Not your average “4 speakers + subwoofer” sound system. Today i’ll show you something different
2019 Ford F150 sound system
- Front speakers: Hertz Mille Legend ML280.3 Tweeters, ML700.3 Midrange, ML1800.3 7″ Woofers
- Rear speakers: NONE
- Digital Signal Processor: Audison Bit NOVE
- Subwoofers: 2x Rockford Fosgate 10″ P3
- Amplifiers: Focal FPX4400.SQ for tweeters and midrange. Rockford Fosgate T400X4ad bridged in two channels for door woofers, Rockford Fosgate T750X1bd for subwoofers
The system plan is- 3 way full active front stage + 2 subwoofers under rear seat.
“Full active” means each speaker connected directly to amplifier without crossovers. Amplifier filters set to full range.
To set up the system we will use DSP Audison BIT Nove. 9 channel with full control. Crossovers, phase, EQ, gains, everything could be done to each speaker separately.
NO REAR SPEAKERS AND NO CENTER SPEAKER. ONLY FRONT+ SUBWOOFERS.
Let’s start with front doors.
Few different layers of sound proofing material to reduce vibration and road noise.
New speaker wires in the doors. 14 AWG vs. OEM 20AWG wires
Hertz Mille Legend 7 inch woofer installed
Foam ring to seal the gap between speaker and door panels.
Door panels also got two layers of sound deadening materials.
Next step: Tweeters and midrange speakers install.
Midrange speakers are 3″
These speakers will be installed in A-pillars.
Cut the holes in each pillar
Take some fiberglass, resin, bondo, glue and bunch of sand paper, mix, sand, check, sand again, sand again, check again…
After that, these speaker pods were wrapped in cloth and installed.
Subwoofers installed in FOX Acoustics ported box
And now it’s time to install the amplifiers.
we going to install all three amplifiers and DSP on the rear wall behind the seat. But before that we need some sound deadening here
We glued this three wood strips to the metal.
And covered everything with first layer of sound deadening
And second layer
Next step- board for amplifiers secured to those three wood strips and now its time to install the amps and DSP
And of course- power and signal wiring
Circuit breaker under the hood.
Controller for DSP installed beside the steering wheel.
And it’s time to tune the system
After one full day of tuning i can say- this truck sounds different and awesome!
Here is the short video. This test track sounds so good, you can see the drums and cymbals like you’re sitting right in front of drum set