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Car stereo installer/store

Discussion in 'Northern California' started by BLM613, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Jan 12, 2012 at 9:55 AM
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    Just got a 2012 Taco and I'm looking to upgrade the stock stereo. Anybody know anywhere in the Sac/Roseville area that does some good quality work? I'd do it myself but I'm not very good with that stuff...
     
  2. Jan 12, 2012 at 11:40 AM
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    Theres a couple of us locally that are very good at this stuff... I'm in roseville and am an electronics Engineer. let me know.
     
  3. Jan 12, 2012 at 11:42 AM
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    What all are you replacing? If you're just doing a HU that's pretty painless.
     
  4. Jan 12, 2012 at 3:34 PM
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    I'll do it. I just did a full install on mine a couple months ago
     
  5. Jan 12, 2012 at 6:20 PM
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    I'm looking to mainly just do a head unit, amp and speakers. I guess what I need help with is advice on what to get. I really want speakers that put out great bass but are also very crisp and clear. As for a HU I'd like something with Navigation, I also like how some HU come with apps for things like Pandora...
     
  6. Jan 12, 2012 at 7:05 PM
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    Brian is the one who can help you more with what to get.
     
  7. Jan 12, 2012 at 7:09 PM
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  8. Jan 12, 2012 at 7:13 PM
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    im pretty sure best buy does the HU for 50 bucks. not sure about the amp/ speakers you mentioned tho
     
  9. Jan 12, 2012 at 10:40 PM
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    Send me a PM and lemme know when you're available. I'm off thru Monday with the exception of Sunday when I have duty. I'll let you check out what I have. Chances are you'll like and want what I have. And if not I'll walk you thru what to get in person.
     
  10. Jan 13, 2012 at 4:35 AM
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    brian will make your shit slap san!!!!
     
  11. Jan 14, 2012 at 9:59 PM
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    Thanks for all the good info, Brian you may hear from me soon! In the mean time, are there any speakers and Head Units you would all recommend? If any of you have a 2012 have you been able to get a Double DIN installed or would only a Single size deck work? Im only asking because I'd like a NAV unit and as far as what I'd like for the head unit basically something with NAV, Bluetooth audio and call streaming, and Pandora type apps. As for speakers I might like to do subs later but for the time being I just want some great speakers with awesome bass and clear sound to enjoy what I have for now. Any info would be appreciated!
     
  12. Jan 14, 2012 at 11:24 PM
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    Roseville audio sells some amazing speakers called Hertz audio. I have them and highly recommend then. Amazing quality
     
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    The only mod is a hole in my wallet!!!!!
    Any chance of a stereo mod day? I have almost everything i need to install my sound system with the exception of speaker adaptors and sound deadening material. I definitely would trust you guys rather than some shop to do the install. I could definitely travel to.sacramento because i grew up there and my family is still there.
     
  14. Jan 15, 2012 at 9:26 AM
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    I possibly could host something like this
     
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    I'm intersted!
     
  16. Jan 16, 2012 at 6:50 PM
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    I will be out of town for a month starting the end of February. If we wanted to do something before then, I could probably work something out on a weekend. I would want to make sure that everyone has all the parts they need before we attempt this.

    Things to consider, aside from your speakers/amps and basic components...

    * Speaker rings for your door speakers. I bought a set of MDF speaker rings for my doors and sealed them with rubberized coating.

    * Speaker wiring and amplifier wiring. Remember, you can always cut it shorter, but you can never make it longer.

    * Proper terminals and environmental shielding. For shielding, this can be as simple as some heatshrink. I don't like to leave any wiring exposed, even at the terminals. You can find bulk packaging of heatshrink on eBay for less than 5 bucks.

    * Make sure what you bought fits. Typically, if you are installing a subwoofer, the speaker depth will be less than 5", even in the deepest box allowable. If you are installing a subwoofer box in a double cab, I would highly suggest you test fit and have these ready before we do a mod day. This can be very time consuming.
    6.5" door speakers are highly suggested. Larger will fit in the front, but there is no point and no gain to having speakers such a 6x9's.

    * If you want good sound, buy a component set. You can piece a set together like I did, but don't buy coaxials unless you want your ears to burn, and certainly do NOT buy a three way speaker. They're junk. The speakers I have are from a Hertz HSK 165XL component set. They do like a little power behind them though, and I can not imagine them sounding too hot being powered by a head unit.


    If anyone wants advice.... I'm not going to give much more online. If you want to hear my system, I will more than gladly let you hear it before you make a decision. If you want advice on what to buy, I don't mind... but I'd rather give advice over the phone or in person. PM me if you want my number. I am not a pro installer, but I know what I'm doing electrically, and I know what sounds good. I've also ripped apart a few tacomas, enough to know what to do so that you don't break anything. I have not, however, ripped up carpet. Wiring can be routed through the door frames.
     
  17. Jan 20, 2012 at 9:54 PM
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    I am about to buy a DDin HU for my '12 access cab and I was also going to buy 1 10" sub for it.

    I was looking at the Pioneer 4300DVD and it looks like a good HU, and has great reviews. For around $360 it seems like a good value.

    For a sub & box I was looking at a kicker CVT 10 in a custom box from sound off audio
    https://www.soundoffaudio.com/item.cfm/id/3063
    I'd pick up a kicker 400.1 amp to run the sub

    Thoughts on this setup before I pull the trigger?
     
  18. Jan 21, 2012 at 10:24 PM
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    That CVT will pound with the 400 watt feeding it. Sounds like a decent setup. No components? You're gonna have tons of bass and no music... lol
     
  19. Jan 21, 2012 at 11:35 PM
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    Haha I was gonna do speakers after the HU and sub/amp. The stock speakers suck but I'm hoping the new HU might make them sound a little better and eventually upgrade them.

    Now that I've been researching boxes and subs I'm looking at Sundown Audio's SA-10, suppose to be a bad ass sub for the money. I also found a couple other companies that make custom boxes for Access cabs. Have you ever heard of Sundown audio? A bunch of people online say they're the sht... but I've never heard of them.
     
  20. Jan 22, 2012 at 2:40 PM
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    I've heard of them, and I've been hearing the same things. Never had a chance to listen in person though.
     
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