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Subs on stock head unit?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by HORRD, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. Apr 24, 2011 at 8:02 PM
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    HORRD

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    Does it work? im strongly considering subs but dont have money for a new head unit too....will it work?
     
  2. Apr 26, 2011 at 9:07 AM
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    BAMFTACO

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    You can get a rca converter for the headunit most sound system shop should have them
     
  3. Apr 26, 2011 at 10:16 AM
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    my friend has this in his tacoma and the sub sounds decent.
     
  4. Apr 26, 2011 at 10:28 AM
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    MJonAgs32

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  5. Apr 26, 2011 at 10:35 AM
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    head unit first then sub/amp. Way better option imo.
     
  6. Apr 26, 2011 at 11:55 AM
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    I had a Kenwood KSC-SW1 subwoofer fit perfect in the drivers side rear storage bin.
     
  7. Apr 26, 2011 at 12:00 PM
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    i have subs on my stock head unit..it made a huge difference but it would sound so much better with a head unit..whatever is in your budget,go for it..i have no regrets getting my subs first
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  8. Apr 26, 2011 at 2:02 PM
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  9. Apr 26, 2011 at 2:38 PM
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    I'm running my rear (ceiling) speakers spliced, works fine. Plus I like the option of changing deck settings to increase sound to the ceiling speakers and subs so I can increase the volume without the front stock speakers failing....
     
  10. Apr 26, 2011 at 2:59 PM
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    I just upgraded my stereo with a double din head unit but before that I had stock radio with one 12" sub. It was worth the money I spent to get it to work until I got the money to upgrade.

    If your interested I have my old line out convertor(gives you RCA's to run to amp) and an ipod adapter that plugs into the cd changer port on you factory radio for sale.
     
  11. Apr 26, 2011 at 10:38 PM
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    Im pretty happy with my stock HU with a 4 channel amp hooked up to the rears and a single 12"sub.
    Itll sound better with aftermarket HU but I didnt wanna buy extra crap to keep the steering wheel control functional.
     
  12. Apr 30, 2011 at 6:14 AM
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    ^^^ what he said.....

    IMO it's a waste of money trying to improve the OEM head unit. Think of it as "polishing a turd". :cool:
     
  13. Apr 30, 2011 at 6:38 AM
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    seriously man, i was the same way i didnt wanna spend the money either. But im tellin you, even just the new HU can improve your system. in th elong run, you'll be so much happier you got a HU first, then you avoid going out and buying all these converters. just get a new HU, amp, then subs. sure it takes longer but its worth it and youll just have to be patiet. :)
     
  14. Apr 30, 2011 at 7:16 AM
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    Why would you want a 2 channel amp for subs?:confused:
     
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