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Subwoofer\Amp\Speaker Help?!

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by TEX357, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. Jun 4, 2009 at 5:16 PM
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    TEX357

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    What kinda music do you listen to? That'll go a long way towards deciding what kind of subs you want.
     
  3. Jun 4, 2009 at 5:25 PM
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    Rap and a bit of rock
     
  4. Jun 4, 2009 at 6:12 PM
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    whats your budget? nothing wrong with that package, but if you get the bug it may leave you wanting more.
     
  5. Jun 4, 2009 at 8:56 PM
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    asking what brand is the best is like asking what oil is best. Get a reputable brand that you like that fits your application and budget. Installation quality will make a bigger difference than the brand.

    what you have linked seems to be some pretty deep speakers, which does not bode well with the limited space available in a tacoma. UNLESS, you are just putting a box in the back on the seat.

    Would you NEED to change the factory speakers? No. Will it sound better with a component set? Yes. Your budget will dictate what you "need" to buy.

    Amp size is also subjective to your listening habits.

    You have to give a lot more info than your generic question to help narrow the search a bit.
     
  6. Jun 4, 2009 at 9:00 PM
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    search around in the audio threds, theres TONS of info there.
     
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    Budgets about 300 dollars
     
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    im a big fan of rockfords for your money
     
  9. Jun 4, 2009 at 9:25 PM
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    kicker 10's 400 watt amp thats what i got its amazing
     
  10. Jun 4, 2009 at 9:57 PM
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    Rockford fosgate and kicker make great subs.
    JBL and kicker make great amps. And IMHO 2 tens are going to be better than one 12" because there's more airspace for the 10's.
    You're definitely going to want to get shallow mount subs as well, those are made for trucks, yeah they don't "hit" as hard as a normal one, but when you have 2 who's gonna care?
     
  11. Jun 4, 2009 at 9:59 PM
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    i will take pics of my setup and show you tomorrow
     
  12. Jun 5, 2009 at 7:29 AM
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    Is that $300 just for the subs and amp, meaning you've already got the HU taken care of? If not, you're going to be hard pressed getting by on $300 for everything. If you want to keep the factory HU, you're going to need to get a multi-channel amp to power your doors and subs. This may also lead to needing to replace the factory speakers b/c they may not handle an amp well.

    Best bet would probably be to replace the HU and hope that gives the factory speakers enough volume. If so, then you can get by with a mono amp pushing the 2 subs. No matter the choice, probably gonna go over the $300 budget.
     
  13. Jun 5, 2009 at 7:42 AM
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    you can actually use factory amp and another amp my truck is that way. i have factory amp for door speakers 400 watt mono amp for 2 kicker comp 10's factory head unit
     
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    This is assuming he has the JBL package. If not he doesn't have a factory amp.
     
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    Nah mine is just a normal one with no JBL!..Do i have to replace HU then?
     
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    Just depends on how important keeping the factory look is to you. For me, I kept the factory HU for security reasons. I don't have a closed garage and also don't want to drop additional funds on a car alarm, so I kept the stock unit. The easiest indicator to make your truck a target for a thief is an aftermarket HU. I see you already have an alarm, so maybe not as big of an issue for you. Once I move into a more secure place I do plan on upgrading the HU.

    If keeping the factory look isn't a deciding factor for you and budget is, you'll just have to price it out. Multi channel amps are more expensive than mono and a HU is more expensive than a line out converter, so it could be a wash on the price and just come down to personal preference. If the cost is equal and you don't mind the aftermarket look, that's the way to go b/c you'll get much cleaner sound.

    Again though, just adding a sub to the factory setup won't sound very good b/c the factory HU can't provide enough power to the doors to keep up with the amplied subs.
     
  17. Jun 5, 2009 at 9:45 AM
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    Yeah i didnt want to add the factory HU because of security reasons. Still having an alarm will not 100% stop theifs from trying to break in but will prevent most. Now that you say that it wont sound as good makes me lean more to saving a bit more money and getting a HU and speakers. I guess ill just wait!
     
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    See, I'm going to throw a monkey wrench in all your thinking now :p

    I used to run Rockford, and found them to be muddy and not as good as other options I could have gone with had I done more research. Kickers I have never been impressed with, and there is a feeling of too much hype.

    I would have said try Soundstream, but it seems the company has changed their focus and now plays in more expensive crowds.

    I think the option I would try listening to is Alpine or Pioneer for economy.

    You don't need shallows, but you have to be sensitive about mounting depth. I run a 10" JL W3V2, and I could run two if my amps weren't so long.

    If you have some other brands not listed here that you are curious about, post up and we can give you our opinions - usually easier than pulling names out of a hat.
     
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    I went back today and the guy told me that i would get kickers and that they pound hard. They had just finished doing a dodge truck with the same setup as what i was thinking of getting and showed me and it was hitting hard! so now Idk, i was thinking kicker, rocksford fosgate or orion
     
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    If what you heard was what you were thinking of buying, sounds the way you want it to, and that happens to be your budget, then I believe the only step left is to simply open the wallet
     
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