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    SSA/Crescendo Van Install from Japan

    Here's the build I've been working on out here in Japan. It's changed from a simple Zstat 15" sub to custom enclosure and dual Xcons strapped to Crescendo 2Ks. It actually grew itself into something a tad bigger than I expected but it has been fun to put together. Shout out to @double 07 ; @gckless ; for helping me out. I had the pleasure of meeting gckless out in Japan and talking shop quite a bit. After a million and one texts, and plans @gckless ; he helped me put together something good.







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    Re: SSA/Crescendo Van Install from Japan

    It's been one heck of a challenge since I'm sourcing everything from back USA. Most of the Japanese run the big box brands like RF, Kenwood, Sony, etc. , so I decided to go with something different that will be in the end outstanding. The second challenge, is the vehicle of choice a Toyota Voxy. It's a mid sized van with good space for an install, but I had to do some mods to make the upgrades work like a bigger battery, etc.

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    Pioneer 9400BH
    CDT front components with rear coax for fill
    2 Xcon 15's
    2 Crescendo BC2000Ds ( replaced a Hifonics 1700d)
    1 MB Quart Onx4.125 (moving the planet audio out)
    Excessive Amperage custom HO (current alt is 70a)
    2 XS power D3400s
    Knu Con wiring
    New Dimensions /Stinger Volt meters
    Custom Enclosure 8 cubes net 33hz

    So here goes.

    Stock Voxy




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    Re: SSA/Crescendo Van Install from Japan

    Glad to help ya bro. Just upset I didn't get to hear it before I left! I want vids for sure!




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    Re: SSA/Crescendo Van Install from Japan

    I got bored with it being the same as the others around so I put a set of used wheels (great deal at $300.00 for the set) and ordered some good ole vinyl wrap from Ebay.



    Wheels




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    Re: SSA/Crescendo Van Install from Japan

    Onto the audio history.

    Initially I was just planning something easy, 15" Zstat sub in a prefab, Hifonics 1700D, Infinity Ref door speakers paired up with the Planet Audio 1600.4. I decided to rip that out and go for the CDTs which are paired up with the PA for now (Onx4.125on the way through Amazon). I decided to sell the Hifonics and go with the Crescendo 2K and it performs very well. It kills that Zstat so I had to adjust the gains way down. @gckless ; helped me to tune everything also. I really don't like the performance of that sub, so I decided to go Xcons after having a pair of Icons in my old BMW. The initial plan was to go a single Xcon 15 on the 2K, but the plans grew to dual Xcons strapped on two BC2ks @ 2 ohms for 4000 watts.











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    I had to slightly mod the battery tray for the XS Power D3400 to fit. The initial battery was small as all heck. Hence I had to use a small piece of wood to help out the bracket. A pain the rear getting these batteries here, Crutchfield hooked me up with free shipping. Shout out to XS and CF.



    I just recently installed some battery terminals from Toolmakerz and it really cleans up the mess, I will have to take a new pic. It looks way better and much cleaner. I also got rid of the loom.




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    Re: SSA/Crescendo Van Install from Japan

    Since I decided to build bigger I had to order some more goodies. So I ordered a second 2K, the MB Onx4.125, two more XS Power D3400s for the rear. I wanted to go with the D3100s, but shipping weight is 3lbs over so I went with the 3400's.



    the 4 channel



    35 feet of power and ground from knukon



    2 sets of toolmaker terminals that are freaking awesome. I went with the 2/4, 4/0 and the 6/0 sets.





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    Re: SSA/Crescendo Van Install from Japan

    Still waiting on a second sub from SSA which should be coming in the mail in a week or so. But heres where @double 07 ; did the thing for me.



    Test fit of the Xcon 15, oh yeah



    Beasty sub





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    Re: SSA/Crescendo Van Install from Japan

    As for the electrical, I'm still waiting on a few things. I bought a second alternator from a parts broker out of Tokyo for around $60.00. I packed it up and it has arrived at Excessive Amperage as of last week. I reached out to DC, Ohio Gen, and a few others. Nate seemed really cool, so I'm hoping he can do something for me. I know that 70a alternator won't do the trick with something like this. I'm shooting for at least 200a-250a (if I'm lucky) so we will see. Nate came back and confirmed he could 250a output so it should help me out with power.









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    Re: SSA/Crescendo Van Install from Japan

    Awesome that is gonna sound incredible!






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    Re: SSA/Crescendo Van Install from Japan

    So as of last week I was able to get alot of things installed. Went dual runs of power and ground which was hell pulling through that little van. A little Armor All on the cable jacket helped to do the trick.



    Dual runs





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    From there I had the amp rack/battery box built. One of my good friends in Japan came through on this for me and did an excellent job. @gckless ; hooked me up with a voltmeter which I installed on the amp board. It came out looking cool.



    Battery box, batt box cover, and amp rack for the second BC2K





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    Re: SSA/Crescendo Van Install from Japan

    Everything was carpeted to match and it's install time.

    Test run of the MBQ 4 chan. which sounds really good. It was vinyl wrapped under the seat.



    BC2Ks going in and being strapped up. Nice lil' amps.



    Fuse blocks ran for the 2ks and 4 chan



    Everything in. Still have to finish putting in the two rear batteries, but I'm traveling for work in Korea. Once I get back I will make some more progress. Also I needed a tad bit of power wire so I will finish that also.

    The fuse blocks on top are for the dual runs of power wire from the front of the van.





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    Re: SSA/Crescendo Van Install from Japan

    Ready to get back and put in some work.




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    Nice man. Good log. Ready for vids.




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