Hopefully this is the right forum for this, but we'll see if the hand of god comes and smacks my thread to another dimension ;)
So, I've gotten my parts and started the project. My overriding goal was twofold. 1) sound quality. 2) completely invisible even with all the doors open (ie looks stock).
Alpine PHA-H800 sound processor with RUX-H800 remote
Alpine PDX-V9 5 channel amp (100x4, 500x1) front tweeters, midbass and sub)
Alpine PDX-F4 Center channel and rear fill speakers
Hybrid Audio Technology Clarus 6.5 midbass (front door)
Hybrid Audio Technology Legatia L1Pro R2 ring tweeter (front dash)
Hybrid Audio Technology Legatia L3V2 (front center dash)
Hybrid Audio Technology Imagine 6.5 (rear fills)
More Ultimo SC 12" Sub
Alpine Processor and remote:
Alpine PDX amps (each looks identical and they stack):
Legatia L1ProR2 tweeters
Hybrid Clarus 6.5 midbass
Morel Ultimo SC 12 Subwoofer
Samsung HomeSync to play streaming video and other media wired via HDMI to composite video+SPDIF into the Infiniti video in and PHA-H800 aux digital audio in (for full 5.1 video viewable via the dash screen).
Current Capabilities Audio:
2. channel stereo
5.1 surround sound
Stock headunit (made by Clarion for those that care) line out 4 channel ---> Alpine PHA-H800 processor ---> Alpine PDX amps.
Sub and amps:
(photos soon once build starts on this piece)
In the rear deck we're building a sub enclosure that will be the bottom half of the spare tire area (ie half moon) with height to the top of the lower lip. The other side of the half moon will host the amps/processor on a raised floor that places the amps at the same height as the sub with a trim panel flush mounted with the amps. This creates a flat first floor across the tire area. On top of this will be a second floor layer that will cover an area equal to the removable cover. This removable cover will have cutouts for the sub and amps and two venting fans for the amp area. On top of this will be strong mesh then covered by sound permeable carpet. In essense this is a full enclosed carpeted sub/amp area that has a removable false floor. With the floor on you see the normal deck. With the floor off you see a same size area carpeted the same but with the sub and amps/processor visible.
Stage 1 today: Door speakers and sound deadening of rear deck and doors (not much is needed in the doors, these things are rocks and fully sealed! Infiniti I love you!)
Note the left door has had the stock speaker replaced by the Clarus with an MDF spacer ring. Also note how the door is fully sealed, no holes to fill in here!
Note the silver GTMat deadener applied. I added this just because... but I can tell you these doors are solid. Almost no resonance when knocking on them.
Passenger side without deadener and with stock speaker still in.
Rear deck with deadener applied (this was really necessary - lots of resonance/vibrations before the deadener):
Lots more to come. Shots of the enclosure, speakers, parts and the cool hidden Alpine RUX-H800 controller. Can you guess where it's hidden in the car? :D