This will be kind of slow going because I'm not in a huge hurry to finish it. I'm currently working on getting the stereo installed. This is my work beater car so I'm not going to spend allot on the gear that's going to go into it, mostly using items I already have. I also plan to repaint the car. Currently I'm entertaining the idea of orange but haven't set my mind on it for sure.
Anywho, I started on the sub enclosures for the two Boston Acoustic 10.4LF subs I have. It's important that I maintain trunk space as I need room for all the tool bags I take back and forth to jobs. Plus I need to maintain the ability to put the back seats down so I can haul a couple of 2x4's and such on occasion. For this reason I decided to construct the enclosure in the trunk corners, while making them removable so I can still change the tail light bulbs. This is what I've gotten done on them over the last week or so as I had time to put towards them.
I will cover them in grey carpet once done to "match" the rest of the carpeting as closely as possible. I decided to do it that way so I can keep the use of the fold down back seats.
I plan to use the two Aura amplifiers for the system, with the 2 channel on the subs and the 4 channel for the 6.5" Sony speakers in the doors and the 6x9 Infinity speakers in the rear deck.
I plan to mount them upside down on a amp rack hanging from the rear deck in the trunk. At the same time I plan to enclose the basket of the 6x9 speakers in the rear deck to eliminate any cancellation of waves from the 180o
phase shift between the rear of the 6x9's and the front of the 10" subs.
The subs I'm planning to use are the Boston Acoustic subs in these pictures.
I considered using the Lightning Audio subs as the enclosure space required for them is half that of the Boston Acoustics, but the BA subs have a 10ish DB higher sensitivity versus the LA subs and require less wattage to push them.
I bought a "cheap" media player head unit so I could plug my Ipod into it or a USB/SD card. I don't have a picture of it yet but I will try to get one. I also bought a 7 band EQ which I ended up installing under the drivers seat, since once i have it tuned I won't want anyone who happens to ride with me somewhere messing with it. I don't have a picture of that yet either, but I will try to get one.
I have ran a 4 gauge power wire from the battery to the trunk already for the 2 amps. These amps are 300 watts RMS and 320 Watts RMS, so they are not exceedingly powerful. although built rather ruggedly.
As you can see in the 2 channel amp, it uses 8 mosfets on the power supply rail and 4 transistors for each channels output. That's basically twice the components of your typical amplifier which tend to be 4 mosfets in the power supply and 2 transistors on each output channels.
It’s a work in progress so I’ll update it as I can.
[This message has been edited by Khw (edited 04-25-2013).]