|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|05-02-2019 06:52 PM|
I owned a 1st gen and currently own 2nd, non tech.
In first gen, I upgraded front door speakers and tweeters with an infinity component system (crossovers not needed) and that was a definite improvement.
2nd gen non tech does not have rear door speakers but with the tech package/ELS System you do. Highs seemed marginally better since the tweeters in the second gen are in the sail panels vs being in the dash.
Radio interference- do you have any aftermarket LED’s installed in your exterior lights? I installed license plate LEDs and they were fine. But I changed to LED brake/tail and they cause radio interference. Especially when braking. Something to do with the resistors inside the lamps.. went back to stock brake lamps and the static disappeared.
|05-01-2019 08:40 PM|
Originally Posted by Robardin View Post
|05-01-2019 03:07 PM|
Originally Posted by TSXXXX View Post
I guess it's time to get the rear window stripped and re-tinted, I think it's too dark anyway.
|05-01-2019 11:24 AM|
Sorry I can't speak to the radio reception at all - I'm BT'd to my phone like 99% of the time.
I think it's integrated into the rear defroster though -don't quote me on that but for some reason that's where I think it is.
|04-30-2019 05:42 PM|
Originally Posted by TSXXXX View Post
My quibble is with the radio reception on the stock unit. I know, I'm a dinosaur, but there are plenty of times I don't want to listen to something off of my iPhone and actually want to hear a DJ playing what the DJ is playing and talking about, or live news radio, and so on. I find the stock radio very staticky. Where is the antenna wired into, the rear window or something? How could one improve its reception?
|04-30-2019 03:13 PM|
I'm sorry guys but I found the factory TSX stereo to be absolute trash. Admittedly I am a bit of an audiophile though.
I ran the stock non-navi receiver for awhile, bypassed the factory amp with a line driver pushing 5v out, and then ran Focal Access 6.5" components front and rear powered by a JL Audio 300/4. With a JL 500/1 and JL 12w6 subwoofer. Sounded great.
Just changed to an Alpine 149bt that will be hooked up via bluetooth to a custom iPad mini indash setup. Once I'm able to tune the Alpine and re-tune my amps I expect it to sound wonderful. Straight out the box it already sounds great.
|04-29-2019 03:24 PM|
|mrgold35||I've noticed the 06 TSX is a good factory sound system; but, it is +15 year old technology. The ELS sound system is a step up; but, that is also around the same age. The big advantage with the ELS is really shines with DVD-A. You will think you have a totally different system once you put DVD-A into the ELS. Sounds about the same for both systems with the nod going to ELS with FM, XM, CD, or AUX input.|
|04-29-2019 02:55 AM|
Originally Posted by Bencunningham12 View Post
It's been a few years since I did this but I think at the time I got everything for about $400. The component kit for the front is a MUST! Tweeters will require some minor modification. The supplied housing is just slightly too large to fit in our dash. I just used the tweeter itself and hot glued it into the (modified) OEM housing. I think I may have had to modify the wiring to make them fit the dash harness too. Didn't want to cut the harness. I did not use the supplied crossovers, just let the OEM circuitry take care of that. Adding in another could potentially make some high-mid frequencies disappear.
Beyond the tweeters everything else was very straightforward.
|04-28-2019 02:38 AM|
Originally Posted by shandalo View Post
|04-27-2019 10:55 PM|
|shandalo||If you can't tell then it doesn't matter if it's technically better or worse. As long as you are happy with it. I've never been in a 2G either, my 04 had muddy bass and lots of distortion at higher volumes. I changed all my speakers for Alpine type S. Night and day difference for a reasonable price... And louder for the same wattage, I can't stand anything over 30 now (max is 40 iirc). Stock head unit and amp.|
|04-27-2019 03:20 PM|
I've never been in a 2nd gen TSX, but I've heard it has more "bells & whistles" than the 1st gen.
Overall I'm pleased with the factory sound system in my '08 TSX, and hope you're happy with your '12.
|04-26-2019 08:53 PM|
Is the sound system in the 1st gen superior?
Just got a 2012 and love it but I’m not an audiophile I can’t tell if the sound system is better or worse.