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Late Night Thinking (Sound System)

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Strandskov, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. Oct 8, 2018 at 10:55 PM
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    Strandskov

    Strandskov [OP] Take the Road Less Traveled

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    So I like bumping music when I take my girl out, so here is the deliema I have. The stock radio is not that great for bass, I want an Amp and a Sub but they are bulky. Does anyone know a slim product I can still get what I want in music and not compromise space.
     
  2. Oct 9, 2018 at 5:25 AM
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    Check out OEM Audio.
     
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  3. Oct 9, 2018 at 6:29 AM
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    jgcaps Lovin the Colorado Life.!

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  4. Oct 9, 2018 at 9:00 AM
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    I haven't read much good to say about OEM audio. Most complain how expensive it is, for very little gain. Just what I've read. I'm going to go with a after market deck, possibly a tablet in the dash. 2 amps, replace OEM speakers and add a couple 12" drivers in the rear cargo place, that I can easily delete/remove when I go camping. I'm very much into audio. I love it, have done several large/full retard builds, and compete in the lanes. 2016 North American champs, 2017 WORLD champions, and going to finals Oct 16th in cali, to more than likely get a 2nd ring :)

    Me, and my teammate, and a good buddy, at 2017 words.
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    I love car audio ;) ever since I could drive. :)
     
  5. Oct 9, 2018 at 9:02 AM
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    If your going to add a small amp to the OEM HU, I'd be looking a dsp (digital sound processor), or possibly a LOC (line output converter) that can take your high level input, sum the channels, and give you a low level out put (rca connections) . Just what I would do.
     
  6. Oct 9, 2018 at 9:10 AM
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    ruiz4251 "but it was funny huh?"

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    amps are small now the issues is bass box. a slim box will save space but not give big enough thump. 20181009_110700.jpg 20181009_110742.jpg 20181009_110813.jpg
     
  7. Oct 9, 2018 at 9:12 AM
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    ruiz4251 "but it was funny huh?"

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    went to slim box to allow the 4 baby stroller but now my son dont uses the stroller as much going back to bigger box...miss that big bass hit
     
  8. Oct 9, 2018 at 9:34 AM
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    There are some Brazilian made boards, not bigger that a damn cigarette box. They are some out there making amps for SideXSides, or motor cycles. They are stupid small. I think they have a tendency to get warm to hot, but, I have not read about to many way disappointed with them.
    Stetson, Tara amps, and sound digital, are a few, that are effin SMALL. And still make some power.
    Stestom on the amp dyno being tested. Several out, by several markers making stupid small boards. Agsin, they are shooting for people putting them in their motorcycles, sideXsides, campers. What have you

    https://youtu.be/8iC-rk4ubGs
     
  9. Oct 9, 2018 at 9:38 AM
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    Strandskov [OP] Take the Road Less Traveled

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    Good morning, I will definitely continue my research and I will read on OEM Audio, I love car audio, it adds to a great ride.. Now question Kyle, Will the tablet replace the the stock radio and I'm assassuming the drivers would add more sound and that bump I'm looking for?
     
  10. Oct 9, 2018 at 9:40 AM
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    I'm looking at fibeeglassing a ipad in the dash. There can be a issue when using the OEM HU to get a signal. Newer rides like ours, will "cut" frequencies out, to the OEM drivers. Or as you crank the volume, start removing the low end freqs. So people dont blown them. So, you can run into issues getting a "low end" signal. This is when adding a aftermarket dsp, can help. You can adjust the bands, that the OEM amp/hu are cutting off. You know. The fun ones (low end) . Fix is replacing stock hu, or adding a dsp that can "sum" the channels and netting you back a full 20-20k band width. Some will use a loc (line output converter) and "tap into" OEM signal. But again, these new "smart" vehicles may "cut" the freq your wanting.
     
  12. Oct 9, 2018 at 2:23 PM
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    Strandskov [OP] Take the Road Less Traveled

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    That is a whole lots system, I like that idea but it's a bit too much for me.. Imma end up getting someone following me and steal it..
     
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    A0393C21-2B38-43F2-B4C7-5AF8372AA29B.jpg This was my system in my Tacoma. I miss that in my 4runner. Down the road might do another. Have had a lot of systems over the years in all my cars.
     
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  14. Oct 11, 2018 at 11:58 AM
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    20181011_135417.jpg back to bigger box
     
  15. Oct 11, 2018 at 1:59 PM
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    Strandskov [OP] Take the Road Less Traveled

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    It looks good
     
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    I have a Rockford Fosgate enclosed 12" subwoofer with a built in internal amp. Takes up barely any room in the trunk and I have it with quick disconnects so when I need the space I just pull the sub out, takes maybe 30 seconds. Wires get tucked and are terminated so there's no issue with bare wires running. I can take pictures. Sub hits hard and was only about 350 installed.
     
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    setting off car alarms is fun
     
  18. Oct 11, 2018 at 9:13 PM
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    I'm not sure what to think of the noise:facepalm:
     
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    looks like your passenger is have fun
     
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    Strandskov [OP] Take the Road Less Traveled

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    Can you show me pics of your setup? I'm kinda finally narrowing it down to exactly what I want..
    Thanks
     
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    I would go with an eight inch powered Bazooka tube. Has frequency and level adjustments on it. Very compact and puts out!!
     
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    I'm out of state for training but I'll get ya hooked up when I get back.
     
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    I just mounted an AudioControl D-6.1200 under my passenger seat. It's a 6 channel amp with DSP that is going to power an active 3 way system. Peerless 8" woofers in the factory door location, Audison Voce 3" midranges in the factory dash location and working on fiberglass A-Pillars to house Audison Voce 1" tweeters. The amp fits perfectly under the seat and does not intefere with the seat rails or AC vent under the seat.
     
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    I put a shallow mount pioneer 10" in our third gen. For what it is I really like it. For ease of install I mounted the amp on top of the box. I think I will move the amp to under one of seats so i can stack cargo on top of the box need be. The box is small enough you don't lose much cargo room. I also liked that it was down firing so you don't have to worry about damaging it. https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-TS-S...29262&s=gateway&sprefix=pioneer+shallo&sr=8-3IMG_20190804_073301212.jpg IMG_20190804_073244687.jpg
     
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    Not sure how this was done. We need it with a German Shepherd. He would crush anything else. Screenshot_20190804-122231_Google.jpg
     
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    Sounds great, thank you
     
  28. Aug 4, 2019 at 2:11 PM
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    Strandskov [OP] Take the Road Less Traveled

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    Do you have pictures of youre setup
     
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    Can you point me to the negative press on OEM + Audio? Everything I’ve seen is positive besides price. But at $2k, you could easily spend that at BestBuy (well in 2013) on non plug and play equipment.
     
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    I found two places that offer subs. Taco tunes.com and Audio designs and graphics.com. They both have them. Taco tunes pricey. These are for the 4runner custom fit for the back.
     
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