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bigbud747
06-20-2012, 09:57 PM
Well, i had the lucky opportunity to test out a prototype for a new company from called Imperium Audio Designs. G6Ryder is the owner of the company and he was kind enough to let me test his proto type 15. I have a Dodge single cab, so there isn't much room, but i did manage to squeeze it behind the seats, with plenty of leg room to spare.

Equipment list:
Sub: Imperium Audio Designs 15" proto
Amp: Planet Audio BB2400.1
Box: 3.5 cubes with 47 sq in of port tuned to 37 hz

First impressions: As soon as i built the box and put it in the truck, i headed down the road to test. Prior to this the sub had about an hour free air time to get the suspension loosened up a little. No overheating, no smelly coil, nothing. Once i had found a good spot, i opened up the drivers door and let it rip. The amp at the time was sending about 1500-1700 watts to the sub at max volume, so it was giving it a workout. First impression of the sub; DAAAMMMNNNN! I've had a large variety of subs in my truck, but none have been as precise and accurate on every bass note, yet deliver it with authority. A real pounding in the chest. I played around with a few songs before i had to head back, but not before i burped a few times and got a rough estimate of 144-145 on a brand new sub with little play time.

Very impressed with this sub, and will be going to the OKC Usaci show this sunday if you want to come out and hear it. Can't wait for these to come into production so other people can get their hands on one. More testing is to come, but for now here's some pictures. I'll be finishing off the box and amp rack in a light grey flec stone.


http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii201/bigbud747/527773_433067873383285_1677992952_n.jpg
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DoesDad
06-20-2012, 10:11 PM
I'll be there Sunday! Would like to hear this thing. You don't have any motor shots of it do you?

bigbud747
06-20-2012, 10:17 PM
Awesome! can't wait to give out some demos. And when i take it all out friday to finish painting i'll get some motor shots. The bottom plate reminds me of a small scale RD HeavyWeight. It's a PAP built sub, and it's a beast.

bigbud747
06-20-2012, 10:19 PM
1 thing i love about this build is it shows that you can put a 15 behind the seat in a proper enclosure without sacrificing a lot of leg room. There's still a good 4-6" between my knees and the dash, and my seat is 1 notch farther forward than the passenger seat.

DoesDad
06-20-2012, 10:22 PM
Your setup looks nice! Love the amp location. What time does this thing start Sunday?

VisceralSound
06-20-2012, 10:23 PM
Videos?

bigbud747
06-20-2012, 10:26 PM
Thanks man. Kind of wanted the center seat back in the truck, but since it's not my daily driver anymore, i said screw it and built an amp rack. Always wanted to do a rack like this with plexi showing the amp guts.

And i will be getting videos friday or saturday. Finishing painting and getting things organized tomorrow and friday. With very little play time, this thing destroys my DD 1510's (last setup that did a 144 at 41hz and a 142 at 24hz).

bigbud747
06-23-2012, 12:06 AM
Well, didn't get a video today but i might tomorrow if i have time before the sun goes down. However, i did finish up the amp rack and just need to mount the top and the system will be done. I also painted the box a few minutes ago, but it's too dark to take pictures.

But.... Here's some pictures of the finished amp rack. Tell me what y'all think..


http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii201/bigbud747/550543_434002709956468_1488558020_n.jpg
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CAT MAN
06-23-2012, 12:09 AM
Well, didn't get a video today but i might tomorrow if i have time before the sun goes down. However, i did finish up the amp rack and just need to mount the top and the system will be done. I also painted the box a few minutes ago, but it's too dark to take pictures.

But.... Here's some pictures of the finished amp rack. Tell me what y'all think..


http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii201/bigbud747/550543_434002709956468_1488558020_n.jpg
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i am not fond of that design. it will build up heat. but other than that its smexy

bigbud747
06-23-2012, 12:14 AM
The front and back are wide open on the amp rack. Will be putting a fan into the front if needed, but the amp has stayed cool so far after some playing around with it today.

R34P3R
06-23-2012, 12:17 AM
I LOVE the amp rack. Only downside, no cup holders...

Falcons
06-23-2012, 12:18 AM
that amp rack is beautiful! just dont get it stolen lol

mazdakid
06-23-2012, 12:23 AM
Your pair of 10s did a 142@24hz?

bigbud747
06-23-2012, 12:25 AM
You'd need a fully stocked toolbox to steal this amp. Lol.

---------- Post added at 10:25 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:24 PM ----------

Yep. Did a 142 at 24 hz and a 144 at 41 hz. Behind the seat box, subs on drivers sub port firing toward the passenger side. 2.4 cubes tuned to 38 hz. Was a beast of a setup.

bigbud747
06-23-2012, 12:26 AM
Here's the 10's box.


http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii201/bigbud747/DSC01874.jpg
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Falcons
06-23-2012, 12:28 AM
you do good work man.

Bettr n' Revrse
06-23-2012, 12:29 AM
Nice build

bigbud747
06-23-2012, 12:44 AM
Thanks guys. This box is painted in the same flec stone as my center console and fiberglass pods. Some people don't like it, but it's a clean looking finish, and it's durable, so i like it. Haha. Here's some pictures of the door pods i built for the truck a few months ago.

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii201/bigbud747/431994_364887343534672_100000402274380_1214881_154 9441380_n.jpg
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bigbud747
06-24-2012, 06:49 PM
Went to the Usaci show in OKC today at the fairgrounds. Good ol 100 degree day. Managed to pull a 145.7 at 42 hz outlaw in the truck. I full 1.6 dbs higher than my 2 10's. Also demoed in for a lot of people. Very impressed with this sub.

BlactimusCrime
06-24-2012, 07:00 PM
http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii201/bigbud747/431994_364887343534672_100000402274380_1214881_154 9441380_n.jpg


muthafawkin eeyore :boink:

But you do some nice work man, clean shiz

g6ryder
06-24-2012, 09:33 PM
Miles your work is amazing man!! Never gets old looking at your builds!

bigbud747
06-25-2012, 11:18 AM
Thanks guys. I love the challenge of a single cab. Being able to fit a 15 ported behind the seats with plenty of leg room is nice. Ready to see that 146.

pro-rabbit
06-25-2012, 11:23 AM
Thanks guys. I love the challenge of a single cab. Being able to fit a 15 ported behind the seats with plenty of leg room is nice. Ready to see that 146.

146's should be easy enough to be honest, you're not that far away.

Shot for a 150...but that would be a burp setup.. :(

Was nice to see you again, I think you missed all the "fun" though lol

bigbud747
06-25-2012, 11:56 AM
Yeah i think with a fully functional sub a 146 is very possible. For a musical box im very happy with the score.

And i know! Meeting new customers and i miss all the action. Haha. At least i came in on the last part. Lol.

bigbud747
06-26-2012, 03:07 PM
Went out today and shot a couple of videos. People in the office building across the street didn't like the testing, so i just got 2 videos of the truck playing. The coil was messed up from the beginning, but already contacted the builder and they are sending out production style protos with quite a few upgrades in a week or so. So, i will hopefully see that 146 with the new prototype.


Anyway, here's the videos showing off some flex. And be sure to watch in HD!

Imperium Audio Designs 15" proto #1 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ftT62HZPNo)
Imperium Audio Designs 15" proto #2 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-aV06INzCQ)

bigbud747
06-27-2012, 10:42 PM
Replacing (for the time being) the I.A.D. sub with a Fi Q 15 on friday, and will be in there until i get a production style prototype back in the truck. Should see that 146 with the Fi, and some hellacious lows.

g6ryder
07-28-2012, 03:22 AM
Will be replacing back to IAD Reign 15" this coming up Friday! Going to throw it on my meter then as well. Vids and SPL scores coming up soon.

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn103/stevoday/337823fe.jpg

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g6ryder
08-03-2012, 02:20 AM
Going to meet up with miles tomorrow to give him his new sub... Pics follow

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn103/stevoday/9c4ae616.jpg

jpsaudio
08-03-2012, 08:49 PM
great build bro i got 2 of those bb2400's gunna start a build log soon myself....wish this was in bama

g6ryder
08-04-2012, 12:56 AM
Got the sub installed today needs some break in time but here it is. Miles plans to build another enclosure soon!

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn103/stevoday/a76bb830.jpg

bigbud747
08-30-2012, 05:14 PM
Just threw a box together in about an hour today to see if i would gain. And... It was a HUGE gain. Can't wait to get on the meter to see what this thing can do. In the mean time, I've uploaded a video to hold y'all over until i get some numbers. Enjoy.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmTFCSZ5kp4

bigbud747
09-04-2012, 12:41 AM
Here's a picture of the new box.


NOTE: If anyone is building a single cab and is wanting good numbers without going with big power, and still want to stay behind the seat, this setup works the best for still being musical but getting you into the high 140's. Tune around 38-40 hz, use about 10-13 sq in/cube of port, and you'll still be able to dominate down to 25 hz.



http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii201/bigbud747/542323_461168750573197_952230577_n.jpg

bigbud747
09-04-2012, 11:18 PM
New video up. Tell me what y'all think.


Watch in HD!!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2veSOo_eOn8

bigbud747
09-09-2012, 02:20 PM
Went to a comp yesterday. Did a 147.5 AT 45 HZ in the kick. Pretty impressed with this sub and box combo.

VisceralSound
09-09-2012, 02:30 PM
New video up. Tell me what y'all think.


Watch in HD!!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2veSOo_eOn8
Another 5030 user, good video.
Would you have any idea if we can "pause" our head units at all? I know it has a "Mute" but I've never found a pause hidden in the mass of navigation.

g6ryder
09-09-2012, 02:38 PM
Woot! Great score Miles. Team IAD FTW.

bigbud747
09-09-2012, 09:30 PM
Yes you can! As long as you dont have blue tooth hooked up you can push the big button to the right of the volume knob and it will pause whatever you have playing. It will show "no connection" on the screen if your blue tooth isnt on.

g6ryder
09-14-2012, 03:12 AM
Took this vid of Miles truck @ a local comp he ended up putting up a 147.5db @45

!!!LOWZZ !!!147.5DBZZ!!! Imperium Audio Designs "Reign" 15"!!! Demo!! Shocked!! - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKtM2Firg88&feature=g-upl)

VisceralSound
09-14-2012, 03:19 AM
Yes you can! As long as you dont have blue tooth hooked up you can push the big button to the right of the volume knob and it will pause whatever you have playing. It will show "no connection" on the screen if your blue tooth isnt on.
Hah I guess that works, makes sense if I had thought of it.

chevyrider96
10-12-2012, 01:30 AM
loving the 15 in tight smalll space. Nice build man!