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Old 09-05-2015, 02:56 PM   #1
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Just bought a 2013 F-150 Scab. I took the Pioneer 4-way speakers outta my 03 and put them in here. The speakers were great in my old truck, but I also had the Pioneer head unit. My new truck has the Sync media and I don't want to get rid of the factory look, but is the factory head unit really that crappy for volume, and am I gonna have to buy a 4 channel amp to boot the sound out of my Pioneer speakers?
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to maximize performance, you *almost always* need an amp to push the speakers. Sometimes you can get away without an additional amp if the speakers you are using have a higher sensitivity rating. at least that is my understanding
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to maximize performance, you *almost always* need an amp to push the speakers. Sometimes you can get away without an additional amp if the speakers you are using have a higher sensitivity rating. at least that is my understanding
If your wanting to keep the factory look just go ahead an add a decent amp to wake the system up. I'd bet the factory HU at best puts out 15 w per channel and that might stretching it. You can go with an aftermarket HU but that opens up another can of worms...you'd have to buy a aftermarket adapter to maintain steering wheel controls and possibly SYNC. If you like the stock look just add an amp. Tons of info i'm sure right here.....
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Just bought a 2013 F-150 Scab. I took the Pioneer 4-way speakers outta my 03 and put them in here. The speakers were great in my old truck, but I also had the Pioneer head unit. My new truck has the Sync media and I don't want to get rid of the factory look, but is the factory head unit really that crappy for volume, and am I gonna have to buy a 4 channel amp to boot the sound out of my Pioneer speakers?
Hey, kicker makes an 200w amp with a 10" 200w powered sub, should work great for your application. and it's only $400 from Rogel Ford, a vendor on here. It does come with speakers, but you can just sell those since you already have a better set.

If you are looking for the amp only, post in the classified, someone might have bought the kicker system and not installed the amp.
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I believe the oem hu is 12wx4 ch
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I have 2 12" subs I'm gonna put back in there with the amp I have, but what kinda amp should I get to boost my speakers?
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Depends on your speakers! Usually at or slightly above theyre reccommended rms rating!

So if theyre rms watts is 75w, you want a amp 50-100w x 4 ch.
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Even the MFT setup sounds good at max volume. Unfortunately that max volume is ****...
More power is a necessary mod. I still haven't gotten to it 9 months later, and it frustrates me at least twice a day.
Soon though, the Kicker upgrade at the very least.
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Even the MFT setup sounds good at max volume. Unfortunately that max volume is ****...
More power is a necessary mod. I still haven't gotten to it 9 months later, and it frustrates me at least twice a day.
Soon though, the Kicker upgrade at the very least.

The Kicker upgrade is quite impressive!
I always felt the same way & Kicker gave me EXACTLY what I was lacking.
It may not impress the younger guys who want the volume & the thump heard from a mile a way... but for the price, it IS THAT good!
For the ones who want stereo competition quality should go a different route and open the wallet wide. (been there - done that).
I had a Superduty with a JL audio Stealth box, replacement speakers, replaced a new head unit and had over $1500 invested in it.... This KICKER gives me the SAME results and less than $400.00 !
You won't be disappointed brother!


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The Kicker upgrade is quite impressive!
I always felt the same way & Kicker gave me EXACTLY what I was lacking.
It may not impress the younger guys who want the volume & the thump heard from a mile a way... but for the price, it IS THAT good!
For the ones who want stereo competition quality should go a different route and open the wallet wide. (been there - done that).
I had a Superduty with a JL audio Stealth box, replacement speakers, replaced a new head unit and had over $1500 invested in it.... This KICKER gives me the SAME results and less than $400.00 !
You won't be disappointed brother!


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I 2nd this comment. However you can still get a little more bass out of the sub by replacing the amp. The route I went give me better control over the bass to the sub as well. I have a bass control ****. There is a post on how to upgrade the amp.
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