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    Thread: Harmonixx Audio Inc: Building our first SQ Pro Competition Car - Piyush's ANHC.

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      Harmonixx Audio Inc: Building our first SQ Pro Competition Car - Piyush's ANHC.

      We began building our first SQ Pro Car that can compete in competitions that are met by international standards about two weeks ago. Most of the build specifics we are using are as per the IASCA/MECA/EMMA rule books. This is our first attempt at something like this and this will be continuously evolving build that will see many changes until we are happy with the SQ we want to achieve out of it.

      Aim of the build:

      1. Clean and simple looking install with high priority given to the aesthetics of the build.
      2. Try to keep the functionality of the boot as far as possible without losing too much space, because these cars are still our daily drives.
      3. Achieve the highest SQ out of the current equipment by focusing on installation to get the best out of the setup.
      4. Focus on ensuring that there are no rattles in the car. So a lot of damping was used.
      5. Attention to detail in every tiny aspect of the install.

      To begin with, we had to discard the old A-pillar pods we were running earlier on this car and start from scratch! The idea was to have the RAM3 on-axis to the driver to be able to get the best out of them.

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      Once we were happy with the way the pods came out, we sent the pods to be leather wrapped. We choose black leather with beige stitching so that it would match the interiors of the car.

      A look at the front stage.

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      Currently the car is running 4-way active with the H6MB mid-basses + RAM3 mid-range + AR20 tweeters in the OE tweeter housing.

      Daylight pictures of the left amp rack that houses the Ground Zero Plutonium GZPA-4XS and the DLS A6.

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      The GZ amp runs 120W each to two AR20 tweeters and 120W each to H6MB mid-basses.

      The DLS A6 is putting out close to 600W at 3 ohms to the JBL GTI MKII 12'' subwoofer.

      Daylight pics of the right amp rack. The Sinfoni Allegro Tempo puts out 95W to each of the RAM3 mid-ranges.

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      A night-view of the left amp rack with Red LEDs.

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      A close up of the amp rack!

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      A final look of the boot.

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      You will notice that the plastic cladding in the loading area is also wrapped in mat so as to give an uniform layout to the entire boot.

      This has to be one of the classiest, simple looking boots I've seen in my life in India! Anwar and his boys have done a BRILLIANT job and when the final installation was done and the lights lit up, we had our jaws drop down. It's come out exactly the way we wanted it to. No amount of appreciation will do justice to the wonderful job Anwar and his boys have done on this setup! Right from the pod fabrication to the boot layout. And let me assure you that no pics will do justice to this boot layout until you see it with your own eyes at night

      We competed with this car in the SQ Pro Class at the MOC 2014 competition last weekend and we got some very good feedback and we were told that this car wasn't too far off from the car that won the competition. And if we had worked a bit on the staging and the sub loudness this car would have easily come out on top!

      Work has already begun on the car as we speak to fix the minor issues we had based on the judges feedback. So next time we are going to be better prepared and hopefully we'll see this build win some trophies at the upcoming events.
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      Lovely build, not much of a car audio guy but the ice in anhc looks yum...

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      piyush7243 mclaren1885 Brilliant , Pretty Neat & Clean work! as always Anwar and his boys done a fantastic job!!

      Bro piyush7243 when i should come to EGL to audition your setup ?
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      Great job there mclaren1885 & piyush7243.

      Install looks neat and clean. Never thought JBL will be as one of the equipment as a package to win trophies. Always thought that it is an Auto walas ICE. Thanks for proving me wrong.

      Kudos to entire team who worked on this setup.
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      Specially for Photography Section - If i post any pic in photography section, Please click and view in full screen for correct resolution and clarity. Thanks !!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Dev1984 View Post
      piyush7243 mclaren1885 Brilliant , Pretty Neat & Clean work! as always Anwar and his boys done a fantastic job!!

      Bro piyush7243 when i should come to EGL to audition your setup ?
      You know my shift timings.Just call n come
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      2 words....TOP CLASS !! Like Pradeep pointed....you guys have broken the myth on JBLs performance !

      Best of luck for the upcoming competitions! Cut some slack and try not to win by a huge margin.

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      Quote Originally Posted by mclaren1885 View Post
      A-pillar pods
      Rahul, it looks like a perfect match. I had a question.
      How does such installs affect the safety during the rollover crashes or roof crashes ?

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      Thanks a ton for the kind words guys. This is what keeps us going

      Quote Originally Posted by Pradeep View Post
      Never thought JBL will be as one of the equipment as a package to win trophies. Always thought that it is an Auto walas ICE. Thanks for proving me wrong.
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      you guys have broken the myth on JBLs performance !
      JBL did make some very good stuff meant for SQ. The JBL 12WGTI MKII is one such product they made a long time ago.

      While most of their current products don't match some of the stuff they used to churn out, we'd have the opportunity to work with some of their good stuff as well.

      That said, the sub in picture is a very good one! It is out and out SQ and pounds hard, goes low! But it also has a few trade offs.

      For eg, in this install, we got a feedback from all the judges that the sub was not blending in with the mid-bass and the trade off between going low and the other end of the bass octave is a little muddy! The sub was running in a 2 cuft ported enclosure, however, we now plan to run the same sub in a sealed enclosure to see if it will blend better.

      That testing should happen in the next couple of days! If the sealed option doesn't work out, then we will have no choice but to discard this sub and put in something that will gel better with the setup.

      Will keep you guys informed on how it goes!

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      How does such installs affect the safety during the rollover crashes or roof crashes ?
      I don't see a reason why it would pose an issue during a crash unless it's poorly installed! If the drivers aren't fastened well, maybe they could become projectiles, but there are rules that we need to abide by made by some of the best minds in this industry and conform to international standards. So as long as one follows them, I guess a big part of the safety issues can be addressed.
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      2014 MOC SQ Pro Champions.
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      Dealers for Rainbow/Mosconi/Eton/Stetcom/Tru Technology/Blam Audio/Mobridge/Stetsom/Audible Physics/AIV/Gladen/Dampmat/Dr Artex Damping and more.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Pradeep View Post
      Install looks neat and clean. Never thought JBL will be as one of the equipment as a package to win trophies. Always thought that it is an Auto walas ICE. Thanks for proving me wrong.
      The GTI series from JBL were always targeted towards SQ/L. but I dont find them much in India.
      The MS series are also very good for their price.

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      Quote Originally Posted by mallikreddyk View Post
      The GTI series from JBL were always targeted towards SQ/L. but I dont find them much in India.
      The MS series are also very good for their price.
      I am getting one more. Both in IB would rock my world
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