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    Nigel Helmer
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    guns, tattoos, music, electronics. All the best things in life.
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  1. nigel

    4 8s compared to a single 15.

    The difference between what you have and what you list as max dimensions is only 0.3379 cubic ft. (This calculation is before accounting for wall thickness, and port/driver displacement) Have you tried designing an enclosure with those dimensions to see what the net difference would be after? I would try an enclosure built to you max useable dimensions before throwing money at new equipment. A sheet of mdf is much cheaper...
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    Randal's GMT400 "Phantom Dually" Build

    Nice to hear you're still working on it. Keep up the work.
  3. nigel

    Randal's GMT400 "Phantom Dually" Build

    any progress at all?
  4. nigel

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    at least 3. max 6. for a weekday. add 2 if a weekend.
  5. nigel

    Officially Done

    you sir will be missed. Your builds always looked spectacular. Always looked forward to seeing your pics, and reading your posts.
  6. nigel

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    damn, always nice to see old forum members return. The generation is all about social media apps, not internet forums... It's a generational thing i guess. And yeah, I've got 3 kids now, and many others on here have been hitting big milestones in life as well. Life can be very busy...
  7. nigel

    Randal's GMT400 "Phantom Dually" Build

    Really missing my lowered mini right now. Keep the build log coming. Absolutely loving it man. Looking good.
  8. nigel

    Indecision between FI Q Neo and FI BTL Neo

    It never hurts to have extra reserve on tap. Just saying. Will it be absolutely necessary? Not likely, considering you're already planning on beefing up all the under hood electrical, and that your planning on running this as a daily for music which is dynamic and you won't be seeing a constant max output. Chances are the majority of your comfort level listening will be quite a bit below max volume.
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    10 Years and an Untouched SI Mag

    Through the use of an loc you will be relying on either getting a processor unit that you can use to set crossover points or using the built in crossover network on whatever amp you choose. Either way, you can ditch the passive crossovers this way through having a 4 channel running your front stage with tweets and mids all on seperate channels. You really don't need rear fill. Especially if you design your front stage properly, having speakers running behind you just messes with imaging. If you are insisting on keeping something there, just leave the stock rears in place running off of the factory deck you're maintaining. You'll fast notice though with a good front stage, you will be fading all the way to the front and not using the rears. So my suggestion is don't spend any money there. It's not worth it.
  10. nigel

    08 escalade esv 4 sp4 18s on 20k no wall

    Not to focus just on, no. And with that much on sub-bass duty, probably not really paying attention to anything else once it's turned up.
  11. nigel

    08 escalade esv 4 sp4 18s on 20k no wall

    Fair enough. Most aren't overly concerned with sq, but the imaging of rear only midbass would bug me to no end. But then, guessing the over whelming bass is the focus of the build, not soundstage and imaging.
  12. nigel

    08 escalade esv 4 sp4 18s on 20k no wall

    Ehy does he want them in the rear doors and not up front?
  13. nigel

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    up here at any shop you're looking at $100 - $150 per hour of sitting generally. Can be more depending on artist and detail/colour... I have a minimal amount of ink, and have one piece that needs to be finished, plus another I need to get, but it's just not in the cards right now. Although I need to soon get the cash together to get my third son's name done as I have the older two. Problem is I have my older two boys names on my upper arms, and don't know where I want to put the third ones name. Kinda failed to think that through when I started I guess... oops.
  14. nigel

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    bahaha.. gotta love the mass media portrayal. We have just as big of douchebags as anywhere else.