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head unit, subs and amp inbound - now what speakers??

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by thedonn, Dec 7, 2021.

  1. Dec 7, 2021 at 3:43 AM
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    thedonn

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    i found a kenwood and bought JL subs and amp from James - this is on the last page
     
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    I’m surprised no one has answered you yet. Any special reasoning for the overpriced Focal door speakers? You’d save a lot of money going with DS18 Pro Audio 8ohm speakers. Install two in each door and wire them together which drops the ohm load from 8ohm to 4ohm.

    DS18 PRO-X6BM Loudspeaker - 6.5", Midrange, Red Aluminum Bullet, 500W Max, 250W RMS, 8 Ohms - Premium Quality Audio Door Speakers for Car or Truck Stereo Sound System (1 Speaker)
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SYGF1U6
     
  3. Dec 25, 2021 at 5:52 PM
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    since you are already ordering from james, did you ask him for price quotes on your equipment? He usually beasts any prices out there, but stock has been a little hard to get lately.

    looks like a good setup. i would recomend a kenwood head unit over the pioneer. You will also want to maestro with the adapter harnesses.

    Its very doable yoruself. hardest thing is going to be running the power wire for your amp. Everything else is very straight forward. I would also recomend getting a JL amp, either an XD, RD, or HD series.
     
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  4. Dec 26, 2021 at 6:22 AM
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    the main reason is the reviews for those focals are so good. I would be open to others if i could hear them first.
     
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    anyone have feedback on the best subwoofer or combo available for the crewmax? is it one 12, 2 12s or do i need the shallow ones?
     
  6. Dec 26, 2021 at 6:29 AM
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    2 shallow 10s in a ported box

    I had the jl stealthbox with the 10tw3-d4's and sounded good, but felt like it was missing bass. Ended up getting the same speakers in a ported box, really livened them up.
     
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    For my amp, I couldn't decide between the Alpine PDX V9 and the JL Audio HD Series HD900/5.
    Ended up with the PDX V9 because I found it on sale and I've been very happy with it..
    Both are 2 ohm stable for your sub.

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    Don't forget you'll need spacers for your door speakers..
    The vendor that shall not be mentioned on this forum makes some really nice custom speaker spacer/adapters.
    It's the only thing I would ever buy from him.

    Toyota CrewMax Speaker Installation Products (*********.com)
     
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    Focals are great especially the UTOPIA series but big money ! Im trying to upgrade my system and no-one has any head units available. can't wait to see your system when its completed !
     
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    thank you - I am going to try to get a box ordered soon and get going on this project
     
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    i decided on kenwood but they are gone. Crutchfield has some pioneers and i dont know what others would be good
     
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    i cant get the link to work but if there is a vendor to use or not use can you send me a PM? thank you
     
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    Hello thedonn,

    I have upgraded my system to a single T*c*Tunes 12” sub with a 5 ch amp. Then I installed deadener and Hertz door speakers and components all around. It sounds great, but I am sure it will sound better with a new HU, and MAN I’m ready for CarPlay.

    I decided on the Pioneer 8600nex. I like the way it appears to sit nearly flush to the dash. Hope mine ends up like that.

    The HU came to me under the tree yesterday, along with the Maestro. My dash kit and harness come this week and I aim to install everything on Thursday and Friday. I haven’t found any good tutorials for the Tundra, so I’ll take a lot of pictures of my mistakes and hopefully help others along the way.

    good luck!
     
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    Here’s a link for the DS-18 pro-x 6.5”. It’s a good video that lets you hear the clarity and distance of them. DS18 has multiple 6.5” models to choose from.
    https://youtu.be/K5KrcGdTML8

    Here’s a couple pics from the Amazon reviews showing the difference in numbers on reviews. Don’t get me wrong Focal is a good brand I just find it as useless to spend that much for speakers and door speakers at that when there’s multiple options of different brands extremely cheaper and produce more sound clarity than a $600 80rms 6.5”. Lol

    I’m the type to throw the cheaper priced options out there to save someone a buck, or in your case $500 bucks, they can use for something else on their truck. I also build custom subwoofer enclosures and built this one for a 2020 Tundra Pro Max. Keep in mind you will need a 2 1/2” seat lift and they will need to be moved forward 1 1/2”-2” for a box to fit behind the seats. I do have a set of seat risers with all holes pre-drilled if you’re interested. I made an extra set when I made the ones for the 2020 ProMax

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    I found a Kenwood DMX1037 on Amazon and that will be here next week. I am also going to get a sealed box with 2 JL 12tw1 subs from james. he has a JL RD900/5 amp that should do 75w rms x 4 and for the subs 1 x 500 (or is it 250 x 2) at 4 ohms. i think it is perfect for what i want - any last minute issues or concerns before i pull the trigger


    https://www.amazon.com/Kenwood-DMX1...1640974081&sprefix=kenwood+dmx+,aps,58&sr=8-2

    now I just need to decide on front and rear speakers
     
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