The goal of the build was to create an installation that looks like it was professionally completed - meaning all custom fiberglass, all wiring, and audio performance related items applied/installed need to look like I didn't do them in a garage.
Tall order - probably why this build is taking so long.
I drive my vehicle everyday, to work, to the gym, I meet clients (and often drive them), and home again. So my downtime needs to be very limited. This is probably the main reason for taking so long over my lack of ability. I guess that and going through readings from keep_hope_alive to give myself a better knowledge base before digging in.
I knew I wanted an SQL type installation, though I don't want to go too far overboard, as installation and finish items can be changed or adjusted overtime to suit your personal tastes or to refine the sound further. The SQL statement - both item are somewhat subjective - though my preference is definitely SQ, I just like it loud sometimes, though I don't want to sacrifice too much on sound.
I know there will be comments on equipment, or dislike of the installation, or even the overall build - go crazy. I have pretty thick skin, and I'm building this for myself - once again - garage build. What I have learned from keep_hope_alive, keep it clean and pay attention to how you install, as this will be the main factor in archiving overall sound quality.
There will be pictures attached to this build over the next few days to bring you all up to date from start until now. There is still a lot to be done before I can say its finished, though its coming together.
Please enjoy the build.
Vehicle: Cadillac - Escalade
Cables & Related
Monster Cable - MPC I404 4C (5M) - Separates/components
Monster Cable - MPC I404 2C (5M) - Subwoofer
Monster Cable - 202 LN (12ga.) - Speaker Wire
Monster Cable - (10ga.) - Sub wires
Kicker - Power Cable (0ga.) - All power, ground, BIG 3
Kicker - Misc terminals, fuse block, etc
Rockford Fosgate - Distribution block
DC Power Inc - Alternator
Optima - Dual Group 34 Red Top batteries
NVX - Sound Deadener
Many yards for electrical tape, wire loom, foil tape, and tie straps
Head Unit, Speakers, Amplifiers
JVC - KW-AV70BT Double DIN
Alpine - Type X - SPX 17PRO (front components)
Alpine - Type R - SPR60 (rear fill)
Alpine - Type R - SWR12D4 (2 X subs)
Kicker - ZX650.4 - components/coaxial power
Kicker - ZX2500.1 - subwoofer power