1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Stock head, all new speakers & amp.

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

  1. Apr 5, 2012 at 4:36 PM
    #1
    CantSitStill

    CantSitStill [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2012
    Member:
    #73601
    Messages:
    1,037
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FTR
    CNY
    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.
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1333668743.215279.jpg
    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.
     
  2. Apr 5, 2012 at 4:45 PM
    #2
    CantSitStill

    CantSitStill [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2012
    Member:
    #73601
    Messages:
    1,037
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FTR
    CNY
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1333669215.858584.jpg
    Don't forget to take off the neg terminal.

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1333669270.518855.jpg
    Rear seats out, amp will go behind passenger seat, Sound Ordnance powered sub behind the driver seat.

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1333669346.059129.jpg
    A little more stripping to run wires and do some sound deadening.

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1333669420.245549.jpg
    Front stripped. I wanted to add outlets to the interior but my time ran out.
     
  3. Apr 5, 2012 at 4:53 PM
    #3
    CantSitStill

    CantSitStill [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2012
    Member:
    #73601
    Messages:
    1,037
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FTR
    CNY
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1333669550.159819.jpg

    Sent from Crutchfield. Might help some.

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1333669605.064776.jpg
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1333669632.239982.jpg
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1333669694.109533.jpg

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

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1333669752.448906.jpg
    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.

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1333669850.453725.jpg

    Color matched, soldered, shrink wrapped and color matched.

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1333669913.121076.jpg
    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.
     
  4. Apr 5, 2012 at 4:54 PM
    #4
    OneMentalCase

    OneMentalCase Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2009
    Member:
    #28132
    Messages:
    186
    Gender:
    Male
    South Florida
    Vehicle:
    10 Pyrite LB
    Toytec Ultimate
    Sub'd :popcorn:

    Thanks for the install thread....
     
  5. Apr 5, 2012 at 4:57 PM
    #5
    CantSitStill

    CantSitStill [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2012
    Member:
    #73601
    Messages:
    1,037
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FTR
    CNY
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1333670043.110728.jpg
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1333670071.041640.jpg
    For the rears.
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1333670111.782605.jpg
    Front

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1333670145.719986.jpg
    That's a Lot of wires. A pretty tight fit. I actually had to use both the driver and passenger channels for 3 RCAs, four 14g speaker wire pairs, remote wire, sub control, and two power wires.
     
  6. Apr 5, 2012 at 4:58 PM
    #6
    CantSitStill

    CantSitStill [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2012
    Member:
    #73601
    Messages:
    1,037
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FTR
    CNY
    No problem!!! Hope it helps you.
     
  7. Apr 5, 2012 at 5:21 PM
    #7
    CantSitStill

    CantSitStill [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2012
    Member:
    #73601
    Messages:
    1,037
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FTR
    CNY
    So, until Monday when my new line processor gets here, this is my source of tunes! HAH! It works though.
     
  8. Apr 5, 2012 at 5:22 PM
    #8
    CantSitStill

    CantSitStill [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2012
    Member:
    #73601
    Messages:
    1,037
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FTR
    CNY
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1333671736.801490.jpg
    Oops, forgot the pic.
     
  9. Apr 5, 2012 at 5:25 PM
    #9
    CantSitStill

    CantSitStill [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2012
    Member:
    #73601
    Messages:
    1,037
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FTR
    CNY
    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.
     
  10. Apr 5, 2012 at 6:28 PM
    #10
    tango down

    tango down Policy Ninja

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2011
    Member:
    #65363
    Messages:
    575
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    jeff
    peoples republik of IL
    Vehicle:
    12 Taco DCSB TRD Off Road
    LED interior, rail mounted ammo cans
    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.
     
  11. Apr 5, 2012 at 7:11 PM
    #11
    CantSitStill

    CantSitStill [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2012
    Member:
    #73601
    Messages:
    1,037
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FTR
    CNY
    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!
     
  12. Apr 5, 2012 at 8:40 PM
    #12
    Desert Snow

    Desert Snow Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2012
    Member:
    #70232
    Messages:
    48
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Greg
    Chandler, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2012 4x4 DCSB Pyrite Mica
    Bilstein 5100s, 1" blocks rear, ATX Slot Chrome 17x8, Toyo Open Country 285/70/17s, Polished N-Fab steps, Pioneer AVH-P4400BH, Alpine PDX-V9, Boston Acoustics Pro60SE front, Boston Acoustics SR65 rear, ID 10D4v.3 sub, SuperCrew sub box, RaamAudio sound deadener, Escort 9500ix with BlendMount, shorty antenna, tint
    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.
     
  13. Apr 6, 2012 at 3:24 AM
    #13
    CantSitStill

    CantSitStill [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2012
    Member:
    #73601
    Messages:
    1,037
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FTR
    CNY
    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.
     
  14. Apr 6, 2012 at 8:24 AM
    #14
    Desert Snow

    Desert Snow Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2012
    Member:
    #70232
    Messages:
    48
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Greg
    Chandler, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2012 4x4 DCSB Pyrite Mica
    Bilstein 5100s, 1" blocks rear, ATX Slot Chrome 17x8, Toyo Open Country 285/70/17s, Polished N-Fab steps, Pioneer AVH-P4400BH, Alpine PDX-V9, Boston Acoustics Pro60SE front, Boston Acoustics SR65 rear, ID 10D4v.3 sub, SuperCrew sub box, RaamAudio sound deadener, Escort 9500ix with BlendMount, shorty antenna, tint
    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?
     
  15. Apr 6, 2012 at 10:54 AM
    #15
    CantSitStill

    CantSitStill [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2012
    Member:
    #73601
    Messages:
    1,037
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FTR
    CNY
    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.
     
  16. Apr 9, 2012 at 5:37 PM
    #16
    CantSitStill

    CantSitStill [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2012
    Member:
    #73601
    Messages:
    1,037
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FTR
    CNY
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1334017771.794022.jpg

    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.

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1334017899.659648.jpg

    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.
     
  17. Apr 9, 2012 at 5:42 PM
    #17
    CantSitStill

    CantSitStill [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2012
    Member:
    #73601
    Messages:
    1,037
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FTR
    CNY
    Sorry, iPhone issues. Lots of typos.
    It's "Cleensweep" and "fine tuning"
     
  18. Apr 10, 2012 at 5:47 AM
    #18
    Tommy

    Tommy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2009
    Member:
    #22655
    Messages:
    56
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tom
    Indiana
    Vehicle:
    2010 Access cab SR5 4x4
    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.
     
  19. Apr 10, 2012 at 11:34 AM
    #19
    CantSitStill

    CantSitStill [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2012
    Member:
    #73601
    Messages:
    1,037
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FTR
    CNY
    Will do.
     
  20. Apr 11, 2012 at 7:27 AM
    #20
    Krewblink

    Krewblink Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2010
    Member:
    #39233
    Messages:
    559
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Danny
    Long Beach
    Vehicle:
    05 toyo Prerunner
    Exhaust,Seat Covers, Intake
    Can u make a video of how the sound ordinance sub sounds like? I want to get one.. But.. Having second thoughts...
     
To Top