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    My first "Active" "SQ'ish" build attempt.

    I am starting off in pieces and apparently you need several pieces that aren't even part of the build. Ok, so the goal is literally this: Active 2 way front stage with a single 10 subwoofer, no rear speakers, no center channels, DSP, two amplifiers, possibly an aftermarket HU but may stick with the OEM, and because of everyone who joined in on the "40" pages of helpful bashing has convinced me, a second battery.

    Prep so far includes:

    Have on hand

    100ft 12awg red and black speaker wire
    100ft 12awg blue and black speaker wire
    RF 3Sixty.3 DSP
    HP Laptop With REW and 3Sixty.3 software installed
    Foam speaker rings
    RF 10" Subwoofer
    1/0 ground blocks/lugs x 5
    4awg to 4awg cable adapter/reducers x 4 (power and ground for both amps)
    Stinger ground and power distribution blocks
    Stinger 300a circuit breaker (for disconnecting system power quickly)
    Black nylon cable straps of various gauges
    Rubber grommets of various gauges (up to 1/0awg)
    Other misc. supplies

    Still needed

    The car
    The speakers
    The sound deadening
    The second US Acoustics amp
    The custom sub enclosure
    The calibrated USB mic (Dayton UMM-6)
    The other misc. supplies



    HU - eXcelon KDC-X998
    Components - eXcelon XR-1700P - front
    Coaxials - eXcelon KFC-X174 - rear fill
    Sub - Single RF Punch P3D4 (@ 2ohms) 10" Labyrinth slot port enclosure
    Sub Amp - (Temporary) Punch Prime 1200-D <-- it's a beast (US Acoustics "Mike" coming soon)
    Full Range Amp - US Acoustics Barbara Ann
    150a Alternator - (10 Farad Stinger Hybrid Capacitor) - Sky High Cables - Stinger Distribution Blocks - Sky High Battery Terminals - Big 4 upgrade




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    Re: My first "Active" "SQ'ish" build attempt.

    The car might want to concentrate on this first
    The speakers need to pick the car fist
    The sound deadening This is the best stuff to get https://www.sounddeadenershowdown.com
    The calibrated USB mic (Dayton UMM-6) Consider the Mini DSP mic from Parts Express. It’s the one I use and it works excellent. https://www.parts-express.com/minids...phone--230-332

    Not much but some help!



    2014 Sienna 2-way active SQ system. SB Acoustics SB29RDCN Tweeters. Focal PS165V mid woofers. Pioneer D9500F 75 watts RMS x 4. Pioneer BHS 5800 HU. AudioControl EQX. 10” Alpine SWS sub in custom ported box tuned to 35 hz on JBL GTX 500.
    2014 F-150 XL WT 2-way active budget SQ system. Tang Band 25-302SH 1" tweeters. Dayton Audio ND140-4 mid woofers. Pioneer D8604. JBL Club 5501. JL Audio Twk 88 DSP & FIX 86. Sundown SD3 10” sub ported/ 33Hz 1 cube.
    2014 CX5 3-way active SQ system. Pioneer 1330 NIX HU. Dayton AMT tweeters. Celestion AN2775 2-3/4 midrange. NVX XSP65 mid woofers. Pioneer PRS D4200F 75 WPC x 4. Infinity K1000. JL Audio Twk 88 DSP. Sundown SA 12” 2 cube/33Hz.

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    Re: My first "Active" "SQ'ish" build attempt.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jcsaudio View Post
    The car might want to concentrate on this first
    The speakers need to pick the car fist
    The sound deadening This is the best stuff to get https://www.sounddeadenershowdown.com
    The calibrated USB mic (Dayton UMM-6) Consider the Mini DSP mic from Parts Express. It’s the one I use and it works excellent. https://www.parts-express.com/minids...phone--230-332

    Not much but some help!
    I am working on the car. A co-worker and I are in negotiations so to speak for a 2008 Pontiac G6 GT coupe. I have my eyes on some Image Dynamics mids and highs and if the tweets aren't that good then the Audiofrog GB15 tweets, or the Dynaudio MD 102 tweets, or the Hertz Mille Legend tweets....... You see where I am going. It's not going to be a "high power" system but the darn thing is gonna sound good. 100w to each tweeter, 100w to each mid and 750w to the sub. By the way, I also bought a Southwire 21030T Clamp Meter yesterday when I bought my laptop. The Clamp Meter is BRAND NEW... $30. I love pawn shops. Thanks for the links man.



    HU - eXcelon KDC-X998
    Components - eXcelon XR-1700P - front
    Coaxials - eXcelon KFC-X174 - rear fill
    Sub - Single RF Punch P3D4 (@ 2ohms) 10" Labyrinth slot port enclosure
    Sub Amp - (Temporary) Punch Prime 1200-D <-- it's a beast (US Acoustics "Mike" coming soon)
    Full Range Amp - US Acoustics Barbara Ann
    150a Alternator - (10 Farad Stinger Hybrid Capacitor) - Sky High Cables - Stinger Distribution Blocks - Sky High Battery Terminals - Big 4 upgrade

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    Re: My first "Active" "SQ'ish" build attempt.

    ThxOne, consider tweeters from Parts Express and Madisound. You get better quality for your money with home audio tweeters and many of them can be found in 4 ohm versions. The issue I have with tweeters labeled for car audio is that the price doubles, sometime triples, and the quality is sometimes worse. Also consider that you can try many different tweeters from these sites and not lose a ton of money. The SB Acoustics tweeters on Madisound website are some good ones to try.

    Consider the Celestion full range driver I’m using right now (see signature). It’s the best sounding setup I’ve heard/tried to date. The detail, imaging, and wide stage is incredible. I’m a new fan of running a full range speaker in a two way without tweeters. I don’t even need the Dayton tweeters I have in my signature right now. With a DSP, it’s fun and easy to try different setups on the fly and switch between to mocked up setups with the click of a button. I love just going back and forth between two different tunes with my DSP. You are going to be dragged into the never ending abyss of money sucking car audio fun, I can see that now.

    Edit: I have my finder over the trigger for the AudioFrog GS60 mid woofers for my truck, midwoofers are where car audio specific drivers is where it’s at. It’s hard to find a good home audio woofer that works good in a car door when they are designed for an enclosure.



    2014 Sienna 2-way active SQ system. SB Acoustics SB29RDCN Tweeters. Focal PS165V mid woofers. Pioneer D9500F 75 watts RMS x 4. Pioneer BHS 5800 HU. AudioControl EQX. 10” Alpine SWS sub in custom ported box tuned to 35 hz on JBL GTX 500.
    2014 F-150 XL WT 2-way active budget SQ system. Tang Band 25-302SH 1" tweeters. Dayton Audio ND140-4 mid woofers. Pioneer D8604. JBL Club 5501. JL Audio Twk 88 DSP & FIX 86. Sundown SD3 10” sub ported/ 33Hz 1 cube.
    2014 CX5 3-way active SQ system. Pioneer 1330 NIX HU. Dayton AMT tweeters. Celestion AN2775 2-3/4 midrange. NVX XSP65 mid woofers. Pioneer PRS D4200F 75 WPC x 4. Infinity K1000. JL Audio Twk 88 DSP. Sundown SA 12” 2 cube/33Hz.

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    What is going to be the best location for the DSP? Since it has bluetooth and the ability to play streamed music via bluetooth.



    HU - eXcelon KDC-X998
    Components - eXcelon XR-1700P - front
    Coaxials - eXcelon KFC-X174 - rear fill
    Sub - Single RF Punch P3D4 (@ 2ohms) 10" Labyrinth slot port enclosure
    Sub Amp - (Temporary) Punch Prime 1200-D <-- it's a beast (US Acoustics "Mike" coming soon)
    Full Range Amp - US Acoustics Barbara Ann
    150a Alternator - (10 Farad Stinger Hybrid Capacitor) - Sky High Cables - Stinger Distribution Blocks - Sky High Battery Terminals - Big 4 upgrade

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    Re: My first "Active" "SQ'ish" build attempt.

    I got my 3sixty.3 really cheap... without the USB cable, remote or set-up disc. I ordered a USB cable for it and it came today. 15ft long, gold plated ends and a braided nylon jacket. Very nice USB cable. I hooked it up to my laptop and fired it up for the first time. Now I am getting excited.




    HU - eXcelon KDC-X998
    Components - eXcelon XR-1700P - front
    Coaxials - eXcelon KFC-X174 - rear fill
    Sub - Single RF Punch P3D4 (@ 2ohms) 10" Labyrinth slot port enclosure
    Sub Amp - (Temporary) Punch Prime 1200-D <-- it's a beast (US Acoustics "Mike" coming soon)
    Full Range Amp - US Acoustics Barbara Ann
    150a Alternator - (10 Farad Stinger Hybrid Capacitor) - Sky High Cables - Stinger Distribution Blocks - Sky High Battery Terminals - Big 4 upgrade

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    Nice, now you just need a Mini DSP microphone and REW tune tune it with.



    2014 Sienna 2-way active SQ system. SB Acoustics SB29RDCN Tweeters. Focal PS165V mid woofers. Pioneer D9500F 75 watts RMS x 4. Pioneer BHS 5800 HU. AudioControl EQX. 10” Alpine SWS sub in custom ported box tuned to 35 hz on JBL GTX 500.
    2014 F-150 XL WT 2-way active budget SQ system. Tang Band 25-302SH 1" tweeters. Dayton Audio ND140-4 mid woofers. Pioneer D8604. JBL Club 5501. JL Audio Twk 88 DSP & FIX 86. Sundown SD3 10” sub ported/ 33Hz 1 cube.
    2014 CX5 3-way active SQ system. Pioneer 1330 NIX HU. Dayton AMT tweeters. Celestion AN2775 2-3/4 midrange. NVX XSP65 mid woofers. Pioneer PRS D4200F 75 WPC x 4. Infinity K1000. JL Audio Twk 88 DSP. Sundown SA 12” 2 cube/33Hz.

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    Re: My first "Active" "SQ'ish" build attempt.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jcsaudio View Post
    Nice, now you just need a Mini DSP microphone and REW tune tune it with.
    REW is in the laptop. Will be getting the mic soon.



    HU - eXcelon KDC-X998
    Components - eXcelon XR-1700P - front
    Coaxials - eXcelon KFC-X174 - rear fill
    Sub - Single RF Punch P3D4 (@ 2ohms) 10" Labyrinth slot port enclosure
    Sub Amp - (Temporary) Punch Prime 1200-D <-- it's a beast (US Acoustics "Mike" coming soon)
    Full Range Amp - US Acoustics Barbara Ann
    150a Alternator - (10 Farad Stinger Hybrid Capacitor) - Sky High Cables - Stinger Distribution Blocks - Sky High Battery Terminals - Big 4 upgrade

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    Re: My first "Active" "SQ'ish" build attempt.

    The guys at Rockford Fosgate are awesome. They have hooked me up with a physical set up disc for my 3sixty.3 and also helped me find the files on their website. There are two files you can download when looking at the DSP on the website but the remaining tracks aren't there. He, (Forrest @ RF) said to go to the upper right corner of the main web page where it says support next to videos and click support, in the search box type "Clean", the only link that comes up, click it. Scroll down and you can now see and download the remaining tracks.

    Or, Click Here.



    HU - eXcelon KDC-X998
    Components - eXcelon XR-1700P - front
    Coaxials - eXcelon KFC-X174 - rear fill
    Sub - Single RF Punch P3D4 (@ 2ohms) 10" Labyrinth slot port enclosure
    Sub Amp - (Temporary) Punch Prime 1200-D <-- it's a beast (US Acoustics "Mike" coming soon)
    Full Range Amp - US Acoustics Barbara Ann
    150a Alternator - (10 Farad Stinger Hybrid Capacitor) - Sky High Cables - Stinger Distribution Blocks - Sky High Battery Terminals - Big 4 upgrade

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    Re: My first "Active" "SQ'ish" build attempt.

    I have decided on the tweeters. I am exhausted from researching and reading reviews and ughhhhhhh!! ScanSpeak Illuminator D3004/6020-00 Tweeter Textile Dome. These are it. Period.

    I'm pretty sure I am on the right track... DSP, Class A/B full range amp, ScanSpeak tweets. I am also looking at some aluminum pods on eBay for the D3004 tweets. They look awesome. My thought process is, if my co-worker backs out of the deal with the Pontiac G6 GT Coupe, I will get a slightly newer Jeep Grand Cherokee. I am dragging my heals I know... Just waiting on the car. Ughh.



    HU - eXcelon KDC-X998
    Components - eXcelon XR-1700P - front
    Coaxials - eXcelon KFC-X174 - rear fill
    Sub - Single RF Punch P3D4 (@ 2ohms) 10" Labyrinth slot port enclosure
    Sub Amp - (Temporary) Punch Prime 1200-D <-- it's a beast (US Acoustics "Mike" coming soon)
    Full Range Amp - US Acoustics Barbara Ann
    150a Alternator - (10 Farad Stinger Hybrid Capacitor) - Sky High Cables - Stinger Distribution Blocks - Sky High Battery Terminals - Big 4 upgrade

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