Factory sound processors?


fithwheel

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So when you say prep the doors...  Do you mean dynomat etc?

Not trying to sound dumb, it's just happening by accident lol
Yeah it doesn't have to be dynomat. Nico I think I spelled that right on Amazon is decent budget friendly deadening. Around 36 sq ft for around 60 be a while since I bought any. 

 Think of your door as an enclosure because that's what it is. Seal off all the holes. Cover as much as you can. Inner and outer .Some foam between speakers and door panels. They sale what's called fast rings a few other car audio companies  sell them too. I just use a garage door foam type seal for a lot less. 

If you don't you will have very little bass response kinda important without a sub wouldn't ya think

 
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jjohnston

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Nice!  I may just treat the doors then.  I wonder, if I need to, I suppose I could always do an under the seat subwoofer.  I had one once, but it didn't seem to do much... :(   I don't think anyone makes a factory looking subwoofer kit for my car..

 

beak81champ

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Noico 80 mil is a great budget CLD.

After CLD, check out Richard Vedvick’s youtube video on door treatment for like $20. He is a sound engineer, so there is some science behind what he does.

 

Jeffdachef

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Stinger expert roadkill is a much thicker and cheaper alternative than dynamat. However dynamat alone wont do much. You'd want to get some sheet metal or mass loaded vinyl to cover the gaps in your door and turn the door into a proper fully enclosed speaker box with minimal air gaps around.  Get some fast rings or weather strip foam tape to make a gasket around the speaker.

 

fithwheel

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I guess I just don't understand buying a 6 700 dollar amp and going cheap on the install. 

Some dayton mids and highs something like a kicker key amplifier and door prep would've been what I'd done for around 400 but that's just me I guess 🏳back to lurking around.

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MattinMO

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Stinger expert roadkill is a much thicker and cheaper alternative than dynamat. However dynamat alone wont do much. You'd want to get some sheet metal or mass loaded vinyl to cover the gaps in your door and turn the door into a proper fully enclosed speaker box with minimal air gaps around.  Get some fast rings or weather strip foam tape to make a gasket around the speaker.
noico cheaper and same 80mil thickness, I have both in the rolla cant tell the difference in hand

 

Jeffdachef

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noico cheaper and same 80mil thickness, I have both in the rolla cant tell the difference in hand
I used both too, the aluminium backing on the stinger is far stronger than noico imo. noico is nice to deaden but the stinger feels better to deaden and slightly brace.  The noico is so flimsy in comparison.

 
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jjohnston

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ok, so far here is my plan I guess.

Infinity Kappa 90csx for the front doors, skip the back doors, and use that money to prep the doors

roadkill to prep/treat the doors

1/4" gasket to seal the speaker to the door

audiocontrol D-4.800 for the dsp...

I'm thinking I like the thought of treating the doors, because my guess is it'll also make the car quieter?  or will just the front doors do next to nothing for road noise?

 

wew lad

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ok, so far here is my plan I guess.

Infinity Kappa 90csx for the front doors, skip the back doors, and use that money to prep the doors

roadkill to prep/treat the doors

1/4" gasket to seal the speaker to the door

audiocontrol D-4.800 for the dsp...

I'm thinking I like the thought of treating the doors, because my guess is it'll also make the car quieter?  or will just the front doors do next to nothing for road noise?
i would treat the entire car within your ability. that means all doors, the roof, and the floor. just doing the front doors will make a difference in road noise but not anything major. it will mostly clean up the sound from the doors, especially if you do as jeff said and seal the doors. 

 
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jjohnston

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Yeah, I feel like I'm starting down a rabbit hole a bit.  My main goal for now is to sound better than factory, and was thinking if quieter was a biproduct than cool!  Lol

 

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