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Andrew3424

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Need some help I plan on purchasing a new trx next week. Has every option I wanted but no Harmon kardon upgraded radio. Anyone know what the stock system is I can’t find any info on it. Is it good or trash. And I’d trash what upgrades should I get. Thank you
 

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Need some help I plan on purchasing a new trx next week. Has every option I wanted but no Harmon kardon upgraded radio. Anyone know what the stock system is I can’t find any info on it. Is it good or trash. And I’d trash what upgrades should I get. Thank you
The standard TRX system is the Alpine upgrade in other RAM trucks. I wouldn't say it is trash at all but I have never heard a single factory stereo I was satisfied with. If you are satisfied with a Bose lifestyle home system (or the like), the Alpine should be fine. Possibly add a subwoofer.
 

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The standard TRX system is the Alpine upgrade in other RAM trucks. I wouldn't say it is trash at all but I have never heard a single factory stereo I was satisfied with. If you are satisfied with a Bose lifestyle home system (or the like), the Alpine should be fine. Possibly add a subwoofer.
I currently have a 18 Laramie with the Alphine. And it sounds pretty good. Does it not come with a factory sub?
 

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I currently have a 18 Laramie with the Alphine. And it sounds pretty good. Does it not come with a factory sub?
It does. A small 8" in a sealed enclosure behind the seat. I was just saying based on preference, one might want more bass and be happy with with mids/highs.
 

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Hey everyone,
I've seen a few threads and posts regarding audio upgrades. I scrolled through those threads, pulled in some information I had from previous builds and compiled what I hope is a complete list of all the information we need. Thanks to @Jackson, @HellcatTruck, and @techguy926 for posting their builds.
I will add speaker wire colors once I get a chance to sit down and dig that up. If some has it handy and wants to post it or send it my way to add here, it would be much appreciated.

Speakers:
Lower Doors: 6x9 (mounting depth 3.25” with room for ½” spacer under speaker to increase to 3.5”)
All other locations: 3.5

Components:
Amplifier Interface: APR-CH41 https://catalog.pac-audio.com/catalog/amppro-amplifier-interfaces/ap4-ch41-r2
TOSlink adapter for interface: APA-TOS1 https://catalog.pac-audio.com/catalog/audio-interfacing/apa-tos1
Add a sub only interface: APSUB-CH41 https://catalog.pac-audio.com/catalog/amppro-subwoofer-interfaces/apsub-ch41
ANC Bypass: ANC-CH01 https://catalog.pac-audio.com/catalog/amplifier-integration-harness/anc-ch01
RCA to Speaker Wire adapter: XD-CLRAIC2-SW https://www.jlaudio.com/collections...lraic2-sw-car-audio-rca-to-speaker-wire-90435

Speaker Connection Harness: APH-CH03 https://catalog.pac-audio.com/catalog/amplifier-integration-harness/aph-ch03
APH-CH03 channel to speaker conversion:

12 = rear left
11 = rear right
10 = top left rear
9 = top right rear
8 = center
1 = front left dash mid
2 = front right dash mid
3 = front left door
4 = front right door

SpeakerWires
Left Dash Speaker (+)GY/OG
Left Dash Speaker (-)GY/YE
Center Dash Speaker (+)GY/BN
Center Dash Speaker (-)GY/OG
Right Dash Speaker (+)GY/DG
Right Dash Speaker (-)GY/GN
Left Front Door Tweeter (+)DB/BU
Left Front Door Tweeter (-)DB/YE
Left Front Door (+)GY/YE
Left Front Door (-)GY/VT
Right Front Door Tweeter (+)DB/GN
Right Front Door Tweeter (-)DB/BN
Right Front Door (+)DG/YE
Right Front Door (-)DG/VT
Left Rear Speaker (+)GY/GN
Left Rear Speaker (-)GY/DG
Right Rear Speaker (+)DG/GN
Right Rear Speaker (-)DG/GY
Left Rear Tweeter (+)DG/DB
Left Rear Tweeter (-)DG/BG
Right Rear Tweeter (+)GY/DB
Right Rear Tweeter (-)GY/BG
Subwoofer (+)GY/BN
Subwoofer (-)DG/BN
ANC #1 (+)BN/OG
ANC #1 (-)BN/VT
ANC #2 (+)BN/WH
ANC #2 (-)BN/GY
ANC #3 (+)OG/DB
ANC #3 (-)OG/DG
ANC #4 (+)OG/GN
ANC #4 (-)OG/BU
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Thank you!
 

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So i
Hey everyone,
I've seen a few threads and posts regarding audio upgrades. I scrolled through those threads, pulled in some information I had from previous builds and compiled what I hope is a complete list of all the information we need. Thanks to @Jackson, @HellcatTruck, and @techguy926 for posting their builds.
I will add speaker wire colors once I get a chance to sit down and dig that up. If some has it handy and wants to post it or send it my way to add here, it would be much appreciated.

Speakers:
Lower Doors: 6x9 (mounting depth 3.25” with room for ½” spacer under speaker to increase to 3.5”)
All other locations: 3.5

Components:
Amplifier Interface: APR-CH41 https://catalog.pac-audio.com/catalog/amppro-amplifier-interfaces/ap4-ch41-r2
TOSlink adapter for interface: APA-TOS1 https://catalog.pac-audio.com/catalog/audio-interfacing/apa-tos1
Add a sub only interface: APSUB-CH41 https://catalog.pac-audio.com/catalog/amppro-subwoofer-interfaces/apsub-ch41
ANC Bypass: ANC-CH01 https://catalog.pac-audio.com/catalog/amplifier-integration-harness/anc-ch01
RCA to Speaker Wire adapter: XD-CLRAIC2-SW https://www.jlaudio.com/collections...lraic2-sw-car-audio-rca-to-speaker-wire-90435

Speaker Connection Harness: APH-CH03 https://catalog.pac-audio.com/catalog/amplifier-integration-harness/aph-ch03
APH-CH03 channel to speaker conversion:

12 = rear left
11 = rear right
10 = top left rear
9 = top right rear
8 = center
1 = front left dash mid
2 = front right dash mid
3 = front left door
4 = front right door

SpeakerWires
Left Dash Speaker (+)GY/OG
Left Dash Speaker (-)GY/YE
Center Dash Speaker (+)GY/BN
Center Dash Speaker (-)GY/OG
Right Dash Speaker (+)GY/DG
Right Dash Speaker (-)GY/GN
Left Front Door Tweeter (+)DB/BU
Left Front Door Tweeter (-)DB/YE
Left Front Door (+)GY/YE
Left Front Door (-)GY/VT
Right Front Door Tweeter (+)DB/GN
Right Front Door Tweeter (-)DB/BN
Right Front Door (+)DG/YE
Right Front Door (-)DG/VT
Left Rear Speaker (+)GY/GN
Left Rear Speaker (-)GY/DG
Right Rear Speaker (+)DG/GN
Right Rear Speaker (-)DG/GY
Left Rear Tweeter (+)DG/DB
Left Rear Tweeter (-)DG/BG
Right Rear Tweeter (+)GY/DB
Right Rear Tweeter (-)GY/BG
Subwoofer (+)GY/BN
Subwoofer (-)DG/BN
ANC #1 (+)BN/OG
ANC #1 (-)BN/VT
ANC #2 (+)BN/WH
ANC #2 (-)BN/GY
ANC #3 (+)OG/DB
ANC #3 (-)OG/DG
ANC #4 (+)OG/GN
ANC #4 (-)OG/BU
B+ FusedRed
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Can anyo
Hey everyone,
I've seen a few threads and posts regarding audio upgrades. I scrolled through those threads, pulled in some information I had from previous builds and compiled what I hope is a complete list of all the information we need. Thanks to @Jackson, @HellcatTruck, and @techguy926 for posting their builds.
I will add speaker wire colors once I get a chance to sit down and dig that up. If some has it handy and wants to post it or send it my way to add here, it would be much appreciated.

Speakers:
Lower Doors: 6x9 (mounting depth 3.25” with room for ½” spacer under speaker to increase to 3.5”)
All other locations: 3.5

Components:
Amplifier Interface: APR-CH41 https://catalog.pac-audio.com/catalog/amppro-amplifier-interfaces/ap4-ch41-r2
TOSlink adapter for interface: APA-TOS1 https://catalog.pac-audio.com/catalog/audio-interfacing/apa-tos1
Add a sub only interface: APSUB-CH41 https://catalog.pac-audio.com/catalog/amppro-subwoofer-interfaces/apsub-ch41
ANC Bypass: ANC-CH01 https://catalog.pac-audio.com/catalog/amplifier-integration-harness/anc-ch01
RCA to Speaker Wire adapter: XD-CLRAIC2-SW https://www.jlaudio.com/collections...lraic2-sw-car-audio-rca-to-speaker-wire-90435

Speaker Connection Harness: APH-CH03 https://catalog.pac-audio.com/catalog/amplifier-integration-harness/aph-ch03
APH-CH03 channel to speaker conversion:

12 = rear left
11 = rear right
10 = top left rear
9 = top right rear
8 = center
1 = front left dash mid
2 = front right dash mid
3 = front left door
4 = front right door

SpeakerWires
Left Dash Speaker (+)GY/OG
Left Dash Speaker (-)GY/YE
Center Dash Speaker (+)GY/BN
Center Dash Speaker (-)GY/OG
Right Dash Speaker (+)GY/DG
Right Dash Speaker (-)GY/GN
Left Front Door Tweeter (+)DB/BU
Left Front Door Tweeter (-)DB/YE
Left Front Door (+)GY/YE
Left Front Door (-)GY/VT
Right Front Door Tweeter (+)DB/GN
Right Front Door Tweeter (-)DB/BN
Right Front Door (+)DG/YE
Right Front Door (-)DG/VT
Left Rear Speaker (+)GY/GN
Left Rear Speaker (-)GY/DG
Right Rear Speaker (+)DG/GN
Right Rear Speaker (-)DG/GY
Left Rear Tweeter (+)DG/DB
Left Rear Tweeter (-)DG/BG
Right Rear Tweeter (+)GY/DB
Right Rear Tweeter (-)GY/BG
Subwoofer (+)GY/BN
Subwoofer (-)DG/BN
ANC #1 (+)BN/OG
ANC #1 (-)BN/VT
ANC #2 (+)BN/WH
ANC #2 (-)BN/GY
ANC #3 (+)OG/DB
ANC #3 (-)OG/DG
ANC #4 (+)OG/GN
ANC #4 (-)OG/BU
B+ FusedRed
Groundconfirm if I need the to slink adapter I’m going to run a jl audio stealthbox powered by a jl audio vx1000/1i
Hey everyone,
I've seen a few threads and posts regarding audio upgrades. I scrolled through those threads, pulled in some information I had from previous builds and compiled what I hope is a complete list of all the information we need. Thanks to @Jackson, @HellcatTruck, and @techguy926 for posting their builds.
I will add speaker wire colors once I get a chance to sit down and dig that up. If some has it handy and wants to post it or send it my way to add here, it would be much appreciated.

Speakers:
Lower Doors: 6x9 (mounting depth 3.25” with room for ½” spacer under speaker to increase to 3.5”)
All other locations: 3.5

Components:
Amplifier Interface: APR-CH41 https://catalog.pac-audio.com/catalog/amppro-amplifier-interfaces/ap4-ch41-r2
TOSlink adapter for interface: APA-TOS1 https://catalog.pac-audio.com/catalog/audio-interfacing/apa-tos1
Add a sub only interface: APSUB-CH41 https://catalog.pac-audio.com/catalog/amppro-subwoofer-interfaces/apsub-ch41
ANC Bypass: ANC-CH01 https://catalog.pac-audio.com/catalog/amplifier-integration-harness/anc-ch01
RCA to Speaker Wire adapter: XD-CLRAIC2-SW https://www.jlaudio.com/collections...lraic2-sw-car-audio-rca-to-speaker-wire-90435

Speaker Connection Harness: APH-CH03 https://catalog.pac-audio.com/catalog/amplifier-integration-harness/aph-ch03
APH-CH03 channel to speaker conversion:

12 = rear left
11 = rear right
10 = top left rear
9 = top right rear
8 = center
1 = front left dash mid
2 = front right dash mid
3 = front left door
4 = front right door

SpeakerWires
Left Dash Speaker (+)GY/OG
Left Dash Speaker (-)GY/YE
Center Dash Speaker (+)GY/BN
Center Dash Speaker (-)GY/OG
Right Dash Speaker (+)GY/DG
Right Dash Speaker (-)GY/GN
Left Front Door Tweeter (+)DB/BU
Left Front Door Tweeter (-)DB/YE
Left Front Door (+)GY/YE
Left Front Door (-)GY/VT
Right Front Door Tweeter (+)DB/GN
Right Front Door Tweeter (-)DB/BN
Right Front Door (+)DG/YE
Right Front Door (-)DG/VT
Left Rear Speaker (+)GY/GN
Left Rear Speaker (-)GY/DG
Right Rear Speaker (+)DG/GN
Right Rear Speaker (-)DG/GY
Left Rear Tweeter (+)DG/DB
Left Rear Tweeter (-)DG/BG
Right Rear Tweeter (+)GY/DB
Right Rear Tweeter (-)GY/BG
Subwoofer (+)GY/BN
Subwoofer (-)DG/BN
ANC #1 (+)BN/OG
ANC #1 (-)BN/VT
ANC #2 (+)BN/WH
ANC #2 (-)BN/GY
ANC #3 (+)OG/DB
ANC #3 (-)OG/DG
ANC #4 (+)OG/GN
ANC #4 (-)OG/BU
B+ FusedRed
GroundBlack
Can anyone confirm if I need the Toslink adapter? I’m running a jl audio stealthbox with a jl audio vx1000/1i
 

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I don’t have much knowledge when it comes to car audio! I ordered a jl audio stealthbox and the vx1000 amp w the pacamp pro! The installer wanted to use a lc2i pro but I was told that doesent integrate well w the oem! They don’t have the PAC apc-ch03 in stock? Is it still possible to do the install without the apc-ch03 harness or should I go w the lc2i pro? I have the Hk system! And may want to change out the speakers in the near future
 
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I don’t have much knowledge when it comes to car audio! I ordered a jl audio stealthbox and the vx1000 amp w the pacamp pro! The installer wanted to use a lc2i pro but I was told that doesent integrate well w the oem! They don’t have the PAC apc-ch03 in stock? Is it still possible to do the install without the apc-ch03 harness or should I go w the lc2i pro? I have the Hk system! And may want to change out the speakers in the near future
Get the full pac audio piece (CH41) and just run the RCA's for the sub. Not sure why you you need the ch03 harness if you're only adding a sub. RCA from the pac to the amp. Speaker wire from the amp to the stealthbox.
 

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Get the full pac audio piece (CH41) and just run the RCA's for the sub. Not sure why you you need the ch03 harness if you're only adding a sub. RCA from the pac to the amp. Speaker wire from the amp to the stealthbox.
Get the full pac audio piece (CH41) and just run the RCA's for the sub. Not sure why you you need the ch03 harness if you're only adding a sub. RCA from the pac to the amp. Speaker wire from the amp to the stealthbox.
thanks for the reply I would use the ch03 harness if I wanted to add speakers later ?
 
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The CH03 can help if you add another amp and replace the door speakers
 
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Just an update here everyone....reading somethings that this may be at least partially invalid with the new UConnect5 radios.
 
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