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Old 05-19-2012, 01:24 AM   #21
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I honestly think with enough time Metra will have a wiring harness adapter for the new focus. I know when the mustang came out it took some time to get the new adapters out since ford had just switched to roundish plugs.
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:35 PM   #22
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I successfully changed my stock speakers today for 2 pairs of Pioneer TS-A1674R 3-way speakers (at $59 a pair). Needless to say, the sound is much much improved. I can actually hear the high and low frequencies again and sounds so crisp. I didn't trash the stock speakers, I just cut the wires and installed the new ones. If I decide to trade this car, those stock speakers might go back (or maybe not). Having better sound just makes this car so much funner to drive now.
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:33 AM   #23
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Can anyone tell us which wire is (+) and (-) on the stock plug. Been trying really hard to survive with the stock set up till they make a speaker adapter but i am finding great deals on speakers and might as well just do it now. Also what size speaker fits the factory opening without modifying the factory speakers.
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Mine was professionally installed so I have no idea. I'm now thinking of adding a hideaway subwoofer to my car? I was thinking about the model 11HS8 Kicker Hideaway 8" Subwoofer with enclosure and integrated 150W Amplifier. Would anyone recommend it? I think it would be like night and day with the addition of a sub for a complete music experience.
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Speaker Wire

As I have fiddled with Fords and their electrical setup many moons ago, I can tell you Ford used to use the black striped wire as the Neg(-). These are American made, so hopefully they haven't changed it.
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Good write up. Thank you.
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I successfully changed my stock speakers today for 2 pairs of Pioneer TS-A1674R 3-way speakers (at $59 a pair). Needless to say, the sound is much much improved. I can actually hear the high and low frequencies again and sounds so crisp. I didn't trash the stock speakers, I just cut the wires and installed the new ones. If I decide to trade this car, those stock speakers might go back (or maybe not). Having better sound just makes this car so much funner to drive now.
UPDATE: I ended up getting Infinity 6502ix speakers instead of those Pioneer's I mentioned. They sound much better. It's been a blast driving this car with these speakers since I got them instead of the stock speakers. The sound is so crisp and clear, but it is still missing that good bass the SEL/Ti models have from the Sony sound system. The bass on the Infinity's still aren't bad. I may contemplate getting a subwoofer for my car in the future. The Kicker "12's sound very good and enjoyed them.

Note: The stock receiver in the Focus isn't as good at delivering the power to the speakers as other receivers can. Even the Fiesta receiver with DSP sound was better. Swapping out the stock receiver in the Focus would only open a who new can of worms and cause problems as everything in the car is tied to that receiver including Sync, and all the steering wheel audio controls. So, I'll just have to live with this thing.
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UPDATE: I ended up getting Infinity 6502ix speakers instead of those Pioneer's I mentioned. They sound much better. It's been a blast driving this car with these speakers since I got them instead of the stock speakers. The sound is so crisp and clear, but it is still missing that good bass the SEL/Ti models have from the Sony sound system. The bass on the Infinity's still aren't bad. I may contemplate getting a subwoofer for my car in the future. The Kicker "12's sound very good and enjoyed them.

Note: The stock receiver in the Focus isn't as good at delivering the power to the speakers as other receivers can. Even the Fiesta receiver with DSP sound was better. Swapping out the stock receiver in the Focus would only open a who new can of worms and cause problems as everything in the car is tied to that receiver including Sync, and all the steering wheel audio controls. So, I'll just have to live with this thing.
Did you have any trouble fitting the speakers? Crutchfield says that they don't fit because the tweeter sticks up too high. I was considering Infinity 6032si because they have a shallower mount and the tweeter does not stick up as high.
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Did you have any trouble fitting the speakers? Crutchfield says that they don't fit because the tweeter sticks up too high. I was considering Infinity 6032si because they have a shallower mount and the tweeter does not stick up as high.
Contrary to what they say there, the speakers fit perfectly fine as long as you don't use the grilles of the speakers. They should be properly secured so they won't rattle. The sound of these speakers are amazing and it will be like night and day compared to the original stock speakers.
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Contrary to what they say there, the speakers fit perfectly fine as long as you don't use the grilles of the speakers. They should be properly secured so they won't rattle. The sound of these speakers are amazing and it will be like night and day compared to the original stock speakers.
Thanks for the info. Are they louder or less loud than your factory speakers at the same volume setting?
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