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  1. effing bad ass truck. congrats. crossovers look good too, but this truck steals the show. :)
  2. Howdy all. I've got a little time on my hands and have a couple of widgets at my disposal. I'm running Stevens Audio Full Body horns in my ride and have a few compression drivers to try out. The compression drivers I've collected so far are the Stevens Audio Pro Drive, Dayton Audio D250P-8, and the DIY Sound Group DNA-360. I've head them here and there, but not long enough to decide which are the best for me. I've got one of those Dayton Audio DATS thingies, so I decided to test out my compression drivers and see what the impedance curve looks like with and without the horn body. I figure I'd share them and spur some discussion on how important the impedance curve is regarding sound quality. Lets start off with some measurements of the drivers without the horn. Up first is a compression driver making a strong showing in the home theater scene, the DIY Sound Group DNA-360. Here is the DNA-360 in my scientific testing lab. Up next is Dayton Audio's offering the D250P-8 The Dayton driver going through the ringer. Lastly the Stevens Audio Pro Driver. The Pro Driver being tested. Now lets see the drivers tested with the horn body installed. First up is the DNA-360. This is what it looks like on the horn body. Up close of the DNA-360 driver. Here is the setup in the testing facility. This is what the DATS had to say about the DNA-360 in the Stevens Audio Full size horn body. Up next the Dayton D250P-8 installed on the horn. Here is a close up of the D250P-8. This is the Dayton driver getting tested. Here is what the Dayton D250P-8's impedance curve looks like when installed on the Stevens Audio full size horn body. Lastly the Stevens Audio Pro Driver on the horn body. Up close and personal with the Pro Driver. The Pro Drive getting it's turn through the test rig. The results of the Pro Driver. For shits and giggles here is my Electro Voice DH1A driver on a AutoTech 350Hz Tractrix Horn body going through the test rig. The results of the EV. Here are some side by sides of the D250P-8, DNA-360, and the Pro Driver. Any thoughts?
  3. That is one sexy beast of a woofer!
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    The all new GCON. A Crowd Pleaser. (Video)

    Looks exactly like the now defunct Direct Sound Solutions, Primo line. Are these OEM'd by Incriminator Audio?
  5. might as well make an 8ch instead. with 8 ch you can do a 3-way with sub or a 3-way with high power to midbass or 2 way with 2 subs or 2 way front and rear. more options
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    Adire Audio back in business

    Bummer the brahma comes with a black motor. that chrome one sure is sexy.
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    2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport/Limited

    looks great. hows the bass?
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    SSA F8L 8" Enclosure Build

    stout looking box, congrats. hows it sound?
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    Introducing the all new SSA F8L 8" Subwoofer.

    The individual round basket spacers make it look cheap and cobbled together. Wish a properly designed basket or full diameter basket spacer were used. Wishing SSA the best with their new endeavor.
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    Horns Bazookas & SI DS4 18 SQ FTW!

    Thanks. I'm gonna be at the Aggieland show @College Station the first weekend this June. Big SQ show if your into that stuff.
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    Horns Bazookas & SI DS4 18 SQ FTW!

    Greetings and salutations beings of the internet. I come bearing random thoughts ramblings and a build log. This will be version 3 of my 2004 suburban. The setup: Sony XAV-701HD Stevens Audio Full Size Horns Beyma 8BR40 8" Mids Arc PS8 Bazooka MGA series Amps Stereo Integrity DS4 18 sealed 6cuft This is also the simplest iteration. I employed the KISADUWDATTDT method: Keep It Simple And Don't Upgrade When Done And Tune The Damn Thing. Just a little FYI the horn install happened a few years ago. This a compilation of a build that spanned a few years. Up first are the horns. You've seen one you've seen them all but just in case here is a pic. I designed in CAD and had CNC plasma cut some brackets. I did a little prepping of the horn bodies before installing. Here is the passenger side mocked up in place. The final install. For those who can get enough pics here is a link to more: http://s1005.photobucket.com/user/onebadmonte32/slideshow/The rebuild/horn update Stay tuned for moar updates.
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    Horns Bazookas & SI DS4 18 SQ FTW!

    At this point the build is current and up to date and ready for the 1st tuning session. Up first is an impedance sweep of all the drivers in their installed enviroment. The driver side horn The passenger side horn The driver side woofer The passenger side woofer Lastly the subs Now that we know what to expect here is the baseline measurement. Red = Right/Passenger Side Black = Left/Driver Side Wow, well with that said, here is what I went with PEQ wise on the PS8 This is was the final measurement looks like. So far so good, but needs more tuning.
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    Horns Bazookas & SI DS4 18 SQ FTW!

    Ha ha, sorta. This build is what I've been working on for a while. The build log is playing catch up. Thanks.
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    Horns Bazookas & SI DS4 18 SQ FTW!

    At this point in time Stereo Integrity discontinues the DS4 line and closes them out at a I can resist price. I pick one for just in case. Unfortunately storage space has become a preminum and I say eff it, I can cut another hole in the box and run two. So much for the no upgrades. Moar sub pics. Everything back out. Fingers crossed that I don't eff it up. Now its a box for two. All back in. The subs are dual 2 ohm coils. The amps put out 1k at 2ohms or 750w at 1ohm. So I take a hit in the power dept but gain in the cone area side. All in all its a wash. I need to start tuning.
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    Horns Bazookas & SI DS4 18 SQ FTW!

    Things happen. Sadly one of the channels on my little Bazooka 4 channel started cutting out. I had to swap it out for another amp I had laying around, JL HD600/4. Before with the Bazooka After with the JL amp Luckily the input impedance is the same on both amps so no change to the horn filter thingie. I did have to reset the gains on the amps and the PS8. The JL has a small range and low voltage requirement for the low level inputs so I had the lower the signal at the PS8 since the Sony has 5V pre outs. :/ Back to tuning.
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    Horns Bazookas & SI DS4 18 SQ FTW!

    At this point everything is up and running. Horns are highpassed at 1600hz 24db/oct LR. The mids are playing 80hz to 1600hz 24db/oct LR at both ends. Subs are lowpassed at 80hz 24db/oct LR, no subsonic filter. The highs are non-existant with out some eq. A buddy recommended a special filter Veritas used to offer for the horns they once sold. Here is the info I was given. This the specifics on the filter. This is the modeled response of the filter by my buddy. Here I go trying to calculate the input impedance of the Bazooka amp. After using this calculator I came up with 10k input impedance. Close enough. Here are my little filters. This was the response of the horns before the filter. Left black right red. This is the response of the horns after the filter was installed. On to more tuning.
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    Horns Bazookas & SI DS4 18 SQ FTW!

    Thanks. Tuning is slow going. Part of it is making sure I get good measurements. Then tackling the EQing and making sure it does whats intended. Definitely and art for sure. I'm digging the PS8. I bought it second hand for a good deal, that's why I went with it. I wish it had shelf filters and all pass filters, since that's all the rage now in the ESSQUE circles. For now it gets the job done. Thanks for stopping by. Awesome. Glad to start posting again. It's been a long while. Thanks and thanks. I appreciate, thanks. Definitely gonna get to tuning. Ha ha. It's sounding good. Still needs work, but it's getting there. Glad to be back.
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    Horns Bazookas & SI DS4 18 SQ FTW!

    Got me a little something extra for the PS8. Drew me up a little housing to mount in the dash. Laser cut FTW! Formed and welded. Cut some mounting ears and welded some flanged nuts using works tig. Used my crappy flux core mig at home to eff everything up. The final install For more behind the scenes pics: http://s1005.photobucket.com/user/onebadmonte32/Suburban V3/PS8 Pod/story Thanks for looking.
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    Horns Bazookas & SI DS4 18 SQ FTW!

    And now for a little bottom end brought to you via a Stereo Integrity DS4 18. Freshly cut wood. I'm using a textured piece of abs plastic one the baffle for a little something extra. Box with a pair of Bazooka MGA1100h strapped (2KW) to the 18. Boom! Bazooka 4 channel, Arc PS8 and Stinger wire goodies. A little carpeting action. Finished product. Pics for those that gotta have moar! http://s1005.photobucket.com/user/onebadmonte32/Suburban V3/Sub Box/story Thanks for looking.
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    Horns Bazookas & SI DS4 18 SQ FTW!

    I made some kick pods that can actually be kicked, but I won't appreciate it if you do it intentionally during a demo. This is the vision with the little Beyma 8BR40 in place. Layed up some glass. Made some kick ass rings with some simple steel mesh grills. I'm using some threaded wood inserts and 8-32 button head cap screws to hold everything down. After some blood, sweat, and many many many tears I got some pods made. After a fresh coat of rubber undercoating I mounted the pods to the kick panels. The final install More pics can be seen here: http://s1005.photobucket.com/user/onebadmonte32/Suburban V3/Kick Pods/story Moar updates coming up.
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    Cubbies Victory Giveaway From Second Skin

    Congrats Cubs
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    The EVIL 6.5" Midbass

    double post. :\
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    The EVIL 6.5" Midbass

    So tempting, must resist. Congrats on the excellent product.