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So the stock sound system lacks.. time to fix that.

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by P4iNz, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. Jun 2, 2019 at 10:27 AM
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    P4iNz

    P4iNz [OP] Member

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    First off I did try the kicker upgrade that is so insanely popular on here and will say this, compared to the stock system a marked improvement, but I admit it's missing way too much. Behold stage one of way to may to freaking count.

    Step one (mid April):

    Subaru H631SFJ101 tweeters
    Kicker 43CSC6934 6x9's
    Kicker 43CSC674 6.75's
    Mounting brackets and adapters
    While I was in the doors I added sound deadening material to help with the clarity.

    Come the end of May I am completely convinced that drastic measures must be taken.

    The new system consists of:
    Pioneer AVH-2550NEX (Toyota we need Android auto already!!)
    Alpine PDX-V9 5ch amp
    Alpine RUX-Knob
    Maestro ADSMRR (spend the money totally worth it to retain steering wheel controls and vehicle interface)
    Maestro HRN-RR-TO2 (makes system hook to vehicle wiring)
    Access AX-TOYUSB (retains USB connection in dash no ugly cables all over, plus... Android auto)
    Scosche LSAAB (antenna adapter)
    Alpine X-S65 Co-Aux speakers for the rear
    Alpine X-S69C Component front door speakers
    JL-Audio XD-CLRAIC4-18
    JL-Audio XD-CLRAIC2-18
    JL-Audio XD-PCS4-1B
    2x Alpine SWT-10S4 (finally some freaking bass)
    Custom 10" Sealed Box (did I say finally some effing bass in this truck!!!)
    And finally enough sound deadening material to do the ENTIRE truck.

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  2. Jun 2, 2019 at 10:29 AM
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    Skydvrr

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    Curious to see this finished
     
  3. Jun 2, 2019 at 10:39 AM
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    JaCado

    JaCado Sutton, Popcorn Sutton.

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    Welcome to TW..... there is a section completely dedicated to audio and video.
    Click in the forums tab.:cheers:
     
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  4. Jun 2, 2019 at 10:41 AM
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    Stryker420

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    I paid $6,000 for the audio upgrade. It sounds amazing!
     
  5. Jun 2, 2019 at 12:51 PM
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    P4iNz

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    I've got 6k just in the gun safe itself to the wall behind that picture, save your pennies, don't have kids, and pay bills on time. It sounds amazing!
     
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  6. Jun 2, 2019 at 3:11 PM
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    Rainoffire

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    Selling those kickers?
     
  7. Jun 3, 2019 at 5:02 AM
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    Stryker420

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    Cool story bro..
     
  8. Jun 3, 2019 at 5:14 AM
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    Pruby18

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    I think it all depends on your music tastes. I did the kicker tweeter and door speaker upgrade as well. I listen to rock and it sounds good to me, way better than stock. But if you like bass it does lack a little. My hearing sucks and I don’t listen to rap so lack of bass doesn’t bother me.
     
  9. Jun 3, 2019 at 6:27 AM
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    MassAppeal16

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    I used JL in my last Tacoma, going to try the Kicker route this time. Just adding the sound deadener material has helped a noticeable amount. Can't wait to see how the new speakers sound when they go in.
     
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