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    Join Date: Jan 2008

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    Cool New car hi-fi build!

    I'm having a new sound system installed in the Brabster, some of which has been recycled from my old car. The biggest difference will be the dedicated mono amp, to drive the sub, which should help produce some PROPA BANGIN' CHOONZ!

    Front End:


    Kenwood DNN6250DAB head unit:



    Full spec here: https://www.kenwood-electronics.co.u...av/DNN6250DAB/


    Amps:


    JBL GTO-804EZ (80W) - 4 Channel Amplifier:



    Full spec here: http://www.caraudiodirect.co.uk/jbl-...nnel-amplifier


    JBL Club 5501 (550W) high-performance mono amplifier (for sub):



    Full spec here: https://uk.jbl.com/car-amplifiers/CL...urrent#start=1


    Speakers:


    JBL GTO 609C front-door speakers with matching crossovers and tweeters:



    Full details here: https://uk.jbl.com/car-audio-systems...SAAEgKnLfD_BwE


    JBL GTO 529 rear-door speakers:




    JBL 1214BR subwoofer:



    Full spec and review here: https://www.adamrayner.net/jbl-gto1214br/


    Cables:


    Klotz MC5000/Neutrik Pro-Fi interconnects, 3 x 5m pairs:



    Full details here: https://www.studiocare.com/klotz-neu...onnectors.html


    Klotz SCH-4040 speaker cable (20 metres in total):



    A small amount of Dynamat, sound deadening material, will be applied to the door panels and subwoofer housing. Just enough to dampen the cabin and boot, without adding much weight.

    The 'boot build', housing the amps, and sub [after being externalised from its existing ported box], will look similar to what's shown below (now turned into a sealed enclosure), and recessed into the boot area, in order to ensure that space for suitcases, etc, isn't compromised. My own install will have (switchable on/off) 'Ice Blue' LEDs instead, to match the 'Brabus' illuminated door sills on the car, like this:




    All else will be black, not green, as is shown in the pic:








    Should be fun! Pics of the full install, from 'work in progress' stage until final build, will be sent to me from my installer and posted in due course

    Marco.
    http://www.thestainedglasscompany.com

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    Sure you will still get in to drive it after all thats in it?
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    Ha - I think I'll just about manage! Should be cool, and I'm hoping it will sound fab

    The sub box, housing the sub, will be similar to this, in order to maximise the air-volume inside the wheel well, which will result in the best sound quality:



    Marco.
    http://www.thestainedglasscompany.com

    "A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do" -- Milan Kundera.

    BE HAPPY EVERYDAY!

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    Impressive
    Regards
    Robin

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    I'm hoping so, mate!

    The installer is also 'voicing' the system with the following mixed selection of music, (I sent him the YT links, which for testing, he'll then replay on Spotify, with the Kenwood head-unit paired to his smartphone), just to get the system sounding as best as possible with different types of music, as I have rather varied tastes:


    Electronic/Pop:


    YELLO - Ocean Club :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l43FRmtOt0k

    YELLO - Friday Smile: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQL0IkqdPLc

    ALABAMA 3 - Cocaine Killed My Community: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyHBL1dfqI8


    Dance/Club Mixes:


    TIESTO - Bright Morningstar:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzUUAtxZfi0

    PETE TONG SET - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFK8YN5iWL4

    PAUL OAKENFOLD SET: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv8UzPkUvfw


    Blues/Folk:

    JOHN MARTYN - The Sky is Crying:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8Tk...t7P2ewG6SlKGVA

    JOHN MARTYN - Glory Box :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWZo...SlKGVA&index=8

    STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN - Tin Pan Alley :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oydj5H9C-no

    ROBIN TROWER - Bridge of Sighs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBQX...4gLa-Ni_1Z7WQY


    Rock:


    LED ZEPPELIN - Moby Dick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwIP...s-xWW4&index=9

    LED ZEPPELIN - Bring it on Home: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAO0...s-xWW4&index=9

    AC/DC - Hells Bells :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShqkBC9zmWM

    AC/DC - For Those About To Rock :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKhTk0IynHM


    Male/Female Vocals:


    JOHN SMITH - Winter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeRDdzJgeD0

    EVA CASSIDY - Autumn Leaves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXBNlApwh0c

    JOHNNY CASH - If You Could Read My Mind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RilnRVHhziY


    Classical:


    CARL ORFF - Carmina Burana :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXFS...Zj4xC1pShtz9cD

    MAHLER - Symphony No2 'Resurrection': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlOR...tz9cD&index=14

    TCHAIKOVSKY - 1812 Overture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vbxg...Zj4xC1pShtz9cD

    PROKOFIEV - Dance of the Knights :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUmq...Zj4xC1pShtz9cD


    There's some pretty meaty bass-lines among that stuff, and in particular I've asked him to use the cannons, during the 1812 Overture, to test the sub! I want to *feel* as if I'm sat inside a WAR ZONE!!



    Marco.
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    "A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do" -- Milan Kundera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Ha - I think I'll just about manage! Should be cool, and I'm hoping it will sound fab

    The sub box, housing the sub, will be like this, in order to maximise the air volume inside the wheel well, which will result in the best sound quality:



    Marco.
    Not sure how far you'll get on that after a puncture...
    Audiophile Tosher

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    Lol... There'll be a separate area created, where if necessary, I can access the 'space saver' spare wheel

    Marco.
    http://www.thestainedglasscompany.com

    "A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do" -- Milan Kundera.

    BE HAPPY EVERYDAY!

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    Any idea what the bars are for in front of the sub cone? Protection? Or just to look mean?
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    I see you haven't included any of your Take That albums in those lists. Do you only play that stuff when enjoying some 'alone time', just you and your box of tissues?
    Excuse me, are you the Judean People's Front?

    T/T: Inspire Monarch, X200 tonearm, Ortofon 2M Black. Phono: Yaqin MS-22B CD: Densen Beat B400 Plus; Headphone/pre: Myryad Z40; Amp: Audion Silver Night 300b stereo
    Speakers: Zu Omen Def. Atlas Equator interconnects, Atlas Hyper 3.0 speaker cables

    T'other system:
    Echo Dot, Amptastic Mini-1, Celestion 5's, BK XLS-200 DF

    A/V:
    Panasonic 42" plasma, Panasonic Blu Ray, Sony a/v amp, MA Radius speakers, REL Storm sub

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    Tee-hee... Well, shweety, it's not unknown for me to appear in the wee small hours, lock myself in the car, and have a wee 'chug' to Michael Bublé

    Marco.
    http://www.thestainedglasscompany.com

    "A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do" -- Milan Kundera.

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