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I can see the desire to complete the install with minimalist concept of perfectly matched and install components, but that EQ has 7 bands....that's right....count them...1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7....and LED power lights! It basically irresistible! All you need is an early 90's Ford Festiva to compliment it.
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Lol, well I do have a 7 band Alphasonik that could be applied... for that true old skool setup
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Here ya go, just a quick demo of current placement (as you can tell, the mids and sub are not in an enclosure yet, just wrapped in towels and blankets to slow down the sound waves and mimic being in enclosures):

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Changed it up a bit today, tried flush mounting the tweeters in the A-pillars and it did tame them a bit more. So I've angled them just a few degrees towards the listeners. This has brought out some very good detail, and we have eliminated some of the harsh breakup.

Now to get the mids aimed, and then mounted.
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That is a great Van Halen classic to audibly see the stage with.
What camera are you using to record this? I was quite surprised by the overall frequency response in the recording. The sound stage position is very noticeable as the camera is moved. Near the beginning of the drum track when the camera is higher, the highs had a lot more definition then after you moved it to the cab center.....I'm guessing lower than ear height. I'm also impressed with the towel enclosures. When the video started with a view of the 'enclosures' , I certainly wasn't expecting what I heard.
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Yes sir, you can see my battle now.

At least we are getting close. Listened some more tonight on my way to dinner and was amazed at how much detail we are getting now right over the dash. No need adjust to the right or left, we are getting a very well balanced sound stage.

I am still thinking about mounting the mids a bit higher in the doors though... will have to play with it a bit more to determine for sure.
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Finished up the wires for the Big Three Upgrade:





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Very nice work, sir!
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Now those are just purdy.
And so is that Oak floor!

I noticed a mix of connectors. The tinned ones are obviously a larger stud size, but was wondering if you had any specific rational behind that, or you just happen to have the right size ends in copper?? Just curious.
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I had some 4ga cable from a power inverter we installed in one of Dad's Kenworth trucks, so I just left those ends on since they fit perfect over the alternator studs. The copper ends I purchased last night, and were the perfect size (well one of them was, I had to drill out three of them just a bit to fit over the battery connectors).
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