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  1. So my name is Josh LaFountain, and I drive 100% stock. Crazy I know, but after spending 4 years burping competition SPL setups in a Ranger, I had to take a leave from the hobby for college (it isn't cheap) but now I'm back. I drive a 100% stock 2007 Chevy Silverado V8 4dr. and in a few weeks I'll be driving from Baton Rouge, LA to Phoenix (1496 miles!) where me and my brother Mark with do a complete audio overhaul. The idea is to build a ground pounder from scratch, going big the first time (#1 piece of advice I can offer to people starting the hobby). This will not be for burping one tone, or for pure spl competition. It's for everyday ground pounding, and maybe I'll compete in some street beat or something. I've got 2 18" XCON D1's on order, and when I get to Phoenix, we'll get a head unit, amp, battery, wire, everything. We'll build the box (and this time it should look good since all my old boxes were for burping) and install everything while I'm in town. Out with the backseat, lame ass stock stereo, and in with a monster! So onto the ugly (I mean stock) pics... So the install will happen in about 2 1/2 weeks. In the meantime, since I've been out of the loop for almost 3 years, I would like to get everyone's opinion on head-units, mids, amps, batteries, etc. I have a pretty good idea, but this market changes so fast that everything I used a few years ago could be obsolete. Stay in tune, updates will be posted regularly and the entire install will be shown! And heres a few teaser pics of my old setup...R.I.P.
  2. Yeah its louder but not as musical, thats just because of the port size though, Im going to shrink it about 15%
  3. I did make one mistake tho (I rounded the top edge, but when i make the flush mount baffle with port connected, it will look goofy when the two baffles meet :/)
  4. I left it that way so I can make a drop in port connected to a flush mount baffle to drop tuning to make it more musical And yes you did miss something: the 30 screws about the perimeter of the baffles lol
  5. This setup is tuned to 36Hz, with 180 sq in of port. 10.6 cubes after sub and port displacement and before all you haters start poking at my stress analysis, i was just messing around with pressure distributions, don't take anything colorful too serious
  6. Sorry for the delay, Ive been busy with classes. I've also started doing something new see bottom pics Umad stereoshops? Ujelly audio addicts? Bout time I started applying my engineering expertise to car audio
  7. Its been awhile but stay tuned. Building a new box tomorrow!
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    looking to get 2 zcon18s

    heres my zcon hair trick vid and my thread (see pg 16 for zcon pics and comments)
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  10. DISCLAIMER: The annoying sound is NOT the subs, its my iPhones microphone. At a certain sound level it always makes that "rattling" noise through the video. Best I can do for now until I get a HD recorder. and my fiancees hair isnt that long lol
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  12. Having the exact same setup but just swapping from the XCONs to the ZCONS is night and day. I was blown away by the XCONs but the ZCONs take it up a notch thats for sure. They sound incredible too, for sub a big sub they sound great. Right now they are laughing at my 4kW but I hope to add another amp ASAP. Hopefully a Mechman alt also. Built really stout, and high quality. Hell even the packaging comes with 3" screws (which you can use to mount the subs with if you're short on big screws). Shot a prelim hairtrick vid but its not the greatest, since it was dark and i didnt have all my settings just right so it can be louder. I'll post it up in a few minutes but the official vid will be tomorrow.
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    TeamSSA member ICON, team members check in

    gimme dat
  14. ZCONs arrive tomorrow! Stay tuned! Vid to come!
  15. No, I have AA carbon fiber mids in now, and with 200 watts to each one they should be fine
  16. Any day now, the new ZCONs will arrive! Btw forgive the dirty crap, it needs a vacuuming, kinda hard to keep it clean when you have know bass to show off :/
  17. UPDATE: picked up a cheap MTX 400w monoblock for my AA carbon fiber mids.
  18. 2 18" ZCONs on order. Hopefully more power asap. Stay tuned!
  19. jlftn

    Xcon 18 Sound Quality

    and btw, honestly one of my favorite aspects of the XCONs is the performance at low volume, very very crisp and clean
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    Xcon 18 Sound Quality

    I run 2 XCON 18s on 4kw and absolutely love them, amazing low end and great response. I listen to a lot of Disturbed and other heavy rock and they hang in there so well you would think they were 12s. Well worth the money!