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Old 12-26-2013, 04:13 PM
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Default 2008 FA5 Sound Quality Build Log

This is going to be a long thread but I will be as detailed as possible with it and try to answer any questions.

I picked up an 08 the other day to replaced my 99 coupe:




Instead of doing any perfomance or appearance mods first(which is my usual route) I am focusing on the audio first. This car is a great platform for an audio setup and I am going focus on sound quality while having the ability to play loud. My goals are to have a great center image, tonality, and impact. Depth will come second.

I already have some gear from my previous civic and have purchased some for this new build. Here is a rundown of what is being used(could POSSIBLY change but for now its pretty set)

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Pioneer DEX-99PRS

Power/speaker/rca cable:

Stinger HPM 0/1 awg power wire
Stinger Pro series 14 awg speaker wire
Stinger 8000 series 17' RCA (2 runs of 4 channel)

Amps:

Phoenix Gold Elite.5
Phoenix Gold Elite.4

Speakers:

ScanSpeak D2004/6020-00 Tweeter
Audible Physics AR3A Midrange
Exodus Anarchy Midbass
Stereo Integrity BM MKIV Subwoofer (x2)

Noise/rattle/vibration control:

40 SDS Tiles
9 yards SDS MLV
1 roll SDS Butyl Rope
10 ft 3m thinsulate
26 sq ft Second Skin Damplifier Pro
5 yards RAAMaudio peel n stick CCF


Everything listed is in my possession besides the Stereo Integrity woofers which are going to be available for me to pick up early next month. I am going to try and see if I can fit one up front in the passenger foot area under the dash. The sub requires .5 cu ft sealed and is only 3.5" deep so it may be possible. If not, I will have a box made for the trunk that is shallow and tall to give the two of them 1 cu ft total without killing my truck space.


The deadener will be the first part of this project. As you can see, I went with a few different brands. I went this route because I like the features of certain products that each one offers. SDS is definitely top of the line and reasonably priced. I will be using the tiles at full coverage on the front door inner sheetmetal(that midbass will be mounted to). The second skin damplifier pro will be on the outer skin and other areas of the car needing attention. I purchased the SS on cyber monday at 40% off, otherwise it wouldve been all SDS on the CLD.

RAAMaudio peel n stick CCF was chosen for its convenient backing so I do not have to use glue or tape to mount it.

I will probably start this portion of the build this weekend.


The PG Elite.4 will power the midranges and tweeters (175w per channel)
The PG Elite.5 will have bridged stereo channels for 300 watts per channel for the midbass, and the sub channel will give either 675 at 2ohm for one sub or 1175 at 1ohm for two subs.

A couple of pics of gear until I get started:

elite.5



pioneer 99rs in my 99 civic



anarchy midbass



anarchy, ap ar3a, scan illuminator

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Old 12-27-2013, 08:20 PM
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You're gonna need a lot more subs for that 2chainz.
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let me know how that midbass turns out, im looking for a replacement for the oem sub in the g35 to work as a midbass.
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You're gonna need a lot more subs for that 2chainz.

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let me know how that midbass turns out, im looking for a replacement for the oem sub in the g35 to work as a midbass.
will do...but this will probably rattle the hell out of an oem enclosure. youd want to deaden it for sure
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will do...but this will probably rattle the hell out of an oem enclosure. youd want to deaden it for sure
im fairly sure the oem is freeair. I would be deadening the whole decklid underneath either way.
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got ya. it has 12mm of one way excursion so it will move some air for a 6.5"

they are pretty inexpensive to try out and see anyway, and can be purchased individually
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You should give me the anarchy mids......................
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theyre like $120 a pair you broke ass old buster
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this will last like 3 months...then the car will be sold....or parted out....
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