Join Date: Sep 2012
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I know a lot of you guys are looking to replace at least the sub in your new 2013 Accord so I thought I would give you a bit of my own experience. Part of the reason that I wanted to take out the factory sub was that it would rattle the rear deck with distortion particularly when playing some of the more challenging bass heavy music I would listen to via the Ipod touch. I went to my local audio installer who also did some installation for my 2003 Accord and came out with an Alpine SWR-823D 8" Type-R Dual 2-Ohm subwoofer powered by a Alpine MRP-M500 500 Watt RMS power amplifier. The sub was installed free-air which means that I took out the original factory sub and dropped this baby in it's place. The hole had to be made a bit bigger to accommodate the thicker base of the sub, but other than that and putting in some B-Quiet sound dampening material under the rear deck to reduce any rattles or unpleasant vibrations, the install wasn't too difficult for them. I am still in the process of breaking in he sub, but so far it definitely a big upgrade from the factory sub with clean, punchy, rattle-free bass. Also, since the factory amp doesn't have to give any power to the sub, the speakers also sound a little more lively, I just have to be careful not to blow them since they are probably not the most durable. As I stated in a previous thread, I haven't noticed any reduction in the noise cancellation system after the install. If anyone has plans to replace the speakers and has figured out how to adjust the factory crossover settings internally or aftermarket, let us know how it goes. Hopefully this helps some of our Accord audiophiles out there.