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I just bought a 2013 Crosstour. Im not happy with the audio system in it, would like to add nav also. Does anyone have any experiences with upgrades? It seems that the panel design may preclude this. Thoughts?

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I just bought a 2013 Crosstour. Im not happy with the audio system in it, would like to add nav also. Does anyone have any experiences with upgrades? It seems that the panel design may preclude this. Thoughts?

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I've seen other threads on this, and it was noted while you can swap for the navi system it will cost you a couple grand to do it.
 

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I just bought a 2013 Crosstour. Im not happy with the audio system in it, would like to add nav also. Does anyone have any experiences with upgrades? It seems that the panel design may preclude this. Thoughts?

Steve
I just bought a 2015 Crosstour EX-L V-6, 4WD no Navi. I have a Civic 2012 also with premium audio and I believe the audio system from civic is better.
You can install an after market head unit. Here is Metra's kit for the non-nav dash in the 2010 - 2012..



Or if you source and figure out the climate control parts, you could do this. Nav climate control face..



Either way, you are basically rendering the upper screen useless.

Also, it puts the visual information way too low in the dash in my opinion.

There is a Chinese radio out there that goes into the upper screen location, but it is pricey and I would not trust that for superior audio....

If it is just audio performance you are looking for, it is pretty simple to add line level converter(s) to the output from the radio, add amplifiers, and upgrade the speakers.

Again, sound quality is only limited by $$$$$$.

I would agree that the sound system in my 2010 isn't the greatest... but is just fine for my needs.
 

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I have the same year and felt the same way. For a "Premium 7 speaker /sub woofer" the sound system in it sucks. Honda should be ashamed. First thing I would do is look at previous posts about adjusting the Touch Screen setting for Destination and one other, that I don't recall off hand. That made 100% improvement on volume but did nothing to the sub woofer not producing any sound. Factory speakers are a joke !
I replaced the door speakers with Infinity Primus "PR650is" because they had a 3 ohm load and gave me a little more horsepower out of the factory amp without overloading it. I replaced the tweeters with Alpine soft domes. Finally I added an Alpine Amp "MRV-M250" to the sub woofer. The amp was installed right behind the factory amp located under the little storage area far left passenger side truck area. The factory sub wasn't bad, it just didn't have any power to it to perform.

I have pictures of every thing, I meant to post for others, just haven't had the time to shrink them to email size and post.

Speakers from Crutchfield < $100.00 set x 2, front and back,tweeters $120.00 and amp < $200.00.
Sound is tight and crisp. Bass sub is still adjustable through factory unit.
I love drive my CT now.
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AM I the only one that likes the factory speakers? And this is coming from a bmw x3 that had like 8 speakers, and they sucked ass...... So much money for such a shitty audio system that sounds better in a honda.
 

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Actually, my crappy Jeep Liberty had a better sounding system than the Honda.. My wife's very base Benz sounds better too.

Hmm... come to think of it, everything I have had since the 2004 Accord Coupe sounded better.....

But again, I find it to be good... at least good enough for me... but I understand other folks complaints..
 

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Can you direct me to some one who can provide options?
I want to understand what does it means you lose some features. I don't mind to verify each cable and connect it manually in order to have all the features on the steering wheel.
 

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I just bought a 2013 Crosstour. Im not happy with the audio system in it, would like to add nav also. Does anyone have any experiences with upgrades? It seems that the panel design may preclude this. Thoughts?

Steve
I'm in a similar situation as some of you with my 2011 EX-L
Due ro the Nav integration issue, coupled with the ANC I've resigned myself to keeping the factory 6 disc changer and radio, but change the speakers to Morel, and use my old Alpine amplifiers to drive them, and a custom cabinet for an 8" sub.
I contacted Metra tech support and they were very helpful in providing information on integrating amplifiers to the existing system.
Look for Metra AXDSPX-HN1, this is slick!
You can also consider these 2 Line Output Converters, AXLOC4M-80 (4-CH) and the AXALOCM-80 (2ch)
A simple upgrade to the existing sound on models with tweeters, is to replace the factory tweeter, with a decent 2 way crossover, preferably mounted in the car, not in the door.
Many 12dB/Oct crossovers available, each with different crossover points which will change the overall tonal character.
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The above is a 2011 CT picture from Crutchfield, but I believe it is not for a Premium system, mine is Premium, but the tweeter is not crossed over, so likely an Active tweeter, powered by the multi-channel amp, in the Passenger side Kick panel.
 
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