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Best Starting Spot for Audio Improvements?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by ADAZ37, Nov 12, 2021.

  1. Nov 12, 2021 at 3:12 AM
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    ADAZ37

    ADAZ37 [OP] New Member

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    I recently joined the Tundra club. Very happy with the vehicle and looking to make it my own!

    One thing I am disappointed in is the audio. My intention is to just upgrade things until the sound quality is up to my standards. Not exactly sure where that will be. After searching the forums on this site for a while, it seems a relatively common place to start is the head unit. Signal is not very good. However, I stumbled across a YouTube video offering a few upgrade ideas and he mentioned a channel converter that would improve the signal from the head unit.

    My question is should I keep the stock head unit and get a converter or just get a better head unit? Also, is a line converter even an option in my case?

    Converters I was looking at NVX XLCA2 or AudioControl LC2i

    Head units I was considering Planet Audio P9900CPA or Dual Electronics DCPA701

    I'm trying to keep the budget low on this and just upgrading things till I'm satisfied and just am not sure which route will be the most efficient. Thanks for any advice!
     
  2. Nov 12, 2021 at 3:55 AM
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    War Machine

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    Look into Tech12volts. He will have whatever you need to get it up to par. It made a huge improvement on mine.
     
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  3. Nov 12, 2021 at 5:48 AM
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    BrandonL812

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    Off topic. i have a like new nvx xlca2 for sale if you are interested.
     
  4. Nov 12, 2021 at 9:53 AM
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    AgileTundra

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    Ive emailed James a few time asking question and haven't heard back to any of them. I know he offers a great solution to our issues with the factory system.
     
  5. Nov 12, 2021 at 10:18 AM
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    purplenova

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    Pillar Tape, Bullet Liner, 20% Tint, Tyger Star Armor Kenwood amp & AudioControl LC7i Tech12volts JL Tweeters

    I did this on a budget, if you are into DIY.
    amp - $180.00 (crutchfield - refurb)
    AC - LC7i - $124.00 (autoSounds Warehouse - Ebay - Brand New)
    J144/J145 Harness $17.00 (autoharness house)
    RCA Cables - $22.00 (crutchfield)
    4 AWG Install kit $60.00 (Sonic Electronix)
    you will need additional wire for connections from the lc7i to the amp and from the J144/J145 harness. Maybe $20.00 tops. (I dont remember what I paid)

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  6. Nov 12, 2021 at 1:23 PM
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    bwh

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    Start with the head unit. Will really wake up the speakers.
    Then start working through amps and speakers.
     

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