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#512 of 561 2008 Accord audio feedback problems
Nov 25, 2008 (5:05 pm)
Hi guys, I have been having this problem that has been driving me crazy & I'm hoping somebody can help me out or has any experience with the same problem.
I just got an '08 Accord EX and had the amp & subwoofer from my old car to this one. I kept the stock dash and had my installer said they needed to use a hi to low adapter to connect my amp to the stock unit. I get this ridiculously loud & annoying feedback through my sub, which seems to happen but is not limited to when my engine is at 1700rpm and 3000 rpm. This happens regardless if my audio unit is on or not, and only at certain rpm ranges. I have been back & forth to the audio place and they insist its not a grounding issue but its feedback coming from my stock unit. Has anyone heard of or experienced this happening and know what I can do?
#513 of 561 Re: 2008 270W premium audio system on EX-L trim levels [bvdj84]
Dec 08, 2008 (9:54 am)
i thougth the 6x9's would not fit in the back. looking to upgrade these weak rear speakers, and was going to put in component speakers thru crutchfield.
#514 of 561 Re: 2008 270W premium audio system on EX-L trim levels [honda1like]
Dec 08, 2008 (11:18 am)
Yes, the 6x9's should fit. Honda really put some weak speakers in the car. When I had my 06 Accord. I installed Memphis Audio Speakers, and they were beautiful, and work on minimal power, they have a high efficiency rating. But, if you do it right, I would get an amp for a true line of power. If you look at the factory rear speakers in the trunk, you will see how small the magnets are. When I took the factorys out, they were blue plastic cones with weak surrounds. I think the 08 systems do sound better than the previous models, but amped with a bit more power. Upgrading to better efficient speakers will make a big difference.
I have an 08 GM car, the system in the car is quite impressive for a factory system, I have not even thought of upgrading, though, I do not plan to keep the car for much longer, so why bother. I also lease an 08 Jetta SE, and it sounds great too! I think if Honda could look at getting better speakers, than it would sound much better. I wonder if they use better speakers in their Acura line up, or is the amount of speakers in the Acura that out weigh the lower quality, with the surround systems.
A word of advice, if you use higher quality speakers in the rear, you should upgrade the front, as you are going to notice more from the rear, rather than the front, where the front is more important, you want the front imaging. You should almost upgrade the front and just leave the rear alone, as the rear are just fillers. Or upgrade the rear and fade the sound more to the fronts. I would just upgrade all of them to do it right. Lol a few options.
I wish they put speakers in the rear door panels.
#515 of 561 lousy fm radio reception
Dec 08, 2008 (11:36 am)
I bought a new '07 EX Coupe I4, 5AT a year ago, with the in-dash factory radio and 6 cd changer. Had the windows tinted (especially the large rear window) and my fm radio reception went to pot. Yup, I know the antenna is in the window; has this happened to anyone else? Any suggestions for improving the situation?
No, I don't want to give up on listening to terrestrial radio.
#516 of 561 Re: 2008 Accord audio feedback problems [labaki]
Dec 16, 2008 (7:44 am)
It could be the noise cancellation system, which is why it happens at certain rpm's. There's two microphones (one in front and one in back I think) in the headliner. Try disconnecting the one in the back and see if the feedback goes away.
#517 of 561 Re: 2008 Accord audio feedback problems [musicislife]
Dec 21, 2008 (12:00 pm)
Do they have noise cancellation for 08 manuals? I saw alot of posts for hybrids and V6 models that have the VCM feature but mine doesn't have that. Another thing I thought I'd point out that I noticed is that when the feedback starts to go off, if i open any of the car doors it stops. Does this still seem like something related to noise cancellation system?
#518 of 561 Re: 2008 Accord audio feedback problems [musicislife]
Dec 21, 2008 (1:02 pm)
No, what I'm hearing isn't feedback. It's simply poor signal reception. No such problems are evident when playing a cd. I had the car about a month before I tinted the windows, and my preferred stations came in much clearer. I'm looking for an antenna fix, I believe.
They're not gonna put in noise cancellation in an I4 coupe, are they?
#519 of 561 Using iPod in 2007 Honda Accord with Navigation
Feb 02, 2009 (2:45 pm)
I finally got around to looking into a solution for this. My wife was gone for the
weekend so I thought it would be a good time to get this installed for her. But ultimately I had more questions so I didn't do it yet. I did a search off of USA Tech's website (http://www.usaspec.com/buy.html) for the two closest places and got the contact info for
DSI Mobile Electronics Inc.
9855 East Washington Blvd. 20723
13819 Wagion Way 20906
DSI had said it would be 325-350 parts and labor. they didn't have any in stock and would order it. I assume they would order the USA Spec PA11 Hon2y iPod Interface. I saw the USA SPEC PA11-HON2y - iPod to 2003-2006 Honda Factory Radio Interface w/ Auxiliary Audio input on Amazon but it's not sold by them, but other sellers through them. prices start at $117. I wonder if I could order the part on my own and pay just labor - which may be less?
When I called Stereotronics though, they said they use DICE not USA SPEC. the guy had said he knew that the DICE would integrate to the navigation and I could could use satellite also still (although my wife isn't using her XM - for now at least).
if you dont use satellite, it will be $325 installed, if you do want to use satellite, it's $350 installed. (there's a jumper cable involved 9-4 or 5 (??).
He said he preferrred the DICE because the USA SPEC did not do text. Is that still the case? the guy's name was Sam and he gave me his e-mail.
Does anyone have any thoughts on the two options I've listed so far? c
I had asked before about getting iPod functionality in my 2004 Honda Accord too. I have a cassette adapter in there. But now I've handed that car off to my family and don't really care anymore for figuring that anymore.
Sort of off topic - I got a 2008 IS 350 now w/ Navi and I'm about to install a SoundLinQ2 (SL2Vi) - iPod Video Interface Adapter which will let me not only control an iPod for music but also let me watch videos on the Nav screen off the iPod.
Nothing like that for an Accord right?
#520 of 561 Re: Using iPod in 2007 Honda Accord with Navigation [srizvi1]
Feb 02, 2009 (3:08 pm)
According to the DICE website, text only works if you disconnect XM. You can have both XM and use DICE but if you do, you won't get text with the DICE unit.
DICE Electronics Click on the "Support" tab for more info.
#521 of 561 Re: Using iPod in 2007 Honda Accord with Navigation [tallman1]
Mar 13, 2009 (11:59 am)
Thanks for the feedback tallman1. I was interested in maybe getting this done soon. Any thoughts on what's better? The Dice route or the USA Spec route?