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Old 05-15-2017, 12:24 AM   #43
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Don't stop posting updates!

People are interested I think, they just have no idea what to even say.
lol ok ok i'll keep posting
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Old 06-17-2017, 05:10 AM   #44
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after some further listening, judge feedback, and local audio nerd feedback, i discovered that my mids were crossed too low, the enclosures were too small, or the enclosures weren't vented enough. the biggest indication was the bloom/boom centered around 500hz.



some local audio nerds suggested i try to vent the driver better into the door. so i got a blessing from JT and opened them up a bit to breathe into the door panel. i punched an additional 1+" hole directly into the door panel. should be almost 2" diameter total vent.



thankfully i've got spare door panels:






end result? solid response down to 100hz!


lower midrange tones sound more pronounced. midrange notes aren't as pronounced. whole stage sort of relaxed a little. positioning is a little better. stage height raised up a bit as well.

also note: it's funny watching these little c3 drivers blap out the lower notes (no lowpass crossover)

i should have a bigger update in a couple weeks.
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Old 06-17-2017, 10:15 AM   #45
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thanks. i don't think this is really the right forum for all this stuff but others may be interested.



maybe i'll get a tune and some wheels, then people will take it seriously


*bags and wheels

It's cool to see something more extensive tho - Ive never looked into audio beyond adding a small sub so it's nice to see something way more thought out.


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maybe check out some sql (sound quality league) events in your area to see what people are doing. there's a few golfs around, all with different approaches.

you say you're from ohio, there's an event 07/15/17, 08/13/17, and a two-day state finals 09/23 - 09/24/17. i don't think michigan has any shows but you could check the surrounding states as well.

http://mecacaraudio.com/v8/
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the lower midrange distortion was much better but not completely gone. so, i grew the vents another 1/2" and it's now gone.



i ran 4ch rcas up front, removed the speaker-output pins/wires from the harness, installed my own, and put on female rca ends.



while it was apart i ran a usb and director cable for a new dsp. just in case, i ran a toslink/optical cable. oh yeah, i got a new dsp.



so now it's fully active.

director is double-sided-taped down right now:



with all speakers disconnected and the HU's output set to line-level, it's much clearer.

i think i'll two-for-one sell the bit ten d in a few weeks. (get a free bit ten!)
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one of my goals this year was to get an 80 in meca sq modified.

i worked on a tune over the past couple weeks, mostly for tonality.

i went to a triple point event yesterday and scored an average of 79.92. so close but average of 78, 80.75, and 81.

i'll take a closer look at feedback soon and see what else i can work on tuning-wise. i got feedback from others this week as well.
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At the beginning of this thread I was excited about a SQ build in a GTI and you didn't disappoint me. l just got my 2014 a couple weeks ago and so far have built my box and installed my JL XD700/5v2 on the OEM RCD310. I also agree, it works ok but does create a bit of distortion and not the cleanest signal. I have my Hertz Hi Energy's that I had in my Passat that I plan to put in, just gotta find the time to do it. Definitely going to be keeping my eye on what you do. Great work so far!

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Are you still running the horns under the dash with the kicks and sails?
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thanks. no, the horns are gone. removing them made it easier for the installer to do the kickpanels, not having to fight around the horn driver/motor.

sub box looks good, could probably use some more airspace and/or a port

look at installing FAST rings with mids in the doors, it'll help with some of the midbass output.
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thanks. no, the horns are gone. removing them made it easier for the installer to do the kickpanels, not having to fight around the horn driver/motor.

sub box looks good, could probably use some more airspace and/or a port

look at installing FAST rings with mids in the doors, it'll help with some of the midbass output.
We actually just started carrying those in our stores. Kinda late to the game, I told them to get fast rings a while ago. I purchased them for my doors once we got them in. I just got my iPad dash in and next step are my speakers.
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not quite a stereo build but - i dropped in an APR stage 1 tune w/ all the fixins, also got my front windows tinted to match the back five.
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I think I commented on your thread over on diy... awesome stuff. I'll probably log on over there as I have some questions for ya. And congrats on your apr tune. I ended up going the performance route first, but now I started hoarding some stuff for the SQ build


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Love it. You are going way above the norm...keep it up.
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thanks. i've got one more meca show scheduled this year. after that, i should have some updates this fall.
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i went to the az/ca/nv tri-state finals a couple weeks ago and placed 2nd in modified. it sounded a bit worse overall but sub integration was better.

so i took a previous/better tune and combined it with this "finals tune" sub integration, pressed save and drove home. it sounded better. last week, i fed the system through the RTA and filled in some gaps where i had too much cut out. again, sounded better.

this weeknend, i went down to socal and got some help to put a polish on my tune.

reg'd for meca 2017 finals last week, making the trek out with a few others from california.

i updated the director firmware to 1.70, let me upload custom graphics. i put in an SQ Ramen/JT Audio logo



updating the director firmware blanks settings and presets. as i loaded presets back in, i got to hear how much this system has changed from june until now.
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