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Old 09-30-2012, 02:47 PM   #51
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I tried a few different Sirius stations so I can only assume it is of a reasonable quality. I'll probably try different settings at different times so my ears don't adjust to it and it won't all sound the same.
You are correct. Most radio stations have their own audio processing that boosts volume with compression and enhances audio with digital processing software. This is why radio stations usually sound big and bold compared to CDs which can sound weak and thin.
My Ti has the MFT system. Is this what you have with your Sony system? Let me know and I will make some suggestions.

It is important to recognize that due to the manner in which different wave frequencies disperse you can only tune your system for the best sound in one position, in my case the driver's position.
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:09 PM   #52
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A quick way to fiddle with EQ is to load an app called EQu onto your iPhone or, better still, your iPad. Once loaded you can test the effects of different EQ presets on your Sony system while looping a song. EQu is incredibly intuitive in that when you find a preset you like you can drag the EQ line with your finger into any curve you want to fine tune it. The results are immediate and dramatic. When you find the EQ profile you like best you can try to come as close as possible in the albeit limited Sony EQ.
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:58 PM   #53
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Does anyone know what size the center speaker is?
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Old 09-28-2013, 01:41 PM   #54
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I replaced the stock with a 3.5" polk audio speaker, and it lined right up with the stock screws.
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Old 09-28-2013, 02:39 PM   #55
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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.
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Were you able to find a wiring harness so that you did have to cut the connector?
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:54 AM   #57
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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
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:54 PM   #58
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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.
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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...
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Old 10-01-2013, 07:46 AM   #60
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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?
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