoustik PEQ-70 - $25 **
Power Acoustik LT 480/2 (fronts) - $50 **
Power Acoustik xp2k-60c components - $35 **
Power Acoustik A2400db - $260 **
Sonic FX Q 15" - $235
3 cubes @ 30 hz box - $40
Fiberglass materials - $80

** - has warranty

Well, put together a little amp rack and worked on my stereo.... I talked to BassAce today and we were gonna get together and have a listen but my girlfriend stopped by earlier in the day :P. I spent about 2 hours @ Perry Hill elementary and driving around with a buddy afterwards. He said something sounded wrong with the music like the highs ditn have any outputt. So he asked me what my gain was set at and it was real low on the front amp. We turned it up, alot, and did some eq'ing and to my listening tastes this is worth every bit of $785 i estimate it costing before wires and fuses and whatnot, that doesnt count.

Worth every bit, i'm extremely happy. Good sounding music, and the sub is awesome tuned low. I'll get a video tomorrow of this thing movin... I'm keepin it lol, no question about it. can a mod remove my f/s thread please! Thanks enjoy!

Definitely getting metered tomorow


05-23-2006, 11:56 PM
loks good man

05-23-2006, 11:56 PM
looks pretty clean good job

05-23-2006, 11:59 PM
whens the vid coming?

05-24-2006, 12:22 AM
I'll get a video tomorrow of this thing movin...


I was really just sick of opening the trunk and lookin @ a buncha ugly *** wires, and it was made out of scrap wood and carpet. I gotta fun day ahead tomorrow. Tomorrows my last day off work for since i got my wisdom teeth out they are fine now i just want 1 more day lol.
Video, Meter @ Concept Audio (even tho it'll be on an AC190 - may stop by CN Sounds and see if I cant get metered on his TL :) )

Maybe some trim panels this weekend. I always heard dave talkin about some masonite or somethin so i think saturday imma hit the home improvement stores (Lowes, Home Depot, Menards) and see if i cant find some of it.

James Bang
05-24-2006, 02:10 AM
looks clean bud. painting that port would look cleanER. ;) good job nonetheless.

05-24-2006, 02:58 AM
looks clean bud. painting that port would look cleanER. ;) good job nonetheless.

x2 and good use of 1.5 hours =)

05-24-2006, 09:37 AM
The box is going to get redone sometime soon.

05-24-2006, 03:55 PM
135.2 @ 47 hz on the TL today.


need a better tuned box, and put the sub on the same face as the port.

05-24-2006, 04:43 PM
and put the sub on the same face as the port.

why is that?? i had a box designed and the sub is on top and the port is on the bottom end....is that not a good idea for SQL or only SPL?

05-24-2006, 05:10 PM
depends ont he car.

its good for an open set up i believe. I have had it before - I.E. 140.7 @ 29 HZ

Mr. Opportunist
05-24-2006, 05:16 PM
just b/c port isnt on the sub baffle doesnt mean that its a bad design.... my question is how do you expect airflow around the box when you have box sealing it off from the cabin?

05-24-2006, 05:30 PM
there is airflow lol... i just needa change some things around

05-24-2006, 05:40 PM
I dont know what to say I'd expect you to get 140 no problem, only thing I could think of is some small cancellation but I doubt that. When you had it metered, there was a hella lot of rattle but I doubt that it would keep you from 140. Btw what setup did you have that got you 135.5 @ 30hz.

05-24-2006, 05:46 PM
lol that was on a AC190. yeh bass was there, douchebag norris and his douchebag employee buddies. "The termlab software is 1700$", "Ill build you a box like that for $250" .... psshhh

05-24-2006, 05:48 PM
I'd expected a lot of respect from chris since were into the more underground audio, but he talked some ***** about your score when you were in your car.

edit: he was saying that his van can do 50 db's louder, then I mentioned scott owens pioneer truck and I said it was louder than his van. He then said to me that his new van will be lot louder than scott.

05-24-2006, 05:55 PM
lol he's a d*ckhead i'll take that score all day long for $785 system.