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Old 05-06-2014, 09:31 PM   #1
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Has anyone come up with a solution for how to improve cell phone mic pickup? My last car had 2 mics - onbe for driver, one for passenger - it worked great. My 2014 Unlimited Saraha w/ UConnect 430 has one mic, at the A Pillar on the driver's side. So, the passenger cannot be heard. Can a 2nd mic be added over the passenger side? or can the one included be moved to the middle, around the rear view mirror?

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Old 05-07-2014, 07:07 AM   #2
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1) You wouldn't want to simply add another mic for the passenger, the vehicles that use 2 separate mics have electronics that will pick up voice from one mic while limiting noise from the opposite mic. It's actually a lot more involved than that but the explanation would be long and quite technical.
2) You wouldn't want to place the mic near the rear view mirror. You'll pick up more road noise as well as defroster whoosh when it's being used due to air being forced up the windshield. Most vehicles mfgs have moved away from the mirror mounted mics.
3) If the top wasn't removable, you could extend the wires to the mic and mount it to the headliner area in between the driver & passenger just in front of the shoulder distance from your windshield.
4) you could try a dash mounted location toward the middle of the dash.
Of course this would be trial and error and take a little time for comparisons.





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Has anyone come up with a solution for how to improve cell phone mic pickup? My last car had 2 mics - onbe for driver, one for passenger - it worked great. My 2014 Unlimited Saraha w/ UConnect 430 has one mic, at the A Pillar on the driver's side. So, the passenger cannot be heard. Can a 2nd mic be added over the passenger side? or can the one included be moved to the middle, around the rear view mirror?

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Old 05-09-2014, 09:33 AM   #3
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thanks for the info, I will let you know how this progresses.
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Great, thanks. Hope you're able to get it working the way you'd like it to.



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thanks for the info, I will let you know how this progresses.
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Old 05-12-2014, 09:53 AM   #5
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I have a 14 and it picks up a ton of wind noise even with the top on. I had this problem in my Duramax and they put dynamat behind the mic. Anyone have tips to improve this?
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I mounted my mic on the steering column as far right as I could go and it works well for driver and passenger. I do not have a mopar system, I have a jvc unit so I don't know about the sensitivity of yours. It does not seem to be too bad with wind noise if the top is off and front windows are most of the way up. Good luck

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