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Old 03-11-2013, 06:40 AM
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Correct. All the gains on the amp and Audiocontrol are not closed to being maxed.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:54 AM
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Seems that the low volume static is only with FM, Sirius and IPod input. CD is clear. It's tolerable since I usually crank up the volume anyways but will investigate when I rip it apart to add the stealth box.
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Re: 12' Altitude Stereo Overhaul

Hmmm issue with the headunit then?
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Started after the install. I'm thinking maybe bad connection somewhere or RCA cables. Only at low volume, lower than what I usually listen to. Have to look into it.

Other than that, it's tuned to my liking and I can't wait to add the stealth box to it.

Pictures will be added later this week when I have time to upload them.
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Re: 12' Altitude Stereo Overhaul




Some parts torn out

Door panels off

Front seats out

Center console out





New speaker wire


Old Speakers

New Focal's


Door panel back on with Focal tweeters

Alpine PDX v9 under drivers seat


Audiocontrol LC7i behind rear seat and under cargo liner out of view
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Nice pics! What do you think of the focal's so far?
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Nice pics! What do you think of the focal's so far?
So much more crisp and clearer than the stock. Mid bass is great. But bass is lacking, therefore I am getting the stealthbox when the funds permit. Once that is in, this system should be perfect for me.

Also, as far the the white noise at low volume goes, I ordered up some ground loop isolators to see if that can cut it down.
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Re: 12' Altitude Stereo Overhaul

Great looking install! Im going for the same setup, only difference is I'm going with Hertz speakers versus Focal. How easy was it to get the lc7i under the seat?
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The amp went under the seat the lc7i went behind the rear seat. It took 2 of us about 3 hours to take apart the car
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Okay now don't shoot the messenger but, how come everyone is installing these line-out converters? Every professional installer I talk to says it's a waste of money and only used for competitions. Even the crutchfield advisors say it's not necessary. Very interesting since all these people could make money by selling one. I've told them that I am keeping the stock amp to power the center and rear 2.5" speakers while a new amp will power all the other upgraded speakers. I was planning on getting one, but now I'm not sure.
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