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DC Audio Advice

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by thatclaykid, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. Mar 28, 2011 at 8:49 AM
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    thatclaykid

    thatclaykid [OP] New Member

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    i'm a total noob. i'm looking to install some audio gear. i've got a 2009 prerunner dc in timberland mica (paint color is irrelevant) that is off getting some body work done, and i need to work on it as soon as it gets back so i can have it ready for spring break.
    here's what i want to install:
    • JL Audio Stealthbox (2 10inch w1v2's)
    • Kenwood Excelon KDC-X595
    • JL Audio C3-650's
    I already have all the speaker mounts and the single din conversion thing for the stereo. What amp would you suggest? Nothing expensive. It only needs to power the subwoofers. What all do I need wire-wise? Tell me everything. Any wiring advice would be appreciated too. Have any of you heard these speakers/subs, and if so, how did you like them?
     
  2. Mar 28, 2011 at 11:10 AM
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    anyone at all?
     
  3. Mar 28, 2011 at 12:29 PM
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    mattg43

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    I think the JL Stealthbox is too small to be effective for both speakers. This causes a higher power handling (within reason) but earlier natural roll off of frequencies.

    With that said, it should do fine for a bit of bass.

    If you only want to amp the subs, do you have a budget?

    Size is also an issue. Where do you want to put the amp, and do you have size constraints because of this?

    Something like a PDX, Kenwood XR1S, or similar would be my choice. This Alpine may work well too. Are you willing to buy used, or want a new product? With or without warranty?

    Then get a wiring kit form Knuknoceptz.com (just do the 4ga, not a big price difference, good quality cable, $50+ shipping for the wire kit) and go to town.
     
  4. Mar 28, 2011 at 12:32 PM
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    Redhed

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    Jl makes good stuff. You'll need a standard amp wiring kit, depending on your watts. If you have steering wheel controls you'll need an interface. Go to crutchfield.com and do a vehicle search. Find your new headunit and buy the one it recommends. Take your time, and do some searches in here, theres a lot of helpful information. I recommend using some sound deadening material to keep road noise down and maximize your sound. Good luck. :)
     
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