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Another Help Me Audio Thread

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by testedone, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. Sep 29, 2009 at 7:33 AM
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    testedone [OP] Speak English..it's America

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    Ok, so I have my new 2010 DC TRD that I love. but as life would have it we also own a 2008 Jeep Liberty that is loaded to the hilt and we have grown "accustomed" to the great sound system and navigation system that is installed... (Infinity Sound system)

    I want to go simple, no components knowing that I am not an audiophile so "top end" sound is not my goal...just good/great sound some decent speakers and a decent head unit.

    So having said that... I want to do the system in two stages

    So what would be your recommendations keeping it as cost effective as possible but decent sound.


    • 1st stage - Speakers (front doors and rear doors)

    I will get a head unit installed later


    • 2nd Stage - Head Unit -
    Requirements for head unit

    Satellite ready/capable ( I have XM in the Jeep)
    Single CD


    So I am looking for the most cost effective means but have decent sound, not cheap but not ultra high end..

    Thanks much
     
  2. Sep 29, 2009 at 9:57 AM
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  3. Sep 29, 2009 at 10:50 AM
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  4. Sep 29, 2009 at 11:21 AM
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    Also keep in mind that if you are going to spend a lot of money on speakers, spend a lot on the front ones. The rear speakers are mostly there for fill.
     
  5. Sep 29, 2009 at 1:37 PM
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    once I install after market speakers in the front should I disconnect the factory tweeters??
     
  6. Sep 29, 2009 at 1:51 PM
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    will I need adapters for these to fit in my truck doors (front and back) or are they direct replacement?
     
  7. Sep 29, 2009 at 1:59 PM
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    Yes, you'll need baffles to put in a 6.5" speaker in the 6x9 hole.
     
  8. Sep 29, 2009 at 2:32 PM
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    No, if I stick with the 6.5 2-ways posted above on the ebay link will I need adapters, I think I would rather stick with the 6.5 all the way around..
     
  9. Sep 29, 2009 at 2:34 PM
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    Yes you will need adapters no matter what speaker you choose. Once you pull the original there will be a big hole there. Yes, I would cut the power to the factory tweets as well. They will be too harsh with the speakers I linked.
     
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    I am going to assume because the factory speaker has the bracket built into it's construction (the speaker itself correct?)
     
  11. Sep 29, 2009 at 2:37 PM
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    Bingo :)
     
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    cool...so I hear different opinions..tacatunes..Mr Marv...????
     
  13. Sep 29, 2009 at 2:42 PM
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    Mr. Marv is better than Tacotunes but expect to wait. I've been waiting 3 months for a set of baffles and a custom access cab box. I know he has been through a lot in the past few months but just wanted to let you know. I've read negative things about tacotunes but I hear good things too. If your just ordering baffles and taco has them in stock (make sure before you order) then I would order from them. If you don't mind waiting (he might already have some sets made) then Mr. Marv.
     
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    Thanks for the input, the other road I thought of is if someone wants to sell their JBL system, I just like the factory look..
     
  15. Sep 29, 2009 at 2:49 PM
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    Too many horror stories dealing with TacoTunes. I have personally dealt with Marv and the service and product is very good. My recommendation, deal with Marv.
     
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    Yeah the factory look is nice but I bet the sound from the pioneers above (or any aftermarket really) will be better than even the JBL system.
     
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