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Meridian™ Sound System 380W to 825W

I am trying to add a center-fill speaker. Does anyone has any idea for that?

Do I need to swap out the Amplifier and do software upgrade?


any help is appreciated
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Meridian™ Sound System 380W to 825W

I am trying to add a center-fill speaker. Does anyone has any idea for that?

Do I need to swap out the Amplifier and do software upgrade?


any help is appreciated
It's possible only if you have ICTP - 10' screen (wire for ICT is different).

You'll need 16 ch 825W amplifier (Amp is under driver seat).
3 coaxial speakers (1 for center and 2 for back), 2 plastic trims for rear channels.
Be aware - there are no wires for central speaker and back speakers.

And, you'll need to change car cfg file, using SDD software.

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Meridian™ Sound System 380W to 825W

I am trying to add a center-fill speaker. Does anyone has any idea for that?

Do I need to swap out the Amplifier and do software upgrade?


any help is appreciated
Unfortunately 380W system do not has any cable for that center piece. See my previous post:

https://www.fpaceforum.com/forum/modi...h-speaker.html
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It's possible only if you have ICTP - 10' screen (wire for ICT is different).

You'll need 16 ch 825W amplifier (Amp is under driver seat).
3 coaxial speakers (1 for center and 2 for back), 2 plastic trims for rear channels.
Be aware - there are no wires for central speaker and back speakers.

And, you'll need to change car cfg file, using SDD software.

Thank you for replying and the information.

I have ICT, not Pro. So in order to upgrade the speaker, I need to swap theICT to ICTP? That seems a lot of work and very costly to do it.

For the Car cfg file, is that need to connect to car onboard computer to program?
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Unfortunately 380W system do not has any cable for that center piece. See my previous post:

https://www.fpaceforum.com/forum/modi...h-speaker.html
Thank you!

I may able to get the cable to the under the driver seat.

Could I do it without swap out AMP and ICT, and just use the original 12 channel AMP and connect the center filled speaker to the Midrange slot and Tweeter slot in the AMP?

I am looking for a simple way and cost-effective way to improve the sounds system slightly.

Thank you for everyone information and helps!
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Thank you for replying and the information.

I have ICT, not Pro. So in order to upgrade the speaker, I need to swap theICT to ICTP? That seems a lot of work and very costly to do it.

For the Car cfg file, is that need to connect to car onboard computer to program?
Definitely. You can't do it easily.
ICT and ICTP uses different data protocols and equipment.

ICT - AHU (The Audio Head Unit (AHU) is located in the center of the instrument panel, below the TS (screen)).
ICTP - IMC (The Infotainment Master Controller (IMC) is located on the left side of the luggage compartment).
AAMs (amplifiers) are different for 12Ch ICTP and 12Ch ICT. They are using different data protocols, und incompatible wires (High speed CAN infotainment systems bus between the AHU and the AAM for ICT, BroadR-Reach® ethernet from IMC to AAM for ICTP).

So, I think swiping ICT to ICTP might be very expensive and probably you can not find all necessary spare parts.
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Thank you!

I may able to get the cable to the under the driver seat.

Could I do it without swap out AMP and ICT, and just use the original 12 channel AMP and connect the center filled speaker to the Midrange slot and Tweeter slot in the AMP?

I am looking for a simple way and cost-effective way to improve the sounds system slightly.

Thank you for everyone information and helps!
There is no output for central channel from your AMP.
So it is pointless to install central channel to your system.

You can add some noise insulation to your car doors - it will rise sound quality slightly. Or you can use aftermarket amplifier and subwoofer.

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Definitely. You can't do it easily.
ICT and ICTP uses different data protocols and equipment.

ICT - AHU (The Audio Head Unit (AHU) is located in the center of the instrument panel, below the TS (screen)).
ICTP - IMC (The Infotainment Master Controller (IMC) is located on the left side of the luggage compartment).
AAMs (amplifiers) are different for 12Ch ICTP and 12Ch ICT. They are using different data protocols, und incompatible wires (High speed CAN infotainment systems bus between the AHU and the AAM for ICT, BroadR-Reach® ethernet from IMC to AAM for ICTP).

So, I think swiping ICT to ICTP might be very expensive and probably you can not find all necessary spare parts.
Thank you for sharing these information digrams. I understand much better now!
Appreciated a lot!
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There is no output for central channel from your AMP.
So it is pointless to install central channel to your system.

You can add some noise insulation to your car doors - it will rise sound quality slightly. Or you can use aftermarket amplifier and subwoofer.
oh, ok. Thank you so much!
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Keep everybody posted! I installed the center filled speaker only connected to other output wires. The sound quality from the front seat is relative better now. I didn't swap out the AMP or AHU.
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