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TriGem2k 08-16-2006 02:25 PM

Reus 18.2 System Installed
 
Well I finally completed my Reus System. I now have their top end system in my Boxster. Total System cost came about to about $5,000.00. I have to say this system is absolutely amazing. I have an 8" sub in the passenger foot well which 9/10 people will not see and a 10" Sub inside the spare tire in a sealed box that is ported to the cabin. The 8" gives me most of what I hear with super tight bass and the 10" really fills in the lows nicely. They installed two tweeters in my rear view mirror, Tweeters in the dash, and 6.5" speakers in the doors that deliver awesome mid bass. Also two speakers in the rear storage box right in the center.

All of this is driven by 3 amps that are tiny. I have almost just as much use out of my front trunk as I did before I put anything in. Car sounds almost like a recording studio. Every note and every key can be heard perfectly and so cleanly.

Anyone who has a chance to put in one of their system should. If I could do it all over again I wouldn’t have it any other way.

If anyone lives in the LA area and wants to hear what it sounds like is more than welcome to pm me.

~James~

bmussatti 08-16-2006 03:17 PM

Cool! Now you and Threpwood need to have a "battle of the stereos"! :)

KRZTACO 08-16-2006 03:58 PM

Sweet!
 
I'm sure it sounds sick.

What many people don't undestand is that a nice (expensive) 50 watt amp can sound waaayy better, and produce deeper, clearer sound than an inexpensive 1000 watt amp.

Post some pics of what we can't see ; )

KRZ

TriGem2k 08-16-2006 04:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KRZTACO
I'm sure it sounds sick.

What many people don't undestand is that a nice (expensive) 50 watt amp can sound waaayy better, and produce deeper, clearer sound than an inexpensive 1000 watt amp.

Post some pics of what we can't see ; )

KRZ

Definitly, I think this complete system, including subs and all, runs maybe maybe 600watts total.

As for the pictures, I promised Rick Reus that I won't post pictures of the install on the internet. Sorry.

KRZTACO 08-16-2006 04:13 PM

Do they have a website?

KRZ

TriGem2k 08-16-2006 04:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KRZTACO
Do they have a website?

KRZ


yes...www.reusaudio.com

redman12 08-16-2006 04:30 PM

Post some pics when you got time :cheers:

bmussatti 08-16-2006 04:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TriGem2k
As for the pictures, I promised Rick Reus that I won't post pictures of the install on the internet. Sorry.

Strange! Why?

TriGem2k 08-16-2006 04:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bmussatti
Strange! Why?


According to him there have been a lot of fake Reus Systems being advertised on forums. Not saying anyone on our wonderful forum would attempt it, but out of respect to his request i wont do it. Anyone around LA that would like to check it out is more than welcome to.

TriGem2k 08-17-2006 10:51 AM

Sweet. Did know he had one too. Mines just a bit more indepth than his though, i went all out.

KronixSpeed 08-17-2006 11:01 AM

awww man your making me jealous, i love base. just don't know where to start. have always had a stereo system in my past cars. i even have all the equipment, wiring, 10" top of the line pheonix gold speaker, pheonix gold amps, everything, but the box is just too big to put anywhere.

i love base. i love music also for that matter.

i'm gonna have to consider your set-up.

sweeeetttt.

KronixSpeed 08-17-2006 11:07 AM

oopps sorry about the pic size...i'll fix

TriGem2k 08-17-2006 11:17 AM

Kronix,

The bass you get from a Reus 8" and 10" will BLOW you away and I have both in mine :D

KronixSpeed 08-17-2006 11:46 AM

Dam, I think i'm gonna look these up. I shall have plenty of questions. Very cool.

boggtown 08-17-2006 12:44 PM

I am considering getting a custom made fiberglass enclosure for behind the passenger seat. I talked with my shop and they said it's be like $400-500, but then I could fit a jl w1 12 with minimal leg rooms loss.

TriGem2k 08-17-2006 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by boggtown
I am considering getting a custom made fiberglass enclosure for behind the passenger seat. I talked with my shop and they said it's be like $400-500, but then I could fit a jl w1 12 with minimal leg rooms loss.


Just make sure the sub can "breathe" or else your gonna get some crappy sound. I have yet to see a good sounding install in a boxster with subs behind the seats and ive been looking at systems for A WHILE.

boggtown 08-17-2006 02:54 PM

I know, they get so many cubic feet of packing peanuts and fill the enclosure to make sure its the right size. With fiberglass you can make every nook and cranny part of the box so it should work. When I sell my system I might use the money for that.

TriGem2k 08-17-2006 03:06 PM

I wouldnt go bigger than a 10"...12's tend to get sloppy

threpwood 08-18-2006 12:54 AM

Wow, I would sure love to listen to your system when I get a chance to visit Cali. I checked out Eslai pics on the finish and they were awesome.

Could you explain more about fitting 10 inch sub in the spare tire area? How loud/strong is the punch of the bass from the front trunk?

:cheers:

TriGem2k 08-18-2006 09:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by threpwood
Wow, I would sure love to listen to your system when I get a chance to visit Cali. I checked out Eslai pics on the finish and they were awesome.

Could you explain more about fitting 10 inch sub in the spare tire area? How loud/strong is the punch of the bass from the front trunk?

:cheers:


From my understanding from Reus is all porsches are designed for Left and Right hand drive. So the use the right side of the car and port the sub into the front cabin. There is actually a long port that is inside the cabin. It functions with the 8" inside the cabin to give supper tight and deep bass.


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