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customaudioman
11-13-2013, 11:36 AM
This was a local build I did late august of this year.



vehicle- 2009 Nissan GT-R
Source- OEM Navigation unit
Front stage - Morel elate 3-way limited edition component set (active)
processing- Mosconi 6to8
Amplifiers - Mosconi one 120.4 and (2) Mosconi one 240.2
Sub- Illusion Audio Carbon c12 sub woofer
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/2007%20Acura%20TL%20Type-s%20SQ%20Audio%20build/20130811_205256_zpsc64edf75.jpg
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130810_113218_zpsabcc55ad.jpg
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http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130813_201856_zps1a89a5fa.jpg
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130818_194640_zps96b123ad.jpg

customaudioman
11-13-2013, 11:45 AM
Here are pictures of the Morel limited edition components
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130810_122529_zpsab05c1e7.jpg
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130810_122537_zps372dc6b1.jpg

customaudioman
11-13-2013, 11:49 AM
I first started with the removal of door trim pieces and door panel.
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130811_212724_zps03a84cda.jpg
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130811_213315_zps351cd9f4.jpg
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130811_213428_zps80422352.jpg

argenis69
11-13-2013, 11:52 AM
Beautiful car. Let's switch cars ;)

customaudioman
11-13-2013, 11:53 AM
Next I modified door sail were the stock tweeter resides to fit the new custom made machined tweeter pods. which flows well with interior accents.
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130811_214217_zpsf68bfb36.jpg
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130811_215212_zps4a149ef2.jpg
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130811_220539_zpsa188f8e5.jpg
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130812_234824_zpsf89ad5a5.jpg

customaudioman
11-13-2013, 11:55 AM
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130813_205323_zpsa497c9a9.jpg
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130813_205329_zps4e59ff03.jpg

customaudioman
11-13-2013, 11:58 AM
next 3 sets of speaker wires were routed through both doors
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130814_141143_zpsa8dbc004.jpg
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130814_141205_zps7667df11.jpg
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130814_150549_zpse293d161.jpg
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130814_164319_zpsf5f0ed3e.jpg
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130814_164332_zps4e64b896.jpg

customaudioman
11-13-2013, 12:01 PM
Next the trim adapter rings were routed and coated for the door and door panel.
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130816_000333_zps24875ab4.jpg

http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130816_000506_zps8e053d69.jpg

The new components compared to the old OEM components

customaudioman
11-13-2013, 12:04 PM
Next the door was covered with focal bam xxxl and blackhole tile.
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130813_202311_zps1c80548c.jpg
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130816_000558_zps849a278b.jpg
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130816_004633_zpsf1dc08f0.jpg

customaudioman
11-13-2013, 12:06 PM
Then the mid bass adapter and mid bass were mounted to the door.
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130816_121905_zps7c6d35b2.jpg

customaudioman
11-13-2013, 12:08 PM
The mid range was attached to door panel and the panel received focal Bam xxxl mat.
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130817_193752_1_zpsf1ba6cc5.jpg

customaudioman
11-13-2013, 12:10 PM
The same treatment for the driver side was performed on the passenger side.
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130818_124247_zpsd67cc310.jpg
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130818_124238_zpsbfcc377f.jpg

customaudioman
11-13-2013, 12:12 PM
Next speaker wires, remote wire( fused at fuse box) and 0 gauge power wire are routed on the driver side.
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130816_025352_zps1d46d5a1.jpg
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130816_025234_zpscc78552b.jpg
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130817_151203_zpsf65e5bb6.jpg

customaudioman
11-13-2013, 12:55 PM
full range signal was tap into at the OEM amp for signal to the Mosconi 6to8.
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130817_130128_zpse1d1c38d.jpg
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130820_173041_zps8808b821.jpg


Also applied focal bam xxxl to fender areas and noisy sheet metal areas.
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130817_151118_zpscd3cc193.jpg
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130817_151143_zps18222776.jpg

customaudioman
11-13-2013, 12:59 PM
Moving on to the building process of the mdf enclosure. enclosure size is 1cu ft.
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130813_130419_zps273bef0d.jpg
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130813_130457_zps763dc4f8.jpg
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http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130813_173145_zps7729e46f.jpg
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130813_161117_zpsa9fd3ac6.jpg

customaudioman
11-13-2013, 01:02 PM
Wrapped face of the enclosure with black vinyl.
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130823_185110_zps654df6d5.jpg

http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130823_190242_zps902667e6.jpg
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130823_190252_zpsdc526fbd.jpg

neo_styles
11-13-2013, 01:02 PM
Nice to see an Illusion/Morel install here on the site. Everything looks clean, though my one (constructive) criticism would be for the full sheet of Focal mat over the open parts of the skin. Was the customer's intent to keep weight down during the install, because by the looks of it, that sheet won't do as much for keeping the backwave contained as a sheet of metal would have been. Considering the low mass of the mat, it still would have the potential to vibrate, thereby adding potential for midbass cancelation. Again, it is intended to be a constructive criticism. Please don't be offended by the comment.

customaudioman
11-13-2013, 01:08 PM
Next the amp rack was attached to the enclosure.
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130823_215757_zps96f4340f.jpg
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130823_213907_zpsed6ed4e6.jpg
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130823_2139160_zps84183144.jpg

customaudioman
11-13-2013, 01:11 PM
system is test fitted to the trunk area
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130823_181841_zpseabc227d.jpg
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130823_022927_zpsb7c80f1e.jpg


The trunk lid was also treated with the focal bam xxxl
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130820_134541_zps63d1193a.jpg

customaudioman
11-13-2013, 01:16 PM
Now onto building the amp rack trim panel.
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130823_215838_zpsbefa61ab.jpg
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130824_160532_zps2a4f2ca0.jpg
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130824_165941_zps1fe48bdc.jpg


Then body filer was added for smooth contour feel and look to the panel.
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130824_210252_zpsefa135e7.jpg
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130824_210308_zpse0b39a35.jpg

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Then after sanding, panel was wrapped in matching trunk liner
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130824_215242_zps144e069a.jpg

customaudioman
11-13-2013, 01:25 PM
Now its time to test fit the panel in the car.
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130824_221737_zpsce3df295.jpg

As you can see the fit was perfect. The sound of this system was awesome. the rears blended effortlessly with the front stage. thw front stage was very detailed and strong bass not over powering from the mid bass.
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130824_222113_zps31a2c343.jpg
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130824_222221_zps3146d909.jpg

neo_styles
11-13-2013, 01:30 PM
Looks great in the end and I'm sure your client was more than happy. Did he have anything to say about the added weight?

customaudioman
11-13-2013, 01:31 PM
More pictures of the car
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130824_221711_zps048d6ad1.jpg
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130825_103902_zps3fb751b2.jpg
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130825_103916_zps58e51d6a.jpg

0 gauge power wire
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130825_103923_zpsdb6a39fb.jpg
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130825_103930_zps9f8076e1.jpg
http://i562.photobucket.com/albums/ss63/customaudioman/20130825_103941_zps7239b744.jpg

Staynlean
11-13-2013, 11:30 PM
Nice post and install as well, thanks for sharing.

keep_hope_alive
11-13-2013, 11:32 PM
if weight was a concern, using birch would have been the right move. the deadener is nothing compared to 3/4" MDF.

I like the attention to detail with the tweeter pods - the only thing missing on the doors is absorption in the door cavity.

awesome speaker choice - I would love to hear that Morel line some time.

did you use foam seals to seal the midbass to the door panel?

I love the attention to detail with the amp wiring - well done!

customaudioman
11-14-2013, 12:23 AM
Weight was not an issue in this install since it a daily driver not a racer. the doors cavity i use to use the husmat mat on the inside, but no longer i use it. I use the black hole tiles by orca design. they help with back waves and any and all vibration. the door shuts like a vault.
Blackhole / High Efficiency Dampening Products (http://www.blackhole-america.com/tile.html)

customaudioman
11-17-2013, 01:11 PM
Thanks guys for your feedback

4OZGLOVES
11-17-2013, 01:19 PM
Super clean install. Kudos

Renzone3
11-17-2013, 02:49 PM
Very nice install.

juiceweazel
11-20-2013, 01:29 PM
Very nice install in one of my favorite vehicles. The speaker wire in the doors looked to be quite a chore to run. My only question is why the need for 0 gauge wire? Is there really that much power needed for this system?

Brandon@GZUSA
11-20-2013, 01:33 PM
Thats a beautiful vehicle. The install is awesome, very clean and a great deal of attention to detail.

customaudioman
11-21-2013, 10:05 PM
Very nice install in one of my favorite vehicles. The speaker wire in the doors looked to be quite a chore to run. My only question is why the need for 0 gauge wire? Is there really that much power needed for this system?

customer supplied the 0 gauge kit so I used what he had. Also when I run 3 amplifier i always run 0 gauge to distribution block then 4 gauge to amps .

juiceweazel
11-22-2013, 10:16 AM
Guess he can always add a bigger amp later if he wants ha ha