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Micksh
04-29-2012, 10:09 PM
I know there are a lot of people who don't love JL on here, but I'll post the build log over here too...
I already posted the pic of part of the enclosure in another thread, but starting a new one here...This isn't exactly going to be a full build log, mostly just pics of it as things get finished. This is my buddy's van, we have been building it at his house the last few months. What we have been trying to accomplish is an "old-school" type build, full install, LOW LOW extension, move a bunch of air, and do decent SPL (definitely not our main goal). I worked at a shop in Akron, Ohio in the 90's doing mostly big installs, and competed some myself. He used to compete in consumer classes in USAC back then too. (Both of us had world records in the 90's). HACKMUNCH on CACO was a helper in the design some and some of the tuning...on to the pics...

Posted this one before. sealed portion of the 4th order. 18 cu. ft. sealed, 54 ported, tuned around 46 or so....
http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j459/micksh1/Astro4thmedium.jpg

Micksh
04-29-2012, 10:11 PM
Center console with old-school Autotek 30-band EQ and Audiocontrol crossover...
http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j459/micksh1/passside.jpg

Micksh
04-29-2012, 10:19 PM
Driver's side view with 4th order bandpass port, about 900 sq. in...
http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j459/micksh1/driverside.jpg
http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j459/micksh1/port.jpg

Micksh
04-29-2012, 10:20 PM
Door panel in progress for 2-8"
http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j459/micksh1/door1.jpg
http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j459/micksh1/door2.jpg

Max_Power
04-29-2012, 10:51 PM
looks great!! love the finished look of the interior... kinda refreshing :santa:

ideal concepts
04-29-2012, 10:53 PM
I personelly dont care for JL. Just feel you can get better for same price. As far as the build I respect all builds regardless of brand. Kudos on the build

Micksh
04-29-2012, 10:53 PM
looks great!! love the finished look of the interior... kinda refreshing :santa:

Thanks! Kinda the aim of the build...we are used to the 90's where everyone's was done..lol.

Max_Power
04-29-2012, 10:54 PM
Thanks! Kinda the aim of the build...we are used to the 90's where everyone's was done..lol.

then keep up the good work

Micksh
04-29-2012, 10:54 PM
I personelly dont care for JL. Just feel you can get better for same price. As far as the build I respect all builds regardless of brand. Kudos on the build

I understand with the newer stuff especially...couldn't beat these though, they were the ones from Credence for $100 each brand new!

ideal concepts
04-29-2012, 11:22 PM
Nice. Cant beet that. I know all about getting stuff for cheaper. I just did a budget build in my jeep with 4 hifonics zeus 15s. Couldnt pass on the price of those.

The_Grimy_One
04-29-2012, 11:27 PM
I was gonna buy these too! But to sell. You are making a sick build with them. Wish I had something to put them in. They sound super clean and get low for the money. Dont require much power either!

Micksh
04-29-2012, 11:36 PM
I was gonna buy these too! But to sell. You are making a sick build with them. Wish I had something to put them in. They sound super clean and get low for the money. Dont require much power either!

You aren't kidding there...running off about 300 watts each, it'll do around 153 at 43 hz, and around 151 at 28 hz. Lol

Micksh
05-02-2012, 10:06 PM
Little progress...one door panel basically finished...
http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j459/micksh1/doorpanel.jpg

Micksh
05-13-2012, 06:01 PM
Okay guys, here's the first hairtrick video from a show in Defiance today...this is on only 3500 watts clamped or so, he is hoping to add more power soon....it starts around 25-30 seconds in.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JjVIChny54

SourDeez
05-13-2012, 06:14 PM
Jesus Christ this is done right

skylineTT
05-13-2012, 06:35 PM
Yeah the build looks clean man. I figured you got the credence subs. I couldn't get any in time or I would be using a pair in my house. haha

Fi-brations
05-13-2012, 07:48 PM
Love the old school look :D

Micksh
05-13-2012, 07:58 PM
That was the plan, we were old-school guys...competed in the 90's. It only does about 153 right now, with 8100 watts clamped it did around 156 before it was completely braced and sealed off, should do close to 157 at 43hz when more power is added. Down only about 1.5db at 27 hz too (we love the lows. lol)

Micksh
05-27-2012, 09:50 PM
A video of the build, kinda new to making videos but it turned out ok...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9tIpQioDzA

Micksh
05-27-2012, 09:51 PM
And another hairtrick video...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Luekp-BcQKo&feature=relmfu

MOFOMAN
01-31-2013, 04:29 PM
looks clean as **** nice

Sleeklsc
01-31-2013, 04:56 PM
This makes me miss my 18w6's.

I don't however miss the fact that they ripped off my rearview taking a chunk of the windshield with it. :crap:

And they were sealed :wow:

04murdalanche
02-01-2013, 10:01 AM
This makes me miss my 18w6's.

I don't however miss the fact that they ripped off my rearview taking a chunk of the windshield with it. :crap:

And they were sealed :wow:
Wtf..

Sleeklsc
02-01-2013, 01:40 PM
Wtf..

http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i441/sbcaprice305/1111111111.jpg

04murdalanche
02-01-2013, 02:12 PM
http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i441/sbcaprice305/1111111111.jpg

You popped a 150 outta a sealed box!? Sheit that's impressive

Sleeklsc
02-01-2013, 05:37 PM
You popped a 150 outta a sealed box!? Sheit that's impressive

:confused:

04murdalanche
02-04-2013, 09:19 PM
:confused:

I guess I'm dumb but they last time I checked I've never seen anyone score a 150 with a sealed box..

---------- Post added at 07:19 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:19 PM ----------

Not saying you didn't do it, just astounded..

Sleeklsc
02-04-2013, 09:41 PM
I guess I'm dumb but they last time I checked I've never seen anyone score a 150 with a sealed box..

---------- Post added at 07:19 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:19 PM ----------

Not saying you didn't do it, just astounded..

I never said I did a 150. I just stated that the above incident happened when I was wanging mah 18's. Unless you think it would have to be a 150+ in order to do said damage..

04murdalanche
02-04-2013, 09:51 PM
I never said I did a 150. I just stated that the above incident happened when I was wanging mah 18's. Unless you think it would have to be a 150+ in order to do said damage..

Ah nvm.. I read the OPs post and thought it was yours, MY B!!

And no you don't have to do a 150+ to break off your mirror, I did the EXACT same thing, took a lil glass with the mirror, with just 2 level 4 15s on a AQ2200 with a Blowthrough in a single cab Silverado.

Sorry for being a ******* and not reading closer lol,

Sleeklsc
02-04-2013, 09:54 PM
Ah nvm.. I read the OPs post and thought it was yours, MY B!!

And no you don't have to do a 150+ to break off your mirror, I did the EXACT same thing, took a lil glass with the mirror, with just 2 level 4 15s on a AQ2200 with a Blowthrough in a single cab Silverado.

Sorry for being a ******* and not reading closer lol,

You weren't being an ***, you were just confusing the f outa me. :)