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This is a discussion on Installng new Focal 3 way component speakers... within the Mustang GT350 Electronics forums, part of the Mustang GT350 Garage category; Originally Posted by racer172 This is a really interesting thread, and complicated. My installer said that just replacing the speakers with more powerful speakers would ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by racer172 View Post
    This is a really interesting thread, and complicated.
    My installer said that just replacing the speakers with more powerful speakers would create distortion at the higher volume levels, I asked why? and this was his reply:

    "The new speakers are designed to handle more power and they are not as efficient as the factory speakers. The minimal amount of power available from the factory amplifier will not provide enough the power to the new speakers and you will experience more distortion at higher volume levels (because there is not enough power from the amplifier to control the movement of the heavier speaker cone)."

    That explained it so even I could understand, LOL.
    Makers sense to me and while I can't say the sounds are necessarily worse after installing the Focals, they definitely aren't any better!
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    Quote Originally Posted by racer172 View Post
    This is a really interesting thread, and complicated.
    My installer said that just replacing the speakers with more powerful speakers would create distortion at the higher volume levels, I asked why? and this was his reply:

    "The new speakers are designed to handle more power and they are not as efficient as the factory speakers. The minimal amount of power available from the factory amplifier will not provide enough the power to the new speakers and you will experience more distortion at higher volume levels (because there is not enough power from the amplifier to control the movement of the heavier speaker cone)."

    That explained it so even I could understand, LOL.
    As a previous auto-audio installer, this is absolutely correct. You will actually experience more distortion with under-powered upgraded speakers than you would with overpowered upgraded speakers.

    I'm glad I found this thread as I was about to create one discussing how EXTREMELY poor this audio system is (`17 GT350 Electronics Package). My `05 Camry with JBL (stock) audio system blows this out of the water. Considering the cost of this vehicle, this is (in my opinion) a major deficit for this vehicle. Sure, the exhaust note is great, but you simply can't listen to it on long hauls without developing tinnitus (ringing of the ears).

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    Just pinging everyone to see what is new on the audio system front.

    Happen to hear the system in a 2019 Bullitt last night. While the looks of the car is so so (nothing like the rear view of the 350) the audio system sounded pretty decent.

    I'm still jhappy with the upgrade I did.
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