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Speaker Upgrade

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by halogenx, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. Feb 9, 2014 at 3:39 PM
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    halogenx

    halogenx [OP] New Member

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    Hello all, I'm thinking of replacing my front speakers with some nice 6.5's. Before I do that I have a question. I have some old but serviceable 8 ohm speakers that will fit behind the seat. I want to hook them into the HU as rear speakers. My question: Will the stock HU do ok with the 8 ohm's ?? The forum's knowledge & opinions are welcome.

    many thanks Rick
     
  2. Feb 10, 2014 at 1:10 PM
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    2013TacoLTD

    2013TacoLTD Well-Known Member

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    In my 2013 with JBL, they speakers ran at 2ohms. Putting in higher ohms will decrease the volume of the stereo. I would not use those speakers.

    Also, on the topic of rear speakers: most do not put in rear speakers because they provide only a small amount of "filler" sound in the cab. Invest your dollars into great sound in the front. Imagine a rock concert - 900 speakers in the front and zero in the back! If you want to put rear speakers in your Taco, make sure they are subs :)
     
  3. Feb 10, 2014 at 7:06 PM
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    halogenx

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    Ok, thanks, I was thinking I may do better by upgrading the HU with better speakers up front.

    appreciate the info Rick
     
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