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My Audio Project with Help from Mr. Marv

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by boogieinthebay, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. Jan 21, 2012 at 11:17 AM
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    boogieinthebay

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    Finally completed my audio install with Mr. Marv's custom built enclosure, 6.5 Hybrid Audio Clarus up front, Imagine's in the back, 10" Arc Audio sub, 5 channel Arc Audio amp, and Monster Cable wiring. For the head unit I'm using my previous Eclipse AVN6600.

    This was my first ever custom install and ran in a couple of issues, like short circuiting my original amp- US Amps. The whole process with this project took approximately 6+ months! After going through these delays and trial and errors, I think I'm an expert now on installs for our DD Tacos!

    I want to thank Mr. Marv for being so patient with me and offered superb support and customer service. I think I would of gave up without his guidance and wisdom. I've tried getting help form local audio shops, but was taken by fast talking, shady, dishonest idiots! My point, YOU CAN TRUST AND DEPEND ON MR. MARV!

    My set up sounds very clean and crystal clear. QUALITY SOUND is what I was going for and achieved it!

    On to the next project!

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  2. Jan 21, 2012 at 11:23 AM
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    looks good. I have an almost identical setup with a 10" arc sub and hybrid clarus in the front.
     
  3. Jan 21, 2012 at 11:32 AM
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    Looks Great!
     
  4. Jan 22, 2012 at 3:59 PM
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    Well done.
     
  5. Jan 28, 2012 at 5:37 PM
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    Here's a tip from when i did mine :

    Take a dremel to the back of the coin tray flip down thing that is holding you bass knob, and cut out a hole and run the cable in the back of it. One little thing that looks really clean.

    I love details so just a tip
     
  6. Jan 29, 2012 at 6:06 AM
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    ^^dont forget a rubber grommet, makes it look 1000x cleaner
     
  7. Jan 30, 2012 at 10:32 AM
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    YotaComa22

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    very nice, how does it sound with the seats up though? I've been thinking about doing something like this but I don't wanna lose seating....like a totally factory look ya know what I mean?
     
  8. Jan 30, 2012 at 3:35 PM
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    Looks good!!! And cant agree more that Mr Marv is a very helpful and extreamly patient!!!
     
  9. Jan 30, 2012 at 9:33 PM
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    Great! Thank you for the tip!
     
  10. Jan 30, 2012 at 9:36 PM
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    Sorry for being ignornant, but where do I put it? Can you post a pic? Thanks!
     
  11. Jan 30, 2012 at 9:46 PM
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    It sounds excellent with the seats up. There is really no difference with seat up or down. If anything, it has deeper bass with it up.

    The door speakers are amazing! This was recommended by Mr Marv with my budget and it sounds like I spent a lot more! I'm now a believer of Hybrid Audio. I had some AUDIOFILE co-workers listen to them, and they were very impressed.

    Just go for it! But enjoy the project and plan it out...research, research, research.

    Oh BTW, Mr Marv can get most of your audio stuff for you. I had my enclosure built and bought everything from him.
     
  12. Jan 30, 2012 at 9:58 PM
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    Thanks for all the positive feedback! Those who are wondering if I was going to install sound deadening, YES! As I newbie, I want to hear the difference myself, so I can give an honest and accurate opinion.

    Again, with Mr. Marv's recommendation, I will be getting RAAMAUDIO brand. Don't get taken from other brands! I did and returned it! Live and learned I guess.
     
  13. Jan 30, 2012 at 10:06 PM
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    Thanks! Can you post some pictures of your set up? Also, how do you like the Hybrid Clarus?
     
  14. Feb 20, 2012 at 2:56 AM
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    getting ready to pull the trigger on an almost identical setup: 6.5 Hybrid Audio Clarus up front, Imagine's in the back, 10" Arc Audio sub, 5 channel Alpine PDX-5 amp, planning on keeping the factory head unit.

    Sounds like a few of you have this/similar set up- Love to hear your experience & any advice before i jump in
     
  15. Feb 20, 2012 at 9:44 AM
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    rubber grommets go in the hole you drilled
     
  16. Feb 20, 2012 at 5:30 PM
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    Gotcha...I undersatnd that part, but I don't have any exposed drill holes. Am I over looking something? Thanks!
     
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    Looking good. I love DCs with good looking systems! I also like HAT/ARC combos.
     
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    Sweet, thanks for the write up, I am looking into the same set up, and you just reconfirmed what my research has led me to, I will email Mr. Marv tonight.
     
  19. Apr 6, 2012 at 1:15 AM
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    the first guy meant to put a rubber grommet when you drill a hole for the bass knob thing :) instead of a plain hole in the back of the coin tray
     
  20. Apr 6, 2012 at 6:30 AM
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    On that last picture, the sub looks really close to the plastic backing on the seat. I would consider removing the backing, just to make sure the excursion on the sub doesn't hit the seat. Other than that, looks like you did a great job. You should be proud.
     
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