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Hi All

Just wanted to upload some photos of my stereo install for people who are interested. Below is a list of the installed components:

-Stock Head Unit
-Audio Control DQ61 Factory Integration/Processor
-Hertz HSK 165 XL Components Fronts -running bridged 200w off amp
-Hertz Energy 165 CoAxials rears - running off deck power
-Alpine PDX 5 Amp
-Hertz HX250 10 inch sub. Currently in ported wood box, will fiberglass a custom box this summer
-Focal BAM Acoustic Mat on interior surfaces and Dynamat on outer door skin
-Monster Power, Ground, fuses, and RCA Cables
-JL Audio Terminals

Before installed in car







Big 3 Upgrade





Head Unit Prep









More to come

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Amp, Processor, and crossover placement under seats. They are all attached to the carpet with industrial velcro





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Have it installed in a wooden .75 cu ft ported box. Also testing a JL Audio 10 W3V3. Will eventually fiberglass in a 10 inch box on the passenger side hatch. Not sure yet which sub I will go with but leaning towards the Hertz.

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Welcome to the sub group. :-) Mine is much simpler, for now.

For now I am happy with the stock speakers.

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How powerful is our stock unit? Does it have a weird EQ sound that drops the base after certain volume or any other sound changes? I just traded in 2016 Honda Accord because I tried to keep my factory unit and DQ-61 was absolutely terrible. Now since I got my iM I am debating: should I spend more money on another headunit or just keep stock Pioneer?

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Hi All

Just wanted to upload some photos of my stereo install for people who are interested. Below is a list of the installed components:

-Stock Head Unit
-Audio Control DQ61 Factory Integration/Processor
-Hertz HSK 165 XL Components Fronts -running bridged 200w off amp
-Hertz Energy 165 CoAxials rears - running off deck power
-Alpine PDX 5 Amp
-Hertz HX250 10 inch sub. Currently in ported wood box, will fiberglass a custom box this summer
-Focal BAM Acoustic Mat on interior surfaces and Dynamat on outer door skin
-Monster Power, Ground, fuses, and RCA Cables
-JL Audio Terminals

Aaron
Do you like your setup? Did you tune DQ-61 with a separate mic?

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2014 Acura RDX Tech AWD
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Not sure the power of the stock head unit. 5 to 20 watts maybe? I can't hear the rear door speakers most of the time since my fronts are what I focused on. There are are basically fill for rear passengers.

I like the Dq61 so far. I just set it with the audio control app for bass and time adjustment. I used the Mobil tools app and iPhone mic to set the eq curve. I have the accubase adjusted pretty well as the stock head unit will roll the bass off as volume goes up. I can hear that point that the dq61 takes over, but it is a pretty decent transition.

This is my first processor so I wanted to start with a more basic one first.

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