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I drive alot time for a new sound system! Order placed here we go!

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by vadimm, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. Jun 27, 2011 at 8:44 PM
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    vadimm

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    What can I say I drive alot and the stock sound system in the Tacoma blows.. Im no audiophile I just want a nicer system....

    TOTAL: $700 and 2 days of my coming up vacation!

    Kenwood Excelon KDC-X395 $140
    JL AUDIO C2 690TX 6X9 $122.00
    Monster MPC I204 4C-5M Low Noise 4-Channel $30
    Monster Cable Xln16s-20 16 Gauge 20' Foot Speaker Wire $13
    EFX reVoPAK4 by Scosche $50
    Pioneer GM-D9500F $165
    JL Audio 12WX-4 WX Series 12 inch 200 Watt 4 Ohm Car Subwoofer $69
    Dynamat Xtreme Wedge Pak 10425 $20
    6x9" Speaker Adapters Toyota Tacoma 05-09 Front $27
    Sonic Sub Box: 1SL12-0.7 (BLACK): 1 @ $19.99
    Pioneer TS-15 tweeters $44
     
  2. Jun 27, 2011 at 8:49 PM
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    First post and your telling guys to F themselves? Come on man, were all here to help. Those people telling you too buy "diamond audio" is because its what they like, therefore their opinion...no need to call them out.

    I don't know jack about car audio nor none of the stuff you listed. But I hope it sounds good and post pics when finished! :)
     
  3. Jun 27, 2011 at 8:52 PM
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    Agreed, but there are numerous people on this site that like to flame peoples decisions about buying certain products, and can be particularly insensitive to a tight budget.

    To the op: sounds like you will have a nice bang for the buck system. Enjoy and welcome to the site!
     
  5. Jun 27, 2011 at 8:54 PM
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    ive read all over this site and ppl hate...i just dont need that... and i said ***** that could mean hug yourself... :)
     
  6. Jun 27, 2011 at 8:54 PM
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    Very true, I have seen this!


    Forgot to say it to the OP to, Welcome!
     
  7. Jun 27, 2011 at 8:57 PM
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    i tried to hit 500$ but i dint want to skimp on RCAs and Dynamat...im looking for a ballanced system...the days of 3 w7s are far behind me...and my pocketbook
     
  8. Jun 28, 2011 at 8:29 AM
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    What type of Tacoma do you have? Just a heads up before everything gets there, you won't fit a 12" woofer behind the rear seats of a double cab.

    Honestly, I would have gone with a set of components for the front instead of a set of 6x9's. A decent comp set can be done for the same or less money than the JL 6x9's, but I understand a budget sensitive build.

    20' of speaker wire might do it, but I found I used well over the 25' I ordered. It really stacks up when you're running it through channels and trying to clean up the build.

    The 4 channel RCA wire you ordered is fine. I assume that you're planning on running the front two channels to your 6x9's and bridging the rear two to your sub.

    That kenwood deck is a good start, especially for a budget build.

    Is it what I would do? Probably not, but it ought to upgrade your sound at a decent budget.

    I think with a few different pieces you could get a lot more bang for your buck, but that's just my opinion.

    Also, I know it's probably not what you want to hear, but when it comes to subwoofer boxes, you get what you pay for. If I'm reading that right, $19.99 for a sub box is incredibly cheap.

    All in all, it ought to do just what you want it to do. If you have time to change it, I would, but that's just me and I'm a bit of a nut when it comes to stereo things.

    Best of luck on your build!
     
  9. Jun 28, 2011 at 11:33 AM
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    I have such a hard time even reading what you've typed up, it's giving me a headache just looking at it. Paragraphs can be your friend, the easier your post is to read the more advice you'll likely get.

    Please watch the langauge, we have a great group of guys and girls here that are very helpful. I do not know what the deal is with a few new guys lately thinking everyone flames and hates. This is by far the best anti-flaming forum i have ever been on. First the TX bro bashing thread now this one?? If you respect this community you'll get it in return.

    Now i'd like to lend a hand..
    First, what model/year truck do you have? Also i absolutely love Jl audio and the c2's are great speakers. I would recommend a set of 6.5" components over 6x9s though. 6.5" speakers are much better acoustically and for the price of 122 you listed you can actually save about 30 bucks by getting the JL C2 6.5" componets from amazon right now. I'm having a hard time reading the rest but if you clean it up a little bit i'll chime back in
     
  10. Jun 28, 2011 at 1:28 PM
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    Could you not read the title of thread? Everything has been ordered no opinioned needed other the if I missed some critical component..
     
  11. Jun 28, 2011 at 1:46 PM
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    i don't see a single din mounting trim or a wiring harness on that list. Also don't see a swi-jack if you want to keep your steering wheel controls (if you have them).

    Also curious why you ordered 6x9 3-way speakers and also tweeters?
     
  12. Jun 28, 2011 at 2:06 PM
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    this guy has got to be a teenager because he acts as if he knows everything! listen to the people trying to help u bro. but i guess that comes with age
     
  13. Jun 28, 2011 at 2:15 PM
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    No I'm old and stuck in my ways....

    Hooked...good call but I got that stuff free fromcrutchfield
     
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    The swi is a little expensive its on my to do list...
     
  15. Jun 28, 2011 at 2:41 PM
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    I'm not trying to be a jeerk but like the title says orders been placed so I don't need to hear about componenets vs 6x9 the decisions been made...

    Joehs thanks for input...yes gonne bridge sub
     
  16. Jun 28, 2011 at 4:09 PM
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    If you don't want comments, then perhaps you might consider explaining why you made the choices you did - others can perhaps learn or at least hear another viewpoint.

    And if all you wanted to do was make a statement. Then statement was made, I don't understand why you then even bother to reply (but maybe I'm just thick).
     
  17. Jun 28, 2011 at 5:17 PM
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    ok this thread is snowballing out of control....lets start fresh... Hello my name is Vadim I own a 2011 Tacoma Ext Cab and I have ALREADY purchased the following components for my new sound system... I'm not starting this thread to discuss my choices or EXPLAIN them I'm only starting it so I can have a place to post pics for my own reference (or others).... YES, I agree components are better then 6x9 BUT I dint want to deal with the magnet size on the adapters and I know 6x9 are universal as long as you check your top mount depth.. and I just like 6x9s the tweeters are a after thought as the Tacoma is a small truck and I wanted tweeters mounted high on the door that might not work out but i figure i would give it a try....hopefully my head unit can turn them on and off..
     
  18. Jun 28, 2011 at 5:24 PM
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    since all my audio stuff is in transit heres a pic of my new canopy/camper/bug out shelter

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  19. Jun 28, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    Hi vadim, my name is Lee and I have a 2011 double cab. I too am getting ready to install a revamped audio system. Best of luck with your purchases.
     
  20. Jun 28, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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    [​IMG]

    this is where im going with this project i think.... the most bass I can get with out taking up space in the tacoma... im planing on removing the center rear console and putting the woofer in there...the space measures 12" and the box measures 11"


    and I want to mount the tweets high and angled in the upper part of the door where that black panel snaps off..

    thanks LB



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    Delivery Tuesday, 07/05/2011, By End of Day <-------- bummer i wont start this project for a while :(
     
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