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If you want to quick check if it's the 8 speaker system, just look closely with a torch inside the mid speaker round grill in the door panels, if there's no speaker visible, it means the car has just 2 speakers per door (bass and Twitter)
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, so it's the 8 system
 

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If you want to quick check if it's the 8 speaker system, just look closely with a torch inside the mid speaker round grill in the door panels, if there's no speaker visible, it means the car has just 2 speakers per door (bass and Twitter) View attachment 293879 , so it's the 8 system
Hi Sebastian , yes this is what is confusing me. There are no mid's in the doors, so I have been working on the assumption that it is the 8 way system. Its only when I found the sub in the boot ( which after probing with a multimeter ) is connected to something, that I remebered an off hand comment from the LR workshop supervisor that the 2020 RRS base system has 9 speakers.

Ive gone back to him to clarify for me. ...
 

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Interesting.. My rrs is 2015 hse, probably back then the base system had really just 2 speakers each door, while now they added that "sub" in the trunk, and probably a mid in the center oof dashboard
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these are indeed base speakers, so I assume your system is the same and looks like this...
 

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Interesting.. My rrs is 2015 hse, probably back then the base system had really just 2 speakers each door, while now they added that "sub" in the trunk, and probably a mid in the center oof dashboard View attachment 293888 these are indeed base speakers, so I assume your system is the same and looks like this...
How do you get the dash grill off, and Ill take a look ?
 

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Ok , update , still waiting on JLR and the dealer to come back to me , but I have popped the grill off the middle of the dashboard and there is indeed a speaker in there. So it would seem that my basic "Enhanced Audio" system has 4 bass speakers , 4 tweeters..( a pair in each door ) , a sub in the trunk and a mid range speaker in the dash. Both the sub and the mid range speakers dont work .

Lets see if I can get them switched on !
 

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Have read this information in full about 5 times as i am in the middle of upgrading the system in my range rover and its been a huge help,i thought i had the basic 8 but found out i had the 12 speakers and the 2 plugs in my amp so made the process a lot easier, i have changed all the speakers in the doors to signature speakers and found the wireing in place in the load area so have found some new trim with speaker covers in, there was no speakers or wires in the top of the dash and i new they had to be somewhere as the wires are at the amp end, after endless serching around the area where the speakers go in the dash i gave up and did some more searching on the net and came across i wiring diagram that shows the speaker wires end at a connector somewhere to the right of the hifi touch screen, after endless serching i found a large white conector behind the drivers side touch pad with 11 wires going in and only 3 coming out which carried on upto the solar sensor ontop of the dash so landrover made 2 different conector cables one for cars without the dash speakers and one for cars with but i suppose all those pennies add up. So for anyone who has the 2 plugs in there current amp thats where you can find the wires for the dash speakers.The plug is an absolute pig to get to as its attached to the back of the plastic frame that supports the dash and is very difficult to move as there is no excess wiring but in the end i managed to remove the 8 speaker wires from the plug and extend them upto where the dash speakers are now installed and all is connected up but unfortunaly no sound from the center speaker yet as i have to update the ccf files.
I have the gap iid tool but was hoping someone could tell me the stages to go through to update to the premium surround sound upgrade.
 

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Ok , update , still waiting on JLR and the dealer to come back to me , but I have popped the grill off the middle of the dashboard and there is indeed a speaker in there. So it would seem that my basic "Enhanced Audio" system has 4 bass speakers , 4 tweeters..( a pair in each door ) , a sub in the trunk and a mid range speaker in the dash. Both the sub and the mid range speakers dont work .

Lets see if I can get them switched on !
OK the RRS has been in the dealer today for a whole host of niggles which I hope they have fixed with a GWM update. While it was in I asked them to get the rear sub and the mid ( in the dash ) working.

After a lot of calls to JLR I can now confrm that the audio system is infact an 8 speaker 250W one. The mid in the dash is for Telematics ( nothing to do with the audio ) , and get this....the sub in the boot is some form of noise cancelling system they have installed to cancel out road noise. This is completely new to me, but the dealer says it is really "old school tech".

So there you are ..
 

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OK the RRS has been in the dealer today for a whole host of niggles which I hope they have fixed with a GWM update. While it was in I asked them to get the rear sub and the mid ( in the dash ) working.

After a lot of calls to JLR I can now confrm that the audio system is infact an 8 speaker 250W one. The mid in the dash is for Telematics ( nothing to do with the audio ) , and get this....the sub in the boot is some form of noise cancelling system they have installed to cancel out road noise. This is completely new to me, but the dealer says it is really "old school tech".

So there you are ..
Just to finally close this off, here is the official answer from JLR customer services. Pretty good explanation I think. Well done JLR:

"The subwoofer is installed to support Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH) features. In this instance it's a feature called Engine Order Cancellation (reduces boominess in the cabin from the powertrain). We don't advertise that feature to customers on D7u as it's more for hygiene purposes.

On Meridian systems we use the subwoofer that's already installed for both Audio & Active NVH, however on the base audio system on some powertrains we deliberately add a subwoofer that is NOT used for audio, just to support NVH."
 

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Did you fit the Center speaker in the dash and the rear parcel shelve speakers? ill be upgrading from a 380w meridian system to the 825w. Due to the fact mines the base meridian I already have the mids in the doors and sub, it’s just lacking the punch.
i’d like to fit the Center dash speaker and the shelf speakers in case I also want to mess with the ccf at a later date.
I know the op said the Center dash speaker wasn’t pre wired. Was this the same on yours ?
 

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Hi,

I had the same problem in that I had no wiring to the A pillar connectors from the amp and no wiring from the door connector to the mids so I also had no Bluetooth audio or screen feedback.

There is a workaround though that I figured out and now mine works great. Basically install the mids in the doors and wire them in parallel to the tweeters. Then at the amp connect the mid output for each channel with the tweeter output for each channel in parallel. So you end up with both mid and high frequencies from the amp running along your existing tweeter wires to the mids / tweeters in each door. My tweeters already had crude high pass filters by way of capacitors so they don’t distort from the mid-range inputs to them. Also the mids are small enough to handle the high end frequencies without distortion too. You could install a bandpass filter for the mids if you wanted clear separation but I don’t think it’s necessary and my system all functions perfectly and sounds amazing.

And the reason why the Bluetooth and and screen feedback are no longer present is because they are routed through the mids on the Prem16 amp instead of the bass / tweeter channels in the Mid8 setup.

My approach takes less than an hour to do and requires no extra hardware other than the mids.
Hi,

I had the same problem in that I had no wiring to the A pillar connectors from the amp and no wiring from the door connector to the mids so I also had no Bluetooth audio or screen feedback.

There is a workaround though that I figured out and now mine works great. Basically install the mids in the doors and wire them in parallel to the tweeters. Then at the amp connect the mid output for each channel with the tweeter output for each channel in parallel. So you end up with both mid and high frequencies from the amp running along your existing tweeter wires to the mids / tweeters in each door. My tweeters already had crude high pass filters by way of capacitors so they don’t distort from the mid-range inputs to them. Also the mids are small enough to handle the high end frequencies without distortion too. You could install a bandpass filter for the mids if you wanted clear separation but I don’t think it’s necessary and my system all functions perfectly and sounds amazing.

And the reason why the Bluetooth and and screen feedback are no longer present is because they are routed through the mids on the Prem16 amp instead of the bass / tweeter channels in the Mid8 setup.

My approach takes less than an hour to do and requires no extra hardware other than the mids.
Hey - I've just brought a RRS 2016 with the Base 8 audio - terrible. I've upgraded the bass speakers and brought a replacement amp but like you, I'm missing the blue adapter and have no wiring for the mids. I've brought all the mids and tweeters and will attempt your approach above but I was wondering whether you have any pics of your amp wiring? Looking at wiring diagrams, some seem to point towards the mids having an output on the grey connector but you said above it's on the blue. Any help would be much appreciated, thanks!
 

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If you want to quick check if it's the 8 speaker system, just look closely with a torch inside the mid speaker round grill in the door panels, if there's no speaker visible, it means the car has just 2 speakers per door (bass and Twitter) View attachment 293879 , so it's the 8 system
Hi, and if there is a speaker insider the grill, then may I know what configuration will it be? I rmb reading somewhere the earlier RRS with base audio has the 250w speaker. Follow by a slight upgrade to 380W or 400W speaker later.
so the 8 speaker configuration is the 250W or 380W?
And does premium amp or premium speaker referring to speaker from the 825W meridian speaker?
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Hi, and if there is a speaker insider the grill, then may I know what configuration will it be? I rmb reading somewhere the earlier RRS with base audio has the 250w speaker. Follow by a slight upgrade to 380W or 400W speaker later.
so the 8 speaker configuration is the 250W or 380W?
And does premium amp or premium speaker referring to speaker from the 825W meridian speaker?
Thanks.
Hello. If there's a speaker that means it has atleast 12 speakers (3 each door) and as for the configuration I reckon the only way to determine is to check the label on the Amp.
You probably already have seen the spreadsheet made by powerfulUK guys,the link is in the description of this video
I can't say anything about how the specs changed over time though.
 

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Hello. If there's a speaker that means it has atleast 12 speakers (3 each door) and as for the configuration I reckon the only way to determine is to check the label on the Amp.
You probably already have seen the spreadsheet made by powerfulUK guys,the link is in the description of this video
I can't say anything about how the specs changed over time though.
Hi @Sebastian494, thank you. I probably will not remove the seat to check the amp. But I do see a speaker in the big grill on my front door. When music is playing, I can feel the vibration as well. One thing I noted from the spreadsheet is they have different watts for the amp from 600-800-1200-1600-2000+
however for our car, what I know is non meridian,825W and 1900W both Meridian. So I am confused here.
 

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If you want to quick check if it's the 8 speaker system, just look closely with a torch inside the mid speaker round grill in the door panels, if there's no speaker visible, it means the car has just 2 speakers per door (bass and Twitter) View attachment 293879 , so it's the 8 system
Hi there. If there are no speaker inside that grill, it be 2 speaker per door. I see the smaller speaker which I assume is the twitter. May I know where is the bass ( 2nd speaker ) then? Thanks.
 
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