Thanks!Very nice setup!
Actually, I don't have an rear fill going on...I was going to slip some Hertz coaxes back there but decided to spend the money on the font stage entirely. The stock speakers were completely disconnected but left in their stock locations and the rear doors lined with dampening material. I had rear speakers in the back doors of my Protege5 and ended up fading the signal forward because the rears were pulling back the soundstage too much. I figured for this car I'd just reallocate the funds and focus on the front stage.So, the 3.1k is driving the front components and subwoofer, with the head unit taking care of fill in the back?
The imaging is really phenomenal...the Milles give off a very wide and fairly deep soundstage...awesome speakers. The parcel shelf grille was totally my installer's idea...he's a freaking mad genius at car audio he takes a very "out of the box" approach to tackling installation issues. In my wife's sub enclosure he used an aperiodic vent (I had to Google it it up) in order to get the optimum air space for the sub (as opposed to just making the enclosure bigger and reducing trunk space). His name is Rod Birch and he runs Car Audio Innovations in Roseville, CA (a suburb of Sacramento) <=== gratuitous plug . (EDIT: I forgot to mention that Charlie from Rod's shop did the actual install on my vehicle...the conceptual stuff was Rod, but Charlie put in all the sweat to make the system what it is).Not a bad setup. I bet the imaging is fantastically better than stock. My favorite part of the install is the parcel shelf grille. That's pretty slick.
It's actually not that heavy for being so well built...maybe 40 lbs. The fiberglass front baffle helped keep the weight down.About how much does that sub enclosure weigh?
Yeah...it wasn't what I'd call cheap...but everytime I get in the car and pop a CD in I'm grinning from ear to ear...well worth it :yes:.Btw, I looked up a few prices for the equipment alone and it seems like if you have to ask, you probably can't afford it. lol. You could buy a set of wheels and tires for what the amplifier cost. These are high-end products, for sure. However, can you really put a price on music?
That is correct...at least that's how my installer handled it. I think that the reason he didn't intercept the signal before it hit the Bose amp is that it was some proprietary databus cable of sorts.I'm a car stereo novice, but as I understand it the Bose amp stays, correct? The Clean Sweep goes after the Bose amp and uses the Bose high level output as its input?
Any thought to using the Rockford Fosgate 3Sixty processor, its the one my installer recommends?