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The Stereo Slow-Build Begins

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Danimal86, Oct 12, 2017 at 12:17 PM.

  1. Oct 12, 2017 at 12:17 PM
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    I'll be honest, there will be more questions in this than a build log, but hopefully will help someone out in the future.

    I've been going back and forth between a speaker upgrade kit and piecing all of it together. After talking with tacotunes and reading about tech12volts and oem+, the AIO kits just aren't for me. I bet they sound great, and for someone looking for a one-stop-shop its an easy choice.

    I'm a 30 year-old shuffle-junky when it comes to music, so i listen to just about everything except for county. I'm shooting for a stereo that has a good clean sound across the board, and can really thump when a great bass song comes on, all while maintaining the oem look without butchering any of the stock wiring.

    I came across a killer deal on JL C2650 component speakers for $150/pair (seems like $225-250 is the going rate), so i ordered 2 pairs. This will the the first time i have matching front and rear speakers. I ordered a set of Limited sail panels that have the speaker grills from Roman to house the tweeters, and Scorche STA69 speaker adapters, and Metra 72-8104 speaker wire adapters.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000NWG3S8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GEIP7RW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    For the subs, i've been eyeballing the JL stealth box. Its a little bit of a hard pill to swallow at $1k, but i've always been really happy with JL products, so that is going to be my go-to brand for this build. In the past i've had a wide range of subs and enclosures. I've found that loaded enclosures (purpose built enclosure for specific subs) sound the best. The only complaint i've heard about the stealthbox is its ability to produce the really deep bass. I'm not too worried about that, but anyone with them feel free to chime in.
    https://www.crutchfield.com/p_13694616/JL-Audio-Stealthbox.html

    I've been going back and forth on the amp(s). Part of me wants to go with a 5-channel (maybe the RD900/5) to make it clean and easy, but most of them only put down 500w to the subs, it just seems wrong to short change your subs with power. A big plus on this one, is to hopefully mount it to the box and not have to deal with putting it under the passenger seat.
    On the other hand, i could get separate 4-ch and mono amp, possibly the JX1000/1 and the JX400/4D. Its the budget side of JL, but has the ability to give the subs/speakers as much power as they want. I'm not sure if they will fit behind the seat with the amp's though. Might have to go under the front seats
    https://www.crutchfield.com/p_13698642/JL-Audio-RD900-5.html?search=jl_audio_rd900/5&skipvs=T
    https://www.crutchfield.com/p_136JX10001/JL-Audio-JX1000-1.html?search=jl_audio_jx1000/1&skipvs=T
    https://www.crutchfield.com/p_13699401/JL-Audio-JX400-4D.html?search=jl_audio_jx400/4d&skipvs=T

    I want to keep the stock HU, so i need some sort of a sound processor that will eliminate the bass roll-off and give me some rca's for the amp(s). This is one where i might diverge from JL . I've been looking at the AudioControl products, either the LC6i or LCQ-1. If i went with the LCQ-1 i would have to have someone tune the setup. Or i could go with JL and get the FiX86 and use the calibration software. Lets be real, i'll end up with the FiX86
    https://www.crutchfield.com/p_13698103/JL-Audio-FiX-86.html?tp=70736
    https://www.crutchfield.com/p_161LC6IB/AudioControl-LC6i-Black.html?tp=70736
    https://www.crutchfield.com/p_161LCQ1B/AudioControl-LCQ-1-Black.html?tp=70736

    I'll need a wiring adapter for using the stock wiring at the factory POS amp. On TundraTex's build log, he used Apps2Car Y-TYT02 adapter, i remember reading about the wire colors not quite lining up, so i'll have to look into that, i could be wrong.
    https://www.amazon.com/APPS2Car-Har...e=UTF8&qid=1507834379&sr=8-1&keywords=Y-TYT02

    Other than a wiring kit for the amps, that should be about it.

    Thoughts? I know i'm going to be paying extra for the JL name, but i'm going to be piecing this together as i go, so i will be deal shopping. The next things i'll probably shop for is the sound processor and either a 5-channel or a 4 channel amp. I'll at least be able to get the new speakers in the doors that way.
    Has anyone had decent luck with changing the speakers and leaving the POS stock amp in there? I'm not sure if it will be worth it to do, or if i should wait to get the amp and processors?

    Thanks,
    Dan
     
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  2. Oct 12, 2017 at 12:35 PM
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    • Nevermind ill look at your links! :frusty:
     
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    If your looking for some thunder the 8s might fall short of your expectations!
    Are you worried about losing any space behind your seats?
     
  5. Oct 12, 2017 at 1:04 PM
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    They're 10's not 8's
    Not worried about loosing the space behind the seats.
     
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    I better go back to bed. Graveyard. :D
    I ran 2 10tw3's in my bimmer they sounded great!! Im a bass head too!:thumbsup:
     
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    Hifi connection out of MO. If Im not mistaken it was free shipping. Keep in mind if you go with these it would be best to go with a dedicated amp for those subs. Dont rob them of power. You and the sub will be happier!!
     
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    For almost the same price as the stealth box its worth the headache. I see your not much for plug n play. Neither am I. :thumbsup:
     
  11. Oct 14, 2017 at 12:35 PM
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    Got the speakers today

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    Nice choice! :thumbsup:
     
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    Got the metra speaker harnesses. Anyone know confirm these are the correct ones?

    IMG_20171014_151812.jpg
     
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    Ok you win Gino!

    OP Sorry I can't help you with the speaker harnesses! Defintely going to enjoy this thread though.
     
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    I rewirex everything in my truck including speaker wire. Maybe someone else will chime in! :thumbsup:
     
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    I found a box that fit right in. No modifying. :D
    Back wall was fitted with sound deadener!

    @MotoTundra we're all winners here!! ;)
     
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    They are the correct ones.
     
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    So no removal of the factory sub?
     
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    Mine didnt come with a sub. :( :oops: :)
    Mines a VERY limited!
     
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    Ahhhhh. Got it.
     
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    No factory sub here either, the factory amp however was easily removed and bypassed. :thumbsup:
     
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    Head over to the Grayard thread, if you get LONELY!! ;):)
     
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    Graveyard = bones = skeleton == maybe a skeleton in a closet I don't need to hear about = heading over now. :bananadance::broccoli::dancingbacon::kona::jellydance::woot:
     
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    excuse my ignorance but if your installing componets whats the purpose of the plug? don't you have to cut it to connect the componets?
     
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