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Old 08-25-2011, 03:06 PM
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Ok back to the crossovers, some of you may recognize this area from the CleanSweep installation previously, easy decision to mount the crossver there:





But the passenger side... well. Not as easy of a decision to make.



Maybe in the upper compartment... no won't quite fit.



Behind the lower compartment... no nothing there.



Hey wait a minute, I forgot this panel popped off:



Oh now I remember, this is where the factory Bluetooth module was mounted. A PERFECT spot!!!

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But how to mount it... Oh wow, I forgot I had this old PS1 housing laying around, I wonder if...



No fricking way! It fits! So we'll just secure it here:



And mount the crossover here!



I put a rubber cap over the exposed bottom screw just to prevent any wires rubbing against it. But here is where we sit this afternoon! About time to start running some wires now
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So....you opted to go with a stealth install. Good choice.
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Well done with crossover placement. I quite enjoyed the use of the playstation lid.

Are you using the A pillar tweeter placement? I've got a set of XR Duo's ordered, but for now I'm using my rear fill (Massive CK-6) for the front. I'm putting the tweeters in the stock dash locations...looking forward to hearing how some real speakers with real power sound.

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Well I did try A-pillar placement previously, but since we hopefully have a solid head unit and can do some real listening tests, the mounting location may change. I want to experiment more with specific areas of the A-pillars, in the dash, and then down near the kick panels.
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Well I hooked everything up for some listening tests today. Dropped the crossovers down -3db on the tweeters, but left them at the 6db slope. I am surprised that I may have to move them back to 0db. The sound stage seems just barely above the dash now, and I would like it to be a bit higher. Other than that, moving balance +01 to the right has it right about perfectly centered for me. REALLY liking the combination of the Ovations and the Ultimo SC. Everything is blending nicely, and I can't wait to get all the enclosures built. Listening to CDs that I haven't in years. It's like discovering music for the very first time. All these little details and sounds that I had no idea were there.
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Where did you have the tweets for the tests...A-pillar?
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I had them at the base of the a-pillar close to the dash firing off axis. On the way home tonight the sound stage seemed higher. Thinking they still need more break in time.
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Very creative, Daniel! I love how your re-purposed the PS housing!

I got the JL amp outta mine this afternoon and will do the Kenwood tomorrow morning.

Very nice work my friend.
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I had them at the base of the a-pillar close to the dash firing off axis. On the way home tonight the sound stage seemed higher. Thinking they still need more break in time.
Were they still set at -3, or had you bumped them up to 0?
How far off axis? Are you crossing the sound path in the cabin, or do you have a virtual point behind the cab?
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