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7jezuz7
12-25-2012, 11:14 PM
So here is my latest venture/build into car audio. I really wanted to try my hand at building for an 18" in my car and I was very content with the outcome. Somethings could have been done differently, they can still be done differently but I will keep it the way it is since it is working fine.

Equipment:
1 - 18" Audio Technix Strato D4 only using one coil
1 - Kicker KX120.2 bridged at 4 ohms (New amp on the way :veryhapp: )
1 - Sony CX-GT55UIW playing music off ipod
2 - Kicker KS650 Coaxials in the doors
2 - VR3 6x9" 3 ways for rear fill
Big 3 done in 1/0 Knu CCA
(+,-) Runs of 2ga. welding cable to sub amp in the trunk
MLA Voltage Boost Module

Here is the car

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/CIMG0781_zps5003b33b.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/CIMG0818_zps27e8d116.jpg


Some under hood shots

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/CIMG0997_zps39e60979.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/CIMG0998_zps655aa257.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/CIMG0999_zps5db7ea99.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/CIMG1000_zpseabc6f81.jpg


Front speakers

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/CIMG0811_zpsacfdae92.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/CIMG0812_zpsb99c4f5e.jpg


Idea for a box that I had in mind to build for the 18" sub

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/StratoDims2_zps4bf7a7a5.png

7jezuz7
12-25-2012, 11:15 PM
When I got the sub

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-19131022_zpsa96d9588.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-19140351_zps3fcb79e8.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-19140338_zps4a03024b.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-19140420_zps4bf06c94.jpg


Trunk space/box build

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-21121001_zps48b7950a.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-21121142_zpsbbee3e79.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-21133508_zpsb2561a9e.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-21133528_zpsbde1e036.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-21150821_zps5054e95c.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-21150840_zps1e7dfb83.jpg

7jezuz7
12-25-2012, 11:15 PM
http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-21152041_zpsd6956f8d.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-21152048_zpsf51990a5.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-21165626_zpse66f73b3.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-21165633_zps683b1fb3.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-21171128_zps894b3be2.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-21175559_zpsdbd4605d.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-22122049_zpsab2da5f2.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-22122059_zpsb84ddddc.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-22122120_zps08627256.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-22122132_zpsfc0b89d0.jpg

7jezuz7
12-25-2012, 11:16 PM
http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-22122357_zpsffafa9e3.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-22122745_zpsd82955ab.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-22122755_zps91349472.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-22165623_zpsd56cad79.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-21120007_zps963044d1.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-23104733_zps2e6c02a7.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-23104745_zps55f35578.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-23104805_zps49abd62f.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-23110142_zpsbe530ae8.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-23111202_zps4f645dff.jpg

7jezuz7
12-25-2012, 11:16 PM
http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-23111211_zps0a389710.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-23111245_zpsd1c2a7a2.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-23123910_zpsfc731f56.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-23133709_zpsf82d30e6.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-23141229_zps544c805c.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-23141247_zpsf787a720.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-23222228_zpsfd65ae9c.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-24122731_zps58eff7cb.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-24122748_zpsa95b6f6a.jpg

http://i871.photobucket.com/albums/ab274/7jezuz7/2012-12-25114302_zps8b1167d2.jpg

7jezuz7
12-25-2012, 11:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDaifPzzudk


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


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

PHD - USA
12-25-2012, 11:20 PM
Looks **** good! Can't wait to get my 12" When I get home from vacation.

7jezuz7
12-25-2012, 11:22 PM
Looks **** good! Can't wait to get my 12" When I get home from vacation.

Thanks man! I'm really happy with the outcome on the power I'm giving it. I'm sure you'll be happy with your 12" when you get it.

PHD - USA
12-25-2012, 11:24 PM
I sure hope so! I'm taking a different aspect on the sub =P Making it my sq sub =]

7jezuz7
12-25-2012, 11:29 PM
I sure hope so! I'm taking a different aspect on the sub =P Making it my sq sub =]

I don't know much about SQ or what to expect for SQ in bass but I imagine the sub in such a situation with the proper setup/placement would work for you. I really like how this sounds. Maybe I'm wrong but it sounds to me like it can play all the lower end freq. pretty well with several types of music I've tried.

mazdakid
12-25-2012, 11:30 PM
Looks like a fun box build lol

4bannger
12-25-2012, 11:36 PM
looks good, for a second there i though you were gonna put that sony explode in there with it. ahah should have known it was a port.

7jezuz7
12-25-2012, 11:38 PM
Looks like a fun box build lol

It started out fun trying to make the pieces and checking after each piece that it would still fit in the car. The end was the worst but I knew what I was in for. Securing the top and bottom pieces from inside the box inside the car was tiring on its own and took a few tries to get right. I didn't account for the ring around the port so I had to hand hammer it in and that gave me a hard time as the placement is in the way of the seat opening. I also left the speaker wiring for the very end when the box was in the car... big mistake but I wasn't ready to take it all out so I got to work.


Still have a few things to do:
Properly seal off with some panels and great stuff
Reinforce the rear deck with some mdf and seal any openings
And properly caulk of the seams on the inside

And I can do all this just taking out the sub but I'll do that when I have a bit of time to take the car apart again.

7jezuz7
12-25-2012, 11:40 PM
looks good, for a second there i though you were gonna put that sony explode in there with it. ahah should have known it was a port.

Not gonna lie, I thought about it but it was just a crazy thought lol

ThatChevyGuy
12-26-2012, 04:42 PM
Be careful with only one coil hooked up. Otherwise nice build

7jezuz7
12-26-2012, 05:55 PM
Be careful with only one coil hooked up. Otherwise nice build

Hmm didn't realize anything bad could happen. Haven't really played it much yet but then I'll go wire in series until I can power in parallel properly. Thanks for the comment and for looking out.

TheUnderFighter
12-26-2012, 06:13 PM
yea.... why was only one coil hooked up?

7jezuz7
12-26-2012, 06:28 PM
yea.... why was only one coil hooked up?

Only power I have at the moment is from the Kicker kx120.2 and I bridged it which can only be wired to 4 ohms so I could get the most out of the amp to the sub. Didn't realize I could harm it when I did this.


...but I looked up dvc sub configurations and such and stumbled upon this
http://www.diy-audio.narod.ru/litr/DualVoiceCoilDrivers.pdf

TheUnderFighter
12-26-2012, 07:29 PM
Subwoofer Wiring Diagrams, One 4 ohm Dual Voice Coil (DVC) Speaker (http://www.the12volt.com/caraudio/woofer_configurations.asp?Q=1&I=42#results)

I would just run both coils, and run it at 8ohms. Or each coil to one channel.

7jezuz7
12-26-2012, 08:10 PM
Subwoofer Wiring Diagrams, One 4 ohm Dual Voice Coil (DVC) Speaker (http://www.the12volt.com/caraudio/woofer_configurations.asp?Q=1&I=42#results)

I would just run both coils, and run it at 8ohms. Or each coil to one channel.

Gotcha, as I stated before I will change it and wire it series. I won't play it till then.

7jezuz7
01-08-2013, 01:08 AM
So I've gotten my BRZ 1200.1 and installed it a few days back and finally got around to making a video. Here is what it is until now, I still have to finish making the panels to seal off the box from the trunk and to fix my wiring mess but until then enjoy this vid!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRZ-G8k-TvY&sns=em

link if video doesn't show
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRZ-G8k-TvY&sns=em

Falcons
01-08-2013, 01:34 AM
So I've gotten my BRZ 1200.1 and installed it a few days back and finally got around to making a video. Here is what it is until now, I still have to finish making the panels to seal off the box from the trunk and to fix my wiring mess but until then enjoy this vid!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRZ-G8k-TvY&sns=em

link if video doesn't show
Audio Technix Strato 18" and BRZ 1200.1 Go Girl/I'm on Patron - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRZ-G8k-TvY&sns=em)

how did you make that port?

7jezuz7
01-08-2013, 01:40 AM
how did you make that port?

I used a concrete form tube, cut it to the length needed. Made a ring to sit on the outermost edge so I could screw it int the the box, and glued the ring to the tube and added some caulk on the inside. Also wrapped the tube in gorilla tape to allow for a smoother flow of air than the cardboard. I didn't fiberglass because i felt it would have been to much of a hassle to do that. The port seems plenty strong for what it is.

Probably not the most practical thing to do, but hey it works. First time doing this, so if you have any advice on how to probably make it better, I'll gladly take it.

Falcons
01-08-2013, 01:42 AM
I used a concrete form tube, cut it to the length needed. Made a ring to sit on the outermost edge so I could screw it int the the box, and glued the ring to the tube and added some caulk on the inside. Also wrapped the tube in gorilla tape to allow for a smoother flow of air than the cardboard. I didn't fiberglass because i felt it would have been to much of a hassle to do that. The port seems plenty strong for what it is.

Probably not the most practical thing to do, but hey it works. First time doing this, so if you have any advice on how to probably make it better, I'll gladly take it.

i actually think its an excellent idea and you just gave me the answer to my port problem.

UnderFire
01-08-2013, 01:43 AM
That's pretty mean sounding, especially being under 1K.

av83
01-08-2013, 01:48 AM
That's pretty mean sounding, especially being under 1K.

Exactly what I was thinking.


and that song sounded insane on my old setup, op. Good choice, lol.

7jezuz7
01-08-2013, 01:49 AM
i actually think its an excellent idea and you just gave me the answer to my port problem.

Okay, awesome. I mean, I'd seen the bigger ports being done like but instead of gorilla tape body filler or fiberglass were being used but how I did it seems plenty strong and sturdy. Also, some use a square instead of a ring like I did but due to space available and placement I went with a ring.


That's pretty mean sounding, especially being under 1K.
Thanks! Sounds nice and gets loud. Maybe it's just me but it's louder than any of my previous setups.

7jezuz7
01-08-2013, 02:08 AM
Exactly what I was thinking.


and that song sounded insane on my old setup, op. Good choice, lol.

I thought twice and three times about what songs I would play for these videos lol
glad I chose a good one :D

Also here is another video I took along with the previously posted one and show a bit of woofer excursion towards the end

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9farQohv7Y&sns=em

And link
Audio Technix Strato 18" on BRZ 1200.1 Walk With a Waddle - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9farQohv7Y&sns=em)