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alex3kicker
06-09-2007, 03:03 PM
I need help deciding on what speakers and amp to buy. Its an 01 toyota tacoma double cab. It has 4 (5x7/6x8) openings. Id like to keep it all one brand. My budget for this is $1000 or a little more if necessary. Thanks

alex3kicker
06-09-2007, 06:20 PM
Bump......?

2wheeler
06-09-2007, 09:30 PM
I've got an 04 d-cab taco, here's whats working good for me. Boston Acoustics SL60 comps in the stock locations in the front doors, Image Dynamics IDQ10 sub, RF P3001 300wx1 sub amp, RF 200a4 (I think..) bridged to 100x2 for the comps and an Eclipse cd5435 HU. No rear speakers, the location is so bad that IMO they only hurt the sound. I love the truck but it's a very challenging ride to get good sound into.. Let me know if you need any ideas for a sub install, I've got the IDQ behind the driver side back seat but it wasn't an easy box to build.

alex3kicker
06-09-2007, 09:52 PM
I've got an 04 d-cab taco, here's whats working good for me. Boston Acoustics SL60 comps in the stock locations in the front doors, Image Dynamics IDQ10 sub, RF P3001 300wx1 sub amp, RF 200a4 (I think..) bridged to 100x2 for the comps and an Eclipse cd5435 HU. No rear speakers, the location is so bad that IMO they only hurt the sound. I love the truck but it's a very challenging ride to get good sound into.. Let me know if you need any ideas for a sub install, I've got the IDQ behind the driver side back seat but it wasn't an easy box to build.
im only doing the speakers at the moment,but if i ever decide to put a sub in ill PM you or something. Thanks

alex3kicker
06-18-2007, 06:58 PM
bump.........help?

tbasile1
06-18-2007, 07:05 PM
5x7/6x8 Components or Coaxils?

alex3kicker
06-18-2007, 07:07 PM
5x7/6x8 Components or Coaxils?

components......

tbasile1
06-18-2007, 07:12 PM
http://sonicelectronix.com/item_5025_Infinity+Kappa+680.7cs.html
http://sonicelectronix.com/item_9387_MB+Quart+RVF+268.html

stock is running low on 5x7/6x8s on sonicelectronix

and heres 2 more:

http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=1080
http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=1188


have you thought about creating like a baffle or a spacer to fit a 5.25 or 6.5 comp set?

alex3kicker
06-18-2007, 07:16 PM
http://sonicelectronix.com/item_5025_Infinity+Kappa+680.7cs.html
http://sonicelectronix.com/item_9387_MB+Quart+RVF+268.html

stock is running low on 5x7/6x8s on sonicelectronix

and heres 2 more:

http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=1080
http://www.woofersetc.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=1188


have you thought about creating like a baffle or a spacer to fit a 5.25 or 6.5 comp set?

if it will sound better that could be done......dont some sets come with those adapters?

DejaWiz
06-18-2007, 07:19 PM
Make some baffles out of MDF, get yourself some Rainbow Germaniums for the fronts, and a nice 4 channel amp (at least 125w rms per channel; Eclipse XA4000, Alpine PDX-4.150, or a JL 450/4 would work nicely) to biamp them with. Ditch the rears... you won't need them.

alex3kicker
06-18-2007, 07:22 PM
Make some baffles out of MDF, get yourself some Rainbow Germaniums for the fronts, and a nice 4 channel amp (at least 125w rms per channel; Eclipse XA4000, Alpine PDX-4.150, or a JL 450/4 would work nicely) to biamp them with. Ditch the rears... you won't need them.

How much do Germaniums go for?and can I get a link to their site? Thanks

DejaWiz
06-18-2007, 07:24 PM
How much do Germaniums go for?and can I get a link to their site? Thanks

PM PremierAudio here. He's an authorized dealer here in Omaha and will set you up nicely (should be a little under $500 shipped).

Here is Rainbow's Germanium page:
http://car.rainbow-audio.de/products/details.php?lan=2&pro=1&lin=17&art=231138

tbasile1
06-18-2007, 07:25 PM
Make some baffles out of MDF, get yourself some Rainbow Germaniums for the fronts, and a nice 4 channel amp (at least 125w rms per channel; Eclipse XA4000, Alpine PDX-4.150, or a JL 450/4 would work nicely) to biamp them with. Ditch the rears... you won't need them.

or you could do this, that DejaWiz stated above!!!

but i know theres pre-fab speaker plates that will allow you to go from a 5x7/6x8 and put a 6.5 or 5.25 set in i believe, or you can always make one, but im not a expert fabricater so ya might wana ask someone else about constructing these, but i think your better off with using i think MDF and making some

6.5 comps amped IMO will sound better than a 5x7/6x8 speakers, the round 6.5s and 5.25s IMO sound better than the oval speakers

alex3kicker
06-18-2007, 07:37 PM
IVe never had the oppurtunity to hear some decent speakers in real life. How loud do they tend to get?(the germaniums)

DejaWiz
06-18-2007, 07:41 PM
IVe never had the oppurtunity to hear some decent speakers in real life. How loud do they tend to get?(the germaniums)

Loud and clear when properly powered and installed. But be careful... The clarity could induce random drooling. :naughty:

alex3kicker
06-18-2007, 07:51 PM
Loud and clear when properly powered and installed. But be careful... The clarity could induce random drooling. :naughty:

I should get a smaller two channel amp to power them correct? and leave the stocks powered by the stock stereo?I would like to keep the stock stereo if possible

DejaWiz
06-18-2007, 08:27 PM
1. I should get a smaller two channel amp to power them correct?

2. and leave the stocks powered by the stock stereo?

3. I would like to keep the stock stereo if possible

1. If you want the best SQ out of the Germaniums, I suggest you get a 4 channel amp and wire them for biamping. They can take some power, which is whj I suggested the amps I did. It's not uncommon to read posts of members here feeding them 200-300w rms per channel of clean power.

2. No, disconnect the rest of the speakers if you want to install a great front stage. It'll mess with the imaging and sound staging.

3. That's fine. I'll suggest you eventually get a nicer aftermarket HU with some decent EQ capabilities. Can and will make a world of difference in the way your music sounds.

alex3kicker
06-18-2007, 08:30 PM
If you want the best SQ out of the Germaniums, I suggest you get a 4 channel amp and wire them for biamping. They can take some power, which is whj I suggested the amps I did. It's not uncommon to read posts of members here feeding them 200-300w rms per channel of clean power.

Does rainbow make an amp that would go well with these?or do they just make speakers?

DejaWiz
06-18-2007, 08:37 PM
Does rainbow make an amp that would go well with these?or do they just make speakers?

BTW, I edited my post above...


Anyways, Yes, they do make some very nice amps (http://car.rainbow-audio.de/products/introduction.php?lan=2&pro=3), but IMO you'd be better off with a much more powerful amp like the PDX-4.150.

alex3kicker
06-18-2007, 08:42 PM
BTW, I edited my post above...


Anyways, Yes, they do make some very nice amps (http://car.rainbow-audio.de/products/introduction.php?lan=2&pro=3), but IMO you'd be better off with a much more powerful amp like the PDX-4.150.

I'll probably go with the rainbow amp since I like to keep it all one brand....it wont make that much of a difference will it?


Edit:also......are there any 2 DIN Hu's with RCA inputs in the front for like an mp3(I have a headphone to RCA cable) Thanks

DejaWiz
06-18-2007, 08:49 PM
I'll probably go with the rainbow amp since I like to keep it all one brand....it wont make that much of a difference will it?


Edit:also......are there any 2 DIN Hu's with RCA inputs in the front for like an mp3(I have a headphone to RCA cable) Thanks


Why keep it all 1 brand? Are you trying to impress a girl? J/K LOL

Just because the brand of an amp matches the brand of the speakers doesn't in no way mean it will perform the best it can.

And yes, Germaniums hooked to an Alpine PDX amp feeding them 4x165W RMS will probably sound quite different than if they were powered off of 75-80W RMS.

I've never seen a HU with front RCA inputs built in, but Pioneer makes an RCA input module that will work for a vast majority of their HU's via the IP-bus.

alex3kicker
06-18-2007, 08:54 PM
Why keep it all 1 brand? Are you trying to impress a girl? J/K LOL

Just because the brand of an amp matches the brand of the speakers doesn't in no way mean it will perform the best it can.

And yes, Germaniums hooked to an Alpine PDX amp feeding them 4x165W RMS will probably sound quite different than if they were powered off of 75-80W RMS.

I've never seen a HU with front RCA inputs built in, but Pioneer makes an RCA input module that will work for a vast majority of their HU's via the IP-bus.

I just like keeping it all one brand for some reason...I checked some pics of the Alpine and it looks very niiiiiiiiice:yumyum: I think I'll look into that one some more....thanks for all the help :thankyou:

DejaWiz
06-18-2007, 08:57 PM
I think I'll look into that one some more

Definitely do so. Coupled with the Germaniums, it will make for one killer sounding front stage.