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  2. Hell I recently gave Matt a ride to bar and am not sure if I even turned it on b3sides ultra low background levels.
  3. I dont have anyone to wow, I built my car for me
  4. I know that downloaded videos aren't as good quality as well ripped CDs, but it's a fun "wow" factor with friends and family.
  5. I have around 4000 CD's in my basement that i ripped. And yes the hard drive is audio only I don't watch video really.
  6. Welcome to SSA
  7. welcome
  8. You can't go wrong with ssa.
  9. I guess I should have mentioned where I came from and what I have so far in my new system. My favorite system ever was in mid-late 90's: an MB Quart 6.5 midbass, 4" midrange and 1" tweeter with 2 original JL Audio 12W6. System powered by two Class A Adcom 40wx2 amps. Before that was PPI Art Series amps (50x4 and the A600). Amazingly the 40x2 Adcom's were more powerful than the 150x2 PPI. Right now I have a 2011 Camry with a Pioneer 4800 in-dash DVD feeding Audiosystem amps in Active mode. Front stage is Seas tweeters in the dash and Dayton reference 7" midbass in the doors. I am considering going with the Evil 6.5" and tweeters to replace what I have now. Currently using a 10" Dayton HO sub I had laying around until I can purchase a new sub.
  10. New poster to the forum. I was away from car audio for 12 years or so but I gave in to the bug again in the last 6 months. I am shopping for a new sub at this time. Waiting on the GCON to be re-released, as I have been looking at many different subs and it seems to be the best fit in my price range. I bought a JL 12w3 last year but my car audio rust was showing, as I bought it on ebay and it blew with no abuse. Now I am looking to do it right this time and landed here at SSA.
  11. Yesterday
  12. Dang, that's ALOT of music !!! I might have close to that (audio only) on my home computer, but don't think I would ever have a need for any thing close to that in music videos in my truck. I'm thinking a pair of 64g flash drives should do the trick. Then there's that 8g flash drive with nothing but sound quality competition music (audio only) at my finger tips when needed. Wish I could upgrade my head unit, but I'd rather spend the money on building my front stage at this time.
  13. oh just from the power options. sweet
  14. Thanks for the gem man, need to design a new enclosure soon so this will definitely help.
  15. Set it to sleep when it loses power. No kernel needed. Mine boot from that state in 2 seconds
  16. I need to recone an icon. What glue do you recommend that will work for the spider,surround and dust cap. Something black. CA glue?
  17. Yup, its been a while.
  18. Damn https://www.dss.audio/products/savage-15?utm_campaign=Kit_2017-Jun-10_20%3A26%3A37&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=singleproduct_post&utm_content=10548225735 Curious about what you more experienced people think about this? Looking to buy new subs and this is up there on the list.
  19. Damn haven't seen you on here in a minute. Nice calc.
  20. Here is how I developed the formulas that go into this. Most people tune their ported boxes to between 30-35 Hz, as long as you stay in that range you can ignore tuning frequency for the most part. So that leaves us with box volume and input power. I've noticed that if you view input power in terms of how many watts you have divided by box volume (which I'm calling "power density") there is a lot of similarities between different systems. For example, if you have a 4 cubic foot net volume box and you are going to be putting 2,000 watts of power into it, your power density is 500 watts per cube. Different size systems with the same power density are going to require very similar amounts of port area per cube to have similar port velocities. So a 4 cu ft, 2,000 watt system needs just about the same port area per cube as a 2 cu ft 1,000 watt system does. When looking at systems with different power densities, a system with double the power density of a different system does not need twice the port are per cube to keep port velocities similar, it only needs about 50% more. Using that info if you calculate the power density of an enclosure (say 500 watts per cube) and then take the square root of that number (22.36) this gives us a value that can be used to calculate port area that will scale properly with different power densities. The absolute max port velocity I like to see through a slot port is 30 meters per second. To keep port velocities right around 30 m/sec you can multiply the square root of the power density by .605 and that will give you how many sq in per cubic foot of box volume you need. So in my example of a 500 watts per cube enclosure that means you need 13.5 sq in per cube. Round or aero ports are tolerant of slightly higher port velocities and slot ports are, so with those ports your multiply the square root of the power density by .5445. This will give you a slightly lower required amount of port area. 12.2 sq inches in my example. Like I said, 30 m/sec is the max I like to see. At that point you will still be loosing some output to port compression and port noise is fairly likely. If possible using more port are than that is a good idea. I like to keep port velocities under 22 m/sec if I can. This applies to both slot and round/aero ports. To do this the number you multiply by is .82, so for my example we end up with 18.3 sq in per cube. Previously I said as long as you are tuning between 30-35 Hz, you can ignore what the tuning frequency is, but what if this is a bandpass box with its much higher tuning? Or what if you want to tune to the low 20s? Fortunately differences in tuning frequency affect how much port area you need similar to changes in input power. To compensate for different tuning frequencies I take the square root of the tuning and multiply it by .17677 and then multiply that by the results of my formulas above. This results in very similar peak port velocities regardless of tuning frequency.
  21. I came up with this the other day and posted it on SMD, I figured I should post it here too. Hopefully someone will find it useful. I'm sure most people here have come across the "12-16 sq in of port area per cube" guideline for slot ports and the "9-12 sq in per cube" for aeros. The problem with both of these is they only consider box volume. Both input power and tuning frequency, along with box volume, have a great effect on how much port area you need. This is why I've been recommending to people to NOT use those rules of thumb. Online you can find several websites (such as carstereo.com) that have port area calculators using the formulas developed by Dickason or Small. These have a similar problem of ignoring input power and these formulas aren't really relevant for our modern, high Xmax subs. The best solution is to use box simulation software (WinISD, BassBoxPro, etc) to determine how much port area you need based on the specifics of your system. However this is time consuming and not everyone has access to that software or has the desire to learn how to use it well. I wanted to come up with something is quick and easy to use, and should hopefully give a lot better results than the rules of thumb or the obsolete formulas. Here it is, to make this easy I'm using Google Docs: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VREceNxz9YOcFlI8O_TG62-4O-l3Q2IjD5qsEkVVh28/edit?usp=sharing This is what it looks like: This will probably always be a work in progress, but so far I think it should work pretty well. I encourage everyone to use it and give me your feedback! Please note that due to the fact its a Google docs document multiple people can edit it at the same time. So if the numbers are changing on you while you use it, its someone else, just have patience.
  22. Great looking board,... Is that TIMMY i see in one of the pics !!!!! LOL,.... great dude there.... Id love to get one of these in the daily... hmmmmmmmm Well done mate. Well done.
  23. sweet. I just need to figure out something equivalent to timurs kernel to make the tablet sleep when its not powered. I remember looking into this before but forget what I found.
  24. Have 4 tweets and 4 evil mids on their way !
  25. Reconing in older icon with a new icon recone. I'm seeing some slight differences tinsel leads. Spider. Spacer between magnet and motor. The spider Landing.. http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg580/jjzickowski1/recone/20170621_175141_zpsqmxrjuai.jpg][/URL] }[/img]
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