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SkarAudio
02-01-2013, 11:53 AM
Hey guys!

The time has finally come to build up a company show vehicle - so here is the build log where we will keep you all updated with a ton of pics, vids, and other cool stuff as it gets done!

I hope you all enjoy it! It will be at SBN 2013' making a debut if you want a live demo!

Vehicle : 2007 Cadillac Escalade

Debut / Completion Date for Project : Spring Break Nationals 2013

Equipment

iPad Mini

Sub Stage

Amplifiers : (6) Skar Audio SK-2500.1's @ 0.5 Ohm
Subwoofers : (12) Skar AUdio ZVX-15 D2's

Front Stage

Amplifiers : (4) Skar Audio SK-125.4D's
Speakers :
(1) Pair of Skar Audio VXI 6.5" Components in the Kicks
(2) PAX-10 8 Ohms (1 Per Door)
(2) PAX-8 8 Ohms (1 Per Door)
(4) PAX-6.5 8 Ohms (2 Per Door)
(2) Pairs of Skar Audio VX1-ST Super Tweeters (2 Per Door)

Middle Stage (Front of Sub Enclosure / Trim Panel)

This will all be built into the trim panel behind the front driver and passenger seats where the front of the subwoofer enclosure will end. We will be using 3/4" Birch for the build, obvious bracing, etc.

Speakers :
(1) Pair of Skar Audio VXI 6.5" Components
(4) PAX-6.5 8 Ohms (2 Per Side)
(2) PAX-8 8 Ohms (1 Per Side)

Rear Panel

This will be where all of the batteries and amplifiers will be located. We will be adding several speakers to the rear trim panel here. We will also be doing 2-3 Layers of Stinger Road Kill sound deadner front to back and bottom to top.

(4) PAX-6.5 8 Ohms

Electrical

(2) H/O Alternators
(4) Runs 1/0 Gauge of both Power and Ground
(2) Stinger SP1500's Under the Hood
(3) Stinger SP2250's in The Rear

Video's


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbMdCWbzjT0

Pictures

http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee396/skaraudio/10_zps79676f69.jpg
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IonRL205
02-01-2013, 11:55 AM
Nice should get pretty loud

brandonkain82
02-01-2013, 12:08 PM
Gonna be sick. Count me in.

raptor727
02-01-2013, 12:09 PM
Does look like it will be loud i would do one amp per sub though really get some air moving lol

brandonkain82
02-01-2013, 12:10 PM
More pics bro

SkarAudio
02-01-2013, 12:11 PM
More pics bro

Soon as I get pictures in I will keep them coming guys :-)

Timmy13091
02-01-2013, 12:23 PM
Soon as I get pictures in I will keep them coming guys :-)

I can't read the first post or see **** wtf??

Timmy13091
02-01-2013, 12:26 PM
More pics bro

Of them *******!!!

Falcons
02-01-2013, 12:31 PM
I can't read the first post or see **** wtf??

Lolololololol

TheUnderFighter
02-01-2013, 12:34 PM
Where are these pictures?

neo_styles
02-01-2013, 12:44 PM
Hope you plan to put some processing in there somewhere. iPad headphone out directly to the amp is going to sound like poop. Might want to look at a Pure i20 in the chain

Falcons
02-01-2013, 12:46 PM
Hope you plan to put some processing in there somewhere. iPad headphone out directly to the amp is going to sound like poop. Might want to look at a Pure i20 in the chain

This bro from Cali has it all figured out

neo_styles
02-01-2013, 12:49 PM
This bro from Cali has it all figured out

Lulz, just don't want to see that Escalade get disserviced. iPads can make killer HUs, but their internal DAC is a no-go.

Falcons
02-01-2013, 12:58 PM
I can already see this one getting deleted. lol

Can't get deleted. Not trolling. If it looks like the equipment is used, then it is a genuine statement.

DonH
02-01-2013, 12:58 PM
Does anyone on this forum have a brain anymore? There is a bunch of idiots on here. If you dont like the company say it once and move on. Leave his build threads alone for christ sake. Bunch of children at best. But hey go ahead keep giving him free advertisement in all your little "ban skar audio" sigs and threads...

Kevin, good luck on your build

neo_styles
02-01-2013, 01:06 PM
Does anyone on this forum have a brain anymore? There is a bunch of idiots on here. If you dont like the company say it once and move on. Leave his build threads alone for christ sake. Bunch of children at best. But hey go ahead keep giving him free advertisement in all your little "ban skar audio" sigs and threads...

Kevin, good luck on your build

Thanks for walking right over my input... :(

Falcons
02-01-2013, 01:07 PM
Thanks for walking right over my input... :(

That wasn't directed toward you.

neo_styles
02-01-2013, 01:09 PM
That wasn't directed toward you.

I figured as much. Oh well. Good luck with the build...

SomeguyinPDX
02-01-2013, 01:16 PM
Does anyone on this forum have a brain anymore? There is a bunch of idiots on here. If you dont like the company say it once and move on. Leave his build threads alone for christ sake. Bunch of children at best. But hey go ahead keep giving him free advertisement in all your little "ban skar audio" sigs and threads...

Kevin, good luck on your build

I've got no beef with Kevin. I have ran his gear, I bought the equip. as B stock. Had a problem develop after a couple months with one of my subs and Kevin was a strait up proffesional about it. Sent driver back, got another Brand New (not B stock) sub in return, No hassle. I would buy from him again. Seems like most of Sh talkers on here have never even ran his equipment, they just regurgitate what they have heard from others...

Kevin, If this thing ever makes it out to the NW I'd love to get a demo.

timhof13
02-01-2013, 01:29 PM
I agree this really old, seriously move on, I'm running all skar right now. Good gear, I'm sure I'll go back to sundown soon enough or maybe audio technics. I like to change alot.

SkarAudio
02-01-2013, 01:50 PM
I've got no beef with Kevin. I have ran his gear, I bought the equip. as B stock. Had a problem develop after a couple months with one of my subs and Kevin was a strait up proffesional about it. Sent driver back, got another Brand New (not B stock) sub in return, No hassle. I would buy from him again. Seems like most of Sh talkers on here have never even ran his equipment, they just regurgitate what they have heard from others...

Kevin, If this thing ever makes it out to the NW I'd love to get a demo.

I hope we can bring it all over :-) - hope to give you a demo!

brandonkain82
02-01-2013, 02:52 PM
That's the one thing I don't like about this site. Its kids and men on here. I have never met a bunch of bigger babies. Half u guys on here are dorks but since your on a computer you can say what u feel but in real life u wouldn't say s*** I bet u would even kiss the guys a** if u seen him face to face. I don't run skar but I know how to forgive people for making mistakes. We were born with sin and we screw up all the time. Give the guy a break already.

neo_styles
02-01-2013, 03:36 PM
That's the one thing I don't like about this site. Its kids and men on here. I have never met a bunch of bigger babies. Half u guys on here are dorks but since your on a computer you can say what u feel but in real life u wouldn't say s*** I bet u would even kiss the guys a** if u seen him face to face. I don't run skar but I know how to forgive people for making mistakes. We were born with sin and we screw up all the time. Give the guy a break already.

Did this turn into a kiss Kevin's nuts thread or are we going to talk about his build? You guys can vent all you want at the Do Not Buy thread. Let's keep it OT here.

For all non-build log related gripes, go here:
http://www.caraudio.com/forums/thunderdome-forum-members-only/558515-do-not-buy-skar-audio.html

SomeguyinPDX
02-01-2013, 04:27 PM
Did this turn into a kiss Kevin's nuts thread or are we going to talk about his build? You guys can vent all you want at the Do Not Buy thread. Let's keep it OT here.

For all non-build log related gripes, go here:
http://www.caraudio.com/forums/thunderdome-forum-members-only/558515-do-not-buy-skar-audio.html

Just passing the time till more pics get posted. lol

SkarAudio
02-03-2013, 09:29 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yt-A2BzaIqQ

SkarAudio
02-03-2013, 09:39 AM
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee396/skaraudio/14_zps8655cc3a.jpg
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av83
02-03-2013, 10:41 AM
what kind deadener is ^that^?

Dtrom
02-03-2013, 10:44 AM
what kind deadener is ^that^?

Looks like aluminum foil lol

av83
02-03-2013, 10:49 AM
Looks like aluminum foil lol

stinger roadkill. Just saw the box on the background.

Sub Woofin
02-03-2013, 11:10 AM
more pics Kev

neo_styles
02-03-2013, 09:25 PM
It's Stinger Roadkill and I can't believe he's covering those rear windows. It's a travesty.

gckless
02-03-2013, 09:30 PM
Why would you cover the windows?

neo_styles
02-03-2013, 09:34 PM
Why would you cover the windows?

Because the shop he's using to install his equipment has no concept of what CLD tiles actually do in a system. Mass load the windows FTL...

TheUnderFighter
02-05-2013, 12:51 PM
Soooo, why are we deadening the windows of such a nice looking vehicle?

neo_styles
02-06-2013, 07:21 PM
Soooo, why are we deadening the windows of such a nice looking vehicle?

Because Post #35 (http://www.caraudio.com/forums/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=35) , that's why. I'm sure he's walling the cargo area, but it's still no excuse. Whatever, not my money.

itsblown
02-17-2013, 04:32 PM
trying to lower the peak resonant frequency of the window.

SkarAudio
02-18-2013, 12:50 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXiI5IZdQFU

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SkarAudio
02-26-2013, 12:00 PM
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martiandancer31
03-03-2013, 07:28 PM
is that really how the batteries are being supported? Holy hell in a handbasket, this shop is awful. CLD on the windows, the least secure battery system ever.....hot diggity.

gckless
05-13-2013, 02:51 PM
Was any testing done at Skar HQ that showed the windows required CLD? Maybe everyone else is doing it wrong.