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Mitchc1113 last won the day on October 26 2018

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About Mitchc1113

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  • Birthday 03/19/1985


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    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Audio System Setup
    Sundown SD3 12"/ JBL GTR-1001 6.5 CDT Classics Components/ Hifonics Warrior Hawk

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  1. Mitchc1113


    I have been running mine @ 1ohm for 4 months no problems... now I also have my gain set about 1/3 of the way up... as long as ur smart I dont see any issues with it, good amp for me so far...
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    Audiopipe TXX-BD2 vs TXX-BD4

    I also think you can do a lot better than Audiopipe... I dont know what the infatuation is, but on all the FB car audio pages people talk like Audiopipe and Skar are on the same level as say Crescendo, Incriminator, DC, SSA, DD, Ampere, just to name a few, but ppl really put them up on a pedestal like they're top of the line equipment... dont understand...
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    Adire Brahma questions

    I'd love to hear what you think of the Brahma when you get it installed... during its hey day was easily 1 of the best subwoofers you could buy and IMO 1 of the best ever made, that xb2l technology is the real deal! I've contemplated buying a new 1 quite a few times but want to hear what others have to say about them, I know what the originals can do, just want to hear how the new ones stack up... And sounds like we have the same taste in equipment, I have a new SSA Icon 12" & I absolutely love it! And I want a Brahma too! Cant say I'm a big fan of Skar, but you made the right choice by selling it and getting the brahma! Now just give us an update when you install it!
  4. That looks good, the amp is a JBL GTR1001 so both subs would be @4ohms, about 700 watts... sorry I didnt notice u responded, thank u so much for doing this. My email is mitchc1113@gmail.com if u want to email the sheets. It just needs to be musical, it's for my girls Terrain, will go in the cargo area, the easier box to build the better. Doesnt need to be anything crazy, simple enclosure....
  5. Also is there a program you recommend where I can enter this info and get a cut sheet list? Thanks again
  6. That seems perfect...thank you, anything for the SD3 12? Would very much appreciate it! Youre awesome man!
  7. I was hoping someone would be willing to design 2 boxes for me if anyone would be so kind to do so in their free time. I know Shredder is very good at this and seems to enjoy it so if you see this that would be awesome! Both would be ported, 1 for a Sundown SD3 12 and the other for a SoundQubed HDS3.1 12... I have both subs, just havent decided which 1 I'll be putting in her vehicle. Thinking about making both boxes and testing them to see which she likes better... Vehicle : 2018 GMC Terrain Denali Location in the vehicle: Rear cargo bed Space available (Length x Width x Height): There is ample space but this is for my fiance and shed like to keep it on the smaller side. I'd say around 2.0 cubes or less. Subwoofer make and model: Sundown SD3 & SoundQubed HDS3.1 Subwoofer Size: both 12" Number of Subwoofers: 1 (2 subs, 2 seperate boxes) Type of Port (Kerfed, Slot, Aero, etc.): Slot or Aero What type of music do you like?: Rap, R&B, Pop, Country, she listens to everything... Is your goal SPL or Everyday Music?: Everyday music Tuning Freq (Hz): Betweem 32-36hz Volume : Somewhere in 2.0 cube range- built to spec if it's not much bigger than that, if smaller than 2.0 that's fine too Thanks for any help guys, I appreciate it!
  8. Didnt see about the 2 channel amp... Just would need to get a 4 channel, give each speaker it's own channel, set the 4 channel to Full Range and use the DSP to set the crossovers...
  9. Dont return the speakers and get a component set and dont get crossovers. You've already done so well with the equipment, dont stop now. You said you wanted something left for you to do with your son since the audio shop is doing the install right? Instead of spending the $ on crossovers and a passive setup why dont you get a DSP and run your system active? You can get the Dayton Audio DSP408 for $150 on partsexpress.com. Not only will this give you something fun to do with your son but when done right active setups sound so much better than passive. You get tuning control over everything, get the dsp and if you truly want to do it right get a USB Mic like the Dayton Audio Umm-6 and download REW on your laptop/computer and have a sound system that is top of the line. It will be something you can do with your son that will last as well. And its not like once you install the equipment your done, then the fun part starts of actually tuning the stereo. It's truly something you and your son can together for days, weeks hell even months depending on how into you guys get. If you dont know what I'm talking about when I say going active look it up. Google going active with a dsp, that should get you started. Then once you understand the basis behind it look up the tuning guide written by Andy from Audiofrog. I think it might actually be on the Audiofrog website, if not a quick Google search will find it. Like I said not only will this make your sons vehicle sound it's best but I also believe this is a great father/son activity, something you guys can do together not only inside the car but in your home on the computer adjusting your tune on the software and learning more about active setups and DSPs.. This would be my recommendation, even if you guys weren't doing it together. It's still IMO the best way to run the stereo for the best results...And remember to get some pics up once the install is done, maybe even ask the shop to take some for u if they will!
  10. I think for a first system he's going to be spoiled... most of us started with sh*t... some of us were lucky enough to start off with crap... but you did good dad, shit u do better than good, for a 1st system I'd say u hit a Solo home run. Yes theres better equipment out there so cant call it a grand slam... but I think theres plenty of guys on this forum, myself included who would happily run that setup in our own vehicle right now. Ampere 2.5s are awesome subs and that's a badass amp too, add to that the Evils and I'll say it again, ya did well dad! And I also have to say kudos to the shop, they carry good gear, not just the typical Kicker, JL, Rockford stuff, so they seem to know good equipment at least and they didnt screw you at all either, you get a good fair price and if the box is really custom then you got 1 hell of a deal. I and prob others would love to see pics of the box and the entire install once it's done. Seeing the box will help give a better opinion of just how good of a deal you got. Your son should be estatic, and I guarantee once he hears his system he'll be kissing your ass! He def will have 1 of the nicer setups at that age!
  11. What most ppl seem to do (myself included) is to fabricate an amp rack (plywood, MDF, abs, etc) anywhere from 1/4"-1/2" thick and mount it to the trucks rear wall. Theres not too many options when it comes to mounting amps in trucks, but the rear wall is actually perfect and gives u decent amount of space & options. For those who like stealth you can keep them hidden or if you like to show your install off you can do that too. If you do a Google image search for truck amp rack there should be enough pictures to give you some ideas... The most important thing when doing an amp rack like this is planning, make sure to double, triple check your measurements, I suggest making a test piece out of cardboard so you're able to pre test your fitment. Also make sure you take into account any obstructions like sets belts, hinges, anything that could potentially cause your rack not to fit properly when installed, make sure everything will have enough clearance with the seats back down. Also good idea to mount your amps so if you need to make any adjustments on them they can be easily accessible. Basically just take your time and plan plan plan, lol. Heres mine, the 1st picture is my current rack after I got a new box and was able to move some things under the seats. Put a piece of black abs over the wood, was planning how the wires were going to run... The rest of the pictures are my 1st version that was spray painted black plywood and had all my amps/components on it at the time.
  12. So I'm kind of stuck as to the best way to fabricate something to mount my amps & other components on. I'm going to be mounting them underneath my rear seats in my 2018 Silverado Double cab. I have the high transmission so I have the middle transmission hump to deal with and then even more contours under each seat, really isnt an easy space to work with. So after a lot of searching and thinking the best option IMO right now is this: I still have my under seat box that I had in before getting a box custom made. This box is designed specifically for the double cabs so it fits the contours of the floor. So I was thinking of copying the design of the box, the 2 sides of the box contour with the floor and they're the only part that actually touch the floor. I was thinking I could copy those 2 pieces and either use another piece of wood to mount on top of them that runs all the way across creating a shelf (only possible issue with this is I'd have to have it be raised enough to clear the transmission hump so I'm not sure how much clearance I'd have once I tried mounting everything and folding the seats down... The other idea is still use the 2 side pieces as a base, but then kinda copying the bottom of the subwoofer box, making 2 seperate chambers connected by a middle piece that lays on top of the transmission hump. So I'd essentially have 2 little boxes I could put my amps in, then I could leave it uncovered or I could make 2 plexi tops to enclose them and then use the middle connecting piece to mount my components on (,distro blocks, relay box, etc... that obviously wouldnt be covered by anything as itd be just 1 piece of wood... Using the subwoofer box I think is prob the easiest way to work with the anything but flat floor, I dont want to use fiberglass so doing something that's raised above the floor is the only thing I can really think of, but I think for the look I'm goin for itll do. None of my amps are more than 4 months old and I have some really nice components. A green acrylic custom relay box that has led lighting, a green acrylic distro block, a nice chrome ground distro block and a few other odds and ends I can't think of. Point being, I didnt spend the kinda $ I put down on these items to have them hidden, ya know? They're definitely show case install pieces so I'd like to have a nice amp rack to show them off. Heres a couple pictures of the box and then a few amp racks that I like the looks of. My 1st choice would be the 1st rack with the under lit lighting. I'd love to re create that kind of look
  13. Mitchc1113

    Bought Funky Pups

    Maybe this is the guy that's responsible for me being homeless... My suspicions are rising, pretty sure the ATF still has funky prints left from the scene of the crime... aka my house in rumbles... tearing up just thinkin about it... YOU RUINED MY F*CKIN LIFE MAN!! My wife took the kids and left, shit I cant even afford a van down by the river, I live in a box next to the creek! You need to think long and hard before doin somethin as reckless and dangerous as a wall of Pups... this ain't no 3rd world country, this is America!! People have families!!! I If I ever find out who you... no I cant, I just cant, it's too painful, sorry guys, I gotta go....
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    SSA Icon vs SQ HDX3 12" HELP!!

    Well like I already told Aaron, I did go ahead with the Icon. Literally went back n forth all day, dont think I pulled the trigger until almost 9pm. What finally tipped the scales was Neil Boswell from Soundqubed gave me a very honest answer & said if I went w/ the HDX3 & kept it running of my S1-1250 that he didn't think I'd notice that much of a difference from my HDS3.1. He said if I'd throw 2000+ watts at it then thered be quite a difference. I appreciated the honesty, upgrading to a 2000+ watt amplifier would mean I'd have to also upgrade my electrical, HO alt and secondary battery. I've already done my Big 3 and plan on adding a HO alt and secondary battery at some point, but not right now. So at that point the HDX3 was out of the picture and there was the pretty Icon, BUT me being as anal as I am I of course had to spend another hr or so looking for any other quality subs on sale. I was very interested in the IA Lethal Injection but couldnt compete with the Icon @ $230. Then of course Aaron had to go ahead and put the Brahma on sale. I was extremely tempted to get a Brahma, on sale for I think like $350, very very tempting, it's the 1 sub from back in my earlier days I always wanted that I can still get my hands on today, assuming they're still as good as the originals, which was 1 of my hesitations, seems like the new owners are staying very true to the original company, but you just never know. So I decided against the Brahma. Then my last decision came when I saw that FI was doing a "Happy Hour" sale that brought the SSD down to $220, once again I go back n forth, back n forth until finally I decide I'm gonna stick with my gut and original choice in the Icon. Should be waiting for me when I get home from work tomorrow, cannot wait to get a look at this thing!