blavenn
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Stock Sony Amplifier / Subwoofer?

Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:47 am

Hello all,

Has anyone found the location of the stock Sony Amplifier? In the Titanium models, it is located near the spare tire under the carpet of the trunk carpet liner, but from what I've heard its not in that same location since the Electric doesn't have a spare tire and the trunk is configured differently. Here's a pic of what it looks like..
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I'd like to be able to install a 150 watt 8" shallow mount sub tucked away since the battery is where the stock subwoofer was supposed to be. Would like to tie into the existing Front-Left Front-Right speaker wire without tearing everything apart.

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marta
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Re: Stock Sony Amplifier / Subwoofer?

Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:09 pm

I looked in the Ford Focus Electric Manual and could only find one spot that said the Sony CD Audio system.

Does the Focus Electric come with the same audio package with the external amp as the Focus gasoline powered does?

blavenn
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Re: Stock Sony Amplifier / Subwoofer?

Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:59 am

There's no official statement if its the same system or not, but the headunit seems to be physically similar along with the same speaker and center channel locations as the Titanium models' Sony 10-speaker system. Only official statement on the Ford website is that the Electric model has a 9-speaker system (counting out the stock subwoofer?)

revelator
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Re: Stock Sony Amplifier / Subwoofer?

Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:25 pm

I'm pretty sure there's no subwoofer. I can't find it anywhere. Where would an aftermarket sub and amp fit in the trunk - as the battery takes up so much space?

gmaki
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Re: Stock Sony Amplifier / Subwoofer?

Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:08 pm

I think there is a sub somewhere... just from listening to it. I would really like to replace it too cause it sounds pretty cheap.

gmaki
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Re: Stock Sony Amplifier / Subwoofer?

Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:06 pm

gmaki wrote:I think there is a sub somewhere... just from listening to it. I would really like to replace it too cause it sounds pretty cheap.
OK I guess I have to amend that. All the low end I thought was sub is coming from the front doors. There is no low frequency coming from the rear or trunk area. Maybe they have a midbass in the front doors or something? It is reproducing enough low end to rattle the plastic.

No luck in finding the amp yet. I think a sub would go nicely in the rear hatch area, replacing the box like thing for holding the charger. But one would have to locate the amp first. Maybe it is under the rear seat?

Maybe you could replace the rear midrange speakers in the rear doors with some high quality midbass and get some decent sub like bass as an alternate.

revelator
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Re: Stock Sony Amplifier / Subwoofer?

Wed May 08, 2013 10:05 pm

I've confirmed with Ford that there's definitely no subwoofer in the Focus Electric. I'm about to move ahead with install of an aftermarket sub and amp. Assuming I don't care about the loss of space, any reason not to do this?

tonysbtr
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Re: Stock Sony Amplifier / Subwoofer?

Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:41 pm

revelator wrote:I've confirmed with Ford that there's definitely no subwoofer in the Focus Electric. I'm about to move ahead with install of an aftermarket sub and amp. Assuming I don't care about the loss of space, any reason not to do this?
Did you end up installing a subwoofer in the Focus Electric? I'm looking to do the same. I found someone posted some screenshots in the FFE facebook group (https://imgur.com/a/IswYz) but I don't have details on how it was done. Please let me know if you're willing to share some more information on your setup.

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Re: Stock Sony Amplifier / Subwoofer?

Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:46 am

Great dig up of an old thread.

Would a 10" Bazooka w/ a 250 watts amp fit? That, and some dynamat in the doors would probably kick the system up a few notches without breaking the bank. Are the stock door speakers worth keeping? Where can we find full specs on the head unit and the speakers? How much power do we have coming off the head unit? Is it enough to power a set of Kicker component speakers?

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_206CSS654 ... SS654.html

Someone has to have upgraded the FFE stereo.
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Smoking_Rubber
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Re: Stock Sony Amplifier / Subwoofer?

Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:10 am

Side note: It looks like Ford is getting rid of the Sony sound systems in the next Focus redesign. (2019 or 2020 models)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/samabuelsa ... 148d957b40
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