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Darren0311
10-24-2013, 01:04 AM
Hello Everyone, This is my 1st post on this Forum so I wanted to post some pic's of my System I built. I wanted to Keep somewhat of a Factory look in the front so I went with a Head Unit from a company called Eonon, A friend of Mine showed me his HU made by this company and It is a Great HU, For the Front Stage and rear stages I went with Focal and JL Evolution, Under the Seats I wanted a Good Mid Bass so I went with a set Of Kicker SSMB8's that I found Brand New, for the Subs I had (2) 10" JL 10w3's laying around so I figured I would use them until I Upgrade to the newer JL 10w3v3's, as far as amps go, I went with a Soundstream RUB5.800 5 channel and a Soundstream RUB1.400 for the Subs, I also am using a Soundstream BX-22i for the Bass Processing. Alot of People Knock Soundstream But I never had issues with them and the System sounds Fantastic. I also built in the Subwoofer remote where the ash try used to be to control the subs
So, here are som Pic's of the System, Let me know what you guys think.
HU:
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj39/darren0311_photos/darrensiphone22057.jpg (http://s268.photobucket.com/user/darren0311_photos/media/darrensiphone22057.jpg.html)
Focals:
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj39/darren0311_photos/randompicsofcarandsuch009.png (http://s268.photobucket.com/user/darren0311_photos/media/randompicsofcarandsuch009.png.html)
Subwoofer Enclosure Build and Amps: (Sub Box has 2 chambers both chambers are .9CF a piece)
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj39/darren0311_photos/ASASASD.jpeg (http://s268.photobucket.com/user/darren0311_photos/media/ASASASD.jpeg.html)
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj39/darren0311_photos/DSSSWW.jpeg (http://s268.photobucket.com/user/darren0311_photos/media/DSSSWW.jpeg.html)
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj39/darren0311_photos/VVFFRR.jpeg (http://s268.photobucket.com/user/darren0311_photos/media/VVFFRR.jpeg.html)

Darren0311
10-24-2013, 08:20 AM
A few more pics's
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj39/darren0311_photos/DSDADSS.jpeg (http://s268.photobucket.com/user/darren0311_photos/media/DSDADSS.jpeg.html)
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj39/darren0311_photos/photo1car.jpg (http://s268.photobucket.com/user/darren0311_photos/media/photo1car.jpg.html)
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj39/darren0311_photos/darrensiphone22076.jpg (http://s268.photobucket.com/user/darren0311_photos/media/darrensiphone22076.jpg.html)
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj39/darren0311_photos/darrensiphone22077.jpg (http://s268.photobucket.com/user/darren0311_photos/media/darrensiphone22077.jpg.html)
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj39/darren0311_photos/darrensiphone22078.jpg (http://s268.photobucket.com/user/darren0311_photos/media/darrensiphone22078.jpg.html)
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj39/darren0311_photos/darrensiphone22082.jpg (http://s268.photobucket.com/user/darren0311_photos/media/darrensiphone22082.jpg.html)

bbeljefe
10-24-2013, 10:10 AM
Welcome to the forum.... and nice install. ;-)

tat2bass
10-24-2013, 10:40 AM
Soundstream is actually very good. Especially the rubicons. They have made some lower quality stuff which has turned away a lot of people from their entire product line.

Question though is how do you have it wired? I see you have the front comps and rear and then your center channel? But you have a 5 channel. And I'm guessing the fifth channel is going to the kickers? It seems like having that 4" MB quart in the center would cause a lot of staging issues especially if it is under powered compared to the rest of the speakers. Also those focals can handle more power than the 70 watts on each channel that your amp does. Bridge the channels to them and you'll get a much better more dynamic sound. You always want to have extra power on hand as most of the time speakers are only receiving 15-20% of the power the amp says it does due to tr natural highs and lows of music

Darren0311
10-24-2013, 11:00 AM
The wiring is as follows: on the 5 channel I have the focals and the rears as well as the under the seat mid bass, the mid bass is set to around 350hz and give a nice punch as well, as far as the center channel, I just wired it up to the the factory hifi amp witch I am going to switch out to a old soundstream d60 that I am putting in within the next few weeks, it's nice and small and it will fit into the factory location. You are 110% correct about the focals sounding better with more power, I just ordered 2 rear door panels that have the speaker locations and I am planning on adding another set of focals and running them @ 2ohms

Darren0311
10-24-2013, 07:03 PM
I might buy the focal 3 way crossovers and hook the 8" up to that and use the 5th channel on the amp for the center channel, not 100% sure yet, pretty happy with how it sounds right now

Darren0311
11-21-2013, 11:54 PM
A few more Pic's:
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj39/darren0311_photos/Mobile%20Uploads/image-4.jpg (http://s268.photobucket.com/user/darren0311_photos/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image-4.jpg.html)
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http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj39/darren0311_photos/Mobile%20Uploads/image-2.jpg (http://s268.photobucket.com/user/darren0311_photos/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image-2.jpg.html)
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http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj39/darren0311_photos/Mobile%20Uploads/image-1.jpg (http://s268.photobucket.com/user/darren0311_photos/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image-1.jpg.html)
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http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj39/darren0311_photos/Mobile%20Uploads/image.jpg (http://s268.photobucket.com/user/darren0311_photos/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image.jpg.html)
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Pic With new amp:
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj39/darren0311_photos/Mobile%20Uploads/image-5.jpg (http://s268.photobucket.com/user/darren0311_photos/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image-5.jpg.html)

Staynlean
11-23-2013, 08:47 PM
Nice, I like your ideas.

TaylorFade
11-24-2013, 10:18 AM
What car is this?

What did you do with the OEM HU? Did you lose the computer functions like MPG and trip and ****? How about BT and steering wheel controls?

I want to replace the OEM unit, but I'm still under warranty and I keep hearing that I need the factory deck for any software stuff.

Darren0311
11-24-2013, 10:57 AM
@Taylorfade, I wanted to keep the factory look so I did some searching around, I found a company that makes these head unit specifically for BMW's, it is basically a plug and play, I was a little worried when I 1st ordered it, I was worried it was just going to be some cheap piece of crap, then I got it, it has all the bells and whistles. It has functions so you can still use the factory steering controls, it also has functions so you can use your seat warmers. This unit has low level outputs and outputs for your subwoofers as well. You can also add onto it and hook a monitors up to it, back up cameras etc. if you need info and would like to know where I got it from shoot me a message

Darren0311
11-24-2013, 11:00 AM
Thanks staynlean, I am wanting to put 6.5's in the doors but I am still trying to come up with ideas for that, I am also going to do something with the rear deck and customize it

thatguy12
11-24-2013, 01:40 PM
awesome build. it has that classic look.

Darren0311
11-24-2013, 04:31 PM
Thank you, it's a work in progress, would like to put 6.5's in the doors, coming up with a plan for that.

Darren0311
12-12-2013, 11:34 PM
A couple pic's of my new Fi Sub's, they Finally came in, I will Probably Put them in next week sometime!
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj39/darren0311_photos/photo1.jpg (http://s268.photobucket.com/user/darren0311_photos/media/photo1.jpg.html)
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj39/darren0311_photos/photo3.jpg (http://s268.photobucket.com/user/darren0311_photos/media/photo3.jpg.html)

Darren0311
12-25-2013, 02:29 PM
Updates, my wife got me my new Fi subs for Christmas, just got done putting them in, turned the gains down a bit till they get broken in. Man these thing sound incredible!
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj39/darren0311_photos/Mobile%20Uploads/image-6.jpg (http://s268.photobucket.com/user/darren0311_photos/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image-6.jpg.html)
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I also added a BMW symbol to touch it up. Here they are installed.
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj39/darren0311_photos/Mobile%20Uploads/image-7.jpg (http://s268.photobucket.com/user/darren0311_photos/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image-7.jpg.html)
Enclosure also has a suede covering.
http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj39/darren0311_photos/Mobile%20Uploads/image-8.jpg (http://s268.photobucket.com/user/darren0311_photos/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image-8.jpg.html)

basswiigee
12-25-2013, 02:37 PM
very clean build and love the FI's (hate JL W3's) the S.S. do look weird in such a nice build but I do know they perform but mine ran hot all the time... excellent build bro big props!!!!

Darren0311
12-25-2013, 02:57 PM
I had the SS's laying around so I figured i would use them, I haven't had any issue's as of yet but in the future I would like to upgrade to Audison Amps. But as for the Soundstream's they are kick *** amps to this point. I have 2 MC 500's and I was going to use one of them, but decided against it. they are freaken HUGE. but Audison's are in my Future.

basswiigee
12-25-2013, 03:10 PM
I had the SS's laying around so I figured i would use them, I haven't had any issue's as of yet but in the future I would like to upgrade to Audison Amps. But as for the Soundstream's they are kick *** amps to this point. I have 2 MC 500's and I was going to use one of them, but decided against it. they are freaken HUGE. but Audison's are in my Future.

audison's now thats a bmw build!!!!

basswiigee
12-25-2013, 03:10 PM
I had the SS's laying around so I figured i would use them, I haven't had any issue's as of yet but in the future I would like to upgrade to Audison Amps. But as for the Soundstream's they are kick *** amps to this point. I have 2 MC 500's and I was going to use one of them, but decided against it. they are freaken HUGE. but Audison's are in my Future.

audison's now thats a bmw build!!!!

garretttt4
12-25-2013, 03:25 PM
Dang! Looks good man! Waayyyy cleaner than any of my builds. When I saw darren I thought you were someone else. Lol

cablguy184
12-25-2013, 03:53 PM
Nice Ride / Setup ...

Darren0311
12-25-2013, 05:05 PM
Next on the list is a new processor, looking to put a JBL MS-8 or a Rockford 3Sixty.3 in it, been looking for a used one but have been unsuccessful but hopefully I find one soon