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Help me understand what I need

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by tntacoma, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. Dec 7, 2009 at 12:24 PM
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    I have a 2007 Taco double cab. I am needing speakers, amp, and a sub. I have a kenwood head unit already installed. what do you guys recommend with a 600.00 budget. Now keep in mind this is a system for personal listening pleasure, not for show, rattle your buddies windows as you drive by. so send any recommendations you may have. Not worried about boxes, or installation.
    thanks in advance.
     
  2. Dec 7, 2009 at 12:28 PM
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    atsaubrey

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    What type of processing does the Kenwood have?
     
  3. Dec 7, 2009 at 12:57 PM
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  4. Dec 7, 2009 at 1:16 PM
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    what kind of bass do you want? I know you said nothing showy, but can you get more specific? Maybe, 2 10s?
     
  5. Dec 7, 2009 at 1:41 PM
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    One 10 inch will prob be enough. Mostly wanting true rich clean sound for my personal use, as stated nothing for show.
     
  6. Dec 7, 2009 at 2:31 PM
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    did you want to amp your speakers as well?
     
  7. Dec 7, 2009 at 4:34 PM
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    Yes I was looking at running two channels for left and right front and rear and bridging the other two channels for the sub.
     
  8. Dec 7, 2009 at 6:54 PM
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    For what you have posted so far, I'd be looking at a 5 channel amp and a single 10. But, for my money and tastes, I woudn't be able to do all of it (amp, mids/highs, sub, wiring) for under $600.

    If I were shopping for you, I would be looking for a nice new set of components up front, a set of coax's in the rear (I wouldn't put any speakers in the rear, but you seem to want them), a used 5 channel amp and a used 10" sub.

    Pioneer has some pretty nice sounding components and coax's for that matter. I also like Infinity Reference speakers, but they do lack solid mid-bass. I'm kind of tired, so I'll stop there... someone else can add to that.
     
  9. Dec 8, 2009 at 9:07 AM
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    thanks all for helping me understand. I have been talking to some other audio forums and a crutchfield advisor. I have came up with what I am needing I think. So all of your audio guru's please feel free to trash and leave your opinions.

    Item # Name & Description Price Quantity Total 070XPA4640
    Dual XPA4640
    4-channel car amplifier — 50 watts RMS x 4 $129.99 1 $129.99 13610W1V24

    JL Audio 10W1v2-4
    W1v2 Series 10" 4-ohm subwoofer $129.99 1 $129.99 158GTX1620

    Sony Xplod XS-GTX1620S
    GTX Series 6-1/2" component speaker system $99.99 1 $99.99 142SAT69

    Toyota Speaker Brackets
    For select 2002-up models $19.99 1 FREE You save $19.99 12071035

    Toyota Speaker Harnesses
    Speaker adapter plugs $12.99 1 FREE You save $12.99 158GT1626A

    Sony XS-GT1626A
    6-1/2" 2-way car speakers — also fit in 6-3/4" openings $69.99 1 $69.99 12071035

    Toyota Speaker Harnesses
    Speaker adapter plugs $12.99 1 FREE You save $12.99 142SAT6

    Speaker Brackets
    5-1/4" or 6-1/2" speaker adapter plates for select 1999-up Audi, Buick, Ford, Hyundai, Kia, Lexus, Mercedes, Scion, Subaru,
    and Toyota models $12.99 1 FREE You save $12.99 142PA8

    EFX 8-gauge Amplifier Wiring Kit
    Power and signal connections for your new amp $39.99 1 $39.99 0000530075

    TOYO TACOMA 05- MS
    $9.99 1 FREE You save $9.99 000AMPIG

    FREE Crutchfield Guide:
    Amplifier Installation FREE 1 FREE 000COMPIG

    FREE Crutchfield Guide:
    Component Speakers Installation FREE 1 FREE 000SUBIG

    FREE Crutchfield Guide:
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    Merchandise SubTotal
    $469.95

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    Shipping
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    Order Total
    $449.95
     
  10. Dec 8, 2009 at 1:07 PM
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    Get rid of anything sony that's on that list, speakers right? replace those with some polk or pioneers. I don't have any experience with that sub that you have, and, for the most part Dual isn't good stuff so I would look at replacing the amp.

    Everything else looks good though.
     
  11. Dec 8, 2009 at 7:21 PM
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    I personally am not a fan of Sony's line of mobile equipment, so I'd also suggest nixing the Sony and replace with Pioneer. I'd also drop Dual if the budget will allow.

    The wiring kit, I'd get a 4 awg kit, so that you have some flexibility if you ever decided to provide more power for anything.
     
  12. Dec 8, 2009 at 10:24 PM
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    Suspension: Camburg Spindles, Bilstein 5100s, Deaver Leafs, BFGs Audio: IDQ 10 in "Marv" box - Hybrid Audio L6 mid bass/ L4 mids / L1 ProSE tweets - RF Power / Arc Amps...BitOne.1 to control it all.
    Do a search here for "Mr. Marv". Give him a call and he'll hook you up with whatever you need.

    He does speaker baffles and sub boxes for Tacoma's mainly, but he's also an authorized Hybrid-Audio dealer and I know he can get you Image Dynamics stuff as well which would be a good option for at least the sub.

    Hybrid has a new "Imagine" series line that supposed to be more affordable.

    Maybe you could put something together for $600...or close to it.
     
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