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12-16-2013 02:31 PM
Hempster
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Originally Posted by Nick Markham View Post
So I just tried this and I must say I had a total opposite experience!

It sounded way worse with the center disconnected and I was not impressed at all. Well different stuff for different people!
This was my experience as well.
I also removed the polyfil so many said improved the sub sound!
I found it just muddied up the low end!
Different strokes for different folks....
10-01-2013 08:52 PM
I Bleed Ford Blue I tried this mod today when I got to work, took me about 90 seconds to do. Including plugging the wires into the dummy connector under the center speaker. I noticed an immediate improvement in the front stage. Don't know why ford puts the center speaker there in the first place, all it does is degrade the sound quality.

I'll dig around on my wifes escape ti and see how to do this mod to it. And on a side note, I did this mod to my 11 fusion SEL with sony system. But the fusion had two center speakers, one above the radio and the other in the center of the rear package tray.
10-01-2013 05:29 PM
REK21 I guess I'm not sure honestly... Lol

But what I meant, was that in certain points in the song, it sounded kind of jumbled. As far as where the sound was coming from I guess. Now, I can differentiate better where the sound is coming from. Does that make sense?
10-01-2013 07:46 AM
bama_focus Not forsure on these terms, what do y'all mean by muddy? Im hard of hearing and wear hearing aids so I'm not big on audio quality but may try this out. Does it affect the volume of people talking when you're syncing a phone call?
10-01-2013 02:22 AM
REK21 Just tried disconnecting center speaker. In the five mins I listened to it and tuned it a little bit, it sounded much better.

I used a song that for some reason sounded particularly muddy in my car, but only in my car. House stereo sounded fine, work stereo sounded fine, it even sounded better in my ear buds, minus the low end... Anyhow, after doing a bit of tweaking, the song sounds amazing in the car now.

I will probably keep that speaker disconnected...
09-30-2013 09:54 PM
sanford12
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Originally Posted by Gemini8026 View Post
Im still waiting to hear back from some members, but i am still curious if it is worth swapping my Sony stock components with some aftermarket Boston Acoustics SR60's. Im aware its a BIT of a pita to install, but Id be willing to do it IF its worth the time and effort. The system doesnt have very good definition, and Im not sure if the active EQ'ing and such will alllow the BA's to perform (already disconnec center channel btw) :)

Anyone running components on factory power with good results?!?!?
Except for the really top end stereos in luxury cars the speakers that come with even the upgraded stereos of cars like the Focus and most other cars the OEM speakers are junk. I used Infinity Reference in a Ford 500. It was like a whole new stereo. The Sony sounds good but some new speakers would make it sound awesome. You want to hear a really sound system. Listen to a Fender unit in a VW Beetle. That's a nice factory piece of gear.
09-30-2013 10:54 AM
medic68wjoe My stock one blew so I replaced it and yes it was a paper cone. And I used T-Tap connectors and insulated quick disconnect to the speaker and T-Tap's
09-29-2013 10:14 AM
Stevins Were you able to find a wiring harness so that you did have to cut the connector?
09-28-2013 02:39 PM
Anthony14
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Originally Posted by medic68wjoe View Post
I replaced the stock with a 3.5" polk audio speaker, and it lined right up with the stock screws.
Are the stock speakers paper cones?

I wonder if it would be worth it in the long run to buy rubber cone speakers.
09-28-2013 01:41 PM
medic68wjoe I replaced the stock with a 3.5" polk audio speaker, and it lined right up with the stock screws.
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