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Old 05-28-2009, 07:00 PM   #1
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My Massive Car Audio Installation

Those of you who only enjoy the sweet roar of the Camaro should stop readying any further, all car audio enthusiests, please read on!

Today I picked up the wiring for the car audio for the Camaro! I ended up going with 0 gauge and 4 gauge wiring for the power cables.

So this is it, my stereo is completely purchased and ready to be installed into the car! Problem is, I'm still waiting for my car to arrive which should be within the next month hopefully as I was told end of June.

The setup consists of:
1. 4 10" Premier shallow mount subs which will fit nicely in the trunk and I will still have tons of space left when the install is complete.

2. Premier 4-way top 6x9s for the rear factory speaker replacement.

3. Premier TS-C720PRS competition components for the door speaker replacements.

4. Premier PRS-D1200SPL competition amplifier for the subs.

5. Premier ICE POWERED PRS-D4200F amplifier for the front and rear speakers.

6. 8-Farad Sound Stream Capacitor to ensure high clean energy levels at all times.

7. A mountain of splitter connection pieces, converter kits and fuses to ensure proper installation.

8. 10 feet of 0 gauge wire from battery to cap to splitter, 10 feet of 4 gauge wire from splitter to each amp, 25 feet of 12 gauge wire for the 4 subs and 120 feet of 16 gauge wire to wire up all the speakers in the car and wire signal from the factory speakre wire which I have a converter for to tap into to achieve a small signal.

When the time comes, I will ensure to take tons of photos showing my installation process as I'm doing it all myself with the help of a friend to help build the custom sub boxes. My sub boxes will be pushed against the cars trunk side walls with the subs facing each other. All the parts will be mounted to a board at which the sub boxes will also be mounted too. All parts will be protected by a wooden compartment which I will build ontop of the board.

When I get started, there will be photos and an explination on how I did the entire install. For now, all I have is photos of the goods awaiting the sweet Camaro! If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask. Car audio bashers, please be nice to me as I'm making an attempt to make this install as clean as possible. I'm just anti factory stereo kind of a guy i guess.


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Old 05-28-2009, 07:22 PM   #2
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What are your plans for the stereo integration? I used the JL Audio cleansweep on my old Mazdaspeed6, unfortunately lost some of the steering wheel functions.

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Old 05-28-2009, 07:26 PM   #3
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Awesome! Definitely keep us updated. Love Pioneer products
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Did Pioneer sponsor you or something?
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Old 05-28-2009, 07:27 PM   #5
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Did Pioneer sponsor you or something?
He probably has OCD and wanted it all to match like me
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Old 05-28-2009, 09:59 PM   #6
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I'm very brand whorish myself when it comes to most things so i can't say anything. This will be an interesting project.
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:09 PM   #7
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What are your plans for the stereo integration? I used the JL Audio cleansweep on my old Mazdaspeed6, unfortunately lost some of the steering wheel functions.

Keep us updated.
The only integration I'm using is the (SVEN4) peripheral speaker out to low level rca connector convertor. Other than that, everything is being driven off the factory deck along side a 32GB Corsair Voyager flash drive I ordered online for $86CAD a few days ago.

All you need to do for an overhaul is to cut the wire from your factory speakers and run the wire (all four outputs minus center channel) to the SVEN4 and bam, you got front and rear preouts for $35. Then with multiple amps, all you do is dixxy chain the preouts from one amp to the next!

Once you got preouts, you can pretty much do whatever you want.


Along with the SVEN, I've attached photos of what a competition component door speaker looks like outside of the box. This is Pioneer's C720PRS in all its glory sporting a carbon fibre basket and titanium independent cone. There is also a tweeter but I just left it in the stirefoam. Honestly whatever brand you choose for replacing; the components are by far the most important portion of the car audio system. For those of you who dont want subs but want more thump, these components thump much much better than the stock factory Boston Acoustics ones. I also snapped a photo of the fuse I'm using that I will wire up just before the capacitor. In a system like this, I went with a 250AMP fuse.


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Yeah, doesn't the stereo have some of the brains of the car? What happens when you remove it? I know when I swapped out my stock deck in my 2002 Monte Carlo with a Alpine deck that would control my iPod I had to add all kinds of harness' and such to keep intergration with steering wheel controls and door chimes. It was a pain in the ass and expensive. Good luck. Post pics when you're done.
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Yeah, doesn't the stereo have some of the brains of the car? What happens when you remove it? I know when I swapped out my stock deck in my 2002 Monte Carlo with a Alpine deck that would control my iPod I had to add all kinds of harness' and such to keep intergration with steering wheel controls and door chimes. It was a pain in the ass and expensive. Good luck. Post pics when you're done.
He won't be bypassing any factory stuff at all... in fact as he pointed out in answering my question... all he is doing is running everything from the speakers back, doesn't have to mess with the head unit at all.
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Old 05-29-2009, 02:29 AM   #10
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Old 05-29-2009, 02:42 AM   #11
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Well dude...you just blew my plans out of the water!
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Old 05-29-2009, 03:01 AM   #12
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I never understood the whole point of audio system upgrades.

But still looks cool
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:39 AM   #13
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Keep us informed. I'm not going this crazy, but do want to make some minor upgrades.
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:47 AM   #14
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Are you going to wear ear-plugs while you listen to this in the car?
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well your not the first. i am also into audio but i have a shop which will do my work. still need to figure out what i am going with. i think i am going to go with the audison bit one hertz mill sub 12" with the high energy hertz components any cap stinger wires custom box and audison amps. look the stuff up on www.hertzaudiovideo.com
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Those of you who only enjoy the sweet roar of the Camaro should stop readying any further, all car audio enthusiests, please read on!

Today I picked up the wiring for the car audio for the Camaro! I ended up going with 0 gauge and 4 gauge wiring for the power cables.

So this is it, my stereo is completely purchased and ready to be installed into the car! Problem is, I'm still waiting for my car to arrive which should be within the next month hopefully as I was told end of June.

The setup consists of:
1. 4 10" Premier shallow mount subs which will fit nicely in the trunk and I will still have tons of space left when the install is complete.

2. Premier 4-way top 6x9s for the rear factory speaker replacement.

3. Premier TS-C720PRS competition components for the door speaker replacements.

4. Premier PRS-D1200SPL competition amplifier for the subs.

5. Premier ICE POWERED PRS-D4200F amplifier for the front and rear speakers.

6. 8-Farad Sound Stream Capacitor to ensure high clean energy levels at all times.

7. A mountain of splitter connection pieces, converter kits and fuses to ensure proper installation.

8. 10 feet of 0 gauge wire from battery to cap to splitter, 10 feet of 4 gauge wire from splitter to each amp, 25 feet of 12 gauge wire for the 4 subs and 120 feet of 16 gauge wire to wire up all the speakers in the car and wire signal from the factory speakre wire which I have a converter for to tap into to achieve a small signal.

Shaun
I totally get it about the shallow mount subs by Pioneer. I have two 10s in a box under the back seat in my Colly being pushed by a PDX 1.1000 Alpine that actually bench tested 1145 RMS. Sounds amazing. I have an extra one i'm planning on using in my Camaro. They aren't cheap but damn they're worth the money.

Why 10 ft? The battery is in the trunk, aren't you putting the amps in the trunk, or is 10 ft something to do with competition?

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Ummmmm.....Better sound?
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:40 PM   #17
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Looks great!

My question is: How do you get rid of the buzz and rattle of the car itself? I mean, just turning the stereo up a little with the stock set up causes the door panals to sound like they are falling off.
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to each his own. they could have left the radio out of mine and I couldn't care less! rather listen to 8 cylinders than 9 speakers
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I never understood the whole point of audio system upgrades.

But still looks cool
I love them, but I would rather have an amazing Home theater system than an amazing car stereo system.
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Old 05-29-2009, 10:22 PM   #20
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I love them, but I would rather have an amazing Home theater system than an amazing car stereo system.
I agree completely. I actually finished my home theater about a year and a half ago. Nothin' better than watching blu-ray movies on my 110" screen with the 7 channel Dolby Tru-surround loss-less sound track!!!


But as far as the camaro, I'll just throw a powered sub in the trunk and call it good..
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If you spend more time in your car going to a from work, or to various places then you do watching movies, car audio is the way to go...lol

I have a pretty decent setup in my car, new speakers all around, 12" MTX Sub and couple of amps.

In a system like the one the OP is putting in is not meant to cranked to the max so ur neighbors feel ur music, couple a shitty 12inch subs in a ported box can do that. That system is designed to sound good, really good. Better definition, depth, range, the whole nine yards. When you listen to music through a properly done, crisp system, it just sounds better
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I have 2 18 MTX and 2 10 MTX's sitting around, not installed at the moment. The 18's are deadly lol.

That Pioneer gear is really sweet man.
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nice. be sure to post pics of the finished product
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nice. be sure to post pics of the finished product
pshhh...post pics of everything...LOL

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