Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

Lets Seee Your Systems

Discussion in 'Audio' started by BlueKnight, Mar 12, 2000.

  1. BlueKnight

    BlueKnight 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2000
    Posts:
    1,518
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oregon
    Well since there isa great audio section here on ColradoK5, lets see some system installs in Blazers. I guess I will start the ball rolling.
     
  2. BlueKnight

    BlueKnight 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2000
    Posts:
    1,518
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oregon
    Re: Let\'s Seee Your Systems

    and heres the second pic. Havent figured how to post two pics at one time.
     
  3. Bondo

    Bondo 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Posts:
    193
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bath, NY
    Re: Let\'s Seee Your Systems

    Go to www.sounddomain.com/5518 to see mine. I've added a few things since then, but most of it is there.

    BONDO WILL FIX ANYTHING!!!
     
  4. BlueKnight

    BlueKnight 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2000
    Posts:
    1,518
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oregon
    Re: Let\'s Seee Your Systems

    Very nice and clean install. what did you do about door panels?
     
  5. Bondo

    Bondo 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Posts:
    193
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bath, NY
    Re: Let\'s Seee Your Systems

    I used fiberglass and made pods. They meet with my kickpanels when the doors are shut. So I see you are into car audio pretty heavy? Do much competition? What brands of equipment do you like? I've been into car audio for about 7 years and have done a little competing. I hit 143.7 with just my 2 twelves this past summer. I was really impressed with that since I had just put the new system in and hadn't had much time to tweak it.

    BONDO WILL FIX ANYTHING!!!
     
  6. BlueKnight

    BlueKnight 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2000
    Posts:
    1,518
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oregon
    Re: Let\'s Seee Your Systems

    I have been into car audio since the mini trucks arrived in Oregon. 1986 actually. My current system in my Blazer is a Pioneer head unit DEHP85 with Orion power 3000 watts of it and 18 HART professional speakers. It hits 149-150 all day long without tuning it for comp. When tuned I can get about 2 db more.
    I really like pioneer head units. Lots of pre amp kick to them incredible tuner and off-roading with a pioneer it doesnt skip much at all. they also seem to stand up to dirt really well.
    I use to compete. I did well ,but it is so political anymore so I got out. I just like having a system that drowns out something in someone elses car I do not wish to hear :)
     
  7. Bondo

    Bondo 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Posts:
    193
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bath, NY
    Re: Let\'s Seee Your Systems

    Yeah, I love those Pio headunits too. Wouldn't trade mine for much. I was pretty excited last week when I went to my local car audio dealer to have my system metered and it hit just over 143db. Not bad for two twelves in a K5, I figure. Didn't even have time to tweak it. I've been experimenting with slot loading my subs and it has worked great so far. It gave a couple extra db's and I think it improved the sound too.

    BONDO WILL FIX ANYTHING!!!
     
  8. **b**

    **b** 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Posts:
    279
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    KIllington, VT.
    Re: Let\'s Seee Your Systems

    god dam BLue..
    you aint ****in around are ?
    ////////////////////////////
    that puts my tubes to shame...
     
  9. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Posts:
    6,220
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    North Texas
    Re: Let\'s Seee Your Systems

    143dB outta two 12" subs is pretty dang impressive. Congrats bondo.

    [​IMG][​IMG]
    Durant, Ok
    '79 Blazer in progress
     
  10. BlueKnight

    BlueKnight 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2000
    Posts:
    1,518
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oregon
    Re: Let\'s Seee Your Systems

    Yes 143db out of two tweleves is great. That ranks up to the best box I ever designed which went 145. Two Kicker 15's running in a ported box firing backwards in a S10 blazer being run by 1 a600 precision power amp.
     
  11. BlueKnight

    BlueKnight 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2000
    Posts:
    1,518
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oregon
    Re: Let\'s Seee Your Systems

    Well I used manager a stereo store, so you have to walk the walk if you talk the talk. If anyone wants any help at all with their systems let me know. OK back to the board. Lets see those systems!!!!
     
  12. Bondo

    Bondo 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Posts:
    193
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bath, NY
    Re: Let\'s Seee Your Systems

    Thanks guys. I was pretty impressed. The best thing is, that after some tweaking, I went again today and hit 145.2. I was so impressed with those XPL's!! I've gotta say: Hail to Kicker!!!!

    BONDO WILL FIX ANYTHING!!!
     
  13. **b**

    **b** 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Posts:
    279
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    KIllington, VT.
    ill see if i can get some pics...
    but i have twin 10 in bazookas in the back
    with 3way 4x10's in the sides (rare find)
    Clarion 3.5's in the dash.
    amps under seats accoustic 4way
    kenwoods on the tubes...
    cant wait to go topless...
     
  14. Cmoe

    Cmoe 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2000
    Posts:
    2,884
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Mesa,AZ
    Sorry Guys,
    Since my daughter was born I got out of SPL.. In my '85 Nissan K/C 4x4 I ran the massive amps and everything else to hit hard. 2-15" Orion with a Orion HCCA 250(modified) on each one, 4- Orion 5 1/4 and 4 -Orion 1 tweeters in the doors another modified HCCA250, Orion Pre Amp and Elec. Crossover. Sounded great (and great for a bad back). Now it's down to Rockford 10", 4-Rockford 5 1/4 and 4-1" Tweeters Powered by 2- Rockford 240.4 amps. I'm going to try a new set of 3.5 in the dash here soon. As soon as I get my money pit back from the trany shop I'll post a couple of Pic's. Anyone use the Qform speaker enclosers yet. Thought about doing this up front and getting rid of the door boxes.

    <font color=red>C<font color=green>'<font color=blue>m<font color=orange>o<font color=purple>e

    <font color=black>the blazer is "Back in Black"
     
  15. Bondo

    Bondo 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Posts:
    193
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bath, NY
    Yeah, I'm using the Q-forms. With college, I really didn't have the time to build my own. I really like them. They sound real good and are made stronger than they used to be.

    BONDO WILL FIX ANYTHING!!!
     
  16. mudfanatic

    mudfanatic 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2000
    Posts:
    614
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Aloha, Oregon
    OK I guess that I gotta get in here with my system. I've got an old Sony that doesn't eject tapes anymore and two 5 or 6 inch speakers in holes in the doors that are missing grilles the one on the right side works when it wants too and I think that has to do with the radio because I've traced the wires back to the radio and they are all fine.
    It cranks loud enough to listen to while driving down the road.[​IMG]
    '77 K5

    <font color=red>mudfanatic</font color=red>[​IMG]
     
  17. **b**

    **b** 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Posts:
    279
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    KIllington, VT.
    WHat tape do you have stuck in your Sony deck???
     
  18. Cmoe

    Cmoe 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2000
    Posts:
    2,884
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Mesa,AZ
    Hey Bondo,

    Thanks for your reply. I've never seen them in a Blazer.
    If you get a chance and are able to, I would like to see pic's, if possible? What do you have in them and how well did they fit? Have ya had any problems at all with them?
    Thanks again!

    <font color=red>C<font color=green>'<font color=blue>m<font color=orange>o<font color=purple>e

    <font color=black>the blazer is "Back in Black"
     
  19. Bondo

    Bondo 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Posts:
    193
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bath, NY
    They fit perfect. When I got them, I had already run the wiring so I had them installed in about 15 minutes. I am running a Kicker 6 1/2" Resolution component set in them. Had no problems with them at all. They look great sound great and fit great. I'll try to take a couple pics for ya. It's freezing rain out right now or else I would do it right away.

    BONDO WILL FIX ANYTHING!!!
     
  20. mudfanatic

    mudfanatic 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2000
    Posts:
    614
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Aloha, Oregon
    I manually pop the tapes up and out with a couple of knives that I keep in the truck just for that purpose, they're bent just purfectly so now if I am stopped at a stoplight I can get the tapes out (hopefully) by the time the light turns green
    '77 K5
    PS Usually I just listen to the radio nowdays

    <font color=red>mudfanatic</font color=red>[​IMG]
     

Share This Page