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Audio install alternative...

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by shawn474, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. Oct 1, 2019 at 7:45 PM
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    shawn474

    shawn474 [OP] New Member

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    So I did a ton of research and asked a lot of questions on here and other forums.....thanks to all of you here and elsewhere who helped talk me through it. I wanted clarity and a bit more thump to my audio system but wanted to do it on a budget without sacrificing space and without a ton of wire splicing. Here is what I came up with:

    Front dash:
    https://www.amazon.com/JBL-GX302-2-...+ohm+speakers&qid=1569983393&s=gateway&sr=8-5
    These measure at 2.2 ohms. Haven’t decided yet if I will (or need to) add a bass blocker.

    Front door:
    I used the ********* 6x9 adapters to be able to keep the 6x9 as I didn’t want to sacrifice the sound quality going down to 6.5” speakers. There are not a lot of options in 2 ohm impedance so I went with these:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07FSYTCSJ?ref=ppx_pt2_mob_b_prod_image Because these are 2 ohm so there really wasn’t any other accessory needed.

    Rear door:
    I went with the jbl club 6500c components. They were very reasonably priced off Amazon (literally over $100 less than crutchfield). These are 4 ohm so I lost a bit of volume - I may eventually replace with a 2 ohm impedance speaker.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01KW1F4GQ?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title

    For the sub, I went minimal. Again, I wanted some punch but nothing to rattle off the rear view and didn’t want to take up usable space. So I went with this:
    https://www.amazon.com/Kenwood-KSC-...nwood+kscsw11&qid=1569984184&s=gateway&sr=8-1

    So all told I spent less about $320 to upgrade the sound. I may eventually add an amp and dsp to increase volume but this will definitely get me by for now. I set out to get improvement in sound clarity and detail. I just couldn’t afford dropping 800-1000 dollars for a fancier setup. I can say I am happy with the improvement.
     
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  2. Oct 4, 2019 at 6:10 PM
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    shawn474

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    I am sure I will; will have to wait a bit as the wife has put the brakes on any more accessories Hahahaha. The single biggest improvement were the dash speakers - the jbl’s are a TIGHT fit. There is enough room to get one of the screws in and wedge it into the space. I used a zip tie to secure the other side to the original mounting hole but it was about an inch and a half off. It isn’t going anywhere, there are no rattles and the sound improvement from the original dash speakers is extremely noticeable. The front soundstage is a tremendous improvement even using the stock stereo and I can only assume it’s because the speakers I chose are 2 ohm.....the loss of volume if I went 4 ohm would have drove me nuts. Bass response is much better as well with the polypropylene woofers and rubber surrounds.
     
  3. Oct 4, 2019 at 6:21 PM
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    Toyotoholic

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    Anything you can do is better than what you started with!
    An inexpensive tip is to take some thin soft foam (like what something glass would be packed in) make a hole in the center for the speaker and tuck it around so as to form a "gasket" to the cab for better projection. It's simple and effective.
     
  4. Nov 28, 2019 at 7:06 AM
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    johnxmccoy

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    Are you still satisfied with your dash speaker set up? I just installed the tech12 system and I want to change dash speakers. Any issues with install?

    Thanks.
     
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