DIY stereo upgrade for under $500.00

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Audio/Video/Electronics Forum [GEN 2]' started by Guy, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. roscopeeco78

    roscopeeco78 Member

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    Great post Guy and thanks to the others that provided input.

    I would like to do the same setup, but I have the 801A with the upgraded Kicker subwoofer but not the Sony sound system (I am assuming, but not sure). If it is not the Sony sound system, would the set up Guy describes work or should I get another amp for the upgraded speakers.

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  2. nah_tan

    nah_tan Full Access Member

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    Everybody not using a high quality line level converter is missing out
    http://www.audiocontrol.com/car-audio/factory-system-upgrade/lc2i/

    It takes the speaker level inputs form the factory amp and provides a pre amp level signal for the sub amp. Additionally it turns on when it detects signal and provides the amp a 12v signal to turn on the amp! This will allow you to turn up your sub and start shaking the mirrors!
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    Now it's really sounded good!
     
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  3. Guy

    Guy FRF Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    That's an easy add on.

    So now the big question.... does it stop the bass from rolling off at high volume?
     
  4. smurfslayer

    smurfslayer Be vewwy, vewwy quiet. We’re hunting sasquatch77

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    You will still lose the sub when the truck powers down at a stop, as that unit uses the line level signal, which gets cut when the truck shuts down for auto start/stop.

    It may clean up the signal to the sub, but, you’re still getting the sound levels capped at all the remaining speakers, unless ( I think ) you use for scan to update the signal settings(?)
     
  5. Guy

    Guy FRF Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Smurf...

    I've got a fix for that man.... 5 star tune deactivates that start stop stuff....

    And it makes the truck even more fun...

    Hmmmm... I know just what you need buddy.


    Lol
     
  6. roscopeeco78

    roscopeeco78 Member

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    pros and cons over wiring off the battery instead of the inverter?
     
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  7. nah_tan

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    Yes, it has a specific feature to counter bass roll off. Its called "ACCUbass" setting.

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  8. nah_tan

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    Actually you do not with this unit. It is receiving the ON/OFF signal from the audio input and then triggering the amp so as long as the audio is playing the sub will be on
     
  9. Guy

    Guy FRF Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Bump
     
  10. nofire

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    So I've done all 7 speakers and dynamatted the HE'LL out of the doors and it sounds light years better than before. I just finished dynamatting the floor and then putting dynaliner on top of that, so here's to hoping it sounds even better.

    I do have a question though. I'm currently finishing up the sub and amp mod and I'm trying to figure out which sub output wires from the Sony amp go to which wire on my LC. I see people who are guessing until they get sound. But at this point I figured we would have a definite answer. So does anyone know?
     

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