Month: August 2021

2019 Ram Rebel Stereo Upgrades

I wanted to upgrade my stereo in my 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel. I have the six-speaker base system with an 8.4 uConnect. My first challenge was disabling the Active Noise Canceling (ANC). Due to the broader sound range of my speakers, the ANC soundwaves were now a loud bass drone. I have a video on my YouTube channel that goes into detail on this. Click for video

Speakers only
I started with a set of Infinity Reference Series speakers. 6×9 3-way speakers in the doors and 3.5” speakers in the dash. This upgrade cost $310.00 since the dash speakers were on sale. The upgrade brought instant satisfaction with deeper bass, crisp, clear highs, and a much louder clean sound.

Parts required

DSP Amp Upgrade

I chose the AudioControl D-series amplifiers because they had a high-level input, a DSP, and AC is a rock-solid performer in the car audio space. This amplifier cost $770 and was worth every penny easily tripled my volume, with clean highs and deep bass from the upgraded infinity speakers.

Parts Required

Micro Subwoofer

I went with the Infinity Baslink SM2, which added more bass and rounded out the sound, but I’m still not sure it’s going to satisfy my ear. I’ll keep you posted on this one as I work on tuning my system with this micro sub.

Parts Required

Optional extras

ANC disable (Disable Active Noise Canceling) 2019+ Ram 1500 Rebel (Chrysler Jeep Dodge info)

Active Noise Canceling, or ANC for short, is available in many Jeep, Dodge Ram vehicles.  Microphones throughout the cabin pick up undesirable sounds, and the ANC module plays soundwaves through the speakers in an attempt to cancel these sounds.

When adding an amplifier or, in my case, speakers with a broader sound range, the Ram’s Active Noise Cancelling sound waves become loud, audible Bass drone that makes the vehicle undrivable.  Shutting off the radio does not stop the sounds as it’s a separate system. 

This video will walk you through disabling the 2019 Ram ANC by de-pining the connector that holds the microphone wires.  Once you remove the four positive microphone wires, Active Noise canceling is disabled, and the annoying bass drone goes away.  I also cover the other option of using the PAC Factory ANC Module Bypass Harness for Select Chrysler, Jeep, and Ram Vehicles.  This Active Noise Cancelling bypass harness quickly installs in less than 2 minutes in most cases. 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  After disabling the Active Noice Cancelling in my 2019 Ram Rebel, I Do NOT notice any difference in cabin noise.  ANC Disable also DOES NOT impact the noise cancelling in your phone calls. A different system handles Noise Canceling for mobile calls.

Items Shown in this video

My 2019 Ram Stereo Parts list

Optional Extras

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Recording Gear

Advanced Audio setup

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