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About altoncustomtech

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    In over my head!!
  • Birthday 05/31/1979

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    Shannon Alton
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    Monroe City, Indiana
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    Car Audio, Classic Cars, Computers, R/C's, playin' with my kids, riding ATV's, chasin' the 'ol lady around the house :)
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    2010 Traverse, 2001 Jimmy, 2007 Grand Prix

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  1. Please send help

    I told him I'd help but life is kicking my ass at the moment and I've not been able to respond past that...
  2. GCON replacement ETA?

    If power handling isn't a paramount issue the NVX XQW 12's are on a BOGO sale at Sonicelectronix. $200 nets you two subs built by SB Acoustics and are along the same line as the Arc Audio Black series subs.
  3. sensitivity and frequency response

    I'm a big supporter of SSA, I'll never deny that, but there's LOTS of other great brands out there and not a single one is the beat all end all answer for every application. Other brands to consider would be Peerless/Tymphany, Dayton, Tang Band, Seas, Scanspeak, SB Acoustics, HiVi, Dynaudio, and many many others.
  4. sensitivity and frequency response

    I had a set of the ID CTX 6.5" components as well. They're a decent budget set but you definitely have a ton to gain running active with better drivers.
  5. JBL Crown A6000GTi Car Amplifier (~12,000w rms)

    If I had the extra scratch I'd grab it up in a heartbeat. Sucks I keep running across my dream amps, like this one, and no way to pick them up.
  6. hey fellas

    Welcome to the forum!! I believe that you have to have a minimum number of posts (25 I think) to be able to post in the classifieds section.
  7. This one's for the box builders

    I've been building enclosures for over 20 years and have tried all the most popular methods. I wouldn't go so far as to say that an only glue joint is stronger than a glue and screw joint, I don't believe that for a minute. However I've been using glue with Brad nails for around a decade. Probably close to a dozen enclosures built that way and haven't had a failure yet. I'll definitely never go back to screws again, there's just no point IMHO. The glue is definitely the strongest part of the joint. The only way I could see it being any better would be to use biscuits in the joints. They would add more structural integrity than screws ever could and using them would also virtually eliminate the need for any mechanical fasteners like the brad nails. The only reason for the mechanical fasteners is to stabilize the joint while the glue sets up and even then I won't typically take the clamps off until the glue has had time to cure. That's just my .02 worth.
  8. Horns Bazookas & SI DS4 18 SQ FTW!

    Absolutely fantastic!! So how's the tuning going? Are you liking the PS8?
  9. Build house?

    It could also be due to a delay in parts. If one of the parts suppliers or manufacturers had a mishap that caused a delay in shipping or production then that could also cause these kinds of delays. The Toyota plant near me had production shut COMPLETELY down for about two weeks recently when a huge mold of some sort fell from the rigging it was lifted by and was destroyed. Imagine what a two week shutdown does to the chain of supply at a place like that. There's a lot more going on in ANY business than most people are willing to consider. Delays happen, it's just how things go. They'll catch back up soon enough. Another thing to consider is that they build for multiple companies and at one time I knew that they had some industrial applications as well. That's a lot to keep up with, especially when there's a delay outside of their control.
  10. Ssa tweets?

    Ordered mine, a UMIK-1 and now I'm looking at ordering power wire for my amps. Fun things are in store!
  11. Decal shipping price

    The 5" decal is on the first page, the 6" decal is on the second. It's the one that's got something goofy going on. Apparently the $21 shipping was because of the $5 charged for the SSAudio.com banner. Still $16 to ship a 6" x 6" decal has to be an error of some kind.
  12. Decal shipping price

    I ordered the smaller size decal but the problem still persists with the 6" one. Here's a screenshot of the cart showing the shipping price.
  13. Da new box...hmmm?

    If those are your absolute maximum dimensions then that's the best you're going to do. It's not bad, net volume is good but the port area is a bit on the low side and the tuning is probably a tad higher than you really want. The problem is that any attempt to lower the tuning or increase port area is going to reduce the net volume and by the time you get the port and tuning right you'll be low on the air space. You might be better off with a sealed enclosure simply because you're very likely to have audible port noise with that enclosure. If you don't mind building multiple enclosures and testing you could go ahead and build it and see if you can live with the compromises or not. If not just sell that enclosure and build a sealed.
  14. '12 Grand Cherokee

    Why would you look at Braille?? You're supposed to feel it not look at it...... sorry, couldn't help myself, lol
  15. SSA 1969 Firebird

    I think that would qualify as a legitimate and solid DREAM JOB....