How To: Disconnect Center-Speaker on Sony 9 Speaker System - Page 4 - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum > Ford Focus Third Generation > MK3 Focus

MK3 Focus The place to chat about general questions, window tinting, exterior body, interior and lighting upgrades for the third generation 2012-Current Focus.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-23-2012, 10:50 AM   #31
Altis
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Fan#: 89540
Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada
What I Drive: 2012 Sterling Grey SEL Hatch 5MT

Posts: 936
FF Reputation: 1 Altis Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
If you guys want to make an actual improvement to SQ, replace the capacitors to the front tweeters... the stock ones are limiting. You'll increase the dynamic range of the system, introducing new levels of high frequency ranges than will actually improve clarity (rather than the illusion of clarity by reducing the high midrange frequencies; the result of this mod).

Sony claimed to have designed this class D digital amplifier specifically for this car (although they're now using the same one in the Escape), and the speakers are all Sony (despite wherever they may be made... everything's like that..).
Altis is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-23-2012, 02:26 PM   #32
Justintoxicated
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Fan#: 103386
Location: San Diego, CA
What I Drive: Silver Focus 2012 Titanium MFT

Posts: 190
FF Reputation: 1 Justintoxicated Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Altis View Post
If you guys want to make an actual improvement to SQ, replace the capacitors to the front tweeters... the stock ones are limiting. You'll increase the dynamic range of the system, introducing new levels of high frequency ranges than will actually improve clarity (rather than the illusion of clarity by reducing the high midrange frequencies; the result of this mod).

Sony claimed to have designed this class D digital amplifier specifically for this car (although they're now using the same one in the Escape), and the speakers are all Sony (despite wherever they may be made... everything's like that..).
I'm surprised they are made by sony because the subwoofer isn't hideous.
Justintoxicated is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2012, 04:25 PM   #33
MyThIc3LiTe
Focus Addict
 
MyThIc3LiTe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 95163
Location: Edmonton, Canada
What I Drive: 2012 Focus Titanium Blue Candy

Posts: 782
FF Reputation: 4 MyThIc3LiTe Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Justintoxicated View Post
I'm surprised they are made by sony because the subwoofer isn't hideous.
Well we also have to bear in mind the size of the car, that does wonder for conveying bass response
__________________
2012 Ford Focus Titanium Blue Candy Hatch 2009 Suzuki Swift+ - Traded in 2006 Lincoln Zephyr - Traded in

http://www.aniteshjaswalphotography.com
If you live in Edmonton, AB I would be more then happy to do a shoot with you!
MyThIc3LiTe is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 02:03 AM   #34
Gemini8026
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 94704
Location: Saskatoon, Canada
What I Drive: 2012 Focus Titanium Sedan (Silver)

Posts: 36
FF Reputation: 1 Gemini8026 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Altis View Post
If you guys want to make an actual improvement to SQ, replace the capacitors to the front tweeters... the stock ones are limiting. You'll increase the dynamic range of the system, introducing new levels of high frequency ranges than will actually improve clarity (rather than the illusion of clarity by reducing the high midrange frequencies; the result of this mod).

Sony claimed to have designed this class D digital amplifier specifically for this car (although they're now using the same one in the Escape), and the speakers are all Sony (despite wherever they may be made... everything's like that..).

Could you please clarify on this statement ? What values did you experiment with, and what are the stock values?! This seems a LOT easier then doing what I am THINKING about doing :)
Gemini8026 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 12:09 PM   #35
gybryant
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Fan#: 99976
Location: Starkville, MS
What I Drive: 2012 Tuxedo Black Focus SEL

Posts: 4
FF Reputation: 1 gybryant Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Reading this post, I ran out to the parking lot with a scredriver and disconnected the center channel. Psychoacoustics may be to blame, but I am very happy. I've hated that center channel since I bought the car. The soundfield is definitely expanded and the overall presentation sounds less muddy to me. Now if I can only do something about that (what I believe to be) underpowered amplifier.
gybryant is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 03:02 PM   #36
hand-filer
Focus Enthusiast
 
hand-filer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Fan#: 90895
Location: Wpg, Canada
What I Drive: One less Ford

Posts: 343
FF Reputation: 1 hand-filer Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by gybryant View Post
Reading this post, I ran out to the parking lot with a scredriver and disconnected the center channel. Psychoacoustics may be to blame, but I am very happy. I've hated that center channel since I bought the car. The soundfield is definitely expanded and the overall presentation sounds less muddy to me. Now if I can only do something about that (what I believe to be) underpowered amplifier.
Another happy audiophile.
I have a hard time understanding how some people do not find this simple mod to be an improvement. Maybe it's their choice of listening material.
Maybe the prolonged exposure to mediocrity becomes the norm.
Whenever I make a change to my home system I give it a few days before I pass judgement.
__________________
2012 Mustang Brembo GT - Kona Blue
2013 Acura RDX - Alabaster Silver
hand-filer is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 03:26 PM   #37
Kabigon
Focus Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Fan#: 88299
Location: Torrance, CA
What I Drive: 2012 sterling gray Titanium

Posts: 3,042
Points 3,704, Level 38
Points: 3,704, Level: 38 Points: 3,704, Level: 38 Points: 3,704, Level: 38
Level Up 36% Completed
Level up: 36% Level up: 36% Level up: 36%
Forum Activity 23%
Activity: 23% Activity: 23% Activity: 23%
FF Reputation: 11 Kabigon Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by hand-filer View Post
Another happy audiophile.
I have a hard time understanding how some people do not find this simple mod to be an improvement.
I tried this "mod" a long time ago and the system still sounded like crap (tonal balance wise).

The *highly* pronounced upper midrange was fixed by altering the tweeter crossovers.


You should keep in mind that how we perceive sound is subjective.

What sounds great to you may sound like garbage to someone with a better set of ears than yours.
Kabigon is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 03:34 PM   #38
MyThIc3LiTe
Focus Addict
 
MyThIc3LiTe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 95163
Location: Edmonton, Canada
What I Drive: 2012 Focus Titanium Blue Candy

Posts: 782
FF Reputation: 4 MyThIc3LiTe Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
The only redeeming part of the Focus was the smaller interior space so the system could flood it with sound easily.

My 8 speaker, non subwoofer Lincoln sounded a hell of a lot better than this 10 speaker system.
__________________
2012 Ford Focus Titanium Blue Candy Hatch 2009 Suzuki Swift+ - Traded in 2006 Lincoln Zephyr - Traded in

http://www.aniteshjaswalphotography.com
If you live in Edmonton, AB I would be more then happy to do a shoot with you!
MyThIc3LiTe is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 04:37 PM   #39
Dysan911
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 95746
Location: Jacksonville, FL
What I Drive: 2012 White, Focus Titanium

Posts: 582
FF Reputation: 2 Dysan911 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by hand-filer View Post
Another happy audiophile.
I have a hard time understanding how some people do not find this simple mod to be an improvement. Maybe it's their choice of listening material.
Maybe the prolonged exposure to mediocrity becomes the norm.
Whenever I make a change to my home system I give it a few days before I pass judgement.
You didn't remove the center channel on your home surround sound did ya?
__________________
2012 FF Ti HB Platinum White Tricoat, Built 12/11, 401A + Parking Technology Package and MFT w/NAV at 3.5.1
Dysan911 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 06:45 PM   #40
hand-filer
Focus Enthusiast
 
hand-filer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Fan#: 90895
Location: Wpg, Canada
What I Drive: One less Ford

Posts: 343
FF Reputation: 1 hand-filer Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dysan911 View Post
You didn't remove the center channel on your home surround sound did ya?
Hah, pretty funny. No it's a dedicated 2 channel stereo system with tube separates and a turntable as a source.
__________________
2012 Mustang Brembo GT - Kona Blue
2013 Acura RDX - Alabaster Silver
hand-filer is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:43 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.