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 Post subject: 1997 Sound System surrounded by a Nissan Altima
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:46 pm 
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This is only my 3rd build, technically only my 2nd (check out this post http://www.phoenixphorum.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=5382&start=100 and you'll understand)

The car is a 1997 Nissan Altima I bought new, I started the sound system install around 2000. I had to gut my prior car due to it's dying (engine blew), and due to that it allowed me some freedom. By now I was working for a car electronics company, still do, so I could get A LOT of gear at some AWESOME prices!! So I went out and sold off a bunch of stuff, and bought yet even more! I wanted to see what I could really do for sound quality. I dynamatted the whole car with two layers top to bottom front to back, even doing the trunk, with dynamax then added two layers on the floor of dynapad. 1g wire was ran to the trunk, 12 g speaker wire of equal lengths was ran from the amps to the cross overs, and then again equal lengths to all speakers. The eq's would allow me to flat line the car fully on the RTA, then the DA converter would allow me to put a pleasing slope on it and also do time alignment. Again since I was wanting sound quality, I am running the signal to my trunk through optical cable.

Head Unit: Alpine-CDA7949
Changer: Alpine-CHAS605
DA Convert: Alpine-PXAH600 as signal from the headunit and changer go optically to the trunk, no noise.
Line Drivers: Phoenix Gold-PLD1 4 of these, one for each channel, front, center, rear and sub.
EQ: Phoenix Gold-EQ232TI two of these, one for the front and one for the rear
EQ: Audio Control-EQT for the center channel
EQ: Alpine-3401 for the sub
Center Channel Processer: Audio Control-System 90 Model 11
Front Amp: Phoenix Gold-MS1000ta two channels to front speakers
Center Amp: Phoenix Gold-MS275 running mono
Rear Amp: Phoenix Gold-MS275
Sub Amp: Phoenix Gold-MS1000ta two channels mono'd to the sub
Front Speakers: MB Quart-RSB335 8" bass, 5" mid, 1" tweet
Center Channel: MB Quart-RMC100 4" mid and 19NXBULK tweeter
Rear Speakers: MB Quart-RSB160 6.5" coax's
Xovers: MB Quart-Comp cross overs for all channels but sub
Sub: Alpine-6015 15" sub made by home audio company Gauss
Capacitor: Phoenix Gold-Power Core 15ti

I built this wanting to do more competitions, unfortunately when I finished, IASCA was just dying, and all everyone wanted to see was who had the most bass. In regards all the custom work, I did 97% of it, I had to have an install friend wrap the 4 doors in the vinyl. When you look at the trunk, unfortunately as you might have now caught, I ran out of space. I have 1 MS275 buried underneath everything, as well as the 4 PLD1's and the 15 farad Power Core.


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File comment: The sound system surrounded by a 1997 Altima
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File comment: Customer plexi cover I built to hold my Optima and well as the main fuse.
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File comment: My deck, controller for the DA converter, controls for the center channel and switches to control fans and lights. Just above the deck, you can barely see a set of air vents, in there I have my center channel.
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File comment: The glove box modified to have front access to my changer.
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File comment: The door to my changer open.
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File comment: Front speaker with it's grill on.
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File comment: Front speakers. Don't those 8" and 5" speakers look AWESOME! The enclosure is built on the door panel as the door has been fully dynmatted shut. Each speaker has it's own enclosure. I will be soon opening up the back side so they can breath a little more.
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File comment: Rear speaker with it's grill on.
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File comment: Looking at the rear door. The speaker pod is built onto the door panel as the doors have been fully dynamatted, so the door is fully sealed shut. Currently the speaker pod is sealed, but I will be cutting out the back side so the 6.5" can breath a little more.
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File comment: All 5 of the MB Quart Comp crossovers stuff in the ski pass through to the trunk. One for each channel including the center.
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File comment: Looking at my rear deck in the car. I unfortunately didn't take a picture with the speaker covers on. Left side is looking at where the sub fires through, right side is where the port is fired through.
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File comment: All hail Phoenix Gold!
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File comment: Glancing at the trunk open.
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File comment: The power distribution. 1g going to 4 g for most of the amp. MS1000ta gets 1g going to each end.
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File comment: Looking at the back wall at the two EQ232ti's and the Audio Control center channel processor
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File comment: The Alpine DA converter on the right side on the trunk
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File comment: Looking down on the trunk in all it's gold glory. MS1000ta on the left, while the MS275 is on the right on the floor.
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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Sound System surrounded by a Nissan Altima
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:16 pm 

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Wow. This car is amazing. I have a soft spot for this body style Altima as well having bought one when it was a current body style. Also, i love 3 spoke wheels. And what can i say, PG is the shit 8)

You sure have utilized all of the available space while still keeping the back seat. Great job man, i am jealous. :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Sound System surrounded by a Nissan Altima
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:34 pm 

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Impressive install. Nice and clean. :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Sound System surrounded by a Nissan Altima
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:00 pm 

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Very clean install man. :clap:



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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Sound System surrounded by a Nissan Altima
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:42 pm 

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that is a very nice install. you dont see installs and systems like that very often these days. Its very similar to the system I had in my grand am, with the model 11, Quart speakers, 30 band PG eq, alpine deck and changer. you made great choices on all of your products.



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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Sound System surrounded by a Nissan Altima
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:29 am 

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Great install job



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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Sound System surrounded by a Nissan Altima
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:29 am 
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Thanks to everyone for all the great feedback! I read the forum regularly, but these were my first posts. Just want to throw out there I am changing out components in the system and so the following items are available if anyone has an interest:

QTY: ITEM:
1 Changer: Alpine-CHAS605
1 DA Convert: Alpine-PXAH600
4 Line Drivers: Phoenix Gold-PLD1
1 Line Driver: Phoenix Gold TBAT
2 EQ: Phoenix Gold-EQ232TI
1 EQ: Audio Control-EQT
1 EQ: Alpine-3401
1 Center Channel Processer: Audio Control-System 90 Model 11

All items are working in the system except for the TBAT2 which was never installed. Please let me know if you are interested, it will take a few weeks to uninstall & send. I am planning to list all of these on Ebay at that time. I'll put links in to the auctions.


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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Sound System surrounded by a Nissan Altima
PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:41 pm 
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I am finally listing all the stuff I am pulling to then put in the PXAH800. Here's link to all the stuff on ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/alpine*audio/m. ... 7675.l2562


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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Sound System surrounded by a Nissan Altima
PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:39 pm 

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What are the measurements of the cage fans? Width and height.

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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Sound System surrounded by a Nissan Altima
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:44 pm 
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Dimensions for the fan are 9 3/4" long and 2" wide.


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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Sound System surrounded by a Nissan Altima
PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:37 am 
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Unfortunately it looks like it's that time........I'll be selling all my gear out of my Altima. Due to various reasons I've had to change cars and I'd rather not reinstall all this gear in a new car. Shortly I'll be posting a link of all the item's I'll be selling.


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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Sound System surrounded by a Nissan Altima
PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:41 pm 

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Are you going to go the ebay route, Or first person interested? I want one of those MS 1000


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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Sound System surrounded by a Nissan Altima
PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:55 pm 
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chicago-regal wrote:
Are you going to go the ebay route, Or first person interested? I want one of those MS 1000


I was looking at doing as I have in the past, Ebay, but I am definitely open to offers. I'll post here tonight all the model numbers that I plan on selling.

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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Sound System surrounded by a Nissan Altima
PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:33 pm 
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there is a facebook site for pheonix classifieds that could save you some money on listing fees.

I would be interested in the 1 in/ 2 out fuse block if you would separate things.



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 Post subject: Re: 1997 Sound System surrounded by a Nissan Altima
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:37 am 
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Sorry it took so long, but here's what I'll soon be putting on ebay unless anyone wants to PM me an offer.

Head Unit: Alpine-INAW910
Backup Camera: Alpine-HCEC125
License plate frame for camera: Alpine KTXC10LP
DA Convert: Alpine-PXAH800
DA Converter display: Alpine-RUXC800
Amp: Phoenix Gold-MS1000ta
Amp: Phoenix Gold-MS275
Amp: Phoenix Gold-MS275
Speakers: MB Quart-RSB335 8" bass, 5" mid, 1" tweet with comp x-over
Rear Speakers: MB Quart-RSB160 6.5" coax's with comp x-over
Sub: Alpine-6015 15" sub made by home audio company Gauss
X-over: MB Quart MCX100 just 1
Some miscellaneous connects I'll add shortly.


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