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Old     (UNvisible)      Join Date: May 2010       05-18-2011, 9:24 PM Reply   
Last year was 7 PDX amps, 4 Wetsounds Pro485's, 5 optima yellow tops, two JL W6's and 1 W7, and 6x JL 650's.. I ended up blowing the W7, and I hated the PDX setup (extremely efficient, but definitely lacked balls as the voltage dropped)... So i ripped it all out and sent it down to texas stereo for a make over.. With only 2 weeks until memorial day


New setup equipment list:

If one of everything is good, two must be better
(2) WetSounds Syn 1
(2) WetSounds Syn 4
(2) WetSounds Pro 485
(2) WetSounds XXX subs in 2 cf ported enclosures
Alpine IDA-X100M
(6) JL 650's

Battery:
(2) Optima Yellow
(2) Trojan J185-AC's (12v, 128lb's each, 225 amp hours each )
Complete battery Isolation system
ProMariner 12Plus (until it burns up trying to charge those trojans )

1500 Watt / 3000w peak power inverter
Chauvet 1300w 20,000 CFM fog machine

25' of LED strips, rings on all speakers, 12 LED underwaters, possibly some rub rail LED's.


Some progress pics... More to come as progress continues.








Old    Chris LEBOEUF (leboeuf45)      Join Date: Feb 2011       05-18-2011, 9:42 PM Reply   
Gonna be a nice setup but wtf do you need a fog machine on a boat for?
Old     (tro)      Join Date: May 2009       05-18-2011, 9:50 PM Reply   
ha ha ... probably about the same thing he needed 4 Pro 485's for last year when someone asked him the same question.
Old     (UNvisible)      Join Date: May 2010       05-18-2011, 9:57 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by leboeuf45 View Post
Gonna be a nice setup but wtf do you need a fog machine on a boat for?
Why dont I need one?



Old    Mikeski (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       05-18-2011, 11:25 PM Reply   
I would swap one of those Syn 4's out for 2 Syn 2's. I'm running 2 Syn 2's to my 485's, they like the power. Loads of headroom. I am also running a Syn 4 to my inboats. I am just a tad lighter on subs with a single Boston SPG555 in a 2 cubic foot ported box. It's good enough for me.
Old     (UNvisible)      Join Date: May 2010       05-19-2011, 5:44 AM Reply   
I considered two syn 2's for the tower, but there just isnt a need anymore.. With the Syn4 bridged, the 485's go plenty hard, and with our noise ordinance laws in effect, it just isnt worth the hassle.
Old    J D (jeff_mn)      Join Date: Jul 2009       05-19-2011, 6:18 AM Reply   
This is the kind of **** that goes down when someone just has too much money..


I love it.. Gonna be bananas..
Old    Chucktronics...Ryan (chucktronics)      Join Date: Nov 2007       05-19-2011, 6:33 AM Reply   
looks good,how do you like the trojan batteries? We have been very please with the line up over here
Old     (UNvisible)      Join Date: May 2010       05-19-2011, 7:18 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by chucktronics View Post
looks good,how do you like the trojan batteries? We have been very please with the line up over here
hard to beat 450 a/h out of just two batteries, but they are a pain in the ass to work with being 128lbs... Should have plenty of juice to go hard for a full day.
Old    Murphy Smith (murphy_smith)      Join Date: Dec 2005       05-19-2011, 7:41 AM Reply   
One thing that I did over the winter was to upgrade the grills on my Pro 80's. I too have a white speaker enclosure and went with the black/stainless grill...it looks awesome!

Just a thought
Old    Ian Ashton (ian_ashton)      Join Date: Jul 2008       05-19-2011, 8:01 AM Reply   
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This has my vote for Reply of The Year.
Old    Benjamin (bendow)      Join Date: Sep 2005       05-19-2011, 8:30 AM Reply   
I swear you and Brian (factorykitted) must have tree's that grow money in your yards...lol

I'm sure you'll be happier with the WS XXX subs, and I'd be willing to bet the 2 XXX's will be louder on the same power than (2) W6's and (1) W7. The XXX has a 90db senstivity rating vs JL W's mid 80's. Not saying JL is bad, but I really don't understand why people insist on installing one of the most inefficient subs on the market, especially when power is an issue on a boat....

Are you going to be at Devils Cove for Memorial day? I've been working every day after work in my garage trying to get my stereo done. I ordered a 15" Sundown Z v.2 sub...should be here tomorrow...can't wait to hear it
Old     (UNvisible)      Join Date: May 2010       05-19-2011, 8:33 AM Reply   
yeah, me and brian will be at devils for memorial day, along with a couple other big stereo boats. We'll all be WS420'd in
Old     (UNvisible)      Join Date: May 2010       05-19-2011, 8:42 AM Reply   
buddy is bringing his X45 with 2 12W7's and 4 13TW5's, along with 3 Pro485's, 9 PDX amps, and 7 Kinetik HC2400's....
Old    Benjamin (bendow)      Join Date: Sep 2005       05-19-2011, 8:42 AM Reply   
cool man...I may stumble across some boats and check out your set up...
Old    Benjamin (bendow)      Join Date: Sep 2005       05-19-2011, 8:44 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by UNvisible View Post
Why dont I need one?



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Old    Brian (factorykitted)      Join Date: Jul 2009       05-19-2011, 10:25 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by UNvisible View Post
Why dont I need one?
Fog Machine??? Old news....







My boat is down at Texas Stereo as well gettin two more XS-XXX's in ported enclosures.

Last edited by factorykitted; 05-19-2011 at 10:29 AM.
Old     (UNvisible)      Join Date: May 2010       05-19-2011, 11:12 AM Reply   
get your own thread kid
Old    Brian (factorykitted)      Join Date: Jul 2009       05-19-2011, 11:16 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by UNvisible View Post
get your own thread kid

settin trendz since 06..

Old    J D (jeff_mn)      Join Date: Jul 2009       05-19-2011, 11:22 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by UNvisible View Post
yeah, me and brian will be at devils for memorial day, along with a couple other big stereo boats. We'll all be WS420'd in
with the three boats you have listed WS420'd - everyone else might as well just stay home or keep the faceplate to their head unit in the truck.

bonkers
Old    Brian (factorykitted)      Join Date: Jul 2009       05-19-2011, 11:23 AM Reply   
i need a ching chong
Old     (UNvisible)      Join Date: May 2010       05-19-2011, 11:31 AM Reply   
i cant stop raving
Old     (UNvisible)      Join Date: May 2010       05-19-2011, 11:32 AM Reply   
the only thing i play on my boat is dead maw 5
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       05-19-2011, 12:35 PM Reply   
I know who I'm calling when I visit Texas. Good stuff man....

My new favorite saying: "Why not?"
Old    Brian (factorykitted)      Join Date: Jul 2009       05-19-2011, 12:40 PM Reply   
we welcome any of the CIE guys down to TX - seen pics of Spring Ride and looks like a blast
Old    Bruizza (bruizza)      Join Date: May 2009       05-19-2011, 12:51 PM Reply   
That is one hell of a system you are having installed!
Old    Clayton191 (clayton191)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-19-2011, 12:55 PM Reply   
I totally should have moved to Texas when I had the chance.... you guys get the whole "stereo thing" down there... excess is bestest..
Old    Scott (chexi)      Join Date: Jul 2009       05-19-2011, 2:57 PM Reply   
What kind of alternator are you running to power all those batteries? It can't be the stock, or even the 100 amp upgrade?
Old     (UNvisible)      Join Date: May 2010       05-19-2011, 3:18 PM Reply   
stock alternator
Old    Hate N Pain (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       05-19-2011, 3:44 PM Reply   
Scott, he's just charging two yellow tops off the Alternator and the two large ones with the Pro Mariner. At least thats how I read it and how I do it which has worked brilliantly for me.

Sounds like a nice little list of equipment there UN. Looking forward to seeing the finished product pics.
Old    Chris (atlmobiuslsv)      Join Date: Feb 2008       05-19-2011, 3:45 PM Reply   
its gonna be loud.... move those 485's inward,they look so much better with no downward angle. Cant wait to see the boxes! I have one xxx 12 ported under the helm in my 05' sante and it hammers balls! love the battery setup! fig machine is a bit much for me but strangely i love it! I do agree on the 485's really loving the power i have two arc 300.2's on mine and they are sick nasty!

Chris
Avcmarine.com
Old    Tdc_worm C (tdc_worm)      Join Date: Sep 2002       05-19-2011, 3:49 PM Reply   
keep up the good work guys. i am in austin, hit HH cove about once a year, and DC's about once a year (always on somebody else's BIG boat). i was actually considering tossing out the idea to FK and UNV that we could do our own version of bump...but no locations seem promising.

As for me, I have no WS420, so daisy chaining is a little more difficult. but what i do have in my Nautique 230 is:

stock head unit
3 x Zap DC 1100.1 (tower amps)
1 x Zap DC 1000.4 (hull amp)
1 x Zap C2K 9.0 (sub amp)
2 x Zap SLB-Us (control sub and tower levels)
1 x AC Matrix
2 x NVS Prodigy
2 x NVS Modus
2 x Ascendant Audio Havoc 15".
10 x group 27 AGM batteries (dedicated)
1 x Xantrex charger
A whole lot of 0 gauage and 4 gauge cable.

here are a couple of crappy pics of the amps during build and the tower (lots of thanks to Ryan at CTronics and Duane at NVS)....

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now back to your regularly scheduled programming....

Last edited by tdc_worm; 05-19-2011 at 3:56 PM.
Old     (UNvisible)      Join Date: May 2010       05-19-2011, 4:34 PM Reply   
Great install, I'm sure that pounds. I'd like to catch up with you on lake austin some time, i've never heard the NVS speakers.
Old    Chucktronics...Ryan (chucktronics)      Join Date: Nov 2007       05-19-2011, 4:46 PM Reply   
worm- first time I have seen some install pics,looks good.what did you end up with for low end after your folder horn nightmare?
Old    Brian (factorykitted)      Join Date: Jul 2009       05-19-2011, 5:48 PM Reply   
worm - we have been thinking the same. there is no reason we couldnt do something like this up near pace bend or something. if your serious i think we all need to collaborate and put something together. hh cove is done with.
Old     (tro)      Join Date: May 2009       05-19-2011, 6:39 PM Reply   
i saw Texas Stereo at the Houston Boat Show a while back. i thought they had some good stuff up there. i got the guy's card and came home and looked up their website. after seeing that piece of junk, i can't help but wonder why they don't fix it. it definitely kept me from taking my boat there.
Old     (UNvisible)      Join Date: May 2010       05-19-2011, 6:44 PM Reply   
Texas Stereo website is getting a full refurb soon... their crappy website shouldnt keep you from going there, their quality of work should make you want to take you rboat there!
Old     (tro)      Join Date: May 2009       05-19-2011, 6:56 PM Reply   
nm. not trying to neg pub them.
Old    Brian (factorykitted)      Join Date: Jul 2009       05-19-2011, 8:57 PM Reply   
Tro - Texas Stereo is a small operation, Tom the owner and a few of his shop guys. Not a store front shop with fancy signage etc etc. The reason he has a crappy site at the moment is b/c he's busy putting stereos in boats rather than surfin the web like you and me....IMO a good thing. Websites dont mean $hit to me, its the finished product that counts.
Old    Clayton191 (clayton191)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-19-2011, 9:11 PM Reply   
lol - if they need a website, have them holla at me. I can do design & hosting....

(btw - wakeworlders - I run a webhosting company and would be glad to hook you guys up with the goods for the cheap ...)
/end sales pitch
Old     (moto817)      Join Date: Jan 2011       05-20-2011, 2:55 AM Reply   
UN- Boat looks awesome BTW ... was however wondering how you route the fog into the cabin area ?
Old    J D (jeff_mn)      Join Date: Jul 2009       05-20-2011, 6:26 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by UNvisible View Post
the only thing i play on my boat is dead maw 5
deadmaus5 ftw!
Old    Nauti 210 (brett33)      Join Date: Apr 2011       05-20-2011, 7:02 AM Reply   
looks good.. thats my next project. wet sounds all around and maybe a w7.
Old     (UNvisible)      Join Date: May 2010       05-20-2011, 9:09 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by moto817 View Post
UN- Boat looks awesome BTW ... was however wondering how you route the fog into the cabin area ?
flexible high temp pvc hose and a west marine vent
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       05-20-2011, 10:59 AM Reply   
Brian: We got some homies moving out your way. Our CWB rep just relocated back to Austin and the Gary from DRA is headed that way also. Could be time to make a Spring Ride happen "Texas Style." Let's talk sometime. All we need is the right venue and we can do this.

Have fun guys.... Looks like it's going to be a great summer.
Old     (UNvisible)      Join Date: May 2010       05-20-2011, 3:29 PM Reply   
I would love for someone else to put the event together, so I could attend .........but isnt that everyone's wetdream lol...
Old    Jamie Corvin (Bumpass1)      Join Date: Oct 2010       05-20-2011, 6:16 PM Reply   
I have seen the pics from the Bump events. Wish there was something like that about the mid-Atlantic area myself. I haven't even been able to find out about any events close to me.
Old     (frosty2469)      Join Date: Apr 2010       05-26-2011, 10:02 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by UNvisible View Post
Last year was 7 PDX amps,
Do you have any of the PDX's left? I may be interested in picking up an extra one.
The forum wouldn't let me send a PM.
Old     (UNvisible)      Join Date: May 2010       05-26-2011, 10:28 AM Reply   
No PDX's left. Sold the whole system at the end of last year.

Headed down to Texas Stereo right now, should have some progress pictures later today.
Old    Brian (factorykitted)      Join Date: Jul 2009       05-26-2011, 11:48 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by guido View Post
Brian: We got some homies moving out your way. Our CWB rep just relocated back to Austin and the Gary from DRA is headed that way also. Could be time to make a Spring Ride happen "Texas Style." Let's talk sometime. All we need is the right venue and we can do this.

Have fun guys.... Looks like it's going to be a great summer.
Yeah i think its time for us to kick off TSR(texas spring ride). We have plenty of greats lake near Austin so let me know...
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Old     (UNvisible)      Join Date: May 2010       06-02-2011, 12:09 PM Reply   
This guy is done and headed home to me tomorrow. Looks like we ended up with a xxx under the driver and a xxx under the passenger side... both 2.25 cf volume with port's to match.... all the external led's are done, speaker rings are done... new alpine remote in the dash, and drivers kick panel is finished. god i hope i have some good pictures of this thing this weekend!
Old     (UNvisible)      Join Date: May 2010       06-02-2011, 12:11 PM Reply   
i have to say i'm extremely impressed with my towerbimini over the tower top... it was super easy to install, and even easier to use... fold up and storage takes about 1 minute... it fits nice and snug, the fabric is perfectly cut... expensive ($750) but worth it...
Old     (UNvisible)      Join Date: May 2010       06-02-2011, 12:16 PM Reply   
forgot to upload these pics of the amp rack..






oh, and as you may have noticed, i had my wet sounds pods painted dark silver to match part of the dash

Last edited by UNvisible; 06-02-2011 at 12:26 PM.
Old    Bruizza (bruizza)      Join Date: May 2009       06-02-2011, 12:53 PM Reply   
Looks good Unvisible!
Old    DC (durty_curt)      Join Date: Apr 2008       06-02-2011, 8:23 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by UNvisible View Post
forgot to upload these pics of the amp rack..






oh, and as you may have noticed, i had my wet sounds pods painted dark silver to match part of the dash
is that a "little birdie" in the reflection of the amp??
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Old    Benjamin (bendow)      Join Date: Sep 2005       06-03-2011, 5:42 PM Reply   
I challenge you to a bass off!
Old    Benjamin (bendow)      Join Date: Sep 2005       06-03-2011, 5:45 PM Reply   
I have a new prosport gen 2 plus (3 bank charger) I'll let go for a good price if you want to upgrade from the 12 amp charger.
Old     (UNvisible)      Join Date: May 2010       06-03-2011, 5:48 PM Reply   
i have a pro sport 20, i typed it wrong in the original post
Old    Chris (atlmobiuslsv)      Join Date: Feb 2008       06-03-2011, 6:55 PM Reply   
what rings are those?
Old     (UNvisible)      Join Date: May 2010       06-03-2011, 7:02 PM Reply   
Quote:
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what rings are those?
Texas Stereo Custom.

Smoked when off, blue when on.

Old     (UNvisible)      Join Date: May 2010       06-04-2011, 6:35 AM Reply   
re-did the amp rack to fit the sub enclosure on the passenger side

Old    Benjamin (bendow)      Join Date: Sep 2005       06-04-2011, 8:13 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by UNvisible View Post
i have a pro sport 20, i typed it wrong in the original post
I don't know if you already know this, but if you double up the leads on the prosport and put it to 1 battery you'll get 20amp charge vs splitting it amongst 2 batteries.
Old    Chris (atlmobiuslsv)      Join Date: Feb 2008       06-04-2011, 8:59 AM Reply   
i would like to get a pair of those rings from them.... as well as where did you get the over the tower bimini, do you have anymore shots of it? looks great
Old     (UNvisible)      Join Date: May 2010       06-04-2011, 9:13 AM Reply   
bimini from onlyinboards.com

the rings are available from texas stereo... 281-204-7220
Old     (UNvisible)      Join Date: May 2010       06-04-2011, 9:17 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by bendow View Post
I don't know if you already know this, but if you double up the leads on the prosport and put it to 1 battery you'll get 20amp charge vs splitting it amongst 2 batteries.
the batteries are too large for the on board charger, i have a 40am external charger that i use for the trojans.
Old     (UNvisible)      Join Date: May 2010       06-04-2011, 10:42 AM Reply   
drivers side is done minus the kick panel ....

Old     (UNvisible)      Join Date: May 2010       06-04-2011, 12:05 PM Reply   
2 pairs of 6 led underwaters in blue

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Old    Benjamin (bendow)      Join Date: Sep 2005       06-06-2011, 8:02 AM Reply   
I can't believe you launched your boat in a koi pond!
Old    Benjamin (bendow)      Join Date: Sep 2005       06-06-2011, 8:03 AM Reply   
seriously though, are those catfish? carp? That'll definitely keep the women from getting in the water
Old     (UNvisible)      Join Date: May 2010       06-06-2011, 8:07 AM Reply   
cat fish. a couple 35+lbers easily.
Old    Dave (bcrider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       06-06-2011, 8:56 AM Reply   
Wow. In another thread people were talking about how those LED's didn't put out much light. I know you have 2 pairs but those project quite a ways.
Old    Chris Asbra (rockstarcustoms)      Join Date: May 2011       06-06-2011, 9:03 AM Reply   
what brand are the underwater leds?
Old    Johnny Neves (johnny_jr)      Join Date: Mar 2006       06-06-2011, 11:28 AM Reply   
I had made a comment about similar LEDs not putting out much light. just went back a read the thread and noticed I left out a disclaimer.

Output of the from LEDs will look different depending on clarity of the water you're in. I run a lot in the Delta and that water is very murky, it would take 4 Shadow Caster SC-10 to make the Dirty-D light up like that.

Boat looks nice with the lights! Nice job of the amp racks too!
Old    Brian (factorykitted)      Join Date: Jul 2009       06-06-2011, 1:15 PM Reply   
cant remember the exact spelling but the underwaters are Technique
Old     (UNvisible)      Join Date: May 2010       06-06-2011, 1:31 PM Reply   
now i just need to figure out how to charge the trojan batteries
Old    Hate N Pain (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       06-06-2011, 1:42 PM Reply   
Thats legit for sure. Looks great but wheres the full walk around pics?

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