what can i say? downtime gets plenty boring... hahaha
the deck's a pioneer premier dehp770mp that i had lying around. the internal amp went bad so i hooked up an extra toyota factory amp to it. the amp is pretty tiny and sits in the drawer behind the deck, along with a pioneer ipod adapter. the ipod adapter was modded tho so i could still control it from the ipod itself.. the pioneer controls suck teh_ballz.. (pretty easy mod if anyone here has one and wants to do it themselves)
the toyota amp powers some infinity reference 6012i 6 1/2's that i whipped up a couple fiberglass pods for. sub signal goes out to an alpine mrp-t220 amp which pushes about 125w rms to the sub, which is an old jl w0 that was collecting dust. took the bottom drawer out and built a quick box that would fill the area. airspace was spot on for the sub too, which was a nice bonus.
there's a rockford fosgate 1/2 farad cap as well, mounted on the back of the box with the amp and the 500w dynex pc psu. i gutted the psu and desoldered all the computer cables.. then i simply grounded the turn on lead and soldered 8 guage power and ground wire straight to the board. figure she's rated at 21a on the 12v rail.. more than enough for this simple setup.
all in all she does pretty well.. suprisingly, not a rattle out of the thing. the box itself is pretty sturdy, and i have all my drawers lined in carpet anyways. if i crank her up loud enough, my drawers turn into quite the unorganized mess inside.
kinda funny though, my toolbox sounds better than most cars i work on around here.
next step will be my new side box which will house an old pc (running linux) in one of it's drawers. i've got a super slim keyboard that i'm going to inset in the worktop, and i'll have a plexi window that will fit over it to protect it when i need the space. a buddy of mine here at work likes it so much he's gonna donate a 17" lcd monitor so i can mount it without losing space. from there, i'm putting in a wireless pci card and hacking into bby's proxy so i can stream sat radio into the aux input on the deck.. pretty big project for purely shits and giggles, but hey.. it beats being bored, and when it's done i'll have pretty much the sweetest toolbox ever.