The parts and service people at Suzuki do not seem to have an idea of their factory audio system and why today people are looking for AUX and Bluetooth Audio streaming. Well after buying a 2012 Kizashi and not being happy about the lack of audio features. I set out to find out exactly what I was missing and how to add it.
So I found that Rockford Fosgate has a partnership with Suzuki on select vehicles with a premium audio system and here are the specs of that premium audio system by Rockford Fosgate.
One 2 inch Center Channel
Two 1 inch Tweeters
Two Front 6.5 inch Mid Bass Speakers
Two Rear 6.5 2 Way Coaxial Speakers
One Long Throw Subwoofer
One 425 Watt DSP Amp made by Rockford Fosgate 3SIXTY with DSP. Includes Bluetooth Audio Streaming, AUX and an IPOD connector. DSP is Digital Signal Processors. The important part of this system is the Rockford Fosgate 3SIXTY with DSP which Rockford Fosgate has 3 different 3Sixty AMPs. The 3Sixty.1, 3Sixty.2 and the newest 3Sixty.3. They all seem to do the same things but not sure what the difference is between the three. I believe itís just like saying the IPhone 3G and IPhone 4 and IPhone 4s. They all have pretty much the same features but different design and different processors. Of course the newer one is going to have the newest software. I am explaining all of this because here is the pricing for these three.
3Sixty.2 $320 to $350
So if youíre fine with your current audio sound and just want to add the Bluetooth audio streaming or AUX. Just have one of these Rockford Fosgate 3SIXTY AMPs installed. You can buy it and have CarToys, Best Buy or any audio place to install but Rockford Fosgate does have a list of local dealers you may want to try. From what I can see these Rockford Fosgate 3SIXTY are special APMs and need to be tweaked by a professional who is very familiar with the Rockford Fosgate 3SIXTY.
I hate my cheap factory audio system which I found was made by Clarion. So I want the premium sound. I believe itís going to cost me about $1000 in parts, accessories and installation and it may take 4 to 5 hours to install.
NOTE: Rockford Fosgate is not the only company to offer a DSP AMP. You can get a DSP Amp from other companies. From what I have found Rockford Fosgate is the only one who makes a DSP AMP with Bluetooth streaming. Most others only have AUX. That is fine also because you can buy a Sony MW600 or Samsung HS300. These are small Bluetooth 3.5MM headphone and AUX Bluetooth adapters. You can connect them to headphone or AUX cable and stream you music. They are fairly cheap and can be used to make calls and stream music. I have the Sony because I can use it with AUX in a car or my home audio system and when I am out on a Jog or working out.
Itís a shame that Suzuki is not as informed but now you are. I hope this was helpful and also added some helpful links below so you donít have to go on a big Google search.