2017 Focus RS Qiestions

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2017 Focus RS Qiestions

Post by fooldog01 » Wed May 16, 2018 11:27 pm

I have a couple of things I'm trying to figure out. I want to disable the factory radio tone controls but they still function even after I select 'none" for them. Is this normal behavior?

Also, how do the factory tone controls work with the DSR1? Is it essentially controlling an unseen master EQ curve on the DSR1?

I think I'm just looking for reassurance I have this thing set up for optimal base sound before tuning.

Thanks?

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Re: 2017 Focus RS Qiestions

Post by Dara DeGrand » Thu May 17, 2018 10:35 am

The firmware was just updated to support this feature- i think the version you're running has a bug. Update your device and that should be resolved.

Ultimately, when you're using this product, you should choose which way you want to adjust your system- through the OEM radio or through the Perfect Tune app, but not both. If you want to control it exclusively through the app, then choose 'none' in your flash, like you did previously.

I'm not 100% on how the radio frequency adjustments work, but i believe it is some kind of overlay that adjusts the bands that fall within bass, mid, treble, etc.
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Re: 2017 Focus RS Qiestions

Post by fooldog01 » Thu May 17, 2018 11:51 am

Okay this is good info.

I would have bet my life I was on that newest firmware and apparently I am not. I just flashed it and will try it out later.

One other question. Do you happen to know the amperage the remote turn on wire can handle? I was thinking of turning a small 0.07 amp cooling fan on with it but didn't know if that was a bad idea or if maybe I should use a relay.

Thanks!

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Re: 2017 Focus RS Qiestions

Post by Dara DeGrand » Thu May 17, 2018 12:10 pm

You WERE on the newest. You reported the issue, we tested and confirmed your report, so we updated it to fix the bug. :)

When you choose 'none' for your tone control presets, you control the 13 band eq through the app. If you use the radio's tone controls, you will have a 3 band eq and they smooth the eq curve as you adjust.

The amp output is pretty low-current. Use a relay.
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Re: 2017 Focus RS Qiestions

Post by fooldog01 » Thu May 17, 2018 12:27 pm

Checked it at lunch. That fixed it. Thanks for all your help!

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Re: 2017 Focus RS Qiestions

Post by fooldog01 » Thu May 17, 2018 12:40 pm

So, if I select none on all 3 tone controls, that should enable the master eq under "basic" when you go to tune in the app? Sorry if I am misunderstanding.

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Re: 2017 Focus RS Qiestions

Post by Dara DeGrand » Thu May 17, 2018 12:42 pm

Yes; you can configure from one place or the other, not both. If you set the tone controls to 'none', the tone control will default to the app.
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Re: 2017 Focus RS Qiestions

Post by fooldog01 » Fri May 18, 2018 8:35 am

I've ran into something else that seems like a bug. I kept setting time alignment by measurements and it didn't sound right at all and I noticed in the app the speaker that is the closest in inches is getting the longest delay, which I believe is the opposite to how it is supposed to work.

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Re: 2017 Focus RS Qiestions

Post by Dara DeGrand » Fri May 18, 2018 9:06 am

That actually sounds correct- the speaker that's closest to you should have the most delay, because it's giving the other speakers that are further away time for the sound to travel to you.
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Re: 2017 Focus RS Qiestions

Post by fooldog01 » Fri May 18, 2018 9:14 am

I totally said that backwards.

Here is what it is doing. I have 29" for FL fullrange and 46.6" for FR fullrange. Then when I switch to msec it is 2.15 msec FL and 3.45 msec FR. So its putting the shortest delay on the closest speaker, apparently. Sorry for my ineptitude.

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Re: 2017 Focus RS Qiestions

Post by Dara DeGrand » Fri May 18, 2018 9:38 am

The tuning settings in the app are definitely more of a Rockford thing; they are going to be more equipped to answer those questions since it is their app.
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Re: 2017 Focus RS Qiestions

Post by fooldog01 » Fri May 18, 2018 10:21 am

Understood. Thanks

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