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Old 01-01-2010, 08:41 AM   #1
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What is cheapest way to improve sound quality of stock stereo?

I am sure this may have been covered here before but I am too lazy to search. I have the stock 6 CD changer (without JBL) in my double cab Taco. I'd prefer to keep the stock look with the head unit but I'd like to improve the sound quality. So what can I do to achieve this?
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Old 01-01-2010, 08:59 AM   #2
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With that head unit the only options would be speakers or a subwoofer. You'll notice the biggest difference with the sub. I just did a h/u and speakers in my doors and the clarity is better but the bass actually got worse.
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With that head unit the only options would be speakers or a subwoofer. You'll notice the biggest difference with the sub. I just did a h/u and speakers in my doors and the clarity is better but the bass actually got worse.
Yeah, that sounds about right. I powered my door speakers with an amp. Putting 6x9s in will also help with bass issues if you don't want to buy a sub.
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I want to put a sub in does the stock head unit have rca jacks to connect a amp
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I'm too lazy to search if this was suggested but the cheapest way to improve the sound of the stock HU is to set fire to it.
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I want to put a sub in does the stock head unit have rca jacks to connect a amp

No, you have to get an adapter. I'm speaking about the single disc unit BTW.
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I am sure this may have been covered here before but I am too lazy to search. I have the stock 6 CD changer (without JBL) in my double cab Taco. I'd prefer to keep the stock look with the head unit but I'd like to improve the sound quality. So what can I do to achieve this?

I got a 40x4 Alpine amp and some really good speakers (MBs), sounds good up to volume level 30.
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I'm too lazy to search if this was suggested but the cheapest way to improve the sound of the stock HU is to set fire to it.
Ha Ha, that's funny
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