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    2013 Ford Taurus Limited SQ install

    Well it's been quite some time since I've been on the forums so here's a little project I'm about to start working on.

    Mi padre just got a new 2013 Taurus Limited. It's fully loaded and I must say, I'm astonished it's a FORD! As nice as it is though, the Sony system is total trash and mud in my ears. So I was talking with my friends at Soundstream, and I'm making this a new Mecca & IASCA SQ competitor.


    Here is the Equipment List for right now
    Headunit - Stock Sony Sync
    - Looking for alternatives

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    Subs - (2) Soundstream R3. 8 Woofers
    Wiring- Tsunami X20 interconnects with OFC 0 ga
    Batt- Xs power
    Dampening - Second Skin
    Left my camera at work, or I'd take "before" pics

    Right now it's kinda on hold because some of the equipment isn't at SS yet but should be mid March. Main focus is to keep it as factory looking as possible including an open trunk (no box) so the most fabrication will creating a viable enclosure in the rear deck locations for the subs.



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    Re: 2013 Ford Taurus Limited SQ install

    always liked your builds man glad to hear your back at it



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    Re: 2013 Ford Taurus Limited SQ install

    Quote Originally Posted by Farmacist View Post
    Well it's been quite some time since I've been on the forums so here's a little project I'm about to start working on.

    Mi padre just got a new 2013 Taurus Limited. It's fully loaded and I must say, I'm astonished it's a FORD! As nice as it is though, the Sony system is total trash and mud in my ears. So I was talking with my friends at Soundstream, and I'm making this a new Mecca & IASCA SQ competitor.


    Here is the Equipment List for right now
    Headunit - Stock Sony Sync
    - Looking for alternatives

    EQ/ Processor - Soundstream SYNTHESIS
    Soundstream - SYNTHESIS
    Amplifier - Soundstream Reference REF5.1000
    Front Stage - Soundstream Reference RF3.6C
    Rear Stage - Soundstream Reference RF3.6C
    Subs - (2) Soundstream R3. 8 Woofers
    Wiring- Tsunami X20 interconnects with OFC 0 ga
    Batt- Xs power
    Dampening - Second Skin
    Left my camera at work, or I'd take "before" pics

    Right now it's kinda on hold because some of the equipment isn't at SS yet but should be mid March. Main focus is to keep it as factory looking as possible including an open trunk (no box) so the most fabrication will creating a viable enclosure in the rear deck locations for the subs.
    Do you have any idea what the synthesis will cost? I am looking at headunits or dsp and wouldnt mind waiting till mid march if the synthesis doesnt cost an arm and a leg




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    Re: 2013 Ford Taurus Limited SQ install

    Quote Originally Posted by Bgfx View Post
    Do you have any idea what the synthesis will cost? I am looking at headunits or dsp and wouldnt mind waiting till mid march if the synthesis doesnt cost an arm and a leg
    $499 is retail from what I understand



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    Re: 2013 Ford Taurus Limited SQ install

    Quote Originally Posted by DB-Audio View Post
    always liked your builds man glad to hear your back at it
    why thank you, yea I ran into some money problems so I had to put a bunch of stuff on the backburner but it's turning around

    Quote Originally Posted by ge_off_me View Post
    $499 is retail from what I understand
    Yep, I was just informed the MSRP is $499.

    Right now this is the first version so it really isn't feature enriched right now, only focused on sq abilities. I do have a laptop so there's no problem there.


    One sec about to throw some pics up of the stock positions.



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    Re: 2013 Ford Taurus Limited SQ install

    Quote Originally Posted by Farmacist View Post
    why thank you, yea I ran into some money problems so I had to put a bunch of stuff on the backburner but it's turning around



    Yep, I was just informed the MSRP is $499.

    Right now this is the first version so it really isn't feature enriched right now, only focused on sq abilities. I do have a laptop so there's no problem there.


    One sec about to throw some pics up of the stock positions.
    If you want to throw some shows up in the D, let me know and I would be happy to judge for MECA.



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    Re: 2013 Ford Taurus Limited SQ install

    Here is the stock Sony Display. I sadly need to keep this, and it's probably going to be the worst downfall to the sq. I will have a spdif aux hookup to the synth module for devices that can hookup through it. ie (Andriod usb spdif out)




    Here's the sony center channel... it's quite useless and really doesn't add much.(also has to be set to surroudn to be powered) I may or may not put in a center channel, but if I do, this thing is going!




    Sony tweeters in the a pillars...


    This will be replaced by the RF3.C tweeters and midrange, I can't say what it will look like until I figure out the proper placement.



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    Re: 2013 Ford Taurus Limited SQ install

    So here's the door panel... There's a 5x7 in there which will be taken out for the 6 1/2 midbass. I inspected the doorpanel and found that the lower portion which has the speaker grill on it is a separate piece, so it cuts quite a bit of work out when I make the 6 1/2 baffle for the panel.






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    Re: 2013 Ford Taurus Limited SQ install

    Quote Originally Posted by ge_off_me View Post
    If you want to throw some shows up in the D, let me know and I would be happy to judge for MECA.
    Definitely! I was already researching the idea a little but I've been very busy. I'll hit you up about it



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    Definitely! I was already researching the idea a little but I've been very busy. I'll hit you up about it
    Sounds good to me. If it would be alright with you, maybe we could do something on the border, that way we get the most of both areas =]



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    Stock enclosure for the 6x9's ... fabric and padding.






    Useless rear center speaker


    A bunch of empty space, enough they threw foam pouches in it, I'll utilize this somehow



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    Re: 2013 Ford Taurus Limited SQ install

    Here's a little update - Right now still trying to get amp selection down. The idea at first was to go with the REF5.1000, but since I'm now doing full active crossovers I need another amp to take care of the other channels.

    Also the equipment might be being changed to the PPI brand, I'll have a decision by tonight.



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    Re: 2013 Ford Taurus Limited SQ install

    Quote Originally Posted by farmacist View Post
    here's a little update - right now still trying to get amp selection down. The idea at first was to go with the ref5.1000, but since i'm now doing full active crossovers i need another amp to take care of the other channels.

    Also the equipment might be being changed to the ppi brand, i'll have a decision by tonight.
    hru4 =p



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    Re: 2013 Ford Taurus Limited SQ install

    Quote Originally Posted by Farmacist View Post
    Definitely! I was already researching the idea a little but I've been very busy. I'll hit you up about it
    If you guys get something going, I wouldn't mind a heads up. I'm living in Royal Oak now




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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbagumper6 View Post
    If you guys get something going, I wouldn't mind a heads up. I'm living in Royal Oak now
    It's going to happen lol



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