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Old 07-07-2005, 11:11 AM   #21
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Here's the info on the H/K sub button:
The wire color in my car was yellow/black. I did cut it to avoid any problems.
The wire provides a low current negative signal when "on".
I guess I was lazy and used a pre-fabbed timer (with the time delay set to zero, as I only wanted to amplify the current). It was an Accele #6910 timer (about $20). I am pretty sure a TO-220 package PNP transistor from Radio Shack would work just fine to either drive a relay or a low current load (~1A).
I know that DEI also makes a multi-function timer that might work for that purpose, but haven't tried it myself on that application.

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Thanks for the info. I wonder if pressing that button sends any information across the IBUS. I am integrating the IBUS into my application so I'll have to check. If so, that would be a good button to use to mute & unmute the stereo. If not, I think I will use your information above to make it a hard on/off button for the computer. Cheers
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Old 07-07-2005, 11:34 AM   #22
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Thanks for the info. I wonder if pressing that button sends any information across the IBUS. I am integrating the IBUS into my application so I'll have to check. If so, that would be a good button to use to mute & unmute the stereo. If not, I think I will use your information above to make it a hard on/off button for the computer. Cheers
... you could also use the mute button in the steering wheel, since it is tied to the same I-Bus wire as the radio controls on the steering wheel.
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Old 07-07-2005, 11:53 AM   #23
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Great job! I fabricated the sound system in my old car myself, and the gratification is so awesome! I could only wish that some day i will get that good at fabrication.....awesome work! I love the whole idea of car audio, it really gets me going. Fantastic job!
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Old 07-07-2005, 02:45 PM   #24
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I love the ID subs, great choice.

Excellent looking install, very pro looking.
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Old 07-08-2005, 12:36 PM   #25
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Thanks for all the compliments. In all my previous cars, I have always suffered "installer's disease": everyone else's car gets done, but mine. I was able to finish this car in about a year, working around family, a new baby, a house move, lots of home improvements in the new house and regular work. I still have minor tweaking left to do, but I know I will never be 100% happy with it.
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Old 07-08-2005, 10:22 PM   #26
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Those kicks look fantastic.

Just curious, what was your aiming point and do you have anything in the factory speaker locations?
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Old 07-10-2005, 07:39 AM   #27
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Those kicks look fantastic.

Just curious, what was your aiming point and do you have anything in the factory speaker locations?
Tweets are aimed towars the middle of the sunroof area. It took me several weeks of experimenting to find the sweet spot. I did have to compromize on the woofers a bit. In order to aim them in the exact direction of the tweets, I would have ended up with huge kicks.

Nothing in the factory spots (I have never opened the doors, so the factory speakers are still there. In the rear, I removed the speakers to allow more bass to transfer into the cabin.
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Old 07-10-2005, 01:30 PM   #28
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I was considering putting a 4" mid and a tweet in the kicks. I'm worried about the kicks being huge as you said, especially since I have a manual.

Nonetheless, it looks excellent!

Are the subs IDQ's?
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Old 07-11-2005, 06:57 AM   #29
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I was considering putting a 4" mid and a tweet in the kicks. I'm worried about the kicks being huge as you said, especially since I have a manual.

Nonetheless, it looks excellent!

Are the subs IDQ's?
The midbases I have are gigantic. I tried to reach an compromise between best possible aiming and kick panel size. My left kick does not stick out to the right much more than the dead panel. With a 4-incher, you could make the kick extend just as far as the dead panel, even less, if you wanted to.
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Old 12-09-2005, 09:43 AM   #30
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How do you like the Van Gogh amps? I haven't used any SS amps since we dropped the line when Donna sold the company.
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Old 12-09-2005, 09:56 AM   #31
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They are very transparent, which is key to me, since I am an audiophile. The power supplies are rock-solid. I've gone through many brands in previous cars/systems, and these are the best amps I have owned. They are not bad for the price either.

Only issue I had with the amps, is the documentation was a bit criptic.
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Old 03-04-2007, 03:24 AM   #32
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so how much for one of those racks?
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Old 03-04-2007, 05:18 AM   #33
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Awesome and very clean install..love the fabrication on the kicks ! I was going to put kicks in my last install i use to have them around 6-7 years ago in a E36 coupe but for me was not enough midbass and they got beat up by customers gettin in and out of the car ! But very well executed install big fan of plexi and i gotta say you have made a nice rack there. What is it like for amps heating up as they are so close under the rear shelf ?? Not good ventilation up there and those amps do run very hot ..do the internal fans do the job ? or have you thought of watercooling them ?? Also what is the imgaging like on the kicks ?? as your legs would deflect the sound ?
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Old 03-04-2007, 06:05 AM   #34
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so how much for one of those racks?
Probably no less than $300 (plexi costs alone are about $100). A lot of work involved (build template, shape/polish plexi, etc)
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Old 03-04-2007, 06:07 AM   #35
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Awesome and very clean install..love the fabrication on the kicks ! I was going to put kicks in my last install i use to have them around 6-7 years ago in a E36 coupe but for me was not enough midbass and they got beat up by customers gettin in and out of the car ! But very well executed install big fan of plexi and i gotta say you have made a nice rack there. What is it like for amps heating up as they are so close under the rear shelf ?? Not good ventilation up there and those amps do run very hot ..do the internal fans do the job ? or have you thought of watercooling them ?? Also what is the imgaging like on the kicks ?? as your legs would deflect the sound ?
Never had any heat problems, the amps get plenty of air flow. Imaging is very good. I spent a long time playing with alignment and polarity before I finalized the kick panels.
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Old 03-08-2007, 01:07 PM   #36
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UPDATE:

Finally got around to centering the head unit and building a decent trim for it (picture doesn't do it justice, looks better in person):
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Old 03-08-2007, 02:31 PM   #38
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Beautiful......love the kicks and the trunk setup (still useable).

I'm not sure if you mentioned already...are those idq's or idmax's?
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Old 03-08-2007, 03:05 PM   #39
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Thanks. They are IDQs. IDmaxes have much larger volume requirements. IDqs sound good and need a ridiculously small enclosure.
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Old 03-08-2007, 03:22 PM   #40
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yeah, if you saw the two in person, you'd never mistake a max for an idq

looks good.
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