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by De Hero
February 12th, 2010, 3:00 pm
Forum: I.C.E. / Car Audio Tech
Topic: Wire Size Comparison - 8AWG
Replies: 111
Views: 10307

Just bought some 0 gauge AudioPipe from Larry holder in El Secorro at $45.00 per yard looks like good quality wire to my novice eyes. by my measurement I got 9mm or approx 3/8 inch. without trying to compress the strands http://forums.trinituner.com/upload/AudioPipe%200%20Guage%202.JPG http://forums...
by De Hero
February 11th, 2010, 9:54 pm
Forum: I.C.E. / Car Audio Tech
Topic: WTK: Need more bass in my 2010 Audi A4 (B8)
Replies: 15
Views: 4896

There must be Audi forums out there where this has been discussed - try there first.
by De Hero
January 30th, 2010, 4:08 am
Forum: I.C.E. / Car Audio Tech
Topic: wtk: Amp power @ 12v estimate?
Replies: 41
Views: 2946

Is anyone (even the high end brands) still making regulated power supply amps like the old PPI's/Hi Fonics/Alpines nowadays ?
by De Hero
December 29th, 2009, 11:36 am
Forum: I.C.E. / Car Audio Tech
Topic: upgrading "big 3"
Replies: 74
Views: 6206

I came across a post where the writer (an engineer) discounted the usual ''car audio'' advice that the skin theory of current flow on the outer part of the wire in conjunction a with high strand count meant that one brand of cable with a high strand count would deliver more current than another bran...
by De Hero
December 28th, 2009, 12:05 pm
Forum: I.C.E. / Car Audio Tech
Topic: Precautions before testing amp? *pics up*
Replies: 35
Views: 4121

This is a link to a post where folks talked about recovering from Hurricane Ike water damaged equipment. You might want to try CRC 2-26 - however fast response treatment seems to be the watch word. http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/dum ... at-do.html "Welcome to my world. I lost a lot of vintage g...
by De Hero
December 17th, 2009, 2:45 pm
Forum: I.C.E. / Car Audio Tech
Topic: Morel SC Subwoofer 10" Review MORE PICS
Replies: 42
Views: 15017

Hi Jeff - you probably knew this but your review was "linked" in a DIYMA thread about the Ultimo:-

http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/mem ... ew-11.html

So for everyone else - try to maintain Jeff's standard - you never know who is watching.
by De Hero
November 26th, 2009, 12:04 pm
Forum: I.C.E. / Car Audio Tech
Topic: removed alpine and tried a Clarion DRZ!
Replies: 14
Views: 1444

Would'nt the $2000 dollar clarion from Rovin work as a reasonable substitute here also? Clarion DXZ785usb ...$2000 http://forums.trinituner.com/forums/vie ... p?t=140206 - its a three way active front capable with TA. You could always use an external AudioControl to split off the SubWoofer Feed from...
by De Hero
November 26th, 2009, 1:35 am
Forum: I.C.E. / Car Audio Tech
Topic: tripple stack or double stack magnet
Replies: 3
Views: 821

I actually read where the more important consideration is how wide the magnet is not how deep. See this link to an Emminence Pro Subwoofer http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdet ... er=290-570 note how wide and shallow the magnet is. Admittedly it is not an SPL monster - 400RMS power handling - pre...
by De Hero
November 26th, 2009, 1:19 am
Forum: I.C.E. / Car Audio Tech
Topic: Active vs Passive
Replies: 19
Views: 1479

it could be argued that without the frequency response curves of these two drivers that if you go active you may be a bit in the dark and end up relying on a seat of the pants approach. For example high passing the tweets - you may want to start experimenting at a cross over two times Fs as a starte...
by De Hero
November 6th, 2009, 11:06 am
Forum: I.C.E. / Car Audio Tech
Topic: how good are the built in pioneer HU x-overs?
Replies: 45
Views: 4024

Per Spec sheet on FH P8000BT Pio Head Unit

HPF = 12db /octave

LPF = 18db/octave

No mention if it is link/reilly type

Some of the older AudioControl used a 18db/octave slope eg 2XS concert series.
by De Hero
October 23rd, 2009, 7:00 am
Forum: I.C.E. / Car Audio Tech
Topic: help 2way or 3way components
Replies: 45
Views: 3427

Thanks Jeff - Will try to do that next event. But just to set matters straight - I have no interest at the moment in competing - I just want my system to sound better.

I dont even know what better means - so I got a lot of work to do.
by De Hero
October 22nd, 2009, 6:10 pm
Forum: I.C.E. / Car Audio Tech
Topic: help 2way or 3way components
Replies: 45
Views: 3427

basshead wrote:no pics yet loudsound real sick boy


Sorry to hear it.
by De Hero
October 22nd, 2009, 4:24 pm
Forum: I.C.E. / Car Audio Tech
Topic: help 2way or 3way components
Replies: 45
Views: 3427

Thanks roger - yes on PLD's comment (minimise at the outset and have less to to do on TA adjustments at the tuning stage). Do you think that Dome mids would handle the off -axis issues better (in a door location) than cone mids Specifically thinking about say a Dayton RS52 dome. I know that beaming ...
by De Hero
October 21st, 2009, 9:14 pm
Forum: I.C.E. / Car Audio Tech
Topic: help 2way or 3way components
Replies: 45
Views: 3427

any pics or updates on this build?? What he said................ BTW Roger if you are researching 3 way fronts - any no go locations for a mid-range speaker ? And if tweets are distant from mids how much is too much ? Looking at tweets in sail panel and midrange next to midbass in lower front door ...
by De Hero
October 21st, 2009, 8:54 pm
Forum: Ole talk and more Ole talk
Topic: STOLEN ITEMS!!
Replies: 23
Views: 2058

Best of luck my friend - the greatest pity about these incidents is the very small sums these guys usually get for the items, in comparison to what it cost the owner to aquire them in the first place..............shame really.
by De Hero
October 13th, 2009, 12:03 pm
Forum: I.C.E. / Car Audio Tech
Topic: Sound Werkz - Singapore Install shop - Pics
Replies: 3
Views: 1198

Sound Werkz - Singapore Install shop - Pics

Nice Pics of SQ oriented installs

http://www.sound-werkz.com/Our-works.php

The one that wowed me was the ribbon tweeter install on the A pillar (Pic #6 page 1)


If the above link is dead - start from home page and follow link to "Our Works" page.


http://www.sound-werkz.com/index.php
by De Hero
October 7th, 2009, 6:38 am
Forum: SUBARU
Topic: Subaru Impreza WRX STI Carbon Announced for Tokyo Debut
Replies: 10
Views: 1699

Just wondered why the 2.0 litre makes more power and torque than the 2.5 liter

more compression ?
More aggressive camshafts
Bigger Turbo?
Less anti-emmission devices?

Just wondered
by De Hero
October 2nd, 2009, 11:31 am
Forum: I.C.E. / Car Audio Tech
Topic: SQ songs?
Replies: 156
Views: 39902

On the pioneer site AAC is listed as one of the formats that can be played by some of the mid to higher end units. You could try encoding to apple lossless and try it. I don't know if the sansa would support playback of AAC. That's another thing to try. An interesting suggestion - I know my Pio can...
by De Hero
October 1st, 2009, 2:18 pm
Forum: I.C.E. / Car Audio Tech
Topic: SQ songs?
Replies: 156
Views: 39902

How do I play FLAC files in the car ? I did Rockbox my Sansa player. But the Pioneer deck wont recognise FLAC. BTW does anyone reccomend a lossless format that the Pio WILL recognise ? Am using EAC to rip - at 320kbps - to a wav file. Not sure if better can be done. Any guidance will be appreciated...
by De Hero
September 30th, 2009, 6:46 pm
Forum: I.C.E. / Car Audio Tech
Topic: SQ songs?
Replies: 156
Views: 39902

X_Factor wrote:if u hav usb, i just rip to 320 and leave it as a wav file
thats where a 16gb flash drive rocks!!


Ok Cool.
by De Hero
September 29th, 2009, 9:40 pm
Forum: I.C.E. / Car Audio Tech
Topic: SQ songs?
Replies: 156
Views: 39902

How do I play FLAC files in the car ? I did Rockbox my Sansa player. But the Pioneer deck wont recognise FLAC. BTW does anyone reccomend a lossless format that the Pio WILL recognise ? Am using EAC to rip - at 320kbps - to a wav file. Not sure if better can be done. Any guidance will be appreciated.
by De Hero
September 20th, 2009, 7:20 pm
Forum: I.C.E. / Car Audio Tech
Topic: MeZ Fantasy Build
Replies: 23
Views: 2034

I have read some good stuff about these - do your own research, but they are not cheap.

http://mobile.jlaudio.com/products_subs ... ries_id=30
by De Hero
September 18th, 2009, 9:41 am
Forum: I.C.E. / Car Audio Tech
Topic: Help Needed... Trying To Find A Pair Of Earbuds...
Replies: 27
Views: 1916

Try this link for research resources

http://www.head-fi.org/
by De Hero
September 18th, 2009, 9:38 am
Forum: I.C.E. / Car Audio Tech
Topic: Sub review Needed again please :)
Replies: 31
Views: 3091

I am sorry I thought you meant 2 channels at 600 rms a piece @ 2 Ohms = 1200 rms. Apologies for second guessing you. - Have you decided on sealed / ported yet ? - Have you researched the manufacture's recommended enclosures ? to determine if all the subs are suitable for BOTH sealed AND Ported ? Som...
by De Hero
September 17th, 2009, 11:46 pm
Forum: I.C.E. / Car Audio Tech
Topic: Sub review Needed again please :)
Replies: 31
Views: 3091

Sorry SEVin - no direct experience with any of them.

What model amp do you have :- this one ?

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_132 ... 2200T.html

or this one

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_989 ... 00SPL.html
by De Hero
September 17th, 2009, 5:10 pm
Forum: I.C.E. / Car Audio Tech
Topic: Sub review Needed again please :)
Replies: 31
Views: 3091

De Hero , dont really thnk it matters because I am looking for a review of the subs mentoned But since you asked :) Nissan Pathfinder curently running a single Kicker L5 in a Kicker ported box If you are running a hatch back / station wagon type vehicle - your cabin gain will be significant - so a ...
by De Hero
September 16th, 2009, 8:46 pm
Forum: I.C.E. / Car Audio Tech
Topic: Sub review Needed again please :)
Replies: 31
Views: 3091

might need to mention what vehicle you have and what subs you have now; ported or sealed?
by De Hero
September 16th, 2009, 8:43 pm
Forum: I.C.E. / Car Audio Tech
Topic: MeZ Fantasy Build
Replies: 23
Views: 2034

Yes there is a chance of being ripped off - check the sellers ratings; dont buy from a first time seller; pay with PAYPAL (you'll have some degree of protection). I know I didnt offer a suggestion - that was deliberate - the only thing worse than making your own mistakes is making someone elses. Do ...
by De Hero
September 16th, 2009, 7:23 pm
Forum: I.C.E. / Car Audio Tech
Topic: MeZ Fantasy Build
Replies: 23
Views: 2034

Why are you buying new? That is a noobie move, go to ebay and look at used items of good quality that will keep their value, You can source better quality items used for (hopefully) the same price as lower end ones new. Dont rush in to anything on Ebay -- always bide your time get a feel for the mar...
by De Hero
August 12th, 2009, 3:38 pm
Forum: I.C.E. / Car Audio Tech
Topic: Sealed Box Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1222

The discussion took place here :-

http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/diy ... ealed.html

The interesting quote (to me) was the one which said to the effect that - vented boxes were the most sensitive to leaks at the seams/cut-outs while sealed boxes had much more tolerance.

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