As I know many of you guys are complaining about the sound quality of your 9 gen, well I just wanted to share with you my last purchase. A Soudstream compact subwoofer unit that is self powered.
• 150w Amplifier Built-in
• 200mV-3V Input Sensitivity
• Variable 12dB 50-150Hz LP Crossover
• Variable 12dB 45Hz Bass Boost
• 180° Phase Switch
• >95dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio
• 0.05% Total Harmonic Distortion
• Backed by one year manufacturer waranty
• Remote Gain Control Included
• Dimensions: 3"h x 9.5"w x 14.5L
First of all, let me just say that I was pleasantly surprised by the weight of the unit, and it's build construction. It's very well made and it's very solid too which I was quite happy with. Plus, it looks pretty good.
First thing I did was to attach the unit to the rear deck using 4 metal screws. Very easy to install this in the new Accord. I only had to fabricate one small shim for the last screw that had no immediate backing, and that was it.
Then on to the wiring.
1) one 12V wire brought from under the dash
2) one "switch" wire (12v w ignition) brought from under the dash too.
3) the remote wire and volume knob that you put near the driver's hands usualy... (I installed mine just under the steering wheel, hidden under the dash with just the knob pocking thru)
I connected the main 12V wire to the large red power feed wire. Then Connected the switch to the white wire in the pic.
Then I just routed the wires back, up the side of the boot, then in the structure and got each wires out just were they needed to be using the nearest holes.
I tapped into the rear right speaker for the audio.
All in all, easy install. I took my time and chatted with friends along the way and it took me aprox 3.5hrs.
As for the sound, I haven't done any calibration yet, but I setup-ed the sub using relatively well known sub settings and it does a really good job at bringing that lower end kick out of the OEM system. A great and welcomed addition to my audio system, that's for sure. Having the hability to adjust the output on the fly is awesome too. Next on the list are Infinity speakers for the front... Maybe next week.
For those of you guys who are wondering about the ANC interfering with it. It does when you start the car, if you have the crossover setup too high. My guess is that the frequency the ANC generates is around 100hz or so... So just keep that crossover around 80-90hz and it'll ditch it, you won't hear a thing.