I have a 6 speaker audio system too..You can put a LC2i, and tap your signal from the rdaio harness, big red plug,and add just a subwoofer, Diagram is easy to get. I changed all my door speaker and dash speaker.. (I chose some Skar Audio, they fit perfectly)If you don't want to spend alot of money.. No resistor needed for me. I had to switch polarity on each speaker( +/- are reversed somehow). Installation is not too hard.. As sfor amplifiing them, i have a AP4-CH41, and ANC-CH01 to bypass the ANC. AMp rack is installed in the stow and go.. 2 amp, 1 cap, 1 active EQ. This way, all my wiring is pretty short, returning the signal to the radio is easy..Hey, first time posting here. I posted this in the new members section, but thought it may be better suited here.
Have a question for the audio folks. I've been searching through the forum, reading different articles, and talking with some sales people in regards to upgrading the speaker system on my 2018 Pacifica Touring Plus.
Info: 7" uconnect with base 6 speaker system and roof mounted drop down DVD.
I want to upgrade the speakers to a mid level aftermarket, with basic amp and small sub. I'm not looking to rattle the windows, but just add a little better sound quality.
I understand that the ANC needs to be disabled in order to prevent interference from the increased noise/sub.
Heres where it gets confusing...
I can't seem to get a hard answer regarding how to add an amp. Ive read some people used a LOC, the rockford DSR1, or no amp at all. Do I need to install inline resistors so the radio doesnt shut the speaker off?
My goal is to retain the factory head unit since there are other integrated controls and not cut up all the of harness. I would also like to add some speakers in the stock location where the 13 alpine speakers would have been.
Has anyone done this? Whats the easiest, most cost effective method without getting too crazy with upgrades?
Thanks for any info!
If you Don't use an AP4 or the ANC-CH01, and want to amplifie your door speaker, you will have to re-route all the wiring from your amp to the each speaker.. If you use the factory wiring, Anc will get damage, without harness to bypass it.Also, adding speaker on the system can get challenging, Hole for the speakers are there, but the wiring is missing, so you'll have to route wire for additionnal speakers.. freddief73 been a great help for me, His detailled post are really great, if you follow is lead, you won't miss.. And for subwoofer, FIPacifica on this forum add a thead on this, it is pretty detailed too.. VAD's subwoofer build thread . I hope it will help, don't hesitate to ask, i had many question about this too, still have some, but it is easier than it sound..