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need better audio

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by sbg2014, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. Dec 7, 2011 at 2:07 PM
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    sbg2014

    sbg2014 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a first gen tacoma and i need some advice on some better sound to it because lets face it stock audio is terrible on a tacoma.:help:
     
  2. Dec 7, 2011 at 2:11 PM
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    Goals?
    Budget?
    current equipment, if any?
    Space you are willing to give up (if adding a sub)?
    Restrictions for any reason (no sub, amps of a certain size, etc)?

    Installing yourself, or having it done?
    Brand preferences?
     
  3. Dec 7, 2011 at 2:20 PM
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    sbg2014

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    nothing really expensive but something good and maybe speaker box in middle back seat or behind seats and ill probably get somebody to install it if i cant
     
  4. Dec 7, 2011 at 3:08 PM
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    XJBaylor

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    "Nothing really expensive" could mean anything from the $100 Pioneer package from Wal-Mart to a $1500 multi-amp system. Give us a few more details so we can give you some useful advice.
     
  5. Dec 7, 2011 at 3:10 PM
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    Something around 250-300. I already got new radio
     
  6. Dec 7, 2011 at 3:11 PM
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    Just go buy some upgraded door speakers and a different head unit from best buy or something.. doesn't sound like your into very good audio, just want better than stock.
     
  7. Dec 7, 2011 at 3:18 PM
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    Kenwood KDC-348U HU Kicker DS65 Front Doors Only 2 Polk Audio MM840 Kenwood KAC 8105D for subs SuperCrewSound.com behind rear seat sub box
    I'll tell you my set up. I have 2 Kicker DS60's in a mdf spacer I made so that they would fit in the door, my headunit is a Kenwood KDCX395 great hu for around $100 unless you're a purist audiophile this is perfect, and 2 Polk Audio MM840's in a Supercrewsound.com box being pushed by a Kenwood KAC8105D amp.
    Kickers:http://www.crutchfield.com/p_206DS60/Kicker-DS60.html?search=kicker_ds60&skipvs=T
    Head Unit:http://www.crutchfield.com/p_113KDCX395/Kenwood-Excelon-KDC-X395.html?search=kenwood+kdcx395
    Build for the Subs:http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/audio-video/178196-subwoofer-install-1st-gen-doublecab.html
    Amp:http://www.crutchfield.com/p_113KAC8105/Kenwood-KAC-8105D.html?search=Kenwood+KAC8105D
    I've had it all together for a few months and it still sounds great. I've also had the hu for 4 years, I moved it from my S10 to my Tacoma, and it's still sound great but I've got an annoying static sound when playing the iPod hook up but I will be buying another one soon. Over all this entire thing was about $400 brand new and sounds great. Hope this helps.
     
  8. Dec 7, 2011 at 3:32 PM
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    This is why I asked:

    Goals?
    Budget?
    current equipment, if any?
    Space you are willing to give up (if adding a sub)?
    Restrictions for any reason (no sub, amps of a certain size, etc)?

    Installing yourself, or having it done?
    Brand preferences?

    The info is actually used to help you, so if you can take a few minutes, you will get better help.


    If you dont care to do so - Go to a shop, listen to the stuff in your budget, then buy it, and install it. If you cant install it, ask them, they will do it for you. Pioneer has some components that sound decent for the budget. D1720 or something like that.
     
  9. Dec 7, 2011 at 7:37 PM
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    If it were me, and I were looking to spend $250-300 I would probably buy the following (or something similar that works for your ears.)

    1. MB Quart ONX4.60 - SonicElectronix.com - $99
    2. Eclipse SC6900 - eBay - $82.15
    3. Speaker Adapters - $40-70
    4. 4 or 8 ga. wiring kit - $25-50

    I would also spend a little to deaden the doors, or at least deaden around the speakers.

    I did the same thing, and I am now in the process of adding a sub, but the results thus far have been pretty impressive.
     
  10. Dec 8, 2011 at 1:30 PM
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    can you post a picture of your kickers in your door?
     
  11. Dec 8, 2011 at 9:30 PM
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    i have a pair of kicker s series 6.5s. still in box, brand new. they dont make them anymore but they are an awesome set of coaxial conponents.
     
  12. Dec 9, 2011 at 5:00 AM
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    Do the 6.5s have a lot of bass or just get loud
     
  13. Dec 9, 2011 at 5:27 AM
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    This question has a lot of variables, but in the end a door mounted 6.5 is not going to produce a lot of bass. I have a pair of 6x9's, and they have to play at a pretty high volume before they even match the stock system for bass output.
     
  14. Dec 9, 2011 at 8:12 AM
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    If all you have is three hundo then just buy some decent 6.5s for your truck. Go to a local audio shop and audition some speakers. Honestly 300 Total wont get you more then a decent set of front speakers.
     
  15. Dec 9, 2011 at 8:43 AM
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    Lmk what you need I work for onlinecarstereo... I'll help you out with pricing.
     
  16. Dec 9, 2011 at 8:52 AM
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    I just want something with some decent bass but nothing really expensive
     
  17. Dec 9, 2011 at 9:51 AM
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    It doesnt get any better then that..
     
  18. Dec 9, 2011 at 9:55 AM
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    Go to best buy or a car audio shop. Listen to a few different sets of speakers. Find what you like on the onlinecarstereo site then email dude that works there.
     
  19. Dec 9, 2011 at 10:48 AM
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    In that case stick with 6x9's. There aren't as many options, especially among "good" speakers, but you will get more bass. Also, read about "sealing" the doors. This will help with your midbass production.
     
  20. Dec 9, 2011 at 12:40 PM
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    Just because theres a tiny bit more cone area does NOT mean it will play louder or have more bass, but thanks for coming out.
     
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