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Custom Speaker Setups

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Cayman325, May 19, 2019.

  1. May 19, 2019 at 1:35 PM
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    Cayman325

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    Anyone have any custom subwoofer setups they would recommend? Looking to add some sound to the truck!

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  2. May 28, 2019 at 11:41 AM
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    Welcome to TW! It's not "custom" but, for me, the short answer to your subwoofer question was to add a Sound Ordnance B-8PTD.

    The longer answer is that my sub was part of a wide-ranging sound system upgrade. When looking to upgrade the sound in my AC, I found a number of threads on this and similar topics. The Audio & Video forum is a good place to start. Crutchfield is a good place to get an idea of what's available/suitable. Armed with that info, visit a (couple of) local shop(s) to listen to various combos. (In the end, it's about what sounds good to you, rather than what anyone else used.) Narrow your choices and buy from where you get the best "bang for your buck." Upgrading stock speakers is a good place to start. Combine that with a decision about whether you're replacing the head unit or just upgrading the signals coming from it. I chose the latter, and am very happy with the result.

    FWIW, I added the following to my Sound Ordnance B-8PTD Sub...
    - AudioControl LC2i Line Out Converter
    - JL Audio XD200/2v2 Amp
    - Focal PS165V1 Speakers
    - Hushmat & Noico Liner Sound Insulation

    I pulled most interior panels and the carpet, in addition to door panels, when I did mine...


    Years later, I remain pleased with the results. Unless money is burning a hole in your pocket, comparison shop! I got all my stuff for an average of 40% off MSRP.
     
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  3. May 28, 2019 at 11:52 AM
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    upload_2019-5-28_11-58-14.jpgThis is mine. It's a little bit excessive for most but I enjoy great audio. I custom built it and installed it. No back seats anymore. 1 JL 12w3, 2 JL 10w3's
     
  5. May 28, 2019 at 12:03 PM
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    You should staple that fabric a bit more.
     
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  6. Jun 20, 2019 at 7:44 AM
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    I replaced the seat backs of the rear seats with a subwoofer box. I intend on using this subwoofer enclosure as the seat back after I add some reinforcement so that the box isn't damaged when people rest up against it.

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  7. Jun 20, 2019 at 10:57 AM
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    What subs are you using and how many cubes are you running?
     
  8. Jun 20, 2019 at 11:03 AM
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    Westin side steps, TRD American Flag front grill, Skar audio sound system with 4 pro audio mid range speakers, 2 pro audio dome tweeters, and 3 VD-10 series subwoofer powered by a 2000 watt monoblock for the subwoofers, 1000 watt 4 channel for the mid range speakers, and a 400 watt 4 channel for the tweeters.
    @Master Z SKAR Audio VD-10 series shallow mounts x3. Running on a SKAR Audio RP-2000.1 mononblock. Subwoofers: https://www.skaraudio.com/products/vd-10-inch-car-subwoofer Amplifier: https://www.skaraudio.com/products/rp-2000-1d-car-amplifier. I also put in 4 SKAR Audio pro audio mid ranges (https://www.skaraudio.com/products/fsx65-6-5-inch-mid-range-speaker) powered by a SKAR Audio amplifier 1000 watt 4 channel (https://www.skaraudio.com/products/rp-150-4ab-car-amplifier), and 2 SKAR Audio dome pro audio tweeters (https://www.skaraudio.com/products/vx35-st-3-5-inch-pro-audio-tweeters) powered by a SKAR Audio 400 watt 4 channel (https://www.skaraudio.com/products/sk-m4004d-car-amplifier).
     
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  9. Jun 20, 2019 at 11:46 AM
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    Nice, I bet its loud and clear as hell!
    I also went the Skar route. I used a few components in my other car and love how their products are actual rated and over built for the money. Been using it for 5 years with no issues.
    In my taco I used a set of the Skar SPX-65C. powered by a Diamond Audio 2 channel amp 100w rms each
    and a Skar ZVX-8 sub powered by a Skar RP1200.1. I have it in a custom access cab sealed box for now but will move to a custom ported one soon. The little monster sub is begging for more volume to stretch its legs.
    Check out my thread thing in my sig for pics of the set up. (scroll towards the end for the audio stuff)
     
  10. Jun 20, 2019 at 12:01 PM
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    @Master Z Hell yeah man! I don't remember the exact dimensions of my box, but I believe it's just shy of 3 cubic feet, with 2 ports on the right side. I had my friend John at Werks Autosound make it. They take online orders. If you need some custom enclosures, you should check them out.
     
  11. Jul 30, 2019 at 6:27 PM
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    Mine isn’t custom, as it’s the JBL upgraded system, but it has plenty of low end, and I’m adding sound damping to clean up the sound and vibrations.

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    Audio setup
    -Kenwood Dpx500bt headunit

    -12 inch skar audio 600w RMS
    -skar audio mono amp 750w RMS
    -run at 1 ohm
    -8 gauge OFC
    -ported sub box replacing single seat
    -bass adjustment knob

    -skar audio 6x9 coaxial speakers 60w RMS per speaker (front)
    -skar audio 6.5 coaxial speakers 50w RMS per speaker (rear)
    -Skar Audio 4 channel amp 1000w RMS (80w per speaker on 4ohms)
    -Pyle 5 (probably 3) farad capacitor
    -4 gauge OFC
    -mounting adapters
    -skar audio Spx-t 40w silk dome tweeters


    Ordering a SDR 18 tomorrow. Gonna be more boom boom soon.
     

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