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02-07-2013, 02:09 PM
Here's the build I've been working on out here in Japan. It's changed from a simple Zstat 15" sub to custom enclosure and dual Xcons strapped to Crescendo 2Ks. It actually grew itself into something a tad bigger than I expected but it has been fun to put together. Shout out to double 07; gckless; for helping me out. I had the pleasure of meeting gckless out in Japan and talking shop quite a bit. After a million and one texts, and plans gckless; he helped me put together something good.

02-07-2013, 02:13 PM
It's been one heck of a challenge since I'm sourcing everything from back USA. Most of the Japanese run the big box brands like RF, Kenwood, Sony, etc. , so I decided to go with something different that will be in the end outstanding. The second challenge, is the vehicle of choice a Toyota Voxy. It's a mid sized van with good space for an install, but I had to do some mods to make the upgrades work like a bigger battery, etc.


Pioneer 9400BH
CDT front components with rear coax for fill
2 Xcon 15's
2 Crescendo BC2000Ds ( replaced a Hifonics 1700d)
1 MB Quart Onx4.125 (moving the planet audio out)
Excessive Amperage custom HO (current alt is 70a)
2 XS power D3400s
Knu Con wiring
New Dimensions /Stinger Volt meters
Custom Enclosure 8 cubes net 33hz

So here goes.

Stock Voxy

02-07-2013, 02:14 PM
Glad to help ya bro. Just upset I didn't get to hear it before I left! I want vids for sure!

02-07-2013, 02:14 PM
I got bored with it being the same as the others around so I put a set of used wheels (great deal at $300.00 for the set) and ordered some good ole vinyl wrap from Ebay.



02-07-2013, 02:18 PM
Onto the audio history.

Initially I was just planning something easy, 15" Zstat sub in a prefab, Hifonics 1700D, Infinity Ref door speakers paired up with the Planet Audio 1600.4. I decided to rip that out and go for the CDTs which are paired up with the PA for now (Onx4.125on the way through Amazon). I decided to sell the Hifonics and go with the Crescendo 2K and it performs very well. It kills that Zstat so I had to adjust the gains way down. gckless; helped me to tune everything also. I really don't like the performance of that sub, so I decided to go Xcons after having a pair of Icons in my old BMW. The initial plan was to go a single Xcon 15 on the 2K, but the plans grew to dual Xcons strapped on two BC2ks @ 2 ohms for 4000 watts.





02-07-2013, 02:21 PM
I had to slightly mod the battery tray for the XS Power D3400 to fit. The initial battery was small as all heck. Hence I had to use a small piece of wood to help out the bracket. A pain the rear getting these batteries here, Crutchfield hooked me up with free shipping. Shout out to XS and CF.


I just recently installed some battery terminals from Toolmakerz and it really cleans up the mess, I will have to take a new pic. It looks way better and much cleaner. I also got rid of the loom.

02-07-2013, 02:26 PM
Since I decided to build bigger I had to order some more goodies. So I ordered a second 2K, the MB Onx4.125, two more XS Power D3400s for the rear. I wanted to go with the D3100s, but shipping weight is 3lbs over so I went with the 3400's.


the 4 channel


35 feet of power and ground from knukon


2 sets of toolmaker terminals that are freaking awesome. I went with the 2/4, 4/0 and the 6/0 sets.


02-07-2013, 02:29 PM
Still waiting on a second sub from SSA which should be coming in the mail in a week or so. But heres where double 07; did the thing for me.


Test fit of the Xcon 15, oh yeah


Beasty sub


02-07-2013, 02:32 PM
As for the electrical, I'm still waiting on a few things. I bought a second alternator from a parts broker out of Tokyo for around $60.00. I packed it up and it has arrived at Excessive Amperage as of last week. I reached out to DC, Ohio Gen, and a few others. Nate seemed really cool, so I'm hoping he can do something for me. I know that 70a alternator won't do the trick with something like this. I'm shooting for at least 200a-250a (if I'm lucky) so we will see. Nate came back and confirmed he could 250a output so it should help me out with power.

http://i450.photobucket.com/albums/qq227/gixxer_rydder/Van%20Install/812826_467279493331431_1043517992_o_zps5a7f67e0.jp g


http://i450.photobucket.com/albums/qq227/gixxer_rydder/Van%20Install/792365_467279623331418_1651271479_o_zps0b5e01d9.jp g

02-07-2013, 02:34 PM
Awesome that is gonna sound incredible!

02-07-2013, 02:38 PM
So as of last week I was able to get alot of things installed. Went dual runs of power and ground which was hell pulling through that little van. A little Armor All on the cable jacket helped to do the trick.


Dual runs


02-07-2013, 02:41 PM
From there I had the amp rack/battery box built. One of my good friends in Japan came through on this for me and did an excellent job. gckless; hooked me up with a voltmeter which I installed on the amp board. It came out looking cool.


Battery box, batt box cover, and amp rack for the second BC2K


02-07-2013, 02:45 PM
Everything was carpeted to match and it's install time.

Test run of the MBQ 4 chan. which sounds really good. It was vinyl wrapped under the seat.


BC2Ks going in and being strapped up. Nice lil' amps.


Fuse blocks ran for the 2ks and 4 chan


Everything in. Still have to finish putting in the two rear batteries, but I'm traveling for work in Korea. Once I get back I will make some more progress. Also I needed a tad bit of power wire so I will finish that also.

The fuse blocks on top are for the dual runs of power wire from the front of the van.


02-07-2013, 02:47 PM
Ready to get back and put in some work.

02-07-2013, 02:52 PM
Nice man. Good log. Ready for vids.

02-07-2013, 02:56 PM
Nice man. Good log. Ready for vids.

As soon as I get the second sub in I will def post some man. I'm hoping the Xcons slam that van bro. Should be ape **** in that box

double 07
02-07-2013, 03:00 PM
Super nice build.....glad I could be a part of it....

02-07-2013, 03:03 PM
Super nice build.....glad I could be a part of it....

Heck yeah man, PM me an address I got something for you.

02-07-2013, 03:04 PM
As soon as I get the second sub in I will def post some man. I'm hoping the Xcons slam that van bro. Should be ape **** in that box

I'm expecting big things too. Glad we got your front stage goin too.

02-07-2013, 03:56 PM
I'm expecting big things too. Glad we got your front stage goin too.

Heck yeah bro, that MB Quart sounds much better. Like you said man, needed a tad bit better power. I like it considering the price tag.

02-12-2013, 06:53 AM
Got around to installing batteries. I decided to order some custom bars to clean up the batteries a little more than this.


The toolmaker terminals really made the hood battery install clean and neat


02-15-2013, 03:53 PM
Back from Korea and had a great trip. I got back to work on my build and installed my D3400s in the rear. I decided to get custom buss bars made, so I'm waiting on them. They should make the battery box look nice and clean. Hopefully the sub ships soon, but until then I installed a pair of Zcons. My friend let me use them while she finishes up build plans for her install.

02-20-2013, 07:11 AM
SSA Zcon 15s strapped on Crescendo 2K strapped - YouTube (http://youtu.be/o9y-3g7-62o)

02-20-2013, 08:53 PM
did your amps go into protect at the end of the vid?