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    Image Dynamics sub and Memphis amp are in!

    So I finally installed some audio stuff into my '05 Mazda 3 5-door. I'm doing my audio projects in stages because I can't afford to buy the entire system at once, and this way I can add stuff as I save up money.

    I installed a 4 gauge wiring kit, with a 60 amp fuse at the battery, a line out converter to the stock radio, a Memphis Audio 16MCD-250 amp under the passenger seat on a custom bracket so that the underseat vent still works like it should, and an Image Dynamics IDQ10v2-D4 subwoofer in a custom 0.55 cubic foot box.

    I was really surprised when I turned on the radio for the first time, the sub was so **** loud. It's no SPL hero but it is pretty loud for a SQ sub getting only 250 watts. I didn't want a subwoofer that you can hear a block away, I just wanted a sub for daily enjoyment with tight clean bass, and this subwoofer delivers. It really lives up to the internet hype. It's louder than the Kenwood W3005 12-inch sub powered by a PPI 300W amp that I had in my last car. And the bass is really good sounding, it's not muddy at all. I put in a Sublime CD and was amazed with the clarity of the bass. You can't hear where the bass is coming from because it blends in so well with the (stock) speakers. I can't wait to change the stock speakers and install a nice SQ amp for them.

    Anyway here are some pics of my setup so far:














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    Re: Image Dynamics sub and Memphis amp are in!

    nice job on the install,maybe u can go all ID when u swap out the OEM's




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    Re: Image Dynamics sub and Memphis amp are in!

    Excellent install. Nice and simple just like I like to see!!




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    Re: Image Dynamics sub and Memphis amp are in!

    Quote Originally Posted by strong*I*bumpin
    nice job on the install,maybe u can go all ID when u swap out the OEM's
    I'm thinking about Focal for the speakers. I had Focal 165V2 Polyglass speakers in my last car and they sounded incredible. I have never heard Image Dynamics comps though.




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    Re: Image Dynamics sub and Memphis amp are in!

    You should clean up the wiring



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    Re: Image Dynamics sub and Memphis amp are in!

    looks pretty good to me. I mean yea, you can see the wiring come out the amp, but its kinda hard to avoid that given the location he is putting the amp. I think it looks good. Nice clean set up.




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    Good job man, nice to see things done right.




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    Re: Image Dynamics sub and Memphis amp are in!

    what jntar said





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    Re: Image Dynamics sub and Memphis amp are in!

    Thanks for the compliments. Yeah I guess I could hide the wires a bit more. But at this point it's kind of hard to hide the 4 gauge power wires and I'll have 8 guage once I put in a distribution block somewhere and have another amp under the driver's seat.




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    Re: Image Dynamics sub and Memphis amp are in!

    Dont listen to him about the wire. I think it looks good for just beginning. Keep up the good work. I like that mclass amp you got there, heard nothing but great things about them. I want to one day get the 4000k mclass amp if I ever do competitions again. Keep up the good work. Peace



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    Re: Image Dynamics sub and Memphis amp are in!

    ID for the win!




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    Re: Image Dynamics sub and Memphis amp are in!

    Nice looking setup, it's clean and simple. Don't forget to give credit to your amp too for the clarity. I had my Memphis M3 powered by an older Kicker amp (300W) for a while and when I changed to a USAmps 500DE (300W @ 4ohms), I could not believe the difference in the clarity.



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