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    Sealed kick panel enclosures

    Couldn't find my old thread so I started a new one. Finally took a video of the progress on my kick build. The hardest part of this build has been keeping my patience. It's probably going to be a couple more months until it's on the road again but it will be worth it.

    https://youtu.be/uwVgulfuwZs




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    Re: Sealed kick panel enclosures

    So I managed to find a few more hours to work on the little smurf. The bottom is done on the left so going to move over to the right. Yehaa!!!

    https://youtu.be/LFW-k2oO47s




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    Re: Sealed kick panel enclosures

    Wow awesome!

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    Gain on an amplifier to meant to be matched to the output voltage of your headunit. Think 3 volt, 4 volt, 5 volt pre out specs you see on headunit specs. This is how gain works for a given pre out(5 volt) theoretically. However most head units clip(start to distort) at around 80% of your volume so your 5 volt pre out wont give 5 volts Cleanly. You will most likely get 4 volts out at something like 33/40 on your volume knob and would thus set your gain to 4 volts. (these things can be measured with a GOOD Multimeter. )
    80% of your total volume is (max volume) X 0.8.
    Example is 40(is your max volume so, 40 X .8=32


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    Re: Sealed kick panel enclosures

    That's pretty ambitious. Hope it sounds good enough to justify all the cost and effort.




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    Re: Sealed kick panel enclosures

    It should sound alright. I'm not expecting perfection. They're going to be solid, well damped and large enough I think. .5 after bracing. Not ideal but what else is in a car. The imaging was descent before. Should be better with this. High hopes I guess. Could probably put 8" if I wanted to change setup after a while too.

    Cost hasn't been too high. After everything it's under $300 Canadian. And that's over a few months so whatever.




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    Re: Sealed kick panel enclosures

    Here’s an update on my kick panel enclosures. I worked on them last winter and got about half finished. Then I had to put car back on road. Now I’m working on it again. Video should basically show what I’m going for. I sure miss the tunes!

    https://youtu.be/JFRhhnBpiPs



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    Re: Sealed kick panel enclosures

    Any reason why you just didnt vent it under the vehicle

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    Gain on an amplifier to meant to be matched to the output voltage of your headunit. Think 3 volt, 4 volt, 5 volt pre out specs you see on headunit specs. This is how gain works for a given pre out(5 volt) theoretically. However most head units clip(start to distort) at around 80% of your volume so your 5 volt pre out wont give 5 volts Cleanly. You will most likely get 4 volts out at something like 33/40 on your volume knob and would thus set your gain to 4 volts. (these things can be measured with a GOOD Multimeter. )
    80% of your total volume is (max volume) X 0.8.
    Example is 40(is your max volume so, 40 X .8=32


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    Yes. First, it rains like crazy here. Paper cone. Rusty speakers. Second. Have you ever heard a vehicle with the back wave vented outside? Sounds like crap outside the car. The speakers were vented into the subframe before. I could have kept it like that and still moved the speakers to where they are now but I like the fact that the back wave is controlled now. In my house I could have vented my speakers into the wall but I’m sure a proper enclosure works better. Any reason why you think this would have worked better in my case?



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    Re: Sealed kick panel enclosures

    Quote Originally Posted by Flipper245 View Post
    Yes. First, it rains like crazy here. Paper cone. Rusty speakers. Second. Have you ever heard a vehicle with the back wave vented outside? Sounds like crap outside the car. The speakers were vented into the subframe before. I could have kept it like that and still moved the speakers to where they are now but I like the fact that the back wave is controlled now. In my house I could have vented my speakers into the wall but I’m sure a proper enclosure works better. Any reason why you think this would have worked better in my case?
    Just so you know. Most mids are designed to be IB. Meaning they need lots of airspace.



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    Re: Sealed kick panel enclosures

    Quote Originally Posted by LosIsATool View Post
    Just so you know. Most mids are designed to be IB. Meaning they need lots of airspace.
    Yeah most. Because most people use their doors right? I have found a few that will work well in sealed. I looked into that before I started this. I think I figured I had an fs of 78. Crossovers were 18 dB at 100 hz if I remember correctly. Nothing wrong with experimenting. This enclosure could be made way bigger too. It could go further to the middle at the tall part and also extend underneath the seat also. I’ll see how it sounds first but I think it will be fine.



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    Re: Sealed kick panel enclosures

    Made this video to show what the dampening material I used looks like. Paint on. Acoust-x.

    https://youtu.be/Ad3T7PBYHIo



    Car: '91 Chevy sprint turbo
    Head unit: pioneer 80prs
    Speakers fr: hertz high energy 6.5 and tweets
    Sub: 2011 re xxx18 overhung in 36cuft ib wall
    Fr amp: Phoenix gold xenon 200.4
    Sub amp: 2001 Orion 2400 xtr pro
    Alts: 2x 140 amp
    Batteries: 2x 92ah enersys powersafe agm
    8 runs of 4 gauge power and ground

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    Re: Sealed kick panel enclosures

    More progress. Enclosure is pieced together. Started glassing. I’ve been driving around and don’t even notice it’s there.

    https://youtu.be/3MvPzkkqgn8



    Car: '91 Chevy sprint turbo
    Head unit: pioneer 80prs
    Speakers fr: hertz high energy 6.5 and tweets
    Sub: 2011 re xxx18 overhung in 36cuft ib wall
    Fr amp: Phoenix gold xenon 200.4
    Sub amp: 2001 Orion 2400 xtr pro
    Alts: 2x 140 amp
    Batteries: 2x 92ah enersys powersafe agm
    8 runs of 4 gauge power and ground

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