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2012 audio upgrade

Discussion in 'Explorer Audio & Navigation' started by stevenewman3g, April 25, 2013.

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      I have a 2012 Explorer base model. Would love to upgrade the standard audio system. Willing to make incremental improvements. Budget conscious. What is first piece you would upgrade and what would you replace it with?
       
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      Speakers, preferably components if you're willing to put a tweeter someplace up front. Mount the speakers on a 3/4" MDF baffle, and seal the rest of the door while you've got the door card off. Soundproofing will make a big difference with even the stock speakers, soundproofing + sealing the door + mounting new speakers should get you down to 70-80hz, maybe lower.

      2nd step would depend on if you're keeping the stock stereo or not. If not, upgrade the stereo. If you're going to keep the stock stereo, look up sound processors like an MS-8... allows you to keep the SYNC & whatever other functions, gives you 20w per channel I think, and makes the rest of the upgrade path (an amp or two, subwoofer) pretty simple and more of a plug & play thing.
       

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