in a sort of attempt share my experience about audio build:
here is what i did, what i used and how i did it:
instructions or idea: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...-s-Audio-Build
for sound deadenin: http://www.golfmk5.com/forums/showth...t=72157&page=2
john's thread: http://forums.jettamkv.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2671
amp tones: http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/boa...one-sweeps-up/
deadenin material: http://www.b-quiet.com/extreme.html
for this build, i used several parts, most of them depicted.
-Pioneer U310 BT
-JL G4500 (Full range, 4 channel amp)
-JL J2 250.1 (mono amp)
-Focal 165 A3 (3 way front speakers)
-Focal 165 A1 (2 way rear speakers)
-Focal 25 A1 (trunk sub woofer)
-nik ubber custom enclosure
-50' 4 AWG power wires
-100' 12 AWG oxigen free wire
-2x 16' monster cable RCA (THX certified)
-3' Monster Cable RCA (THX certified)
this consists of several stages:
-stage 1: install of Focal Speakers (full range) (8 hrs)
-stage 2: Complete System re wire ( 50 hrs)
-stage 3: Sub woofer and mono amp (5 hrs)
-stage 4: sound deaden trunk, and under rear seats (15 hrs)
-stage 4.5:Sound deaden door skins (not done)
-stage 5:sound deaden all floor, pillars and misc (not done)
this is how my sound WAS... 3 months away.
diagrams for the new wiring for the new audio
then its audio install time.
FOCAL 165 A3 (front 3 way)
FOCAL 165 A1 (rear 2 way)
JL J2 250.1
all cables recieved... time to start the build.
dash taken apart, cables prepped.
all the new cable... good cable for better sound.
partly back together.
amps in place.
focal crossover for the front 3 way
how its wired, with the oxigen free 12 awg.
everything apart, to accomodate the new wire.
the door was appart, to be able to do the new wire.
the clip where the wires are ran.
took me 4 hrs, to put it back together... well.. its now working.
can you see the wires??
interior apart, for the audio build.
all back together...kinda
running the passenger side wires
amped subwofer, in a custom enclosure. it looks OEMish.
after the front, i did both rear doors, they dont have pics, but well.. its almost the same as doing the front doors.
feel free to ask any question.
Stock speakers size
- tweeter= tweeter
- mid= 4"
- woofer= 6.5" (round)
- tweet= tweet
- woofer= 6.5"