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Sound System Upgrade

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by YotaBro, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. Jan 12, 2021 at 8:11 PM
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    Got a 17 Tundra TRD Pro Double Cab and wanna start doing some research on upgrading the sound system. Don't wanna go crazy on expenses. Just want an upgrade from the stock sound system (which I think is pretty bad) What are y'alls recommendations? No set budget yet.

    Also, I plan on putting some sound deadening so anyone have recommended brands?
     
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  2. Jan 12, 2021 at 8:14 PM
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    I put in a new HU, high quality speakers in the doors and a small sub under the rear seat. It sounds worlds better than stock.
     
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  3. Jan 12, 2021 at 8:15 PM
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    Do you have a link?
     
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  4. Jan 12, 2021 at 8:15 PM
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    I did post what I did somewhere on here. I’ll look
     
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  6. Jan 12, 2021 at 8:27 PM
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    Add a head unit for sure.
     
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  7. Jan 12, 2021 at 8:28 PM
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    Any recommendations?
     
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  8. Jan 12, 2021 at 8:32 PM
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  9. Jan 12, 2021 at 8:32 PM
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  10. Jan 12, 2021 at 8:36 PM
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  11. Jan 12, 2021 at 8:36 PM
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    What's the reason on upgrading the head unit?
     
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  12. Jan 12, 2021 at 8:39 PM
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    Stock is crap.
     
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  13. Jan 12, 2021 at 8:40 PM
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    Headunit Sony XAV AX7000 high output so additional amp needed other than for the subwoofer.
    NVX tweeters in the dash
    Kicker 6X9 in the front doors
    Kicker 6.5’s in the back doors

    The Subwoofer has been elusive? All options take place of the under seat storage so after a little thought and trial/error mission accomplished.
     
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  14. Jan 12, 2021 at 8:42 PM
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    I'm pretty dumb when it comes to audio stuff and my last truck was an 08 dodge ram 1500 so having a head unit is pretty new to me. The stock one seems perfectly fine to me, what else does upgrading the HU do besides apple car play? It looks like a pretty expensive purchase so just trying to better understand your reasoning.
     
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  15. Jan 12, 2021 at 8:42 PM
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    Lots of shenanigans.
    If you don't mind me asking, how much did all of this run you?
     
  16. Jan 12, 2021 at 8:43 PM
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    Just be sure to get one with CarPlay/AndroidAuto! Hands free game changer!
     
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  17. Jan 12, 2021 at 8:46 PM
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    The sound signal comes from the head unit. Amps amplify that signal. It all starts with the head unit.
     
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  18. Jan 12, 2021 at 8:46 PM
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    $500 for the headunit
    $250 for the speakers
    $200 for the sub/amp/materials
    $100 for the sound deadening.. not a must but worth it!
    About another $40-50 in misc adapters and wires.
     
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  19. Jan 12, 2021 at 8:46 PM
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    Ahhh, ok thanks!!!!
     
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  20. Jan 12, 2021 at 8:53 PM
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    I have spent over 9k and still haven't installed my system.
     
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  21. Jan 12, 2021 at 8:56 PM
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    Yeah, probs not gonna spend anywhere near that lol. My personal focus on my rig is primarily overlanding/camping. I honestly don't listen to music all that much. Mainly podcasts and audiobooks but I'd like a budget upgrade for the long journeys. The kickers that @MTRock seem pretty legit. I am using this website that helps build an audio package:

    https://www.crutchfield.com/car/outfitmycar/mycar.aspx
     
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  22. Jan 12, 2021 at 9:01 PM
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    Get the ReadyHarness!! From Crutchfield for the headunit.

    the rest I got here
    https://www.sonicelectronix.com/

    Be cautious with mounting depth! My 6x9’s are tight! Had to shave the inner door panel and the magnet is against the window guide!
     
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  23. Jan 12, 2021 at 9:01 PM
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    If i were you, just change the head unit and call it a day. It will give you a sense of accomplishment. Kenwood DMX1057XR has built-in Amp, EQ, and DSP. Top of the line Touch Screen.
     
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  24. Jan 12, 2021 at 9:23 PM
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    Lots of shenanigans.
    what's the ready harness?
     
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  25. Jan 12, 2021 at 9:26 PM
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    Makes your headunit Plug and play! Will save you a couple hours of soldering. And reading wiring diagrams!
     
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  26. Jan 13, 2021 at 6:03 AM
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    I spent right at $1k on a tech12volts kit for my double cab. Amp, sub, door speakers and all necessary wiring. Plug and play from James over there. I’m electrically illiterate and was able to install it in a short day. Sounds great. Not sure if the 20 head unit is any better than the 17 but it’s fine for me. Also did a pile of oil at inside the doors and rear of the cab. Soundskins on the inner doors.
     
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  27. Jan 13, 2021 at 6:05 AM
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    The stock unit is only putting out 10 watts per channel from what ive read
     
  28. Jan 13, 2021 at 8:17 AM
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    So this sounds to good be true, anyone else have this head unit? I am a complete illiterate when it comes to stereo installs. Do i need an aftermarket harness to make it plug and play? Anyone else have this unit?
     
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  29. Jan 13, 2021 at 8:22 AM
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    There's many posts on Audio/ Video forums Kenwood DMX1057XR.
     
  30. Jan 13, 2021 at 8:28 AM
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    Use idata maestro rr2 module and harness to connect.
     
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