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#46 Megado

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 11:59 PM

I thought Titanium was above Ghia? At least it was on our C Max.

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Well some google search it's tells same as you. My memory take trick for me, because old Escort driver Ghia was the best.



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#47 Nighthawk

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 06:44 AM

Yeah, I think with Ford keep adding new luxury features they decided to add extra trim levels.

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#48 Hassen

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 03:29 PM

Hiya. 

 

Just wondering how you finding the Infinity Kappa Four amps so far? Thinking about upgrading my amplifier and this was a contender :)



#49 Mr_Spock

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 03:42 PM

Hiya. 

 

Just wondering how you finding the Infinity Kappa Four amps so far? Thinking about upgrading my amplifier and this was a contender :)

 

Both Kappa One and Kappa 4 works great. Very happy with both.



#50 Hassen

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 07:20 PM

Any issues with it? Would love to hear your thoughts and advice regarding my sound system upgrade Mr_Spock

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 12:59 PM

No issues, cheap (£270 in Norway), delivers great power without getting hot, small and easy to install, looks great. Sounds great with my Infinity Kappa component speakers.

 

I mainly choose the Kappa amplifiers, because I use Kappa speakers in the car (and the specs) - and I have been very pleased with the choise. But I would surely been happy with another brand too.

 

good luck on your amplifier hunt :)



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Posted 22 August 2014 - 06:27 PM

That's good to hear. There's a deal on Ebay for £230 including shipping, which isn't bad considering. How many watts rms does the Kappa speakers need?

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 07:16 PM

That's good to hear. There's a deal on Ebay for £230 including shipping, which isn't bad considering. How many watts rms does the Kappa speakers need?

 

Looks like a good deal on the Kappa :)

 

The Kappa Perfect 6.1 are rated at 100W nom. and 400W max. power handling, with a sensitivity of 90 dB. 



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Posted 20 September 2014 - 01:05 PM

Hey Guys,

 

Firstly i'm new here so Hello to All!!

 

Secondly.... loving this install. Definitely given me food for thought.

 

Thirdly.... the reason why i am here.

 

OK..

 

I have put a 3rd party (Alpine) headunit into my 2009 Mk2 Focus Zetec. I've had battery issues ever since its gone in. I've done 5-6 ice installs in the past so i know the basics, making sure ignition is, permanent is the right way round etc. However having took it to severly different garges (not Ford) i got told nothing was wrong. I got the battery replaced 2 months ago with a extra large Bosch!.

 

I decided to take it to Ford to see what they could come up with. After a day of diagonostics they said its the stereo intereferring with the Canbus system, so when i lock the car it doesnt go into "Power Saving". I didnt realise i has canbus as the stereo worked straight away with no issues.

 

Due to replacing the original door speakers with new ones, and making a bit of a hash with the wiring. I cant put the original one back nor do i want it. As my new HU has BT, AUX etc.

 

So i'm thinking of running a 12v volt permant either straight from the battery (as its a pretty simple job with the location of the gromit) or off the cigarette light in the "center console glove box" then taking the ignition off the cigarette lighter in the center console. Then i would run new speaker cable through out the car as i'm about to put a 4 channel amp in anyways.

 

So my question is.... by hardwiring the headunit from these points, will i bypass the canbus system? and secondly i took the spare gromit off from below where the door loom goes into the car and there was no hole? Do i need to drill this out?

 

Many Thanks

Chris




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