I think this would be in the right section, I'm tired of combing through the general discussion to see peoples build logs. Clean work by the way!!
Car: 2006 Toyota Tacoma
Deck: Kenwood Double Din
Subs: 4 Sundown SA-6.5's
looking very nice so far.
Very clean looking!! Makes me wish I had the money to get back into audio. Good luck with the rest of your build!!!
what kind of paint did you use? prep?
it looks very nice and i also hate carpeting
Love the car, the front stage speakers, not a fan of the sub though. And what amps are you running? I can't really tell.
I'm just running some power acoustik amps. Cheap, and they work fine. I know they are totally overrated @ their quoted wattage, but even with this in mind, they're still a good deal. Some people might be able to tell a difference in sound between an expensive amp, and a cheap one, but that is definitely not me (power levels being equal of course). Maybe I need to upgrade my ears. 1 is a gothic, 1 is a power series. According to their tech dept, they're identical internally. I only got a power series since they were out of stock of the gothics.
Driver Teaser -
Here's a little teaser. I was very impressed with the quality of the RSD's for the price. I bench tested them outside of an enclosure against the polyglasses. The polyglasses had a a bright and lively sound, also sounded a bit fuller, and were definitely more efficient. The RSD's definitely held their own though, and did NOT sound like 80 dollar speakers at all. Keep in mind this was totally bench testing, not mounted at all, so this could totally change once I get them installed.
Goal for tomorrow is to install the rears, deaden the deck, and put the trim back on.
Thanks for reading.
Yo, man. Nice build.
Screw the other people. This is the right place!
x1 for getting the wording changed from "Completed Build Logs" to just "Build Logs"
Now designing / building boxes.
(Only building sealed and aero port boxes.)
Refs: MSW Danny, atsaubrey (great seller), ampjunkielikeme, wgsj_fortvalley, tEh koRnDog, bad @SS chevy, Nismos14 (who is the man. )
Looks killer man, and good use of the space on the box, if it hasn't already been said.
2002 Grand Prix GT
Eclipse 7200 (Dead Head + Copper Plated Chassis + Time Alignment)
HAT Clarus 5 1/4 mids
Highs Amp: Fultron 6 channel
Subs: 12" DC Lvl4XL (x2)
Sub Amp: Hifonics 2006D (temp)
i like the box alot, and the tech flez around all the wires makes it look real clean
HU - Pioneer 800prs
Mids - Peerless HDS nomex 6.5's
Highs - Seas Prestige Alumi-domes
Front Stage Amp - Sundown 100.4D
Sub - SA-12
Sub Amp - Saz-1000D
Wire - Knukonceptz, Kicker Hyperflex
Damn nice work so far. Very clean.
2011 Kia Optima EX
Factory HU + Speakers
Front Comps - Blaupunkt Vc660 (active) | Sub - Infinity Kappa 800w IB | 5ch Amp - still deciding
Bought from: jacobcopeland87, 95bat, alxmlr789, na_rsx
Rear Deck Complete/MDF Ringage -
Here is the rear deck put back together with my modified speaker grills. The tweeter's locations look very clean.
I cut some MDF rings also for my rear speaker. I decided to go with 2 thin rings for each speaker, and sandwich circles of deadener between each, making a total of 2 layers from deadener between the speaker and the deck. I would have gone with thicker MDF, but it would have gotten too tall and would have hit the grill. A lot of experts use non-hardening clay between the rings and the metal, but I worry about the California heat a lot and don't want my paranoid mind to wonder if my rear deck is melting or not.
I used a handy dremel circle jig that I picked up, and it cut the holes very clean as long as I went slow. Much easier to handle than my big router when it comes to cutting holes. When I got impatient, the cuts got a little bumpy, but still 100% acceptable for simple speaker rings.