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by vladthebad
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Installs
Topic: 95' Honda Civic...Updated 06 Dec 2018...
Replies: 321
Views: 201360

Re: 95' Honda Civic...Updated 15 June 2017...

What exactly is that front battery under the bumper relocation bracket kit thingy? Is that a standard thing someone made, or custom? I love the idea, even if the weight distribution isn't so good.
by vladthebad
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Car Audio
Topic: Phoenix Gold DSP8.8 finally a reality?
Replies: 6
Views: 6490

Re: Phoenix Gold DSP8.8 finally a reality?

Is it just me, or does it seem like no one builds a be all end all, audiocontrol "kitchen sink" install DSP? Between small class D amps with high speed fets and mondo-power sub amps that aren't the size of a surfboard anymore, I keep thinking the next holy grail isn't just another small ad...
by vladthebad
Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: Car Audio
Topic: Does anyone have the MS powerbank?
Replies: 11
Views: 7151

Re: Does anyone have the MS powerbank?

Use ultracaps.... Could potentially hit hundreds of farads. Other option is to make a rail voltage version.... That'd let you avoid voltage drop on the rails for the first hit/serious transient. I always thought a rail voltage power grid would be a great idea, but you could only make it compatible w...
by vladthebad
Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:49 am
Forum: Car Audio
Topic: zen 9 new amps ect
Replies: 52
Views: 35639

Re: zen 9 new amps ect

Pair of 900.7's is what I'm doing. Plus an 800.1 for beefy sub goodness..
What do you need 12-13 channels for? Hehehe...
by vladthebad
Fri Sep 11, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Phoenix Gold.. Irons??
Replies: 3
Views: 4308

Re: Phoenix Gold.. Irons??

Damnit. Where can I get the video and buy one of these.... Might be the PERFECT gag gift for a Phoenix gold collector....
by vladthebad
Fri Sep 11, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Car Audio
Topic: Message out to all PG employees...
Replies: 76
Views: 47243

Re: Message out to all PG employees...

Very few boards are good(edit: GOLD) plated. The pins on most ram and pcie cards, the pins on CPUs or sockets, and a few other things, like of of the RF pins in a cellphone, all gold plated. Most of the plated stuff is plated only about 0.05 microns to 2 microns thick. A human hair is like 170 micro...
by vladthebad
Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:43 am
Forum: Car Audio
Topic: Message out to all PG employees...
Replies: 76
Views: 47243

Re: Message out to all PG employees...

Apparently autocorrect doesn't like me typing rcas. That or I typod it horribly. But now that the question has been brought up, let's talk about genealogy of the zen9. Is it another evolution of MS/M/zx/Ti? Triple darlington configuration? Did Mantz design it? What about the class D sub channel... I...
by vladthebad
Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Car Audio
Topic: Message out to all PG employees...
Replies: 76
Views: 47243

Re: Message out to all PG employees...

Board pics... We need board pics!

Also, any pics of power inputs, race, and front panel?

What's the physical size?

Know anyone looking for a kidney?
by vladthebad
Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: Installs
Topic: Slow and mildly perturbed..
Replies: 15
Views: 14189

Re: Slow and mildly perturbed..

Figured once the amp rack, even the temporary prototype is in, running speaker wires is going to be about five times as knuckle busting, might as well run them first! Getting wire into the doors cleanly was always an issue, so I pulled the fenders, found my hole placements, and drilled a couple pilo...
by vladthebad
Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: Car Audio
Topic: Info about Adcom GFA 4404
Replies: 3
Views: 3076

Re: Info about Adcom GFA 4404

Adcom? Beefy. The 70x2 was more overbuilt than a 454 would be in a geo metro....
by vladthebad
Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: Car Audio
Topic: What caps do i need
Replies: 7
Views: 4183

Re: What caps do i need

After very carefully looking at the pic, the smartass answer is all of them....
by vladthebad
Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Supplemental Car Audio Insurance
Replies: 6
Views: 6035

Re: Supplemental Car Audio Insurance

Had pics. For future: have pics, receipts, pics of board repair work, more pics.... Serial numbers, etc. the more info you have, the less you'll have to talk to them, sooner you'll get your check.
by vladthebad
Sat Mar 21, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Car Audio
Topic: Tantrum 1200.1 Question
Replies: 4
Views: 2866

Re: Tantrum 1200.1 Question

Be careful careful!!!! Tantrum 1200.1 has tripath chip that isn't replaceable anymore without hoping to find a spare from some elder repair God.... Seriously. If it was me, I'd set gains with 8 ohm load. High enough to not cause much current draw yet still in the realm of a real load after impedance...
by vladthebad
Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: Installs
Topic: Slow and mildly perturbed..
Replies: 15
Views: 14189

Re: Slow and mildly perturbed..

Another thing I was thinking about was possibly putting fans on the two trunk vents, one intake, one exhaust, just to move some fresh air through the trunk and prevent a small amp hotbox from just heating up the whole trunk and turning it into a bigger hotbox. Sometimes, power density is a bitch. LO...
by vladthebad
Tue Mar 17, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Installs
Topic: Slow and mildly perturbed..
Replies: 15
Views: 14189

Re: Slow and mildly perturbed..

Would it be better if I could force feed say, 20-50cfm in from the left and pull 20-50cfm out from the right? After looking at it some more, I'm not sure how much air I can force into the air gap behind all the amps from below, there just won't be much of a gap between bottom amp and trunk floor due...
by vladthebad
Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: Installs
Topic: Slow and mildly perturbed..
Replies: 15
Views: 14189

Re: Slow and mildly perturbed..

Did you solve overheating problems with audisons in similar install?

Any ideas how much airflow I may need?
I don't suppose one of the diagnostic ports will give an indicator on temperatures other than good/screwed?
by vladthebad
Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: Installs
Topic: Slow and mildly perturbed..
Replies: 15
Views: 14189

Re: Slow and mildly perturbed..

Signal board idea when hinged open: http://i61.tinypic.com/25552f9.jpg And closed: http://i58.tinypic.com/30cauec.jpg Now to figure where everything else is going to go... If I can figure shelving, putting XO and a cube between amps would be ok as long as it didn't extend back as far as vent slots a...
by vladthebad
Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Installs
Topic: Slow and mildly perturbed..
Replies: 15
Views: 14189

Re: Slow and mildly perturbed..

Current spacing leaves 1.5" air gap. After shelving and thickness of shelving, and a bit of vibration padding, likely about 1.25-1.375" air gap. I'm hoping to force feed air from under the amp rack, up behind the amps, and then exhaust out each side of the rack. Shelves will have a front l...
by vladthebad
Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: Installs
Topic: Slow and mildly perturbed..
Replies: 15
Views: 14189

Slow and mildly perturbed..

Starting to redo trunk install on my del sol. Major changes in the trunk. Figured I'd do a bit of a build log and maybe some regulars here might have some insight when I run into trouble. Just doing a rough fitment for the amp rack, to see how it all fits. Shipping corner posts work well. :) http://...
by vladthebad
Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Supplemental Car Audio Insurance
Replies: 6
Views: 6035

Re: Supplemental Car Audio Insurance

State Farm. If it's bolted to the car, it's part of the car. This does mean they may total your hooptie if your rims and amps are stolen and the car was worth very little.... If your stereo is stolen, and it's not exactly a best buy setup... Well, they had me go to installer and talked to him on the...
by vladthebad
Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: Car Audio
Topic: running 4 batteries and a POWERGRID???
Replies: 23
Views: 8941

Re: running 4 batteries and a POWERGRID???

You are also far more likely to kill amps with the extra batteries. Sitting in the low 11's isn't exactly gentle on the power supply... Now, if you had a dc-dc regulated output converter that put out 14v, based on your 10-11v input... That'd work great... Until it couldn't keep up and died or suffer...
by vladthebad
Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Car Audio
Topic: running 4 batteries and a POWERGRID???
Replies: 23
Views: 8941

Re: running 4 batteries and a POWERGRID???

Other option is to figure what you can lose, and use that position for another alternator possibly. Can you live without AC? That might be a good spot. Can you live without power steering? Another possible spot... An additional alternative may be to swap to an electric power steering pump to gain sp...
by vladthebad
Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Car Audio
Topic: Think we'll see anything new at CES in a couple of weeks?
Replies: 67
Views: 38406

Re: Think we'll see anything new at CES in a couple of weeks

Good eyes ttocs! I think my brain comprehension went out of the window at staggered 2/4/2 8 channel plus beefy sub channel. Wonder how much power it really makes, and how much power supply is available, and what that structure is. One supply for all 8 with three different output voltage winding sets...
by vladthebad
Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: Car Audio
Topic: Think we'll see anything new at CES in a couple of weeks?
Replies: 67
Views: 38406

Re: Think we'll see anything new at CES in a couple of weeks

too bad it's an LE...I'd freaking LOOVE a pair of them, and I've already got plenty of signal processing. BTW: they going to come with birth sheets? How many amps of current draw at rated non-loaded down levels playing music/pink noise?? Anyone need a kidney?