Originally Posted by silverlexg
Would you be up for a call to discuss how you have integrated your PS8? I have a 2010 ISF with ML that i'm kinda ok with the audio and I know the ML is a bear to do anything with. I have a 600 watt ARC audio amp and IDQ 12 (Sealed) today that adds some bass but i cant really control anything - and of course the ML mid/bass is just terrible really. If the PS8 works well and retains factory options like the Nav Voice, BT, Hands Free etc It may be a good option. What amps etc are you using? How did you integrate it? Did you replace factory interior speakers? Sub? Sorry.. lots of question :-)
I have a build together here if you want to see what I have today :-) Love to get more info on your build. http://www.clublexus.com/forums/is-f...b-install.html
Please PM if you have time to chat about your setup.
Sorry for the late reply;
I will give a quick answer now, and more detail in a couple days once i complete the build log.
I "replaced" everything but the ML DVD/Nav touchscreen/player and center channel speaker (only thing left running through ML amp)
The front doors are Rainbow Profi 365 w/kick and upgraded the tweeters from the Cal 26 to the Cal 27s.
Additionally each front door has a DLS Gothia 3" midrange
Rear fill is an old set of Focal 165 CVX.
I am still playing with subs: i tried a single JL 12w7 in a spec/tuned box.
I am running a JL 10w3 right now
In the end though i think i am going to get 1 to 3 sundown 8"s
1xPPI 404 (art) powering DLS 3" and Rainbow Profi 4"
1xPPI 404 (art) powering Rainbow Profi CAL27 tweeter and Focal rear fill
1xPPI 600 (art) powering Rainbow Profi 6.5" woofers,
1xOrion 2500d powering sub (replacing soon)(though i may replace all with audison or genisis)
the arc audio ps8
Yellow top up front, yellow top in back.
365amp Mechman alternator
0 gauge in the right places,
with this configuration i still have BT and Nav. (in hindsight the trouble to keep them was probably not worth the effort as newer decks have better nav and newer BT version with larger touchscreen)
the install (still not complete) took much longer than originally scoped. This was caused by a combination of lexus/ML learning curve and i got 80% complete 6 times...then realized there was a better way to do it..so i would pull it all out and start again
this weekend i am running the oscilliscope over the gains and crossovers.
I will post another update when done.