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Old 08-21-2013, 04:39 PM   #1
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2013 stereo upgrade!

Hi guys! I am planning on putting a system in my new truck. I had a 06 and didnít get the jbl in it because i thought it was overpriced at 1,300 bucks. So for my new truck i told myself i was gonna get the jbl/nav/entune system. I thought it sounded pretty good for a stock stereo. I tried locating the truck i wanted. A double cab sport 4x4 mgm sb and found one but it didnít have the upgraded radio. I could have ordered a truck how i wanted but didnít really wanna wait. So i ended up taking a truck with the stock touch screen stereo. Which is leaps and bounds better than my stock unit in my 06. Since i had to compromise and get the truck i wanted without the tunes i wanted. I decided to put the 2,000$ that the jbl/entune/nav option cost towards a aftermarket system. So i put in a call to Mr. Marv!!! After talking to him i pulled the trigger on a system that will replace everything but the stock head unit. I really didnít need anything more from my head unit. So i decided to keep it factory looking and just upgrade the sound. My system includes new hybrid audio clarius components for the front, coaxialís for the rear and a image dynamics idq-10 for the sub. All powered by a Alpine pdx-v9.
Iíve never done a stereo install before and am really excited to do this. Iím hoping with Yíalls help i can get threw this and hopefully help others in my same situation. I will do a writeup and track my steps as i go. Iíll take video and pictures to hopefully help others in the same boat. with that said is there anything yíall would like to see or tips you can give to help me get threw this install. I will have Marv on speed dial iím sure, but i know he canít be on the phone with me all day. So iíll take all the help i can get! My stuff should start arriving within the next few days and iíll have to try and tackle this over the course of a weekend. Stayed tuned for my install thread!
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:07 PM   #2
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That sounds like you're going to have a good system! The write ups on here are very helpful so you can refer to those if you get stuck. The only other tip I have is to not strip wires with your teeth. Instead, get yourself one of these:
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:30 AM   #3
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I just did a very similar set up. Stock head unit, JL 500/3 amp, JL C3-650 Components, and a JL 10w3v3-2 sub. I love it! Only problem is I get a slight hiss. Whether the head unit is muted or not. If I disconnect the RCA's the hiss instantly goes away. I'm thinking it's just noise from the amp inside the stock non JBL headunit. Keep us posted! I'm excited to see how yours goes.
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:54 AM   #4
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I personally got the jbl and like it but man it could use an upgrade like an extra subwoofer
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:29 AM   #5
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Thanks RiverDog i’ll look into those. I can always use more tools! Kyle did you use a line out converter??? MGMTacolover, i actually thought the JBL system was pretty good. I did think it was a little pricey though. I didn’t really need Nav., so this way i get a lot more sound and it’s cheaper.
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I just did a very similar set up. Stock head unit, JL 500/3 amp, JL C3-650 Components, and a JL 10w3v3-2 sub. I love it! Only problem is I get a slight hiss. Whether the head unit is muted or not. If I disconnect the RCA's the hiss instantly goes away. I'm thinking it's just noise from the amp inside the stock non JBL headunit. Keep us posted! I'm excited to see how yours goes.
that "hiss" will go away if you ground the outer shielding of the rca's to the headunit or the amp...

either of the 3 attached should work, I've done all 3 ways in the past and they all worked like a charm!
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Old 08-24-2013, 04:57 PM   #7
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Yeah I've tried an LC2i, a cheap Schoshe LOC80, and I have a JL Cleansweep that I haven't tried yet. I tried grounding the RCA shielding and the hiss was still present. I tested with my friends extra head unit and I got the same hiss with the speaker level outs on it, and if I used RCA it was perfect.
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Any update on the install?
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