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subzero
05-05-2010, 06:06 PM
I am makeing door pods for my refference comps. I am also restructuring my amp racks and possibly downsizing to just one sub. Here are some pics of the first phase. I am too lazy to post more at this time.

http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/IMG00512.jpg
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/IMG00516.jpg
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/IMG00511.jpg
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/IMG00519.jpg
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/IMG0052500000.jpg
The new:
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/IMG0052600000.jpg
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/IMG0053000000.jpg
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/IMG0052700000.jpg
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/IMG00528.jpg

subzero
05-05-2010, 06:24 PM
The amp rack:
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/IMG00041-20100504-1859.jpg
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/IMG00043-20100504-1926.jpg
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/IMG00044-20100504-1926.jpg
The Amp Guts:
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/IMG00037-20100504-1418.jpg
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/IMG00036-20100504-1418.jpg

subzero
05-09-2010, 07:30 PM
The door pods getting fitted. next phase will be skinning them and aligning the tweeter. I am having issues on where to place them

subzero
05-09-2010, 07:31 PM
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/IMG00045-20100507-0838.jpg
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/IMG00067-20100509-0658.jpg
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/IMG00059-20100509-0645.jpg
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/IMG00064-20100509-0657.jpg

Blasphemy
05-09-2010, 07:34 PM
Looking good so far. :thumbsup:

tylork92
05-09-2010, 09:49 PM
how much those comps cost ya? im looking into gettin some new ones....PM please

subzero
05-12-2010, 12:08 AM
Out with the LOUD...

http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/IMG00084-20100511-1507.jpg
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/IMG00024-20100504-0849-1-1.jpg

subzero
05-12-2010, 12:10 AM
In with the folded transmissionline. Sounds very accurate...

http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/IMG00082-20100511-1400.jpg
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/IMG00079-20100511-1101.jpg

JL Audio
05-12-2010, 12:10 AM
Love me some soundstream. I'm wanting T5s but leaning towards staying with dc for subs... blah.

subzero
05-13-2010, 04:11 AM
Finshed 2 out of 3. pods remaining...

http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/finishedtrunk.jpg
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/finishedproduct.jpg

The amp cover comes off. I plan on repainting it. Over all the new setup is nice. However the comps seem to be hungry for more powah.

BassBrawlinBill
05-13-2010, 04:26 AM
Love me some soundstream. I'm wanting T5s but leaning towards staying with dc for subs... blah.

I see you like my photo/avatar ;^)

Looking good subzero, how you liking the comps? I am picking some up with my next order w/ a few other goodies.

subzero
05-13-2010, 04:40 AM
i like them. there is still alot I am tweeking out. I kinda wish the tweet where a tad smaller for more concealed apperence and more placement options. Right now I am still not sure where the **** to put the tweets.

JL Audio
05-13-2010, 10:23 AM
I see you like my photo/avatar ;^)

Looking good subzero, how you liking the comps? I am picking some up with my next order w/ a few other goodies.

Had it on my pc and couldn't remember where I got it from lol i'll change it no biggie.


i like them. there is still alot I am tweeking out. I kinda wish the tweet where a tad smaller for more concealed apperence and more placement options. Right now I am still not sure where the **** to put the tweets.

love your build bro, keep it up.

BassBrawlinBill
05-13-2010, 10:28 AM
[QUOTE=DCSoundLab;7097897]Had it on my pc and couldn't remember where I got it from lol i'll change it no biggie. QUOTE]

you don't have to change it, it just suprised me feel free to use it just give me credit if asked where ya got it ;-) It took a while to set it up to look right in a photo

subzero
05-14-2010, 04:25 AM
THanks for all the comments and views. My pods are still being fitted. I am waint on them so I can adjust all the settings. From the testing I did, I think I might have to dedicate my 880.2 to the comps and put my XTA360.4 in to power my 6.9's.

As for the bass, havent really been able to test it extremly. Although, it does seem a litle weak to my ears, prob cuz I am used to 2 subs at 140db's daily... Any suggestions for a sub that does well off 1000rms at 1 ohm, or 2000rms at 2 ohms? I wish Soundstream made something like that...

JL Audio
05-14-2010, 11:43 AM
i figured the splx should handle that power :/.. did you not like it or just not think of it?

520reaudiosx15s
05-14-2010, 08:08 PM
In with the folded transmissionline. Sounds very accurate...

http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/IMG00082-20100511-1400.jpg
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/IMG00079-20100511-1101.jpg

That looks like my current box, cept i jus covered up 1 speaker hole and am using one sub in my old RE box.

Farmacist
05-14-2010, 08:43 PM
yes it would, i just wasnt suggesting it to him, he said he wanted something that was more toward sq. I personally haven't had that much time to fool around with the splx's to say they have any better sq than the t5's. I was thinking he should go wit hteh R1-15 or 12, Ive done installs with them and I love that woofer to death, plus it SCREAMS to be reverse mounted without looking trashy

DB-Audio
05-14-2010, 08:49 PM
nice job always wanted to try a transmision line box

subzero
05-14-2010, 08:51 PM
yes it would, i just wasnt suggesting it to him, he said he wanted something that was more toward sq. I personally haven't had that much time to fool around with the splx's to say they have any better sq than the t5's. I was thinking he should go wit hteh R1-15 or 12, Ive done installs with them and I love that woofer to death, plus it SCREAMS to be reverse mounted without looking trashy

Di VInci 12 would look ****

subzero
05-14-2010, 08:59 PM
i figured the splx should handle that power :/.. did you not like it or just not think of it?

SPLX is not a sq subwoofer...

When I get sick of this setup, I may try those out or get some XXX and a gheto blaster... "ACCEPTING CONTRIBUTIONS NOW"

JL Audio
05-14-2010, 09:09 PM
SPLX is not a sq subwoofer...

When I get sick of this setup, I may try those out or get some XXX and a gheto blaster... "ACCEPTING CONTRIBUTIONS NOW"

didn't know you were looking for an sq woofer, just a woofer to handle the power. :/ I clearly know it's not an sq woofer.


sheesh lol try to help.

subzero
05-14-2010, 09:11 PM
didn't know you were looking for an sq woofer, just a woofer to handle the power. :/ I clearly know it's not an sq woofer.


sheesh lol try to help. its a hard choice to make. I still love LOUD.

JL Audio
05-14-2010, 09:30 PM
its a hard choice to make. I still love LOUD.

then do what farmacist says with the R1, should be plenty loud still being a 15 on that power.

subzero
05-15-2010, 02:10 AM
then do what farmacist says with the R1, should be plenty loud still being a 15 on that power.

I dont know about putting a 15 in my car. I have ideas to get it louder and keep sq, but I just dont have the time these days.

Farmacist
05-15-2010, 02:12 AM
if you need any help trying to get equipment, let me know and I can probably get it for you, hell I can even get old equipment thats not even being made anymore (the exact series etc.

subzero
05-15-2010, 02:17 AM
Can ya get the SOUNDSTREAM DAVINCI DV-12 12IN SUB

subzero
05-16-2010, 08:25 AM
post final pics of my door pods and amp rack and trunk. I think it is a well rounded system now. and it still gets loud for one 12.




http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/IMG00092-20100515-1837.jpg
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/IMG00093-20100515-1837.jpg
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/finishedtrunk.jpg
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/finishedproduct.jpg

subzero
06-23-2010, 01:03 PM
tweets are now in the final location. Heres a recap.

http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/th_IMG00124-20100612-1209.jpg (http://s703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/?action=view&current=IMG00124-20100612-1209.jpg)
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/th_IMG00123-20100612-1209.jpg (http://s703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/?action=view&current=IMG00123-20100612-1209.jpg)
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/th_IMG00093-20100515-1837.jpg (http://s703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/?action=view&current=IMG00093-20100515-1837.jpg)
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/th_finishedtrunk.jpg (http://s703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/?action=view&current=finishedtrunk.jpg)
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/th_finishedproduct.jpg (http://s703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/?action=view&current=finishedproduct.jpg)
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/th_IMG00024-20100504-0849-1-1.jpg (http://s703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/?action=view&current=IMG00024-20100504-0849-1-1.jpg)

Curren$y
06-25-2010, 12:09 AM
how many cubes is the box?

dave_damage
07-02-2010, 01:04 AM
Di VInci 12 would look ****

If you can find one that was actually magnetized.. lol ever wonder why they went from $750 down to $135 back in the day? because unauthorized dealers got stuck with the products lol!!! I believe with all the Davinci subs out there only one out of every 4 ( 25%) were actually magnetized..

Hegotgame
07-03-2010, 01:08 AM
Looking good.

subzero
07-03-2010, 02:21 AM
how many cubes is the box?

I dont know how to calculate a folded transmissionline box. I had the spec drawn up by a guy on DIYMA. I want to guess, 1.5 before it starts into the folded line. Folded line looks to be 2 cubes cut in angled halves. empties out at a 2.5 inch opening.

subzero
07-03-2010, 02:24 AM
If you can find one that was actually magnetized.. lol ever wonder why they went from $750 down to $135 back in the day? because unauthorized dealers got stuck with the products lol!!! I believe with all the Davinci subs out there only one out of every 4 ( 25%) were actually magnetized..

ok, so nobody knows how well these perform when magnitized? I wonder how hard it would be to have one magnitized if I where to find one?

subzero
07-03-2010, 02:27 AM
Looking good.

Thank you kind Sir. Thats sum nice equipment your sportin...

subzero
08-01-2010, 01:36 PM
final tweeter resting places. Up hight to lift the image up
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/IMG00124-20100612-1209.jpg
These are adjustable axis tweets. This combination with the fine tunning = amazing sq

http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/IMG00123-20100612-1209.jpg
I am taking kitties to new home.


http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/IMG00177-20100629-0755.jpg

This is a sketch of the box I want to experiment with.
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/experiment.jpg

subzero
12-05-2010, 10:41 PM
Oh yea, I put the LOUD... back in

http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/IMG00084-20100511-1507.jpg
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww35/brianncns/project/IMG00024-20100504-0849-1-1.jpg
I will be looking at the SPLX or Refference subs to replace these. Or sum subs that total 2ohms together with a rms handle of 2000rms combined

subzero
02-10-2011, 05:34 AM
X3 comming soon...

Brian_smith06
02-10-2011, 05:49 AM
try doing something like this with your pillars. this is what I have found works best with my car

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q143/Brian_smith54/DSC00234.jpg

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q143/Brian_smith54/DSC00233.jpg

subzero
02-10-2011, 06:04 AM
I just might. Especially now since I lost the sails somewhere:( I have to scorer the junk yard in search of parts now

1EdgeKilla
02-18-2011, 03:43 AM
subzero... i am currently working on an install in my 2002 cavalier... after looking over your cavi build i figured you would know... but anyhow, without building pods like you did, could i fit a 6.5 where the stock 4X6's were and if so how much depth do i have to work with... its so hard to tell and i havent taken my panels off to measure for myself yet.

subzero
02-18-2011, 05:24 AM
subzero... i am currently working on an install in my 2002 cavalier... after looking over your cavi build i figured you would know... but anyhow, without building pods like you did, could i fit a 6.5 where the stock 4X6's were and if so how much depth do i have to work with... its so hard to tell and i havent taken my panels off to measure for myself yet.

I believe it was 1 and 1/4 inches from the panel to the sheetmetal. Then after the sheetmetal you have 3/4 inches till you interfe with the window.