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Old 12-31-2008, 04:38 PM   #21
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Here is one from today. I have a false floor that covers it and the sub sits on top. Also took my door panels off and looks like I have a good amount of room. Any one know if the Tyco connectors for the speakers can be purchased anywhere? I would like to not have to cut anymore of the wiring harnesses if possible.
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:59 PM   #22
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Searched everywhere, doesnt look like those connectors can be purchased. Guess I'll have to cut those off.

Amp was shipped out today and I think I have finally decided on the L631-3's from HAT.
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Old 01-06-2009, 12:21 PM   #23
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I will be running L6's, L4's and ScanSpeak Illuminator tweeters in the near future. I don't think there's any reason the L4's wouldn't fit in the kicks (where are you planning on installing them?)
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:05 AM   #24
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I will be running L6's, L4's and ScanSpeak Illuminator tweeters in the near future. I don't think there's any reason the L4's wouldn't fit in the kicks (where are you planning on installing them?)

I am planning on installing all the drivers back in the factory locations in the door. The L6's will need some spacers cut along with the door panel trimmed on the inside. The L3's will be alittle tricky but I have some ideas on how to mount them. And the L1's might need a new pods built but small enough to fit behind the factory grills. I cant wait to get them so I can start reassembly.
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Old 01-07-2009, 02:34 PM   #25
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You can cut the tweeter/mid connector off the stock speakers. It easily reattached that way. The midbass can be connected with a couple of small blades. You can do your install without touching the wiring harness at all. Even the amp can easily be connected through the stock connector.
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Old 01-12-2009, 04:23 PM   #26
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Thanks for the reply Nick. I saw that I can easily solder the tweeter wires and keep that harness. As for the rest (mids/midbass) I am going to just cut them and solder the wire directly to the new drivers. I did see a writeup on how to use those pins to keep all of the harnesses intact, but I am not too worried about it anymore.

Good news today!

Just got off the phone with McIntosh and they will be shipping my amp back to me tomorrow. Also, I finally placed my order with Scott at HAT and should have my new drivers by the end of the week.

More updates to come.
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:25 PM   #27
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Couple of packages showed up. Now I have some work to do.
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:39 PM   #28
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L1v2's... nice.

Stock tweeter location =
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Old 01-17-2009, 10:46 AM   #29
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What is so bad about the stock placement?
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The imaging wont be ideal without A LOT of tuning, but most would never notice the difference. Unless of course they are competition type guys. I dont think you will have any issues at all and will be completely satisfied.
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Old 01-17-2009, 04:36 PM   #31
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I know it isnt ideal, but this isnt going to be a comp car. I think it will be ok for me.
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I know it isnt ideal, but this isnt going to be a comp car. I think it will be ok for me.
The OEM location is fine. I found that angling the tweets up and forward created the best stage and image. Although it might be different for your particular tweets.
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bigjae thanks for the tip.
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:43 PM   #34
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Well I got a late start today, and my right hand still hurts from a little accident I had last Friday (12 stitches in my palm) so I am not running my usual pace.

As seen in my previous post, I ended up going with Hybrid Audio Legaita 3-ways, L631-3's. http://www.hybrid-audio.com/legatia_three_way.htm

I want to thank fanatic pastE36prsntE46 for turning me on to this company. I then in turn spent a bunch of time talking over my system with Scott Buwalda (President and Founder of Hybrid Audio Technologies). Scott is truly a stand up guy and answered every one of my questions in detail. I was a little skeptical since I was not able to listen to these drivers before I purchased them. After much debate I figured I would give them a shot.

Lots of research later and here I am, ready to install. I started on the passenger side and with some finesse was able to get all 3 drivers to fit in the stock locations. It was alittle more work than I thought, but I like the way it is coming out. I am thinking of coating my MDF rings with some epoxy resin and then need to seal everything up with dynamat at some point. Will post up some pictures tomorrow.

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Here are a few pictures from yesterday. I have a link to all of them here -> http://www.fototime.com/inv/B8F9FD62C42AEF7
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Looking very nice OP, cant wait to hear your opinion on the sound of them. Glad Scott helped you out with your questions, he is trully a stand-up guy who designed speakers to compete at the highest level and not cost an arm and a leg compared to some companies like Focal. (Utopias)
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Wow, I cant wait to fire them off. I think by this weekend I should be able to have all the drivers mounted and maybe install the amp. I will have a lot of tuning to do, but at least I will be finally able to hear them.
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Getting closer. Finally finished shoehorning all the drivers in the front doors and was able to hook the amp back up today. Now I need to mount the 4xs and start playing around with crossover points. Then I just have to install my DICE unit my GF got me for xmas and Sirius radio tuner.
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Started playing around with the 4xs and got some specs from Scott. These are what I will be starting off at.

L1v2: 6.3kHz+
L3: 200-6.3kHz
L6: 60-200Hz
Sub: 28-90Hz

Audio Control formula for building modules is 7200/Frequency = k ohms. So some quick calcs and came up with these numbers for resistors.

High: 1.1k
Mid: 36k
Low: 120k
Sub: 80k
SF: 257k

Went to Radio Shack but not much of a resistor selection. Also needed to get (4) 14 pin sockets and they only had 2. So here are the 2 modules to get me started. BTW, the sockets are part number 276-1999. I will have to order the rest and wait some more...
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Went to Radio Shack but not much of a resistor selection. Also needed to get (4) 14 pin sockets and they only had 2. So here are the 2 modules to get me started. BTW, the sockets are part number 276-1999. I will have to order the rest and wait some more...
That looks like a lot of work. Go to www.mouser.com and you can buy the resistor chips and make your life MUCH easier.

I think you'll need to remove 2 of the end pins or something. It was a while back so I'd check first before you take my word on this. I think the exact info is on Audiocontrol's website or else you'll have to google it.

Or you can get one of their digital EQs.
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