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    So, after about a year with the old system, I have decided that I wanted to get back into competing in USACi Sound Quality events and see just how far I can make it with the computer in the car as my only source unit. So here is a list of what the computer will be:

    Mini-ITX MII12000
    Xenarc 8" VGA Touch
    512MB ram
    200 GB Seagate Barracuda HD
    Panasonic Slim slot dvd/cd-rw
    EDIT: SoundBlaster Audigy 2 NX Notebook sound card (for the optic ins and outs)
    EDIT: M1-ATX power supply

    For the stereo:

    Focal K2P seperates (will probably be switching to Berylliums once they come out after CES)
    2 JL 12w6v2s
    Arc Audio 4150 (4-channel) and 2500 (2-channel)
    Alpine PXA-H701 & RUX-C701 (basically, a processor and display to go with that processor) - read - THIS IS NOT A HEAD UNIT! THERE IS NO HEAD UNIT IN THIS CAR!



    So I will be posting pics as we get stuff done. Here is what we got done this weekend. With finals being this past friday and going through wednesday we were a little distracted. Having finals looming over your head tends to do that...lol

















    Jan Bennett
    FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

    Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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    pretty cool , keep us updated
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    • #3
      very cool, I like that idea!
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      • #4
        whoop! looking good!

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        • #5
          Looking sweet, but is that an optimum enclosure for 2 subs? I mean, there are no straight walls...
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Cris
            Looking sweet, but is that an optimum enclosure for 2 subs? I mean, there are no straight walls...
            as long as the volume is correct it should be a problem.

            BTW. very cool install... I look forward to seeing the finished product
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            • #7
              oooops!

              Very cool start will be subscribing to see the final project here's a link to my first project I am Working on another right now check my Signature...

              https://home.comcast.net/~c.roz/Subbox1.htm
              Epia M1000 1.2gig, Toshiba 40gb HD, Itronix 60gb HD, 512ram,PCR, Audigy2zs, 2 Xenarc 7" , FRODOPLAYER Trying RR frontend , [email protected]/w Harrison labs amps & Caps, Focal & MB-Quart midrange, Diamond Audio D6 Subs, Mb Quart Tweets, 2-Audiocontrol three.1 !

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Cris
                Looking sweet, but is that an optimum enclosure for 2 subs? I mean, there are no straight walls...
                parallel walls are the devil.
                rebuilding carpc... kinda..

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                • #9
                  What he said. I've heard that a trapezoid shaped enclosure is the best.
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                  Asus A7N8X-VM - AMD Mobile Athlon 2400
                  512 Ram - 60GB HD - Opus 150w
                  Lilliput 7" - Rikaline 6010
                  [00000000000001100010-] 98% Completed

                  Check Out My Install!!!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by fantomas
                    parallel walls are the devil.
                    to an extent that is a true statement......do the words "standing waves" mean anything to anyone?

                    Step out of the box with me here....hehehe
                    Jan Bennett
                    FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

                    Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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                    • #11
                      iteresting way of mounting the hdd. Looks good so far.
                      PC Components:
                      Lilliput; XPC/FLEX mobo; 1.7 ghz P4 Mobile;512 DDR; 160 gb HDD; opus 150; slot usb dvd-rw
                      My work log

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                      • #12
                        i personally would have fiberglassed a mold of the spare tire well...but it seems like you did a pretty good job
                        rebuilding carpc... kinda..

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                        • #13
                          Great install last time...looking forward to seeing this one finished too

                          and I still wish I had that much money for audio equipment :P

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Red GTi VR6
                            to an extent that is a true statement......do the words "standing waves" mean anything to anyone?
                            Yep - but the length of a 30-90Hz waveform is such that it's hardly like to be an issue in a box that deep or wide.

                            Having said that, your box looks like a labour of love - it's a shame that your install won't show that off...

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                            • #15
                              Chaintech Card

                              I'd go with a better sound card if you are going to compete. I have a chaintech card with optical in/out, it does the job but the sound quality isn't exactly ideal.
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