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I will be using this thread to document the progress of my build. Just a simple mid level speaker upgrade with a budget of < $2500. The following equipment/parts for this build will be used and will document the install with plenty of pics.

ebay
JL 450/4 used - $315
JL 1000/1 - $400
JL 12w7 -$400
LC7i -$130
ACR-1 remote - $26.99

Amazon
Image Dynamics CXS62 V2 - $309.99
Image Dynmiac CTX65C -$149.99
Metra 72-7800 Speaker Wiring Adapters - $7.79 x 3
Scosche SAHC634 speaker adapters - $9.99
Absolute ANL200-2, 2 Pack ANL Fuses 200 Amp - $4.79 x 2
JL Audio XB-BTU Universal Battery Connector - $34.95
Xscorpion Anl1010p 0 - 4 Ga Inline Anl Fuse Holder - $9.75
Cadence 4 awg 12 ft red - $12.95
Cadence 4 awg 12 ft black - $12.95
Cadence 0 awg 25 ft red - $49.99
Cadence 0 awg 7 ft black - $16.95 x 2
RCA AH1450SR 14-Gauge Speaker Wire (50 feet) - $11.99 x 2
KnuKonceptz 1/0 Gauge Ring Terminals - $7.79
PT-0516 Platinum 0/1 AWG Power Ring Terminals -$7.95

Monoprice
3 sets of 15ft Premium RCA 22AWG Cable - $26.58

Sonicelectronix
Scosche e2 EWDB2 Fused Distribution block - $11.99 x 2
Scosche e2 ERTC0-2 1/0 Gauge ring terminals - $3.99

Home Depot
dB-3 4 ft. x 8 ft. Acoustical Barrier $29.99 x 2
UltraTouch 48 in. x 6 ft. Radiant Barrier (Decoupling) $18.99 x 2
Cerrowire 24 ft. 16-Gauge Stranded Primary Wire - Blue (remote wire) - $4.97
Supplies for Custom built box and amp racks - TBD

SoundDeadenerShowdown
40 CDL tiles - TBD

Total spent so far is $2120.57
 

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I recommend you also pick up the ACR-1 Remote that goes with the LC7i. I wouldn't be happy without one.

Good luck!
Good call! Added!
 

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Some changes to the original items list listed in red as follows:
- Returned the PT0516 Platinum 0/1 AWG Power Ring Terminals (not needed)
- Returned one of the distribution blocks (running 4 awg ground direct from amps, don't need a 2nd dist block for that)
- Returned the Cadence wire which is CCA and got Knu OFC wire instead, and less of it. The Cadence is nothing more than copper heavily lined with aluminum.
- Returned the pack of 2 200a ANL fuses and got 125a, as that is the proper size for 0/1 splitting into two 4 awg runs. Upto 325a ANL can be used on a 0/1 power wire, but a 200a ANL for that is more than enough.
- Returned J/L battery terminal....to do the big 3, you need a terminal that accepts two 0/1 awg inputs and two 8 awg inputs
- Added a pack of 4 awg ring terminals
- Added another pack of 0/1 terminals
- Added a crimping tool

To give an idea on the quality of Knu Kolossus vs Cadence, the weight of all the Cadence wire in the original post was 11 lbs total, while the all the Knu wire pictured below was 17 lbs, and that's with having 12 ft LESS of the 4 gauge!

ebay
JL 450/4 used - $315
JL 1000/1 - $400
JL 12w7 -$400
LC7i -$130
ACR-1 remote - $26.99

Amazon
Image Dynamics CXS62 V2 - $309.99
Image Dynmiac CTX65C -$149.99
Metra 72-7800 Speaker Wiring Adapters - $7.79 x 3
Scosche SAHC634 speaker adapters - $9.99
Absolute ANL200-2, 2 Pack ANL Fuses 200 Amp - $4.79 x 1
Absolute ANL125-2, 2 Pack ANL Fuses 125 Amp - $4.79 x 1
Rockford Fosgate Battery Terminal (2) 1/0 AWG/4 AWG Input (2) 8 AWG Inputs - $27.95
Xscorpion Anl1010p 0 - 4 Ga Inline Anl Fuse Holder - $9.75
KnuKonceptz Kolossus Flex Kable 4 awg 6 ft red - $11.7
KnuKonceptz Kolossus Flex Kable 4 awg 6 ft black - $11.7
KnuKonceptz Kolossus Flex Kable 0/1 awg 25 ft red - $98.75
KnuKonceptz Kolossus Flex Kable 0/1 awg 8 ft black - $31.60 + $20.59 to ship all

RCA AH1450SR 14-Gauge Speaker Wire (50 feet) - $11.99 x 2
KnuKonceptz 1/0 Gauge Ring Terminals - $7.79 x 2
KnuKonceptz 4 Gauge Ring Terminals - $7.79

Monoprice
3 sets of 15ft Premium RCA 22AWG Cable - $26.58
Forney 57637 Lug Crimping Tool - $19.99

Sonicelectronix
Scosche e2 EWDB2 Fused Distribution block - $11.99 x 1
Scosche e2 ERTC0-2 1/0 Gauge ring terminals - $3.99

Home Depot
dB-3 4 ft. x 8 ft. Acoustical Barrier $29.99 x 2
UltraTouch 48 in. x 6 ft. Radiant Barrier (Decoupling) $18.99 x 2
Cerrowire 24 ft. 16-Gauge Stranded Primary Wire - Blue (remote wire) - $4.97
Supplies for Custom built box and amp racks - TBD

SoundDeadenerShowdown
40 CDL tiles - $109

NEW total is now: $2183.78
 

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Recieved so far:





 

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Should have told me you needed a distribution block. I've got a $40 block that I'm selling for $25. One block takes care of ground AND power for 2 amps (or 1 amp + DSP; or 4 power or 4 ground). Scosche Delta D block: http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_21101_EFX-Delta-D-Block-by-Scosche.html

You've got a nice list going. Not the way I would have spent $2,1xx on audio, but hey...it's your money! :D

But if you get bored...


Drop the rears and LC7 and use that money to pick up a DSP.

...try to stop smiling after that
 

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Trunk carpeting, rear seat, rear shelf, etc all removed.





Sound deadner and jute adding









CCF from walmart added to rear deck cover



Wire through doors. Fun....



Trim factory tweeter housing



New tweeters installed



Routing of the power and speaker lines





Disconnect your ANC



Nice small speaker hole opening



Make it bigger!



More to come next week....
 

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Lookin good man. Tons of fun pulling those wires through the door.
 

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Good work... sub'd
 

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ACR-1 Remote mounting





Middle location didn't work, so I had to put the knob on the end and modify the plastic surround with a dremel tool to get it to fit.





All finished:



Box for W7 built to JL specs, now for some trim peices using 1/4" MDF





Ran out of the carpet I used on the box, so I had to use another type for the trim peices for now.



Fold down seats only to see more carpet! Stealth amp mount install FTW!





This system POUNDS and is CLEAR! Worth every penny. Big 3 upgrade can be seen in my sig. :thmsup:

Onto the next project......
 

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Whew that's A LOT of trunk real estate given up
Plenty of space compared to one of my other rides, and yet it hits so much harder that my pair of 12w3's....





 

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Try a pair of 15's in IB next time. You'll gain nearly all your trunk back and have more spl across all frequencies, especially under tuning
I might just have to put those in my 09 Accord. :D
 

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Do it! A pair of Acoustic elegance, FI ib3 ,etc woofers will tear your car apart in the lower frequencies. It's insane how easily they can reach down into the teens with authority. The hard part is finding quality music that reaches down that low

I like the knob placement. Nice work
 

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Car at dealer to fix warped rotors at only 22K miles. First the caliper slide pin issues on the 8th gens and now the premature rotor failure on the 9th gens.
At least it's covered under warranty.

Tech tells me that if the carpet was the same color that he would have thought the system was an OEM upgrade offered by Honda. He kept comenting on the install being so clean so I had him sit in the driver's seat and crank up the vol. The poor guy damn near shit himself.
 

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I will be using this thread to document the progress of my build. Just a simple mid level speaker upgrade with a budget of < $2500. The following equipment/parts for this build will be used and will document the install with plenty of pics.

ebay
JL 450/4 used - $315
JL 1000/1 - $400
JL 12w7 -$400
LC7i -$130
ACR-1 remote - $26.99

Amazon
Image Dynamics CXS62 V2 - $309.99
Image Dynmiac CTX65C -$149.99
Metra 72-7800 Speaker Wiring Adapters - $7.79 x 3
Scosche SAHC634 speaker adapters - $9.99
Absolute ANL200-2, 2 Pack ANL Fuses 200 Amp - $4.79 x 2
JL Audio XB-BTU Universal Battery Connector - $34.95
Xscorpion Anl1010p 0 - 4 Ga Inline Anl Fuse Holder - $9.75
Cadence 4 awg 12 ft red - $12.95
Cadence 4 awg 12 ft black - $12.95
Cadence 0 awg 25 ft red - $49.99
Cadence 0 awg 7 ft black - $16.95 x 2
RCA AH1450SR 14-Gauge Speaker Wire (50 feet) - $11.99 x 2
KnuKonceptz 1/0 Gauge Ring Terminals - $7.79
PT-0516 Platinum 0/1 AWG Power Ring Terminals -$7.95

Monoprice
3 sets of 15ft Premium RCA 22AWG Cable - $26.58

Sonicelectronix
Scosche e2 EWDB2 Fused Distribution block - $11.99 x 2
Scosche e2 ERTC0-2 1/0 Gauge ring terminals - $3.99

Home Depot
dB-3 4 ft. x 8 ft. Acoustical Barrier $29.99 x 2
UltraTouch 48 in. x 6 ft. Radiant Barrier (Decoupling) $18.99 x 2
Cerrowire 24 ft. 16-Gauge Stranded Primary Wire - Blue (remote wire) - $4.97
Supplies for Custom built box and amp racks - TBD

SoundDeadenerShowdown
40 CDL tiles - TBD

Total spent so far is $2120.57
Hey there
Nice build.... It looks amazing and am pretty sure that it sounds good as well. Did you have issues with the mounting depth of the ID speakers on the front door? The speakers are like 3" deep, right and we only have like 2.7" to play with? And for the back panel did you have to widen the speaker holes as well? And did the tweeter hit the plastic panel when it was installed? Thank you
 
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