Originally Posted by Verdier
The exact position of the amp is unknown to me. We decided to slave off the actual subwoofer directly in the trunk and when we called the Honda dealership to ask where the amp was the doofus on the phone said there wasn't an amp in the car. Needless to say your milage will vary quite a bit when talking to Honda. The panels are very prone to scratching so careful taking them off, my friends at Best buy took them off so I'm not sure how they came off. It was all guesswork since they had little info to work on. I'm curious to see how you guys mod this system. I prefer to have control via the screen but without official support I don't know of anything that interfaces with the tourings computer or steering controls. I'd also like control of the dsp and put the center channel output to the main speakers since it blares like a banshee and the equalization needs to be tweaked from so much treble output. Also those damn tweeters in the doors need replacing since they crackle and buzz all the time. This system really annoys the hell out of me. Please keep us informed on what all of you guys do and consider youtubing a video on it. I really need to bypass this day and amp and find good speakers to replace the crap ones. Guess I'll need to dynamat the doors too. Cheers all.
So there are 10 channels which makes this hard because most high end DSPs are only 8 channels. The center channel i dont want to mess with since it has dedicated audio for voice guidance and system alerts. My thoughts are to leave the center to run off factory amp and maybe just upgrade the speaker to handle higher volumes. The factory sub will just be disconnected and not used at all.
Front door tweeters, front door speakere, rear deck speakere and rear deck tweeters make up 8 channels that can be summed together on the dsp to produce a full range flat audio signal.
From there ill run a 6 channel amp for the speakers. The car will have 6.5 components front and rear. The rear will be run passive with a crossover and the fronts will run active for better tuning. That uses all 6 channels. Then a dedicated mono block amp for a single sub in a custom ported box.
Equipment list will be:
Focal Flax 6.5 components front
Focal Access 6.5 Components rear
JL TW12 slimline sub and custom ported box
Focal 900.6 amp for speakers
Probably a JL or Alpine digital amp for sub
Audio Control 801 DSP
Full dynamat on front doors
Full dynamat on rear deck and trunk
Undecided on wiring yet, maybe Stinger, Fosgate or Monster cables.
Id like to run 3-ways up front but unless i fiberglass the mids into the kick panels theres no room and i dont want this to be flashy so ill pass on that. Might upgrade the rear speakers to Flax series also to match the front.
I believe factory amp is in passenger kick panel. Ill confirm later. Still need to figure out if the factory sub channel needs to somehow be included in the dsp to sum the signal. It might since the rears are active components on their own channels and not full range. That really messes this up. An 8 speaker system like in the EX would be much easier to run.
Ill post updates as i go