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GEN 2 VHF radio to center speaker, possible?

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Audio/Video/Electronics Forum [GEN 2]' started by ksgries, Feb 25, 2020.

  1. ksgries

    ksgries Full Access Member

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    Has anyone wired their vhf radio to the center speaker?

    I have the external speaker that I was going to use but Im curious if wiring it up to the center speaker would be the same output


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  2. smurfslayer

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

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    I’m sure it’s possible, that speaker is pretty worthless for the sound stage, and if you do an audio upgrade it won’t get used.
     
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    I did it.
    Aux switch to trigger 3 relays
    1 Power for radio
    1 speaker negative
    1 speaker positive

    Switch off, speaker works normally.
    Switch on, radio on and center channel is dedicated to vhf with independent volume control. Stereo obviously still works as normal.

    There’s a pop in speaker when relays trigger that I’m sure could be suppressed or eliminated with additional effort.
     
  4. The Car Stereo Company

    The Car Stereo Company aka nosbusa Supporting Vendor

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    just disconnect the center speaker from the sound system altogether. we did this a lot many years ago for all the gen 1 guys. you dont miss the center speaker. same goes for the gen 2 trucks
     
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    isn't the center speaker what the nav audio plays through? I thought the system drops the volume on all speakers and the Nav system only uses the center?
     
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    yes and no. the nav and bluetooth plays through the front stage. so while there is sound coming from the center speaker, it is also coming through the door speakers and pillar tweeters
     
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