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Old 04-13-2011, 02:38 PM
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New School meets Old School

Well i have a couple installs going on at the same time.. so i'm bouncing back and forth between them.

For some of these installs i just figured I'd use some of the stuff I had laying around. This particular install is for my wife's 06 Grand Cherokee. She kept telling me she didnt really want a loud, bass heavy system...so I thought for a little while, and came up with a very nice plan! I had a few PG amps sitting around doing nothing since they were removed from my Prelude about 4 years go. I figured this would be a great time to use them! My wife used to have a Kenwood Nav unit in this truck, but after she saw my Pioneer Z110, she wanted a Pioneer!...so she got the z120 with back up camera to handle the head unit part of the install. Now on to the amps.....I ended up putting in one ZX450, and one ZX200. the 450 will be powering an old school (German built) MB Quart 3 way set up front. 2X75 will be powering the 6 inchers in the door, and the other 2x75 will be powering the 3 1/2 inch mid in the stock dash location and 1 inch tweeter up on the dash also, while crossover duties will be handled passively with the stock MB Quart crossover. The ZX200 will be running an 8 inch ID8v3 in a sealed box. Crossover and level controll for the sub will be handled by the headunit. She's still debating how she wants the sub box wrapped....she might go with a Gucci fabric pattern


Clean simple...the way it should be...



more pics to follow....
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Old 04-13-2011, 05:36 PM
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Re: New School meets Old School

Great start so far. I love the old school stuff. i will be running some old mmats amps in mine. cant wait to see the rest.
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:50 PM
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Re: New School meets Old School

Nice install man, looks clean and PG amps are real good amps! Would love to hear the old school MB Quarts, I just got a newer set of components from them, they are still apparently pretty good quality and German made. The tweets being aluminum are a little harsh but all in all an awesome loudspeaker for my ears.
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Old 04-25-2011, 10:39 AM
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Re: New School meets Old School

Well I took some more pics this weekend of the install., i'll be uploading them soon , iTs about 90% done..just need to cover the sub box, and a little more tuning, and its done.

the MB tweets can def be harsh if you hve them on axis, without attenuating them. It looks like in this install i'm leaving them firing strait up at the windshield and it actully calms them down a bit. The truck actually sounds amazing! It's sound even better then my DD which has a/d/s components running active with PPI ART series, audio control x overs and a IS10v3 in it.
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Re: New School meets Old School

Ok, here are a few more pics of the install.
Here is the start of the signal....Pioneer z120bt


Jeep uses a 2 1/2 inch dash speaker....

Ok, after some measuring i realized that the MB Quart mid is actually a 4 inch mid...damn...this is going to be a little tougher...but def do-able


Here is the 4 inch installed, and the tweeter on top as a temporary solution for now.

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Re: New School meets Old School

great install. only thing that bothers me is the tweeter location. 1st its an awkward spot and 2nd the sound bouncing off glass is not the greatest.

I wanted to put on to the right of the pic where the black triangle piece would be. maybe dremel a circle out and install.
that would look really factory professional.

congrats on the install
I have the same headunit without navi!
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great install. only thing that bothers me is the tweeter location. 1st its an awkward spot and 2nd the sound bouncing off glass is not the greatest.

I wanted to put on to the right of the pic where the black triangle piece would be. maybe dremel a circle out and install.
that would look really factory professional.

congrats on the install
I have the same headunit without navi!
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I'm not sure if you know, or have heard these tweeters before? they are the old school german built MB Quarts, which have a tendency to get a little harsh if listened to on axis. I'm still playing around with their final location though. I'm afraid if they point straight across it might be a tad too close to on axis. Right now they actually dont sound bad due to the fact that their reflection on the windshield isnt as bad as if they were directly facing you....the windshield actully disperses some of the harshness.

Yeah, she loves that Pioneer...hers is even one up from mine since I only have the z110bt. I was thinking of hacking/upgrading mine, but im not a Pandora fan, and I actually like the way the UI is setup on mine
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Re: New School meets Old School

i see where your coming from.. do you think you can fit it under the dash speaker grill or defroster? that would be pretty cool.

Pandora is awesome ONLY if you listen to your stations a lot so it remembers your likings. lol

make a video of the set ups when ya done!!!!
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Re: New School meets Old School

clean install on those amps...looks great!! and way to take care of the wifey...happy wife happy life!!
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