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Aint nothing wrong but the radio

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by MikenMike, Dec 5, 2019.

  1. Dec 5, 2019 at 9:34 PM
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    MikenMike

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    Ive said it before the first gens rock..even the stereo...i dont need a system just hope...i hate the fact i cant hear this junk stereo and i cant turn up a good tune or drown out the kids..or that annoying mystery glass noise...this is a mess...and the research leads nowhere with hope..i dont even have maps i cant afford 2k on a stereo...and a week of labor trying to install it...and even if i did..do i gotta put it in every tundra i may buy...is there something affordable someone had success with..can i get any volume out of a speaker or amp alone...ill take some distortion over this whisper...its not even a money thing as it is the point..please dont reply with tacobell
     
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  2. Dec 6, 2019 at 3:27 AM
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    Tundyfundy

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    Get in touch with @james@tech12volts

    He can get you to a better place as far as audio is concerned.

    You can replace just your factory amp which guys said does wonders.

    You could also just add a DSP.

    Either one used can be pretty cheap and easy to install on its own.

    You have some options...
     
  3. Dec 6, 2019 at 4:44 AM
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    MikenMike

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    Whats a dsp?
     
  4. Dec 6, 2019 at 4:58 AM
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    Digital signal processor. Basically an in-line box that doctors the signal coming from your head unit. The head unit signal is dirty and cheap and that contributes to a lot of the harshness of the sound. It’s akin to the difference between SD and HD TV, it’s a cheaper not quite as good as a new headunit but for the price it may just get you what you want out of the sound.
     
  5. Dec 6, 2019 at 5:54 AM
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    ZPMAN

    ZPMAN 2nd place is the 1st looser

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    What year truck Mike? And model?
     
  6. Dec 12, 2019 at 5:18 PM
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    Im so lost...im down to trying the kicker key i think...upgraged the door speakers not enough but much clearer and made dash sound better too...im just thinking this kicker might be low power but will correct the crap sound...
     
  7. Dec 12, 2019 at 5:26 PM
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  8. Dec 12, 2019 at 6:14 PM
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    rebmo

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    What year Tundra do you have that you added this amp? Will it work in a 2010 SR5 standard Stereo/CD/BT head unit?
     
  9. Dec 12, 2019 at 6:21 PM
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    Azblue

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    Not exactly. Mine is a 2014 and it's a direct swap with the factory amp. I'm sure you can wire one in but I'm not familiar with the 2nd Gens wiring. Hope it's OK to link to another site, but here is what I have done:

    https://www.tundratalk.net/threads/...n-a-budget-3-years-later.641289/#post-8052001
     
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  10. Dec 12, 2019 at 6:29 PM
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    ZPMAN 2nd place is the 1st looser

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    Why I asked is because after 2013 I believe the stock head units are junk (cheaper manufacturers) , I have a 2016 Platinum and after installing a Phoenix Android head unit I am very pleased with the sound. I also later added a $180 sub and am still using the stock speakers till they blow.
    My best advice is to start with replacing the stock head unit.
     
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  11. Dec 12, 2019 at 7:47 PM
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    All the stereos seem to be worse than the speakers...but my 1st gen seems to have best speakers...as i start looking into head units...seems to be more confusing than the amp situation...i want a good driod head unit that i can just hook up without a bunch of torture...i have a dasata im my 1st its gen...its affordable but not quality...just every angle of this seems to be days of research that still leaves me confused
     
  12. Dec 14, 2019 at 10:42 PM
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    May I ask which Phoenix unit you installed?
     
  13. Dec 15, 2019 at 6:16 AM
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    ZPMAN 2nd place is the 1st looser

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    I had installed the the first gen Phoenix and now have thave the second gen fast boot installed. Was going to make a custom bracket and mount the first gen in the rear of the center council for the boys but don't think time is on my side. I belive that Phoenix is now currently has a 4th gen out now. Just with the Phoenix HU makes the platinum sound like a $50,000 should sound like. They now do make a unit for 07 to 13 gen and there is this thread https://www.tundras.com/threads/android-headunit.16037/
    but now believe if you want current info to check on the Facebook page that you can find at the end of that thread.
     
  14. Dec 15, 2019 at 6:25 PM
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    Beau

    Beau De gustibus non est disputandum

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    I agree with ZPMAN. The first mod I did to my 08 sequoia was the stereo. Not because I wanted it to sound better, but because I needed a 2020 navigation, etc. I had BB install a Pioneer nex unit with wireless CarPlay and when I picked it up I was shocked. The speakers were no longer muddy and old sounding, they were crisp and clean. The 8" sub was awoken too, it is more than enough bass for me. Believe me when I say.....NIGHT and DAY difference. If you go with a CarPlay or android auto unit you won't have to worry about updating navigation maps or anything like that since it uses google and apple maps/navigation.
     
  15. Dec 15, 2019 at 8:21 PM
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    What pioneer unit did you upgrade to? Thats my first "major" upgrade for the same reasons
     
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