2020 RAV4 hybrid with Frank

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vwdude
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2020 RAV4 hybrid with Frank

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Long story short, when I first bought my car my wife told me to just pay to have a shop install my system because my time is more valuable with work, my MBA program, and the kids versus the cost of an install.
I went to a reputable shop and went over all of my expectations and what equipment I was bringing and I arranged to leave the car with them for 2 weeks. My plan was for me to build a fiberglass enclosure for my 12” phase linear Aliante, and they were to install a mosconi dsp, dynaudio speakers in front and rear, and use two modern PG amps. All was to run off the factory deck.
After I got the car back it had bugs galore. As I removed panels to find the issues I found corners cut at every step. The shoddy work and considering the amount I paid, this shop should be out of business.

I ended up ripping it all out and starting over. The mosconi dsp ended up being junk, so I swapped it for a helix dsp. Amps are now Frank amp’n Stein and an M100.

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vwdude
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Re: 2020 RAV4 hybrid with Frank

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Here are pics of the shoddy work that I discovered...
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vwdude
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Re: 2020 RAV4 hybrid with Frank

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And here is my construction of the subwoofer box...
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Re: 2020 RAV4 hybrid with Frank

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And now for my current install...
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Re: 2020 RAV4 hybrid with Frank

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And finally...
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vwdude
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Re: 2020 RAV4 hybrid with Frank

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The factory head unit was not going to work after all. I couldn’t find a decent aftermarket deck that fit the car well so I ended up buying this Chinese unbranded unit.

The audio out is actually decent, plus it fully integrates with the car features and it looks factory. Of the unbranded Chinese units this one is the most expensive, if that means anything.
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Re: 2020 RAV4 hybrid with Frank

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Man that SUCKS you had to pay your money and time/money again. I worked at a few shops and there was only one time I had a customer give me the luxury of leaving it with me for more than a night. We were always on a time crunch to try and get it back to them and when that happens corners sometimes have to be or end up being cut in the rush to finish on time. The uninsulated wire looks like just a quick oversight but the fuse holder, now that is on a different level...

I am wanting to do a nice dsp in my current build and have been leaning towards the helix. You happy with it? What was up with the masconi?
what else can I say I am a grumpy asshole most of the time.
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