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Old 02-25-2013, 01:19 AM   #271
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I have the same radio as you in my 13' focus st1... It works just fine with my alpine speakers amp upgrades. It doesn't have the fine tuning capibility as aftermarket but sounds good none the less.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:22 AM   #272
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Hello,
First post and new owner of 2012 Focus Hatchback SEL (stock 6-speaker, no navigation, basically stock SEL). I have a hopefully simple question.

I am hoping to add some sound deadening material as well as upgrading the sound system to my car. For the sound system, I plan on upgrading the speakers and possibly the amp and possibly adding a subwoofer. (I haven't thought all of that through and have only begun to do research)

However, for looks and function, I'm fine with the stock stereo head unit/dashboard thing. My question is, in terms of sound quality, how is the stock stereo head unit/dashboard thing? Is it recommended that I upgrade it if I want to improve the sound?

I will mainly be listening through the auxiliary in, but perhaps the USB as well.

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I have the same radio as you in my 13' focus st1... It works just fine with my alpine speakers amp upgrades. It doesn't have the fine tuning capibility as aftermarket but sounds good none the less.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:34 PM   #273
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Thanks for the reply. After re-reading this thread, I now understand what is going on. Just one more question for you, specifically. I assume you have an LOC, right? What do you have? Thanks.

Okay back to actual after-market discussion. Sorry.

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I have the same radio as you in my 13' focus st1... It works just fine with my alpine speakers amp upgrades. It doesn't have the fine tuning capibility as aftermarket but sounds good none the less.
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:03 AM   #274
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Can a regular sync radio be swapped with a tutanium sony stereo? If so, what are the good and bad sides of this?
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:42 AM   #275
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Thanks for the reply. After re-reading this thread, I now understand what is going on. Just one more question for you, specifically. I assume you have an LOC, right? What do you have? Thanks.

Okay back to actual after-market discussion. Sorry.
I have your same system with an amp and sub install only. I used a LOC made by PAC found on amazon. It's cheap and works great. The stereo sounds fine with the stock head unit.
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I had adapt OEM navigation system to my 2012 Focus.
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:51 PM   #277
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I had adapt OEM navigation system to my 2012 Focus.
how the heck did you do that???
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Guys, I believe for those who purchased the aftermarked stereo and the steering wheel control did not work, you need to purchased a CAN BUS to make it work, I have installed a similar stereo on another car I have a year ago and it's being working well since, including the steering wheel controls, just be aware or heat so I also setup some fans to the unit.
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I am looking to purchase a 2012 SE and most of the ones I have seen don't have the sync stuff. Which is fine but I want something and I have been reading this thread this weekend and it has been great information.

It has been a couple months since Blarson's last post so I wanted to spin this up again as I have seen some more options out there.


Tyso USA - $480 with backup camera
Windows CE OS, good pics on amazon site, looks pretty OEM.
Camera looks huge in the pic so not sure where that goes on the car since I dont have a focus yet :)

Android $544
Saw this posted earlier in the thread but no responses to it.

Koolertron - $469
No other info on this unit

Movewell - $495
one amazonreview with US car had issues with it working may only work with Euro models, dunno, ill probably pass

Metra Kit - $160
Just a dash kit that allows you to install any unit you want.

Otto Navi - $517
Not a ton of info on the amazon site

TF6015A - tradesolution $480
Does lis additional prices in description for some things im not sure what they are.
Built in Digital TV option
DVB-T(MPEG2):$40 USD
ISDB-T(One Seg):$45 USD
TMC option :$25 USD
Wifi USB Dongle , 3G USB Dongle Modem included

Another $350
Does list 4x60W amp vs most others ive seen are 50W. not that means much in terms of quality.

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Another on Amazon - 350
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