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Speaker Upgrade for 09 Double cab

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Msgtwhite, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. Feb 21, 2009 at 5:17 PM
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    Msgtwhite

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    I have an 09 double cab with CD changer and 6 speakers. Can someone recommend some better sounding speakers with the stock system?

    Many thanks in advance.:D
     
  2. Feb 21, 2009 at 5:31 PM
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    clia25

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    I am in the same boat. damn stock speakers sound like shit! I think my phone speaker sounds better. i am definitely changing mine. The only question is, which is better: the 6.5 or 6X9? I just want to replace the speakers without adding amp and sub. Any brand recommendation would be appreciated.
     
  3. Feb 21, 2009 at 5:32 PM
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    tarheelfan_08

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    I got some 6x9s if u wanna buy them for cheap and try them out!
     
  4. Feb 21, 2009 at 5:33 PM
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    tacodave06

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  5. Feb 21, 2009 at 5:34 PM
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    OOPS! i meant to say arc audio makes the best sounding speakers i have heard so i would definetly recommend them
     
  6. Feb 21, 2009 at 5:36 PM
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    I too am in the same boat with my 09. I have seen other posts that state changing the speakers will not help much as the head unit is the source of the problem (along with the speakers). As I do not want to change the head unit, I may have to simply live with what I have. My only regret in the truck I bought is the radio - wish I had done the JBL option. If anyone has success with simply changing the speakers, I would really like to know what was done. I am not looking for loud sound, simply better sound at a reasonable volume.
     
  7. Feb 21, 2009 at 5:39 PM
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    I tried to find a truck with the JBL system on board. Apparently, the JBL option is a bit scare in the 09's. Big mistake for Toyota.
     
  8. Feb 21, 2009 at 6:03 PM
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    Most aftermarket speakers will give better sound then the factory. (not the super cheap stuff) Your not going to get more volume, but you can have a better sound. Downfalls to the factory head unit is low power output and the EQ curve. You can't change that with just speakers. As far as brands go i would suggest JL Audio, Pioneer Premier, Kenwood excelon. Somewhere in the middle of their product lines. JL C3, C5, Pioneer D series and so on.
     
  9. Feb 21, 2009 at 7:01 PM
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    sooner07

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    I would avoid 6x9's, instead look at a good set of 5.5" or 6.5" components. I like the Pioneer Premier set that I have, but I am also a fan of Infinity Reference and Kappa series.

    What are you wanting to achieve with your purchase of new stereo equipment?

    My first thing to change in my truck was to add subs. I found this was the most lacking part of the sonic experience, but is also the biggest step in cost.
     
  10. Feb 21, 2009 at 7:04 PM
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    DanGer

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    I put kenwoods in the back of my access cab and I absolutely love them.
     
  11. Feb 22, 2009 at 9:38 AM
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    Mr Marv

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    The front speakers are or at least should be the most important aspect of any sound system if you are truly looking for excellent sound quality. The best bet of course is to listen to them yourself however that is not always possible so you may have to rely on the ears of others. In any case "a good speaker installed properly will sound better than a great speaker not installed properly" so no matter what speakers you do get make sure you install them properly to get the absolute best performance possible from them. :)
     
  12. Feb 22, 2009 at 3:54 PM
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    Well said.
     
  13. Feb 23, 2009 at 3:37 PM
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    Thanks for all the input. I'm not looking to install huge subs and amps to blow my head off or looking to increase the volume. Just improve the sound that I'm getting. If anyone has a brand in mind that'll sound good with the head unit output I have, that would be appreciated.

    Thanks:cool:
     
  14. Feb 23, 2009 at 5:59 PM
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    I like JL Audio personally, but thats just my opinion. Just hit your local shops and listen to some demos. If your ever in the Raleigh, Wake Forest area come by C.A.R. Audio and Security and ask for the Tacoma guy.:)
     
  15. Feb 24, 2009 at 12:30 AM
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    I installed kenwood comps in the fronts and kenwood coaxials in the rear. Very pleased with the results. I have the jbl system too, speakers suck. Paper speaker, you would think better quality. Very disappointed.
     
  16. Feb 24, 2009 at 12:48 AM
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    Check out Elemental Designs speakers. They sound great and are affordable. The speakers on the link below can be used as either component sets or coaxial sets due to the adaptable tweeter mounting system. I like them!:)
    http://www.edesignaudio.com/index.php?cPath=1_23_127
     
  17. Feb 24, 2009 at 3:33 PM
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    DOes anyone know what the power output "watts and ohms" is on the CD changer for a 08 or 09 Tacoma.
     
  18. Feb 24, 2009 at 5:04 PM
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    EGtaco

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    If anyone is looking for a Tacoma JBL head unit I have one for sale. I took it out and replaced it with a new unit. It has the 6 disk changer too. I need new speakers and might be willing to trade for something nice.
     
  19. Feb 24, 2009 at 5:09 PM
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    What year Tacoma is your JBL unit coming out of? 08 or 09? Also, I wonder if it's "Plug and play" with a non-JBL speaker system? :confused:
     
  20. Feb 24, 2009 at 5:11 PM
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    took it out of my 09. No clue if it is plug and play.
     
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