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Mr_Spock

Member Since 25 May 2013
Offline Last Active Jun 04 2015 11:56 AM
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In Topic: Guide To Complete Stereo Installation Focus Mk2

04 June 2015 - 09:52 AM

 

Honestly, I couldn't be happier with the Focal 165KR. Since I upgraded the amplifier to the Rockford Fosgate, these speakers just sing! I really like the Focal sound to the point that I was thinking of getting home speakers from Focal, until I realised how much they cost and then had to reconsider. Maybe in the future when I have some disposable income :P

 

That is great!

 

Focal are on top of my list if I upgrade the fronts in the future. 


In Topic: Guide To Complete Stereo Installation Focus Mk2

03 June 2015 - 12:07 PM

Very tidy install. Looks totally stock, which is the way I like it

 

Thanks Hassen - are you happy with the Focals?


In Topic: Guide To Complete Stereo Installation Focus Mk2

03 June 2015 - 12:04 PM

Interested in more detail on this part where you run a dedicated positive feed from the battery to the head unit,
When doing this; do you also run a dedicated earth feed from head unit to the battery,

Have you fitted a relay to this feed for ignition on
Or
is it a permanent live to headunit?

Is there much difference to be gained if the head units internal amp is not being used?

Very interested in response mate,
Thanks very much.

 

Missed these questions about ignition on and live + to the head unit.

 

I used the 12V Ignition (switched) that controlled the old head unit - to the new. And the new 6mm2 cable is a constant 12V +. I made a new 12 negative connection to the head unit - using a more solid cable and connected it to a good connection point behind the head unit in the dash somewhere.

 

I don't think there much difference in SQ by turning the internal amps off - but it's a nice nerd feature :)  I think the Pioneer DEH-PRS80's better quality dac and electronic components overall - are more significant in SQ. And further it's wide tuning abilities. The only thing missing - is that the equalizer should be parametric.


In Topic: Guide To Complete Stereo Installation Focus Mk2

03 June 2015 - 11:29 AM

Thanks Lenny :)

 

I installed a dashcam - used a 12V relay - switching by the ignition/stereo + , controlling the 12V socket in front of the gear stick:

 

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Camera behind the rear-view mirror:

 

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In Topic: Guide To Complete Stereo Installation Focus Mk2

02 June 2015 - 09:34 PM

I installed an usb interface some time ago:

 

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Perfect fit, got it from Ebay. The cd-player have 2 usb connections on the back side - used on of these.

 

Just had the timing belt and the front shock absorbers  replaced - the Focus have around 90k km (55k miles?) on the meter.