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JL Audio
07-03-2008, 04:25 PM
Since Funds have been very low lately and I have been meaning to get around to a system i'm using what I have here and trading for the rest just to finish it off so i'll have something to use for a while. The amps will be strapped. I am a little set back on finishing the big 3, getting more batteries, and deciding on a semi decent HU.


The Build:
Car: 2002 Celica GT
Head Unit: Sony Temporary Unit
Comps: 2 6.5 RE RE Components
Comps Amp: Stetsom TH4120
Subs: 4 12" subs ( undecided )
Sub Amps: 2 Stetsom Digital Vulcan 7Kd 16v
Wiring: Tsunami 1/0 Power and Ground multiple runs
Electrical: Big 3 / EA 200a Alt / 2 Optima Yellowtop G31s / 1 Yellowtop under the hood
Processing:Still Deciding / Ipod Control
Box: Crx Style 9 cubes @ 40 Hz
Deadener: FatMat
Pictures Thus Far:

The Car ( No, the rims are not on it now ):
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/Epyonic1543/910032797_l.jpg
The Amps:
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/Epyonic1543/Car%20audio/stet2.jpg
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/Epyonic1543/Car%20audio/Picture077.jpg
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/Epyonic1543/Car%20audio/S4022827.jpg

That's it for now, was meaning to make this sooner but it'll be a long install either way so may as well started it now. Wish I had the funds to go with other options and deals I couldn't afford now. this will have to do though, should be a little loud I suppose?

JL Audio
07-03-2008, 04:26 PM
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JL Audio
07-03-2008, 04:26 PM
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JL Audio
07-03-2008, 04:26 PM
Last one should cover it. Pics here Sometime.

kovemaster559
07-03-2008, 04:27 PM
cool

dtbrown
07-03-2008, 04:30 PM
So now you keeping the amps. lol

JL Audio
07-03-2008, 04:31 PM
So now you keeping the amps. lol

I would have had another if you could have gotten it at the time when I had... well almost enough cash for another :verymad::furious::mad:!! so there.

and shut up, you like seeing stetsom being used. i'll get back to you on the 4 channel, i'm broke

tez4life
07-03-2008, 04:42 PM
This should be nice, looking foward to it.

pd8731
07-03-2008, 04:43 PM
I don't understand why you have so much power for those subs. Don't get me wrong, you're going to have a loud a$$ system, but it can't see it lasting long with 3.5k per sub.

hrtbrk1
07-03-2008, 04:44 PM
hey is stetsom part of mtx?

MEMPHISFLEX
07-03-2008, 04:46 PM
I don't understand why you have so much power for those subs. Don't get me wrong, you're going to have a loud a$$ system, but it can't see it lasting long with 3.5k per sub.



A real sub will take a *** whooping, and thats what justin is going to give them!!! Cant wait buddy to see this done, been along time for you!!

Pl8er
07-03-2008, 04:50 PM
:popcorn:

MEMPHISFLEX
07-03-2008, 05:05 PM
http://teamgorrilla.weebly.com/justin.html There you go buddy!!

2fnloud
07-03-2008, 05:15 PM
Subscribed! Can't wait to see your progress. Want to see exactly how you are going to support 14K watts for daily use. Not hating, just curious because I need to know how

bones22
07-03-2008, 05:20 PM
get your a$$ to work and lets see something getting done!

DumpinTreos
07-03-2008, 06:01 PM
Tell me if you find some hd3 10's :)

grimreper912003
07-03-2008, 06:06 PM
Nice equipment... To bad its not the sub we talked about before :crap:

Ali1
07-03-2008, 06:12 PM
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pics or ban :crazy:


Since Funds have been very low lately and I have been meaning to get around to a system i'm using what I have here and trading for the rest just to finish it off so i'll have something to use for a while. The amps will be strapped. I am a little set back on finishing the big 3, getting more batteries, and deciding on a semi decent HU. Also having trouble finding more HD3 12s for sale anywhere.


The Build:
Car: 2002 Celica GT
Head Unit: Sony Temporary Unit
Comps: 2 6.5 RE RE Components
Comps Amp: Stetsom TH4120
Subs: 4 AudioQue hd3 12s
Sub Amps: 2 Stetsom Digital Vulcan 7Kd 16v
Wiring: Tsunami 1/0 Power and Ground multiple runs
Electrical: Big 3 / EA 200a Alt / 2 Optima Yellowtop G31s / 1 Yellowtop under the hood
Processing:Still Deciding / Ipod Control
Box: Crx Style 9 cubes @ 40 Hz
Deadener: FatMat
Pictures Thus Far:

The Car ( No, the rims are not on it now ):
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/Epyonic1543/910032797_l.jpg
One of the subs:
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/Epyonic1543/Car%20audio/0619081551.jpg
The Amps:
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/Epyonic1543/Car%20audio/stet2.jpg
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/Epyonic1543/Car%20audio/Picture077.jpg
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/Epyonic1543/Car%20audio/S4022827.jpg

That's it for now, was meaning to make this sooner but it'll be a long install either way so may as well started it now. Wish I had the funds to go with other options and deals I couldn't afford now. this will have to do though, should be a little loud I suppose?

subscribed!


hey is stetsom part of mtx?

please don't mention mtx and stetsom in the same sentence....:verymad:


get your a$$ to work and lets see something getting done!

x2;)


Nice equipment... To bad its not the sub we talked about before :crap:


And what would that be!:eek:

grimreper912003
07-03-2008, 07:38 PM
And what would that be!:eek:

I dont know if he will let me say. It was on the DL before. If TheLow pops in and says I can tell you or tells you himself then I guess you will find out.

bigbangtheory
07-03-2008, 08:02 PM
Nice stuff and subscribed as well. Looks like you are going with what we talked about. Good luck on the build.

SeanDub
07-03-2008, 08:06 PM
I don't understand why you have so much power for those subs. Don't get me wrong, you're going to have a loud a$$ system, but it can't see it lasting long with 3.5k per sub.

It's not like he's ever going to see 14kw from those amps on that electrical. But he may get around 9-10 or so, they are beasts.

JL Audio
07-03-2008, 08:07 PM
I don't understand why you have so much power for those subs. Don't get me wrong, you're going to have a loud a$$ system, but it can't see it lasting long with 3.5k per sub.

the gains will be down a lot, the subs should take it without too much hassle, just have to be careful on the volume knob.


Subscribed! Can't wait to see your progress. Want to see exactly how you are going to support 14K watts for daily use. Not hating, just curious because I need to know how

the stets don't require an insane amount for electrical, I don't plan on that much of an electrical upgrade, if anything i'll be switching out the batteries later on to kinetiks, aside from that, the big 3 and another run or two should be fine. Not going to be cranking it anytime, shouldn't have to even at local shows. It's more a build just to say, this is my system I use daily.. go big or go home right?

JL Audio
07-03-2008, 08:08 PM
It's not like he's ever going to see 14kw from those amps on that electrical. But he may get around 9-10 or so, they are beasts.

someone with experience with their product is always a welcome post :D

galacticmonkey
07-03-2008, 10:28 PM
Why get 16v amps for a 12v system?

You're only going to see around 4,750rms out of each amp, but even less with that electrical power.

Ever used a Stetsom 7k before? Yeah... Not exactly what Id run for daily.

JL Audio
07-03-2008, 10:30 PM
Why get 16v amps for a 12v system?

You're only going to see around 4,750rms out of each amp, but even less with that electrical power.

Ever used a Stetsom 7k before? Yeah... Not exactly what Id run for daily.

umm.. because the 12v version is meant for the car being off, and will shut off on higher voltage. The 16v is the daily version of it.

what kind of logic is that you trying to come up with? do you even know what you're talking about on the different ones? really now gmonk..

and also, the stetsoms don't require a huge amount of electrical but had you read my post you'd seen I plan to upgrade anyhow. thanks for the post regardless but please, know what you're talking about on the 12v and 16v versions. I can't tell if your post is you just trying to be rude but it's what your coming off as and if you're uninformed it'd behoove you to just not comment at all unless you know somewhat of the subject you're talking about.

kovemaster559
07-03-2008, 10:36 PM
Why get 16v amps for a 12v system?

You're only going to see around 4,750rms out of each amp, but even less with that electrical power.

Ever used a Stetsom 7k before? Yeah... Not exactly what Id run for daily.

ive seen alot of people running these things daily. last comp almost every one had stetsom amps. i honestly wanted to go get their amps but i love sundown

JL Audio
07-03-2008, 10:38 PM
ive seen alot of people running these things daily. last comp almost every one had stetsom amps. i honestly wanted to go get their amps but i love sundown

i'm pretty sure he's just unknowing and posting what he thought was correct or sounded right.. still it was funny. :laugh:

I love sundown too though... if they had bigger amps.. :(, i have a 100.4 just sitting a few feet from me.

galacticmonkey
07-03-2008, 10:46 PM
Ive seen some random people use Stetsom 7ks and Mike Hadden used Stetsom 7ks... He didnt have much luck with them on 12v and got rid of them pretty quick. Said they didnt work to well for daily, said he had lots of problems. Swapped to Memphis 4ks and is much happier.

JL Audio
07-03-2008, 10:47 PM
Ive seen some random people use Stetsom 7ks and Mike Hadden used Stetsom 7ks... He didnt have much luck with them on 12v and got rid of them pretty quick. Said they didnt work to well for daily, said he had lots of problems. Swapped to Memphis 4ks and is much happier.

the 12v versions i'd never run daily. is that the one he was using? regardless i'm suing the 16v ones because it's what I have.., go sit in your box and look at it. :p:

did you get vids yet?

galacticmonkey
07-03-2008, 10:49 PM
So do you have any real experience with these amps? Ever actually seen anyone in action? Played around with one? Heard a couple of them going?

Or just read about it?

EDIT: They were 16v they all had. And no videos. Charging batteries up. They wouldnt hold a charge.

SeanDub
07-03-2008, 10:50 PM
someone with experience with their product is always a welcome post :D

Yeah man, I still think you're going to see hella power out of them. I wish had a 7k, or felt like dropping the money for one :crying:

poundindak69
07-03-2008, 10:51 PM
caant wait to see my old sub get some power to it!

JL Audio
07-03-2008, 10:55 PM
So do you have any real experience with these amps? Ever actually seen anyone in action? Played around with one? Heard a couple of them going?

Or just read about it?

EDIT: They were 16v they all had. And no videos. Charging batteries up. They wouldnt hold a charge.

we only had them powered on to make sure they worked, besides that.. not yet I don't have any subs, just now getting the hd3 pictured via a trade. Still have to get the others in. :/ but off hand I did have a nice collection of amps piled up against the wall.

poundindak69
07-03-2008, 10:56 PM
we only had them powered on to make sure they worked, besides that.. not yet I don't have any subs, just now getting the hd3 pictured via a trade. Still have to get the others in. :/ but off hand I did have a nice collection of amps piled up against the wall.

yes you did

galacticmonkey
07-03-2008, 10:59 PM
Yeah, Im just saying Ive talked to and seen alot of people at shows around here who werent pleased with them for daily use on 12v systems.

Its a 16v burp amp.

ascendantsubs1
07-04-2008, 12:02 AM
Thats gonna be retarded!!

I like

dtbrown
07-04-2008, 12:51 AM
I would have had another if you could have gotten it at the time when I had... well almost enough cash for another :verymad::furious::mad:!! so there.

and shut up, you like seeing stetsom being used. i'll get back to you on the 4 channel, i'm broke

No rush. I heard you talked to my friend the the amp I sold you came from. I thought I got back to you about the other 7k but I must have for got. Sorry about that. The other ones won't be for sale for a while.

dtbrown
07-04-2008, 01:05 AM
Why get 16v amps for a 12v system?

You're only going to see around 4,750rms out of each amp, but even less with that electrical power.

Ever used a Stetsom 7k before? Yeah... Not exactly what Id run for daily.

As long as you have proper electrical the 7kd is a great daily amp if run at proper impedance. Only issues I've ever seen are from user error and people trying to run them daily for music below 1ohms. We run our single 7kd every day at 1ohm on 4 kicker L7 10's and the 7kd just blew up a sub. lol In a pontiac aztek with the single 7kd at 1 ohm and 4 10" L7's it spls 151 db at dash and musics 149db.

Besides the cooling fan being a little noisy these amps are power houses for music. Between me my friends we have 5 7kd's and not one issue between all of them. I'm by no means saying that it's the best amp on the planet but it's stronger than most that are similar priced.

brmcm15
07-04-2008, 01:11 AM
very nice amps!!!

looks crazy man!

can't wait to see some vids of the final

twisztdauthorit
07-04-2008, 01:22 AM
ooo...

I dont think its worth dropping all that $ on the 7kd if your not gonna give them proper electrical. Then again I didn't look at your electrical but just saying. Sounds like galactic monkey going ape ****!!!

haha jk

dtbrown
07-04-2008, 01:56 AM
ooo...

I dont think its worth dropping all that $ on the 7kd if your not gonna give them proper electrical. Then again I didn't look at your electrical but just saying. Sounds like galactic monkey going ape ****!!!

haha jk

Actually his battery's he's using isn't that bad for two 7kd's. By no means will he be getting full power out of the two 7kd's but for sure stepping up to two more powerful group 31 battery will be better.

He still should get close to 8k with that battery power.

JL Audio
07-04-2008, 12:21 PM
Actually his battery's he's using isn't that bad for two 7kd's. By no means will he be getting full power out of the two 7kd's but for sure stepping up to two more powerful group 31 battery will be better.

He still should get close to 8k with that battery power.

i'll be adding at least 2-4 more as time permits, then when I have the extra funds, i was going with kinetik but I may look into powermaster now to replace them. I just posted have I have at this time, it may change all through out on the electrical but thus far, g31s are just what I had planned to use. So, in short.. I will have more electrical just posting what I have now rather than what I don't have lol..

Update:
should have pics of the start of the box this upcoming week, looking for a designer still who's willing to help with that, also will have deadening ordered later this upcoming week. Apart from these small updated, anyone want to suggest some HUs to look into? i've owned several premiers / alpine 9815-9885 / sony / that's about it, just looking to see what others use and why.

twisztdauthorit
07-04-2008, 01:03 PM
What type of alternator you gonna run or you just plan on charging the batts up every other night?

Ali1
07-04-2008, 01:43 PM
reading > u !

JL Audio
07-04-2008, 01:49 PM
What type of alternator you gonna run or you just plan on charging the batts up every other night?


it's in the first post



reading > u !

:rolleyes::D