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    Default Pictures of my first build

    Just thought I would post up a few pics of my build, its not quite done, I'm going to make a cover for the stuff in the trunk, cut a hole in the factory liner and reinstall, I'm also going to add another layer to my speaker baffles and get them more on axis with the driver and make custom grills for the front speakers.....
    the coolest thing about this build is I actually have more trunk space now, the stock system had a 10 inch sub in the trunk on the drivers side wheel well.
    it sounds great and I know as I tweak things it will sound even better. I used a PAC audio adapter and the stock nav head unit, sound is nice and clean, I had to do some fiddling with the wiring to get it that way but I'm happy now, tons of volume too, I have the sr6500 gains set at about 10 o'clock and the sub about the same and I'm only going about half way on my head unit volume for loud playing, 2/3's is really, really loud to my ears.

    thanks to everyone for their help!



    Pictures of my car too.



    Dyno at low boost, on the street I see another 3 to 4 lbs.
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    I wanted to ask if there is anything I should do to break them in or rather anything that is bad for them, I've been playing at a descent volume, enough to think to my self that these speakers get louder than I expected (for a sq speaker and not really knowing what to expect). I'm bassically just making sure that they don't distort but I've shown them off a few times and cranked them and turned up the bass boost some on the sub.
    I guess I'm just a little taken back by the volume, mid bass and highs produced, I've heard people comment on these speakers not being loud but they sound very loud to me and I don't know if I'm just pushing them too much or simply not used to a nice sound system.
    is there a simple way to measure output and see if I pushing their limits, will they distort and give warning of impending doom? I have my gains set below 11 o'clock and I've not turned my volume over 26 of 38, my pac audio adaptor is supposed to put out 5v and I've been told its a pretty hot signal.
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    looks good, put a Grill on that bad boy.
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    Not too shabby at all for a first build!

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    very nice. like the mounting plates specially tweeter wise. can u tell us how u mounted those plates? ie. flush, etc.

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    cool looking setup - looks very clean

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    Looks good for a first time build. My first build sucked in comparison. Is that fiberglass?

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    Dang thats sweet
    2 Mirage OMD-5's (burled Maple)
    1 Mirage OMD-C1
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    Mirage MM-6
    Def Tech Prosub 100
    Pioneer Elite vsx-40
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    Dude, are you on lxforums.com???? Sweet 300

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    Nicely done

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    I bought a pair of the sr5250 but never managed to get anything together. They will be up for sale soon. Sweet ride by the way.

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    wow, I wish I had your budget to get me some SR comp sets!
    Truck system so far...

    2007 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab Hemi

    Kenwood KDC-X492 HU
    MM651 coaxials in doors

    Family Room:

    Panasonic TC-P50G25 50" Plasma
    Panasonic DMP-BD655K BDP
    XBOX 360 250GB
    Harman/Kardon HK3480(on loan)
    Monitor 70 Series II

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    Nice ride.
    Gonna sound good too.

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    What PA amps u got there?

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    Looks good man, keep it up!

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    Reported!

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    Looks very nice. Do you have any more car pictures?
    Receiver: ONKYO 709
    Amplifier: Acurus A200x3
    Front: EmpTek E55Ti
    Center: EmpTek E56Ci
    Surround: EmpTek E5Bi
    Sub: Elemental Designs A5-350
    TV: LG 55"
    Blu-Ray: PS3

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    Wow, you've done a great job!
    Give me some music!

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    Nice build and finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon Black View Post
    Wow, you've done a great job!
    what the bump...
    Never been on a board where people COMMONLY bump 4 year old crap.
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    ha i didnt even realize how old it was till the last post but looks nice

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    That looks great! Congrats!

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    Looking very nice! Nice upgrade
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    Fronts: Polk Audio Monitor 70s (x2)
    Rears: Polk Audio Monitor 50 (x2)
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    congrats

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    Nice rig!

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    bumped again?... lol
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    +1 on the grill comment

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