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Who are the audio experts here?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Blankcheese, Jul 10, 2016.

  1. Jul 10, 2016 at 12:55 PM
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    Blankcheese

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    My '16 DC has rear under seat storage. I think I could put a 5-channel amp under the front passenger seat, but I have a feeling I'm skunked on a sub without losing the storage?

    I'd like to keep the head unit and upgrade the speakers and amp. And is that a speaker in the center of the dashboard top?
     
  2. Jul 10, 2016 at 1:03 PM
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  4. Jul 10, 2016 at 3:27 PM
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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    What is your spending limit? First off.
     
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    And what system package came with your truck?
     
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    I'm no expert by the way... but I may come up with something smart to say 1 out of 100 times. :laugh:
     
  8. Jul 11, 2016 at 2:19 AM
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    Two good questions. As for budget, if I'm adding amp/sub let's say $1500 because I figured I need line out converter as well. My concern is: where would sub go if not behind the rear seat?

    I think I have the basic Entune non-JBL with what appears to be a center speaker top of dash. You can see I haven't opened a manual yet.
     
  9. Jul 11, 2016 at 5:12 AM
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    I'm no expert either, but I think your best bet is to mount a shallow mount sub behind 1 seat and the amp behind the other. If I were to get a sub I would go with the JL 10TW3 shallow mount.
     
  10. Jul 11, 2016 at 5:38 AM
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    If you do a line level out, you know it does pick up extra noise do to the conversion from power to pre amp levels.. they can be points of engine noise over time..

    As for the sub it can go behind the rear seat...

    Any brand of amp and speakers you are looking at or you open?
     
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  11. Jul 11, 2016 at 9:20 AM
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    Yeah the Toyota radios give out a pretty dirty signal too.

    You might see if you could talk with taco tunes, if that's the equipment you are looking at, and see if they can tell you about thier line converters.

    If you have the basic radio package, there may not be a speaker in the center of the dash. Mine is a 13 and did not.

    I just replaced the 4 door speakers and bypassed the two little dash speakers, but if you do components, you can put your tweeters in the dash and the other parts in the front doors.
     
  12. Jul 11, 2016 at 10:44 AM
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    I have a '15 dbl cab. Just had a line converter and Kenwood amd installed two weeks ago. The amp is under the drivers seat and the line converter under the passenger side. Like others here have said the stock head unit does produce white noise. It is a bit anoying at low volumes. I replaced all the door speakers and the two tweeters in the dash. The center dash speaker was left connected to the factory amp under the seat. Sounds much better.
     
  13. Jul 11, 2016 at 10:55 AM
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    Great info thanks all!
     
  14. Jul 11, 2016 at 2:33 PM
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    That taco tune line converter may have the ability to filter out the white noise, but like user says, the white noise is really annoying. I couldn't take it so I replaced the head unit.
     
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