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Some of y’all are aware I’ve been steadily working on my complete B&O replacement system. Well, all speakers are now in place and playing loudly 🤣. All work was done by me except for the current tune. Once I can work out a good schedule with a more advanced tuner I will have the system retuned using JL Audio’s MAX tuning system.

Full system consists of all JL Audio including:

Front
C7-100ct 1” tweeters
C7-350cm 3.5” midranges
c7-650cw 6.5” woofers

Rear
C5-650X coaxials

Two 12W3V3 subs in sealed box with 1.125 cu/ft airspace per sub

VX800/8i pushing all tweeters, 3.5s and rear coax

VX600/2i pushing front 6.5s

VX1000/1i monoblock pushing both subs wired in parallel to 2 ohms

Signal pulled using PAC Audio Amp Pro AP4-FD21 with Toslink optical output to a VXi hub for ease of tuning. Electrical consists of XS Power D4700 main battery and XS Power SB500-51 Supercap, Knukonceptz 1/0 power and ground as well as speaker wiring. Battery ground to chassis supplemented with 2 gauge wire in parallel with stock dual-4 gauge wiring.

Sound deadening is a mix of Sound Shield and Sound Skins with full treatment of trunk floor, rear trunk wall, 1/4 panels, full cab treatment minus roof and firewall, rear package shelf, outer and inner door skins, as well as the backsides of door panels and rear seat side trim panels.

Amp rack and sub box are built using 3/4” MDF, Titebond 3 wood glue, ” Brad nails, and CA glue. Carpet is charcoal gray from Joann Fabrics. Paint is Rust-Oleum hammered black

Tools used include Dewalt 10” table saw, JessEm router lift and table, Bosch router, Kobalt drill and jigsaw, Diablo blades and router bits, Whiteside router bits, Mobile Solutions router bit sets, router shield, CA glue, and template tape, Craftsman hand tools, sander, and shop vacuum, Oneida Dust Deputy dust collection system, and many other parts I’m forgetting right now.

Now onto the eye candy.

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Last thing to do is fabricate beauty panels to clean up the overall look and to highlight the amps and subs. I will be using a mix of hidden LED lighting, acrylic edge-lit windows, and metal screened windows. Have not decided on color pallet for vinyl however the false floor will be the charcoal carpet from Joann to allow full use of trunk when needed

Big shoutout to @Cathul, @m3incorp, @StangTime and everyone involved in posting all the tips and tricks you’ve shared to ease the install of all this gear.

Feel free to ask any questions or PM me for specific details on the build. I learned most of the techniques used by watching Car Audio Fabrication on YouTube and speaking with multiple members on this forum as well as over at FordGT500.com

 

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Very clean! I really like how you angled the amps. Looks great and helps air flow around all sides.
 
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Very clean! I really like how you angled the amps. Looks great and helps air flow around all sides.
It was partially by design and out of necessity. I wanted to show off the amps with a window in the floor and the three amps take up a lot of real estate when mounted flat. It worked out well and keeps the wiring hidden. The byproduct of more surface area for heat dissipation is welcomed considering the spare well gets pretty warm. I plan to DEI wrap the exhaust piping just forward of the mufflers to help combat this.
 

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It was partially by design and out of necessity. I wanted to show off the amps with a window in the floor and the three amps take up a lot of real estate when mounted flat. It worked out well and keeps the wiring hidden. The byproduct of more surface area for heat dissipation is welcomed considering the spare well gets pretty warm. I plan to DEI wrap the exhaust piping just forward of the mufflers to help combat this.
Sometimes a design necessity has more than one advantage.

Those are class D amps so they should barely get warm.
 

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Some of y’all are aware I’ve been steadily working on my complete B&O replacement system. Well, all speakers are now in place and playing loudly 🤣. All work was done by me except for the current tune. Once I can work out a good schedule with a more advanced tuner I will have the system retuned using JL Audio’s MAX tuning system.

Full system consists of all JL Audio including:

Front
C7-100ct 1” tweeters
C7-350cm 3.5” midranges
c7-650cw 6.5” woofers

Rear
C5-650X coaxials

Two 12W3V3 subs in sealed box with 1.125 cu/ft airspace per sub

VX800/8i pushing all tweeters, 3.5s and rear coax

VX600/2i pushing front 6.5s

VX1000/1i monoblock pushing both subs wired in parallel to 2 ohms

Signal pulled using PAC Audio Amp Pro AP4-FD21 with Toslink optical output to a VXi hub for ease of tuning. Electrical consists of XS Power D4700 main battery and XS Power SB500-51 Supercap, Knukonceptz 1/0 power and ground as well as speaker wiring. Battery ground to chassis supplemented with 2 gauge wire in parallel with stock dual-4 gauge wiring.

Sound deadening is a mix of Sound Shield and Sound Skins with full treatment of trunk floor, rear trunk wall, 1/4 panels, full cab treatment minus roof and firewall, rear package shelf, outer and inner door skins, as well as the backsides of door panels and rear seat side trim panels.

Amp rack and sub box are built using 3/4” MDF, Titebond 3 wood glue, ” Brad nails, and CA glue. Carpet is charcoal gray from Joann Fabrics. Paint is Rust-Oleum hammered black

Tools used include Dewalt 10” table saw, JessEm router lift and table, Bosch router, Kobalt drill and jigsaw, Diablo blades and router bits, Whiteside router bits, Mobile Solutions router bit sets, router shield, CA glue, and template tape, Craftsman hand tools, sander, and shop vacuum, Oneida Dust Deputy dust collection system, and many other parts I’m forgetting right now.

Now onto the eye candy.

6DF28424-C6BE-41B3-ADA4-561C6BDD5D29.jpeg


908237F5-B700-4A8C-8F1C-4BADF60C0943.jpeg


0960D53A-7E7C-456F-8833-A501F2E396A2.jpeg


67BAE8D1-EB8C-4E27-BED8-327E33E99DCD.jpeg


9F338E3F-3079-4393-B1EE-B95D9C083A46.jpeg


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Last thing to do is fabricate beauty panels to clean up the overall look and to highlight the amps and subs. I will be using a mix of hidden LED lighting, acrylic edge-lit windows, and metal screened windows. Have not decided on color pallet for vinyl however the false floor will be the charcoal carpet from Joann to allow full use of trunk when needed

Big shoutout to @Cathul, @m3incorp, @StangTime and everyone involved in posting all the tips and tricks you’ve shared to ease the install of all this gear.

Feel free to ask any questions or PM me for specific details on the build. I learned most of the techniques used by watching Car Audio Fabrication on YouTube and speaking with multiple members on this forum as well as over at FordGT500.com
What are the box dimensions?
 


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I am glad you have it completed. I know it sounds great. Who knows we may both end up at KBT soon for that Max Tune :) Interestingly, we both mounted our DRC 205 remote controllers in pretty much the same location. I know you have a big smile going on. I hope a lot of people have followed your build and inputs in various threads because I have to say you were an inspiration to me. Your attention to detail on your audio build is immaculate.
 
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I am glad you have it completed. I know it sounds great. Who knows we may both end up at KBT soon for that Max Tune :) Interestingly, we both mounted our DRC 205 remote controllers in pretty much the same location. I know you have a big smile going on. I hope a lot of people have followed your build and inputs in various threads because I have to say you were an inspiration to me. Your attention to detail on your audio build is immaculate.
So I’ve talked to Glenn on and off and he’s not keen on tuning at the shop because the owner gets most of the money lol. He’s been working on a competition system on the weekends so he doesn’t know yet when he can fit me in. Was hoping to do it the weekend before Halloween but I guess I’ll have to wait 🤣
I had a buddy 3D print the mounting rings for the 205. That way I didn’t have to hack up my carbon fiber trim panel. Is stole that idea from CAF.
Thanks for the kind words!
 

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How much do you have into it all in, if you don’t mind me asking? Still running the factory head unit?
 
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How much do you have into it all in, if you don’t mind me asking? Still running the factory head unit?
Probably way more than I initially wanted to spend 🤣. Let’s just say well north of $10K including all the tools I had to buy to do the work. And yes, still the factory Sync 3 8” screen.
 

 
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