2015 F250 with Sony Amp

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rayw72
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2015 F250 with Sony Amp

Post by rayw72 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:11 pm

I'm looking to replace the factory radio and Sony amp with aftermarket equipment. I don't want to retain Sync but I do want to keep the door chimes and other warning sounds.

New head unit will be a Kenwood DDX9906XR. I'll be running two JL amps. I plan to use the factory speaker wires.

I'm not sure what all is needed to avoid cutting the factory harness.

Maestro RR
Kit-MFT1

What else would I need? Which retailers with have the KIT-MFT1? Can I get it from Crutchfield? What about Amazon?

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Re: 2015 F250 with Sony Amp

Post by Dara DeGrand » Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:01 am

You would need the RR and MFT1, but if you're planning on bypassing the OEM amps, you'll have to do some wiring to bypass the OEM amplifier; there is no way to get around that.

Crutchfield will be stocking the MFT1 (it just shipped from our warehouses a week ago, so it is still working its way into distributors' hands). I do not recommend purchasing through Amazon, as they are not an authorized Maestro dealer.
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Re: 2015 F250 with Sony Amp

Post by rayw72 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:11 pm

Thanks for the reply. Another question for you.

I'm thinking about running the Kenwood XR600-6DSP amp. Would I need an RR for the Kenwood head unit and an AR for the Kenwood XR600-6DSP?

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Re: 2015 F250 with Sony Amp

Post by Dara DeGrand » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:24 am

I don't recommend that amplifier if you're going to replace the radio. You'd be adding an unnecessary layer of complication (and additional cost) to the install. I would use the Kenwood as your source unit and hook it directly to whichever amplifier/DSP you choose.
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