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#1 Ruckus

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 05:54 PM

Please ask any questions in this thread instead of the Guide itself, this is in a effort to keep each part in order without posts in between.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 06:41 PM

Well isn't this just awesome!. Really good stuff for anyone looking to do a mini install.


'Speaker placements that are ok but not idea and why.' - you missed out ideaL. Just to polish it up


#3 Ruckus

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 06:43 PM

Lol there will be a few like that I'm sure !!

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 06:59 PM

I was wondering if you could put something concise about what do with an "under-seat" sub? I'll be getting one for Christmas, an In Phase USW10 to be precise, and was wondering on the best way to fit it, whether to just bolt it to the floor, or if it's best to have some padding between it and the floor, or any type of enclosure? I was planning on putting it on the floor behind the driver's seat, as I've measured and the sub won't actually fit under either of the front seats >_< I'm sure there'll be other people in the future that might want some advice on them, just thought it might be another useful little paragraph to include :thumbsup:

Great job by the way, nicely written and well structured :)

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#5 Ruckus

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 07:18 PM

This is an active all in one unit, I've purposely steered clear of these in the guide. This is because you basically just pick a spot and bolt or strap them down. :D
Common sense should tell you to ensure what you mount it to should be deadened or padded in someway. ;)

Edited by Ruckus, 06 December 2011 - 07:18 PM.


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Posted 06 December 2011 - 07:28 PM

Ahh okay, that's alright then :D I'm a complete novice to car audio, or any audio stuff in general to be honest, so my common sense needs time to catch up with me with this sort of stuff. :withstupid: Thanks Ruckus!

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 07:42 PM

Ha ha no problem, we all start somewhere.

But keep an open mind, think things through before committing to anything permanent (like cutting metal or spending money!) and above all listen to those you trust.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 09:51 PM

Will you be talking about sizing of sub enclosures?nice write up so far

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#9 Ruckus

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 09:55 PM

I wasn't planing to, the scope if this guide was supposed to just be placement. Although I did touch on enclosure capacity a couple of times.

What was it you were looking to find out?

Edited by Ruckus, 06 December 2011 - 09:56 PM.


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Posted 06 December 2011 - 10:09 PM

I have now re-read it and my question has been answered in it,about volume over whel arch.does the shape of the enclosure make much difference.inparticular a custom box over wheel arch

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 10:16 PM

Lol that was a bit of luck!

The shape does not really matter, in fact an irregular shape helps defuse standing waves.

The only thing to ensure is the magnet does not hit the wheel arch.

Edited by Ruckus, 06 December 2011 - 10:18 PM.


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Posted 21 December 2011 - 07:20 PM

Loving it so far, when's the next part!?

#13 Ruckus

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 08:51 AM

Hopefully i'll get some time over Christmas. :)

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 07:55 AM

Well 3 years later (has it really been that long!!) and I've FINALLY update the Audio 101 with the next installment.

 

hope it helps some people :)



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 09:32 AM

Excellent,excellent,excellent. And just at the right time.
Was going for fabricating a door mount but the kick plate looks interesting. Does anyone know if the dog bowl rattles like a......well a dog bowl, when hit by stones?




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