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Old 07-09-2006, 11:42 PM   #1
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OK, Jim asked me to post these on his behalf, so this is techincally not "Your Ride" lol

As some of you know I've been working on a sub enclosure for Jim for the past several weeks and today was the culmination of all the planning and designing, the install!

These are 2 10" Trinity Audio prototype subs, only a few are in existance making this system a little extra special :P.

The face of the box is 3/4" acrylic, and chamber/box structure is all 3/4" MDF. All panels were cut on a freshly calibrated, state of the art CAD panel saw, so everything is EXACTLY square.

The amp is a little Sony guy, which I was surprised to find puts out some serious power for its size.

Now pics:
Before:


Amp switch we installed in the console:


My ride behind Jim'* (so now there'* a Bonne in this thread! lol):


The one thing I will say I loved about the Aurora over the Bonne is the battery is under the back seat!!! Awesome:


All the wires run ready for the box/amp combo:


Box & amp in and all wired up:


Awesome KnuKonceptz 4G speaker and power wire:


Box upright, just before the protective coating comes off the plexi:


Halfway!!!


Finished!


And one last touch, the Aurora 'A' emblem:







Oh yea, we also installed new 6x9s which you can just see the magnets from in this pic:




The performance of this system was way beyond what I was expecting, so I was very pleased, hopefully Jim W will be as well! He'll be by later to comment I'm sure.

I was saddened to let this one drive outta my driveway, since I really like it.

-brad
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WOW SWEET!


that looks nice


Good job guys
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Looks like you are enjoying the subs I sent to ya. I can't wait to hear them in person.
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Great work, Looks absolutely amazing
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You need to hide the RCA'* and 6*9 speaker wires.

But beside that it looks really good.
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Can't thank Brad enough for all his incredible effort on this project. I was amazed to see the quality of workmanship in the box, everything worked (cept a small line converter) but that was quickly rectified. Met a few friends of Brads, all good guys that were more then willing to lend a hand with the install.

You know, its amazing to know all that work went into getting it all installed in the car, and in one shot...all you see, is 3 wires!

The sound is amazing, not to loud, very smooth and for a 9 year old Sony amp, it really does work great. Thanks to Mike for hooking me up with those Trinity 10'*. If your friend ever makes it big time( ie successful manufacturer that is...), I'll be the first to have them ever installed in a car. Thats pretty damn cool!

Overall, I am very pleased and will enjoy the upgraded audio for a LONG time. Oh and amen to batteries under the backseat, I couldnt imagine the time it would take to get it to the front of the car!
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You need to hide the RCA'* and 6*9 speaker wires.

But beside that it looks really good.
Yea, defanitely.

We were so excited to be finished (it was a LOOOOONG day) that we called it and celebrated. :P
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Wow that looks FANTASTIC! sign me up for the next one, your workmenship is increadable
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Wow that looks FANTASTIC! sign me up for the next one, your workmenship is increadable
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You're in TO, you're more than welcome to order one yourself :P

The amount of research and consultation in this box is phenomenal, since this was my first time working with plexi I had consultation from audio installation professionals from literally all across the country, owner'* of high end audio shops, and woodworking professionals, so I could get absolutely everything right the first time.

I took what I felt was best from all of their advice and combined it for the absolute best end product, this thing is both literally and figuratively bullet proof.

There'* tons of damping and sealing on anything that came in contact with the plexi to ensure absolutely NO vibration, and no air leaks.
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You're in TO, you're more than welcome to order one yourself :P
well how much would a box like this set me back?
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