I have had the truck for a couple months now and as an audio engineer, the stock sound system is not quite up to par. I had a nice little system in scion before I sold it, and now it is time to upgrade the stock system in the truck. This is not going to be an over the top build with way too much bass, but it will be something that will sound good and get loud.
This is the first car that I like the factory headunit look and feel. It has everything I need XM/CD/Aux/Bluetooth/Steering wheel controls, so I am going to be replacing everything else for the time being. I have a pioneer headunit that I pulled from my last project that I might be installing eventually if someone comes out with a decent double din replacement bezel.
The plan for the build, as the signal path would flow.
-4ch line driver w/ EQ and sub output.
-Digital System Processor (This is still a long shot, I will use the LCQ-1 for EQ right now). I use them in live audio, it will give me more processing that one could ever want in audio system. I just need to figure out a power supply for it without using an inverter.
-4ch Pioneer Amp (Front Component Speakers and Rear Door Speakers) http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...GM-D9500F.html
-1ch Pioneer Amp (Sub) http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...GM-D8500M.html
- Component Front Door Speakers http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...TS-D1720C.html
- Rear Door Speakers http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...TS-D1602R.html
- Pioneer Shallow Mount 10" Sub in a custom enclosure behind the driver seat. I would like the build a bandpass sub, but I need to keep the box to 20"x11"x6" to fit behind my seat so I do not know if I will be able to make it happen, if I cannot I will just build a sealed down firing box. From the calculations I have done so far it would give me about .55cuft of air space in the box which would be perfect for the shallow mount sub.
- Sound Deadener http://www.raamaudio.com/products/RAAMmat-BXT-II.html
- I still need to find a source for the speaker adapters (I think there is someone on this board that makes them)
- I am going to dive in depth with the tuning process of this system when I am finished. There are some flaws that I have seen in using a simple RTA to tune a system. I am going to be playing with some software called Smaart which I use for tuning PA's in live audio. It actually compares a reference signal to a signal from a measurement mic to tell you the differences between your audio content and what your sound system is producing. I will get a little more detailed with this when the time comes.
Now for a couple questions,
- I am hearing mixed reviews about the LCQ-1, I know the auto on function (Turns itself and your amp on when it sees input signal to it) is unreliable. Does anyone have any experience with this unit, or one they can recommend?
- Any ideas on how to come up with a remote on for the amps and the line driver and if I cannot get the LCQ-1 to work off of the signal input.