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Farmacist
02-21-2013, 05:05 AM
Well it's been quite some time since I've been on the forums so here's a little project I'm about to start working on.

Mi padre just got a new 2013 Taurus Limited. It's fully loaded and I must say, I'm astonished it's a FORD! As nice as it is though, the Sony system is total trash and mud in my ears. So I was talking with my friends at Soundstream, and I'm making this a new Mecca & IASCA SQ competitor.


Here is the Equipment List for right now
Headunit - Stock Sony Sync
- Looking for alternatives

EQ/ Processor - Soundstream SYNTHESIS
Soundstream - SYNTHESIS (http://www.soundstream.com/html/synthesis.html)
Amplifier - Soundstream Reference REF5.1000
Front Stage - Soundstream Reference RF3.6C
Rear Stage - Soundstream Reference RF3.6C
Subs - (2) Soundstream R3. 8 Woofers
Wiring- Tsunami X20 interconnects with OFC 0 ga
Batt- Xs power
Dampening - Second Skin
Left my camera at work, or I'd take "before" pics

Right now it's kinda on hold because some of the equipment isn't at SS yet but should be mid March. Main focus is to keep it as factory looking as possible including an open trunk (no box) so the most fabrication will creating a viable enclosure in the rear deck locations for the subs.

DB-Audio
02-21-2013, 07:16 AM
always liked your builds man glad to hear your back at it

Bgfx
02-21-2013, 09:09 AM
Well it's been quite some time since I've been on the forums so here's a little project I'm about to start working on.

Mi padre just got a new 2013 Taurus Limited. It's fully loaded and I must say, I'm astonished it's a FORD! As nice as it is though, the Sony system is total trash and mud in my ears. So I was talking with my friends at Soundstream, and I'm making this a new Mecca & IASCA SQ competitor.


Here is the Equipment List for right now
Headunit - Stock Sony Sync
- Looking for alternatives

EQ/ Processor - Soundstream SYNTHESIS
Soundstream - SYNTHESIS (http://www.soundstream.com/html/synthesis.html)
Amplifier - Soundstream Reference REF5.1000
Front Stage - Soundstream Reference RF3.6C
Rear Stage - Soundstream Reference RF3.6C
Subs - (2) Soundstream R3. 8 Woofers
Wiring- Tsunami X20 interconnects with OFC 0 ga
Batt- Xs power
Dampening - Second Skin
Left my camera at work, or I'd take "before" pics

Right now it's kinda on hold because some of the equipment isn't at SS yet but should be mid March. Main focus is to keep it as factory looking as possible including an open trunk (no box) so the most fabrication will creating a viable enclosure in the rear deck locations for the subs.

Do you have any idea what the synthesis will cost? I am looking at headunits or dsp and wouldnt mind waiting till mid march if the synthesis doesnt cost an arm and a leg

PHD - USA
02-21-2013, 10:24 AM
Do you have any idea what the synthesis will cost? I am looking at headunits or dsp and wouldnt mind waiting till mid march if the synthesis doesnt cost an arm and a leg

$499 is retail from what I understand

Farmacist
02-25-2013, 12:30 PM
always liked your builds man glad to hear your back at it

why thank you, yea I ran into some money problems so I had to put a bunch of stuff on the backburner but it's turning around :)


$499 is retail from what I understand

Yep, I was just informed the MSRP is $499.

Right now this is the first version so it really isn't feature enriched right now, only focused on sq abilities. I do have a laptop so there's no problem there.


One sec about to throw some pics up of the stock positions.

PHD - USA
02-25-2013, 12:34 PM
why thank you, yea I ran into some money problems so I had to put a bunch of stuff on the backburner but it's turning around :)



Yep, I was just informed the MSRP is $499.

Right now this is the first version so it really isn't feature enriched right now, only focused on sq abilities. I do have a laptop so there's no problem there.


One sec about to throw some pics up of the stock positions.

If you want to throw some shows up in the D, let me know and I would be happy to judge for MECA.

Farmacist
02-25-2013, 12:40 PM
Here is the stock Sony Display. I sadly need to keep this, and it's probably going to be the worst downfall to the sq. I will have a spdif aux hookup to the synth module for devices that can hookup through it. ie (Andriod usb spdif out)
http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss160/nickcicala/2013%20Ford%20Taurus%20Limited%20SQ/P1000630.jpg


http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss160/nickcicala/2013%20Ford%20Taurus%20Limited%20SQ/P1000615.jpg
Here's the sony center channel... it's quite useless and really doesn't add much.(also has to be set to surroudn to be powered) I may or may not put in a center channel, but if I do, this thing is going!
http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss160/nickcicala/2013%20Ford%20Taurus%20Limited%20SQ/P1000614.jpg



Sony tweeters in the a pillars...
http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss160/nickcicala/2013%20Ford%20Taurus%20Limited%20SQ/P1000618.jpg

This will be replaced by the RF3.C tweeters and midrange, I can't say what it will look like until I figure out the proper placement.

Farmacist
02-25-2013, 12:45 PM
So here's the door panel... There's a 5x7 in there which will be taken out for the 6 1/2 midbass. I inspected the doorpanel and found that the lower portion which has the speaker grill on it is a separate piece, so it cuts quite a bit of work out when I make the 6 1/2 baffle for the panel.
http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss160/nickcicala/2013%20Ford%20Taurus%20Limited%20SQ/P1000633.jpg
http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss160/nickcicala/2013%20Ford%20Taurus%20Limited%20SQ/P1000640.jpg
http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss160/nickcicala/2013%20Ford%20Taurus%20Limited%20SQ/P1000639.jpg
http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss160/nickcicala/2013%20Ford%20Taurus%20Limited%20SQ/P1000637.jpg

Farmacist
02-25-2013, 12:49 PM
If you want to throw some shows up in the D, let me know and I would be happy to judge for MECA.

Definitely! I was already researching the idea a little but I've been very busy. I'll hit you up about it :)

PHD - USA
02-25-2013, 12:51 PM
Definitely! I was already researching the idea a little but I've been very busy. I'll hit you up about it :)

Sounds good to me. If it would be alright with you, maybe we could do something on the border, that way we get the most of both areas =]

Farmacist
02-25-2013, 01:41 PM
Stock enclosure for the 6x9's ... fabric and padding.
http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss160/nickcicala/2013%20Ford%20Taurus%20Limited%20SQ/P1000589.jpg

http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss160/nickcicala/2013%20Ford%20Taurus%20Limited%20SQ/P1000601.jpg
http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss160/nickcicala/2013%20Ford%20Taurus%20Limited%20SQ/P1000603.jpg


Useless rear center speaker
http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss160/nickcicala/2013%20Ford%20Taurus%20Limited%20SQ/P1000600.jpg

A bunch of empty space, enough they threw foam pouches in it, I'll utilize this somehow :)
http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss160/nickcicala/2013%20Ford%20Taurus%20Limited%20SQ/P1000599.jpg

Farmacist
02-28-2013, 08:40 AM
Here's a little update - Right now still trying to get amp selection down. The idea at first was to go with the REF5.1000, but since I'm now doing full active crossovers I need another amp to take care of the other channels.

Also the equipment might be being changed to the PPI brand, I'll have a decision by tonight.

PHD - USA
02-28-2013, 09:23 AM
here's a little update - right now still trying to get amp selection down. The idea at first was to go with the ref5.1000, but since i'm now doing full active crossovers i need another amp to take care of the other channels.

Also the equipment might be being changed to the ppi brand, i'll have a decision by tonight.

hru4 =p

bubbagumper6
02-28-2013, 06:40 PM
Definitely! I was already researching the idea a little but I've been very busy. I'll hit you up about it :)

If you guys get something going, I wouldn't mind a heads up. I'm living in Royal Oak now :)

PHD - USA
02-28-2013, 06:42 PM
If you guys get something going, I wouldn't mind a heads up. I'm living in Royal Oak now :)

It's going to happen lol

Farmacist
03-06-2013, 01:31 AM
So while I was at SBN I was able to get a much better idea what equipment will be ran in this.

I did want to do either a full install of either PPI or SS, but each brand has it's own high points, so it will be a mix of both.

Amps- Soundstream Reference. These amps have too good of a name not to use them, haven't decided on which amp selection but it will be the Reference line for sure.
Components- PPI/ Soundstream , I'll being using the 3 way drivers, the tweeter and midrange from the PPI power, and the Midbass from the Soundstream RF3.6C.
Subwoofer - Soundstream R3.8, after actually holding one in my hand I can't think of a better sub to use for this build.. more details on it later.
DSP-processor- PPI Same as the SS Synth.. actually really doesn't matter which brand I use.
Coaxial - PPI

---------- Post added at 12:31 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:31 AM ----------

So while I was at SBN I was able to get a much better idea what equipment will be ran in this.

I did want to do either a full install of either PPI or SS, but each brand has it's own high points, so it will be a mix of both.

Amps- Soundstream Reference. These amps have too good of a name not to use them, haven't decided on which amp selection but it will be the Reference line for sure.
Components- PPI/ Soundstream , I'll being using the 3 way drivers, the tweeter and midrange from the PPI power, and the Midbass from the Soundstream RF3.6C.
Subwoofer - Soundstream R3.8, after actually holding one in my hand I can't think of a better sub to use for this build.. more details on it later.
DSP-processor- PPI Same as the SS Synth.. actually really doesn't matter which brand I use.
Coaxial - PPI

Farmacist
03-07-2013, 12:18 PM
Ok just something i wrote up trying to figure out amp selection... somewhat odd but I think this will work out well.


FRONT STAGE
(3) PPI TWEETERS,
(3) PPI MIDRANGE
(2) PPI MIDBASS
8 CHANNELS = 2 x REF4.400

REAR
(2) PPI Power Class
Bi- ampable. so
4 CHANNELS = 1 REF5.1000
SUBWOOFER
(4) R3. Soundstream Subwoofers OR RFW-8’s
1 CHANNEL = REF5.1000

Soo a total of 3 amps, 2 REF4.400's and 1 REF5.1000. It may be switched to 2 REF4.920's since they're the same length as the REF5., but they are also very large and I need to get a better idea with the area I'm working with. Plus I really dont need that much power on a front stage either but hey its bragging rights

customaudioman
12-19-2013, 03:37 PM
Did you ever complete the build? Im working on a 2014 Taurus SHO at the moment.