i am thinking that the LCQ1 is the best option to hook up my sub, components and amp. do you have components hooked up as well? where did you tap into - before or after the factory amp? any whine or thump upon turning on?
Thanks for your help with this.Splice after the factory amp.. not before.
Your sub setup would be just like mine. Split the mono signal to the left and right channels. Option 1 on the first post.
Awesome, that makes sense now. Would it be better to do the before method and use a line driver + LCQ1 (EQ)?The LCQ1 is not a line driver so if you tap before the factory amps you may not have enough signal. If your using something other than the LCQ1 and it is also a line driver you can tap before the amps. I don't know on the 2013 accord but sometimes integration for Bluetooth or other things is at the amp level, so if you tap before you may loose that functionality too.
The signal from the factory amp is normally "clean". Its really the highs and lows of the signal in various frequencies that make it sound bad. Flattening the signal so all frequencies are around the same db will make a world of difference.
Cool, that's really all that I'm lokoing for as well. Not sure what is meant by 'flat response' but a clean/clear sound and tight base is important to me - something that will make "Dire Straits - Money For Nothing" sound unrealClear sound, flat response and some tight un-ported bass is good for me.
Finally started my install :banana: - enjoyable but time consuming.For the fronts, I took the factory wiring for the door speaker back to the LCQ1. Then ran a new wire from the amp to the crossover module of the Polk components. I put the crossover module in the door with the speakers.
Any update with a setup/tuning guide?Its in the trunk. I mounted everything on the back of the rear seat. Once you have everything set, you really shouldn't need to mess with the EQ.
Im going to post a high level setup/tuning guide that will help. There are several steps to follow that will make the whole process a bit clearer.