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galacticmonkey
10-04-2008, 08:34 PM
Well heres what Im feeling right now for mids and highs. Im looking for CRAZY loud with decent sound.

I want to try for: 3 10s and 3 tweets per door, 3 10s, a tweeter, and a horn on each side of the glassed center console, and on each side of my wall 4 6s and a horn. All the speakers would be Eminence and all the horns/tweeters would be Selenium.

So in total:
12 10s
8 6s
8 tweeters
4 horns


12 10" Eminence Alphas.
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=290-403&scqty=10 - $449.70

10s amp - 6 10s per channel @ 1.3ohms.
http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=16461 - $379

8 6" Eminence Alphas.
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=290-400&scqty=8 - $0

8 Selenium Tweeters.
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshowdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=264-362&scqty=8 - $294.40

2 Sundown 100.2s. - 4 6s per channel @ 2 ohms on one amp, 4 tweets per channel @ 2 ohms on other.
http://sundownaudio.com/1002.html - $0

4 Selenium Horns.
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=264-204 - $131.20
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=264-318 - $34.40

Horns amp - 4 horns @ 4 ohm bridged.
http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=16352 - $145


Total - $1,433.70

I already have the 8 6s, and 2 Sundown 100.2s. I would just run all Sundown 2 and 4 channels, but they arent big enough for me to run things the way I need. I will use the 2 that I have already though, and just run 1 amp to all the 6s, and another amp to the horns.

The center console will be molded from the dash coming back between the seats, with the speakers firing out, towards the doors, maybe slanted up a little. Get my EQ molded into the console, along with some switches for lights and whatnot.

On the wall, I have 4 6s and 4 tweets as it is, but the pannels can be redone and on each side have 2 6s on the top, then a horn, then 2 more 6s on the bottom. Heres a crappy paint pic.

http://s16.photobucket.com/albums/b6/galamonkey/?action=view&current=Picture012-4-1.jpg

The other amps Im using are something to that will get the job done for cheap, as they will be hidden and never seen anyway.

Eventually Ill get some out back on the amprack too. Maybe something like 8 8s and 4 horns. Ill deal with that when I get there.

Anyway, thats my plans for now. Figured that since progress will start being made now that I have a job (maybe 2 jobs) I would sit down and figure this all out. Well Im ready to be flamed, so lets hear it.

FoxPro5
10-04-2008, 08:52 PM
If you go to a high end home stereo shop, how many drivers per channel do the towers have? For the sake of argument, lets say 4 is the max number of channels available: tweeter, midrange, midbass, and sub....and this is the epitome of accurate stereo music reproduction.

Beerdrnkr
10-04-2008, 08:55 PM
Ouch

headless
10-04-2008, 08:58 PM
What a ****ing ****** idea.

Savstyle
10-04-2008, 09:03 PM
thats ****in retarded

but thats the way florida does it

a whole mess of ****** drivers

nothin better than some ****** sound

tez4life
10-04-2008, 09:05 PM
Do what you do G Monk. I have respect for anyone who drives a van with 20 something 15s in the back lol. Got to have something to keep up with all that back there correct?

Vids pls when its all complete :)

galacticmonkey
10-04-2008, 09:59 PM
I know what it will sound like. For my last couple setups Ive ran nothing but Eminence, and I love em. They sound great if you tune them in correctly and go easy with the tweeters.

Rap is really the only thing I listen to in my car anyway. I just cant force myself to have that much bass and listen to rock. Right now I cant really hear much but bass when I turn it up.

Will be fixed soon.

lil_italy773
10-04-2008, 10:07 PM
if i wasnt doing all soundstream id do eminence. they have great sensitivity and get real loud and do sound good. looks good dev, cant wait to see vids or drive up for a show and hear them when completed.

galacticmonkey
10-04-2008, 10:09 PM
It should be 3 months or so before all the mids/highs are in, but in two weeks or so I should have my van running at 18v. ;)

lil_italy773
10-04-2008, 10:13 PM
hell yeah 18v is the shizzle. im wanting to run 18v too but still lookin for a place that makes dual brakets, u know of any?

galacticmonkey
10-04-2008, 10:21 PM
Unless you have a common car, like an Astro, you need to get them custom made. Thats what I gotta do.

You could always just run a single 16v and a stepdown module.

lil_italy773
10-04-2008, 10:35 PM
i thought bout that but i want to get all i can out this xxx-6500.

man yer van was killer on reg voltage cant wait to see the dif with 18v:eek:

galacticmonkey
10-04-2008, 10:38 PM
Those Sundowns dont make the power I need dropping down to 10.5v. When I charged them and they were sitting at 14.5 I almost shat myself. It made my system at the show sound like 2 12s.

18v is just going to be sick.

Pioneer~Saturn
10-04-2008, 10:41 PM
hell yeah 18v is the shizzle. im wanting to run 18v too but still lookin for a place that makes dual brakets, u know of any?

Gotta roll on that custom, son ;)

orangecounty1
10-04-2008, 10:56 PM
go with the eminence, people talk crap even though they've never heard them

galacticmonkey
10-04-2008, 11:07 PM
Im not letting some tards on a forum change my mind.

Even though I <3 all ca.com members.

king ranch
10-04-2008, 11:10 PM
i sat in a friends of mines car who has a audio shop and does it for a living he had 4 12's q-power subs i recall with 6 6 1/2's eminece and they were loud and sounded very clear with no distortion, the car itself was loud

galacticmonkey
10-06-2008, 01:04 AM
If kingranch likes em, you know they gotta be good.

orangecounty1
10-06-2008, 08:10 AM
oh, fa sho.

buy my eminence 10s you prick.

kovemaster559
10-06-2008, 08:21 AM
WHY ? gala why the **** would you do this just lower the ****ing bass. thats prolly what got you skinny is 160 dbs shacking tha fat off your body. your still fat in my eyes. and i still love your tall white *** any who cary on eminece makes good ****

kovemaster559
10-06-2008, 08:22 AM
If kingranch likes em, you know they gotta be good.

x2 :laugh::laugh::laugh:

nitro_freak1
10-07-2008, 04:08 PM
its k chuck. I love em too. Van should be nutz. Its just a FL thing outsiderz wouldnt understand. **** im running 4 12in alpha's, an 4 sets of PG RSD's in a little *** saturn (if i sell the caprice LOL)

orangecounty1
10-07-2008, 04:14 PM
lol yea its the thing here

people will have 4 15" eminence, with 2 12" subs LOL

nitro_freak1
10-07-2008, 04:20 PM
well if it all works out it will be a wall of 8 12's. I just gotta buy the saturn. Im waiting to hear from the guy. $500 bux runs great, 5spd, and has a/c.

James Bang
10-07-2008, 04:23 PM
yikes

galacticmonkey
10-07-2008, 06:22 PM
Kove, have I ever told you I have a man-crush on you? :confused:

It will be loud, I just cant wait. Ordered my 16v alt a few minutes ago... So thats pretty ballin too.

Loud mids and highs are just a cool thing to have. Check this ish out. Old school Chevy with 3 15" RF T2s in a bandpass, 12 EV 12s, and a crapload of Eminence 6.5s and Selenium Horns. Looks loud as ****. Never heard it, but a buddy of mine (Harry) built it.

http://a207.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/108/l_3b7a27fea513935ae8082e1e4cc3564e.jpg

http://a505.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/95/l_4ae89113c80f7b53e7a03cd8277ecce8.jpg

http://a364.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/54/l_a2ffa90cf4393df979354daf13f60b2b.jpg

http://a579.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/7/l_3867bf08735ceb741df43cd68773a9a2.jpg

http://a787.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/14/l_724b4172bd4eee21e4542028a7194da2.jpg

kovemaster559
10-07-2008, 06:25 PM
Kove, have I ever told you I have a man-crush on you? :confused:


no you havent but it wouldnt amaze me since your not the first guy to have a crush on mehhhh.


dude your build is going to be nuts.

James Bang
10-07-2008, 06:32 PM
poor car...

JayinMI
10-07-2008, 10:04 PM
I thought the same thing. At least it's probably a 50 footer, I'd hate to think they did that to a *nice* car.

Jay

galacticmonkey
10-09-2008, 01:34 PM
Those old Impalas are sweet.