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Set up and installed the AX-DSP-MOST1 bypass unit.

Took literally 20 min to swap out. Along with that I created a whole new amp rack and added alpine type x speakers

Still have to sound deaden. And maybe add a super cap system to help with the Hungry amps. But getting closer to be completed.













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so the status update on my stereo.


So as far as I've gone to do this. I have been getting a TON of compliments on the sound quality and performance of the system. Even after doing the alternator swap, I'm still getting the dimming lights a bit when i really turn it up. After much research and looking to fix this issue. I cannot go with a simple 'capacitor' as a 1 or 2 farrad capacitor just wont work well enough. I found a supercap set up that will work yet a bit pricey. I've talked to many 'competetion' guys that have tons of extra batteries and all have told me the same thing. 'if you are going to go with a capacitor, the rule of thumb is 50 farrad for every 1000 watts. Which blew me away because there's no way i'm installing 150 capacitors in my car lol.



Instead of getting an ultra capacitor which is shaped exactly like a car battery and is 1000 farrad, im going with a super capacitor, when you string 6 of these together and you get 300 farrad capacity, which will be sufficient for my set up. they are very light and pack a mean punch.



https://droppinhzcaraudio.com/xs-pow...f-6-16-2v-max/


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Sorry to bother you, I hope you don;t mind a couple of noob questions...
Do you have any diagram on how to install the AX-DSP-MOST1?
Are you using 6X9 speakers on the front? did you make adapters for that yourself?
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When you install the most1 unit you donít tap into the speakers at the speakers.

They most1 unit I have came with a diagram to follow. But I tested my speakers with a speaker line tester just to be sure


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Also I used 6x9 on the front.

Order speakers from Crutchfield.com and they supply the car adaptors for free.

My friend owns an audio shop and he got me my adaptors.

My speakers are alpine type x 6x9 components. Pretty pricey but the sound is smooth as silk


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so the new 2019 ride i just picked up is going to receive a different type of system i think. This one will be all stealth, nav tv hook up, and going to be pulling spare tire and building a custom box for the spare tire wheel well. should turn out nice and keep my trunk space. I'll send pics and give updates when i get started. as for now, enjoying the new car smell and the stock bose system in this new car is actually pretty good especially for a stock system.

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Looks like wingnut and theory have illustrated the 2 methods available to upgrade sounds of new body impalas.
I also have the my link system and went with axdsp most1 method to retain the factory head. tJhenry did you loose parking assist when you replaced the factory amp
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so the new 2019 ride i just picked up is going to receive a different type of system i think. This one will be all stealth, nav tv hook up, and going to be pulling spare tire and building a custom box for the spare tire wheel well. should turn out nice and keep my trunk space. I'll send pics and give updates when i get started. as for now, enjoying the new car smell and the stock bose system in this new car is actually pretty good especially for a stock system.
I'd like to know what you think of the Navtv unit! I'm thinking of just skipping navtv and doing the arc audio ps8 processor since I'm already running arc everything!
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I like the navy since it does not interfere with anything in the car. And it gives a fiber optic output.

I was going to go stealth, however thereís just to much $ tied up in the stuff I already have. I will be switching to a sealed subwoofer inclosure since that hits smoother and more accurate on bass production. As a trade off the box is only 1/2 the size of the potted enclosure. Slowly but surely the blueprint is going to become reality. Still putting stuff together. Weighing out ideas.

I may just say screw the nav tv. Stick with the stock Bose system since it sounds pretty darn good as is. And just add a sub with a line out converter. Iím really starting to lean that direction. I went all out on the last car and to be honest I think the stock mids and highs sounded better and fuller. And I spent like $1000 on those mids and highs.

Time will tell we will see lol


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I like the navy since it does not interfere with anything in the car. And it gives a fiber optic output.

I was going to go stealth, however there’s just to much $ tied up in the stuff I already have. I will be switching to a sealed subwoofer inclosure since that hits smoother and more accurate on bass production. As a trade off the box is only 1/2 the size of the potted enclosure. Slowly but surely the blueprint is going to become reality. Still putting stuff together. Weighing out ideas.

I may just say screw the nav tv. Stick with the stock Bose system since it sounds pretty darn good as is. And just add a sub with a line out converter. I’m really starting to lean that direction. I went all out on the last car and to be honest I think the stock mids and highs sounded better and fuller. And I spent like $1000 on those mids and highs.

Time will tell we will see lol


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My sound system is very SQ oriented and just happens to get decently loud. I just couldn't go back to anything factory because it just sounds sooo good lol. I initially started with only an loc with subs to stock system, but i wasn't happy because the sub didn't blend to the system overall very well so i redid everything. The LC7 is my weak link holding my system back to do even more which is why i was curious about navtv because you're the only one here that has mentioned it! But i don't think ill need it with the arc ps8 dsp. It's practically the same price as navtv after paying for install on navtv as well here in Utah.
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Helllo everyone,
Hereís some updated pics of my slow progress of my speaker build





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Got a little more done today.


Acrylic window leds came in. A little test. I know logo is upside down was only a test2014+ impala Bose stereo system bypass and upgrade-img_2127.jpg


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