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Anyone replace speakers only with stock HU ?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by phoneguy44, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. Mar 15, 2011 at 7:40 AM
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    phoneguy44

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    Guys,
    To keep from hi-jacking I started new thread. Looking for anyone whose replaced stock speakers but kept the stock HU. What kind did you replace with, did it make a big difference and do you like it ?

    Thanks
    Dennis
    Oxford, AL
     
  2. Mar 15, 2011 at 8:01 AM
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    TexAggie

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  3. Mar 15, 2011 at 8:12 AM
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    The stock headunit doesn't put out much power so it will probably end up sounding bad.
     
  4. Mar 15, 2011 at 8:24 AM
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    i put my speakers in about a week before my headunit(impatient) abd it sounded weird
     
  5. Mar 15, 2011 at 8:30 AM
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    phoneguy44

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    Hmm, trying to improve my sound without spending a bundle.

    Anyone else ?
     
  6. Mar 15, 2011 at 8:34 AM
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    I put in new speakers in my old S-10 without changing the Head unit and it sounded Waaay better.
     
  7. Mar 15, 2011 at 2:52 PM
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    daggertats

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    undercover tonneau ,bug deflector, removal of all tacoma emblems added a set of component speakers behind the rear seat egr in channel window visors
    i have a regular cab and put new speakers in the doors plus i added another set behind the seats.. sounds good to me but its a small space. could probably use a little more base but overall im happy . i went to crutchfield and got 2 sets of component speakers 6and 1/2 inches. the brand is sound ordinance. i believe its their brand. may not be the best out there and i can always upgrade later. hope this helps
     
  8. Apr 25, 2011 at 12:13 AM
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    i changed all 4 door speakers with memphis m-class and added 10in sub with 4 channel amp sounds great just need to get rid of road noise/background noise i keep hearing i can't put the speakers volume past 25 or i get a headache the road noise is just noticable with low volumes im getting it fixed this week hopefully and i still have stock hu
     
  9. Apr 25, 2011 at 12:22 AM
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    i got this years pioneer 6x9 and 6.5...they made a ton of difference,but i will look to replace the stock HU shortly..i have all new speakers and subs,so the HU is the last to go.
     
  10. Apr 25, 2011 at 3:23 AM
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    Whats road noise ? Lol
     
  11. Apr 27, 2011 at 1:00 AM
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    the road noise is like a hmmm or whine noise that comes when i turn on the radio it gets loud with higher rpms unless its called something else cuz its not there once the engine is turned off
     
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    It's a bad ground. if you hear a whine that gets louder, you have a dirty ground. If it's static distortion when the volume is at 0 then your speakers amp are junk.

    I had speakers on a stock head unit, the quality was much better than the paper stock speaker.
     
  13. Apr 27, 2011 at 1:51 AM
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    Replaced my stock speakers with 6x9 Planet Audio 3 way up front and 6 1/2 MTX Audio 2 way in the back. I'm not an audiophile, but it made a huge difference IMHO.

    FWIW...
     
  14. Apr 27, 2011 at 1:57 AM
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    Looking to do the same with my fronts only. Want to replace with 6x9s and component tweeters (replacing stock). Will keep rear ceiling speakers and factory sub. I read that one way to really help it along is to also add an amp to drive the new speakers ... so feed the stock HU signal to the amp, and then amp to speakers.
     
  15. Apr 27, 2011 at 2:47 PM
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    sorry for thread jack, but how can I hook up rca cables from amp to my stock head unit
     
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