Pictures of my first build

IrishChampIrishChamp Posts: 140
edited May 2014 in Custom Fabrication
Just thought I would post up a few pics of my build, its not quite done, I'm going to make a cover for the stuff in the trunk, cut a hole in the factory liner and reinstall, I'm also going to add another layer to my speaker baffles and get them more on axis with the driver and make custom grills for the front speakers.....
the coolest thing about this build is I actually have more trunk space now, the stock system had a 10 inch sub in the trunk on the drivers side wheel well.
it sounds great and I know as I tweak things it will sound even better. I used a PAC audio adapter and the stock nav head unit, sound is nice and clean, I had to do some fiddling with the wiring to get it that way but I'm happy now, tons of volume too, I have the sr6500 gains set at about 10 o'clock and the sub about the same and I'm only going about half way on my head unit volume for loud playing, 2/3's is really, really loud to my ears.

thanks to everyone for their help!
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Pictures of my car too.
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Dyno at low boost, on the street I see another 3 to 4 lbs.
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HU: Clarion DRZ9255 4 Way Active:
HIGH: Polk SR52500 tweets. MID: SR5250 woofers. LOW: SR6500 woofers. SUB: Two Polk MM1240svc's 1010rms sealed in 1.75 cu.ft. AMPS: Arc Audio FD4150, FD2200 & FD1200.1.
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  • IrishChampIrishChamp Posts: 140
    edited November 2008
    I wanted to ask if there is anything I should do to break them in or rather anything that is bad for them, I've been playing at a descent volume, enough to think to my self that these speakers get louder than I expected (for a sq speaker and not really knowing what to expect). I'm bassically just making sure that they don't distort but I've shown them off a few times and cranked them and turned up the bass boost some on the sub.
    I guess I'm just a little taken back by the volume, mid bass and highs produced, I've heard people comment on these speakers not being loud but they sound very loud to me and I don't know if I'm just pushing them too much or simply not used to a nice sound system.
    is there a simple way to measure output and see if I pushing their limits, will they distort and give warning of impending doom? I have my gains set below 11 o'clock and I've not turned my volume over 26 of 38, my pac audio adaptor is supposed to put out 5v and I've been told its a pretty hot signal.
    HU: Clarion DRZ9255 4 Way Active:
    HIGH: Polk SR52500 tweets. MID: SR5250 woofers. LOW: SR6500 woofers. SUB: Two Polk MM1240svc's 1010rms sealed in 1.75 cu.ft. AMPS: Arc Audio FD4150, FD2200 & FD1200.1.
  • SherardpSherardp Posts: 8,042
    edited December 2008
    looks good, put a Grill on that bad boy.
    Shoot the jumper.....................BALLIN.............!!!!!

    Home Theater Pics in the Showcase :cool:

    http://www.polkaudio.com/forums/showcase/view.php?userid=73580
  • mobesmobes Posts: 3
    edited January 2009
    Not too shabby at all for a first build!
  • cadenceclipsecadenceclipse Posts: 459
    edited January 2009
    very nice. like the mounting plates specially tweeter wise. can u tell us how u mounted those plates? ie. flush, etc.
    Polk MM6501 kick panels, Eclipse cd7200mkll and SW9122 Bomb Box, Cadence A4, A7, CAP5, JL8W3V3
  • HamstermanHamsterman Posts: 13
    edited January 2009
    cool looking setup - looks very clean
  • TheOtherSideTheOtherSide Posts: 11
    edited January 2009
    Looks good for a first time build. My first build sucked in comparison. Is that fiberglass?
    Someone once told me that if I didn't turn my music down I'd be deaf by the time I was 30. Well I'll be 30 soon and I can still hear just fine.
  • themuskrthemuskr Posts: 149
    edited January 2009
    Dang thats sweet
    2 Mirage OMD-5's (burled Maple)
    1 Mirage OMD-C1
    4 Mirage nanosat MX
    Mirage MM-6
    Def Tech Prosub 100
    Pioneer Elite vsx-40
    BJC cable
  • BritishnateBritishnate Posts: 6
    edited February 2009
    Dude, are you on lxforums.com???? Sweet 300
  • avhomedesignsavhomedesigns Posts: 29
    edited February 2009
    Nicely done
  • speedster2333speedster2333 Posts: 38
    edited September 2009
    I bought a pair of the sr5250 but never managed to get anything together. They will be up for sale soon. Sweet ride by the way.
  • MCCLIPSEMCCLIPSE Posts: 176
    edited January 2010
    wow, I wish I had your budget to get me some SR comp sets!
    Truck system so far...

    2007 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab Hemi

    Kenwood KDC-X492 HU
    MM651 coaxials in doors

    Family Room:

    Panasonic TC-P50G25 50" Plasma
    Panasonic DMP-BD655K BDP
    XBOX 360 250GB
    Harman/Kardon HK3480(on loan)
    Monitor 70 Series II
  • dacoupedevilledacoupedeville Posts: 76
    edited January 2010
    Nice ride.
    Gonna sound good too.
    HT: SRT's.....Pioneer SC1522 and BDP62fd; ps3; Mitsubishi 1080p 65" DLP; DirecTV

    2 ch: SRS 3.1tl's.....Odyssey Stratos monos, Adcom GFP-750 w/Component Plus Mods, Arcam DV-135, Music Hall MMF 5, Bellari Tube Phono pre, AQ wires

    Bedroom: SRS 3.1tl's, RTA 8T (phantom center), Arcam AVR200, Mitsubishi 1080p 65" DLP, DirecTV, Sony DVD/VCR junker

    Car: SR 6500's.....Planet Audio HVT752 tube hybrid amps (2), JVC EXAD KD-AVX2 DVD-A HU, Planet Audio 10's
  • VitalVital Posts: 747
    edited March 2010
    What PA amps u got there?
    2008 Nissan Altima
    Kenwood DNX 5140
    Arc Audio IDX and XEQ
    Polk Audio SR6500 active and SR124-dvc sealed
    Polk Audio PA500.4 and PA1200.1
  • AgentAgent Posts: 65
    edited March 2010
    Looks good man, keep it up!
    Samsung LN52A650 : PS3 : RTi A7s : CSi5 : SVS PC12-NSD : Pioneer VSX-9040THX : Emotiva XPA-3 = :D
  • TECHNOKIDTECHNOKID Posts: 4,323
    edited February 2011
    Reported!
    DARE TO SOAR:
    “Your attitude, almost always determine your altitude in life” ;)
  • slammin86slammin86 Posts: 238
    edited March 2011
    Looks very nice. Do you have any more car pictures?
    Receiver: ONKYO 709
    Amplifier: Acurus A200x3
    Front: EmpTek E55Ti
    Center: EmpTek E56Ci
    Surround: EmpTek E5Bi
    Sub: Elemental Designs A5-350
    TV: LG 55"
    Blu-Ray: PS3
  • Sharon BlackSharon Black Posts: 13
    edited May 2012
    Wow, you've done a great job!
    :cheesygrin:Give me some music!
  • zingozingo Audiophile Posts: 11,558
    edited June 2012
    Nice build and finish.
  • eloplayspoloeloplayspolo Posts: 1,117
    edited August 2012
    Wow, you've done a great job!

    what the bump...
    Never been on a board where people COMMONLY bump 4 year old crap.
    2013 Toyota Prius
    Audible Physics 3 Way: H6MB, AR3-A, AR2.0
    Image Dynamics iDMax 12" D2v4
    (2) Alpine PDX-V9 Bridged, Alpine PDX-M12 (500w Mid-Bass, 200w Mid, 200w Tweet, 1200w Sub)
    Mosconi 6to8 v8
  • htrdlnhtrdln Posts: 113
    edited February 2013
    ha i didnt even realize how old it was till the last post but looks nice
  • Lost240Lost240 Posts: 176
    edited March 2013
    That looks great! Congrats!
  • custopper30custopper30 Posts: 256
    edited May 2013
    Looking very nice! Nice upgrade
    Receiver: Denon 1912
    Speakers:
    Fronts: Polk Audio Monitor 70s (x2)
    Rears: Polk Audio Monitor 50 (x2)
    Center: Polk Audio Monitor 70
    KLH Sub GFX-550
  • jacks2startjacks2start Posts: 103
    edited January 2014
    congrats
  • j1mmyj1mmy Banned Posts: 95
    edited February 2014
    Nice rig!
  • eloplayspoloeloplayspolo Posts: 1,117
    edited February 2014
    bumped again?... lol
    2013 Toyota Prius
    Audible Physics 3 Way: H6MB, AR3-A, AR2.0
    Image Dynamics iDMax 12" D2v4
    (2) Alpine PDX-V9 Bridged, Alpine PDX-M12 (500w Mid-Bass, 200w Mid, 200w Tweet, 1200w Sub)
    Mosconi 6to8 v8
  • migueralliartmigueralliart Posts: 10
    edited February 2014
    +1 on the grill comment
  • deafbykhornsdeafbykhorns Posts: 150
    edited May 2014
    Looks nice,a friend of mine does this for a living, yours looks like his work!
    Main System- Scratch built 2A3 , Lightspeed preamp, Technics SP15/Graham/XV1s,Klipschorns w/ALK xovers/Trachorns, Speakercraft MT8(4), Sonos ZP90, Yamaha Aventage for surround
    Office System- Adcom GTP500, Bedini 45/45,Lexicon RT-20,Enlightened Audio DAC, Polk SDA2.3TL, Northcreek Borealis
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