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  • Tweeter/midrange a-pillar integration.

    Hi Car-PC guys.
    Hope you had a merry christmas.

    As you may know my new goal for my car-pc install is to have a real high-class audio setup. The previous post I did contained the "hack" of a home-stereo high-end USB DAC, which is redesigned for the use in a car (12V). Now it is time to go on in the car audio section, and this is the first fabrication for my new setup.

    I spent the last couple of days doing this a-pillar fabrication. I've always wanted to have an install containing tweeter and midrange in the same place, to have the most correct sound reproduction.
    Because of the small (2.5") midrange in this 3-way component-speaker system, i was able to do so.
    Next proces is the fabrication of new door boards, which will contain 2pcs of the included woofer for this system.
    Until then you can have a look at the results of the A-pillar install. Hope you like.
















































































  • #2
    Great look!!! What leather vinyle are you using? I get mind from yourautotrim. Its been a while since I've used it though. Is that carbon vinyle or did you lay some down/resin/polish?

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    • #3
      Thanks.

      The vinyl is from a Danish store called Stof2000. I don't know where to find it in the US, but I'm sure you have similar.
      For the carbon it is just carbon foil/vinyl from "TR1". I'm not sure if I'm going to keep this carbon colour, as I also have some "gold" carbon foil that may match the speakers better.
      But it's easy to make some new topplates to test...

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      • #4
        So you have 1" tweets, 2.5" mids, what's the size, range, and location of the third stage. Can't wait to see the next set.

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        • #5
          djviller: Yes, it is a 3-way component-system from PPI, with 1" tweeter, 2.5" midrange, and 6.5" woofer.
          The location of the woofers will be in the doorside, but it is going to be a BIG build, so it will take some time to do. I have though about making a temporary solution just to have the complete set done asap.

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          • #6
            OK. Yet another add to the install.
            I decided to make a temporary install of the woofers, as fabricating a set of BFS doorpanels is quite a big process, and I can not be without audio in the car for that long.

            The woofers are mounted in the original speaker gaps, raised 6mm through an mdf distance-ring, and the outercover is designet to fit the new speaker....













































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            • #7
              Temporary or not... That's clean dude. Well done.

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              • #8
                Fantasticcc work!!!!!! very nice!
                Brian @Nexations Creations

                Specialist in Custom Interior Fiberglass OEM Replication Work.

                AIM: Exus28
                E-Mail: [email protected]

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                • #9
                  Man I hope any final stuff I do looks half as good as your temp stuff.
                  '05 Magnum RT
                  CarPC coming soon. Hopefully end of 2010.
                  Parts left to buy-
                  Monitor, Bybyte frame, Axxess hook up, Sheet metal for double din case.

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                  • #10
                    Well done. And I have to say that you take a whole hell of a lot of pictures!
                    2005 Infiniti G35 6MT Coupe Black/Black
                    Core Duo CarPC
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                    • #11
                      Very very clean job !!!

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                      • #12
                        First of all, beautiful work, my man. You make it look effortless. My question to you is "Why is that only a temporary solution for the 6.5" speakers in the door?" It's very clean work and I don't understand what you would need to do differently for the permanent fabrication.

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                        • #13
                          Thank you very much for the nice feedback.

                          Ryven: The reason that this is only a temporary solution is that the woofers uses the door as an enclosure at present. This maens no sealing and no specific size of litres.
                          As this is going to be an audio correct setup, the woofer is going to have a custommade fibeglass enclosure inside the door, which is 100% sealed and in the correct litres.
                          Also the goal is the have 2x woofers in each door, if the size allows me.

                          So this placing of the woofer is only temporary and also is the cover...

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                          • #14
                            Ah, thank you for explaining, Aze. Is the difference in sound that great?

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                            • #15
                              Your welcome..
                              The difference is HUGE! Really. Like night and day. Because this is an "old" car the door side is neither sealed or sound damped. If it was a newer or "bigger" car there would be a firewall sealing the door, making an enclosure for the speaker, but this door is just 100% leaky and makes no compression for the speaker.
                              So the speaker only perfoms like 30% of what is is designed for. Making an enclosure in the specific size for the woofer makes it able to act the way it was designed.

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