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    Greg's modest build

    I've got everything picked out and it's starting to arrive

    Sub Audiopulse EPD210 EPIC 10" DVC Subwoofer 2 Ohm
    Sub Amp AQ1200D
    Comps Massive Audio RK 6
    Comp Amp kenwood kac-8401
    wiring knu konceptz 4 awg kollosus flecks

    sub and sub amp already installed with the knu wires, still have to do the big 3 (probably 1/0 welding wire), still waiting on mdf rings for comps and some battery terminals, so it will probably be a bit before I can update, but I'll post as many pics as I can. I'm installing all of this into my '09 Accord, btw. Really excited.

    Thanks to a bunch of you for helping me figure this stuff out, esp ninesvnsicks for answering a bunch of my n00b questions.







    I'm still waiting on a few items







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    Re: Greg's modest build

    NP thanks for buying my amp I was able to get my 2nd battery What's in the plastic bags?



    97 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Inline 6
    Head Unit: Kenwood KDC-X895
    Speakers: 6.5" Boston Acoustics SC65 (Front), 6.5" MB Quart DKD116 (Rear)
    4ch Amp: Alpine mrv-f303
    Sub Amp: AudioQue AQ2200D
    Sub Woofers: None at the moment
    Wiring: Big 3, Radnor #1 welding cable, Kolossus Fleks Kable 8 Gauge (4 ch)
    RCA's: KnuKonceptz KARSS2.6M and KARSS4.6M
    Batteries: Optima YellowTop (Main), XS Power D5100 (2nd)

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    Re: Greg's modest build

    Quote Originally Posted by Ninesvnsicks View Post
    NP thanks for buying my amp I was able to get my 2nd battery What's in the plastic bags?
    RCA splitters--since I've only got one set of speaker-level inputs, i'm just splitting my LOC RCAs to run to second amp. From what I've read, it should work.




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    Re: Greg's modest build

    ah ok, your going to need more than 4 gauge power running to the back if your running that 1200d plus another amp. Maybe 2-0 gauge then split into 4 and whatever.



    97 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Inline 6
    Head Unit: Kenwood KDC-X895
    Speakers: 6.5" Boston Acoustics SC65 (Front), 6.5" MB Quart DKD116 (Rear)
    4ch Amp: Alpine mrv-f303
    Sub Amp: AudioQue AQ2200D
    Sub Woofers: None at the moment
    Wiring: Big 3, Radnor #1 welding cable, Kolossus Fleks Kable 8 Gauge (4 ch)
    RCA's: KnuKonceptz KARSS2.6M and KARSS4.6M
    Batteries: Optima YellowTop (Main), XS Power D5100 (2nd)

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    Re: Greg's modest build

    Now that I think about it you could of just got a short 2 channel rca and went from the 4 ch passthru to the sub amp.



    97 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Inline 6
    Head Unit: Kenwood KDC-X895
    Speakers: 6.5" Boston Acoustics SC65 (Front), 6.5" MB Quart DKD116 (Rear)
    4ch Amp: Alpine mrv-f303
    Sub Amp: AudioQue AQ2200D
    Sub Woofers: None at the moment
    Wiring: Big 3, Radnor #1 welding cable, Kolossus Fleks Kable 8 Gauge (4 ch)
    RCA's: KnuKonceptz KARSS2.6M and KARSS4.6M
    Batteries: Optima YellowTop (Main), XS Power D5100 (2nd)

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    Re: Greg's modest build

    Shame that Kenwood amp is in there, everything else looks good though! It'd be interesting to see you fit those RK's in the doors as well, I'm tuned in for details.
    And you'll either need to do a run of 1/0 to a distro, and 4 and 8 gauge there into the sub and speaker amps respectively. Or that 4 gauge can only be used for the sub amp, and then you'll need another run of 4 or 8 gauge for the speaker amp.



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    Subs- Single SA-10 on Mmats 2000.1 @ 1ohm
    Misc- 1/0 CCA from AT, Big 3 in Stinger HPM, and AT 60 mil deadener
    Bought from: Inferno333, select127, treesive, Kangaroux, DonH
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    Re: Greg's modest build

    Why shame on the Kenwood amp? I've loved the entire KAC series.....decent little budget amps they do what they need to and are cheap. Not to mention extremely easy to get your hands on one.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninesvnsicks View Post
    ah ok, your going to need more than 4 gauge power running to the back if your running that 1200d plus another amp. Maybe 2-0 gauge then split into 4 and whatever.
    Call me silly, but I've got some 8 awg wire from a previous install that i will use to run a separate line from the battery to the 4 ch amp. It may look a little messier under the hood, but it'll get the job done.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ninesvnsicks View Post
    Now that I think about it you could of just got a short 2 channel rca and went from the 4 ch passthru to the sub amp.
    Good call. I didn't think about that. I sometimes come up with more complicated solutions to my problems... I like your idea better than using the splitters.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheUnderFighter View Post
    Shame that Kenwood amp is in there, everything else looks good though! It'd be interesting to see you fit those RK's in the doors as well, I'm tuned in for details.
    This'll be my second kenwood amp (used to have a stereo amp bridged to power a sub many years ago--worked great for beginner setup). From what I can tell this new one that I got for like $55 should do rated and work great with these comps. As for fitting, I purchased some spacers on eBay and have read from other Accord installs that this works pretty well. I may start to work on it today and will probably run into TONS of issues, but hey, that's part of the fun!

    Quote Originally Posted by i2ain2thunder View Post
    Why shame on the Kenwood amp? I've loved the entire KAC series.....decent little budget amps they do what they need to and are cheap. Not to mention extremely easy to get your hands on one.
    Word, I'm expecting it to work great .




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    Quote Originally Posted by ubikwitus View Post
    Call me silly, but I've got some 8 awg wire from a previous install that i will use to run a separate line from the battery to the 4 ch amp. It may look a little messier under the hood, but it'll get the job done.
    I did the EXACT same thing haha. Had 8 gauge from an old system and used that for my new speaker amp, and bought 4 gauge. I got 2 runs going and it works fine. Though just for the sake of having something to work on, I am itching to upgrade to 1/0 and a distro block. Not that I need it, the separate runs work fine. And if you have a place to mount the fuse holders, it really doesn't look messy

    aha, yes, running into those complications are alllll part of the install. I know my car had problems every single step of the way >.< 2 hour jobs turned into 8 hours...



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    HU- Kenwood eXcelon KDC-X994
    Fronts- Crescendo MP6 mids, Vifa Ring Radiator tweets on Arc KS300.4
    Subs- Single SA-10 on Mmats 2000.1 @ 1ohm
    Misc- 1/0 CCA from AT, Big 3 in Stinger HPM, and AT 60 mil deadener
    Bought from: Inferno333, select127, treesive, Kangaroux, DonH
    Sold to: coolest user, Psychodrama, MidgetClown, mr.tigger, av83

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    Re: Greg's modest build

    Problem 1:



    The magnet won't even fit in the hole!!



    Look how puny the stock speaker is compare to the RK6. I sure hope I can figure out how to make this work... any ideas?




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    You're replacing 6.5" with 6.5" yea? And the magnet is too wide in diameter to even fit in the hole??? Wow, these are gonna be even more problematic than I foresaw.



    2009 Hyundai Elantra - Budget Sound in Progress
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    Fronts- Crescendo MP6 mids, Vifa Ring Radiator tweets on Arc KS300.4
    Subs- Single SA-10 on Mmats 2000.1 @ 1ohm
    Misc- 1/0 CCA from AT, Big 3 in Stinger HPM, and AT 60 mil deadener
    Bought from: Inferno333, select127, treesive, Kangaroux, DonH
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    Must be neo magnets on those stocks... tiny tiny!



    2009 Hyundai Elantra - Budget Sound in Progress
    HU- Kenwood eXcelon KDC-X994
    Fronts- Crescendo MP6 mids, Vifa Ring Radiator tweets on Arc KS300.4
    Subs- Single SA-10 on Mmats 2000.1 @ 1ohm
    Misc- 1/0 CCA from AT, Big 3 in Stinger HPM, and AT 60 mil deadener
    Bought from: Inferno333, select127, treesive, Kangaroux, DonH
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    Re: Greg's modest build

    Are your stock speakers 5.25 or 6.5? The magnet should at least fit thru the hole, as for the window hitting it or not that's a different story. If you could cut the hole bigger and then use a mdf ring to give the magnet more space that might work.



    97 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Inline 6
    Head Unit: Kenwood KDC-X895
    Speakers: 6.5" Boston Acoustics SC65 (Front), 6.5" MB Quart DKD116 (Rear)
    4ch Amp: Alpine mrv-f303
    Sub Amp: AudioQue AQ2200D
    Sub Woofers: None at the moment
    Wiring: Big 3, Radnor #1 welding cable, Kolossus Fleks Kable 8 Gauge (4 ch)
    RCA's: KnuKonceptz KARSS2.6M and KARSS4.6M
    Batteries: Optima YellowTop (Main), XS Power D5100 (2nd)

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    Re: Greg's modest build

    Ripped my car apart, put it back together. I finally installed the comps (IA I65c) and used some peal and seal I bought from Lowe's to seal behind the speakers (they fit in the door like a dream, btw). Powered on the amp and boom: sound!!!

    Now, the stage doesn't sound right. Sound from the comps almost completely overpowers the rear. I'm using an LOC that is tied into the rear speakers, so that might have something to do with it. Also, the sound is a little tinny and the tweets seem "high." I'm considering an EQ or something that I add to the mix, but am still in the beginning stages of that.

    Any ideas?

    Also, how do i edit the original post to update my equipment?




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    Re: Greg's modest build

    Waiting on my EQX to arrive to get to work on the sound. Also, initially had the sub firing up and have since switched that up so that it now faces the trunk. Doing this left the sub exposed, but i found a solution:



    I will go back and take some other pix of where I connected the power wires, ran the speaker wires and how the speakers look in the doors.

    So far, I am pleased with the setup, aside from the minor sound issue. The bass could be a little punchier in regular music, but I can always play with that later.




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