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AQHDC3
02-14-2010, 12:57 AM
Time to upgrade The Exploder. Here is the equipment I will be using:
-4 18" AudioQue HDC3s Copper Coils
-1 JBLa6000GTi
-1 Infinity Reference 7541a
- Alpine CDA-9886
-1 Kinetik HC2000 Batt
-4 134ah C&D Batts
-1 DB Electric 220 amp alt. (Looking into DC alt)
-Still shoping for components
-Box 23^3 tuned to 37 (may slightly change once I finish the final design space is tight)

Equipment:
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera034.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera002.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera004.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera013.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera021.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera140.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera145.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera150.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera142.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera025.jpg

TrUnK WaNgIn'
02-14-2010, 01:05 AM
Nice build, kinda like mine. Should be loud!!:cool:

AQHDC3
02-14-2010, 01:05 AM
Wiring looks a little messy, but once everything is together it looks better.
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera050.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera052.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera054.jpg

Start of the amp rack:
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera087.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera088.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera089.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera093.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera094.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera096.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera099.jpg

AQHDC3
02-14-2010, 01:07 AM
More amp rack pics:
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera102.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera103.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera104.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera106.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera107.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera110.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera111.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera113.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera114.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera115.jpg

AQHDC3
02-14-2010, 01:09 AM
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera116.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera117.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera118.jpg



I had to modify it a little bit from what the last picture shows by changing the angle and there are 2 runs of ground and 2 runs of power feeding into the amp instead of 1 each.

AQHDC3
02-14-2010, 01:12 AM
There will be more pics to come very soon. Here is a very basic idea of what the box will look like. Demensions arent all correct in this drawing:

http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/BOXDESIGN-1.jpg

mbrooky
02-14-2010, 01:18 AM
man that amp is ridonkulous! lookin good! MOAR!!! :)

AQHDC3
02-14-2010, 01:22 AM
man that amp is ridonkulous! lookin good! MOAR!!! :)

Haha. Thanks man! I will be updating with more pics very soon :)

AQHDC3
02-14-2010, 01:53 AM
I suppose I could put up pics of the Exploder its all going in also :D
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/Explorer/taylorscamera575.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/Explorer/taylorscamera554.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/Explorer/taylorscamera569.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/Explorer/taylorscamera567.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/Explorer/taylorscamera556.jpg

byrdman75
02-14-2010, 01:56 AM
wow lol nice build so far. when i first saw the amp by itself looks like a old kicker 200 watt, lol so i was kinda confused, then i saw it on the amp rack, omg i think its bigger than my car

Annnarbor84
02-14-2010, 02:13 AM
Good looking build!!

AQHDC3
02-14-2010, 10:48 AM
Good looking build!!

Thanks bro! Hopefully I can get a lot more done today.

2000LaDe
02-14-2010, 11:13 AM
nice amp

soloXgt
02-14-2010, 11:26 AM
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera117.jpg

das a lot of amp

amartin_72
02-14-2010, 11:27 AM
Very respectable amp. It looks like JBL or crown really tried to come up with a new way to do it. I like the totally different approach. Where are they made china or korea? us? Arent they really efficient? What impedance will you run it at?

amartin_72
02-14-2010, 11:31 AM
YEah I love how it looks in the vehicle. HUGE.

Also dont get components get something from parts express like seleniums or eminence

AQHDC3
02-14-2010, 11:33 AM
Very respectable amp. It looks like JBL or crown really tried to come up with a new way to do it. I like the totally different approach. Where are they made china or korea? us? Arent they really efficient? What impedance will you run it at?

I am pretty darn sure the Crown was made here in the US, it is very efficient, It will do about 8k 1-4ohms (14volts) give or take a few hundred watts so Im going to run it at 1ohm and I wont have to worry about rise effecting the output of the amp. Actually the higher the rise the better up to 4ohms. Its kind of nice not having to worry about rise :)

SPLluminator
02-14-2010, 11:39 AM
YEah I love how it looks in the vehicle. HUGE.

Also dont get components get something from parts express like seleniums or eminence

x2 on this, it will take alotta comps to keep up with that.

AQHDC3
02-14-2010, 11:50 AM
YEah I love how it looks in the vehicle. HUGE.

Also dont get components get something from parts express like seleniums or eminence


x2 on this, it will take alotta comps to keep up with that.

Thanks for the suggestion guys! I will look into some.:thumbsup:

Highs on bass
02-14-2010, 12:26 PM
hmmm I'd like to see some 3 way setups in here. like 2 or 3 selenium's and maybe a bullet tweeter and maybe 2 midrange drivers like the dome midrange. should do well to keep up with what you need. Def not the cheapest way to go but still would be very clean and wouldn't need a crazy amount of woofers in each door to keep up with decent sq.

BigJoker
02-14-2010, 02:12 PM
nice

AQHDC3
02-14-2010, 06:59 PM
Start of the box:

http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera156.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera157.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera158.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera160.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera161.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera165.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera162.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera166.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera164.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera167.jpg

power-fanatic07
02-14-2010, 07:01 PM
looks heavy, more pics

thericanballer
02-14-2010, 07:08 PM
omg so nice

amartin_72
02-15-2010, 10:16 AM
whats the goal for db/hz. a lot.

AQHDC3
02-15-2010, 11:48 AM
Well got the box pretty much done its about 22 cubes tuned to 32. Still have to cover and finish up some bracing, did a quick test and holy crap does it drop low and gets loud. I will have a lot more pics up later once im off work tonight. I will also have some vids once we hit at least 30 degrees here in Nebraska.

Lonnie
02-15-2010, 12:40 PM
YEah I love how it looks in the vehicle. HUGE.

Also dont get components get something from parts express like seleniums or eminence

Thats what she said :fro:

Anyways nice...would love to have the money that you all spend on these systems XD

wone
02-15-2010, 04:52 PM
good build here

AQHDC3
02-15-2010, 09:15 PM
Pics uploading... Should have them up here shortly :)

AQHDC3
02-15-2010, 09:18 PM
Pics!
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera168.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera169.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera172.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera173.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera179.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera180.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera185.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera187.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera190.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera197.jpg

AQHDC3
02-15-2010, 09:20 PM
More pics:
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera200.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera206.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera208.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera209.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera210.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera213.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera216.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera217.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera219.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera222.jpg

AQHDC3
02-15-2010, 09:22 PM
more pics:
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera224.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera225.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera227.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera228.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera232.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera231.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera234.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera235.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera236.jpg

AQHDC3
02-15-2010, 09:22 PM
more pics:
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera237.jpg
http://i708.photobucket.com/albums/ww84/345roush/EXPLORER%20BUILD/taylorscamera238.jpg

46panel
02-15-2010, 09:27 PM
Dang very nice! Now need vids! Also you get my pm?

AQHDC3
02-15-2010, 09:30 PM
Dang very nice! Now need vids! Also you get my pm?

Thanks a lot bro. I will get vids soon. Its freezing here so just waiting for a little rise in temp. Ill check my pm here in a second.

billetproof97'
02-15-2010, 10:23 PM
dang i bet your gonna have some mad cab flex. very nice install, you have plans to cover the box with carpet? :)

Brandon

AQHDC3
02-15-2010, 10:30 PM
dang i bet your gonna have some mad cab flex. very nice install, you have plans to cover the box with carpet? :)

Brandon

Ya im still going to put a top piece on and flush mount the subs then vinyal or carpet it.

MyTrunkSlamz
02-15-2010, 10:45 PM
nice i just bought a aq3500 and plan on getting 4 15" hdc3's who designed your box i may need someone to mock on up for me to build

AQHDC3
02-15-2010, 10:54 PM
nice i just bought a aq3500 and plan on getting 4 15" hdc3's who designed your box i may need someone to mock on up for me to build

My buddy and I designed the box.

MyTrunkSlamz
02-15-2010, 11:29 PM
for sure if i dont get this box design figured out im gonna hit you up for some help :)

AQHDC3
02-15-2010, 11:50 PM
for sure if i dont get this box design figured out im gonna hit you up for some help :)

Sounds good.:thumbsup:

DB-Audio
02-15-2010, 11:59 PM
**** looks good bro you should clear out the tail lights though but this is gonna get loud

One Bad MOFO
02-16-2010, 12:38 AM
****! that looks nuts! Great job

Buck
02-16-2010, 12:44 AM
This won't be loud. :)

Savag3
02-16-2010, 04:45 AM
sik. . . nice build

AQHDC3
02-17-2010, 10:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1kzc_tMHYg
Video doesnt do it justice. Flex is twice as bad in person. They are still in the break in stage. Got one more uploading...

jeep2000
02-17-2010, 10:35 PM
Great Job thats some sick flexing:)

AQHDC3
02-17-2010, 11:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAK16mU5KvA

2nd vid

AQHDC3
02-18-2010, 08:13 PM
Should be throwing it on the TL this saturday. Ill take some vids and post up some numbers :)

power-fanatic07
02-18-2010, 08:22 PM
153 @ 42 hz is my guess. looks brutal

AQHDC3
02-18-2010, 08:31 PM
153 @ 42 hz is my guess. looks brutal

I think its gonna peak a little lower than 42. But I will just have to wait and see.

15nissen
02-18-2010, 08:47 PM
153 @ 42 hz is my guess. looks brutal

If that is all it metered, I would laugh.



If that set up didn't meter over a 55 on music, you did something very wrong.

Lets hope not, looks good!

AQHDC3
02-19-2010, 01:25 AM
Just another vid. My buddy took it on his blackberry so its not the best quality but you get the point.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJt7R-EShgU

bhsdriller
02-19-2010, 01:49 AM
fvck that amp is huge.....lol

LDW3RD
02-19-2010, 01:15 PM
nice build.

DDbump
02-19-2010, 04:26 PM
nice flex

DDbump
02-19-2010, 04:27 PM
55 on music is expecting too much. i say a 151 at 38hz. looks good! i love my aq 18s

jbizzle
02-19-2010, 04:42 PM
55 on music is expecting too much. i say a 151 at 38hz. looks good! i love my aq 18s

That would be sad if it only did that.

twistedchild420
02-19-2010, 04:55 PM
Where the *** have i been? Great build here man! Loving it!

AQHDC3
02-19-2010, 06:50 PM
55 on music is expecting too much. i say a 151 at 38hz. looks good! i love my aq 18s

Im definitly hoping its a lot better than a 151. I did a 150.5 with 2 15" HDC3s @ 38hz and this sounds a hell of a lot louder than that did.

AQHDC3
02-19-2010, 06:55 PM
nice build.

nice flex

Where the *** have i been? Great build here man! Loving it!

Thanks guys!

Jh8909
02-19-2010, 07:14 PM
So that db alt is still holding up huh? nice build btw. :thumbupw:

AQHDC3
02-19-2010, 07:18 PM
So that db alt is still holding up huh? nice build btw. :thumbupw:

Its actually not doing to bad. Im going DC soon tho.

loudrango
02-19-2010, 09:31 PM
nice build man.in for numbers tomorrow.

Annnarbor84
02-20-2010, 03:01 AM
55 on music is expecting too much. i say a 151 at 38hz. looks good! i love my aq 18s

I would set **** on fire and walk away if it only did that

hatedonmostly
02-20-2010, 04:03 AM
I would set **** on fire and walk away if it only did that

:laugh:

Killer build.

Highs on bass
02-20-2010, 05:57 AM
nice. what ohm r u running? 1 or 4 or??? just curious. and nice dropping only in the 12 volt rang with that much power. i think a 155 is do able

15nissen
02-20-2010, 01:55 PM
55 on music is expecting too much. i say a 151 at 38hz. looks good! i love my aq 18s

Your joking right? With THAT much cone area and power anything under a 55 on music is insulting.

Considering your on a competing team, you would have a clue?

He should be able to pop off a 151+ with a single 18 @ a decent frequency......

AQHDC3
02-21-2010, 04:38 PM
Well weather was ****** today and the TL is about an hour away so it didnt work out. Hopefully next weekend it will be better. But I do have some more vids I took the other day.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nx9TBzTONHI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N05P0gbIe_g&feature=channel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdw3AHu8AL0&feature=channel

Bobby322
02-21-2010, 06:43 PM
100 lbs each :rolleyes:

AQHDC3
02-21-2010, 07:23 PM
100 lbs each :rolleyes:

The C&D batts

NoCoSPL
02-22-2010, 11:09 PM
Very nice.

TheFiverMan
02-26-2010, 07:59 PM
Looks nice.

What numbers did you put up?

46panel
02-26-2010, 08:15 PM
Yea I really want some numbers also!

AQHDC3
02-27-2010, 10:09 PM
I know. I cant wait to get it on the TL tomorrow is sounding like its gonna be the day so hopefully everything works out. Took some more vids today. It was like 35 degrees and felt like a heat wave here in nebraska! lol well here are some hair trick/flex vids:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4S2x7ID9kek

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAK5JqkXWcU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ut4q81ZKfW0

46panel
02-28-2010, 07:04 PM
Numbers!?!? :)

TrUnK WaNgIn'
02-28-2010, 07:12 PM
I would set **** on fire and walk away if it only did that

lol i did exactly a 151.6 at 36hz at the headrest with my setup

Annnarbor84
03-01-2010, 02:16 AM
lol i did exactly a 151.6 at 36hz at the headrest with my setup

:uhoh:

DDbump
03-03-2010, 12:44 AM
so any numbers yet?

46panel
03-03-2010, 01:01 AM
so any numbers yet?

I talked to him and he said he went to get it tested and the place didnt have a computer with the software on it, and couldn't find the disc to put it on his computer so no numbers for a while he said.

Loud Dodge
04-10-2010, 01:20 AM
I'm hyper intrested in the #"s that this is putting up. I'm strongly looking into doing 4 of these subs..... your #'s are weighing in on my decision

power-fanatic07
04-11-2010, 10:03 AM
lol i did exactly a 151.6 at 36hz at the headrest with my setup

Do you still have one run of 1/0 and stock alt, looks and sounds like it.