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New to the forum. Just some info on the audio upgrades done on my 1500. I am using he factory ...


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Old 01-02-2017, 10:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New to the forum. Just some info on the audio upgrades done on my 1500.
I am using he factory head unit. Here is a list of my upgrades

Processor : Mosconi 6 to 8 v8 with the SP-DIF multi & AMAS-2 . This combo gives you 8 channels of pre outs and allows for Bluetooth audio and Bluetooth phone calls.

Amps: Mosconi 200.4 for the front mid bass and midrange, 100.2 for the tweeters & JL Audio 750/1 for the Sub. Rear speakers are deleted.

Speakers: Focal KRX3 3 way set ( running active) 6.5" mid bass, 3" midrange & 1 inch tweeter. Sub is the JL Audio W7 12" AE.

Connection: 0 gauge Power and Ground wire, stinger 9000 RCA's and stinger 16 gauge speaker wire. I would love to hear how some of you guys have upgraded you system.
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Old 01-10-2017, 10:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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That looks sweet! Im working on building a 4 way active system with a Focal set too and using a JL audio 13tw5 13" shallow mount sub.

This week just replaced head unit check out my thread

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Very nice install. How hot do those amps get with the backseat over them.
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I saw your post, keep me informed on your progress. Which focal speakers are you going to use in your setup.
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I haven't had an issue with heat, they do get a little warm though but not enough to kick on the internal fans.
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Wow, nice, clean install!
I love the sub enclosure...is sub facing down? Do you like the output?
Regarding the KRX3 midbass....I'm assuming the woofer needed to be mounted that way because the woofer was too deep to install behind factory door panel?
Is your midrange in a custom pod? How do you like the mid there?
I just pulled all my Dynaudio/ARC/P99 combo from my truck and looking to re-do my system once I get a new Ram.
I like what you got going on here....enjoy!!!
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WOW... I LOVE IT! Good work!
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Yep, the sub is down firing. The output is nice and tight. On the mid bass I had it installed behind the door panel at on time but when certain songs would play with bass, it was hitting against the grill so I had to make the decision to mount it this way, no issues with excursion now. The midrange pod was custom made from the enclosure that came with the set. I like how it sounds mounted this way but will move the 3" midrange into the factory dash area. I experimented with placement and found that for proper staging the dash area is the best place for it. I see you have some high end equipment too.
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I ran my Scan Speak 10F's in the factory dash location for a while. I liked how they sound there. I'd love to have my mids on axis, but the dash location performed well enough....form over function for that decision. I never perfected the tune, but I got really close before I decided to remove everything so I could trade the truck in.
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In a perfect world on axis would be ideal. When using an RTA and doing time alignment, you can get an excellent sound stage.
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