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Hi guys,

New owner of 2019 Insight EX just put in 150 miles, and learning to drive like an old man trying to get that MPG up I have a heavy foot but so far so good.

Anyways the speakers comes with the car is ok for now, probably will changed it later perhaps after the sub, but what it really need is a Sub added to it, I have an EX model so it doesn't come with a factory sub, so I want to add one but I don't know how I can get access to the Infotainment anybody have instruction on how to take it off and wiring diagram so I can add a Sub to it, any help greatly appreciated.

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Romeo
 

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Don't know that much about audio, but I'm pretty sure the EX has a built in sub woofer.
 

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You might want to try searching for 2018 Accord sub installs. Since they are similar setups, the instructions might be a good start. The ones I’ve seen tapped into the rear speakers, so no access to the head unit was necessary. I read warnings about the active noise control causing feedback too.
 

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Don't know that much about audio, but I'm pretty sure the EX has a built in sub woofer.
No sub on the EX.

LX has 6 speakers. 2 front tweeters, 2 front door speakers, 2 rear speakers. All Pioneer.
EX has 8 speakers. Adds 2 rear tweeters to the LX. Also Pioneer.
Touring has 10 speakers. Adds a subwoofer and a front center dash speaker. All speakers are Foster.
 

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Has anyone installed a Sub and Amp in their insight?

Curious. Want to buy an insight but it seems that no one has installed a sub and amp and am wondering if the electronics can't handle a high wattage amp. I know that the battery is in the console but don't know if that impacts anything really. Has anyone done it and what type of amp did you install. Thanks.
 

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Curious. Want to buy an insight but it seems that no one has installed a sub and amp and am wondering if the electronics can't handle a high wattage amp. I know that the battery is in the console but don't know if that impacts anything really. Has anyone done it and what type of amp did you install. Thanks.
Feel free to contact me and I'll be glad to discuss it with you. [email protected]
 

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Feel free to contact me and I'll be glad to discuss it with you. [email protected]
Thanks. I'll contact you in a few weeks before purchase. Hope things go well with the build.
Thanks. I think it'll take some time to complete. After fooling with the fusion I'm pretty sure that disconnecting the anc microphones is top priority. The fusion's radio was significantly better after just disconnecting the microphones. I really hope I won't have to bypass the Honda's amplifier in the end due to it's absolutely impossible DSP. I'm going to see if the speaker replacement settles the treble down to a low roar. Wish me luck.
 

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Curious. Want to buy an insight but it seems that no one has installed a sub and amp and am wondering if the electronics can't handle a high wattage amp. I know that the battery is in the console but don't know if that impacts anything really. Has anyone done it and what type of amp did you install. Thanks.
Feel free to contact me and I'll be glad to discuss it with you. [email protected]
Super interested brother. Sent over an email.
 

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Curious. Want to buy an insight but it seems that no one has installed a sub and amp and am wondering if the electronics can't handle a high wattage amp. I know that the battery is in the console but don't know if that impacts anything really. Has anyone done it and what type of amp did you install. Thanks.
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I just finished installing new speakers, two amplifiers, a line output converter, and two subwoofers. The electrical system handles it just fine. I just posted a tutorial on how to disable the active noise cancellation module and the audible pedestrian warning sound at low speeds.

Here are links to both Topics, which include links regarding audio connector diagrams

https://www.gen3insight.com/forum/2...t/2198-audio-wiring-harness.html#/topics/2198

https://www.gen3insight.com/forum/2...le-active-noise-cancellatio.html#/topics/2334
 

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I wanted to go with as large a sub possible that a custom fitted sub enclosure will allow in trunk. I have a couple of options regarding driving the sub but most likely going to be something from JL Audio.

Regarding the rear speakers,
I wanted to add additional speakers (in combination with the rear deck) to the rear lower door panel (to have 8 speakers all together). The only question is: will it be worth it? Are we talking about a point of diminishing return?
 

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I wanted to go with as large a sub possible that a custom fitted sub enclosure will allow in trunk. I have a couple of options regarding driving the sub but most likely going to be something from JL Audio.

Regarding the rear speakers,
I wanted to add additional speakers (in combination with the rear deck) to the rear lower door panel (to have 8 speakers all together). The only question is: will it be worth it? Are we talking about a point of diminishing return?
In my opinion, diminishing returns. Unless the system needs to be super high end for all passengers you don't need the extra speakers. I have my system tuned to my front seat and it still sounds awesome all over. The only thing off with passengers will be the sense of the voices and centering being skewed to the front left. I am using a 12" Rockford sub in an enclosure and it seems to hit the sweet spot. I push with an audio control mini amp with a bass knob since I listen to so much varied sources and types of music. You plan on using a DSP? If so happy tuning. 😁
 

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Any all-in-one Sub with amp combo made yet for our Insight? My "Touring trim" BASS is horrible. Plus the rear deck rattles like crap. My subwoofer setting is close to low setting.
 

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Any all-in-one Sub with amp combo made yet for our Insight? My "Touring trim" BASS is horrible. Plus the rear deck rattles like crap. My subwoofer setting is close to low setting.
Since you already have a sub out and it's crossed over in the Honda amp all you need is an all in one with speaker level inputs. If you want better bass control you can get an audio control acm-1.300 which has a built in line converter with accubass in it. The advantage of this tiny amp is that it has circuitry that will find out where the roll off in the amp is and recapture lost bass. Most manufacturers make their systems drop the bass at certain frequencies and volumes to save their cheap subs from blowing. With accubass it can measure this and recapture all those frequencies and then amplify it into the new sub. It's a tiny amp and you can screw it into the back of a sub box. I use this amp for my 12" Rockford sub and it works great! Happy booming. 😝
 

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Any new subwoofer aftermarket come up for our Insight?
There are several subs with built in amps out there. It's best if you find one with a line level converter in it or speaker wire inputs (usually these are line level converters) otherwise you'll need to get a line level converter to change your speakers output wires to standard rca outputs to plug in.

In a touring you can unplug the sub and use those speaker wires to connect to a line level converter or a sub/amp combo with speaker wire inputs and you're okay to go.

With an ex or lx I'd tap into both the rear speakers wires and connect those via a line level converter or into the sub/amp combo speaker inputs and you can go from there.

One warning. If the sub/amp combo doesn't have some kind of bass restoration built in then your sub will suffer from the roll off built into the system which cuts bass out during louder passages in order to protect Honda's cheap installed speakers from blowing. To remedy this I recommend the following.

Get the audio control lc2i ($71) line converter which has accubass built in and you can find instruction on how to use it's features to capture all that bass and send it along to an amplifier of your choice.

Or.

You can get the audio control acm-1.300 ($224.99) which is a 300watt rms line converter and amp combination with accubass built in. Then buy a sub with a sub box. The amp is tiny and can be easily hidden or screwed into the back of the sub box if you prefer to make it an all in one.

Currently there is some company on amazon.com selling this unit for $139. I think it's a typo, but,if it's for real, I suggest you jump on it immediately.

https://www.amazon.com/AVLeaderz-Au..._1_4?keywords=acm-1.300&qid=1572879658&sr=8-4


Good luck.
 
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