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Anyone upgraded the standard audio in their truck yet (speakers, amp, sub)?

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Has anyone who has the regular non B&O stereo upgraded the audio in their truck yet? Speakers, amps, subs etc?

 

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Not yet, rear sub would be my first speaker to change out personal.
 

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Waiting for PAC Audio to release a Amp Pro 4 to plug into the stock head unit to do a full audio build. Either that, or going to use a LC7i and tap into the stock speaker wires for a signal. I just don’t know where the best location to get the audio signal from.
 

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Nope. I bought a new truck so that I wouldn’t have to worry about that!

One of the door speakers blew out in my ‘06 Silverado, that and a few other annoying things is what prompted me to start looking for a newer truck.
 
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I ask because it seems that the B&O is not in a lot of builds at the dealers right now.

I have to have a nice system in the truck. So if I cannot find a truck with the B&O sans building one I was looking for tried and true options
 


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I ask because it seems that the B&O is not in a lot of builds at the dealers right now.

I have to have a nice system in the truck. So if I cannot find a truck with the B&O sans building one I was looking for tried and true options
I would guess iDataLink should have a Sync interface for the 2021 soon. Also could just use an AudioControl interface to tie in to the high level outputs from the radio. This company sells pre built harnesses that plug into the factory plugs behind the radio and come with an AudioControl interface or amplifier:

https://plugnplaykits.com/collectio...lified-radio-plug-n-play-audio-harnesses-kits

And this place sells amazing subwoofer enclosures for under the F150's back seats:

https://mtiacoustics.com/

Should be a pretty easy upgrade without the premium sound installed. Normally those OEM premium systems add extra issues when you look to add aftermarket systems.
 

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Has anyone who has the regular non B&O stereo upgraded the audio in their truck yet? Speakers, amps, subs etc?
I've been looking around to see what audio stores have for the 2021 non B&O. I've got in touch with Sounds Good Stereo in Nashville and they have provided me a list for things I would need specific to my build. Hope this helps:


We are confirming the 2021 Platform and should know within a few days.

- 4 gauge Amp wire kit & rcas
-- Amp Kit: https://soundsgoodstereo.com/produc...ge-power-cable-kit-designed-for-2015-vehicles
-- RCA: No need for front to back RCA cables, all connections in the rear with our T-Harness

- 6.5” Speaker adapters for the front doors (your kit looks great)
-- Speaker Adapters: https://soundsgoodstereo.com/produc...nch-or-6x9-to-6-5-inch?variant=32062129766490

- A way to tap into the factory head unit to amp (piggytails or plug and play harness)
-- T-Harness with Straight-Wire RCA Ends for Balanced Differential Inputs (Arc Audio Amplifiers)
https://soundsgoodstereo.com/products/custom-ford-radio-integration-harness-with-kicker-keyloc

- front door sound deadening
-- 4 sheets for a set of F-Series Doors
https://soundsgoodstereo.com/products/sql-audio-soundmat-sound-treatment-per-sheet-5-5sqft

- 16 gauge speaker wire to rewire from amp to speakers or some kind of harness that utilizes the factory speaker wires if they can handle the power.
-- Will only need speaker wire to the A-Pillar tweeters, no need for extra wiring to the door speakers, it's all done in the T-Harness. Estimate 30ft
https://soundsgoodstereo.com/produc...c-copper-speaker-cable-black-sold-by-the-foot

- Possibly amp rack
https://soundsgoodstereo.com/products/2015-ford-f-series-custom-made-amplifier-rack-plate

Also, you will need to flash the truck with the ForSCAN to set the EQ to flat and also turn it into Low-Level outputs. If you do not go this route, you will have to depend on one of these items to flatten the signal for you to restore the sound:
Use one if you do not want fader, use two if you want fader
https://soundsgoodstereo.com/produc...utput-converter-with-factory-radio-correction

You can use just one of these:
https://www.jlaudio.com/products/fix-86-car-audio-processors-system-tuning-98103

Hope this helps,
Thanks
Don
 

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The simplest, and by far best bang for your buck upgrade, is to get rid of those anemic factory rear door speakers.
 

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I have components that I used in my 2013 Lariat. PM me if you are interested. I will be listing them in the Marketplace in the next few days. I just traded the 2013 in a new KR with BO Unleashed. Dont need them now........
 

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The simplest, and by far best bang for your buck upgrade, is to get rid of those anemic factory rear door speakers.
I agree the rear door speakers are terrible. I actually took mine in for a warranty issue because i thought no way they are that bad. But they are. Did you upgrade yours and if so did it help on the stock B&O amp? Ive already replaced the sub and ran my own amp to that but no sound from the rear. Its all in the windshield. waiting on an interface.
 


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Bumping this thread to see if anyone has figured out a way to change the 2021 ACM output to low-level using FORScan. There doesn't seem to be that functionality on the 2021 ACM like there was on the older ones. Seems like we might be stuck with high-level signal only.
 

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Its not there in 21.
 

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