A local client brought his 2022 Ford Bronco to Audio Designs and Custom Graphics for help with the audio system. He’d had an amplifier and speakers installed by another shop and wasn’t happy with the sound. He also wanted more bass in the vehicle. After we looked at the components in the Bronco and talked with him about his expectations, we put together an upgrade package with one of our Phantom Fit subwoofers, a new amp and a digital signal processor.
Audio System Redesign
The client had a set of component speakers mounted in the front of the Bronco. The tweeters were in the dash location at the base of the windshield, and the woofers from the set were in the kick panel locations. We rewired the Alphasonic amp that had been added to the truck to power these speakers in an active configuration. Active means that the tweeters are connected to one pair of channels, and the woofers are on the other pair.
We added an Audison bit 10 digital signal processor to split the audio signal between the drivers. The processor is mounted on the left of the cargo area behind the factory trim panel.
The small rear speakers in the overhead pods are now powered by the stock radio and serve as rear fill to add ambiance to the listening experience. We balanced the system so that these speakers are still audible but don’t detract from the front speakers.
Custom Ford Bronco Subwoofer Upgrade
The client wanted much better bass from the sound system upgrade. After inspecting the stock plastic subwoofer enclosure, it became clear that it would be too flimsy to produce any serious bass. Our solution was to create one of our Phantom Fit subwoofer solutions. Our team set to work measuring the space on the passenger side of the cargo area and cutting layers of ¾-inch MDF to create a rigid enclosure that optimizes the space available. After we had the enclosure constructed, our team treated the interior with a coating of fiberglass resin to seal it completely.
Because we design our phantom fit enclosure in CAD, we can accurately calculate the internal air volume. Based on this information, we chose an 8-inch Audiomobile EVO-Series sub because they work well in compact enclosures. With the shallow depth of the enclosure and its internal volume, there are few other options for drivers.
The Audiomobile sub is powered by a compact Triton amplifier that we mounted beside the Alphasonic amp in the storage compartment under the cargo area floor. The sub gets a signal from the Audison processor, so its output can be fine-tuned for the vehicle’s acoustics.
Upgrade Your Bronco’s Stereo at Audio Designs and Custom Graphics
The client was thrilled with the upgrades we made to his audio system. The front speakers sounded clean and clear, and the Phantom Fit subwoofer enclosure provided the bass he wanted. If you have a ’21 or newer Ford Bronco and would like a custom Phantom Fit subwoofer enclosure, you can find them in our online store (https://store.audiodesignscg.com/product/ford-bronco-subwoofer-enclosure/). If you’re close to Jacksonville, drop by our store and talk to one of our audio system upgrade experts. If you have any questions or can’t get to our store during regular business hours, give us a call or use our contact form to send our team an email.