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Old 07-30-2022, 04:02 PM   #57
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40-500hz is a more typical/expected crossover range. most sound systems are usually crossed over around 80-200hz between the subwoofer and midrange speakers. and most 2-way door speakers have their own built-in crossovers for the tweeters.

so there's really just no need for the crossovers need to span a much larger range most times, especially if they can undercut their competitors on component costs by going with the more standard speaker arrangements.
Thanks for your help, but I decided to go with OEM Audio Plus when it comes out.

I had a scare trying to my upgrade my system, and it scared me straight. I really did everything backward. I ordered speakers and replaced the 3.5" dash speakers and tweeters. Then I replaced the 2-ohm door speakers with 4-ohm speakers. This lost a lot of the bass, so I was unhappy with it. I replacing back the 2-ohm factory speakers in the doors. Then put the 6.5" speakers in the back replacing the 3.5" factory speaker. There was little to no improvement to the back speaker setup. I then bought a 4-channel amp to help drive everything. As I was installing everything, I was checking what wire in the back of the head unit go where. The two front channels were simple. It was two wires for the front left and two for the front right. The back channels seem weird. I disconnected two wires expecting one of the back speakers to turn off, but they didn't. They both drop their volume down as if they were both little coin speakers in an old computer.

Well, the scary part was as I was trying to figure out what was going on I shorted one of the speaker's wires to ground. Then my head unit did not come on and I had no sound. I found two blown fuses but it did not seem to help. It was late that day, so I went to bed and got back to it in the morning. Needly to say I did not sleep at all that night! Well, the next morning I Googled the code I was getting and it was an ASC code. I did have my ASC unplugged, so I plugged it back in and restarted the car and the head unit came up and worked fine, but the A/C controls were still out and not working. This ended up being me putting a replacement fuse not back in the right slot in my tired state after dark that night. Well, I was so relieved to get my car working, that I ripped out everything and put it back to factory. Then, I returned everything that could.

Funny, how I thought the quotes from local shops around $2,500 and OEM Audio Plus at $1600 seemed way too high to pay. After my ordeal, I will gladly pay the $1600 and take comfort in the fact that I will do the work myself and know it will be done right.
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OEM Audio Plus has confirmed they are working on a system for the 2022, planning a spring 2022 release..

Seems it was the defacto standard for quality audio in the previous gens..

https://www.ft86club.com/forums/show...ight=OEM+Audio
I contacted OEM Audio Plus a few weeks ago and now they are saying "Our complete System will begin shipping Aug-Sep with preorders opening up prior." You cannot pre-order yet, so maybe they will open them up next month.
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as they say, "the part might only cost $50, but knowing how, where, and having the tools to put it there costs $950!"
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Funny, how I thought the quotes from local shops around $2,500 and OEM Audio Plus at $1600 seemed way too high to pay. After my ordeal, I will gladly pay the $1600 and take comfort in the fact that I will do the work myself and know it will be done right.
Yeah, when I was younger I used to do that stuff. This was late 90s while I was in high school. Stuff like getting a larger 240sx throttle body on my 88 300ZX, doing my own stereo work, etc. Or in my 20s all the work it took to do an OBD-1 S52 swap in my E30, etc.


Now that I'm a bit older, I completely understand the value of buying stuff explicitly designed for the platform and/or is Plug-N-Play.

I'm getting so lazy, I'm even considering letting the Subie shop here in town install all my suspension stuff.
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I got the speaker kit from OEM+. Here is my take on it. The highs seem crisper and the lows don't distort as bad. For just the speaker kit, it is a little high-priced. I am willing to pay it though, to get plug-and-play for everything and knowing they picked these speakers to work with their sub. I think the real improvement will come with the amplifier and DSP that comes with the subwoofer. Then the sound will be filtered correctly and amplified. I expect to see the sub on their site any day now.
Check out my video where I install the speakers and then do a before and after comparison with the stock and OEM+ speakers.

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I expect to see the sub on their site any day now.
I just checked their site today because I received my speaker kit this week as well.

They have pushed the amp/sub stuff out until December.
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