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5th Gen full audio install log

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by str8dwn, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. Jun 9, 2019 at 9:03 PM

    str8dwn [OP] New Member

    May 30, 2019
    5th Gen Limited
    Thank you to all of you on here who posted build logs, as they really helped me research this project.

    The components:
    Pioneer AVH-W4400NEX
    Maestro RR
    JL RD 900/5
    Hertz MPK 165.3 Pro
    Alpine S-W8D2 8” sub
    Scosche EFX cables

    I installed the Headunit and Maestro about 6mos ago, and couldn’t be happier.

    The Hertz tweeter brackets fit the factory dash brackets without modification.

    Mids were installed using the Fast Rings kit to direct sound into the cabin. Dynamat applied to the inside and outer door skin. I need to add more to the inside plastic panel to further isolate expected rattles.

    Both speakers are running active using the Pioneer headunit in network mode where the crossover points and slopes are selectable.

    Located under the passenger seat with 3pairs of RCAs from headunit. Plenty of room for wiring and clearance. Will set mid/high using the 1k sine wave and 50k sine wave files from JL. Then autoEQ Pioneer for now. DSP likely to come later.

    I chose the Alpine 8” to replace the factory one for now. Most 8” subs of this depth can’t handle the power output of this amp even at 4ohm (250w), so this was a good choice until I build or buy a new fiberglass box.

    I plan to add significant amount of Roadkill to the factory box to further deaden, plus foam inside to reduce the volume closer to .5 cu ft.

    More to come.
    DannyD303 and SlvrSlug like this.
  2. Dec 2, 2019 at 6:12 AM

    ManBeast New Member

    Dec 17, 2018
    First Name:
    Jax FL
    2014 TRAIL
    Disnt know that any other radios from pioneer had network mode. Good to know

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