The arrival of new toys for the Mini – Subwoofers!
Entries for the ‘In Car Entertainment’ Category
Home fabrication of a circle cutting jig for my router. It will enable me to cut clean holes for speakers…
Details with pictures and explanations of re-doing the Fibreglass backings for the front speakers in my Classic Mini Cooper.
A very quick and very silly thought about Classic Mini roadsters and MTX Jackhammer subwoofers…
Having done the fibreglassing (FG) some two weeks ago (even though I only wrote it up on the 27th) it all went pear shaped. I spoke to Scott (who is in possession of the FG) yesterday, hoping to hear some good news. Unfortunately none was forthcoming. The FG resin didn’t dry properly and is now [...]
Introduction – explaining what I want to use for the new ICE Install. Part 1 – Custom MDF Rings to Support the speakers. Now it’s time to play with fibreglass! I have never done this before so it’s very much a learning experience for me. Fibreglass at its most simple consists of three items – [...]
In my last ICE post I mentioned the Elemental Designs subwoofers and the Infinity Reference 6012i speakers. Well, look what arrived in the post a few days ago! Yep, the Infinity Reference 6012i speakers. Rated at 60 watts RMS per speaker they have a revolving tweeter to allow the listener to aim the sound stage. [...]
Minifinity is an excellent resource for all things Mini. There is a huge forum, journals and an excellent Technical Help area. A few of the members, in a huge display of self willing created templates for under-seat speaker boards and front speaker pods. These are available for free download on the Minifinity ICE Tech Section [...]
I currently have a Pioneer head unit, four standard Rover speakers (two in pods, two on the rear shelf, all running off the head unit), A JVC 10″ subwoofer in a random box on the back seat and a Rallye Caliber amplifier dumped in the boot. This setup, although sounding OK, is far from ideal. [...]
Something that has always fascinated me is the dynamics of sound when installing speakers in the Mini. There are no “ideal” positions to put speakers in the Mini because of the way it was designed. We can get around this by building custom housings for component speakers to sit under the dash at the front. [...]