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How is the JBL Sound system treat you?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by grains, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. Jan 26, 2010 at 11:21 AM
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    grains

    grains [OP] Member

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    Do you like your stock JBL sound in your Taco? Or is best to install a custom sound system?
     
  2. Jan 26, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    P-Dub

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    It sounded a lot better once I changed the HU but I'm still using the factory amp and speakers.
     
  3. Jan 26, 2010 at 11:24 AM
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    jdkeller

    jdkeller How many words can be fit in this s

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    Mine suits my needs. Im not into super loud and bumping music. Only thing I may upgrade is the head unit.
     
  4. Jan 26, 2010 at 11:26 AM
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    DriverSound

    DriverSound Señor Member

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    It's alright. It's decent but factory is factory even though its a JBL system. I'm about to pull mine out.
     
  5. Jan 26, 2010 at 12:22 PM
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    A7XT

    A7XT Reppin UWYO

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    I like mine for now the sub actually hits pretty hard for a crappy paper 8", after I fixed some vibration issues and got the sub amp TSB done. The door speakers leave something to be desired but they work for me for now even though I am a teenager who loves to blast music:D I will definitely replace the whole system in the next couple years when I get the money.
     
  6. Jan 26, 2010 at 12:45 PM
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    DriverSound

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    315's? Nice!
     
  7. Jan 26, 2010 at 1:18 PM
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    surfsupl

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    Its not worth the money...................it sucks............
     
  8. Jan 26, 2010 at 1:24 PM
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    NiceGuyEddie

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    i could not buy my truck w/o it, so it was kind of irrelevant for me. maybe some places you can leave it off?

    i'm an audiophile, i have spend many, many, years installing many, many types of stereos in many, many vehicles and boats.... BUT at 40 years old you just don't have the need to blast music at 120db's when driving.

    so my opinion is that it's an adequate system that does not need to be upgraded, but it won't be good enough for those that want to tailgate or blast it at the beach with all the doors open.

    just my 3¢
     
  9. Jan 26, 2010 at 1:31 PM
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    Crom

    Crom Outside...

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    I give it a grade of "C".
     
  10. Jan 26, 2010 at 1:32 PM
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    NiceGuyEddie

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    it sucks = you are probably under 35

    It’s fine/pretty decent = you are probably over 35


    ….and MP3’s sound like crap anyway



    i wish I was still under 35 J



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  11. Jan 26, 2010 at 1:55 PM
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    astral

    astral On my second taco now....

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    I am not huge into music so it is fine for me. I couldn't buy a sport without the PQ package in my area so it came with the in dash 6 CD changer, bluetooth, sub, and XM JBL package. I wish the sub would hit a little harder, but it sounds much better than my last car's stock stereo so I'm pretty satisfied. Overall my favorite features are the bluetooth and the XM radio. I am a huge fan of these having never had them before.
     
  12. Jan 26, 2010 at 2:05 PM
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    ekard

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    Depends a lot on your input source. The XM radio doesn't impress me. iPod through the AUX input was average as well. US SPEC iPod adapter has greatly improved the sound quality. It's pretty clear at mid volume, but soft passages can still sound a little papery. I'm still hunting down some rattles, but the sub has decent enough kick for me.

    And I'm under 35, like music, and I have a pretty good ear for detail.

    I may upgrade down the line if I decide I have the spare money and if I can find a solution to retain the steering wheel controls better than the current options. But I'm happy enough for now.
     
  13. Jan 26, 2010 at 2:11 PM
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    same here. I think it is decent.

    I like the xm (currently still on the 3 month trial), but wished they had the digital FM instead, which gives the same quality sound and text information but is subscription free but not commercial free. (the 10 (?) character limit is annoying though, I think it should scroll messages if it does not fit)

    speaking of xm, are there any deals or coupons for xm subscription?
     
  14. Jan 26, 2010 at 2:48 PM
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    It's not worth the price but it is decent. It's an improvement over a stock Toyota sound system.
     
  15. Jan 26, 2010 at 3:14 PM
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    DuderAbides

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    Surprisingly, I'm not over 35, and yet I think that the stock system is pretty decent. People have to keep in mind its a stock system, I wouldn't say it would beat a harmon kardon/ logic 7 system from a bmw, but to other similar vehicles, I think its pretty good
     
  16. Jan 26, 2010 at 3:14 PM
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    grains

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    DriverSound - Cool, Is that a Tool pic on your aveator? Hows the Taco sound system handle the Tool bass? Also noticed you have the 6 speed manuel. I have been looking but these are hard to find, how do you like it?
     
  17. Jan 26, 2010 at 3:56 PM
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    NiceGuyEddie

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    i think this is the best answer so far. but in my case, there was nothing i could do! i couldn't even get them to sell my truck w/o $200 floor mats!
     
  18. Jan 26, 2010 at 4:04 PM
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    kbaum08

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    I like mine I primarily play my IPOD, I am way over 35 but really enjoy my music.
     
  19. Jan 26, 2010 at 4:09 PM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    I am actually impressed with the JBL system compared to the Honda 7 speaker premium system I came from in my '08 Accord EX-L. The JBL system is ten times better sounding than the Accord system.

    With that being said I wish the bass was tighter. I may have to remedy this down the line, but right now it is plenty for me.
     
  20. Jan 26, 2010 at 4:35 PM
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    It suits my needs. Sound is good enough now that I had the subwoofer replaced under warranty. I mostly listen to the XM, but still use the 6 disc changer once in a while.
     
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