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  1. Wowwww, the hatch subwoofer is SO much worse than the sedan's!

    So I met up with @Priceless_Civic yesterday so he could hear my Civic with upgraded speakers to see if he thought it sounded good enough to bother upgrading his own. And it was fun getting to talk to someone else who's interested in Civics and car audio. Anyway, he also let me listen to a...
  2. POLL: which audio source do you listen to the MOST?

    Just curious what other people use the most. USB iPod for me. Satellite radio second. I've never listened to any of the other sources at all, except Bluetooth from friends' phones when they've been in the car.
  3. "passcord" to enable Developer Mode has been found!

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/android/general/guide-how-to-enter-developer-mode-2017-t3621582 Tried this out this morning and yes, it's now possible to enable Developer Mode. It's not root, but it's an important step toward getting there.
  4. Anyone else's Sirius started working again for free?

    My free trial ended last July and I bought a 6 month subscription. That expired in January and I didn't renew. I definitely remember one day in January it cut off and stopped working. Recently I considered resubscribing so I switched over to Sirius to get my radio's ID, only to find that...
  5. No-cut/no-drill amp rack for sedans and coupes with factory sub

    My car's leased so I want as few permanent mods to it as possible, and plus I just like to avoid drilling into a car if I can, so I came up with this amp rack idea and thought I'd share for anyone else in the same position.
  6. Audiofrog GB15's - perfect tweeters for our sail panels

    I just finished installing these Audiofrog GB15 tweeters and, despite having made a bunch of measurements before I bought them, I was still surprised by just how well they fit. They have threads on the outside body of the tweeter as part of their mounting system. So, I just took a Dremel...
  7. Metra and American Int'l speaker mounting rings compared

    I bought both the American International HSB524 and Metra 82-7805 speaker mounting rings for our Civic since I wasn't sure which would work better for me. I figured I'd share a comparison. (click pics for larger) The designs are clearly a little different
  8. Resonance & room modes: why Touring bass sucks & the deck rattles

    Here's an 1/24th octave RTA measurement of the stock Touring system from 20 to 200 Hz from the driver's headrest. I think that big spike and big dip are why the Touring bass sounds pretty decent on some songs but crappy on others. They're about +10 dB and -10 dB compared to the average level...
  9. JBL MS-8 DSP and 3.5mm aux jack install – Touring sedan

    When I bought my Civic I knew I wanted to build a system based on a JBL MS-8 DSP, because I hate tuning and it has an autotune feature that (usually) produces great results. I have one in my other car (2-channel + sub) and it sounds fantastic. Also, one of the reasons I picked the Touring...
  10. Pure bass tones for use when eliminating sub rattles

    Using music to find bass rattles is annoying since the bass isn't constant, and different songs will have different frequency bass that can cause different parts to rattle. Here are MP3 files of every individual frequency from 20 Hz to 98 Hz, each 30 seconds long, to make it easier. Go to...
  11. Audiophiles: Touring factory EQ curve doesn't change with volume!

    I improved the measurements I did previously by using a voltage divider circuit to avoid clipping, and I measured the front tweeter signal this time too. Most importantly, I measured at different volume levels (15, 20, 25 and 30 @makemerush). That's because a lot of Honda vehicles have been...
  12. Nice form from Honda for tracking maintenance for DIY'ers

    I just did my first oil change and found this nice form online for keeping records of the maintenance you do. I like doing that with my cars to help me when I eventually go to sell them. You could just write it all down on a sheet of notebook paper or something, but I think handing a folder...
  13. LX owners - request for pic inside your console

    I'm thinking of relocating my console USB port to inside the glovebox, then putting in a center console from an LX and installing a 3.5mm aux jack in the spot where the USB port is in mine. Would someone mind posting a pic of the spot pictured above in your LX so I can see what it looks like...
  14. I finally found how to switch between adaptive cruise & normal cruise!

    Back before I bought my car, I read the owner's manual online and thought I remembered you could switch between the two cruise modes, but once I got my car I couldn't see any obvious way to do it and thought I'd just misread or misremembered. Finally today I decided to check the manual and...
  15. DIY: make center pocket light blue to match overhead ambient light

    It bugged me that the light in the center storage pocket is white while the light coming from the overhead ambient LED is blue. It seemed even more out of place after I added the OEM console and footwell light kits, since their light is also blue. This is really too simple for a DIY, but I'm...
  16. DIY: make center pocket light blue to match overhead ambient light

    It bugged me that the light in the center pocket is white while the light coming from the overhead ambient LED is blue. It seemed even more out of place after I added the OEM console and footwell light kits, since their light is also blue. This is really too simple for a DIY, but I'm writing...
  17. Fix for static at beginning of songs with USB iPod

    For those of you getting static at the beginning of songs from your iPod connected via USB, I finally found a fix. I noticed it never happened on songs that didn't have album art, and there was more static for songs with higher-resolution album art than ones with low-res art. So, I deleted...
  18. Touring HU has digital audio output! But, some features are in the amp.

    I was reading through the service manual online and discovered that the Touring has an SPDIF digital output on the headunit that runs to the amp. No mention of whether it's standard PCM 2-channel audio or some sort of nonstandard multi-channel format. So, that'd be cool if you could pick up a...
  19. Line-level RTA results for Touring mid and sub

    I just got my Touring yesterday and today decided to RTA the speaker-level outputs to see how suitable they are for adding a sub. I used an old Honda speaker wiring adapter to hook to the connectors for the rear mid and sub, ran that to the input on a M-Audio Pre, connected to my laptop with...
  20. My $23K Touring!

    I just picked up my new Touring with 6 miles on her for $23k yesterday! Ok, granted, there was a $599 dealer processing fee, so I know the "real" price was $23682.19 but $23k just sounds nicer :) I went with a lease and paid $1000 to walk out the door, then 35 more months at $270/month with...
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