Happy to see that logo at 6 o'clock, looking good!!!
is that your fucking garage?So I finished one pod and wrapped it in alcantara.
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The shape of my pod makes wrapping it a total bitch, it is impossible to do without a cut line and I didn't think ahead with regards to where the cut line would be. If you make the cut on the bottom of the driver you will never see it, so I will be pulling all this off and doing it again. As I said before, since your pods are all convex anyone with any experience should be able to wrap them in alcantara without a problem (or wrinkle).
Also swapped out the door speakers to a set of 6.5" I had good experience with. What I can say is that, although power is down (going from a 2 ohm dual vc driver to a 4 ohm single you get 4x less power to each door) the sound is sooooo much better. Those factory drivers are truly garbage. It isn't some weird eq effect done in the amp, the hollow sound of the stock system is entirely due to the door speakers. Also, a much wider sound band is sent up to the tweeters than you would think (the tweeters have caps on them to provide a basic 6 dB high pass), if I had to guess I would say my dash speakers are playing down to about 800 Hz before they really roll off.
I have several weeks of a very busy schedule ahead of me so I'm going to leave this as-is for now and set up the amps and dsp later, this sounds great for the time being (just have to get over the artificial pain of seeing my volume control up at 3/4 all the time
That sub curve is pretty amazing, so much for worrying about coupling to the interior well. When you let your DSP do its thing you will have control over every part of that sound.
I'm done with speakers. Everything is much better even staying on the stock amp, just have to fade forward and use more volume. Pulled the passenger seat last night to start work on installing my DSP.
Running Dayton Reference speakers, 7" in the doors, 2" up in the pods. Didn't like the alcantara wrap on the pods, nothing else is the car is that material. Switched it out to mellotone speaker grill cloth.