2001 F150 Extended Cab. Trying to keep it cheap b/c I'm a stingy ***** at the moment, but if this build turns out nice then I would like to continue upgrading and having fun.
Going for SQ than SPL (read this has more to do with the setup than the equipment?)
Sony CDX-GT660UP -- Installed it already. Hope this was a good choice. Drive an hour to work and really needed something now, they had it at my local store.
Amp -- I see you guys suggest buying used from this site, any suggestions for the Fronts and Subs I've chosen? Would the ones below be enough for fronts and sub?
Hifonics ZRX1000.4 Audiopipe APSM-4080 AudioPipe AP1004 Cadence CSA1000.4
MB QUART DSC480 MB Quart ONX4.80
Sundown Audio E8v3 dual 4
Suggested Box = 0.5 to 0.75 ported tuned to 35 Hz (This sound good to you guys?)
Under rear seat dimensions =
Should I face them forwards or up?
"Most of the time enclosure tuning has far more effect than the sub itself."
"It's more a factor of enclosure than subwoofer in the end that determines the sound quality."
KnuKonceptz Complete 4 Gauge 4 Channel Amplifier Installation Kit
Audio Technix 4ga Gauge GA Flexible CCA Complete Amp Install Kit
SDS CLD and butyl rope.
"Dampen the door and door panel well, this is critical and important for good bass response and overall sound quality. Check to make sure there are no air leaks around the speakers."
Should I put sheet metal on the larger openings of the door?
"You might wanna cover that large opening on the inner doorshell along with any other holes to seal off the backwaves from the speaker."
Baffle for Components
"Cheep cutting board at least a 1/2" thick. Make the baffles as large as physically possible."
"I've always put down a strip of clear silicone sealant and then screwed the baffle down to the door. Then I go over all of the inside and outside corners where the baffle meets the door with silicone sealant. Keeps it very solid and airtight."
Should I cut out the stock door panels?
"Stock door panels are often screwing up clean clear dispersion: Do Not mount a speaker “far into” the door and then cover with the stock door panel, stock door grills always ruin good musical sound quality and musical detail and imaging."
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