Audio Build - My neighbors are gonna hate me

DavidRam

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LOUD, but still maintain a high level of sound quality

Configuration
Active 3way up front and one sub in the trunk

Budget
Max $10,000

Components
Signal - Fiio X5 digital audio player
Amps - Mmats Hifi6150 & M2000.2 (150 watts rms to each speaker and 2,000 rms to the sub @ 2ohm)
Processor - MiniDSP 8x12 with DIRAC LIVE
Speakers - Morel Elate tweeters, mids & midbass
Subwoofer - Hutchinson Audio NDFEB 1 -10" (1 ohm DVC, 2,000 watt rms handling)

Connections
Stinger 9000 RCAs
Stinger Pro speaker wire
Stinger Pro power wire

Sound Deadening
Soundskins & Stinger RoadKill

Fabrication
Ported sub box built and tuned to spec
Modified Metra dash pod to fit 6.5"s
Amp rack & lighting in the trunk
Dash insert for mids & tweeters

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The sub



The amps

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The speakers

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The subwoofer is being custom built for this build... It will have an all carbon fiber cone and dust cap, and will be powder coated in a flat black (vs the gloss black as shown) to match the amps. That brings the price of the sub alone to $1,700, so it had better give me warm, fuzzy feelings!! Lol

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Btw, could the amps fit more perfect in that storage bin?!?! I was ecstatic to discover that!
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Below the amps is plenty of room for the dsp and all of the wiring and connections...

Not often do things just fall into place so perfectly like this!

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Drawing out the amp rack...

0 gauge from the battery to a distribution block and then 4 gauge to each amp. Only OFC, Knukonceptz Kolossus wire will do.
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I decided to run the power wire under the Jeep (on the outside), rather than through the interior and it will enter through a hole in the plastic tub.

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The Morel Elate mids dropped into the dash as if they were made for it:

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The Morel supplied tweeter pods also look great and will mount to the factory grill:

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I also got the Metra pods and the 6.5" almost fits... I'll do to a little trimming and then make a baffle for it. The pod will be vented with an aperiodic vent.

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This build looks real cool!! That sub looks INSANE! I hope you're installing sound deadening all OVER! :)
 

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Are you planing some before and after sound clips? It would be cool to see the difference!
 

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Looking forward to seeing how this comes out! If nothing else, I'd like to see how speakers fit in the factory locations. Good luck!
 

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Where do you store your earplugs? You'll need an NRR of at least 30 with that setup!

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Love the Fiio X5...Great player right there....
Me too. I have had a few DAPs and this one is my favorite (at least for now).

This build looks real cool!! That sub looks INSANE! I hope you're installing sound deadening all OVER! :)
Thanks! Yes, sound deadening will be done extensively, from top to bottom.

Are you planing some before and after sound clips? It would be cool to see the difference!
Do you mean frequency response measurements of the oem audio vs after market, or actual music playing? Both would be cool and are doable...

Looking forward to seeing how this comes out! If nothing else, I'd like to see how speakers fit in the factory locations. Good luck!
Lets use the term "fit" loosely! Lol... I actually love fabricating so, I am often more excited when they DON'T fit, but so far things are looking pretty easy...

Where do you store your earplugs? You'll need an NRR of at least 30 with that setup!
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Lol! I do enjoy it loud for short bursts, but most of the time I look out for my ears...
 

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Are you planing some before and after sound clips? It would be cool to see the difference!

Do you mean frequency response measurements of the oem audio vs after market, or actual music playing? Both would be cool and are doable...
I was thinking just a cell phone vid of actual music playing, though Freq response measurements would be :cool too!
 
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