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Dead space behind 3rd Gen HU?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Colin_R6, May 12, 2018.

  1. May 12, 2018 at 11:38 AM
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    Colin_R6

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    I had an Alpine Powerpack and now a Kicker Key amp back there. There’s plenty of room just below your head unit.
     
  4. Sep 16, 2018 at 8:30 AM
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    Looking to install my kicker key soon. Any tips? I have the subie tweets and kicker CS 6x9/6.5 combo.
     
  5. Sep 16, 2018 at 8:57 AM
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    Yes, it’ll initially sound like ass, all treble, until you run the calibration with microphone and pink noise. I was worried something was wrong, but the auto calibration fixed it.
     
  6. Sep 16, 2018 at 8:58 AM
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    Did you power all 6 speakers or just the fronts? Also, did you buy the Metra harness?
     
  7. Sep 16, 2018 at 9:05 AM
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    I created my own harness with 2 metra adapters. I initially only powered the fronts and left the rear speakers powered from the head unit. Then I got the CS separates for the front and biamped the dash and front door speakers.

    If I had it to do over, I’d have biamped the Subaru tweeters and 6x9 CS speakers in the door and not purchased new separates. You would have to cut and run some wire that way, but you’re delivering more power to the front sound stage. I feel the rear speakers aren’t worth wasting amp power on.
     
  8. Sep 16, 2018 at 9:21 AM
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    There's a fair amount of room above the instrument cluster all the way from the A-pillar to the HU. It's actually easier to run new wires up there than down above the pedals and is a convenient pathway for both center console switches and access to the A-pillar for overhead switches. Not so sure placing a heat source like an amp directly on top of the instrument cluster is a good idea long term though, seems to me it should have a bit more separation from other goodies.
     

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