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Stock head, all new speakers & amp.

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by CantSitStill, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. CantSitStill

    CantSitStill [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I got asked to start a thread. Hopefully this helps someone out. I wanted to keep the stock head unit in my 2012 Double Cab, but get some much better sound. I'm 37y/o now, so I'm more into good sound than shaking windows. I also like subtle mods over everyone knowing what I did.
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    This is what is going in. The sound processor will change. The Audio Control unit will not work with the 2012 for some reason. I have tried two of them, and spent hours on the phone with Crutchfield tech support and Audio Controls. No one can figure why it won't work. I have the JL Cleensweep on it's way. Hopefully seeing it Monday.
     
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    View attachment 145860

    Sent from Crutchfield. Might help some.

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    Did some Dremel work to get the sub volume control in a switch blank.

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    Found the stock speaker wires, opened the harness and got ready to extend the wires to the glovebox. This is where the line level converter will live.

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    Color matched, soldered, shrink wrapped and color matched.

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    Well, here WAS the install. This is what will be swapped for the JL unit. I wanted the EQ feature, but hopefully the JL unit will be as good or better.
     
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    Sub'd :popcorn:

    Thanks for the install thread....
     
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    No problem!!! Hope it helps you.
     
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    So, until Monday when my new line processor gets here, this is my source of tunes! HAH! It works though.
     
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    That foam that you see around the head unit is what I have been using in the doors and panels. Sound Foam. I got a huge box of it about 12 years ago, and have used it in a bunch of installs and it works great.
     
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    wow, great thread. i was going to ask last night if it was possible to add an amp to the factory h/u. I dont feel like having to lose my steering wheel control, or pay again to have them back after a h/u upgrade.

    I didnt even think of the sound processor as being a way to add aftermarket stuff to the facto h.u.

    well done.
     
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    Thanks, I'll post up after the JL
    unit gets installed. Hopefully it comes Monday and I get time that night. Hoping the signal is nice and clean. Don't want any noise other than the noises I want!
     
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    Did you look at the Rockford Fosgate 3Sixty.3 or JBL MS-8 as alternatives to the Clean Sweep? Friend of a friend is a RF factory rep and he's high on the 3Sixty but would like a more "unbiased" perspective.
     
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    Too much money for me to look at. Those are around $700-$800 each. The Audio Control unit was $240 and the JL is $300. I have about $1100 into this entire setup. I just didn't want to be building another $2000-$3000 system.
     
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    I hear you. Wife already has issues with the lift, wheels/tires. Will only do the RF unit if my contact gives a killer deal.

    Let us know how the Clean Sweep sounds and integrates with the steering controls and bluetooth. You planning to use the volume control or just use the HU controls?
     
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    I'm hoping to use the head unit since I already put the sub volume control in dash. Seems crazy- volume on head, volume for sub, volume for CleenSweep. We'll see how it goes.
     
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    So, it works! It's just jumped in right now, but it works! I was really concerned I was going to have to upgrade the head unit after the fiasco with the Audio Control unit.

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    After reading the instructions for the JL Clernsweep, I decided to use their volume control for the best sound quality. This location seemed to be great for easy access and the LED is right there too.

    I need to spend some time find tuning, but I am really impressed with the sound. I can get the volume higher than I am able to listen to without my head throbbing before distortion kicks in. Pretty much just what I was looking for. I think the Sound Ordnance 8" sub is going to be just fine after all the tuning is done.
     
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    Sorry, iPhone issues. Lots of typos.
    It's "Cleensweep" and "fine tuning"
     
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    glad to hear the sound ordnance sub sounds good, I'm getting ready to install one today or tomarrow. I'm curious to see the settings on the sub that you come up with after tuning if you wouldn't mind.
     
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    Will do.
     
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    Can u make a video of how the sound ordinance sub sounds like? I want to get one.. But.. Having second thoughts...
     
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