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bad sound systems

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by snowmanquebec, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. Nov 27, 2009 at 7:31 PM
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    snowmanquebec

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    Is it me ,,,but the radio(sound systems) inmy brand new tacoma trd 2010 is shit.
    te reception is week and the sound quality is poor.
     
  2. Nov 27, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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    jandrews

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    Can't judge from radio only...could be signal problems. Get a direct source in there...CD or MP3 player...

    My personal opinion, it's not bad - plenty of clarity, but the sound lacks substance. Sounds a bit "flat". Not high on my list...I have other plans for my truck than listening to audio.
     
  3. Nov 27, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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    DaytonLax14

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    yeah, it's the stock radio.

    get a new headunit
     
  4. Nov 27, 2009 at 7:39 PM
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    dexterdog

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    I think the JBL system sounds decent. It sounds alot better than the premium 7 speaker sound system that was in my 2008 Accord.

    As for the regular sound system I cannot comment.
     
  5. Nov 27, 2009 at 7:42 PM
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    soundsystem Sucks!!! bad reception, freq range, and very FLAT in sound.
     
  6. Nov 27, 2009 at 7:46 PM
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    the rest of the truck is SUPER
    it's my first Toyota Tacoma and im loving it.
    I drove almost all brand before and drive them hard in gravel road(forest road) and this truck is super....but the radio.....sucks
     
  7. Nov 27, 2009 at 7:52 PM
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    Ya, it's you and the sound system sucks. New receiver and speakers is a must if you drive any distances - unless you like the sound of your own voice.

     
  8. Nov 27, 2009 at 7:53 PM
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    JeffRock

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    Mine isn't so bad. Cd's sound good, radio. not so good. The first radio i had in the truck had faulty radio reception. the dealer changed it out though. The stock unit isn't loud, But i do here some low bass. Ever bought a ford with a stock radio? I've had two, and they were terrible.
     
  9. Nov 27, 2009 at 7:57 PM
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    Fluffymonkey

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    I love the stock system. It always impresses people who ride in my truck. This is the only reason i haven't swapped mine yet. Maybe 07 was just a good year. haha
     
  10. Nov 27, 2009 at 7:57 PM
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    is it possible to improved the sound whit out changing the head unit?
    a amplifier or better speakers??
     
  11. Nov 27, 2009 at 8:08 PM
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    Been there done that - didn't work. I swapped out all the speakers and it marginally helped. The governor on the stock radio's volume control still was a problem, not to mention it had a freq response that rivaled a radio bought at CVS. Once I replaced the head, it all came together.

    My advice - try the speakers first. If you're still not happy then go for a new receiver. Then a sub, maybe an amp, some fuzzy dice. You get the picture.

     
  12. Nov 28, 2009 at 4:49 AM
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    get a new headunit first, then speakers. Headunit should be the first upgrade in a car's system.
     
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    2010 - Flat sound. Is it the HU or speakers?
     
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    the headunit will greatly increase the volume and "umph" of the speakers, and allow you to adjust your EQ to exactly how you want it.
     
  15. Nov 28, 2009 at 6:18 PM
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    I just put in a new headunit- Pioneer fh-p800bt and have the factory speakers (for a few more days) and the the sound quality is slightly better. I figured the sound is limited by the factory speakers so I temporarily took out the factory speakers to trace and make adapters for the new polks I ordered. I was stunned at the quality. You know those fake paper TV's they put in furniture stores to display the furniture? Reminded me of those. They're nearly weightless, and almost look fake. I can't believe they actually sound as good as they do. I can't wait for my 4 polks to arrive. There has to be a HUGE improvement in sound over those factory speakers!
     
  16. Nov 29, 2009 at 10:22 AM
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    ok,,,what size of speakers are in the 4 tacoma 2010 and own many????
     
  17. Nov 29, 2009 at 11:06 AM
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  18. Nov 29, 2009 at 12:14 PM
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    and is there some tweeter in front door

    my tacoma is the trd version whit the radio 6cd in dash
     
  19. Nov 29, 2009 at 2:06 PM
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    I hafta agree, the stock stereo in my 07 sounds pretty nice, i added a bazooka tube which i got for free and sounds pretty good. I'm not crazy into car audio, but it works for me. Although sometime down the road i'd like to change the head unit and speakers.
     
  20. Nov 29, 2009 at 2:12 PM
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    my dad's 05s stock system sounds good but it has the base and treble like turned up to 5
     
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