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  1. Naxin

    Raspberry Pi-based Head Unit

    Thanks for the heads up man. I've heard about Volumio, but I think I assumed it was standalone like RuneAudio. I'll do some more research, it sounds perfect. As I mentioned at the start I'd love to open source this project so others can enjoy the benefit. Actually I have indeed started the project, I've been a bit quiet because it's an immense amount of work. Mainly just installing all my aftermarket gear to the stock car with a DSP lol. I would never do this for a living but God the end result is always worth it. I don't know whether to post a build log after I'm done or keep rinsing this thread haha. Actually if you wanted send me a DM and we can share in detail how exactly we are doing our various projects, might help us both.
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    Stock System Upgrade Recommendation

    Alright, so I've looked at what's distributed in Aus & price ranges, brands. Here's the speakers I've come up with (NOTE AUD PRICES, just half it for equiv. US prices): MID-BASS DRIVERS: Product Link Cost SB ACOUSTICS 6.5" MID-WOOFER - NBAC SB17NBAC35-4 https://www.wagneronline.com.au/sb-acoustics-6-5-mid-woofer-nbac/speaker-drivers/audio-speakers-pa/sb17nbac35-4-74300/991399/pd/ $107.25 AUD SB ACOUSTICS 6.5" MID-WOOFER - NAC SB17NAC35-4 https://www.wagneronline.com.au/sb-acoustics-6-5-mid-woofer-nac/speaker-drivers/audio-speakers-pa/sb17nac35-4-74400/991329/pd/ $109 AUD SCAN-SPEAK 6.5" MID-WOOFER GF SERIES 18W8434G00 https://www.wagneronline.com.au/scan-speak-6-5-mid-woofer-gf-series/speaker-drivers/audio-speakers-pa/18w8434g00-27168/959645/pd/ $90 AUD 6" REFERENCE SERIES Full Range DRIVER - DAYTON AUDIO RS150P-4 https://www.wagneronline.com.au/6-reference-series-full-range-driver-dayton-audio/speaker-drivers/audio-speakers-pa/rs150p-4-74537/993903/pd/ $85 AUD TWEETERS: SB ACOUSTICS 1¼" DOME TWEETER - SDC SB29SDC-C000-4 https://www.wagneronline.com.au/sb-acoustics-1-dome-tweeter-sdc/speaker-drivers/audio-speakers-pa/sb29sdc-c000-4-72234/991306/pd/ $62.50 SB ACOUSTICS 1¼" RING TWEETER - RDAC SB29RDAC-C000-4 https://www.wagneronline.com.au/sb-acoustics-1-ring-tweeter-rdac/speaker-drivers/audio-speakers-pa/sb29rdac-c000-4-74295/991309/pd/ $79.00 Some notes on choices, All 4-Ohm 6" or 6.5" Tried to keep door woofer + tweeter combo under $150 AUD (75 USD) I aimed to keep the tweeters about 60% of the price of the door woofers Any thoughts?
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    Stock System Upgrade Recommendation

    I'm getting pretty excited about SQ for this build. Really keen for this to sound fantastic! A few bonus questions: What's a PA styled driver? Also I just thought realised something, if you're buying raw drivers, do you only get 1 per purchase? As in, you don't get a left and right like you usually would from a branded gear? I didn't think about that when looking at prices before hahah.
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    Stock System Upgrade Recommendation

    Haha we've gotten a little side tracked, but as per my initial post my budget is up to $200 USD per set (or equivelant). My endgame is I want to do the rest of my gear justice, I'm looking for maximum SQ, but also I don't want to buy speakers that simply will have no advantage or even a negative effect because of the rest of my gear (e.g. Heavily under powering the speaker with my amp or something) - my full gear list is in my original post. Really I'm looking to spend money in the right places!
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    Stock System Upgrade Recommendation

    Yeh, wow. Do you guys have any tips for buying decisions with these (non branded) speakers? I guess it's difficult to determine quality without brand rep and the pricing way off-scale. When I look at the specs I see voice coil sizing, cone material type, Vas(?) - There's also frequency response range and sensitivity. I'm gonna guess cone material is tied in with quality and frequency response, with voice coil sizing related to sensitivity/SPL. For the branded stuff for me - its a mixture of brand rep, brand range, reviews, forum discussions and of course the listening test.
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    Stock System Upgrade Recommendation

    220W RMS for a 6.5" and 100W RMS for the tweeter. Am I missing something, that's insane!? Please explain Hahaha I can only get 70W per channel out of my 4Ch Amp.
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    Stock System Upgrade Recommendation

    Owning a DSP is new to me, so I'm yet to truly test it out and see its benefits with different speakers, this is all news to me. I guess that's why I'm hitting up these forums, to avoid the mistakes people with heaps of experience have already made. Honestly, I'm not after clear answers on what to buy, but just interested in learning what can be learned to maximize SQ in my car and future car audio projects. I can totally understand what you're saying, thanks for the warning. What you're suggesting reminds me of Power Supplies in the DIY PC industry. Seasonic vs. Corsair etc. The reason I bring this up is there were other considerations, for example - it was impossible to buy Seasonic (Which Corsair used for their high-end power supply designs) in Australia because it simply isn't distributed easily for off-the-shelf purchase. Is there similar issues with these companies? Are these drivers still designed for 'car audio' ? I.e. standard brackets for mounting? Appreciate all the knowledge guys.
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    Stock System Upgrade Recommendation

    I'm a little confused, youdoofus suggested I run the fronts 'active', as far as my understanding that was purchasing component speakers and running each tweeter active (having a dedicated channel on an amp and the DSP?) instead of passive (connected via a passive crossover from the door woofers) Is this what you are suggesting also? Or are you suggesting purchasing tweeters and door woofers separately or not purchasing tweeters at all?
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    Stock System Upgrade Recommendation

    Update: I went and listened to the JL's, Infinity 6520CX and Focal PS 165's in shop. Infinities sound profile was a bit heavy on the mid bass. Focals were bright in comparison and the JL's just sounded flat in response and blooming tight. TBH the infinities had some clear distortion in some songs, probably the shops setup tho. Pp Definitely leaning towards the JLs for the fronts. Feel that with the Audison Bit. One I'll be able to do more with them. Keen to hear anyone's opinions on any of the speakers I've mentioned!
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    Stock System Upgrade Recommendation

    Thanks for the tips dude. I've got a shitty box that doesn't do my P3 justice. Ported you reckon? How would you describe the sound you get out of that? I only really get the low low end atm. P.S. What's a corner 45?
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    Stock System Upgrade Recommendation

    Just some considerations I've looked at: Fronts: JL Audio C3-650 6.5" Component Alpine RS65C 6.5" Component Rockford P165-SI 6.5" Component Rears: Rockford Fosgate T1675 Alpine RS-65
  12. Recently purchased a 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer which I'm looking to turn into a bit of a Car Audio project. Apologies for poor terminology in advance as I'm a beginner with most of this stuff. Going to be doing a bunch of research, possibly going the full mile with sound deadening etc. and I'm looking for some recommendations for some fronts & rears to replace my stock system. Both front & rear door slots support 6.5" speakers, with a slot for seperate tweeters at the front. I've used Rockford P165-SI 6.5" Components in a previous car and had some issues, although wrong mounting size + cheap head unit + no sound deadening + a multitude of other considerations may have been the problem. What I already have: Rockford Fosgate P3D4-12 Sub Audison Bit.One DSP Alpine MRX-M55 550W Sub Amp Hertz HE-4 4-Channel Amp (70W per channel RMS @ 4-Ohm) Any criticisms of my current gear welcome, but some suggestions for some models priced up to or around 200 USD per set for front components & rear 6.5" would be most welcome!
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    Raspberry Pi-based Head Unit

    Yeh man, I've ordered a 7" touch screen from eBay (largest I could find). A couple of variants you could buy, I picked up a 1024x600 screen, but the lower res are more common. Bought a right angle hdmi adapter in case as the port is on the side, haven't really found a suitable right angle Micro USB (for the touch interface/power). My understanding is you can't use Rune Audio with a screen from the same Pi. I.e. it acts as a headless server and you need a separate client. Do you have a different experience?
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    Raspberry Pi-based Head Unit

    I managed to buy a Audison Bit.One in fantastic condition second hand today for $300 AUD. In US car audio economics that's about $150 USD, I'm very happy! Hope mentioned the Audison DSPs briefly, i would be interested in hearing more opinions on the bit one. I understand one of its limitations is it has a graphical equaliser, as opposed to Parametric. Truthfully the delay tuning and high quality DAC inside is the most valuable thing to me. Now that I've got a DSP, next step is getting an SPDIF hat for the Pi. One challenge I've realised in this project is that to run high quality audio software such as RuneAudio on the Pi, it actually needs a custom OS entirely dedicated in a sense to that one application and it needs to be headless (no screen). This kinda sucks because the plan was that the Pi was supposed to be driving a whole dashboard with a touchscreen, not just a music player. The only solution I can see is to introduce another Pi to the mix. Or if I do that now that one of the Pi's is a fully contained Audio decoding box I need to rethink the use of a Pi here. Maybe a micro-controller built more for this purpose?
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    Raspberry Pi-based Head Unit

    Thanks. I did some research on these devices, there's also the Audiophonics DAC Sabre V3 and the MamoBerry DAC all compatible with the Raspberry Pi that seem pretty good. I wanted to add as well, that the Allo Piano 2.1 that I meantioned apparently doesn't rate as well, but is cheaper. Hans Beekhuyzen on Youtube does reviews on almost all of these. My conclusion is that the Allo Boss DAC is cream of the crop, with ,one advantage being that you can power the DAC chip completely seperately from the Pi (via USB-C) in the 1.2 revision of the chip, which apparently can have massive impact with the right power supply.
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