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Old 06-01-2017, 01:08 PM
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I have a 2017 Accord EX Coupe with the 7-speaker system. The rear 8" factory subwoofer is absolutely garbage in my opinion that's mounted in the rear deck. Is there any sort of suggested subwoofer to use to replace that subwoofer back there?
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It isn't garbage. However, it does sounds like crap, but it (the sub) isn't inherently the problem.

The ANC system keeps the sub busy canceling low frequency noise. This works well for lowering the sound floor (which is great with family in the car), but absolutely kills the low end in music. Also, I have recently read that the sub is phased in such a way as to make the bass sound as if it is mostly coming from the front. I have no idea if that is right or not, but yes, the 7 speaker Accords do seem to have "some" bass up front (but none coming from the rear).

You can kill the ANC via unplugging the mics from its module. The ANC module is located under the radio, more specifically, behind the small cubby hole below the radio touch screen. Some people have been unplugging it from the pass front floorboard, but I found that to be a REALLY tight fit. Others have been removing some center console parts to remove the cubby hole, as the ANC is right behind that.
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Another location to access the ANC mic wires is in the driver's a-pillar or at the mics themselves in the headliner (front and rear).

Beyond the ANC system, the factory EQ is hideous. That EQ is part of the DSP built into the amplifier in 7-speaker systems. The output from the head unit itself is a clean, flat 3V balanced output that is best intercepted and fed to aftermarket amplifiers.
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Another location to access the ANC mic wires is in the driver's a-pillar or at the mics themselves in the headliner (front and rear).

Beyond the ANC system, the factory EQ is hideous. That EQ is part of the DSP built into the amplifier in 7-speaker systems. The output from the head unit itself is a clean, flat 3V balanced output that is best intercepted and fed to aftermarket amplifiers.

Is there a way to disable the EQ on a 2016 system?

I am thinking about accessing the ANC module to disable that,but heard that maybe disabling the EQ itself is a big help.



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Is there a way to disable the EQ on a 2016 system?

I am thinking about accessing the ANC module to disable that,but heard that maybe disabling the EQ itself is a big help.



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on the touchscreen models the factory EQ can be defeated in the developer menu, but the change is not retained with ignition cycle. there are youtube videos on accessing the developer menu.

the touchscreen models have a clean output before the factory amp. intercepting the signal before the factory amp and installing your own amplifier is a quick way to get a decent sounding stereo.
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on the touchscreen models the factory EQ can be defeated in the developer menu, but the change is not retained with ignition cycle. there are youtube videos on accessing the developer menu.

the touchscreen models have a clean output before the factory amp. intercepting the signal before the factory amp and installing your own amplifier is a quick way to get a decent sounding stereo.
I searched YT for this info. I found a few videos, but not pertaining to my system.

Here is what I observed...

First, I have a 2016 Accord EX-L with sense and navi. This is a totally different beast. I hold the menu/power/disp and I get a screen to turn on/off external diag mode. No matter my choice, I can only hit the back button and I go into a set of 6 pages of information on signal strengths etc. Nothing can be done at all except 2 buttone on the bottom. "CLEAR NVM" and "CLEAR CGS". I believe this may have something with the satellite radio as it comes up only when I am in the Sirrius audio selection. If I am on BT or FM, I go to a screen for compass settings with calibration or zone select options only with the menu/power/disp buttons.

Anyone had any luck with this system yet here or anywhere?
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Bummer. At least you have the option to get a clean output from the factory HU and install an aftermarket amp. That alone will provide good results.
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