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Old 07-01-2012, 07:53 AM   #21
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Id like to swap out the factory one for a 12", I have thought about it. But at the same time, since there is no way to independently control the sub, I have a feeling it would get REALLY annoying for some songs.
Why wouldn't you be able to control it? There is a setting in the MFT for the depth of bass from the subwoofer is there not? Just use the wiring that's already there and hook up the new one.. control the dB from the new amp installed in the progress and find a happy medium for the subwoofer versus different type of songs.

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Old 07-05-2012, 10:38 AM   #22
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Why wouldn't you be able to control it? There is a setting in the MFT for the depth of bass from the subwoofer is there not? Just use the wiring that's already there and hook up the new one.. control the dB from the new amp installed in the progress and find a happy medium for the subwoofer versus different type of songs.

Iuno, just a thought.
I don't have subwoofer controls on my MFT. There is just fade, balance, bass, mid, treble.
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Titanium? I'm pretty sure the titanium has a subwoofer control on the mft

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Titanium? I'm pretty sure the titanium has a subwoofer control on the mft

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Yep, and if it does, I haven't found it yet. Might have gone away in the latest update just like being able to assign the shortcut buttons to something else.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:06 PM   #25
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Adding a sound processor is the way to go with the MFT/Sony 10 speaker. A JL clean sweep, MS-8 or my personal favorite an Audio Cotrol LCQ-1. Install with the LCQ would go like this:

Splice into the Sonys front, rear and sub output


Wire the outputs to the LCQ witch then filters out all factory EQ and let's you tune each channel to your preference


From the LCQ to your aftermarket amps


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The LCQ also has what they call their "Acubass" feature that completely eliminates the factory bass roll off you hear when the volume is increased. Nothing but a clean unfiltered audio source for your aftermarket amps. I also ordered their remote bass controll that gives you volume controll over your sub channel from wherever you'd like to mount it. Oh and IMHO anyone who says the factory sony sound is some of the best they have ever heard is seriously missing out on what a well designed car stereo should should like.
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Tomorrow, I am getting 2 12's installed with a seperate amp. Guy said that it would be fine running all three, but I just wouldnt be able to control the subs independently. Therefore, I am getting him to add in a toggle switch to be able to kill the additional subbs and go back to factory. Including the wiring kit plus the "hi/lo" adapter to the HU plus labor, I am looking at 165.00 (including taxes). Thoughts?
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What exactly does the LCQ do?
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What exactly does the LCQ do?
nvm. I shoudl have read more. So basically, from what I understand, it takes the restriction off of the stereo so you are able to control the sound in a more detailed manner?

My question is, do you really need this? Is there going to be that much of a difference?
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:42 PM   #30
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Tomorrow, I am getting 2 12's installed with a seperate amp. Guy said that it would be fine running all three, but I just wouldnt be able to control the subs independently. Therefore, I am getting him to add in a toggle switch to be able to kill the additional subbs and go back to factory. Including the wiring kit plus the "hi/lo" adapter to the HU plus labor, I am looking at 165.00 (including taxes). Thoughts?

Does $165 include the subs, box, amp, loc (hi/lo), and wiring kit? If so, then what kind of subs and amp are you getting put in? Can't be anything spectacular for that cheap.


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nvm. I shoudl have read more. So basically, from what I understand, it takes the restriction off of the stereo so you are able to control the sound in a more detailed manner?

My question is, do you really need this? Is there going to be that much of a difference?
I wired my subs using an LOC from the front speakers and everything sounds pretty great. I don't think the LCQ is really necessary unless you want top of the line audio in your car.

Make sure you tell the guy installing your subs to wire the LOC to the front speakers and not the back, because Ford limits the frequency outputs to the back speakers for some reason and the subs will not play all the bass.

Btw, I have the 6 speaker setup, but the installation should be roughly the same since your using an LOC
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