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    New Install Pics and Info (Denon, AC, PG, JL)

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    All comments are welcome; good, bad, or otherwise. I finally got most of the install done in preparation for the SI.Net Midsouth Meet. Only thing left now is to build a stealth cover for the 8W7, build some underdash padding, and get a dashmat.

    Most of this stuff was in the car before (front stage, amps), but I swapped the amps around giving my front components 125wpc and knocking the sub down to 300w since the 8W7 didn't need the full 500w and my front stage could use a little headroom. The breakdown: tweeters play down to 6.5kHz, midrange 6.5k-200Hz, midbass 200-50Hz, and sub from 50Hz down at 24 dB/octave.

    As an overall package, I've never been as pleased with any of my systems as I am with this one. Every single piece does exactly what I need it to. I've never been happier. Can't wait to see what type of improvements I can get with tuning. Haven't even touched the EQX yet. Not a single frequency has been boosted or cut yet.

    The most impressive part to me was the 8W7 since most of the other equipment I've already played with. I've heard a 12W7 in car, and a 10W7 in a sound room. Neither impressed me. Not the case here. I bought the 8W7 on blind faith with high hopes and it met and exceeded all my expectations by a mile. This thing is a jackhammer. It packs a hell of a punch and it tonally infallible, and I've threw alot of stuff at it. Never misses a beat. I was worried about the low end, but it's a monster down deep too. I'm in awe of this sub. I think it has gained the spot as my favorite sub by just a hair over the Magnum, just because I wasn't expecting this much out of it. Wow. Just wow. So fun watching it move too. Drew quite a crowd at the SI.Net MidSouth Meet when I was playing some tracks to really get it jumping.

    I'll end the review with a little **** for you bass junkies No mechanical noise, no distortion. The little sucker loved every minute of it. Thanks for any comments and/or suggestions on the car.

    8W7 Outward Stroke:



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    Re: New Install Pics and Info (Denon, AC, PG, JL)

    very nice man



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    Re: New Install Pics and Info (Denon, AC, PG, JL)

    Hows the cooling for those amps? They look so close together, and along with that mdf divider, it looks like it may run a bit hot...?




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    I'm gonna be careful how I say this...I love those 'wang' pics



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    Re: New Install Pics and Info (Denon, AC, PG, JL)

    i'll admit i haven't been around too many SQ cars, Josh, but your car is the best sounding system i've ever heard. those kicks are off the hook, i never even noticed they were in there til you said something about them. it was a pleasure listening to it and i'd just like to thank you again for the experience.

    you'll have to bring your *** to Morgantown sometime, maybe some of my basshead tendencies will rub off on ya, and i can learn something about real SQ.





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    Re: New Install Pics and Info (Denon, AC, PG, JL)

    That outward stroke picture is one of the best ones out there.

    I've heard from more than one person that the car sounded amazing @ the meet.

    Looks real clean.

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    Wow guys, thanks so much for the compliments and especially the praise from SixthFloor. Always nice to get some reassurance that all the hard work was worth it.

    As for the amps getting hot, I dont think I'll ever have any problems. I drove from Memphis to the other side of Nashville with the system playing at a pretty good volume the whole way (little over three hours) and then took those excursion pictures, and the amps never even showed a hint of cutting out. They were warm to the touch, but no problems with any breakup or anything, and it was hot that day, 85*+.

    And I knew the sub was moving, but when I looked at that picture after I took it, I was awestruck. That little sucker can jump.



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    Re: New Install Pics and Info (Denon, AC, PG, JL)

    Looks top notch Josh, very good indeed. Now don't be like Lainey and change everything 10 more times once it already sounds sublime




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    Re: New Install Pics and Info (Denon, AC, PG, JL)

    sweet man i wish i could hear how it sounds. what did u use for the mids and tweets?

    hopefully u can give me some advice and help when i get my image dynamics install going.



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    Thanks for the compliments guys.

    No worries Mark. The whole idea with this system was to basically build my dream system with plenty of show and wow factor, but in a stealth and factory-looking sort of way, so I WOULDN'T have to change it down the road All this stuff is staying for a LONG while. I honestly can't see changing any one piece of equipment ever again. I'm just so happy with it all as a whole.

    Charles, mids and tweeters are just part of the three way JL 653CS XR set which includes a 1" metal dome tweeter, 4" midrange, and 6.5" midbass driver. I'm more than willing to throw out some advice so whenever you get started, just shoot and I'll help out any way I can.



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    Sweet, that was the only thing that woulda concerned me (amp temp). Very very nice install, I can only hope I can get mine that clean looking!




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    Today I'm going to wrap the a-pillars in grill cloth as well as the grills for the 4" midranges in the kicks. Should look decent, along with hide my tweeters in the a-pillars. Hopefully when I get some spare cash up I can find a decent looking dashmat as well. And I need to order some open cell foam from Parts Express to do the underdash pads. So only a few more things to do before its done.



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    Today wasn't a good day...

    Grill cloth and me dont get along. I wrapped the grills for the kicks, but they were already tight, so I cut them down a bit. I ended up cutting too much off and now the grills dont fit as snug as I'd like them to. No biggie there. I've got a few other ideas to make snug fitting grills that I'm going to try out. Next was the a-pillar. My a-pillar isn't straight. Near the dash it has a very tight curve and then it goes down the side of the dash. These made for some big problems and I couldn't get the cloth around them. I ended up tearing it off and spending the better part of an hour with some Goo Gone getting the adhesive off. So today was a bust. No a-pillar covering, and I want some tighter fitting grills so I'm going to have to try a few other things. Guess the only thing left to do now is get the stealth cover for the 8W7 made. I hate cutting wood. It'll get put off for a while.



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    I still want to hear it





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    Grill cloth makes me angry. Stay as far away from that crap as you can.

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