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New Speakers installed with stock head unit.

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Winger12003, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. Aug 20, 2009 at 7:56 PM
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    Winger12003

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    Just replaced the stock speakers in my DBL. cab with the following: Fronts: JL Audio C2 525 5x 5 1/4 2 way speaker
    Rears: Sony XS GT 1626A 6 1/2 2 way speaker
    Kept the stock head unit. This set up is for now until I get about 3 grand saved up for my dream system. I can say that the new speakers sound much cleaner and I only have to keep the treble on 3 and the bass on 3, where before I had to keep the treble on 4 and the bass all the way up. I listen to all types of music, and keep the volumn around 35 - 40 when I cruise around. I also Dyno Matted the doors around the speaker openings. Like I said for now this will hold me over and the sound is so much cleaner.
     
  2. Aug 20, 2009 at 8:54 PM
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  3. Aug 21, 2009 at 4:20 AM
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    Really nothing to show, the speakers are covered up by the stock door covers and the HU is the stock one, unless you just want pics of the inside of my beautiful ride.:D
     
  4. Aug 21, 2009 at 7:46 AM
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    It will sound MUCH better with the new Head Unit for sure.
     
  5. Aug 27, 2009 at 5:37 AM
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    Besides the EQ changes, did you find that swapping out stock gave you a much cleaner, improved sound? Im fine with the stock head (for now) but have been considering replacing the speakers in search of a better sound.

    Thanks!
     
  6. Aug 27, 2009 at 7:14 AM
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    I just got my baffles from Marv and am upgrading my speakers this weekend (I hope). I'm also keeping the stock HU because it's cleaner, cheaper and I use the steering wheel controls a lot (I know it's possible aftermarket but not easy or cheap to buy the adapter).

    I'm glad to see that you can see the improved sound from the new speakers. I am actually replacing all 4 in my double cab. I'm also eliminating the stock tweeters because my 5x8's are 2 way speakers.

    Where did you get the dynomat for around the speaker ports? What did they $cost?
    I am looking for a small and inexpensive kit to do this as well - not the whole door, just around the speakers.
     
  7. Aug 27, 2009 at 7:28 AM
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    Any cutting, fit in the stock openings?
     
  8. Aug 27, 2009 at 8:00 AM
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    Exactly what I wanted to hear...thanks bud! Did you do the installation yourself?
     
  9. Aug 27, 2009 at 8:17 AM
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    Did you use any DynoMat around the speakers?
     
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