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KHARPS
07-20-2008, 04:00 PM
1.3ft^3 enclosure for (2) 10'' ICONS, with the older cones. Here are a few pics of my progress. I'll have more pictures of the box in my truck when the subs come in


http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll385/tezin87/100_1704.jpg

I had to make the back of the box in two seperate pieces to allow me to get around the hump on the back of the cab

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll385/tezin87/100_1705.jpg

And a couple pics with a 10'' BL to show how tight of a squeeze its going to be

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll385/tezin87/100_1709.jpg

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll385/tezin87/100_1711.jpg

5.3bowtie
07-20-2008, 04:08 PM
what truck?

KHARPS
07-20-2008, 04:10 PM
1999 Ranger regular cab. I'll get some more pictures up soon when the subs come in. Not too much space behind those seets.

Lingerfelt
07-20-2008, 04:13 PM
Are the Icons going to fit? That BL seems really close, are the Icon's slugs smaller than the BL's?

KHARPS
07-20-2008, 04:16 PM
I sure hope they fit. They are listed at 6'' deep and the Bl is listed at 6.25'' deep. I can always make a ring to put on the baffle to give me an extra .75'' if I need it.

Lingerfelt
07-20-2008, 04:19 PM
I sure hope they fit. They are listed at 6'' deep and the Bl is listed at 6.25'' deep. I can always make a ring to put on the baffle to give me an extra .75'' if I need it.

Just goes to show the number of slugs in a motor doesn't always translate to it's size. :crazy:

Good luck with your build, I always wanted to try out an Icon, unfortunately I was in the market for an 18".

I love the baby blue on black theme.

KHARPS
07-20-2008, 04:23 PM
Thanks....they sure look **** on the screen, I can't wait to see them in person. I just realized that the ICONS don't have a chamfer on the magnet like my Bl does. So they may not fit without adding a ring to the baffle.

alxmlr789
07-20-2008, 04:30 PM
I seas some neo's

Nice tweets ;)

KHARPS
07-20-2008, 04:35 PM
I seas some neo's

Nice tweets ;)

Thanks, too bad I'm using them with a Pioneer ts-c720 passive crossover right now. They are not up to their potential, but they still sound very nice.

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll385/tezin87/100_1691.jpg

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll385/tezin87/100_1693.jpg

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll385/tezin87/100_1694.jpg

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll385/tezin87/100_1697.jpg

And a pic showing a peek of the deadening before the rest of the ensolite went on

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll385/tezin87/100_1692.jpg

Notice the Dodge floormats in a Ford. Oh well, hopefully only one more year with this truck anyways....

denim
07-22-2008, 05:01 PM
Looking good.

KHARPS
07-23-2008, 03:17 PM
Thanks. One of the Icons should be here Friday, and I'm not sure if J sent the second one out yet, but I can't wait.

bigbangtheory
07-23-2008, 04:46 PM
Have you ever listened to the full set of the 720's? I see you went with the Neo's, just wondering how the whole set sounded.

Nice job so far as well.

KHARPS
07-23-2008, 09:01 PM
I went with the neo's because I bought the set used and one of the tweeters was blown. A replacement tweeter from Pioneer was $100 and wasn't available for a few months. But....I did hook up the one working one for a few songs and it sounded real good to me. If I had a complete working set there would be no reason to switch out the tweets, unless you were to run active.

KHARPS
07-23-2008, 09:10 PM
Well I finished putting the box together today. I had to run up to Home Depot to buy a 2' x 2' sheet of 3/4'' mdf (handy panel or whatever they call it) but they were all out. So I drove down the street to Menards and they didn't have any either (our Menards lumber section must have been set up by a crack head by the way). So I bought a piece of 3/4'' birch plywood instead. Here are a few pics:

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll385/tezin87/100_1713.jpg

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll385/tezin87/100_1714.jpg

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll385/tezin87/100_1715.jpg

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll385/tezin87/100_1716.jpg

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll385/tezin87/100_1717.jpg

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll385/tezin87/100_1718.jpg

And I went to town with the caulk and glue so it should be sealed up real real well.

KHARPS
07-24-2008, 08:46 PM
Here are some updated pictures:

Filling in the screw holes with wood filler

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll385/tezin87/100_1719.jpg

Laying out the polyfill

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll385/tezin87/100_1720.jpg

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll385/tezin87/100_1721.jpg

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll385/tezin87/100_1722.jpg

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll385/tezin87/100_1723.jpg

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll385/tezin87/100_1724.jpg

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll385/tezin87/100_1725.jpg

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll385/tezin87/100_1726.jpg

ThatChevyGuy
07-24-2008, 08:50 PM
might wanna do it again.
Doesnt look very nice and a single chamber cant be good for the subs.
I recommend a dual chamber, and you might have to run one 12" to get the space required. Also, roundover your corners and sand the box before you paint.

stuckinok
07-24-2008, 08:53 PM
the box might look better if you used bedliner

ThatChevyGuy
07-24-2008, 08:56 PM
I had a 99 ranger reg cab and managed to squeeze a 15" between the seats. It wasnt near enough space and the pole vent was close to the back of the box, and the sub failed again, and again, and again.... Keep that in mind.

KHARPS
07-24-2008, 08:57 PM
I don't really care how it looks as it will be behind the seats and never seen. What's wrong with a single chamber box? The Icons need .5-.8 and with some polyfill they will be seeing .7 per chamber.

KHARPS
07-24-2008, 08:58 PM
I've had a couple 12'' Kappa Perfects in a single chamber box and they sounded great, so hopefully this will work out.

mrogowski
07-24-2008, 08:59 PM
Sweet SSA goodness :yumyum:

ThatChevyGuy
07-24-2008, 08:59 PM
Im just tryin to save you more work and failed subs.
Do what you will. Good luck.

KHARPS
07-24-2008, 09:01 PM
Im just tryin to save you more work and failed subs.
Do what you will. Good luck.

No I really appreciate all the tips....I hope my responses don't seem like I'm being a jerk. I'm probably going to have to fab up some rings to extend the subs 3/4'' anyhow, so the pole vents shouldn't be an issue.

ThatChevyGuy
07-24-2008, 09:02 PM
Ok that will be better. Have you test fitted the box? My box was a ***** to get in there even with the seat out LOL

KHARPS
07-24-2008, 09:04 PM
And I wish I could round the corners....but I don't own a router. I might even lay a ring down to extend the subs then another to make them flush, and then give fiberglassing a try. Who knows?

mrogowski
07-24-2008, 09:08 PM
I fail to see a problem with two drivers sharing a single box. Usually 1 inch clearance for a port vent is sufficient. If there is a perceived issue with the build, place a 'V' riser right behind the driver to help disperse the air.

The rest of your suggestions appear to be strictly cosmetic unless I missed something less obvious.

KHARPS
07-24-2008, 09:11 PM
Thanks mrogowski. And the box fits like a freakin glove. One of the Icons is coming in tomorrow so I'll probably fill in the second cutout with my 10'' Bl for the time being....just so I can hear these beauties.

ThatChevyGuy
07-24-2008, 09:12 PM
I guess im picky.

KHARPS
07-24-2008, 09:12 PM
And as far as cosmetic goes...I couldn't really care less. Well I hate to say care less but as long as it sounds great then who cares what it looks like. Especially in my case where only about 5% of the enclosure is visible.

mrogowski
07-24-2008, 09:13 PM
Interesting. What made you decide to change from the BL to the Icon?

KHARPS
07-24-2008, 09:14 PM
No freaking room for a low tuned, small ported box, JL 1000/1, and a Sundown 100.2 in a Ford Ranger. God that truck has been sticking it to me in the audio department since I've owned it (5 years). If I had a normal vehicle I would have saved myself so much money.

KHARPS
07-24-2008, 09:15 PM
And for what its worth, I was so close to picking up a 10'' or 12'' IXL until Godsmack over at SSA hooked it up with these Icons.

mrogowski
07-24-2008, 09:25 PM
Hahaha. I'm sure you will be happy with the output of these...

5.3bowtie
07-24-2008, 09:25 PM
curious to know how it sounds once its all done.

KHARPS
07-24-2008, 09:27 PM
I hope so. Otherwise I'm going to have to either sell them and get a single 12, or bring this truck to a shop and pay them to find a way to mount my amps right up under the window ledge. I'll take more pictures this weekend with the box in so you know what I mean.

KHARPS
07-24-2008, 09:30 PM
curious to know how it sounds once its all done.

I'll be sure to let you guys know how they sound....and trust me, I'll be brutally honest. I'll only be able to compare them to (2) 10'' Viper Audio sealed (sounded soooo good until they were stolen:furious: , (2) 12'' Kappa Perfects sealed, 12'' cvr sealed, (2) 10'' type r's sealed, and a 10'' Bl ported with way too little port area.

KHARPS
07-25-2008, 12:21 PM
Well the first Icon is out for delivery, which means I won't get it until 5:30 this evening. Would having the bl in there just to plug the hole (not hooked up) hurt anything? Just for the time being until the second one comes in next week.

mrogowski
07-25-2008, 02:18 PM
Well, if you leave it in there, short the terminals together on the BL and don't push the Icon hard.

KHARPS
07-26-2008, 04:35 PM
The first Icon was waiting for me yesterday when I got home from work.

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll385/tezin87/100_1727.jpg

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll385/tezin87/100_1728.jpg

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll385/tezin87/100_1728.jpg

KHARPS
07-26-2008, 04:38 PM
there's a little rip on the surround but no big deal
http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll385/tezin87/100_1729.jpg

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll385/tezin87/100_1730.jpg

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll385/tezin87/100_1731.jpg

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll385/tezin87/100_1732.jpg

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll385/tezin87/100_1733.jpg

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll385/tezin87/100_1735.jpg

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll385/tezin87/100_1736.jpg

Scott15
07-26-2008, 04:40 PM
nice looking sub it's too bad about the surround :(

KHARPS
07-26-2008, 04:40 PM
yeah I had no idea there was going to be a rip there....but its not very deep at all and hopefully it will stay that way

5.3bowtie
07-26-2008, 07:36 PM
I'll be sure to let you guys know how they sound....and trust me, I'll be brutally honest. I'll only be able to compare them to (2) 10'' Viper Audio sealed (sounded soooo good until they were stolen:furious: , (2) 12'' Kappa Perfects sealed, 12'' cvr sealed, (2) 10'' type r's sealed, and a 10'' Bl ported with way too little port area.

mmmmm.....I really like my viper components, never heard any of their subs though.

mrogowski
07-26-2008, 07:40 PM
So is it a used or demo unit? Is that the reason for the tear in the surround?

KHARPS
07-26-2008, 07:41 PM
mmmmm.....I really like my viper components, never heard any of their subs though.

They were unreal. A local authorized dealer had them (this was about 4 years ago) and I put them in an absolutely tiny tiny sealed enclosure, about .4 each. Just loved them, had them running off the older all silver hifonics brutus bdi1000 or whatever the model was and just loved it. Apparently someone else liked it more than I did because they pulled my door lock out with a screwdriver and stole everything in my truck in my school parking lot!

KHARPS
07-26-2008, 07:44 PM
So is it a used or demo unit? Is that the reason for the tear in the surround?

I bought them from Godsmack over on SSA. He bought4 from the first production run last year.

KHARPS
07-26-2008, 07:47 PM
http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll385/tezin87/subwoofers_big.jpg

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.evosoft.dk/images/viper_audio/va_subwoofers.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.evosoft.dk/viper_audio.html&h=125&w=159&sz=9&hl=en&start=1&um=1&tbnid=KUQOdeYUrIdsoM:&tbnh=76&tbnw=97&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dviper%2Baudio%2Bsubwoofer%26um%3D1%26 hl%3Den%26sa%3DN

5.3bowtie
07-26-2008, 11:27 PM
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa312/53bowtie_2002/component_650.gif

***** about your stuff gettin stolen too. hopefully the new stuff will be around for awhile longer.

KHARPS
07-27-2008, 12:10 AM
Yeah lets hope so. Right after that got stolen I picked up an alarm. I've had several different set-ups since then and no problems (knock on wood) but the paranoid feeling never goes away. I'd love to see how you got a solox in your truck, where can I see some pics?

5.3bowtie
07-27-2008, 01:12 AM
ygpm

KHARPS
07-27-2008, 02:37 PM
teaser pics

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll385/tezin87/100_1739.jpg

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll385/tezin87/100_1740.jpg

Rashaddd
07-27-2008, 03:23 PM
Well, if you leave it in there, short the terminals together on the BL and don't push the Icon hard.

:confused:

Can you explain why

KHARPS
07-27-2008, 03:43 PM
I was real confused about that too. I just screwed it in the box without doing anything, and only listened to the Icon for a few min. It sounded real nice during the short time I had it hooked up though.

KHARPS
08-02-2008, 02:56 PM
The truck

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll385/tezin87/100_1765.jpg

How it fits
http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll385/tezin87/100_1764.jpg

KHARPS
08-03-2008, 11:34 PM
These guys sound so good! For a pair of 10's in a small sealed box with 500 each they have respectable output. But they just sound so good, I can't stress that enough.

bunkerking09
08-03-2008, 11:37 PM
man looks like your suffocating the little guys

KHARPS
08-03-2008, 11:38 PM
They're getting .7 each and SSA recommends .5-.8 or something like that. I wish I had more room....believe me.

BigJoker
08-03-2008, 11:43 PM
nice.


why didn't you come to any of the shows?

KHARPS
08-03-2008, 11:44 PM
I was in the middle of moving into a new house down at school...everything was so hectic. How were they?

KHARPS
08-03-2008, 11:58 PM
Is there going to be anything in the near future or was that the last show?

BigJoker
08-04-2008, 12:26 AM
Is there going to be anything in the near future or was that the last show?

i think there is one on the 30th.

Southside customs show was ok. not a big turnout. mostly muscle cars. no one with sounds.

todays show had alot of lowriders and some people with sounds.

there are suppose to be cruise nights on tuesday at toyota park. got to make sure on that one.

but they also have cruise nights on thursdays at wendys on 79th harlem.