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Old 05-12-2003, 08:50 AM   #1
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Just wanted to share my speaker install with everyone:

I sound deaded the doors and door panels with cascade and used a trim ring I bought on this form to install the 6.5 mb quarts. The trim ring was awesome. They saved me at least 2 to 3 hrs labor. All and all it was worth the 30 bones.....

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Old 05-12-2003, 08:52 AM   #2
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So where did you get the spacer?
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Old 05-12-2003, 11:46 AM   #3
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Looks to be one of my rings Great to hear the install went well. I almost sound deadened my doors this weekend too. The roof and trunk did me in though.
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Old 05-12-2003, 12:00 PM   #4
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I did a new head unit, Sirius radio/antenna, and Neo 20 Gig jukebox last weekend. I will be doing the the speakers in the near future.

Where can I get some of those trim rings? Anyone selling them who I could pay with Paypal?
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Old 05-12-2003, 01:22 PM   #5
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East Coast Scuby,

The trim rings rocked!! It made my life so much easier...or maybe I'm just lazy... but anyways I didn't have to invest the time and energy to do them myself.

Thanks again,

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Old 05-12-2003, 04:03 PM   #6
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ya scooby, your spacers are awesome.

For everyone else, I got mine like TWO DAYS after putting in the order and I live on the WEST coast. One I gottem it took 30 minutes to do everything. piece O cake
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Old 05-12-2003, 04:38 PM   #7
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hey cgerald1, which model mbquart speakers are those?
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Old 05-12-2003, 07:11 PM   #8
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WOW! How much are they, and where do I get them?
Also what would be the total width to the glass with these?

BTW does anyone know if speakers width numbers that manufacturers post are from flush mount to the end of magnet or something else?
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Old 05-12-2003, 08:07 PM   #9
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retrodog,

How are you liking the 20GB jukebox? I'm still debating on whether or not to get a portable unit like E-Digital's Odyssey 1000 or something only for the car like the Neo jukebox. Few questions:

How/where did you mount it?
Do you use an aftermarket head-unit?
How do you transfer files to it?

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Old 05-13-2003, 07:57 AM   #10
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I'm running an older set of RSD seperates. I enjoy them alot but if I had to do it again I would get the PSD or Q series because they have decreased in price.

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Old 05-13-2003, 11:23 AM   #11
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hmm, can you tell me the exact mounting depth for them? it should say it on a technical diagram on the install instructions. i have the rsc216's and its 2.54". i'm trying to figure out if i can buy and use those spacers instead of my homemade ones.
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Old 05-13-2003, 11:56 AM   #12
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PM'ed ya East Coast Scooby on those spacers!
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Old 05-13-2003, 06:04 PM   #13
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His spacers are awesome, only problems i had were problems i created by trying to make it to hard lol

losing mounting pieces that were with my speakers sucks
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Old 05-13-2003, 06:08 PM   #14
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Yep, I sent PM as well
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Old 05-13-2003, 06:20 PM   #15
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Originally posted by cgerald1
Just wanted to share my speaker install with everyone:

I sound deaded the doors and door panels with cascade and used a trim ring I bought on this form to install the 6.5 mb quarts. The trim ring was awesome. They saved me at least 2 to 3 hrs labor. All and all it was worth the 30 bones.....

Here are a couple pics:



On the doors, I would recommend covering the whole door (even the holes) with V-Block as well. It will help with mid-bass response having the speaker completely enclosed in the space.

here is my door:
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Old 05-13-2003, 08:00 PM   #16
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retrodog,

How are you liking the 20GB jukebox? I'm still debating on whether or not to get a portable unit like E-Digital's Odyssey 1000 or something only for the car like the Neo jukebox. Few questions:

How/where did you mount it?
Do you use an aftermarket head-unit?
How do you transfer files to it?

Bill
It's working great so far. I also have the following handhelds:

10 Gig Ipod
6 Gig Archos Jukebox
20 Gig Creative Labs Jukebox 2

The Neo works pretty well but I haven't played with it too much yet. I've been playing by directory, something that the Archos will also do. I'm planning on putting together some playlists for it in the near future. It is just sitting in the trunk right now with velcro holding it in place on the carpet. I'm planning on using the wired remote mounted right above my Kenwood KDC-MPV6022 as soon as I make a little mount for it, probably this coming weekend. The interface is USB. I think the newest ones come with USB 2.0 but mine just has USB 1. You can get a USB 2.0 upgrade for it but I probably won't cause I will only occasionally add songs to it. And you can just drag and drop them like any other hard drive. It uses a regular IDE hard drive and supposedly is simple to upgrade.

It looks like a nice solution for taking along your entire music collection.
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Old 05-15-2003, 07:56 AM   #17
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On the doors, I would recommend covering the whole door (even the holes) with V-Block as well. It will help with mid-bass response having the speaker completely enclosed in the space.



Nice work. Your right I should have done the hole door but I'm not that good yet.... I did do most of the door and the back of the door panel which I find helps alot as well. I do know that the car is alot tighter now....either way.....

Thanks,
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Old 05-15-2003, 09:43 AM   #18
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I did a search on v-block on the net and nothing came up. WHo makes it? Rockford, dynamat, etc?
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Old 05-15-2003, 03:22 PM   #19
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cgerald1: it's not that difficult to do. All you need to do is take everything off the door face one peice at a time, marking with a sharpie which holes need to be made in the V-block. It's easiest if you use one sheet, tape it up to the door and use a razor to cut the wholes. Also, use a heat gun and not a blow dryer, this makes quick work of the material molding to the door.

As you can see, It wasnt done in sheets, but one peice. Therefore its a little tricky getting the wires and door locking cables through...but if you use your head you can see how it can be done. It took me about 2 hours to do one door, which is fairly quick considering all that is done.

As for the inside of the door, I would recommend a differerent material besides the VB-2HD material, but the VMax. VMax is like Raamat and dynamat, but way better. It is more pliable and more suitable to the inside of the door (plus it's half the weight as dynamat and raamat).


East Coast, here is a link to the website that explains all of the Cascade Audio Engineering products: http://www.cascadeaudio.com/prod/dampers.html

Don't buy their car kits and stuff. If you are serious about doing some serious sound dampening for your car doors and trunk, buy it in bulk from the shop.

It took me (1) sheet of VB-2HD for the front doors, and about (3.5) sheets of V-Max for the inside of the front doors. Each sheet of the VB-2HD comes in 14ft. sections, cut it in half and you have plenty to do both front doors.

Only (1/2) sheet of VB-2HD for the rear doors, because you dont need to go overboard...just cover the wholes and the speaker surround. And about (3.5) sheets of VMax for the rears as well. Oh yeah, one sheet of V-Max is measured at around 12" x 25."

Take the remaining half sheet of the VB-2HD and do the trunk lid...but make sure that you V-Max the trunk lid as well. That's another sheet or so.

In total, I ordered (2) sheets of VB-2HD, and (14) sheets of V-Max material. This was just about the perfect amount (maybe even a little too much V-max) for the four doors and complete trunk area.

Cascade stuff is the best out their right now. It is well worth the money. I highly recommend this to anyone who is serious about their car audio. Their are pictures on the website that give you an idea about how you use each product. Plus your local dealer can answer any of your questions.

DP

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Hm, I think I'm going to stick with just doing the frame parts and not enclosing the whole area. I imagine it will sound a tad better, but if I need a door dent pulled it will be a major pain to cut up the sheet, etc. I guess I should be more optomistic.
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Old 05-15-2003, 07:30 PM   #21
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Or you could do the whole door and just be careful where you park your Rex... I always am. No Suburbans or SUV's, kids have to straight slingshot those doors open cause their so heavy. I have seen so many doors get dent by 8 year olds trying to open the doors by themselves.
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