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Well guys thought I would share some pics and info on the stereo system I am putting together for my Impala. Some of the guys that know me personally know that I love car audio. Some have gotten a chance to the listen to my old system, my Denali, and even the rescently put together system for my girls camry, and can vouch I kind of know what I am doing. The system for my Impala is the most involved system I have put my hands on. Most of it being due to the fact I am doing an active front stage.

Here's a quick rundown on the equipment I will be using in my car starting with the Headunit. For my HU I chose the Eclipse CD7000. The reason I went with this HU is the quality Eclipse is known for and the built in processing of the unit. My front stage will consist of two pairs of the very popular Ascendant Audio poly mids, and a pair of Vifa DX25 tweeters. The tweeters will be powered by a Memphis 300-4 bridged while the AA poly mids will be powered by a MB Quart raa2400. For subs I am planning on using a trio of Stereo Integrity Magnum's with the Claw baskets. These will be powered by my Memphis Mojo at 1.33 ohms. All of this will be controlled by my Eclipse cd7000 and little processing from Audio control Epic-160 when I feel like pumpin out the lows.
 
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Now for some pics.

Stereo Integrity Mag Claw and AA poly mid





Vifa DX25 Tweeter

 
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And here are pics of where I stand:

Side panels,Hinge covers, and the sides of the Sub enclosure in place.





 
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Eclipse CD7000 and Audiocontrol Epic-160 in the dash. These are Wired and RCA's are ran under the carpet already.



I didn' get pics of this but my front doors are done. I sealed every hole in the door with 1/4 wood and layed layers upon layers of Raammat sound deadening. The inside of the doors recieved numerous layers of rubber undercoating along with layers of Raammat. The AA poly mids in the door have great midbass.

I will be working on the enclosure in the next few days. The whole bottom and front face of the enclosure will be done in fiberglass. As we go along you'll see what I am doing. Let me know what you think. :D
 
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looks very nice you wouldn't happen to have a template or demensions for those hinge covers would you?
 
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Originally posted by McGinnis88:
looks very nice you wouldn't happen to have a template or demensions for those hinge covers would you?
I don't have measurements but I do have a template. They are not hard to make. Just get some cardboard and try to mimic the floor. Get close enough then use masking tape to close the gaps. Once you have a descent mold trace it over to a new piece of cardboard. It will takea few tried but you'll get it.
 
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Shoulda got a 3rd gen mag. ;) that'll still be sweet though.

Also, I like the XT25 RDR vifa's a little better than the domes, but again, those should still be sweet.

Last and most important. free air those polys, MOST of the have tinsel slap, you can fix it by gluing the tinsels to the spider landing, or perhaps just shortening them.

Can't wait to see how it all comes together, should be pretty awesome!
 
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I got all of these 1st gen mags for almost the price of a single 3rd gen. There was no question in my mind what I was going to get.

I have a set of XT25's. I didn't like them as much as the DX25. Just personal preference. The Xt25 atleast to me have to be on axis to shine. I have read about this problem on other forums aswell Once it's all put together I'll see which ones sounds better to me. For now the DX25 sounded better to me.
 
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Thats looking good I always wanted to know how to make the hinge covers, might start on some Saturday.
 
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Originally posted by WaTTsLOk187:
I got all of these 1st gen mags for almost the price of a single 3rd gen. There was no question in my mind what I was going to get.

I have a set of XT25's. I didn't like them as much as the DX25. Just personal preference. The Xt25 atleast to me have to be on axis to shine. I have read about this problem on other forums aswell Once it's all put together I'll see which ones sounds better to me. For now the DX25 sounded better to me.
I said that about the mags before I saw that you were dealing in a quantity of 3, that certainly changes things. LOL
And you are right, my experiences with the XT25's is really more of an on-axis situation.

But please, please do something with those polys before you go to all the trouble of installing, the slap WILL drive you NUTS!

Hopefully we'll attend the same car show somewhere down the line, I like they way you think, I'd really like to hear what you end up with.
 
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For the Polys I simply loosened the terminal and turned around 90 degrees. It drastically shortened the tinsel leads. Hopefully that's enough.
 
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Got some work done on my box. Finished the back piece and top center support to kind of help hold it's shape before I glass the bottom of the floor inside the trunk. The glue is still drying. Tomorrow I'll get a shot of it inside the trunk.

 
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Your Killin me with the suspense!!!!

Keep up the good work,looking forward to your progress.
 
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Got a bit more done.

Here is the Box in the car before the front support.



Here it is with the front support molded to the floor. Everywhere in between the middle of the box where you see the black carpet will be fiberglassed. Once done it will be an almost perfect mold of the trunk floor.



I dropped my car at the paint shop today to get some work done. I'll be back at it sometime during the week.
 
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If my math is right should be right around 3 cubes. Once it's built I'll get an almost exact number.
 
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looking really nice.. I almost went with a very similar substage in my wagon.... decided to go with displacement.. I figured, Ive got the room.. why not a couple of 18"s lol..

I really like those vifas as well.. Ive been considering them for my diy front stage....

looks good man.. keep the updates coming
 
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Looks really good so far man! That's very unfortunate about that mag!
 
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freakin sweet azz hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!great job , keep us posted!
 
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Originally posted by WaTTsLOk187:
If my math is right should be right around 3 cubes. Once it's built I'll get an almost exact number.
very nice, keep up the good work (like I would even doubt you wouldn't)

Your mods are always very well done. With that being said make me some fiberglassed door panel pods for my ddw6.5lt's
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