ICE & HFT Update on uprating sound system

Discussion in '7th Generation (2003-2008) [Acura TSX]' started by AlexD333, Tuesday 4th Jun, 2013.

  1. AlexD333 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    So, just a second post to see if anyone has any new news on how to fit a sub and amp to the tourers?

    I've got the sub and amp, but I don't want another head unit, I like the standard Honda look. I know it can be done because an audio specialist has already quoted, but they would not tell me what they actually do, or what parts are needed or wiring is done ECT.

    Any audio wizards in the house?
  2. syzsounds Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Will let you know soon as im doing mine, It will drown out that horrible whining noise i have !!
  3. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

    England Speedy Birmingham
    Can't offer much help I haven't done much audio stuff since my days of youth (many moons back).

    Are you planning on running all your speakers plus the sub off an amp ? If so, I would assume that you need an amp which takes speaker level inputs, replace all your door speakers and then running speaker wire from amp through to door speakers.
  4. AlexD333 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Honestly not sure if they have speaker inputs. Its an 1100 watt amp, and a 10" square kicker. It was previously wired up in my old car (2nd Generation MR2 hehe)

    The main issue I have been told about is the existing head unit not having a certain output?

    (audio noob here)

    Syzsounds - I would be very interested to find out, and if you could snap some pictures it would be amazing!

    And yes I plan to replace all the speakers aswell.
  5. syzsounds Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    No problem, I think im going the speaker output to line convertor method ... Sticking another stereo underneath the standard one doesnt float my boat.
    Also having a good mate that works at car audio centre in Nottingham is a good thing !
    I need to find a good 8" sub to replace the blown one thats fitted ... should be able to sort it , Its not rocket science ...

    Oh just to add, Before the door panels get taken off, Would anyone know the standard speaker sizes ?
  6. AlexD333 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Im just checking with a very good friend if he has an 8" available, Its where i've gotten all my audio related stuff from. also just dug up some speaker info about the accord. I've also got a blow up diagram of the head unit and wiring with a price list ECT. Front are 6.5 (well they are described in the diagram as SPEAKER ASSY. (17CM) (MATSUSHITA)

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    For whatever reason I cannot upload the pictures, the UPLOAD button does nothing once selecting the picture. If anyone wants them I can email across.

    Syzsounds - my mate doesent have an 8" at the mo, but he has a 12" just finding out specs ECT if your interested.
  7. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

    England Speedy Birmingham
    Go into Advanced mode and use the attachments button to add pictures

    As Syzsounds says what you missing on the OEM head unit is low/line level output and you can get convertors that can do this for you.
  8. syzsounds Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Thank you but i have 2x 12 " subs and 2x Audiobahn 10"s kicking around already .. I may have changed my mind about an install already ..
  9. AlexD333 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Diagram headunit. Headunit parts list.

    Right here goes, just a little blow up diagram of the head unit and a price list. Hopefully this will work.

    If anyone needs it I can also get a complete wiring diagram of the audio system with a bit of notice.