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    High End Audio Build - 2018 CX-3 - my neighbors are gonna hate me...

    I'm an audiophile and one of my passions is car audio... Don't confuse this with loud bass that you can hear from a mile away, that is NOT my cup of tea. I like an in-car listening experience that has the detail of a high-end pair of headphones, but can get as loud as a concert!


    Just started getting the pieces together for the build:

    -Audiofrog tweeters and midbass (active)

    -JL Audio TW3 10" (2) subs in a sealed box

    -Zapco amps 480watts to front, 1000watts to sub

    -MiniDSP to tune, and Fiio X3 hi-res player as the source


    With the Fiio as source, the factory audio will be completely bypassed and mostly left functional for phone calls, etc., except for the door speakers.


    The entire vehicle will be fully sound deadened with KnuKoncetpz and Soundskinz products.
    All wiring will be KnuKonceptz and RCAs will be Stinger 8000 series.

    I will be building a sealed sub enclosure out of baltic birch plywood.
    The amp rack will be made out of perforated aluminum with LED back lighting.

    I'll post pics and progressive as I go...
    2018 CX-3 Toruing Cermica Metallic - Extensive audio build already in progress

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    LOVE my Focal Polykev's. If you want bright highs, give em a listen.

    I'm right there with ya on the Zapco/JL stuff though. Definitely post some pics as you go along
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    Quote Originally Posted by Natey View Post
    LOVE my Focal Polykev's. If you want bright highs, give em a listen.

    I'm right there with ya on the Zapco/JL stuff though. Definitely post some pics as you go along
    Will do, thanks!
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    Sub box is done.

    Sealed with 1.3cf of air space. Built with 3/4, 13 ply, void free, baltic birch... Subs are JL Audio 10TW3-D4s.
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