I have recently decided to overhaul my audio system. The only thing staying is my CDT M6 mids and DRT26 aluminum dome tweeters on a braxial set up .
My first thing was to swap out my old clarion dxz-835mp deck I love it to death but recently decided not to spit out discs and freaks out from time to time and doesn't turn on or something. I decided to put a alpine 9887 in its place.
I must say the sound of the Clarion seemed to be warmer than the clarion that is very crisp. I also love that I have the ability to not just have a hp and lp x over on it but the ability to go fully active 2 way with it . Not that it matters do to using a Rockford Fosgate 360.2 in this system I am going to pick up a M audio fast track and a Behringer ECM-8000 and have a guy on DIY forum calibrate it for me.
As for my amps I use to have a us amps 1000x going to my passive x over component set with about 325w to each side. This got switched out to a active set up using a Exile audio XI 800.4 I have a issue with my driver side tweeter not playing properly right now haven't got to diagnose it yet I hope it isn't the new deck with a bad rca but we will see.
For my subs and amp I was running a Memphis 1000 to a pair of DD 1508 dvc subs in a PWK t-Box Sounded great was a little lacking on kick drums with such stuff as Chimera and Slip Knot but for being 8's they slammed. This combo is in the works of being swapped out as I have a Exile Audio 2500.1 I put in a week or two ago and the little 1508's love it taking about 1800 watts but thats about all they can do. So I purchased a DD 9512G carbon fiber cone and Dust cap and will once again be going with a PWK Design box. I know this thing will take all the power I have and some I am hopping it will sound as good and be as loud or louder than my previous system in my past vehicle (Re xxx 15 old one with a US Amps 2000x on it) we will see.
I have done a lot of work on the Electrical I will be running a Power master D3100 in the rear to go with the Power master stock size Honda battery that has been under the hood for some time now. I will be switching the single run of 0 gauge wire to 2 runs for power and 2 runs for ground I need to make some custom distribution Blocks out of brass stock do to them not making a distribution block that has 4 0 gauge a 4 gauge and some small 10-12 gauge for random accessories. I still need to buy a new alt plan on going with a 250 or 320 amp alt from DC Power.
I just got the Sub in today and am excited can't wait to get the design back from Pete and get the box built.
I still need to do some body work to the vehicle so I haven't got to deaden it yet do to my friend that will be doing it said he wont do the work if I deaden it do to making it a pain to pound the dents out from the inside if I do so.
I'm planning to put all this into my 93 Honda civic hatch back and then build a amp rack where the rear seat use to be.
I will try to get some pictures up soon as I have all the products and get the box built then I will take some pictures as I re wire everything. Ohh yeah I am using knukonceptz wire and rca's except for the left over kicker 0 gauge I have left from my accommodation from working at Circuit City.