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My fusion came equipped with sony 12 speaker sytem, it sounds OK, but I want better. I'm in the process of gathering parts to swap in a kenwood in dash nav system with multiple amps pushing 1340 watts RMS while keeping the sync working. I've done some digging in the car by pulling apart the doors to investigate and here is what I found out. Your mileage may vary, but its probably the same, BTW mine is an 11' built 11-12-10


speaker wire colors at amp

2011 fusion sel with 12 speaker sony system


these are the wires on the center plug at the amp

FRONT CENTER - green, grey/yellow (1,9)

LF DOOR mid - white, white/black (2,10)

tweeter- green/orange, grey/orange (3,11)

LR DOOR - white/green, brown/yellow (4,12)

REAR CENTER - green/brown, purple/brown (5,13)

RF DOOR mid - white/purple, white/orange (6,14)

tweeter- purple/pink, yellow/pink (7,15)

RR DOOR - brown/blue, brown/white (8,16)

when looking at the plug from the wire side, there

are two rows of wires with eight wires in each row

and the #1 terminal is on the top left. top row is 1-8

bottom row is 9-16. The numbers in parenthesis are the

posistion on the plug.


Located on the top plug is the sub wires

LEFT SUB - grey, green/purple

RIGHT SUB - purple, yellow


speaker locations and sizes

1 LF door 6x8 mid

2 LF door sail panel 1" tweeter

3 RF door 6x8 mid

4 RF door sail panel 1" tweeter

5&6 LR door 6x8 coax

7&8 RR door 6x8 coax

9 center of dash 3.5" full range

10 center of rear tray 3.5" full range

11&12 rear tray 6x9 subs

The amp itself is located in the trunk behind the trunk liner panel

on the right side bolted to a metal bracket that is then bolted to the

wheel well.
 

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So far I've bought the nav unit and the sub amp and some of the wiring I need. Here is what I have or plan on using.

Nav unit http://www.crutchfield.com/p_113DNX9990/Kenwood-Excelon-DNX9990HD.html

10" sub amp http://www.crutchfield.com/p_113X5001/Kenwood-Excelon-X500-1.html?tp=115

4 channel amp http://www.crutchfield.com/p_113X4504/Kenwood-Excelon-X450-4.html?tp=115

front speakers http://www.woofersetc.com/p-4596-cl-61a-25-pro-cdt-audio-classic-65-2-way-component-speakers.aspx

rear speakers http://www.woofersetc.com/p-3060-cl-5ex-cdt-audio-525-coaxial-speakers.aspx

10" DVC sub http://www.woofersetc.com/p-5316-07cvr104-kicker-10-600-watt-4-ohm-dvc-compvr-subwoofer.aspx

4 ga amp kit http://www.crutchfield.com/p_211ZN5K04/StreetWires-ZeroNoise-5-ZN5K-04.html?tp=2919

distro block http://www.woofersetc.com/p-6315-shd21-stinger-hpm-4-gang-distribution-block.aspx

sync interface to keep everything working (should be released sometime in July) [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lB8PVQvJIIE&feature=player_detailpage"]iDatalink Maestro Promo 2012 - YouTube[/nomedia]
 

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I love the sony system...not even gonna touch it and gonna give my sub to my gf now. Best stock system I have ever heard!

You picked up some good stuff, gonna sound sick!
 

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Nice quality items you have chosen there!
Now I am assuming you are using that crossover to more specifically tune the subs you are wiring in which the higher low end frequencies are going to the 6x9in subs and the lower low end frequencies to the 10in sub? If I may add my own opinion though...I would also purchase an equalizer. With what you are buying and how it is all being wired it will sound really good, but if you buy an equalizer you will be able to more fully adjust the sound and achieve a more rich and full sound.
 

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My headunit has an EQ built in, and an adjustable crossover but only 1 sub output. I plan on starting with the internal x-over set around 150-160 hz to send to both subs, then split the signal with the kicker x-over around 80-100 hz, send the higher signal to the 6x9's and the low end to the 10"

I'll play around with the settings until it sounds good and leave at that.
 

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Yeaa I get what you are saying but by buying an equalizer with an input and then a sub out put, and then two other outputs you would be able to run from the EQ sub out to the Sub crossover achieving a way more adjustable low frequency area and then you would have two more outputs going to the amps for your in cabin speakers achieving better sound to those as well. The reason I say better sound is because yea, your HU might have a built in EQ but they are based on whole numbers. The stand alone EQ would be knobs and be more adjustable. I only typed all that because I too used/use the internal crossovers in my head units and you will be amazed at how it diminishes sound quality. It would just be a shame to put the money out that you are putting and because you are using internal crossovers, your sound quality be jeopardized. Mids are a big section that lack when using these. Plus your fronts already are going to come with crossovers, so you are going to use internal crossovers with an external crossover?
 

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I'll wait and see how it sounds when I get to that point. I plan on doing this in stages, as funds allow.

Stage 1--install head unit with maestro interface using stock speakers and Sony amp. DONE
Stage 2--add kicker 10" sub and Kenwood X500-1 amp, with stock speakers and Sony amp still working. DONE
Stage 3--replace door speakers with CDT audio comps and coax. DONE
Stage 4--install 4ga power cable with distro block DONE
Stage 5--replace Sony amp with Kenwood X450-4, while leaving Sony to drive stock 6x9 subs. DONE
Stage 6--do the big 3
Stage 7--add in AudioControl EQS.
Stage 8--dynamat or similar and get it tuned with an o-scope.

PS-I'll be doing stages 1 and 2 as soon as I get my hands on the maestro unit, I already have everything needed except the maestro.
 

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Gotchaa, and awesome! Cant wait to see how this turns out. Make sure to continue posting here and/or get a mod thread going in the showroom section as well as posting pics along the way!
 

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I've used Sonicelectronix before, good place and cheaper than crutchfield, but a lot of manufacturers will not honor their warranty if you buy from sonic. I found out the hard way when I bought a kenwood amp from them about five years ago and it died. Long story short, I ended up having to buy another amp, from someone else. If you look closely, sonic only offers a 1 year Sonicelectronix warranty on the EQX, while crutchfield offers a 5 year manufacturers warranty, well worth the extra coin to me.
 

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I've decided that I am going to use the EQX on my system along with 2 of these

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_161EQLG/AudioControl-EQL-Gray.html?tp=116

I'll use one EQL for the front and the other for the rear and the EQX for the subs. I'll setup up the head unit flat and use the AudioControl units to tweak the system. Now I have to find a local shop that has an O-scope so they can fine tune everything.

I'm also going to have to use one of these http://www.crutchfield.com/p_120PP92UM/Tsunami-Litewave-Series-PP92UM-CAP.html?tp=2614 With the power I'm going to be pushing, I'll need it.
 

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Just ordered the Maestro unit from crutchfield, should have it Friday. I can finally install my nav unit in my fusion that has been sitting around since early April.
 

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Well I received the maestro on friday as expected. I won't have a chance to install until tommorow when I have a few days off.
 

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So far I have installed the head unit and maestro interface, the X-500 amp and 10" sub, and I have replaced all four door speakers with CDT audio pieces. I'm off work for a few days, so next is the 4ga power cable and the X-450 amp. Eventually I will get some pics of what I've done so far.
 
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