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My New Car Audio System!!!

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  1. Tmac01baller

    Tmac01baller New Member Established Member

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    Finally got my car back from the Audio place. I listen to all types of music and wanted a nice sound quality setup so I went with the best JL had to offer. This thing sounds crazy! The subs get very loud and they are very clear. For a 10" sub the w7 cannot be beat. No other subwoofer can compete with the W7 series. They are expensive but you get what you pay for and that's all there is to that. I also like the subs because I don't like to listen to my music with the subs constantly killing my ears so for the most part I have them turned down, and they sound awesome. But when I want to crank them up they have no problem getting loud as hell and still sound as clear as if they were turned down. I'm pushing 500 watts to each sub and they eat all of it up.

    I fully sound deadened the trunk as well as the doors. I highly recommend doing this. When my trunk is closed you can hardly tell that my subs are back there pounding from the outside, which is what I wanted. This also allows me to enjoy all the sound from the inside. I wasn't going for this, but I did notice that after putting all that sound deadener in the trunk it lowered down the exhaust noise from the inside and I no longer hear anything that's going on back there. This almost made me want to put deadener in the whole interior (might do this one day).

    To be on the safe side I beefed up the electrical system as the total combined wattage of the amps is 1450watts. I had my alternator upgraded to 200amps. Changed over to an Optima Yellowtop battery (ideal for car audio), installed a BatCap Model 800 (has 800 peak amps equal to an 800 farad capacitor), and I also put in a 2.5 farad capacitor. I planned on showing the 2.5 capacitor but it ended up being hidden behind the rear seats in order to keep everything symmetrical (I should have just sold the thing).

    The headunit is a beast. I pretty much looked at every double din headunit out there and it came down to the Pioneer Avic F90bt and the Kenwood Excelon DNX 8120. I liked the look of the Pioneer unit but after reading all the negative reviews and finally testing out one for myself I decided to get the DNX 8120. The Avic unit is not as responsive as I kept having to push the touch screen buttons several times, it was sluggish, and the Navigation looked like it needed work. Just as I was about to get the 8120 I saw that they were coming out with a new updated unit so I waited. The new unit is the Kenwood Excelon DNX 9140. After reading all of the new features it had I very patiently waited for it and bought it the day it came out. The unit does everything. It has Garmin GPS, Bluetooth, Plays DVD, Full Ipod compatibility, USB, and MicroSD. It had so many features I'm still learning how to do everything on it. Oh yeah...it is also voice activated. By pushing the button that you can place anywhere you can control just about everything. My car is loud as hell with the exhaust but for the most part people say I come in clear. Of course no one is going to be able to hear you if you're driving with the windows down going 100mph, so if you are going this fast just roll the windows up:idea:. The graphical interface of the headunit is also nice and it has very colorful 3D graphics. Garmin GPS is the shit and it does an excellent job of refreshing the map while I'm driving. You can also add your own background which I haven't done yet which I thought is pretty cool. I know I'm missing things that it does but like I said it has a ton of features and I'm still learning them.

    Here's a breakdown of the whole Audio System:

    Subs: Two JL Audio 10" W7's
    Front Speakers: ZR570-CSi
    Rear Speakers: C5-570x
    Subwoofer Amp: 1000/1v2
    Speaker Amp: 450/4v2
    Headunit: Kenwood Excelon DNX 9140
    Wiring: Memphis 0 Guage Amp Kit

    I'll try go out and get some pics at night so you can better see the effect the LED's have cause they look pretty sweet shining down on the amps and subs. And at night it will also make the headunit look better cause there is a lot of glare in the pics. The material used is black vinyl and grey suede. I did this so it would match my seats. If you guys have any questions whatsoever let me know:beer:

    And the pics...


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    Yeah I know its dusty..I just picked it up from the shop
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    Sorry for all the glare in this pic..
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  2. cobraface19

    cobraface19 New Member

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    wow
     
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  3. king nothing

    king nothing Member Established Member

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    Nice amps. Thats a BUNCH of money in equipment.
     
  4. 20psirabbit

    20psirabbit New Member Established Member

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    Wow that's nice man, good work :beer:
     
  5. nitemarestang

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    looks good
     
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    black02 New Member Established Member

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    nice but i bet all the weight knocks about 1/2 a second on your 1/4 mile time...
     
  7. HandoZiZle

    HandoZiZle WHIPPLE INSIDE Established Member

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    DAMN!!!!! Those W7's are super loud.
     
  8. carolinacat

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    that looks good you should of had them do the sides of the trunk as well. There work looks way nicer than the ford shit in the trunk
     
  9. Jomo1994z71

    Jomo1994z71 Can I get a KB WooWee! Established Member

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    Very nice. I'm happy for you.
     
  10. 03cobra#694

    03cobra#694 I Have LL’s Hammer Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Lol,your system might have more power than your car.Nice set-up.
     
  11. SVT03Chris

    SVT03Chris NASM Personal Trainer Established Member

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    VERY nice set up!
     
  12. VirtualSVT

    VirtualSVT lolololololololololol Established Member

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    so how much?
     
  13. TORQJNKY

    TORQJNKY Authorized Vendor Authorized Vendor

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    Very nice set up Tmac. Can't wait to hear it in person. Who did the work for you?
     
  14. Tmac01baller

    Tmac01baller New Member Established Member

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    You are right about the sides. I will take it back some time in the future to have the sides done as well. I kinda like the contrast of the OEM sides, but the material used for it is garbage.

    Appreciate it a lot Craig! I will definitely swing by there sometime in the near future to let you hear it, we just gotta make sure the neighbors aren't home:rockon: I had it done at the GO-HO AutoAudio in Chesapeake. They were pricey as hell though so I'd suggest buying your own equipment and letting them do the actual install.


    Appreciate all the comments guys!
     
  15. TORQJNKY

    TORQJNKY Authorized Vendor Authorized Vendor

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    Good deal. I probably will buy everything and have it installed like you said. GO-HO does good work. Discount Auto Sound in Va. Beach is pretty good also but like you said, the labor charges are quite high. You should come out to the Va. Beach convention center next weekend. There is an indoor/outdoor car show there all weekend, 3-4 Oct. My car will be indoors.
     
  16. Rudy

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    nice setup, did you keep the amp rack/speaker box at the back? is it possible to mount a speaker at the back without the factory speaker box?
     
  17. king nothing

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    Some of us buy a car to drive and enjoy, not race. this crap comes up in almost every stereo thread
     
  18. Steve2050

    Steve2050 Active Member Established Member

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    That is a clean install. Enjoy it.
     
  19. Chuy

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    Nice set up. I never really considered getting a system. The Borla Stingers were fine for me. Now that I see your set up, I want a system.
     
  20. VADEi2

    VADEi2 DAl2K FOl2CE Established Member

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    Great setup man I'm looking at something like that for my car. Cost will be $6k and retail is $10k. My buddies own the shop for those of you local in central cali they are audio innovations. great group of guys they did my 02 lightning. Great setup man.
     

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