Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Audio/Video/Electronics Forum [GEN 3]' started by melvimbe, Feb 1, 2021.
So if I wanted to upgrade my 2019 B&O sound system all I'd have to really do is change out my amp?
nope...not THAT simple. And THAT is the problem. But make no mistake, the AMP is the weakest part of the system. In order to replace the amp, you have to buy the $450 nav-tv to interface with the truck. then you have to buy the amp.
You have to replace the front tweeters, when you do nthat may as well replace the stock doors. You could use the stock sub but why?
Bottom line, just adding speakers is a waste of money. To fix the B&O stereo, it is a minimum $2,500 and that is if you can do labor. Add about $1,000 if you have to py someone to do it for you.
it is the same amp. same hardware, connectors, same everything.
Assuming that the same predicament exists in the Gen 3, then any custom audio system will need to decide whether to stick with a normal system with front tweeter and door speakers, rear speakers, and sub....or get an amp that can utilize all or more of those speakers. It'll be interesting to see what options become available.
Lol wow they are finally closing the gap. Had to be double at least pre 2000.
Do you have a photo of the amp you’re referring to with the Sony sticker? I’m just trying to understand what you’re seeing, since both my experience and the wiring is conflicting that. Many of the connector types are the same, but the pin outs are different; the B&O amp is even powered by a different fuse than the Sony. On the Sony system, the DSP (amp) drives the front tweeters, on the B&O the front tweeters are driven by the ACM. The audio circuits are also completely different; the Sony uses individual shielded circuits between the ACM and DSP, including separate circuits for ANC. The B&O uses the automotive audio bus (A2B) system, which replaces the 14 individual circuits between the ACM and DSP with a digital data bus consisting of 2 cables (positive and negative). Additionally, the Sony Sync Alert communication circuits were eliminated with the B&O system.
i tested the new unleashed B&O yesterday.. it gets loud lol and it's rich sounding. my wife has a Jeep SRT with the Harmon kardon 19 speaker system and the B&O sounds just as good as Harmon.
I have the regular B&O in my 2020 Tremor and it's great... this coming from a Gen 1 owner with that crappy sony system haha.. but in a truck I'd think the unleashed isn't needed? but either way it's a nice system! and sync 4 is awesome.
it is up in the atic of my garage. maybe this weekend.
we covered this several times when many of us were doing our builds 2 years ago.
Harman owns B&O, along with JBL, Infinity, etc.
Hopefully NavTV has their A2B sorted for the new gen F150's by the time the 3Gen Raptors hit the streets. I also really don't like the idea of having speakers in the headrest and the over head. With that being said though once you put in a custom sound system it would be really cool if you could repurpose the overhead speakers as the HAM/CB/race radio external speaker.
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