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I will collect the tremor this weekend and I before even listening to the factory stereo, I know I will be disappointed in the base sync system performance. Does anyone have audio experience with the sync system? Not looking for competition quality by any means, but I do enjoy a bit more clarity and bass. Has anyone already done this or have any recommendations?
 

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I will be watching this one. I find the sound quality quite good, but the volume unimpressive.

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I will be watching this one. I find the sound quality quite good, but the volume unimpressive.

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Assuming you have the B&O system with the King Ranch?
 

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I have the B&O and think it's just fine. No complaints. I don't need so much bass that my license plate to vibrates like a Honda civic but I do enjoy quality audio. I have no complaints with the audio quality.
 

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Mine has the B&O its fine. But not like my "Alpine" deck with the "Jensen" speakers that I had in High School. Since its a personal taste the opinions can and will vary.
 

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ShiverMeTimbers

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The B&O in my Lariat is way better than the stereo I had in my 2016 F150, so I wouldn't even know where to start improving on it. Will be watching this thread.
 
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Alright, so after just a little bit of looking I've pieced together a few items, but not yet finalized. I have yet to collect the truck and want to measure for box size behind the seat before ordering to ensure everything is optimized. The system isn't anything crazy, but should outperform the standard and B&O audio systems these trucks come with by a fair margin without dropping a lot of cash. I will build a ported box and a nice amp rack behind the seat for a factory fit and finish. I've only dabbled in the audio world, so if you guys have experience I'd look forward to any recommendations!

For the line output,
I'm looking at the Audio Control LC7i to convert from the factory head unit to the amplifier so we can send clean signals to the amp.

Amplifier,
Kenwood Exceleon XR901-5 5channel amp, Class D, and rated to: 60w RMS x4 and the 5th channel at 400w RMS at 4ohms

Door Speakers,
Rockford Fosgate P165-SE 6.5" They are rated at 60w RMS at 4ohms

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Kenwood Exceleon KFC-XW1200F 12" shallow mount rated to 350w RMS at 4 ohms
 

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I have zero experience upgrading sound systems. Are all the components you list required or can I just upgrade the speakers for a start? It is a simple remove and replace?
 
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I have zero experience upgrading sound systems. Are all the components you list required or can I just upgrade the speakers for a start? It is a simple remove and replace?

You can replace just the speakers, but probably not gaining much performance. "Your factory stereo uses preset equalization designed to make cheap factory speakers sound better, meaning that it automatically adjusts the different frequencies, creating audio "peaks and valleys" which can degrade sound quality. It is particularly noticeable when you add amplifiers, speakers and subwoofers to your setup, as any deficits in the sound are literally amplified. Most factory stereos also limit the bass output as volume increases in an attempt to protect the speakers. The trouble is, even if you upgrade your speakers and install an amp and subwoofer, the bass output is still limited by your factory stereo. This throws your system out of balance and makes the bass sound muddy and weak."

You have to ask yourself what you want and what you're willing to pay. I set my budget at $1000 and should be + or - $50 building the box and amp rack myself while having 0awg cable sitting around. A lot of people forget the little items and they add up quick, but if you shop around you can find great deals. I could build another for probably $500 or $5500 but results would greatly vary.
 
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Thanks for the explanation, makes sense. I look forward to seeing how your upgrade works out.
 

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Rockford Fosgate!!! That’s awesome they’re still around. This thread took my straight to 1995.
 
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