He's suffered some hearing loss due to his oversea tours in the service; so he needed a boost in audible output from his new car.
Trax Customs was HAPPY to help out someone that served their country...as we always are!
Here is what was needed to upgrade this beast:
Hybrid Audio Technologies Unity U5A 5 Channel Amplifier
Hybrid Audio Technologies Clarus 6.5" Components (Front)
Hybrid Audio Technologies Clarus 6.5" Components (Rear)
Stinger Roadkill Sound Deadening
Stinger 4ga Amplifier Wiring Kit
The plan with this setup is the build over time....first phase is to get the sound stage setup for success...which means boosting the door speakers and adding sound deadening to tighten up the bass....next phase will be woofers and the final stage will be custom enclosures.
First things first.....let's get to sound deadening.
All four doors received 2 layers of Roadkill Expert deadening to seal them up and provide some dramatic differences in mid-bass response; while keeping road-noise out and heat/cool IN during different seasons.
Next I fabricated some adapters to fit these massive Clarus mid-woofers in the doors.
I then wired up the crossovers and mounted the tweeters in custom-painted shrouds to match the theme of the Civic.
The doors are now super solid and the mid-bass they produce is actually window-rattling.....as these Clarus woofers can get down and dirty, efficiently, around 55-60hz!
Next was the amp....The overall goal is the build 1 or 2 custom fiberlgass enclosures in the side pockets of the rear boot....so I knew whatever I was doing would be temporary...even if that meant 4 months or a year.....I still wanted it to look well thought out, custom...but remain mobile in the future. So I crammed that beast of an amp into the side pocket where the OEM woofer 'would' have been.....so there is plenty of space behind the carpeting for wires and extensions. I trimmed all wires so they can be relocated in the future to the new amp location. I fabricated an MDF mounting panel, covered it in carpet and trimmed the OEM carpet panel to just barely allow the amp to pass through and hide all the wires.
It's a pretty simple mount; but makes it look not-so-out-of-place but hides anything that would say 'aftermarket parts' about it. Only thing that gives it away is when you turn on the amp and that classic 'Hybrid' logo lights up in the mirror finish top!
This thing is a beast....the bass you get out of these 6.5" woofers is impressive and makes all the hours and finger cuts worth it.
The tweeters are SUUPER high; which can be turned down...but I'm leaving that for the customer to decide since he has a hearing issue anyways...so too-much is a good thing on this built!
I can't wait to hear this setup with a subwoofer...as it'll definitely finish it off and make it one of my favorite setups I've done!