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Old 26th March 2012, 19:25   #1
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Hey all, this is my first thread!
I am an ice enthusiast who is currently in college. Budget issues hence :P
Earlier i had JBL 265C components, i was not satisfied with the sound quality, i found them too bright for my taste. hence with my limited budget i upgraded to Boston Acoustics SXI components. They suond soo much better when compared to the JBL ones..
Along with this upgrapde i also damped all the doors and the boot with noisekill 40 square feet of it :P
For the tweeter pods, i was inspired by Sam's post in the DIY forum..
here are the pictures..
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Old 27th March 2012, 14:00   #2
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Fantastic DIY job, @himurakenshin. I like the detailed workmanship. The only drawback I see is the glossy clear coat. That will make that piece stand out in a sea of matt finished parts. Works if that is the way you wanted it. I am sure a lot of others will take inspiration from what you have done.
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Perfect work HimuraKenshin.

But matt finish would have added another feather to it.

Good going

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Fantastic DIY job, @himurakenshin. I like the detailed workmanship. The only drawback I see is the glossy clear coat. That will make that piece stand out in a sea of matt finished parts. Works if that is the way you wanted it. I am sure a lot of others will take inspiration from what you have done.


This is the most fun install thread I have seen in a long time. Nothing like doing this with friends. It takes me back to the days when I was a poor college student and had to do all my installs myself.

The first car I bought was a 1978 Honda CVCC. Cost of car $600 (in 1984). Cost of Stereo $600 (in 1984). It is a disease and I hereby verfiy that you too are infected.
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I Agree with Deep Fusion.

the out come and the DIY is really wonderful, but even i can see the Finger marks on the Tweeter mounts(its just require a wipe)
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Old 27th March 2012, 21:40   #6
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Perfect work HimuraKenshin.

But matt finish would have added another feather to it.

Good going
yes, i realise that the gloss stands out from the rest of the interior trim... any suggestions if one gets matte clear coat spray? :S
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This is the most fun install thread I have seen in a long time. Nothing like doing this with friends. It takes me back to the days when I was a poor college student and had to do all my installs myself.

The first car I bought was a 1978 Honda CVCC. Cost of car $600 (in 1984). Cost of Stereo $600 (in 1984). It is a disease and I hereby verfiy that you too are infected.
HAHA! yes, it is a disease! thanks a lot!

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I Agree with Deep Fusion.

the out come and the DIY is really wonderful, but even i can see the Finger marks on the Tweeter mounts(its just require a wipe)
yeah, the gloss finish is a fingerprint magnet :P

Thanks a lot guys!
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Hi for how much did you get this noise kill thing for ? and where is it available ?
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Why dont you try and get it wrapped in leather from a seat workshop, it should look good and wouldnt cost much I am guessing.
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yes, i realise that the gloss stands out from the rest of the interior trim... any suggestions if one gets matte clear coat spray? :S

HAHA! yes, it is a disease! thanks a lot!


yeah, the gloss finish is a fingerprint magnet :P

Thanks a lot guys!
Nice Job. Nothing like doing this with friends/self. Money is not criteria here. I prefer to do small DIY and enojy a lot doing it like most of users here :-).
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Hi for how much did you get this noise kill thing for ? and where is it available ?
I bought the noisekill from hermit audio, they are located in kalaghoda, mumbai.
Rs. 150/square foot

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Why dont you try and get it wrapped in leather from a seat workshop, it should look good and wouldnt cost much I am guessing.
it really didnt strike me!
What exactly do i have to tell the guys at the shop?

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NEAT Job! Nicely done! BTW how does the noise kill work? Prevents mechanical rattles from music vibration or vibration from driving through potholes? Or does work like glass wool sound absorbers in woofer boxes?

I have a sponge lining on all my doors, the same place where you put your noisekill. When i play loud my front in door speakers, i get a rattle from the window glass.
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NEAT Job! Nicely done! BTW how does the noise kill work? Prevents mechanical rattles from music vibration or vibration from driving through potholes? Or does work like glass wool sound absorbers in woofer boxes?

I have a sponge lining on all my doors, the same place where you put your noisekill. When i play loud my front in door speakers, i get a rattle from the window glass.
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What you probably have is heatlon sheets, many car acessory shops use this, but this does not help in any way other than sealing the door trim more tightly with the door panel.

noisekill on the other hand works in two ways, firstly it adds weight to the panel it is applied on, thereby increasing the resonating frequency.
Secondly it creates a baffle, a baffle basically separates the air from behind the speaker and that in front, in an ideal situation, the air vibrating behind the speaker SHOULD NOT interact with the air infront of it.

Noisekill prevents noise from entering the cabin aswell as the panel rattling due to the music playing inside it(by changing the resonating freq)

Hope it helps :P
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Great thread - thanks for sharing.

OT: Virgo women can be interesting to handle. If you have a long term relationship, be prepared to live with many statements about your character, habits, lack of responsibility, lack of perfectionism etc. and many 'Can't you......?' or 'Don't you......?" statements.
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What you probably have is heatlon sheets, many car acessory shops use this, but this does not help in any way other than sealing the door trim more tightly with the door panel.

noisekill on the other hand works in two ways, firstly it adds weight to the panel it is applied on, thereby increasing the resonating frequency.
Secondly it creates a baffle, a baffle basically separates the air from behind the speaker and that in front, in an ideal situation, the air vibrating behind the speaker SHOULD NOT interact with the air infront of it.

Noisekill prevents noise from entering the cabin aswell as the panel rattling due to the music playing inside it(by changing the resonating freq)

Hope it helps :P

The sheets I have are on the door panels are OEM. As is understand they protect the rattle between the Plastic door panel/trim and the metal door skeleton.
Will the "plastic" panel also have resonant frequency?
Also, I think the plastic trim itself will act as baffle with a properly sealed setup near speaker edges.
But your setup of noise kill will surely dampen the vibration of the metal door skeleton
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Great thread - thanks for sharing.

OT: Virgo women can be interesting to handle. If you have a long term relationship, be prepared to live with many statements about your character, habits, lack of responsibility, lack of perfectionism etc. and many 'Can't you......?' or 'Don't you......?" statements.
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Log term it is...
Your observations are absolutely correct
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