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#425651 Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub

Posted by Hassen on 05 November 2014 - 05:19 PM

Looks the business. I really like how my previous amp will be back in use in another Ford. FOC ftw :)


#425488 Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub

Posted by Hassen on 04 November 2014 - 11:03 PM

Love it. Wish I had the time and the tools to be able to build my own sub box. Can't wait to see the final fit out :)




#424943 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 02 November 2014 - 09:29 PM

I have said it time and time again, you're a legend :)




#424934 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 02 November 2014 - 08:42 PM

This was really informative Lenny as usual. Nice walkthrough with pictures. 

 

In my headunit install, I got a guy from Autotronics to fit the headunit and do all the wiring. I knew it was going to be tedious and sometimes, I don't have the patience or the time. So, he did all the work and I watched. At the time, I should have taken pictures as they would have come in handy to others doing the install. Looking forward to the rest of the process. End results looks very good and having the basics well done will ensure that the aftermarket headunit looks the business :)




#424548 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 31 October 2014 - 11:10 PM

Here is a working link.

 

http://www.amazon.co...rds=silent coat




#424517 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 31 October 2014 - 09:48 PM

With free shipping as well, which is pretty good as that pack is mighty heavy. 1 pack should do the whole front 2 doors easily and some of the boot if you use it carefully. 




#423612 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 28 October 2014 - 08:20 PM

Managed to find Lenny & Hassen Christmas presents! http://pages.ebay.co...id=180531072437

 

Love it! Made me chuckle. Cheers. I just might have to get it :P




#422939 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 26 October 2014 - 02:33 PM

What you mentioned about the capacitor attached to the amp drawing the most power makes sense. Now I need to go find where I put the capacitor :P

Don't think I will bother getting the whole thing rewired to 0AWG as it's a lot of work for a system that is already working well at present. 

 

Regarding shipping and Parcel Motel, I am just glad you got it sorted and got the item. One to strike off the memories and learn from the experience in my opinion.

 

Radio World, and I honestly thing they must have miscalculated this, charged me £12 to ship the custom enclosure and 2 bulk packs of Silent Coat, which made the whole thing a very heavy parcel, about the same size as the cardboard box you got! At the time, I had emailed them and they said it was the same price to deliver to N.Ireland or Ireland. So, I got it delivered to my door and it was a steal :)




#422899 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 26 October 2014 - 11:24 AM

Fyi: as long as anyone can, stay away from Tramadol. The side effects are not pleasant and dependency issues arise with long term use along with reduced efficacy.


#422897 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 26 October 2014 - 11:21 AM

Great read through the recent posts. Finally the sub enclosure has reached you and good to see it fits perfect. I love mine and I reckon yours will look even tidier with what you are planning to do with your install.
Quick q: how could you install 1 capacitor for the 2 amplifiers if you have 2 dedicated red power lines supplying the 2 amplifiers. I have a 1.5Farad capacitor at home that I got before and never bothered to install it with the new amps. Would it make a significant difference to the install? Amps are: mono block 150W rms @4ohms and 4 channel 600W rms @4ohms for reference


#422510 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 24 October 2014 - 09:26 PM

Had a lot of reading to catch up on and kudos on getting this whole debacle sorted! Can't wait to see it posted here. I remember how heavy my one was and like you said, taking the hit for postage is something we are well used to here in Ireland :P

 

I had to have a read through the Radio World shop feedback on Ebay and they are not great. They must either be in trouble financially or have very inept workers there. I hope they get themselves sorted as I had no issues dealing with them a few months back and charged me a reasonable fee for shipping it to Ireland. 

 

Spade connectors will come in handy and will make a tidy job of the speakers. 

 

Btw, that colour for that Focus looks Olive Green to me. Unusual and I never seen one that colour. Definitely an option. Also, saw a Lime Green Focus RS today around Tullamore and it was a beaut!




#421216 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 20 October 2014 - 08:58 PM

Just an update: I uploaded that Test CD to my Dropbox account and here is the link for anyone looking to use it to calibrate their sound system. I reckon you could also use this for your AV system. It's a big wave file, very well encoded and I found it very helpful. 

 

https://www.dropbox....BwiVLSe9Fa?dl=0




#420662 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 19 October 2014 - 09:30 AM

The idea with the new switches is really cool. It will definitely give a more upmarket feel to the whole interior. More in line with the Titanium X models e.g Mondeo and the new Focus. I like it and can't wait to see the progress :)


#420579 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 18 October 2014 - 10:39 PM

Most IP's block access to that site due to it being on an illegal server.
It would be better if you could Dropbox the file.

 

Thanks for the heads up. I will upload it to my Dropbox account and post the link here so that everyone can have access to it. I found the files on it very helpful and they were all recorded at a high bitrate.




#420556 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 18 October 2014 - 09:46 PM

That looks cool! I think it does something similar as what my AV receiver does i.e measure the distances of the speakers from the mic, then calibrate them in order for the driver to hear them at their best. I just had a look at the pictures you put up and as I suspected, my headunit, which is the AVHx2500BT model doesn't support the calibration. It is a very nifty feature to have and I think Mr_Spock's headunit had something similar. 

 

I myself personally like to fiddle with the knobs until I get a sound that feels good to my ears. I used these sound files to spend about 1hr tuning the sound in my car to my personal taste. It's a free torrent of files that were made for tuning sound systems. If there is any issues with me linking the files on this particular website, Mods, please let me know as from what I gather, this is under free license :)

http://thepiratebay....ltimate_Test_CD

 

Might be handy to have this as well Lenny if you don't want to buy the Mic to eq your system. From my experience with my AV receiver when I used the mic to calibrate it, it was a good starting point and then i tweaked it to my taste. Might be the same for your car :)