Finally something to listen to. - Hemi Truck Club
 
Go Back   Hemi Truck Club > General Maintenance | Owner Info > Mobile Electronics and Entertainment Systems

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-24-2011, 09:32 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Hemi4ever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Waco
Posts: 2,486
Finally something to listen to.

I decided to dig out all my stereo goodies and add some better sounding tunes to the ram.

I went with a Sony Xplod GT550 head unit with a front usb pod for my Iphone. Head Unit comes with 3 RCA jacks in back to upgrade your system with amps and video input if you want.

During the install, I added quad RCA cable by Monster Audio, upgraded the all the speakers wire to Rockfort Fosgate and gold connectors.

After pulling and hiding wires for about 2 hours, I finally finished. I have 2 amps (Mono for the sub @ 600 watts & a 4 channel @ 1000 watts for the door speakers) and a single 10" sub box and speaker in coming later this week.

I'm building a custom back board to hold the amps and 1 farad cap.

Just changing the HU alone the difference was night and day. I'll post up more pictures when the whole system is done.

[img]http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af170/burninbluesky/IMG_3514-1.jpg">

Hemi4ever is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-25-2011, 09:32 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
BigART's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Union City, CA
Posts: 3,984
Finally something to listen to.

Welcome to the world of better sound. Your ears will be thanking you for a long time for more clarity. And the bass may make you go def, LOL.

Congrats Scott.
BigART is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 12:02 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Hemi4ever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Waco
Posts: 2,486
Finally something to listen to.

I've had everything sitting in boxes for years. And what I didnt have I traded to get othet parts. The only thing im out is the cost of the head unit.

Man the cost of stereos has come way down in the past 3 years. I was shocked at the cost of what I paid for subs
Back in 2007 to todays price. And they handle way more watts at lower ohms.
Hemi4ever is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-25-2011, 04:00 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
BigART's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Union City, CA
Posts: 3,984
Finally something to listen to.

Tell me about it.

You don't need a cap for that much wattage in my opinion, but they're always nice.
BigART is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 04:41 PM   #5
Director Emeritus
 
MrHemi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Western NC
Posts: 40,856
Garage
Finally something to listen to.

MrHemi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 07:10 PM   #6
"Bob"
 
motorscooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 13,530
Garage
Finally something to listen to.

motorscooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2011, 09:33 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Hemi4ever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Waco
Posts: 2,486
Finally something to listen to.

Well, I finally semi-finished yesterday. Things of course did not go as planned but overall went ok. I could have done somethings better as far as placing the amp in a better location. On the positive side , the system sounds killer. I still have 2 more speakers to put in the dash , i'll save that for a rainy day.

I had to remove the rear seats and fuzzy thing on the back cab. I used industrial velcro stripping to mount the particle board to the rear wall. After mounting the amp , wiring , fuse box and testing the system for glitches , I placed the fuzzy cover back on the wall , put in the seat and BOOOOOM, BOOOOOM baby. The sub was in and dancing to the beat.

Next came the front door speakers , some Sony 6" X 9" 300 watt (80 watts RMS). Surprisingly, pulling all the wires and removing the plastic trim was easy. I was dumb founded to find out that the stock speakers are plastic !!! How cheap is that sh!#. The door handle weighed more than the magnet on the speaker. Sad

I actually pissed off my neighbors dog , just would not stop barking. Awesome. Originally I was going to mount 2 amps but after testing the system I found it was not necessary.

So, in total I went all Sony Xplod Audio for this install not a bad system for under 500 bucks and 800 watts, Nuff said.

[img]http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af170/burninbluesky/photo-32.jpg">
Hemi4ever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2011, 11:00 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
BigART's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Union City, CA
Posts: 3,984
Finally something to listen to.

aboot time eh!
BigART is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2011, 01:20 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
chefred112's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Tracy, CA
Posts: 4,307
Garage
Finally something to listen to.

very nice...
chefred112 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Premium Vendor Showcase
n2 Speed Edge InTune Edge OCPerformance Parts

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.