Hi guys. I'm new here and after getting alot of great feedback and help from members here I thought I'd contribute a bit and do a build log for my 06 X5.
My mission with stage 1 of my audio upgrade was to add low end to the stock system.
My SAV has a stock 16:9 Screen, Navigation, bluetooth, steering wheels controls ect. it has the premium sound package with a DSP amp and 10 speakers so I figured a good way to start would be add a LOC interface/keeping my head unit and features and running a decent 12" sub and 1000-1500RMS of clean power.
I already had a line on the 13aV.2 though a friend and I have ran alot of their stuff I the past and liked it. And having heard them already on a NIne.1 I knew they could get pretty low and still sound pretty accurate as well.
I joined up here and was impressed with the work I saw from Starr Mountain Sound so I asked him to build me a enclosure for the 13av.2 and he hooked it up right for me. Much thanks Brian!
Kerf Port/Recessed Mount/2.4 cubes/33hz
I grabbed the Nakamichi PA-1500 for a steal and after running their stuff in the past I'm thinking the sound quality and clean power will be there and match well with this single sub SQ orientated install.
I went with the Audio Control LC2i for the factory integration piece.
Keep Hope Alive recommended something with bass restoration for my application with the stock DSP in the mix and the LC2i has their Accubass processing to prevent roll off at higher volumes on stock systems.
I plan on sourcing a DLS Component set, LC6i or LC8 and a mid amp from @mylows10 for the stage 2 upgrade in the near future.
For wiring and fuse distribution I went with KNU. I Ran 0GA into the block with dual 4GA out for adding that mids amp for my stage 2 upgrade. 150A fuses on each circuit.
Elemental Designs 13A.v2 Dual 2ohm
This is one heavy woofer...And I love the surround I can't wait to see this thing flex!
Nakamichi PA-1500 1200WRMS @ 1ohm
Audio Control LC2i
Knu KonFused Distro KNF-12 Single 0 or 4GA in to Dual 4 or 8GA out "Fused at 150A Per side"