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Ordered new sound system. Am I forgetting anything?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Y0TA, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. Mar 25, 2014 at 11:26 AM
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    Y0TA

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    Just wanted to make sure I ordered everything I'll need. A little background, it's 05 DC w/ JBL package. Can't wait to get this installed. So here's what I have coming my way:

    Headunit:
    Pioneer AVH-X3600BHS

    Door Speakers:
    Polk Audio DB6501 components for front
    Polk Audio DB651 coax for the rear
    Going to make speaker adapters? Any suggestions? I saw on here somewhere that someone made some out of cuttings boards from walmart. Any clue where that link is again?

    Amp:
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    Misc Wires and install:
    Stinger SPW516BK speaker wire
    XTC 6-1/2-inch pair speaker baffles
    EFX RCA 17' cable
    BOJO trim panel tool set
    EFX 8-gauge Amplifier Wiring Kit
    Pioneer CD-IU201S
    Metra ASWC-1 Universal Steering Wheel Control Interface
    Metra 70-8114 Steering Wheel Control Wire Harness with RCA
    Genuine DIYBypass for All AVH Pioneer - Double Pulse - Parking Brake Bypass
    SIRIUS-XM Connect SXV200 Tuner

    Sound Deadening:
    RAAMAT Package #1

    Dash Kit:
    Taco Tunes w/ JBL wiring harness
     
  2. Mar 25, 2014 at 11:39 AM
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    2013TacoLTD

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    Looks pretty good. I made my speaker adapters out of a 2 x 2 foot piece of wood I got at Lowes. I used a drill and a jigsaw after tracing the shape of the stock speakers. Was pretty easy (see my link below).
     
  3. Mar 25, 2014 at 1:26 PM
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    Y0TA

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    Yea thats not a bad idea either.
     
  4. Mar 25, 2014 at 1:36 PM
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    You've got quite a bit of stuff coming your way! :)

    You look set to go. As far as the adapters are concerned you can use wood (the denser the better for less resonance - most choose MDF for this reason - density to cost ratio) or, like the post you referenced, a poly plastic of some sort. I prefer MDF due to it's acoustic properties, but that's just my personal opinion. You will want to seal the wood from moisture in some way once you trace the templates out and cut them. MDF swells like a tick when it gets a whiff of H2O. Poly or plastic is resistant to this hence the popularity. Plus its easy to mill if you have a cnc like I assume T.T. does for it's adapters.
    Let us know how the install goes -:cheers:
     
  5. Mar 25, 2014 at 6:35 PM
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    What is this for...Metra 70-8114 Steering Wheel Control Wire Harness with RCA? I'm getting ready to do an install...never done one before so I'm trying to figure out pieces I'm missing too! I have the Metra ASWC-1 but didn't know I needed anything else for the steering wheel control stuff. Do the speaker baffles effect the sound quality any?
     
  6. Mar 25, 2014 at 7:11 PM
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  7. Mar 26, 2014 at 4:09 AM
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    Well if it saves me time and hassle I'm ordering one too! What about the baffles? That's the first time I've seen those mentioned. They effect sound quality any from what you've read, or just protect the speaker is main focus?
     
  8. Mar 26, 2014 at 7:15 AM
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    A little of both but mostly the latter;

    The main things you can do to effect the sound quality of your door speakers is to create a resonant free place for them to live. Keeping moisture out is a big plus too - you'll see when you take the factory speakers out they have a plastic shroud molded into the basket to keep excess water off the back of the driver. The speaker baffles can, in effect, do the same thing. Making sure your adapter plate/baffles for the new speakers are solid and resonant free as well as sound deadening the door will do wonders for sound and will net you the most improvement. :cheers:
     
  9. Mar 26, 2014 at 7:24 AM
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    Are you installing anything for low end bass?
     
  10. Mar 26, 2014 at 7:30 AM
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    Looks like he's integrating/keeping his factory JBL sub set up?
     
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  12. Mar 26, 2014 at 7:50 AM
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    Link for the lazy? :D

    Your sig says 1st gen ;) ?

    I hate screwin' with 4ga ring terminals....
     
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    Looks like it's gonna be a sweet system man. Are there any big differences between the 3500bhs and 3600bhs?
     
  15. Mar 26, 2014 at 8:19 AM
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    I got my speaker adapters from Mr Marv on here : thumbsup:
     
  16. Mar 26, 2014 at 9:26 AM
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    Im going go keep the jbl sub for now. Down the road I may switch it out but I dont listen to bass heavy music very much.
    I couldnt find anything different. I found the 3600bhs on sale so went with that one.
     
  17. Mar 26, 2014 at 5:03 PM
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    That's going to be a nice setup there. Post pics when its done.
     
  18. Jun 23, 2014 at 11:16 AM
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    Did you complete the install? I am thinking about going with a very similar setup. Thanks..
     
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