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anyone's stock stereo suck?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by MMazz365, May 9, 2011.

  1. May 9, 2011 at 3:40 PM
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    MMazz365

    MMazz365 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My stock stereo sucks and doesnt get loud at all... i never thought about putting a sound system in but im considering it now...
     
  2. May 9, 2011 at 4:01 PM
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    superdave

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    I guess it's just a crappy system. My speakers in the 2010 Taco double cab always sound bassey or muffled.
     
  3. May 9, 2011 at 4:02 PM
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    JLink

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    everyones stock system sucks. thankfully its so easy to install a new head unit that anyone can do it in just a few hours.
     
  4. May 9, 2011 at 4:04 PM
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    xrunner7

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    u need to upgrade. It is so worth it!!
     
  5. May 9, 2011 at 4:08 PM
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    MMazz365

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    even in my dads dodge the system is pretty good and gets loud and still sounds good
     
  6. May 9, 2011 at 4:31 PM
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    JLink

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  7. May 9, 2011 at 8:20 PM
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    genxer36

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    My 05 Tacoma stereo was better than the 11 Tacoma. With the windows down on the highway, I can't hear the stereo. I was wondering if you can hook an amp up to the stock stereo?
     
  8. May 9, 2011 at 8:41 PM
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    Performula

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    Yes, I don't recommend it. My friend is running 500 Watts to a sub from the amplifier's speaker level inputs (what you need for stock head unit). Sounds like it's getting 250. :(

    Go out and get a decent head unit. I put my new head unit in today and my 2010 stock speakers scream. I imagine they will blow soon though. We'll see.
     
  9. May 10, 2011 at 12:34 AM
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    Bajones

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    Yeah, just tested out my new HU with aftermarket speakers and the difference is HUGE. With the stock HU you can't crank the volume that loud without the bass automatically going down and really annoying crackling.
     
  10. May 14, 2011 at 2:54 PM
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    bowzerdoo77

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    i changed the head unit and its still not that loud the guy said it has something to do with the JBL speakers or the amp bypass shit i hate how un loud it is.. anybody know WTF can fix it
     
  11. May 14, 2011 at 2:55 PM
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    Capita

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    Very pleased with my stock system in my 09. The ipod sounds really nice
     
  12. May 14, 2011 at 2:59 PM
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    AndrewFalk

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    Stock HU was garbage in my truck...I had to have the volume maxed out and it wasn't even audible with the windows down. I trashed it and got a new Pioneer HU after a month, and have been very happy ever since. The volume on this unit goes from 0 to 30, and volume 12 is louder than the stock system was maxed out on 50. Next, I'm upgrading the speakers which obviously weren't designed to withstand playing music at a much higher level.
     
  13. May 14, 2011 at 3:15 PM
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    Largefarva

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    I have the JBL system in mine and it gets plenty loud for me....even when the wife isn't in my truck (she hates the stereo being too loud). But then again, all I pretty much play anymore is country with a little bit of rock every once in a while. I doubt I'll ever get the itch to upgrade the stereo system any time soon.
     
  14. May 17, 2011 at 5:53 AM
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    xm radio reception sucks! is there any way to improve it?
     
  15. May 17, 2011 at 9:53 AM
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    hookedontronics

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    they all suck. the tacoma has possible the worst stereo for a brand new vehicle i've ever heard. I swapped it out the first week, replaced Everything
     
  16. May 17, 2011 at 10:18 AM
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    VanillaGorilla

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    Only thing im disappointed with is how loud it is when I have the phone or iTouch plugged in but I know what the problem is with that.
     
  17. May 17, 2011 at 10:20 AM
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    I thought my JBL system sounded great. BUT....then I upgraded my HU and wow the JBL system sounds 1000x better. I'm very happy.
     
  18. May 17, 2011 at 12:06 PM
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    Hands down the worst stock stereo I've ever had in a vehicle.
     
  19. May 17, 2011 at 12:09 PM
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    ckeeton

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    i honestly think my stock non-jbl sounds great.
    its loud for the radio at like 40 with windows down and everything.
    but it is a little quite with i plug in my ipod i have to max out the volume with the windows down
     
  20. May 17, 2011 at 12:14 PM
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    rbeezy

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    my stock stereo is good enough. as long as i can hear something, then its all good in the neighborhood
     
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