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    Boom sonic

    Welcome to SSA! Looking forward to pics of your gear/install.
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    Help on box design

    It will get you in the ballpark, but is not completely accurate, and it doesn't take into consideration displacement after subs or bracing, which will make your net volume go down and tuning go up. If you sign up for a site like Imgur or Photobucket, you can link the picture and it will show up here.
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    Help on box design

    Use something like Imgur or Photobucket for your photos
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    Happy 40th Birthday Aaron Clinton!

    Happy Birthday Aaron!!
  5. I had a set of Lethal Injection 12's a few years back, but were ran in a smallish ported enclosure (3.6 cubes @ 37) - I listen to mostly rock/metal. Nothing bad to say about them. Just before I parted with them I put them on a BC3500 @ 1 ohm and they took it like a champ. But I vote GCon as well. Yes, a dual 1 ohm sub can be wired in series to present a 2 ohm final load to your amplifier.
  6. I understand that things are almost always "build, test, tear down, build, test; nothing works the same for everyone," but I'm wondering what others' experiences are with sub and port placement/alignment in a small Suv? 1) Would it be better to have the port rear firing into the hatch; or have the port firing up, parallel to and right up against the hatch? Assuming both enclosures take up the entire cargo area just under the window line and same external dimensions. Thinking that firing into the hatch would create more unwanted rattle, which could possibly hurt output(not to mention, sound like ass)? 2) Slot port running the width of the box, along the floor, vs a square or round port, centered? Why? 3) Would it make any noticable difference having the subs closer to the front or rear of the vehicle, in either port configuration in (1)? I would think they would load better closer to the rear hatch, granting more spl?
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    2 8s or 1 10?

    10" SSA Icon or XCon? I'm not biased or anything, but seriously, first subs to come to mind.
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    Been registered since 2010, inactive on the forums(used mostly for lurking, reading up on things). Only slightly more active on ****. Audio has been my (oft neglected) hobby for the better part of 20 years. Trying to scratch my itch again, after close to a year of happily owning two 15" XCon's on a SQ 1200(.25 ohm) I decided to throw a second 1200 on them, strapped at 1 ohm. Needless to say, they started to come alive, and my itch got worse, so here I am. I mostly listen to metal, occasionally house/techno, a little rap(a guy has to demo once in a while!) Previous setup(last vehicle, about 3 years ago): 2001 Monte Carlo SS (Not measured, guesstimated around 145+) +.5v booster (15.1 charging voltage) XS Power D3400 in trunk Pioneer 80PRS, active Planet Audio BB175.4 @ 4 Ohms CDT HD-M6 6.7", MB Quart tweeters (can't find info) Crescendo Audio BC3500 @ .33 ohm 3x Sundown Audio Zv3 10" ~5 cubes tuned to 37 hz Current setup: (141.0 on single 1200, not measured yet on both) 2005 Cadillac SRX 4.6 Pioneer 80PRS, active Planet Audio BB175.4 @ 2 ohms Infinity 609cs component system 2x Soundqubed Q1-1200.2 strapped @ 1 ohm 2x SSA XCon 15" D1 TL enclosure designed by So Low on **** XS Power D3400 ~1 ft from amps Upgrades planned or considering: Swapping out Infinity components with Silver Flute 6.5(4 ohm) and SB Acoustics SB29RDC Ring Dome tweeter(4 ohm). (Already owned) Swapping out BB175.4 with a different amp(Incriminator IA6.4 or Crescendo C1100.4) Upgrading to 5k+ and possibly a third XCon. Anyways, I would like to say thank you to the community, and SSA, for being so helpful and informative.
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    After some listening with the SQ 7K(Love the amp - except for the LOUD fan), I think I've reached the limits of my current enclosure(small-medium tapered transmission line). While it hasn't gone up in SPL number wise, it sounds much better and smoother over the entire frequency range. Currently peaks at 144.5 between 41-43 and slowly tapers off above and below, I'll have to do a frequency response sweep before I pull everything out. I believe I'm close to hitting the thermal limits with this setup as well, as I've noticed faint coil smell at almost full tilt(dropping to no lower than 13.5v and no clip indicator light - though I know that's not accurate either). Debating on moving up to 4 15" XCon's in a C-Pillar wall.. Kind of want to do 6th, but may stick with a simple ported enclosure. I'll try to get everything measured tomorrow to see what kind of space I actually have. Any thoughts, ideas, suggestions, or anything I should be aware of before I start? Current ported idea:
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    Welcome to the forum! I think it's to weed out bots, spammers, and to encourage participation.. My opinion.
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    New APM-2 Video Feature Teaser

    Not sure if you're referring to the meter or the phone, but to clarify.. the APM-2 meter itself does not have those issues, the phone you were looking at does.
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    New APM-2 Video Feature Teaser

    As an Android OS with bluetooth, it should work just fine. Definitely do some reading up on the phone though, seems like a large number of people have bluetooth/wifi/overheating/battery issues.
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    Cant decide between ICON and XCON

    I remember reading that way back when, I went scouring for that quote right before I bought my XCONs a year ago.. POOF! No trace.
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    Cant decide between ICON and XCON

    And welcome to the forum!
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    Cant decide between ICON and XCON

    I run XCON's and love them, but have not owned or heard ICONS. (I've owned DCONS as well though) From my understanding, you will not lose sound quality, but the XCON has a heavier bottom end and gobbles up power. For your application, if I were in your situation, I would probably go ICON - unless you were planning on upgrading in the near future, and wanted a sub that would grow with you.
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    What's the pros and cons of neo magnet subs

    Thread necro. Check the timestamps. Double check and verify your sources before adding misleading information please, especially when it's derailing another topic.
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    SSA 1969 Firebird

    Damn! Following!
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    Preview of my new box for 2 xcons

    Turned out pretty sweet. I think Aaron should share those pictures.
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    DC audio lvl 4's DC 2k Cruze LTZ turbo

    Helped a friend pick out gear last spring for a '13 Avenger 4 door(trunk, fold down seats), ran into this issue as well. I tried talking him into letting me build the box in the trunk, firing forward and sealed off but no go. We settled on 4.5 cu/ft @32 hz for two ZCon 12's (subs up, port to the side) on a single SQ 2200 (until he finishes upgrading his electrical, then it will be two, strapped) and it's quieter than my two XCon's on a SQ 1200, but still clean and precise. Going to try a different box here soon. Any specific strategies you've used to combat 'Dodge Bass'? Also, I'm not much for Mustangs.. but that's nice.
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    New goodies. Another set of terminals coming yet. Edit: Imgur having issues, uploaded to SSA.
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    Billy Jack Thread Dumping Thread

    Calling out other people just to spite them in threads they're not even involved in? Opinions and personal experiences are understandable, but that does not make it scientifically accurate, or true. When you're more concerned with your ego than betterment of the hobby/industry, it does the entire community a disservice. Please, humble yourself and be part of the solution, quit feeding into the bs. I've seen you post useful things, continue to focus on that, but please ask yourself before posting: Is this a biased opinion? Am I responding from ego? Do I have scientific data to back this up? Can what I wrote be taken the wrong way?
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    Looking for suggestions

    Subs nowadays have come a long ways. The biggest contributing factor back then was higher moving mass combined with weak motors and loose suspensions. A lot of "modern" large subs have no problems keeping up. I listen to 90% hard rock/heavy metal/classic rock and my 2 15" SSA Xcons keep up just as well if not better than any of the 10's I used to run back in the day. Keep in mind that the box is a big factor as well.
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    Always learning

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    New amp under 300$?

    Highs, lows? How big? How good is your electrical system? What subs? Just enough to add some bump, get loud, or sound quality? What are your goals? Sub amp - SoundQubed 1200 is always a good choice.
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    Midrange is running, but that needs to be tweaked too. Which reminds me, I picked up a set of Speaker Tweakers that I need to put in yet, if I can remember where I put them.. I don't do much, if any, tuning while driving. I spent a little over half hour with the initial setup/tuning before I took off. Thank you!