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I need some help here. I don't know what most of this **** is. If someone out there could take a look at this pic and tell me what is going on in the back of this car I would be appreciative. There is no EQ, but I think I need one. There are the subs in the back, speakers where ford put speakers, plus a center speaker in the dash and speakers in the floor up front. The head unit has no seperate sb control, just fade and balance.

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The head unit is an eclipse ECD 510 which is a great deck (according to what I've seen on the net) and the center console has been modified for a 12 disk CD changer. Unfortunately, I don't really listen to CDs and I am thinking of getting rid of this set up and going w/something that will play music from my IPOD or a hard drive (all my tunes are on my computer).

I also need to do something w/the cover. It is a thin plywood with carpet material over it and it is showing its age. Any Ideas/suggestions comments welcome
 

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well from the pic this is what i could determine..... i don't know what the objects with "?" are without better pics.
 

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The little squarish things in the middle of the two big amps are crossovers. They filter the sound so that unwanted frequencies don't get through to damage the speakers.

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The boxes near the subwoofers look like signal processors, or active crossovers. The shiny things with the big wires coming out of them are the power/ground distribution blocks.

It's hard to tell exactly what each component is, but from what I can tell, besides it's age, you have one HELL of an awesome stereo setup.
 

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Wow that's old school right there. You don't need all that stuff. Now days you only need 2 amps. One for the subs and one for the components. And they already have crossovers built in.
 

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Wow that's old school right there. You don't need all that stuff. Now days you only need 2 amps. One for the subs and one for the components. And they already have crossovers built in.
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I thought so. Herse a list the previous owner forwarded me. It says EQ on it but there is no EQ, just a hole below the stereo. I can't see running this sytem w/o an EQ. Hard to believe how much all this stuff cost back in the day. BTW, what is a sound processor and the Tuner//dsp/cdc controller? And Moneyshot mentioned capacitors - what do they do?

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Model Retail Each Ext.
2 Adcom GFA-4404 300 Watt RMS Amp $750.00 $1,500.00
2 Adcom GFI 4600 Balanced Line Driver $190.00 $380.00
3 Adcom GFX-20 $55.00 $165.00
4 Adcom GFY-4 $30.00 $120.00

1 Eclipse 510 CD, AM FM Tuner, DSP/CD Changer Controler $850.00 $850.00
1 Eclipse 530 Twelve Disc Changer $700.00 $700.00
1 Eclipse EQS-2000 DDL Sound Processor $500.00 $500.00
1 Eclipse EQR-2140 DDL Tuner/DSP/CDC Controller $900.00 $900.00

30 1/0 Red Power $7.50 $225.00
15 1/0 Black Power $7.50 $112.50
25 4 AWG Red $2.50 $62.50
25 4 AWG Red $2.50 $62.50
4 Gold 1/0 Ring Pr. $7.75 $31.00

1 H.D. Pos. Bat. Term. $30.00 $30.00
1 H.D. Neg. Bat. Term. $30.00 $30.00
4 6" RCA Connectors $30.00 $120.00
1 12 AWG Spkr. 5k spl $100.00 $100.00
1 8 AWG Spkr. 30 spl $45.00 $45.00
4 Banana Plugs $10.00 $40.00
3 1 Farad Cap $179.00 $537.00
4 Deadbeat Rolls $60.00 $240.00
2 4 Pole Fuse Blks. $66.00 $132.00
2 Main Fuse Blks. $53.00 $106.00
4 Main Fuses $17.00 $68.00
2 Distr. Grnd. Blks. $44.00 $88.00
3 10m Paks Fuses $10.00 $30.00

1 Audiophile 3.6 Speaker System (Two 1" Tweeters, Two 4" Mid-range, Two 6.5" Woofers) $599.95 $599.95
1 Audiophile 2.5 Speaker System (Two 1" Tweeters, Two 5.25" Mid-Woofers) $399.98 $399.98
4 Audiophile 10.1 Subs (Four 10" Subwoofers) $149.98 $599.92

1 Install Labor $3,500.00 $3,500.00

TOTAL $12,274.35
 

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Wow it's amazing to see how far technology has come since back then. The capacitors store energy to create a buffer. You ever see some kid bumping his system at night and his lights go dim with the bass? But people now a days use special car audio batteries or use high output alternators cause today's amplifiers are producing way more power than capacitors can handle.
 

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it might just be me....but i only see 2 subwoofers were are the others????


and btw thats one hell of an old school setup, but i bet it bumps pretty good
 

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it might just be me....but i only see 2 subwoofers were are the others????


and btw thats one hell of an old school setup, but i bet it bumps pretty good
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Me too. The bottom of the wagon has been cut away and a metal box has replaced it - the 2 subs pointing down point into that box. Perhaps the other 2 are in there? ****, I dunno. I haven't even figures out all the buttons on the CD player - and it's too old to find instructions on the net.
 

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Wow that's old school right there. You don't need all that stuff. Now days you only need 2 amps. One for the subs and one for the components. And they already have crossovers built in.
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I only run one amp - a kicker KX700.5 - it has 4 channels for my speakers, and a sub channel.. and it pounds, lemme tell ya. I really don't see the need for 2 or more amps, unless you're just nuts and like going deaf/rattling your car apart.
 

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I emailed the guy who owned the car before the dude I bought it off. Turns out he is the original owner - He told me to give him a call. I'm going to do that to get the down low on what's going on in the back of this car
 

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it might just be me....but i only see 2 subwoofers were are the others????


and btw thats one hell of an old school setup, but i bet it bumps pretty good
This is oldskool as in mid 90's.
The subs are set up as isobaric.
The EQ has the sliders and is mounted all the way on the left.
Just below it are multiple capacitors and a fuse block.
The square black boxes on either side of the subs are the balanced line drivers ... though they shouldn't be in the back of the vehicle. They should be as close to the head unit as possible.
In between the amps are the crossovers, power, and ground distribution.
 
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