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Old 09-07-2013, 10:54 AM   #11
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Nice write up! Thanks! How exactly do you add a powered sub to this setup? This looks like a nice route vs. LOC or processor.
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I'm going to run speaker level leads from the rear output of the head unit to an LC2i, amp, and sub in the trunk. My head unit rear channels will go to both the LC2i and the Alpine KTP445U amp via a splice between the head unit and the KTP445U input.
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Nice!!
Got the Alpine amp in my cart at Amazon but going with the PAC AOEM-FRD24 for the wiring interface.
One question. Would it matter (sound wise) if the sub is tied to the front or rear?
I plan on using the front just because it's the primary soundstage and will NOT be faded.
Will most likely get the LC2i asap :)
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Nice!!
Got the Alpine amp in my cart at Amazon but going with the PAC AOEM-FRD24 for the wiring interface.
One question. Would it matter (sound wise) if the sub is tied to the front or rear?
I plan on using the front just because it's the primary soundstage and will NOT be faded.
Will most likely get the LC2i asap :)
I'm no expert, but I don't think the sub cares what channel the signal comes from.

I don't think the PAC harness will work in a 2012+ Focus unless you're going to do some cutting and splicing.
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Although I have read of people using it on other 11+ fords, I just want it for the plugs.
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Although I have read of people using it on other 11+ fords, I just want it for the plugs.
I was under the impression that the Focus plug changed in 2012. My pics of the parrot harness that fits the 2012+ Focus are in the link in the first post of this thread. If the PAC harness has the same plug you should be fine but I don't think it does.
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I stand corrected, although I see listings of 12+ mustangs & F150's working with the PAC, the plug looks different. I will stick with the Parrot.
Thanx for the heads up!
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Ok. LC2i, alpine amp, Parrot harness on the way from Amazon :)
Can't wait to get it all hooked up, haven't had my alpine plt-5 sub in service for a couple yrs.
Got a set of Kicker components to use in the front, gonna have to upgrade the rears too.
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Gonna get my harness all fixed up this weekend. Just gonna add in a couple bullet taps for the input to the LC2i till I can get the sub power ran. LC2i will go under the rear mat for "tweaking" access. Hope to get this project done before winter sets in ....
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