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      2012 c30 audio upgrade help needed.

      Ive got a 2012 r design with the “high performance” audio. The sound, for lack of better terms, just sucks. Has anyone successfully added something like a mini dsp or amp/dsp combo to a P1? I was looking at a few different units, but haven’t been able to find anything install related on a P1 other than jus the upgrading the speakers or installing a bluepower kit.

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      If you want more power you can swap the amp for one from a Premium Sound (or DynAudio) P1. They are plug and play. VIDA will give an error for the center speaker open but no other issue.
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      try turning the fader to the full front
      it is the rear speakers that make the whole system sound muddy
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      Quote Originally Posted by potatochobit View Post
      try turning the fader to the full front
      it is the rear speakers that make the whole system sound muddy
      Yeah, I sent my balance forward. The rear speakers, at neutral setting, overpower the fronts. And they don't quite have the same high capability.
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      I am running a JL Audio Fix86 from the OEM headunit, the Fix86 signal feeds a JL Audio RD900/5. My speakers are all Focal Flax Components (front and rear). The sound quality is amazing, could not have predicted how much of an improvement it actually made. For bass I run a JL 10” sub.


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      I bet that does sound nice. I'm curious how you mounted the front tweeters?
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      Quote Originally Posted by AutoGeek View Post
      I bet that does sound nice. I am curious how you mounted the front tweeters?
      The shop mounted the tweeters in the OEM location. I believe they hollowed out the existing tweeters and then molded in the new ones. Everything is completely hidden, so it is near impossible to tell that anything has been done to my C30.


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      Quote Originally Posted by AutoGeek View Post
      I bet that does sound nice. I'm curious how you mounted the front tweeters?
      Just noticed that you are in the DMV. The shop that did my C30 was Unique Audio in Lorton, VA. Great group of guys whom I would definitely recommend.


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      Curious did you have the sub mounted in spare tire or kust a box?

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      Quote Originally Posted by psy View Post
      Curious did you have the sub mounted in spare tire or kust a box?
      It is actually a JL Box ... as I am still deciding if I want to remove my rear seats. If I do remove the rear seats, then I will go for a custom floor which will hold the sub (I might even add a second sub).


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      Do you have the model number for that JL box?

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