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    Re: 2014 RRS: Upgrading Base Sound System to Meridian System

    Congratulations. You did a lot of research and accomplished what you set out to do. Hats off to you!

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    Re: 2014 RRS: Upgrading Base Sound System to Meridian System

    Congrats!

    Did you ever consider just going aftermarket since you had to do a lot of install work anyways? Like maybe an aftermarket JL Audio system or something?

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    Re: 2014 RRS: Upgrading Base Sound System to Meridian System

    I put in a JL W6V3 in one of my other vehicles and... wow. Would love to see one in a RRS although certainly wouldn't fit under the seat.

    A TW5V2 might though:

    http://www.jlaudio.com/car-audio-sub...-drivers-tw5v2

    The problem would be powering it appropriately and keeping the Meridian Surround Stage... I believe there is a mic somewhere in the RRS that listens to music being played and adjusts settings accordingly.

    I've looked into this and have called some high end installers in CA. They say it can be done, but you can't use the Meridian Surround setting (which in my opinion is the best sounding).

    That being said, I do find the 825 watt system very good and leaps and bounds above the standard LR version.

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    Re: 2014 RRS: Upgrading Base Sound System to Meridian System

    Does anyone know how much of the 825 watts is actually directed at powering the subwoofer?

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    Re: 2014 RRS: Upgrading Base Sound System to Meridian System

    Quote Originally Posted by Sevo View Post
    I put in a JL W6V3 in one of my other vehicles and... wow. Would love to see one in a RRS although certainly wouldn't fit under the seat.

    A TW5V2 might though:

    http://www.jlaudio.com/car-audio-sub...-drivers-tw5v2

    The problem would be powering it appropriately and keeping the Meridian Surround Stage... I believe there is a mic somewhere in the RRS that listens to music being played and adjusts settings accordingly.

    I've looked into this and have called some high end installers in CA. They say it can be done, but you can't use the Meridian Surround setting (which in my opinion is the best sounding).

    That being said, I do find the 825 watt system very good and leaps and bounds above the standard LR version.

    They have a box that takes out the EQ that the OEMs put in and then makes the signal flat again, then you can connect a laptop and tweak everything like EQ and time alignment. Here is an SVR install (the hardstyle music is pretty funny/annoying): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L63vB-5zWKA

    Might be a wee bit overkill depending what someone wanted to accomplish.

    I like the Meridian system as far as OEM available systems, but the RRSs are built so solid be great to hear a good aftermarket setup. I'm always just too chicken to do them since I switch cars a lot plus seems like aftermarket amps always cause some battery drain.

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    Re: 2014 RRS: Upgrading Base Sound System to Meridian System

    Quote Originally Posted by Hiyabrad View Post

    My bluetooth mobile phone call sound is still bad and I still do not have the confirmation clicks from the display panel. But the bluetooth mobile phone music sound is awesome.
    Quick question...did you ever resolve the Bluetooth mobile call quality issue you stated above?

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    Re: 2014 RRS: Upgrading Base Sound System to Meridian System

    Quote Originally Posted by Badgio View Post
    Quick question...did you ever resolve the Bluetooth mobile call quality issue you stated above?

    The answer is YES! The Bluetooth mobile calls and the confirmation clicks all run though the mid-range speakers in the front door.


    Once the mid's were installed, all was great.

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    Re: 2014 RRS: Upgrading Base Sound System to Meridian System

    After getting quotes locally for a bespoke system I have decided to attempt the upgrade route based on your excellent posts in this thread!

    Would you have the part numbers for the Meridian speaker cover rear panels that you refer to earlier?

    Many thanks.

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    Re: 2014 RRS: Upgrading Base Sound System to Meridian System

    All my parts where purchased from roverjaguarparts.com

    They are the Jag / Land Rover dealership in Ventura, CA - Their website had the best pricing I could find and were great to work with. The parts manager is Dan, and he was great! Their number is: 888-864-3187

    Here is the rear deck speaker cover info you asked for - different part numbers for left and right side.

    LR044794 Upper Quarter Trim $145.36

    LR044802 Upper Quarter Trim $145.36
    Last edited by RRToadHall; November 26th, 2017 at 05:22 PM.

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    Re: 2014 RRS: Upgrading Base Sound System to Meridian System

    hello all! After reading this thread, I decided to upgrade my base system in my 2014 HSE. Picked up the amp dropped it in this afternoon and wow with just the 825w amp
    it already sounds much better, but now my Parking sensors have no sound? Im assuming thats because i need the mids in the front doors? not interested in splicing wires just wanted to upgrade the
    existing speakers so i figured i would just get the better speakers and replace whats there.

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    Re: 2014 RRS: Upgrading Base Sound System to Meridian System

    Great upgrade and write up...

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    Re: 2014 RRS: Upgrading Base Sound System to Meridian System

    Quote Originally Posted by busabrent View Post
    hello all! After reading this thread, I decided to upgrade my base system in my 2014 HSE. Picked up the amp dropped it in this afternoon and wow with just the 825w amp
    it already sounds much better, but now my Parking sensors have no sound? Im assuming thats because i need the mids in the front doors? not interested in splicing wires just wanted to upgrade the
    existing speakers so i figured i would just get the better speakers and replace whats there.
    Yes, you need the mids in the front doors for parking sensors and good quality bluetooth cellphone sound,

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    Hi, does anyone know the part number for the red door wires? Thanks heaps

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    Re: 2014 RRS: Upgrading Base Sound System to Meridian System

    Thanks SO much for providing such a detailed thread about your process.

    Would you be able to dig up any part numbers?

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    So today i did a little more investigating on my 2015 MY16. I have none of the additional wiring. In fact i dont even have the second blue plug that powers the front mids, subs, dash and rear fill speakers. Makes things a little more complicated...

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