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Tacoma Audio Endeavor

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by ItalynStylion, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. Feb 22, 2010 at 11:27 AM
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    dreamnz

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    Great work man!

    Now if you could get a thick plastic drop in mold with a sturdy lid mass produced, I think you could sell the heck out your design. :)
     
  2. Feb 22, 2010 at 12:11 PM
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    Awsome work and thanks cause i'll be studing your posts lol, with the back of the seat down, and the seat cushions up , does it interfere with the subs? I rarely have people back there but I always have some stuff.
     
  3. Feb 22, 2010 at 2:19 PM
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    ItalynStylion

    ItalynStylion [OP] Sounds Gooooood

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    Good question. I have yet to fold down the seats all the way flat so I guess I should give that a shot huh? Since the headrests have to be taken off to fold the seats all the way flat I really haven't tried it yet.
     
  4. Feb 23, 2010 at 12:10 PM
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    subbed, and again great work
     
  5. Feb 23, 2010 at 11:03 PM
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    secret stuff.
    Great demo on the Eclipse AVN726e on YouTube by the way....
     
  6. Feb 23, 2010 at 11:13 PM
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    cmack

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    That's downright sexy bro! MOAR! :popcorn:
     
  7. Feb 24, 2010 at 7:25 AM
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    ItalynStylion

    ItalynStylion [OP] Sounds Gooooood

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    Thanks. Hope it helps others select their units if they're considering it.
    lol, more what? That's all I got right now!


    The amp that I received from JL is kinda screwy right now so I'm sending it back for a replacement. Should have a new one within like 2 weeks or so I think.
     
  8. Feb 24, 2010 at 7:28 AM
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    TacticalBacon13

    TacticalBacon13 Sorry for party rockin'

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    i totally agree on that. i know i would be an instant customer.
     
  9. Feb 24, 2010 at 7:34 AM
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    x2!
     
  10. Feb 24, 2010 at 7:58 AM
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    I've thought about it but it would really depend on how much modification you guys would want to do. The lip on the front (where the stock bin attaches to) would still need to be cut off I think. The jack support needs to be cut out as well. You'll also have to trim the carpet in areas too. Believe me, this wasn't without modification to the truck by ANY means.
     
  11. Feb 24, 2010 at 8:00 AM
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    i may not have that adio setup, but i sure do have this coming. wish it blowain in a bax for the back.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Feb 24, 2010 at 8:01 AM
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    build a drop in box without a hinge in it, and the jack support would be no biggie.
     
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    i can mod the truck, but box makin skills i do not have, i can mod teh truck anyway i have to, as per your write it, it seems within reach, maybe a 5 out of 10 difficulty. dynamat, i can do, mount speakers to lid, can do, paint lid, maybe not. price is right i would order one :D
     
  14. Apr 1, 2010 at 8:28 AM
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    how's it sound?
     
  15. Apr 23, 2010 at 11:01 PM
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    ItalynStylion

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    Sorry I didn't see this post before. To answer your question, it sounded great and I was really happy with it.


    HOWEVER....

    I'm what some people might call a "maximizer" and it's plagued me most of my life. Something good isn't good enough. Great is nice but unless it's perfect there's still room for improvement. Which as you can imagine, lends me to redoing and often overdoing things.

    Which brings me to my next point. Check the graphs below. It's a box modeling program called Unibox. Basically, you can model the frequency response of a speaker in various box alignments by inputting all the speaker specs. Cool shit and very useful.

    First graph is for the 4 subs in a sealed box just over 1 cube.
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    Second Graph is of the same 4 subs in a ported box the same size.
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    Since my enclosure volume was fixed I really only had two options; ported or sealed. Ported response yields MUCH more area under the curve and gives me room to play with EQ a bit. If the bottom end is too strong I'll just pull it back with some EQ once I get a processor. One thing is for certain though; the ported response curve was superior. Sealed was easier which was why it happened first. That was basically just me proving to myself that I could throw a top on that thing and get it to work. Proof of concept was a success so we've moved onto better things.

    So after a few weeks of realizing that sealed was a cop out I decided to man up and go the whole 9 yards. I fiberglassed the tub for added strength so it wouldn't flex. I think this would have made the sealed box sound even better; but why stop there? Ported was a dream that had to become a reality.

    So, I built a new baffle board. This one was to house the same 4 Tang Band 6.5" subs but with two 3" flared ports. And this time I wanted the thing to be tough since I use my truck and I don't like to treat it like a pansy. That and with my truck coming factory with a composite bed I had to throw bed liner on SOMETHING. I know a guy locally who does Line-X and he shot down the baffle for me. Best decision ever. This stuff is like iron and the best part is it took him 10 minutes. It would have taken me 3 days of waiting for paint to dry and sanding to paint the damn thing.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]


    So it was time to deal with the ports. I spent every bit of 12 hours yesterday getting them to fit. It was an impossible task that God allowed me to accomplish by breaking the laws of geometry and physics. I had to cut my own custom angles and piece them together to get the ports routed. A combination of that purple PVC glue and resin did the trick.

    [​IMG]
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    (I'm getting to the good part I swear)

    So....here she is in all her majesty.

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  16. Apr 24, 2010 at 6:32 AM
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    this last post is so wrong, it makes me instantly jealous and now i want to sell my box and attempt what you are doing. very nice work! :D
     
  17. Apr 24, 2010 at 7:31 AM
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    If it's wrong I don't want to be right! :cool:
     
  18. Apr 24, 2010 at 8:08 AM
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    That is a wicked set up man! Mad props on an awesome job :cool:
     
  19. Apr 26, 2010 at 3:57 PM
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    Superbly off the chain.
     
  20. Apr 26, 2010 at 4:31 PM
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    Great work... looks phenomenal!!!! Have you had a chance to do any tuning? How does it sound? How does it sound in comparison to the seal setup you had?

    There are several audio enthusiast on this forum that I wished lived closer... I would love to hear your setup.
     
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