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RE did system..tell me what u think

Ok so ive been buying things here and there and i just got all my Alpine Type s 5x7 for the back doors and 2 alpine type S components for the front and a Clarion 640.4 amp to power them. But i got into this a lil deep i think! i ended up pulling out the back seats and the buckles from teh back door..never for them to return again.

First Pic is what it looked liked after i gutted it.


Heres the Left and Right Rear 5x7..





Heres the tweeter and the 5x7 woofer for the front Left and Right doors...





I also mounted 2 of the 3 amps on the back wall..




I took my time on all of it..ive been doing installs for quite awhile now and i enjoy it. I still havent finished hiding all the wires and cleaning it up..there will be finished pics coming..but now im running 3 amps, 2-1000watt clarions and 1-640.4 for the speakers..it sounds REALLY nice right now..leave feedback for me so i know if i should do more installs or not haha. thanks guys/girls.
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you need some dynomat
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what are you going to be running for the lows...after all...thats what really gets loud :)
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lows...2 10" PJ for now each get there own 1000watt amp, gettin 2 kicker L7 12" with a custom box.
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horrible tweeter placement. hope they are temporary. sound deadening would def yeild better relults especially since you are investing alot of time in this and as for rear speakers well in a nicely equipt system like this they should not be needed, but you do have bad image upfront with the tweeter position so that may be why. people talk smack for me being honest but ask wayne from underdog what my 6.5" in my doors with door mounted tweeter ,which looks factory, powered with 65rms per side sounds like. the JLW6 and JL500/1 were not allowed to be played in his hood but it does sound amazing
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i was going to put them in the doors...no where to put teh friggen things so i said screw it and put them up top
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Looks good...

i like subs..
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Looks good, taking your time will probably yeild the best results. Show us some ictures when its completed also :)
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put mine and so have countless others on door between handle shroud and where door meets dash.
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looks good brah...

i was lookin at somewhere to mount tweeters
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pretty nice....should look good when all cleaned up....i would of mounted the tweeters some where else....ill have to post a pic where i mounted mine
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mmmmm subs. i have a 12" sony xplode waiting to be put in. the only bad thing about not having a garage in the winter.
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Yeah, as mentioned you should have put the tweeters somewhere near the mid, on the door by the handle would work. Dynamat would be a large help also. Actually with mine, I got a roll of rubber sheeting, about 1/8" or so, and put it on the front doors and rear panel, where the jump seats used to sit up against. I also put house insulation in the entire rear doors and a sheet of it against the rear cab panel. My truck is so sound deadened its not funny, and the only dynamat I have in it is on the front drivers door. I think in the summer i'm going to get some Edead, from Elemental Designs and take out my whole interior and paint it with that, including the floor and roof.
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Hey Fernando, why is up top a bad place to mount them? I trust you know what your talking bout cuz you're an installer, but I don't know enough about sound waves and stuff so I would have made the same mistake.
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yea few things i gotta work on today to clean up..might go pick up the L7 depends if i feel like spening money or not haha but the pg's are in right now and it looks good alls you can see is the sub box the amps are 100% hidden.. sounds amazing too..crisp and clear. quick question though..second time ive ran into this..whinning from the alternator comin through the speakers so i tried the schosh rca cable back feed connector thinger lol and it never worked so i think im gonna have to ground the amp out to the frame of the truck cause the body sure aint workin any inputs please do tell!

EDIT: ONLY THE 5X7 ARE, SUBS ARE FINE
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neat place for the tweeters. keep it up
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well i made a new ground for the amp got rid of most the noise and added the scoshe ground things and it seems to have gone away..almost dont need subs in the truck now them lil speakers sure put out!
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Hey Fernando, why is up top a bad place to mount them? I trust you know what your talking bout cuz you're an installer, but I don't know enough about sound waves and stuff so I would have made the same mistake.
well first rule of thumb would be to keep the tweeter within 8" of the center of mid to create equal soundwave lenghts. second the "perfect" image would be dead center or try to point the image to the domelight(easy way of setting image for newbies) thats the sweet spot. what you are trying to do is create equal wavelengths and have the image be at ear level. putting the tweets where he put them puts the sound near his feet. thats a no-no. the door is not the best place for the mid neither but unless kick panels are an option in our non-roomy trucks thats usually not possible to do. as for rear fill well ask any installer or iasca competitor and the "image" of rear fill is just absurd.
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moral of the story is that if you find your ankles near your ears, sound image is the least of your worries :)
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see but some of us iant going for competitions i know lots of ppl with tweeters up there adn they sound amazing? no idea it sounds good i like it im happy thats what counts i guess
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i dont compete either. i just enjoy good sound.
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The only thing that matters Blurple, is if YOU like the way the tweeters sound.
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hey man im completley happy 100% i got talking about it with a buddy tonight..theres a few things i have to say about mounting it in the door...

IF ANY ONE HAS ANY PICS OF THIS PLEASE POST THEM..

A) There is no way in hell im drilling a hole that big in my door lol
B) If i just mounted them to the door by screw ill rip the bloody thing off and im sorry but i think that by the handle is jsut..dunno i cant think of what it would look like.. i needs pics cmon ppl haha thanks everyone your awsome
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Here's a pic I found on here of where to mount the tweeters.

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moral of the story is that if you find your ankles near your ears, sound image is the least of your worries :)
this must of gone above your heads. ankles/ears oh well someone will figure it out
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