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About xcaliber501

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  • Birthday 11/13/1968


  • Name
    Mark L
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    Katy, TX
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    Triathlon, Corvette restoration, PC Gamer (WoW, Destiny 2, ETC)
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  1. xcaliber501

    System for a 2016 Lincoln MKZ

    I am pretty adamant on replacing the OEM speakers in the rear doors. If I add more power to those OEM speakers they will just blow. If I don't put anything back there then anyone that sits in back wont get any sound. It'll all be coming from front. I have always beloive you need some sort of fill on a large space like my sedan has. It just feels right to me. But I do like your idea of adding sound deadening. So I decided to give the installer a $150 budget for sound deadening. It won't get to everywhere or be perfect, but he did say he can do a pretty decent job with that budget. I think it will do for my purposes. I also went with a better amp and decided against the sub/box. Then i'll see how I like it. If down the road I want more bass I can always add it or get a custom one done. But to be honest, at this stage of my life, having a lot of bass does not appeal to me all that much. I just want good clean sound. Thanks again for you adivce and suggestions. Even if I don't follow them to the letter I still consider everything before making a decision.
  2. xcaliber501

    System for a 2016 Lincoln MKZ

    I'm asking question because I don't know. I don't know I good brand from a bad. I have heard of them before, I thought they made decent amps. That's about the extent of it. Thanks for your thought regardless.
  3. xcaliber501

    System for a 2016 Lincoln MKZ

    Hey all. Thanks for the info. Here is an update. I went down to a local shop just to see what they would offer for installing a system for me. I came away impressed. Here is nwhat he recommended. In the Front and rear doors he suggested: Rockford Fosgate R1650-S Components (https://rockfordfosgate.com/products/details/t1650-s/) $299 a pr He recommended keeping the same model speaker on the front as the rears. No speakers in the rear deck Amp would be a Rockford Fosgate R250x4 (https://rockfordfosgate.com/products/details/r250x4/) $350 For the sub he pointed me to a 12" all-in-one combo of a sub/amp/box. $350 So system installed out the door. $1378 plus tax The obvious weak spot is that all in one sub/box deal. I know those are never ideal. But at the price range I am at and the fact I don't really want that much boom anyways. I don't think I can do much better, That's right my the sweet spot of what I want to spend. Any thoughts?
  4. xcaliber501

    System for a 2016 Lincoln MKZ

    Hi, It is interesting you think I should only have components in the front doors. There are already speakers in the rear doors. I would just be upgrading from the OEM to high quality speakers. I would think I should put something there if only for back fill purposes. I agree that the rear deck speakers don't really add much and would be redundant if I go ahead and install a 10" in the trunk. So could skip those. As far as budget, well, the Focal Components are $140 a pair. The 10" JL sub is about $270. I figure about $500 for the amp. Not sure about a box yet, if I have someone do a custom one for me it'll be about $250-300, or I could look into building one myself. So I'd like to have the entire project done for under $1,500. If i decide to skip the amp & sub I should be out the door for about $350.
  5. xcaliber501

    System for a 2016 Lincoln MKZ

    Hello all, Been a lurker here for a while but I have finally decided to take the plunge and try building a system of my own. This will be a first time build for me so I have a lot to learn. For starters I have a 2016 Lincoln MKZ with a 3.7L V6. It has the base sound system which means no THX processing. It also has the MyLinciln Touch navigation head unit. This is a 11 speakers system with 1 speaker in the dash, a mid-range and a tweeter is each of the 4 doors and 2 6x9 woofers in the rear deck. The door speakers are 4 oHm and the rear deck ones are 2oHm. I talked to a salesman at Crutchfield and he suggested these components; * Front and rear doors: Focal ISS 130 (https://www.crutchfield.com/p_091ISS130/Focal-Integration-ISS-130.html) * Rear Deck: PowerBass L2-67 (https://www.crutchfield.com/p_151L2675/PowerBass-L2-675.html) * Amp: JL Audio XD600/6v2 (https://www.crutchfield.com/p_13698605/JL-Audio-XD600-6v2.html) * Sub: JL Audio 10W3v3 (https://www.crutchfield.com/p_13610W3V32/JL-Audio-10W3v3-2.html) I plan on keeping the OEM head unit. So, any thoughts on this system? What about the 2 rear deck speakers, Aren't they redundant since I plan on adding a 10 sub anyways? Is anyone familer with this Ford system? I imagine the Ford Fusion system is similar. Are there any issues with tapping into the OEM electronics? I do know the car has a OEM amp I plan on disconnecting. I hope I can do this without effecting any of the other functions of the car. Anyways, any hep I can get would be very appreciated. Thanks