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Old 08-30-2013, 10:53 PM   #1
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Default '13 WRX Audio build...RE Comps, RE Subs, MB Quartz, Sound Deadening

Well, just hit 1000 miles and it is audio time. Installed the pioneer double din the day I picked it up. Now into the rest of it.

Wanted something with some sound quality, with no real budget.

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RE XXX 6.5" Components from Sonic Electronix http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...o-XXX6.5C.html

(2) RE SE"x" Subs

Knuconceptz Wiring. Full 0 Gauge kit. Plus Distroblock, 4 gauge power/ground, RCAs, Speaker wire and odds and ends. Spent over $200 in wiring!!

RAAMmatt Sound deadner BXTII from RAAMAUDIO
RAAMmatt ensolite from RAAMAUDIO

This install will take time and thread will be lacking details.I have a cast on my right hand so it is hard to type or work.

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Everything showed up this week!! MBQuartz 4 channel was used off Caraudio.com and the mono amp I had already. The subs I sold to a buddy and bought back.

Wiring. The 0 Gauge from the battery is already in car, so no pics yet:







6 Channels Total



Amps and front stage. Rear stage is still being determined



Door speakers. Weighed 56lbs! These mids are huge!!





6.5" mid


Huge tweeter
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:00 PM   #2
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Amps.
The components are 2ohms and will see 160RMS EACH from the 4 channel front channel!!!!
The subs will be wired to 1ohm and get 1500RMS, so 750 RMS each!


Box will be rebuilt. This was when my buddy hd them for a month. I love these subs! Might only run 1 though.



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Ran the 0 gauge through the fender. Wire is huge and with this cast, this sucked.



Fused, all conections soldered








Ripped doors apart

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Old 08-30-2013, 11:05 PM   #3
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Deadening. Yes crappy cuts, but left handed with right handed scissors sucks!!



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Outter





Ensolite foam. Trace one, will end up being opposite door. Flip THAT over and trace for this door!



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WOW!! What a difference one door makes. No rattles and stock speaker sounds much better!!

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Old 08-31-2013, 12:44 AM   #4
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i'm doing this tomorrow, damn those mids have some girth to them. where do you plan on putting the tweeters they're HUGE
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Old 08-31-2013, 06:28 AM   #5
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I love me some RE. Looking forward to seeing the end result. I actually just put in an old school RE8 sub in my '13 hatch that I've had sitting in a box for about 10 years unused. Was a spare from when I had 4 in my protege5 in a ported box.
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:25 AM   #6
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i'm doing this tomorrow, damn those mids have some girth to them. where do you plan on putting the tweeters they're HUGE
The mids are huge, and with enough power should provide amazing sound.

I am worried about the tweeters. I might have to mod my a pillars which i did not want to do!! Or I will cut out the sail panels and have them flush mounted.
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:31 AM   #7
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I love me some RE. Looking forward to seeing the end result. I actually just put in an old school RE8 sub in my '13 hatch that I've had sitting in a box for about 10 years unused. Was a spare from when I had 4 in my protege5 in a ported box.
I love them. I had 3 RE Slim 10s in my mazdaspeed 3. Then the 12s in my BMW. I am thinking I might downgrade to a single SXX 10".

Or even 2 of the older 8"s.
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:24 PM   #8
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Here is the fuse for the front and the subs:





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Old 09-01-2013, 03:28 PM   #9
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Worked the right door this morning. Ran the RE wiring for the mid bass into the door. I pulled the rubber boot out as best I could. Then ran a hanger down and pulled the wire through. RE included reaaly nice wiring!!

Boot inside door



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Sound deadening. Learned a lot from drivers side.







Going to run more power wires and all once it cools off tonight.
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Old 09-01-2013, 08:11 PM   #10
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Those mids are HUGE!! Let me know how you like them and if there is any clearance issues with the door cards. I'm looking for something similar
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:23 PM   #11
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Those mids are HUGE!! Let me know how you like them and if there is any clearance issues with the door cards. I'm looking for something similar
They are huge. The basket does not fit in the opening, not even close. I am going to have to space them out a ton and might have the cut the door panel so the speaker does not hit it. I will just cut out the plastic stock speaker mesh and mold the aftermarket in. The tweeters are also huge. Litterally bigger than the sail panels! So I will mold them into the a pillars.
This install will not be easy. And I have a broken hand in a cast.
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:05 PM   #12
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anything RE is fantstic, ive loved everything ive ever owned from them
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:42 PM   #13
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In this to see how good those RE components are. Have you decided how you are going to mount the tweeters? How big are they compared to the stock tweeter sail pods?
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:38 PM   #14
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anything RE is fantstic, ive loved everything ive ever owned from them
I agree. I plan on switching to Sundown amps to power all of it at some point.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:39 PM   #15
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In this to see how good those RE components are. Have you decided how you are going to mount the tweeters? How big are they compared to the stock tweeter sail pods?
Tweeters will go in a pillars flush mounted. They are huge. Bigger than the entire sail pod assembly. I will get pics next time I work on it.
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Old 09-06-2013, 06:08 AM   #16
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LOL this install reminds me of when I did mine with a broke leg! Never again!!!
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Old 09-06-2013, 09:36 AM   #17
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LOL this install reminds me of when I did mine with a broke leg! Never again!!!
Yeah, huge mistake! Between trying to do everything one handed, then the 110 degree heat of vegas making my cast sweat. Plus the two broken ribs making bending under the dash impossible, I wanted to die!!
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:17 AM   #18
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I have a question that you might be able to answer. I'm looking in to purchasing the RE SEX10D4. It's rated at 600 watts RMS, has dual voice coils, and each coil is 4 ohms.

If I wire this in parallel, I would be presenting a 2 ohm load. Should I get a mono amp that is rated at 1200 watts RMS? Or better yet, what amp should I get for
this sub?
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yes it'd be 2 ohms in that case.

it's important to note (if you set your gains properly******) that you will ONLY be getting the max output of the amp at max unclipped headunit volume (or whatever the volume of the headunit was at when you set your sub amp gains). That is why people usually buy amps that put out more power than a sub is rated to handle. that way they can hit max rated rms without having to be at max volume.

i'd go 750 watts RMS at 2 ohms at least.
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I have a question that you might be able to answer. I'm looking in to purchasing the RE SEX10D4. It's rated at 600 watts RMS, has dual voice coils, and each coil is 4 ohms.

If I wire this in parallel, I would be presenting a 2 ohm load. Should I get a mono amp that is rated at 1200 watts RMS? Or better yet, what amp should I get for
this sub?
Parallel would put a 2 ohm load, series would put an 8 ohm load.

For amp, go mono and find an amp that puts out 600 RMS at 2 ohms. As far as what amp, that is dependent on you budget and if you want to go with a mainstream amp or not. I like my MB quartz, but not their overall physical size. I have considred selling them and going to the Alpine PDX line. I want to go sundown, but again, the overall size is to big for my end goal.

Alpine PDX http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...ne-PDX-M6.html
Alpine MRX http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...e-MRX-M55.html

As you can see it is hard to suggest. Same brand, similar power, two different lines with different pricing. Alpine will put out rated power though.

If physical size does not matter, I love these. Had them in a previous build.
Amazon.com: SAZ-1200D - Sundown Audio Monoblock 1200W Amplifier: Car ElectronicsAmazon.com: SAZ-1200D - Sundown Audio Monoblock 1200W Amplifier: Car Electronics

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yes it'd be 2 ohms in that case.

it's important to note (if you set your gains properly******) that you will ONLY be getting the max output of the amp at max unclipped headunit volume (or whatever the volume of the headunit was at when you set your sub amp gains). That is why people usually buy amps that put out more power than a sub is rated to handle. that way they can hit max rated rms without having to be at max volume.

i'd go 750 watts RMS at 2 ohms at least.
I would agree for someone big into audio, but (no offense to him), if asking what load will be for a particular setup, then usimg a DMM to set gains PROPERLY, with a correct test tone and settings probably will not happen. Although the RE can handle above rated recommendations.
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I would agree for someone big into audio, but (no offense to him), if asking what load will be for a particular setup, then usimg a DMM to set gains PROPERLY, with a correct test tone and settings probably will not happen. Although the RE can handle above rated recommendations.
That's all greek to me. And no offense taken.

I'm looking for a set-it-and-forget-it setup. My budget is around $200 for the amp if that'll make suggestions easier. Also, I'm looking for an amp that will fit under the driver's seat.
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Yeah, huge mistake! Between trying to do everything one handed, then the 110 degree heat of vegas making my cast sweat. Plus the two broken ribs making bending under the dash impossible, I wanted to die!!
Just saw your from vegas too so I feel you on the summer installs. Now I wait till winter to do anything.
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:40 PM   #24
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I have a couple questions?

1. Did you do the do the exterior of the door panel. I can see you did directly behind the speaker but did you continue over the whole interior door skin?

2. How much BTX did you buy? I'm trying to do both doors and the trunk. I'd like to get a good Idea how much it will take.

3. Where are you mounting the amps?

Sick setup, Bet it pounds.
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Just saw your from vegas too so I feel you on the summer installs. Now I wait till winter to do anything.
This weekend has been perfect. I will have an update shortly.
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