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New HU with Stock Speakers?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by BmacTaco, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. Apr 25, 2011 at 9:05 AM
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    BmacTaco

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    Per previous post, I have the non-JBL system in my 2011 Double Cab - and its just plain poor. And I know its the head unit that lacks in performance. Has anybody just swapped out the head unit and kept the stock speakers? I know they are not that spectacular either, but the would seem to have potential with more power from a decent HU.
     
  2. Apr 25, 2011 at 9:07 AM
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    allenwoo1

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    if i were you man i would get a new HU and new speakers and an amp to power them. when i took out my old speakers they were horrible
     
  3. Apr 25, 2011 at 9:10 AM
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    im looking to do the same with my 2011 TRD access cab.

    what would you guys reccommend if you could have ur dream setup with a medium budget?

    amp, sub, door speakers, touchscreen head unit!

    thanks guys!
     
  4. Apr 25, 2011 at 9:12 AM
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    allenwoo1

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    for the amp i love my hifonics 600 watt amp, speakers i went with the MB Quartz performance series, sub Image Dynamics IDQ10, touchscreen unit i have only heard of good things about the pioneers
     
  5. Apr 25, 2011 at 9:13 AM
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    I'm running a Pioneer double din head unit with the stock speakers. I have subwoofers also but I didn't change the door speakers. I have new ones sitting in my house waiting on me to put them in...just haven't had time. The stock speakers sound fine to me though.
     
  6. Apr 25, 2011 at 9:14 AM
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    i upgraded everything just for sound quality just need to get some sound deadening. when we replaced everythign we ran new wires for the speakers too
     
  7. Apr 25, 2011 at 9:16 AM
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    hmmm ya i was thinking on keeping my stock speakers. but wasnt sure if i would be disapointed. they sound decent to me.
     
  8. Apr 25, 2011 at 9:16 AM
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    what do you mean by sound deadening?
     
  9. Apr 25, 2011 at 9:17 AM
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    they sounded fine to me at first but when i replaced them and had them amped i was not happy with the sound quality of the stock ones
     
  10. Apr 25, 2011 at 9:19 AM
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    allenwoo1

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    just like some dynamat but probably something cheaper i will probably go with secondskin audio. pretty much it just stops everything from rattling in your truck
     
  11. Apr 30, 2011 at 6:48 AM
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    I upgraded my 08 DC in stages.

    Did the HU first (Pioneer single DIN) and kept the stock speakers. Was a great improvement over the stock HU in volume level and sound quality.

    2 years later I added Pioneer speakers all around after the OEM speakers died. Was another big step up in sound quality (mostly in added bass :D).
     
  12. Apr 30, 2011 at 8:21 PM
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    I upgraded in stages as well. I was surprised at what I got out of the stock speakers with a new head unit and a sub. Naturally after doing the rest of the system it sounded immensely better, but the meantime was a nice improvement as well.
     
  13. Apr 30, 2011 at 8:34 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    I upgraded the headunit in my truck and my gf's truck, noticed a decent improvement in both with just the HU but after a while I found myself craving more sound so I went and upgraded the speakers in my truck and added a 10" sub. Best decision right there.
    If a HU is all you can afford now, you'll notice a lot better clarity with an upgraded HU and stock speakers, but they just cant handle even the 50W of power the HU pushes them.
    My $.02
     
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