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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-01-2019, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
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Upgrade Speakers Anyone???

I want to upgrade/replace my speakers. I previously did this on a Mini I owned. I changed to some Polks, and got way better sound. I may also put a small amp in.

Usually I go to Crutchfield for this stuff, and they give you all the technical docs and wiring diagrams, everything you need to know to pop door panels, etc. I called them and they said they don't have any info on this vehicle Probably because this car has a very low market share.

Anyone have any pics or info on replacing speakers, I really hate to be the first guy on the planet to rip his door open and replace speakers, but I fear I may end up being that guy.

Almost forgot, I have a 2018 SE, standard 6 speaker audio system.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-08-2019, 01:28 AM
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Unfortunately no...I want to upgrade the radio unit and speakers, went to best buy and few other places. But nobody can find a harness for this car 😡. I think its ridiculous out of 30+ cars I've never had such an issue...
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-10-2019, 01:27 PM
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Have not been seeing any aftermarket audio kits for the EC yet. Audiophiles would be wise to spring for thw 9 speaker , 710W Rockford Fosgate system that available. Maybe that could be swapped in aftermarket?
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Actually i did upgrade my speakers, or maybe i should say system. I originally emailed Mitsubishi if they would for me, but they wouldn't. So i found a local spot, that does it. I added a mono rockford amp, and 12 inch rockford subwoofer, but kept the stock speakers. To be honest, im blown away. The bass is quite incredible. Turning it to max, you feel it in your chest.

The best news was that the guy did not have to take apart dashboard to connect to the stock system, which i was worried about. Definitely worth upgrading. Cost me around 800$ in canada. I can post pics if anyone would like.
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Audiophiles would be wise to spring for thw 9 speaker , 710W Rockford Fosgate system that available.
I have the Rockford Fosgate sound system, What I don't like is the two prominent Rockford Fosgate logos above the dashboard. I don't want my car used as an advertising billboard.

Here's a funny thing: subjectively, I don't think it "sounds" better than the stock audio system, except if it's so loud that the stock audio would be distorting. But the sound must be cleaner, because I keep hearing lyrics in old songs that I've never been able to work out before!
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-14-2019, 09:11 AM
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Hi Sparky,

Would you please send the Pics? Do you know front and rear Speakers Exact Diameters?

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-29-2019, 10:16 AM
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I agree with Sparky - the factory sound system in late model Mitsubishis is actually above average compared to what most other manufacturers consider "standard" equipment these days. It's not like it was in the early- to mid-2000s where you really *had* to replace paper cone speakers else they'd sound like total ass within a week of your listening to death metal or diarrhea techno or trip-over dubstep music or whatever your adolescent heart required to have backseat sexytime back then.

A good sub is all you really need - and one that can reliably reproduce the needed lows with decent quality at any frequency.

RF actually has a decent lineup of aftermarket low-profile subs these days. In fact, even the current year Punch line is actually very highly rated among reviewers.
But, just as important is the amp that powers the sub. And, I will say that RF does have stellar amplifiers. And ones that are ultra-compact too.

I promise, I don't make a dime for saying these things. But, seriously - I've recently upgraded one of the cars (not the Cross) with modern all-RF drivers, amps, and a 10" sub. Got me back to listening to the old Eclipse tunes, back when the Eclipse name actually meant something fun.


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And, though this isn't an Eclipse commercial - I still love this song.
Still have it on my playlist. Telepopmusik's Just Breathe.


Talk about a song to test your sound system with.

Edit: You're gonna just have to open the link to another browser window since it doesn't seem to want to work from BBcode. Sorry.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=assA9dDT1Gg

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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-07-2019, 03:13 PM
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I added a mono rockford amp, and 12 inch rockford subwoofer, but kept the stock speakers.
This is what I am looking to do. Do you happen to know how that shop run a cabled from the battery to the amp? I could not find the hole to run it thru
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Mitsubishi Australia are cheap, we only get the same clarion radio in every model, just stock standard.
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