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Can I hook up genetic amp with stock 6-Cd Headunit?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by khfactor, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. Feb 10, 2008 at 2:52 PM
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    khfactor

    khfactor [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I like the factory Taco 6-CD headunit on my Taco and I want to keep this arrangement. However, I would like to upgrade the "quality" of sound from this HEADUNIT. I am replacing factory speakers to Pioneer TSA-1672R series of speakers as Maverick and others have highly recommended.

    I am considering some genetic SONY Amp from Walmart ($98.42). It is Sony XM-554ZR Xplod 600 Watt 4-Channel Amplifier.

    I just want some improvement and I sure heck do not intend to wake everyone in the neighborhood as I would be considered a Loonie at my age of almost 50 years old. Is this possible? In the old days, I had connected one of those "all-in-one" equalizer which included amp at a speaker line level on my 1983 Honda Accord with set of ol' Jensen speakers.... :p

    Those set up was easy then and I want the same easy hook up if possible..... Cross-overs, and mumbo-jumbo lingos give me a headache... :mad:

    Any recommendations? OR feedback would be appreciated... Thanks

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  2. Feb 10, 2008 at 10:35 PM
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  3. Feb 10, 2008 at 11:27 PM
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    khfactor

    Jenson 3 by 9s. Now you're dating yourself. I remember cutting the back deck out of a 76 Firebird to install speakers. I had a similar after market amp/equalizer, but that was also with an 8 track player if I remember. Understand where you are coming from about the amp, don't want to wake the neighbors, just good clean sound.:)

    By the way I grew up in Doylestown, but get back much now. Worked in a Machine Shop in Willow Grove for awhile when I was in college which if I remember the area is right up the road from HV.

    AK Backcountry
     
  4. Feb 11, 2008 at 5:35 AM
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    khfactor

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    Hey, you're like my lost ol' friend! Howd'y ol' neighbor? Yeah, HV is a stone throw from W.G. and is a quaint ol' small town. But alot has changed over the course of years as you might expect. W.G. Naval base is slated for closing in a couple of years as part of the military BRAC and the urban sprawling at Easton Rd & Street Road has the entire farm fields converted into Mega, what else, shopping mall.

    The drive-in movie theatre right off of Rt-611 (Easton Rd) just before Edison Furlong Road is now gone as well as that pagoda at the corner of Easton & Almshouse Rd where they had ol' dolls on display is also HISTORY all in the name of URBAN sprawling..... Tse.. Tse....

    Anyway, if you have any suggestions on adding a no-frill simple amp to the factory 6-CD Taco radio (I hear it is made by Pioneer), that would be appreciated.

    Hmmmmm... maybe, I can still use the ol' amp/equalizer trick on the Taco Headunit? Believe of not, I still have the ol' amp/equalizer combo from my 1983 Honda Accord that I removed prior to junking the car... I also have an Emerson all-in-one home strereo (it has turn-table, 8-track player/recoder, cassette player/record, with plexi dust cover) in MINT condition. I might also add that I have a few 8-track cartridges as well... Get this, I do not remember where this one came from, but I have an Engelbert Humperdink 8-track. How original is that????
     
  5. Feb 11, 2008 at 5:41 AM
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    khfactor

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  6. Feb 11, 2008 at 8:37 AM
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    1killerkaw

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    You could still use the steering wheel controls.
     

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