Has anyone experienced the headlights blinking when the bass hits after installing a 5ch amp? If so, did changing larger wires (big 3) fix it?
I installed some Morel Maximo 6 in the front doors this week and have to agree with the above statement. They are great for some types of music, clean great midbass compare to stock, overall much much better. I have a psu300 as well so they are getting enough power. The highs are just missing something for me. I bought them with the knowledge that they might not be right for my liking, and that I may throw them in the rear deck (especially for the price). I know they are not the ultras but from what I read the Maximo are the older versions of them basically. I much prefer a silk dome tweeter like I had on some really good Focals years ago. I have been waiting a month for silicone baffles. When they finally arrive think I'm going to try a set of Kicker's in the front(base hybrid only has four 6.5 speakers, no independent tweets in the upper door) simply because I never tried their products and they get great reviews.I do notice not having the center channel, compared to our lexus, but I don't miss it at all . I think the trouble/cost of finding another amp to add a single 3 inch speaker is not worth it to me. I think the center fix can be solved with time alignment honestly. plus the morels do such a great job of filling the cabin, I don't think you are missing much.
Although I have the touring - I've never used the factory NAV so I'm not 100% sure if it still comes through but all of the other chimes, carplay, siri still works so i'm sure its fine. There is NO functionality loss at all.
I am running into a problem where I get amplifier turn on POP, I need to call metra to get that figured out.
Let me describe the stages of my build and that will help describe how i feel about the morels:
First I did the speakers and sound deadening and drove around for two days with the stock power. My thoughts are there is a huge difference in a high-quality tweeter. Even on stock power, there was so much more "life" to the high - so much more articulation to the music. the mid bass just wasn't there even with sound deadening.
Then I added in the metra piece and the kenwood amp. Then I thought the same thing honestly, great highs and lack of midbass. I did notice a better "fill" of the cabin though.
Then I adjusted the crossovers and the equalizer. This is really where you get the juice out of the moreIs. If you just replace the speakers the stock tune coming out of the headunit still limits the amount of low frequency going to the mid-bass. you MUST change the crossovers and eq to get the money out of the morels. and yes they are AMAZING. You can honestly run these without a sub and it will still have a good amount of bass.
The only draw back is the music types. I listen to alot of rap so the tweeter isnt as bright on high hats and other "brighter" instruments (obviously). When I listen to R&B/Soul/Country anything else, these really come alive.
so yes, they are amazing, but depending on the music you listen to, make sure a soft dome tweeter is what you want.
I'm running them passive. The crossovers for the fronts are under the passenger seat with the amp (the kenwood amp is super small) and the crossovers for the rears are in the dash on an ABS plastic mounting board connected to the ANC module bolt.
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That's where I'm at. It's not worth the money for me to tear apart everything and mess with a dsp (even though I would probably enjoy the improved sound), especially with the hybrid. So also don't see a point in spending a ton on speakers like I have in the past, if I can't actually get the best sound out of them without doing a dsp. Plus as I'm older now my priorities are also a little different. Good to know about the Maximo I'll probably wind up putting sound proofing on the rear decknwhen i do it. I did the driver door and still have a rattle but I didn't go overboard. I like how you have strips on the back of the door panel. Any reason why just little bits in those spots? Im guessing that those are the contact points that can cause noises. When all is said and done, I'll have spent about $650 for everything including my added sirius XM radio for significantly improved sound. My last set of Focals cost close to that (got open box deal on the psu300).also, the Axxess dsp automagically routes the center channel sound to the front doors. the thing just works man and does what it’s supposed to do. I’m handy but not a tech so having a plug and play option was well worth the money for me. You can still use the dsp as a pre amp into the audio control. Sucks to spend that much money to get rca outputs but honestly I couldn’t image taking my car apart, doing all the work and it still just not sounding right. Also not having to cut wires was a big plus for me.
Also according to couple stereo installers I talked to last week, metra is having supply issues. Apparently a few factories in China burnt down. Waiting almost a month now for silicone baffles, installer told me he's been waiting 3 months for a harness.Thanks keep us updated on the turn on pop.Im in the process of trying to find were to order the axxessdsp part now metra online only sell to dealers.
It looks like its in stock on Sonic Electronix AXDSPX-HN3 | Honda DSP Interface With Amp Bypass | AxxessAlso according to couple stereo installers I talked to last week, metra is having supply issues. Apparently a few factories in China burnt down. Waiting almost a month now for silicone baffles, installer told me he's been waiting 3 months for a harness.
Can't you get the harness separately from metra and wire a different dsp? Pretty sure they sell it.I've had nothing but issues with that metra DSP for my 2018 accord touring. Already had it warrantied and replaced and now recently it somehow managed to kill my brand new DD audio 4 channel amp. If i turn my boss knob up/down, the mids randomly come back on, but sound horrible. Before the warrant replacement I was getting all sorts of random feedback issues. There has got to be a different way to grab a audio signal for my bass/4channel amps. Can't you just tap into the speaker wiring post amp?