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Old 02-20-2019, 05:13 PM
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Old 02-23-2019, 07:18 PM
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Old 03-04-2019, 09:07 PM
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Update: I was jamming out for a week, then my stealthbox started to pop. So, I've been listening to my original box with the two 12tw1... they sound amazing. Actually get deep and loud. The midbass out of the doors is very good. I'm glad I didn't spend a lot of $$ on 6.5" components.

Since then, I've been able to repair the stealthbox sub (foam had come apart from the cone. Luckily it wasn't torn/ripped, it was just unglued. Fixed that with some glue and will switch back to that box soon. I may put up my dual 12" box up for sale as it may be too much for me... I guess i'm getting old.

Overall, i'm very pleased with the sound. Still working on the break in and want to tune it a bit more. Unfortunately, I looked at something I wish I didn't and now I want it -- Alpine ILX-F309, so my ddx9903s is up for sale.
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Old 03-07-2019, 08:17 AM
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I have a few questions if you don't mind:

What type of music do you listen to?
are you running tweeters in the front stage or just the 3.5" full range and the 10" woofers?
Are you running the 3.5" speakers full range or do you have a cross-over enabled?
What is the cross-over point on the 10"?
are you running rear fill speakers?

Thanks I appreciate the help
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Old 03-07-2019, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by clearwaterms View Post
I have a few questions if you don't mind:

What type of music do you listen to?
are you running tweeters in the front stage or just the 3.5" full range and the 10" woofers?
Are you running the 3.5" speakers full range or do you have a cross-over enabled?
What is the cross-over point on the 10"?
are you running rear fill speakers?

Thanks I appreciate the help
What type of music do you listen to? I like everything, but mostly listen to 80's rock including LL Cool J, Beastie Boys, etc...
are you running tweeters in the front stage or just the 3.5" full range and the 10" woofers? I have JBL tweeters in the factory dash locations. I think this was new location in 2012...
Are you running the 3.5" speakers full range or do you have a cross-over enabled? They are crossed over; i'm using two channels of the PDX-v9 to run the mids and tweets going through a JLaudio 3 way passive. Not using the sub out of the passive x-over. I am thinking of going full active later.
What is the cross-over point on the 10"? I played around with the x-over points, but for my taste 100 Hz is what I like.
are you running rear fill speakers? Yes, rear 2 way Infinity Kappa off the factory amp for now since I did not rewire it. I have it faded favoring the front, so it really is rear fill only. When I go full active, I will put an after market amp on these. Looking for a PDX-F4 to match the PDX-v9.

Let me know if you have any other questions.
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Old 04-01-2019, 09:59 PM
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Going for a lighter material and slot port for my pair of 12tw1s. Blew out the 10" in the stealth box.

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Old 04-08-2019, 12:46 AM
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Growing up, I've always had a pair of 12's or 15's. heck my PC speakers are Cerwin Vega AT-15 and my home theater has an 18" sub...
The 10" stealth box just wasn't enough. The sealed box with the 12s were loud, but just could not hit the very low notes. So in comes the ported box. It's pounds loud and low. Thanks to Carlos @ JL Audio for helping me with the port

And the top still fits.

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Old 04-08-2019, 09:23 PM
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Looks good. Was that birch plywood? Good choice! The only complaint would be that it eats up a lot of hatch space, other than that !
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Old 04-09-2019, 01:27 AM
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It's actually maple plywood. A lot lighter than MDF, but stronger, and more expensive.
I have room for groceries behind the box and the cubies. If I need a bit extra, I can remove one box as there are two boxes. One for each 12". I just can't believe the difference between the sealed and ported boxes.
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Old 04-09-2019, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by VinceC5 View Post
It's actually maple plywood. A lot lighter than MDF, but stronger, and more expensive.
I recently did a box with birch ply for the same reasons, lighter and stronger, and yes more expensive.
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