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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-21-2011, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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FREE SONEX idea, best audio upgrade to date

just added 6 generic foam pads in the fairing in addition to the foam cups and audio barrier.

check it out, TRY THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK, I ran some 19 gauge ground wire through the foam pieces to hold them together and up and away from falling in towards the headlights.








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Did the foam make your base deeper? I was thinking about the same thing but using some polyesther fiber which is mildew and flame resistant. I used it in some home speaker builds and it worked well. Did you do the foam and the sound deadning covering at the same time ?

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I did the sound barrier a while back, it helped some but there still was a ton of mudd... and razor tones. too much treble, no bass.

this tightened up the bass quite a bit, nothing to write home about, but noticable and 'there' it may be all three working together.

It gained me 2-3 radio volume clicks. instead of half, now like 6-7 range.

doing 6.5's soon, then a second set, then an amp.

but it's good to feel like you have a clean sound floor to start with, or at least kind understand where the sound is bouncing.

worth the 45 cents to try.

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Only thing I'd be worried about is heat built up and stuff melting over time....
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You running speakers facing forks (behind the fairing compartments)?

Where did you get the foam cups and are they for 5.25 or 6.5"?


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You running speakers facing forks (behind the fairing compartments)?

Where did you get the foam cups and are they for 5.25 or 6.5"?
They make them in 6.5 and 5.25. any online car audio place will have them. I have heard alot of bad stuff about them, and a few good things. I persoannly dont think they give the woofer cone enough air space to move freely, but than again most people are not running huge amounts of RMS to really tell a difference. I think if you run the Arc, J&M, or ELF with 125 watts + per cahnnel then yes those foam cups can be bad news for sound quality. Just my opinion thought. They are cheap, a few bucks for a pair. Try them for yourself and see if you like them.


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I'd say yes, maybe yes, maybe no on the foam cups

altogether, I'm getting more out of screwing around with deadening up that free air space then anything else.

the cups, bought them at crutchfield for about $5-8, they have most sizes

very inexpensive

not yet on the inner facing speakers, on the short list

as soon as I know the parts I have will all fit.

planning on taking 2 sets of 4 ohm speakers and then wiring them to 2ohms.

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well once you put an amp on your speakers your going to loss all bass. speakers will not have enough air to travel. just get some good 5 1/4 or 6.5 with a nice amp and your be much happier. aftermarket radio would be nice too
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Sorry typed it fast but you get my point
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essentially, I got the idea from practical applications I've seen in the recording studio, putting up random sonex panels to kill 'bass traps'

you don't have to sound deaden everywhere, just 'tune' the traps, by realizing where the negative or overwhelming bass collects or gains momentum then either absorbing or deflecting/defusing it. it could be mid wall, to fix a corner issue 25 feet away. guys will pair off, one listens and one inches the trap down the wall.

on our roadies, that area seems that the behind the glove box area.

yes, amp, amp, amp.

the cones will probably go away, since the foam does a better job.

on the fence, possibly invest in some vented lowers to run the second set of speakers.

once the inner fairing speakers are in, expansion options would quickly turn to a 8 speaker system.

looking forward to getting in there with 8 hours and 'playing'

we'll just see, maybe the $500 for the vented lowers, worth it.

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