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krisfnbz
04-09-2007, 02:59 PM
So I installed a bunch of stuff this weekend...Ive set the gains properly...

Company RMS:

Front stage: CDT CL 61a's.... 110 RMS Im giving them 120 RMS
Rear Stage: CDT 6x's rated 40 RMS/80 MAX.. giving them 40 RMS

Powered by a kicker 650.4, wow this simply sounds amazing. I know their is much better stuff out there but this 100% satisfies me. The bass response is sooo much better than I thought it was going to be. Deadening my doors was WELL worth it.

Anyways here are a few pics of the finished deadning job... and the pics of the installation of the CDT's

Im going to post 2 times to show all pics

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u14/krisfnbs/Car%20Audio/install012-1.jpg

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http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u14/krisfnbs/Car%20Audio/CDT.jpg

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krisfnbz
04-09-2007, 03:01 PM
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krisfnbz
04-09-2007, 03:02 PM
http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u14/krisfnbs/Car%20Audio/Car%20Installation/4-2-2007151.jpg

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krisfnbz
04-09-2007, 03:04 PM
Ok thats all the pics I have I think, First time ever doing this...

traksta15
04-09-2007, 03:09 PM
looks nice-I would have put the crossovers somewhere else though-still looks nice! Im thinking of buying a set myself

Omarvelous
04-09-2007, 03:34 PM
Yo... i'm back.

If you ever wanna borrow some tools man, hit me up!

Ofcourse u'd be heald liable.... but yea! Let me know neighbor!

Railrocker
04-09-2007, 03:38 PM
Dude you really have come so far.

Great first attempt!!!!!


You will be so much happier with this then what you had before.

krisfnbz
04-09-2007, 03:54 PM
looks nice-I would have put the crossovers somewhere else though-still looks nice! Im thinking of buying a set myself

I was thinking about putting them somewhere else but honestly I just didnt want to go through the hassle of mounting them inside the doors or something, I dont think they look THAT bad, but its not the greatest install. I love my CDT's GREAT deal for $100 flat


Yo... i'm back.

If you ever wanna borrow some tools man, hit me up!

Ofcourse u'd be heald liable.... but yea! Let me know neighbor!

definately I will let you know if I ever need anything, you have a # I can contact you at?


Dude you really have come so far.

Great first attempt!!!!!


You will be so much happier with this then what you had before.

Oh I already am sooooo much happier compared to what I had before. With just the speakers and no sub yet(because the L7 is in the back in the box but hifisoundconnection sent me a defective amp) It sounds like I have an 8 inch sub in the rear thats how good the bass response is.

I cant WAIT until I have an amp to power my L7.

jmanpc
04-09-2007, 04:15 PM
lookin good!

krisfnbz
04-09-2007, 09:48 PM
is this the first construction and install where nobody has anything negative to say??? woooo hoo! :)

the727kid
04-10-2007, 01:34 AM
How many layers of deadner did u use?

req
04-10-2007, 01:53 AM
countersunk drillbit FTW!

:uhoh:

krisfnbz
04-10-2007, 12:54 PM
How many layers of deadner did u use?


About one and a half layers per door....I double filled the holes on each door. I still have some deadener that im going to use in the trunk area

Pl8er
04-10-2007, 01:00 PM
Looks darn good for the first attempt! I had to put my crossovers in the actual door because I couldn't get the wires to run through the door correctly (barely fit one set). Love the speakers though! Let me know how they do on 120rms, I've heard the tweets shut off because of thermal problems on the crossover.

krisfnbz
04-10-2007, 02:17 PM
Looks darn good for the first attempt! I had to put my crossovers in the actual door because I couldn't get the wires to run through the door correctly (barely fit one set). Love the speakers though! Let me know how they do on 120rms, I've heard the tweets shut off because of thermal problems on the crossover.

Thanks...I will let you know how they run on 120rms...I hope my tweets dont shut off... but then again I wont be listening to it at full blast all day everyday. When setting the gains at 22acv 45/50 volume....anything over 40 really doesnt sound that good... and 40 volume is LOUD

mattmcss
04-10-2007, 02:22 PM
my cdt cl61a's sounded best off 180 rms per side btw.

TreyE
04-10-2007, 02:23 PM
step back and take some pictures...all of them are close ups cant see everything overall

krisfnbz
04-10-2007, 08:30 PM
I will when I get time...probably later on today

Calikid
04-10-2007, 08:37 PM
where did u buy the Cdt's??

AVSTANG02
04-10-2007, 08:46 PM
Yikez,... Major air gaps around the screws.

Such a permanent hole in your door.. atleast clean it up with some sort of rubber/metal grommet....

krisfnbz
04-10-2007, 10:22 PM
where did u buy the Cdt's??

woofersetc.com, ordered the 60's and they sent me these free

Pyro_By_Nature
04-11-2007, 12:48 AM
Is that duct tape over your door? It doesn't look like sound deadening...............


You definently have deadening on the outer skin and maybe the door.But duct tape on top of it?

dumple
04-11-2007, 12:54 AM
man i wish i had mdf rings lol i used 2 inch thick foam and doubled it up

krisfnbz
04-11-2007, 09:37 AM
I have deadening all over it, I just covered it with duct tape to... I dont know experiment? So anywhere you see duct tape has pretty much been deadened. I was thinkin maybe the duct tape will help it stick better(because ive heard this stuff comes off after time and whatnot)..I guess well see....I can clearrrrrly tell the difference though!

DejaWiz
04-11-2007, 10:19 AM
You did an amazing job. Glad it all turned out good for you. 'Grats!

Biker
04-11-2007, 04:34 PM
I would like to ask a silly question. Your post says you installed these speakers with MDF Baffels. Was that just your way to attach them to the door or is there some other reasoning behind using these baffels? SQ? or what?

Thanks in advance
Biker

dumple
04-12-2007, 02:48 AM
to bring umm up off the straight metal i assume so the window still closes and what not

Kold_Killa
04-12-2007, 11:02 AM
Man, that looks really nice... I love the tweeter placement... not so much for sound, but for looks that looks great... what vehicle is this?

Oh and yes... move your crossovers, shutting the door is going to eventually probably give you problems... again, looks good.

Kriszilla
04-12-2007, 04:41 PM
I would like to ask a silly question. Your post says you installed these speakers with MDF Baffels. Was that just your way to attach them to the door or is there some other reasoning behind using these baffels? SQ? or what?

Baffles help compensate for sizing diferences between the stock opening and aftermaket speakers. They help decrease the mounting depth, and, when used with a healthy amount of non-hardening modelling clay (between the door & baffle, & between the speaker and baffle), help further eliminate unwanted resonance in the door caused by the speaker by acting as a decoupler.

krisfnbz
04-12-2007, 05:00 PM
I would like to ask a silly question. Your post says you installed these speakers with MDF Baffels. Was that just your way to attach them to the door or is there some other reasoning behind using these baffels? SQ? or what?

Thanks in advance
Biker

Im pretty sure you can use alot of things besides MDF baffles... I didnt use them for SQ enhancement... I used them so my windows would go all the way down. I deadened my doors to improve the SQ(Bass response)


to bring umm up off the straight metal i assume so the window still closes and what not

yep.


Man, that looks really nice... I love the tweeter placement... not so much for sound, but for looks that looks great... what vehicle is this?

Oh and yes... move your crossovers, shutting the door is going to eventually probably give you problems... again, looks good.

Its a 1992 civic...The crossovers are not in the way of the door shutting....


Baffles help compensate for sizing diferences between the stock opening and aftermaket speakers. They help decrease the mounting depth, and, when used with a healthy amount of non-hardening modelling clay (between the door & baffle, & between the speaker and baffle), help further eliminate unwanted resonance in the door caused by the speaker by acting as a decoupler.


yep

CaliforniabOY5
04-12-2007, 05:04 PM
sound deadner = peel n seal :)

goodstuff
04-12-2007, 05:05 PM
I think what he is trying to say is that the crossovers will break over time from the vibration of the door slamming...I like it all except those crossovers, they look like **** with the wires coming through the door like that...but what ever works I guess.

krisfnbz
04-12-2007, 05:12 PM
I think what he is trying to say is that the crossovers will break over time from the vibration of the door slamming...I like it all except those crossovers, they look like **** with the wires coming through the door like that...but what ever works I guess.

I see what you mean now...I guess so... but that means I wouldnt be able to mount them anywhere on the door(inside or out)...either way the door is going to be shut. I know it kind of does look like ****... but im going to ziptie them and cover it with some sort of carpet or something to make it look more resonable.

krisfnbz
04-12-2007, 05:14 PM
Here is a pic of the driver side door that someone requested a few days ago...This is a far away shot of the whole door..I do think the tweeter looks nice...

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u14/krisfnbs/Car%20Audio/Car%20Installation/Picture004.jpg

goodstuff
04-12-2007, 05:30 PM
That last pic you posted doesnt look nearly as bad as the others....I think maybe if you pulled the wire back into the door some and slid them up further (closer to the speaker grill) they wouldn't look half bad....nice tweeter mounts btw.

krisfnbz
04-12-2007, 05:34 PM
Yeah I think im going to do that and then use some sort of a grommet to cover the rest... maybe,..

krisfnbz
04-16-2007, 03:19 PM
just bumping for some civic owners incase they wanted to deaden their doors!