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What does the center speaker do ... 2018 Tundra ...

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by RB1, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. Nov 24, 2018 at 7:53 AM
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    Just curious ... is the center speaker a separate channel from the HU or just some kind of hybrid of the left and right channels?

    Also, when I have had the tweeters out I note there is a sound tube that I initially thought ran from the back of the tweeter to the front dash port ... however after taking out the tweeter I see it looks like the tube travels toward the center speaker, is that true or where does it actually go?

    Pic - red arrow is the mouth of the port, blue is the path the tube seems to take toward the center ...

    Thanks

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  2. Nov 24, 2018 at 7:58 AM
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    Not sure about the center speaker, but the port in front of the side speakers is an air vent for the defrosters that is aimed at the side windows.
     
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    Ha, well there you go, here I thought it was some kind of engineered audio feature ... shows how much I defrost in the desert! thx
     
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    Ya ... don't ya love it when you make yourself look dumb ... DOUGH!

    Still like to know about the center speaker tho ...
     
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    I’m curious as well. I think it’s a separate channel
     
  7. Nov 24, 2018 at 4:48 PM
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    Center speaker is a dual voice coil. Both right and left channels feed this speaker to create a center channel. You can simply unplug it to achieve better stereo separation. I run mine disconnected.
     
  8. Nov 24, 2018 at 7:22 PM
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    Interesting ... thanks ... is the better separation due to no sound coming from it or that the signals are not getting mixed at the connection between R/L?
     
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    No sound out of the speaker. The Tundra dashboard is not wide enough to effectively make use of a center channel. The recommended spacing between normal stereo speaker systems is 5 to 6 feet. Greater than that will allow the center channel to be used most effectively. I found the Tundras center speaker to blur or muddy the spaciousness of the music. The speaker cone is where the mixing takes place as it plays the sounds of both left and right channels.
     

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