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2005 Honda Civic Coupe | Stereo System

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Topic: 2005 Honda Civic Coupe | Stereo System

Posted By: nagsr95
Subject: 2005 Honda Civic Coupe | Stereo System
Date Posted: February 18, 2009 at 12:50 AM

Head Unit: Alpine 7894 ('02)

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Electronic Crossover: Precision Power FRX-456 ('97)

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Amplifiers:

-Precision Power PCX 480 ('02). Running the front component set, biamplified.

-Precision Power PC4400 ('99). Running the rear component set, biamplified.

-Precision Power PCX 2125 ('02). Running the subwoofer.

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Subwoofer: JL Audio 12w6v2 ('06)

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Front speakers: Diamond Audio HEX S6000S ('06)

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Rear Speakers: MB Quart 215.02 CX

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Interconnects/Accessories: 

-Phoenix Gold RCA's
-Phoenix Gold Power and Ground distribution blocks and Voltage display
-Phoenix Gold 0 guage power wire and fuse holder/14 guage speaker wire (rears)
-Esoteric Audio 12 guage speaker wire (fronts and sub).




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Posted By: nagsr95
Date Posted: February 18, 2009 at 1:59 PM

I put spacers underneath the feet of all the amps to lift them up off the board about 1/4 inch to help keep them cool.

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I put a 2.5 inch fan behind the PCX 2125, and the spacers allow the air to flow underneath the amp:

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Switch for the fan, in the panel above the driver's feet:

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Backside of the FRX-456/PCX 480 board (amp next to the sub):

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Posted By: knightlight
Date Posted: March 03, 2009 at 10:58 AM
Sweet, nice set up there. posted_image




Posted By: rushman6924
Date Posted: March 04, 2009 at 5:59 PM
thats what im talking about. Very nice, clean install. Congratulations on a job well done. At least thats my opinion. Keep up the good work.

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Posted By: nagsr95
Date Posted: March 19, 2009 at 12:45 PM

Thanks guys. Here's some shots of the box construction:

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Posted By: Steven Kephart
Date Posted: March 20, 2009 at 12:40 AM
Nice equipment. And the install looks clean.




Posted By: usoivlife
Date Posted: March 21, 2009 at 1:40 PM
Really clean install, and The equipment is great also.....Good Job

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Posted By: kris05vvti
Date Posted: March 26, 2009 at 2:08 PM
very nice setup dude...looks very clean and professional posted_image




Posted By: KarTuneMan
Date Posted: April 12, 2009 at 4:37 AM
WHoo rahhhh my friend........

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Posted By: nagsr95
Date Posted: April 28, 2009 at 9:39 PM

Thanks again. I got some upgrades lined up for this spring.

-New rear speakers. I bought another Diamond Audio HEX 6.5 inch component set identical to what I have up front. Getting rid of those 14 year old MB Quart's in the back now, mounting the Diamond tweets up in the rear pillars.

-PPI QBass knob. Will let me get more bass from the sub than using the sub level in the Alpine head.

-6ft RCA for the bass, so I can run the sub signal through the FRX456 and utilize the subsonic filter.

-On/off switch for  the sub amp. I listen to talk radio frequently, so might as well preserve the life of my alternator by shutting down the sub amp when I can.

-Putting a larger fan behind the sub amp (it gets warm the quickest by far), and moving the smaller fan behind the sub amp now to behind the amp running the fronts (amp in the trunk).

-Making a little panel to go inside the pocket below the head for the amp and fan switches. Already cut the wood and bought the vinyl.

-Upgrading the Big Three, in the middle of that right now.

-Cutting the trunk board and hinging it, so I can get at my spare without having to dismount and move the amp and sub.

-A bit of sound dampening. Got an annoying bass rattle in my rear deck area.

Some of the goodies:

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Posted By: brgrubbs24
Date Posted: April 29, 2009 at 3:37 PM
nice install....nice amp

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Posted By: stepasyd
Date Posted: April 30, 2009 at 12:13 PM
Clean install, looks good!posted_image

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Posted By: vibrationcustum
Date Posted: May 10, 2009 at 3:15 PM
nice and clean-great job

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Posted By: nagsr95
Date Posted: May 15, 2009 at 11:52 PM

I got the Big 3 upgraded, and some new Phoenix Gold battery terminals.

0ga grounds and a 4ga from the alt to the battery:

I'm gonna keep using the stock 10ga alt to batt wire, so I went with the 4ga upgrade. Plus for two other reasons, I already had the 4ga red in the scrap wire box, and I can't fit a 0ga under the spark plug cover, lol.

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4ga at the alternator:

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Goes into one end of the spark plug cover, and out here:

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and into the right side of the term:

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Block to body ground:

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Yes, I ground down the area to shiny bare metal with the ol' dremel!

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Eh, old pic of the fuse holder. More tidy install now without the rusty head screws too, lol. It is still in the same spot.

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Posted By: nagsr95
Date Posted: July 27, 2009 at 10:29 PM

Okay, I've wrapped up all my upgrades for this year.

In the rear - Out with the old MB Quart's, in with the Diamond Audio Hex S600 component set. 6.5 inch mids, silk dome tweets.

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I flush mounted the tweets in the rear sills.

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I took out the Alpine 7894, installed a 7977 (from '01). I lose the time correction feature the 7894 has, but the 7977 has no speaker outputs so it draws less current and runs cooler than the 7894, and the RCA outputs are slightly higher voltage.

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I also installed a PPI QBass knob, put it in the pocket below the radio. Also built this panel next to it out of some 1/4 inch MDF, wrapped it in vinyl and mounted 2 switches. The one on the left turns the sub amp on and off (interrupts the remote lead wire), the one on the right turns on cooling fans mounted behind the sub amp (PCX2125) and the front speaker amp (PCX480).

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QBass knob cord plugs in here.

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And I hinged my trunk board so I can get at my spare tire without having to move the sub box.

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Posted By: miller1971
Date Posted: September 14, 2009 at 12:41 AM
Your work is very clean. Nice job!posted_image

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Posted By: ianarian
Date Posted: September 14, 2009 at 2:10 AM
What do you think of those Diamond HEX? I like the silk tweets, and the x-over's are tight. They take a pretty good beating... Good choice of wire!   The speakers in the back dash.. do they need/have enclosures to keep from distorting?

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Posted By: nagsr95
Date Posted: October 21, 2009 at 2:26 PM
I love the Diamonds. I have no enclosures for the mids, and hear no distortion. They are cut off at 80HZ.




Posted By: ianarian
Date Posted: October 22, 2009 at 2:08 PM
Nice, I was thinking that the air pressure from the JL made them float. I had that issue in my 01 lude. Even with the seat down.

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Posted By: nagsr95
Date Posted: November 10, 2009 at 10:55 PM

I bought a grill for the W6:

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Finally after a year, I killed battery, replaced it with a Yellow top:

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It has cut down the headlight dimming significantly. And I accidentally already killed it once, lol, I left the cooling fans on for 2 straight days. Jump-started the car, and it's a-ok now.





Posted By: haleyislove
Date Posted: November 11, 2009 at 10:08 PM
have you thought about doing that professionally?

that is such a nice set up , good job dude!




Posted By: nagsr95
Date Posted: November 13, 2009 at 9:14 PM
I actually have worked as an installer, for 3 years from '00 to '03. I rarely got to do much custom stuff outside of building a simple panel to mount equipment to, I have built plenty of sub boxes, never done fiberglass. I learned techniques and the basics of how things are done. But I work too slow to really make good money, I was too meticulous and anal, and never did get well paid for being so. But outside of those 3 years, I've had systems of some level in every car I've owned since I was 18 (I'm 35)  - but never like my Civic, this is my crown jewel so far.




Posted By: incognyto
Date Posted: January 24, 2010 at 2:36 PM
fantastic!! I have problem's with the back trunk deck rattling also. if you remove all the plastic from around the battery and possibly a small battery tray under it, you can fit a full size optima yellow top in there no problem, you just have to make the mount that is strapped across the top of the battery slightly longer. i also put 5 1/4" component's in the back trunk and left the space around them open so when the seats are up there's a few extra port's for the bass to come through. very clean install though I like it!!




Posted By: nagsr95
Date Posted: August 30, 2010 at 11:26 PM

eDead in the doors:

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Also added speaker baffles for the mids. Went two years without them, I was wishfully thinking they wouldn't get wet, but they did.

I wanted to mount them behind my ring like below, but even these shallow depth version of baffles were being hit by the window when it was put down.

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So I wound up having to mount them right between the speaker and the ring.

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This eDead project has made a noticeable difference. I covered the large holes and smaller ones too with Dynamat Extreme and some Premium I've had laying around for years. Noise from the road is lower, noise from the window motors is lower, midbass I couldn't notice a difference because these mids are cut off at 80HZ. And the doors have a more solid feel to them like a German car. I did both these doors and I still have a little over a half bucket left of eDead left, I didn't expect that, I'm looking forward to using it on more of the car. The next section I might do is the rear deck. I've got a rattle back there I can't locate. I added Dynamat here and there to it the last time I had it out of the car but it made no difference, I didn't locate the rattle accuratley. I think I'll hit that next....





Posted By: djrankin004
Date Posted: September 23, 2010 at 5:26 PM
Same problem in my 05 civic ex. Replaced factory 6x9's with 6.5's and threw down a considerable amount of dynamat on the rear deck. I think its the actual panel that is rattling and not the metal deck. Please repost if with pictures if you find something that works. Have fun getting that rear deck off!! Its a B*****





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