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I just finished installing forty square feet of 90 mil sound deadening mat and sixteen square feet of 10mm heat insulation mat in my 2018 Focus SEL and it took me over six days and forty hours to complete and it was very hard work. I did so to reduce road noise and enhance the radio sound which it very nicely did. However, I wasn’t completely satisfied with the sound part. The SEL has Sony Sync 3 with ten speakers including the subwoofer and I’ve seen lots of testimonials that give the sound system low ratings. Many people buy new mid-range speakers, new subwoofers and new amplifiers with so-so results.
What I don’t want to do is replace the expensive head unit with its 8” screen. I have had cars that had new head units, amplifiers and 100W speakers and sounded great without a subwoofer. I’m not sure I like a subwoofer so I disconnected mine. Maybe the subwoofer muddles the mid-ranges too much? What I want is clear and crisp sounds.
Before I run out and start replacing components, I need to know some things: The frequencies of my stock speakers and the frequencies of the amplifier outputs. That way I would be able to match any new speakers to the existing amplifier.
Also, I think that the treble, mid-range and bass adjustments don’t really seem like an equalizer to me. Does it adjust levels for all speakers?

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Today I installed four Polk Audio DB652 speakers and unplugged the tweeters. I couldn't hear the factory tweeters very much even if I held it to my ears and I won't buy aftermarket tweeters. The 2-ways have enough treble and bass for me. Also, the subwoofer is disconnected.
My new speakers sound really good and will improve as they break in. Try the radio's fader and balance controls and treble, mid's, and bass while parked with the motor off and windows up. I like jazz, classical and easy listening music. A CD with DDD will help with adjustments.

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