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My new project:

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Mac2118, May 28, 2009.

  1. May 28, 2009 at 2:54 PM
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    Mac2118

    Mac2118 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I got tired of the stock system in my Tacoma, so I thought I'd change things up a bit.

    I'm going for the ultimate budget system.

    Sub:

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    RE10. I used to run RE HC12's in my Civic back before that line was replaced with the SX line. I've always loved the sound of their speakers.

    HU: Alpine CDA-9825

    Amp: some cheap 200w pioneer amp my friend gave me years ago.

    Speakers: Rainbow Professional CS265P3
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    (They've been sitting in my closet for 2 years. might as well use them)

    Total cost to me so far? 80 bucks.

    I'm working on designing a ported enclosure for a regular cab Tacoma. Later on I'm going to be looking for a 4 channel amp to power the components and the subwoofer.

    I miss my DD...

    Old setup in the civic:

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    I miss mounting depth not being a problem...
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  2. Jun 2, 2009 at 2:45 PM
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    Mac2118

    Mac2118 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well, I had an uneventful weekend...

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    Yes, I did use 1/2" thick particle board. I've been into car audio for the past 10 years so I know that the particle board "leaks" air. I put 4 coats of fiberglass inside of the box to seal it up. We're having a garage built so it was free instead of buying a sheet of MDF for 35 bucks.

    The jenson amp is temporary. I scowered ebay for the past week and landed on a Rockford Fosgate 300x to power my components and the sub. The jenson has no LPF so I'm getting a full range of sound instead of 80hz and lower. I also have a thumping sound but I'm 99% sure it's the amp. I'm going to hook my friends HU up to it to make sure that its the amp before I do something drastic.

    Overall, even though it's a full range of sound and in a .7 cube sealed box, it sounds pretty good. I'm thinking of putting in a 2" round port, but I'm waiting for the new amp to come in before I decide on that.

    It's nothing fancy compared to what I plan on doing in my car, I mainly use the truck to run around on back roads and get me around in the snow in the winter while my car is parked. I might dress it up a little bit later on
     
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