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Suggestions on a balanced system for 2nd gen Double Cabs

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by ComaDose9, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. Jan 28, 2012 at 2:08 PM
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    ComaDose9

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    Just Curious if any one has any suggestions for a balanced audio system WITHOUT having to replace the factory head unit. Somewhat interested in a subwoofer but not necessarily. I have a 2009 tacoma double cab. I think ive somewhat damaged my ears over the years from excessive music volume :( and ive noticed I cant get the factory stereo loud enough, especially with the windows down on the highway. Any suggestions? Anybody?
     
  2. Jan 28, 2012 at 2:15 PM
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    jtav2002

    jtav2002 Kenny Fuckin Powers

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    The factory radio sucks. Mine always had terrible volume. Even if you don't want to go nuts I'd still replace the HU. I replaced mine and added an 8" sub and called it a day.
     
  3. Jan 28, 2012 at 2:36 PM
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    ComaDose9

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    Your Sub and amp go behind the back seat I assume? Any suggestion on brands of speakers? amp? sub? etc
     
  4. Jan 28, 2012 at 7:18 PM
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    MikeluvstheTaco

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    I fit an 8 inch alpine behind the seats on my double cab, I had to remove the plastic panel but i Didnt have to take out any braket behind the seats, such as the child seat attachment points. Aswell I didnt have to remove the plastic behind the seats, I have heard some people had problems with vibrations and rattling. The sub is pretty good for the size aswell.

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    http://www.alpine-usa.com/product/view/sbr-s83v

    I should have taken pics of the install, but i wasnt sure if it would fit. I powered it with a rockford fostgate p3001. I have had dual 10 inch dual voice coil subs in my acura powered by the RF p3001 and I would say this sub is about 70 percent the punch that the dual 10s were.

    Good Luck!
     
  5. Jan 29, 2012 at 5:10 AM
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    lbridges

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    Not mentioned is your budget. With enough cash I would recommend something like the following:

    JL Audio Cleensweep: normalizes the signal from the head-unit
    Replace front door speakers: too personal of a thing for me to make a brand recommendation
    Subwoofer: been asked and answered a bunch of times on here
    Amp(s): the new generation Class D amps are good enough to handle all audio frequencies and are both efficient with power and small in size, Alpine & JL Audio come to mind, but I'm sure there are many more.
     
  6. Jan 29, 2012 at 6:05 AM
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    06SR5canada

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    this is like asking which make/model vehicle should i buy. you have to give more info, try doing some research.
     
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