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Old 07-04-2013, 07:16 PM   #21
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Old 07-05-2013, 02:45 AM   #22
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Nice work bud

Always nice to see another aussie round these parts!

Whats the plans for the fronts? stealth look or going to glass baffle?
I'm going to be pulling my doors apart this weekend to do some measuring however I have a feeling i will need to either cut metal or cut up door trims
haha yep, its always good to see fellow aussies anywhere!

Was thinking about going the wooden baffle and cut metal route... I think it will be the only way to go to get some good mid-bass! Either way, somethings going to have to get cut
Good luck with the measuring! Things will almost have to be mm perfect behind the door card due to that damn window track behind the speaker location.

What speakers are you planing to chuck in there?



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Old 07-05-2013, 03:39 PM   #23
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you're making great progress and it looks absolutely stunning!
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:32 AM   #24
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e46 Coupe Epic SQ build thread! (PXA-H800, JL W7, PDX, SPZ) Lots of pics!!

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Old 07-09-2013, 10:27 PM   #26
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haha yep, its always good to see fellow aussies anywhere!

Was thinking about going the wooden baffle and cut metal route... I think it will be the only way to go to get some good mid-bass! Either way, somethings going to have to get cut
Good luck with the measuring! Things will almost have to be mm perfect behind the door card due to that damn window track behind the speaker location.

What speakers are you planing to chuck in there?
Never got around to measuring over the weekend

I have a few bits and pieces laying around from years gone by but the speakers i most want to install are my Diamond Audio 6.5" and Image Dynamic NX30 tweeters setup active.

The Diamond Audio mids are the original 2000-2002 production run of the HEX series co-produced with Eton UK, cost me a pretty penny back in the day and they sounded amazing in my old old car.
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you're making great progress and it looks absolutely stunning!
Thanks man!

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Never got around to measuring over the weekend

I have a few bits and pieces laying around from years gone by but the speakers i most want to install are my Diamond Audio 6.5" and Image Dynamic NX30 tweeters setup active.

The Diamond Audio mids are the original 2000-2002 production run of the HEX series co-produced with Eton UK, cost me a pretty penny back in the day and they sounded amazing in my old old car.
Ahh that sucks man, did you end up getting it done yet??

I have heard a bit about the diamond audio stuff.. apparently the old stuff was really good! But unfortunately I have never had a chance to listen to them..
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Finally got around to tackling the doors and the rear deck over the past couple of weeks and thankfully all went pretty smoothly


First up pulled apart the rear parcel shelf




Catcha later oem sound deadening




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Rear parcel shelf (hasn't aged too well)




Got some vht carpet dye and restored it back to its original glory




OEM speaker and Boston SR60 side by side






Because the oem bmw speaker fits into a pod, the only logical thing I could think of doing was tearing away the paper cone of the oem speaker, and use the housing to fit in the new bostons.




Speakers and parcel shelf installed






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Nice one. About to do the same thing myself, just gonna get buying an E38 out of the way first...

So, the proof is in the pudding...no more rattles or vibrations?

Let us know.
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:07 AM   #30
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Nice one. About to do the same thing myself, just gonna get buying an E38 out of the way first...

So, the proof is in the pudding...no more rattles or vibrations?

Let us know.
Sure is.. Absolutely rattle free now
I'm pretty sure its that black strip of plastic closest to the window that does the most rattling.. Get some dynamat under there and you're good to go!
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The doors

Now to the doors and getting those bad boy SPZ's in!




Decided to go with the factory location for the tweeters
In terms of SQ itís pretty bad choice/the worst choice. The A pillars would of been ideal, but I like to keep things looking factory and hopefully the time alignment in the H800 will be able to compensate

Factory tweeters and mounting plate pictured




Took out the Dremel and went to work on the back of the factory mounting plate.
After some mods, the Bostonís mounting cup fits in perfectly and some epoxy sealed the deal.




New SPZ tweeters and modified mounting plate






Now for the actual doors! I must admit I got a little bit excited during this process and forgot to take as many photos as I would have hoped.

Pretty much just dynamated the inside and outside of the doors, created the baffle and used bonding putty to seal any gaps between the baffle and door.
The bonding putty worked an absolute treat, was easy to use and sealed the gaps up without and problem.




And there we go, SPZís in the door

I actually had to angle the baffle slightly upwards to accommodate the SPZís ridiculous 24mm excursion. A couple of mm either way, and at max excursion the SPZ's would be meeting with the door card for lunch



Then proceeded with a quick test to make sure everything was in working order and threw the door card back on.
After testing everything out, I'm actually amazed at how much mid-bass the SPZís produce...

Itís pretty damn epic, Iím actually now questioning if I even need the W7!
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Iím actually now questioning if I even need the W7!
My question would be: why didn't you knock out the 2 round holes in the middle here for said W7?
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E46 Coupe brings up a good question/idea; the rear deck subs is a great way to save your trunk...especially if dropped in from the top...and the bottom end is not lacking in the least with that approach

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My question would be: why didn't you knock out the 2 round holes in the middle here for said W7?
ahh that sounds like a pretty good idea.. but i plan on putting the w7 thru the ski pass...

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ahhh the IB approach.. It actually never crossed my mind.. was always planning on putting the w7 thru the ski pass..
Are they pics from your install? it looks pretty sweet!
I have other plans for under the rear deck anyways.. pics will be up soon!

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Old 07-18-2013, 10:38 AM   #35
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Next up was dynamating the boot and mounting the SPZís crossovers

Running passive you might ask??... Might sound a bit silly, but I have decided to do this for a couple of weeks, mainly to see how much a difference running the system active with the H800 will make.

Decided to mount the crossovers under the rectangular storage compartments




Striped the boot




Dynamating progress




Modified underneath the storage compartments to hold the SPZís crossovers








And the crossovers are in! These things are actually ridiculous in size.. I wish I got a photo of them next to a brick.. Itís pretty damn close




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Bump! Did you ever get the front stage/tweeters to sound good in the factory locations with the EQ/TA? I'm just a little worried about them being to bright and harsh.
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