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Old 06-27-2019, 12:44 PM
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Hello all, i want to upgrade my audio system in s type. I can normally change speakers in doors or i have to do some more jobs ? I want to add subwoofer and amplifier - it is even possible to orginal jaguar radio? Have someone do this ?
Old 06-27-2019, 09:57 PM
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Yes you can upgrade the speakers.
there are many 6x8" speakers to choose from .
you can use a high to low level converter to create RCA for an amp& sub .
It would help to know what audio set up you have .
There are a few options for your model .
primium and premium plus has an amp in the audio stack in the boot/trunk . And 6.5" sub woofers in the parcil tray/shelf.
if no amp you have a base setup .
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The 'Premium sound' system had 'Alpine' badges on the speakers.
If you do not have these then it is the standard sound system.
You will find that the standard door speakers are the same as those used in the 2000's UK Ford Mondeo. (They even have Ford markings!) These are powered from the head unit.
If you have the premium sound system then they have Alpine speakers powered from the amp in the boot.
The audio to the amp in the boot goes from the head unit via the digital fibre optic d2b system. (Not a speaker output.)
There are two speaker plugs in the doors, each wired seperatly, one for the standard speakers from the head unit with two wires the other for the Alpine speakers from the amp in the boot with four wires. (However the front door speakers are bi-wired the rears are not.)
When the head unit detects the amp in the boot is fitted it turns off the head unit speaker outputs. (and adds 5 extra positions to the volume!)
The head unit is the same for standard or premium.

So if you want to update from standard to premium sound you need to fit it all, the amp, the speakers in all four doors and the sub woofer in the parcel shelf.
All the wires are in the car you just need the units.

However you can get a big improvement on the standard system by just changing the standard Ford Mondeo door speakers for better ones, in all four doors, but keeeping the rest standard.


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i got standard sound system, i think about not to change to jaguar's premium system, but to add sub and amp, and change the door's speakers
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ref, what speakers for doors u recomend? and how to connect RCA conventer to head unit?
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