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Subwoofer Cable Management in Trunk

Subwoofer Cable Management in Trunk

Last time I took signals off the subwoofer amp and test fitted 2 10″ JL W0v3 woofers, and mounted the amp. Running the wires thru MB cable management From the top of the trunk to get the signals and remote on, or from the trunk to bring power up, no matter […]

March 4, 2021 0 comments Electronics, Stereo
Mount an Amplifier in a Mercedes Benz CLS C218, W212

Mount an Amplifier in a Mercedes Benz CLS C218, W212

In the second part of my sub install in a Mercedes CLS or E class I mounted the amplifier.  I wish I had never done it this way but take this post as learning from some of my mistakes and use the benefit of my retrospect for your install. If […]

March 1, 2021 0 comments Electronics, Stereo
Add a Subwoofer: install a subwoofer on CLS C218 E W212

Add a Subwoofer: install a subwoofer on CLS C218 E W212

Adding a subwoofer can add to new sensation of frequencies factory drivers don’t hit.  I went with 2 – ten inch jl audio 10w0v3.  While back in the 1990s the W0 I didn’t pay much attention to, running a JL 18w6.  I enjoy the new w0v3 series.  The new 10w6 […]

February 25, 2021 0 comments Electronics, Stereo
Adding Capacitors and Crossovers to Enhance Factory Speakers’ Sound

Adding Capacitors and Crossovers to Enhance Factory Speakers’ Sound

One of the ways manufactures can save on the total cost of an audio system is by cutting the costs of the crossovers.  As digital processing has evolved one might assume that factory wiring and amps would put out tightly controlled audio signals to each and every speaker independently.  However, […]

December 12, 2020 0 comments Electronics, Stereo
Upgrade Mid-Woofers in a Mercedes CLS 2011-2018 (likely others too)

Upgrade Mid-Woofers in a Mercedes CLS 2011-2018 (likely others too)

After I upgraded the front woofers, added dynamat, upgraded the tweeters, it was time to tackle the mid-woofers.  I wanted something that would fit, match the sensitivity, and that was well controlled. I choose the Memphis audio 2.75″ mid-woofer which left a small gap (that should be remedied with some […]

December 12, 2020 0 comments Electronics, Stereo
Upgrade Mercedes Tweeters in CLS

Upgrade Mercedes Tweeters in CLS

Previously, I purchased a set of speakers to fit into the front.  I was only able to ft the woofers at the time but it made a huge difference.  The dynaudio tweeters and mid did not fit.  The screen I previously upgraded but haven’t yet done a video on. Later […]

November 22, 2020 0 comments DIY, Stereo
Reduce Bass Rattle from Rear of Mercedes CLS or E-Class

Reduce Bass Rattle from Rear of Mercedes CLS or E-Class

I really enjoy driving my CLS.  I do remember though the speakers would rattle, the doors would rattle; I drove over a rough patch of road and I thought to myself, “why did I trade in my avalon.”  That is how bad the speakers and rattle were. Slowly, piece by […]

November 9, 2020 0 comments DIY, Stereo
Eliminate Some Rattling from Rear Deck

Eliminate Some Rattling from Rear Deck

Many Mercedes in the USA have a built in subwoofer in the rear deck. There is unfortunately a certain amount of rattle that occurs when the bass or volume is turned up. I find this unpleasant, and go to great lengths to eliminate rattles. I’ve researched this a bit, and […]

October 2, 2020 0 comments DIY, Stereo
Add Dynamat to Mercedes Trunk

Add Dynamat to Mercedes Trunk

Adding dynamat sound deadener to the trunk of your mercedes can help cut down noise and make your subwoofer sound better.

August 11, 2020 0 comments Stereo
Replace Rear Door Speakers and Remove Rear Door Card in a C218

Replace Rear Door Speakers and Remove Rear Door Card in a C218

Replace Rear Door Speakers and Remove Rear Door Card in a C218 W218 X218 Mercedes.  I didn’t see this video posted anywhere but it is different than the front from the outer card in. Outer most door card no access panel, an additional screw, more wires to unhook versus the […]

August 11, 2020 0 comments DIY, Stereo
Upgrade Mercedes Stereo

Upgrade Mercedes Stereo

Mercedes out of the factory in the USA come with fairly good stereos.  They can be upgraded but there are two different philosophies: Theory of Constraints Find the issues that hold back the factory system and address them. Replace Front Woofers In this method which, isn’t a bad way to […]

August 7, 2020 0 comments Electronics, Stereo
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