Originally Posted by maverick17
I am curious if there are any Titan Gurus here that have information concerning how the Rockford Fosgate stereo is connected together? Basically, if the head unit is plugged into an amp somewhere using Line Level cords or a wiring harness etc.
I was wondering if one could get a decent quality EQ that you could patch inline which would allow a little more sound control other than the three-band Bass, Mid, and Treble adjustments.
I don't want to destroy or alter any wiring... so I'm just exploring what would be needed to incorporate an EQ etc.
I am a 16 year veteran of the car audio industry (currently working for a manufacturer).
You are not going to find standard RCA connections anywhere between the headunit and amp to allow you to "patch inline" and EQ. OEM systems are nothing like aftermarket systems. You would definately have to alter the wiring to add an EQ.
While the the system does have its' shortcomings, adding an EQ in my opinion will not solve them.
Top ways (in order) to improve the RF system IMO.
1. Clarion needs to figure out the problem they are having with the tuner. No matter what anybody says on this forum, the only thing that is going to solve this is a re-design from Clarion on the tuner section. It is not a problem with the antenna, cables, or BCM as many have suggested. Plain and simple, the tuner section has major problems. The only fix will eventually be replacment of the headunit (with one that has the revised tuner section). One saving grace, the CD player works great.
2. More power. Sorry Rockford but I would be embarassed to put my name on this syetm. You once had a name that was synonomous (sp) with power. But this system lacks any real power.
3. Bigger sub. Once the power is increased, a subwoofer with some size is next. I realize that the space under the driver's seat does not provide much room. Maybe sacrficing some space under one of the rear seats would be better.
4. Replacing the mids/highs. Once again, once the power is "upped" I would replace all the midbass drivers and possibly the tweeters. There is no real "snap" to the midbass in this truck. There is a huge "hole" in the frequency response in the midbass section. Overall I think the tweets are OK, their placement IMO is great.