Jump to content
emh9009

CRX part deux with Gcons

Recommended Posts

I'm in the process of completely changing the crx's build so I decided to start a new build log. The old one can be found here:

http://www.soundsolu...1-honda-crx-si/

The last thing I did in the build was add the new second amp rack with the LEDs under both amps (which I have yet to get a decent photo of, Sefugi). From there I was just so used to everything and was starting to compete in some comps and with a local in town. First thing that needed to be done was a new front stage, again. Pre ordered the Sundown Audio Neo Pro 6.5" mids with some infinity tweets. Found a great deal on an Alpine 9887 and grabbed that up quick.

Before:

dscf3309g.jpg

After:

dscf3310fb.jpg

Before:

dscf2988.jpg

After:

neopro005.jpg

Edited by watts09

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

After that I changed all the speaker wire out, added a negative run from from battery to rear, added another 2 powerware batteries in the back for a total of 3 in the back and one similar sized XS in front.

Welding cable 1/0 for negative and Knu OFC for +

dscf3311z.jpg

dscf3313v.jpg

dscf3260f.jpg

dscf3312o.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Was never happy with the "pods" that I made a year or so ago. Finally decided to make some real ones real quick just to see how hard it is to do. It's really not, just takes some time.

Mats from local auto shop. Along with this stuff I just used some cut up speaker grill cloth as my "glass". Stretched nicely and was held a lot of resin.

pods007.jpg

Starting a base layer

mids005.jpg

Making the skeleton

pods009.jpg

How it looking in the car (making sure it fit and was aimed correctly)

pods011.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Because I was in a rush and didn't really care about the final product I didn't take much time to make these look nice. I just wanted to test the waters of working with resin really. I only put about 2 layers on everything, but I'm fairly happy with them. If I took another day or so on them I think they would have been even better. Don't like the wavey edges, but those are on the bottom so you can't see them while sitting in the car anyways.

2012-05-09133025.jpg

2012-05-09133051.jpg

2012-05-09165653.jpg

2012-05-09165659.jpg

2012-05-09165735.jpg

2012-05-09165726.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The tweeters that I got. Already blew one up from playing with xover points too low. Lessoned learned.

build001.jpg

Replaced the wire in the sub box as well. I wanted longer runs to be able to zip tie them to the bracing to prevent it all from dangling around in there. Got some home theater cable I found. Axiom. It's really nice, kinda' spendy, but then again it's OFC so I'm happy with it.

530003.jpg

530001.jpg

I was one of the first people to order Gcons. Took a little over a month to get them, but the wait was well worth it!

Fiday X 12s hanging out waiting for the Gcons to arrive

530002.jpg

530004.jpg

530005.jpg

530006.jpg

530007.jpg

530008.jpg

530009.jpg

530010.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

530011.jpg

530012.jpg

530013.jpg

After getting this all installed I lost a channel on the 100.4 so I'm only able to run 1 tweet with the other one broken anyways. Started having some real alt belt slip issues. The 3 ribbed belt wasn't cutting it at all. Did some research and found out that some new civics had 4 ribs on their belts. Found a D16y8 crankshaft pulley for sale and ordered that.

530031.jpg

530109.jpg

As soon as that was put on my problems have gone out the window. I've had to tighten the alt once since then, but it was well worth the money to upgrade. Along with all of this i now have about 1/4" to 1/2" of play on my adjustment bracket, which I didn't have before somehow. Win-win.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Next up is a little facelift for the CRX. Ordered some rims and have the tires on order as well. Should have everything in within a week! After that my bottleneck right now is my power supply. I'm on the market to replace my 1500 with a sundown 3k without breaking the bank. If you have one, or know of one for sale send me a PM. Possibility of building a new box, but that's not much of a concern right now. I'll update with some pictures when I get the wheels on!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hell yeah bro!

Nice start! I love all the progress you have made so far, keep it up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Awesome dude, love everything I'm seeing. So even with a "bottleneck" in power and a blown channel on the 100.4, how are the GCON's performing?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

nice door pods!!... wanna make me some :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

nice!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hell yeah bro!

Nice start! I love all the progress you have made so far, keep it up.

Thanks, man. Appreciate it.

Nice work. I like belt slip fix

You're not the only one who likes belt slip fix, I was to the point of selling my car because I was so done with trying to fix it.

Awesome dude, love everything I'm seeing. So even with a "bottleneck" in power and a blown channel on the 100.4, how are the GCON's performing?

Thanks. I'm loving the Gcons. Did my first mini hairtrick last night! Was pretty sweet, but should be even better with double this power!

nice door pods!!... wanna make me some biggrin.png

Thanks! It was actually really fun making them, you should do try it! I would actually like to make another set to see what all I can improve on.

nice!!!

Thank you, sir!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

looks good man. nice job on the door pods.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looking great! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How do you like those Neopro speakers ?

And of course the gcons ? great improvments over the Fi X ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have some saz -1500s for sale

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lookin' good trink40.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Got some rims, nice face-lift! IMHO

rims006.jpg

rims007.jpg

rims009.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

looks good man. nice job on the door pods.

Thanks. Appreciate the pod compliment!

Awesome install Sir ...

Thank you!

Looking great! smile.png

Should look a bit better with a nice big amp in there!

How do you like those Neopro speakers ?

And of course the gcons ? great improvments over the Fi X ?

NeoPros are AWESOME! Nothing but good things to say about them. If you're looking for some speakers I highly encourage a look at them. Of course the Gcons are kicking ass, even on low power :)

I have some saz -1500s for sale

I'll have one for sale as well ;)

Lookin' good trink40.gif

Thank you trink40.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Car looks nice and clean!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Car is actually really dirty. Could use a nice wash and vacum!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here is a video I had a friend film right after installing the Gcons. I did a little hair trick the other night, need to get a video of what these things can do off of rated 1500 watts!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

    1. Recent Topics

        • 31 comments
        • 369 views
        • 12 comments
        • 951 views
        • 8 comments
        • 135 views
        • 8 comments
        • 7,886 views
        • 3 comments
        • 87 views
        • 8 comments
        • 159 views
  • Similar Content

    • By Aaron Clinton
      Check it out here: https://store.soundsolutionsaudio.com/holiday-sale/ 
    • By Aaron Clinton
      To jump start this section again, our next member spotlight is Andrew G. of  @Adire Audio he is the new owner of Adire and SBS Acoustics.
    • By Travis
      Question. Since I run everything basically thro Pandora does the app for this when you download have a built in tone generator for say burps? I want one. But want to be sure before I drop $400 
    • By Aaron Clinton
      A brief introduction to the all new SSA Demon, but first a farewell to its predecessor. 
           Our very long running SSA Dcon has ridden off into the sunset, or at least taking a breather.  The SSA Dcon was our second subwoofer model we ever launched.  At the very beginning, we had the Icon and as it gained traction we saw there was a need for a pure SQ sub of more modest power rating than that the Icon.  So in early 2008, the first SSA Dcon was launched.  (The Xcon followed shortly after).  That being said, the Dcon was almost an immediate hit, with a long 2" copper coil (rarity to have one made in the USA) triple stack motor, rear vent.  The Dcon was very affordable, well made, quite efficient, clean across the entire range, and flexible with enclosure demands.  It is interesting as there are some SSA Family members who swear by their Dcon and will not give it up ever.  (It even became a favorite of some of the home audio crowd).  All that being said, the Dcon evolved a bit for its second generation, we made a leap forward in motor force moving to what is best described as a scaled down Xcon motor, with a large single slug, solid pole, and deeply bumped back plate, while beefing up the suspension and leads.  We were able to bring the power handling up 33% while not hurting the sound that made the Dcon successful.  There was a stretch of a few years, before we ran out of stock, that the SSA Dcon 12 was our all time best selling subwoofer.  So its existence was very important to SSA.  Well with changes in the market (read:customer demands and amps getting much cheaper), as well as sky rocketing material costs, building the Dcon in the USA no longer was an option, so production stopped early 2017 for both the Dcon (and Gcon) and inventory ran out later that year. 
           Late last year, due to the long lay off with out the Dcon (and Gcon), we started development of an updated Dcon at a new build house.  The quality and performance of our SSA Evil1 tweeters were above our expectations, so we decided to send more production to that same build house.   As we saw that the market slowed overall for modest power rated subs due to power getting cheaper and people wanting higher power handling subs, so the market began to really start heating up in the 500 - 1200 watt range, I knew we needed to address it.  There is an 8" model developed, but it will not make it this first production run.  
           The new model had to handle more power and have more xmax while not sacrificing the balanced and clean sound the Dcon had established for nearly a decade.  That meant larger motor, larger coil, more suspension, larger leads, thicker cone, taller surround, etc.  In the end, all of the changes that happened to the over all design, we could no longer call it a Dcon.  In sticking with the theme of the Evil, a model name that has become so well known, while respecting the Dcon, the Demon name was selected.  The Demon is a great blend of the previous Dcon and Xcon, both in design and appearance.  In prototype testing, the SSA Demon thrived smaller to mid-sized ported and mid-sized sealed enclosures.
      Quick SSA Demon stats:
      2.5" copper coil Aluminum former Aluminum Shorting ring Solid pole, non-vented bumped back plate Large single slug motor Pressed pulp cone Tall roll surround Push terminals Dual Nomex progressive spiders Stitched tinsel leads Large dome dustcap I will list T/S specs and enclosure recommendations shortly.  We are very excited about the SSA Demon as it bringing back to our line up a pure sound quality subwoofer that will be affordable, while still having the characteristic SSA warmth and output. 
       
       
       

  • Recent YouTube Posts

×